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1'''[[center: [- [[Characters/TheDarkCrystal Main Character Index]] -]]]'''²'''[[center: [- Gelflings | [[Characters/TheDarkCrystalMystics Mystics]] | [[Characters/TheDarkCrystalSkeksis Skeksis]] | [[Characters/TheDarkCrystalOtherCharacters Other Characters]] | [[Characters/TheDarkCrystalThrasWildlife Thra's Wildlife]] -]]]'''²----²!Gelflings²²[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gelflings.jpg]]²²Gelflings are a peaceful elven-like race that once inhabited large cities in the world of Thra. They mastered many aspects of magic, including the ability of prophecy. The name "Gelfling" is a transliteration of ''Ghel-lflainnk'', which means "those who live without knowledge of the future". This is due to their innocence and naïvety.²²They rebelled against those they once considered as their lords, the Skeksis, who started capturing them to extract their life essence. Gelflings were then hunted down to extinction by the Skeksis when a prophecy revealed that one of them would make the Crystal whole again and put an end to their reign. Only two Gelflings are known to have survived the genocide -- Jen and Kira.²----²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:In General]]²[[quoteright:320:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aureyal.png]] ²[[caption-width-right:320:Seven clans. Seven fires. Joined as one in the cause of unity.]]²²* AlienBlood: The death of [[spoiler:All-Maudra Mayrin]] seems to indicate Gelfling blood is pink. However, all of the comics depict their blood as deep red like that of humans.²* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Female Gelflings have fairy wings while males don't.²* TheClan: At the time of ''Age of Resistance'', Gelfling society is formed of several clans. ²* DyingRace: Due to the genocide the Skeksis carried out on the race, Jen and Kira are the only known survivors by the time of the film.²* FantasticRacism: Before they united against the Skeksis, the Gelfling clans distrusted each other, with the possible exception of those who sent guards to the castle (the guard included, at the very least, Vapra, Stonewood, Spriton and Drenchen Gelflings who got along well with each other, though that certainly part of the required discipline there, and comradeship must help too). One example of this racism is the time Juni, a Vapra Gelfling was sentenced to the Order of Lesser Service (Gelfling community service) after her parents caught her dating a Spriton Gelfling.²** The Grottan arguably get hit with this the worst, since they are the most isolated of all the clans whereas the other six clans still maintain contact in some form (like through trading). Their Maudra is even the only one that doesn't show up for the corronation of Seladon, and judging by Seladon's reaction is this common for the Grottan.²** They even look down on Pod People, with Duadran, the head of the Order of Lesser Services calling them the most filthy creatures on Thra. Although given the Podlings in question were actively playing in mud, this may have been meant literally.²* HorseOfADifferentColor: They domesticated Landstriders and used them as mounts. ²* {{Matriarchy}}: Each clan had an AlwaysFemale ruler, the Maudra, and the All-Maudra ruled them all.²* MostWritersAreHuman: As Gelflings are the protagonists of both the 1982 film and ''Age of Resistance'', and thus the characters the audience is most meant to emphasize with. Gelflings are by far the most human-like of Thra's exotic races. ²* OurElvesAreBetter: They are essentially fantasy elves being gracile, long eared humanoids in close touch with their world and magic. Add to that the old clans being divided among High Elf and Wood Elf analogues.²* OurFairiesAreDifferent: All female Gelflings have fairy wings.²* {{Telepathy}}: Two or more Gelflings can "dreamfast" (read each other's mind) by touching their hands. They cannot pass on anything they saw in another dreamfast, only their own memories; this limitation drives a lot of the plot in the series.²* WingedHumanoid: Female Gelflings, as noted.²[[/folder]]²²!!''The Dark Crystal'' era²²[[folder:Jen]]²!!Jen²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jen_5.jpg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Creator/JimHenson (puppetry), Kiran Shah (body double)²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Stephen Garlick²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' | ''The Power of the Dark Crystal''²²A Gelfling orphan who was saved from the genocide the Skeksis carried out on his race and raised by the Mystics. Upon dying, the Master of the Mystics sends him on a dangerous journey to find the missing shard of the Crystal and heal the Crystal before the Great Conjunction can grant eternal life to the Skeksis and allow their tyranny over Thra to last forever. ²----²* TheChosenOne: The Mystics are convinced that Jen is the prophesized Gelfling who will heal the crystal.²* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Since his parents were killed by the Skeksis, he was raised as an orphan.²* HappilyAdopted: After his clan was slaughtered, the Mystics raised him. He kept happy memories of being raised by the Mystics, such as them giving him a bath as a baby or being educated by the Master.²* ImprovisedWeapon: Having no weapon whatsoever, he uses the shard of the Crystal to defend himself.²* InterspeciesAdoption: He, a Gelfling, was adopted and raised by the Mystics.²* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: After the Garthim raid the Podling village and capture a bunch of Podlings to enslave them at the castle, he comes to think it all happened because of himself and his quest to restore the Crystal, and throws the shard of the Crystal away in a fit of anger. Then he and Kira find the shard in the middle of ancient Gelfling ruins the next morning, Jen reads the prophecy on a wall and comes to terms with it, seconds before the Chamberlain enters the scene. ²* LastOfHisKind: He (and the viewer) thought he was the last of the Gelflings... until he met Kira.²* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He has long hair, and Gelflings are the prettiest looking humanoids on Thra.²* MagicalFlutist: His flute proves to be occasionally useful, such as when he has to choose the right shard to restore the Dark Crystal. Said shard magically radiates when he plays his flute.²* NonActionGuy: By no mean has he been trained for the kind of perilous journey the Mystics send him on, for the reason that the Mystics are themselves pacifists and {{Extreme Doormat}}s and mainly raised him like the erudites they are. He owes his survival against the Garthim to his relatively small size and it is not sure how far he could've managed to go without the help of Kira. ²* OfferedTheCrown: The [=urSkeks=] basically left him in charge of the castle and the Crystal after he restored the latter. He became king, with Kira as queen, as shown by the comics ''The Power of the Dark Crystal''.²* ParentalAbandonment: His parents were killed by the Skeksis.²* TheProtagonist: He's the main focal character in ''The Dark Crystal''.²* ThinkingOutLoud: From the moment he leaves the valley of the Mystics to his encounter with Aughra, he speaks in his thoughts.²* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In the novelization, he hates the color black, as it reminds him of the Garthim.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Kira]]²!!Kira²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kira_5.jpg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' [[Creator/MuppetPerformers Kathryn Mullen]] (puppetry), Kiran Shah (body double)²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Lisa Maxwell²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' | ''The Power of the Dark Crystal''²²A Gelfling orphan who was raised by Podlings after her clan was slaughtered by the Skeksis. She encounters Jen and decides to accompany him in his quest to heal the Crystal.²----²* AcheyScars: Her getting stabbed by skekZok seems to have left a permanent scar even after her resurrection, as she can still occasionally feel pain from it in ''The Power of the Dark Crystal''.²* BackFromTheDead: In the climax, she is stabbed by [=skekZok=] the Ritual-Master after throwing the shard of the Crystal to Jen and dies. She is then revived by the [=urSkeks=] after Jen restores the Crystal.²* BadassAdorable: She's adorable and very resourceful, not to mention her [[TheBeastmaster beastmaster]] ability.²* TheBeastmaster: She can communicate with animals, and even order them to attack, as the Skeksis Scientist finds out the hard way when trying to extract her life essence.²* BookDumb: She is nobody's fool, but she never learned to read.²* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Like Jen, she was also raised as an orphan when her parents were killed.²* CunningLinguist: Having been adopted and raised by the Podlings, she learned their language and speaks it fluently, in addition to the Gelfling language. ²* DoesNotLikeShoes: She goes barefoot, presumably because she was raised by the Podlings (who don't wear shoes either). Probably overlaps with EarthyBarefootCharacter.²* FriendToAllLivingThings: She lives in harmony with nature, communicates with animals and cares about them.²* HappilyAdopted: After her clan was captured by the Garthim and slaughtered by the Skeksis, a clan of Podlings adopted and raised her. She kept happy memories of being raised by the Podlings just like Jen kept happy memories of being raised by the Mystics.²* HeroicAlbino: Kira seems to have this look going on. Also indicated by her MeaningfulName, which means "light" in a few different languages. ²* InterspeciesAdoption: She, a Gelfling, was adopted and raised by the kindly Podlings.²* TheLancer: She becomes Jen's close companion.²* LastOfHerKind: She thought she was the last of the Gelflings, until she met Jen.²* NeverLearnedToRead: Illiterate to the point where she's unfamiliar with the ''concept'' of literacy, as Jen has to explain to her what writing is.²* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: She's a kind and helpful soul.²* OfferedTheCrown: The [=urSkeks=] basically left Jen in charge of the castle and the Crystal after the latter was restored. Jen became king and Kira became queen, as shown by the comics ''The Power of the Dark Crystal''.²* RaisedByWolves: She was raised by the Podlings and partly grew up in the wilderness, learning how to talk to animals.²* RapidAging: After getting some drops of her essence drained before the draining machine gets stopped thanks to the animals jumping at the Skeksis Scientist, she appears slightly older than before, being weakened and looking paler. She gets her essence back, but not all the effects are reversed. Her later resurrection by the [=urSkeks=] heals her back to normal. ²[[/folder]]²²!!''The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'' era²²!!!'''Main Gelfling Protagonists'''²²[[folder:Brea]]²!!Brea²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/brea_0.jpeg]] ²[[caption-width-right:250:Clever Brea]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Alice Dinnean ²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AnyaTaylorJoy²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²A princess of the Vapra Clan, with an obsession for learning. Though her questioning of the Skeksis' increasingly cruel rule over Thra is shut down by her family, her pursuit of the truth leads her towards many secrets hidden right under her nose.²----²* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: She comes off as this especially for Seladon, who believes she's been spoiled and thus, doesn't take her royal duties seriously. ²* TheBabyOfTheBunch: As the youngest of her sisters she has more freedom, but is not always taken seriously.²* BadassBookworm: Is obsessed with learning, aiding Deet and Rian with their quest. ²* BraidsOfAction: Wears two braids in the front.²* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: She comes off as irresponsible to Seladon who scoffs at all the time she spends reading and not actually dedicating herself to her duties as a princess. However, her lust for knowledge ends up helping her realize the Skesis are not the benevolent rulers everyone believes them to be and get the upper hand in certain situations due to what she read. ²* GoodIsNotSoft: While she's generally kind and polite, when pushed into a corner, Brea can be quite clever in those situations as she turns them in her favor. Examples are when she switches her drugged drink with Cadea and impresses Rekyr enough that he grants them a ride through the desert. ²--> '''Cadea:''' Did, um... did you drink your tea yet?\²'''Brea:''' No. You did. (...) I guess soothsayers can't see everything. ²* InnocentlyInsensitive: Even as well as she means, a lifetime of royal privilege has left her with some preconceptions about the different clans she has to work to unlearn.²* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:After the General kills her mother and [[NeverMyFault Seladon blames her]], Brea blames herself for the rest of the season.]]²* NotSoDifferent: Tavra points out that she has many similarities to her sister Seladon, which Brea balks at. ²* ParentalFavoritism: Her mother definitely spoiled Brea more than her other sisters, which Seladon never hesitates to call out on. ²* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Despite everyone else's skepticism, she's willing to fight against the Skeksis when she realizes the horrible things they've done to the Gelflings.²* SeekerArchetype: Part of why she's a BadassBookworm is her endless search for answers and knowledge. After her BrokenPedestal moment with the Skeksis and her mother on tithing day, she becomes dedicated to learning and exposing what the Skeksis really are. In her own words, "I seek only the truth." ²* ShipperOnDeck: Brea is implied to be this for Rian and Deet, as she's drawn their likeness in her journal.²* ShipTease: A little bit with Rek'yr. She's flattered by his words and finds the bone necklace he gives her charming.²* StrongFamilyResemblance: She looks similar to her mother and wears her hair similarly to her sisters. ²* TownGirls: Brea is the neither to Seladon’s femme and Tavra’s butch.²* {{Tuckerization}}: Brea is likely named for La Brea Avenue of Los Angeles where offices for Jim Henson Studios still remain.²* TwoGirlsToATeam: Brea and Deet are this for the main team. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Deet]]²!!Deethra / "Deet"²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/deet.jpeg]] ²[[caption-width-right:250:Gentle Deet]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Beccy Henderson ²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NathalieEmmanuel²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²An animal caretaker from the Grottan Clan. She experiences a vision by touching Vliste-Staba, the Sanctuary Tree located in the Mountains of Grot.²----²* AllLovingHero: You'll be hard-pressed to find a more loving, gentle and compassionate character in the ''Dark Crystal'' universe.²* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Unlike other Grottan Gelflings, her skin is a light shade of green. ²* BewareTheNiceOnes: The friendly and chipper Deet [[spoiler:harnesses the power of the Darkening to absolutely ''annihilate'' skekLach]].²* BigSisterInstinct: To her little brother Bobb'N, where [[spoiler: she refuses to hurt him or believe he's been twisted under the control of the Arathim. This ends up later convincing the Arathim to join the Gelfings against the Skeksis.]]²* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler:The Sanctuary Tree gives her the ability to channel energy in order to control the Darkening, which heals the Narlocs in the caves and saves her friends during the battle against the Skeksis, but at the cost of it giving her VolcanicVeins and making her a WalkingWasteland.]]²* TheChosenOne: The Sancturary Tree chooses her to warn the surface Gelflings of the Darkening that ravages the Caves of Grot. [[spoiler:Later, he gives her his ability to see visions and channel energy.]]²* DudeMagnet: Downplayed, but of the main male characters she captures the attention of both [[HopelessSuitor Hup]] and [[TheHero Rian]].²* {{Expy}}: Of all of ''Age of Resistance's'' main Gelflings, she's clearly modeled the most after Kira. They both have [[HeroicAlbino long platinum hair]], are a FriendToAllLivingThings and SpeaksFluentAnimal, and are in a ShipTease with a brown-haired Gelfling lad who functions as TheHero. ²* FishOutOfWater: She's spent her whole life underground and takes some time getting used to the surface world.²* FriendToAllLivingThings: Deet starts her journey as an animal caretaker in the Grottan caves. Being attacked by Darkening-affected creatures does nothing to quell her love for animals, which continues even after she reaches the surface. Whenever she can, she tries to befriend all the creatures she meets. [[spoiler:Which makes her becoming a WalkingWasteland after absorbing the Darkening to save her friends all the more tragic.]]²--> '''Deet:''' (''running from a Spitter'') I used to get along with animals!!²* GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[spoiler: When she harnesses the Darkening, her eyes have a purple glow to it.]]²* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: She has two fathers. It seems to be no big deal for the Grottan Gelflings.²* {{Irony}}: Tragic example. Deet is a FriendToAllLivingThings, and the sweetest and gentlest of the main characters. [[spoiler:By absorbing the Darkening to save her friends, she becomes a WalkingWasteland that will rot any living thing she comes in contact with.]]²* NiceGirl: She's sweet, gentle to a fault and seemingly incapable of any ill intent.²* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Deet is actually her nickname. Her full name is Deethra.²* OnlyOneFindsItFun: She's the only one to enjoy the Wanderer and the Heretic's opera/puppet show, and applauds at the end of the show.²* ThePigPen: Apparently in the Caves of Grot, bathing is seen as a purely optional pastime.²-->'''Seladon''': When was the last time you washed your hands?²-->'''Deet''': Why would I ever wash my hands?²* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler:"Get away... from my FRIENDS!!!"]]²* {{Seers}}: She experiences visions of the future thanks to the Sanctuary Tree. ²* SheCleansUpNicely: Technically it's a disguise, but Deet dresses in some elegant finery to get an audience with the All-Maudra and looks rather nice. Unfortunately, Seladon sees right through the disguise instantly.²* ShipTease: With Rian, with Hup even shaking his head in annoyance when the two share a smile between each other by the fire as they sing a song for Brea's mother. In the documentary ''The Crystal Calls'', co-executive producer Blanca Lista stated that they also wanted to make sure that at the core of the story, there was a love story between Rian and Deet. ²* SpeaksFluentAnimal: She can talk to all the creatures on Thra.²* TookALevelInBadass: After absorbing the essence of [[spoiler:the Sanctuary Tree]], Deet is able to [[spoiler:harness and channel energy in order to control the Darkening—which she does. Violently]].²* TwoGirlsToATeam: Deet and Brea are this for the main team. ²* UnkemptBeauty: She wears her hair in loose, messy braids and is implied not to bathe much ([[ThePigPen if ever]]), but she's still very pretty and charming. Hup and Rian, at least, always think she's beautiful.²* VolcanicVeins: When she [[spoiler: harnesses the power of the Darkening in order to attack the Skeksis and protect her friends.]]²* WalkingWasteland: [[spoiler:After absorbing the power of the Darkening to protect her friends, any life around her withers and dies. She's forced to leave her friends in order to protect them.]]²* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Deet, after Hup tells her he can't be a Paladin if he couldn't save Rian from skekMal the Hunter, tells him he's already on his way to being a Paladin. After all, he saved her from the Spitter Arathim, the two bully Stonewood Gelflings and the gobbles.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Rian]]²!!Rian²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rian.jpeg]] ²[[caption-width-right:250:Brave Rian]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Neil Sterenberg ²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TaronEgerton²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²A Crystal Castle guard from the Stonewood Clan.²----²* AerithAndBob: Rian's name looks like it comes from Earth rather than Thra. It's pronounced 'Ree-an', however, rather than like 'Ryan'. ²* AmazonChaser: He falls for Mira, whom he tries to impress when they spar and she ends up beating him every time before it ended in their FirstKiss. ²* BigBrotherInstinct: He seems to slowly become this for Brea, with the two bonding over [[spoiler: the death of their parents]] and he warns her to stay away from Reky'r because his clan worships death. In one scene where Reky'r and Brea are standing close together, Rian can be seen standing off to the side looking disapproving. ²* BigNo: He gets multiple ones in the first season, one [[spoiler: from watching Mira's essence being taken and the last bits drunken by Chamberlain]] and the other [[spoiler: from watching his father perform a HeroicSacrifice to keep the Hunter away from his son.]]²* BreakTheCutie: When we first meet him he's a playful, wide eyed fledgling soldier. [[spoiler: Seeing his girlfriend die, and being accused of murdering her by the murderers, and having every single other Gelfling, including his father think he's gone sick in the brain, really did a mental toll on him.]] ²* ChickMagnet: He was with Mira, has ShipTease with Deet, and at a Podling bar, a female Podling bought Rian a drink.²* CommonalityConnection: He bonds with Brea over their troubled relationship with their parents [[spoiler:who have both died, during Brea's mother's funeral.]]²* DespairEventHorizon: Crosses this briefly, thanks to a BreakingSpeech from [[ManipulativeBastard skekSil The Chamberlain]]. Thankfully, getting saved by [[spoiler: Gurjin and Naia]] snapped him out of it, but the speech still heavily affected him, and even after being saved convinced him that he's TiredOfRunning.²* DistressedDude: Caught by [[spoiler: the Hunter, and only saved from a gruesome end by the Chamberlain stepping in. He's later rescued from the Chamberlain by Gurjin and Naia.]]²* {{Expy}}: He's pretty clearly modeled after Jen. A strapping young Gelfling lad with long brown hair who is functionally TheHero yet often needs help from the female Gelfling(s) he travels with, and is in a ShipTease with a HeroicAlbino female Gelfling who is a FriendToAllLivingThings and SpeaksFluentAnimal. All that said, he's much more effective in combat than Jen. ²* FacialMarkings: It's not usually obvious due to his hairstyle, but his forehead is blue. He shares this with Maudra Fara, so it seems to be a common trait of the Stonewood Clan.²* HeroesPreferSwords: During fights, he can be seen wielding a sword. In the finale, he wields the Dual Glave.²* ItsPersonal: His reason for wanting to rebel against the Skeksis [[spoiler: is because they used his girlfriend Mira in their first experiment and extracted her life essence, effectively killing her.]]²* OfficialCouple: With Mira [[spoiler: they don't stay that way for long]]. ²* ShipTease: He shares some moments with Deet, like sharing warm smiles by the fire as they sing All-Maudra Mayrin a song and especially when she decides to introduce him to her family. In the documentary ''The Crystal Calls'', co-executive producer Blanca Lista stated that they also wanted to make sure that at the core of the story, [[spoiler: there was a love story between Rian and Deet.]]²* SurvivorGuilt: The Chamberlain hits ''hard'' on this aspect of his character, pointing out that [[spoiler:he'd run when Mira was being drained, when Gurjin was held captive, and when his father died protecting him]].²-->'''Chamberlain''': Fine! Go then. Run. Have your war! ''But'' it will be on Rian's head when all Gelfling die because ''you'' chose to run. Again.²* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tries giving one of these to skekSil, on how the Skeksis are evil for [[spoiler: draining Mira]] to preserve their own lives, and that skekSil's retort of "It's natural for things to consume other things to survive" doesn't apply because "there was nothing natural about what (they) did." Unfortunately, considering this was [[ManipulativeBastard skekSil]] he was trying to tell this speech to, [[BreakingSpeech this doesn't end]] [[DespairEventHorizon well for Rian.]]²* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Arguably, Rian is the manly man to Kylan’s sensitive guy and the sensitive guy to Gurjin’s manly man.²* TiredOfRunning: He has enough of running away by the end of Season 1 (though he didn't have much choice in the situations where he had to run, skekSil the Chamberlain just played with his SurvivorsGuilt).²* TraumaCongaLine: His girlfriend dies, he's framed for her death, his father turns on him, then dies trying to save him, only for Rian to be captured immediately afterwards. All of that was within the first four episodes.²* WellDoneSonGuy: Spending his whole life with a LivingLegend for a father has naturally given him a bit of a complex, and at the show's start he's obsessed with making his own mark, even if it means forgoing his father's help.²[[/folder]]²²!!!'''Vapra Clan'''²²[[folder:In General]]²[[quoteright:130:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vapra_symbol.png]] ²²The Vapra Clan were the leaders of the other Gelfling clans. Dwelling in cliffside villages, the women of the clan were known for their white hair and shining wings and specialized in using light magic for stealth.²----²* TheBeautifulElite: Vapra clan members are the most fashionable and beautiful of the Gelflings, as well as the race's scholars and seemingly the main providers of All-Maudras.²* PimpedOutDress: They have the most elegant and showy dresses. Hup steals one for Deet to improve her chances to have an audience with the All-Maudra Mayrin.²* PraetorianGuard: The All-Maudra has her own elite guard corps, the Paladins.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:All-Maudra Mayrin]]²!!All-Maudra Mayrin²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/all_maudra.jpeg]] ²[[caption-width-right:250:Proud All-Maudra]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' [[Creator/MuppetPerformers Louise Gold]]²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²The queen of the Vapra Clan, leader of all Gelfling Clans and the mother of Seladon, Tavra and Brea.²----²* AlienBlood: [[spoiler: When she's struck down by the General, she bleeds pink blood.]]²* ArbitrarySkepticism: She dismisses Brea's warnings as nonsense, claiming that Brea has "read too many stories".²* BraidsOfAction: She deals with the going ons of all the clans, has the last say, and wears a braid on the back of her head.²* BrokenPedestal: Brea is shocked to learn that Mayrin is bribed with trinkets from the Skeksis' tithes.²* CoolCrown: She wears a pointed yet elegant looking crown. After an All-Maudra's death, each tip of the crown has to be sent to a Maudra, then all Maudras must gather to reassemble it and crown the new All-Maudra.²* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:She is cut down by skekVar after finally standing up to her "lords".]]²* FreudianSlip: At one point, she laments that she sent her daughters away... while Seladon is standing right there. Seladon points this out, and Mayrin waves her away.²* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:She is ultimately willing to hear out Brea's pleas and when given a revelation by Aughra, is convinced to stand up to the Skeksis]].²* TheHighQueen: Of the Vapra Clan and by extension, all Gelflings.²* InformedFlaw: Seladon complains that Mayrin spoils Brea and plays favorites. From what we do see, Mayrin doesn’t act like a doting parent towards any of her children. If anything, she’s quick to dismiss Brea when she admits her suspicions about the Skekis and promptly assigns her to community service after a diplomatic incident with the Sifa.²* KickTheDog: She is unsympathetic to the plight of a pair of poor farmers who cannot make the Skeksis' tribute. She allows the Scroll-Keeper to shame them into giving up a necklace that has great personal significance to the farmer's family. Later she's seen wearing it, having accepted it as a gift from the Skeksis with no intention to return it to the impoverished people it was taken from. The act causes Brea to lose faith in her mother and [[spoiler:when Mayrin makes her HeelFaceTurn she cites the bribes she willingly took from the Skeksis as a failure on her part to be a good ruler]].²* ParentalFavoritism: Doesn't seem to recognise how her behaviour has convinced Seladon she's the least favourite daughter.²* ParentsAsPeople: As Seladon states, Mayrin is a queen first and a mother second. She tries to impart her values to her daughters and steer them on the right path but often clashes with Brea and puts so much pressure on Seladon to follow in her footsteps. At times it's up to Tavra to keep the family together.²* PetTheDog: Having discovered the truth of the Skeksis' dealings, anyone would understand her attention and efforts being fixated on dealing with that. She nonetheless genuinely and tenderly grants Hup, a Podling - a species seen as little better than slaves, even by Gelfling, the title of Paladin of Ha'Rar, realising his life's dream.²* [[PuppetKing Puppet Queen]]: For the Skeksis, who truly rule Thra and whom Mayrin serves.²-->'''Mayrin:''' ''[[IAmTheNoun I...am the All-Maudra!]]''²-->'''The General:''' You are All-Maudra because we ''[[ImpliedDeathThreat allow you to be All-Maudra!]]''²* ProperLady: Gracious, polite and adheres to ceremony.²* PsychologicalProjection: It's strongly implied she's so hard on Seladon and insists she put her duties as All-Maudra and service to the Skeksis above all else, even her own family, because deep down she knows the Skeksis are wrong to wring tithes from starving Gelflings and has reservations about helping them, so she tries so hard to convince Seladon that she must maintain these duties and loyalty at all cost partly to convince ''herself'' that she must keep going what she's doing.²* StrongFamilyResemblance: Shares some similar features to her three daughters. ²* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler: Mayrin shows traits of this when Brea introduces her to Lore and later makes Hup a paladin on the spot.]]²* VerbalBackspace: At one point, she laments that she sent her own daughters away... while Seladon is standing right there. When Seladon calls her out, Mayrin curtly replies, "You know what I mean."²* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:After Aughra shows her and the others the future of Thra, she goes against the Skeksis. However, this leads to the General cutting her down and she dies soon afterwards.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tavra]]²!!Katavra of Ha'rar / "Tavra"²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tavra.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Neil Sterenberg²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CaitrionaBalfe²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²The middle sister of Brea's family, and a fierce warrior.²----²* TheAce: In the YA novels, admired by all the POV characters for her warrior skills and flying abilities. Also considered by other characters to be the best suited of all her sisters to be All-Maudra [[spoiler:If only she wasn’t trapped in the body of a spider]].²* ActionGirl: She's the warrior of her three sisters, carries a sword, and [[spoiler:badly wounds skekVar in a straight-up fight. She might even have killed the General outright had the Chamberlain not stabbed her InTheBack as she closed in for the kill]].²* BadassGay: Is in a relationship with Onica in the YA novels, and is a fierce warrior in her own right.²* BigSisterInstinct: Is very protective of her sisters, trying to get them to relax or offering them some advice. ²* BraidsOfAction: Wears two braids in the front like her sisters.²* BodySwap [[spoiler:Her mind bonded with the HiveMind of the Arathim Ascendancy]].²* CharacterTic: She tends to go very quiet when she hears her sisters say something she doesn't agree with (usually about the other), and they both quickly pick up on it and demand to know what she really thinks.²* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Everything that happened to her on the show, [[spoiler: getting captured by the Skeksis, getting chosen to join with the Arathim, and fatally stabbed]] was the result of her confronting the Skeksis, rather than just trying to get out of the castle anyway possible. ²* CoolBigSis: Brea definitely sees Tavra in this light, even calling her a "great warrior" when talking to the Skesis. ²* DatingWhatDaddyHates: The All-Maudra did not approve of her relationship with a Sifa²* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: She dies being cradled by her two sisters crying over her body.]]²* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:Was transformed into an Arathim when she was dying in the books. Hinted to be the same case in the series.]]²* GrandTheftMe: Is controlled by the Arathim Ascendacy. [[spoiler:Even after the Arathim's HeelFaceTurn she remains bonded when the others are freed because she has been connected to the Arathim for too long.]]²* HeroesPreferSwords: She's seen carrying and brandishing a sword. ²* HeroesWantRedheads: Tavra is in a relationship with the redheaded Onica.²* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: The Chamberlain kills her as she attempts to strike down the General.]]²* KingIncognito: In the first novel, she pretends she is a simple soldier only for her lineage to be revealed at the end of the novel. PlayedWith in the second novel when her frequent boasts about her lineage tip off the characters that something is wrong with her. ²* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Tavra is short for Katavra, according to J. M. Lee's books.²* NamesTheSame: Tavra was also the name of a Gelfling who befriended Aughra's son Raunip.²* NotSoAboveItAll: She likes to joke that she's the "fun one", which usually brings a smile to her sister's faces. ²* NotSoSimilar: Tavra has remarked on how similar Brea and Seladon are; they're both strong willed, quick to anger, and always ready to speak their mind. Tavra, in contrast, is much more stoic and pensive; her sisters often confiding in her while they fight with each other.²* OfficialCouple: With Onica in the YA novels.²* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[spoiler:After she's possessed by the Arathim Ascendancy but claims to retain some independent thought, Seladon and Brea don't quite trust her until she says, "I'm the fun one." They realize it really is Tavra and embrace her.]]²* TheStoic: She comes across as this towards people who aren't that close to her, and is not as outgoing as her sisters. However, she does like to joke that she's the "fun one" to Brea and Seladon. ²* StrongFamilyResemblance: Has her mother's facial features and styles her hair similarly to her sister Brea. ²* ThickerThanWater: She says something on the lines of this to Brea who complains about Seladon always being mean to her. ²--> '''Tavra:''' The bonds of sisterhood can be tested... But never broken. ²* TownGirls: Tavra is the butch to Seladon’s femme and Brea’s neither.²* UptownGirl: As princess and second in line for the throne, Tavra is this for Onica.²* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Even though Seladon is the eldest, she still listens to Tavra's advice when given, and Tavra can tell how her sisters truly feel, as well as how similar the two are despite their arguments. Out of her other sisters, she's the most grounded. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Seladon]]²!!Seladon²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seladon.jpeg]] ²[[caption-width-right:250:Loyal Seladon]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Helena Smee²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GuguMbathaRaw ²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²Brea's eldest sister, and heir-apparent to the crown of the All-Maudra.²----²* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]: She doesn't approve of anything that Brea does, and is always eager to point out how she never takes thing seriously. Brea has to confide in Tavra about Seladon always picking on her. ²* BraidsOfAction: Like her other sisters, she wears two braids in the front. ²* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Almost as soon as she comes into power, the Skeksis mercilessly disabuse her of the notion that they're the benevolent protectors they've always claimed, humiliating her and stripping her of her robes before hurling her in prison and leaving her traumatized. She later laments she should have died rather than Tavra.]]²* CoolCrown: As part of her EvilCostumeSwitch, Seladon forges herself a new crown modeled after the Skeksis' castle. [[spoiler:[=SkekSo=] the Emperor smashes it while the other Skeksis mock her.]]²* DesecratingTheDead: [[spoiler:Rather than giving her mother a proper burial with the necessary funeral rites, Seladon has Mayrin's body burned on a pyre to make an example of her treason against the Skeksis.]]²* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler: When the Skeksis reveal their true colors and that they intend to drain the essence of "all" the Gelflings, regardless of loyalty, Seladon desperately asks that they at least spare her sisters. It dosen't work, but it shows that even at her worst, she does still care about Brea and Tavra]]²* EvilCostumeSwitch: Seemingly to emulate the Skeksis she puts on a Maleficent-like attire [[spoiler:which is latter ripped off by them]].²* FatalFlaw: Thanks to her believing her mother loves her less than she loves Tavra and Brea along with the pressure of her lessons of being All-Maudra, Seladon's loyalty isn't to Thra, but to the status quo that the Skeksis are the true rulers. It's only after [[spoiler: Tavra dies does she finally see the error in her judgement]].²* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Seladon turns on Brea and her mother when Aughra joins the Gelflings' Dreamfast to connect everyone on what is actually happening, because she refuses to accept that the Skeksis are not the benevolent but firm lords she was always taught. She betrays the fledgling resistance to the General and Ritual Master when they arrive to collect Gelflings to be harvested for essence, and rejects the other Maudras when they try to reason with her after her mother's death.]]²* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Out of her two sisters, she's tasked with becoming the next All Maudra, and she definitely does not let Brea go without a day of pointing out how she wastes her time at the library. ²* HatesTheirParent: Seladon resents her mother for saddling her with a lot of royal duties and ignoring her in comparison to her sisters. This eventually culminates in her [[spoiler: usurping the throne by selling her out as a traitor to the Skeksis and burning her corpse out of spite]].²* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Once she ''finally'' comes to realize what the Skeksis truly are, and just how wrong she was about them, Seladon staunchly sides with the rebels and actively fights in the first major battle of the Resistance at Stone-in-the-Wood.]]²* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Almost to IRejectYourReality levels. No matter how much evidence to the contrary presents itself, Seladon remains convinced that the Skeksis are the good guys. [[spoiler: It takes until almost the end of the first season for her to finally recognize the truth.]]²* IHaveNoSon: She disowns both her mother and Brea after they turn on the Skeksis.²-->''"You are no sister of mine!"''²* IronicEcho: Repeats Aughra's line that she is "loyal" after she [[spoiler:betrayed her mother and sister to the Skeksis, resulting in her mother's murder and her sister's imprisonment.]]²* KnightTemplar: In her mind the Skeksis are just and pure and anyone who disagrees with them is a filthy dissenter. Too bad that the objects of her adoration themselves disagree with her.²* ModestRoyalty: Her outfit seems more modest compared to her sisters and her crown is a simple circlet, unlike her mother's more complex crown. ''Completely'' [[AvertedTrope averted]] when [[spoiler:she ascends the throne following her mother's death, fashioning a darkly elegant crown and gown more akin to the Skeksis' baroque outfits]].²* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Tries to use this trope to spare only the Gelfling loyal to the Skeksis. How does the Emperor respond? "Uh...no." By this point ''all'' Gelfling are fair game now.²* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Even after the Skeksis reveal their true nature, Seladon continues to blame the Gelfling resistance for all that has happened. ''Especially'' after Aughra [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices herself]] to save the Gelflings from being drained of essence, and lashes out at Brea, blaming her for Aughra's death. It's only when Tavra is dying that she finally acknowledges how wrong she was.]]²* NotSoDifferent: ²** Tavra notes to Brea that she and Seladon aren't as different as they believe each other to be. This is highlighted when the two sisters make note of Tavra's tick of trying not to speak even though she really wants to say something and both demand she let it out.²** When she tries to invoke TheNeedsOfTheMany to the Skeksis, they laugh that [[spoiler:she's willing to kill her own kind to maintain her own power -- maybe she ''would'' make a good Skeksis after all.]]²* PleaseSpareHimMyLiege: After first promising submission in exchange for peace and being denied, she then offers to send the originally-requested sacrifices so that the rest of the Gelfling may live. This is also turned down. In desperation, she begs that the Skeksis at least spare her sisters. The Emperor responds to every request with a casual "no". ²* TheQuisling: Under Skeksis rule, all the All-Maudras have been used in this role, receiving benefits from the Skeksis while being used as a puppet ruler that helps keep the Gelflings in line, treated with pretend respect by the Skeksis but really held in contempt. [[spoiler: Seladon takes it a step further, eagerly embracing the aesthetic of the Skeksis, holding them up as right in all things and being willing to sacrifice other Gelflings to appease them. Unfortunately for her, the position of All-Maudra had already [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived its usefulness]] as far as the Skeksis were concerned.]]²* TheResenter: As the future All-Maudra, she's had a less forgiving upbringing than her sisters - Brea in particular. Her mother's perceived favoritism has led to her harbouring quite the grudge.²* StrongFamilyResemblance: She looks like her mother and sisters. This is brought up by the Skeksis who aren't sure which princess Seladon was since they seem to all look alike (although some viewers interpret that line to be in reference to Gelflings in general). ²* SurvivorsGuilt: [[spoiler:Tavra's death deeply shakes Seladon, and finally forces her to confront her past actions and acknowledge just how wrong she was. She tearfully laments that ''she'' should have died instead, and this drives her HeelFaceTurn.]]²* TownGirls: Seladon is the Femme to Tavra’s butch and Brea’s neither.²* UndyingLoyalty: She's blindly loyal to the Skeksis, and it takes her a ''while'' until she finally starts getting over it.²* TheUnfavourite: What she believes herself to be. Seladon thinks her mother cares more for Brea and doesn't push too much on Tavra while she's trying her hardest to succeed her one day. Seladon even lampshades this at one point after the group dreamfast.²-->'''Mayrin''': Seladon, I don't see -²-->'''Seladon''': ME! You never see me!²* WellDoneDaughterGirl: She feels her mother never notices or appreciates all the hard work she puts in to follow in her footsteps as All-Maudra. Part of the reason she [[spoiler:betrays her mother and sister to the Skeksis is to receive the affection and praise from them that she never got from her mother. Even after the Skeksis murder her mother, she remains blindly loyal to them due to the scraps of kindness and recognition they showed her at the time.]]²* YouNeverDidThatForMe: As shown in the above tropes, Seladon often complains to her mother how she's given more tough love compared to her younger sisters. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Mira]]²!!Mira²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mira.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Helena Smee²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AliciaVikander²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²A Crystal Castle guard and Rian's girlfriend.²----²* ActionGirl: Always itching for an adventure, sparred regularly with Rian and takes initiative in situations others deem too dangerous. ²* BraidsOfAction: Wears two braids in the front of her face and in the back. ²* HeroesPreferSwords: She wears a sword on her side. ²* LoveInterest: Of Rian [[spoiler: but she ends up dying in the very first episode]]. ²* NoBodyLeftBehind: [[spoiler: After the Skeksis use her for their first experiment and drain her of her essence, she disappears in a flash of light and is no more.]]²* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Her death shows how desperate the Skeksis are to cling to their ill-gotten immortality, and the lengths they'll go to keep it.]]²* SmallRoleBigImpact: She's introduced in the first episode as Rian's girlfriend and [[spoiler: gets killed at the end when the Scientist uses her for the first life essence draining experiment.]]²* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler:She becomes the victim of the Skeksis Scientist's first experiment in the Crystal's ability to absorb life essence, fueling Rian's revenge against the Skeksis.]]²* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: All we know about Mira is that she's Rian's girlfriend, she's Vapran and joined the Crystal Guard. She's killed off in the same episode she's introduced.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:The Librarian]]²!!The Librarian²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/librarian.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' [[Creator/MuppetPerformers Kevin Clash]]²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TobyJones²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²² A member of the Vapra Clan who works in the Library in Ha'rar.²----²* BadassBookworm: [[spoiler: In lieu of the royal family, he takes command of the Vapra Clan and leads their army to Stone-in-Wood to aid the resistance against the Skesis.]]²* {{Bookworm}}: Spends his time in his house putting his books in order and helping Brea in her research.²* DarkAndTroubledPast: He traveled with the Sifa in his youth, and speaks very darkly of ''something'' that happened during that time. Whatever it was, Cadia still wants nothing to do with him.²* NoNameGiven: He's never addressed by his name.²* ProperlyParanoid: He feels that all of Brea's questions are only going to lead to trouble, and warns Cadea not to pull anything. Brea's lust for the truth does get her into trouble with the Skesis, and Cadea does try to drug Brea into forgetting the meeting they were having. ²* WhatTheHellHero: He is openly critical of [[spoiler:Seladon]] for not only ignoring the funeral rites for [[spoiler:her mother]] but further seeking to insult her by burning the body. While the character has just undergone a FaceHeelTurn, from the Librarian at that point still saw them as a good person.²[[/folder]]²²!!!'''Stonewood Clan'''²²[[folder:In General]]²[[quoteright:212:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stonewood_symbol.png]] ²²Dwelling in Stone-of-the-Wood within the Dark Forest, the Stonewoods were known for their bravery, with the ancient Gelfling culture hero Jarra-Jen being one of their most well known members.²----²* KillEmAll: Aside from Rian, all of the named Stonewoods introduced in the first season are dead by the end. The non-warriors such as the children and caregivers have gone into hiding.²* {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s: The Stonewoods are among the most martial-inclined of the Gelflings, to the point of providing a significant number of guards and commanders of the guard to the castle of the Crystal and having the only warrior Maudra. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Ordon]]²!!Captain Ordon²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ordon.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Dave Chapman²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkStrong²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²Rian's father, and the Captain of the Castle Guard.²----²* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Being eaten alive by carnivorous plants is a nasty way to go.]]²* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a burn-like scar over his right eye.²* LivingLegend: [[spoiler:A war hero who was the previous wielder of the Dual Glaive.]]²* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:He sacrifices himself taking on the Hunter to make sure Rian escapes.]]²--> ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Not. My. Son!]]''²* PleaseSpareHimMyLiege: He attempts to negotiate mercy for his son. The Chamberlain convinces the Emperor to pretend to agree only to manipulate Ordon into hunting down his son for them, with the intention of draining them both afterwards.²* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Comes off as harsh and demanding of Rian, and when informed by the Emperor of Rian's supposed madness and murder of Mira, requests to be the one to apprehend him and bring him back before he spreads his "madness" onto others.[[spoiler: There's a strong hint he believed in his son's innocence from the start and merely wanted to get to him before the Skesksis do, as when he finds Rian dreamfasting with several other Gelflings, he joins in instead of trying to break it up. Once the truth is revealed to him, he joins forces with Rian.]] ²* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:He comes to believe his son about the Skeksis just in time to die saving him.]]²* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:He tackles skekMal the Hunter into a patch of carnivorous plants to save Rian from being killed, however only Ordon is eaten, while the Hunter escapes unscathed seconds later and captures Rian anyway.]] ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Maudra Fara]]²!!Maudra Fara²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maudrafara.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Alice Dinnean²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/LenaHeadey²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²The leader of the Stonewood Clan.²----²* AChildShallLeadThem: The tie-in comics show that she became Maudra when she was only a child.²* ActionGirl: She's one of the most formidable Gelfling characters, due to being an axe-wielding winged badass with a forceful personality.²* AnAxeToGrind: She wields an axe in battle.²* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: In Flames of the Dark Crystal, she engages the Emperor in single combat and manages to drive a spear through SkekSo’s beak before dying]].²* FacialMarkings: The skin over her eyes and forehead is blue. It's not clear if this is makeup or just the colour she actually is. ²* LadyOfWar: She's a warrior who fights alongside those she rules.²* LeeroyJenkins: Functionally becomes this to the Gelflings since she rushes to war with the Skeksis before uniting the Gelfling clans, or coming up with a solid clan. [[spoiler:Naturally, the battle ends quickly.]]²* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: [[spoiler: Dies as a result of injuries she sustains when skekOk the Scroll-Keeper chops off one of her wings, and she crashes into the ground.]]²* PrideBeforeAFall: She means well, but her desire to rush into war against the Skeksis rather than wait to unite the Gelfling tribes (partly to prove she's not a coward by running, and partly to prove that ''she alone'' is strong enough to defeat them) leads a lot of tragedy later in the season.²* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She's the only Maudra to be a warrior as well, and she's a pretty good one. She even stood up against Seladon when she claimed the title of All-Maudra because the Skeksis said so.²* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:When skekOk throws his knives at Seladon, Fara deliberately maneuvers in front of her and is struck instead. Fara loses a wing and crashes as a result, with her injuries proving fatal.]]²[[/folder]]²²!!!'''Drenchen Clan'''²²[[folder:In General]]²[[quoteright:212:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/drenchen_symbol.png]] ²²Dwelling in the Swamp of Sog, the Drenchen were a race of Gelfling adapted for an amphibious lifestyle and though isolated from most other clans, were known for their loyalty.²----²* {{Dreadlock Warrior}}s: Seems to be a thing for that clan.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Gurjin]]²!!Gurjin²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gurjin.jpeg]] ²[[caption-width-right:250:Bold Gurjin]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Dave Chapman²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HarrisDickinson²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Shadows of the Dark Crystal'', ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²A Crystal castle guard and Rian's best friend.²----²* AndZoidberg: Gets a little miffed when Mother Aughra gives everyone but him a descriptive title. Rian cheers him up by calling him "Bold Gurjin."²* BashBrothers: With Rian.²* TheBigGuy: He's the tallest Gelfling in the cast.²* ColdBloodedTorture: Initially averted. The Chamberlain shows him a [[FluffyTheTerrible peeper beetle]] and explains what it's used for ("Did you hear screams last night? Friend Scientist was naughty."). Rather than use the beetle, he only [[PragmaticVillainy uses it as an example]] of the kinds of cruelties Skeksis are capable of, suggesting that unless Gurjin betrays Rian, he'll suffer things ''[[NothingIsScarier worse]]'' than peeper beetles.²** Played straight later after the Chamberlain's approach fails. [[TheBrute General skekVar]] lacks skekSil's finesse and just goes straight to [[ElectricTorture zapping him]] with a cattle prod and then draining him to the brink of death using the Crystal. Even then, Gurjin ''still'' refuses to break.²* TheCynic: Regularly complains about the situations his friends drag him into, and how their lives are turning for the worst.²* DeadpanSnarker: Snarks at the Skeksis the whole time he's captured.²* DefiantCaptive: No matter what the Skeksis throw at him, he never gives in.²* DidntWantAnAdventure: He begrudgingly goes along with Mira and Rian to hunt for the Spitter.²* DistressedDude: Is chained up in the Chamber of Life, and later relocated to a cage.²* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Expanded on more in the novels. Where Gurjin would spend most of his time flirting with girls and loitering around, Naia was occupied with learning to succeed as the next Maudra. ²* HalfIdenticalTwins: Twin brother to Naia, although the only thing he and his twin sister Naia seem to share in common is the way they style their [[DreadlockWarrior hair.]]²* InformedAttribute: When accused of treason, Bellanji claims that Gurjin is more interested in “hunting game and courting girls” than much else, but he’s not shown flirting with anyone in the books. Gurjin is seen in the season one finale happily reveling in hugs from [[ChickMagnet all the girls]] though.²* JamesBondage: Prior to being stuck in a cage in the Chamber of Life, he is instead chained to the wall.²* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: After he's dragged into Rian's troubles, he has some choice words for the situation.²-->"Join the Guard" they said! "Nothing dangerous ever happens at the castle" they said!²* NothingIsScarier: The Chamberlain invokes this to try to make him talk. Rather than torture him, the Chamberlain uses the peeper beetle as an example of the horrible things Skeksis are willing to do to each other, so imagine what they'll do to ''him'', and leaves Gurjin's imagination to fill in the rest. To Gurjin's credit he [[DefiantCaptive still doesn't talk]], but by the time the General comes around to take over the interrogations, [[OhCrap Gurjin is naturally terrified]].²* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Gurjin is the manly man to Rian and Kylan’s sensitive guys.²* TortureIsIneffective: He doesn't give away Rian, no matter how much skekVar tortures him.²* UndyingLoyalty: To Rian, even as the others started to turn against him. He even makes a HeroicSacrifice so Rian can escape the castle, but he does get eventually saved by Naia.²--> '''General:''' ''Where is the fugitive Rian''?!\²'''Gurjin:''' Eat. ''Sog''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Naia]]²!!Naia²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/naia.jpeg]] ²[[caption-width-right:250:Fierce Naia]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Beccy Henderson²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HannahJohnKamen ²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Shadows of the Dark Crystal'' | ''Song of the Dark Crystal'' | ''Tides of the Dark Crystal'' | ''Flames of the Dark Crystal'' | ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²Gurjin's twin sister.²----²* ActionGirl: Is the hero of her own novel, willingly goes to the castle to free Gurjin herself, and helps Rian escape the Chamberlain. ²* ACupAngst: In the first J. M. Lee book, Naia expresses embarrassment because her wings haven't grown in yet.²* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: As a future Maudra, she is the highest ranked among the YA novel core group as well as the group that escaped after the Dreamcast , arguably even higher than the All-Maudra’s younger children. She’s also the most skilled fighter, at least comparable to Rian ²* BigSisterInstinct: It's stated she's the eldest in the novels. She cares deeply about her brother to the point where she'd bargain Rian for his release. After their dreamfast, she decides to free him herself. ²* BullyHunter: In the first YA book, she sees some Spritton thugs giving Kylan a hard time and knocks them down a few pegs.²* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Expanded on in the novels. Where Naia has to spend most of her time looking after her other siblings as well as learning the skills to succeed as the next Al Maudra, Gurjin spent his days either chasing game or flirting with girls. ²* HalfIdenticalTwins: Twin sister to Gurjin, although they only seem to share a similar [[DreadlockWarrior hairstyle.]] ²* HealingHands: Is a very talented healer even by the standards of the rest of her clan.²* HeroOfAnotherStory: The main protagonist of J.M. Lee's novel series that serves as a prelude to the series.²* OfficialCouple: With Amri in the books.²* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Managed to sneak into the Skesis' castle and free Gurjin all without getting caught. ²* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Naia is the energetic girl to Kylan's savvy guy in the YA books.²* StrongFamilyResemblance: Maudra Mera remarks that Naia looks a lot like Laesid. It’s also her resemblance to Gurjin that clues Rian in on who she is before she has the chance to introduce herself.²* TrademarkFavoriteFood: In the books, Naia's favorite food is blindfish.²* UptownGirl: As the oldest daughter of her clans Maudra, Naia could count as this for Amri.²* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Naia is on the receiving end of this from Amri in “Flames of the Dark Crystal.”²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Maudra Laesid]]²!!Maudra Laesid²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maudra_laesid.jpg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:'''²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Nimmy March²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Shadows of the Dark Crystal'' | ''Flames of the Dark Crystal'' | ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²The leader of the Drenchen Clan and mother of Naia and Gurjin.²----²* AnArmAndALeg: Uses a staff to walk as she is missing a leg.²* HappilyMarried: Laesid and her husband Bellanji are shown to be happily married in the books.²* HealingHands: Her healing magic gained her the title of "Blue Stone Healer".²* MamaBear: Learning of the harrowing journey her kids went through makes her eager to join the war against the Skeksis. Also overlaps with GoodParents.²* SparedByTheAdaptation: She dies in ''Flames of the Dark Crystal'' in a HeroicSacrifice to seal the Mariner away in a newgrown tree in Sog, with Naia taking her place for the final battle. She shows up in ''Age of Resistance'' leading the Drenchen in battle at Stone-in-the-Wood for the confrontation with the Skeksis and survives the day, though it remains to be seen if she survives a second season if it gets made.²[[/folder]]²²!!!'''Grottan Clan'''²²[[folder:In General]]²[[quoteright:130:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/grottan_symbol.png]] ²²Living in the Caves of Grot, the Grottans were pale-skinned and highly adapted for living in the dark. Highly secretive, they rarely emerged into the outside world and were believed to only number in a few dozen, though they had longer lifespans then any other clan.²----²* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Grottan Gelflings are distinctive for their pale green skin tone.²* DayHurtsDarkAdjustedEyes: They live in the dark caves of Grot and it takes time for their eyes to adjust to the light of the surface world, as experienced by Deet.²* LongLived: They have between three and four times the lifespan of surface Gelflings.²* UndergroundCity: They built cities in the caves of Grot, away from the light of Thra's three suns.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Bobb'N]]²!!Bobb'N²²!!!'''Performed by:''' Alice Dinnean²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Beccy Henderson²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²Deet's younger brother.²----²* BabyLanguage: Given he's still very young, he can't talk that well and can only speak a few words at a time. ²* [[BigBrotherWorship Big Sister Worship]]: Not really worship, but he does dearly love his big sister Deet, happily calling to her during her feeding the Nurlocs. When she has to leave to meet the All-Maudra, he sadly asks why she has to go. It could be his love for his sister that [[spoiler: allows him to somehow control the Arathim and allow Deet to convince them why they should help the Gelflings.]]²* CreepyChild: When he gets mind-controlled by the Arathim.²-->''"We... no Bobb'N! We... Ascendancy!"''²* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: They raised Deet and him as well. Who his mother is never gets specified. ²* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: When Deet comes across a possessed Bobb'N, she more than horrified and refuses to hurt her baby brother while also telling him she knows he still has some consciousness somewhere in his mind. The Arathim continues to tell Deet they were not Bobb'n, but when she and Rian flee [[spoiler: Bobb'N seems to gain back some control and saves Deet from a possessed Rian.]]²* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler:Deet not allowing any harm to come to him even if he is possessed, telling him she knows he's still her baby brother allows Bobb'n to take back some control over the Arathim's power. He also allows Deet to convince the Ascendancy why they should join against the Skesis, which then allows the other Gelflings under the Ascendacy's control to go free, and adding more fighters to the rebellion.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Deet's Fathers]]²!!Lath'N and Mitjan²[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/deetsfathers.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:300:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Warrick Brownlow-Pike (Lath'N)²!!!'''Voiced by:''' James Dreyfus (Lath'N), Charlie Condou (Mitjan) ²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²The two fathers of Deet.²----²* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: They seemingly raised Deet and Bobb'n together, if not other siblings. Who fathered them and which female Gelfling gave birth to them isn't specified.²* HappilyMarried: By all accounts. After Deet and [[spoiler:Rian]] have to leave them again to find the Dual Glaive, they're seen tenderly holding each other's hands.²* NoNameGiven: They're not named onscreen, but their names are Lath'N and Mitjan. ²* StraightGay: There's a good chance they are one of the most matter-of-fact, NBD gay couples in the history of fiction. They're not given much focus, however.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Amri]]²!!Amri²²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Song of the Dark Crystal'' | ''Tides of the Dark Crystal'' | ''Flames of the Dark Crystal''²²----²* AdaptedOut: Plays a pivotal role in the books as a member of Naia's group, but makes no appearance so far in ''Age of Resistance''.²* AgonyOfTheFeet: Amri is prone to getting blisters on his feet, as Naia, Gurjin, and Tavra find out.²* DelinquentHair: Amri is described as having his head shaved on one side.²* HeroOfAnotherStory: ‘’Tides of the Dark Crystal’’ is told through Amri’s point of view.²* MrExposition: In the second book, it’s Amri who tells the origin story of the gelfling clans and the history between the Vapran and Grottan.²* OfficialCouple: With Naia.²* PeoplePuppets: By acting as the puppet to Tavra’s puppet master, Amri flies with artificial wings and uses advanced sword fighting techniques.²* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Says this almost word for word regarding Naia in the books.²* UnderwaterKiss: Amri receives one (of the breath of life variety) from Naia in the books. This also counts as his FirstKiss.²* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Gives this speech to Naia in Flames of the Dark Crystal.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Maudra Argot]]²!!Maudra Argot²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maudraargot.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' ²!!!'''Voiced by:''' [[Creator/MuppetPerformers Louise Gold]]²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²The leader of the Grottan Clan.²----²* CoolOldLady: She's perhaps the most benevolent Maudra of all, she communicates with Landstriders and, most importantly, she's the keeper of [[spoiler:one half of the Dual Glaive, which is hidden in her cane and turns out to contain the missing shard of the Crystal.]] ²* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Maudra Argot personally helps Deet prepare for her journey to Ha'rar, and she has no problem with her clan counting at least one family that has two fathers. ²* SmallRoleBigImpact: Despite only appearing in a few scenes, [[spoiler:she was entrusted with one half of the Dual Glaive and the missing shard of the Crystal inside and gave the other half to Ordon]].²[[/folder]]²²!!!'''Sifa Clan'''²²[[folder:In General]]²[[quoteright:120:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sifa_symbol.png]] ²²The Sifa Clan were sailors and explorers that settled the coasts of the Silver Sea. Very superstitious, they excelled at using Gelfling luck magic to create charms to protect them.²----²* {{Bold Explorer}}s: They're sailors and explored the Silver Sea. ²* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Their clothing, travelling lifestyle and reputation with trinkets and magic makes them the gelfling equivalent of UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} people.²* OnlyInItForTheMoney: They make a point of always being paid for the magic-related services they provide.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Onica]]²!!Onica²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/onica.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' ²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NatalieDormer²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²A member of the Sifa Clan and Cadia's assistant.²----²* AnArmAndALeg: Lost her wings in a storm several years ago.²* BigSisterInstinct: The moment Brea enters Cadia's tent, she immediately looks worried for her. When the princess reveals to Cadia he drank her tea and he angrily refuses to let her go, Onica grabs a nearby pot and whacks him over the head. ²--> '''Onica:''' She told you to ''let go''.²* FortuneTeller: Has the power of [[DreamingOfThingsToCome Far Dreaming]], and can read bones.²* MrExposition: Acts as such when Brea comes to her looking for answers in episode three.²* OfficialCouple: With Tavra in the YA novels.²* RedheadInGreen: Onica has [[QuirkyCurls red curls]] and primarily dresses in green.²* RescueRomance: Onica and Tavra meet in the middle of a storm at sea.²* YouAreInCommandNow: After Cadia is hit with LaserGuidedAmnesia, she becomes the new elder.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Cadia]]²!!Elder Cadia²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cadia.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Olly Taylor²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EddieIzzard ²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²The elder of the Sifa clan. Brea comes to him to seek answers about a symbol she saw, which to him entails death, and he tries to have her drink a memory-wiping poison.²----²* KarmaHoudini: He faces no retribution from the All-Maudra for attempting to drug Brea and erase her memory, likely because his PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo induced amnesia would render any further punishment redundant.²* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Via PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo when he tried to erase Brea's memories.²* NoHeroToHisValet: Onica clearly doesn't think very highly of him, and after his memory is wiped she doesn't seem very broken up. Onica even wastes no time promoting herself in his amnesia.²* NoodleIncident: What did happen between him and the Librarian that made the former never forgive the latter?²* RunningGag: After his amnesia, he usually repeats "Hello!" to everyone before asking about something. He even does this when he and the other Gelfling armies join the others in the fight with the Skeksis. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:The Red-Haired Paladin]]²!!The Red-Haired Paladin/Freckles²!!!'''Performed by:''' Warrick Brownlowe-Pike²!!!'''Voiced by:''' ²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²One of the All-Maudra's paladins.²----²* AllThereInTheManual: The fact that he is from the Sifa clan was mentioned by his puppeteer.²* CityGuards: Is a paladin of the All-Maudra²* NoNameGiven: Despite being one of the most prominent background characters in the series, he is never given a name. The closest he comes is when [=skekVar=] nicknames him Freckles.²* RecruitmentByRescue: Sides with the heroes after being rescued from "volunteering" for the Skeksis' draining.²* SmallRoleBigImpact: He warns the guards at the Castle of the Crystal about the Skeksis, leading to their deaths and the Skeksis completely throwing away their benevolent facade.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Maudra Ethri]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' ?²!!!'''Voiced by:''' ?²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²The leader of the Sifa Clan²----²* GlassEye: One of Maudra Ethri’s eyes is replaced with a gemstone, hence her nickname ‘Gem-Eyed Ethri.’²* NaiveNewcomer: Maudra Ethri has only recently taken the role of Maudra when the crimes of the Skeksis come to light. Though she is beloved by her clan, she is inexperienced with dangerous politics. She also believes the lie that the Skeksis are immortal.²[[/folder]]²²!!!'''Spriton Clan'''²²[[folder:In General]]²[[quoteright:130:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/spriton_symbol.png]] ²²Dwelling in grasslands south of the Dark Wood, the Spritons were known as some of the fiercest warriors among the Gelflings, with many working as soldiers and guards at the Castle of the Crystal.²----²* InformedAbility: Only a few Spriton Gelflings have any role of importance in ''Age of Resistance'', and they're not great warriors, whereas the clan is supposed to have the fiercest warriors. Kylan has to get a crash course in sword fighting from Rian -- a Stonewood --, and it apparently didn't require much efforts on the notoriously lazy Skeksis' part to capture Tolyn. ²* ProudWarriorRace: They have the reputation of being the fiercest warriors among the Gelflings, even above the Stonewoods.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Kylan]]²!!Kylan²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kylan.jpeg]] ²[[caption-width-right:250:Wise Kylan]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' ²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Shazad Latif²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²A song teller of the Spriton Clan.²----²* ActualPacifist: Played with. In the first book, Kylan is hesitant to stand up to some Spritton bullies. In the series he gets a crash course in sword fighting, courtesy of Rian, in episode ten. Later in episode ten [[spoiler: he happily swings his sword around after the gelflings win their battle against the Skeksis.]]²* TheBard: Is trained as a song-teller.²* {{Claustrophobia}}: He does not like small enclosed spaces.²* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: His parents were killed and eaten by the Hunter when he was a small child.²* HeroOfAnotherStory: The secondary protagonist of the J.M. Lee novels. Song of the Dark Crystal is told through his point of view.²* MagicMusic: Uses a special firca flute to dream etch a message warning of the Skeksis' treachery onto the blossoms of one of Thra's guardian trees.²* MixedAncestry: His mother was from the Spriton Clan. His father was from the Stonewood Clan.²* MotivationalLie: [[spoiler: After learning what happened to Mira, Kylan performs a song about Jarra-Jen’s lost love Amiris to console Rian. Later, when Naia says she’d like to meet the song teller who wrote the song, Kylan admits that Jarra-Jen didn’t have any known romantic interests. He made up the story and the song to teach Rian that there’s no shame in sadness and assumed he wouldn’t have listened otherwise.]]²* OnlyChildSyndrome: Kylan doesn't mention having any siblings.²* PlatonicLifePartners: He and Naia have this in the books.²* RealMenCook: Possesses some culinary skills. It's evident when he offers Rian some broth.²* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Kylan is the savvy guy to Naia's energetic girl in the YA books.²* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Kylan is the sensitive guy to Rian and Gurjin's manly men.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tolyn]]²!!Tolyn²[[quoteright:315:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tolyn.png]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:315:"Hmmph."]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' ?²!!!'''Voiced by:''' ?²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²A Castle Guard serving alongside Rian who is second-in-command of the Castle Guards.²----²* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:Pleads for mercy when being drained. "The only mercy I have to offer is death!", an unmoved skekTek tells him.]]²* AssholeVictim: He's easily the least sympathetic of the Skeksis' victims as Tolyn always treated Rian and Gurjin like crap and betrayed his fellow guards and left them to die at the Skeksis Scientist's hands.²* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Despite Ordon's glowing endorsement of him, he AintTooProudToBeg when being drained in the Chamber of Life.]]²* {{Foil}}: To Rian and Seladon.²* HateSink: Tolyn is considered be hated by everyone around him for being a racist, out-right jerk who cares about no one about but himself. ²* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk²* NoBodyLeftBehind: Just like all the other Gelfling who [[spoiler:get drained.]]²* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: [[spoiler:Despite being instrumental in helping the Skeksis overcome the revolt, he's still drained of his essence in the Chamber of Life. "Then it's only fitting that you suffer the same fate as your fellow guards", skekTek tells him.]]²* TheRival: To Rian. Kind of. Despite being set up this way in the first episode, he promptly disappears from the story until later on when the guards revolt against the Skeksis. Plus Tolyn is always mean to Rian and looks down on him till the end.²* TokenEvilTeammate: For a given definition of "evil." Yes, he sides against his fellow Gelflings and informs the Skeksis of their planned rebellion, but only because he believes that the Skeksis are good and that his companions are fools to trust Rian. Plus Tolyn is the only guard who doesn't like Rian and seems to treat him and Gurjin like crap, especially when Ordon is not around. ²* UndyingLoyalty: To the Skeksis.²* WeHardlyKnewYe: He has a name but doesn't get much of a personality or screentime prior to [[spoiler:his death.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Maudra Mera]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' ?²!!!'''Voiced by:''' ?²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²The leader of the Spriton Clan²----²* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Initially condescending to Naia in the YA novels. Doesn’t show much affection toward Kylan, whom she took in after he was orphaned. Later shown to be a fairly generous Maudra and to care a lot about Kylan. ²* ParentalSubstitute: In the YA novels, raised Kylan after his parents died. ²* ProperlyParanoid: Since the Spriton Plains are close to the Castle of the Crystal and her people would be easy picking for the Skeksis, Maudra Mera is hesitant about confrontation with the Skeksis.²[[/folder]]²²!!!'''Dousan Clan'''²²[[folder:In General]]²[[quoteright:212:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dousan_symbol.png]] ²²The Dousan Clan were desert dwellers of the Crystal Sea that used sandships to sail over the dunes.²----²* CreepyGood: Dousans have a reverence for death, and many of the other Gelflings find it unsettling.²* CrossingTheDesert: Their specialty.²* FacialMarkings: They all sport elaborate facial tattoos, possibly some kind of clan or rank marking. ²* FantasyCounterpartCulture: They're the Gelfling equivalents of Bedouins, specially given how their women dress.²* HorseOfADifferentColor: They ride {{giant fly|er}}ing creatures resembling manta rays.²* JunkieProphet: Dousan shamans consume hallucinogenic red berries to see visions and talk to Thra.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Rek'yr]]²!!Rek'yr²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rekyr.jpeg]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' Olly Taylor²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TheoJames ²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²²----²* CreepyGood: In-universe. As a Dousan, he has a reverence for death that many of the other Gelflings find unsettling, particularly Rian. He also gifts Brea a bone necklace for protection, though unlike the others she finds it charming.²* EveryoneHasStandards: He guided skekMal through the Crystal Sea on one of his hunts. It's unclear what happened but having witnessed the Hunter's actions, Rek'yr was so disgusted he said he'd never help him again.²* IKissYourHand: Drops a very smooth line before kissing Brea's hand, leaving her briefly speechless, and Rian slightly annoyed.²--> ''The most beautiful desert flowers are always the most dangerous.''²* NervesOfSteel: When confronted by the Hunter to reveal Rian's location, he mocks and challenges skekMal's very real threats of removing his limbs, as his staunch belief makes him unafraid of death. [[spoiler:Even after skekMal throws one of his Clan off a cliff he refuses. His other clan member...less so.]]²-->'''Hunter:''' [[ToThePain (Brandishing his blade) Then I'll have to start cutting pieces off you...until you talk!!]]\²'''Rek'yr:''' Go ahead! You want my hands? They are not mine! They are a gift from Thra! Same as my feet, my head...''my life!''\²'''Hunter:''' And his life? (grabs one of Rek'yr's companions by the face and throws him off the cliff)\²'''Rek'yr:''' If this is to be the day of our return to Thra, then we welcome it! ''Gladly!''²* NiceGuy: Shows up to offer a ride to the protagonists [[spoiler: after being moved by hearing their song on the wind]], and later refuses to sell them out to the Hunter.²* NoodleIncident: He and skekMal the Hunter have a history.²* ShipTease: With Brea. He is impressed by her strong will when trying to deter her from crossing the sands, gifts her a bone necklace for protection, and even kisses her hand as they part ways. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Maudra Seethi]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' ?²!!!'''Voiced by:''' ?²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²The leader of the Dousan Clan²----²* BothSidesHaveAPoint: When Maudra Fara tries to rally the other Maudras, including Seladon, to arms against the Skeksis, Maudra Seethi points out that the clans are divided and that it might be wiser to bide their time and form a plan before rushing heedlessly into battle.²* BodyPaint: Seethi is known as "the Skin Painter", and she wears on her face transcendental dream-etchings that her clan believes are glimpses into the afterlife.²[[/folder]]²²!!!'''Other'''²[[folder:One-eyed Castle Guard]]²!!!'''Performed by:''' ?²!!!'''Voiced by:''' ?²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''Series/TheDarkCrystalAgeOfResistance''²The lone surviving guard who survived the Castle Guard's failed revolt against the Skeksis. At some point during the battle, he lost his right eye.²----²* NoNameGiven: He's unnamed despite the prominent role he plays.²* SoleSurvivor: He's the only known survivor of the Castle Guard's failed attempt to seize the Castle.²[[/folder]]²²!!''The Power of the Dark Crystal'' era²²²[[folder:Kensho]]²[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kensho.png]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:250:some caption text]]²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''The Power of the Dark Crystal'', ''Beneath the Dark Crystal''²²A young acolyte of the Crystal and member of the Dousan clan, 100 years after it was healed by Jen and Kira.²----²* BodyHorror: He, along with the rest of his clan, suffered from an ailment called the Blight. One aspect of the Blight shown is called Shadow Fingers, which causes mushroom like growths to grow from the Gelflings' bodies. The initial cure for the Blight was to burn it away, leading to permanent scarring. ²* CanonForeigner²* TheChosenOne: He becomes this after Jen and Kira realize they have become too complacent, with Kensho having been chosen by the Crystal itself as their replacement. ²* CloudCuckoolander: Kensho comes across as this, at least initially, as a little loopy and airheaded. It is commented that the Blight and healing process (literally burning away the infection) led to his mind being slightly impaired. ²* ScarsAreForever: Kensho has a permanent burn mark on his face from where the Blight was burned away. ²* WideEyedIdealist: He comes across as naive, having grown up in the castle for most of his lift, but with a good intent. This is one reason why he was selected by the Crystal. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Crystalline Eminence]]²[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/crystalline_eminence.jpg]]²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''The Power of the Dark Crystal''²²The corrupt, spiritual leader of the Gelfling Nation during the Age of Power.²----²* AssholeVictim²* BigBadWannabe²* EvilChancellor²* TheHeavy²* ItsAllAboutMe²* TokenEvilTeammate²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Lord Commander]]²!!!'''Appears in:''' ''The Power of the Dark Crystal''²²The captain of the Royal Guard during the Age of Power.²----²* TheDragon: To the Crystalline Eminence. ²* NoNameGiven: He's unnamed despite playing a major role.²* RedemptionEqualsDeath²[[/folder]]²----

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