The characters appearing in Nowhere Boys.
Main CharactersOriginal Nowhere Boys
- Four-Element Ensemble: Intentionally, and stated in-script.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Unusually, the elements choleric and melancholic temperaments generally correspond to are reversed (Felix representing fire and Jake representing earth in the Four-Element Ensemble).
- Sam sanguine
- Jake choleric
- Felix melancholic
- Andy phlegmatic.
- It's a Wonderful Plot: The boys find themselves in a universe where they never existed.
Jake: You mean, me being born ruined both of their lives.
- Played straight with Andy, as he finds his family get along much worse without him
- Felix finds that without him Oscar is able to walk.
- Jake finds out that without his presence, his loser dad has become a police officer, while his mom is married and has a top real-estate job.
- Ordinary High-School Student: All four kids.
- Put on a Bus: They no longer appear in the show after the events of The Book of Shadows.
- Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: A goth, a nerd, Big Man on Campus, and a Jerk Jock.
A goth boy and witch who studies dark magic and hates everything. He accidentally made his younger brother Oscar a paraplegic while they were both climbing a tree. Until one day he sends himself and three other classmates to another world where his brother can now walk. Felix's elemental power is fire.
- Agent Mulder: The magic believer in the group.
- Big Brother Instinct: Felix is very protective of Oscar. Though that's also due to guilt - see It's All My Fault below.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Oscar, in both universes.
- Broken Bird: A rare male version. Felix is unsociable and snarky, which is due to his Dark and Troubled Past involving Oscar.
- Character Development: Felix gradually develops out of his snarky nature and more into a Perky Goth.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Ellen.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Due to the incident involving Oscar.
- Emo Kid: Complete with his playlist of Heavy Metal songs he's composed himself. Although he actually identifies as a Goth.
- The Leader: The unofficial one of the "Nowhere Boys".
- It's All My Fault: Felix blames himself for his brother's paralysis, as he was pressuring Oscar to climb a tree with him when he had his fall.
- Loners Are Freaks: How he's viewed by most.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold
- Only Sane Man: Alongside nerdy Andy, airheaded Sam, and head strong Jake, Felix is often thrown into this role.
- Perky Goth
- Playing with Fire: Felix's elemental power is fire.
- The Unfavorite: Felix regards himself as this. He even says, about the alternate universe, "Here my family actually like me."
The logical kid who loves science and initially did not believe in magic. He is a nerd and is a social outcast among the other boys. Growing up with a grandmother who believes in magic surprisingly made it hard for him to believe. Andy's elemental power is water.
- Adorkable: Especially to alternate universe's Ellen.
- Agent Scully: In Season 1. By Season 2, he believes more in magic than any of them.
- Asian and Nerdy: Andy is this played straight, and is a realistic portrayal of a kid from a Singaporean migrant family, rather than a shallow stereotype. His character was created by by Tony Ayres, who himself has an Asian background.
- Badass Bookworm: Andy has proven his worth on many occasions, despite his status as a nerd. In particular when he masters the restoring demon power and becomes more powerful than all the others.
- Big Man on Campus: In the alternate universe, after Andy's heroic deed, he takes Sam's place as the school's "Golden Boy". For the first time in his life he discovers what it's like to be popular, and finds out it's much more stressful than he imagined.
- Bully and Wimp Pairing: With Jake.
- Fanboy: Of Bear Grylls.
- It's All My Fault: Andy blames himself for getting them into their situation, as he talked Mr. Bates out of cancelling the trip for fear of an oncoming storm. Jake talks him out of it.
- Loser Protagonist: Andy is very unpopular in-universe in the original universe, and was constantly bullied and picked on. This all changes in the alternate universe where he takes Sam's place as Big Man on Campus.
- Making a Splash: Andy's elemental power is water.
- Nice Guy: Is very kind and friendly to just about everyone.
- Out of Focus: Andy for most of season two, as he disappears in the first episode after an attempted spell goes wrong, and the mystery of the season resolves around finding out what happened to him and how to get him back.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The shortest and physically weakest member, but after becoming the Restoring Demon and mastering its power, he becomes more powerful than all the Nowhere Boys combined.
- The Smart Guy: The most intelligent member of the Nowhere Boys, and the one to turn to for facts.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness/Techno Babble: Often goes into these, much to the confusion of others.Sam: The more you speak, the less I understand.
- What Would X Do?: How Jake uses Andy's Bear Grylls obsession to talk him into searching a dumpster for food, despite his germaphobia.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Andy's first hypothesis is that everyone has forgotten the kids because of a mass hysteria, however this is quickly shown to be wrong.
The popular overconfident party boy with the perfect girlfriend Mia. After being sent to the other world, Sam finds out that not only does he not exist but he has been replaced by a similar boy named Sammy. His elemental power is air.
- Attention Whore
- Blow You Away: Sam's elemental power is air.
- Big Eater: The kid even eats cream for itchy crotch by accident.
- Big Man on Campus: Sam was originally the school's "Golden Boy" and the most popular kid in the school. In the alternate universe this role switches over to Andy, and Sam finds out what it's like to be unpopular.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: To Mia in the alternate universe.
- The Ditz: He is often portrayed as not being very bright, especially from Felix.
- Fallen Princess: Gender Flipped. Sam does not take his sudden loss of popularity terribly well.
- Leisure Suit Larry: Sam considers himself irresistible to girls. It's implied, in the original universe, he's correct. In the alternate one... not so much.
- The Rival: To Sammy.
The bully and jock of the group who was already cool with Sam before all this started. Jake lives with his single mother and his deadbeat father is never around. After being sent to the other world, Jake learns that his parents are happy with their new lives of working their dream jobs and that his mother is happily married to his teacher Mr. Bates. Jake's elemental power is earth.
- Bully and Wimp Pairing: With Andy.
- The Big Guy
- Character Development: Contrast him at the start where he picks on Andy and other weaker kids, but later becomes friends with him after winning over his respect.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Jake's elemental power is earth.
- Jerk Jock: Began as this, but later develops into a Lovable Jock.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Only Child Syndrome: Of the four main characters, only Jake is an only child.
- Power Stereotype Flip: Jake Riles, an ex-Jerk Jock, has the element of earth. But he has a Hair-Trigger Temper,
New Nowhere Boys
- Action Survivor: All of them. When people disappear, they continue for fight the Evil.
- Fire-Forged Friends
- Five-Man Band:
- Four-Element Ensemble:
- Personality Powers: Impulsive and hot-headed Chris is the Fire, tough and stubborn Nicco is the Earth, calm and relax Jesse is the Water and Luke is the Air because he's reserved but out of control when he's angry. In addition, smart and reflexive Ben is the Spirit.
- Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: Much like the original gang. Here they are composed of a sci-fi geek, a bad boy, a dramatic fashionista, a tomboy who excels at everything, and a dweeby loner.
- Agent Mulder:The first to believe in paranormal and alien's implication.
- Badass Bookworm: A geek who can create powerful gusts if he's angry.
- Blow You Away: Luke's elemental power is air.
- Fun Size: The shortest main character in the show.
- Geek: The geekiest character in the show, full of pop-culture references.
- Meaningful Name: His name is a Star Wars Shout-Out. The Hero Luke Skywalker is played by Mark Hamill
- Only Child Syndrome:
The first Nowhere Girl.
- The Ace: Nicco was known to excel at everything, from academics to sports.
- Action Girl: She involved in action like the boys by using magic with them. Maybe much a Extraordinarily Empowered Girl.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Heath in Season 3. They are quite snarky with each other and argue sometimes.They fall in Unresolved Sexual Tension in Season 4.
- Bad Liar: To distract Sgt. Roberts, she explains how her cat went missing, saying she got it for a birthday gift. However she hesitates to think up a name for said cat, settling on Justin Bieber, but when questioned over the name she says her sister named it, despite saying it was her birthday gift earlier.
- Big Sister Instinct: She is willing to do anything to save her sister, including giving the villain what they want.
- Control Freak: Acts as a leader over Luke.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Her element is earth.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Jesse.
- Smurfette Principle: The only girl of the group.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak
- Agent Peacock: He's The Chick and very attached to his appearance but in "Back to the Empty World", he no hesitates to fight with an other student who mocked him.He's often armed a kendo sword and well he's go at demon hunt with his friends (despite some reluctances).
- Ambiguously Gay: He acts really effeminate, but there's no confirmation of his sexuality. In Battle For Negative Space, he denies that he is gay, and is later strongly implied to have a crush on Darius, but there is no real resolution.
- Ice Queen
- In Touch with His Feminine Side:
- Making a Splash: His element the water.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Claude. And Nicco too.
- Stoic Woobie: In' 'Battle For Negative Space' ', he become the target of severals critics and a stalker but he contains all inside and manages to keep a stoic attitude.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Nicco in Season 3. They are quite snarky with each other and argue sometimes.They fall in Unresolved Sexual Tension in Season 4.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Heath is street smart and resourceful but he doesn't care his scolarity seriously.
- Deadpan Snarker: The most one of the new team. Often mocking of Luke's alien theory. At first before discovering surnatural beings' existence.
- Gasshole: Rivals Sam in flatulence. In fact one of his powers is being able to fart fire.
- Farts on Fire: One of his powers is being able to literally fart fire.
- Jerk Jock:
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes off as rude and obnoxious, but when the time is right he does show he cares for his friends.
- Only Child Syndrome:
- Playing with Fire: His element is fire.
- Agent Mulder: Understands and uses magic.
- The Atoner: He has already done what Bad Ben did in his world, and having realised his mistake he wishes to prevent it happening in the Real World as well.
- Geek: As Luke as.
- I Just Want to Have Friends:
- It's All My Fault:
- Long-Lost Relative: Ben mourns and sees his granddad through visions.
- Sixth Ranger: Joins as the additional member of the Two Moon Rising Nowhere Gang.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds:
Additional Nowhere Boys
Felix's younger brother in a wheelchair who loves science fiction. In the other world he can walk. Oscar's elemental power is spirit.
- The Geek
- Seers: To a degree, he can see into the future, or elsewhere.
- Sixth Ranger
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Downplayed as Oscar's Spirit Element does have uses, just it's scarcely used.
Oscar (Real World)
- Big Brother Worship: Greatly looks up to Felix.
- Handicapped Badass: He can't walk, but he has second sight which comes in handy many times.
Oscar (Alternate World)
Felix's best friend whose also a goth. In the other world, Ellen is not a goth, has a crush on Andy and is best friends with Mia.
Ellen (Real World)
- Badass Teacher
- Big Good: She takes up this role in Two Moons Rising, where she guides the younger Nowhere Boys.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Felix.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She slowly opens up in Season 2 after discovering the truth, and is taken up as a member of the Nowhere Boys gang.
- Demoted to Extra: Ellen returns in Two Moons Rising (season 3), now a teacher at Bremin High.
- Emo Kid
- Ice Queen
- Making a Splash: Ellen has the elemental power of water, much like Andy. In her case her power manifests in cloud manipulation.
- The Mentor: Becomes this to the new Nowhere Gang in Two Moons Rising.
- Older and Wiser: She returns in Two Moons Rising now a school teacher and The Mentor to the younger Nowhere Boys.
- Sixth Ranger: Takes Andy's place as the water element in Season 2.
- The Snark Knight
Ellen (Alternate World)
- All Girls Want Bad BoysEllen: Why do I always fall for bad boys?
- Hero-Worshipper: Ellen is infatuated with Andy because of the heroic deed he did.
- Nice Girl: Alternate Ellen is very kind and sociable, as opposed to her cold, Goth counterpart.
- Rescue Romance: Ellen falls for Andy after he saves her from being hit by a bus.
The owner of the local magic shop. In the other world, Phoebe helps Felix, Sam, Jake, and Andy get back to their world.
Phoebe (Real World)
- All Your Powers Combined: In the Season 2 finale, when Alice steals all of the Nowhere Boys (plus Ellen and Oscar)'s powers and binds them into Phoebe.
- Not So Above It All: She joins her sister's antagonistic plans in the final episodes of Season 2.
Phoebe (Alternate World)
- Demonic Possession: During her reappearance in Season 2, she is briefly possessed by the Restoring Demon and attacks Felix.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jake, and also Phoebe.Jake: Wow. You're being nice.Phoebe: It'll pass.
- Mysterious Woman: At first, before the boys get to know her.
- Parental Substitute: Played with. Phoebe takes the role of the boys' legal guardian and they end up staying with her, but it takes them a long time to trust her and she outright claims: "I don't do maternal or breakfast."
Sam's popular girlfriend who is tired of being ignored. She plans to break up with him until he disappears. In the other world, Mia is the Sammy's girlfriend and she is happy.
- Nice Girl: Both versions of her.
Mia (Real World)
- Amicable Exes: After the Season 2 finale, Mia is shown on good terms with Sam, but disappointed that he is still selfish, as seen in Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows. The end of the movie suggests Mia wants to get back together with him, but it is unrevealed.
Mia (Alternate World)
The creepy, detective sergeant charged with the case of finding Andy Lau when he goes missing in Season 2.
Roland (Real World)
- Creepy Good: As creepy as he can be at times, he is an officer of law with good intentions.
- Hero Antagonist: He remains on the good side, but proved to be a major hindrance to the boys in early Season 2.
- Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: He spends most of Season 2 menacing the Nowhere Boys, until he has a Heel Realization that they were not the true evildoers, and finally helps them.
Roland (Alternate World)
- Big Bad: Of Season 1.
- Catchphrase: "Order must be restored."
- Demonic Possession: A literal example.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Anything it possesses.
- More Than Mind Control: How the demon convinces Sam to destroy the talisman in episode 1.10. He explains it in the next episode as "I was possessed", but he doesn't act like characters usually act under Demonic Possession. The demon has some control over him - as shown when it forces him to draw the talisman, but it also plays on his increasing hopelessness and suspicions none of the other boys really want to leave.
- Order Is Not Good: A demon obsessed with restoring order, but serves as an antagonistic force. Ultimately seems to be more of a case of "Order Is Neutral" considering Andy briefly became the Restoring Demon and was able to control it.
- Super Strength: Those who are possessed become unnaturally strong.
- Voice of the Legion: After it learns to possess multiple bodies at once.
Phoebe's witch sister who went missing ten years earlier. In the other world, it is revealed that Alice is the restoring demon that has been going after the boys.
- Big Bad: Of Season 2.
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: She predominantly resorts to ice based attacks.
- HeelFace Turn: In the Season 2 finale she and Phoebe volunteer to stay in Negative Space instead of Andy. In the film, she is still redeemed and helps to defeat Tegan.
- Icy Blue Eyes: She gets these whenever she uses her powers.
- Long-Lost Relative: Phoebe's sister, gone missing for ten years.
- Manipulative Bitch: She orchestrates most of the events in Season 2, and is always one step ahead of the boys.
The personification of Chaos.
- The Ageless: As a primordial force of nature, she does not age.
- Badass Adorable: The immortal personification of chaos who takes the form of a young human girl.
- Big Bad: Of The Book of Shadows feature film.
- Chaos Is Evil: The personification of Chaos as the main antagonist.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: After two seasons of the Big Bad being centered around "restoring order", Tegan comes in with the intention to unleash chaos.
- The Corrupter: Turns all the female supporting characters against the Nowhere Boys except for Ellen who was faking it.
- Cute and Psycho: She looks like a little girl. The psycho part is self explanatory given she's the personification of chaos.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She first appears barefoot.
- God of Chaos: A primordial force that brings about chaos, in contrast with her brother who represents order.
- Goo Goo Godlike: An eternal force of nature who acts like a young child.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Her magic is on a whole different level to anything shown in the series, and she could easily lay waste to the World.
- Super Empowering: She's able to bestow elemental powers on Viv and Mia.
- Beware the Silly Ones
- Big Bad: Of Two Moon Rising. He was responsible for all the events in the season, using magic to disappear those he didn't like, trying to repeatedly steal the Talisman, and desiring to summon the Mega Demon to lay waste to the World.
- The Chessmaster
- Evil Twin: He's actually the Real World "main" counterpart of the Empty World's Ben Ripley, but is the evil version nonetheless.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Evil All Along: His allegiance was unclear originally, but its later quite clear he's the main villain.
- In-Series Nickname: Referred to as "Bad Ben".
- Loners Are Freaks: He doesn't make friends easily and most consider him to be creepy.
- Red Herring: The trailers made him look like the fifth member of the new Nowhere Boys. Turns out he's the Big Bad.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds:
- The Anti-Christ: Exists to end the world.
- Dark Is Evil
- Deal with the Devil
- Evil Is Bigger: It's named the Mega Demon for a reason.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: It has a habit of taking the appearance of the loved ones of who it is talking to, such as Ben's deceased grandfather or Luke's mother.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Absorbs humans when unleashed.
- Red Right Hand: The Mega Demon's impending appearance is always marked by two red moons in the sky.
Supporting CharactersFamily Members
Andy's grandmother and the owner of "Lily Lau's Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway"
Originally the science teacher at Bremin High; later becomes the principal.
A mysterious inhabitant of Negative Space.
- The Ageless: As the embodiment of Order, he does not age, and always has the appearance of a boy.
- Ambiguously Human: He looks human, but it's questionable whether he is or merely some supernatural creature that takes a human appearance.
- Big Good: Of Season 2 and The Book of Shadows.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: The reason why he doesn't want to let Andy go.
- In the Hood: He is always seen with a hood on, except for the final 2 episodes.
- Walking Spoiler: The Book of Shadows drops some serious spoilers about who he is and his origins.
- Demonic Possession: Is possessed by the Entity in the series finale.