Follow TV Tropes


Characters / DOTA: Dragon's Blood

Go To

This is the page for characters in Dota: Dragon's Blood as they appear in the show. Tropes pertaining to their appearance in Dota 2 should go here instead.

    open/close all folders 

Main Characters

Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal (English), Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese, season 1), Masaya Fukunishi (Japanese, season 2), José Antonio Macías (Latin American Spanish)

A Dragon Knight who hunts monsters to protect the people. Things get complicated when he becomes a monster himself.

  • Ambiguously Human: In the season 2 premiere, it is speculated that Davion is a member of the Dragon Clan.
  • Beneath the Mask: Davion tries to live up to his title of "Davion the Dragon Knight" as best he can, knowing that his actions can affect quite a few people due to them seeing him as The Hero, but occasionally Mirana will prod him until he admits that he has doubts and fears like everyone else, even if he feels like he cannot admit to it around other people.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Davion is genuine easygoing Nice Guy but he's also an incredibly skilled Dragon Knight. And this was before he was possessed by Slyrak.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His right gauntlet houses a retractable, luminescent, blue blade.
  • Broken Ace: Davion is a famous and extremely skilled Dragon Knight who is beloved and respected by almost everyone, and he's looked up to as The Hero. He also feels like he must never show his own fears or doubts in order to comfort others. He is also traumatized by his Dark and Troubled Past.
  • The Charmer: Due to the image of Dragon Knight he tries to live up to, and his own honestly caring nature, Davion has gained the sympathy of practically every person he has met. He seems to have friends everywhere, and in every party, people seem to be draw naturally to him. He also seems to get attractive women easily, but he doesn't go out of his way to chase after them, knowing where the limits of properness are. And all of his one-night stands and past lovers seem to still be amicable with him.
  • Chick Magnet: He's a heroic Dragon Knight Hunk who is genuinely compassionate and friendly. Many women are attracted to him, and he has had a number of one-night stands. Marcy appreciates his muscular physique and Mirana falls for him after he shows his better qualities
  • Covered in Scars: Views of his body shows a lot of scars.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: After he fuses with Slyrak, the ability to morph into a draconic form saves his life several times, but every time he uses it, he surrenders control of himself to a dangerous, immensely destructive entity with a disdain for humanity and a Blue-and-Orange Morality, putting the lives of pretty much everything around him, Friend or Foe?, in terrible danger - a nightmare for a man who is under normal circumstances very much The Fettered. Not to mention that every use draws him closer to Slyrak overriding his soul completely, killing him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His village was burned down by a dragon, and he lost both of his parents.
  • Dragon Knight: Meaningful Name aside, he's a knight that transforms into a Draconic Humanoid.
  • The Hero: Enforced. While he is a kind soul that genuinely wants to help protect people and has a knack for making friends along the way, he also spends much of the first Book avoiding acknowledging any kind of fear or cowardice, even when it is explicitly dangerous to not do so. Being The Hero people can look up to and respect is more important to him than, say, fleeing a band of heavily-armed bandits when he hasn't even got a weapon, or acknowledging his fears even in private to his friends.
  • Hidden Depths: Davion is one of the kindest people in the show, but when speaking to the Eldwyrms in their Shared Dream he reveals a positively broiling hatred of dragons and mentions when they're about to kill him that his only regret in life was that he didn't get to kill more of them.
  • Horrifying Hero: Normally one of the kindest and most noble characters on the show, but when he takes on draconic shape, he surrenders some control to Slyrak, turning him into a vicious beast with a Voice of the Legion and a love for carnage. And considering that the ring of one of the bandits he slaughtered when he transformed for the first time (offscreen) was found when he retched it up, it's heavily implied that the bandit leader who once wore it was Eaten Alive.
  • Hunk: Davion is a tall, muscular man with a strong aw and numerous scars. He's also a Chick Magnet.
  • Killed Off for Real: Despiste Mirana's best efforts to restore the universe as it was, she got to the point where he died in her arms. And so, he falls at last and is mourned in a funeral.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He may be willing to take on a whole gang of bandits without so much as a weapon, but he's not insane enough to take on an Eldwyrm single-handedly, even if he has to be called a coward for it. As an expert in dragons, he's well aware that for an average mortal, the only possible result of disturbing an Eldwyrm is death and mass devastation of the surrounding area.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Davion is implied to have had a number of one-night stands, but he truly and deeply falls in love with Mirana.
  • Magic Pants: After seeing how often he ends up naked due to transformation, the Invoker enchants some armor to survive his transformations, much to Davion's relief.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Dragon's Blood looks for any excuse it can to depict Davion in the buff, showing off his scarred, muscular body. Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing is the most common cause of his frequent nudity.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Played with. Davion is implied to sleep around wherever he goes, resorts to gambling when he needs coin to buy a replacement sword, and definitely uses alcohol as a coping method for the stresses in his life. It's downplayed, as he makes sure to keep it from affecting his day-to-day life and effectiveness in combat.
  • Nice Guy: While part of his gallantry and charisma is his attempting to live up to his title of Dragon Knight and the obligations of chivalry, beneath that Davion is a genuinely kind and compassionate man, whose first thoughts are towards protecting other people, who offers comforting words when he sees Mirana struggling with her doubts, and who even goes out of his way to help an elf about to be lynched by a crowd of humans slip away.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: His attempt to give Slyrak an honorable end after fighting alongside him against Terrorblade is taken advantage of, allowing Slyrak to fuse with him; he's turned into one of the very monsters he fought against, winds up killing several humans after losing control of himself, is almost killed by his mentor and personal hero Kaden because he houses his Arch-Enemy Slyrak, and finally discovers that he will eventually die so Slyrak can be reborn.
  • Really Gets Around: Implied when he runs into an old conquest but doesn't recognize her.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Discussed. It's theorized by the Father that the personality Davion takes when becoming more draconic is less Slyrak's personality and more Davion's own darkness and rage coming out.
  • Voice of the Legion: When he's in his dragon form, his and Slyrak's voices merge, with the more prominent voice seeking control.
  • Were Dragon: After Davion fuses with Slyrak, he turns into a Draconic Humanoid in season 1. Then in season 2 he grows wings and gains the power to breathe fire. However, Slyrak taking full control and going back to his original form is treated like a One-Winged Angel form.
  • Younger and Hipper: Davion in the original game is at least quite aged that he has a beard beneath his helm. In the show, however, Davion is clean shaven and has a voice more befitting of a young knight.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: He is doomed to one day be overpowered entirely by Slyrak's soul, causing Davion the Dragon Knight to cease existing as Slyrak is reborn in earnest.

Voiced by: Lara Pulver (English), Serika Hiromatsu (Japanese), Alicia Barragan (Latin American Spanish)

A lost princess and servant of Selemene, trying to return to her people despite her exile.

  • Adaptation Expansion: In Dota 2 her status as a former princess of the Solar Throne is a one-line mention in her backstory, with all her characterization coming from her allegiance with Selemene. Here it forms the core arc of Book 2.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: A lot of her super haughty, vindictive, merciless Rich Bitch attitude from the original game is toned down, Mirana may still have a high pride, but her compassion is shown more, especially when it comes to Marci.
  • Archer Archetype: Her main combat skill is archery and she's has a serious, stoic attitude.
  • Badass Boast: Tells information broker that his men forgot to disarm her in the second episode, moments before Marci wipes the floor with several man twice her size.
  • Crisis of Faith: Seeing the results of Selemene's brutal war against the elves and speaking to Invoker about her Goddess' more negative traits shakes her faith deeply.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Oh, yes. Has no problem delivering several witty lines about the people and events around her.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: She hits the bottle pretty hard one night after learning about Selemene's less positive side from Invoker.
  • Horse of a Different Color: She rides a huge white panther named Sagan.
  • Mage Marksman: She's not just a good shot, she can also fire magic arrows of several different types.
  • Master Archer: She's an incredibly skilled archer, capable of shooting even with her eyes closed.
  • The Power of the Sun: She is the incarnation of the Great Wyrm, the physical sun. Her true potential is awakened when Kashurra kills Marci, upon which she glows and incinerates him.
  • Rebellious Princess: Defied, much as she can. While she starts the series exiled and the so-called 'Princess of Nothing,' she spends the series trying desperately to regain her status and place among her people. She wants to believe in Selemene, even as evidence of the goddess' Bad Boss status adds up.
  • Riches to Rags: Prior to the start of the series, she went into exile and lost her status, along with most of her money. She resorts to trading one of her few remaining valuables in the first episode to pay a man and has to accept staying in a run-down inn she's disgusted with because Davion got her a room for free, and she doesn't have the money for anything else.
  • Signature Headgear: Her tiara. An elf informant tries to take it from her. After Marci has beaten his thugs, she takes it back while kicking his teeth out.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She falls pretty hard for Davion due to his unwavering sense of compassion. Even more so when he drops the bravado and admits that, in spite of being genuinely courageous, he’s terrified of what is happening to him.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: The end of Book 3 implied that she is pregnant with the child of late Davion.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Her appearance shared a striking resemblance to her mother (with her having blue eyes in contrast to her mother's green eyes) in the flashback. This became more sorrowful in Book 3 when she was reborn in a new world with her sick and insane father who keep mistaking Mirana as his late wife.
  • Wonder Woman Wannabe: She is a deadringer for Wonder Woman with her tiara, armour and later Leotard of Power, in addition being a princess who serves the gods (or just god singular in Mirana’s case). She’s also strong physical fighter who leaves/is exiled from her isolated home and like Diana with Steve manages to fall in love with a good man Davion. On the other hand, Mirana is an archer whereas Diana rarely uses a bow and arrow.

Mirana's mute bodyguard, as well as her conscience.
  • Badass Adorable: Described by shady characters as looking soft, right before she proceeds to break a thug's finger, as shown in the picture, and mop the floor with them unarmed and with minimal assistance from Mirana.
    Mirana: Your men forgot to disarm me.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Downplayed. Marci is a skilled Pint-Sized Powerhouse fighter and bodyguard of Princess Mirana. However, the latter is a Master Archer with self-defense skills.
  • Canon Foreigner: The most prominent addition to the Dragon's Blood canon does not present in Dota 2, though she seems to be inspired by similar squire characters shown occasionally seen in comics throughout the game's history.
  • Canon Immigrant: Now that she's confirmed as a Hero thanks to the fans, she's this to the game as well.
  • Covert Pervert: She has a few moments of this, especially in certain scenes where Davion is nude.
  • Cute Mute: Doesn't speak a single word throughout the series and is explicitly called a mute. Also bright-eyed, charming, and full of personality.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Marci was attacked by other servant children to the point they left mute.
  • Funny Background Event: When Fymryn calls her, Mirana, and Davion a “pod” (in essence, a threesome), she does a Spit Take.
  • Glowing Eyes: When she's calling upon her Worldwyrm strength.
  • Handicapped Badass: Marci is a Cute Mute but is also a Pint-Sized Powerhouse.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She might be half a head shorter than Mirana, but she's strong enough to carry Davion like he's weightless and is capable of beating the shit out of much bigger opponents without effort. In Season 2, it's revealed that this is due to Mirana unintentionally empowering her, and she's strong enough to bend metal.
  • Silent Snarker: She may be mute, but it doesn't stop her from making exasperated expressions at other people, especially Mirana.
  • Spit Take: Marci accomplishes this trope with hare meat when Fymryn innocently calls the three of them a pod. Hilariously, this is also completely silent.
  • Target Spotter: The only sound we hear her make is whistling. When she does, Mirana fires her arrow, and it always hits. Mirana has shown decent skill and accuracy on her own, but combined with Marci she never misses once in the book.
  • Undying Loyalty: Marci is loyal to and only to Mirana.

Voiced by: Freya Tingley (English), Lupita Leal (Latin American Spanish)

An elf attempting to bring back Mene, the old goddess of the moon.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Most of the time she's a kind and friendly person, but she's not to be underestimated, such as in the finale when she tries to kill Luna in vengeance for the members of her party whom Luna had killed.
  • Broken Bird: She loses (in order) her faith in the stories about Mene, her pod, and eventually the very lotuses that she'd stolen in support of both, as they're traded away by Invoker to facilitate peace. This leaves her extremely distrustful and emotionally shattered.
  • Canon Foreigner: She's a completely original addition to the DOTA universe, though her abilities are inspired by features common to Agility heroes from the game, who often use illusions, blinks, and invisibility.
  • Cassandra Truth: Luna kills her pod upon tracking her down and demanding the lotuses back, not believing the truth that Fymryn doesn't have them.
  • Catch-22 Dilemma: Points out in Season 2 that the only way the Elves will stop killing humans is if she - the reincarnation of Mene - commands them to, but that they won't listen to her unless she helps them wipe out humanity.
  • Dark Magical Girl: In addition to have shadow-based powers that she can't use to help anyone but herself (short-range teleportation, illusions, ethereal escapes) she loses her family and gains little in return.
  • God in Human Form: The Invoker reveals that she is the reincarnation of Mene, born of a thousand years of Elven love and worship.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She stole the sacred lotuses of Selemene from her temple hoping to revive Mene like the stories foretold. After bringing them to the Invoker, he bluntly informs her that "stories are just stories" and kicks her out of his tower. And then Luna tracks her down for the theft, and a war against the elves is kicked off.
  • On the Rebound: Fymryn quickly latches onto Davion after her pod died and his attempts to be nice to her, to the point that she abandons her people to try and save him from the dragon knights. She never outright pursues him since human romance is bizarre to her but it's clear by season 3 that she sees him in the same light as she does the rest of her pod.
  • Polyamory: She and her "pod" are a foursome, and she seems to find the idea of one-on-one relationships bizarre.
  • Rings of Death: She wields a pair of chakrams in close-quarters.
  • True Sight: She has no problem seeing through the Invoker's illusions, and seems baffled when others are fooled by them.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her stealing the sacred lotuses from the Nightsilver forest brings dire consequences for herself, her people and even the world.
    • In Season 2, she ends up taking pity on a powerless Selemene instead of killing her, and escorts her to her daughter's grave. This allows her to reabsorb the power of her lotuses from the surrounding flowers (which the Invoker had placed it into to punish her), thus restoring her and allowing her to retake her place as the Dark Moon Goddess.
  • We Can Rule Together: An unusual case of a hero giving this choice to a villain. After Selemene regains her powers, Fymryn visits her and tries to convince her to accept that both can be aspects of the Moon Goddess. Selemene, being Selemene, rejects this. Fymryn then absorbs Mene's spark from her and become the sole Moon Goddess.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Mene is supposed to be dead, but Fymryn was somehow born with powers matching those of her priests. The Invoker clearly sees something significant in it, but refuses to elaborate to her.

Dragon Knights

Voiced by: Anson Mount (English), Hideaki Tezuka (Japanese), Humberto Solórzano (Latin American Spanish)

The greatest Dragon Knight to ever live, at least according to Davion.

  • Badass Normal: The only thing magical about him is his enhanced equipment. He's still a physical powerhouse who can take on an Eldwurm in a fight and survive to tell the tale.
  • BFS: His weapon is a sword big and powerful enough to fell a large dragon in a single strike.
  • Black Knight: His dark dragonscale armor gives him this appearance.
  • Brutish Character, Brutish Weapon: He wields a huge executioner's sword, befitting his brutal approach to dragon-slaying.
  • Canon Foreigner: In Dota 2, "Dragon Knight" is simply a description of Davion after his encounter with Slyrak, and no order exists or is mentioned. Kaden was created alongside the broader order to serve as its most accomplished member and as a Foil to Davion.
  • Dirty Business: He's fully aware that Davion has no idea what's happened to him and that he's still the same brother Dragon Knight he knows who is seeking help handling his new condition, but that doesn't stop him from tying him up and torturing him until Slyrak assumes control so he can finally kill him and avenge his comrades. However, when he returns in the first season finale, he seems more concerned about helping Davion and even forgoes vengeance on Slyrak.
  • The Dragonslayer: The Dragonslayer. He's the only Dragon Knight known to have slain all eight types of dragons in the past. Davion himself has only managed five. Kaden's introduction is him taking on an adult dragon single-handedly.
  • Enemy Mine: He agrees to fight alongside Slyrak as they attempt to destroy Kashurra.
  • Hero of Another Story: He lost his hometown, his mentor, and his twenty-nine closest companions to a single dragon when he was younger, and grew to become the World's Strongest Man with a set of Power Armor.
  • Living Legend: Davion himself calls him the greatest Dragon Knight. His fight with Slyrak proves why he's considered this.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Book 3 strongly implies that Kaden is Davion's biological father, as he was once involved with his mother, but chose dragonslaying over a life with her and their child. A choice he sorely regrets.
  • Power Armor: Forged from the oldest dragons he could find, and evidently enchanted to produce a number of powerful effects, one of which is to Double Jump a seemingly infinite number of times providing a massive amount of aerial agility.
  • Terse Talker: Even outside of combat and in casual conversation, he keeps his sentences short and clipped.

Voiced by: Josh Keaton (English)
A squire working for the Dragon Knights, as well as Davion's best friend.
  • Ascended Extra: While he was Out of Focus during most of part 1, in part 2 he plays a much larger role.
  • The Squire: He was a squire serving the Dragon Knights, usually Davion.
  • Take Up My Sword: Kaden convinces him to take the slain Ritterfau's sword since he doesn't need it anymore.

Voiced by: John Delancie (English)
The current Master of the Dragon Knights.
  • This Cannot Be!: His reaction at several types of Wyrms working together to attack the Dragon Knights, something they had never done before.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Introduced as the master of the Dragon Knights, and is killed shortly after.

Voiced by: Jeffrey Combs (English)
One of the leaders of the Dragon Knights alongside Ritterfau. He sought to harness the draconic power in Davion's blood.

Helios Empire

Voiced by: Victoria Atkin (English)

  • 100% Adoration Rating: While the upper echelons of the Helios leaderships are shown to be wary of her, her reputation among the general populace is shown to be a great deal more positive.
  • Action Girl: Definitely one to get into the thick of things when there's fighting to be done.
  • Anti-Villain: She genuinely wants the best for her people, and deeply fears the monarchy would bring them to ruin. And were it not for Mirana's abilities as the Worldwyrm given physical form, Lina would have succeeded in Mirana's assassination.
  • Blue Blood: Lina and her sister came from minor nobility.
  • Blessed with Suck: Played with. While her powers are incredibly useful, it's shown that they've resulted in her having an exceptionally difficult childhood and upbringing.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has bright red hair and is endowed with exceptionally impressive pyrokinetic abilities, not to mention having something of a temper when it comes to the leadership of her nation.
  • Magical Barefooter: Zig-zagged. While her initial appearance and outfit had her wearing little to no footwear, as the second season progressed she traded in this starter outfit for one that came with a pair of high-heeled boots.
  • Playing with Fire: She can control and manipulate flames. This initially caused her a lot of grief, having burned down seven homes until she was forced to be in a temple, but eventually grew so powerful that the elderwurm of fire himself has a hard time dealing with her. It also puts her in contrast with her own Empire, her individuality standing in contrast to their order.
  • Red Is Heroic: Played with. Red is the predominant colour of her starter attire, and while she does indeed come across as unambiguously heroic in her early screentime, later episodes would show her to have a more morally grey side, and she fittingly wears a black and red outfit.

Voiced by: Toby Schmitz (English)

Shabarra is the current Sovereign of Helio Imperium until he was killed by Davion in his Slyrak stage.

  • 0% Approval Rating: His power is tenous and seek any means to secure his power, even up to arranging a marriage with his niece.
  • Evil Uncle: He staged a coup against his brother (Mirana's father) and shown to be an unpleasant person.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He was released from the air and fell on a spike on the palace's roof.

Voiced by: Doug Bradley (English)

Kashura is the chancellor of the Helios Empire. However, he is not human – like Auroth, he is in fact a dragon that got into contact with a piece of the Radiant AND the Dire in his case, a void dragon to be precise.

  • Artifact of Attraction: To him, the Eye of the Worldwyrm aka Mirana is the crown jewel of his collection or more correctly, his hoard, and he will stop at nothing to keep it.
  • Bald of Evil: His human form is bald and he will stop at nothing to ensure Mirana becomes the Great Wyrm.
  • Berserk Button: No one suspected what a bastard he trully is. He only grabbed the Villain Ball when he found out Lina was the one who hired an assassin that almost killed Mirana, dropping his nice facade to outright murder her.
  • Chekhov's Exhibit: Kashurra is an avid collector of fine things. Auroth comments that it's a fine hoard, only to be corrected that humans call this a collection. However, his collection's finest piece apart from coveting the Eye of the World Wyrm is revealed to be a sculpture containing equal pieces of the Radiant and the Dire. When Auroth finds the statue behind a door in the exhibition hall, she realises in horror that her choice of words was actually more correct, as Kashurra is a fellow independent dragon. Just one much less benevolent.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Auroth. Like her he is a dragon that had his thoughts freed by power of the ores. But when Auroth became a benelovent Warrior Poet who selflessly aids humans and develops genuine affection for Bram, Kashurra became a Manipulative Bastard that has been playing the whole Helios Empire for 3000 years, disposing of rulers he didn't approve of, solely to satisfy his obsession with the Eye of the Worldwyrm.
  • Evil Is Bigger: His dragon form begins smaller than Auroth's, but he can grow to a size that towers over buildings.
  • Foil:
    • To Davion and Slyrak. Slyrak merged with Davion for survival, making him a human that can turn into a dragon. Kashurra is a dragon who has gained ability to turn into a human. Davion fell in love with Mirana, Kashurra claims to love her but really just wants to manipulate and control her, make her part of hoard as the Eye of the Worldwyrm. Davion is genuinely trying to help people and save the world, is very uncomfortable lying and intruge and does not like killing people, Kashurra couldn't give a damn about anything but his obsession and has been the mastermind pulling the strings behind the Helios Empire for thousands of years, disposing of rulers he didn't approve of.
    • To Lina. Her power made her an outcast among humans, but she managed to use it to become her beloved by all and was willing to manipulate her way to Imperial throne out of desire to destroy the corrupt system and replace it with something better, like a Republic. Kassura is a dragon freed from their cycle, basically an outcast, who has been hiding his power and pretending to be a human, manipulating whole Empire for thousands of years, seeing it as a well-oiled machine and crushing any ruler who would "overstep" and try to change the system, Lina included.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Unlike Auroth, who was only exposed to a piece of the Radiant, Kashurra also owns a piece of the Dire (he even has a ring with tiny pieces of both), and the effect (freeing his thoughts and cutting him off from the Thunder for 3000 years) on him was much more detrimental. While Auroth became a Warrior Poet, Kashurra sought out the source of all light and made it part of his hoard.
  • Gravity Is Purple: Though his species is known as "void dragon", his powers are more specifically gravity, one of the four fundamental forces. His attacks are mostly purple.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He was responsible for the deaths of Mirana's parents and her exile, which ended up setting into motion the events of the rest of the series.
  • Hero Killer: He killed three playable Dota heroes that appeared in the game proper without him ever being playable during his show debut. His casualties include Marci, Auroth/Winter Wyvern and Lina, though many doubts on his claim on defeating Lina because there's no dead body for proof.
  • Interim Villain: Season 1 has a Big Bad Duumvirate in the form of Terrorblade being secretly helped by the Invoker. Season 3 also has them as main villains, now in opposing sides. Kashurra is the Arc Villain for Season 2, and completely unafiliated with both of them.

Voiced by: Michael Dorn (English)
The Captain of the Royal Guard of the Helios Empire.
  • Eye Scream: Lost an eye while defending Mirana and Marci during the coup attempt that killed her parents.
  • Hidden Depths: In his spare time he likes drinking and getting into arm wrestling competitions.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's unfailingly loyal towards the royal family and Mirana in particular.
  • Wolf Man: He looks like a humanoid wolf.

The late Emperor of Helios Imperium and Mirana's father
  • The Good King: Compared to his more hated brother Shabarra, Zal is shown to be beloved and capable. In the new world of Book 3, however, this has came to pass as he had become reclusive from his insanity with Mirana ruling in his name.
  • Happily Married: He loved his wife, Sherzi, who became a subject of his insanity in Book 3's new world after she passed away.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It is unknown if his madness was result of grief over his late wife or result of Invoker's improper world creation that allowed memories of previous worlds to overwhelm his mind.


Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren (English), Mariya Ise (Japanese), Carola Vazquez (Latin American Spanish)

A Dark Moon Acolyte.

  • Adaptational Modesty: Her armor is more practical and covers more of her body, in contrast to the sleek catsuit featured in Dota 2.
  • Blood Knight: In a series with a lot of blood knights, Luna takes the cake. She was a brutal, deadly warrior before joining the Dark Moon Order, and Selemene did little to temper that brutal streak.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a deadly fighter who contrasts with Mirana and Marci's more conventional action girls.
  • The Dragon: Her role for Selemene as Captain of the Dark Moon Order's army.
  • Horse of a Different Color: She rides a huge feline named Nova.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Season 2 shows she's not as bad as she first appeared, growing disillusioned with Selemene and the atrocities she did at her command. She even shows genuinely loyalty towards Mirana.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: In the season 2 finale, Selemene goes to Luna and her remaining soldiers and tasks them with liberating the rest of her followers in her name. However, due to Selemene forcing her to become a violent and cruel war general (the exact lifestyle she started worshipping Selemene to reform from), Luna renounces Selemene in favor of Mirana, with the rest of her soldiers following suit.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: By slaughtering several of Drysi's people, she reignited the elf's desire for war against humanity, which will certainly bring problems down the line.

    The Invoker 
Voiced by: Troy Baker (English), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Armando Coria (Latin American Spanish)

An old and powerful mage with a complex past with Selemene.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: Dota 2's Invoker is a Large Ham who rarely acknowledges others except to mock them for being less intelligent than him. Here, the Invoker is a soft-spoken mage who's far more willing to scheme and plot and is motivated primarily by the death of his daughter.
  • The Archmage: As Dota 2's most prominent example, he's naturally this. He is capable of feats of magic far beyond anything displayed by any other character, including incapacitating and binding Eldwyrms, who are godlike Elemental Embodiments, and lives in a titanic Mage Tower that he seems to have magically conjured from the ground up in a matter of hours, if not minutes. And yet, for all his magical might, he was unable to save his daughter from illness and death.
  • Badass Bookworm: Multiple sections of his tower are dedicated to entire libraries, and he showcases powerful magic across the series.
  • Big Bad: He is the final villain of the series, using the elder wurm souls to remake reality millions of times until he gets one where Filomena lives. When she finds out and protests, he spitefully destroys said reality so only she survives. He gets talked out of it and convinces Mirana to use her solar powers to restore the original reality however.
  • Big Good: He is the most powerful force for good in the series and helps most of the characters, if somewhat reluctantly in some cases. Except he's actually one of the Big Bads, out for Revenge against Selemene.
    • Double-subverted. He only works with Terrorblade insofar as their deal specifies, but is otherwise working against him.
  • Deal with the Devil: He gave Terrorblade the Eldwyrm souls he needed in exchange for his help in destroying Selemene.
    • In Season 2, he tried to use a loophole to prevent Terrorblade from getting the other eldwyrm souls, this backfire in the sense Terrorblade made sure his plan to revive Mene and leave Selemene powerless fails.
  • Didn't Think This Through: His new universe design in Season 3, after thousands of trials and errors, is nearly perfect. However, Selemene never gets to usurp Mene's power, instead having a normal life raising Filomena at his side, meaning she didn't create the second moon, that, in the old universe, shielded the Earth from the destruction of the Mene's moon, making the destruction of this new Earth inevitable. He also may have thought this through and either underestimate the danger or thought it was worth it.
  • Divine Date: Him, an elven sage with Selemene, a moon goddess. They even had a child together. However, it's implied he loved Selemene before she assumed godhood, and her arrogant A God Am I attitude is what caused them to drift apart to begin with.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's only known as the sage and the Invoker. Terrorblade reveals he lost his True Name so neither demons nor gods had power over him by using it.
  • Exact Words: He never directly lies to anyone, but telling them just enough information seems to be his preferred method of manipulating people; everything he tells people is true, he simply leaves out how he's manipulating things behind the scenes to take advantage of what he's telling them or having them do.
    • His deal with Terrorblade was that he give the demon a Elderwyrm soul, and he gives him only one. Terrorblade tries to invoke the deal they made, one which even he must abide be, but the Invoker refutes it, flatly stating that he never said he would give the demon every one of the Elderwyrms' souls.
  • Final Boss: After helping the heroes to take Terrorblade down, the Invoker claims the Eldwyrms' souls and use them to remake the universe anew, in a way that allowed him to be with his daughter. Despite everyone being seemingly better in this universe initially, his designs made the destruction of the moon inevitable, and everyone (including Filomena) unite to stop him at last.
  • The Final Temptation: As a last attempt to get the Eldwyrms' souls without a fight, Terrorblade offers the Invoker his daughter Back from the Dead and promise that they could live in the Invoker's tower as an oasis protected from what he intends to do with the rest of the world. The Invoker seems to ponder, even asking for garanties that Terrorblade will actually deliver what's promised, but in the end he can't accept because Filomena would never want to live in a world conceived by Terrorblade.
  • Good Parents: He was a kind and loving father to Filomena, his only child. Getting payback on Selemene for letting her die is the reason he makes a deal with Terrorblade.
  • The Heavy: While Terrorblade is technically the Big Bad, Invoker is the one who orchestrated most of the events of the series.
  • Ironic Echo: As Selemene lies broken and shattered at his feet, utterly destroyed and humiliated by Terrorblade, he speaks only four words:
    "Do you love me?"
  • Invincible Villain: As Mene puts it, the heroes can't beat him at his game. He is a millenia-old sorcerer with unfathomable knowledge and power at his disposal and cannot be overpowered, tricked, outsmarted or fooled. He stops only by the realization that no matter what he did, his daughter would get her life tragically cut short. She then persuades him to make things right.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His daughter Filomena died from an incurable illness.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's difficult to discuss him and his motivations without giving away the fact that he orchestrated most of the events of the series to have revenge against Selemene, and is in league with Terrorblade.

Voiced by: JB Blanc (English), Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese), Gerardo Garcia (Latin American Spanish)

A demon prince trying to obtain the ultimate power of the shattered mind in order to remake reality in his own image.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: In Dota 2's canon, Terrorblade is a marauder and relative brute in comparison to other demons, far more willing to take what he wants by overwhelming force than to scheme and plot like this incarnation.
  • Break Them by Talking: Terrorblade is an expert in this. As he needs someone to explicitly consent on a Deal with the Devil to get a foothold in the main universe, his usual M.O. is to find someone pretty close to the Despair Event Horizon and push a little further. He also uses this as a more general form of scare tactic. The results are impressive either way.
  • The Chessmaster: The whole of creation is nothing but a giant chessboard between him and the Invoker. He loses.
  • Composite Character: Although his visual style is pulled from Dota 2's Terrorblade, his character integrates elements of Shadow Demon (goals of world/reality domination) and Underlord (residing in his own realm, association with glowing green).
  • Demonic Possession: He can possess the bodies of humans since he can't directly interact with the mortal world.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: After spending two seasons working from the shadows and manipulating the heroes to serve his needs, the climactic battle of Foulfell ends with him defeated, two episodes into the third season, with the reveal that the Invoker Out-Gambitted both him and the heroes once again. The Invoker stays as the Big Bad for the remainder of the season.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He does not have the highest opinion of Selemene, calling her a usurper and laying into her for allowing her daughter to die simply because she refused to worship her.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Quite miffed when he learns that the Invoker conned him and decided to ruin the invoker plan with Fymryn fails.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a pretty deep voice, courtesy of his voice actor.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes are glow green both when possessing beings and in person.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: While he drives the main plot, he stays on his own realm for most of season 1, and only enters the stage at the end of the season.
  • In Their Own Image: His goal is to remake the world in his own image.
  • Lack of Empathy: According to the Invoker he is "incapable of regret."
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: His specialty. Terrorblade's body resides in Foulfell, requiring him to work through mortal vessels in order to act on the physical plane, which he can only do if they "let [him] in". As such, he communicates with his would-be vessels telepathically to deliver this trope, breaking them down emotionally and leaving them vulnerable to his possession.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He is banished to a prison-universe called Foulfell, and the only ways he can interact with the main universe is by sending visions or making a deal with a willing proxy to channel some of his power through Demonic Possession. The Eldwyrms' souls can break him free, and his main goal from the start is to get his hands on them.

Voiced by: Alix Wilton Regan (English), Rika Fukami (Japanese), Rebeca Patiño (Latin American Spanish)

A moon goddess worshipped by the Dark Moon Order, obsessed with the devotion of her worshipers.

  • Abusive Parents: She let her own child die because she wouldn't worship her.
  • Accidental Hero: As Season 3 reveals, the destruction of Mene's moon occurred in the main universe, but Selemene's new moon shielded most of the debris from hitting the Earth and causing an apocalypse. In the Invoker's new universe she didn't get to usurp Mene, and therefore the Earth was doomed. Filomena also especulates that the moon's debris (which contained pieces of both the Radiant and the Dire) hitting her moon could have affected her sanity.
  • Arc Villain: She's the main threat of season 1.
  • Ascended Extra: A peripheral character at best in Dota 2, and here a major player in the fate of the world.
  • Bad Boss: She isn't exactly the most benevolent of deities, and is willing to sacrifice her own soldiers en masse if she feels a need to.
  • Berserk Button: Refusing to worship her. Refusing to love her as a goddess. Hating her. Calling her a usurper of the rightful moon goddess. Saying her daughter's name.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: As far as threats go in this universe, Selemene is way below the level of heavy hitters like Terrorblade, Kashurra or the Invoker, despite being a literal goddess. She did spark a war with the elves, but even then, she didn't get what she needed (their prayers and devotion) and most of her plot relevance lies in her ties with the Invoker, Luna and Mirana. After everyone is throughly done with her, Fymryn takes her down very quickly, after giving her a last chance to see reason.
  • Break the Haughty: The once proud and arrogant goddess is left on the floor, bleeding and in agony by Terrorblade while being looked down on by her former lover The Invoker.
  • Deity of Human Origin: During her battle with Terrorblade, he hints that she was once human (or rather elven) and took the place of the previous moon goddess.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first major scene has a worshipper of her utterly enraptured with her, but Selemene starts torturing her while demanding she love her more. When the Invoker calls her on it, she dismisses it, saying that she'll only let her remember the good parts so that she'll love her even more when she wakes.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: In this world, gods are weakened if deprived of worship, and Selemene is no exception to the rule. This plays into the Invoker's revenge plan, as he sets up events specifically to weaken her followers faith in her so that Terrorblade may easily give her a beatdown.
  • God of the Moon: The Moon goddess, at least having ousted the old one, Mene. Curiously she seems to exist as a seperate entity from the two moons in this setting.
  • Hate Sink: Her personality and actions — ordering purges of peaceful populations, obsessively controlling and tormenting her followers, and having let her own daughter die for not worshipping her — are designed to leave her without any traits for the audience to sympathize with or like.
  • Hates Being Alone: According to Terrorblade the reason she's so obsessed with the devotion and love of her followers is that she's absolutely terrified of being alone. This feeds into her paranoia and constant demands of devotion and love to her. As Terrorblade puts it, she became a goddess in the first place to quell her fears of being alone.
  • Hot Goddess: She's a very attractive deity.
  • Hypocrite: She chastises Luna for her slaughter of the elves, claiming that she would rather have her followers spread their love for her rather than commit murder in her name, despite being willing to sacrifice both her child and masses of her followers at need.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Her expressions when confronted by the Invoker imply that she's guilty about letting their daughter die, but she refuses to hear about or acknowledge it.
  • It's All About Me: She demands complete devotion and servitude from her worshipers to the point she refused to save her own child for wanting a mother more than a goddess. Even her rage about hearing her daughter's name isn't from grief. It's from knowing Philomena didn't worship her.
  • Jerkass Gods: She likes to make her believers think she's benevolent when in fact she's incredibly self-serving and cruel.
  • Magical Barefooter: Apparently, she Does Not Like Shoes.
  • Murder by Inaction: She refused to heal Filomena, despite knowing that she would die otherwise. And she did so because Filomena would rather have Selemene be her mother than her goddess.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: Her dress includes extensive cleavage that goes down well past her navel.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Gets angry with Luna slaughtering the rebelling elves since A) that means fewer followers and B) the survivors aren't directing there prayers for her, but protection against Luna.
  • The Usurper: She called this by Terrorblade, as she apparently took the position of moon deity from the old goddess Mene.

Voiced by: Genevieve Beardslee

The Invoker and Selemene's daughter, dead long ago from a mysterious disease. To avenge her death is the Invoker's main motivation.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: She's a Cheerful Child who just loves experimenting and discovering new things. As Season 3 reveals, she becomes a Teen Genius if she's allowed to grow up, and a gifted mage, almost as good as her father despite her relative lack of experience.
  • Ascended Extra: She's a Posthumous Character, so she only appears in flashbacks until Season 3, when the Invoker uses the Eldwyrms' souls to create a world where she lives and becomes one of the main characters.
  • Posthumous Character: Her death is the very cause of the Invoker's actions. It leads him to destroy the universe to attempt to make one where she lives.
  • Unexplained Recovery: The last scene of the third season shows her alive, rebuilding her father's tower, and her illness seems to be cured. This despite being explicitly stated that the illness was beyond even what reality-warping powers could cure. Also, her home universe being unmade by Mirana should mean she's Deader than Dead. How she came to be in this reality, not to mention how she was healed, is a mystery.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Even in another universe, remade explicitly to allow her to live, she still gets ill and was eventually going to die. Revealing this triggers her father's Heel–Face Turn and they help Mirana to return the universe to what it once was.

Voiced by: Tony Todd (English), Binbin Takaoka (Japanese)

The Eldwyrm Father of Fire. When he is mortally wounded in battle with Terrorblade, he gives his essence to Davion to avoid his body being possessed.

  • Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to Davion after slicing his throat open before the two merge.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Kaden, due to an encounter twenty years prior where he slaughtered the knight's mentor and comrades.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: He points out to Kashurra that dragons serve the Worldwyrm, not the other way around.
Slyrak: The eye is part of your hoard, but it it does not belong to you. We belong to it.
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Tony Todd. Terrorblade even lampshades it, describing his voice as thunder speaking.
  • The Berserker: As Terrorblade puts it, dragons in general are all brute strength, no cunning. Hence why he needs Davion's help to (temporarily) kill him.
  • Elemental Embodiment: As an Eldwyrm he is the living incarnation of fire itself; he doesn't just have the ability to breath fire, he can manipulate it to a large degree and transform his body into living flames. He also posesses a connection to those with gifts related to fire; he can feel Lina on a spiritual level and vice-versa, and he considers her an extension of himself.
  • Enemy Mine: He proposes a temporary alliance with Kaden to destroy the rampaging Kashurra, saying that their inevitable battle should be held off until another day. Kaden accepts.
  • Fusion Dance: He fuses himself with Davion in the first episode. It gives Davion the ability to transform into a Draconic Humanoid, but it's slowly killing him and allows Slyrak greater and greater control over their fused form.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Whether or not he is villainous isn't a question, but no one is sure why Slyrak chose to possess Davion. The other eldwyrms theorize that it was to prevent his body from being seized by a demon and try to kill Davion now that the threat is gone, only for Slyrak to refuse without explaining why he wants to stay this way. By the end of the season, it's clear that it's kept his soul safe from the Invoker's and Terrorblade's machinations, but it remains unclear if this was his intention or merely a side effect of what he sought to accomplish.
  • Humans Are Insects: He refers to Davion and Kaden as "little mouse".
  • It's Personal: He makes it very clear to Kashurra that he does not take his attack on Lina lightly.
  • Large Ham: He is an Eldwyrm and his dialogue is appropriately bombastic and flowery.
  • Mythology Gag: He's voiced by Davion's VA from the game.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: They have a resurrective immortality as long as their souls aren't taken, can merge their life-force with others, have contact with the other Eldwyrms via their dreams.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Delivers one right before he drops the Emperor of the Helios Empire to his doom, despite him exclaiming that his death would cause a civil war.
  • Playing with Fire: According to the Invoker, each Eldwyrm embodies either an element or a force of nature. Slyrak is the embodiment of fire.
  • Red Baron: The Father of Fire.
  • Villain Respect: He admires Davion's bravery and honor and appears genuinely sorry that he has to fuse with him. While he's far more callous and hostile to Kaden, on their second encounter he greets him as "the little mouse that thunders," and is keen to give him the fight he thinks he wants.
  • The Unfettered: As a dragon, his morality is much, much less conventional than everyone else's. His primary concerns are killing Terrorblade after getting his body back by consuming Davion's life, and heaven help you if you threaten Davion and indirectly put his life in danger in the process, or have a connection to the demon itself. Season 2 has shown that just inconveniencing their quest is reason enough for him to take over and cause mayham.

Voiced by: Tara Platt (English)

  • Delightful Dragon: Doesn't share her species view on humans, and is honestly quite pleasant. This is due to her exposure to the Radiant breaking the Eldwyrm's control on her.
    • Not So Above It All: However, when Kashurra tries to kill the group, she does use the same kind of vocabulary as most dragons do to refer to humans and elves, albeit more to point out that she is not a little human mouse.
  • The Gadfly: She sneaks up on Bram a few times to Jump Scare him, tests out his shield ring by attacking him out of nowhere, and tricks him into thinking he accidentally married her.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Shown the ability to shapeshift into a human form at will.
  • Warrior Poet: After gaining sentience, she became this to cope with not having her mind filled with the song of the Thunder and make sense of her life.

Voiced by: Julie Nathanson (English)

Voiced by: Troy Baker (English)
A humanoid pangolin that Luna meets while imprisoned.


Video Example(s):


Invoker vs Terrorblade

Normally, breaking a pact with a demon brings dire consequences. Even for a mage in an isolated tower. Yet this time, the Invoker managed to avert the consequences out of raw magical power alone.

How well does it match the trope?

4.33 (6 votes)

Example of:

Main / TheArchmage

Media sources: