Characters / The Night Angel Trilogy

This is the character sheet for Brent Weeks' The Night Angel Trilogy.

Azoth/Kylar Stern

Durzo Blint

  • The Atoner
  • Back from the Dead
  • Badass Creed: "Life is Empty. Life is Meaningless. When we take a life, we take nothing of value."
  • BFS
  • Brought Down to Normal: He was once the Night Angel, and wielder of the black ka'kari, which made him effectively immortal. However, he entered a relationship with a mortal woman Vonda. He tried to find another ka'kari to give to Vonda so that she would be immortal as well. However, Vonda was kidnapped by Khalidorians, and he was ordered to give them a ka'kari in return or she would die. He refused, and because he did so callously, indifferently and without remorse, the ka'kari, whose power comes from love and is thus diametrically opposed to indifference, abandoned him, turning him mortal.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: His feelings for Momma K.
    • A deconstruction, since both Blint's and Momma K's desire to bottle up their feelings for each other and not just ell teach other end up causing each one to assume the worst about the other and therefore ruin each other's lives
  • Celibate Hero: "Relationships are ropes. Love is a noose."
    • It should be pointed out that Durzo is only against actual relationships and love, he has no problem with the physical side of things, so long as its just that: physical. This, after all, is a man who goes on multiple day long drinking and whoring excursions on a semi-regular basis, at least often enough that when he goes to do it again Momma K asks him "How long will you be this time?".
  • I Have Many Names
  • Insistent Terminology: Like all Wetboys, he draws a line between Wetboy and assassin.
  • Julius Beethoven da Vinci
  • The Lancer
  • Like a Son to Me: Kylar.
  • Love Hurts: His deeply conflicted and restricted relationship with Momma K ends with a series of misunderstandings, which leads to Momma K betraying Durzo and Durzo's death.
  • Mage Marksman: At one point he uses his Talent to load arrows into his bow as soon as he fired the last one, effectively creating a rapid-fire bow.
  • The Masochism Tango: With Momma K.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast
  • Parental Substitute: For Kylar.
  • Professional Killer
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Training from Hell: Unfortunately for Kylar.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting

Logan Gyre

Gwinvere 'Momma K' Kirena

Doll Girl/Elene Cromwyll



Viridiana 'Vi' Sovari

Dorian Ursuul

  • A God Am I: He's right.
  • Better as Friends: Dorian and Jenine.
  • The Corruption: The vir. Its one of many reasons he doesn't use it, preferring to rely on his Talent and other gifts. Its far more corrupting than he thought and is using it too much is probably the main factor behind his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending
  • Either or Prophecy
  • Faith–Heel Turn: He'd been doing bad things up to this point already as God-King Wanhope, most notably murdering every single one of his brothers (young kids included, and even forcing pregnant concubines to have abortions) but he justified it by hoping and praying that God was on his side and that now all potential rivals (who would have been puppets of the Vurdmeisters) he could finally get round to being a good, reforming leader. But learning that Jenine's husband was alive immediately before his wedding pushed him off the deep end and he decided he couldn't take any more, forsook God, and started truly thinking of himself as a God-King.
  • Heel Realization
  • Godking
  • Love Hurts: Dorian loves Jenine so much, but loses her to Logan in the end.
  • Mad Oracle: Parts of the trilogy, this IS Dorian. But at the end he really does become mad. Maybe. He smiles at Vi when she realizes he implanted Kylar and Elene's child in Jenine. He might not be so mad as people think.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast
  • Necessarily Evil: What Dorian first thinks of him becoming Godking Wanhope. He then realizes that he has to do despicable things to keep the people in line, and to save his wife, Jenine. Towards the end of it, though, between his behaviour and the vir and his returning madness that the vir is making worse, he becomes indifferent to Jenine's fate and starts thinking about how he "deserved" to be God-King, and it takes Solon to make Dorian realize that he'd started to forget the "necessarily" part and was becoming a full-blown villain.
  • One-Winged Angel: Dorian's confrontation with the aethlings in the Citadel hall.
  • ˇThree Amigos!: With Solon and Feir.
  • Training from Hell: While being groomed as the Godking's heir in his childhood/teens, Dorian had to flay a woman alive and kill his mother, along with a host of other horrific behaviour. But what sickens Dorian the most is that, being a child and not knowing any different, he used to actually enjoy it and didn't think he was doing anything wrong.
  • Villain Protagonist: In the third book. He gets better.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He feels he has to act like a true Godking (ie. The Caligula) in the present to put the fear of...well, God...into his subjects since the culture of Khalidor is so corrupt that all of them would interpret kindness as weakness and try to kill him. His plan is to gradually introduce more and more reforms and eventually cut the insanity out of is kingdom for good, in other words for the Greater Good. However, by the end he sees that the Greater Good had become an excuse and he was becoming just as depraved as his father was for the sake of an imaginary future.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity