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Original Nowhere Boys
    In General 
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Intentionally, and stated in-script.
    • Felix represents fire.
    • Andy represents water.
    • Sam represents air
    • Jake represents earth
  • 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.
    • 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.
    Jake: You mean, me being born ruined both of their lives.
  • 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.

    Felix Ferne

Played By: Dougie Baldwin

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.

    Andy Lau

Played By: Joel Lok

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.
  • Geek
  • 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.

    Sam Conte

Played By: Rahart Adams

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.

    Jake Riles

Played By: Matt Testro

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.

New Nowhere Boys

    In General 
Freudian Trio: Heath (Id), Luke/Jesse (Ego) and Nicco (Superego).
  • 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.

    Luke Hamill

Played By: Kamil Ellis

    Niccolina Pandelis

Played By: Luca Sardelis

The first Nowhere Girl.

    Jesse Banda

Played By: Jordie Race-Coldrey

  • 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.

    Heath Buckland

Played By: Joe Klocek


    Ben Ripley (Empty World) 

Played By: William McKenna

Additional Nowhere Boys

    Oscar Ferne

Played By: Sean Rees-Wemyss

Felix's younger brother in a wheelchair who loves science fiction. In the other world he can walk. Oscar's elemental power is spirit.

Oscar (Real World)

Oscar (Alternate World)

    Ellen O'Donnell

Played By: Darci McDonald

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)

Ellen (Alternate World)


    Phoebe Hartley

Played By: Michala Banas

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."


Played By: Tamala Shelton

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.

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)

    Roland Murphy

Played By: Jim Russell

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)


    Restoring Demon 
The mysterious entity that possesses creatures and serves as the main antagonist of season 1.

  • 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.

    Alice Hartley

Played By: Victoria Thaine

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.
  • Heel–Face 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.


Played By: Angourie Rice

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.

    Ben Ripley (Real World)

Played By: William McKenna

    Mega Demon


Supporting Characters

Family Members

    Lily Lau

Played By: Cecilia Tan

Andy's grandmother and the owner of "Lily Lau's Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway"

Bremin High

    Brian Bates

Played By: Nicholas Coghlan

Originally the science teacher at Bremin High; later becomes the principal.

  • Aborted Arc: Him getting together with Sarah Riles is dropped in Two Moons Rising.
  • Demonic Possession: He gets possessed by the Restoring Demon and hunts the Nowhere Boys.



Played By: Ben Keller

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.


Played By: Joel Ma


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