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* GreenEyes: Since Jarred/Doom has dark eyes and Jasmine has green eyes, it's likely that Anna had green eyes as well.


* GoodIsNotNice: Or at least, [[JerkassFacade he doesn't like people to think he's nice]].

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* GoodIsNotNice: Or at least, [[JerkassFacade he doesn't like people to think he's nice]].nice.


* DysfunctionalFamily: Doom and Jasmine are father and daughter, but they hardly ever show it. It isn't because they don't love each other, but because their family is strange. They had just reunited after being apart for nine years, and during those nine years Jarred became a completely different person to the father Jasmine would have remembered from long ago. They chose to start afresh as 'Doom and Jasmine' rather than 'Jarred and his daughter'. A scene near the end of "The Sister of the South" shows just how dysfunctional their relationship is.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: Doom and Jasmine are father and daughter, but they hardly ever show it. It isn't because they don't love each other, but because their family is strange. They had just reunited after being apart for nine years, and during those nine years Jarred became a completely different person to the father Jasmine would have remembered from long ago. They chose to start afresh as 'Doom and Jasmine' rather than 'Jarred and his daughter'. A scene near the end of "The ''The Sister of the South" South'' shows just how dysfunctional their relationship is.


* UndyingLoyalty: In The Forests of Silence prologue, to Endon. And later to Lief.

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* UndyingLoyalty: In The ''The Forests of Silence Silence'' prologue, to Endon. And later to Lief.



* BabiesEverAfter: Between the Prologue and Part Two of The Forests of Silence, Anna gives birth to Jasmine.

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* BabiesEverAfter: Between the Prologue and Part Two of The ''The Forests of Silence, Silence'', Anna gives birth to Jasmine.

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* BettyAndVeronica: Is the Archie to Jantsy’s Betty and [[spoiler: Sky’s Veronica]]


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* ChildhoodFriends: With Jantsy.


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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: It's implied that the Staff of Tier was influencing his decision making once he had it in his possession. [[spoiler:While it wasn't actually him who gave in to its call in the end, it's made clear that he was close to breaking himself.]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: It's implied that the Staff of Tier was influencing his decision making decision-making once he had it in his possession. [[spoiler:While it wasn't actually him who gave in to its call in the end, it's made clear that he was close to breaking himself.]]



* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:She knew from the beginning exactly who Britta was. In fact, it was her who convinced Captain Gripp to get Britta into the Rosalyn Trust Competition. She knew that, with Britta on board, they would likely run into the Hungry Isle. Once there, she could ask Dare Larsett, a man she practically raised as her own, to use the Staff of Tier to extend her life.]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:She knew from the beginning exactly who Britta was. In fact, it was her she who convinced Captain Gripp to get Britta into the Rosalyn Trust Competition. She knew that, with Britta on board, they would likely run into the Hungry Isle. Once there, she could ask Dare Larsett, a man she practically raised as her own, to use the Staff of Tier to extend her life.]]


* Cloudcuckoolander: Comes off as this [[InUniverseExanple in universe]]. A lot of his ideas, including his opinions on Dragons, lead people to assume he is crazy. The fact that he tends to babble does not help.

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* Cloudcuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Comes off as this [[InUniverseExanple in universe]]. A lot of his ideas, including his opinions on Dragons, lead people to assume he is crazy. The fact that he tends to babble does not help.


[[folder: Barda]]
!!Barda

-->Voiced by: Yuusaku Yara (Japanese), Tom Edwards (English)

The former [[KnightInShiningArmor palace guard of Del]]. Before the Shadow Lord took control of Deltora, Barda's mother Min overheard the Shadow Lord's plot to take control of Deltora. Scared, she told the news to King Endon, who believed she was mistaken and had merely been dreaming. Several hours later she was murdered for what she knew. Afraid for his life, Barda fled the palace and found shelter in the forge, and fell asleep there.

When he awoke, Barda stumbled upon Jarred and Anna hurrying the king and queen away. When he approached them, Jarred knocked Barda out because he was afraid that he was an enemy.

For the next sixteen years, Barda disguised himself as a beggar to discover information vital to the quest. Upon Lief's sixteenth birthday, Barda reveals himself to Lief, and the quest for the gems begins.

* AdultFear: Barda is told by his mother about something evil which Prandine is planning; an hour later Min is dead and Barda realises that he will be next. He ends up fleeing from the palace to save his life.
* AngerBornOfWorry: When Lief is separated from his companions in the Shifting Sands, and is later rescued by Barda and Jasmine from a sand-beast, Barda blows it at Lief as he was so afraid for him.
* BabiesEverAfter: After the third series Barda and Lindal have six children, all identical and taller than their parents.
* BadassCape: Has one as a palace guard.
* BadassInDistress: In ''Return to Del'', he, Jasmine and Doom are being held captive and are about to be executed by Fallow on the Place of Punishment. Luckily Lief swoops in (almost literally) and saves the day.
* BadassNormal: Barda has no supernatural powers at all, but he is a palace guard, who are the most powerful fighters in Deltora.
* BearsAreBadNews: His nickname is Barda the Bear.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Barda and Lindal in the third series. It gets resoved eventually.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Though he technically isn't a brother, Barda has this in regards to Lief and Jasmine.
* TheBigGuy: One of the strongest characters in the series who isn't a [[BloodKnight Jalis]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Very much so.
* {{Determinator}}: Never gives up during the quest for the gems. In ''The Maze of the Beast'', when Lief and Jasmine believe the quest lost because the pirates are thought to have both the amethyst and the Belt, Barda tells them otherwise, saying that he'd rather get the gem from the pirates than the Glus in the Maze, and that they can't be sure that they can trust a map which an Ol showed them.
* {{Flashback}}: One episode of the anime tells his story in the form of flashbacks.
%%* TheFettered
* HappilyMarried: To Lindal after the end of the final series.
* HatesBeingTouched: Barda is very uncomfortable at being hugged by Lief and Jasmine in ''The Maze of the Beast'', though he doesn't pull away from them.
* HumbleHero: He is not too proud to beg for food and money if he has to.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Lief and Jasmine.
* ItsAllMyFault: Barda feels guilt at not being there to help his fellow guards when the Shadow Lord invaded.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Barda was one before the start of the series.
* [[LongHairedPrettyBoy Long Haired Pretty Man]]: In the anime at least, Barda is depicted with long hair and can be very attractive.
* MissingMom: Barda's mother, Min, was killed just before the Shadow Lord's invasion by Prandine.
* NearDeathExperience: Several. In the first book, Barda is stabbed in the chest by Gorl and definitely would have died if not for the nectar from the Lilies of Life. In the sixth book he falls into the River Tor (which is infested with killer worms) while battling pirates on the River Queen, and he himself says later that it is a miracle he didn't get bitten. And in ''Return to Del'' he falls into a gripper field while the trio are escaping into the woods to hide from the Grey Guards, and is severely wounded. Then in Withick Mire Dain attempts to murder him through poison (as he has realised that Barda is a major threat to his plans). Thankfully, Lief realises in the nick of time what is happening and uses the Belt to heal Barda.
* NervesOfSteel: Barda is usually a tower of strength, and never gives up on anything. [[spoiler: This provides a clue for recognising that the Barda Lief and Jasmine meet after the pirate attack is an Ol, as the real Barda would never have given up or lost hope.]]
* OfficialCouple: With [[spoiler: Lindal]] by the end of the third series.
* PragmaticHero: Barda is always seen trying to come up with a plan before taking action.
%%* SculptedPhysique
* TeamDad: He assumes this role for Lief and Jasmine early on in the series.
* TeethClenchedTeamWork: Barda with Lindal in ''Dragon's Nest''.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Lief's parents, and later to Lief.
* WeaponOfChoice: A sword. Unsurprising since Barda was once a palace guard and had been taught to wield one when he began training.
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[[folder: Jasmine]]
!!Jasmine

-->Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (Japanese), Laura Rushfeldt (English)

A wild girl with emerald-green eyes who grew up alone in the Forests of Silence. Her parents were captured by Grey Guards when she was seven, and she was raised by the forest from then on. She can understand the language of the trees and many animals, and possesses great agility and sharp senses, including photographic memory. Fending for herself alone since childhood, she has trouble understanding some social customs.

* ActionGirl: And how. She's small but strong and agile, and wields a dagger with precision. [[spoiler: Doom finds that put painfully when he attacks the trio in the dark in the Rithmere Champion Inn. Jasmine cuts him.]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: Jasmine has green hair in the anime, but she has black hair in the books.
* AdultFear: Her parents were taken from her when she was only seven years old, causing her to fend for herself and grow up alone in a forest which most in Del are afraid of.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She has dark hair, and is very stoic and distant, much like Doom.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Most noticeably in the anime. Justified considering she'd have barely spent any time indoors, living in the Forests of Silence. It seems to be a partially inherited trait, since [[spoiler: her father has tanned skin as well.]]
* AwwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Lief and Jasmine. Jasmine and Doom have these moments, as well, but [[spoiler: in a father-daughter way.]]
* BabiesEverAfter: At the end of the third series Jasmine marries Lief and has three children named Anna, Jarred and Endon.
* BadassInDistress: She, Barda and Doom are captured by Fallow and about to be executed on the Place of Punishment. Lief has to come to rescue them.
* BadassNormal: She is small but strong and agile, and wields a dagger with precision.
* BaitAndSwitch: In ''The Maze of the Beast'' Jasmine acts as a decoy to draw any potential Shadow Lord spies away from their group. She travels separately from Lief and Barda for a time, only meeting up with them again on board the River Queen.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Jasmine only agreed to go on the quest with Lief and Barda because her mother's ghost appeared to her and told her to.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Lief and Jasmine, for the most part. Jasmine and Glock have some in the beginning of the second series.
* BerserkButton: Do not mock Jasmine or her family, or she'll cut you.
* BrokenBird: Displays this at times. Justified, since she had a pretty hard childhood, she lost her parents at an early age and had to fend for herself for nine years, and then Lief and Barda came with their quest, disturbed the life Jasmine had built up for herself in the Forests.
* CaptainObvious: Has a habit of stating the obvious, especially in the anime.
* CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of the series Jasmine learns to be a bit more trusting and a bit less wild.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Her skills and strength is incredible in the air, swinging from tree to tree. Powerful, brave and good at close range. But when it comes to fighting against magic users, she is hopelessly out matched. She also [[SuperDrowningSkills never learned how to swim]], which becomes more than a little frustrating for her in the [[GetOnTheBoat second series]].
%%* CuteBruiser
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Where to start? She grew up in a forest alone, having to fend for herself after her parents were taken away by Grey Guards when she was seven. When she was sixteen she was convinced by her dead mother to join two strangers on their quest to free Deltora from the Shadow Lord, and along the way she befriended a guy called Dain who she kind of had a crush on who happened to be [[spoiler: a spy for the Shadow Lord]]. And it turned out that [[spoiler: her lost father was really a guy she hated and was suspicious of, and he was totally changed by his experience in the Shadowlands.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of ''Deltora Shadowlands''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has her moments.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Though she never fully defrosts, Jasmine is considerable less of an IceQueen than she was in the beginning of the series.
* DependingOnTheArtist: The color of her hair in the books is black, but in the anime it became green.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She. Lief and Barda have to defeat the Shadow Lord and his plans three times before they and their kingdom can finally be safe and have a proper life.
* FamilyOfChoice: After her parents are gone Jasmine chooses Filli and Kree as her new family, and later when Barda and Lief appear in her life she begins to think of them like family too.
* FireForgedFriends: With Barda and Lief. Glock as well, seeing as it was only when they were in trouble in Plume that their enmity finally faded.
%%* GenkiGirl
* GreenEyes: Jasmine has brilliant green eyes that are described as being emerald-like in colour. She gets them from her mother. [[spoiler: She has to have, as her father has dark eyes.]]
* HappilyMarried: To Lief at the end of the third series.
* HeroicBSOD: Jasmine gets this in the second series, when she realises that Faith isn't real and that she was just a pawn used by the Shadow Lord to lure Lief into the Shadowlands.
* HoldingHands: Lief and Jasmine do this often in the third series.
* HotBlooded: Matched only by Lief. Barda repeatedly calls them out on it in jest or frustration. [[spoiler: She most likely gets it from her father, who was also known for being hot-blooded in his younger days.]]
* IAmWho: [[spoiler: Jasmine is Doom's daughter.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Barda, Sharn and others she met during travels around Deltora.
* JunglePrincess: Though not exactly a princess (though it was falsely implied in ''Return to Del''), Jasmine did grow up wild in a forest.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Doom is Jasmine's father.]]
* NatureHero: Due to her up-bringing, Jasmine has a great respect for nature, and treats them as she would people.
* NearDeathExperience: In ''Dread Mountain'', Jasmine receives a blow from a Vraal which knocks her unconscious; in the same book she walks into a Dread Gnome trap and nearly falls to her death (Lief manages to catch her hand in time and pulls her up again with Barda's help). Then when the trio are escaping their tunnel-prison she is hit by one of the Gnomes' poisoned arrows which are said to kill a person in seconds, and only lives because Lief helps her by giving her the ruby in the Belt to draw strength from.
* ObliviousToLove: [[spoiler:Played with in the second series. She's obviously not that socially clueless that she doesn't know how Lief feels about her, rather, she ignores it due to her anger at the time and becomes convinced that she's being overlooked in favor of Marilyn. She's left feeling more than a little shocked when it eventuates that Pirran pipe or no Pirran pipe, Lief would have thrown away his duties as king and relentlessly chased her in order to bring her back to him.]]
* OfficialCouple: With Lief.
* OnlySaneMan: She is this in episode 22 of the anime, as only she knows something is up about Francoise.
* OnlyOneName: She's only ever known as Jasmine; no surname is given.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both her parents were captured by Grey Guards and taken to the Shadowlands when she was seven, leaving her to fend for herself.
* PickyEater: Jasmine refuses to drink Queen Bee Cider, as she does not like the overly sweet taste of it.
* PragmaticHero: She has a very practical personality due to her upbringing in the Forests, and often prepares for possible dangers during their quests.
* ProperlyParanoid: She had to be to survive. This ends up saving everyone's lives more than once.[[spoiler: She gets it from her dad.]]
* RaisedByWolves: She was raised by trees.
* RebelliousSpirit: She has a hard time following orders, and is used to fending for herself with everything. [[spoiler: She gets it from her father.]]
* RulingCouple: At the end of the series, with Lief.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: She can put her ear to the ground and tell you if anyone is approaching. And, if so, how many. And how big they are. She can also talk to trees.
* SheCleansUpNicely: At one point in the first series, Jasmine has gone incognito and traveled away from Lief and Barda because, as a wild girl accompanied by animal friends, she's the most recognizable member of their party. She washes, puts on a dress, covers her Wild Hair with a scarf, and puts on make up. When she later (accidentally) meets up with Lief and Barda, it takes them a long time to recognize her.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Mostly with Kree and Filli, although she has demonstrated the ability to understand most animal languages.
* TheStoic: Like her father, Jasmine tends to keep her emotions to herself, causing her to seem indifferent and callous at times. However, she ''does'' care.
** NotSoStoic: First when she sees Manus reuniting with his people, and later in Return to Del when she realises that Doom is her father. She breaks down into tears.
* TalkingToPlants: She understands the trees.
* {{Tomboy}}: Has shades of this.
* TragicKeepsake: Some of the things Lief sees in Jasmine's nest in the Forest of Silence are keepsakes of the parents she had lost. Special mention goes to Jasmine's dagger, which used to be her father's, which she treasures deeply and is distraught when she loses it in the Shifting Sands, and the 'wake the bear, do not fear' drawing which her father had given to her long ago and which Jasmine still kept for all those years.
%%* {{Tsundere}}
* UnwittingPawn: In the second series. The Shadow Lord uses her to lure Lief into the Shadowlands, by making Jasmine believe that she had a sister trapped there. Jasmine breaks down when she realises this and the fact that [[spoiler: Faith wasn't real after all.]]
* WeakButSkilled: Jasmine's general fighting style, due to her small stature, especially in the fourth book of the first series, The Shifting Sands, where she's classified as 'agility'.
* WeaponOfChoice: A dagger with a hilt inlaid with crystal. It used to be her father's.
* WildHair: Her hair is constantly described as tangled.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Justified, as she grew up in a forest fending for herself. Though she is still very young in other ways.
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* PregnantBadass: Though not as BadAss as Sharn in the Forests of Silence prologue, Anna gets points for being willing to give up her identity and home so that Endon, Sharn and their child would be safe.

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* PregnantBadass: Though not as BadAss badass as Sharn in the Forests of Silence prologue, Anna gets points for being willing to give up her identity and home so that Endon, Sharn and their child would be safe.


* {{Badass}}: Fearlessly fights against some of the series most dangerous villians.


*SympathyForTheDevil: [[spoiler:Even after killing her father, framing him as the King of Tier, and trying to kill her and her friends, a small part of Britta feels bad for Mikah for falling victim to the Staff's promises.]]



** Britta even admits that Vashti is actually a skilled trader and probably doesn't need to rely on underhanded tactics to do well.



* SpoiledBrat: She was apparently set to ride home in a carriage.

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* SpoiledBrat: She was apparently set to ride home in a carriage. She treats everything that goes wrong on the voyage to be a personal injustice whenever it disrupts her trading plans.



Mab's healer.

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Mab's healer. She is originally from Dorne and joined the Rosalyn fleet after treating Mab on her visit there.
* UndyingLoyalty: She is loyal to Mab, and Mab alone. She is well aware of Mab's flaws, but still stays by her side simply because they understand each other.


* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:She becomes a part of the Rosalyn Trust Competition as part of Mab's plan to lure out the Hungry Isle and beg Dare Larsett to extend her life.]]



* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:He was unaware of Mab's true reason for wanting Britta in the Rosalyn Trust Competition.]]



* UndyingLoyalty: To Mab. He stands by her through thick and thin, and considers himself more loyal to her than to the Rosalyn Fleet itself. [[spoiler:He is completely willing to even do some more unsavoury things for her.]]



The first captain of the Star of Deltora. [[spoiler: He died after setting the Star on course to Del, with only a note written by him to explain what happened.]]

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The first captain of the Star of Deltora. [[spoiler: He died after escaping the Hungry Ilse and setting the Star on course to Del, with only a note written by him to explain what happened.happened. [[spoiler:He is the true King of Tier, having assumed Dare Larsett's identity.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:It's heavily implied that his betrayal was in part due to the Staff of Tier's influence. One way or another, his resolve was weaker than Larsett's and he was the first to cave into the Staff's promises, even though Larsett was the one the staff was bound to.
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* NiceGuy: He was known to be a generally nice guy.

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* HookHand: He lost one of his hands at some stage and wears a hook in its place. [[spoiler:He later replaces it with Dare Larsett's own hand, allowing him to control the Staff of Tier.]]
* NiceGuy: He was known to be a generally nice guy. [[spoiler:Possibly subverted after the reveal. As the King of Tier, he was anything but pleasant, but it's not clear how much of this is from the staff's influence.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: His bones were found aboard the Star of Deltora when it drifted back to Del. [[spoiler:Only the bones were Larsett's while he himself is very much alive, as the King of Tier.]]


* BigDamnHeroes: A non-action example; [[spoiler:she shows up right as the Rosalyn Trust Committee was about to name Vashti the Rosalyn Apprentice by default.]]



* GuileHero: As the Trader Rosalyn, Mab is ''the'' master of negotiation and bargaining. She can talk her way out of almost anything, though her age is starting to hamper her ability to perform.



* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:She knew from the beginning exactly who Britta was. In fact, it was her who convinced Captain Gripp to get Britta into the Rosalyn Trust Competition. She knew that, with Britta on board, they would likely run into the Hungry Isle. Once there, she could ask Dare Larsett, a man she practically raised as her own, to use the Staff of Tier to extend her life.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Sorrel. There are no real romantic undertones to their relationship, and they both put their work ahead of romance, but it's still very clear that they care for each other deeply.



* WhatTheHellHero: Gives a very short one to Britta after she discovers that the latter had a role in the mess surrounding the elopement of Collin and Vorn.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She always looks at a situation objectively and never loses her head in a crisis. She does tend to let her pride get the better of her, however.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives a very short one to Britta after she discovers that the latter had a role in the mess surrounding the elopement of Collin and Vorn. Vorn.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her crest of hair is dyed Crimson. At her old age, her hair is naturally white.


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* PlatonicLifePartners: With Mab. There are no real romantic undertones to their relationship, and they both put their work ahead of romance, but it's still very clear that they care for each other deeply.

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