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     Count Harken Badlock 

Count Harken Badlock

The main antagonist of the series, and the nemesis of the Red King. He is a powerful enchanter who will stop at nothing to take over the Red King's ancient city.
  • Mind Control: Harken can hypnotise, as seen in Hidden King. He hypnotises Amy Bone, Charlie's mother, into falling in love with him, to prevent Lyell Bone from waking up from his trance.
  • Mixed Ancestry: He has both human and viridee blood in his ancestry.
  • The Corrupter: Long ago he turned five of the Red King's children to evil, though they were already halfway there anyway. He also influences Titania Tilpin into fighting on the evil side.
  • The Heartless: He has no heart whatsoever.
  • The Resenter: He resents the Red King for his magic, his queen, and his magnificent castle. He is determined to take them all for himself in due course.
  • Take Over the City: His eventual aim.

     Matilda 

Matilda

The unendowed granddaughter of the count.
  • Nice Girl: She is the nicest inhabitant in Badlock.
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     Edgar 

Edgar

Endowed grandson of the count, and brother to Matilda. He can walk through walls.

     Otus Yewbeam 

Otus Yewbeam

The husband of Amoret, and father of Roland. He is a giant who finds himself trapped in Badlock and separated from his wife and son for twenty years. In the seventh book Charlie and Paton help him reunite with Amoret in the Castle of Mirrors.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Crossed it when he discovered that his wife had died on the Island of a Thousand Blues. He tells Charlie in Shadow of Badlock that after hearing of her death, he cared less and less about his eventual fate.
  • Gentle Giant: He is part-giant with a very kind and gentle heart.
  • Happily Married: To Amoret, for a tragically short time.

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