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    Afonso 

King Afonso de Monferrato

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Played By: Romulo Estrela
The heir of Montemor's throne, grandson of Queen Crisélia and older brother of Rodolfo. An just, ethical and kind man, he has been prepared his whole life to become king.
  • Abdicate the Throne: Despite being groomed to be a king, he abandons everything to be together with the woman he loves. This causes drastic consequences for his kingdom and beyond.
  • Always Someone Better: To his brother Rodolfo, since he pretty much excelled in almost anything (fighting, leadership, statesmanship, knowledge, etc.) while Rodolfo only cared about partying and sleeping with women, though he initially didn't give a damn about Afonso being better than him. When Rodolfo actually becomes king, he turns resentful of people that compare him to Afonso. And as it turns out, Catarina falls in love with him, while she still looks down on Rodolfo, who is madly in love with her.
  • Cain and Abel: Becomes the Abel to Rodolfo's Cain when he conquers Artena.
  • Commanding Coolness: After rescuing Catarina from Constantino's capitivity, he is elevated to commander of Artena's armies. He is unfortunately dismissed of the post by Catarina after Augusto was nearly killed.
  • The Hero: As the main lead, the story revolves around him and his romance with Amália.
  • Immigrant Patriotism: An notable case in that he was groomed to be a nation's king, only to willingly embrace its neighbor as its new home. He goes as far as stay on Artena's side when Rodolfo declares war on it.
  • Modest Royalty: He has no hangs up living as a commoner when he abandons his titles.
  • Nice Guy: Kind, brave, loyal, willing to help strangers without asking anything in return, shows mercy to his enemies (even when they don't deserve to).
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted. He wears black and red as a nobleman and is The Hero.
  • Riches to Rags: Intentionally, since he gives up a privileged life as a king to be with Amália.
  • Rightful King Returns: After getting broken out of prison by Catarina, he rallies the people to take his throne back from Rodolfo, who has turned into a incompetent tyrant.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He personally lead expeditions in search of water sources for his kingdom. He also earns his subjects' respect and loyalty by personally doing something instead of ordering to others.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Amália falls in love with his more nobler qualities and so does him for her, and Catarina becomes attracted to him after he saves her from Constantino.
  • Uptown Girl: Gender-inverted: he is one to Amália, at first.
  • Warrior Prince: He is an experienced fighter.

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    Amália 

Amália Flores

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Played By: Marina Ruy Barbosa
A humble vendor girl from Artena that finds Afonso wounded in the wilderness and brings him home to be treated. She ends up falling in love with him.
  • Convenient Miscarriage: Brice makes her miscarriage her first child with Afonso after mind-wiping her.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: She falls in love with Afonso after saving his life when he is seriously injured by thieves.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: She is a redhead taking after her mother Constância and The Hero is deeply in love with her.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: On the receiving end of this trope by Brice, who erases her memories of Afonso.
  • Love Interest: To Afonso.
  • Plucky Girl: Amália can stand up for herself, even if she doesn't know how to fight as well as save others in need.
  • Uptown Girl: Gender-inverted: Alfonso is this to her, at first. Desconstructed in that, she is not only unable to adapt to life in the royal court, she feels she would be a burden to him due to being a mere commoner marrying a king.

Montemor

    Crisélia 

Queen Crisélia Monferrato

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Played By: Rosamaria Murtinho
The queen of Montemor at the start of the series, she is Afonso and Rodolfo's grandmother who raised them after their parents' deaths.
  • Adult Fear: Her daughter died, her grandson whom she raises goes missing and is also presumed dead and on top of that, she is suffering from crippling mental illness.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: She walks into Rodolfo just having an affair with a servant girl, and proceeds to warn the girl to not expect him to call her again or remember her because she is just one of his long list, much to his embarrassment.
  • Cool Old Lady: During her lucid moments, she has some really sharp and snarky mouth specially towards Rodolfo's "hobbies".
  • Driven to Suicide: Dies by jumping off the window of her room.
  • Dying as Yourself: She commits suicide likely during one of her few lucid moments before her senility can destroy her mind completely.
  • The High Queen: She is just, wise and responsible, traits that she taught Afonso very well as her heir. Unfortunately, as her illness eats her mind away, she starts becoming more unstable and gains traits of God Save Us from the Queen! when she suddenly decides to attack Artena and mobilizes her troops.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Crisélia's daughter died years ago and upon forgetting and being reminded of this, she becomes mortified with grief.
  • Parental Substitute: She raised her grandsons after their mother, Criselia's own daughter, died with her husband.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Very much played for drama and tragedy.

    Rodolfo 

Prince Rodolfo Monferrato

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Played By: Johnny Massaro
Afonso's younger brother. A complete and total fop that lives to party and take women to his bed, he has little concern for his kingdom. Despite these questionable traits, he is forced to become king in his place.
  • 0% Approval Rating: As his rule deteriorates very quickly due to poor management and engineering a war with a neighboring kingdom, he becomes absolutely shocked to see one of his statues vandalized. It comes to a head when Afonso escapes from prison, rallies the people to rebel and Rodolfo's entire army deserts him leaving him with no option but to abdicate.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Catarina, whom he becomes attracted very easily and even asks her hand in marriage. Her, on the other hand, can look past his charm and sees him as a complete fool. While she has no problem seducing him to achieve her goals, she makes it very clear that she is only interested in his brother.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Despite his promiscuity causing him so much grief (like nearly approving a law that would get him lashed for adultery or inviting a succubus into his palace), he never learns his lesson and keeps whoring around.
  • Berserk Button: Essentially, denying him or saying him "no" in anyway is the surest way to set him off. Being spoiled all his life makes very hard for him to take "no" from others.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Whenever he tries to act like an active threat, he fails to intimidate anyone and is clearly led along by more competent antagonists. Ironically, he is more dangerous when he isn't trying to be evil and just by playing an incompetent king (such as when he threatened to displace people from an innocent village to create an aqueduct to Montemor as the easiest solution).
  • Brainless Beauty: Rodolfo can come across this way, since he can't even point his own kingdom on the map.
  • Cain and Abel: Becomes the Cain to Afonso's Abel when he declares war on Artena and his brother chooses to defend it against him. Downplayed due to Rodolfo not really wanting to kill Afonso, but because he declared his loyalty to an enemy kingdom and effectively committed treason, he is compelled to execute him to not undermine his own authority, opting to instead exile him to The Alcatraz.
  • Cassandra Truth: He tries to warn his brother that Catarina actually plotted to make war between the two kingdoms so she could rule them both, but thanks to Catarina's facade and Rodolfo having strained his relationship beyond the limit with Afonso, he is not believed in.
  • Chick Magnet: Its rare to find women that do not throw themselves at his feet.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Becomes Catarina's partner-in-crime in staging a war between two kingdoms.
  • Fatal Flaw: His lust, lack of restraint and foresight makes him a very flawed individual, a terrible king and ultimately, lead him down the path of evil when he is manipulated by Catarina to start a war with Artena on the chance of having her as his queen.
  • Handsome Lech: He is quite the stud and has no problems taking women to his bed.
  • The Hedonist: His only interests in life were partying, drinking and whoring.
  • Hot-Blooded: Specially when he is angry, he is practically unable to hide his composure.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Subverted. While he falls in love with Lucrézia and marries her, he is unable to stop his philandering and cheats on his wife behind her back.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Its very common for him to boast about his non-existent feats to impress his guests - typically women he is trying to woo.
  • Moral Myopia: He acts outraged with the possibility of his wife Lucrézia cheating on him, to the point he is willing to hang her lover and lock her up in a tower. With that said, he doesn't feel bad about hitting on other women behind her back.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Rodolfo's casual wear includes an open shirt exposing his chest and very tight pants.
  • Non-Action Guy: In contrast to Afonso, he never received martial training and as such is a complete joke in fighting.
  • Royal Brat: While his antics were treated in a comedic fashion, there is no denying he is this and it doesn't diminish when he becomes king.
  • Sketchy Successor: He turns out to be this when he becomes king, due to being ill-prepared as Spare to the Throne.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The originally careless and well-meaning lazy bum becomes a lot more cruel and harsher as power goes over his head.
  • Villain Has a Point: Just before sentencing his brother to the work mines, Rodolfo tells him that he never wanted to be king and it was Afonso who forced this position on him when he abdicated the throne to be with Amália, and now he has to do anything to stay on power.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He completely loses it when his own men desert him when Afonso arrives in Montemor to depose him, left impotently screaming "I AM THE KING OF MONTEMOR" at the top of his lungs.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Even finding a nice princess to marry hasn't stopped him from bedding other girls or trying to hit on Catarina.

    Lucrézia 
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Princess Lucrézia of Alcaluz

Played By: Tatá Werneck
A princess brought to Montemor to marry Rodolfo after he becomes king.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Rodolfo, which is also exacerbated by her bipolar disorder.
  • Horned Hairdo: She styles her hair this manner;
  • Informed Attractiveness: Rodolfo is shown a painting of Lucrezia and immediately falls in love with it, but when he actually meets her in person, he is dejected to find out she is not as beautiful as the painting depicts (even though Lucrezia is far from ugly herself).
  • Love Martyr: Even after all the crap that put her through, even annulling
  • Mood-Swinger: Lucrézia is clearly bipolar and tends to change emotions at the drop of a hat, often for comedic value.
  • The Ophelia: After becoming a nun her state of mind... Isn't all there.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Towards her handmaiden Latrine, whom she is very mean to.
  • Sympathetic Adulterer: She is aware of Rodolfo's philandering and laments that she isn't good enough for him. She decides to flirt with certain men like Osiel, Pietro and Orlando.
  • Taking the Veil: Following her failed marriage with Rodolfo, she becomes a nun and renounces all her royal titles.
  • Unknown Rival: To Catarina, whom she despises because of Rodolfo's crush on her even though Catarina is pretty repulsed by him and couldn't care less about what Lucrézia thinks.

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    Cássio 

Cássio

Played By: Caio Blat
The captain of Montemor's guard.
  • Badass Beard: A very heroic trimmed one.
  • The Captain: He not only serves as captain of the guard, but also commands Montemor's army.
  • Foil: To Orlando and Petrônio, since he is pretty much honest, tell his masters what is on his mind and wants what is best for Montemor.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After being mortally wounded by an arrow, he stays behind in order to not slow down the rest as they are escaping from Angor.
  • The Lancer: Served as Afonso's best friend and adviser, much like Orlando and Petrônio served Rodolfo.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Even when he deeply disagrees with his superiors' orders, he still obeys them.
  • Sour Supporter: To Rodolfo after he became king, Cássio became a lot more cynical since not only is Rodolfo completely clueless, but he doesn't listen to any reasonable counsel.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Becomes this when he leads Montemor's forces in the name of Rodolfo.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Montemor's royal family.

    Orlando & Petrônio 
Orlando played by: Daniel Warren
Petrônio played by: Leandro Daniel
Rodolfo's personal manservants, they are elevated to the status of royal advisers after he is crowned as king, a position they very much covet.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Downplayed, they aren't really evil themselves, but can be very selfish and uncaring when it help govern the kingdom and leave the people in a precarious situation.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: To each other, as well as to Rodolfo.
  • Professional Buttkisser: They enable Rodolfo per excellence and are always there to massage his ego.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: They encourage Rodolfo to do as he wants as king and not as he should, and as such, he becomes a very poor ruler.
  • Those Two Guys: They are almost always seen together in every scene they are in. In fact, its poignant when they are separated from each other.

    Romero 

Captain Romero

Played By: Marcello Airoldi
The master-at-arms in Montemor's army and later captain of the guard.
  • Action Dad: He is a great warrior, even while his son is already on his twenties.
  • The Dragon: To Rodolfo, when he is promoted to commander of his armies.
  • Inspector Javert: He is sent in pursuit of Afonso after the latter escapes from Angor. Though he bears no real animosity towards Afonso, Romero still goes after him since he is an enemy of the crown.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: To Rodolfo post-Face–Heel Turn, since he is a soldier who follows his superior as ordered.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He comes from a family of warriors and is pretty disappointed to see his son failing to live up to his expectations.

    Osiel 

Osiel

Played By: Raphael Primot
A humble painter frequently commissioned to work for the royal palace, noted for his kindness.
  • Badass Normal: Despite having no formal training in combat (he is a painter after all, not a warrior), he managed to fight Brice, a succubi-like witch with magical powers and thanks to his pure heart, he won.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: An absolute sweetheart and possibly the only one around capable of beating an witch like Brice.
  • Chubby Chaser: His girlfriend is obese and very self-conscious about it. He however doesn't mind it.
  • Only the Pure of Heart: Being pure, he is completely immune to Brice's gaze and powers.
  • Nice Guy: Definitely, and he weaponizes this trope for positive effect (monster-hunting, specifically).
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Lucrézia falls in love for his kind and sweet nature, and manages to steal a kiss from him.
  • Starving Artist: He makes his living by making paintings for Montemor's royal family, which isn't quite a high station but he is content with it. His fiancee Gloria, however, pesters him for not wanting a better life than this.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Rodolfo tests him to see if he can lie when he shows him a painting of one of his ancestor (a very ugly woman) and asks him his honest opinion. While unwilling to say it at the king's face, Osiel tells him his mind showing that he is incapable of lying even for flattery.

    Gloria 

Gloria

Played by: Monique Alfradique
Osiel's girlfriend. Very self-conscious about her body image, she finds a magical way to become thin - at a price.
  • Formerly Fat: Gloria loses her weight overnight after eating a magical fruit. Unfortunately, she loses an year of her life by doing this and the process is only temporary.
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    Selena 

Selena

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Played by: Marina Moschen
Initially a servant girl working in Montemor's castle, she expresses the wish of joining the military academy and becomes the first woman to do so. She later learns there is way more about her that she doesn't know...
  • Action Girl: What she strives to be and ends up becoming.
  • Archer Archetype: The bow and arrow is her weapon of choice.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Selene came from a village that was burned to the ground during a battle between two armies where her family seemingly perished. Its later revealed that her mother was burned at the stake due to being a witch and her father is none other than Otávio.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Her real name is Princess Sofie, and she dislikes being referred to this by Otávio.
  • Dude Magnet: Being the only girl in an all-male environment and attractive to booth will do that. Even one of the boys that serves as The Rival to her becomes enamored with Selena. Being a witch just like Brice may have something to do with it.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: She is pretty much the only one among her classmates who uses ranged weapons, everyone else is melee focused.
  • Hot Witch: Brice reveals to her that she is a witch just like her.
  • Magic Knight: She eventually masters controls over the elements in addition to her military training.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Selena opts to commit treason against her king and support Afonso, even though he is branded a criminal. Selene is thrown into the prison alongside her friends when they are caught by Romero.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She becomes the first and the only woman to join Montemor's army.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: She is revealed to be the daughter of King Otávio and therefore a princess of Lastrilha.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With her rival Saulo.
  • Witch Species: According to Brice, Selene is the last in her lineage of witches of which her mother belonged to.

Artena

    Augusto 

King Augusto Vila Real

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Played By: Marco Nanini
The king of Artena at the start of the series and Catarina's father.
  • All-Loving Hero: An completely kind and loving man on top of being a wise king, he tells that he still loves Catarina despite all her crimes even though she is not actually his biological child.
  • Big Good: Considered one for the entire series, due to not only being the most virtuous monarch, but also because his influence keeps Montemor's afloat in no small part due to Rodolfo's inept reign.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is just as nice in person as he is a great leader.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Augusto is constantly derided by his own daughter for being "foolish" and "weak" due to his justice, kindness, lack of ambition or exerting control over those beneath him. While he is not aware of the true extent of his daughter's deeds, he knows about her evil nature, but is trying to set her right nonetheless because he loves her still.
  • The Good King: Not only is he a wise ruler for his own kingdom, but also extends his kindness and willingness to help Montemor too.
  • I Have No Son!: Upon finding out Catarina staged a war just to depose him, he disowns her. Subverted, as he still considers her his daughter... Even if she isn't biologically related to him.
  • King on His Deathbed: After being nearly killed by an assassin, he becomes bed-ridden and things really go south. Unlike most examples of his trope, he does recover eventually but things are too screwed up for him to do anything about it.
  • King Incognito: One time, Augusto comes across a travelling circus and decides to act on a play while masked, with the people of Artena unaware that their king is performing.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The otherwise calm and collected Augusto can barely hide his outrage when learning that Catarina worked with Rodolfo to provoke a war between their kingdoms.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His original daughter died in childbirth and he had to adopt an orphaned baby that turned out to be Catarina.
  • Papa Wolf: Despite Catarina's own moral failings, he still loves her and protects her. He raises his army to rescue her when she is kidnapped by Constantino and his thugs.
  • Tranquil Fury: Even when you can tell that he is clearly angry, he never raises his voices beyond a very stern tone.

    Catarina 

Princess/Queen Catarina Vila Real

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Played By: Bruna Marquezine
King Augusto's only daughter and heir. Beneath her seemingly sweet exterior lies a cruel heart, for Catarina desires power and control above else and derides her father for his kindness.
  • 0% Approval Rating: She is outright booed by the people of Montemor when walking alongside Rodolfo. Considering they engineered a war together and got people on both sides killed, it shouldn't come as a surprise.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: A very cold and harsh brunette beauty.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: She eventually grows into this when she arranges a war between Artena and Montemor specifically to usurp her father.
  • Asshole Victim: She is hanged for her crimes at the end of the series.
  • Awful Truth: Catarina is not Augusto's biological daughter and actually born from low status herself - being the daughter of Brice and Martinho, which would make her Amália's half-sister.
  • The Baby Trap: Catarina finds out she is pregnant from Otávio, but makes Afonso believe he is the father due to a previous Bed Trick. This way she can secure her claim to the both Artena and Montemor's throne and prevent herself from being executed for overthrowing her father and starting the war.
  • Bed Trick: She has Brice bewitch Afonso to make him see her as Amália and sleep together with him.
  • Big Bad: She is the closest thing we have at the start of the story, though she doesn't take an active role until Chapter 47, when she becomes Queen of Artena and declares war on Montemor specially when its revealed that is a plot to oust her father.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Constantino, who shares the same political views and traits leading to them entering a relationship together.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She is the picture of a Princess Classic, yet is actually a harsh, cold and manipulative woman. She is able to use this disguise to great effect as very few people know how truly bad she is underneath, but are too powerless to do anything.
  • Cain and Abel: Not that either of them knew it at first, but Catarina is actually Amália's half-sister all along.
  • Dude Magnet: She has a knack for attracting men like moths to the fire. Her fiance Istvan is heads-over-heels for her, Rodolfo is also smitten with her at first sight and Constantino wastes no time in seducing her.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: A recurring problem with her is that she thinks everyone else around her is just as rotten and selfish as she is:
    • When Afonso abdicates his throne to live with Amália, she is convinced that he is somehow spying on their kingdom due to choosing to live as a commoner in Artena.
    • When Rodolfo asks for her hand in marriage, Catarina believes that he wants to form a political alliance between the two kingdoms and not because he is simply attracted to her (in fact, when he expresses this desire, his advisers point out the many advantages of marrying her that he didn't even cross their mind).
    • After Amália has her memory wiped out and annuls her marriage with Afonso, Catarina provokes her by saying she was merely a Gold Digger that would have stayed with Afonso if he remained king, but when he abdicated the throne to be with her, she ditched him.
  • Evil Is Petty: Catarina throws Afonso in the dungeon once without a trial for assaulting a guard (he picked up a fight with him because said guard was harassing Amália) just to teach him a lesson about abandoning his royal power.
  • The Evil Princess: She is certainly ambitious and eager to expand her influence over her neighbors.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Catarina makes it very clear that once she is in charge, she will not be "soft" like Augusto and whenever she is left as regent when he needs to attend some foreign matters, she governs with iron hand. After her father's assassination attempt, her first act as queen is to effectively declare war on Montemor blaming them for the incident.
  • Ice Queen: Cold, stoic and definitely an evil example of this trope.
  • I Regret Nothing: Her final words before being hanged is that she regrets none of her crimes and given the chance, she would do them all over again.
  • It's All About Me: She rants about being unable to control her life and living as a powerless princess, and to prevent that, she is willing to do anything. Including kickstarting a war so that she can rule as queen of both kingdoms.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She finds out from Brice that she is actually her daughter. She doesn't believe it until Augusto confirms that she is actually adopted.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She stages a war between Artena and Montemor, going as far as feigning enmity with Rodolfo just so she can intentionally lose and hand control to him, becoming her consort. This on itself is a ploy so she can get rid of Rodolfo and get his brother Afonso, whom she really loves, as her husband. When Rodolfo hits 0% Approval Rating, she breaks Afonso out of prison knowing that the people will rally behind him.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: Her mother is none other than Brice, yet she doesn't display any magical gifts herself. Brice notes that not all witch's spawn will be witches themselves, specially when her father was an mortal man.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Catarina claims that everything she does is for the good of Artena, but in reality, she wants to fulfill and advance her own personal ambition. Even if she has to trigger an war that results in Artena being burned to the ground and her own people becoming refugees so that she can gain power.
  • Realpolitik: Even though she despises Rodolfo, she isn't opposed to a marriage proposal between them since that would mean unifying the two kingdoms and gaining even more power.
  • Royal Brat: She is very good at hiding it, but is this at her very core which she shows when around common born characters like Amália.
  • The Sociopath: An textbook example since she is superficially charming, completely self-driven and has no regards for anyone, not even her own relatives. By the end of the series, she treats her own mother Brice like a servant, has completely disowned her own father and daughter and shows no regrets for her crimes.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Chews out Brice for failing to kill Afonso for her, even though she helped her escape from prison. Brice is not amused by this and proceeds to call her out on her ungratefulness.
  • The Vamp: What she really is underneath her Princess Classic image, since she uses her charms to attract powerful men for her to manipulate. Just like her mother Brice.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: As part of her Bitch in Sheep's Clothing facade, she ingratiates herself with the people of Montemor by providing charity, water and food. All of these are done to throw off negative attention of her back.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: While initially disdainful of him, Catarina becomes attracted to Afonso after he saves her life from Constantino, and tries to get closer to him while he is still mourning his separation with Amália. She still plans on making Afonso hers even after his wife regains her memory. She turns against him when he figures out she caused the war between the two countries and has her thrown into jail.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Self-inflicted. She cannot return to Artena after it was destroyed so badly its entire people were displaced and moved in to Montemor. What is more ironic is that she was the one who engineered this situation in the first place. Afonso notes that he can't even send Catarina home, since she has no more home left to return to.

    Demétrio 

Demétrio

Played By: Tarcisio Filho
King Augusto's chancellor and right-hand man.
  • Action Politician: Despite what his harmless looks would lead you to believe, he is a fierce fighter that serves as Augusto's adviser.
  • Almost Dead Guy: Augusto finds him in this state after being betrayed by Catarina and he tries to warn the king of his daughter's betrayal.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: Played with. Catarina sets her guards on him when he is ordered to take her to safety.
  • The Good Chancellor: He is loyal and honest towards Augusto.
  • In the Back: He is stabbed in the back by one of Catarina's guards.
  • Hero Antagonist: Towards Catarina, who receives most focus and point-of-view in the Artena subplot, as he is the only one who is doing anything to stop her schemes.
  • Mutual Kill: One of Catarina's guards gets to run him with a sword, but he quickly manages to get up and slay him before succumbing to his wounds.
  • Number Two: To King Augusto.
  • Sacrificial Lion: One of the people that was aware how corrupt Catarina truly was and could have been a hindrance to her plans gets killed on her orders during the siege of Artena, specifically to show bad things are going to be.
  • Secret Keeper: He knows Augusto disguises himself as an actor for a theatre troupe and keeps his hobby secret.

    Virgilio 

Virgilio

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Played By: Ricardo Pereira
A silk merchant and Amália's fiance at the start of the series. When she leaves him after falling in love with Afonso, Virgilio becomes insane with jealousy and vows revenge against the two.
  • Arch-Enemy: He regards Afonso as his for "stealing Amália" from him. While Afonso initially holds no ill will against him, the feeling quickly becomes mutual as Virgilio pursues his revenge against them.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: To everyone else, he appears to be the ideal husband for Amália. He is quickly revealed to be a controlling, sexist jerkass. Then he gets so much worse.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He is an very extreme example like you have no idea. He will ruin the life of the woman he loves, as well as her family in order to get her back.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wears black clothes all the time.
  • The Dragon: Otávio makes him his chief enforcer after saving his life from the fire.
  • Operation: Jealousy: He seduces Amália's best friend Diana and begins dating her specifically to provoke jealousy on his ex. It doesn't work because Diana quickly pierces together she is being used and he doesn't really love her.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Sacrifices his life to help save Augusto and Amália and spends his last moments to ask the latter for forgiveness.
  • Revenge by Proxy: In one notoriously petty move, he buys the land where Amália's family lives and threatens to evict them unless they pay their debts, all to spite her for dumping him. And to make sure they don't succeed, he hires thugs to steal whatever money they use, deliberately sabotaging their payment to guarantee their eviction.
  • Romantic False Lead: He is Amália's fiance when the story starts, and you just know that he isn't the one since this is a love story between her and Afonso.
  • Unexplained Recovery: After being trapped inside a burning house, he is discovered by Otávio's men completely unharmed to booth.
  • The Unfettered: He will use whatever means at his disposal to get revenge on those who wronged him, and Virgilio is the kind of man who takes a grudge to his grave, unless if he puts you there first.

    The Witch-Doctor 

The Witch-Doctor

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Played By: Rosa Marya Colyn
A mysterious witch doctor that lives in Artena.

Other Characters

    Constantino 

Constantino of Artanza, Duke of Vicenza

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Played By: José Fidalgo
A nobleman from the kingdom of Vicenza that seeks sanctuary in Artena. Ruthless, smooth-talking and cunning, these traits endear him to Catarina and the two forge a forbidden relationship as they aim to conquer their enemies together. But Constantino has goals of his own and can be quite... flexible.
  • Asshole Victim: Constantino gets captured again shortly after escaping Angor, but instead of being returned, Catarina poisons him with a ring leaving him to die an excruciating death.
  • Bald of Evil: He had his hair completely shaved while in prison.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a very strong and sinister looking in contrast to other characters' more normal beards.
  • Birds of a Feather: His ruthless and warlike nature mirrors with Catarina and the two end up becoming lovers.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns after a long absence, as its revealed he was imprisoned in the Angor tribes.
  • The Dragon: To Catarina; he serves as her lover and most important ally, though he defers to her authority ... until he betrays her and takes her hostage.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He can grow really restless when Catarina is paying attention to other men. He kills one of his own allies for getting too close to her.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He has loyalty to no one, but himself. While he may pledge himself to Catarina, he has no problem seducing her cousin Mirtes or betraying him her afterwards. He also kills his own comrade Hermes because he was threatening his plans and despite professing his regret of using Catarina as hostage to escape, he shows no problem threatening her life.
  • Enemy Mine: Forms an alliance with Afonso so that they can both flee the Angor mines.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He taunts Afonso over willingly abdicating the throne to be with some common girl.
  • Guttural Growler: He has a very raspy and deep voice.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: Constantino betrays Catarina and manages to escape Artena's justice... However, his armies were all defeated and captured by Augusto, his plan to become King of Vincenza is in ruins and he is basically back at square one and disgraced. Its later revealed he was captured and sent to the Angor mines.
  • Rebel Leader: An evil example since its revealed that he seeks to dethrone the King of Vincenza and installs himself as the new king.

    Brice 

Brice Alvarez

Played By: Bia Arantes
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A mysterious and seductive woman that visits Montemor, she is actually a dangerous and evil witch that absorbs the life force of men.
  • Charm Person: Brice can enchant any men with her presence and only the pure of heart are completely immune to her powers.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She pretty much gives up on living on after learning her daughter she gave up to an pair of humble peasants died out of the plague. It turns out she did live after all after being adopted by King Augusto.
  • Glamour Failure: A mirror can reveal that she is actually very, very old. Also moments of extreme stress shows her illusion cracking.
  • Evil Counterpart: To the Witch-Doctor, since she is a magic user that uses her powers for her herself instead of helping others.
  • Horny Devils: She is pretty much a succubus in all, but name.
  • Hot Witch: Brice is very beautiful and sexy, using her good looks to spell her victims. However, this is merely a disguise and her true form is an old hag.
  • Mama Bear: To Catarina after finding out she is her daughter, going as far as threatening Augusto if letting harm fall on her and allowing Catarina to flee from prison. Most definitely not a positive example, since she is willing to turn on her allies for the sake of her daughter.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She wears form-fitting dresses that expose her cleavage in order to seduce men that much easily. Subverted in that this is a disguise and her real form is anything, but a Ms. Fanservice.
  • No Body Left Behind: As her power declines, she uses the last remnants of her magic in one last stand to save Catarina and her body disintegrates into nothing.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite all her evil traits, she wants to protect and guide her fellow witches.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She is said to be 117 years old.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Among the witches, Brice is the most amoral and self-serving, while the other two Agnes and Selene are heroic, and the Witch-Doctor is neutral. She is however, compelled to help and protect them because she wants to see her people surviving, regardless of differences between them.
  • The Vamp: Beautiful, seductive and cruel. Unlike Catarina, she is a supernatural example. Considering that they are actually related it makes sense she takes after her mother.
  • Vampire Invitation: While she is not actually a vampire, if she is invited into a place its nearly impossible to drive her out.

    Istvan 

Marquis Istvan of Córdona

Played By: Vinicius Calderoni
A nobleman from Córdona who is engaged with Catarina. He is a man of arts, a poet and a bit of ditz. He has no idea that Catarina loathes being around him and even more the prospect of marrying him.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Catarina, something that he is positively giddy. Its annulled thanks to her machinations when she tricks him into sleeping with her cousin Mirtes.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Nobody in Artena's court seems to like Istvan, even King Augusto who thinks that he is a good man seems to merely tolerate his presence.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: The Marquis is so madly in love with Catarina that he is unable to see her disgust for him, nor her attempts at murdering him.
  • Put on a Bus: When he is banished from Artena after the king annuls his marriage with his daughter.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Extremely so, to the point of being The Ditz because of it.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He seems to believe he is in a corny love story where he is the main protagonist and his lady love Catarina is heads over heels for him. Except, in this story he is the comic relief who happens to be in love with the closest thing to a Big Bad.

    Otávio 

King Otávio

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Played By: Alexandre Borges
King of Lastrilha, he is sought by Afonso to help dethrone Rodolfo after he turned into a tyrant, but Otávio has other plans.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: A very straightforward example, being a backstabbing and power-hungry monarch. He also looks down on Amália for her being a peasant.
  • Big Bad: Shares this role with Catarina later in the series, becoming the largest threat to Montemor and Artena. He becomes the main antagonist during the climax.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He is introduced as a potential ally to Afonso, but then proceeds to backstab him and hand him over to Rodolfo as prisoner.
  • Expy: To Littlefinger in Game of Thrones, being a conniving schemer that betrays the leads for his advancement in power.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Afonso runs him through with his sword.
  • Hate Sink: Despite being a king, everyone else holds him in absolute contempt for being a unreliable traitor.
  • Hidden Depths: For a guy presented as an loathesome hate sink, he reveals that he is this way due to his own daughter being kidnapped by witches, ordering his men to put all witches to the torch. Turns out his wife was an witch that hid his real daughter and she is revealed to be none other than Selene.
  • My Greatest Failure: Regards ordering his wife being burned at the stake as his biggest regret.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Otávio is supposed to be one of the many Callian kings, but he is absent from the council when all of them are introduced and he appears later on.
  • Smug Snake: He is a very punchable man, indeed.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After Afonso regains his throne, he is still technically allied with Montemor's king as per his previous alliance to Rodolfo. This alliance disintegrates when Otávio begins conspiring with Catarina.
  • Villainous Crush: Towards Catarina, though its possible he seeks to rule her kingdom by her side instead.

    Agnes 

Agnes

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Played By: Mel Maia
A little girl revealed to be a witch just like Brice.
  • Cute Witch: Even though she is pretty young, its said she is more powerful than Brice who is many decades old.
  • Everyone's Baby Sister: Described by her actress as this among the witches.

    Beatriz 

Beatriz

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Played By: Paula Fernandez
Princess of Lungria who is arranged by her mother to marry Afonso.
  • Foil: She is pretty much a female version of Afonso, being a noblewoman that fell in love with someone below her station and is forced to marrying him for political reasons.
  • Unwanted Spouse: To Afonso, and the feeling is very much mutual.

    Dom Bartolomeu 

Dom Bartolomeu

Played By: Stenio Garcia
The Grand Inquisitor of Cália summoned by Catarina to hunt down the witches responsible for spreading the plague (in reality its just a ploy to get rid of Amália).
  • Asshole Victim: Has his life completely drained by Brice's Kiss of Death, but considering his Holier Than Thou attitude, he more than had it coming.
  • Burn the Witch!: His specialty and why he was summoned in the first place when a plague hits Montemor.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: When you get down to it, he is this for the entire events of the series. His witch hunts led to Brice being separated to her baby daughter, and was forced to give her up to adoption. Said daughter ended up being raised by King Augusto and became Princess Catarina, the series' Big Bad. Bartolomeu is killed halfway through the story long before the climax.
  • Inspector Javert: To Amália when she is accused of provoking the plague.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: He is pretty evidently based on Tomas de Torquemada, the Spanish inquisitor.
  • The Witch Hunter: He is a famed inquisitor for having burned down witches (as well as several innocent women accused of witchcraft).
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