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* AmazonChaser: Seems to be this to Lucrezia, having an attraction to her after she escaped from his grip.



* AntiHero / {{Determinator}}: He is absolutely determined to rid the world of Vasile, and anyone who stands in his way will suffer unless they move aside.



* DarkIsNotEvil: He has the grizzled looks of a villain (and his dialogue implies that he has done some bad things in the past), but he is very much on your side

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* DarkIsNotEvil: He has the grizzled looks of a villain (and his dialogue implies that he has done some bad things in the past), but he is very much on your sideside.
* DefiantToTheEnd: While he was ambushed by Vasile and his Vampiressas, he was able to take down hundreds of Vampiressas before Vasile got the better of him.
* FireForgedFriends: With Lucrezia, who he spared while trying to get to Vasile, and she then saved ''him'' from Vasile.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The worst thing a hunter could do is be distracted by their target, something he was all to aware of after Lucrezia escaped his grasp.



* LeeroyJenkins: His plan when he first faced off against Vasile, was to burst into his castle, guns blazing waiting to take him down. Lucrezia called him out on his plan and how badly it failed, forcing Dante to plan further ahead the next time they faced off.
* LoveAtFirstSight: While he wasn't willing to admit it, he had this reaction upon seeing Lucrezia for the first time, even tracking her down relentlessly for months afterwards.



A noble vampiress who aids you in defeating Vasile.

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A noble vampiress who aids you in defeating Vasile.
Vasile.[[spoiler: She is later revealed by [[AllThereInTheManual [=Ironhide=] Games]] to be his daughter]].


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* BigDamnHeroes: She stepped in to save Dante from Vasile (her father) before he was able to tear him to pieces.


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* FireForgedFriends: She had this with Dante after he relentlessly tracked her down for months, as well as sparing her in the first encounter. She returned the favour and saved his life from Vasile.


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* HeelFaceTurn: She used to serve under Vasile, until Dante entered the picture and eventually swayed her to go against her father.
* JerkassHasAPoint: She calls out Dante for only thinking that he'll be able to take down Vasile by just walking into her castle, guns blazing, by pointing out that Vasile's an immortal vampire.


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* LikeFatherUnlikeSon: She is not keen an Vasile's reign of terror on the inhabitants of Linirea, and eventually joins the fight against him.
* LoveAtFirstSight: She was a little distracted after seeing Dante for the first time, especially his eyes.
* LoveRedeems: Her love for Dante (though she was unwilling to admit it) eventually got her to turn against her father.


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* SherlockScan: She assessed Dante when they first encountered, though this only [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted her through his looks]].


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* StarCrossedLovers: She was attracted to Dante after their first encounter, and eventually saved him from her father's wrath.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Believes so, especially after his first encounter with humans was with the bandits who forced him into GladiatorGames.


* NiceHat



* AFatherToHisMen: He became this to all of the other Goblins, Orcs and Ogres who were enslaved by the Kingpin's Gladiatorial arena. He later became this to ''all'' Greenskins after breaking free.



* BenevolentBoss: He is this to all of the Greenskins.



* TheHero: To the Orcs, Goblins and Ogres in general.



* TheLeader: Of the Greenskin races.




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* TragicBigot: He hates humans after he was captured by the bandits and forced to endure in the GladiatorGames held by the Kingpin.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: He's a VillainProtagonist due to the events of ''Vengeance'', but he's standing up for the rights and freedom of the Greenskins, and genuinely cares about them, having been the one to unite them after leading a revolution among those trapped in the Gladiator arena by the Bandits.


* ShoutOut: The trident he wields is able to command the sea and its creatures, and it also [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield kills anyone who isn't worthy/strong enough to wield it]]. Just like the Trident of Atlan from ''Film/{{Aquaman}}''.

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* ShoutOut: The trident he wields is able to command the sea and its creatures, and it also [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield kills anyone who isn't worthy/strong enough to wield it]]. Just like the Trident of Atlan from ''Film/{{Aquaman}}''.''Film/{{Aquaman|2018}}''.


* TechnicolorFire: Like in ''Frontiers'' and ''Origins'', the fire he breathes (and the fire that fills the screen during Hellfire Shockwave) is green.

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* TechnicolorFire: Like in ''Frontiers'' and ''Origins'', the fire he breathes (and the fire that fills the screen during Hellfire Shockwave) is green.green.
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Character page for the playable heroes of ''VideoGame/KingdomRush.''

Return to the main character page [[Characters/KingdomRush here]].

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!Heroes
[[folder:KingdomRushPlayableHeroes]]

!!Gerald Lightseeker
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Prepare for glory!"''''']]

->''Defender of the righteous, punisher of the dark, protector of the innocent. Lightseeker is the uncanny of Linirea's armed forces!''

An armored melee hero that represents the Barracks upgrade path. He is the first of three free heroes that are available to players.

->'''Abilities:''' Courage, Retribution
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Gerald is a tank hero. Specifically ''The Mitigation Tank''.
* AttackReflector: The ability '''Retribution''' reflects damage back to any enemies that attack Gerald.
* BadassBaritone
* BadassCape
* BlueIsHeroic: He has a blue colour scheme.
* BossBattle: He's the boss of the penultimate level of ''Vengeance''.
* CoolHelmet
* CoolSword
* CloseRangeCombatant
* DamagerHealerTank: Tank.
* GlowingEyes: Look at his picture.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: He looks rather heroic with his light colored armor, complete with a blue helmet plume and a blue cape.
* HeroAntagonist: He appears as a boss enemy in ''Vengeance'' where [[VillainProtagonist you control Vez'nan's army]].
* HeroesPreferSwords
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Like all stereotypical knights. Or so you think -- ''Vengeance'' reveals that he's a haughty jerk who underestimates his enemies.
* KnightInShiningArmor: His armor shines like his eyes.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
* StabTheSky: Gerald does this whenever he spawns/levels up.
* StatusBuff: The ability '''Courage''' gives friendly units additional armor and damage.
* StoneWall

!!Alleria Swiftwind
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Swift, like the wind!"''''']]

->''Silent of the night, light as a feather, and deadly beautiful. Too many have fallen by her charming gaze but many more by her fatal bow.''

An elven ranged hero that represents the Archers upgrade path. She is the second of three free heroes that are available to players. ''Origins'' reveals that she is a descendant of the Goddess Elynie, and the last of Aredhel's Royal Family.

->'''Abilities:''' Multishot, Call of the Wild
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* ActionGirl
* AnAdventurerIsYou: Alleria is a DPS hero. Specifically ''The Archer''. Also has shades of ''The Beastmaster''.
* ArcherArchetype
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Her description says that she is beautiful, and her status confirms this trope.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Alleria has both ranged and melee attacks.
* CoolPet: Her '''Call of the Wild''' ability allows her to summon a wildcat to fight alongside her.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Her character bio says that ''"Too many have fallen by her charming gaze"'', indicating that she has this effect in-universe.
* GlassCannon
* GuestStarPartyMember: In ''Origins'', she only appears in the ''Royal Gardens'' level. She indirectly fights in the ''Gryphon Point'' level but isn't controllable.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HeroAntagonist: She appears as an enemy in ''Vengeance'' where [[VillainProtagonist you control Vez'nan's army]].
* HitAndRunTactics: Alleria is pretty squishy. Try to keep her at a distance.
* LongRangeFighter
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: Her wildcat, which appears to have been in her side since ''Origins.''
* {{Multishot}}: Her ability which is aptly named...well, '''Multishot'''. The more you level her up, the more arrows she'll shoot.
* OurElvesAreBetter
* PantheraAwesome: Her summonable pet.
* PointyEars
* RoyalBlood
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Turns out Alleria Swiftwind, a hero in the original Kingdom Rush, is the only surviving member of Aredhel's royal family. Two missions in Origins are dedicated to getting her out of the capitol and to safety, but not without her shooting some of those gnoll invaders first.
* SemiDivine: She's a direct descendant of the Goddess Elynie, the one who created the Elven race.
* ShoutOut: Named after elven archer Alleria Windrunner from ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}''.
* TomboyishPonytail

!!Malik Hammerfury
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"It's hammer time!"''''']]

->''A hero with unmatched strength, untamed mind, and unbroken will. A destructive force, an unleashed fury, a bullet train with attitude!''

An melee hero that represents the Reinforcements upgrade path. He is the third of three free heroes that are available to players. ''Origins'' revealed that he used to be enslaved by the Gnolls to work on their bloodsydian mine.

->'''Abilities:''' Hammer Smash, Earthquake
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* AfroAsskicker: In ''Origins'' a young Malik is sporting this hair style.
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* AnAdventurerIsYou: Malik is a tank hero. Specifically ''The Meat Shield''.
* AreaOfEffect: '''Hammer Smash''' and '''Earthquake''' both do AOE damage to enemies.
* BadassBaritone: He has a rather deep voice.
* BadassInCharge: Of Hammerhold during ''Vengeance''.
* BadassInDistress: In ''Origins'', we see him as a slave in a Bloodsydian mine.
* TheBigGuy: His stature is the biggest among the free heroes.
* CloseRangeCombatant
* DamagerHealerTank: Tank.
* DropTheHammer: His WeaponOfChoice. In ''Origins'', we learned that it literally dropped from the sky after you freed him.
* FunnyAfro: He had one in ''Origins''.
* GuestStarPartyMember: In ''Origins'', he only appears in the Blood Quarry level.
* HeroicBSOD: After hearing the news of Vez'nan's successful conquest of Linirea, he takes a while to think as to what to do next.
* HeroicBuild: He's pretty buff.
* HitPoints: He has the highest HP in the game when he reaches level 10, at 720.
* LastStand: He puts Hammerhold in defense mode after hearing of Vez'nan's victory, vowing to make sure that Linirea's last bastion will not fall.
* MadeASlave: In the ''Origins'' level ''Blood Quarry'' we learn that Malik used to be a slave in a Bloodsydian mine.
* MightyGlacier: He hits harder than Sir Gerald, but is slower as a tradeoff.
* RagsToRiches: From being enslaved by the Gnolls during ''Origins'', to the current leader of Hammerhold during ''Vengeance''.
* RedBaron: In ''Origins'' we learn that Malik was not yet called "Hammerfury". He must've earned that title by kicking a lot of ass.
* ShirtlessCaptives: How Malik and his fellow slaves are in ''Origins''.
* ShoutOut: Has quotes that are references to MC Hammer and Mr. T.
* SlaveLiberation: In order to free Malik in ''Origins'', the player must use '''Thunderbolt''' on his captors. After that he'll pick up his trusty hammer (which falls from the sky) and join your forces as a secondary hero.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Alric are pretty much this when they are running Hammerhold.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He goes into combat shirtless.

!!Bolin Farslayer
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Weapons ready!"''''']]

->''Thunder and lightning have nothing on this crackshot! Let loose a hail of bullets, and make them fear where they step with an arsenal of mines!''

An dwarven ranged hero that represents the Artillery upgrade path.

->'''Abilities:''' Mine Layer, Tar Bomb
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Bolin is a DPS hero. Specifically ''The Archer''. Also has shades of ''The Mezzer''.
* BadassBeard
* {{BFG}}
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DownloadableContent: He cost $0.99 in the iOS version, averted in the Steam version where he is unlocked after completing the ''Coldstep Mines'' level.
* GogglesDoNothing
* HitAndRunTactics: Although Bolin is not as squishy as other ranged heroes, he should still be played this way.
* JackOfAllStats: Is capable of good melee and ranged damage, '''Mine Layer''' is capable of doing AOE damage, and '''Tar Bomb''' is used for crowd control.
* LandMineGoesClick: His ability '''Mine Layer'''.
* LongRangeFighter: Although capable of melee and ranged damage, a player will find that Bolin is more useful at long range. His long range damage synergizes with his 2 abilities.
* MuckingInTheMud: His ability '''Tar Bomb''' slows down enemy units for you to pick off.
* NiceHat
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame
* ShoutOut: Has quotes that are references to ''Film/DirtyHarry'' and ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''.
* UnflinchingWalk: Look at his picture. Bolin knows that cool guys don't look at explosions.

!!Magnus Spellbane
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Hocus pocus!"''''']]

->''Unleash the arcane forces of Linirea. Let loose a mystical storm and spellbind your enemies! With his arcane arts and thirst for knowledge.''

An ranged hero that represents the Mages upgrade path.

->'''Abilities:''' Mirage, Arcane Storm
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Magnus is a DPS hero. Specifically ''The Nuker''.
* AreaOfEffect: Magnus's '''Arcane Storm''' ability rains magic down onto enemies within a small area.
* BadassBeard: It's a very trim beard/goatee combo.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Magnus's '''Mirage''' ability summons weaker copies of himself to combat foes.
* DownloadableContent: He cost $2.99 in the iOS version, averted in the Steam version where he is unlocked after completing the ''Icewind Pass'' level.
* GlassCannon
* GlowingEyes
* HeroAntagonist: He appears as an enemy in ''Vengeance'' where [[VillainProtagonist you control Vez'nan's army]], although he's TheUnfought.
* HitAndRunTactics: As the squishiest hero in the game this is how Magnus should be controlled.
* HitPoints: He has the lowest HP in the game when he reaches level 10, at 350.
* InstantRunes: When using '''Arcane Storm'''.
* MagnusMeansMage: His name is Magnus Spellbane and he's the mage hero that represents the mages upgrade path.
* PurpleIsPowerful
* SquishyWizard
* ShoutOut: Has quotes that are references to Hocus Pocus, Queen, Star Wars and Sir Francis Bacon.
* TeleportSpam: Magnus is the most mobile hero in the game because instead of running to the location designated by the player, ''he just teleports there''.
* TheUnfought: You don't directly fight him in ''Vengeance'', but he will animate the houses into golems, disable your towers with spells, give shields to enemies, and drop hot mixture from a cauldron onto your troops.

!!Ignus
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Let's burn!"''''']]

->''Burn the kingdom's enemies with the blaze of a thousand stars! Forge victory in his raging flames, consuming evil in fire and brimstone!''

An melee hero that represents the Rain of Fire upgrade path.

->'''Abilities:''' Surge of Flame, Frenzy
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Ignus is a DPS hero with shades of a tank. Specifically ''The Scrapper'' and ''The Regenerator''.
* BattleAura: What his flames look like.
* CloseRangeCombatant
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager with some shades of Tank.
* DashAttack: '''Surge of Flame''' has Ignus transform himself into a fireball that rushes towards enemies. Any enemies caught in the fireball's path takes damage.
* DownloadableContent: He cost $2.99 in the iOS version, averted in the Steam version where he is unlocked after completing the ''The Wastes'' level.
* HealItWithFire: The best way to describe '''Frenzy'''. Ignus sends out a shockwave that damages enemies but heals himself.
* HeroesFightBarehanded: Although his fists are covered in flame.
* LightningBruiser
* NoSell: Ignus is immune to fire damage from Flareons and thermal fissures in the levels ''Pit of Fire'' and ''Pandaemonium''.
* PlayingWithFire
* WreathedInFlames: He's like The Human Torch. Except he can't fly.

!!King Denas
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Bow...to the KING!"''''']]

->''Your majesty itself brings an arsenal of power and courage to the battlefield. Long live the king!''

A melee and ranged hero who is the ruler of the kingdom that the player is defending.

->'''Abilities:''' Royal Edict, Catapult Barrage
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* AdiposeRex: He's very large from eating a lot of food and drinking many wine.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: Denas is a flexible offense hero who is also capable of buffing. Specifically ''The Jack of All Trades'' and ''The Buffer''.
* AreaOfEffect: When Denas uses '''Catapult Barrage''' he marks the floor with a red X. Flaming boulders come soon after.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BadassBeard
* BalloonBelly
* BigFun: Look at his picture. Denas loves eating and drinking with a big smile on his face, and since he's a benevolent ruler that means he probably shares with everyone.
* BigGood: He puts you in charge of defending the kingdom from evil. He would later be unlocked in the final level of the main campaign in the Steam version.
* CoolCrown
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DownloadableContent: He cost $4.99 in the iOS version, averted in the Steam version where he is unlocked after completing the ''Forsaken Valley'' level.
* FormerlyFit: We can see in ''Origins'' that Denas used to be a pretty fit guy.
* HeroAntagonist: He is the primary antagonist of ''Vengeance''. He uses Catapult Barrage to drop flaming debris on your towers to render them unusable for 40 seconds unless you pay gold to clear the debris.
* LargeHam
* {{Narrator}}: He tells the main campaign of ''Origins''.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SiegeEngines: '''Catapult Barrage''' is this.
* StatusBuff: '''Royal Edict''' temporarily gives towers bonus attack speed and damage.
* StoutStrength: Later on in his life.
* SwordPointing
* TheGoodKing
* TooImportantToWalk: It's probably how he got so fat.
* TheUnfought: In ''Vengeance'', you never actually fight him in his boss battle, instead he sends a [[PraetorianGuard Paragon]] to take on Vez'nan's demon three times.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: He and Vez'nan used to be friends and even fought alongside each other before.

!!Elora Wintersong
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Winter is coming!"''''']]

->''Good, but merciless. She will freeze and shatter anyone who crosses her!''

A ranged spellcaster hero who is good at stalling foes while dealing AOE damage.

->'''Abilities:''' Permafrost, Ice Storm
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* ActionGirl
* AnAdventurerIsYou: Elora is a DPS hero. Specifically ''The Nuker''. Also has shades of ''The Mezzer''.
* AnIcePerson
* CoolCrown: She wears a small tiara that like her, is icy blue, and frozen.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DownloadableContent: She cost $4.99 in the iOS version, averted in the Steam version where she is unlocked after completing the main campaign.
* ElementalHair: Her hair is ''frozen''.
* GlowingEyes
* GoodCounterpart: To The Winter Queen. They are ladies with ice powers who share a similar looking appearance, but while Elora is fighting on Linirea's side, the Winter Queen fights against almost everyone.
* HarmlessFreezing: '''Permafrost''' slows down enemies. Elora also has a passive chance to freeze an enemy each time she attacks an opponent.
* KillItWithIce: '''Ice Storm''' rains down icicles onto the enemy.
* LadyOfBlackMagic
* MagicStaff: She holds one.
* MuckingInTheMud: '''Permafrost''' does this. Except it's ice, not muck.
* RobeAndWizardHat: Instead of a pointy hat, she wears a tiara.

!!Ingvar Bearclaw
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Valhalla awaits!"''''']]

->''A warrior from the north, he commands the might of a bear and the aid of his ancestors!''

A melee hero who is able to transform himself into a bear.

->'''Abilities:''' Ancestor Call, Bear Form
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Ingvar is a tank hero. Specifically ''The Meat Shield''. '''Bear Form''' gives him shades of ''The Regenerator''.
* {{Animorphism}}: '''Bear Form''' gives Ingvar damage, invincibility, and health regeneration.
* BadassBeard
* BarbarianLonghair
* BeardOfBarbarism
* BearsAreBadNews: For your enemies anyway.
* BloodKnight: '''''"Valhalla waits!"'''''
* DamagerHealerTank: Tank.
* DownloadableContent: He cost $4.99 in the iOS version, averted in the Steam version where he is unlocked after completing the main campaign.
* HealingFactor: Because of '''Bear Form'''.
* HitPoints: He has the ''second'' highest HP in the game when he reaches level 10, at 700.
* HornyVikings
* InvincibilityPowerUp: When using '''Bear Form'''.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Because he's a Viking.
* RatedMForManly
* SummonMagic: '''Ancestor Call''' summons Viking ancestors who function the same as '''Reinforcements'''.
* TimedPowerUp: '''Bear Form''' only lasts 4-6 seconds.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: When using '''Bear Form'''.

!!Hacksaw
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Timber! Hoo hoo haa haa!"''''']]

->''For a Gnomish inventor, giant oak trees or colossal foes make no difference. Riding his mechanical marvel/contraption, he can shred anything in his path. Gangway...Gnome behind the wheel!''

A gnome melee hero who attacks his enemies in a giant mechanical suit.

->'''Abilities:''' Flying Sawblade, Tiiiimber!
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Hacksaw is a tank hero. Specifically ''The Mitigation Tank''.
* BewareTheSillyOnes
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DamagerHealerTank: Tank.
* DeadlyDisc: Hacksaw has a giant sawblade on his mech suit which he uses to attack enemies. Also applies to '''Flying Sawblade'''.
* DownloadableContent: He cost $4.99 in the iOS version, averted in the Steam version where he is unlocked after completing the main campaign.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: His goggles probably protect his eyes from all the blood splatter.
* HeliumSpeech: His in-game voice.
* MiniMecha
* OneHitKill: '''Tiiiimber!''' instantly kills any non-boss enemy, and even prevents Fallen Knights from reviving.
* OurGnomesAreDifferent
* PinballProjectile: '''Flying Sawblade''' bounces off several enemies.
* StoneWall
* ThisIsADrill: '''Tiiiimber!''' has a drill emerge from the chest of Hacksaw's mech suit which instantly kills the enemy.

!!Oni
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"My blades are thirsty!"''''']]

->''A relentless warrior in search of vengeance. His name inspires fear among the demon armies he faces, armed with his dark honor and blazing katanas.''

A samurai melee hero who annihilates his foes with his sword skills.

->'''Abilities:''' Deathstrike, Sword Torment
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Oni is a DPS hero. Specifically ''The Blademaster''.
* {{BFS}}: '''Deathstrike''' involves merging his swords in a single massive blade used to attack the enemy.
* CoolHelmet
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DarkIsNotEvil: A guy whose name translates to Demon with a grimy armor and red glowing eyes, and yet he's on the side of the heroes.
* DualWielding: Katana. On fire too.
* DownloadableContent: He cost $4.99 in the iOS version, averted in the Steam version where he is unlocked after completing the main campaign.
* FieldOfBlades: '''Sword Torment''' will cause Oni to plunge his blade in the ground, attacking all nearby enemies with sharp blades from the soil. It's the only attack which allows him to hit multiple enemies.
* FlamingSword: His katana swords are on fire.
* JapaneseRanguage: Oni has this accent when he speaks.
* MeaningfulName: Literally Ogre or Devil.
* MightyGlacier: He's quite hard-hitting in melee, but is kinda slow, and can take a while to move from one location to the other.
* NoSell: Oni does not take damage from the infernal combustion of demons. Infernal combustion is basically a LastDitchMove.
* OneHitKill: '''Deathstrike''' has a chance of killing the enemy instantly. The chance of instant kill does not work on boss monsters however.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He has glowing red eyes.
* RedIsHeroic
* RevengeBeforeReason: Apparently he's leading a personal vendetta against the demons.
* {{Samurai}}: Judging by his design and skillset, it's obvious that he's based on one.
* {{Seppuku}}: His death animation has him killing himself this way after being defeated.

!!Thor
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"For Midgard!"''''']]

->''Thunder made flesh, this gigantic demigod wields a warhammer enchanted with the power of lightning and thunder. He is the son of the Storm God and a trusted friend of King Denas.''

A godly melee hero who destroys foes with his hammer and elemental powers.

->'''Abilities:''' Mjolnir, Thunderclap
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Thor is a tank hero. He is a mix of ''The Meat Shield'' and ''The Magic Tank''.
* AGodAmI: A demigod actually. Subverted in that he's not that much superior to other heroes.
* AntiMagic: Thor is the only hero in the game that has magic resistance.
* BadassBeard: Just look at his portrait.
* BadassCape: It's hard to see because of his armor, but it's there.
* BarbarianLonghair
* ChainLightning: His '''Mjolnir''' ability lets him do this, just like the Tesla machine.
* CoolHelmet: He has a winged helmet.
* DamagerHealerTank: Tank.
* DownloadableContent: He cost $4.99 in the iOS version, averted in the Steam version where he is unlocked after completing the main campaign.
* DropTheHammer: He appropriately wields Mjolnir, the hammer of the thunder god.
* GlowingEyes
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He has flowing blonde hair, and is on your side.
* MightyGlacier: He can do good damage, but he's not very fast.
* ShockAndAwe: '''Thunderclap''' allows him to strike multiple enemies with lightning by throwing his hammer at them.
* StaticStunGun: '''Thunderclap''' stuns enemies.

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[[folder:KingdomRushFrontiersPlayableHeroes]]

!!Alric the Champion
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Blood and sand!"''''']]

A desert warrior hero who strikes down enemies with his sword. He can also call upon sand spirits to aid him. He is the last of the Detek-en-Dil to have survived the battle with the [[VillainOfAnotherStory Scarlet Sultan]] before the events of ''Frontiers''.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Flurry, Sand Warriors\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Swordsmanship, Spiked Armor, Toughness
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Alric is a DPS/Tank hybrid. Specifically ''The Meat Shield'', ''The Mitigation Tank'', and ''The Blademaster''.
* AssistCharacter: The '''Sand Warriors''' are in fact the spirits of his fallen brethren, who died during the final battle with the Scarlet Sultan.
* AttackReflector: His passive ability '''Spiked Armor''' does this.
* BadassCreed: His clan, the Detek-en-Dil had one, as follows: ''"In peace, be fair and gentle, as the water of the oasis, in war, be unstoppable and fierce as a sandstorm".''
* BadassFamily: He was part of one, the Detek-en-Dil.
* BladeSpam: '''Flurry''' has Alric striking his enemies with his sword multiple times. He also spams the ability.
* BoringButPractical: Alric eschews the flashy abilities of the other heroes in exchange for a focus on just cutting enemies down in melee combat. It's generally quite effective.
* TheBrigadier: When Vez'nan paid the Scavengers of the dunes to distract Hammerhold during the events of Vengeance, he was in charge of crushing their attacks, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome which he managed to do very well]].
* BearerOfBadNews: Acted as this to Malik when Vez'nan won, after hearing it from a survivor of the conquest.
* CombatPragmatist: He and his clan, the Detek-en-Dil, used the landscape of the dunes to fight the forces of the Scarlet Sultan on their terms, using a [[DelayingAction tactical retreat]] to lure them in.
* CoolSword
* DamagerHealerTank: A mix between Damager and Tank with high emphasis on both.
* DeadlyDustStorm: The Great Desert Spirit was this, and saved him from the might of the Scarlet Sultan's army. The spirit was also the one who gifted him the ability to summon the '''Sand Warriors'''.
* DesertPunk: In addition to summoning sand warriors, Alric is the first hero you get in the beginning levels (which take place in a desert location).
* FamilyHonour: He's carried on the way of the Detek-en-Dil decades after they were wiped out, being a fair but badass warrior of the dunes.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Alric is only wearing one piece of shoulder armor.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: Compared to Gerald from the first game, Alric looks rather sinister.
* Heroic BSOD: Like Malik, he was distraught after hearing about the fall of the Citadel in ''Vengeance''. His origin story also revealed that he had this after his clan, the Detek-en-Dil [[HeroicSacrifice heroically died]] trying to put an end to the Scarlet Sultan's reign of tyranny.
* HitPoints: '''Toughness''' gives him more of these.
* MightyGlacier: Alric does good damage but is also slow.
* NighInvulnerable: Alric has high armor and health, making him almost invulnerable.
* PowerGlows: Alric's arm glows when he summons his '''Sand Warriors'''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He's got a pair of glowing red eyes.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He wears one. Justified in that he's a desert warrior, so he needs to protect his face from sand.
* SentientSands: His '''Sand Warriors''' are this.
* ShoutOut: References ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'', Music/VanHalen, and ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' in three of his quotes.
* SoleSurvivor: He is the only member of the Detek-en-Dil to have survived the battle with the Scarlet Sultan decades before the events of the game.
* {{Strength}}: '''Swordsmanship''' improves Alrics damage output. It also improves the damage of '''Flurry'''.
* SummonMagic: Alric can summon up to three '''Sand Warriors''' to help block and attack enemies.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Malik are pretty much the ones running Hammerhold, as the despair of Vez'nan's conquest gets the two of them to do whatever they can in order to keep Hammerhold alive.
* TrickedOutGloves: He has a glove that allows him to summon his '''Sand Warriors'''.

!!Mirage the Assassin
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"They won't see me coming."''''']]

An assassin who uses throwing knives and shadow clones to take her enemies out undetected.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Shadow Dance, Lethal Strike\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Precision, Swiftness, Shadow Dodge
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Mirage is a hero specialized for DPS. She's a combination of ''The Archer'' and ''Backstabber''.
* BackStab: '''Lethal Strike''' lets her teleport to an enemy and then stabbing them in the back, dealing massive damage with a chance to kill them.
* BadassCape
* BareYourMidriff: It's a bit difficult to see because of the small sprite, but it's there.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DoppelgangerAttack: Comes in two variants, '''Shadow Dodge''' and '''Shadow Dance'''. The former is a counter move which lets her put a shadow clone in her place as a decoy while she teleports to safety, and the latter lets her send out multiple shadow clones to attack enemies.
* DualWielding: She wields a throwing knife in each hand.
* FlashStep: How she performs her '''Lethal Strike'''.
* FragileSpeedster: Mirage is fast, but even at the highest level, she can still die pretty easily.
* KnifeNut: Her WeaponOfChoice. She prefers to throw it unless the enemies get too close, in which she resorts to melee attacks.
* LongRangeFighter: '''Precision''' increases the range of Mirage's ranged attack.
* SprintShoes: '''Swiftness''' increases Mirage's movement speed.
* TomboyishPonytail

!!Cronan the Beastmaster
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Master... Beastmaster!"''''']]

A man of the jungle who fights alongside his animal friends.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Deep Lash\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Boarmaster, Falconer, Stampede, Regeneration
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: It's very clear that Cronan is ''The Beastmaster'', though he also has a shade of ''The Regenerator'' and ''The [=DoT=] Master''.
* TheAhnold: He speaks with a Arnold-like accent.
* BadassArmFold: It's there in his picture.
* BadassBeard
* BadassesWearBandanas: Of the headband variety.
* BattleCry: Does this when he summons his boars.
* TheBeastmaster: It's right there in his title.
* CoolPet: '''Boarmaster''', '''Falconer''', and '''Stampede''' lets Cronan summon boars, falcons, and rhinos.
* DamagerHealerTank: Tank.
* FullBoarAction: '''Boarmaster''' summons 2 boars to block and attack enemies.
* GradualGrinder: '''Deep Lash''' is a whip strike that leaves enemies bleeding.
* HealingFactor: '''Regeneration''' grants him HP regeneration even during combat.
* HeroicBuild
* MartialArtsHeadband
* NatureHero
* NobleBirdOfPrey: '''Falconer''' summons a single falcon that attacks any enemy within range.
* PeltsOfTheBarbarian
* RhinoRampage: '''Stampede''' summons a herd of rhinos which damages enemies with a chance to also stun them.
* RuggedScar
* ShoutOut: References ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' in two of his quotes. His name and design is also a shoutout to Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He does not wear a shirt.
* WhipItGood: His WeaponOfChoice.
* WildHair

!!Bruxa the Voodoo Witch
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"The payment is fair."''''']]

A witch who uses her voodoo magic to fight and curse enemies.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Skull Sacrifice, Voodoo Doll\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Laughing Skulls, Bone Dance, Dread Aura
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: Bruxa is a combination between ''The Nuker'' and ''The Mezzer''.
* BallisticBone: '''Skull Sacrifice''' lets Bruxa deal damage to a single enemy by throwing a "depleted" skull at them.
* BattleAura: '''Dread Aura''' slows the movement speed of enemies and does slight damage to them.
* BottomlessMagazines: Bruxa's insane DPS is due to her skulls. In order to not make her overpowered the skulls become "depleted" after a certain amount of time. However, it is incredibly easy to replenish your skull supply. Just place Bruxa next to a powerful tower and she will never run out of skulls to use.
* CreepyGood: She summons skulls and talks in a witch-like voice, but she helps you as a hero unit.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DreadlockRasta
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Earrings, necklaces, and armbands.
* GlassCannon: She has one of the highest of DPS in Frontiers, but she also has the second lowest HP.
* HollywoodVoodoo: 'Voodoo dolls', shrunken heads and jinxes, Bruxa fits well within the archetype.
* LadyOfBlackMagic
* MagicStaff: Her WeaponOfChoice.
* NothingButSkulls: Every time an enemy dies near Bruxa, she gains a skull. These skulls will hover around Bruxa and will automatically attack any nearby enemies. '''Bone Dance''' increases the maximum amount she can have.
* PowerUp: '''Laughing Skulls''' increases the amount of damage skulls can do.
* PurpleIsPowerful
* ShoutOut: References ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' in two of her quotes.
* SquishyWizard: She has only 350 HP and no armor. Don't let enemies get too close on her.
* VoodooDoll: '''Voodoo Doll''' lets Bruxa stab a voodoo doll, damaging the target as well as 6 other targets of the same type.

!!Captain Blackthorne the Corsair
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Where be the treasure!?"''''']]

A pirate who fights and plunders the enemies with the help of the sea.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Rum and Bang!, Release the Kraken\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Swordsmanship, Looting, Toughness
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is ''The Blademaster'' with a touch of ''The Meat Shield'', ''Area of Effect'', ''The Mezzer'', and ''The Summoner''. To make a long sentence short, he is ''The Jack of All Trades''.
* BadassBeard
* CoolHat: As befitting stereotypical pirate captains.
* CoolSword: Again, befitting a stereotypical pirate.
* DamagerHealerTank: A mix between Damager and Tank with more emphasis on Damager.
* DressedToPlunder: Complete with tricorn, cutlass, peg leg, golden teeth and parrot.
* EyepatchOfPower
* ExplodingBarrels: '''Rum and Bang!''' has Blackthorne throw an explosive barrel at enemies doing area damage.
* GoldTooth
* HitPoints: Has the third highest amount of hit points in ''Frontiers'' because of '''Toughness'''. The only heroes who have more hit points than him are a giant stone golem and a freaking ''undead dragon''.
* JackOfAllTrades: He does high damage, has high health, has an AOE attack, a ranged attack, and a crowd control ability. If he had armor he would be considered overpowered. Luckily he doesn't.
* TheMusketeer: He wields both a gun and a sword. By default he's a melee fighter, though he uses his gun every once in a while.
* {{Pirate}}: If you can't tell from his name alone, his motif is this.
* PirateBooty: '''Looting''' gives you extra gold for every enemy killed near Blackthorne.
* PirateParrot
* {{Strength}}: '''Swordsmanship''' increases his attack damage.
* SummonMagic: '''Release The Kraken''' lets him summon a kraken to trap and damage enemies.
* SwordAndGun
* TalkLikeAPirate
* TentacledTerror: '''Release the Kraken''' lets him summon a whirlpool with a kraken in it. Enemies that step over it will be trapped and attacked by the kraken's tentacles.

!!Nivus the Grand Wizard
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Excelsior!"''''']]

A wizard who fights with a deadly array of spells.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Magic Missile, Chain Spell, Disintegrate\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Arcane Reach, Arcane Focus
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's a flat-out ''Nuker''.
* BadassBeard
* CoolHat
* ChainLightning: It's no lightning, but his '''Chain Spell''' is pretty much this. It can target up to four enemies.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* InstantRunes: On his spellbook.
* LongRangeFighter: '''Arcane Reach''' increases his attack range.
* MagicMissileStorm: '''Magic Missile''' lets him launch an array of magic projectiles that home in on enemies.
* MagicStaff: His WeaponOfChoice.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His '''Disintegrate''' explodes enemies into confetti.
* PowerUp: '''Arcane Focus''' increases his attack damage.
* PurpleIsPowerful
* RobeAndWizardHat
* ShoutOut: To Creator/StanLee, Literature/TheLordOfTheRings, and Franchise/HarryPotter.
* SpellBook
* SquishyWizard: Even at level 10, his HP caps off at 250, making him the hero with the least HP. To top it off, he has no physical armor. Don't let enemies touch him.
* {{Teleportation}}: He can instantly teleport anywhere on the map.
* WizardBeard

!!Dierdre the Priestess
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Hallelujah!"''''']]

A priestess who aids your troops in battle with healing magic and status buffs.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Holy Light, Consecrate, Wings of Light\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Blessed Armor, Divine Health
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: She's ''The Healer'' and ''The Buffer'' mixed with ''The Meat Shield'' and ''The Mitigation Tank''.
* BadassPreacher: Judging by her quotes, she seems to be this.
* BattleBallgown: '''Blessed Armor''' increases Dierdre's armor.
* CombatMedic: She heals, gives buffs, and is extremely durable.
* DamagerHealerTank: Healer.
* HealingHands: Her most prominent role in the battlefield is to heal up your troops with '''Holy Light'''.
* HitPoints: '''Divine Health''' increases this.
* LightIsGood
* MagicStaff
* MyNaymeIs: Her name is spelt 'Dierdre', instead of the correct [[UsefulNotes/IrishNames Deirdre]].
* StatusBuff: She has two. '''Wings of Light''' gives troops more armor, and '''Consecrate''' boosts a tower's attack power for a period of time.
* {{Teleportation}}: '''Wings of Light''', in addition to buffing troops' armor, also grants her teleportation.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: All of her abilities are heals or supportive to some degree.

!!Grawl the Stone Giant
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Let there be rock!"''''']]

A stone elemental who fights with brute force.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Boulder Throw, Stomp, Shard Punch\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Bastion, Hard Rock
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's pretty much ''The Meat Shield'' and ''The Mitigation Tank''.
* BlueIsHeroic
* DamagerHealerTank: Tank.
* DishingOutDirt: He's a stone golem, so this one's a given. More specifically, '''Boulder Throw''' lets him throw a boulder at enemies, dealing area damage.
* ElementalEmbodiment: Of rock.
* {{Golem}}: A stone golem to be exact.
* GroundPunch: '''Stomp''' lets him punch the ground a few times, damaging and stunning enemies around him.
* HitPoints: '''Hard Rock''' increases his HP, maxing him out at a whopping ''900'' on level 10, making him the hero with the most HP. To top it off, by that point, his physical armor rating is ''medium'', so he won't be going down anytime soon.
* KnuckleCracking: He does that in his portrait.
* MightyGlacier
* PowerFist: '''Shard Punch''' lets him grow crystals on his hand and punch an enemy with it.
* RockMonster
* StandYourGround: Thanks to '''Bastion'''.
* StatusBuff: '''Bastion''' gives him more damage as long as he stays on one spot.

!!Sha'tra the Skyhunter
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Edih Nori!"''''']]

A warrior from another world who fights with futuristic weapons.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Energy Glaive, Purification Protocol, Abduction\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Vibro Blades, Final Countdown
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's a combination of ''The Blademaster'' and ''The Nuker''.
* AlienAbduction: '''Abduction''' lets him summon his ship to kidnap enemies.
* AllThereInTheManual: The post in the Extras section on the [=IronHide=] Games website regarding his chronicles, say that he was chasing down the Parasites through space, and after annihilating them joined the campaign to rid of Umbra, who he found to [[AntiClimaxBoss "simply be a nuisance"]].
* AndTheAdventureContinues: After completing his "mission" on each of the planets he's been on, he lets his "hunter's instinct" guide him to the next battle.
* AttackDrone: '''Purification Protocol''' allows him to summon a drone that constantly damages enemies.
* BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His WeaponOfChoice, the Vibro Blades.
* ContinuityNod: He returns as a HeroUnit in ''VideoGame/IronMarines'', and one of his abilities [[spoiler:'''Linirea's Gem''']] heavily implies that he is [[spoiler:the alien that took the corrupted Tear of Elynie at the end of the ''Frontiers''.]] This is confirmed via WordOfGod on the [=IronHide=] Games website's Extras section, having taken it after thinking that Umbra was an AntiClimaxBoss.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DeadlyDisc: His '''Energy Glaive'''. If it hits an enemy, there's a chance it can bounce to other enemeies as well.
* HumanoidAliens: He is an alien that looks fairly humanoid.
* OneHitKill: '''Abduction''' basically functions as this.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Confirmed via WordOfGod (see Continuity Nod) above, his race are trying to complete "the Final Challenge", which will grant the one who does so the "mythical Stelar Blades".
* PurpleIsPowerful: He wears a purple suit.
* ShoutOut:
** Extraterrestrial origins? DeadlyDisc? BladeBelowTheShoulder? [[TakingYouWithMe Laughs when killed before initiating self-destruct]]? Sha'tra is pretty much this game's version of Franchise/{{Predator}}.
** Design-wise, he looks very similar to a Protoss from ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', with many pointing to Zeratul.
* {{Strength}}: The '''Vibro Blades''' upgrade increases his attack damage.
* TakingYouWithMe: '''Final Countdown''' makes him explode if he's killed, dealing area damage to nearby enemies. To top it off, he laughs before exploding.
* TheUnintelligible: His quotes seem to indicate this. [[spoiler:They're just anagrams of various Ironhide Studio devs]].
* VibratingWeapon: His Vibro Blades.

!!Karkinos the Warmaster
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"I am Karkinos!"''''']]

A cyborg Bloodshell who fights for you with his iron pincer. He was originally released alongside Kutsao with the Rising Tides mini-campaign.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Pincer Attack, Shoulder Cannon\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Iron Pincer, Battle Hardened, Burrow
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's mostly ''The Mitigation Tank''.
* DamagerHealerTank: Tank.
* FastTunnelling: '''Burrow''' increases his tunneling speed.
* GiantEnemyCrab: He's more of a Giant ''Friendly'' Crab.
* MercyInvincibility: '''Battle Hardened''' grants him momentary invulnerability when he's on low health.
* PowerPincers: Being based on a crab, he naturally has these, although one has been replaced by an iron one. Furthermore, with '''Pincer Attack''', he can extend his iron pincer to attack enemies in a line.
* ShoulderCannon: His, well...'''Shoulder Cannon'''. It allows him to fire a glob of water that damages enemies and slows them.
* {{Strength}}: The '''Iron Pincer''' upgrade increases his attack damage.

!!Kutsao the Monk
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Shapeless like water."''''']]

A monk who fights with his bare fists in several different styles. He was originally released alongside Karkinos with the Rising Tides mini-campaign.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Snake Style, Dragon Style, Tiger Style, Leopard Style\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Crane Style
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's unmistakably ''The Scrapper''.
* AreaOfEffect: His '''Dragon Style''' damages enemies around him.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: His '''Tiger Style''' is a powerful blow that ignores enemy armor.
* BareFistedMonk
* CounterAttack: '''Crane Style''' increases his chance to dodge and counter an attack.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* FlashStep: '''Leopard Style''' lets him attack an enemy and quickly teleports to another one.
* KiManipulation: His '''Dragon Style''' certainly invokes this trope.
* StandardStatusEffect: His '''Snake Style''' can make enemies deal less damage.
* SupernaturalMartialArts
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* WarriorMonk

!!Dante the Hunter
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"I'm the best at what I do."''''']]

A demon hunter who fights with a holy arsenal. He was originally released alongside Bonehart with the Shadowmoon mini-campaign.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Akimbo Style, Silver Bullet, Holy Grenade, Relic of Power\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Beacon of Light
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's the ''Jack of All Trades''.
* AnAxeToGrind: His WeaponOfChoice for melee fights.
* AntiMagic: His '''Holy Grenade''' prevents any spellcasters from casting spells.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: His '''Silver Bullet''' ignores armor.
* BadassBeard
* BadassLongcoat
* BattleAura: What '''Beacon of Light''' boils down to.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He has the grizzled looks of a villain (and his dialogue implies that he has done some bad things in the past), but he is very much on your side
* GunsAkimbo: His '''Akimbo Style''' lets him fire rapidly with two pistols at enemies.
* HolyHandGrenade: His '''Holy Grenade'''. Instead of damaging enemies however, it simply disables their spellcasting ability.
* TheMusketeer: He wields two guns, a rifle, and an axe. He only uses his gun to attack enemies from afar. When enemies get close, he switches to his axe.
* StatusBuff: '''Beacon of Light''' grants nearby troops extra damage. It even works when he's dead.
* StatusBuffDispel: '''Relic of Power''' destroys an enemy's defenses, be it physical or magical.
* WeaponOfXSlaying: '''Silver Bullet''' kills Werewolves and Lycans in one shot regardless of their HP.

!!Kahz the Warlord
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Where's the beef?"''''']]

A minotaur who fights with his barbaric might.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Bull Rush, Daedalus' Maze, Roar of Fury, Doom Spin\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Blood Axe
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* ALoadOfBull: He's a minotaur.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's ''The Blademaster''.
* AnAxeToGrind: His WeaponOfChoice.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: '''Blood Axe''' gives him a chance of dealing armor-piercing attack.
* DashAttack: '''Bull Rush''' lets him rush towards enemies, stunning them.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RedIsHeroic
* SpinAttack: '''Doom Spin''' lets him spin his axe, damaging enemies around him.
* StatusBuff: '''Roar of Fury''' increases all towers' attack damage for a period of time.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: His '''Daedalus' Maze''' teleports an enemy to him.

!!Saitam the Monkey God
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"I am Saitam, mighty monkey!"''''']]

The mischievous monkey god who fights with a dual tetsubo atop his nimbus cloud.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Spinning Pole, Tetsubo Storm, Monkey Palm, Angry God\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Divine Nature
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is a ''Jack of All Trades''.
* AntiMagic: '''Monkey Palm''', in addition to stunning an enemy, also disables their spellcasting ability.
* BifurcatedWeapon: He doesn't split his dual tetsubo unless he's performing '''Tetsubo Storm'''.
* CoolCrown
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DamageIncreasingDebuff: '''Angry God''' makes all enemies take more damage for a short time.
* DoubleWeapon: His WeaponOfChoice, a dual tetsubo.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* FlyingOnACloud: This is how Saitam moves around the map.
* HealingFactor: '''Divine Nature''' grants him HP regeneration even during combat.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ShoutOut: To the Monkey King from JourneyToTheWest.
* SimpleStaff: Averted, it's not that simple.
* SpamAttack: '''Tetsubo Storm''' allows him to repeatedly bash an enemy with his pole.
* SpinAttack: '''Spinning Pole''' allows him to spin his pole, damaging enemies around.

!!Ashbite the Dragon
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Rrrreeeeh!"''''']]

A fire dragon who comes to aid Linirea after being rescued in the Elf War.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Blazing Breath, Feast, Fiery Mist, Wildfire Barrage\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Reign of Fire
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's a combination betwen ''The Nuker'' and ''The Mezzer''.
* AreaOfEffect: '''Wildfire Barrage''' allows him to spit out a fireball that explodes in a large area.
* BreathWeapon: Being a dragon, most of his attacks revolve around this, though '''Blazing Breath''' is probably the most straight examples with him simply breathing out a stream of fire.
* EatingTheEnemy: '''Feast''' allows him to dive down and bite an enemy, dealing damage with a chance of instant kill.
* GradualGrinder: Thanks to his '''Reign of Fire''', his attacks set enemies on fire, burning them slowly.
* IOweYouMyLife: Him coming to Linirea's aid could be considered this after their forces rescued him in the Elf War of ''Origins''.
* PlayingWithFire: His abilities revolves around fire.
* RedIsHeroic
* SmokeShield: '''Fiery Mist''' allows him to breathe out smoke, slowing enemies down.
* TheSpeechless: Ashbite can't speak; when ordered to move he simply roars.

!!Boneheart the Dracolich
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Never laugh at undead dragons."''''']]

An undead dragon who fights with the power of the underworld. He was originally released alongside Dante with the Shadowmoon mini-campaign. Later revealed to be Faustus from ''Origins'', but corrupted along with the Tear of Elynie.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Spine Rain, Bone Golem, Plague Carrier, Disease Nova\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Unstable Disease
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* ActionBomb: Thanks to his '''Unstable Disease''', his attacks can drain enemies' health. If they die because of that, they will explode and infect nearby enemies.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's a combination between ''The Nuker'', ''The [=DoT=] Master'', ''The Beastmaster'', and ''Area of Effect''. Basically, an uber-powerful ''Jack of All Trades''.
* AreaOfEffect: Bonehart's abilities and basic attacks all deal huge amount of area of effect damage.
* BallisticBone: '''Spine Rain''' allows him to throw sharp bones at enemies.
* BreathWeapon: '''Plague Carrier''' allows him to breathe out a cloud of plague that goes down the lane, infecting enemies as it passes.
* BusCrash: He reappears in ''Vengeance'' as a scattered pile of bones. You can tap the bones to resurrect him.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite being turned into a {{Dracolich}} with pestilence-based powers thanks to the corruption of the Tear of Elynie, he's still one of the good guys.
* {{Dracolich}}
* GradualGrinder: All of his attacks can drain enemy life.
* {{Plaguemaster}}: His powers revolve around this.
* SicklyGreenGlow: Bonehart's main colour is a sickly green.
* SuicideAttack: '''Disease Nova''' allows him to dive down and explode in a cloud of plague. This doesn't count as a death, as he comes back right after.
* SummonMagic: He can summon two '''Bone Golems''' to block enemies.
* TalkingAnimal: Out of all the animal heroes in the franchise, he's one out of three who can talk. Possibly justified due to the magic that reanimated him.

!!Rurin Longbeard
[[quoteright:112:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rurin_mini.png]]
[[caption-width-right:112:'''''"Dungeon's deep and cavern's old."''''']]

The dwarf hero who stumbles upon you in the tunnels of Emberspike Mountain.

->'''Ability:''' Hammer Smash
----

* AreaOfEffect: His '''Hammer Smash'''.
* BadassBeard
* BlingOfWar: He wears a golden chestplate, helmet, and wields a golden hammer as a weapon.
* DropTheHammer: His WeaponOfChoice.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He only appears at ''The Dark Descent'' level.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: His name is one to Durin Longbeard, and his many quotes are said by Gimli. See the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ShoutOut/KingdomRush Shoutout]] page for more.
* TheLeader: He could be considered this among the trapped dwarven forces the ''TheDarkDescent''.
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: His death cry is 'Not the Beard'.
* NiceHat

!!The Black Corsair
[[quoteright:112:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/corsair_mini.png]]
[[caption-width-right:112:'''''"All aboard!"''''']]

A steamboat captain who aids you in the Storm Atoll.

->'''Ability:''' Depth Charges
----

* AllThereInTheManual: His real name (according to a troper who emailed [=Ironhide=] Games to confirm this), is in fact [[NamedAfterSomeoneFamous Blackbeard]].
* BadassBeard
* TheBrigadier: He's in charge of Linirea's navy, and recently had a hard time battling marauding pirates in the Crystal Sea, who were paid to keep Hammerhold's forces distracted while Vez'nan was conquering Linirea.
* CoolBoat
* GuestStarPartyMember: He only appears at the ''Storm Atoll'' level.
* HavingABlast: He attacks by throwing exploding barrels, effectively turning him into a mobile artillery tower.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: With some assistance, he was able to lead some of Hammerhold's forces to crush the pirates constant attacks against them.
* NiceHat
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: He was put in charge of Linirea's navy capabilities after the events of the Rising Tides mini-campaign in ''Frontiers'', and was able to crush the pirates that were terrorising the coastal communities thanks to Vez'nan's backing.
* SeaMine: Despite its name, his naval mines act more like a landmine, only on water.
* WritersCannotDoMath: He says "Full Sail Ahead" even though he captains a ''STEAM'' boat.

!!Lucrezia
[[quoteright:112:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lucrezia_mini.png]]
[[caption-width-right:112:'''''"Got blood?''''']]

A noble vampiress who aids you in defeating Vasile.

->'''Abilities:''' Drain Life, Cloak
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* FieryRedhead
* GuestStarPartyMember: She only appears at the ''Dusk Chateau'' level.
* LifeDrain: '''Drain Life''' allows her to absorb health from an enemy.
* OneHitKill: Any Vampiresa hit by Lucrezia's cloak is instantly killed.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: She has these in her image (though they're more of a pinkish colour).
* SpinAttack: Her '''Cloak''' ablility.
* WeaponOfXSlaying: '''Cloak''' will [[OneHitKill instantly defeat]] Vampiresa enemies, but otherwise deals a good bit of normal damage.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:KingdomRushOriginsPlayableHeroes]]

!!Eridan the Ranger
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_eridan.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"You have my bow."''''']]

An elven ranger who fights with his barrage of arrows and swift swordsmanship.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Arrow Volley, Double Strike\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Porcupine, Nimble Fencer\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Arrow Storm
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: He fell for Alleria when the both of them were children, and changed his lifestyle to get her attention while doing good for the Elven kingdom. Chances are Alleria didn't notice him until much later on.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's a combination of ''The Archer'' and ''The Scrapper''.
* BlackSheep: According to [[https://forums.ironhidegames.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8129&start=320 this]] forum post by a developer, Eridan is the son of a sorceress and a druid and is also the younger brother of Arivan. Instead of following the family tradition of magic, he instead became a ranger. He and Arivan don't get along.
* BladeSpam: Averted with '''Double Strike'''. It really just allows him to slash an enemy twice.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Although he's an archer, he can fight as well hand-to-hand with his sword.
* CounterAttack: '''Nimble Fencer''' allows him to dodge and counter melee attacks.
* EmotionSuppression: A mild example. He's kept his love for Alleria to himself since they were children before the events of ''Origins''.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* TheLeader: He's been leading the elves on the southern continent since the end of ''Origins''.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LoveAtFirstSight: While he still an apprentice at the Royal Elven Court, he saw the then-princess Alleria for the first time, and fell for her then and there.
* MoreDakka: '''Arrow Volley''' lets him fire a consecutive amount of arrows in seconds. He can fire more when upgraded.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Follows the Wood Elf archetype.
* RainOfArrows: The '''Arrow Storm''' Hero Spell.
* RatedMForManly: His philosophy when it came to getting Alleria's attention without seeming desperate.
* ScrewDestiny: He was destined to become a wizard in the court alongside his parents, and brother Arivan, but he diverted from it so that [[IJustWantToBeBadass he could someone different.]]
* StatusBuff: '''Porcupine''' allows him to deal extra damage for each consecutive arrow on a target.
* UndyingLoyalty: As a ranger, he has this to the Elven Royal family, and Alleria in particular.

!!Arivan the Elementalist
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_arivan_2.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"I bend all elements!"''''']]

An elven wizard who wields the elemental powers.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Seal of Fire, Lightning Rod, Icy Prison\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Stone Dance\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Elemental Storm
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* AllYourPowersCombined: His '''Elemental Storm''' allows him to summon a tornado that shoots out various elemental shots.
* AloofBigBrother: He is this to Eridan.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is ''The Nuker'', with his spells doing high damage and dealing area of effect damage.
* BlowYouAway: The main form of his '''Elemental Storm''' is a tornado.
* ElementalPowers
* GlowingEyes
* KillItWithIce: '''Icy Prison''' freezes a single enemy and deals damage.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Follows the High Elf archetype.
* PlayingWithFire: '''Seal of Fire''' deals area of effect damage and he fires several more when upgraded.
* ShockAndAwe: '''Lightning Rod''' deals true damage to a single enemy, making him good at dealing massive damage to a strong enemy.
* SquishyWizard: Even with '''Stone Dance''' soaking some damage, his low HP and no armor can get him killed.
* TheDutifulSon: According to [[https://forums.ironhidegames.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8129&start=320 this]] forum post by a developer, Arivan is the son of a sorceress and a druid and is also the older brother of Eridan. He followed in his parents' footsteps and became a magician. He and Eridan don't get along.

!!Catha the Pixie
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_catha.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Sugar, spice, and everything nice!"''''']]

A pixie that fights alongside with the elves.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Faery Soul, Faery Tale, Pixie's Fury\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Pixie's Curse\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Faery Dust
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: She fulfills ''The Healer'' with '''Faery Soul''' and ''The Mezzer'' with '''Pixie's Curse''' and '''Faery Dust'''.
* CombatMedic: '''Faery Soul''' allows her to heal your troops.
* MagicWand
* OurFairiesAreDifferent
* StandardStatusEffect: She stuns with '''Faery Dust''' and '''Pixie's Curse'''.
* SummonMagic: Comes in two flavors. '''Faery Tale''' allows her to summon pixie warriors to block and fight enemies in place, while '''Pixie's Fury''' has her send out pixie warriors to strike enemies.
* UnitsNotToScale: While her in-game sprite is as big as any other heroes, WordOfGod confirms that she really is as big as a fairy.

!!Razz & Rags the Rag
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_razz.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"This is amazing!"''''']]

A little gnome who has had enough with the invasion and created a giant doll to fight the Twilight Elves.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Raggified, Kamihare, Angry Gnome, Hammer Time\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Changeling
----

* BalefulPolymorph: '''Raggified''' and '''Changeling''' transforms an enemy and a group of enemy respectively temporarily into ragdolls that fight enemies.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Who expected a gnome to be able to do all of this?
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Razz is a tiny gnome, while Rags is a big animated ragdoll Razz rides on.
* DropTheHammer: '''Hammer Time''' allows Rag to attack enemies in an area with a hammer.
* KillerRabbit: '''Kamihare''' lets them unleash a bunch of rabbits that explode on enemies.
* MagicWand: Wielded by Razz, which does most of the ranged attacks.
* NiceHat: Razz has one.
* OurGnomesAreWeirder
* ShoulderTeammate: Razz is this to Rags.

!!Lilith the Fallen Angel
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_lilith.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Everybody has demons."''''']]

A fallen angel who seeks redemption.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Reaper's Harvest, Infernal Wheel\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Soul Eater, Resurrection\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Heavenly Chaos
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* AutoRevive: '''Resurrection''' gives her a chance to instantly respawn after being killed.
* CoolMask: She wears one.
* DeathFromAbove: One of the effects of '''Heavenly Chaos''' is raining fire.
* FallenAngel
* OneHitKill: '''Reaper's Harvest''' allows her to strike an enemy for massive damage with a chance to instakill.
* PowerEchoes: She speaks in a reverbed voice.
* RedemptionQuest: Her bio states that she is on one of these.
* RingOfFire: '''Inferal Wheel''' allows her to summon a fiery ring on the road to burn enemies.
* SinisterScythe: Her WeaponOfChoice.
* SummonMagic: The other effect of '''Heavenly Chaos''' is summoning fallen angels to attack enemies.
* YourSoulIsMine: '''Soul Eater''' allows her to absorb a dead enemy's soul. This is also one of her quotes.

!!Reg'son the Eldritch Blade
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[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"I'll have my vengeance."''''']]

A Twilight Elf who turned against his own kind.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Eldritch Blade, Eldritch Slash\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Eldritch Heal, Eldritch Way\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Vindicator
----

* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's ''The Scrapper''.
* DualWielding: He wields a pair of knives.
* FlamingSword: '''Eldritch Blade''' allows him to coat his knives in flames, allowing him to deal true damage with a chance of instakill.
* HeelFaceTurn: He turns against his own kind.
* HitPoints: '''Eldritch Way''' gives him more health.
* KnifeNut: His WeaponOfChoice.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* SpinAttack: '''Eldritch Slash''' allows him to attack up to three enemies around him by spinning.
* OneHitKill: His '''Vindicator''' always kills an enemy. On bosses, it deals massive damage instead.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Follows the Dark Elf archetype.
* WalkingShirtlessScene
* YourSoulIsMine: '''Eldritch Heal''' allows him to absorb the soul of nearby dead enemies, healing him for a fraction of their health.

!!Prince Denas the Noble Knight
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_princedenas.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Bow before me!"''''']]

The young Denas before he was crowned king.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Sybarite, Celebrity, Mighty, Avenger\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Sworn Defenders
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is ''The Tank''.
* AssistCharacter: '''Sworn Defenders''' allows him to call his bodyguards to block the path.
* BadassBeard
* BlueIsHeroic
* CallForward: When calling in his Kingsguard, he may shout "Honor and Glory!" or "For the Prince!" Come Kingdom Rush, infantry deploy "For Honor and Glory" or "For the King."
* CarryABigStick: '''Mighty''' allows him to slam an enemy with a huge mace which deals true damage.
* CoolCrown
* CoolSword
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Through '''Sybarite''', he eats some ham to recover health.
* LargeHam: He still is in his youth.
* MoneyMultiplier: Calling waves early and he gives 25 extra gold.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's the prince of Linirea, and he aids the elves in the war.
* ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks: '''Avenger''' lets him throw his shield to deal damage to a group of enemies.

!!Xin the Panda Monk
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_xin.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Panda Style!"''''']]

A panda warrior from another land.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Daring Strike, Inspire, Mind over Body, Panda Style\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Pandaemonium
----

* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is ''The Jack of All Trades''.
* AssistCharacter: '''Pandaemonium''' allows him to call his fellow panda warriors to attack enemies.
* BearsAreBadNews: For your enemies that is.
* FlashStep: '''Daring Strike''' allows him to teleport to the strongest enemy and hit them.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: '''Mind over Body''' allows him to drink a potion that gradually restores health.
* {{Kiai}}: What '''Inspire''' is.
* PandaingToTheAudience
* ShockwaveStomp: '''Panda Style''' allows him to stomp the ground, hitting enemies around him.
* SimpleStaff: His WeaponOfChoice, although he ties his potion gourd on one end.
* StatusBuff: '''Inspire''' allows nearby troops to deal double damage for a short time.
* WarriorMonk

!!Lynn the Hexblade
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_lynn.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"The end is near."''''']]

Baj'Nimen's former bodyguard. After learning his plan to destroy the world, she betrayed him to defend her homeland. She was originally released with the Bittering Rancor (where Baj-Nimen is the antagonist) mini campaign, as such, she is tailor-made for that campaign.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Hex Fury, Curse of Despair, Weakening Curse, Charm of Misfortune\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Fate Sealed
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: She is ''The Debuffer''.
* ActionBomb: Any enemy who gets killed with '''Fate Sealed''' will explode, damaging enemies around them.
* {{BFS}}: Her WeaponOfChoice.
* BladeSpam: '''Hex Fury''' allows her to attack an enemy multiple times with her sword.
* BoyishShortHair
* CoolSword: And boy does she use it.
* DamageIncreasingDebuff: Any enemy cursed with '''Curse of Despair''' or '''Weakening Curse''' takes extra damage from '''Hex Fury'''.
* GradualGrinder: '''Fate Sealed''' drains an enemy's life.
* HeelFaceTurn: She decided to fight against her own master and brethren to protect her home and people.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Follows the Dark Elf archetype.
* RuggedScar: She has a scar that runs down over her right eye.
* StandardStatusEffect: Her overall gimmick. '''Curse of Despair''' slows and reduces enemies' damage, while '''Charm of Misfortune''' makes enemies miss their attacks.
* StatusBuffDispel: '''Weakening Curse''' reduces an enemy's defenses for a short time.
* SwordPlant: How she executes '''Curse of Despair''' and '''Weakening Curse'''.

!!Vez'nan the Dark Wizard
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_veznan.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"All magic comes with a price."''''']]

The young Vez'nan. He was Denas' close friend.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Soul Burn, Magic Shackles, Arcane Nova\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Hermetic Insight\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Dark Pact
----

* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's ''The Nuker''.
* BadassLongRobe: He wears one.
* FaceHeelTurn: He is the final boss in the first game.
* HavingABlast: '''Arcane Nova''' does damage and slows enemies.
* TheFaceless: His face is hidden under his hood.
* LongRangeFighter: '''Hermetic Insight''' increases his attack range.
* MagicStaff: His WeaponOfChoice.
* SummonMagic: '''Dark Pact''' allows him to summon a huge demon to fight enemies.
* SupernormalBindings: '''Magic Shackles''' traps enemies and does damage over time.
* {{Teleportation}}: He can teleport instantly anywhere on the map.
* YourSoulIsMine: '''Soul Burn''' allows him to absorb enemies' souls, disintegrating them.

!!Durax the Elemental
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_durax.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Iím the one who knocks!"''''']]

A crystal elemental whose land was tarnished by the Ogres. He vowed to destroy every single one of them. He was released alongside the Hulking Rage mini campaign.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Crystallites, Armblade, Lethal Prism, Shard Lance\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Sapphire Fangs
----

* BlueIsHeroic
* JavelinThrower: '''Shard Lance''' allows him to throw a crystal spear at an enemy.
* RockMonster: He's a crystal elemental.
* SelfDuplication: '''Crystallites''' allows him to make a fully controllable copy of himself to fight enemies for a while.
* ShapeshifterWeapon: Comes in two flavors. '''Armblade''' allows him to transform his arm into a blade and attack an enemy with it, while '''Lethal Prism''' allows him to transform into a prism that shoots lightning bolts at enemies.
* SpikesOfDoom: '''Sapphire Fangs''' allows him to grow spikes over an area, damaging enemies.

!!Bravebark the Ent Lord
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_bravebark.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Solitary trees grow strong."''''']]

A large animated tree.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Rootspikes, Oakseeds, Branchball\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Springsap\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Nature's Wrath
----

* BatterUp: His WeaponOfChoice. Furthermore, '''Branchball''' allows him to grab an enemy and flings them out of the stage with a wooden bat.
* GaiasVengeance: His '''Nature's Wrath''' and '''Rootspikes''' abilities could be considered this.
* HealingFactor: '''Springsap''' allows him to heal himself and nearby allies. Overlaps with HealingHands.
* LastOfHisKind: His description says that he is 'The last of a long-gone race of Forest Wardens.'
* PlantMooks: '''Oakseeds''' allows him to grow 2 seedlings to block and fight enemies.
* OneManArmy: His description says he is 'An army on his own'.
* SpikesOfDoom: Comes in two flavors, '''Rootspikes''' and '''Nature's Wrath''', which allows him to grow spiky roots that damage a single enemy and cover a large area respectively.
* WhenTreesAttack: He's an ent, so this is a given.
* YouLookFamiliar: His Greenlings (spawned from his '''Oakseeds''' ability) look like pristine and uncorrupted versions of the Tainted Treants from the original game.

!!Bruce the Werelion
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_bruce.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Respect, and honor."''''']]

An ancient soldier transformed into a white werelion. Released alongside Lynn for the Bittering Rancor mini-campaign.

->'''Active Abilities:''' King's Roar, Grievous Bites\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Sharp Claws, Lion's Fur\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Guardian Lions
----

* AssistCharacter: '''Guardian Lions''' allows him to call lions to attack and disable enemies.
* BlueIsHeroic
* CoolOldGuy
* DamageIncreasingDebuff: He deals more damage to enemies bleeding from '''Sharp Claws'''.
* GlowingEyes
* GradualGrinder: '''Sharp Claws''' gives his attacks a chance to make enemies bleed.
* HalfHumanHybrid: He's half man half lion.
* HitPoints: '''Lion's Fur''' increases his HP.
* LightIsGood
* MakeMeWannaShout: '''King's Roar''' allows him to roar loudly, stunning nearby enemies.
* ManBitesMan: '''Grievous Bites''' allows him to bite an enemy 3 times.
* WolverineClaws: His WeaponOfChoice.

!!Phoenix the Eternal Bird
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_phoenix.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"Screech!"''''']]

An enormous fire bird. She was released alongside Wilbur for the Forgotten Treasures mini-campaign.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Immolate, Blazing Offspring, Ring of Fire\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Purification\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Ember Field
----

* HomingProjectile: '''Blazing Offspring''' and '''Purification''' always home in on enemies.
* KillItWithFire
* ThePhoenix
* RingOfFire: Her, well, '''Ring of Fire''' allows her to infuse a tower with a fiery ring, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
* SamusIsAGirl: Although the game text refers to Phoenix as male ("his" is used in a skill description), the developers have stated on the community forums that Phoenix is female, and references to being a male in game are typos.
* TheSpeechless: It is the only hero in the third game that does not speak. It screeches instead.
* SuicideAttack: If she dies, she dives down and explodes, damaging enemies. '''Immolate''' allows her to use this skill without waiting for her health to run out. Fortunately, her respawn time is only ''5 seconds''.
* WeaponizedOffspring: '''Blazing Offspring''' allows her to launch her offspring at enemies.

!!Wilbur the Inventor
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_wilbur.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"You can be my wingman any time!"''''']]

A dwarven engineer who pilots a plane. He was released along with the Forgotten Treasures mini-campaign.

->'''Active Abilities:''' M.A.D. Missiles, Smokespitter [=TX201=], Boom Box Mk. 1/2/3\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' DWAARPS Engine\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Pewpew Drones
----

* ActionBomb: '''Boom Box Mk. 1/2/3''' allows Wilbur to throw a box of bombs that marches towards enemies.
* AdventurerOutfit: Of the Airman variety.
* AllThereInTheManual: According to a news post regarding the release of the Forgotten Treasures mini-campaign for the Steam port, he had a little brother that helped him build his aircraft.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's a mix between ''Area Of Effect'' and ''The Mezzer''.
* AttackDrone: '''Pewpew Drones''' calls in 4 drones to attack enemies.
* BadassBeard
* BadassMoustache
* BambooTechnology: He pilots a plane...in a fantasy setting.
* CoolPlane: A cross between a helicopter and a monoplane.
* {{Cyborg}}: Possibly. The [=IronHide=] website tells us that there are legends of him still being alive, thanks to replacing his flesh with mechanical parts.
* FieryRedhead: Like all the dwarves in the franchise.
* FixedDamageAttack: Wilbur's main attacks do true damage, which does damage to all enemies equally.
* {{Flight}}: Wilbur can move anywhere on the map. '''DWAARPS Engine''' increases his speed.
* GadgeteerGenius: A post on the [=IronHide=] website states that he's the brilliant mind behind the Dwarven Kingdom's current technology and machineries.
* HeroicBSOD: He was crushed when he found out what happened to the dwarves on the southern continent during his absence.
* HomingProjectile: Wilbur can launch 2 '''M.A.D. Missiles''' to take out groups of enemies.
* LateToTheTragedy: According to the [=IronHide=] Games website, he was out exploring the world on his gyrocopter during the Dark Outbreak caused by Godieth and his minions.
* NiceHat: An aviator's hat.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame
* SmokeShield: '''Smokespitter [=TX201=]''' allows him to smoke the ground below him, slowing enemies down.
* StoryAndGameplayIntegration: Given that he was released along with the Forgotten Treasures Mini-Campaign, it can be assumed that he is [[LastOfHisKind the last of dwarves]] that once thrived in the Dwarf Caves of the Southern Continent. According to [=IronHide=] Games' website, this is confirmed. He was out flying his gyrocopter when the massacre happened and [[LateToTheTragedy only returned home after that]].

!!Faustus the Dragon Mage
[[quoteright:223:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_faustus.png]]
[[caption-width-right:223:'''''"A dragon lives forever."''''']]

An ancient magical dragon whom Elynie, the goddess of the elves, trusted to protect her people. His soul is linked to the powerful artifact Tear of Elynie, granting him immortality. Later revealed to be what Boneheart from ''Frontiers'' used to be before he was corrupted.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Dragon Lance, Teleport Rune, Enervation, Liquid Fire\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Dragon Rage
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* AntiMagic: '''Enervation''' allows him to nullify enemies' magic abilities.
* AssistCharacter: '''Dragon Rage''' allows him to call dragonlings to ignite the path.
* BigGood: He was tasked by Elynie herself to protect the elves no matter what, as such he was revered by the elves until the Spider Queen corrupted the Tear of Elynie, corrupting him as well.
* BreathWeapon: '''Liquid Fire''' allows him to breathe magical fire onto enemies.
* CallForward: His quote "A dragon lives forever" hints to his (then unknown) appearance as Bonehart in ''Frontiers''.
* FallenHero: Zig-Zagged, while he's not the hero that the elves once revered as a god, he's not evil like most examples of this trope, he's now corrupted.
* {{Immortality}}: Thanks to his soul-link with the Tear of Elynie, he's completely immortal, this continues even after its corruption by the Spider Goddess.
* SameCharacterButDifferent: He's actually Bonehart from ''Frontiers'' before the Tear of Elynie was corrupted.
* {{Synchronisation}}: His soul is linked to the Tear of Elynie, so anything that would happen to that would affect him as well. This resulted in his corruption, and transformation into Bonehart.
* TalkingAnimal: Of all the animal heroes in the franchise, he's one out of two who can talk.
* TechnicolorFire: Faustus breathes cyan fire.
* {{Teleportation}}: '''Teleport Rune''' allows him to teleport enemies back up the lane.
* ThatManIsDead: He cast aside his draconic magic and turned to dark magic and necromancy, even referring to himself as Bonehart.
* UndyingLoyalty: He has this to Elynie, her possessions, and all those who are descended from her, Alleria included.

!!Bolverk
[[quoteright:112:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kro_bolverk_mini.png]]
[[caption-width-right:112:'''''"Players like me should be left alone."''''']]

A Varl Berserker who aids you in defeating Godieth the Infernal.

->'''Abilities:''' Battle Cry, Twin Axes
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* AnAxeToGrind: His WeaponOfChoice.
* BadassBeard / BadassMoustache
* {{Crossover}}: He originated from ''VideoGame/TheBannerSaga''.
* DamageIncreasingDebuff: '''Battle Cry''' increases damage dealt to enemies in a range.
* DualWielding: He dual wields a pair of axes.
* GuestStarPartyMember: He only appears at the ''Tainted Pit'' level.
* HornedHumanoid
* MakeMeWannaShout: His '''Battle Cry'''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His display shows him with deep red eyes.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:KingdomRushVengeancePlayableHeroes]]

!! Veruk the Orc Gladiator
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/veruk.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"Man flesh!"''''']]

->''Veruk, the honored orc tribal warrior, escaped a life of slavery at the gladiatorial pits in favor of one of leadership among the Warmongers. He now spends his newfound freedom aiding his fellow greenskins in their fight.''

An orc gladiator recruited by Vez'nan to bolster his army. Represents the Orc Warrior Den tower.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Aimed Slashes, Brute Force, Inspiring Leader\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Duelist\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Enter the Warmongers\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Warlust
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: A cross between ''Mitigation Tank'', ''Blademaster'', and TheMinionMaster.
* CoolSword
* CriticalStatusBuff: His innate ability '''Warlust''' gives him a HealingFactor StatusBuff when he gets low on health.
* DamagerHealerTank: A cross between Damager and Tank.
* EvilCounterpart: To Alric from ''Frontiers''. He's a tank that can summon additional units as well as having a basic, high-damage melee attack.
* FighterMageThief: The Fighter of the three free heroes. He can take a lot of damage in melee combat and can buff himself further thanks to '''Duelist''', but lacks ranged options and has no reliable way to hit air units.
* GatheringSteam: His '''Duelist''' ability causes him to do more and more damage if he's in combat with the same enemy, but resets if he changes target or if the target dies.
* GladiatorGames: Was once a gladiator who had to fight for his freedom.
* InstantMilitia: His Hero Spell '''Enter the Warmongers''' spawns two spear-throwing warmonger orcs to aid in the battlefield, essentially making it a second set of reinforcements. '''Inspiring Leader''' has him summon two goblins to aid him in combat.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He's got a pair of vivid red eyes.
* ScarsAreForever: He's got a scar over his right eyelid.
* ShockwaveStomp: '''Brute Force''' slams his sword into the ground to create an area damaging shockwave that stuns enemies.
* StatusBuff: '''Duelist''' gradually boosts his attacking power if he's fighting the same enemy over a long period of time.
* TheMinionMaster: His '''Inspiring Leader''' ability summons two Goblins to attack and block enemies, while his Hero Spell '''Enter the Warmongers''' spawns two warmongers with ranged capability. In total, he can have four extra minions on the screen at one go, not counting Demon Goonies.

!! Asra the Shadow Assassin
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/asra.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"I am the sword in the dark!"''''']]

->''Asra's earliest memories are filled with the torturous training she had to endure in order to become the deadliest of Shadow Assassins. Meet her dead, merciless stare, and you'll find it far more piercing than her daggers.''

A shadow assassin who slays enemies both up close and from a distance. Represents the Shadow Archers tower.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Spider Bite, Onyx Arrows, Shield of Shadows\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Quiver of Sorrow\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Toxic Rain\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Shadow Dance
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: She is a cross between ''The Archer'' and ''The Debuffer'' with a small dash of ''The [=DoT=] Master'' via '''Spider Bite'''.
* AntiArmor: '''Quiver of Sorrow''' breaks the armor of a target each time her arrows hit them.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: If '''Spider Bite''' is ready, her ''second'' and not her first melee attack against a new enemy will activate it. This prevents it from being wasted against the wrong target by allowing the player to move her to the correct one in that timeframe.
* ArcherArchetype: Her main weapon of choice is a crossbow like that of the Shadow Archers.
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Wields a crossbow and a blade for long and close range.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DeflectorShields: '''Shield of Shadows''' casts a barrier on herself upon taking damage. This allows her to absorb some damage without getting hurt but degrades over 4 seconds.
* EvilCounterpart:
** To Mirage from ''Frontiers''. Like her, she's an assassin clad in purple who prefers attacking from range, and both have a OneHitKill skill (Lethal Strike has an instant-kill chance, Spider Bite poison lasts until the enemy dies).
** She also shares a lot of similarities to Eridan from ''Origins''. Both have a high-damage melee skill, a melee-negating skill, an arrow barrage skill, a passive skill about stacking damage, and a hero spell in the form of arrow rain.
* FighterMageThief: The Thief of the three free heroes. She's fast but fragile, and her kit is made to undermine enemies' defence, deal burst damage from afar, or make them wither away from PoisonedWeapons.
* TheFaceless: Like the Shadow Archers, the most you ever get to see of her face behind her hood are her eyes.
* GlassCannon: Her damage is high and wears down armor per hit, she has the highest speed in the game thanks to '''[[TeleportSpam Shadow Dance]]''', but her health is low. ''However'', '''Shield of Shadows''' gives her a 4-second shield capable of taking up to 600 HP as soon as she's hit.
* HitAndRunTactics: Essentially how one should play as her when fighting a GiantMook -- '''Shadow Dance''' in, soak up all the heavy damage via '''Shield of Shadows''', and lethally poison it with '''Spider Bite'''.
* LongRangeFighter: She performs better at range especially due to '''Onyx Arrows''' for damage and '''Quiver of Sorrow''' to permanently remove armor, although she can hold her own in melee for a few seconds thanks to '''Shield of Shadows''' and her '''Spider Bite''' is a lethal melee attack.
* {{Nerf}}: She had her AntiArmor capability of Quiver of Sorrow halved and her Hero Spell cooldown increased.
* PoisonedWeapons: '''Spider Bite''' hits an enemy to inflict a poison status. Her Hero Spell '''Toxic Rain''' drops a hail of toxic arrows over an area that deal damage and also poison enemies.
* PoisonIsEvil: She's an assassin who specializes in PoisonedWeapons and she's part of Vez'nan's Dark Army.
* PurpleIsPowerful
* RainOfArrows: Her '''Toxic Rain''' Hero Spell causes a hail of poisoned arrows to rain onto an area, dealing damage and poisoning foes.
* TeleportSpam: Her passive '''Shadow Dance''' allows her to instantly teleport to a desired area on the battlefield.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: As a child she had fits of rage and a troubling interest in knives in particular.
* TrainingFromHell: Her assassin training was described as 'torturous', and it helped shape her for greatness in the Dark Army.
* YouAreAlreadyDead: '''Spider Bite''' inflicts a poison on the enemy that drains their health over time. Unlike most poison effects in the series which are temporary, it lasts until the enemy either succumbs or reaches the exit.

!! Oloch the Infernal Mage
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oloch_7.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"Smoking!"''''']]

->''Oloch, the dark arts-training demon, helped Vez'nan's escape from imprisonment in lieu of a share of his power. He now aids Vez'nan's campaign, biding his time to unleash his treacherous plan to turn the pact in his favor.''

A demon mage who helps Vez'nan escape from the Pandaemonium. Little did Vez'nan know, Oloch is planning to betray him. Represents the Infernal Mage tower.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Duplication, Magma Eruption, Hellish Infusion, Demonic Blast\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Seal of Isolation\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Infernal Combustion
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is mostly ''The Nuker'' with a small dash of ''The Buffer'' via '''Hellish Infusion'''.
* ActionBomb: Just like the demons from the series, he explodes upon defeat with '''Infernal Combustion'''.
* AmbitionIsEvil: His quest to gain more power to prove himself caused him to find alternative ways to get a prestigious position... such as releasing Vez'nan.
* BigRedDevil: He's bigger than most human-sized units, and is one of the red horned demons from Pandaemonium.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DealWithTheDevil: Vez'Nan struck a deal with him -- if he frees Vez'Nan from Pandaemonium, Vez'Nan would give him power. Vez'Nan was freed and Oloch gained a top ranking position in the Dark Army. Of course, Oloch [[TheStarscream still wants more]]...
* DoppelgangerAttack: '''Duplication''' creates doppelganger clones of himself that attack independently.
* EvilCounterpart: To Magnus from the first game. Like Magnus, he can make copies of himself to boost his damage and do a magical area attack.
* FighterMageThief: The Mage of the three free heroes. He's a ranged attack that deals magic damage and has an assortment of other spells to deal more damage, assist your towers, or hinder enemies by teleporting them away. However, he's also [[SquishyWizard quite squishy]].
* {{Fireballs}}: His main method of attack. '''Demonic Blast''' allows him to throw a bigger one that deals more damage.
* GreenEyedMonster: Was heavily overshadowed by his older brothers, causing him to resent them.
* LongRangeFighter: As a SquishyWizard with all his abilities being either ranged or tower support, he should be kept away from melee combat.
* PlayingWithFire: Like most of the series' demons, he uses fire-based magic.
* StatusBuff: '''Hellish Infusion''' casts a spell to buff nearby towers, increasing their attack damage.
* StrongerSibling: Inverted. He's Moloch's brother but is weaker than Moloch himself, and this doesn't do any favours for his pride and envy.
* TheStarscream: Is plotting to take over Vez'nan's position himself.
* TakingYouWithMe: Upon dying, '''Infernal Combustion''' causes him to explode and deal damage to nearby enemies, just like the other demons from the series.
* WeaponizedTeleportation: His Hero Spell '''Seal of Isolation''' casts a pentagram under enemies which teleports up to 10 of them backwards on the path.

!! Margosa the Vampire Mistress
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/margosa.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"You'll be a fine feast!"''''']]

->''The wounds earned during Lord Vasile's defeat were cut deep into Margosa's memory. She recovered in an isolated cave. Her strength and hatred for Linirea growing day by day. She now returns looking to satiate her bloodlust.''

One of Vasile's mistresses who survived the events of the Shadowmoon campaign in ''Frontiers''. Now she wants revenge against the kingdom who defeated her lord.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Mist of Despair, Dark Call\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Bat Familiar, Vampiric Touch\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Beast Form\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Bat Form
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: She is a cross between ''The Scrapper'' and ''The Regenerator'', the latter thanks to '''[[LifeDrain Vampiric Touch]]'''.
* DamagerHealerTank: A mix between Damager and Tank.
* DeadlyGas: '''Mist of Despair''' produces a cloud that damages enemies within and causes their attacks to miss more often.
* {{Familiar}}: '''Bat Familiar''' gives her a bat familiar that deals constant damage to the enemy it targets.
* FieryRedhead
* LifeDrain: Comes with being a vampire and all. '''Vampiric Touch''' allows her basic attacks to drain life from her enemy.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: She's one of Lord Vasile's mistresses.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RevengeBeforeReason: Her description states that she wants revenge on Linirea after Lord Vasile's defeat.
* SuperMode: Her Hero Spell '''Beast Form''' turns her into a bat-lion monster for a while, which has great HP and deals incredible damage to enemies.
* ToServeMan: Her quote "You'll be a fine feast" implies this.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: '''Dark Call''' teleports an enemy to her and stuns it.

!! Mortemis the Eternal Lich
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mortemis.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"Hear the whispers of the dead!"''''']]

->''Refusing to die, this old wizard king exchanged his humanity for the forbidden knowledge of the arts of necromancy. Now an undead, he joins Vez'nan's army pursuing the dark power that was promised to him.''

An undead wizard king who joins Vez'nan's army. Represents the Grim Cemetery tower.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Call of the Haunted, Rotten Land\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Grim Presence, Undead Servitude\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Rotten Bodyguard\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Army of Darkness
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is ''TheMinionMaster'' mixed in with ''The Debuffer''.
* AntiArmor: '''Grim Presence''' causes enemies near him to lose armor and resistances, making them easier to kill.
* AreaOfEffect: '''Rotten Land''' corrupts an area making enemies within take constant damage.
* CameBackWrong: Any enemy that dies near him rises up as a zombie thanks to '''Undead Servitude'''.
* EliteZombie: His Hero Spell '''Rotten Bodyguard''' summons a huge, powerful and durable zombie to attack enemies.
* {{Necromancer}}: This is what he is. '''Undead Servitude''' causes most humanoid enemies that die near him to rise as zombies.
* OurLichesAreDifferent: An old wizard king who exchanged humanity to live forever.

!! Tramin the Mad Inventor
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tramin.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"The bomb has been planted!"''''']]

->''Tramin, the unmatched brain behind the Warmonger's most ingenious inventions, has proven to be one of the key players in Vez'nan's campaign, making the abundant funding to let his talents run wild well worth it.''

The mad scientist behind the goblins' technology, and more importantly, explosive arsenal. Represents the Rocket Riders tower.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Boombots, Nitro Rush, Flashbang, Rocket Barrage\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Bombaggedon\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Rocket Jump
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* ActionBomb: '''Boombots''' are explosive drones placed on the path that rush towards and blow up any enemies unlucky enough to get near them. '''Bombageddon''' spawns ''several'' exploding drones that walk down the path.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is ''The Area Of Effect Nuker'' with a small dash of ''The Mezzer'' via '''Flashbang'''.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* EvilCounterpart: Of Bolin from the first game. Both of them have a mine-laying ability (though Tramin's mines can rush towards enemies) and another ability that hinders the movement of a group.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: '''Rocket Barrage''' has him fire up to 6 missiles at enemies, dealing damage.
* MadBomber: Every single one of his offensive skills are explosive-based.
* RocketJump: The name of his innate ability. It allows him to move long distances very quickly.
* TrickBomb: '''Flashbang''' makes him throw a bomb that stuns a group of enemies.
* UnknownRival: The post on the [=IronHide=] website states that he secretly envied Wilbur and always saw himself as Wilbur's rival.

!! Jigou the Unstoppable Beast
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jigou.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"Winter is coming!"''''']]

->''Imprisoned at the icy northern mountains, this savage dire beast awoke from his slumber only to be controlled by Vez'nan's strings. This reckless monster now crushes his foes, doing his master's bidding.''

An abominable snowman under Vez'nan's control.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Ice Ball, Frozen Breath, Earth Slam\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Glacial Form\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Ice Zone\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Yeti Blood
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is ''The Area Of Effect Mitigation Meat Shield Regenerator Tank'' with a bit of ''The Mezzer'' via '''Frozen Breath'''.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: He's a yeti.
* BreathWeapon: '''Frozen Breath''' has him breathe icy gas to freeze enemies in their tracks.
* DamagerHealerTank: Tank.
* CloseRangeCombatant: While he does have a strong long-range attack in '''Ice Ball''', his other capabilities are either built around tanking melee attacks or affecting groups that are close by.
* EvilCounterpart: To Grawl from ''Frontiers''. He plays exactly like him, having the same build, attack animation, role, and even sharing skills like boulder throw and ground stomp.
* HarmlessFreezing: '''Frozen Breath''' freezes enemies but doesn't deal any direct damage. Still cold comfort for the enemies, since they're ripe for getting picked off by towers.
* HealingFactor: '''Yeti Blood''' makes him regenerate health at a fast rate and even in the middle of combat unlike most other units. It's extremely potent too, even allowing him to indefinitely tank a [[GiantMook MechaDwarf MK.9]] at max level.
* AnIcePerson: '''Ice Ball''', '''Frozen Breath''', '''Glacial Form''' and '''Ice Zone''' all involve ice manipulation.
* MightyGlacier: His attacks are strong but slow.
* NighInvulnerable: '''Glacial Form''' makes him surround himself in an ice barrier when his health gets low, lasting for a short while.
* ShockwaveStomp: '''Earth Slam''' has him stomp the ground for a few seconds, dealing damage while stunning enemies nearby.
* StoneWall: While his basic attacks and '''Ice Ball''' are strong, they're hampered by their low rate of attack, and he moves slowly. On the defensive side, he is second-to-none in tanking capability thanks to huge HP, decent armor, high regeneration even in combat, two stunning abilities, and an ability to turn himself invulnerable in a pinch.

!! Jun'Pai the Abyssal Conqueror
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/junpaiportrait.png]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"I'm the captain now!"''''']]

->''Long has passed since the prideful Deep Devils have failed in their campaign, but a chance of redemption arose when Vez'nan requested their allegiance. Jun'Pai the conqueror answered the call, ready to serve and do what he does best: decimate his enemies without mercy.''

The current leader of the Deep Devils after Leviathan's defeat. He and the Deep Devils were convinced into working for the Dark Army so they can find a new home in Anuria.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Tidal Wave, Banner of Courage, Gaze of the Naga, Splash\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Terror from the Deep\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Last Stand

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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He's an AreaOfEffect Jack Of All Trades that combines nuker, Status Effect Guy, and Healer.
* AreaOfEffect: ''All'' of his active abilities affect groups of enemies or allies.
* AntiMagic: '''Gaze of the Naga''' permanently nullifies the spellcasting abilities of a group of enemies.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The current leader of the Deep Devils and a powerful hero in his own right.
* CombatTentacles: His Ultimate Spell '''Terror from the Deep''' summons a huge mass of tentacles in an area below the enemy to deal damage over time in the area.
* ContinuityNod: He's a Bluegale from the Rising Tides mini-campaign in Frontiers.
* CriticalStatusBuff: Downplayed. '''Last Stand''' increases his damage when his health is below 80%.
* {{Cthulhumanoid}}: He's a Bluegale of the Deep Devils, who have a mindflayer-like head and a fish-like tail.
* DamagerHealerTank: All three at once. While he is primarily a Damager and Healer, he's also decently durable, and his '''Last Stand''' passive requires him to tank some attacks before it activates below 80% of his HP.
* GroundPunch: '''Splash''' makes him slam the ground around him to damage enemies around him.
* MakingASplash: '''Tidal Wave''' summons a huge rush of water down the lane to damage enemies.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: After the Deep Devils' failure at achieving dominance in ''Frontiers'' thanks to being defeated by Linirea's army, Vez'nan's offer to give them a new kingdom if they assist him in defeating the Anurians is this. In Jun'Pai's bio, he "knew this was the break they were longing for".
* PowerNullifier: '''Gaze of the Naga''' not only slows enemies temporarily, it also permanently silences them.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: His weapon is an ancient trident able to command the sea and its creatures.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He has vivid red eyes, and '''Gaze of the Naga''' shows how he uses those eyes.
* RegeneratingHealth: '''Banner of Courage''' places down a banner that causes troops within to heal HP over time.
* ShoutOut: The trident he wields is able to command the sea and its creatures, and it also [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield kills anyone who isn't worthy/strong enough to wield it]]. Just like the Trident of Atlan from ''Film/{{Aquaman}}''.
* StandardStatusEffects: '''Tidal Wave''' inflicts Stun while '''Gaze of the Naga''' inflicts temporary Slow and permanent Silence.
* StatusBuff: '''Banner of Courage''' summons a banner that boosts his allies by giving them regeneration.
* TentacledTerror: His ultimate Spell '''Terror From the Deep''' summons a writhing mass of tentacles from... something to deal damage over time in an area.

!! Doom Tank SG-11 the Siege Tank
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/doom_tank.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"Ready to rumble!"''''']]

->''Wrecked prototype after wrecked prototype, years of work saw all versions of this machine end up in havoc. All but one, the havocmonger itself. No army dares to face this doom harbinger.''

A huge tank that houses all sorts of firepower plus a few soldiers.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Heat Missiles, Ground Slam, Scorching Cannon\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' The Expendables\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Call of the Valkyrie\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Spiky Slugs

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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is ''The Nuker'' combined with ''TheMinionMaster''.
* CollisionDamage: '''Spiky Slugs''' causes it to damage enemies simply by moving over them.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager and Tank. While it can't block melee enemies, its soldiers can attack back and take some damage, while its armor allows him to tank ranged enemies a bit better.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: Right there in the name, in fact.
* FireBreathingWeapon: '''Scorching Cannon''' has it ignite its flamethrower and spin around to cause good burning damage to enemies around it.
* TheJuggernaut: Can't be stopped or slowed down by normal enemies, and instead runs them over for damage. However, ranged enemies and area attacks can still target and hurt him.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: '''Heat Missiles''' causes the tank to fire out a swarm of missiles that home in on enemies anywhere on the screen.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: Doom Tank itself cannot block enemies, instead running them over for minor damage, but the troops that accompany him via '''The Expendables''' can. He is however affected by ranged enemies and area attacks. Essentially, he's a grounded unit who is treated as a flying unit by enemies, with himself as a rally point for three actual grounded units.
* TheMinionMaster: '''The Expendables''' spawns 2-3 soldiers to help him fight. At max level they even gain ranged capability.
* TankGoodness: It's a huge flaming tank.
* ShockwaveStomp: '''Ground Slam''' has it stomp the ground for a few seconds, dealing damage while stunning enemies nearby.
* WilhelmScream: When defeated, its rider makes this sound.

!! Eiskalt the Ice Dragon
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eiskalt.png]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"Revenge is best served cold."''''']]

->''As son of Jokull, Eiskalt was born to reign in the North. However, his frequent attacks on humans made him a big problem for Arkuz and his own mother. Together, they trapped him under innumerable layers of ice, where he remained asleep until Vez'nan managed to free him.''

Jokull's rogue son who was freed by Vez'nan after being trapped in the northern mountains' ice.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Cold Fury, Frosty, Ice Peaks\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Fierce Breath\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Glacial Storm\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Frozen Throat

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* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is the AreaOfEffect ''Nuker'' and ''Status Effect Guy''.
* AntagonisticOffspring: He's the son of Jokull, but his aggressive tendencies towards humans made him a huge problem for his mother. You can have him face off against her in Jokull's Nest, too.
* AreaOfEffect: Every single one of his abilities hit multiple units. '''Fierce Breath''' allows his regular attacks to hit an area, with said area increasing in size per level.
* BreathWeapon: His regular attack has him spit ice balls that explode if '''Fierce Breath''' is upgraded. '''Cold Fury''' has him breathe on the ground to slow enemies.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* EvilCounterpart: To Bonehart. Both are dragon characters that focus on fighting groups of enemies, have an ability that summons spikes from the ground, and another ability that deals damage down the path.
* {{Foil}}: To fellow dragon Murglun, who also debuted in the same expansion. Both are flying dragons with Area of Effect abilities, but he has ice-based skills to stall or slow enemies while Murglun has fire-based skills that deal damage, allow towers to deal more damage or outright kill. In terms of personality, Eiskalt is aggressive towards humans and actively attacked them while Murglun cared not about their affairs or conflicts.
* HomingBoulders: His medium-speed regular ice balls home in on enemies, most noticeably shown when he targets a fast-moving one like a Clockwork Spider.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: The player is capable of making him fight against his own Blue Wyvern and Leap Dragon brethren in the Northern levels.
* AnIcePerson: All his abilities are ice-based.
* PercentDamageAttack: '''Ice Peaks''' causes shards of ice to erupt from the ground, dealing 30% of an enemy's maximum health on hit.
* StandardStatusEffects: '''Cold Fury''' slows an area of enemies and his Hero Spell '''Glacial Storm''' causes a freeze effect on all enemies on screen. Finally, his innate ability '''Frozen Throat''' causes him to slow enemies he hits.

!! Murglun the Lava Dragon
[[quoteright:215:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/murglun.png]]
[[caption-width-right:215:'''''"I'm lord of the flame."''''']]

->''Inhabiting the bowels of the Earth, the millennial Murglun is a young member of the imposing race of magma dragons. She has inscrutable motivations and was never interested in mortal conflicts, until Vez'nan managed to manipulate her with the gem of the heart of a volcano.''

A lava dragon whom Vez'nan manipulated into servitude.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Geyser, Infernal Heat\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' Magma Pool, Tar maker\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Eruption\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Lava Blood
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: She is the AreaOfEffect Nuker.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* DamageOverTime: '''Magma Pool''' produces a lava pool with every fireball attack. Enemies standing on it take constant damage over time.
* {{Foil}}: To fellow dragon Eiskalt, who also debuted in the same expansion. Both are flying dragons with Area of Effect abilities, but she has fire-based skills that deal damage, allow towers to deal more damage or outright kill while Eiskalt has ice-based skills to stall or slow enemies. In terms of personality, Murglun cared not about human affairs or conflicts while Eiskalt is aggressive towards them and actively attacked them.
* MagmaMan: Her '''Magma Pool''' creates a magma pool on the ground with every attack, while '''Lava Blood''' causes magma to constantly drip from her and damage enemies under her.
* PlayingWithFire: All her abilities are fire- and magma- based.
* OneHitKill: She has ''two''. '''Geyser''' instantly kills a non-boss enemy, while her Hero Spell '''Eruption''' destroys a group of non-boss enemies in an area.
* StatusBuff: '''Tar Maker''' causes towers around her to get a small damage buff.

!! Beresad the Black Dragon
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->''Beresad's devastating power could only be surpassed by his colossal greed. A promise of all the treasures held in the Dwarven Kingdom was all it took to secure this ancient dragon's dreaded might for Vez'nan's campaign.''

The black dragon hailing from the southern continent. First he was a mercenary in ''Origins'', then an obstacle in ''Frontiers'', and now he joins the ranks of playable heroes for the first time.

->'''Active Abilities:''' Conflagration, Fear the Dragon, Dragon Spawn, Obliterate\\
'''Passive Abilities:''' None\\
'''Hero Spell:''' Hellfire Shockwave\\
'''Innate Ability:''' Goldlust

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* AdaptationDyeJob: His eyes are green instead of red in the previous two games.
* AnAdventurerIsYou: He is a ''Jack of all Trades'' leaning towards ''The Nuker'' since he has strong single-target damage and instakill, an AreaOfEffect attack, a somewhat durable summon that can block enemies, and an ability to force enemies backwards.
* DamagerHealerTank: Damager.
* EvilCounterpart:
** To Ashbite, fittingly enough. Both are dragons with an area fire breath attack, a single-target OneHitKill, and a way to stall enemies.
** He is also one to Faustus. Both are dragons with an ability that forces enemies back up the path, a single-target nuke, and an ability that torches the ground.
* {{Golem}}: '''Dragon Spawn''' allows him to summon a golem that blocks enemies and deals damage.
* {{Greed}}: Beresad is easily bribed by giving him lots of riches, as what Malagar had done in ''Frontiers''. His flavor text pretty much sums it up.
* {{Hellfire}}: His Hero Spell '''Hellfire Shockwave''' hits all enemies on the field and burns them dealing heavy damage over a short period.
* HomingBoulders: His medium-speed regular fireballs home in on enemies, most noticeably shown when he targets a fast-moving one like a Clockwork Spider.
* MightyRoar: '''Fear The Dragon''' makes Beresad roar, scaring enemies back up the path for a few seconds.
* MoneyFetish: Was bribed into working for Vez'nan when Vez'nan promised him the riches of the Dwarven kingdom. Over half his quotes are based on money too. His Innate ability '''Goldlust''' even makes enemies killed by him drop 2 extra gold.
* MoneyMultiplier: '''Goldlust''' makes enemies killed by his attacks drop 2 extra gold. This is very useful against ZergRush enemies that give small amounts of gold such as Dwarf Bruisers.
* OneHitKill: '''Obliterate''' shoots a powerful fireball at an enemy that instantly detonates it and damages enemies around it.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He's easily bribed into helping others, and Vez'nan's promise of the Dwarven Kingdom's riches is more than enough.
* PromotedToPlayable: While his young self was a special tower in ''Origins'' and his first appearance was in ''Frontiers'' as a stage hazard, it's not until ''Vengeance'' where he becomes fully playable as a HeroUnit.
* SmartBomb: His Hero Spell '''Hellfire Shockwave''' hits all enemies on the field for unavoidable burning damage.
* SuddenlyVoiced: In ''Origins'' and ''Frontiers'', he roars and never once says a word. In ''Vengeance'' he's voiced for the first time.
* SupernaturalFearInducer: '''Fear The Dragon''' has Beresad perform a MightyRoar that causes nearby affected enemies to turn the other direction and flee back up the path. Interestingly, this even affects entirely mechanical things such as the Clockwork Spider and the Chomp Bot.
* TalkingAnimal: Out of all the animal heroes in the franchise, he's one out of three who can talk. Odd since fellow dragon Ashbite is unable to do so.
* TechnicolorFire: Like in ''Frontiers'' and ''Origins'', the fire he breathes (and the fire that fills the screen during Hellfire Shockwave) is green.

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