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    Dirk The Daring 
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Dirk The Daring

Voiced by: Dan Molina

The hero of the series, a valiant but-not-so-bright knight whose goal is to rescue Princess Daphne from whatever predicament she falls into.

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    Princess Daphne 
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"Please, save me!"

Princess Daphne

Voiced by: Vera Pacheco

The series resident Damsel in Distress, and later Dirk's wife.

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  • Absolute Cleavage: Her teddi parts all the way down the middle, displaying her ample cleavage and her midriff.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: She looks exactly the same in the second game as in the first, despite having had about 9 kids in the interim.
  • Action Girl: In the comics, like in the TV series, Daphne is a very adventurous character, if not violent and bloodthirsty. Dirk mentions that she loves beheading enemies and monsters.
  • Adaptational Modesty: In the TV show, her attire is less revealing, wearing a proper princely dress.
  • Babies Ever After: Apparently she and Dirk were busy celebrating after the first game, because by the time Time Warp begins, they have 9 children.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: 10 years and 9 children had no effect . Don Bluth himself admitted that this was a conscious decision because he thought it would be interesting if she kept beauty with no sign that she went through anything.
  • Creator Cameo: Daphne's actress, Vera Pacheco, was the head of Don Bluth's drawing clean-up department.
  • Damsel in Distress: In all three of the Dragon's Lair games.
  • The Ditz: Very bubbleheaded in personality.
  • Happily Married: To Dirk after the first game.
  • Love Interest: She's Dirk's motivation for braving the dangers of the titular castle. From the second game onwards, they're happily wed with a bunch of children.
  • Magic Pants: When she transforms into a huge monster in Time Warp, her dress grows with her so as to keep her modest at all times.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Daphne's a curvaceous blonde bombshell, clearly designed after Playboy pin-up models. In the first game, she wears a form-fitting black teddy with sheer leggings. In the next two, she leaves her legs and backside bare.
  • Modest Royalty: Despite being a princess, she and Dirk live in a large cottage in the woods with their children.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: In Dragon's Lair 2 she has 9 kids, the oldest of whom looks about 13, and she still looks exactly the same as she did in the first game.
  • One-Winged Angel: Non-villainous example; in "Time Warp" when Mordroc succeeds in putting the Death Ring on her finger, she transforms into a massive giant pig-nosed lizard. And this is either in the original version after you collect all the treasures, or in the Re-Cut if you miss any (if you collected all the treasures in this one, however, she suddenly falls in a deathly faint and vanishes, and you see her again suddenly lying in bed after defeating Mordoc, which is either Fridge Brilliance or Fridge Logic).
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has shimmering blonde tresses that are long enough to extend past her waist.
  • Satellite Love Interest / Satellite Character: Played with. Displays a coquettish and playful personality in her few scenes on-camera.
  • She's Got Legs: Which are plain to see, as she strikes several pinup poses that place emphasis on her hips, legs, and her gorgeous glutes.
  • Standard Hero Reward: She's a classic example of the fair princess who gives her hand in marriage to her hero for rescuing her. Also, seen in Time Warp and the special edition ending for Dragon's Lair 3D, when she kicks off her slippers for post victory a makeout session.
  • Stripperific: Her little sheer black dress. It's slightly better in Time Warp, however (it has a seat for one thing, although it's still just a teddy and a nearly-invisible silk robe).
  • Thong of Shielding: Her first "dress" is a g-string teddy.
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    Singe the Dragon 
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Singe the Dragon

The eponymous dragon of the series, and the villain of the first game, as well as the third one.

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    Mordroc 
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"MINE!"

Mordroc

Voiced by: Hal Smith

"Princess Daphne is MINE!"

An evil wizard, and the villain of Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp, as well as Dragon's Lair 3D. His goal in Time Warp was to kidnap Daphne so he could put the Death Ring on her finger in marriage.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Daphne, as illustrated on the right.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Has no problem giving Dirk a smooch in Time Warp.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Death Ring (housed inside the Casket of Doom) that is in his possession, which he intended to put on Daphne's finger in marriage.
  • Alien Blood: In the final act of Time Warp, he gets skewered in the arm by Dirk, and he bleeds pink.
  • Back from the Dead: He was gruesomely killed off in "Time Warp", but is back in 3D.
  • Big Bad: Of the second and third games.
  • Black Cloak
  • Body Horror: His death scene in "Time Warp", where getting the death ring thrown onto his finger causes him to swell into a large, bloated blob of warts.
  • Boss Banter: Frequently hurls insults at Dirk such as "Fool!"
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Pulls this on Dirk in "Time Warp" by disguising himself as Daphne.
  • Dirty Old Man: He's a wrinkly old wizard with the hots for a buxom scantily clad princess who's less than half his age.
  • Evil Is Petty:
    • Mordroc wanted Daphne for himself, but couldn't prevent Dirk from reaching her, so he pits them against each other by transforming Daphne into a monster under his control. Either Dirk would be forced to kill her in self-defense, or she would kill Dirk for him if he refused to fight her.
    • He spites them again in the special edition ending for Dragon's Lair 3D, by using the last of his magic to zap Daphne's rear end as she's making out with Dirk. The sudden jolt causes her to clench her teeth and bite Dirk on the lips, but it's quickly brushed aside and the happy couple resumes — offscreen.
  • Evil Wizard
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Besides his painful transformation, he is clearly shattering to pieces and has steam hissing from his body before Dirk slashes at him with his sword, causing him to explode and crumble to dust.
  • Flunky Boss: He uses a couple centaurs and the local reptiles to ward off Dirk during the prehistoric level.
  • For the Evulz: His only plausible motivation for kidnapping Daphne and wedding her with the Death Ring.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: The entire game is spent chasing him down from time period after time period.
  • Gonk: Boy, did the developers put effort into making this guy ugly.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The very ring he intended to use on Daphne ended up bringing about his own downfall.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Done as a last resort to spite Dirk, as noted under Evil Is Petty.
  • Large Ham / No Indoor Voice: All of his dialogue is quite loud and over the top.
  • Lean and Mean: Very bony and thin.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Smashed into dust at the end of Time Warp.
  • Magic Pants: Subverted in his Death Ring transformation — while Daphne's outfit morphs along with her when she transforms with the Death Ring (obviously for purposes of modesty), Mordroc's transformation has him completely bursting out of his cloak.
  • One-Winged Angel: In 3D, after getting hit enough times by Dirk's special arrow, he'll transform into a giant black dragon.
  • Shock and Awe: One of his attacks in stages 2 and 3.
  • Sinister Schnoz: Has one long enough to have a twig growing on it!
  • Tele-Frag: His attack in stage 5.
  • Unexplained Recovery: The only possible explanation for how he and Singe came back in the third game? He's a wizard.

    Hilda 
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"Kidnapped?! My Daphne KIDNAPPED AGAIN?!"

Hilda

Voiced by: Hal Smith

"YOU! BETTER! FIND! MY! DAUGHTER! OR! ELSE!"

Daphne's ill-tempered mother, and Dirk's mother-in-law. Sole appearance was in "Time Warp".

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    The Time Machine (a.k.a Mordroc's Brother) 
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The Time Machine (a.k.a Mordroc's Brother)

Voiced by: Hal Smith

Mordroc's brother, a bumbling old Time Machine found residing inside of Singe's old treasure room. He is Dirk's advisor and means of travelling through time in "Time Warp", his sole appearance.

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