Arthurnote Original surname Starling; drops his surname after moving to the Exterior.
The Protagonist of the film series. He starts off as a Finnish human (whose family originates from Ireland), who falls into the Timeshred along with his friend Samuel, with whom he later creates the Empire of the Exterior. Soon enough, his position as an Emperor is usurped as General Sarkai orchestrates a revolution against him. Later, he makes a deal with the God of Dreams and becomes the Count of Night, seeking retribution and the power he has lost.
Above Good and Evil: As the Count of Night. Regrets his deeds after his eventual redemption, though.
All for Nothing: Overall, Arthur seems to have a lot of moments like these.
Samuelnote Original surname van Michael; drops his surname after moving to the Exterior.
Arthur's best friend, who (like Arthur) is Finnish, but his family originates from the Netherlands. He falls into the Timeshred alongside Arthur and is the first one to propose the idea of building the Empire. After investigating a mysterious serial murder, he suddenly disappears with no trace whatsoever and leaves Arthur searching for him hopelessly. Samuel doesn't reappear until the last film, where he commands an army against the forces of the God of Dreams, and later becomes the Emperor for a New Empire.
Samuel is also the main character of the spin-off novella series Lost in Time, which tells what happened to him during his disappearance.
Rebel Leader: Samuel leads a massive army of soldiers rebelling against Sarkai's Empire in the Battle of Sun Mountains.
Magical Beings and Entities
The Sun Wizard
"I don't need any sources!"
The Sun Wizard is the aide of the God of Sun, High Priest of the Hamramists, the most powerful Light creature in existence, and also one of the first beings ever created. He lives in solitude in the Sun Mountains, guarding the essence of the God of Sun - the Star - from outside intruders. After thousands of years of utter seclusion, he gets involved in the creation of the Exterior and has got to refight his nemesis, the Count of Night, once again.
Blood Brothers: Him and, quite surprisingly, Arthur in the fourth film.
Foreign Language Tirade: The Sun Wizard speaks Finnish quite well, even though he hasn't actually ever studied the language. Justified, as the speech of magical creatures is always (magically) translated into the native language of the listener.
The Older Immortal: The Sun Wizard is older than any other being in the universe excluding the Count of Night.
Warrior Monk: More of the Eastern type, although he does wield a sword.
Wizard Beard: Averted. Although being a wizard thousands of years old, he does not have even a trace of a beard.
The (first) Count of Night
"Soon will my Lord be free once again."
The Count of Night is a shadowy entity created by the God of Dreams to be his aide. He is the nemesis of the Sun Wizard. After the creation of a world and the imprisonment of the God of Dreams, he escaped and stayed in exile for thousands of years, until the creation of the Empire. He emerges from his hideout, seeking retribution and trying to find a way to free his former God once and for all.
Not to be confused with Arthur, who later serves as both the "second" and the third Counts of Nightnote Actually the "second" Count of Night is just Arthur's soul placed in the first Count of Night's body, with some traces of the first one left inside.
Back from the Dead: In a way. After his death in the first film, the newly-awakened God of Dreams places the soul of Arthur into his body, with some traces of his former self still lingering inside. His apparition is also seen in the fourth film, where he serves as the prosecutor in Arthur's postmortem trial.
Breaking Out the Boss: His primary goal along with killing the Sun Wizard and/or destroying the Star, and the only one of his objectives in which he actually succeeds.
Killed Off for Real: He is successfully killed by the Sun Wizard near the ending of Revolution. Although his ghost does return in the fourth film.
A Light creature sent out by the Sun Wizard on a guest to destroy the Crystal of Shadows. During her travels, she discovers Arthur (in the body of the Count of Night) and reluctantly serves as his companion, as they both share the same goal - however, unbeknownst to Kasuga, Arthur's real objective is to give the Crystal to the God of Dreams instead of destroying it. During a short trip to Latva, she disappears, but is seen again in the fourth film.
Absentee Actor: In a way. Nosources Movies hasn't yet found an actor to portray her role.
The creator of the universe, who sacrificed herself to restrain the God of Dreams (which failed) and became a giant Star in the middle of the universe. She isn't actually present in the story until the fourth film, but a lot of characters discuss about her/make attemps to destroy/protect her earlier on.
The deity of shadows and dreams, and the main opposer of the God of Sun. During the creation of the world, he was sealed inside a chasm which leads into his realm, the Land of Dreams. His aide, the Count of Night, seeks to free him once and for all, so that he could conquer the universe and cast the Star into eternal darkness.
Leksa Lepääjä is a wise, mysterious and extremely drowsy magician met by Arthur and Samuel prior to the creation of the Empire. It is said that he can sleep 25 hours in a day. He is used by the Emperors to seal the Chasm of Dreams and thus prevent the God of Dreams of entering the Exterior, but he accidentally opens the Chasm and frees the God from his slumber. He is frequently used as a source of information by Arthur in the following films, and in the last film he finally awakes for real and destroys the God of Dreams.
Back Story: According to Word of God, Leksa is one of the most powerful beings in the universe, and has once saved the world from a sinister being called the Boris. By the time of the films, he has been increasing his powers by sleeping for thousands of years, and in the final film he finally awakens, more powerful than ever before.
Bilingual Bonus: Leksa is a Finnish first name, "lepääjä" means "rester" and "hereilläolija" means "the one who is awake".
Catch Phrase: (in a drowsy voice): "What time is it? You woke me up!"
Lord Vladimir is the ancient and wise Lord of Shadows whom Arthur meets during his travels and who becomes his "mentor" for a short time. He resides on top of the Marahmoun, a colossal mountain shrouded in shadows, in a large mansion he has constructed for himself. Vladimir is a True Neutral character who lives by a very peculiar philosophy which combines solipsism, extreme solitude and asociality. He is indifferent towards all other forms of life and maintains a distant, cold and very calm character at all times. Not much is known about his past or personal life, because "only he himself can know it."
Mysterious Past: Even the creators of the films don't know much about his past.
Really 700 Years Old: Clean-shaven and smooth-skinned, he looks quite young, even though he really is the oldest being in the universe after the Sun Wizard, the Count of Night and the Spirits of Nature.
The Sacred Darkness: Or the sacred Shadow, to be exact. Unlike other Shadow creatures, his form isn't jagged and crude and his eyes are deep blue instead of black. Vladimir believes in the purity of the element of Shadows.