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Characters from the French Magical Girl show, LoliRock.

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     Tropes shared over multiple characters 
  • World of Action Girls: All the princesses we see.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Iris, Talia, and Auriana respectively, but also Izira (Beauty), Lyna (Brains), and Carissa (Brawn), and Lev (Beauty), Mephisto (Brains), and Praxina (Brawn). Lyna, Talia, and Mephisto are all the most adept spellcasters in their trios, were Iris and Izira do not conflict with the other two (who do conflict), and Lev more uses his looks than battle skills, making them the beauties. Auriana, Carissa, and Praxina are all unpredictable and skilled fighters that act on impulse.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The series seems to like this trope. Iris (blonde), Talia (brunette), and Auriana (redhead) are the first ones. Somewhat works with the Resistance as well: Izira (white hair/blonde), Carissa (redhead), Lyna (Brunette). This also applies to the Love Triangle from Episode 3 (with Charlie and Nathaniel as the brunettes, Iris as the Blonde, and Gina as the Redhead). There's also the three orphan girls from "Step Right Up"- Rose (redhead), Bellina (brunette), and Olivia (blonde).
  • Cast of Snowflakes: Everyone looks radically different from each other unless they're related, and even then, Iris barely looks like her parents.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Darker colours are bad, lighter are good. Whenever a character uses Black Magic, their magic glow turns darker and what's usually white turns black. This is actually the most blatant sign Lev is working for Gramorr towards the end of Season 2- his magic is still dark-coloured. note 
  • Human Aliens: Much of the cast comes from Ephedia, making them this.
  • Holding Hands/Intertwined Fingers: Shows up non-romantically more than romantically. Holding Hands in general seems necessary to share magic between two or more people.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: Thanks to Mephisto's Shrink Ray spell, this happens to Lyna, Carissa, and Praxina in an episode.
  • Minidress of Power: All the princesses, as well as Praxina, have these.
  • Mystical White Hair: Izira has this, marking her as extremely wise and powerful, and Iris gains it in her Shanila-powered form.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Transforming changes the hair colours of the protagonists. Ephedian hair colours differ from natural hair colours due to magic- this seemingly includes Praxina (brunette) and Mephisto (blond), if their usual looks when masquerading as humans is anything to go on. According to Word of God, Ephedian magic gives their hair the unnatural colours, and characters like Talia and Lyna would have been born with brown and black hair respectively, their hair turning blue/green thanks to magic in the air.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Nearly all the girls have this either in their civilian form or their Magical Girl form. Praxina, Missy, and Aunt Ellen are the only recurring females who don't sport this in some way. However, Iris's mother has the longest hair in the cast, as it falls to the floor.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Many characters can do this- this is how the Library and training area the girls use is accessed, and how travel between Earth and Ephedia works.
  • Transformation Sequence: The princesses have them. Carissa and Lyna's are actually shorter than Auriana, Talia, and Iris have, though.
  • Transformation Trinket: The protagonists all have these.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: When infused with magic, Ephedian hair colours lean towards unnatural, except for Iris's black-haired father and the blonds Gramorr and Lev.
  • Five-Man Band:

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LoliRock

     Iris 
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The lost princess of Ephedia. She lived peacefully on Earth until Talia and Auriana came to town and helped her train to reclaim her throne. She's kind and docile but really tenacious when she needs to be. Her symbols are a four-pointed star and, of course, a heart.


    Talia 
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A princess of Xeris. She and Auriana came to Earth in search of the lost princess of Ephedia. She is the team's leader and is work-oriented bordering on anti-fun. Her symbol is a four-pointed diamond.


  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Her hair's a little light for the trope, but it's once stated to be black.
  • Brainy Brunette: The most knowledgeable of the three.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Constantly reminding Auriana to act relatively normal.
  • The Comically Serious: She became this as a result of her I Let Gwen Stacy Die moment.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Her defrosting was the central theme of episode 8, in which she loosens up enough to go on a date.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: She has earth powers, since crystals are rocks, and has amber eyes.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: A weird example- Talia's drawn with medium brown hair, but Praxina once states her hair is black. What makes this weird is there are characters drawn with black hair in the show.
  • Hates Being Touched: She really hates being hugged. She has used force fields and other spells to avoid hugs from the overly-affectionate Auriana.
  • Hime Cut: Her hair might not be cut in a straight line at the back as is usual, but she has very straight bangs cut in the right place, side locks to her shoulders, and long, straight hair. She is an actual princess with The Stoic, Lady of War personality.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Years back, Talia's Cool Big Sis Izira let her sneak out of the castle to attend a festival, and even gave the younger princess her hair ornament/Amplifier Artifact to wear. Unfortunately, Talia returned home to find that Gramorr attacked the palace, and overpowered Izira. While the fate of her parents is up in the air, it is quickly revealed that Izira is still alive.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Kyle, though it doesn't seem to be official.
  • I See Dead People: A trait that made Talia something of a pariah when she was younger. She doesn't like to talk about it now.
  • The Lancer: The most capable magic user and fighter of the group.
  • Magic Staff: All three princesses have magic wands. Only Talia's expands into a staff.
  • My Greatest Failure: See I Let Gwen Stacy Die above. The situation effected her so greatly, that she became the responsible, logical one she is today.
  • Not So Above It All: Near the end of episode 1, she states that the band auditions were just a cover and she sort of begrudgingly accepts that Auriana actually wants to form a band. Except no. An interview with her character on the show's official website reveals the band was her idea and she had actually really wanted it to happen.
  • Personality Swap: Invoked with Auriana for one battle against a monster that knew how each girl battles. They even swap weapons. Their personalities are not literally switched, but they choose to act like each other.
  • Transformation Trinket: Hers is an ornate cuff bracelet
  • True Blue Femininity: Most of her outfits are pretty butch and practical but her warrior princess outfit is every bit as elegant as the other girls' and in a striking shade of blue.

    Auriana 
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A princess of Volta. She and Talia came to Earth in search of the lost princess of Ephedia. She is the most energetic of the princesses with a quirky personality blending tomboyish and feminine character traits. Her symbol is a crescent moon.


  • Barrier Warrior: According to Praxina, this is a trait of Voltans in general. Auriana is, in general, more a defensive support unit than a battler, and of the three, is the only one to user her shields as an umbrella.
  • Battle Boomerang: In a Blink-and-You-Miss-It moment in "If You Can't Beat'em", she summons two weapons shaped like crescent moons and throws them at the monster. They are not even crystal- they are clearly bladed, metal boomerangs or possibly throwing knives (as in her hand, they look small, but when the monster eats them, they are much larger).
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She recommends some pretty out there solutions to rudimentary problems. For example, shrinking and building an invisible spaceship to get a closer look at a museum exhibit.
  • Confusion Fu: How Talia describes Auriana's battle tactics when acting offensively.
  • The Cutie: Very friendly and the likeliest character to keep smiling.
  • The Ditz: At times, as she is prone to coming up with hair-brained solutions to simple problems and has a tendency to overreact.
  • Genki Girl: She is quite hyperactive most of the time. Forceful too.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her Weapon of Choice is a magic ribbon, similar in use to a rhythmic gymnastics ribbon.
  • Interspecies Romance: With every cute boy she has a crush on from Earth.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: She apparently has 32 sisters and at least one brother. note 
  • The Matchmaker: She does everything in her power to ensure her friends' relationships go smoothly, regardless of whether or not the guy is a good match.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Very clingy and huggy, much to Talia's annoyance.
  • Personality Swap: Invoked in a way with Talia for one battle against a monster that knew how each girl battles. They even swap weapons. Their personalities are not literally switched, but they choose to act like each other.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Aurianna? Ariana? Nope. According to the official website and the opening credits among other things, it's Auriana.
  • Serial Romeo: Downplayed, as it's never been shown to be more than a crush, but if there's a cute boy her age that isn't already spoken for she'll probably develop a crush on him within 30 seconds of being introduced. Talia lampshades this by asking her to name three of her interests other than boys.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Both powered-up and powered-down, Auriana has long red/orange hair and brilliant green eyes. It seems to be a family trait.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Auriana and her siblings, namely Jodan, all resemble each other with their green eyes and red hair.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Smoothies, her solution to angst, tiredness, and boredom.
  • Transformation Trinket: Hers is a ring.

     Amaru 
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The team's Loyal Animal Companion, who vaguely resembles a purple kitten. He helps the princesses in their battle against evil.


  • Action Pet: While not often, Amaru is capable of helping out in battle (both in and out of his Pegasus form), and he's the one who creates the battle arena.
  • Alien Animals: Nobody bats an eye at the purple kitten. It's shown that purple dogs exist in the show as well(his name's Barkley).
  • Badass Adorable: But of course.
  • Big Eater: Amaru is something of a glutton. When split into three in an accident, one of his three personalities is always eating.
  • Cool Pet: He's a purple catlike creature who can turn into a pegasus.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Not always, but Amaru is usually the first to notice when something is off.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Snowflake, the dog of Missy's cousin.
  • Literal Split Personality: Thanks to Carissa miscasting a spell, she splits Amaru into three parts- Skittish, Aggressive, and Hungry.
  • Pegasus: What Amaru can shapeshift into.
  • Pokémon Speak: Amaru can only say his name.
  • Team Pet: Yup
  • Tuft of Head Fur: Amaru's is dark blue/purple/indigo. It would be unremarkable, since he's an alien, if not for the fact that this is apparently his "hair", according to the episode "Wicked Red".
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Amaru normally looks like a purple kitten, but he can shapeshift into a pegasus.

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Ephedians

     Izira 
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Talia's older sister and a princess of Xeris. A powerful mage in her own right, she is the leader of La Résistance. Her symbol is three diamonds.


     Carissa 
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Princess of Calix. She's the most rough-and-tumble of the princesses, and prefers combat to spells. Her symbol is a compass rose (or an eight-pointed star).


     Lyna 
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Princess of Borealis. She's the most ladylike of the princesses. She prefers spellwork to combat, as it's more graceful. Her symbol is a Fleur de Lis.


  • Emerald Power: Her colour is a light green, and her people specialise more in spellwork than combat.
  • Fallen Princess: Sort of- she's still a princess of course, but Borealis has been taken over by Gramorr. As a result, her cushy princess life was brought down abruptly and she herself admits she's surprised to find herself joining Izira's La Résistance.
  • Fleur de Lis: Her symbol.
  • Hair Decorations: Her Transformation Trinket is one of these.
  • La Résistance: One of the original members, and one of the people who made it possible.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: The most feminine of the girls and with the longest hair, aside from when powered up (where Carissa's purple plait is longest).
  • Power Floats/Flight: Oddly, she's the only person aside from Praxina and Mephisto who can do this normally- even Morgaine stands on a magic seal. The only other character aside from those three who can float is a Shanila-powered Iris. note 
  • Mind over Matter: One of her speciality spells is a levitation spell.
  • Purple Eyes: Likely to mark Lyna as coming from a kingdom that focuses heavily on spellwork over anything else.
  • Serial Romeo: Downplayed, and done to a lesser extent than Auriana, but she's always happy to follow Auriana into flirting with every cute boy she sees.
  • Sixth Ranger: Shares this position with Carissa. Unlike Carissa, though, Lyna doesn't get a special episode where she defeats the twins on her own.
  • Those Two Guys: She and Carissa have shades of this, due to not being featured much and usually together aside from each of their feature episodes.
  • Transformation Trinket: Hers is a hairpin shaped like a Fleur de Lis.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Carissa.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Carissa, again. She's levitated Carissa into the air for fun, much to Carissa's displeasure.

     Jodan 
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The prince of Volta, and Auriana's older (and apparently only) brother. His symbol is a slight variant on Auriana's crescent moon.


  • Big Brother Instinct: Jodan would do anything to protect Auriana and their younger siblings, including working for Gramorr and betraying him.
  • Forced into Evil: Forced to obey Gramorr, since he's holding much of his family hostage.
  • I Have Your Family: Why he does Gramorr's bidding.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Jodan's pink-orange hair and green eyes seem to run in the royal family.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: He has 33 sisters, according to Auriana. note 
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     Lev 
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A handsome thief and mercenary from Ephedia. His symbol is a gold-coloured eagle.


  • Anti-Hero: As a mercenary who goes to whoever benefits him most but still believes Iris is the rightful heir, Lev qualifies for this. Once Gramorr backstabs him twice, he seems to become more of a hero than a villain.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Nathaniel's Betty, though they've yet to meet on the show.
  • Consummate Liar: He uses his charms and good looks and a few other tricks to hand Iris over to Gramorr twice.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: With fellow servants to Gramorr, Praxina and Mephisto, to a degree. He is the Thief, being both an actual thief, being prone to stabbing people in the back, and using his words to gain trust.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Tanned skin, very fair hair.
  • Gentleman Thief: For the most part. He's charming, he's handsome, he's debonair, mostly polite, and yet, an Anti-Hero and a flirt.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: A mark of his general coolness (both in the cold sense once he drops the flirty act and fitting his being a Gentleman Thief Anti-Hero).
  • Mr. Fanservice: Tall, blond, mysterious, and handsome, as well as flirtatious. Doesn't hurt that he's Gramorr's prisoner.
  • Only in It for the Money: He himself says he's for sale to the highest bidder, though he may not be after money specifically.

     Ellira 
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An Ephedian warrior who shows up to save Iris from Praxina and Mephisto in "Truth be Told". Actually Aunt Ellen's true identity


  • Amazonian Beauty: Certainly looks the part, despite being middle-aged.
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Go Through Me: She does this in her very first appearance, protecting Iris.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Well, magical woman warrior.
  • Mama Bear: While not Iris's mother, she raised her, and blasted Praxina and Mephisto pretty good.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Normally very kindly and gentle, but she's still very much a warrior. And so good that she was given the special task of protecting Iris by herself.

     The King and Queen of Ephedia 
Iris' parents and the true rulers of Ephedia. Long before the story began, Gramorr captured them and imprisoned them.
  • Creepy Monotone: There's something unsettling about the King's total lack of emotions, even when saying something like "Iris, my beloved daughter".
  • The Good King: From what little we know of the King, he is this, and one of the first things he does when we DO finally see him is challenge new Big Bad Praxina.
  • Good Parents: From what we see, they are this.
  • The High Queen: She seems to be the main ruler of Ephedia, and is every bit the calm, beautiful, regal woman befitting the trope.
  • Parental Abandonment: Though not by choice.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: The Queen is as kind and gentle as can be, with light pink hair.
  • Ruling Couple
  • Statuesque Stunner: According to a size chart, Iris doesn't even come up to her mother's shoulder in height and the Queen is almost as tall as the King, but there isn't a lot of height difference between Iris and other adults, either (such as Aunt Ellen or Brenda's mother).
  • The Stoic: The King has zero emotional inflection when he talks.
  • Woman in White: Much of the Queen's dress is white, marking her as a good and pure force opposite Gramorr.

Humans

    Aunt Ellen 
Iris's adoptive parent. She is extremely kind and welcoming to all those around her and supports Iris in everything she does. She's actually an Ephedian named Ellira who was sent to Earth with Iris to protect her. See Ellira's entry above for details.
  • First Gray Hair: She doesn't want her birthday acknowledged because of it.
  • Good Parents: A kind, fair, cheerful woman and nothing short of a wonderful mother to Iris.
  • Green Thumb: Ellen has a soft spot for plants. Spanning several episodes, there are shots of her tending to her garden.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: To Iris. She raises Iris as her own daughter and it is unclear if she even knows about Iris' heritage. Iris loves her deeply and threatening her is a sure way to get on the princess' bad side. Subverted- she's actually an Ephedian herself.

    Nathaniel 
Smoothie bar employee at the girls' favorite hang-out spot and Iris's love interest.

    Doug 
LoliRock's self proclaimed biggest fan. He runs a fansite about them and frequently follows them to concerts.

    Missy Robins 
Iris's childhood rival and a minor antagonist.
  • Alpha Bitch: Daughter of the Mayor, she is frigid and sharp with anyone who isn't fawning over her. She demands the absolute attention and adoration of everyone around her.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Iris's Betty, but in a rare instance where one party has no chance with the Archie. Doesn't stop Missy from trying, though.
  • Girl Posse: She has two girls, a redhead and a brunette, who follow her almost everywhere.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Iris.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Nathaniel, who is aware of her feelings, but doesn't remotely reciprocate.
  • Love Potion: Or rather, love hair ornament. She uses a flower given to her by Lev to make Nathaniel like her.
  • Made of Iron: She isn't fazed by Mephisto and Praxina when they capture her after mistaking her for Iris.
  • Muggle-and-Magical Love Triangle: She's the A in a Type 4 with Nathaniel (B) and Iris (C).
  • Operation: Jealousy: Tries this with Nathaniel, but fails spectacularly, since he's not interested.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Bizarrely, Missy is the only human character to have an unnatural eye colour- yellow, with a slight greenish tint to make them colder than Talia's amber ones. They indicate her as a self-absorbed jerkass who is not above using unscrupulous methods to get Nathaniel to like her.

     Kyle 
A robot-building teenager who shows up from time to time. He has a crush on Talia.
  • Flat Character: In his first episode, he wasn't given much characterisation besides his crush on Talia.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: After initially being a Flat Character, he was later given this as a personality trait.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Talia, though it doesn't seem to be official.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Even after getting a little characterisation, Kyle remains "that guy who likes Talia who Talia kinda likes back".
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Talia in his first episode. Partially because some of the time, it's not actually Kyle.

Villains

     Tropes shared with the Twins 
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Both twins care for each other deeply, but rarely show it.
  • Berserk Button: Mephisto for Praxina and vice-versa.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Exactly what they are.
  • The Heavy: The nominal Big Bad of the show was the usurper Gramorr, who actually has minimal screen time and rarely interacts with the protagonists. Most of the actual scheming, fighting, and personal interactions between the villains and the heroes involves the Twins.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Have disguises that hide who they are, though the Princesses see through them easily after a while.
  • Sadist: Tend to cross the Moral Event Horizon when carrying out their evil plots. Sometimes they also unecessarilly attack or influence people who have nothing to do with their plan at all.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Always run away from the Crystal Luxtra or Crystal Quinta.
  • The Starscream: In "Princess Brenda Part II", they double-cross Gramorr after mastering the power of Izira's Medallion. When Iris resets time, Gramorr does not recollect this event.

    Praxina 
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One of the primary antagonists. She and her brother, Mephisto, are Gramorr's underlings tasked with defeating the princesses. (They aren't very good at it.) She is more intelligent and ruthless than her brother, but less observant and more likely to become a victim of their own plans. Like Iris, she has two symbols- a sphere with three jagged magic bolts, and butterflies.


  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Tall (second-tallest of the female cast after Talia), dark-haired, and quite beautiful. She's also the most mature-looking due in part to being the oldest of the main cast as well.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: For all her attitude beforehand, she is distraught at Mephisto's apparent death and takes up Gramorr's mantle after that.
  • Animal Motif: Butterflies have always been present on Praxina's outfit, but the motif set in at the end of S2 with her dark red butterflies. Her Instant Runes even change to accommodate this.
  • Arc Villain: Takes over the role of Big Bad following Gramorr's defeat at the end of Season 2.
  • Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?: Tries this with Mephisto in "Step Right Up", but gets the predictable, irrelevant answer. ("Yes, Praxina! We totally need a celebration dance!")
  • Baby Talk: Engages in this with the crystal beasts she calls.
  • The Beastmaster: One of the specialist skills she demonstrates throughout the first season is being able to control a variety of magical creatures, like Dragons.
  • Berserk Button: Turns out she has one, as revealed in the S2 finale- it's Mephisto.
  • Big Sister Bully: A line in "Batty" reveals she's the older twin, making her this considering her treatment of Mephisto. But woe be tied you if she blames you for her brother's death.
  • Big Sister Instinct: It's very rare, especially compared to Mephisto, but Praxina sometimes shows that she really DOES care about Mephisto. In fact, the reason she goes berserk at the end of S2 is because she blames Iris for Mephisto's death.
  • Brainy Brunette: Her civilian forms all use the same shade of light brown for her hair- presumably this is her natural, non-magical hair colour. She's pretty smart, too.
  • Brother-Sister Team: With her twin brother, Mephisto.
  • Cool Mask: She gets one in Season 2. It's half of Gramorr's broken mask when he's defeated.
    • Amplifier Artifact: The mask actually boosts Praxina's powers. And seems to give her new ones.
    • Evil Mask: Her acquiring Gramorr's mask reveals that it's actually an Evil Mask, since it amplifies Praxina's powers and makes her much more ruthless and evil than before.
    • Mask of Power: It's Gramorr's
  • Cuteness Proximity: Towards her crystal beasts. At one point, she calls herself "mommy" regarding one of them, squicking out Mephisto, who helped create it.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Her powers seem to be basically the same as the princesses' minus having a cool Transformation Sequence.
  • The Dragon: Technically, she and Mephisto are Co-Dragons but she does most of the talking when they need to communicate with Gramorr and most of the plans they carry out are hers.
  • Dual Wielding: Whenever she summons weapons, it's a pair of twin rapiers.
  • Enemy Mine: For an episode in Season 2, courtesy of Identity Amnesia, where she still displayed her natural evil tendencies.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She doesn't show it until Season 2, but she truly does care about Mephisto.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In "Lost in the Shadows", she finds Mephisto's plan to break up the girls' favorite band, Quicksand Ferret, to be too extreme, even if it does break the Princesses.
  • Evil Costume Switch: While not exactly the nicest before, she gets a new catsuit and a longer cape to go with her status as the new Arc Villain.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Iris, which is why she, like Iris, has two symbols. This becomes more obvious after she gets an evilness upgrade, and her magic gets a pink tint to it.
  • Evil Evolves: After Gramorr is defeated, she takes up his place and is more threatening and active than Gramorr ever was.
  • Evil Gloating: More prone to this than Mephisto. It actually almost gets her killed once, and supposedly gets Mephisto killed.
  • Evil Wears Black: As the more evil of the two twins, Praxina has always had more black on her costume than Mephisto. Her new outfit at the end of Season 2 is almost completely black, devoid of the light greys and whites of her original Minidress of Power.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Gets one at the end of S2 when Praxina becomes the new Big Bad. On a lesser note, she almost always styles her hair into a bun and loses the Peek-a-Bangs when pretending to be a human.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: With fellow Gramorr servants Lev and Mephisto, to a degree. She is the Fighter, being the most skilled at combat and good enough to take on Talia AND Auriana with her dual rapiers.
  • Foil: To Iris, being very nearly her exact opposite.
  • Good Colours, Evil Colours: Her magic is a deep red and black, almost like blood, where Iris's is light pink and white.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Creates a crystal monster designed to eat and imprison humans. She herself is eaten by it.
  • Identity Amnesia: Is struck with this in Season 2. True to the usual use of this trope with villain characters, she turns good for much of the episode.
  • In-Series Nickname: Mephisto calls her "Prax".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: On the very rare occasions she shows she does loves her brother, and during the episode she turns good, she shows she does have some goodness in her, even if she's hardwired for evil.
  • Morality Pet: She is Mephisto's, and younger brother Mephisto seems to be hers.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Not as annoying as most, but she's got the haughtiness down to a tee.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Most obvious with Mephisto, but she doesn't exactly maintain distance with Iris and Auriana when they've been recruited, too (moreso Iris, since "Wicked Red" dislikes her).
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Sultry type. Becomes more concealing after her Expository Hairstyle Change, possibly making the shift into Scheming-type, as it covers her Cool Mask.
  • Power Echoes: An effect of Gramorr's mask on her is for her voice to echo.
  • Power Floats/Flight: Shares this ability with Mephisto and Lyna, and seem to be the only characters who can float totally unsupported normally.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Not normally, but she nearly always sports one (or two, in one instance) when trying to look like a human to the princesses. The characters she often plays then match the stiff and formal personality for the trope.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: This is what it seems Season 3 will be.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: A variant with Mephisto. Because the usual Sword-like close combat is rare in the show, combat magic is essentially the Sword (shown by Carrisa's debates with Lyna), where more grand spells are, well, spells. Even without this, on the rare occasions swords do come into play, Praxina is shown to be much better at close combat than Mephisto, who is easily defeated if the princesses get too close. Praxina is only really shown to use spells when the spell needs two people, and based on the fact that she gave the powerful Book of Spells to Mephisto to use, possibly can't even cast big spells on her own.
  • Villain Teleportation: Shares this ability with Mephisto and the technically non-villainous, Shanila-powered Iris.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Experiences this in the episode "Forget You!", where she's hit with Identity Amnesia. She's surprised by the warm feeling of being complimented and helping people.

    Mephisto 
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One of the primary antagonists. He and his sister, Praxina, are Gramorr's underlings tasked with defeating the princesses. (They aren't very good at it.) He's more bumbling and incompetent than his sister, but also a great deal more observant than she is and better with spellwork. His symbol is a serpent.


  • Adorkable: It's not always there, but he's definitely this. Not only is he excited by very mundane human things like cameras and quarters, but despite being a villain, he's afraid of both the dark and ghosts.
    "Ooh, Praxina! A human just gave me this shiny metal disc just for tossing some crystals in the air! Amazing!"
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Aside from being the least evil or rude of the antagonists (including Missy), the last thing Mephisto does is save his sister from the fate he ends up with, and prior to that, he seems to be questioning if siding with Gramorr was right. The sentiments of this trope are not shared by the heroes, though.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: A throwaway line in Season 1 reveals Mephisto is the younger twin, making him this, considering how much he gets on Praxina's nerves.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: It's not as frequent as is usual for this trope, nor does he have the usual personality for it, but Mephisto does get distracted rather easily- Iris states it's what makes him the weak link between him and Praxina. Sometimes this is a result of Mephisto being actually the more observant twin.
  • Badass Bookworm: Implied, despite his ditzy personality and claim that he doesn't usually read. Most characters in the show who are good with spells are shown to be the group's smartest member, and Mephisto, though never directly stated, is shown to be better with spells than both actual combat and Praxina, and a few of the spells he uses are ones he himself created. Most of his spells are also much more powerful than Praxina's. He's also more informed about Earth than his sister is, meaning he's actually studied.
  • Berserk Button: It seems Praxina is his, as the times he turns against Gramorr come when Praxina winds up victim to their plans, and the only time he really loses it is when Praxina, as the more evil one, has her obligatory Identity Amnesia episode.
  • Big Little Brother: Downplayed, as Mephisto is, at most, a few hours younger than his older twin sister, but he's rather taller than her.
  • Brother-Sister Team: With his twin sister, Praxina.
  • Butt-Monkey: He takes a lot of physical and verbal abuse from Praxina and Gramorr.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: Tends to converse with the princesses as he is fighting them.
  • Color-Coded Eyes: Mephisto's green eyes fit the untrustworthy aspect (but only when he's actually opposing the princesses) and matches with the "innate magic" type, since he seems to have a natural talent for spells over combat (compared to his sister, who is never shown casting complex spells without him). He's also the only character whose eye colour matches with his crystal colour.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Mephisto's plans, rare as they are, are better than Praxina's; He's better with spellwork than combat, and once Praxina is threatened, he can get scary. But he's also a bumbling buffoon of a Butt-Monkey.
  • The Determinator: Becomes one of these towards the end of S2, and Praxina comes down with Identity Amnesia. He does everything he can to try and get Praxina back, and still won't give up when he can't even move.
  • Enemy Mine: Does this more than once whenever something happens to Praxina.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It's made very clear that Mephisto cares very much about his sister, to the point he'll ruin their plans and give up Oracle Gems if Praxina gets hurt. It's implied that they're all each other has.
  • Evil Laugh: Has a rather impressive one for such a buffoon.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: With fellow servants to Gramorr Praxina and Lev, to a degree. He's the Mage, as he's most effective when armed with a spellbook or Magic Staff, and is the only character shown to outright create their own spells. He's also the least gifted at combat, but unusually for a Mage, he uses a cutlass in the rare moments he goes into physical combat.
  • Foil: To physically offensive Proud Warrior Race Girl Carissa. Carissa focuses on getting in and up close on battles, where Mephisto is the least effective at hand-to-hand combat of anyone in the cast except possibly Lyna (who is never shown doing it). Mephisto practices spells and seems to have a natural talent with them, where Carissa is too impatient to practice and properly learn a spell.
  • Genius Ditz: He may not be bright, but his plans tend to work a lot better than Praxina's, to the point that it's his plan that gets them their first Oracle Gem, because he figured out what makes them appear. Further, Mephisto is shown to be more talented with spells than his sister (such as in "Spellbound"), who is better with combat.
  • Glamour Failure: Regardless of how much he changes himself to pretend to be human, his green eyes always stay.
  • Good Colours, Evil Colours: His magic is deep lime green and black, unlike Lyna and her sea green and white magic.
  • Green and Mean: His attire has green accents, and his magic is coloured green. He's also a villain.
  • Hair Decorations: A rare male example. If turned on its side, it looks like a snake.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In episode 3, he attempts to use a monster with Love Potion arrows to defeat Iris by making her obsess over a boy. It works until he gets hit by an arrow. He then undoes his whole plan because Iris tells him to.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Comes out a lot more than Praxina's, but he's still clearly evil.
  • Light Is Not Good: Mephisto's outfit is primarily white, light grey, and light green, his magic is bright green, and when he's pretending to be a human, he's blond except for one instance (where he underwent Glamour Failure, as his eyes were the one feature that didn't change at all). However, he's still a villain.
  • Minion With A C- in Evil: Has shades of this. While he does like being evil and his plans tend to do much better than Praxina's, he's also very adorkable, prone to Mundane Object Amazement despite claiming he doesn't like Earth much, is genuinely nice to Iris and Auriana when they're brainwashed into evil, and has a clear Villainous Crush on Auriana compared to his love-hating sister. If Praxina is put in danger because of their plans, he'll abandon them and switch sides to save her.
  • Mook–Face Turn: While Mephisto never actually follows through with it permanently, every and any time Praxina ends up getting hurt, he switches allegiances with little to no hesitation and instead of turning against them immediately, he lets them go until next time with no signs of malice at all. He'll even give them a way to totally reverse whatever he and Praxina did that day, presumably in gratitude. Even when he thinks they "stole" Praxina, he makes Praxina not attack them and lets them go because they didn't stop Praxina from returning to normal. He looks to be on his way to doing this permanently once Gramorr does attain the Crown of Ephedia, based on his expressions in the background.
  • Morality Pet: Actually seems to be one for Praxina, while she is his.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: With things like cameras and quarters.
  • One Head Taller: Towards Auriana.
  • Power Floats/Flight: He and Praxina share this ability with Lyna, and with a Shanila-powered Iris.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Has a killer set of them when pleading with the girls for help to save Praxina. Considering he's not called on them as is usual, it seems to just be his natural sad eyes.
  • Sickly Green Glow: His magic has a bright green glow to it.
  • Squishy Wizard: Mephisto is shown to be extremely powerful with spells and competent when executing his own plans, but he's also usually the first to go down of the siblings and it doesn't take much.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: A variant with Praxina. Both are obviously mages, but combat magic and spells are specifically stated to be two different types of magic. Combat magic is the equivalent of the Sword (as evidenced with Carissa's Proud Warrior Race Girl attitude and debates with Lyna) in a world where magic is the primary way to battle; actual weapons have been used only a few times to do more than contain or trip another person. Praxina is shown to be able to fight well in close-combat and is better with the short combative spells, where Mephisto is essentially rendered helpless up close but his spells are powerful. This trope is likely the reason Mephisto comes off as more bumbling and incompetent than Praxina, since the opportunities to use spells are far and few between.
  • Taking the Bullet: Praxina, too busy gloating with Gramorr about their victory, is almost crushed by a large stone. Mephisto, who is paying attention, pushes her out of the way, getting crushed in the process. He's shown to survive that, but is not shown to survive the fall and explosion after.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: If not an example himself (being the tallest recurring cast member and good-looking with dark magenta hair), he at least thinks he is. Subverted when masquerading as a human either way, when he becomes blond.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of a sort. He's helped out the princesses more than once of his own will, treats them with nothing but kindness when they get turned evil, actually bothered to learn about humans and is shown to be interested in human girls (and Auriana), and once outright admitted that if he wasn't devoted to annihilating Iris, he would be honoured to serve her when she becomes Queen. Finally culminates in his expressions show that he's really started to question if following Gramorr was the right choice during the S2 finale, but before we hear his thoughts, he pushes Praxina out of the way because she's too busy Evil Gloating to pay attention to her surroundings. But, he does seem to like being evil, and his reaction when Praxina turns good is him at by far his most aggressive and reckless (but that might actually just be discomfort at her change in personality).
  • Villainous Crush: On Auriana.
  • Villain Teleportation: Shares this ability with Praxina and the technically non-villainous, Shanila-powered Iris.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of the dark and ghosts. The latter is somewhat justified, since ghosts seem to be real and possibly malevolent on Ephedia.

    Gramorr 
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The evil ruler who usurped the Ephedian throne and sent Praxina and Mephisto after the princesses. Not much is known about him.


  • Bad Boss: Downplayed- while he constantly threatens his only two minions, he never follows through with his threats, but he clearly does something to keep them in check, since they still believe him.
  • Big Bad: Took over the kingdom, captured reigning nobility, is actively trying to hunt down and kill Iris and her friends, and he covered the castle in black crystal.
    • Actually Arc Villain for the Oracle Gem arc, as he is replaced by Praxina following his downfall at the end of S2.
  • Big "NO!": Does this quite a bit. It's even the last thing he says.
  • Cool Mask: An elaborate crown and mask combination.
    • Evil Mask: What his mask is revealed to be when Praxina gets it.
    • Mask of Power: It's implied in Season 2 that his mask is actually one of these.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He seems to be cautious about having Auriana on their side, even calling her "very powerful", and goes against Praxina's plan to kill Auriana so that she can be kept around.
  • Evil Overlord: It's never shown how he rules Ephedia but it's heavily implied that he isn't nice about it. (Not that being nice is his priority.)
  • Facial Horror: When you finally see under his mask, despite what you would expect from what little you DO see through the mask's eyeholes, he is firmly this. His skin looks to be burnt and rotting, and his teeth are broken and jagged.
  • Glowing Eyes: His eyes glow red whenever he's especially ticked off at Praxina and Mephisto.
  • I Lied: A favourite of his.
  • Large and in Charge: He's over a head taller than Mephisto, the tallest recurring member of the cast.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Spends the entire show waiting inside the Ephedia throne room.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His magic is show to be purple and black, and he's extremely powerful.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: On the rare times his eyes are shown through the mask, they're red. The eyes of the mask also glow red when he's infuriated.
  • Red Right Hand: If it wasn't obvious he was evil already, his entire right arm is disfigured so it can absorb power.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Or more accurately, right hand leopard. Its name is Banes.
  • The Faceless: His mask obscures his face except for the rare occasions his eyes are visible.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: He isn't as vile as he is terrifying. He lashes out on occasion which darkens the mood more than you would expect in a show about magical princesses.
  • Voice of the Legion: Very rarely, he speaks with this when threatening Praxina and Mephisto.

     Banes 
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Gramorr's right hand leopard. Even less is known about Banes than his master.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Or rather, leopard in kitten's clothing. He pulls this off once to steal the girls's magic.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Banes's eyes always glow.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He seems to be the one pulling strings- Gramorr's interactions with Banes, especially the last look they share before Gramorr is obliterated (pictured is Banes's look), and the fact that Banes gives Praxina the Evil Mask heavily hints that this is the case.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Banes's eyes are purely white.
  • Right-Hand Cat: To Gramorr and Praxina.


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