Characters / The Pirates of Dark Water

Character trope page for The Pirates of Dark Water. Beware spoilers, ye swabs!
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     The Wraith's Crew 


Voiced by: George Newbern

  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: The first episode established how impractically heroic Ren can be: when a friendly dragon orders him to run as he holds off Bloth's crew, Ren can't resist looking back and see the dragon is being overwhelmed. Despite the obvious danger, and the fact that the dragon told him to flee in the first place, Ren charges right back into the fray to try to save the dragon.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde
  • Good Is Dumb: Mostly averted, but Ren is only seventeen and sometimes gets taken for a fool by crafty one-off villains who play on his kindness.
  • The Hero
  • Hidden Backup Prince: Prince Ren was raised by a lighthouse keeper unaware of his true heritage until the first episode. Hiding him was proven a wise move, considering Bloth had killed Ren's father's other heirs.
  • Magnetic Hero


Voiced by: Jodi Benson

  • Action Girl: Even after she gets her ecomancer abilities, she's still consistently competent and remarkably tough.
  • Closer to Earth: Leaving out the ecomancer powers, Tula is the only member of the crew who doesn't manage to screw up The Quest through some personal failing (Ren's innocence, Ioz' greed, Niddler's gluttony)
  • Face–Heel Turn: By the final episode, she's totally fed up with having to put up with her male counterparts and joins a tribe of man-hating Deltha Warriors, who then make slaves/prisoners out of Ren and Ioz. Whether or not this was purely so she could get closer to the last Treasure of Rule is anyone's guess.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Tula's ecomancer powers facilitated a great many plots. About the only thing she couldn't do was kill dark water.
  • Only Sane Girl
  • Pink Means Feminine
  • Pirate Girl


Voiced by: Hector Elizondo (Season 1), Jim Cummings (Season 2-3)


Voiced by: Roddy McDowall (Season 1), Frank Welker (Season 2-3)

     The Maelstrom's Crew 


Voiced by: Brock Peters

  • Bad Boss: Just count how many times he has Konk thrown to the Constrictus. Threatens his other crew members with this at lest once per episode with the only exceptions being the few episodes that Bloth isn't in.
  • Big Bad: At least he likes to think so...
  • Gonk: Pallid gray-white skin. No eyebrows. Disproportionately large, snaggle-toothed mouth with blue lips. Blue claws for fingernails.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: A ruined eye and a torn ear.
  • Large Ham: TORMENT MY EYES!
  • Large and in Charge: Canonically seven and a half feet tall and over a quarter ton; rules his crew with an iron fist.


Voiced by: Peter Cullen

  • The Dragon: He's one of the cooler heads on the Maelstrom's crew and often advises Bloth, although the latter seems like he'd be happy to replace him if a better option came along.
  • Lean and Mean: He's freakishly gaunt and spidery-looking.


Voiced by: Tim Curry

  • Fed to the Beast: Thrown to the Constrictus by Bloth numerous times. It's how he got his Pirate Pegleg.
    • Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: ...although it didn't ever manage to eat him. He was its only victim to ever escape (before Ren came along), perhaps because:
      Mantus: Once the beast had a taste of Konk, why would he want another bite?
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Is the butt of one of these remarks in the episode Andorus.
    Bloth: You've picked the wrong fight, girl! I have my top swordsmen with me.
    Konk: Thank you, Master!
    Bloth: And Konk, too.
    Konk: Aww.

     The Dark Dweller and Thralls 

The Dark Dweller

  • Eldritch Abomination: Dark Water is an evil substance that devours anything and anyone it gets near. The Dark Dweller is a sentient mass of the stuff.
  • Greater Scope Villain: Though if Bloth get all the 13 Treasures, he'll be able to control it to conquer the world.



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