The United States of Auradon is a vast country filled with a number of characters, and the Isle of the Lost isn't lacking for personality and variety, either.
The Villain Kids
Portrayed by: Dove Cameron
The protagonist, daughter of Maleficent. Mal grew up on the Isle of the Lost, and is one of four kids chosen to attend Auradon Prep whom Maleficent tasks with obtaining the Fairy Godmother's wand. Mal struggles with reconciling her mother's legacy with the newfound goodness she experiences at Auradon.
A quick-thinking leader, Mal possesses magic that she inherited from her mother. She is also implied to be good at art.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Despite having pale greenish eyes in live-action and artwork, several of her dolls depict her with hazel-brown eyes, while Wicked World depicts her with grey eyes.
- Affably Evil: She jokes with Ben when she first meets him. She also seemed to genuinely like Jane until Jane humiliated her, trusting Jane into her and Evie's dorm. The worst she does to Jane is manipulate her and reverse the hair spell.
- All There in the Manual: According to the prequel book, her name is Maleficent Junior but she goes by "Mal" because her mother doesn't consider her evil enough to deserve her whole name.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Brains, specifically the tactician aspect.
- Becoming the Mask: Mal put Ben under a love spell so that she could take Audrey's place as Ben's girlfriend, but after their first date, never did she think that she'd actually fell in love with him. This caused her a great deal of conflict.
- Black Magic: Her mother taught her the skill of dark arts, spells of which cause havoc.
- Born Unlucky: One way or another, someone has it out for Mal and tries to make her life miserable. From CJ framing Mal and leading everyone to be suspicious of her, her mother hiding her jewel leading Mal to feel left out, then Mal finding it only for the jewel to be cursed and causing her to look bad in front of everyone, Mal really has the worst luck.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gender inverted with her and Ben.
- Buffy Speak: Mal attempts this in one episode, thinking that's what Auradonian speak consists of.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Letting "a stampede of goblins loose in the slop hall" is something Mal considers "just a regular Tuesday" as stated in the prequel book.
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin': In Wicked World Mal is usually discouraged from using her magic due to her spells being of trouble-making nature. Whenever she tries to use her spells to get something done, she runs into that Million-to-One Chance of miscasting them, which leads to people giving her a bad rep. Then in a strange twist of irony, Mal accidentally casts a spellnote that made everyone around her (except Carlos) act like dogs, she gets away with it after they're back to normal, and Carlos is the one who takes the fall.
- Color Contrast: Mal has purple outfits, contrasted by having a green-colored aura when she casts magic.
- Cute Witch: Being a magic user played by the quite pretty Dove Cameron makes this inevitable.
- Deadpan Snarker: Very much so, which is prominent in her reactions to Auradon life.
- Demonic Possession: In Season 2 of Wicked World, Freddie gives Mal a good luck charm, leading Mal's eyes to emit a Sickly Green Glow indicating she is either cursed or possessed. In the next episodes, the possession randomly takes effect, leading Mal to create mayhem on both hero and villain kids alike. It only gets worse from there...Once Mal realizes this, she knows the damage is done.
- Disappeared Dad: It was stated in the prequel book that Mal's father was a human and that Maleficent doesn't like talking about him.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: In the prequel novel, Mal had a dream and saw a vision, described as being with some handsome boy at the edge of a beautiful lake. That dream turned out to be a prophecy of sorts, foretelling of her ending up with Ben in the film.
- Easily Forgiven: Ben doesn't hold it against her for the love potion, and no one minds that she stole Audrey's boyfriend with magic. When Mal isn't easily forgiven, the other person (Uma, Audrey) is always a villain.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Bertha
- Establishing Character Moment: In the first scene, she spraypaints her mother's sigil on the wall, showing that all she wanted to do was make art and make her mom proud.
- Epic Fail: To sum it all up in Wicked World: Jay gives Mal a stolen lamp, two of her friends have complaints, Jordan comes out of nowhere to accuse her of theft, Mal tries to take the paint off of the lamp, Mal gives up and wishes she was home, teleporting her and three nearby friends away. Epic fail indeed.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Her status as evil is debatable in the first film, but it's notable that she blames Audrey's grandparents for not inviting Maleficent to the christening; she does not blame Aurora and/or Philip at any point throughout it all.
- Evil Makeover: Inverted in Descendants 2, when her hair changes to a light blonde to lilac ombre as part of the "perfect, pretty princess" role she is filling as King Ben's girlfriend. Then played straight when she returns to the isle and has Dizzy give her one, now with straight pink hair and bangs.
- Fantastic Racism: The victim of this in the prequel book via her mother blaming all of her shortcomings on being half human.
- Fish out of Water: Mal demonstrates she usually does not understand Auradonian culture, especially Auradonian expressions (which consists of Portmanteaus as shown in Wicked World).
- Girliness Upgrade: Enforced in the sequel when she becomes the stereotypical Princess Classic to become a more fit partner for Ben in the eyes of Auradon. She finds it suffocating and eventually goes back to the Isle of the Lost just so she can be herself again.
- Glowing Eyes: Her eyes glow a sickly green whenever her bad side shows, whenever she has a stare-off with her mother, and in Season 2 of Wicked World whenever she is cursed by her birthright jewel.
- Hammerspace: In the webisodes, Mal can whip out her spell book from seemingly nowhere when she needs it.
- HeelFace Turn: Along with Evie, Carlos and Jay. Maleficent did not like this.
- Hime Cut: Her regular hairstyle in the sequel, and the color is more magenta than purple.
- Inept Mage: Somehow in Descendants: Wicked World, Mal has become increasingly incompetent with her magic. To be fair, Mal's usual magic are spells that have well-defined behavior and are well-documented in her spell book. Genie wishes, which are the ones she miscast the most, doesn't use such well-defined structure, instead requires the caster to be a master of Exact Words. She miscast the wishes because it is out of her comfort zone of magic spells.
- Informed Attractiveness: Jane and Lonnie both claim Mal has beautiful hair, even though it isn't that much different from theirs.
- This makes much more sense when you look at Mal's hair style, length, and the fact it's coloured. Jane and Lonnie both have conservative, short hair.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She used to be a Jerkass, acting spoiled and whatnot, but she gets better, leading to her HeelFace Turn. How she treats other people (including her fellow VKs)still varies, though.
- The Jinx: As pointed out in Wicked World, Mal has a tendency to bring bad luck wherever she goes.
- The Klutz: It's been stated in Carpet Jacked that every time Mal uses magic, she ends up breaking a lot of stuff, or something bad happens.
- Lack of Empathy: It can be quite easy to forget that she grew up with other villains. At various points, she is rather apathetic to others' well being, even towards her fellow VK's.
- The Leader: Is treated as the unofficial leader of the Villain Kids, mirroring her mother's status as head of the Isle.
- Love Redeems: She originally wanted to make Ben fall in love with her to get close to the wand, but over time she learned what love truly feels like for the first time.
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: She's French, doesn't have an accent.
- Perky Goth
- Purple Is Powerful: Mal's main colour is purple, symbolising power. True to being Maleficent's daughter, power is Maleficent's main motif, and Mal herself is among the most powerful characters.
- Reality Ensues: In the sequel. Mal rebelled against her controlling mother for a chance to decide her own fate, but finds that her role as Ben's girlfriend is, if anything, more controlling. After months of abandoning her passions, being forced into the role of a princess, and having every part of her life decided for her, she starts to miss her life as a villain and eventually goes back to the Isle just to feel free again. It's all that she's had for a majority of her life, and whether or not she knows it, she's too attached to it to suddenly be willing to leave it all behind at a moment's notice.
- Most of the people of the Isle, meanwhile, are not thrilled to welcome her back, given that she left them to fend for themselves while she enjoyed Auradon. A lot of her own actions start to catch up to Mal in the sequel.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Jay's Red, being a calmer more level-headed Foil to his Blood Knight tendencies.
- Scaled Up: In Descendants 2, Mal transforms into a dragon to fend off Uma's giant cecaelia form, a power she'd had no idea she'd inherited from her mom.
- Story-Breaker Power: Subtle, but in Descendants 1, and Descendants 2, she has a book of spells that can do pretty much anything. But, it's written around to keep tension.
- So Unfunny, It's Funny: Mal's Your Mom jokes come off as really corny but in the funniest way possible.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She looks just like a younger version of Maleficent.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: Ben assumes Mal only used the love potion because she had a crush on him and was afraid of being rejected. Not wanting to admit she's planning to use him to steal Fairy Godmother's wand, she allows him to think he's right.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She just loves strawberries
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Evie's Girly Girl.
- Weaksauce Weakness: In Talking Heads, it's shown some of Mal's spells can be cancelled by eating.
- Womanchild: In an episode of Wicked World, Mal jumps around in a puddle of mud. Audrey doesn't get it, even Evie doesn't get it.Evie: Liking mud's not a V.K. thing, it's a Mal thing.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.
Portrayed by: Booboo Stewart
Son of Jafar. A charming young man with excellent pickpocketing skills, Jay wants to gain his father's respect by stealing "the big prize." Upon arriving at Auradon, he channels his athleticism into sports and starts learning the value of teamwork both on and off the court.
- The Artful Dodger: He steals everything.
- Badass Normal: No special powers, just his athleticism.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Brawn.
- The Big Guy
- Blatant Lies: In Wicked World, it's clear he is quite shameless about it, but he admittedly does so not to hurt others' feelings:Jay: Nice hair.
Jay: Nope. But I'm trying to learn to be nice.
- Blood Knight: A relatively harmless version. He's the most physical player on the tourney field. When the coach tells him that a team is like a human body, Jay enthusiastically asks if he can be the fist.
- Brutal Honesty: He's gotten better at being honest, but he's a little too honest and he ends up hurting others' feelings.
- The Charmer: He's often seen wooing girls, usually with limited success.
- Chick Magnet: He enjoys flirting with girls.
- Establishing Character Moment: Jay always talks about acting on his own and 'there's no 'team' in I' - but the first thing we see of him is that he's part of a group that he's devoted to.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Moreso than the other three, to the point of wearing a leather Letterman jacket.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Carlos. Jay and Carlos originally were shown fighting when they left the Isle of the Lost, but, during the Tourney game later in the movie, Jay insists to the coach that he put Carlos in the game with him and Jay encourages Carlos when he was nervous about getting in the game.Jay: Coach, he's been practicing and you said yourself a team was made up of a bunch of parts.
Carlos: Jay, I'm not that good.
Jay: Well, he's kinda like my brain.
- Irony: The son of Jafar has all the skills of Aladdin.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's quite abrasive and a petty thief, pranks others for his own amusement, but he's actually a good friend, as exemplified by him wanting Carlos as the brain of the team, acknowledging his friend's smartness.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He often dives into things without thinking too much.
- Le Parkour: Makes use of this technique throughout the film, most notably during "Rotten to the Core".
- Out of Focus: As much as one can possibly be out of focus in shorts the span of 2 minutes or less, but so far, Jay has only been in a single Wicked World short in a bit role (once more, if such a thing is possible). He shares this Trope with Carlos. It's justified later on by the fact that during the last five or six episodes, they've been searching for everyone on account of their carpet getting stolen.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Mal's Blue.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Carlos's Sensitive Guy.
- Sticky Fingers: He starts the movie as a petty thief, both for his father's junk shop and himself. When he gets to Auradon, he suffers from kleptomaniac tendencies. Jay hasn't gotten better, as shown in Descendants: Wicked World, as it's implied he stole a lamp to troll Mal and the phone he gave Carlos. There is no way he could have had money for any of those.
- Took a Level in Kindness: At first he's rather cold to his friends and mostly focused on himself. He gets better, as shown by him wanting Carlos into the team and protecting Evie and Mal during the Family Day.
- In Wicked World we see that he's changed the least from his villainous ways out of all the kids, delighting in the prospect of stealing and hitting people, but to his credit he's still trying, but all that is because it's just entertaining. Ben only grants him one exception, because what Carlos did to them in one episode wasn't very nice.
- Troll: This is what his role amounts to in Wicked World, constantly annoying people around him for his own amusement. First he steals Jordan's lamp, gives it to Mal (who gets blamed for it later), and then jokes about Audrey's hair. In another short, he annoys Ben by entertaining the idea of stealing and hitting people during spirit week.
Portrayed by: Sofia Carson
Daughter of the Evil Queen and close friend of Mal. Charming, fashionable, and confident, Evie is excited to attend Auradon because she hopes to find love, but struggles with remaining self-possessed.
She possesses a remnant of her mother's magic mirror, which allows her to find things.
- Artistic License Chemistry: Baked cupcakes with every single element in the periodic table. How she even managed to survive the baking process is an enigma. Don't ask.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Beauty, with a healthy dose of Brains as well.
- Big Sister Instinct: Develops this for Carlos over the course of the prequel book.
- Brainless Beauty: Subverted, but Wicked World shows she can be quite careless to the point where she tasted one of her own cupcakes, and threw one out without letting Mal finish the spell.
- The Chick
- Cool Big Sis: A surrogate one to little Dizzy Tremaine. They bonded over their talent for fashion designing.
- Dance Battler: During the fight scene in Descendants 2, she pulls off graceful dance-like movements as she fights her enemies and even steals a fur scarf.
- Ditzy Genius: Evie is a chemistry whiz, but according to Descendants: Wicked World, not all of her silliness is an act. Apparently, she took the statement "Baking is a form of chemistry" too literally.note
- Dude Magnet: She gets Doug's attention right away, with Chad seemingly following soon afterwards. Though he's just stringing her along to do his homework.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Evie may have grown up with people who are evil, and did mean things like not invite Mal to one of her birthday parties, but even she finds Chad a more despicable Jerkass than herself.
- The Fashionista: Designs outfits, not just for herself but for her friends as well, in both the movie and Wicked World. Most notably Mal's dress for the coronation.
- In the sequel she's turned this into a business - Evie's 4 hearts - and is credited with designing the majority of the outfits seen in the movie.
- Fille Fatale: She's a heartbreaker, per "Rotten to the Core".
- Forgot About His Powers: Evie suffers this in Wicked World, where she forgets she can just ask her magic mirror where certain people or objects were (e.g. where were Carlos and Jay when they were supposed to give her friends a carpet ride, or who was causing a chain of suspicious events during the Neon Lights party, or where Mal's missing heirloom is).
- Girly Girl: How Sofia Carson describes Evie in most interviews. Also, Evie describes herself to Chad as good at sewing and cooking and cleaning. Tends to wear frilly skirts and dresses. In general, she is quite the fashionista.
- Harmless Villain: She only delves in petty mischief and breaking hearts, nothing too serious.
- Hidden Depths: As it turns out, she's good at chemistry. Given that her mother has a wide knowledge of magic philters...
- Lethal Chef: Evie is a lethal baker, not only because this was her first time making cupcakes, but because she put every chemical element in them, including sulfur. She claims to be good at cooking though.
- A nod to the last piece of food her mother made perhaps?
- Literal-Minded: Evie takes certain statements literally, such as "baking is a form of chemistry", and the results are rather unpleasant.
- Love Makes You Dumb: More like love makes you gullible. Evie was obsessed with finding the perfect prince, but fails to see when she's being manipulated herself.
- Loyal Phlebotinum: Her magic mirror only works for her or her mother.
- Perky Goth: Even perkier than Mal.
- Story-Breaker Power: Evie's magic mirror would've solved at least half the problems in Wicked World, and ended the arcs sooner rather than later. Because of this, Evie becomes subject to the Idiot Ball such that she does not use her mirror as often to maintain the story.
- Easily handled in Descendants 2...by writing the mirror out.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: The girly girl of the villain kids, and an accomplished seamstress. Evie learned to sew as part of her mother's training to be ideal wife material.
- Token Good Teammate: According to the "Set It Off" special, they say that Evie's the one who's most obsessed with living a fairy tale. She is also the least villainous of them all, although Carlos comes close. Her villain M.O. is mostly flirting with and charming boys and men.
- She and her mother are the least focused of the villains on Maleficent's overall evil plan; when the kids are leaving for Auradon, the Evil Queen tells Evie to marry a prince who has a castle with a mother-in-law suite. Also, while Mal is initially disgusted by how gorgeous everything is in Auradon, Evie is immediately taken with it.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Mal's Tomboy.
- True Blue Femininity
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Carlos De Vil
Portrayed by: Cameron Boyce
Son of Cruella De Vil, Carlos was raised to view dogs as vicious animals and is thus deathly afraid of them. Timid and nerdy despite being goofy and prone to slacking off, Carlos struggles to grow past his mother's harsh treatment. He begins moving past his fear of dogs upon befriending a mutt named Dude.
Carlos is the tech expert of the group.
- Abusive Parents: While this is true for all of the villain kids, Carlos has it the worst. Via the prequel book his mother is confirmed to prefer all of her possessions over him, has never gotten a room of his own and only has a mattress & the small area in the back of Cruella's closet to count as his own while. In addition he's served more as a servant his entire life than a son and before meeting him Evie originally mistook Carlos's name for a dog's due to how often his mother has been heard yelling his name at all hours of the day.
- Adorkable: He's a jumpy nerd who comes to love dogs after being chased by an innocuous mutt.
- Ambiguously Bi: The prequel book briefly implies Carlos has feelings for Jay even he doesn't understand.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Brains, specifically the technical aspect.
- Birds of a Feather: With Jane; They are both the unassertive "younger sibling" figure in their circle of friends.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He may be the smartest of the villain kids, but when they went to Auradon, he preferred to goof off instead of focusing on the task at hand.
- Butt-Monkey: Often the punching bag to Jay's jokes.
- Claustrophobia: Wicked World reveals Carlos is deathly claustrophobic. When he got shrunk and put in Jordan's lamp, he overreacted and panicked like he was running out of air. Of course, he's later reminded that he's shrunk to a size where Jordan's lamp would be roomy to him. All of this may have been a result of his childhood.
- The Dandy: Being raised by Cruella De Vil will do that to you.
- The Dog Bites Back: Humorously, in an episode where everyone but him acts like a dog (because Mal improvised a cheer), he gets back at Jay by taking photos of him behaving like a dog.
- Gadgeteer Genius/Playful Hacker: He is the most tech savvy of the group. This aspect is more evident in the Isle of the Lost novel (in which he, at one point, briefly disables the Wi-Fi block on the Isle), but it does make its way into the film as well, specifically when he manages to trick the museum security into thinking Jay almost touching the wand was a false alarm.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: In Wicked World when Jane's spell fails and causes him to fall and Jay to land on him, he exclaims "Dalmatians!", using it as an expletive.
- Harmless Villain: After "Rotten to the Core" he barely does anything that could actually be considered evil. He only falls short of Token Good Teammate because said song confirms him to have been "a low-life hood" involved in criminal behavior back on the Isle of the Lost.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jay. Jay and Carlos originally were shown fighting when they left the Isle of the Lost, but, during the Tourney game later in the movie, Jay insists to the coach that he put Carlos in the game with him and Jay encourages Carlos when he was nervous about getting in the game.Jay: Coach, he's been practicing and you said yourself a team was made up of a bunch of parts.
Carlos: Jay, I'm not that good.
Jay: Well, he's kinda like my brain.
- Irony: Carlos started out afraid of dogs, ended up adopting one, and a spell that would make everyone act like dogs doesn't affect him.
- Also, his mother essentially treats him like a dog, having him sleep on a mat on the floor and guard her closet full of furs.
- Lovable Coward
- Misplaced Retribution: In one episode of Wicked World, Mal casts as spell that makes everyone acts like dogs, Carlos has a little fun. Guess who gets the blame for the whole thing?
- Muggles Do It Better: Carlos and his technology beat the Magic Mirror into locating the museum where Fairy Godmother's wand is being displayed.
- Multicolored Hair: White with black roots.
- No-Sell: Somehow, a spell that turned everyone around Mal into dogs didn't affect Carlos. No explanation is given for this.
- Out of Focus: Although nearly every character in the short series will get A Day in the Limelight, he is out of focus as much as one can possibly be out of focus in shorts the span of 2 minutes or less, but so far, Carlos has only been in a single Wicked World short in a bit role (once more, if such a thing is possible). He shares this Trope with Jay. He does, however get one episode tailored for him.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: With white added to the mix because this is Cruella's son we're talking about.
- Right-Hand Cat: Back on the Isle of the Lost he kept a pet black cat named Beelzebub, one of Lucifer's kittens.
- Screams Like a Little Girl
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Jay's Manly Man.
- Shorter Means Smarter: He's the shortest of the four villain kids and the tech genius of the group.
- The Smart Guy: Although Evie is smart too, Carlos is the main brain of the cast and picks up the intellectual slack.
- The Snack Is More Interesting: During "Rotten to the Core", he steals an apple from a background character and nonchalantly takes a bite out of it.
- Token Good Teammate: Even before the gang were at Auradon, Carlos was shown to be a wimpy, timid nerd and was totally more gentle and less deceitful compared than Mal, Jay and Evie. It was even lampshaded by Chad that Mal stole Audrey's boyfriend (and manipulated both Ben and Jane), Evie cheats on a chemistry question and and Jay was super violent and Carlos was the only one not mentioned. It was clear that when Carlos is outside his friends, he's easily the most mild-mannered and didn't create any damage like his friends did because he spends his time getting over his fear of dogs and bonding with one and later stands up his self-absorbed mother. He's even shown to be caring to people he just met (like Ben), as he was concerned when he assumed that Dude the dog was going to attack Ben. Which was odd; Villains don't usually care about people.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Somehow is capable of speaking dog; he justifies it by virtue of being Cruella's son.
- Weak, but Skilled: As shown on the tourney field. He's fast and a quick thinker.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Starts out deathly afraid of dogs because of his mother's lies, but overcomes this fear through the course of the film.
- Youthful Freckles: It was stated in the prequel novel that Carlos was younger than his friends. Cameron Boyce is also a lot younger than the other three main actors.
Prince/ King Ben
Portrayed by: Mitchell Hope
- Adorkable: Very frequently has moments of this.
- Big Good: Ben is the overarching benevolent force of good and leader of the Heroes in the movie. He wants to prove that the villains' kids deserve a second chance.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gender inverted with him and Mal.
- Captain Obvious: King Obvious, as lampshaded by Freddie. Ben immediately points out how he fails to understand how he can be in a lamp, and concludes he must be really tiny.
- The Chains of Commanding: Being the future king weighed heavily on him. Ben had to deal with the reality that his proclamation has no bearing over emotion, with Audrey constantly reminding him that her mother was cursed by Maleficent, and Chad attempting to undermine him in every matter regarding the villain kids.
- Comically Missing the Point: When Mal relays her concern about Freddie, Ben states "Freddie? As in short for Fredrique?".
- Dating Catwoman: With Mal.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: In the prequel novel, Ben had a vision in his dreams, about being on the Isle of The Lost and encountering a girl with purple hair and green eyes. Ben dismissed the vision after that night, yet he happened to subconsciously know and hum "Once Upon a Dream" (that song had really important significance to Princess Aurora). Ben came to realize those two happenings were not coincidence, and realized that the dream was a prophetic vision. Fate eventually stepped in and brought Mal to him.
- Easily Forgiven: Audrey still hangs with him after he (under a love potion's influence) dumps her for Mal.
- Establishing Character Moment: Even before he is crowned king, he is focused on making the lives of the unfortunate better.
- Evil Makeover: Played literally in Descendants 2; after smuggling himself onto the Isle of the Lost to find Mal, the VKs dress Ben up in their edgy, studded fashions and instruct him on how to act like a villain to keep a low profile. Since it's Ben, it doesn't work as well as they hoped.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Fits to a T.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: When Mal tries to subtly administer the love potion antidote (disguised as a baked treat) to Ben, he later responds to Mal's question by exclaiming he will give the anti-love potion a few minutes to take effect. Since Mal never said what the treat contained, this tips off Mal that Ben figured out all along she put him under a spell.
- Lovable Jock: Unlike Chad, he is nice to pretty much everyone.
- Meaningful Name: Similar to Mal's name coming from the Latin word for Bad, Ben's name may be inspired by the Latin "Bene," which means Good. Fitting for the most friendly and tolerant character in the franchise.
- Mighty Roar: However clean-cut, Ben cuts loose with one of these when he's genuinely aggressive or play-acting at being fierce. His father was the Beast for many years, after all.
- Nerves of Steel: Apparently, he can stand everyone's antics, most of the time.
- Nice Guy: He was willing to give the villain kids a chance to live in Auradon on the grounds that they do not deserve to be punished for their parents' sins.
- Non-Singing Voice: Jeff Lewis sang Ben's songs in the first movie. Mitchell Hope took over his own songs in the sequel, however.
- Official Couple: With Mal.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Blue to Audrey's Pink
- Prince Charming: A handsome, kind, thoughtful, polite young man, Ben is well on his way to becoming The Good King. Unlike Chad, he's the only one who truly lives up to this status. He is however, idealistic to a fault.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Ben pretty much hinged on the universe rewarding nobility and courage. Of special note is when he spent time with Mal, which revolved around the idea that Mal is a lost being who just needs good influences in her life, as opposed to the evil spawn of villains she and her friends are painted as. Of course, everyone heavily doubts his move to give the villain kids a chance, but Ben doesn't let that stop him.
Portrayed by: Sarah Jeffery
The daughter of Princess-now-Queen Aurora and Prince-now-King Philip.
- Adorkable: When pressed to act like a Villain Kid. She refuses to steal something, the worst threat she can think of is "I won't invite you to a party", and she hilariously botches an attempted "Your Mama" insult.
- Alpha Bitch: At first she was a mean popular girl, but now she's sweet. Justified in that she was only bitchy toward the villain kids when it seemed like they were unrepentant Jerkasses and stopped being so when she learns otherwise, nothing suggests she was ever the Alpha Bitch to the rest of the school. The fact that her inner circle consists of Jane and Lonnie being well, Lonnie, none of whom are princesses, shows she's not that exclusive towards others.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Audrey has an obsession with feeling better about herself (e.g. dating a prince), in addition to that having an obsession with perfection, inability to cope with others' achievements or handle losing, leading to a habit of "stress-brushing", not to mention being overly paranoid. Perhaps a result of being too sheltered all her life. If anything, much of her behaviors resemble those who have Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
- Big Damn Heroes: Audrey, along with her fellow AKs, pull of a daring rescue and join Mal and Evie the moment they found themselves cornered by Zevon's puppet minions.
- Born Unlucky: It goes without saying that Audrey just suffers a lot of bad luck.
- Butt-Monkey: One way or another in Wicked World, Audrey constantly ends up victim to incidents involving clumsy magic, let alone misfortune.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: Audrey cannot even tell Your Mom joke, and the attempt itself is rather laughable.
- The Cheerleader: Shown to be this at the Tourney Game.
- The Comically Serious: In Wicked World, Audrey is portrayed as being so serious-minded, especially when she's subject to the comedy-driven antics of Mal, Evie, and sometimes Jane.
- Deuteragonist: Audrey gets the second most character focus in Wicked World, and she does even get her own Character Development arc along the way.
- Didn't Think This Through: Asked an amateur magician to use magic on her. Real smart Audrey.
- Distaff Counterpart: She's like a female version of Chad, but unlike him, she ends up befriending Mal and her merry bunch, and had actual understandable reasons for disliking them before, even though it is somewhat petty. Additionally, she's at least aware she is a little bit selfish and she does feel guilty whenever she does something wrong.
- Does Not Like Magic: Played With. Audrey's attitude towards magic is that it will just make others a cut above her, especially when Mal did other girls' hair. Ironically, what does she do when she feels others are getting more attention than her? Have someone cast magic on her, and boy did that backfire.
- Entitled Bitch: Blurbs about Audrey in the merchandise describe her as someone who is used to getting what she wants when she wants it, and she is now "Waking her inner beauty."
- French Jerk: She is the daughter of a French princess (Aurora) and is a racist b*tch.
- Genre Blind: Audrey thinking Jane, being the daughter of the most powerful magician in the land, could fix up her hair with no sweat. Audrey really shouldn't have attempted this after being caught in one or two magic-related incidents and right after Jane told her she really didn't know how.
- Girly Girl: She always wears dresses, is obsessed with looking good, and despises getting dirty and generally has other girlish habits.
- Green-Eyed Monster: In Descendants: Wicked World, Audrey is shown to be agitated that the VKs are getting the attention she is used to getting, even when it's not always positive attention.
- Hate at First Sight: When they first interacted, the tones of their voices are steeped in discernible disdain—Audrey held Mal in the highest contempt because Maleficent cursed her mother, and Mal didn't like Audrey because Mal doesn't like princesses. Afterwards, Audrey doesn't hate her as much, but instead is just simply freaked out.
- Hero Antagonist: In the movie, Audrey is antagonistic to the villain kids on the mindset of "once a villain always a villain". At worst, she is self-absorbed, but she does nothing to compromise her heroic alignment, as she's more sympathetic because she fears the Mal and the others would turn out like their parents. Afterwards, Audrey lightens up and accepts them, even though she has to put up with Mal's antics.
- It's All About Me: Audrey is a law-abiding citizen, and does care about people on better days. However, she's so used to being sheltered in a sanitized bubble that she can only empathize with petty problems she's experienced, like wardrobe wounds, party troubles, being late, and having to put up with Mal's blunders. Any other misfortunes, even when she's just watching them happen, are a damper on her perfect life. * Jerk with a Heart of Gold / Lovable Alpha Bitch: In Wicked World, she may be self-absorbed, but Audrey does care about her friends and is strongly principled. The fact that she's incapable of doing anything remotely rotten very much enforces this.
- Odd Friendship: With Jane, in Wicked World, even though Jane is the most timid girl in the whole school, not to mention makes lots of mistakes.
- Pet the Dog: Curtsies to Mal and gives Jay one dance, basically her way of saying "no hard feelings".
- Poke the Poodle: Apparently, the worst threat she can give out is not invite others to a party.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Pink to Ben's Blue.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Audrey is a princess, and true to her motif, her main colors are pink and shades of blue. This doubles as a Mythology Gag, as these colors are associated with her mother Aurora.
- Properly Paranoid: In the last 4-5 episodes of the first season of Wicked World, a string of bad luck happens in Auradon, and she suspects a VK to be responsible. Technically, she was right, but it wasn't Mal or Freddie.
- Put on a Bus: She is the only AK who doesn't appear in the sequel, but she will come back in the third installment.
- Same Character, but Different: While presented as slightly spoiled rotten with some heart in the movie & webisode series, the book version of Audrey is shown to be Spoiled Sweet instead.
- Schedule Fanatic: Audrey gets rather irritated about being late to important events, even if it is only by several minutes. While typical for a princess to care about punctuality, her behavior is highly irregular.
- Super OCD: Audrey is obsessed with having order in her life, from being a perfectionist to being a Schedule Fanatic on important events, and she gets irritated when something out of the ordinary happens, or even when small changes occur.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: There is nary an outfit in Audrey's wardrobe that doesn't have the image of a songbird. The only one is her Genie Chic look from Wicked World, by virtue of being designed by Jordan with no input from Audrey.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Wicked World episode "United We Stand", Audrey manages to hold her own in combat, being able to coordinate and execute an attack maneuver with her friends, and getting her hands dirty to punch and kick down Zevon's puppet army. This isn't something you'd normally expect from the daughter of Aurora.
- Tsundere: This is Audrey's general personality in Wicked World onward. She can be quite irritable and snarky, but once people really get to know her, and vice versa, she's quite sweet and personable.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Mal and Evie in Wicked World. Ironically, there is more vitriol between her and Evie than between her and Mal. With Mal, it's more because she just doesn't always get her, and vice-versa.
- We ARE Struggling Together: In Season 2 of Wicked World Audrey is still hurt by Mal's perceived betrayal that she refuses to be pragmatic and cooperate with Mal against Zevon. As Evie suspects, Zevon invoked this and tried to turn them against each other, but Audrey can't see that either. Once she finds out the whole truth, she realizes she messed up big time and decides to make things right with Mal.
Portrayed by: Jedidiah Goodacre
The son of Cinderella and Prince Charming.
- Antagonistic Offspring: In a manner of speaking. Cinderella and Prince Charming are heroes, but Chad is "the biggest jerk in the land" if the magic mirror is to be believed. Thus proving in another way that children don't necessarily turn out like their parents.
- Chick Magnet: Well, he is good-looking, at least. Even Doug lampshades it.
- The Dandy: He's quite self-absorbed. In the sequel he's stated to be the only boy who's getting an outfit made for the Cotillion by Evie, a and large ermine cape at that.
- Deliberately Bad Example: To dispel the idea that the Villain Kids are just as bad as their parents and the possibility that they have no chance at redemption, Chad is shown to be more disreputable than they, to the point where even Evie calls him out on it. Chad serves as this for Audrey as well, demonstrating that while Audrey may look like a straight-up Alpha Bitch, she's far more sympathetic in her actions.
- Hero Antagonist: Averted. He may be among the Disney Heroes, and does antagonize the villain kids to the point of finding excuses to seal their guilt, but the magic mirror confirms he is far from heroic.
- Hypocrite: Remember how he stood up for the honor code and turned in that Evie was cheating on her science work? Evie, the girl whom he manipulated into doing all his homework. To be fair, he doesn't really care about the honor code, he just wanted to look good in front of others.
- Inspector Javert: Chad has shades of this, believing "Once a villain always a villain". He's trying to find excuses to get the Villain Kids in trouble, and he ends up stealing Evie's magic mirror and uses it as evidence to invoke the honor code on Evie.
- Jerkass: He doesn't do a single good thing in the whole movie.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He calls Mal out as a manipulative bitch who stole a girl's boyfriend, and Jay as someone who enjoys hurting people. It's a pretty fair assessment, all things considered. But then he gets to Evie and well, see Hypocrite above.
- Jerk Jock: He's an arrogant, jerkish prince who plays on the tourney, yet strangely enough, he's friends with the nerdy Doug. He does, however think the villain kids are bad influence on Doug.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: Doug even lampshades it when considering his parents are Cinderella and Prince Charming, saying "Chad inherited the charm, but not a lot of their there".
- Gold Digger: He uses his romantic charms to convince Evie to do his homework, her intelligence basically being "gold" to him. In actuality, not only does he lack romantic attraction towards Evie, he has disdain for her because she's one of the Villain Kids.
- Manipulative Bastard: Sees that Evie is attracted to him and gets her to do his homework under the guise of being able to date later. When this falls through, he outs her for cheating and tries to get her expelled.
- Poisonous Friend: He is this towards Doug, constantly discouraging him from being around the Villain Kids because he thinks they're a bad influence.
- Prince Charmless: The School of Secrets series of webisodes makes this even more obvious than in the movie. He needed Evie to do his homework because the dozen odd girls he was stringing along to do his homework discovered each other.
- Put on a Bus: One of two AKs (along with Doug) who hasn't appeared in Wicked World yet.
- Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed, as he is not technically a villain, and what he does wouldn't be evil enough even by the villains' standards, but nonetheless he's the only child of the heroes who never shows that he is anything but a Royal Brat.
- Too Dumb to Live: Chad, most people would think twice before acting sexist towards the girl whose parents are war heroes, one of which has a body count (an extremely high one, at that). Clearly, you are not one of those people.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After they save the day, Chad bullies the villains kids less. In general, he is more sympathetic in the sequel.
- Spear Counterpart: He's like a male version of Audrey, except without all the good qualities.
- The Starscream: In the sequel. After finding out that Ben's been kidnapped he begins fantasizing about becoming King in his stead.
- Stay in the Kitchen: He uses the rulebook to keep Lonnie from joining the swordsmanship team, saying only men can join.
Portrayed by: Brenna D'Amico
The daughter of the Fairy Godmother.
- Adorkable: At least before Family Day.
- In Wicked World when she finds out she can do magic. She gives a really adorable smile before freaking out and having to go lie down.
- Adaptational Dye Job: Wicked World has her having brown hair with magenta highlights.
- The Baby of the Bunch: For the Aks; She's the least mature emotional wise, all her clothes have a demure and innocent look, and her animated counterpart in Wicked World is distinctly shorter than the other girls.
- Birds of a Feather: With Carlos; They are both the unassertive "younger sibling" figure in their circle of friends.
- Didn't Think This Through: Attempted to cast magic on Audrey to give her better hair. That failed terribly because Jane winged the spell, and recited it with timid confidence.note . That's not entirely on Jane though, Audrey asked an amateur to cast magic on her.
- I Just Want to Be Beautiful: Her character arc in a nutshell. It culminates in her doing the unthinkable and stealing her mother's wand during Ben's coronation.
- Informed Flaw: We're supposed to believe Jane isn't beautiful until after Mal gives her longer and more luscious hair, but Brenna D'Amico is actually quite conventionally attractive.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- A Lesson Learned Too Well: Early on in the film, Jane takes Mal's manipulations as advice to stop being a plain doormat. Instead of becoming a confident Nice Girl however, Jane almost turns into Auradon Prep's newest Alpha Bitch.
- Magic Misfire: In Descendants: Wicked World, Audrey orders her to use magic on her hair. Jane does it, and you get no points for guessing how that went. She did try to warn Audrey that trusting an amateur like herself to cast magic wasn't a good idea...
- Muggle Born of Mages: Even though she's the daughter of the Fairy Godmother, Jane shows no aptitude with magic...until Descendants: Wicked World, and she's quite incompetent. Her reaction to this? Go someplace and lie down.
- Not So Different: In the School of Secrets webseries, she takes a quiz to find out what her ideal home would be, and her result ends up being the Isle of the Lost, which horrifies her.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Acts uncharacteristically condescending to Mal at Family Day, prompting Mal to undo the spell on her hair.
- Plain Jane: Her initial appearance early on in the movie, prompting Mal to give her a magical makeover, only to have Mal undo the spell when Jane acts condescendingly to Mal at Family Day.
- Shrinking Violet: Fits the trope to a T. Post movie, she is still shy and quieter than her girlfriends, but slowly growing more outgoing.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: Not a symbol exactly, but Jane's clothes always have bows on them. The outfit she wears for the Neon Lights Ball has a bow on her Purely Aesthetic Glasses.
- True Blue Femininity: Jane is a gentle and soft-spoken girl whose wardrobe palette is mostly soft blues and periwinkle.
- Wardrobe Wound: When Lonnie rips her skirt to Show Some Leg, Jane attempts the same, only to immediately regret it, knowing her mom won't be happy with that.
Portrayed by: Dianne Doan
The daughter of Fa Mulan and Li Shang.
- Action Girl: In Descendants 2 she decides to accompany the VKs to the Isle and proves to be this, at one point disarming her opponent, handing him her sword, and then beating him unarmed. Her mother is Mulan, after all.
- Ascended Extra: In the first movie her main purpose was to be part of the kitchen scene and discover that the VKs had terrible home lives. In the sequel she gets a much larger role, working to join the fencing team and later forces her way into helping the VKs rescue Ben from Uma on the Isle.
- Audience Surrogate: Lonnie is by far the most "normal" of any character, hero or villain, such that she's practically a blank slate as far as characterization goes. However, Lonnie takes the outside observer view, such that she is very curious about the villain kids and their lifestyles. Being an outsider like the audience, the questions she asks the kids are representative of what the audience would ask. This comes across strongly in the kitchen scene, when she discovers they don't have true family moments, her tearing up more or less sums up the audience's reaction to such a revelation. She eventually grows out of this role in Wicked World, and the role shifts to Freddie.
- Anime Chinese Girl: But not from anime.
- Badass Normal: She has no superpowers, but is capable of holding her own against a fencing team and a pirate team. Of course, given who raised her...
- Culture Equals Costume: As the daughter of Chinese Mulan, all of Lonnie's clothes have a distinctly oriental element.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: When fighting on the Isle of the Lost, she disarms a pirate, give him her sword (which leaves her unarmed), and then downs him with a single kick to the face.
- Department of Redundancy Department: She's clearly an Asian girl who, in her first appearance, was seen wearing traditional Chinese attire. And the first half of her name is "Lon". Despite this, she still felt the need to spell out who her mother was.
- Gender-Blender Name: Goes by "Lonnie", which is traditionally a man's name. Of course, as the daughter of Mulan, this is quite appropriate.
- The Generic Girl: Apart from being established as Mulan's daughter, there isn't anything outstanding about Lonnie or her personality in the first film, making her by far the most normal compared to everyone else throughout the movie. All she ever does is ask for a new hairstyle and reacts to the situations involving the main characters. Subverted in Descendants 2, when she proves she takes after her Mom by aspiring to join the boys' swordsmanship team and kicking ass on the VK's second foray to the Isle.
- Informed Attribute: Promotional materials claim she's interested in hip-hop dancing, but this aspect of her character is barely featured in the film. This does show up in her A Day in the Limelight episode 12 of Wicked World where she performs a Hip-hop dance routine for Jordan's talent show.
- Loophole Abuse: How Jay gets her on the boys' swordsmanship team. The rules clearly state that the team must consist of "a captain and eight men" ... so Jay hands over his own position as Team Captain to her.
- Master Swordswoman: She's the best fencer in the school and the only one who can match Jay.
- Motherly Side Plait: Lonnie's cartoon counterpart in Wicked World wears her long hair in a loose ponytail draped over her left shoulder, and she is, if not motherly, a very openhearted and thoughtful girl.
- Nice Girl: Like Ben, Lonnie extends a friendly hand to the VKs, and never gives them a hard time because of their heritage.
- No-Sell: She's completely indifferent to Jay's attempt at charming her. Lonnie didn't know how to interpret it.
- Not So Above It All: If she is the one posting the hidden webcam videos in "School of Secrets" - she started doing it to reveal everyone else's dirty little secrets and bad traits, but she ended up revealing a side of herself she didn't like when she started pranking people and realized she had a bad side as well. In the final two episodes of the first season of Wicked World, she tries to be funny by implementing stock music and sound effects seen in mystery films, but no one appreciates that.
- One of the Boys: Lonnie's interests are very tomboyish, and in the book, Lonnie's Warrior Sword, Jay is shown to be one of her closest friends.
- Only Sane Man: Seems to share the role with Ben, as being within a cast of eccentric characters makes her qualify.
- Pair the Spares: Ends up paired with Chad during the final dance number, due to Audrey choosing to dance with Jay instead.
- The Peeping Tom: Non-sexual version, of course. In the "School of Secrets" web series, it's all but confirmed that she's the one posting the hidden webcam videos.
- '20s Bob Haircut: Sports one in her first appearance. It's quickly discarded after Mal casts the better hair spell on her.
Portrayed by: Zachary Gibson
The son of Dopey.
- Adorkable: Fitting for the son of Dopey.
- Band Geek
- The B Grade: His biggest fear is this, getting an A-.
- Dating Catwoman: Played With. Evie tries to manipulate and flirt with him various times, and Doug tries to help her score a date with Chad.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Evie. He obviously has a crush on her from the start, but still helps her out even when she's dating Jerkass Chad and continues to want to be friends even when the rest of the school turns on the villain kids.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Downplayed. He's aware Chad is not a nice guy, but he feels he has to put up with him because Chad is the only friend he has.
- Like Father, Like Son: Like Dopey, he's awkward...
- Like Father, Unlike Son: But unlike Dopey, he's (mostly) human and The Smart Guy.
- His remarks in Descendants 2 suggest this trope also applies to Happy's son. "Kind of a dark streak."
- Nice Guy: In contrast to Chad, Doug supports Evie and helps her instead of taking advantage of her.
- Put on a Bus: One of two AKs (along with Chad) who hasn't appeared in Wicked World yet.
- Those Two Guys: He's almost always seen with Chad.
Characters introduced in Wicked World
Played by: Ursula Taherian
The daughter of the Genie.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Jordan has demonstrated a slew of social behaviors that are rather out of place. She's somewhat reclusive, obsessed with dress code in her lamp, and fails to understand colloquial expressions.
- Ambiguously Human: She looks 100% human since she doesn't have blue skin, but since she's Genie's daughter, it's not clear if she's full genie, or half-genie, due to being able to live inside a lamp.
- Cooking Show: Apparently runs one from her lamp, which the gang interrupts thanks to Mal's second wish. Oddly, she puts on a Southern Belle accent while hosting.
- Culture Equals Costume: Subverted; Jordan's Jewel-bilee dress is heavily influenced by the Indian Sari, but her parents' story takes place in the Middle East.
- Deadpan Snarker: Even though she's one of the good kids, she's snarky enough to give Mal and even Audrey a run for her money, leading to no small friction with them.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Jordan starts showing more respect for Mal despite the bad first impression Jordan got when she first appeared.
- Grumpy Bear: At times, Jordan isn't in a good mood, and one has to wonder what she's so grumpy about.
- Heroic Bystander: Jordan made a brave attempt to stand up to Zevon, who had just made himself more powerful compared to her and the other AKs in the room. She gets levitated and pinned to a column, but it was still an impressive effort.
- It's All About Me: While not a prominent trait of hers, Jordan can be rather self-centred, such as wanting a school dance themed around her.
- Literal-Minded: At times, Jordan doesn't quite get what certain Stock Phrases mean, such that when Audrey ended with a statement regarding their performance with "or else", Jordan confusingly responded with "or else what?", assuming Audrey meant something bad would happen to them.
- No Social Skills: Downplayed. Ben and Lonnie aside, she can get along more or less fine with the other heroes, but it's shown she tends to not get very informed about the VK community, and often prefers spending time alone in her lamp than in open spaces with other humans.
- Running Gag: Jordan being unable to understand any of Audrey's expressions or attempts at wit.
Played by: China Anne McClain, Lauryn McClain (post Neon Lights Ball arc)
The daughter of Dr. Facilier. Ends up in Auradon thanks to some miscast wishes from Mal.
- Ambiguously Evil: Freddie may have joined everyone at Auradon for now, but she's also very creepy, shifty, and definitely has a hidden agenda which went awry because her partner betrayed her by forgoing their "partnership of equals".
- American Accents
- Alliterative Name: Assuming she uses her father's last name, this applies.
- Audience Surrogate: She takes this role in Wicked World, wherein she is the oddball of the bunch. Freddie usually has to have things explained to her, such as life in Auradon Prep and the types of people she will be meeting.
- Big Eater: She pigs out at a food table upon arriving in Auradon.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Casually shrunk one student's head as a throwaway gag in one episode.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She's a thief, a crook, but when she finds out her partner CJ Hook betrayed their little arrangement by treating her like a servant, she's outraged.
- Friendly Enemy: Even though she's a thief who pulls scams and has caused Mal trouble several times in the past, she still considers Mal a friend. Mal of course, returns the sentiment, despite being creeped out, and it helps that before going to Auradon, Mal was a small-time opportunistic thief, not unlike Freddie herself.
- Gender-Blender Name: Ben posits that it's short for "Frederique", but we never get confirmation of this. As she goes by "Freddie", she plays this straight.
- Girlish Pigtails: Subverted; Freddie is more tomboyish than the traditional definition of girly.
- Mad Libs Catch Phrase: "This X just got interesting."
- Manipulative Bastard: How she convinces Ben to let her stay in Auradon once she's there, claiming she wants to change too but clearly having another agenda alongside her enigmatic partner. Mal and Audrey are not fooled in the least but despite their protests, they have no choice but to put up with her. However, she herself was manipulated in the process too, because she was trying to fulfill a bargain CJ Hook made with her.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Freddie helped her partner-in-crime, CJ Hook go to Auradon and do garden-variety villain acts, but when it became clear to Freddie that CJ treated her as her minion instead of an equal, Freddie decided to break off their partnership.
- The Mole: Was responsible for harboring her partner CJ into Auradon. However, Freddie quits after she realized how she was treated.
- Multicolored Hair: Her black hair is full of white streaks.
- Nice Hat: A small theatrical top hat in all outfits but her genie one.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She gives Mal a good luck charm from her father's shop as a compensation for Mal not finding her family jewel. She doesn't realize, however, that the necklace contains the jewel, which is cursed to bring out Mal's evil side.
- Nightmare Fetishist: As to be expected from someone whose father is into voodoo and spirits, and she shrinks people's heads. This is part of the reason why Mal finds her untrustworthy.
- Noodle Incident: Implied to have been involved in one with Mal, which led to Mal being mistrustful of her.
- Sassy Black Woman: Not as bad as other examples, but she does sometimes take the level-headed approach with some snark.
- Sticky Fingers: Tries to encourage Audrey to steal something from her shop, and later grabs a ton of food from the school's buffet.
- The Trickster: This is why Mal is afraid of her. Freddie can render a person weak-minded, and charm them into giving her what she wants.
Callista Jane "C.J." Hook
Played by: Myrna Velasco
Daughter of Captain Hook. Freddie's partner who was seen hanging around her store, and is shown to have been transported to Auradon with her. Freddie wants to keep her a secret for some reason.
- Ambiguous Situation: Her appearance in the last episode of Season 2 is rather dubious as she crashed the Jewel-Bilee, only to let the Villain and Auradon Kids have their big number. She doesn't even try to cause trouble like anyone would expect and as a result, the AKs don't bother with her presence. Quite possibly, she's decided to take a break from being evil and just wants to entertain herself. Alternatively, she's no longer considered a serious threat due to both of her agendas failing, and since she hasn't stood in the way of the AKs and VKs, there doesn't seem to be a reason to stop her or exclude her.
- Apple of Discord: She's practically a living one, as her little actions led to a chain reaction of suspicion until everyone is at odds with each other, tearing them piece by piece.
- The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest in the Hook family, after Harriet and Harry.
- The Bus Came Back: In Season 2 as Zevon's new partner in his latest scheme.
- Card-Carrying Villain: CJ utterly revels in evil and piracy. She even makes a speech about it.
- The Chessmaster: She practically played the Villain and Hero Kids like puppets on strings. CJ had Freddie trick Mal into smuggling her into Auradon, caused a string of bad luck for everyone, which made everyone suspect the Villain Kids, then kidnapped Ben causing everyone to briefly turn on each other. In many ways, CJ proved to be a lot more cunning than Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay combined.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: CJ has honey-blond hair and slightly but noticeably tanned skin. Given her pirate lineage, CJ's skin may simply be sun-kissed.
- Evil Brit
- Foil: Like Mal and Freddie, CJ wants to step out of her parent's shadow. Unlike them, she does it by blazing her own villainous career instead of adopting goodness.
- I Just Want to Be Free: More than the average Isle kid. CJ's greatest dream is to sail around the world, unburdened by anything.
- I Am Very British
- Meaningful Name: Her name is her father Captain James Hook's first initials.
- Moment Killer: CJ crashes the Jewel-Bilee while Audrey was giving a heartfelt apology to Mal, but it's subverted when she says "On with the show!". Despite this interruption, the AKs and VKs turn a blind eye to her and go on with their ceremony, trusting that she is no longer a threat to them...for the time being.
- Only Known by Initials: Only in Cruz's novels is her full name revealed to be Callista Jane Hook.
- Pet the Dog: In a Bait-and-Switch moment, CJ crashes the Jewel-Bilee, but instead of trying to ruin everyone's night, she encourages them to get their performance on. It seems she doesn't have a reason to be a threat to the Descendants, for now.
- Talk Like a Pirate: It's normally an understated accent, until she starts dipping into buccaneer lingo.
- The Unseen: Only partially seen from behind various curtains so far.
- The Un-Reveal: The inevitable revelation of her identity wasn't so surprising to anyone who knew exactly which villain wears a red coat and frilly white undershirt like she does.
- Not helping this is a promo that indicated said revelation involved her sabotaging the dance and swinging on a rope.
Daughter of Rapunzel and Eugene.
Played by: Jennifer VealDaughter of Alice in Wonderland.
- Constantly Curious: Like her mother. Asks if she can touch Freddie's shrunken head even though she's disgusted by it.
- I Am Very British
- Identical Grandson: She looks so much like her mother.
- Innocently Insensitive: Like a lot of the Auradon kids towards the newcomers, she immediately starts asking Freddie questions like "Can you sprout horns?" when she meets her.
- In "Carpet Jacked", she spends several minutes insulting Mal, though at least this time, she reveals she's mis-stepping, and yet misused the phrase "no offense" almost as a Verbal Tic.
- Naïve Everygirl: Yup. She's ridiculously naive even when things are obvious.
Played by: Bradley Steven Perry
Son of Yzma who has been tailing Mal ever since she came to the Isle of The Lost to find her missing family gem.
- Ax-Crazy: Every bit as crazy as his mother.
- Big Bad: Of Season 2 in Wicked World where he plots to assemble the Dismantled MacGuffin take over Auradon.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Zevon crashes the Jewel-bilee, takes down Ben and later Jordan, but leaves Audrey, Lonnie, and Ally loose. This was a very risky game to play. However, it's either part of his plan somehow, or he took them down to deter the remaining 3 AKs from defying him, or he trusts that they're not enough of a threat to him.
- Divide and Conquer: A big part of his plan was to turn the Descendants against each other, part of which involved driving a wedge between Mal and Audrey so that he can pick them off piece by piece.
- Delusions of Eloquence: "Allow me to introductory myself," anyone?
- High Collar of Doom: On his trench coat, styled after his mother's iconic enormous cape collars.
- Mad Scientist: Stole various chemicals to create potions that would allow him to teleport, and reach through walls.
- Mysterious Watcher: Much like CJ, he's another VK hiding in the shadows and tailing Mal and having sneaked on the mainland. Unlike CJ however, his appearances are glaringly obvious, with an entire plot building up to his reveal, whereas CJ gets a wham reveal.
- Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Zevon will usually let out a "ba-bam" or "ka-pow" while he throws potions for emphasis.
- Skunk Stripe: One of his forelocks is coloured blue-green.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Zevon thinks highly of himself as everyone's worst nightmare as Yzma's son, but out of all the VK's he's the most obscure, as only Jay seems to know about him.
- Stalker with a Crush: Zevon makes it clear he has a thing for Mal, and it's part of why he tailed her to Auradon. Additionally, Mal's rejection of him is the reason for his retribution against her.
- Villain Team-Up: His partner is none other than CJ Hook, who caused the Descendants trouble in the previous season.
Characters introduced in Descendants 2
Portrayed by: China Anne McClain
The daughter of Ursula.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Just like her mother, in the climax, Uma turns into a giant human/octopus hybrid and gains control of the water.
- Berserk Button: Although it's a delayed boom, never bring up her childhood nickname, Shrimpy.
- Big Bad: Of Descendants 2. She has taken control of the Isle of the Lost in the absence of Maleficent, and plots to break the magic barrier and conquer to Auradon.
- Dreadlock Warrior: Technically a box braided warrior, but still applies as she's an excellent sword fighter.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Shrimpy", given to her by Mal when they were little.
- Evil Former Friend: Well, Uma was always evil (or at least as evil as any of the V.K.s), but after her frenemy Mal betrayed her and left for Auradon and climbed to the top of the country's food chain in a month, Uma swore revenge.
- Evil Plan: To break the barrier of the Isle of the Lost.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Mal's bullying did more damage to Uma's self-esteem than she is willing to let on. A larger fraction of her goal of making her mark as a powerful villain is so the world will see her as more than "Shrimpy."
- It's All About Me: Considering that her villain song is all about demanding her crew to sing her name, it's safe to say that this applies. That being said, she uses more inclusive language ("No one's gonna stop US", "The world will be OURS") than the Core Four did in their introduction song, "Rotten to the Core".
- Jerkass Has a Point: Earlier in the movie, when watching Mal being interviewed, she expresses irritation that Mal forgot about the dire living situation of the other isle kids and when a captured Ben offers to aid in her desire to free the children of the Isle she expresses disinterest in what she views as faux concern. Considering the fact that no real change is set in motion until after the climax, when Evie mentions making a list of worthy rescues it's hard to find her anger unjustifiable.
- Like Mother, Like Daughter: As Ursula did before her, Uma enchants a young man of royalty into falling in love with her. And also like her mother, Uma has the ability to a giant human/octopus hybrid, cast spells, and control water.
- Morality Chain: With significantly more emphasis on "chain" than "morality." Since Uma is the only person Harry listens to, she's the one who curbs his more violent urges.
- Multicolored Hair: Sea blue with black and white.
- Nice Hat: A tricorn decorated with barnacles and other sea life.
- Norse by Norsewest: Is Danish, like her mother.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: Uma appears fully human, but her Mom's a sea witch, and if the cameo is any indication, Ursula still has her tentacles. At the climax of Descendants 2, Uma jumps into the sea and transforms into a human/octopus hybrid, implying her case is the "Water on legs = Tail" variety.
- Pirate: Uma dresses and operates like one, despite being the daughter of a sea witch.
- Race Lift: Danes are not black, however Uma is.
- Redemption Rejection:
- During the time Ben is captured on the ship, he talks with Uma and ends up giving a heartfelt apology, which she rebuffs in favour of getting to Auradon her way.
- Happens again during the cotillion - Mal, empathetic to Uma's anger and feelings of abandonment, offers her the chance to give up on revenge and turn Good. Uma, likely not trusting Mal's sudden and unprecedented goodwill, responds by turning into a giant cecaelia monster and trying to sink the ship the Auradonians are on. It's not until Ben talks to her that Uma decides to peacefully go back to the Isle of the Lost, but the last scene implies that she's not done with her evil plans yet.
- Sassy Black Woman: Played with. She has a flair for the dramatic but her sassiness is a more realistic example that contrasts with her cold anger.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: She dolls herself up for the Royal Cotillion quite splendidly.
- She's Got Legs: She knows it, too. Her outfit shows off her legs, and as she mentions in What's My Name, "I see your eyes on me, boys..."
- Villain Song: What's My Name?, an anthem to her superiority and her plans to Take Over the World.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to bring down the barrier to set free all the kids trapped on the Isle...but also go on to take over the world.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Mal states that hurting a child is too low, even for her. Her possessing Dizzy turns out to be All Just a Dream.
Portrayed by: Thomas Doherty
The son of Captain Hook.
- Ax-Crazy: Besides generally acting like a loon, Harry really wants to skewer someone on his hook.
- The Dragon: The first mate to Uma's captain and, surprisingly, proud to be at her beck and call.
- Guyliner: He occasionally wears some very pirate-y kohl.
- Hooks and Crooks: Given who his father is? No duh. Unlike Hook Sr.'s case, it's not physically joined to him. Emotionally, he's attached enough to the thing to dive after it when it's tossed overboard.
- Implied Love Interest: Harry and Uma have been tight ever since they were little, but his singleminded loyalty, awestruck and lascivious looks, and some playful flirting in the books all strongly hint that Harry's got a lot more than friendship on his mind. While some of her interactions with him in the movie can be seen as flirtatious, the jury's out on whether or not Uma shares the feeling.
- Misplaced Accent: Hook is British (Engish), not Scottish, so Harry should not be Scottish.
- Mr. Fanservice: Just look at those pythons he has for biceps!
- Outnumbered Sibling: According to the books, Harry is the middle child between his two sisters, Harriet and CJ.
- Shout-Out: Harry greatly resembles the incarnation of Captain Hook from Once Upon a Time.
- Troll: Getting under people's skin is Harry's favourite pastime. He seems to have two ways to do it: violent threats or acting in a friendly-bordering-on-flirty manner to creep them out. Even when delivering Uma's message to the VKs, Harry can't help but rile Jay up by insinuating he's lost his touch, then yipping like a dog to spook Carlos.
- Undying Loyalty: Harry is devoted and true to Uma. He never goes rogue, no matter how much he may want to, and won't tolerate the slightest insult against her.
- Violent Glaswegian: Harry is practically chomping at the bit to skewer people with his hook and sports a Scottish accent.
Portrayed by: Dylan Playfair
The son of Gaston.
- Dumb Muscle: Uma did hire Gil for his strength, but despite being labeled as dim, he can show some Simple-Minded Wisdom.
- Hunk: Gil embodies all the values of his father, Gaston, by being handsome and strong.
- Mythology Gag: Gil is introduced in Descendants 2 pigging out on hardboiled eggs, no doubt a nod to his father's boast about eating five dozen eggs a day.
- This Means Warpaint: Wears black and orange markings on his face during the dockyard battle scenes.
- Unknown Rival: An indirect example. Gil assumes he and Ben are nemeses because of their parents' past, but Ben's never heard of him. Apparently, Belle and Beast just really do not give a single fuck about Gaston anymore.
Portrayed by: Anna Cathcart
The daughter of Drizella, the niece of Anatastia, the stepniece of Cinderella, and the granddaughter of Lady Tremaine.
- Cheerful Child: For a VK, Dizzy is one bubbly little sweetheart.
- Cinderella Circumstances: That's the treatment she receives from her grandmother a.k.a. the Trope Namer's Wicked Stepmother.
- Cuddle Bug: Her first instinct when Evie shows up is to pounce on the older girl in a tight hug.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: She's adorable and loves to squee, but her shouts are extremely loud and she's often told by her grandmother to shut up.
- Demonic Possession: In Under the Sea, Uma apparently possesses her by using her magic necklace to do so, causing Dizzy to speak to Mal through Uma's voice. Subverted when it turns out to be All Just a Dream.
- The Fashionista: Dizzy's an aspiring one. Her hobby is crafting jewelry out of bits and bobs she finds around her family's salon.
- Foil: To Chad Charming, ironically her step-cousin. Dizzy is a Nice Girl, whereas Chad is a selfish Jerkass who makes Evie do all his homework, a girl Dizzy sees as an older sister figure. Additionally, both fit the Like Father, Unlike Son trope, but for entirely different reasons.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: Dizzy doesn't show any traits associated with the Tremaine family. In fact, being a downtrodden, but optimistic and kind dreamer who works like a maid makes her a dead ringer for Cinderella, her step-aunt.
- Token Good Teammate: For potentially the entire Isle, as she's much nicer than any of the VKs we've seen and is ecstatic to go to Auradon at the end.
Characters introduces in Descendants 3
Portrayed by: Jadah Marie
The daughter of Dr. Facilier as well as Freddie's sister.
Squeaky and Squirmy
Portrayed by: Christian Convrey (Squeaky), Luke Roessler (Squirmy)
Smees twin sons.