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Introduced in Dragonheart

"I served the father only for the sake of the son. All my hopes rest on him. Forgive a doubting fool. Call when you need of me. Ask what you will of me. My sword and my service are yours."

Portrayed by: Dennis Quaid | Harry Van Gorkum (older)

Appears in: Dragonheart | Dragonheart: A New Beginning

Bowen is a knight of the Old Code who casts aside his noble beliefs and becomes a dragonslayer after a personal betrayal but regains his idealism as he forms an unlikely friendship with a dragon.

  • Continuity Cameo: In Dragonheart 2.
  • Dual Wielding: During the forest battle.
  • Fallen Hero: A formerly proud knight of the Old Code turns into a disillusioned dragonslayer and a brief Con Man with a dragon for a partner.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Bowen becomes a shell of his former self after his protege snubs everything Bowen taught him about honor.
  • Offered the Crown: The ending narration and the film's novelization heavily imply that the people name Bowen and Kara king and queen after Einon's death.
  • Redemption in the Rain: Bowen renews his knightly vows in the pouring rain, kneeling before King Arthur himself.
  • Reverse Grip: Bowen holds his sword like this a few times.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Bowen believes that the dragonheart corrupted Einon, so he intends to kill every last one.
  • Rousing Speech: Bowen gives one to the peasants in Kara's village.
  • Ship Tease: It's subtle between Bowen and Kara in the film, mainly consisting of a few shared looks and Gilbert's narration in the end that they led the people together. Their falling in love is much more explicit in the novelization and earlier scripts.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Einon's betrayal and the later revelation that Draco's heart didn't corrupt him as he only used Bowen to learn how to fight are more than Bowen can bear, turning him into a passive vagabond who only cares about getting by in the world.
    Bowen: All my life I've dreamed of serving noble kings... noble ideals. Dreams die hard... and you hold them in your hands long after they've turned to dust. I will not be that naive again!

"I've always said death is a release, not a punishment!"

Portrayed by: David Thewlis | Lee Oakes (young)

An Anglo-Saxon prince mentored by Bowen becomes king after a peasant rebellion kills his father.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Einon purposely acts as one to Kara for murdering her father.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the film, Einon is already The Evil Prince with plenty of Kick the Dog moments, possessing practically no redeeming traits. In the film's novelization, he does every bad thing he did in the movie and takes it one step further by raping Kara.
  • Deceptive Disciple: Einon, to Bowen. Bowen fully believed that he had trained Einon to value the Old Code so that he'd be honorable, a better king than his father. Einon only pretended to go along with it, in reality just wanting to learn how to fight. When he reveals his true self, he's just as cruel as his father.
  • Evil All Along: Bowen spends 12 years convinced it was the dragon heart that turned Einon bad, but in a duel, Einon point-blank tells Bowen he never believed in the Old Code, and Bowen realizes the man was always going to be a tyrant.
  • The Evil Prince: He grows up to become an evil king.
  • Kick the Dog: He gets a lot of moments, like shooting Kara's father for sport. In the novelization, he later rapes Kara after she fails trying to kill him.
  • Light Is Not Good: He always wears white, in order to invoke a purity that he utterly lacks.
  • Obviously Evil: It's so apparent that it's baffling how everyone saw it but Bowen.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: Our first hint of Einon's true nature is when he steals the crown from his dying father, who tries to hold onto it.
  • The Sociopath: At first, he comes across as a naive and boisterous but still well-meaning kid who loves his (albeit tyrannical) father and needs guidance from a wise mentor to be an even better king. However, cracks begin forming when his reaction to seeing his dying father is to try and seize the crown. Once he becomes king, it becomes clear the whole naive kid thing was an act he put on for Bowen to learn swordsmanship. Then he readily drops the ruse and begins a reign of terror, abusing his power to pursue his often sadistic whims without expressing remorse or empathy for others.
  • We Can Rule Together: Einon offers to make Kara his queen, but she refuses because she has no interest in marrying or bedding with her father's murderer.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Einon slaps Kara and handles her roughly several times in the novelization.

"In your kingdom, Einon, there are worse fates than death."

Portrayed by: Dina Meyer | Sandra Kovacicova (young)

She's a peasant who tries to raise a rebellion against Einon to avenge her father after Einon kills him, eventually asking Bowen to join her cause.

  • Broken Bird: To an extent, because of Einon killing her father and later raping her.
  • Bucket Helmet: Kara wears one near the start.
  • Covered in Mud: Kara's villagers throw mud at her in addition to fruits/vegetables.
  • Dual Wielding: Kara prefers to fight with two axes.
  • Healing Hands: Kara tends to an injury Bowen receives while fighting with Einon; Bowen compliments her on having "a healer's touch."
  • The Lady's Favor: Kara gives Bowen her father's headband as her lady's favor in the novelization.
  • Offered the Crown: In both the ending narration and the film's novelization, it's heavily implied that Bowen and Kara are named King and Queen after Einon's death.
  • Rape Leads to Insanity: Played with but averted as Kara briefly contemplates suicide after Einon rapes her, but she remains traumatized by the event.
  • Redhead In Green: Kara often wears green.
  • Ship Tease: It's subtle between Bowen and Kara in the film, mainly consisting of a few shared looks and Gilbert's narration that they led the people together over the end. Their falling in love is much more explicit in the novelization and earlier scripts.
  • Virgin Sacrifice: When the people of Kara's village don't want to pay Bowen to drive Draco away, he suggests offering one of these instead. Of course, they pick the loudmouthed redhead who keeps trying to stir up a rebellion.
  • You Killed My Father: Einon slaughters Kara's father right before her, inciting her endless hatred. But years earlier, Kara's father killed Einon's father.

    Brother Gilbert of Glockenspur
"My humble life is indebt to your exalted prowess, your dauntless courage, and your superb, swift sword!"

Portrayed by: Pete Postlethwaite

A monk on a pilgrimage and an aspiring poet inspired to chronicle Bowen's exploits after crossing paths.

  • Badass Preacher: He becomes one near the end.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Brother Gilbert turns out to be one of these; once he has a bow and arrow in his hands. He even follows Bowen into situations so dangerous that the men of the village hesitate.
  • Fan Boy: He becomes this to Bowen after witnessing Bowen kills a dragon.
  • The Gift: Parodied; he masters a bow and arrow pretty quickly.
    • His first and second shots in his life, after some vague instructions, are both deadly shots.
  • Martial Pacifist: What Brother Gilbert turns into when he proves to be a quick study with the bow — rather than aim to kill, he tries to hinder his targets. His only exception, complete with quoting Thou Shalt Not Kill while lining up the shot in a moment of conflict, is releasing an arrow at King Einon, though he remains this due to Einon's immortality clause kicking in.

    Queen Aislinn 

Portrayed by: Julie Christie

Einon's Celtic mother and King Freyne's wife.

  • Broken Bird: The novelization and earlier scripts explain that she is one since Einon's father invaded her homeland and slaughtered many of her dragon-loving people but kept her for his queen because of her beauty.
    Kara: I need no help from her who bore the beast.
    Aislinn: I bore a child...An innocent child. Was it his fault that he was the bitter fruit of a seed sown without love?... How could I mother him when I was less than human? Merely a bit of plunder. A creature of submission. Allowed no pleasure. No feelings. No voice.
  • The Medic: The novelization gives Queen Aislinn this role. It notes that her frequent forays out into the villages to dispense healing herbs and minister to the sick annoy Einon, but he lets her do as she pleases as it doesn't inconvenience him.
  • My Greatest Failure: She realizes going to Draco to save Einon's life all those years ago ultimately became this, as it not only allowed her son to grow into the sociopathic tyrant he was always going to be, but caused so much death to so many innocents, human and dragon alike. When she tries to fix this however, it ultimately costs her her life.
  • Offing the Offspring: Well, she tried. That's the reason she hires the dragon slayers. She realized some time ago that Einon will die if Draco does. Unfortunately for her, just when she's about to put Draco out of his misery, Einon has figured it out too.
    Einon: You wanted me dead.
    Aislinn: I wanted to correct a mistake I made years ago; when I saved a creature not worth saving.
  • The Stoic: Moreso in the novelization; she seems to have developed this personality due to her forced political marriage to a brute and the equally brutal kingship of her only child.

"Your father sang that sour tune once and we did fight back, and once was enough. We'll not dance to it again!"

Portrayed by: Wolf Christian

A bitter one-eyed peasant from Kara's village who fought alongside her father in a previous rebellion.

"They've always been revolting, Prince. But now they're rebelling."

Portrayed by: Brian Thompson

A knight turned lord loyal to Einon who previously served Einon's father, King Freyne.

  • The Brute
  • The Dragon
  • Kick the Dog: He insults Bowen early on for no reason, calling him a nursemaid. The novelization explains that Brok's animosity towards Bowen stems from a duel the two had that decided which of them would be Einon's mentor. King Freyne wanted Brok to mentor Einon, while Aislinn chose Bowen, and Bowen emerged the victor.

"I should have known. Foreign riffraff! Well, begone, vagabond, before I arrest you!"

Portrayed by: Jason Isaacs

One of Einon's lords.

  • Butt-Monkey: In the novelization, Einon's men (and occasionally Einon himself) love picking on Felton, partly because he is poor at hunting (to the point that once he left a dead deer out the day before, claiming to have shot it that day, but didn't realize before telling everyone to look at his "kill" that the carcass was half-eaten by a scavenger overnight). He's caught with his pants down when Draco attacks his village, his house gets damaged in the attack, and Bowen steals his money by asking for it in advance and then pretending to get eaten by Draco. Felton later gets his hand cut off by Hewe. Gilbert shoots him in the rear with an arrow during the forest battle, giving a Bond One-Liner to add insult to injury. Immediately after, the girl Felton had been in bed with (his 'minx') attacks him, knocks him out, and then steals some money and his jeweled cuff (which he had been wearing over his stump). In the end, he gets stabbed from behind and killed by Hewe.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Especially in the novelization.


Portrayed by: Terry O'Neill

Kara's father and the leader of the rebel peasants.

  • Eye Scream: Has his eyes blinded with a red-hot poker for his defiance of Einon.
  • Named by the Adaptation: He's known only as "Redbeard" in the film's script and is unnamed in the movie. The novelization gives the name, Riagon the Red.

    King Freyne 

Portrayed by: Peter Hric

Einon's tyrannical father and Aislinn's husband.

Introduced in Dragonheart: A New Beginning

"You see those mountains? Beyond those are-are other kinds of people, and treasure, and adventure, and glory!"

Portrayed by: Christopher Masterson

An orphan stableboy in a monastery that dreams of becoming a knight and having adventures.

  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Is fatally impaled by a shard of Griffin's shattered body in the final battle, requiring Drake to share his heart with him to save his life.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Geoff expresses a desire to be like the knights in Drake's book, unaware that the knights in question are hunting dragons.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Drake in particular explicitly proclaims Geoff as his brother even before he shares his heart with Geoff.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Geoff uses them to mess with Mansel as a Running Gag.
    Geoff: Come on, don't say it like that, take some pride in being special!
    Mansel: All right, I am special!
    Geoff: It's not like Pride is one of those Seven Deadly Sins or anything.
    Mansel (stops walking and frowns): ...Actually, it is.
    • And then later:
    (Mansel is holding a whole armload of food)
    Geoff: Hey, you have fun. 'Cause it's not like Gluttony is on that seven deadly sin list too.
(Mansel quickly sets down all the food and walks away)

"Drake is the last of his kind. He is more alone than you could possibly imagine."

Portrayed by: Rona Figuroa

The princess of China traveling incognito as a boy and, like her mentor, is trying to keep a prophecy about a dragon's heart giving rise to evil from coming true.

  • Action Girl: Lian's Waif-Fu skills enable her to take out several opponents herself.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Lian refers to Kwan as her loyal servant, wise teacher, and closest friend.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The first time Lian is seen, she is believed to be a boy; only a little while later, she is revealed to be a girl.

    Master Kwan
"A long time ago, dragons ruled the earth. When people appeared, dragons saw their potential for good. And shared their dragon wisdom, pledging to watch over humans and help them grow. The souls of dragons who fulfilled that pledge became stars. Their spirits are still up there comforting anyone who cares to look."

Portrayed by: Henry O

Lian's elderly and wise mentor who's trying to prevent a prophecy about evil centering around a dragon's heart from coming to fruition.

"You're right, Geoff. Manual labor sure keeps the soul humble. Thank you for getting me to do this."

Portrayed by: Matt Hickey

A novice monk tasked with looking after Drake.

    Lord Osric of Crosley 


Portrayed by: Harry Van Gorkum
Osric, the king's recently-appointed chief advisor, takes Geoff under his wing after learning about Drake.
  • Evil Mentor: He becomes a mentor to Geoff until it gets revealed that he was only doing it to get to Drake's heart.
  • Renowned Selective Mentor: Osric trains Geoff, claiming it is because he's a natural and deserves special attention, but his real motive is to make Geoff eager for battle and trust him to convince Drake to give up half his heart.

"Now, lower your eyes. Peasants should never meet the gaze of their betters."

Portrayed by: Tom Burke

    The King 

Portrayed by: Ken Shorter

  • Chemically-Induced Insanity: Unspecified exactly what he was given, but it involved rare Chinese herbs; Master Kwan is able to create a new potion to cure him.
  • No Name Given: Characters only refer to him as "The King" in the film. The credits refer to him the same way.

    Friar Peter 

Portrayed by: John Woodnutt

Introduced in Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse

"It was fate that brought me to the dragon. Perhaps it's fate that our causes unite."

Portrayed by: Julian Morris | Valeriu Bazu

Appears in: Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse | Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire

A young squire who was denied knighthood for an act of mercy.

  • The Chosen One: Gareth gets called this a couple of times due to him finding the dragon eggs and Drago sharing his heart with him.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Gareth tries to flirt with Rhonu almost immediately, and their feelings for each other become clear throughout the movie.
  • Heroic Resolve: Gareth realizes that he must live by the Old Code.

"What matters is my people's freedom."

Portrayed by: Tamzin Merchant

Appears in: Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse | Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire

A determined Celtic archer who's the leader of an uprising against Brude.

"Sorcery has a cost. Even when you get it right."

Portrayed by: Jassa Ahluwalia

Appears in: Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse

A young apprentice druid and a friend of Rhonu.

  • Bumbling Sidekick: He fails at his spells multiple times and accidentally drops a dragon egg, ending the life inside and causing an explosion that reveals the heroes' location to the Picts.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Lorne to Gilbert.

"By the light of the moon, by which all power flows, we will show our people the way forward with blood and iron!"

Portrayed by: Jonjo O'Neill

    Sir Horsa 

Portrayed by: Dominic Mafham

Gareth's corrupt superior.

    The Potter 

Portrayed by: Roger Ashton-Griffiths


Portrayed by: Jake Curran

Rhonu's uncle.


Portrayed by: Duncan Preston


Portrayed by: Ozama Oancea

    Sir Wulfric 

Portrayed by: Serban Celea


Portrayed by: Daniel Everett Lock


Portrayed by: Harry Lister Smith

Gareth's rival for knighthood.

Introduced in Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire

"Friends help each other, something dragons might learn instead of second-guessing all the time."

Portrayed by: Tom Rhys Harries | Rafe Williams (young)

Edric is Mehgan's prideful and stubborn younger twin brother and Earl Robert Cole's sheriff.

"Let man nor woman talk to you like that. Life is cruel. You must be prepared to be crueler."

Portrayed by: Jessamine Bliss Bell | Willa Williams (young)

Mehgan is Edric's older twin sister.

  • Action Girl: She leads an army of Vikings into battle in her first appearance.
  • Broken Bird: To an extent. Forced to grow up wearing a hood to hide the dragon scales on her face and having the ability to control fire, other people constantly accused Mehgan of being an evil witch, and her father emotionally put her down.
  • Depower: Both Mehgan and Edric lose their scales and powers at the end of the film.
  • Doesn't Trust Those Guys: Her father taught her and Edric never to trust dragons, but they would eventually learn to trust Drago.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Due to their inherited dragonheart: Mehgan and Edric have patches of scales on their bodies; Mehgan can control fire while Edric has Super Strength.
  • Hidden Backup Prince: Mehgan and Edric.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Mehgan, when growing up.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: She and Edric are royalty through their father, Prince Walter.
  • Might Makes Right: Mehgan fights with Edric over the throne because she is the elder twin and thus the rightful heir.
  • Rags to Royalty: Mehgan and Edric.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: She and Edric grew up as ordinary villagers before eventually learning of their royal birthright.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Edric and Mehgan engage in combat over which of them should have the throne.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Mehgan and Edric have inherited pyrokinesis and enhanced strength from their grandparents, King Gareth and Queen Rhonu.
  • Synchronization: This occurs due to the dragonheart, but unusually since it's split between twins: Drago is bonded to Edric emotionally and to Mehgan physically.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Mehgan is angry rather than thankful when Edric saves her from being killed in her sleep by Sable.

    Brother Osmund 

Portrayed by: Martin Hutson

"Odin's gift is mine now. We will travel home, and all of Daneland will call me King!"

Portrayed by: Andre Eriksen

Mehgan's lieutenant.

"Get back! You say you're here to bring peace, but dragons have done nothing but take from me."

Portrayed by: Turlough Convery | Oliver Buck (young)

Gareth and Rhonu's son, and Mehgan and Edric's father.

  • Momma's Boy: According to Drago, since Gareth unwittingly neglected him, Walter was much closer to Rhonu, close enough to her that Rhonu's abrupt death made him run away from home.
  • Riches to Rags: He was born a prince but lived as a commoner after running away from home.

    Earl Robert Cole 

Portrayed by: Richard Cordery

Edric's boss and friend.

    Councilor Marrakar 
"Drago had his chance. We need a strong leader on the throne, and I am the best candidate."

Portrayed by: Delroy Brown

"The world is my stage, milord. And milord you shall ever be."

Portrayed by: Lewis Mackinnon


Portrayed by: Marte Germaine Christensen

Thorgrim's loyal right-hand woman.

"Looks like Odin's favor has abandoned you."

Portrayed by: Orjan Gamst


Portrayed by: Daniel Berge Halvorsen


Portrayed by: Stig Frode Henriksen


Portrayed by: Elijah Ungvary

"He says I'm useless, but I'll do for making children."

Portrayed by: Dina De Laurentiis

One of the royal handmaidens.

  • Arranged Marriage: Kendra suffers from one of these to a cruel older man, due to marry in a fortnight. According to her, he claims Kendra is only fit to have children, and she admits she doesn't love him. Thankfully, after telling the newly-crowned Queen Mehgan about the marriage, Mehgan promptly "unarranges" it.
  • No Name Given: Her name is only known through the credits as no character in the movie says her name.
  • Shrinking Violet: She begins rather meek and soft-spoken.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After Mehgan teaches the kingdom's women how to fight.

Introduced in Dragonheart: Vengeance

"I know you think this hunt is a mistake. But haven't you ever wanted to really punish someone for the wrongs they've done?"

Portrayed by: Jack Kane

A young farm boy seeking revenge after seeing savage raiders murder his parents and burn down his home.

"Deal? No. No deal. Work with her? Have everyone call me a dragon lover?"

Portrayed by: Joseph Millson | Tomas Otto Ghela (young)

A lone mercenary that Lukas hires in his revenge quest.

    King Razvan
"Take this crop seed from the royal stores, for as you suffer, so do I."

Portrayed by: Arturo Muselli

The king of Wallachia, Romania.

  • Big Bad: He's the main villain of Dragonheart: Vengeance, being the one who hired the marauders.
  • Hidden Villain: He is responsible for everything that happens to Lukas, Darius, and Siveth.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The four raiders act on his orders.

    The Snake 

Portrayed by: Carolina Carlsson

One of the four marauders and The Scorpion's sister.

    The Scorpion 

Portrayed by: Tam Williams

The Snake's brother and one of the four notorious marauders.

    The Wolf 

Portrayed by: Richard Ashton

    The Bear 

Portrayed by: Ross O'Hennessy

The biggest and strongest of the four marauders.


Portrayed by: Fabienne Piolini Castle

The town jailer's daughter and a healer.

"I sell things in this shop. I don't buy."

Portrayed by: Cameron Jack