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This page covers the ruling dynasty of Dreamland, and members of the royal court who serve them.
Dreamland Royal Family
- Amicable Exes: Zog and Oona get divorced early in Season 2. While their married life wasn't the best, they both care about their son and they part ways on good terms. If anything, their relationship has greatly improved since they are no longer married.
- Awful Wedded Life: Due to the political nature of their union, Zog and Oona are shown to be very miserable together. It speaks something about their relationship, when their first scene together shows Oona getting Fantastic Arousal upon seeing Bean's handsome fiance, and Zog lamenting that she never does that for him. One episode shows that they sleep separately, with him on his bed and her clinging to the ceiling, though Oona admits she does have sex with him sometimes and on one occasion they do sleep together. Zog himself isn't particularly fond of Oona, as he greatly prefers his old wife Dagmar to her. However, Oona does get very jealous after Dagmar returns and reunites with Zog.
- Dysfunctional Family: The royal dynasty of Dreamland is definitely one big unhappy family, enough to put The Simpsons to shame.
- Bean and Zog both seemed pretty happy way back when their beloved mother/wife Dagmar was still alive; but after her death, Bean's relationship with her father crumbled. Zog proved to be a very bossy and authoritarian parent, constantly trying to control Bean's life as much as he could, much to her angst. Now, Bean is a rebellious delinquent who does everything she can to piss off her dad, whether it's justified or not.
- Zog's marriage to his second wife Oona looks very miserable as well. In the first place, they got married for political reasons, rather than out of any genuine love. At best they just tolerate each other, but it's obvious that they care very little about each other's company. Bean also dislikes her stepmother, seeing Oona as a poor replacement for her real mother. And Bean also doesn't get along very well with her half-brother Derek either.
- When Dagmar comes Back from the Dead, it soon turns out that Zog's and Bean's romanticized, nostalgic memories of her have made them blind to the truth. Dagmar turns out to be one hell of a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, who may not have ever even actually loved her husband, as she betrays and tries to kill him twice (once before she was turned into a statue, and once again after she's revived). She does seem to really care about Bean, but she's also manipulating her as part of a secret evil plan.
Current Royal Household
King Zøg Grunkwitz of Dreamland
The reigning monarch of Dreamland, and the father of Bean and Derek. He rules his kingdom with an iron fist, and prefers to dole out harsh punishments against criminals. He is also constantly at odds with his daughter Bean.
- Abusive Dad:
- While Zog never lays a hand on Bean, the way he treats her could be considered a form of emotional abuse. He rarely ever considers her feelings, and it takes a long time before he even calls off the Arranged Marriage he's trying to force her into.
- Once when Zog was dozing off in the chapel, Oona lightly hits him awake. Zog reacts by giving Derek a slap for no reason.
- Neither Bean nor Derek appear to be allowed to have any friends, and it is implied by Bean that Zog uses murder to keep it this way. Bean only has a limited social life because she sneaks out of the castle constantly. Derek mostly seems to be confined to his room. The only reason he tolerates Elfo and Luci is because he thinks of them as "pets".
- Actor Allusion: In "Stairway to Hell", Zøg shouts "BITE MY SHINY METAL AXE!"; and in "In Her Own Write", he complains "Let's go alreadyyyy!". Both of these quotes allude to catchphrases of Bender, who is also voiced by John DiMaggio.
- Adipose Rex: King Zog is an overweight monarch.
- Amazon Chaser: The only woman who interests him after Oona leaves is a bear selkie who can wrestle him after taking down wild animals.
- Anti-Villain: While Zog is a terrible king responsible for countless unnecessary deaths of his own subjects, he's clearly very miserable with his overall life. The reason why he wants to obtain the Elixir of Life is not out of a desire to become immortal like everyone thought, but because he just really wants to resurrect his dearly missed wife Dagmar back from death so badly.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: It is shown that Zog really does care for Bean.
- Bad Boss: Zog treats most of his royal court employees like shit, and is hardly any better with his kingdom's subjects. He even makes a habit out of dropping the Jester through a trapdoor to the ocean. Once when Zog became violently ill and went on a trip to a spa, everyone else in the castle was relieved by his temporary absence.
- Berserk Button:
- The Caligula: Zog is a brutal and ruthless tyrant of a king, who has a tendency to punish or kill anyone who annoys him in any way. Even looking at his naked daughter is a crime punishable via death by beheading. Also once when Zog fell sick from an illness, he admits to having ordered the executions of every doctor in the kingdom.
- Character Tic:
- He has a tendency to describe his actions as he performs them. In "Castle Party Massacre", he justifies it as the effect of having a stroke.
- Throwing sceptres when he's pissed off, apparently to relax. He does it so much that a bar in Dreamland is named the Flying Sceptre.
- In Season 3, he starts making honking and fake echoing sounds due to his Sanity Slippage after being Buried Alive.
- Didn't Think This Through: Faking the Dead to avoid assassination? Good idea. Sneaking out of the castle in a coffin? An okay one. Having Penderghast nail him inside the coffin? It has exactly the pitfall you'd expect: Zog ends up Buried Alive inside the coffin since he's unable to break himself out.
- The Ditherer: "This calls for action! I hate action!"
- The Dreaded: Almost everyone in Dreamland (except for his family and a few others) are afraid of King Zog; and for good reason, because of his volcanic temper and disregard for most people's lives.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Zog is horrified when he finds out that Bean mutilated his dead mother's skull while plundering the royal tomb. He even tells the skull that he won't let Bean get away with it.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Zog does have a soft spot for his family, and loves Bean no matter how much she pisses him off. At least part of Zog's behavior, particularly his dangerous obsession with getting the Elixir of Life, is due to his desire to bring back his beloved Dagmar.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's appalled when he finds out Bean was ransacking riches from their family's royal crypt, even jewelry from the corpse of Bean's sweet old grandmother.
- Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Zog will often narrate aloud as he examines something, up until the point where he discovers something horribly wrong, at which point he will simply begin yelling.
- Family Theme Naming: All of his older male relatives have names that ends with either "-øg" or "-øgg", proceeding down the alphabet as time progressed, starting with Dreamland's first king, Agøgg, all the way to his older brother King Yøg. Zøg is the last of this trend due to no letter coming after Z, hence why his son is named "Derek".
- Fan Disservice: We get to see his fat, naked body a few times.
- Fat Bastard: He's both an Adipose Rex, and a major-league Jerkass (though not without a Heart of Gold).
- Fiery Redhead: Has red hair and gets angry fairly easily.
- Formerly Fit: Flashbacks show that in his youth, he was quite a strong and muscular Warrior Prince. He got fat due to comfort eating after Dagmar's death.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: Being Buried Alive in a coffin for several days causes a Sanity Slippage in Season 3.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take too much to get under Zøg's skin, and make him start yelling and ranting in fury.
- Hanging Judge: As an absolute monarch, Zog has the authority to sentence criminals to be imprisoned, tortured, or executed after giving them a short trial in the royal court. And he does exactly that.
- Has a Type: He certainly has a tendency to hook up with non-humans, even if sometimes by accident.Bean: A witch, a lizard, and now a bear? God, are you building an ark?
- Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut in his name.
- Hidden Depths:
- The end of Season 1 reveals that he genuinely loved his first wife, never wanted the throne (but was forced to take it after his brother died), knows he's a screw-up who isn't fit to be king, and was actually one of the best warriors of his generation before he got fat and out of shape. Season 3 expands on this, making it clear that his history as a highly-skilled warrior earned him the genuine respect of older guards like Pendergast.
- In Season 2, he has a serious but gentle conversation with Derek about how justice isn't as cut and dry as it is in story books, that someone is always going to feel like they got the short end of the stick, and that the best you can do is to just try to make the right decisions in the moment.
- I Have No Idea What I'm Doing: He admits that he tried everything to deal with Bean, and thinks it's because she hasn't been the same since Dagmar died.
- Immortality Seeker: The one reason he keeps Elfo around is because he desperately wants the Elixer of Life, which everyone assumes is for himself. He reveals in "To Thine Own Elf Be True" that he actually wants it to resurrect his dead wife.
- Impoverished Patrician: He's actually quite poor for a king, and his castle isn't even made of actual stone. The primary reason for him wanting to marry off Bean was to secure an alliance with the wealthier kingdom of Bentwood.
- Interspecies Romance: He married Oona, who is a Dankmirian. Though their marriage was much more of a political arrangement rather than a love affair. In Season Two, he falls for a werebear woman.
- I Resemble That Remark!: When Bean calls Zog selfish and cruel, he's initially outraged, until he admits that maybe she's right.
- I Was Quite the Looker: He was much less fat when Bean was a baby. Losing his first wife caused him to turn to comfort eating.
- Jaded Washout: Used to be a strong warrior when he was younger and complains about now being old and fat.
- Jerkass: Zog isn't a very pleasant man. He's a selfish and cruel tyrant who kills people for the slightest offenses, is a very controlling parent who doesn't ever consider Bean's feelings, and overall has a lot of anger issues, and has very little concern for tact or politeness.
- Jerkass Has a Point: A common joke with Zog is for him to make a perfectly reasonable criticism of Bean's drinking problem or general irresponsibility, and then immediately follow it up with a comment that reveals that he's a hypocrite on the matter, that the behavior he'd prefer to see from Bean is something that might have been reasonable in the Middle Ages but definitely isn't now, or just that he objects to her behavior for his own peculiar reasons.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite all of his serious personality flaws, he still loves his family. He also does look very remorseful when he sees how badly Elfo's death (which was indirectly his fault) has affected Bean.
- Lazy Bum: He describes his favourite part of being king as never having to actually work. Most of what he does all day seems to be eating.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Zog casually hands out death sentences for anyone who crosses him, for the slightest of offenses, such as seeing his topless daughter after she takes off her shirt in public.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Meta-example; he apparently shares his name with the real-life King Zog of Albania.
- Narcissist: He has some traits of this. For one, he ordered the cook to replace the decorations on Bean's wedding cake with two of him. And once when it seemed that Zog would publicly award Bean, he just gives himself a medal for his parenting skills. Also, Zog's face and name are used for the coin currency of Dreamland, and the soldiers serving under him are called the Knights of the Zog Table.
- Narrating the Obvious: A running thing is him describing his actions as he does them. Gets a Lampshade Hanging in "Castle Party Massacre", when Bean points this out, and he says it's because he had a stroke.
- Overprotective Dad: He will execute any man that Bean tries to sleep with, and every guy who's made aware of this is too scared to even dare attempt a one-night-stand with her.
- Parental Issues: Zog has a conflict with his daughter Bean for various reasons, one of them being that he's trying to put her through a political marriage against her wishes. Bean openly admits that her handmaiden has been more of a parent than he ever was.
- Pet the Dog: Zog is a pretty huge jerk, but he eventually agrees with Bean and decides not to go through with her arranged marriage to Prince Merkimer after the latter is turned into a pig.
- Retired Badass: As a younger man, Zog was a fearsome Warrior Prince and a great athlete to boot. Although he's gotten really out of shape over the years, he hasn't forgotten all of his old skills. As various threats start coming his way, he is forced to step up and fight back. Unusually for the trope, all his old skills don't immediately come back, and his own self-doubt has an impact on his fighting spirit.
- Sanity Slippage: Throughout Season 3, his mental health has been slipping. Ever since being Buried Alive, he's been losing grip of reality, and started honking and making similar sounds, often repeating them like a fake echo.
- Spare to the Throne: He was never meant to be the King of Dreamland. His older brother Prince Yog was the heir to the throne until he was mysteriously poisoned. This may explain why Zog is so bad at ruling the kingdom; even he admits that he was never meant to be a ruler, and being a fighter is all he knows. In fact, the one objectively positive accomplishment that Zog had as King up to now is that he defeated Dankmire in a war, forcing them to construct a canal.
- Straw Misogynist: Zog has a very traditionalist, conservative attitude regarding Bean's place as a proper noblewoman. Unlike the more contemptuously misogynistic Odval, though, he's less firmly committed to it and seems to be more driven by ignorance than malace; as he admits, having Bean be a princess and a nun are "the only girl things" he knows about, and he's usually willing to let her have her way if she pushes him enough.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Sort of in Season 2; he still isn't by any means a nice guy or a good king, but he is now a more of an angsty and depressed manchild rather than a hotheaded and malicious bastard most of the time, and his bond with his daughter has grown stronger than ever before.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Zog is fat and not much of a looker, but Oona is much slimmer and attractive. The same with Dagmar, his first wife.
- Villain Protagonist: Zog is by no means a good king, but he's still one of the main characters, at least when he's not being antagonistic to his daughter.
- Vocal Dissonance: He's a king but is voiced by John DiMaggio in a voice similar to Bender (or Mr. Panucci, or Sal), which sounds very working-class and thus not expected for a monarch.
- Warrior Prince: Before Zog became King of Dreamland, he was a formidable warlord and one of the best soldiers to serve his country.
Bonnie/Crown Prince Derek Grunkwitz of Dreamland (later King Derek Grunkwitz of Dreamland)
The 14-year-old son of King Zøg and Queen Oona, younger half-brother of Bean, and heir apparent to the throne of Dreamland.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Becomes the King of Dreamland in Season 2 due to Bean accidentally shooting Zøg, leaving him bedridden. However, Odval is clearly manipulating the kid to control the kingdom himself.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He inherited his mother's pale blue skin color.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Downplayed. Derek doesn't interact much with Bean, though she admits to resenting him for being the heir to the throne.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Develops a Precocious Crush on Sagitha, the old hooker fairy because she was genuinely kind to him and helped him be less of a naive pushover.
- Better as Friends: After their wedding goes awry, Derek and Sagitha agree that it'd be better if he thought of her as his "slutty grandma".
- Big Ol' Unibrow: Pretty clearly a Type II, and only visible when he pushes his bangs back.
- Character Development: Becomes less of a naive pushover in Season 3 thanks to coaching from the hooker fairies.
- Children Are Innocent: If anything, he seems rather naive and oblivious to most of his Dysfunctional Family's shenanigans. In "Dreamland Falls", Zog locks up Derek in the tower to protect him from even realizing that his parents hate each other so much that they're seriously considering whether or not to kill each other.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Well, he still plays with action figures while acting out his imagination.
- The Ditz: There's not a lot going on in his head, to say the least.
- Faster Than They Look: Commented on by Odval, who compares Derek's physique to a beach ball.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Due to his father Zog being a human, while his mother Oona is a Dankmirian.
- Half-Sibling Angst: Derek feels very depressed over how his half-sister Bean ignores or disdains him most of the time.
- Heir Club for Men: As the only son of King Zog, Derek is the future heir to the throne of Dreamland. Bean's resentment for him comes from how he was allowed to do everything she wanted to do because he was the male heir.
- Kiddie Kid: He's 14 years old, but acts about half his age. He even still sleeps with a teddy bear. The implication is that he's been coddled and insulated most of his life.
- Literal-Minded: When Zog asks him to "butter up" the Dankmire court, he tries to give a speech about buttering toast, only to get completely side-tracked by that, too.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Even more so than his sister. Derek doesn't seem to have any friends, let alone interacts with anyone his age.
- The Quiet One: He's even more quiet than his mom. It takes several episodes before he even starts saying anything.
- Marry for Love: Almost marries Sagitha, the old hooker fairy out of genuine affection because she was so nice to him.
- MayDecember Romance: Enters a romantic relationship with Sagitha, the old hooker fairy because she was so nice to him. They soon decide they're Better as Friends.
- Odd Name Out: Among male Dreamland royals, Derek is the only known one without a name ending either with "-øg" or "-øgg". This is justified due to these names proceeding down the alphabet starting with the first king, Agøgg, and ending with Zøg due to Z being the last letter.
- Peek-a-Bangs: His long hair usually covers over his right eye. It probably indicates how shy and introverted he is.
- Precocious Crush: Develops a crush on Sagitha, the old hooker fairy because she was so nice to him.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: While being propped up as puppet king, he actually tries to be a reasonable judge during Bean's trial, and is about to acquit her. Then he walks in on Bean digging a knife into Zog's chest.
- Reduced to Ratburgers: After everyone else in Dreamland got turned to stone, he was left locked up in the tallest tower, where he spent the time catching birds from his window.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Decides to ditch Dreamland after saying that both Bean and Zog are too "emotionally draining" on him and joins Oona's pirate crew.
- Something We Forgot: Becomes the "something" at the beginning of Part 2. It's only after several days on his own that Zog recalls he left Derek locked up somewhere.
- Stepford Smiler: The run-in with the Dankmirian hicks leaves him with nightmares about their giant skillet, but whenever he brings this up it's in the same cheerful, innocent tone he says everything else in.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He has blue skin and dark hair like his mother, and is overweight like his father.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Gender-Inverted; he looks mostly like his ugly dad, and has none of his pretty mom's good looks.
- Upper-Class Twit: He's a sheltered, spoiled rich kid who's grossly ignorant of how royal court politics work (see what happens when his dad asks him to improvise a speech during a state dinner in Dankmire), which makes it doubtful that he's anywhere near prepared for his role as the future king of Dreamland.
- Who's Laughing Now?: Abuses his power as judge over Bean's trial to get back at her for 14 years of being a Big Sister Bully. That said, he tries to be a Reasonable Authority Figure and is about to aquit her because he doesn't think she's guilty.
Former Royal Household
Dreamland Royal Court
Royal Government Officials
Prime Minister Arnie Odval
The prime minister of Dreamland, and King Zøg's most trusted adviser.
- Ambiguously Brown: His skin is a bit darker than other named human characters living in Dreamland.
- Ambiguously Human: He has Pointy Ears and a Third Eye hidden under his hat (and possibly a fourth, according to one line of dialogue). This has yet to be explained.note
- An Arm and a Leg: King Zøg accidentally breaks off one of his arms while he's pretrified, though it's somehow reattached later on.
- Believing Their Own Lies: When Bean accidentally shoots her father trying to disprove her kingdom's insane beliefs, Odval jumps at the opportunity to have her convicted, either escalating real events or flat-out lying. After she turns out to be alive after they attempt to kill her, he begins to suspect that she might actually be the witch he accused her of being.
- The Comically Serious: He's a dour, serious man who doesn't like all the craziness around him.
- Deadpan Snarker: He tends to make dry remarks.
- Dirty Old Man: He and Sorcerio hold weird sex orgies down in the castle basement when Zog's away.
- Even Evil Has Standards: As sexist, greedy, and power-hungry as he is, even Odval is appalled by the Arch-druidess's Ax-Crazy tendencies in Season 3.
- Evil Chancellor: When Zog is critically injured in a freak accident, he wastes no time in trying to install Derek as a Puppet King that he can rule from the shadows, while trying to kill Bean and her friends on the side to tie up loose ends. It's implied he's been waiting a while to do this and was simply looking for the right opportunity.
- FaceHeel Turn: In "Teabeanie Falls" Odval manipulates Bean's accidental shooting of her father to place the manipulable Derek on the throne, and has her declared a witch and sentenced to burn at the stake.
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Flashbacks in "To Thine Own Elf Be True" show he had hair when Bean was younger.
- Hypocrite: While sexism is rampant in Dreamland, Odval is probably the most staunchly (or at least effectively) misogynistic, repeatedly blocking Bean's access to any mechanism of governance.note And yet it doesn't stop him from conspiring with the Arch-Druidess to seize control of the kingdom after Zøg is incapacitated.
- Let No Crisis Go to Waste: After Zog is critically injured when the gun Bean brought back from Steamland accidentally goes off, he wastes no time in trying to usurp power for himself.
- Manipulative Bastard: Turns out he's not so loyal to the Crown after all, conspiring with the head of the church to have himself made Derek's guardian if Zog should ever be incapacitated... and then manipulating events as well as people en masse when that very thing happens to have him set up as the Man Behind the Man, ruling Dreamland through Derek.
- Nice Hat: It covers up his Third Eye.
- Not So Above It All:
- After Zog leaves the castle for the health spa, Odval tries to give a solemn speech, only to start cracking up toward the end.
- See Dirty Old Man. Afterwards, Odval helps Bean clean up the Land Viking mess to help ensure that nobody asks where he and Sorcerio were while the massacre was happening.
- When the subject of testing whether the Elixir of Life has actually worked on Zog comes up, he immediately calls "dibs" on stabbing him.
- Number Two: He is Zog's right-hand man.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He plays at being ignorant of more advanced technology and medicine found in Steamland, but it becomes clear that he's choosing to keep the people ignorant for his own ends. His sexist attitude may also be an act for the sake of keeping Bean out of power.
- Oh, Crap!: Is horrified when Zog and Bean are revealed to have survived Odval and the Arch-druidess's murder and execution attempts, respectively, in Season 3.
- Only Sane Man: Not that it's saying much, but Odval does seem like one of the more level-headed members of Zog's court, and seems to know more about political administration than the king himself. Despite this, Odval isn't without his own eccentricities (like hosting sex orgies with his secret society in the castle basement).
- Secret Circle of Secrets: Odval is a leader of a mysterious secret society that holds meetings when King Zog isn't around. Aside from having some weird sex orgies, their highest priority is conspiring for control of the kingdom.
- Sleazy Politician: Odval works for a tyrannical monarch, so this is kind of to be expected. Also, although Odval seems a bit sycophantic to Zog, he doesn't have much respect for him (when Zog is absent, Odval freely joins in with others in insulting their king). And Odval also seems to be a bit of a two-timing opportunist, as he secretly helps Oona with carrying out her plans to warn Dankmire of a possible threat to her life in "Dreamland Falls".
- The Starscream: Odval calls dibs on stabbing Zøg to see if the Elixir of Life worked, clearly hoping that it won't. In "Tiabeanie Falls", Odval exploits an opportunity for his secret society to covertly seize power after Zog has been incapacitated by a gunshot wound, by arranging for Derek to be crowned as king (allowing the boy to be directly manipulated by Odval himself). Odval is completely aware that Zog's injury (caused by Bean) was a tragic accident, but he decides to have her put on trial for attempted murder to get rid of her as well.
- Straight Gay: He's not overtly homosexual, but he is having romantic and sexual relations with Sorcerio. Nobody bats an eye at this.
- Straw Misogynist: He's a sexist jerk sometimes, especially toward Bean.Odval: Women are not permitted to address the council.
Bean: You're the only one in here!
Odval: Then it's unanimous.
- The Stoic: Most of the time, he's rather calm and reserved.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He has a low opinion of almost everyone, but is very close with Socerio, his friend/lover.
- Taken for Granite: He gets turned to stone by Queen Dagmar at the end of Season 1.
- Third Eye: He has three eyes, with the third one typically covered up by his hat. He also implies that he (might) have a fourth one hidden somewhere, that he doesn't want to talk about.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the second season, his sexism gets ramped up further, and his jerkassery, until he tries to seize control of Dreamland and have Bean burnt at the stake.
Another one of King Zøg's advisers, a self-styled wizard with mediocre skills at magic.
- Anything That Moves: Sorcerio doesn't have any reservations. He sleeps with both men and women, hints that he'd sleep with Luci given a chance, and is strongly implied to have done it with a griffon.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He is definitely quite an eccentric old man.
- Court Mage: He can barely do any actual magic, but still fills the role as a magic adviser for King Zog.
- Dirty Old Man: He has wild, pansexual orgies with Odval, and even invites Elfo to join in. Subverted when it turns out he's not actually that old.
- Ditzy Genius: He's far from being a competent wizard, and his experiments often fail, though not for lack of trying. But he's still fairly knowledgeable about magic.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Feels driven to do the things he does mainly to get the respect he feels his hat deserves.
- Dunce Cap: What his wizard hat actually is.
- Expy: He is basically this show's version of Professor Farnsworth from Futurama, and is even voiced by Billy West too.
- Extreme Omnisexual: He is extremely eager to have sex with a gryphon, and it is implied that he actually did so. He also invited Elfo to join the cultist orgy in the castle dungeon, and to bring Luci along.
- Inept Mage: By his own admission, Sorcerio isn't even good at using magic, his abilities being mostly limited to card tricks. However once he starts experimenting with Elfo's blood, he does try to improve his magic skills as much as he can. It is later explained in Season 3 that he is the mage equivalent of a college dropout.
- Mad Doctor: Aside from his medical research into elf blood, there is also his Worst Aid treatments for King Zog's bullet wounds. He's howling at the moon at this point.
- Mad Scientist: While he's technically a Mad Sorcerer (but in this setting what's the difference?), he does fit this archetype very well. Sorcerio is conducting highly unethical medical experiments by using Elfo as a guinea-pig in his private laboratory, draining his blood to try and figure out a way to create the Elixir of Life (and failing that, he also uses the blood to create other magic potions as well).
- Muggle with a Degree in Magic: Sorcerio studies magic and knows how it works, but he doesn't have any innate magical powers of his own. He can't do anything without elf blood or other magical substances.
- Robe and Wizard Hat: Zog said that Sorcerio glued stars onto his Dunce Cap.
- Science Wizard: Although a wizard, Sorcerio is also an advocate of science, as magic is real in this world, and he tries to study it the scientific way.
- Secret Circle of Secrets: Along with Odval, Sorcerio is a member of a mysterious secret society that holds meetings when King Zog isn't around. Aside from having some weird sex orgies, their highest priority is conspiring for control of the kingdom.
- The Smart Guy: Zig-zagged. Although Sorcerio knows that he's very incompetent at actually using magic, he's still very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, and tries his best to do research and improve his mediocre skills.
- Taken for Granite: As with everyone else in the castle, by Queen Dagmar. Like everyone else, he gets better in Season 2
- Wizard Classic: He's a parody of this character archetype.
- Younger Than They Look: Claims he's actually only thirty-one.
The leader of Dreamland's ill-defined state religion.
- The Alleged Expert: Played for laughs as she openly finds her own religion confusing when she doesn't talk crap about it herself. In Season 3, it's revealed she'd been playing this straight the whole time, as she's not even from Dreamland.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: To a degree that one wouldn't expect from a religious leader; she's not even very faithful for the religion she preaches, even openly doubting the existence of God in her sermons. Season 3 reveals that she's actually a spy from Steamland.
- Ascended Extra: She was a rather minor character in Season 1, where she was present at Bean's wedding as the officiant, but otherwise wasn't seen doing much else in the plot. Then in Season 2, she's revealed to be The Dragon to Odval, and plays a critical role in prosecuting Bean for (accidentally) shooting Zog. And Season 3 tops it by revealing she is working for Alva Gunderson, and actually comes from Steamland.
- Catchphrase: As she gets more screentime in season 3 hers becomes an irritated "Shut up."
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Her eyes are surrounded by rings of darkness.
- The Dragon:
- She's Odval's second-in-command in their secret society and manipulation of Dreamland's politics.
- However, her true loyalties were to Alva Gunderson of Steamland, up until she was fired.
- Evil Priestess: The head of Dreamland's church, and a member of a conspiracy vying for control over the kingdom.
- High Priestess: She is the top minister of Dreamland's state church.
- Hypocrite: Is leader of the church, but it's pretty clear that she doesn't believe a word of what she preaches.
- Never Bareheaded: Even when she's stripping down for an orgy, she never removes her hood.
- No Name Given: Her real name has yet to be revealed; she has only been referred to by her title.
- Secret Circle of Secrets: Like Odval and Sorcerio, she's also a member of the underground secret society that has orgies in the castle catacombs, and conspires for control of the throne.
- Taken for Granite: She was also turned into stone by Queen Dagmar, and she was restored sooner than most so she could perform Zog's and Oona's divorce.
Knights of the Zog Table
Sir Pendergast, Sir Turbish, and Sir Mertz
Pendergast is a knight and one of the highest-ranked soldiers in Dreamland, reporting directly to King Zøg. His lord sends him off on unusual quests, alongside the younger knights Turbish and Mertz.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Pendergast starts thinking that he and Bean are courting. Bean is... less than enthusiastic about that.
- Bad Boss: Pendergast cares slightly less about losing three of his men than he does the armor they're wearing, describing the men themselves as the armor's "contents". He also once gave Turbish a "kill me" sign to wear.
- Closest Thing We Got: In the first episode, Pendergast explains that his two best trackers, Striker and Bolt, are absent, so he's forced to resort to Turbish and Mertz instead.
- Comic Trio: Pendergast is the most competent of the three men, while Turbish and Mertz give him trouble.
- The Ditz: Turbish is the stupidest of the three.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Pendergast has a crush on Bean, and he evidently thinks he's a chivalrous knight courting a beautiful princess. But of course, Bean doesn't reciprocate.
- Eyepatch of Power: Pendergast wears an eyepatch over where his right eye should be. He lost it due to a drunken Zog throwing a spoon at it with enough force to scoop the eye out. He bears no ill will to Zøg about it.
- Hidden Depths: They turn out to be semi-competent musicians.
- Killed Off for Real: Pendergast in the first episode of season 3 when he tries to help Zøg escape the castle
- The Main Characters Do Everything: Zigzagged, but erring toward playing the trope straight. Pendergast is shown to have other knights, and on occasion uses them along with Turbish and Mertz. It's just that they have a bad tendency to die.
- My Beloved Smother: Mertz's mom joins them on their quest in "The Limits of Immortality", berating her son and annoying everyone all the while.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: For all his flaws, Pendergast is loyal to Zøg and does everything he can to protect him. Keeping Zøg safe from a coup ultimately gets him killed.
- Perma-Stubble: Pendergast, aside from briefly in "Love's Tender Rampage", when he shaves for a ball.
- Straw Misogynist: Pendergast. In "For Whom the Pig Oinks", he tries to block entry to Bean to board Merkimer's party ship, mistakenly believing that a "delicate flower" like herself can't handle traveling on the high seas. In "The Princess of Darkness", he tells Zog that giving Bean an education was a "mistake".
- Taken for Granite: Pendergast is one of the first people turned to stone by Queen Dagmar. Turbish and Mertz follow a little later. Like everybody else, they get better at the start of season 2
- Those Two Guys: With Pendergast dead, Turbish and Mertz became this.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Pendergast is always friendly towards Bean, even if his loyalties are to the king. However late in the show, he tracks Bean to lead him to Elfwood, and maniacally enjoys hunting down the elves.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Pendergast trying to forcefully take the gun out of Bean's hands leads to Zøg being nearly fatally shot, causing Odval's secret order to take over.
Princess Bean's nanny and lady-in-waiting, who's overburdened with cleaning up her messes. She's also the wife of Stan.
- Abusive Parents: Played completely for laughs. She and her husband put their many, many children to work from the minute they're born. To be fair, that might be more out of necessity than pure exploitation.
- Truth in Television as the concept of children enjoying childhood is a very modern onenote , since throughout history only wealthy families could afford not to make their kids work (Zog and Bean), while poor children were expected to work and help out the family as soon as they were physically able (due to economic necessity).
- Beware the Nice Ones: She casually mentions to a young Bean (then riding her as a horse when Bean wasn't allowed to ride one because she wasn't a heir to the throne unlike Derek) that it's fine for Bean to put her in such a ridiculous position because her people will eventually overthrow Bean's family anyway. Luckily, this hasn't come to pass.
- Covert Pervert: Her reaction to Queen Dagmar's return is to continually prod her breasts, until Dagmar tells her to stop.
- The Ditz: Freely admits to being "dim as the day is long".
- Explosive Breeder: She has a lot of children. At one point, she casually gives birth to a newborn infant over the breakfast table, with the midwife being one of her older kids.
- Oop North: Bunty speaks in a Northern English accent.
- Parental Substitute: Bean says she's the closest thing she's had to a mother-figure since Dagmar's death. And indeed, according to Stan there's no one Bunty loves more in the world than Bean, which is why he helps her escape her execution.
- Stepford Smiler: She's always friendly and helpful, but when Tess gets the ability to see into people's minds she claims that Bunty has a lot of anger she doesn't let anyone see.Bunty: (cheerfully) It's why I can't keep a dog alive.
- Taken for Granite: She's among the many victims of Queen Dagmar, becoming a stone statue in Bean's room.
King Zøg's official executioner and torturer. He's also the husband of Bunty.
- Affably Evil: He's rather friendly and soft-spoken despite being an executioner.
- *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": Falls victim to this while picking up some stuff at work. He decides to use his own rack to fix it.
- The Executioner: His job is to behead condemned prisoners (especially anyone who has ever slighted Zog) with an axe.
- Kick the Dog: When Bean fails to execute Gwen (a harmless old lady), he cheerfully tells her she's not just a quitter and a failure, but also a loser, then proceeds to taunt her about it.
- Never Heard That One Before: He cracks a joke that he'll "beheading to work", then tells Bean she'll hear all of those in the first fifteen minutes of the job.Stan: (cheerfully) Then it's basically just human tragedy.
- Pet the Dog: He secretly allows Bean, Elfo, and Luci to escape from their cell in the dungeon and avoid their pending executions, because his wife Bunty loves Bean like a daughter and believes she's innocent of the crimes she's been charged with.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Killing and maiming people is just what he does for a living to support his family, and he's otherwise a fairly jovial individual.
- Torture Technician: Aside from carrying an axe to sever people's heads, he also uses a variety of torture tools for other physical punishments on prisoners.
- The Quiet One: Outside of "Faster, Princess! Kill! Kill", he doesn't speak much in Season 1. Season 2 gives him more speaking parts.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His work outfit consists of a black hood, wristbands, pants, and no shirt.
A messenger who walks around the castle and streets of Dreamland, announcing and informing everyone of the latest news.
- Ambiguously Brown: His skin tone is a bit swarthy.
- Kent Brockman News: He's the medieval equivalent of a modern newscaster."Hear ye, hear ye, your food may be poisoned! Find out how later!"
- Made of Iron: In "Castle Party Massacre", the Land Vikings fire three arrows into his back. Not only does he survive, but his only reaction is to simply ask that they please stop shooting him.
- Messenger: His job is to relay information between King Zog and everyone else, even if they don't want to hear it.
- No Indoor Voice: Understandable, since being heard is his job.
The royal court jester, who tries (and fails) to entertain Zog with lame jokes.
- Butt-Monkey: Zog has a tendency to have the Jester defenestrated out of windows, or sent falling down a trapdoor leading to the ocean.
- Catchphrase: "Oh no!", always said before he gets thrown or falls into the ocean.
- The Jester: Obviously enough. Zog doesn't think he's very funny though.
- Taken for Granite: Can be heard exclaiming "Oh, no!" when Dagmar's petrification potion spreads over Dreamland.
Vip and Vap
King Zøg's diminutive royal cape-bearers, who accompany him at all formal occasions.
- Ambiguously Gay: They share a bed but are never specified to be gay. They might be brothers. Or both. We don't know.
- Ambiguously Human: What exactly they are has never been specified.
- Expy: They're based on Akbar and Jeff from Life in Hell.
- Flat Character: They're not given much characterization.
- Horse of a Different Color: When they abandon Zog, he tries to get them back with promises of their own tiny horses and not rats with saddles like last time.
- Mouse Hole: They have two of them leading to their same bedroom.
- Sleeps in the Nude: "The Disenchantress" reveals they sleep entirely in the buff.
- Those Two Guys: All we really know about them thus far is that they're a duo.
- The Voiceless: Outside of laughter, they don't say much.