Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Kulipari: An Army of Frogs

Go To


The main protagonist. He is a young teenage frog and the son of a legendary kulipari warrior but he does not inherit the kulipari powers his father had. He dreams of becoming a kulipari warrior anyway.

  • Adorkable: Darel is very committed to his training, which makes him seen as a dork in the eyes of the other villagers. He is however very likable.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Most of the village looks down on him for his warrior training, thinking he wastes his time when he could be running his own business.
  • Badass Normal: Despite not being a Kulipari, Darel's combat and leadership skills are enough to earn their respect and Lord Marmoo's animosity.
  • Advertisement:
  • Berserk Button: Being looked down on for not being a Kulipari.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Darel does very well in taking care of his three younger kulipari siblings. He even gives them water to survive in the finale and refuses to drink himself and goes like this to the point where he gets dehydrated
  • Disappeared Dad: Darel's dad is only shown in flashbacks. Darel later admits that his father is now dead but how his dad died is yet to be revealed.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Gee. His relationship with Gee is so strong that Darel goes as far as to rescue Gee from the scorpion army after Gee is kidnapped with the whole rescue operation lasting for over two episodes.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Despite not inheriting his father's powers, he still wants to be just as strong anyway.
  • Meaningful Name: His title of "Blue Sky King" comes from "Darel" translating to "blue sky".
  • Advertisement:
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: During his training in the village, Darel accidentally causes the market in his village to get wrecked and he gets banned from training as a result until he pays for all the damage.


He is Darel's best friend. Gee is an overweight frog who likes to eat more than fight.

  • Ambiguously Gay: He shows some signs of it in episode 7 towards Darel and Ponto.
  • Big Eater: Gee often eats things when going around forests. He even mistook a paralysis tick for a piece of fruit.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the sequel series he stays home and does not get involved even in the training of the young Kulipari. He has a total of five scenes.
  • Does Not Like Spam: The only food he doesn't like is plums.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Gee not only eats bugs but also fruit and even trash from the scorpion camp.
  • Fat Comic Relief: Much of the comic relief of the show revolves around Gee's appetite, cluelessness, and weight
  • Advertisement:
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Darel.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Gee is the comic relief of a kids show that has very dark themes. To top that all off, he has yellow colored skin.
  • Non-Action Guy: Gee is never seen fighting and instead acts a lot like a bystander. He manages to survive the entire first season though.


Another friend of Darel and the female lead of the series. She often tries to help out Darel's mom and shows concern over Darrel's well being and ambition of being a warrior. She falls in love with Arabanoo.

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She spends the beginning of the show hoping people would hurt themselves more often so she'd get a chance to actually practice medicine, and is initially excited to prepare for war, but the reality of that hits her fairly quickly.
  • Break the Cutie: Coorah shows a lot of grief over losing Arabanoo after Lord Marmoo murders him
  • Ironic Name: Like many other characters, Coorah's name is an actual australian aboriginal name. That means "woman", a word that might describe her, but doesn't like to be defined by that.
  • The Medic: She often takes on that role as she showed concerns over Darrel's cuts and scrapes from his training and helped out with the medical preparation for the village in their battle against the scorpion army
  • Missing Mom: Coorah's mom never makes an appearance as only her dad did.
  • Ship Tease: With Arabanoo. She also shows some of it with Darel.

Old Jir

He is one of the oldest frogs in the Amphibilands and Darel's mentor. Jir used to be a Kulipari warrior, having fought in a bloody war that occurred years before Darel's birth and he was friends with Darel's father and King Sergu.

  • Cynical Mentor: He was a bit reluctant taking in Darel as his student and he often has a stern and angry look on his face.
  • Eye Scream: He was in a war that resulted in him being permanently blinded in his left eye.
  • The Hermit: Jir mostly isolates himself from the rest of the village, which causes some of the villagers to think of Jir as a hermit and call him one too.
  • Retired Badass: Despite his age and the fact that he no longer has Kulipari powers, Old Jir can still handle himself against a bunch of scorpions.


He is another teenage frog who often made fun of Darel for his desires to be strong like the Kulipari. However he humbles up after falling in love with Coorah.
  • Character Development: He went from being a bully towards Darel to humbling up and becoming Coorah's boyfriend.
  • Jerk Jock: He acted a lot like a stereotypical school jock in his debut
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Arabanoo was somewhat of a jerk towards Darel and Gee but he ultimately cares for the well being of his village
  • Meaningful Name: He shares the same name as Arabanoo, a man enslaved by europeans. While not quite falling into scorpion possession, Arabanoo is still killed by a scorpion, intending to dispense misery to the frogs.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Arabanoo was murdered by Lord Marmoo into he 12th episode while trying to protect the Amphibians.


The wife and widow of Apari and Darel's mother. She owns a shop in the amphibilands village and is somewhat concerned about Darel's ambitions on becoming a warrior. She is also the mother to three other children who all happen to be kulipari.

  • Character Development: She initially was concerned about Darel's dream of becoming a warrior but later on became supportive and proud of him after his actions saved the frogs multiple times from the scorpion army.
  • From Dress to Dressing: While the frog village was preparing for battle against the scorpion army, Acala decided to help out with the preparations. She went as far as to tear up her own wedding dress to craft makeshift bandages out of them for the villagers to use, which shocks Coorah. Acala states that she did this because she was the bride of a kulipari and that such an important title meant that she had to care for the well being of the defenseless.
  • Mama Bear: Acala is a good mother towards Darel and her three Kulipari children. She can be strict though as she doesn't allow her kids to use their kulipari powers unless otherwise directed.


The husband of Acala and Darrel's father. He was a kulipari who participated in a war that occurred many years beforehand. He died at some point before the series began but the cause of his death is currently unknown.

  • The Faceless: Apari's face was never shown in the flashbacks he appeared in even though his appearance consisted of him having black skin and purple stripes since he was a kulipari.

Tharta, Thuma & Tipi

They are the children of Apari and Acala as well as the younger siblings of Darel. They are all triplets who unlike Darel, inherited the kulipari powers from their father. Even though they have Kulipari powers, they are still very vulnerable due to the fact that they are all toddlers who are too young to fight.

  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: They are all Kulipari, meaning that they have the ability to glow and have very cool skin colors. As inexperienced children, they glowed all the time with Tharta glowing blue, Thuma glowing red, and Tipi glowing pink. Once they mature they can turn their glow off and on just like the other Kulipari.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Thuma's Kulipari power is the ability to turn her body into stone.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Tipi's skin color is pink because she's a kulipari. Since she's female she automatically fits.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: They are fully grown in Dream Walker, even though it's only been a few years at most. Jir explains that as a warrior caste, Kulipari mature much faster than usual.
  • Spike Shooter: Tipi's Kulipari power is the ability to grow spines from her body that she can also shoot.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Tharta's Kulipari power is the ability to bulk up and increase his strength.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Played straight with Tharta and Thuma as their names rhyme. Tipi on the other hand, does not have a rhyming name.

Chief Olba

The wise chief of the amphibilands village. She was doubtful of Darel's ambitions of becoming a warrior.

  • Heroic Sacrifice: She tried to stop Marmoo by using an acidic fruit to take him down but only succeeds in blinding him in two eyes and permanently disfiguring the left side of his face. She gets killed by Marmoo immediately after this.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite sharing the opinion on Darel's warrior training, she shushes a villager for daring to talk ill of the Kulipari. However, when the scorpions invade, she sees Darel's skills weren't a waste.


The leader of the Kulipari four. He shows off a lot of leadership but is arrogant and egotistical.

  • Battle Boomerang: Dual wields them.
  • Breakout Character: The main character of the "Heritage" sequel comic.
  • Catchphrase: "Pick Your Poison"
  • A Day in the Limelight: Is the main character of the "Heritage" mini-series, the other Kulipari only appearing in flashback and Darel only being mentioned briefly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Burnu is very condescending towards Darel and the rest of his Kulipari team but he is willing to save Darel's village and fight off the scorpions. Becomes more of it after the time skip.
  • The Leader: He's the self proclaimed leader of the Kulipari four
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Burnu is the only frog in the series that has hair as he has orange hair, which is odd as frogs don't really grow hair


Another member of the Kulipari four. She is the team's main archer who often disagrees with how Burnu is running the team. She does stay loyal to him however.

  • Archer Archetype: Averted. She's skilled with her bow, but she's very talkative and snarky.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Dingo often cracks up jokes that mainly focus on her archery and Burn.
  • The Lancer: Of the Kulipari four.


Another member of the Kulipari four. He is the tallest and strongest member of the team but is regulated to the role of a healer.

  • The Big Guy: Ponto is the biggest member of his team.
  • Gentle Giant: Even though he is a brute, his job as the teams healer points him in that direction.


Another member of the Kulipari four. She is the silent one of the team as her abilities involve teleportation and invisibility

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the novels, Quoba's Kulipari powers simply enhanced her stealth to the point where it was like she could move completely undetected. In the series she explicitly has the power to teleport.
  • Break Out Character: The main character of the "Warflower" sequel novel.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the sequel series she comes back VERY wrong, now deathly white and taking over Cardigal's vacant throne.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Quoba uses up all of her kulipari poison in order to help Darel and supply water to Amphibiland villagers. As a result, she loses all of her powers and her skin turns white, even though she does live.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: Her eyes permanently turn into an odd shade of blue after she loses her kulipari powers.
  • Out of Focus: She is almost entirely absent from Dreamwalker as she has left Nova Australis to study the art of War Botany.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her poison glow is purple.
  • Ship Tease: She's the closest with Darel out of all the Kulipari. She spends the most time, shows the most concern for him and sacrifices her poison to save him.
  • Teleportation Spam: Her main ability as a Kulipari.


A student and the star pupil of King Sergu who is well known for being very talkative. He helps out Sergu while Sergu tries to maintain the barrier that protects the amphibilands

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Yabber is a friendly turtle but he is strong enough to manipulate the weather with his eyes and use it to freeze an entire spider army.
  • Berserk Button: He does not like it when his mourning is interrupted as he gets infuriated when the scorpions interrupted his mourning over King Sergu.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Yabber is very talkative as he talks in a lot of sentences nonstop when he speaks, often talking about irrelevant things.
  • Manly Tears: He is seen crying after King Sergu is stabbed by Lord Marmoo.
  • Motor Mouth: Yabber has the habit of talking nonstop a lot as he did that seconds after his début.

King Sergu

The humble and wise king of Turtle Cove. He is the one who maintained the barrier to protect the amphibians and he knew Darel's father from when Darel was a child.

  • The Good King: Sergu is shown to be very compassionate, wise, and humble as he created and maintained the veil to protect the amphibians. He was also so humble that he rejected the idea of having a palace and a throne to sit on despite being a king.

Lord Marmoo

The main antagonist of the season. He is a ruthless scorpion who dreams of tearing down the amphibilands and has put together a massive army to do so

  • Back from the Dead: Even though Marmoo was killed by Darel, he gets resurrected by Queen Jarrah. And yet again by a spider god.
  • Badass Baritone: He's voiced by Keith David, which automatically gives him a baritone voice.
  • Berserk Button: After episode 9, Darel becomes his biggest button as Darel stabbed him.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Forms an uneasy alliance with Queen Jarrah to destroy the amphibilands. When she attempts to enslave him after resurrecting him, he kills her to continue the fight on his own.
  • Damaged Soul: Being revived makes Marmoo even more ruthless and violent than before. Any respect he had for his brother, Pigo, is gone when Marmoo's newfound power goes to his head.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted, while Pigo is his brother, Marmoo never admits that he cares for him, only that he is useful as a soldier.
  • Evil Overlord: Of the scorpion army. Marmoo is so evil that he is cruel to everyone, even showing his cruelty towards members of his own kind.
  • Facial Horror: The left side of Marmoo's face was heavily scarred with parts of it being disintegrated and blinding him in two of his four eyes after Chief Olba throws highly acidic fruit at him. The skin on the left side of his jaw also gets torn off after Darel kicks him into a pile of sharp twigs and logs, part of his jaw bone to be seen by viewers.
  • Fisher King: After taking over the Amphibilands, he cuts off the flow of water to all villages, seeing it as him having power over life itself.
  • Hate Sink: Lord Marmoo has absolutely ZERO redeeming qualities as he is a selfish and arrogant scorpion who only cares about taking over the Amphibilands. He mistreats his own scorpion army which includes his own younger brother and he admitted to eating his own siblings because they were weak. Plus he murders Arabanoo, Chief Olan and King Sergu and cruelly forces Darel to surrender in episode 12.
  • Healing Factor: Gains this ability in episode 11, making it difficult for the heroes to kill him. However, drowning is not something one can regenerate from.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Admitted he ate his siblings because they were too weak.
  • Living MacGuffin: Heritage reveals he is one of the four Poison Scrolls.
  • The Social Darwinist: Believes the weak have no right to live, this even extends to his own kind.
  • The Starscream: After he's killed by Darel and Jarrah resurrects him, she tries to force him into serving her but as soon as she unleashes his restraints Marmoo immediately kills her.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He has no gratitude for Jarrah after she restore him to life.
  • Villainous BSoD: After being brought back to life for a second time, he seems to lose the will to do anything, and openly invites anyone who approaches him with a grudge to kill him.

Commander Pigo

Marmoo's younger brother and right-hand man.

  • The Dragon: To Lord Marmoo before his defection.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He and other scorpions sided with the frogs after Marmoo decided that the injured soldiers will be eaten if they stay.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Pigo eventually saw the monster that Marmoo had become and defects to the frogs.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Willingly falls off a waterfall so Darrel doesn't die saving him.

Queen Jarrah

The secondary antagonist of the show. She desires to conquer the amphibilands and was formerly a student of King Sergu's before he rejects her for her behavior and use of dark magic. She wants revenge on Sergu for his rejection of her.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Marmoo, whom she forms a shaky alliance with to get her revenge on King Sergu although her attempts to reign in Marmoo eventually lead to him killing her.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name literally means "eucalyptus" in many aboriginal australian languages. She does hang around what seems to be a dead eucalyptus.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: She is shown to have hair despite being a spider.
  • A Pupil of Mine, Until He Turned to Evil: Queen Jarrah was once one of King Sergu's pupils but when Jarrah started to believe that Sergu was withholding secrets from her, she made the decision to practice dark magic and nightcasting, which caused Sergu to reject her. She later swears vengeance on him and turns evil.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Queen Jarrah, after resurrecting Marmoo, purposely had his skin molded to a soft shell leaving him vulnerable and unable to hurt or kill anyone because of the softness and she did this to make sure that Marmoo kept serving her and would not turn on her. She said to him that she would not harden his shell until he pledged full service to her. She does harden his shell but ends up getting murdered by him.
  • Wicked Witch: Queen Jarrah is obviously an evil witch as she plotted to kill Sergu and destroy the amphibilands and she used dark magic to do so while sacrificing some of her own minions in the process. Her nightcasting also puts her in this position.


He is the leader of a group of reptilian mercenaries. He joins up with Lord Marmoo and helps him and Harrah out in their plans but he is only interested in getting paid and has no interest in taking over the amphibilands.

  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He uses Darel and his friends as a diversion after cutting a deal with them and leaves his lieutenants Skink and Nogo behind when it's convenient.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The entire Dream Walker season focuses heavily on him to the point where he even stars in his own episode.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Killara is the mercenary leader and for some reason, the area where his left eye is supposed to be is blackened out. The blacked out space does look as if he's wearing an eye patch but whether its actually an eye patch or an empty eye socket is debatable.
  • Greed: He fights for whoever pays him.
  • Nothing Personal: He has no malice with the frogs or Darel, his only interest is just profit. Darel uses this to his advantage, bribing Killara with a pearl to help him defeat Marmoo.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Downplayed, while evil, Killara is arguably less vile than Marmoo, as he shows Darel some respect and doesn't share Marmoo's hatred for the frogs. However, his selfishness and greed are definitely emphasised in the sequel series, which already has plenty of evil reptiles.
  • Worthy Opponent: Seems to see Darel as this.
  • Villain Protagonist: Of the sequel series, where he is basically a deuteragonist whose grievances against Darkan and plot to steal back his treasure are explored.


A Kulipari who was raised by geckos.


The adopted son of the Gecko chief Bindi. An extremely powerful Kulipari and the titular Dream Walker of the second season.

  • All-Loving Hero: Notably, Darkan keeps him under control by not just threatening to harm his family but also threatening to harm the other prisoners if Koa does not comply.
  • Astral Projection: As a Dream Walker, he has the power to project his soul into the Dreamworld and commune with spirits of the deceased, who are in turn able to commune through his body in the living world.
  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: Glows when using his powers like any Kulipari, but he glows far brighter than any Kulipari in the series highlighting just how much more powerful he is.
  • Blessed with Suck: One of the most powerful characters in the series, but the fate of two worlds is hinging on him making a choice he does not want to, and two spirits are more than happy to do physical battle over control of his body and soul to force him into it.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: The entire goal of the Dream Walker season is to rescue him from Darkan, as his powers are tied to a prophecy that could shape the fate of the world.
  • Magical Flutist: Uses a didgeridoo to help control his powers, using it both as a staff to channel his attacks and playing it to help him focus his Dream Walking.
  • Making a Splash: Not only can he conjure rain, but he can seemingly summon anything that lives in the water to rain down as well, which he demonstrates by summoning puffer fish Made of Explodium.
  • Power Incontinence: Involuntarily falls into to dream trances, as a result of both Sergu and Jarrah battling for control of his soul in the Dreamworld.
  • Superpower Lottery: He is obscenely powerful, with a wide assortment of abilities. Once he joins the fight he essentially takes down Cardigal single handedly.
  • Unwanted Rescue: Because of his All-Loving Hero nature, he refuses to be rescued from Darkan's prison unless all the prisoners can be rescued at the same time.
  • Weather Manipulation: He can summon storms.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: