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The Four Amigos

    Crown Princess Elena 

Crown Princess Elena Castillo Flores of Avalor

See her page here.

    Naomi Turner 

Naomi Turner

Voiced by: Jillian Rose Reed
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Romina Marroquin Payro
Voiced in Japanese by: Misuzu Togashi
Appearances: Sofia the Firstnote  | Elena of Avalor

Elena's best friend, a practical, down-to-earth girl who serves on the Grand Council. Is described as an adventurer, and is not afraid to jump into action alongside Elena. Her father runs the docks.

  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: In "My Fair Naomi", thanks to taking too many pages from Esteban (and he himself was in this whole ordeal to prove Doña Paloma wrong), she became obsessed with having the best party, that she ended up becoming more smug. Even Gabe notes this isn't her.
  • Adorkable: While not to a significant extent, she shows a cute, dorky side for things she doesn't quite get.
  • Audience Surrogate: Serves this role in most episodes. Naomi's reactions to the adventures Elena involves her in is something for the audience to relate to as they ease into the series. This role becomes even more prominent when the Framing Device of Secret of Avalor is Elena telling Naomi (and by extension, the audience) her backstory.
  • Backstory: The episode "Captain Turner's Return" and "Finder's Leapers."
  • Best Friend: To Elena, the first female friend to Elena her biological age since coming out of the amulet.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: It's not as noticeable as some cases but her character design has changed. Her face has gotten a little bit fuller, etc. Word of God confirmed that they changed it up to match her 2D design.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: As of “My Fair Naomi”, her single strand of hair now simply hangs down instead of pinned back at her forehead.
  • Girliness Upgrade: In "My Fair Naomi", Esteban tries to turn her into a proper lady to impress Doña Paloma at her Quinceñera. As a result she becomes snooty, a perfectionist, and picks out a fancy dress with ruffles which she previously rejected. Though she still wears it at the end Naomi goes back to her old self again.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has short, blonde hair, and is one of Elena's allies.
  • "I Want" Song: "Something Special" from "Finders Leapers". She wants to be respected in her position as a member of the grand council.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: In "My Fair Naomi", while under Acquired Situational Narcissism thanks to Esteban, she picks out an overly fancy dress with ruffles that she had already rejected earlier when she wasn't taking cues from Esteban. Elena and Abuelita agree that it looks bad, but are too nice to say anything about it to Naomi.
  • It's Personal: Until she learned that the Sirenas have truly changed, she strongly distrusted them even after they helped defeat Shuriki because they were the reason she lost her grandfather, whom she never got to meet.
  • The Lancer: The sensible contrast to Elena's energetic.
  • Like Brother and Sister: According to Gabe and Mateo to Naomi.
  • Like Parent, Like Child:
    • Naomi is a perfect blend of both her mother and father, with Scarlett's spunk and Daniel's down-to-earthness.
    • Like what her mother did with her father in "Captain Turner Returns", Naomi spins around Gabe and catches him in her arms while they dance in "The Magic Within".
  • The Not-Love Interest: What her role boils down to for Elena. They're always there for each other and Elena can especially count on her for support. No matter what, Naomi will always be the person Elena has to keep her company.
  • Not So Different: The reveal that she dislikes the sirenas because they sank her grandfather's ship makes her this to Duke Cristobal.
  • Penny Among Diamonds: A commoner that serves on the Royal Council and hangs around the palace with the princess. The reason for this choice is because she's The Heart.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Her purplish-pink formal dress. Notably, her formal dress doesn't look right on her, both because it looks too feminine for a tomboy such as Naomi and too fancy for a sailor's daughter like Naomi.
  • Plucky Girl: Energetic, witty, and determined.
  • Put on a Bus: After a reminder of her dream from her old friend Veronica, and with the mountain of bureaucratic work that the Council's had to take on with Esteban's absence, Naomi decides to leave Avalor and travel the seas, promising Elena that she will return when she's done.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Appears to upgrade into a romantic relationship with Gabe as of "Norberg Peace Prize".
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She maintains a close and personal relationship with Elena.
  • Shout-Out: Possibly, since she shares her last name with another famous Disney seafarer.
  • Token White: Everyone else is Latino appearing, aside from a few characters. She's from Norberg, the EverRealm equivalent of colonial-era America.
  • Tomboy: She is an adventurous and spunky girl who knows all about ships and dosen't mind getting gritty when the time calls for it.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Elena's girly-girl.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She wears a jewel necklace and doesn't mind wearing formal attire on special occasions.

    Mateo de Alva 

Mateo de Alva

Voiced by: Joseph Haro

The new Royal Wizard and one of Elena's friends. His grandfather was the wizard who helped protect the royal family from being wiped out by Shuriki 41 years ago.

  • Adorkable: Even more prominently than Gabe. He geeks out over magical artifacts even if there's more important matters at hand and is adorably awkward whenever he's shown affection.
  • Almighty Janitor: He's still an apprentice, but he's one of the most powerful wizards in the kingdom.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a self-taught wizard with a vast amount of knowledge in his trade, and while he's not the most athletic sort, he makes up for it with spells that boost his mobility. In a magical duel, he's nothing to sneeze at, being able to defeat a vastly more experienced wizard twice.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Most notably to Cedric, as Mateo fills the role of Sofia's wizard/sorcerer aide in the "Secret of Avalor" special. And intentionally or not, the scene where Mateo notices Sofia's amulet is framed near-identically to a similar scene in the Sofia pilot "Once Upon a Princess." Whereas Cedric's rather jaded about his occupation after years of being told he could never live up to the lofty standards of his predecessors, Mateo's main motivation is to become as great a wizard as his grandfather.
  • Costume Evolution: Gets a new wizard's robe with more green accents, along with a fancier tamborita, following the events of "Spirit of a Wizard."
  • Court Mage: Becomes the Royal Wizard in "Spellbound". He's insecure and feels like he doesn't deserve it, but by the end he grows more confident.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father is never brought up. According to Word of God, his father is not important to the story and thus will never be addressed.
  • Incompletely Trained: His grandfather was never around to teach him his art, so he's self-taught. Nonetheless, he still takes on an apprentice and he finds that experience is the best teacher.
  • It Runs in the Family: He has magical abilities like his grandfather Alakazar and is a Royal Wizard like he was.
  • The Klutz: He's a very capable sorcerer, but he can be quite clumsy in other fields, such as dancing or lassoing. He also has trouble doing tossing tricks with his tamborita early on, which he improves on as the show goes on.
  • Literal Metaphor: In the first episode, he says he has a "few tricks up [his] sleeve" then pulls his tamborita from his literal sleeve. Naomi says he's been waiting all day for a chance to say that and he doesn't deny it.
  • Magic Wand: Instead of a traditional wand, Mateo uses a tamborita.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Maybe. In Hebrew, "Matteo" means "gift of God", referencing his gift at magic and being one of Elena's most trusted companions.
    • "de Alva" means "from brightness" or "the exalted one".
  • No-Sell: Mateo's magic cannot break hexes or affect enchantments.
  • No Saving Throw: By the same token, Mateo can conjure a magic barrier that can defend against Fiero's magic, but somehow it doesn't work against Shuriki's.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Elena, considering he was involved with her freedom from the amulet. They have a very strong bond, but it's clearly a friendship, not a romance.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears maroon wizard robes.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Zigzagged with Gabe; Mateo specializes in intellectual matters such as studying magic, history and ancient languages, his athletic skills aren't anything to write home about, and he's generally the more expressive and excitable of the two. However, Mateo's also marked by a deep personal drive to pursue the greater good by his own means (most notably in "The Scepter of Night"), which can put him in conflict with the group, especially the more by-the-book Gabe. This also makes him (at times) less sensitive to the feelings of others.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Mateo had a bit of this with Rita (who is really Carla in disguise), whom he developed some kind of crush on until the betrayal.
    • With Elena as well, their friendship notwithstanding. In "The Magic Within", when Elena needs something about love to summon her emotion magic, Mateo is about to happily suggest something before he's cut off by Flo.
  • The Smart Guy: When it comes to magic and magical creatures.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Spellbound", when he saves the court and wins his first Wizard Duel against Fiero. He takes it up a few notches in "Song of the Sirenas", once again facing off against Fiero. Three guesses who wins.
  • Training the Gift of Magic: At first, he was still learning to be a wizard and hadn't mastered many spells yet. He later improves and even trains his own apprentice.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Mateo has a fear of riding horses or equinophobia.

    Gabriel "Gabe" Núñez  

Lieutenant/Captain Gabriel "Gabe" Núñez
Voiced by: Jorge Diaz

A young royal guardsman assigned to bodyguard Elena. He often gets dragged into Elena's adventures.

  • Adorkable: Tries to be the charming heroic guardsman but is really kind of a dork. Pretty typical for an officer fresh from the academy.
  • Audience Surrogate: Shares this role with Naomi. Being the new guy in the palace, his unfamiliarity with the types of adventures Elena gets involved in becomes something the audience can relate to.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: As shown in "The Princess Knight", Gabe can gauge the strengths and weaknesses of opponents in order to come up with strategies to defeat them.
  • Backstory: The episode Olaball explains his motivations. He's the son of a baker and his father has never quite accepted him not succeeding him and becoming a guard.
  • Badass in Distress: Has gotten captured while trying to protect the princesses in the first episode only.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saved Isabel and Princess Caterina in the episode Olaball. He climbed up a pole using nothing put a piece of rope and effectively got them both down to safety.
  • The Big Guy: Even though he's not physically huge or intimidating, he's still the main fighter of the group.
  • Bodyguard Crush: He has a huge crush on Elena since the first episode. Confirmed in the official guide and via Word of God.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Is overprotective of Elena even though she can usually handle herself.
  • Butt-Monkey: At least in "Spellbound". Taken to hilarious levels in "Prince Too Charming", where almost the entire episode he is the Only Sane Man being walked all over, especially during the Prince's musical number.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: Inverted between Gabe and Elena. Elena, to whom Gabe answers to, is a free-spirited and sometimes hotheaded ruler. Gabe, even though his rank is technically captain, acts very professional.
  • Commanding Coolness: Even though his rank is lieutenant, the effect is still the same in that he is in charge of much of the Royal Guards. Now, he's Captain of The Guard, so this trope is played straighter.
  • Consummate Professional: When Gabe's on duty, he's on duty. While on duty, even though he interacts with Elena as a friend and is allowed to, he will still refer to her by title anyways. In fact, he considers lack of teamwork very unprofessional. When he's not on duty, he's more sociable.
  • Cool Horse: Has a horse that comes to a whistle in episode 10 and a personality of it's own.
  • Does Not Like Magic: It's evident during "Spellbound" that he's somewhat uncomfortable with magic. This often gets him Worfed since most of the show's villains have magical powers, and in "Captain Mateo" he even gets temporarily demoted over it. He finally covers for it by making Mateo his advisor.
  • Dork Knight: His awkwardness doesn't take away from his competence.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Averted. Instead, Gabe simply acts very stoic, is brutally honest, and throws in one Schmuck Bait test for new recruits.
  • Ensign Newbie: Gabe is the new guy, and he's made lieutenant and has ranking status in the Royal Guard. This is deconstructed in that being an officer fresh from the academy, an occupational hazard for him is that he gets captured, even though he puts a lot of effort into his position.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: In "Spellbound," he let Fiero, an Obviously Evil Sorcerer, into the castle after being tricked, and never noticed anything strange about him. Naomi even lampshades how stupid that was of Gabe.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He doesn't believe that Mateo can be the royal wizard due to his age, but he himself is a member of the Royal Guard despite being around the same age; Elena even lampshades it.
  • Instant Expert: Subverted; it takes him all day and night to learn to play olaball with Elena's help. However, by the next day and he's able to play his own way, he's shown to be great at it.
  • Its Pronounced Tro PAY: Gabriel is pronounced like Gabrielle instead of "Gabe-real".
  • "I Want" Song: "Captain of the Guard", about his lifelong dream to become, well, Captain of the Guard.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Shown to have several skills as he is a guard. Knows how to sail in "Prince Too Charming", tactics and strategy in "The Princess Knight", can ride a horse in "The Scepter of Light." His back story implies that he knows how to bake in "Olaball" even if he might not be great at it.
  • Jerkass Ball: Subverted, In "Spellbound", Gabe treats Mateo with derision and scorn, doubting that he can cut it as a royal sorcerer, let alone defeat Fiero. He even initially blames Mateo over the whole ballroom being Taken for Granite, thinking that Mateo must have cast a spell wrong. Though he does finally admit he was wrong when Mateo saves the day. By the end he gives Mateo all of the credit for defeating Fiero.
  • Lady and Knight: Subverted; He thinks he's going to have this relationship with Elena, but she is capable of protecting herself and has even saved him a few times.
  • The Load: A downplayed example; While he is genuinely skilled and competent, he has yet to make a sizable contribution against the kind of enemies shown in the series so far. He is good at strategy and tactics and presumably other skills necessary to be a guard. If anything, he's a lot better with his brains than in the field.
  • Loyal to the Position: At the end of the day, he won't let friendship get in the way of doing his duty, because if the grand council gives him a mandate, his hands are tied. And usually, he's very reluctant to go against the boss (i.e. Esteban).
  • Manly Tears: Teared up at the idea that Naomi was leaving Avalor, but refused to say that he was crying.
  • Master Swordsman: For a young officer, he's already a master at sword fighting and fencing. While fencing with Elena without holding back, he curb-stomps her.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Gabriel is the name of one of God's archangels.
    • "Núñez" is a last name believed to have been derived from the Latin word "nonnus", meaning "squire" or "chamberlain".
  • The Mentor: To Elena in "The Princess Knight".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • The entire plot of "Spellbound" occurs because Gabe let Fiero into the castle, and didn't even notice anything strange about him.
    • In "The Scepter of Light", just when Elena is on the verge of defeating Orizaba, Gabe inadvertently saves the moth fairy by moving a carriage in front of her to help with Isabel, in an attempt to "protect" Elena. This caused him to block the light from the Scepter long enough for her to regain her strength.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: Gabe almost never loses his composure, even in the worst of situations, and he's very professional.
  • Penny Among Diamonds: While most of the Guard are from wealthy and high class families, he's the son of a baker. The Guard is egalitarian enough that he's still respected and it doesn't keep him from advancing, but some of the other guards still tease him over it.
  • Rank Up: Gets promoted to Captain of the Royal Guard after his boss retires.
  • Relationship Upgrade: Appears to upgrade to a romantic relationship with Naomi in "Norberg Peace Prize".
  • Second Episode Introduction: He's introduced in "First Day of Rule".
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Zigzagged with Mateo; on the surface he's every bit the Manly Man as a soldier who acts with the dignity and dedication that people would normally expect from someone twice his age. However, he's more open with his emotions and generally the more empathetic of the two; examples include crying when Naomi was thought to be leaving, being open with his feelings toward his dad, feeling hurt when the other guards were bullying him, and being the first to chase after Isabel when her Navidad was ruined.
  • Ship Tease:
    • With Elena. At the beginning of the series, he tries to get close to her due to his Bodyguard Crush on her, it’s unknown if he still has it.
    • In "Norberg Peace Prize", Princess Chloe is all over him but realizes he'd rather spend Family Day with Naomi. Chloe is okay with this.
    • He dances with Naomi during Carnaval in "The Magic Within".
      • One of the writers on the show confirmed that his moment with Naomi was just a friendship, nothing more.
  • The Strategist: His rank of lieutenant, and eventual captain is not just for show. Gabe is one of the most skilled tacticians whose gift for strategy came in useful, especially in sword fighting and fencing. Perhaps this is partially why he got such a promotion at such a young age.
  • Vocal Tag Team: Joins in with Elena for a carol at first before the entire city joins in.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Just wanted to make his dad proud of him when he joined the olaball team. All his dad cared about was baking and olaball.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "The Gecko's Tale" reveals that he's afraid of geckos.
  • Young and in Charge: While he does have a boss (who appears separately and has yet to interact with him), he's only eighteen with a ranking status among adult guards. Now he's the head of the Royal Guard.
  • You Are in Command Now: His boss, Captain Sandoval of the Royal Guard, was retiring, so he was chosen to succeed him.

Elena's family

    Princess Isabel 

Princess Isabel Castillo Flores
Voiced by: Jenna Ortega
Voiced in Japanese by: Yuki Sorami

Elena's younger sister and a inventor. She was trapped in a painting with her grandparents until Elena came back and freed them.

  • Adorkable: She's a little science geek, and such a cute one too!
  • Affectionate Nickname: Her sister calls her Isa.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Averted. She and Elena have a great relationship, even when she's subject to Not Now, Kiddo moments.
  • Art Evolution: She gets a slightly older animation model starting in "The Magic Within".
  • Ascended Extra: Granted, she's already a main character , but she becomes more directly involved in Elena's adventures starting in season 3.
  • Badass Normal: She may have no magic powers, but she can still hold her own thanks to her brain and heart.
  • Brainy Brunette: She is a brown-haired pre-teen who can invent stuff beyond her age and is exceptionally bright in math, physics, and science.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Esteban, although it seems to be a bit like Promoted to Parent for him at times.
  • Child Prodigy: Her inventions are way too advanced for a preteen girl.
  • Children Are Innocent: After Esteban's betrayal is revealed and he betrays them again, Isabel has conflicted feelings about it but decides not to bring it up to Elena when the latter believes that Unpersonning that person would be better for her emotion powers.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She invents a lot of things.
  • Genki Girl: She does have a tendency to get excited.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She looks like Jenna Ortega dead-on, especially the hair.
  • Meaningful Name: Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, was the heiress presumptive of the Empire of Brazil after her brothers died. She was also against slavery and emancipated the slaves in Brazil despite the unpopularity this brought to her, which led to her getting exiled to France.
  • Primal Fear: Has a fear of either heights or falling. She wasn't exactly to be thrilled to be at the top of a tower with no way to get down on a windy day. She seems to have grown out of it by "Sugar Rush", where she's riding on a hydro-gondola she helped make.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She is around her fifties, having been stuck in a painting for 41 years.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She is a young inventor who knows how to build and fix things and dosen't mind getting dirty while doing so. But she stills wear feminine clothing such as her signature blue dress and bow and gushes over anything cute.
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears a blue dress and a blue hair ribbon to match, showing she's an ally to her older sister.
  • Wrench Wench: Elena gives her a journal to record her various inventions.

    "Abuelo" Francisco and "Abuela" Luisa 

Francisco and Luisa Flores
Voiced by: Emiliano Díez (Francisco) and Julia Vera (Luisa)

Elena and Isabel's maternal grandparents, who were trapped in the magic painting along with Isabel until Elena came back. They are both members of the Grand Council that help Elena make decisions as ruler of Avalor.

  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: Luisa's reaction when Francisco decides to forgive Esteban for betraying them all to Shuriki. She acknowledges her husband is a kind and wise man, but states outright that he's wrong to forgive him, since Esteban's actions cost them their daughter and son-in-law.
    Luisa: You're a wise and thoughtful man, mi amor. But today... you are wrong.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Crosses into Mama Bear — As soon as Luisa learns that her daughter was deliberately injured in a fencing match, she is furious. Valentina's rudeness also gets to her.
    • Not even her own grandson is safe from this, as she effectively disowns him once she learns that he took her love for granted by getting her daughter & son-in-law killed and being complicit to Shuriki's regime.
  • Big Eater: Francisco does love his food. In "Three Jaquins and a Princess", he finishes off a huge breakfast with a comment on how he needs to "eat light."
  • Competition Freak: And how; Luisa would have kicked Gabe off of the olaball team if she had the chance.
  • Cool Old Lady: Luisa may be old, but she's an active pro at olaball.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Luisa when it comes to olaball, not afraid to command around the others including her own granddaughter.
  • Easily Forgiven: After Esteban's betrayal is revealed, Francisco thinks it over and decides to forgive him after he explains why he did it, believing that Esteban has changed since then. On the other hand, when Luisa chips in saying that while her husband may be a kind and wise man, he is wrong to forgive him because what their grandson has done is unforgivable.
  • Granny Classic: Luisa is a sweet and kind lady who was chosen for the Grand Council for her optimism.
  • Like a Son to Me: As Esteban's parental substitutes, they raised him as if he were their own child. All the more heartbreaking when they learn what he had done, which leads to Luisa disowning him.
  • Mama Bear:
    • Luisa is furious when she learns that Lucia was hurt on purpose by her fencing opponent, even though the incident happened several decades before she found out.
      Luisa: You should leave before I challenge you to a duel.
    • She disowns Esteban after learning that he got Lucia and Raul killed, because even if he may be her grandson, she lost her daughter and son-in-law.
  • The Mentor: They both act as this to Elena while helping her grow into her role as leader.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: They ended up outliving their daughter Lucia after she and Raul were killed by Shuriki.
  • Papa Wolf: Whatever bad experience his daughter faced (such as breaking her wrist in a fencing match and losing her life to Shuriki), Francisco will keep his granddaughters from experiencing the same.
  • Parental Substitute: They raised Esteban as if he were their own son after his parents died.
  • That Reminds Me of a Song: Francisco almost always has his guitar on him in case he needs to break out into a musical number.
  • Running Gag: Francisco calling for his guitar, which suddenly appears from an arm offscreen or is handed one to him by a background character.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: We see in a flashback and picture in "The Return of El Capitan" that as a younger man, he looked quite a bit like a younger Esteban.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Luisa refuses to forgive Esteban for betraying his family and Avalor because he indirectly killed her daughter and son-in-law, and believes that it would be wrong to ever forgive him.
  • Vigilante Man: In his youth, Francisco was part of a trio of vigilante noblemen known as "Los Tres". He quit after the other two died in an accident, but when their ghosts return for Dia de Los Muertos, they decide to go on one last mission.

    Chancellor Esteban 

Chancellor Esteban Flores

See his page here.


Avalor Palace

    Armando Gutierrez 

Armando Gutierrez

Voiced by: Joe Nunez

The chief of Avalor's castle. Armando is in charge of the various servants who provide for the royal family, and also occasionally acts as Elena's secretary and majordomo.

  • A Day in the Limelight: "All Kingdoms Fair" focuses on him trying to maintain the titular fair for Elena and Naomi while his overly critical brother is in town.
  • Hidden Depths: Revealed to be a very talented baker in "Three Jaquins and a Princess."
  • Ironic Name: "Armando" means "army man", but he's not quite fit.
  • Meaningful Name: "Armando" means "army man", befitting how he's in charge of the royal staff.
  • Number Two: To Esteban.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Just as with Esteban, he was a good man just doing his job under Shuriki. Once Elena is freed from the amulet, he has no problem with helping her take the throne back.


    Migs, Luna, and Skylar 

Migs, Luna, Skylar
Voiced by: Chris Parnell (Migs), Yvette Nicole Brown (Luna), Carlos Alazraqui (Skylar)
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Jose Angel Torres (Skylar)

Three Jaquins, magical flying creatures who befriend Elena and help her on her adventures. Migs is the sensible one, Luna is the sassy one, and Skylar is the fun-loving one.

  • All There in the Manual: The Essential Guide and Word of God state that Skylar and Luna are cousins.
  • Butt-Monkey: Migs. If something bad happens, it's usually he in the receiving end of it.
  • Cool Big Bro: Skylar has a great relationship with his younger brother, Nico.
  • Freudian Trio: Skylar is the Id, Luna is the Ego, and Migs is the Superego.
  • Furry Reminder: They snarl every now and then.
  • Good Parents: Migs dotes on his children, worrying about them, getting them food, and even telling Elena that a national festival is less important than making sure his kids are happy.
  • Happily Married: Migs has a mate named Dulce, and in Season 2, their three kids are born.
  • Hidden Depths: Beneath that fun-loving personality, Skylar is aware of his royal duties, afraid of letting people down, and capable of standing up for himself when needed.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: All of them to Elena, although Skylar is usually the one who accompanies her on adventures.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Migs is presumably derived from "Miguel", which is the Spanish version of "Michael", like the archangel.
    • Luna is Spanish for "the moon".
    • Skylar contains "sky" in his name.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: As revealed in his Day in the Limelight, Skylar's the crown prince of the jaquins. This is presumably why he only allows Elena and Sofia to ride him.
  • Sapient Steed: The trio often allow the heroes to ride on their backs whenever they need a flying ride or a boost of speed that traveling overland wouldn't give them. People didn't ride jaquins before the Secret of Avalor; it started because Skyler allows Sofia to ride on his back to help her out on her mission to save Elena.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Luna acts like one.
  • “Stop Having Fun” Guy: Migs is viewed this way by Skylar and the production notes even compare him to Frasier Crane. Amusingly, in "Flight of the Jaquins", the shoe is on the other...paw?...when being chosen as the cubs' trainer causes Skylar to have to be more responsible, so his little brother Nico views him this way in turn.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In contrast with Migs who rarely deviates from jaquin laws and Skylar who will follow them if reluctantly, Luna will happily defy them if she feels they're unfair.
  • Talking Animal: Since they're magic and all.
  • Troll: During Shuriki's reign, they often sung very loudly around her (knowing full well that she hates music) and stole her food whenever she ate outside as a form of rebellion.
    Skyler: [Shuriki] outlawed music.
    Sofia: Why?
    Migs: Because she wanted everyone to forget the old Avalor.
    Skyler: That's why we jaquins still sing; to remind everyone that the spirit of Avalor lives on.
    Luna: And because it really bugs Shuriki.
  • Vegetarian Carnivore: They're seen fighting over a bunch of coconuts in one episode. This could, however, be justified by their bird side making them omnivores instead of strict carnivores.


Voiced by: Keith Ferguson

Alacazar's and later Elena's spirit animal. He has the form of a wily fox. Normally a person can only see their spirit animal under special circumstances, but being trapped in the amulet seems to have left Elena with residue magic and now she can see Zuzo whenever she needs to.

  • Advertised Extra: Despite being advertised as a main character, he's more of a recurring character.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He's flamboyantly effeminate, has a high pitched slightly lispy voice, and has a few of the mannerisms.
  • Brutal Honesty: Not always, but when he feels like a lesson really needs to leave a mark he will bluntly tell Elena how badly she messed up.
  • Cowboy Cop: Even among spirit guides he's a bit of a maverick, letting Elena into the spirit world despite strict rules against it just to improve her confidence (and possibly to get Cacahuate out of his funk).
  • Dimensional Traveler: Like all spirit guides, he can travel in and out of the spirit world and mortal world at will and take others with him.
  • Fantastic Foxes: A magical talking trickster fox.
  • Great Gazoo: Not as powerful as most examples, but definitely qualifies. He makes fun of his own status as a Spirit Advisor by giving Elena a stern warning that she needs to get downstairs right now or she'll be late for breakfast, uses his powers to zip around, dance with himself, and pull himself out of a hat, and appears in full skeleton costume during Día de los Muertos before rushing off to join a conga line in the spirit world.
  • Magical Guide: Gives Elena advice when she's having problems. When she starts seeing ghosts, she immediately calls him for advice.
  • Spirit Advisor: Only Elena can see him. If others want to see him, a wizard has to summon him.
  • Summon Magic: Mateo has a specific ritual and circle for summoning him. Elena, whether due to her own magic or because he's her spirit guide (or possibly both), needs to only call his name a few times.
  • Trickster Mentor: As befitting a fox. When Elena is too busy to listen to him, he lets things fall apart before swooping in to ask how things are going. And even then the advice is little more than asking her to question why the Noblins took the ships, leaving her to sort the problem out for herself.



Voiced by: Kether Donohue

A Carnaval parade float model of a alpacamundi, brought to life by Elena using her new powers from the Well of Crystals.

  • Cool Pet: Flo is a Carnaval float model of an alpacamundi come to life and is now Elena's new pet.
  • Genki Girl: She is full of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She certainly doesn't mean it, but she does tend to say some things that inadvertently push Elena's buttons, like bringing up Esteban and his treachery.
  • Meaningful Name: After Elena recognizes her as Isa's float model, Flo decides that that'd be too long of a name and settles on being called "Flo".
  • Moment Killer: She barges in on Esteban's trial and her obliviousness contrasts with the serious subject matter of the meeting.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Flo is just so cute, adorable and colorful to look at.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: She's an alpacamundi, a mix-and-match critter of the alpaca and the coatimundi. Coatis are related to racoons and are native only up to the southwestern United States.

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