Characters / The Obernewtyn Chronicles


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Misfits

Elspeth Gordie

Our protagonist, a prickly, solemn orphan with secret telepathic powers and a destiny she can't begin to imagine.

Tropes:

  • Consummate Liar, thanks to the secrecy her talents and quest demanded from an early age.

Ariel

This angelic yet sadistic Misfit, eager assistant at the Mad Scientist Laboratory at Obernewtyn, becomes Elspeth's repeat antagonist.

Tropes:

  • Cute and Psycho: If you see his Ax-Crazy and sadistic side you are probably not going to live long. If you're lucky.
  • Evil Counterpart: to Elspeth. But it doesn't really show until later on when they're both adults. In the beginning they seem like complete inversions of each other.

Rushton Seraphim

The enigmatic, stoical, and abrupt farm worker at Obernewtyn who becomes a key figure in La Résistance.

Tropes:

  • Secret Legacy: Rushton is actually the heir to Obernewtyn, and a latent Misfit.
  • Supporting Leader: Despite Elspeth's contributions to the cause, it is Rushton who leads the fight for freedom and tries to carve out a place for Misfits in the world, resisting the forces of oppression and totalitarianism.

Dameon

The aristocratic type who loses it all when he's declared a Misfit, but gains true friends in Elspeth and the rest.

Tropes:

  • Disability Superpower: Dameon is blind, and although most of his powers are regular Misfit powers, he is also described as having enhanced hearing, smell, etc.

Matthew

A romantic, eager farseeker; best friends with Elspeth and Dameon.

Tropes:

  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Elspeth frequently worries that his overly romantic view of the world will get him into trouble. It does, and in recent books he's come across a lot less naive.

Dragon

A feral child with great powers and great beauty.

Tropes:

     Beasts 

Beasts

Maruman

A one-eyed cat, Elspeth's devoted yet crotchety companion. Given to cryptic warnings.

Gahltha

A prideful stallion with a hatred for humans who comes to tolerate Elspeth.

     Rebels 

Rebels

Brydda Llewellyn

  • Rebel Leader: more than any other rebel leader, Brydda represents the resistance to the reader and the Misfits.

Malik


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