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Ofelia / Princess Moanna

Played By: Ivana Baquero

A little girl who knows a little magic — enough to, say, restore a statue's lost eye to it, and to recognize a fairy no matter what it looks like. Ofelia adores fairy tales and making up stories, even though her mother tells her she's too old for them. But when the Call to Adventure comes — in the form of a mysterious Faun who tells Ofelia that she is the reborn Princess Moanna, of the underworld — Ofelia will dare anything to fulfill her Quest.

    The Human World 

Captain Vidal

Played By: Sergi López

Ofelia's new stepfather and a Falange officer.


Played By: Ariadna Gil

Ofelia's mother and Vidal's wife.

  • Death by Childbirth
  • Fantasy Forbidding Parent: Though she's way more nice about it than Vidal. At least, until right before her death.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: When discovering the enchanted mandrake Ofelia put under her bed to aid her pregnancy, Carmen throws it into the fireplace to show that magic isn't real. Unfortunately, burning the mandrake results in Carmen receiving its pain and going into early labor, which she dies of.


Played By: Maribel Verdú

Vidal's housekeeper.

  • Action Girl
  • Badass
    • Badass Boast: She gives two to Vidal when she has the upper hand on him.
    Mercedes: You're not the first pig I gutted!
    • And then when he meets his end.
    Mercedes: No. He will not even know your name.
  • Broken Bird: Implied.
  • Mama Bear: Even more so than Ofelia's actual mother.
  • The Mole: For the rebels.

Dr Ferreiro

Played By: Álex Angulo

A doctor in the service of Vidal who is also an anti-Francoist and aids the rebels.


Played By: Roger Casamajor

Mercedes' brother, and leader of the rebels.

Garcés and Serrano

Played By: Manolo Solo and César Vea respectively.

  • Double Tap: Garcés can be seen performing it on the rebels they've shot in the battle, much like the rest of the soldiers in the movie.
  • Co-Dragons: To Vidal
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Downplayed, they have stone faces in war and executing prisoners, but look shocked by Vidal's brutality against the hunters.
  • Fat and Skinny: Downplayed, Garcés is slimmer and while Serrano isn't fat, he's certainly more broad than Garcés.
  • Lean and Mean: Garcés, thinner, shorter and meaner than Serrano.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Serrano
  • Smug Snake: Garcés especially in his final scene.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Garcés is shot repeatedly by the rebels. Justified in that he was advancing on Mercedes, likely to kill her, prompting the rebels to fire repeatedly and that multiple gunshots to people isn't that uncommon in the film, the rebels even shoot the fallen soldiers to make sure they're dead.
  • Those Two Guys
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Serrano makes it back to the base before the rebels attack, presumably he was killed in the firefight, but we don't know.

    The Underworld 

The Faun

Played By: Doug Jones & Pablo Adán

An ancient creature, he has been waiting in the Labyrinth for the reincarnated princess to return.

  • Berserk Button: He really doesn't like it when rules are broken.
  • The Fair Folk
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be downright scary, but he really does want the princess to return.
  • Rapid Aging: Inverted; he becomes visibly younger as the film progresses. When we first meet him, he moves as if his joints are stiff; by the film's end, his movement is quite normal.
  • Time Abyss: He's so old, his true names can only be pronounced by "the wind and the trees."

The Fairies

Three fairies that are friends with the Faun.

The Pale Man

Played By: Doug Jones

A child eating monster.

  • All There in the Manual: The Bonus Comics on the DVD reveal he was once a being of excess banished to that room, and unable to eat the food before him, turning into the emaciated being he appeared. He believed that the dagger was the only thing that could harm him but in reality it was all that was keeping him alive, and when Ofelia left, he collapsed in on himself and disappeared.
  • Child Eater: Although he doesn't mind the taste of fairies.
  • Eats Babies: The murals detailed him eating toddlers.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: His eyes are on his palms.
  • Eyeless Face: Because of the above trope.
  • Eye Am a Humanitarian
  • The Fair Folk

King & Queen of the Underworld

Played By: Federico Luppi & Ariadna Gil

     Other Characters 

The Mandrake

A plant "that dreamed of being human." The Faun gives it to Ofelia in order to help cure her mom.

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