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Presley Carnovan

  • Ambiguously Brown: Which actually makes a certain amount of sense if he is supposed to be descended from Egyptian immigrants; the country's population has always been a mix of Arabic and African ethnicities, with a number of Caucasians after it ended up becoming part of the British Empire.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In the premiere, he witnesses (among other things) mummies coming to life, a man turning into what looks like a bug monster, and statue-like warriors running around all over the place... but believing he is the reincarnation of a long dead Egyptian prince? Pfft. No way.
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  • Badass Adorable: At times.
  • Broken Pedestal: When he learns his father took a job for Scarab, he was understandably pretty upset.
  • The Chosen One: He is the reincarnation of Prince Ramses.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In both his encounters with Chontra.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Cynthia, who he has a crush on.
  • I'm Crying, but I Don't Know Why: Upon reading the description for Kahti, he cradles the cat all while tears fall down his eyes...before realizing he didn't even like cats.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: He gets along with Kahti pretty well. This is probably due to Rapses' spirit inside of him, since in the beginning of the show he said that he didn't like cats.
  • Likes Older Women: He has a crush on his friend Walter's older sister Cynthia. He also has one for Chontra when she masquerades as his student, and then again as his classmate.
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  • Meaningful Name: Presley is named after Elvis Presleynote  and Lord Carnarvon.note 
  • Non-Action Guy: Initially he is the only one with no combat skills. With training he is becoming an "action kid".
  • Oblivious to Love: He never seemed to notice his friend Elaine's feelings for him.
  • Rebel Prince: Only he isn't actually a prince, per se.
  • Reincarnation: He's the reincarnation of Prince Rapses.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: Although his father redeems himself in the end when he saves Presley's life.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: He isn't part of the team itself, he is just being taught how to defend himself by the mummies, because he possesses Rapses' immortal spirit, which means he can never be put on the front lines anyway.
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  • Sheltered Aristocrat: At the beginning (though he is technically the reincarnation of an aristocrat).
  • Supporting Protagonist: While Ja-Kal is the leader of the mummies, Presley is the character that the series really focuses on.


  • Cool Uncle: To his nephew.
  • Death by Origin Story: He and all the other mummies on his team died before the series even started.
  • A Father to His Men: Albeit a slightly overbearing and over-protective one.
  • Knight Templar: He has absolutely no reservations about taking down anyone who endangers Presley, even Nefertina when she was possessed by Bastet.
  • Like a Son to Me: Regarding Presley.
  • Papa Wolf: To Presley.
  • Parents as People: He never had the chance to raise his own son, but he is doing a pretty good job of it with Presley.


  • Handicapped Badass: Armon, the team bruiser, has no right arm, as he lost it during his past life in Egypt. However, while transformed his armor gives him back the missing limb. He is still pretty formidable without it.
  • Heroes Fight Barehanded: Unlike the other mummies, Armon doesn't have a personal weapon in his armor form, although his golden arm technically counts as one.
  • Lethal Chef: He seems to be the only one who can stomach his own cooking.
  • The Southpaw: He became this when he lost his right arm in battle.



  • Action Girl: Nefertina, who fights right alongside the other three guardians of prince Rapses and even disguised herself as a guy to ride chariots in ancient Egypt. Is inexplicably still mistaken for a guy on occasion.
  • Animal Motifs: Her armor has a cat motif.
  • Mama Bear: To Presley.
  • Ms. Fanservice: This becomes even more apparent when she temporary becomes a model.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has it as a mummy. In life, she was a Brainy Brunette.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted in her armor form.
  • Samus Is a Girl: In the first episode, she reveals that she was a woman that pretended to be a man so she could drive chariots. Presley figured it out right away while her fellow bodyguards didn't realize it at first. This further bolsters their insistence that Presley is their reincarnated Prince Rapses, because in the past he was the only one Nefertina trusted to know the truth.
  • Wrench Wench: Nefertina's the one who maintains the team's vehicles.

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The Enemies


  • Bad Boss: Often berates Heka and Ammut.
  • Big Bad: He is the main antagonist of the series.



Their Allies



  • Adaptational Villainy: Anubis was a benevolent god in Egyptian mythology, and Set disowned him for choosing to side with Horus.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He spends more time acting silly than actually fighting, but when he does fight he's quite clearly out of the Mummies' league.


  • Heel–Face Turn: After he fell for the city of San Francisco's "Statue of Freedom".



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