Characters from ''Young Wizards''. As usual, '''BEWARE OF SPOILERS!'''

UNDER CONSTRUCTION. There are many characters missing from this list, and most need more tropes added.


[[folder:Callahan Family]]

!'''Nita Callahan'''
* ActionGirl
* BadassBookworm
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
* BrainyBrunette
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: Nita attempts to make a deal with the Lone Power in order to save her mother's life, but doesn't go through with it.]]
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Louise. She hates it, but it's never stated why. Carmela takes great delight in needling her about it.
* LittleMissBadass: As a grade school student she foiled the Lone One's invasion of earth.
* LittleMissSnarker
* MagicFeather: In ''So You Want To Be a Wizard'', Nita believes that her special space pen helps her to pass tests at school.
* MakingASplash: implied from the second book, but outright started as having a water affinity in A Wizard of Mars.
* TheMedic: In the first few books, Nita has an affinity for living matter and a natural talent for healing that makes her start to focus on healing spells. Until her affinity starts to change, anyway.
* NaiveEverygirl: She fits the role at the very beginning of the series, but grows out of it pretty quickly after acquiring wizardry and [[TakeALevelInBadAss taking her first level in badass.]]
* NotSoWeak: In the first book it's much more obvious, but she does keep many of the same character traits. It's also apparently a useful set of characteristics for wizards in general, who aren't really ''supposed'' to do things for their own benefit.
* OfficialCouple: With Kit.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her real name is Juanita, but you can count the times she's referred to as such on one hand.
* OracularUrchin: Looks to be where her affinity will end up, though much like Arhu, Nita is very down to earth.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: By the fourth and fifth books she's become an attractive young woman.

!'''Dairine Callahan'''
* ActionGirl
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Dairine starts as this to Nita, but grows into her role as a wizard after the third book.
* AscendedFangirl: Dresses up as a Jedi Padawan for Halloween, right down to getting a lightsaber built ''despite'' the impracticalities of a weapon you can hear.
* BadassFamily: Thanks to her, the Callahans are the biggest badass family in the universe; it includes an entire ''species'' with an extraordinarily high rate of wizards to non-wizards.
* BrattyHalfPint: Although she does get better, she is initially a pest to Nita.
* ChildProdigy: Both in regular subjects and in wizardry. She gets her Ordeal at eleven, which isn't the youngest ''ever'' by any means but still quite a bit younger than what's typical.
* ConstantlyCurious: Dairine wants to know as much as she possibly can.
* CryForTheDevil: For the [[spoiler: Lone Power]]. [[spoiler: It works.]] [[invoked]]
* FieryRedhead
* JumpedAtTheCall: She desperately wanted to be a wizard as soon as she found out about it, and she got her wish.
** she was ''so'' eager, in fact, that she didn't bother thinking through the implications before she took the Oath. (If she'd been able to read her sister's biography before that, she would have had a far better idea about what she was getting herself into) A big part of her character development in book 3 is acknowledging the flaws that let her take the Oath without really meaning it - she was all about the 'big power' without getting the 'big responsibility' part. Dairine's habit of action first, think about the consequences later pops up again in book 5. [[spoiler: when she's told about her mother's cancer, she immediately tries a more or less improvised spell to cure her. It backfires spectacularly - she's still wizard-grounded over it in book 7, I think - and she has to sit back and only watch while Nita undergoes specialist training to try and help Betty.]] Accepting that she ''doesn't'' always know better than everyone else, and ''isn't'' automatically the best at anything has always been a struggle for Dairine. It plays a major part of her initial problems with Roshaun, too - they have a similar entitled attitude. For Roshaun, it's his royal heritage [[spoiler: with accompanying noblesse oblige]], for Dairine, it's because she's usually far and away the smartest person in the room.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Dairine does end up becoming a wizard in the third book.
* LittleMissBadass
* LittleMissSnarker: Mostly before [[spoiler: Roshaun disappears.]] After that, she doesn't seem to take as much pleasure in it, and it has a far darker tone.
* MamaBear: Towards her "buddies," a race of sentient silicon lifeforms she helped "birth" since they came into existence, all the Bad Guy has to do is suggest a threat toward them and said Bad Guy will immediately suffer The Wrath of Dairine
* PlayfulHacker: Described as one in her debut as a protagonist, but this is dropped afterwards apart from being good with computers.
* ShipTease: No one is quite sure what is going on between her and Roshaun.


* EmpathyPet: Despite being featureless, he's somehow able to reflect Dairine's mood.
* LoyalPhlebotinum: He doesn't have much to say to anyone other than Dairine.
* MagicalComputer: Literally, as he's a version of the [[SpellBook wizard's manual]].
* MagicFromTechnology: Has functions that can instantly generate spell circles and run them internally, which saves Dairine a lot of SpellConstruction.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: The most obvious example in the series. He has a habit of "[[MechanicalEvolution upgrading]]" between installments to mimic current Apple products.

!'''Harry Callahan'''
* OverprotectiveDad: Well, as overprotective as he ''can'' be, considering that his children can rewrite reality.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: All considered, he takes wizardly hijinks and aliens in his basement very well.

!'''Betty Callahan'''
* BadassNormal: A normal human wiped out [[spoiler: a incarnation of the Lone One.]]
** DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu
* HandicappedBadass:[[spoiler: Dying of cancer when she told off the Lone One]]
* MamaBear: Protects Nina even from the Powers

[[folder:Rodriguez Family]]

!'''Kit Rodriguez'''
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* DashingHispanic
* DeadpanSnarker: At times.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Kit really needs to stop drawing in class.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Played with.
* GadgeteerGenius: In contrast to Nita, his initial speciality was technology. In one book he can be seen mediating a spat between his TV and VCR.
* OfficialCouple: With Nita
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Until his growth spurt, anyway.
* {{Technopath}}: Although all wizards are capable of this to some extent, Kit's specialty (with mechanical non-organic inanimate objects) has remained the same throughout the series, unlike Nita's.


* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Leaves the cast by returning to Timeheart.]]
* BadassAdorable: A cute little dog with enough personal power to [[spoiler: create brand new universes.]]
* DogsAreDumb: Averted. he started out smart, and only got smarter as time went on after being around Kit for so long.
* [[spoiler:{{God}}: He is an incarnation of The One.]]
* [[spoiler:GodIsGood: An Incarnation of The One and a fantastic pet. He's been working on some Powers level scheme all this time.]]
* [[spoiler: KingOfAllCosmos: He's the local {{God}}, and his favorite pastime is to incarnate as a dog because he likes the 'spell it backwards joke'. According to the Transcendent Pig, He has fondness for bad old jokes.]]
* [[spoiler:UpliftedAnimal: At first thought to be because of exposure to wizardry, but his high intelligence is actually because He's The One.]]

!'''Carmela Rodriguez'''
* ActionGirl
* BadassNormal: She starts participating in the fighting aspects plot around the eighth book despite not being a wizard. However, she is a natural in The Speech and so she can order alien tech from their version of the internet.
* CunningLinguist: A natural in the Speech and other languages, including long-dead Martian writings that had ''[[{{Omniglot}} Wizards]]'' stumped.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Inverted- her middle name is unique ("Emeda"), but she likes it.
* LetsGetDangerous: in Wizards at War especially.
* SpicyLatina

!'''Helena Rodriguez'''

!'''Juan Rodriguez'''

!'''Marina Rodriguez'''

[[folder:Supporting Humans]]

!'''Ronan Nolan'''

* DeadpanSnarker: Not so much before, but definitely in A Wizard Of Mars.
* ForeignCussWord: Definitely in A Wizard of Mars, to the point where the characters recognize that he's saying something offensive even if they're not sure just what it is.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Tries to kill himself with the Spear of Light to allow the One's Champion to manifest fully. It doesn't stick.]]
* IAmWho: [[spoiler: He's shocked to find out he's an incarnation of The One's Champion.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Does not take the news about his being an avatar to the [[spoiler: One's Champion]] at ''all'' well, and is terrified of losing his self if he lets [[spoiler: the Champion]] take control.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
* MakingASplash: implied from his Ordeal, stated as being his elemental affinity in A Wizard of Mars
* PeekABangs
* TroubledButCute

!'''Darryl [=McAllister=]'''

* BarrierMaiden: A SpearCounterpart version. He is a Font of The One's power, I.E. the means by which Nina, Kit, etc receive their power. If he realizes it, he'll die, so everyone is very careful about preserving the {{Masquerade}}.
* DeadpanSnarker: Again, only in the last book or so-- Wizards At War, arguably, and A Wizard Of Mars, definitely.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: If he ever learns that he's an abdal, he'll immediately a) stop being one and b) die.
* NeurodiversityIsSupernatural: In ''A Wizard Alone'', Darryl becomes autistic [[spoiler:in an attempt to withdraw from the sensations of being malignantly observed by the Lone Power.]]
* TheRainman: Though his autism is bizarrely portrayed (his behaviour on the outside is accurate enough, but his experience from the inside not so much), Darryl makes his first appearance as a severely autistic boy who also turns out to be a human conduit for a large amount of the wizardly power available to Earth. JustifiedTrope: Darryl's autism is something the Lone Power has done to him; it's reasonable that it would only superficially resemble an organic condition. So in other words, it's not really autism.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Darryl, who has eyes so innocent that it hurts the first time you see them.

!'''Mr. Millman'''
* AllTherapistsAreMuggles: [[spoiler: Subverted. While not a wizard himself, he's in on TheMasquerade and knows how to spot one. This comes in handy when the cast needs time off from school to save the universe.]]

!'''Irina Mladen'''
* ActionMom: The most powerful wizard native to Earth, usually to be found carrying her baby in a sling.
* {{Badass}}
* MamaBear: Towards the whole planet, judging by her behavior.

[[folder:Supporting Aliens]]

!'''Fred (sentient white hole)'''
* BadassAdorable
* ForgottenFallenFriend: [[spoiler:Fred hasn't been mentioned more than once or twice since the first book.]]
* SomeCallMeTim: Kit gives him the name "Fred" because there was no way either he or Nita would be able to pronounce, let alone remember his true name.
* TheUnpronounceable: His full name is Khairelikoblephareglukumeilichephreidosd'enagouni.

* DevilInDisguise: The wizard Pralaya in ''The Wizard's Dilemma'' is "overshadowed" by the Lone Power (meaning, possessed by the Devil, basically).

!'''Roshaun ke Nelaid'''
* HumanAliens: One of surprisingly few in the series.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* OverlyLongName: Roshaun ke Nelaid am Seriv am Teliuyve am Meseph am Veliz am Teriaunst am det Wellakhit, and that's the ''short'' version. It's explained at one point that the first two are his personal name and a patronymic, and the rest are a lengthy series of titles, therefore also fitting neatly under TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard.
* PrettyBoy: His descriptions in both books where he appears stress how pretty he is.
* RoyalBrat: Roshaun, a prince who arrives on the exchange program in ''Wizard's Holiday''.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: His family is in charge of monitoring the local star and keeping it under control.
* ShelteredAristocrat: The arrogant type - also, the composed/reserved type, but definitely arrogant, though he starts to get better before [[spoiler: he disappears]]
* TroubledButCute:

* DeadpanSnarker: Learns sarcasm while on exchange. He becomes very adept at using it.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He can and does eat pretty much anything, be it pasta, tin cans or used oxygen tanks.
* StarfishAliens: A Rirhait, described as resembling a giant metallic centipede.

* OurNudityIsDifferent: Uses a "decency shield" spell to obscure his roots.
* OverlyLongName: Filifermanhathrhumneits'elhessaiffnth, in full.
* StarfishAliens: He's a tree.

[[folder:The Powers That Be]]

!'''The Lone Power'''
* AloofBigBrother: To the other Powers; the Lone One is frequently known as "Eldest, Fairest and Fallen".
* BigBad: all minor villains answer to It one way or another; more to the point, It is implied to be at least partly responsible for ''all the evil in the universe''.
* BlackSheep: The Powers That Be kicked It out for inventing entropy and death.
* BodySurf: Appears in lots of bodies over the course of the series, sometimes possessing mortals, sometimes as an aspect of Itself.
* CainAndAbel: A variation with multiple Abels, since the Powers are more or less siblings.
* DemonicPossession: has the ability, but it is very difficult to use effectively, especially on a wizard.
* DontYouDarePityMe: To Dairine in book 3 [[spoiler: and this pity leads to an aspect of itself accepting forgiveness and returning to Time Heart.]]
* EvilRedhead: Appears in different bodies and doesn't look the same to everyone, but Nita usually sees It as a man with red-gold hair.
* EvilPlan: It's always offering Its "Gift" and spreading it around the universe, though the reasons why vary based on specific aspect the wizards are dealing with. In some cases the Power is a proud inventor, in others It's genuinely malicious, and in others It thinks It's being helpful.
* FieryRedhead: The Lone Power is pretty hot-tempered and he appears as a redheaded guy-- Nita sees him that way, at least, in SYWTBAW and High Wizardry.
* FightingAShadow: Every aspect that Nina and Kit fight is an aspect of it, not the real deal.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: In ''High Wizardry" Dairine convinces an aspect of the Lone One to redeem itself and return home. There are other aspects causing trouble but this is a good step in the right direction.]]
* IHaveManyNames: The Lone Power, the Starsnuffer, the Old Serpent, the Isolate, Esemeli...
* LightIsNotGood: Back before it was cast out, it was the fairest and brightest of the PowersThatBe. It's contribution when the universe was created was entropy and death.
* ManBehindTheMan: Prefers this tactic, although when dealing with wizards it is often forced to come out into the open.
* NoSenseOfHumor: the one thing It hates the most is being made fun of.
* OmnicidalManiac: It ''invented'' death after all and spreads it around as much as It can.
* PhraseCatcher: Wizards always greet it with 'Fairest and Fallen, greetings and defiance'. It notes that this has become annoying after a few thousand years.
* {{Satan}}: A divine being that was cast out of Its home for rebelling against the others and is called the source of evil. In-universe, it was the inspiration for the figure of Satan in human mythology.
* SealedEvilInACan: as Esemeli It's reduced to a ''tourist attraction'' because It is trapped and impotent in a shrine.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Suggested in book 3 but not brought up again. Like many other powers [[LivingForeverIsAwesome eterntiy is something to look forward too.]]


* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence
* BadassAdorable: In spite of being a giant bug, she manages.
* GoodCounterpart: [[spoiler:to the Lone Power]]
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: For a specices that is whole soul owned by The Lone Power [[spoiler: she joins the wizards to fight against it.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: She is her kind's equivalent of a wallflower.

!'''Macchu Picchu/Peach'''
* DeadpanSnarker
* GodWasMyCopilot

!'''Biddy O Dalaigh'''
* TheBlacksmith
* GodWasMyCopilot
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Helps reforge the spear, even though she knows that using her powers again (against her promise) will effectively kill her.]]
* UltimateBlacksmith: [[spoiler: She forged the original Spear of Light, and she's needed to make the replacement form for it.]]

[[folder:The Song of Twelve]]

* WiseBeyondTheirYears

!'''Ed the Master Shark'''
* BadassNormal: He isn't a wizard, but he's just as powerful in his own way. Though 'his own way' still isn't exactly normal.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: His eyes are completely black (though this is nothing out of the ordinary for a great white shark)
* BloodMagic: Ed's only 'power,' apart from his possible immortality and empathic abilities. If he bleeds, his blood will call all sharks from miles and miles around to come and join in the ultimate feeding frenzy. It's part of the reason why nothing tries to attack him.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's an extremely sinister killing machine, but he's not ''evil'', or mindless. He ends distress (by eating the distressed). He's portrayed a lot like TheGrimReaper.
* TheEmpath: An unusual case, Ed can sense distress from hundreds of miles away, and can sense the emotions of those around him. He can even read thoughts if they're emotionally charged enough.
* FluffyTheTerrible: His [[TheUnpronounceable real name]] is much more impressive.
* HeroicSacrifice: He's the facilitator of a literal sacrifice wizards perform regularly to keep one incarnation of the Lone Power trapped. [[spoiler: He takes over the Silent Lord's song so that his blood, amped up by the power of Nita's wizardry, will call all the sharks on the planet as reinforcements against the Lone One.]]
* {{Immortality}}: Nita speculates at one point that there may have only been one Master Shark ''ever''. In fact, there is a theory that sharks don't die of old age, only when they succumb to injury or disease.
* LivingForeverIsAwesome: He enjoys his role in the reoccuring reenactment of the whale's Choice and tells Nita that he's looking foward to eating her since her role is "The Silent One."
* MercyKill: His role in the ocean's society is to "end distress" by killing the distressed
* TheUnfettered
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Some things Ed says make him seem terribly lonely...






* BigEater

!'''The Transcendent Pig'''
* BeyondTheImpossible: The Powers That Be, which created the Universe and everything in it, can't remember creating him. It causes them embarassment.
* ImpossibleTask: "Tell me three things I don't know and I'll tell you one thing you don't know."
* TheOmniscient: The Pig is everywhere at once and so he knows everything.
* PhraseCatcher: Whenever a wizard finds him they ask "What is the meaning of life?"
** fanon states that he once answered "42" as a joke to an Earth wizard named Douglas Adams.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He's been around so long, not even the Powers know where he came from.
* RuleOfThree: Claims to have the 'three things' rule because wizards can get into a lot of trouble with just one response.

!'''Bobo/the peridexic effect'''

* BadassAdorable: Despite the fact that she's nearly as tall and far longer than an elephant. ('You are my FRIEND!!')
* BigEater
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tomatoes.

!'''The Stationmaster'''

!'''The oracular koi'''
* DeadpanSnarker


!'''Nelaid ke Seriv'''

!'''Miril am Miril'''

* TheFairFolk







!'''Joanne Virella'''
* AlphaBitch: Until Nita dethroned her, anyway.
* RichBitch: Well, rich''er''.
* SpoiledBrat








* CuteKitten: Don't let that fool you. She is very knowledgeable, very wise, and can carry her weight in a fight. With words.
* LetsMockTheMonsters
* LittleMissSnarker: In animal form.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[spoiler: Queen]] WarriorPoet [[CuteKitten Kitten]]
* TheStoryteller
* WarriorPoet

* HenpeckedHusband

* BitchInSheepsClothing
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Grey skinned, actually, in ''A Wizard of Mars''.
* {{Yandere}}

!'''The Shamask-Eilitt'''
* HumanAliens: After they move planet and adapt themselves to suit the new surroundings. Justified by their having seen early humans and decided that shape looked suitable.
* StarfishAliens: We're never told what they looked like in their original form, but it's pretty clear it wasn't humanoid.