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Dragon Street/Park Avenue

     Alice Angel 

Alice Angel

Olivia Vertigo's godmother, and a white witch.
  • Adult Fear: When she realises that the Bloors have done something to Olivia. She returns to the city and tries to see Olivia, but Olivia refuses to see her and she is sent away quite abruptly. She is visibly upset when Charlie and Paton find her standing outside Number 9.
  • Beauty = Goodness: Alice is very beautiful, and a white witch. In contrast, Mrs. Tilpin becomes quite ugly when she is outed as an evil witch.
  • The Bus Came Back: She left the city at the end of Book 4, intending to never return. In the final book she returns, after realizing that Olivia is in trouble. She then proceeds to stay for the final battle and by the end is settled in the city permanently again.
  • Friend to All Children: She is well-liked by the good endowed children (and in turn likes them) and always seeks to help them if she can.
  • Guardian Angel: To Olivia.
  • Heroic BSoD: She sinks into despair after Christopher Crowquill's death, and ends up leaving the city. She intends to never come back, but Olivia's trouble in Red Knight convinces her to return.
  • Mystical White Hair: Alice has extraordinary white hair framing her face.
  • Nice Girl: Is one of the kindest characters in the series.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of Castle of Mirrors, after hearing of Christopher Crowquill's death, Alice leaves the city, intending never to return.
  • The Reliable One: She can always be counted on to help the good endowed, especially Olivia.

     Christopher Crowquill 

Christopher Crowquill

The rightful guardian of Billy Raven. He was sent to prison for eight years for supposedly robbing a bank. He concerns himself with the safety of Billy, but ultimately he sacrifices his life to save Paton Yewbeam's.
  • Frame-Up: He was framed as a bank robber and sent to prison for seven years. He's just been released by the time Paton, Julia and Charlie visit him in Alice Angel's house.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He throws himself and Yorath Yewbeam from a cliff to save the life of Paton Yewbeam.
  • Ill Guy: He is gravely ill after coming out of prison. This is one of his reasons for sacrificing his life—he knows that he would be an easy target for the Bloors and wouldn't be able to protect Billy as fully as Paton could.
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The Pets' Cafe

     Orvil Onimous 

Orvil Onimous

A small man who has a way with animals, Mr. Onimous is a friend to the good endowed and aids them repeatedly in their fight against the Bloors. He looks after the three Flame cats, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries. His wife runs the Pets' Cafe, where he can be found helping out. He is apparently endowed, but his endowment is never quite stated or shown.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He himself is tiny, but he is married to an incredibly tall woman.
  • The Reliable One: He can always be counted on to help the endowed children, and allows them to meet at the Pets' Cafe and plan.

     Onoria Onimous 

Onoria Onimous

The owner of the Pets' Cafe. She is a kind, very tall woman who loves all animals and children. She is married to Orvil Onimous.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Like her husband, she adores animals, and even adopts Rembrandt the rat and Solomon the blue boa when they have nowhere else to go.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She is very tall, but is married to a very short man.

     Norton Cross 

Norton Cross

The bouncer who works at the Pets' Cafe.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Starts out as Orvil and Onoria’s goodhearted bouncer, but winds up helping the Bloors out. May or may not have been the result of brainwashing.

     Una Onimous 

Una Onimous

Mr Onimous' niece. She has the power to turn invisible at will. The Bloors have no idea of her endowment.
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The Cottage in the Wilderness

     Bartholomew Bloor 

Bartholomew Bloor

Dr Bloor's father and Ezekiel's son. He is the White Sheep of the Bloor family.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Bartholomew is furious with Naren when she goes into the city against his wishes and brings Charlie back with her, because she could have been captured by the Bloors and he was afraid for her well-being.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Bartholomew's son Harold chooses to side with Ezekiel and the Yewbeam sisters.
  • Anti-Hero: He can be very rude and unfriendly, but has a good heart. He is always willing to help the good children of the Red King in the fight against Harken and the Bloors.
  • Bold Explorer: After his wife died and his family turned his back on him, Bartholomew became an explorer. It is said that he visited almost every country in the world. He wrote diaries of his adventures which he later gives to Charlie Bone to help him defeat Count Harken Badlock.
  • Character Development: He's extremely unfriendly and rude when Charlie first meets him, especially in regards to Paton Yewbeam, who he personally blames for Lyell's plight. He has no qualms about showing his hostility toward Paton, even in front of other people, and still is bitterly angry toward Paton even though the man has clearly changed for the better since they last met. It takes Charlie snapping at Bartholomew for him to take a good look at himself and realise how badly he'd been acting.
  • Cool Old Guy: He helps Charlie defeat Harken and rescue Lyell Bone from his hypnosis.
  • Family of Choice: Meng and Naren are this for him.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He may help Charlie and his friends, but he is still gruff and rude at times, and not a very likable person.
  • Hidden Depths: At first appears to be rude and unfriendly.
  • I Have No Son!: This is how he generally views Dr Bloor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though Bartholomew seems rude and callous on the outside, he cares deeply for his family and friends and would do anything for them.
  • Like a Son to Me: Bartholomew tells Charlie that he thinks of Lyell as the son he never had.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Bartholomew looks very grumpy and cynical on the outside, but on the inside he's bitter and sad over his wife's suicide and his family's rejection of him.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Mary Chance, who danced herself to death believing that he'd been killed while mountain-climbing in the Himalayas.
  • White Sheep: He lampshades this himself, at first calling himself the black sheep then saying that perhaps he is actually the white.

     Meng Bloor 

Meng Bloor

Bartholomew Bloor's second wife, and Naren's adopted mother.

     Naren Bloor 

Naren Bloor

A Chinese girl who was adopted by Bartholomew Bloor long ago after her parents died in a flood. Can send shadow messages to others, provided they have their curtains drawn back. She is descended from Amadis.
  • Cheerful Child: Naren is described as being very merry.
  • Happily Adopted: By Bartholomew Bloor and his second wife Meng.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Her parents died when Naren was four years old; Naren herself is said to be merry and kind.
  • Parental Abandonment: Naren's parents died in a flood when she was just four years old.
  • Parental Substitute: Meng and Bartholomew Bloor are this for her, as her own parents were killed in a flood when she was very young.
  • Put on a Bus: She only appears in the fifth book, and afterwards goes whale-watching with her family as a favor to Lyell Bone.

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Sparkling Castle

     Samuel Sparks 

Samuel Sparks / Mr. Boldova

A young art teacher at the Academy. He is friendly and often helps the good children of the Red King. In the third book, it's discovered that he is searching for his brother, Ollie Sparks, who was abducted and turned invisible by the Bloors. He is hypnotized by Yolanda Yewbeam, but recovers his memories at the end of the book when Yolanda dies.
  • Badass Teacher: He's an art teacher at Bloor's Academy who can also make stones glow dangerously hot and sparkle. He uses this talent to attack Yolanda when he comes face-to-face with her in the Great Hall in the Academy.
  • Brainwashed: By Yolanda, as punishment for attempting to rescue his brother who is trapped in Bloor's Academy. He gets better.
  • Determinator: Despite the dangers and opposition, Samuel searches for his missing brother Ollie (the eponymous invisible boy), even taking a job at Bloor's in the hopes of learning his whereabouts. Before coming to Bloor's, he went to five castles that the Bloors owned, thinking that Ollie could be held in one of those.
  • Friend to All Children: Mr. Boldova is always ready to help the students at the Academy, no matter what.
  • Hidden Depths: At first, he appears to be an ordinary art teacher employed at Bloor's Academy. However, he's really an endowed descendant of the Red King who is searching for his missing brother.
  • Identity Amnesia: Samuel is hypnotized by Yolanda into forgetting who he is. Luckily, after her death the spell over him is broken and he is reunited with his younger brother.
  • Nice Guy: He's generally a nice guy.

Piminy Street

     Katya Kettle 

Katya Kettle

Introduced in the sixth book, she is the owner of a kettle shop in Piminy Street. She is also secretly a blacksmith and is descended from a blacksmith-mage called Feromal.

Ingledew's Bookshop

     Julia Ingledew 

Julia Ingledew

A bookshop owner and Emma Tolly's aunt. Paton Yewbeam is in a relationship with her.
  • Brainy Brunette: Is quite intelligent, and has long chestnut-colored hair.
  • Cute Bookworm: She's described to be very attractive and interested in books and history. Paton is instantly smitten with her.
  • Encyclopaedic Knowledge: She’s read most of the rare and old books in her shop, and is stated by Paton to be an absolute treasure for his pursuit of history.
  • Happily Married: To Paton Yewbeam at the end of the eighth book.
  • Nice Girl: She is one of the kindest characters in the series.
  • The Reliable One: She can always be relied on to help the children of the Red King.

Bloor's Academy

     Dr Saltweather 

Dr. Arthur Saltweather

Head of the Music Department, and a descendant of the Red King. Has an endowment which is not fully specified (basically, he’s incapable of drowning and doesn’t consider himself entirely endowed). Later in the series, he helps fight against the Bloors, and displays an attraction to Treasure, aka Cook.
  • Stern Teacher: It’s said that the only thing that makes him angry is bad music.
     Mr Pilgrim 
A strange, absent-minded piano teacher. Resides in the Music Tower.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Very odd, to the extent that only Gabriel seems to consistently go to him for lessons, but brilliant at the piano.
     Senor Alvaro 

Senor Alvaro

A music teacher at the Academy, teacher trumpet to Charlie in the later part of the series. It turns out that he is a descendant of the Red King and helps Lyell out when he is the Red Knight by making sure Charlie does not find out who the Red Knight really is in case he is captured by the Bloors.
  • Friend to All Children: Genuinely likes and looks out for the endowed children in Bloor's Academy, particularly Charlie.
  • Master Swordsman: He proves to be very gifted with a sword during the final battle for the city.
  • The Reliable One: He can always be relied on to help the endowed children of the Red King.
     Treasure 

Cook / Treasure

The Bloor Academy official head cook. She is dedicated to keeping the balance between the good and bad endowed children.
  • Balance Of Good and Evil: She and her younger sister, Pearl, are endowed with “luck and tranquility”. This actually is almost her downfall in the fourth book when the good children start getting systematically picked off by the bad ones.
  • Cool Old Lady: Is always willing to help Charlie and his friends in their attempts to unravel the Bloors' evil plans.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her home, parents and sweetheart were drowned by Lord Grimwald long ago, out of revenge for her and her sister refusing to marry him.
  • Friend to All Children: She is always there for the children in Bloor's Academy (both endowed and unendowed) and will always help them if they need her help with anything.
  • Hidden Depths: At first she seems like an ordinary cook living in the Academy. Then it's revealed that she's endowed with the ability to give other people good luck, and that she came to Bloor's Academy to watch out for the good endowed children of the Red King. The Bloors don't know any of this about her. In Henry and the Guardians of the Lost she's revealed to be part of an organisation that tracks down children who were taken forward in time via the Time Twister and sends them to a place where they can be safe and grow again.
  • Nice Girl: Is very warm and kind to others. However, if you cross or anger her, watch out.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: In the main Charlie Bone series. To all the children at Bloor's Academy she's just 'Cook'. However, Dr. Saltweather calls her by her real name, Treasure, and so does Henry Yewbeam.
  • The Reliable One: She can always be relied on to help the good endowed children foil the Bloors' plans.

     Dorothy Bloor 

Dorothy Bloor

Dr. Bloor's wife, and a talented violinist. Dr. Bloor married her for her fortune, and was very upset when she refused to fork it all over to him. Soon after, a terrible accident left her a shadow of her former self, though she remains kind and goodhearted despite her sorrow.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Having her hand crushed and cursed broke Dorothy, making her into a shadow of her former self. However, she still wouldn't give the Bloors the fortune they coveted from her, suggesting that she wasn't entirely broken.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Dorothy is described as being dark-haired with pale skin. She looks so mysterious and ghost-like that the children call her 'the dark lady'.
  • Heroic BSoD: After her hand is crushed by Manfred, her own son, and cursed by Ezekiel to never work again.
  • Perpetual Frowner: After her hand is broken, Dorothy hardly ever smiles.
  • Put on a Bus: She escapes Bloor's Academy at the end of the second book and is never seen again.
  • When She Smiles: In the second book, Charlie notes that when Dorothy smiles, she looks like a different, younger, and happier person.

     Senor Alvaro 

Senor Alvaro

A music teacher at the Academy, teacher trumpet to Charlie in the later part of the series. It turns out that he is a descendant of the Red King and helps Lyell out when he is the Red Knight by making sure Charlie does not find out who the Red Knight really is in case he is captured by the Bloors.
  • Friend to All Children: Genuinely likes and looks out for the endowed children in Bloor's Academy, particularly Charlie.
  • Master Swordsman: He proves to be very gifted with a sword during the final battle for the city.
  • The Reliable One: He can always be relied on to help the endowed children of the Red King.
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