This is a page listing characters in The Exterior.
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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 Saskai 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.
Samuel van Michael
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.
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.
Magical Beings and Entities
The Sun Wizard
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.
The (first) Count of Night
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 .
The God of Sun/The Star
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 God of Dreams
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/Leksa Hereilläolija
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.