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    Shuriki 

Shuriki

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Voiced by: Jane Fonda
Voiced in Japanese by: Romi Park
Appearances: Sofia the First | Elena of Avalor

"Some inherit their kingdoms, others have to take it by force."

An Evil Sorceress from the Northern Islands. Forty-one years ago, she killed King Raul and Queen Lucia and forced the royal family into hiding while she took over Avalor, until Princess Elena returned and defeated her.


  • 0% Approval Rating: No one in Avalor really supported her, not even Esteban, but they were too afraid to stand up to her until Elena's return.
  • The Ageless: Thanks to her magic, she's immortal. If Elena had never returned, Avalor could've continued to suffer under Shuriki's rule for possibly hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Whether or not Elena's Blaze spell killed her or not. It is framed in a way that suggests that she might have been trapped in the Jewel of Night akin to when Elena was trapped in her amulet after it "protected" her from Shuriki's vadisima spell, but it's just as likely that she was merely disintegrated. Word of God, though, says that she's dead, although it's ultimately up to viewer interpretation as to whether she's just trapped or not. It ultimately doesn't matter either way, as Mateo destroys it in "Naomi Knows Best". Her death is very much confirmed by her appearance in the Spirit World. invoked
  • Animal Motif: Not as obvious as the malvago characters, but her motif seems to be a lizard.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Elena, and the feeling is entirely mutual. Upon finally being freed from the amulet in "Elena and the Secret of Avalor", Elena tries to kill Shuriki with her own wand, and when she resurfaces in Season 2, she immediately wants to hunt Shuriki down and kill her.
  • Big Bad: Of the Secret of Avalor special. Also the Greater-Scope Villain of Sofia the First, and of the show from "Realm of The Jaquins" through "Song of the Sirenas".
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Publicly, Shuriki would maintain an image of friendliness and joviality when it suits her, when in actuality, she is resentful and cold towards everyone.
  • The Cameo: In the Grand Finale, she can be seen watching Elena and Ash's olaball game, now a green spirit and eating popcorn.
  • The Comically Serious: As vile as she is, most of her interactions with Victor and Carla are just comedy gold due to her palpable exasperation at their Laughably Evil antics.
  • Control Freak: Her rule over Avalor focused on having things quiet and orderly, to the point of banning all music.
  • Cruel Mercy: Shuriki spared Esteban and made him chancellor, while killing Elena's parents and banished Esteban's friend.
  • Dark Is Evil: Her clothing is mainly dark-colored, and no-one in their right mind would ever mistake her for someone benevolent.
  • Death by Irony: Elena defeats her by using a Blaze spell on her, leaving nothing but the Scepter of Night's orb behind. It's unclear if she had been disintegrated or accidentally trapped in the orb, but both fates are what happened to her other victims — having disintegrated Elena's parents with a vadisima spell and unknowingly trapping Elena in her amulet.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: Upon taking over Avalor, she happily took away everything fun and openly neglected her duties and the people, while leaving it up to Esteban to actually run the place.
  • Disk-One Final Boss: She's responsible for the show's backstory and is the main villain for half of Season 2, with Quita Moz stating around the same time that Elena must defeat a coming darkness. But soon after, another evil rises up and Quita Moz states that even though Shuriki has been defeated, she was not the darkness he had prophesied. However, the rest of that season is mostly standalone episodes without an overarching plot or villain, leaving her status as the Big Bad for Season 2 secure.
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  • The Dreaded: She is feared by everyone in Avalor, and her return spells doom for the entire kingdom.
  • Entitled Bitch: She is genuinely surprised when Esteban turns against her, despite the fact that she had moments ago taunted him over going back on her word after he helped her invade Avalor and even threatened him with the same fate she inflicted on his aunt and uncle. During "Song of the Sirenas", she openly calls herself "the real queen of Avalor", regardless of the fact that she has no actual claim to the throne.
  • Evil Is Petty: "Coronation Day" reveals that Shuriki set her sights on Avalor after King Raoul defended Avalor's allies from her.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Duh. She has magic and is fine with committing murder.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: It's kept off-screen, but Elena basically incinerates her with a Blaze spell from the Scepter of Light in "Song of the Sirenas". However, this doesn't necessarily mean that she's gone for good.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: It's not clear what the Northern Isles are supposed to be based off of, but they share their name with a pair of British archipelagos north of Scotland.
  • Fun-Hating Villain: She hates music, dancing, and festivals, to the point she's banned them from Avalor during her reign.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Her takeover of Avalor and attempt on Elena's life is what caused Elena to be trapped in a magical amulet that would be eventually given to Sofia, essentially causing a number of events in Sofia the First.
  • Grim Up North: The Northern Islands are implied to be this, with Word of God stating that Shuriki is a powerful figure there. invoked
  • Hate Sink: A murderous, power-hungry throne usurper and tyrant who killed Elena's parents, subjected Avalor to a 41-year oppressive regime, and is incapable of feeling empathy or caring about anyone but herself. To drive the point home, Word of God's personal belief is that while most characters on the show are capable of redemption, you can’t say the same for Shuriki. invoked
  • Hypocrite: While ruling over Avalor, she desired that everything be peaceful and quiet... save for having the people cheer for her.
  • I Lied:
    • As revealed in the pilot special, she enlisted Esteban to help her take over Avalor, promising him power in exchange and promising that she would not harm his family. While she did give Esteban the power he wanted, she went back on the rest of her word and murdered Elena's parents before trying to do the same to Elena, and banished his friend Victor Delgado along with his entire family. All this was to Kick the Dog for Esteban so that at every waking moment, he would live with the guilt of losing everyone he ever cared about.
    • Curiously enough, Shuriki does end up keeping her word and allows Fiero to transform the Delgados into Malvagos. Why? Fiero mentioned that Victor and Carla could not possibly handle such power and that's when she realizes in the off-chance they don't survive the process, and considering how much they mess up, it would be of no consequence to her.
  • It's All About Me: Her general mindset during her rule over Avalor. She banned all music, simply because of her own distaste for it, banned all other magic users such as Fiero from the kingdom (most likely so no one would ever challenge her in that regard) and even replaced the original Avaloran flag with Jacquins on it with one depicting her own profile, due to not wanting anything other than herself to be a symbol of the kingdom.
  • Karmic Death: After all those years causing pain and suffering to Elena, her family and friends, Shuriki is finally killed by Elena using the Scepter of Light in "Song of the Sirenas".
  • The Kingslayer: She killed Elena's parents as part of the invasion.
  • Killed Off for Real: Craig Gerber confirmed that she is dead following "Song of the Sirenas".
  • Knight of Cerebus: Her return pretty much heralded a more serious tone to the series.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her name is taken from the kanji characters in the Japanese phrase, "the power to end everything" (すべてをわる)note 
    • Alternatively, her name sounds like shiki, shi (死) being the kanji for "death" and the whole word meaning "time of death".
  • Might Makes Right: Shuriki subscribes to the belief that it doesn't matter who deserves what, but rather who has the power to take what they get.
  • Mysterious Past: It is currently unknown why she chose to invade Avalor, though Word of God has stated that it had to do with something between her and King Raul regarding the Northern Isles, which isn't revealed until "Coronation Day". invoked
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Her name essentially means the destruction of everything.
  • Never Say "Die": While it's pretty clear from the beginning that Shuriki killed Elena's parents, Elena initially only mentions that Shuriki attacked them. Subverted in "Song of the Sirenas", when Elena outright describes her as "the sorceress who killed my parents".
  • Obviously Evil: She and her men wear dark clothing and Avalor looks bleak and miserable under her rule despite it looking nice on the surface. It’s quite surprising King Roland didn’t notice anything unusual about her throne room or her iconography.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Once Shuriki realizes that the Scepter of Light has the power to counter any evil magic she can throw at Elena, and of course harm her.
    • She has another one in "Song of the Sirenas", in which she realizes she has failed to finish off Elena and is then promptly defeated by her once and for all.
  • One-Hit Kill: The spell she used to kill Elena's parents, Vladisima will kill the victim if touched, and no magically conjured barrier will hold up against it. The Scepter of Light's magic however, can cancel out the effect.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • She compliments Victor after he brings her a red jewel that imprisoned Marimonda, which she uses to restore her youth, though whether or not she was sincere is unknown.
    • She almost has one when she gives Carla praise for a job well done, but she just has to make it awkward by agreeing when Carla says that she never thought she'd ever hear those words from her.
    • She does it again with Carla when their villainous group must now find the second piece of the Scepter of Night after Elena obtains the first one, largely due to Fiero and Victor bungling it up with their incessant bickering and in-fighting. Carla suggests that they can take the first piece from Elena when she goes get the second one, to which Shuriki smiles and tells Carla that there may be hope for her yet.
  • Properly Paranoid: Shuriki banned the practice of magic from Avalor (Fiero included) apart from her own, because she was wary of being overthrown.
  • Rapid Aging: Undergoes this when Elena destroys her wand. She restores herself with a jewel that Victor absconds from Marimonda's prison.
  • Red Herring: She is not the great darkness that Elena must defeat to become Queen.
  • Retcon: In the backdoor pilot, Shuriki is shown suddenly appearing before King Raul and Queen Lucia's carriage before killing them, unaware that Elena was watching. In the series proper, she briefly turns to look at Elena to taunt her before killing the king and queen, although it's implied that this part was imagined as a result of Elena's trauma.
  • The Sociopath: Has no empathy or care for anyone but herself. Even her minion Carla lampshades it when, in response to Shuriki saying she feels festive, Carla says "You feel?" incredulously.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: It is the source of much frustration that she has to undergo regarding her own underlings; Victor is too arrogant and Carla is such a Spoiled Brat, that they're only marginally reliable and it leads them to make stupid mistakes along the way. The only one who manages to do a marginally better job is Fiero.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: As time goes on, Shuriki and the Delgados seem to get more and more on each other's nerves, even taken open verbal shots at one another, but they still rely upon each other to get what they all want.
  • This Cannot Be!: Shuriki's reaction when she finds that the Scepter of Light has magic that can overpower hers.
  • Vain Sorceress: She used her magic to maintain her youth over the forty-one years she ruled Avalor, removing even the slightest wrinkles as they appeared. After Elena breaks her wand, this is all undone, causing her to age into an old woman in an instant.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Shuriki is a murderous throne usurper and oppressive tyrant who has killed and attempted to kill others on-screen...in a Disney Junior show. The only other villain in the series to match her vileness would be Ash Delgado, an Abusive Parent and domestic abuser who also happens to be a manipulative, murderous, and power-hungry malvago.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She falls into one after Elena breaks her wand, wailing and repeating "No!" before finally falling into the waters around Avalor.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: After Shuriki reforges her wand from the magical jewel in the royal vault, she confronts Elena again, uses the same spell that killed her parents. What was different this time is that Elena has the Scepter of Light, which has the power to cancel out her magic and destroy her second wand. Of course, Shuriki intends to fix this later on with a new artifact that can match the Scepter of Light.
  • Villainous Legacy: Despite being Killed Off for Real in season 2, her influence continues from there, with Victor and Carla (who were made Malvagos at her request) continuing to be a threat. And then Elena discovers that she was able to attack Avalor because of Esteban... Even in death, Shuriki cast a long shadow over the rest of the series.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Outside of Avalor, most of the neighboring kingdoms, like Enchancia, believed Shuriki to be the rightful ruler of the kingdom. Said good publicity goes out the window when Elena returns.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: She can't perform any magic spells without her wand, and she rapidly ages into a powerless elderly woman when her wand is simply snapped in half... though you'd have to get her wand in the first place, which she always keeps on herself. Sofia and Esteban manage to get close enough to her to grab it while they're still in her good graces.
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    Fiero 

Fiero

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Voiced by: Héctor Elizondo

A malvago (Evil Sorcerer) who was once in the running for the kingdom's royal sorcerer. After Alacazar was chosen instead of him, he became Alakazar's worst enemy. He returns in the present to steal the Codex Maru, Alacazar's spellbook.


  • Animal Motif: Has snakes on his robe, cape, and tamborita.
  • Ascended Extra: He started off as a one-shot antagonist in the first season. In the second season, he is brought back and joins forces with Shuriki, Victor and Carla, but is turned back into stone by Mateo in "Song of the Sirenas".
  • Dark Is Evil: Like most malvagos, he wears dark clothing.
  • Dirty Coward: In "Song of the Sirenas", he uses Gabe as a Human Shield during his duel with Mateo.
  • The Dragon: Becomes Shuriki's #1 lapdog and fellow Evil Sorcerer in Season 2, but he wants to officially become the Royal Malvago when Shuriki takes Avalor again.
  • Evil Old Folks: As a contemporary of Alakazar, he's at least in his seventies, and is quite cruel and vicious.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He ends up having his own spell bounced back at him, turning him to stone. Turns out it's a weaker, reversible version of the spell he attempted to use and Mateo found the means to undo it.
  • Kick the Dog: After Mateo gave him the Codex Maru in return for letting his friends go, Fiero decided on a whim to take the potion that would cure all the people he had turned to stone.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is one of the darkest, most frightening villains to appear in the series, next to Shuriki. Naturally, they end up joining forces.
  • Start of Darkness: After he falied to become the royal wizard, losing to Alacazar, Fiero swore Revenge and decided to become a malvago instead.
  • Taken for Granite: His favorite spell. Ironically, he has been turned into stone himself by Mateo twice.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He states that Victor and Carla cannot handle such power as malvagos, but Carla proves to be powerful enough to perform a powerful magical spell with her mother.

    Lord Elrod 

Lord Elrod

See his entry on the Outsiders character page.

    Victor Delgado 

Victor Delgado

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Voiced by: Lou Diamond Phillips

"Avalor will already be ours, and they will all regret the day they wronged Victor Delgado!"

The son of the former royal treasurer under King Raul. He was a childhood friend of Esteban and the two worked together with Shuriki to overthrow the king and queen until Victor and his family were banished by her instead. Now that Shuriki is gone, he returns to Avalor with his daughter Carla to steal Queen Lucia's tiara...


  • Animal Motif: After being turned into a malvago, his animal motif is a scorpion.
  • The Atoner: In "The Lightning Warrior", he owns up for his past actions instead of making excuses and shows that he wants to help fix things, apologizing to Elena for his and Carla's actions in hurting her family and saying that they both want to stay to help fight Team Ash.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Him and Ash, in spades. Not only do they constantly bicker, Ash couldn't care less about Victor and whatever relationship they had ends with Ash petrifying him with a Til Murder Do Us Part sort of intention when he refuses to go to Takaina with her due to fearing for their daughter's safety.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: After Shuriki and Fiero are dealt with in "Song of the Sirenas", Victor Became the de-facto leader of her alliance of evil-doers. He didn’t inspire the same fear or respect and ended up alienating Cruz and Vestia. "Naomi Knows Best" reveals that his wife Ash looks down on him and considers Carla to be more powerful than him. Ash ends up Eviler Than Thou and turns him to stone after an argument over her endangering Carla.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In "King of the Carnaval", where he pretends to still be caring towards Elena and her family just so that he can steal Lucia's tiara from them while their guard is down.
  • Blackmail: He forces Esteban to help him steal the crown by threatening to tell his family that he helped Shuriki take over Avalor, and he's the only one who knew about this.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Following his Heel–Face Turn, he and Carla let Mateo undo what made them malvagos and therefore their dark magic in favor of learning good magic.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He loses his tamborita and gets arrested in "Naomi Knows Best". He gets it back temporarily in "The Magic Within", but it gets destroyed soon after. Not like he'll need it...
  • Card-Carrying Villain: His and Carla's Villain Song in "A Spy in the Palace" shows that they're quite aware that their moral alignment is "dastardly dark" and "malicious".
  • Cassandra Truth: At one point, he tells Elena point blank that Esteban willingly helped Shuriki take over. Elena doesn't believe him, knowing that Esteban would never want to hurt his own family; Esteban goes with it because that part was true.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He betrayed the Royal Family (and by extension, all of Avalor), he betrays Elena and her family while trying to steal Lucia's tiara, and intended to betray Shuriki until Elena did her in. Though given that he's been on the opposite end of this, it's a wonder that he hasn't learned his lesson. Fittingly, his Animal Motif is a scorpion, a nasty insect known for having a stinger on its tail that faces forward.
  • Co-Dragons: He and Carla are this to Shuriki up until Fiero comes along and immediately outranks them by becoming her sole dragon. They're not pleased with their demotion, and thus are just fine with both Shuriki and Fiero being removed from the equation later on.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: He disguises as an old woman in "Science Unfair", and thinks he looks rather fetching.
  • Dark Is Evil: He wears a dark suit, which is upgraded to a dark cloak as a malvago.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: In "Snow Place Like Home", he magically conjures a snowstorm that was merely intended to distract Gabe and the Royal Guard, but it winds up becoming far bigger than intended, to his and Carla's detriment.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Both Shuriki and Fiero are put out of commission at the end of "Song of the Sirenas", but Victor and Carla don't mind since they got what they wanted from the alliance — becoming malvagos — and are now free to pursue their own villainous careers.
  • Easily Forgiven: The ending of "The Lightning Warrior" averts this, and indicates he isn't to expect Elena to forgive him anytime soon for all his crimes against Avalor, which he accepts and understands. But, his and Carla's overly sympathetic portrayal in Marlena's song in "Coronation Day" suggests otherwise.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • For whatever kind of person he was in his youth, he really did seem to care about Esteban and was hurt when he did nothing to stop him from getting exiled by Shuriki.
    • He loves his daughter dearly. The best example is "Snow Place Like Home", with Victor carrying Carla through a blizzard when she can no longer walk, and her snuggling her head against him happily. Her almost getting injured in "The Magic Within" is also enough for him to have the two of them quit their evil careers.
    • Victor does seem to care about his father, considering he calls out Esteban for letting Shuriki banish him and his family.
    • Despite the lover's quarrel between them, he does love his wife. But as Ash no longer reciprocates those feelings and is willing to put Carla in danger, he no longer loves her either.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Well, he was already evil, but his transformation into a malvago also transforms his clothes, giving him a dark cloak with scorpion motifs.
  • Evil Former Friend: Victor was a good friend of Elena, and they've known each other since childhood, until he betrayed her at Carnaval. Then Elena finds out he and Esteban betrayed her and her family for Shuriki.
  • Exact Words: In "The Magic Within", he refuses to have him and Carla continue with Ash on the quest for power. Well, now that he's been petrified, he won't be going anywhere.
  • Foil: He and Esteban both felt like No Respect Guys, feeling as if they'd never nearly amount to how appreciated their family and colleagues were, leading to them betraying them to Shuriki. Neither of them were happy when Shuriki didn't follow through with some parts of her end of the deal, but Esteban regrets his decision yet wants to hide from it while Victor doesn't seemed to have learned anything, is letting history repeat, and would rather blame Esteban for not sticking up for him. Additionally, Victor has no partner or family besides his daughter Carla while his relationship with his father after their exile is unknown, while Esteban has no family of his own but is surrounded by his cousins and grandparents. Even their roles in season 3 become different: while Esteban pulled a Face–Heel Turn as he become a wanted criminal siding with Ash and their group of villains, Victor pulled a Heel–Face Turn as he chooses to make amends to Elena for all he has done to her and Avalor. Additionally, Avalor's history completely demonizes Esteban and disregards anything good he did prior to his betrayal being discovered, whereas Victor's previous villainy is completely ignored and he's treated as if he were the victim.
  • Freudian Excuse: Supposedly, according to Victor, he was never treated with respect, even as a child.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Shuriki and Fiero (especially the latter) admittedly don't always like the father-daughter duo.
  • Glory Hound: The father-daughter duo don't like that Fiero is Shuriki's #1 while they will be #2 and #3. They decide they want to find the staff of the Scepter of Night and take the credit for it, and then eventually off Fiero when the time comes.
  • Good Parents: "Good" might not describe his parenting, but he loves his daughter Carla deeply and treats her kindly, though he seems to spoil her a lot unlike Shuriki who bosses her around. He even carries her through a blizzard when she can no longer walk, and Carla nearly dying on the way to Takaina is enough to have him declare he's done with the dark pursuits. Unfortunately, Ash doesn't share the same feeling.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He appears to be jealous of Esteban since, as a technical member of the royal family, he was able to get away with more of his trouble-making antics as a kid than Victor could. That Esteban, in Victor's view anyway, suffered no consequences for helping Shuriki rise to power while he got banished afterward was the final straw for him. Fittingly, his eyes are colored green.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "The Lightning Warrior", along with Carla, he solidifies his turn to the good side by helping Elena free Ixlan without issue. He even makes amends with Elena, with him and Carla helping to cook when she can't as well as him and Elena reminiscing over the times they played together with Esteban.
  • Heel Realization: In "The Magic Within", he realizes that all these evil schemes aren't worth it if Carla's safety is endangered. Unfortunately, Ash doesn't agree.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: At first, he and Carla just seem to be petty thieves who want the crown jewels, but soon make it apparent that the actual crown is the only part that's important to them. When defeated, they vow to come back for the crown because "they need it". It's because Shuriki needs the crown jewels to rebuild her wand.
  • Hidden Depths: In their debut episode, it is established that Victor and his father were family friends of the royal family, and despite Victor practically being raised at the palace as Esteban's best friend, "A Spy In the Palace" reveals that he always felt that people put him down and treated him like a joke. He likely spoils his daughter because he doesn't want her to have a similar experience growing up.
  • High Collar of Doom: Gets one when he becomes a malvago.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: In-Universe. Avalor's history completely ignores his villainy prior to his Heel–Face Turn and he and Carla are treated as the victims.
  • Horrible Judge of Character:
    • Victor and Carla take Shuriki at her word when she promises to make them Malvagos. Victor seems to be forgetting what happened the last time Shuriki promised him something, unless he was desperate... Subverted, as we do see that they were very wary of Shuriki, and had to think accordingly in case Shuriki didn't reward them or turned on them.
    • He's betrayed by two people he loved, Esteban and Ash, both people who have trouble taking responsibility for their actions and how they've affected other people.
  • Hypocrite: When he admonishes Esteban for doing nothing when Shuriki banished him, Esteban tells him that he had no choice. Victor shoots back "you always have a choice". He conveniently overlooks the fact that he chose to ally himself with Shuriki, and that his banishment was a consequence of that choice.
  • Ignored Epiphany: He's bitter over his betrayals by Esteban and Ash, but trusts Shuriki enough again to believe that she'll make him and Carla into malvagos once her evil plan succeeds, even though she's shown in the past that she doesn't follow up with her deals. Granted, he and Carla planned to betray her once her scheme succeeded, but who knows if that would've worked out.
  • It's All About Me: He doesn't care how much pain he caused by helping Shuriki take over Avalor. All he cares about is that Shuriki banished him while rewarding Esteban, and Esteban did nothing to stop it. When Esteban insists he had no choice after Shuriki killed Elena's parents, Victor blows him off. Victor doesn't even stop to consider that maybe he was lucky for being banished rather than having to live in fear and misery under Shuriki's oppression like Esteban was.
    • Subverted in regards to anything regarding Carla. In fact, her almost dying in "The Magic Within" while escaping with Ash is what causes his Heel Realization, while Ash remains firm about being selfish.
  • It's Personal: No matter what his goals are, his hatred for Esteban is very personal, and he wants to see him lose.
  • Large Ham: Not as much as Carla, but he has his moments, like in their Villain Song.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He gets imprisoned for his actions in "Naomi Knows Best", which is fitting.
  • Laughably Evil: Eventually Carla's antics rub off on him, best shown when their Villain Song is done in the form of a freestyle rap.
  • Lethal Chef: Subverted. He and Carla know how to make delicious food—his only flaw with this is that he adds more pepper than necessary.
  • Jerkass: He's a selfish con artist and a thief whose number-one priority is always himself (except for when it comes to his family). Until his Heel–Face Turn, that is.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not as much as Shuriki, but Victor and Carla to be portrayed seriously whenever they appear.
  • Mean Boss: Him repeatedly insulting Cruz leads to him and Vestia ditching Victor and Carla.
  • Meaningful Name: Victor was considered to be the more capable between him and Esteban, and he also has an ego ("I put the Victor in victory!"). Doubles as an Ironic Name, because he feels like the No Respect Guy.
  • Miles Gloriosus: "The Jewel of Maru" shows that for all his bluster, he is scared easily by ghosts. "The Lightning Warrior" also has him scared easily by a creature he saw in the ocean, panicking in the process.
  • Missing Mom: Victor's mother and Carla's paternal grandmother is never mentioned.
  • No Respect Guy: He feels this way, which is what motivates his villainy.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Like his daughter, he's no slouch, as he can be pretty effective as well. For example, the plan to free Marimonda to obtain the jewel Shuriki needed to regain her youth while the heroes focused on trying to stop Marimonda so Victor and Carla could easily get away goes off perfectly and without a hitch. And despite having no magic, he manages to hold his own as a rival to Fiero in "The Scepter of Night".
  • Older Than He Looks: Victor is around his early 60s, but he still doesn't look that much different from when he was younger.
  • Papa Wolf: In "Snow Place Like Home", he carries Carla in his arms to their house through a blizzard when she strains her leg and can no longer walk.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Downplayed. His disguise as an old woman looks suspicious enough that Naomi can at least recognize that it's a man, not a woman.
  • Percussive Pickpocket: Elena's grandparents comment that he and Esteban were quite masterful at pulling pranks using this as kids, usually in the form of hugs or bumping into people. Now that he really is a thief, he's passed this skill on to his daughter, Carla.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His malvago outfit, which is predominantly black and contain hints of purple.
  • Revenge: What Victor hopes to accomplish is revenge against Esteban for abandoning him when Shuriki banished him and his family from Avalor. Victor won’t stop until one way or another, he sticks it to Esteban.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Ironically enough, Shuriki betrayed him when she banished him instead of holding up her end of the bargain (unless Victor was stretching or leaving out some details) and in truth, she wasn't going to turn him and Carla into malvagos, even if she succeeded to defeating Elena. Not to mention that he's rather bitter about Esteban not standing up for him against Shuriki when he got banished. Of course, all of this goes over Victor's head, though instead he had to resort to old-fashioned trickery and persuasion to get what he wants from someone who won’t honor their end of the bargain.
  • Resurrected for a Job: Somewhat. In "The Lightning Warrior", he gets de-petrified so he and Carla can help Elena and Naomi free Princess Ixlan, and Elena tells him he'll merely be sentenced to Soledad island if he acts accordingly. He genuinely proves his worth, though.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Both him and Carla, while certainly skilled in certain areas, are nowhere near as impressive as they think they are as villains, which Shuriki thinks is constantly visualizing.
  • Sticky Fingers: Frequently did this with Esteban towards Abuela and Abuelo when they were kids. When he returns to the palace, he does it to Abuelo once more for old time's sake.
  • Supreme Chef: He's a very good cook, though he tends to "over-pepper".
  • Taken for Granite: Ash petrifies him after he refuses to have him and Carla continue doing evil schemes out of concern for Carla's safety. His petrified body is kept in the garden of Avalor Palace afterwards, and he's not freed from his stone prison until "The Lightning Warrior".
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork:
    • As time goes on, Shuriki and the Delgados seem to get more and more on each other's nerves, even taken open verbal shots at one another, but they still rely upon each other to get what they all want.
    • He's also this with Ash, who has come to despise him for supposedly taking Carla away from her and wants nothing to do with him, but initially tries to work with him only for Carla's sake. It doesn't work.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: He and Carla are Laughably Evil and work for Shuriki. It becomes a Terrible Trio when they're reunited with Ash.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While still not the most graceful of adversaries, he and Carla are more formidable than before once they become malvagos.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In his debut episode, Elena and her grandparents fondly reminisce Victor and Esteban playing together, such as pranking them by pickpocketing their jewelry or running through the palace halls. However, as an adult, he's become genuinely greedy. According to himself in Season 2, he felt like a No Respect Guy as a kid and seeking out power is his way at getting back at the world. Whether or not he's just using Self-Serving Memory or the royal family was Innocently Insensitive to him isn't currently known.
  • Villain Decay: Downplayed, and an inversion to Carla's Character Development. He technically never stops being capable and even becomes more threatening when he is turned into a malvago, but he was portrayed as a much more straight-up sinister villain in his debut episode, "King of the Carnival", whereas afterwards he just got goofier and more bumbling with each passing appearance.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • He is correct that his wife Ash could've come back to him and Carla anytime instead of continue with her malvago training, and that she exhibits It's All About Me and Never My Fault.
    • Victor telling Esteban that he always has a choice, and how he did nothing when Shuriki banished him and his family from Avalor becomes very important in Season 3; all those years Esteban lied to his whole family and never told them that he let Shuriki in. Once Elena finds out the truth in the most visceral way possible, Esteban got what was coming for him. The fact that he didn't tell his family the truth sooner and that he refused to take his punishment with dignity proves Victor being right about how Esteban's choices were to his own benefit and no one else's.
  • Villain Song: "Don't Look Now", which also serves as a Motive Rant, with Victor revealing that he's felt like a No Respect Guy since his youth.
  • We Used to Be Friends: As his father was royal treasurer, Victor practically grew up at the palace and was known among the royal family for being Esteban's best friend. "The Lightning Warrior" takes it a step further and reveals he was good friends with Elena as well.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Victor's father and Carla's grandfather is mentioned in their debut episode, but he presumably passed away after he and his family were exiled.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He knocks Elena down in "Realm of the Jaquins" and tries to blast Naomi in "Naomi Knows Best", as well as Ash in "Coronation Day".
  • Would Hurt a Child: Victor is willing to hurt teens and the preteen Isabel.

    Carla Delgado 

Carla Delgado

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Voiced by: Myrna Velasco
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Jocelyn Robles

"I can play him like a violin."

Victor and Ash's daughter. Raised to be evil like her parents, she gleefully participates in their schemes.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg:
    • When Elena exiles her and Victor from Avalor after they get caught during the carnaval, she appears shocked and begins to approach Elena as if to ask for her not to do this, but Victor holds her back, acknowledging that they've lost.
    • She lets herself be turned in when her mother abandons her and turns her father to stone, and only asks Elena to find a way to free him. Elena can't make any promises, but appears to sympathize with her plight.
  • Animal Motif: After being turned into a malvago, her animal motif is a spider.
  • The Atoner: Like her father, she gains a desire to make up for her past crimes and misdeeds in "The Lightning Warrior", deciding to help Elena and her friends against her mother Ash and her allies.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She is so cute, but so evil. Her disguise as Rita invokes this even more.
  • Becoming the Mask: Averted. While undercover in the palace as Rita for weeks, she never warms up to Elena and co. and remains loyal to her father (and Shuriki). On the other hand, their antics have rubbed off on her to the point that she does gain her own sense of independence and starts to step up in earning what she wants.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She's often immature, impatient, ineffectual and incredibly spoiled. Nevertheless, she was incredibly competent when disguising herself as Rita to serve as The Mole, where she had everyone fooled for weeks. Naomi is the only one to begin suspecting her eventually, but it's too late by then, as Carla successfully achieved her mission, much to the astonishment of Shuriki, who gives Carla genuine praise on a job well done, though no one is more surprised than Elena herself.
    Elena (after she's in shock at seeing Shuriki): Fiero? Victor? And Carla?! You were Rita?!
    Carla: And you were clueless.
    • This is shown again in "The Scepter of Night", where she comes up with the idea to take the first piece of the Scepter of Night from Elena when she comes for the second one. An impressed Shuriki tells her there may be hope for her yet.
    • In "Naomi Knows Best", she outright proves to be a formidable villain when she fights the heroes.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: One of her defining traits. In "King of the Carnaval", she acts like a normal teen who is just curious about her father's past while actually helping him in trying to steal Queen Lucia's tiara. It's also why Shuriki and Victor believe sending her undercover as a spy in the Avalor Palace in Season 2 will work out smoothly, and it does.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Often, especially in her interactions with Victor and Shuriki.
  • Break the Haughty: The arrogant, self-centered Carla suffers this in "The Magic Within", in which she is brought to tears by her father's petrification and is forced to admit she was wrong about her mother.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Following her Heel–Face Turn, she and Victor let Mateo undo what made them malvagos and therefore their dark magic in favor of learning good magic.
  • Brought Down to Normal: She loses her tamborita in "Naomi Knows Best".
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Her and Victor's Villain Song in "A Spy in the Palace" shows that they're quite aware that their moral alignment is "dastardly dark" and "malicious".
  • Character Development:
    • She initially starts out as Laughably Evil Daddy's Little Villain, but Season 2 seems to be building up to her becoming less dependent on her father, spending a three-episode arc undercover and later earning Shuriki's respect while Victor argues with Fiero over their The Dragon statuses. She proves her worth in the Season 2 finale.
    • A tragic example occurs in "The Magic Within". After her mother petrifies her father, Carla sees what a horrible person she truly is and refuses to go anywhere with her. She also remorsefully turns herself in to Elena and Team Avalor.
    • "The Lightning Warrior" reveals that she reflected on her errors and wrongs during her time locked up in the dungeon, and it shows.
  • Co-Dragons: She and Victor are this to Shuriki up until Fiero comes along and immediately outranks them by becoming her sole dragon. They're not pleased with their demotion, and thus are just fine with both Shuriki and Fiero being removed from the equation later on.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Given how evil her parents are, it's no surprise that they raised Carla to be evil as well.
    • She willingly and gleefully joins in on her father's criminal activities.
    • Later it turns out that her mother is also villainous, making Carla a case of Mommy's Little Villain too. In "Naomi Knows Best", they... attempt to kill Elena together.
  • Dark Is Evil: She wears a dress that uses a lot of black, which is upgraded to a dark cloak as a malvago.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very much so. She even manages to snark at Shuriki.
  • The Determinator: When she wants something, she rather impressively refuses to let anything stop her from getting it.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Both Shuriki and Fiero are put out of commission at the end of "Song of the Sirenas", but Victor and Carla don't mind since they got what they wanted from the alliance — becoming malvagos — and are now free to pursue their own villainous careers.
  • Even Bad Girls Love Their Mamas: There is a clear earnestness in her voice when she says she wishes "mama" could see her and Victor now when they become malvagos, showing that she clearly misses her Missing Mom. And when said Missing Mom returns in "Snow Place Like Home", she and Carla immediately share a heartfelt embrace.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: After their defeat, she tells Ash that they need to go back for Victor when he's arrested, and is horrified when Ash implies she wants to leave him behind, before groaning in frustration.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She looks up to her parents and loves them dearly. She laments the absence of her mother and is delighted when she finally returns, and is very upset with her mother's mistreatment of her father, especially when she turns him into stone. By "The Lightning Warrior", she is willing to fight her own mother, even if it clearly hurts her. Sadly, she does not have the heart to hurt her mother.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Well, she was already evil, but her transformation into a malvago also transforms her clothes, giving her a dark cloak with spider motifs.
  • Extremely Protective Child: Unlike her mother, who is solely focused on gaining power, she becomes primarily focused on freeing her father following the events of "Naomi Knows Best", making an attempt to do so personally in "To Save a Sunbird".
  • Freudian Excuse: Having to travel the road with her dad all her life has left her without a real sense of home or any friends and is why she's so loyal to her parents.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Shuriki and Fiero (especially the latter) admittedly don't always like the father-daughter duo.
  • Friendless Background: She never had a friend in her life because she and her father were always on the move and she never had a stable environment to live in. Not that this bothers her.
  • Glory Hound: The father-daughter duo don't like that Fiero is Shuriki's #1 while they will be #2 and #3. They decide they want to find the staff of the Scepter of Night and take the credit for it, and then eventually off Fiero when the time comes.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After spending months alone in Avalor Palace's dungeon, in "The Lightning Warrior", along with Victor, she solidifies her turn to the good side by helping Elena free Ixlan without issue.
  • Heel Realization: In "The Magic Within", she realizes that her mother is a horrible person when she petrifies her father all because he wanted to stop with the evil schemes out of concern for Carla's safety, so she decides to stop following her. Afterwards, she willing turns herself in, becomes sympathetic to Elena over being betrayed by family, and only asks her to find a way to free her father.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: At first, she and Victor just seem to be petty thieves who want the crown jewels, but soon make it apparent that the actual crown is the only part that's important to them. When defeated, they vow to come back for the crown because "they need it". It's because Shuriki needs the crown jewels to rebuild her wand.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • For her part, Carla says in "A Spy in the Palace" that, regardless of how much her father dotes on her, she's grown up always feeling alone due to never having a stable home or any friends, and she desires power to alleviate these feelings.
    • "Naomi Knows Best" reveals that Carla is a more dangerous and powerful malvago than Victor.
    • Despite her longtime greed and desire to live in a fancy palace, she states genuinely in "The Lightning Warrior" that she wouldn't mind being exiled on a pretty island.
  • Horrible Judge of Character:
    • Victor and Carla take Shuriki at her word when she promises to make them Malvagos. Victor seems to be forgetting what happened the last time Shuriki promised him something, unless he was desperate... Subverted, as we do see that they were very wary of Shuriki, and had to think accordingly in case Shuriki doesn't reward them or turns on them.
    • She's put her mother on a high pedestal that it becomes a Broken Pedestal when her mother decides to petrify her father after an argument and doesn't bat an eye when Carla refuses to leave with her.
  • Jerkass: Like her father, she's a selfish con artist and a thief whose number-one priority is always herself (except for when it comes to her family). Until her Heel–Face Turn, that is.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She wasn't wrong when she said that Fiero acts like he's so above them, but if it wasn't for her and Victor, he'd still be a statue. Likewise, it's easy to sympathize with her and Victor feeling upset when Shuriki immediately declares him her Royal Malvago when he has done much less for her than they have and yet she still has yet to reward them for their services.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not as much as Shuriki, but Victor and Carla to be portrayed seriously whenever they appear.
  • Lady of Black Magic: After becoming a malvago, her coloring becomes black.
  • Large Ham: "AND CARLA DELGADO!"
  • Laughably Evil: Carla seems to get more and more goofy moments with each passing appearance due to her immaturity, which eventually rubs off on Victor, best shown when their Villain Song is done in the form of a freestyle rap.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Both Victor and Ash passed their ambitiousness and selfishness onto her. In particular, Carla has her father's tendency to put family first and talent for cooking, as well as her mother's snarky attitude.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Victor doesn't appear to share much of the finer details of his plans with her, much to her annoyance.
  • Malicious Misnaming: She loves misnaming Mateo.
    Carla: Ha! Take that, Matato!
    Mateo: Now you're not even trying!
  • Manipulative Bitch: She does a good job manipulating Elena and the others as Rita.
  • Meaningful Name: A carl is an archaic term for a peasant or a low-class citizen, which is what the duo are, despite the family formerly having ties with the royal family.
  • The Mole: She disguises herself as the cute, innocent Rita to pose as Armando's long-lost cousin and gain Elena's and Naomi's trust while she finds a way to get the tiara containing the magical jewel before her deception is revealed.
  • Morality Pet:
    • She is this to Victor, being the only person he treats with kindness and respect. "Snow Place Like Home" and "The Magic Within" show just how much he cares about her.
    • She is also this to her mother Ash, as "Not Without My Magic" shows that she and Victor pretend to not be having a martial spat whenever Carla is present, and Ash is distraught that she missed her daughter growing up. That being said, "The Magic Within" has Ash performing a big Kick the Morality Pet moment towards Carla.
  • Not So Different:
    • She is this to Elena, of all people. Both are teenagers seeking to prove themselves, both have mothers who are absent from their lives but come back to them in one way or another, and both seek to unlock a magical potential. This is taken to another level in "The Magic Within", in which just like Elena, Carla is betrayed by a family member, watches at least one parent sustain a fatal magical blast right before her eyes, and she gets imprisoned almost immediately after.
    • In "Snow Place Like Home", similarly to Elena, Naomi and Mateo, Carla is enjoying Navidad with her family, even if it may be as simple as warming up with them at the fireplace.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Carla is usually loud, disrespectful, and rude, not to mention she has displayed an open willingness to kill Elena in "Sister of Invention". So when she somberly explains what happened after the avalanche in "The Magic Within" and begs Elena to restore her father, you know her life's been turned upside down.
  • Operation: [Blank]: As Rita, she calls her mission to sabotage Naomi "Operation: Bye Bye Naomi".
  • Pet the Dog: In "Rise of the Sorceress", she has a sad look on her face when Elena brings up her murdered parents, suggesting that even her Lack of Empathy can only go so far. But she treats it as more of an uncomfortable moment for her, which does make sense given how awkward it must be to be present in the moment where someone's lamenting a murder committed by your current secret employer. This is likely since she can relate to Elena, considering her own mother has been absent for most of her life, and such a moment happens again in "The Magic Within".
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her malvago outfit, which is predominantly black and contain hints of purple, which goes well with her eyes.
  • Ship Tease: While she was Rita, her interactions with Mateo went into this territory, and Mateo seemed to have some sort of crush on her. Becomes genuine in "Coronation Day", where she finally gets his name right upon checking if he's alright, to his delight. And at Elena's coronation, they exchange sheepish smiles after bumping heads.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "Royal Rivalry", she is upset at the Wanted Posters featuring her and Victor, because her face appears smaller than his. It becomes a Brick Joke when she sees new posters at the end of the episode and is glad her face has the same size as his on them.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Both she and Victor, while certainly skilled in certain areas, are nowhere near as impressive as they think they are as villains, which Shuriki thinks is constantly visualizing.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She is either this or Brilliant, but Lazy, as she never struck as the type to apply herself. Her brilliance shows in "The Scepter of Night" when she understood what the first riddle meant; with Shuriki already having a low opinion of her, Carla resolves to be more proactive and give her 100%, hoping it pays off.
  • Spoiled Brat: She is so obsessed with getting what she wants, that she will not let anyone stop her from doing so, and loses her patience and rants whenever she doesn't. Victor likely raised her like this because, as their dual Villain Song suggests, it was quite the opposite for him in his childhood.
  • Supreme Chef: "Not Without My Magic" and "The Lightning Warrior" reveal that she's a very good cook.
  • The Tease: As Rita, she is able to play Mateo like a violin this way.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are a very dark violet, representing her arrogance and foreshadowing her transformation into a malvago.
  • Teens Are Monsters: She could be considered this, displaying all of the negative attributes commonly associated with teenagers in addition to being a villain.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork:
    • As time goes on, Shuriki and the Delgados seem to get more and more on each other's nerves, even taken open verbal shots at one another, but they still rely upon each other to get what they all want.
    • During their Enemy Mine in "The Lightning Warrior", she becomes this with Elena, growing very aggravated with her refusal to give her and Victor even half a chance, which resulted in all of them, not just her, getting eaten by a Moyacu. In a moment of Character Development for both of them, Elena realizes she's right and agrees to let her help.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: She and Victor are Laughably Evil and work for Shuriki. It becomes a Terrible Trio when they're reunited with Ash.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While still not the most graceful of adversaries, she and Victor are more formidable than before once they become malvagos.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She's a lot nicer in "The Lightning Warrior", having reflected on her past actions and wrongs while imprisoned in the dungeon, now genuinely wanting to help Team Avalor. In "Coronation Day", she expresses concern for Mateo when he is attacked by Chatana, and respectfully curtsies to Elena during her coronation.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Heavily implied. In "Way Back When", it's described that she used to have a happy, non-criminal life with her father at a very young age, and this is also demonstrated in flashbacks.
  • Villain Song: "Don't Look Now", which also serves as a Motive Rant, with Carla revealing she never got to have a real stable childhood thanks to her father's nomadic lifestyle.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: After she becomes a malvago, she says "If only mama could see us now!", which implies this, as did her happiness in an earlier episode when Shuriki (a kind of maternal figure) actually gave her praise. Later, when her mother returns, Carla is ecstatic and works tirelessly to please her until she realizes making her proud isn't worth it in "The Magic Within".
  • Would Hurt a Child: While trying to steal the jewels from the royal family while on a carnaval float, she dislodges the second cart while Isabel (and her grandparents) are on it, despite that it could have crashed into something and hurt her. And of course, she's willing to hurt and possibly even kill teens her own age.
  • You Remind Me of X: Her feistiness reminds Zopilote of Ash when she was under his tutelage.
  • Youre Not My Mother: She wants nothing to do with her mother after she petrifies her father. Aside from a brief look of shock, Ash seems to take it well. As of "The Lightning Warrior", she's willing to fight Ash, but when it comes to actually hurting her, that's easier said than done.

    Duke Cristóbal 

Duke Cristóbal Castillo

See his entry on the Civilians character page.
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    Ash Delgado 

Ash Delgado

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Voiced by: Grey Griffin
Voiced in Japanese by: Rei Furukawa

"In this world, power is all that matters."

Victor's wife and Carla's mother. Greedy and power-hungry, she seeks to become the most powerful malvago to have ever lived, even if it comes at the expense of her family and allies.


  • Abusive Parents: She abandons Carla in favor of power, petrifies Victor in front of her, and leaves her at the mercy of Team Avalor (though she blames Elena for her losing Carla).
  • Actor Allusion: She's a manipulative villainess that takes advantage of the resident Anti-Villain, is voiced by Grey Griffin and her master's lair is a volcano with unusually blue lava. Sound familiar?
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: While it isn't confirmed, this is implied to be the reason why she ended up with someone like Victor. Though if anything, she appears to be more bad than Victor...
  • Ambition Is Evil: Deconstructed. Ash's ambition for power caused her to become very shortsighted that she eventually forgets the importance of family and her being trapped with the Grand Macaw as her reward for winning the olaball match, shows how her ambition made her lose clarity.
  • Animal Motif: Owls, imagery of which appear in her Villain Song. The Mayans associated owls with night, darkness, death, destruction, and the underworld/Xibalba. The Popol Vuh describes owls as messengers of Xibalba, and the Aztec god Mictlantecuhli is associated with owls.
  • Arc Villain: After serving as the main antagonist of "Naomi Knows Best", the Season 2 finale, in Season 3 she becomes part of a Big Bad Duumvirate with Esteban, but is ultimately not the show's Final Boss.
  • Asshole Victim: In "Coronation Day", she is trapped in the Spirit World after having won against Elena in a game of olaball, and she is going to presumably deal with the Four Shades of Awesome when they learned of what had happened to her. No one is going to miss her when they learned of her fate, not even Victor and Carla.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Her and Victor, in spades. Not only do they constantly bicker, Ash couldn't care less about Victor and whatever relationship they had ends with Ash petrifying him with a Til Murder Do Us Part sort of intention when he refuses to go to Takaina with her due to fearing for their daughter's safety.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Her Freudian Excuse involves losing her world as a little girl and coming to believe only the most wicked win. In "Coronation Day", she wins the olaball match against Elena hosted by Grand Macaw (albeit through Elena letting her win)... and is "rewarded" by being made to stay partying with him in the Spirit World, while it's Elena who gets to return to the living world.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Ultimately winds up as this in "Coronation Day". Just as she releases the Shadows of the Night so they can help her conquer Avalor, she falls into the Spirit World with Elena, allowing Esteban to take credit for their liberation and causing them to obey him instead. In her attempts to get back on the living world, she's made to face off Elena in a match of olaball by Grand Macaw. Even when she wins, it turns out her "reward" by him is to party with Grand Macaw forever while Elena gets to return to Avalor, and her pleas and sobs are ignored.
  • Brought Down to Normal: She loses her tamborita in "Naomi Knows Best", but later gets a new one in "Sister of Invention".
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: She claims that the reason why she doesn't destroy Esteban is because they are stronger as allies.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: She wants to be the most powerful malvago, but someone else keeps beating her to the artifacts. She's thwarted from using the Scepter of Night, Elena gets the power of the Crystal Forge, and even Esteban manages to get more magic than she.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She freely admits that she's wicked and evil, believing that being bad is the key to success in this world. She also isn't at all bothered when Pili calls her "clearly evil and rotten to the core".
  • The Comically Serious: One of the few times Ash isn't portrayed seriously is in "Spirit of a Wizard", where Flo takes her tamborita and jumps on her, while Ash is unable to do anything but insult Flo.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Prisma. Both of them serve as the Arc Villain of the last season of their respective shows, desire extreme power at the cost of others, and have pasts that involve them being cast aside, are very selfish and, in spite of mostly being competent, rely on large amounts of help (Twitch and Wormwood for Prisma, and Esteban, Zopilote, and Chatana for Ash). However, Ash is more of a Jerkass than the Affably Evil Prisma, didn't fall victim to Eviler Than Thou even if she is the Disc-One Final Boss, and their final fates differ as well: Prisma got imprisoned in the Mystic Isles again after regretting her actions, whereas Ash became permanently trapped in the Grand Macaw's party after "winning" an olaball match to Elena.
  • The Corrupter: She's the one who keeps convincing Esteban to go up against his family and embrace his role as an Evil Sorcerer.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: She has gray eyes and gray/white hair.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When she was a young girl, she only had her two pet mice as company. When her village was robbed by Zopilote, he also stole her mice and she never saw them again. Ever since, she's come to believe that you've got to be evil and strong to get the things you want and she went to pursue Zopilote as her teacher.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: She wants to become all-powerful and to have everything because everything was taken from her when she was a helpless little girl. Though it was the loss of her two pet mice that personally impacted her the most more than anything else about her village, and she ignores that she already has her family by her side in order to pursue more power as a magic user.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She makes some snarky remarks towards Esteban in "The Magic Within". Must be where Carla gets it from.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • Gee, Ash, do you think petrifying your husband after he tells you to stop putting their daughter in danger will win over her loyalty?
    • In "Coronation Day", she releases the Shadows of the Night under the belief they'll obey her out of gratitude. It didn't occur to her the possibility that they'd be ungrateful, being incredibly chaotic and powerful and thus not being willing to play by rules of whoever else. Esteban winds up having to suffer in her place, though Ash herself gets a bad outcome of her own.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The Season 2 finale and the majority of Season 3, particularly with her being the source of most of the problems and her malevolent machinations, strongly imply she'll be the show's final antagonist. Nope. That goes to the Four Shades of Awesome.
  • Dramatic Unmask: During the ending sequence of "Snow Place Like Home", a mysterious hooded figure that appears to be a malvago enters the Delgado household, and she removes her hood, revealing herself to be a woman... whom Carla recognizes as her mother.
  • Enemy Mine: She and her family team up with Esteban in "The Magic Within" to escape from the palace. After the avalanche, it's just her and Esteban. Neither of them particularly like each other, but Esteban is afraid for his life and desperately needs protection, while Ash needs him to get around Avalor without being found.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • Genuinely loves her daughter Carla, and shares a heartfelt embrace with her upon reunion. In "Not Without My Magic", she pretends not to fight with Victor whenever Carla is present, and she is distraught that she missed Carla growing up. Also, in "Naomi Knows Best", she only agrees to go back for Victor eventually when Carla tells her to. Then in Season 3, when Carla runs off to free her father after realizing that her mother doesn't really intend on doing it, Ash doesn't consider going after her anytime soon and spends the next few weeks focusing on solving the map to Takaina despite already having enough magic to be able to rescue Carla. And then in "The Magic Within", she doesn't even take a second to abandon her daughter when she refuses to run away with her after petrifying Victor. Ash nonetheless feels upset Carla doesn't want any part in her goal, but she blames Elena for influencing Carla in abandoning her. If anything, Ash holds Carla to a higher standard than Victor. In "Coronation Day", when a now redeemed Carla confronts her, she insists on her love for her, only to wind up manipulating her into standing down.
    • Although the two get into a fight when they reunite, Victor and Ash ultimately do love each other. However, "Naomi Knows Best" implies that Ash wants to drive a wedge between Victor and Carla and still very much holds a grudge against him for depriving her of their daughter. Any love she originally had for her husband is completely gone by the time of Season 3.
    • She seems to care about (or at least respect) her master Zopilote, treating him as if he were her father despite him causing her Freudian Excuse. Clearly, Ash's feelings of love toward anyone are of the twisted sort. That being said, she quickly gets over him being turned into a tiny yellow bird and chased by a hawk.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: When her husband and daughter meet her again in "Coronation Day", they both point tamboritas at her. Ash expected that kind of behavior from Victor, but Carla? She holds her daughter to a much higher standard, and Ash is taken aback that Carla would do such a thing.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: She has a fire motif, although it's not as obvious as most examples.
    • Her name is Ash, for what's left after a fire.
    • White is the hottest color of fire.
    • Her master Zopilote's lair is a Volcano Lair.
    • Her magic is silver-colored, which makes it look similar to smoke. Additionally, during her Villain Song, she tells her Dark and Troubled Past through smoke that she creates by breaking a bunch of magic bottles.
    • Ironically, she makes her debut as Victor and Carla are warming themselves with the fireplace.
  • Faking the Dead: Victor and Carla believed she was dead when she didn't send anything home for seven years. She wasn't faking her death on purpose, but she was busy with malvago training under Zopilote.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Dying is one way to go to the Spirit World, but falling into the Spirit World, and then being forced to party with the Grand Macaw for eternity as a living being is enough to make her wish she would have just simply died and not have been roped into his twisted games.
  • Foreshadowing: That she's a malvago.
    • Victor and Carla showed strong interest in becoming malvagos.
    • After turning into malvagos, Carla says that her mother would be proud of them.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She started out a little girl who implicitly had almost nothing and nobody and even lost her world, who would go on to become a dangerous, wicked, and threatening Malvago. However, she winds up suffering Villain Decay not far into Season 3, and is ultimately a Big Bad Wannabe as of the finale.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Even if it did take her weeks, she manages to solve an extremely difficult and nigh-impossible puzzle map to Takaina, which no one else was able to solve beforehand, implying her intellectual skills.
    • She appears to be knowledgeable about villains, being aware of Chatana and the Shadows of the Night, as well as their work.
  • Humiliation Conga: She's put through one in "Coronation Day", being confronted and opposed by her own daughter, falling into the Spirit World just as she's about to conquer Avalor, being made to face off against Elena in olaball, having her "reward" for winning being to stay partying with Grand Macaw forever, and coming to be regarded by her longtime master Zopilote as his greatest disappointment.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Her eyes are either gray or a very light blue, which has this effect.
  • Insistent Terminology: Esteban is not her partner; he's her "trainee" and she's his "master".
  • Ironic Hell: Her final fate in the series finale is to be trapped in the Spirit World forever as a denizen of the Grand Macaw's party pad as a "reward" for winning at Olaball. Not only did her desire to be "the One and Only" blow up in her face, but now she'll always be a second-banana to a buffoonish literal party animal.
  • It's All About Me: It's heavily suggested that she places grabbing power for herself over caring for her family. She missed out on Carla's childhood because she was busy learning how to become a malvago despite Victor pointing out that she had good reasons to stop and return home, and whenever she proclaims that she'll become even more powerful with whatever plan she's concocted, Victor reminds her about him and Carla, which she half-heartedly adds. It ultimately leads to her unhesitatingly leaving her family behind when they no longer want to be with her because of how unpleasant and selfish she's become.
  • Jerkass: Let's see... she only cares about herself and places her desire for power above everything else, enjoys placing the blame on others, displays sociopathic tendencies, and is openly murderous.
  • Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: She's evil, but the love she has for her family (or at least Carla) keeps her from being too evil, right? No. She doesn't hesitate to abandon Carla with her petrified father when she refuses to leave with her and doesn't appear troubled by it.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: She petrifies her husband for standing up against her and is okay with leaving her daughter behind for staying with her petrified father. She's at least initially shocked by the latter development, but then shrugs it off and doesn't dwell on it.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: She's willing to retreat whenever overpowered or when she's gotten what she came for.
  • Legally Dead: In "Coronation Day" Ash didn't get sent to the Spirit World by dying, but is trapped in the Spirit World as a living breathing human by being forced to party with the Grand Macaw for eternity as a result of winning the olaball match. In other words, she's literally among the dead without ever having died, so from Avalor's perspective, she might as well be considered dead.
  • Light Is Not Good: Her primary color is white and her magic manifests in silver, yet she's a Vile Villain, Saccharine Show on the level of Princess Ivy, Shuriki, and Vor.
  • Lightning/Fire Juxtaposition: The Fire to Esteban's Lightning. Played with in that neither of them have powers associated with their elemental motifs.
  • MacGuffin: Zopilote gives her the map to Takaína, an ancient magical Maruvian forge that could grant her unlimited power. But first, she has to solve it...
  • Meaningful Name:
    • She dresses in white and gray, colors that ash appears in.
    • Her actions lead to plenty of destruction, including trying to destroy Elena and having a large role in destroying Esteban's relationship with his family.
  • Meaningful Rename: According to Word of God, she changed her name to Ash when she was young and no one other than herself knows her birth name. We then learn that she had a Start of Darkness as a child when she first encountered Zopilote, whom she describes as having "eyes as black as cinder". As she likely changed her name after Zopilote robbed her village, it makes sense she renamed herself "Ash" after Zopilote essentially destroyed her world, as she states in her Villain Song. invoked
  • Morality Chain: Losing her two pet mice to Zopilote as a child caused her to believe that being evil and powerful is the key to getting what you want in life.
  • Near-Villain Victory: She almost manages to kill Elena and absorb her life force into the Scepter of Night's jewel, but is stopped at the last second before escaping with Carla.
  • Never My Fault:
    • She blames Victor for depriving her of watching Carla grow up because he didn't follow what they had planned, despite Victor arguing that she could have told them she was busy with her malvago training or quit her training at any time to come back to them, as they otherwise had reason to believe she was dead after years of going off the grid.
    • She blames Elena for losing Carla, ignoring that she herself was the one who pushed her away by petrifying Victor and then left her on the side of the road at the mercy of Team Avalor.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Very much averted, as a testament to her cruelty. For Ash, anyone who gets left behind stays behind. If they somehow catch up to her on their own, good for them. If someone wants to come back for anyone left behind, they can do so, but she won't help them, and she won't wait for them. Carla wanted to go back for Victor, but Ash tells her to at least get a power boost from Takaina, with the implication that she expects Carla to rescue him on her own afterwards. When Carla failed to rescue Victor, all it took for Ash to come back for her was Elena physically hauling her to the dungeon. While in Vallestrella, when Ash's group was about to leave, she considered leaving Tziloco, only to realize she couldn't do so even if she wanted to as he's the only one who could get them out. Thankfully, Tziloco managed to catch up before she went out to look for him.
  • Not So Different: To Esteban. As much as they may hate to admit it, they're both similar in that they both betrayed their families. However, what makes them Not So Similar is that while both of them want to deflect the blame for their actions on other people, Esteban at least makes an effort (if wavering) to take up some responsibility.
  • Odd Name Out: Noticeably, she's the only member of the Latino cast whose name isn't conventionally used in Latino cultures. According to Gerber, Ash isn't her birth name, but she changed her name to Ash at a young age and no one other than herself knows her birth name.
  • Parental Abandonment:
    • It's implied that as a young girl, she had no family or she was at least not close to her family. She only mentions that she used to have two pet mice and evidently no one stopped her when she went to pursue Zopilote, and Word of God is that no one except herself knows her birth name. invoked
    • She did this to Carla, although she's convinced herself that it's Victor's fault for not waiting for her to come back.
    • She leaves Carla at the mercy of the royal guard after she refuses to stay with her when she petrifies Victor, and once again rationalizes it away as somehow being Elena's fault.
  • Parental Sexuality Squick: In "Not Without My Magic", Carla repeatedly walks in on Victor and Ash being lovey-dovey towards each other, which they were faking except for the last one, to which Carla comments that it's getting gross now.
  • Parents as People: After reuniting, she and Victor get into a fight over her taking so long to come back and him apparently not waiting with Carla, although they make sure to hide this from Carla. Victor eventually gets tired of this and concedes to her, and the two become affectionate towards each other again... except Ash makes it obvious she's still hostile towards him and seems to be okay with leaving him behind. By Season 3, she's less this and more Abusive Parents.
  • Pet the Dog: During her ten-year apprenticeship under Zopilote, all she would ever talk about was Carla.
  • Smug Snake: She's certainly a genuinely dangerous villain and powerful malvago, but her overconfidence and arrogance still get her into trouble multiple times, resulting in her being way too full of herself.
  • The Sociopath: It's clear that Ash truly doesn't care about anyone except herself and is willing to commit murder and manipulate others if it means getting what she wants. Anybody she loves will still be discarded if need be if that's what it takes for her to gain power.
  • Taking You with Me: In "Coronation Day", she pulls Elena's leg, resulting in the both of them falling into the dark side of the Spirit World. It backfires on her when she later gets stuck in the Spirit World while Elena returns to Avalor.
  • Til Murder Do Us Part: Downplayed. While she doesn't outright kill Victor, she does turn him into stone in "The Magic Within".
  • Token Evil Teammate: She's this for the Delgado family. While Victor and Carla are indeed quite evil, they are at least motivated by love and have their limits. Granted, Victor and Carla were very ambitious, and the former was shown in his youth to be an enthusiastic supporter of Shuriki but the quest for power was ultimately not worth it if Carla kept getting hurt. Ash, on the other hand, is solely defined by her selfishness and puts her desire for power over love and is all too willing to abandon her husband and daughter when they refused to go with her to Takaina (even petrifying Victor).
  • Underestimating Badassery:
    • She describes Victor as a beginner and is dismissive of his malvago abilities, but he proves powerful enough to conjure a blizzard and forcefully keep wide open the mouth of a giant whale.
    • When confronted by Elena once more in "Coronation Day", she has a "just you" reaction to seeing her. Elena winds up being the cause of her being stuck in the Spirit World and unable to return to the living world. She also states that the Shadows of the Night are far more powerful than Elena, yet Elena's forgiveness magic manages to single-handedly undo all the damage they have done to Avalor.
  • Villain Decay: She comes very close to killing Elena and absorbing her magic into the Scepter of Night's jewel, and later manages to convince Esteban to break her out of prison and also proves to be ruthless enough to abandon her husband and daughter when they refused to go to Takaina with her. Later on, however, she fails to obtain the magic of Takaina in comical ways, has to rely on Esteban and Zopilote to get anywhere, and Pili implies she is not as bad as Esteban. Downplayed, as she's the one who comes up with the idea to build an alliance of villains against Elena and Avalor.
  • Villain Has a Point: She is correct that, despite Esteban being unwilling to hurt Elena, Elena is willing to hurt him.
  • Villainous Face Hold: She does this to Elena more than once in "Naomi Knows Best".
  • Villain Song: "The One and Only".
  • Walking Spoiler: She appears at the end of "Snow Place Like Home" and becomes the Arc Villain of Season 3.
  • We ARE Struggling Together:
    • She reluctantly works together with Victor for Carla's sake, and it's quite obvious that she couldn't care less about him now, to the point that breaking him out of prison isn't a priority for her and she petrified him when he finally stands up to her.
    • With Esteban. Esteban is only with her because he needs someone to protect him and would leave her if given the chance. The two end up bickering most of the time over each other's plans and actions, mainly in that Esteban is an Anti-Villain and an inexperienced sorcerer while Ash has no patience for that.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She has white hair and is probably the most evil character introduced in the show besides Shuriki.
  • You Fool!: She says this to Esteban after he accidentally teleports them out of the Crystal Forge.

    Zopilote 

Zopilote

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Voiced by: Tony Shalhoub

A shapeshifting sorcerer and Ash's mentor.


  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: He resides in Xotep, a volcano with blue lava. In real life, the Indonesian volcano of Kawah Ijen spews out blue lava because of its high sulfur content, which makes the lava turn blue when the sulfur comes into contact with the air. Carla and Esteban finding the smell of Xotep unbearable may be a nod to this, although volcanoes smelling like sulfur is normal.
  • Animal Motif: Vultures. He can transform into a vulture and demonstrates behavior associated with vultures, such as hoarding, being messy, and being hungry.
  • Ambiguously Human: He can shapeshift into a vulture and his gonky "human" design suggests that he may not be human.
  • Big Bad: Zopilote effectively takes over as the main villain as of "Captain Mateo" when he tells Ash to remember that he's the master, and is the one to oversee Esteban's training. Subverted as he already gets dealt with in "Spirit of a Wizard".
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Encourages this and is proud of Ash when she steals his tamborita behind his back.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He seems to care about Ash and comes to like Carla as well (helped that Carla was all Ash would ever talk about when he taught her).
  • Even Evil Has Standards: If you're going to steal from him, at least take good care of that item. When he found out Ash broke his tamborita (after already losing the other one he gave her), Zopilote expected her to be more responsible than that.
  • Gonk: He's probably the most gonkiest-looking human or human-like character we've seen in the show so far. He's supposed to look like a vulture, so he's got a hunched back, a big schnoz to emulate a beak, and bulging eyes.
  • Hero Killer: In "Spirit of a Wizard", he tries to kill Mateo, resulting in Alacazar Taking the Bullet and dying instead. He also gleefully declares his intent to kill Elena, Mateo, and Flo as well.
  • Inspired by...: His power seems to be specifically based on Mesoamerican mythology's naguals, humans (sometimes witches or warlocks) who can transform into a certain animal depending on their birthdate (similar to zodiac animals). They're usually evil and are said to have made a Deal with the Devil to get this power.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: In Spanish, "zopilote" means "vulture", specifically referring to black vultures.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He inspects Esteban for his magic potential by putting his hands all over his face and looking all over it.
  • Parental Substitute: To Ash, apparently since her youth.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Implied Trope, as he looks the same when Ash was a child.
  • So Proud of You: When Ash begs for his forgiveness for stealing his tamborita while he was away, he tells her that he's proud of her because this is what bad guys do. However, he's not impressed that she got his tamborita wrecked again and demands that she goes back to calling him "master" from now on. Ultimately subverted in "Coronation Day", where he comes to regard Ash as his greatest disappointment.
  • Uncertain Doom: We don't find out whether he gets eaten by the hawk chasing him after he got turned into a tiny yellow bird. Subverted in "Coronation Day", where it turns out he was eaten.
  • Volcano Lair: His lair is in Xotep, a volcano with blue lava.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can transform into a vulture.

    SPOILER 

Chancellor Esteban Flores

For his page, see Esteban.

    Tito 

Tito

Voiced by: Anthony Ramos

A bandit with a magical guitar that he uses to scam and rob towns with his magically alluring music.


    Chatana 

Chatana

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Voiced by: Gina Torres

An ancient winged sorceress who specialized in creating monsters. She was eventually banished from Vallestrella and sealed away by the Maruvians a long time ago.


  • Actor Allusion: She can create aranaguilitas, also known as baby spider eagles. One of Gina Torres's other well-known roles is the spider-themed helicopter-transforming Airachnid.
  • Bright Is Not Good: She wears blue and green robes and her wings are bright blue.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: It's Pili stating Ash is "clearly evil and rotten to the core" and implying Esteban is worse than she that convinces Chatana to join them.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: After being namedropped in "Not Without My Magic", she later shows up in "The Last Laugh".
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Kizin is angry with her for supposedly abandoning him and her other monsters that were imprisoned in Vallestrella. She points out that she was too busy being imprisoned herself in Avalor, but he isn't having any of it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She cares about her monsters... to some extent. She adores Kizin like a baby, brags that he's her strongest monster, is saddened when Ash and Esteban decide to ditch him, and angered when Pili says that he never liked him anyways. On the other hand, when Chiki-Chiki was caught, she was initially saddened but perked back up when Pili pointed out she could just make a new one.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: She have dark hair, but it sometimes appears as dark blue under certain lighting.
  • Light Is Not Good: She dresses in bright colors, has angelic wings, her facial features are round and not really devious-looking at all, and she's blessed with Gina Torres's voice, but she's an evil sorceress whose monsters once threatened to destroy both Vallestrella and Maru.
  • MacGuffin: Her diadem gives her great magical power, but the Maruvians somehow managed to separate her from it before sealing her away. Ash gets a hold of it and uses it to blackmail her into joining her group of villains.
  • Missing Mom: She was this to her monsters during her disappearance.
  • Monster Progenitor: She is the creator of many monsters, including Pili, Anchimon, Chiki-Chiki, and Kizin.
  • Mysterious Past: Absolutely nothing is known of her origins or how she came to acquire her diadem.
  • Parental Abandonment: Zigzagged. She didn't mean to leave her monsters all alone - she was imprisoned by the Maruvians. But when she tries to explain this to Kizin, he thinks she's lying and she's saddened when Team Ash agrees to ditch him. On the other hand, she decides to leave behind Chiki-Chiki when Pili points out that she could just make a new one. Kizin also points out that she has no intent on freeing her other monsters, and it should be noted that she never goes Mama Bear on trying to rescue her monsters.
  • Parental Favoritism: Implied. Pili states that he's kept around because he's her favorite, she clearly adores Kizin and is upset when Team Ash gives up on recruiting him, and though she cared about Chiki-Chiki, she leaves him behind when Pili reminds her that she can make a new one.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She looks about the same age as Ash, but she's been imprisoned for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years.
  • Spider Swarm: She can conjure up aranaguilitas, baby spider eagles, to swarm flying targets (such as jaquins) and immobilize them in ropes of spider silk. She points out that this is more efficient than creating adult spider eagles.
  • Summon Magic: Creating monsters is her specialty.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In "Coronation Day", while she's distracted reciting an incantation that will create a dragon, she's rendered powerless when Marisa pummels her to the ground, knocking her diadem off her, to which Gabe takes it away. She then gets trapped in a magical bag by Naomi, and afterwards is taken to Avalor's dungeon.
  • We Have Reserves: After Chiki-Chiki gets caught, she laments his capture, but when Pili apathetically points out that she could just make a new one, she quickly gets over it and agrees.
  • Winged Humanoid: She could easily be mistaken for human if it weren't for her giant jaquin-like wings.
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Nature Beings

    Orizaba 

Orizaba

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Voiced by: Eden Espinosa

A moth fairy who wants to bring eternal darkness to the world using the Eye of Midnight. She was trapped in the Spirit World by the Maruvians using the Scepter of Light, but returns in the present day by a solar eclipse.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Upon her first appearance, she announces herself as "Lady O".
  • In Name Only: She shares her name with the Mexican city of Orizaba and its nearby volcano Pico de Orizaba, but there's no deeper meaning behind this.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She shares some resemblance with her voice actor, Eden Espinosa.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's very attractive.
  • Pet the Dog: She wishes to liberate all night-time animals from hiding in the shadows.
  • Real After All: When Armando tells about her to Elena and Isabel, they laugh it off, thinking she's just a legend. When she does appear, this is how they react.
  • Revenge: She is outright known for holding grudges. In her second appearance, she tries to exact revenge on Elena for the damage done by the princess to her wings.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She was banished to the Spirit World, which she can only leave during the total eclipse.
  • Villain Song: "The Gift of Night".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She sees the eternal night she wants to bring about as a gift to the world.
  • Winged Humanoid: She's a moth fairy, so this is to be expected.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She entraps Isabel in her magic before being sent back to the Spirit World by Elena.

    Marimonda 

Marimonda

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Voiced by: Noel Wells

A rogue forest sprite sealed away in the Realm of the Jaquins for wanting to overrun Avalor with plant life. Victor and Carla freed her under orders from Shuriki, but she was sealed away again by the efforts of Elena and company.


  • The Artifact: She is named for the marimonda, a local name for the white-bellied spider monkey in Colombia, as well as the name of a funny-looking monkey-elephant-man-thing character in Colombia's Barranquilla Carnival. This Marimonda fits neither of those descriptions.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Marimonda was the main antagonist of "Realm of The Jaquins", which was a way to finish off Season 1, but ultimately only meant to set up Shuriki's return.
  • Expy: According to Word of God, she was inspired by the Batman villain, Poison Ivy. invoked
  • The Gadfly: She delights in annoying her opponents.
  • Green Thumb: Part of the package when you're a forest sprite.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She shares some resemblance with her voice actor, Noel Wells.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: Even though Victor and Carla released her to cause havoc in Avalor, she has no affiliation with Shuriki, and is an independent threat on her own.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The Marimonda is a Baranquilla Carnival character. The only similarities between that Marimonda and this Marimonda are that they're both monster characters.
  • Pointy Ears: She has these.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: How she speaks.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was this until Victor and Carla intervened, and then put into a magical urn created by Quita Mos by Elena and friends.
  • Villain Song: "You Can't Catch Me".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She believes that manmade creations like cities and machines are bad for the environment, but she wishes to produce overgrown plants with no regard for the lives of people.

    Maliga 

Maliga

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Voiced by: Sofia Carson

A cursed sea nymph, a legend in Norberg tales for having been exiled by her people to the remote Foglands in the middle of the ocean.


  • Curse: She was cursed by her people with immortality and to be trapped on a remote island until she commits an act of kindness.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When Chloe decides to stay in exchange for her friends' freedom, Maliga realizes her selfishness is why she's been struggling to make friends of her own after seeing Chloe's example of selflessness and lets all of them go. This act of kindness is what lifts her curse and allows her to be returned home.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: As Elena and co. attempt to escape from her, she stops them with her powers and breaks down over how she just wants friends. Chloe sympathizes with her and decides to stay to be her friend in exchange for letting the others go, but Maliga is touched by the gesture and lets Chloe leave too.
  • It's All About Me: Crashes Chloe's party and makes her and the others entertain her under threat.
  • Robinsonade: She's been spending enough time stuck on the Foglands for a legend about her to be spoken of.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: She was cursed with immortality and she hates it, particularly because she's been spending the last several generations stuck on a deserted isle alone.

Spirits

    Sanza 

Sanza

Voiced by: Taye Diggs

A rogue puma chanul who wanted to ruin Dia de Los Muertos by shutting the portal between the Spirit World and the living world.


  • The Cameo: He can be seen in the Grand Finale watching Elena and Ash's olaball game.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Unlike other chanuls and spirits (who all glow blue), he glows green as he is a dark spirit.

    Four Shades of Awesome 

The Four Shades of Awesome (Vuli, Yolo, Hetz, Cahu)

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From left to right: Vuli, Hetz, Yolo, and Cahu.

Voiced by: Mark Hamill (Vuli), Jenny Slate (Cahu), Andy García (Hetz), Fred Armisen (Yolo)

A group of legendary spirit misfits, who used to be known as the Shadows of the Night.


Tropes that apply to them in general
  • Ambiguous Situation: Though Cahu clearly just uses Esteban for her own purposes, it's unknown if the other Shades were genuinely loyal to him. But considering Vuli's Freudian Slip about Avalor being theirs, it's unlikely.
  • Ancient Evil: Centuries ago, they invaded the EverRealm and were defeated by the Maruvians, who used the Jewel of Maru to drive them back at the expense of their own lives.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Do not underestimate the sheer threat they pose just because of how comical they are.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Despite being very colorful, they are threatening enough that the use of the weapon strong enough to merely send them away (and not even kill or permanently defeat them) came at the cost of the kingdom of Maru and everyone in it being destroyed!
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Vuli and Hetz describe themselves as "unruly" and "nasty", respectively, and all of them take pleasure in being evil.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: They are first mentioned by Amaláy in "The Jewel of Maru", but don't actually appear until the Grand Finale.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Vor. Like her, they serve as the Final Boss and pose a great threat to the entire EverRealm. In particular, Cahu is especially reminiscent of her, manipulating Esteban and using him for her own purposes just as Vor did to Prisma, as well as the last of the Shades to be defeated. However, while Vor works alone save for a bit of help from her pets Twitch and Wormwood, the Shades are a team. They are also much more Laughably Evil than her.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: With the possible exception of Cahu, the Shades genuinely care about one another.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon:
    • Yolo is cute and small, but he can transform those who mess with him into other animals, and is absolutely gleeful in doing so.
    • Cahu is fairly appealing and pretty, particularly with her hair down, and yet she's a sadistic mass-murdering terrorist.
  • Final Boss: They are the final villains in the series. But, they weren't Elena's final test.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: While their original group name was suitably intimidating, "The Four Shades of Awesome" sounds more like the name of a rock band.
  • The Gadfly: All four of them are extremely fond of causing chaos and mischief, but especially Vuli and Yolo.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Despite only appearing in "Coronation Day", they are indirectly responsible for everything that happens in Elena of Avalor, including Shuriki's invasion and Princess Sofia's use of the Amulet of Avalor, as it was their actions that resulted in the kingdom of Maru being destroyed and thus Avalor being built in the first place.
  • I Have Many Names: When they're recognized as the Shadows of Night upon being freed, Vuli decides they should get a new name and comes up with "the Shades of Awesome".
  • Inspired by...: The Shades of Awesome seem to be based on the four demons in the Popol Vuh, mainly in that there's four of them each and both parties are evil.
  • Laughably Evil: Except Cahu, they are very silly. Vuli prompts comedy the most, especially with his Mood-Swinger tendencies, causing immense chaos, and Big Guy, Little Guy dynamic with Yolo.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: None of them have any difficulty adjusting to how Avalor has changed in their absence and cause chaos as though things never did change.
  • Mysterious Past: Absolutely nothing is known about their origins prior to attacking the EverRealm and getting sealed away.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: They look more like caricatured art than spirits, much less people. Cahu's remarkably more humanoid than the others, but she's probably the most vile of the bunch.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Minus Vor, they are the most dangerous villains in the entire franchise. They also pose an even greater threat to Avalor than Shuriki.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: When Yolo accidentally turns Vuli into a pig, Vuli actually tries to attack him. They get along otherwise, though.

Tropes that apply to Cahu, the Time Shade

  • Defiant to the End: Even when Elena's forgiveness causes a World-Healing Wave that undoes and fixes all the damage she and the other Shades have done, Cahu is hardly deterred and tells her that she's only delaying her fate. And after Esteban uses the Scepter of Light to destroy her hourglass, she still says to him and Elena they cannot defeat her.
  • I Lied: Cahu outright admits to Esteban that she only pretended to obey him, and gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech over trusting those who pretend to listen.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: She is the last of the Shades to be defeated, easily the most powerful... but is also the only one whose power comes from an external source; Her hourglass is the key to her time manipulation, and she loses her powers when it is destroyed.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Cahu uses Esteban for her own purposes and deliberately misleads him into thinking she and the other Shades will obey every order of his.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: She gives Esteban a "The Reason You Suck" Speech on his flaws and inability to learn his lessons, implying she has telepathy.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her name is a root word in the Nahuatl words for "woman" and "time".
    • Her name sounds like "cahoots", befitting her calculating personality.
  • Not So Stoic: She's very shocked when Elena's emotion magic restores Esteban from her petrification magic.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Cahu is purple and the last to be defeated, owing to her leadership status over the other Shades and her powers over petrification and time.
  • Sadist: Right as she's about to turn Elena into a stone mural for good, Cahu slows down time so that, in her own words, they can both "savor the moment".
  • The Smurfette Principle: Cahu is the only girl in the group. Unusally for the trope, she's also their leader and clearly the most dangerous.
  • The Sociopath: Cahu definitely shows signs of being this, having absolutely zero remorse for her atrocities, exhibiting Faux Affably Evil and Soft-Spoken Sadist, doing her own thing unlike the other Shades, and using Esteban to her advantage.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Cahu speaks gently, but not (genuinely) kindly.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Despite truly believing Esteban freed her and the other Shades, Cahu does not have the slightest bit of genuine gratitude, instead using him for her own purposes and turning on him.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's not clear what Elena and Esteban did to Cahu after bringing her back to the Spirit World.
  • Women Are Wiser: Downplayed, and a rare villainous example. As incredibly evil as she is, Cahu is the most competent and powerful of the Shades, the one who indulges in comedy the least, the most focused on the Shades' endgame goal, and the last to be defeated.

Tropes that apply to Vuli, the Chaos Shade

  • Fanboy: He becomes a huge fan of Esteban after coming to believe he freed him and the other Shades, and tells him to sign his face.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Vuli is very emotional, being the Chaos Shade.
  • Large Ham: He steals the show almost every time he's on-screen.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: His powers can cause this to happen, and he near-quotes the trope name to Mateo and Gabe.
  • Mood Whiplash: Vuli outright describes himself as being the embodiment of this, and the color of his head changes according to his emotions.

Tropes that apply to Yolo, the Animal Shade

Tropes that apply to Hetz, the Weather Shade

  • The Big Guy: The biggest and toughest of the Shades.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Hetz is killed by his lightning when Isa throws a lightning rod onto his head.
  • Shock and Awe: Attacks his foes with lightning.
  • The Stoic: Not very effusive, and responds to many of Vuli and Yolo's antics with a "Meh".

Creatures

    Troyo 

Troyo

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Voiced by: Grant George

A mystical coyote who schemes to become king of the Avaloran jungle. He was kicked out for his actions years ago, but returns in the present to cause trouble.


  • Ascended Extra: Much like Fiero, he was just a one-shot antagonist before returning to become part of Shuriki's group of allies.
  • Blackmail: He captures Ciela and Avión, intending to use them as leverage to force Chief Zephyr to make him king of the jungle.
  • The Corrupter: He used to trick others into doing bad things as part of his goal to become king.
  • Evil Is Petty: In "Father-in-Chief", he decides to transform the retiring Chief Zephyr into a Butterfrog as payback for being exiled. Along the way, he also delights in mocking Bruce the Butterfrog for complaining about him blocking his sunlight.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • He gets caught in one of his own traps, courtesy of Skylar and Nico.
    • He gets transformed into a butterfrog while trying to turn Zephyr and Mingo into butterfrogs (with a little help from Bruce, the Butterfrog he had earlier antagonized). Later, he's transformed into a snurtle... and dies.
  • Killed Offscreen: The finale reveals that after he was turned into a snurtle, he was eaten by a predator.
  • Moral Myopia: He refers to his exile as "unjust", in spite of the fact that he had kidnapped the guardians-in-training and was planning on holding them hostage.
  • Number Two: He's been spending his time in death kissing up to the Grand Macaw, helping him run his parties.
  • Sigil Spam: He has a habit of leaving his mark (a stylized representation of his own head) wherever he goes.
  • Smug Snake: Deeply arrogant and full of himself for the most part, fully believing he deserves to be king. But after he is defeated and captured in his first appearance, he starts frantically negotiating for a lower rank in the jungle, even suggesting he be made "jester".
  • Those Wily Coyotes: Very crafty and cunning.
  • Trap Master: He lays several traps around his area of the jungle, allowing him to ensnare both the Jaquin trainees and Elena, Migs and Luna when they come to rescue them.

    Cruz 

Cruz

See his entry here.

    Vestia 

Vestia

See her entry here.

    Saloso 

Saloso

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Voiced by: Steve Buscemi

A shape-shifting dolphin mob boss.


  • Bad Boss: Very abusive toward his laces—especially his second in command Torpe.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: You do not want to trust him, at all. No matter what kind of deal you make with him, he's the one who gains, and the other person gets nothing from it. Just sheer humiliation.
  • Devious Dolphins: He's an Amazon River Dolphin.
  • Exact Words: Daria made a deal with him to turn off the Coral Alarms to stop the treaty. Saloso then has his goons destroy the alarms so they'll stay off.

    Torpe 

Torpe

Voiced by: Ralph Garman

One of Saloso's goons.


  • Malfunction Malady: He loses control of his shapeshifting powers when he sneezes.
  • Meaningful Name: He's an incredibly clumsy klutz, and the Spanish word for both clumsy and klutz is "torpe".

Monsters

    Macoco 

Macoco

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

A two-headed ocean beast that wants to rule Avalor.


    Kupi-Kupi 

Kupi-Kupi

A monster that is accidentally released by Rafa.


    Pili 

Pili

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Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Chatana's talking weasel.


  • Big Brother Bully: Downplayed. He's a jerk towards Chatana's other monsters and brags that he's better than them, though it's not clear if he's older than them.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: It's Ash and Esteban being evil that convinces him and Chatana to join them.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: A variation. When Ash says that she's very evil, Pili says that it may be true, but something about Esteban makes him worse than she.
  • The Favorite: He brags that he's Chatana's favorite creation, which is presumably why he's always by her side.
  • Hot-Blooded: The first thing he has to say when he and Chatana are freed from their prison is that he wants to beat up whoever trapped them in there.
  • Jerkass: When Chatana mourns Chiki-Chiki's capture, Pili apathetically points out that she can just make a new one.
  • Meaningful Name: In Nahuatl, his name means "prince".
  • Shoulder Teammate: He's always seen sitting on one of Chatana's shoulders.
  • Super Spit: He can spit fire.
  • Talking Animal: He's a talking weasel.
  • Taken for Granite: In the Grand Finale, he's turned into an ice statue and imprisoned.
  • Would Hurt a Child: "Coronation Day" has him trying to spit fire at Isabel.

    Anchimon 

Anchimon

A creature that spreads fires wherever it goes.


  • Missing Mom: It is searching for its summoner Chatana, but she was banished from Vallestrella long ago and thus cannot be found.
  • Monster of the Week: Of "Not Without My Magic".
  • Pokémon Speak: The only thing it can say is Chatana, which is not its name, as Cruz and Vestia mistake it for.

    Chiki-Chiki 

Chiki-Chiki

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

A creature that curses people with nonstop laughter that can only be lifted by a certain phrase. It was sealed away with Chatana and Pili by the Maruvians.

    Kizin 

Kizin

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Voiced by: Roman Reigns

A monster imprisoned in Vallestrella a long time ago. Humans accidentally freed him, causing outsiders to be banned from visiting Vallestrella.


  • Achilles' Heel: His skin is thick enough to deflect magic, except for a spot on the bottom of his left foot that can immobilize him.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: After being mentioned in Season 1 episode "Realm of the Jaquins", he's appears in person in Season 3 episode "Giant Steps".
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loves/loved his "mama", Chatana, and when it seems that she doesn't have any plans on freeing his "friends", AKA, her other monster creations that were sealed away by Quita Moz, he forgets about her and leaves to free them.
  • Inspired by...: He is loosely based on (or In Name Only for) Kisin, a Mayan death god in the Popol Vuh.
  • Matricide: Attempted. After telling Chatana that he doesn't want anything to do with her after she supposedly abandoned him, he almost steps on her and the rest of Team Ash until Esteban teleports them away.
  • Monster of the Week: Of "Giant Steps".
  • Parental Abandonment: He thinks Chatana abandoned him to the mercy of the jaquins and Quita Moz, completely unaware that she was also imprisoned. When she tries to explain this to him, he refuses to listen to her.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: He has the mind of an infant or toddler, yet he has no problem harming other people. Probably helps that Chatana is his "mama".
  • Red Herring: In his debut episode, Mateo says that his weak spot is a spot on the bottom of his left foot. Though Team Avalor attempts to take him down that way, Naomi instead uses the magic Bag of Holding she got earlier that day to imprison him again.
  • Tantrum Throwing: He refuses to help Team Ash because he thinks Chatana abandoned him, even after she tries to explain what really happened, not unlike a young child getting mad that they didn't get what they want.

    Tziloco 

Tziloco

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Voiced by: John Leguizamo

A magical crystal bat that bothers sailors and is recruited by Ash.


  • The Friend No One Likes: No one in Team Ash except for maybe Chatana likes him, and even then, Chatana mostly tolerates him. He's only kept around because of his Living MacGuffin status, a fact that they're only reminded of when they almost ditch him in his debut episode since he's the only way they can enter and leave Vallestrella.
  • Inspired by...: He is loosely based on Camazotz, a Mayan death god that took the form as a giant bat in the Popol Vuh.
  • Living MacGuffin: He can open the gateway to Vallestrella by magically creating a false jaquin's paw, and he can detect when other sorcerers are trying to use magic to find them, including Elena's Farsight.
  • Noodle Incident: Some time between "The Last Laugh" and "Giant Steps", he was recruited by Team Ash.
  • Taken for Granite: In the Grand Finale, he's turned into an ice statue and imprisoned.

    Water spirit 

Water spirit

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

A water spirit accidentally summoned into existence by Olivia.


  • Evil Sounds Deep: Well, he's voiced by Fred Tatasciore, so it's a given.
  • Making a Splash: He's made of water, and most of his attacks involve him throwing water at people or drawing more water into himself to become stronger.
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