The Enchancian Royal Family and Court
Princess Sofia Balthazar
The daughter of a shoe-saleswoman, who became a princess when her mother married the king. Sofia is a kind, thoughtful, and loving young girl who is always willing to help. Her biggest trait though has to be her belief in the good in others even if some, or they themselves, don't see it.
- AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: She pronounces Cedric's name as "See-drick" throughout Season 1.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Sofia has shown throughout the series to have an unusually high level of maturity and self-control for a child her age. She is able to remain calm in most situations and rarely loses her temper. It's revealed in "Stormy Lani" that Sofia achieves this by thinking "sunny thoughts".
- Adopted into Royalty: Thanks to her mother marrying King Roland.
- Affectionate Nickname: James and Clover refer to her as "Sof".
- Badass Adorable: She's a brave go-getter who's faced down fearsome sorcerers and monsters.
- Badass Bookworm: Often seen or mentioned reading books about new stories and magical creatures. This is taken further when she becomes Storykeeper, an adventurer whose duty it is to finish the unresolved stories in her own world. Taking on this role is what eventually leads her to help free Elena.
- Berserk Button: She's a sweet little girl and hardly stays angry for long, but when someone breaks her trust especially when it comes to her amulet, that's when she holds a grudge until she gets an apology.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Sofia is almost constantly cheerful. That might be dropped when she's feeling insecure or hurt. But in the rare event she gets truly angry? She is absolutely venomous- sometimes without even dropping the cheerful smile.
- Big Sister Mentor: She fulfills this role to Cedric's niece, Calista.
- Brainy Brunette: While Sofia's greatest assets are the power of her heart and the moral strength that comes with it, Sofia prefers to rely on knowledge and patience. This is because after her first attempt at casting a spell, she came to value the slow and steady approach. Sofia places a lot of faith in books she has read, usually thinks things through, and, contrary to what her family and Admiral Hornpipe believe, she is a hardheaded pragmatist who does not believe that something is so until she knows for sure that it is so and is very practical and realistic. She has a hunger for knowledge that makes her find out stuff that other people, especially Roland, usually overlook, like the fact that the "troll attack" King Gideon supposedly stopped was in fact a huge misunderstanding. This has also given her superb detective skills.
- "Yay!" (usually her response when someone agrees to do something for her)
- Character Development: Due to past magical experiences, Sofia is usually very careful and hesitant when using active magic, respecting its power and what it's capable of, whether it's done correctly or incorrectly.
- Initially she's overwhelmed by the escalating range of challenges put before her after becoming a princess, but she learns to be adept at any given situation (even when her youth and small size would be disadvantages), becoming a bolder and more self-actualized person who'll stand up to defend her loved ones no matter the danger. This culminates with the Series Finale, where she becomes a Protector, a position of guardianship, while Amber takes the role of queen and future leader.
- Cheerful Child: A young girl who's often smiling and thinking "sunny thoughts." She even sometimes smiles cheerfuly while angry.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: For better or worse Sofia can't resist helping people, even if she doesn't really want to.
- Color Motifs: Purple, symbolizing her royal status. Much of her clothing is purple, her jewels from her first Cool Crown are purple.
- Cool Crown: A diamond tiara.
- The Cutie: Just look at her!
- Daddy's Girl: An unusual example since King Roland is her "stepfather" rather than her "birth father", but they have a great deal of father-daughter bonding in "The Baker King", and when Roland appreciates his king status again at the end of the episode, he lists all the great things about being king, but finishes the list with Sofia, who loves him whether he's a baker or a king.
- Played with in "Dads and Daughters Day" when we see that despite Roland and Sofia having a very close relationship, Sofia harbors feelings of being just a step-daughter to him, something that shocks not only Roland but Amber as well. By the end of the episode though the two make it clear to Sofia that despite that he wasn't there at her birth Sofia is just as much King Roland's child as Amber and James are.
- Disappeared Dad: Her birth father was a sailor who was lost at sea some time before the series proper starts.
- Everything Is Better With Princesses: Not only is she one, she gets advice from other Disney Princesses with the Amulet of Avalor.
- Friend to All Living Things: Practically her superpower, Sofia will try to befriend anyone. Her Amulet has also helped her handle dangerous animals by talking to them, as shown in her mediating with Wilbur the Wombeast and the Jade Jaguar.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Even before she became a princess, she liked the color. Her entire wardrobe is full of purple dresses mingled with a few gowns of different colors, especially pink, blue, and green.
- Her main dress changes as of "Elena and the Secret of Avalor", consisting of a darker purple with pink tones.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Probably Sofia's only truly negative trait, she can become pretty jealous when she has to share her friends or mother.
- Guile Hero: Often subtle given the demographic, but Sofia is extremely good at manipulating people around her, even if it is almost always for good. Even when there isn't an especially "right" or "wrong" option (such as getting Cedric to help her with various things), and you can bet she will almost always manage to convince anyone around her to act in whatever way aligns with her interests. This may involve stroking egos, striking deals, or simply putting her foot down; and if one tactic isn't working, expect her to shift gears rather fluidly.
- Happily Adopted: By her stepfather.
- Happy Holidays Dress: In "Holiday In Enchancia", she wears an ice blue dress with snowflake decorations. And in "Winter's Gift", she wears a golden gown and a tiara with leaves.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Many times, Sofia has shown compassion, kindness and resolve, all of which have helped her overcome the challenges that she has faced as a princess, as well as helping others. She never gives up, always finds a way to succeed and the goodness of her heart has helped others find an anchor of support and re-evaluate their problems.
- Heart Symbol: Her bodice and tiara, as well as her chest with her possessions that she had as a cobbler's daughter, have heart designs.
- Humble Hero: Sofia tends to be modest in her dealings with others, and even when she has temporary lapses of arrogance (boasting about her singing talent for example, or wanting to have her mother to herself on Mother's Day), she always fixes the problem eventually. She treats everyone with respect, even people who do not normally inspire it, such as Cedric or Minimus. Finally, she usually takes others' ill feelings in stride and concentrates on proper behavior (for example, when the merpeople forbid her from returning unless she brings the mermaid queen's daughter back, Sofia simply responds "I understand" and goes to rescue the girl).
- Hyper-Awareness: With her intelligence, resourcefulness and keen eye for detail, Sofia has shown that she's very good at detective work.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She looks like a younger Ariel Winter dead-on.
- Intergenerational Friendship: How she sees her relationship with Cedric, whom she views as a secondary parental/mentor figure. Her friendship with Clover and the other animals can have shades of this as they are all adults by the standards of their species if not actually older than Sofia.
- Lovable Jock: She's a derby-racer for Royal Prep, a Buttercup Scout, Dazzleballer of the Dunwiddie Ducks, and an ice dancer. She's also an extremely nice person.
- Magical Girl Warrior: She learns to be a decent spell-caster, but much of her magical ability extends from the Amulet. She more or less becomes the Magical Girl Warrior of her own world when she is enlisted into the Protectors of the Mystic Isles in Season 4.
- Mama Bear: When at least one of her animal friends is missing, she'll jump to find them without a second thought.
- Meaningful Name: Her name means "wisdom" or "knowledge".
- Mixed Ancestry: She's the show's equivalent of Hispanic and Scandinavian descent.
- Morality Pet:
- My God, What Have I Done?: On the rare occasion when Sofia does something wrong (the crises in "The Littlest Princess" and "New Genie On The Block" are basically her fault), her reaction is very much this trope, and she immediately starts looking for ways to fix it.
- Nice Girl: Most people in this series are nice, but Sofia really stands out as having this trait. In fact, she's such a nice girl that even Sofia's occasional misdeeds are usually done while thinking she's doing something nice. For example, she tries to turn her best friends away from the big princess sleepover, but it was as much because she was afraid they weren't having a good time as it was that they'd embarrass her. For another example, she eventually replaces Clover with Ginger in the pet contest, but in addition to wanting to win the contest it was also because Sofia thought Clover didn't want to go.
- Not So Different: When Ruby and Jade started befriending Amber, Sofia was feeling left out and Amber said it was like the jealousy she felt about having to share family and friends with Sofia. Happens again when she has to share her mother during their annual Mother's Day picnic.
- One Name Only: Averted. According to Word of God, her last name is Balthazar, her father's last name.
- Only Friend: Of Cedric, according to his mother Winifred.
- Pimped-Out Dress: With pearl trimmings on the bodice and skirt.
- Pink Means Feminine: Sofia's secondary color is pink, featured on her new dress and tiara. Her clothing is usually a mix of pink and purple.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Surprisingly, she's able to lift anyone bigger than she, including a grown man in armor!
- Pretty in Mink: In the Christmas Episode "Holiday In Enchancia", she wears a Pimped-Out Cape and Nice Hat each trimmed with ermine.
- Princess Classic: A reconstruction of the trope in the same line as Rapunzel and Anna. She is more adventurous and outspoken than the classic portrayals of this character, and can do wrong from time to time (although she always does the right thing at the end which delivers the moral), but otherwise fits the archetype perfectly. See Tomboy Princess below.
- Rags to Royalty: Her mother was a shoemaker before she married the King.
- Size Shifter: The Amulet has granted her the power to shrink to the size of a sprite, or even smaller.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: The Amulet of Avalor gives her the power to speak with animals.
- Silent Snarker: She rarely ever expresses her exasperation in words, but her expressions sometimes speak for themselves.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Sofia is rather tomboyish, especially when compared to her sister Amber. She has become more feminine over time, especially when looking at her outfits in Season Four.
- Tomboy Princess: Adventurous and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Even joins the all male flying horse derby races.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Is just as interested in girly things like dresses and tea parties as Amber is.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Starts to wear her hair up on occasion around season 2, and it's practically her de facto hairstyle by the end of season 4.
- Unknown Rival:
- Sofia is unaware of Cedric's plans to steal her amulet at the start of the series. She realizes by "Day of the Sorcerers".
- She also initially unaware of Amber's jealousy towards her, but realizes in time by the dance lesson.
- Unwanted Assistance: When Sofia goes hiking with her fellow buttercup scouts, King Roland is afraid she'll get hurt and orders Baileywick to go along. Baileywick insists on doing things for her, which makes her lose several chances of earning merit badges.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: The Amulet has granted her the power to turn into a mermaid, fairy, and into any animal she sees.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Despite being a micromanager, Sofia also values quick thinking and being able to improvise. She is able to come up with plans on the spot. She is also very creative to the point where it was why she made an excellent royal adviser.
Twin sister of James, Amber does not share her brother's humility. She can be down right haughty and mean, but underneath it all she is a nice girl who cares deeply for her friends and family. Doesn't mean she won't comment on your outfit, just means she wants you to be, and look, your best.
- Alpha Bitch: Originally, Amber was cold, spoiled, bratty and envious. When Sofia became a princess, Amber took an immediate dislike to her, fearing that Sofia would steal her thunder, with her brother James remarking that Amber "won't be the fairest of them all."
- Big Sister Bully: She was mean to Sofia and hated being called out for it. Amber's jealousy increased when the other children acted friendly to Sofia. Amber acted manipulative and even tricked James into humiliating Sofia.
- Character Development: As the series has progressed, she is growing to be more responsible, kind and respective towards Sofia by teaching her more about being a princess. She tries keep Sofia out of harm's way as well. And while she is still holding on to her old haughty, vain and spoiled behavior, Amber is steadily improving not only as a princess, but as a person as well. She has especially matured in the fourth season, being more flexible, brave, and aware of previous bad behavior. This maturity has led to her joining Sofia on an adventure with the amulet that she doesn't forget, and becoming the future Queen of Enchancia.
- Cool Big Sis: Following the premiere movie, she is helpful to Sofia and fiercely protective of her as well.
- Cool Crown: She has thousands of them.
- Daddy's Girl: While Princess Amber was initially resentful of how her stepsister Princess Sofia was more liked than she by practically everyone, it didn't help matters she saw her father giving Sofia a family heirloom as a welcome gift.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's good at being this.
- Deuteragonist : Outside of Sofia herself, she gets the strongest character development of any of the show's characters. The most notable case is that she's the only other character to appear in all of the movies, playing a major role in 4 out of 6 of them.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Much like Sofia, jealousy is a major vice of Amber's, and it tends to lead to major problems.
- Grew a Spine: Much of her development focuses on her becoming more independent and courageous.
- Happily Adopted: By her stepmother, who's actually happier than Amber at first.
- HeelFace Turn: At the climax of the premiere movie.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In "The Curse of Princess Ivy", she stands in the way of her sister almost getting her memory erased by Ivy's dragonfly, only to get her own erased in the process. It is that which breaks the curse and sends Ivy back to her kingdom.
- Hidden Depths:
- Late into season two, she becomes quite adept at astronomy, even discovering her own star.
- She knows how to square dance.
- Amber can be quite hands-on and adventurous, but only if it involves things and people she loves.
- During Aunt Tilly's wedding, Amber demonstrates an amazing knowledge of protocol and linguistics when dealing with the royals of other kingdoms and, indeed, other species such as kobolds and centaurs.
- In "Dads and Daughters Day", Amber told Hildegard off for causing trouble in order to get something she wanted, which is ironic because she's caused trouble many times before in order to get something she wanted, and does it again in "The Mystic Isles".
- In "Dads and Daughters Day", Amber tells Hildegard off for telling Sofia that Roland isn't her real father, saying that stepdads are just as real as dad-dads. However, in "Pirated Away", Amber claims in a petty huff that Miranda isn't her real mother.
- Ink-Suit Actor: She closely resembles her voice actor, notably the hairstyle.
- It's All About Me: While always somewhat selfish, how much this trope affects her or the story generally depends on how much focus she has in the episode, where it can be Played for Laughs or Played for Drama.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In the TV series - she's kind, helpful, proud, jealous, sassy, curious, and impatient at times.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: In "The Curse of Princess Ivy" after taking an attack meant for Sofia, on the plus side while she forgets about the Amulet's powers, her Heroic Sacrifice is enough to undo the curse the amulet put on her.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: In the series, most of it comes from her ideas on how a proper princess should behave.
- Meaningful Name: Her name comes from an ancient yellowish relic holding a fossil, often used to make jewelry. Like her namesake, she is malleable.
- Missing Mom: Her birth mother.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In "Princess Butterfly", Amber has been trying to take Sofia's amulet because Cedric (as part of an evil scheme) said that he could only fix Amber's "magic butterfly costume" (which Amber had earlier used to cheat and win a costume contest) using a potion that requires the amulet as an ingredient. Eventually Sofia discovers the truth, but then Sofia just offers her amulet, since Amber is more important to Sofia than her promise to her father never to remove it. So Amber is about to solve her problems without having to admit to the fairies that she cheated...but Amber suddenly finds she can't go through with it. As Amber says, she was the one who lied and cheated, so it wouldn't be fair if Sofia was the one who had to give up something.
- She has an even bigger moment in "The Curse of Princess Ivy", as it's her envy and greed that caused an amulet curse that summoned Princess Ivy to Enchancia in the first place.
- Proper Lady: Decorum and proper etiquette are very important to her, but it takes her a while to embody the grace and maturity of the archetype.
- Royal Brat: Especially in the premier movie - she was a selfish and mean girl to Sofia, thankfully she matures. And while she can be this sometimes in the TV series, she'll learn her lesson by the end.
- Silk Hiding Steel: A more kid friendly version, but Amber is willing to mix it up and get her hands dirty if properly motivated or if she gets angry enough.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Is more often on the receiving end of physical gags than her other siblings.
- Slasher Smile: She gives a rather frightening one to a shocked Sofia during the dance lesson, after giving her trick shoes.
- Spoiled Brat: Her first priority is often herself, she loves flaunting her finery and she's used to having others do whatever she wants. Throughout the series her main character arc is learning to be more responsible, empathetic, proactive, and honest with her feelings.
- Stealth Pun: She wears a yellow-green dress, which hints that she's sometimes literally green with envy.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She looks like a younger version of her birth mother Lorelei.
- Taking the Bullet: Jumps in front of an amnesia spell meant for Sofia in "The Curse of Princess Ivy."
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Sofia's tomboy.
- Toxic Friend Influence: The advice she gives Sofia is often well-meaning but incredibly bad advice.
Heir to the throne, (at least until Amber was revealed to be the lawful heir) like his father James is mostly humble and always does everything with enthusiasm and genuine interest.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His plan for his dream castle involve building it on a giant cannon.
- Big Brother Instinct: He'll stand up to anyone who picks on Sofia, and when she and her griffin flew into the Hanging Gardens, he flew in after her.
- Big Eater: Ate a whole plate of swan cookies once when Amber and Sofia weren't looking.
- Book Dumb: He dislikes schoolwork, and was astounded at himself for being the first to finish an assignment in "One for the Books."
- Also "Boom goes the cannon!"
- Happily Adopted: By his stepmother.
- Hypocrite: In "A Royal Wedding". He clearly doesn't enjoy all the diplomatic responsibilities that come with being heir to the throne, but when he finds out that Amber (who genuinely enjoys diplomacy) is the true heir, he is outraged, claiming that he could have learned to like those duties.
- Inadequate Inheritor: Zigzagged. "King for a Day" was all about how James's on-the-fly method of problem-solving wasn't conducive to being a leader, and he even admits that he doesn't find the policy-making part of ruling very fun. Still, he doesn't hesitate to jump in the fray to help the villagers, a quality that's desired in a king and perfect for a knight. When Amber is revealed to be the rightful heir, after he sees how much more responsible and adept his sister is at ruling, he sees that she's more fit to inherit the crown.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Dreams about becoming the First Knight of Enchancia.
- Leeroy Jenkins: One of his main flaws is that he'll often tackle a problem headfirst without thinking things through.
- Lovable Jock: Good at sports (and occasionally a bit of a Sore Loser) but a complete aversion of the Jerk Jock trope; he's as nice as they come.
- Nice Guy: He's inherited his father's affable and easygoing nature, though he does occasionally get into mischief.
- Missing Mom: His birth mother.
- Polar Opposite Twins: Physical, outgoing, energetic and humble James contra refined, dainty, stuck-up Amber. On the flip side, he is also more stubborn, while she is more willing to change.
- Sore Loser: Has this problem in the "Tri-Kingdom Picnic". He's also a sore winner. He becomes a sore loser again in "A Royal Wedding" when Amber becomes the heir to Enchancia's throne due to being born first, but, as before, he accepts his loss.
- Spoiled Sweet: He's a sweet kid who makes friends easily, though he has his headstrong moments.
- The Squire: Becomes one in one episode. He even decides to become a knight when he grows up.
Cedric the Sorcerer
The royal sorcerer. While he's actually pretty good at his job, he rarely thinks things through, so he often fails in his wish to obtain Sofia's amulet of which she is unaware of.
- Adorkable: He's always been an awkward duck whenever he slips out of scheming mode, but when he gets to visit his hero Merlin, he goes full fanboy.
- All of the Other Reindeer: He is constantly put down by King Roland, which creates a vicious cycle of him being too nervous to perform his magic correctly which gives foot for the other inhabitants of the castle to put him down.
- Anti-Villain: Though he'd deny it, he's a Type II. In Season 2, he borders on Type IV, helping Sofia far more than he does try to steal the amulet.
- The Atoner: He becomes this in "In Cedric We Trust", desperately trying to get Roland to forgive him for his previous act of treachery. He only succeeds after saving Sofia's life.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Has his first moment of this in "Cedric's Apprentice" when Sofia's kindness causes him to reconsider taking the amulet after helping her pass her sorcery test. Later when he is about to carry out his scheme, one look at Sofia's smiling face causes him to give up for her sake. In "Day of the Sorcerers", because Sofia was nice to Cedric all this time, he can't bring himself to freeze Sofia when he has the opportunity, costing him his plan to take over the kingdom.
- Beneath the Mask: He is almost always keeping his amulet plots a secret, even around Sofia. Even when he mumbles portions of it out loud, he has to quickly rephrase it so they buy it.
- Big Bad Friend: Sofia considers him a friend, and has no idea he's evil.
- Or at least, if she's started to catch on, she doesn't care. In "Substitute Cedric", he describes a spell he's working on to her with zero hesitation, and while it's not evil per se (he wants to make his face appear in every mirror in the kingdom so everyone will admire him "...at least whenever they fix their hair"), it's pretty ego-maniacal and morally dubious at best. Sofia simply smiles through the whole thing and offers to help him get the rest of the ingredients he needs in exchange for doing her school a favor.
- As of "Day of the Sorcerers", Sofia now knows that Cedric is evil because Wormwood confessed to all of Cedric's previous evil plots to steal her amulet, and Cedric openly tries to take over the kingdom in this episode—but it's also in this episode that Cedric's friendship with Sofia motivates him to give up his Big Bad Friend status.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Aspires to be a diabolical sorcerer and usurper of the throne, but it becomes increasingly evident that he doesn't really have it in him, particularly when it comes to having to face Sofia, which he can't bring himself to do when he finally has the chance.
- Butt-Monkey: Frequently the butt of physical comedy, often brings it upon himself with backfired magic spells.
- Can't Catch Up: Always compared to his father and pressured to be the great wizard he was.
- Card-Carrying Villain: "Smells like evil."
- "Merlin's mushrooms!" among other alliterative phrases that seem to be a favorite within his family.
- When he meets Merlin and mutters his catchphrase, Merlin offers a conjured plate of steaming hot mushrooms while commenting on how they're quite good.
- "I'll take over the kingdom!" or some such variation, repeated often and said in the exact same giddy tone every time.
- "Merlin's mushrooms!" among other alliterative phrases that seem to be a favorite within his family.
- Character Development: Though he's yet to abandon his dreams of taking over Enchanica, Cedric has become less fixated on stealing Sofia's amulet and become more open to helping Sofia and her friends with various things, not finding them to be wastes of his time and talents like he used too, most clearly shown in "Substitute Cedric."
- As of "Day of the Sorcerers", he has finally given up on his desire to rule Enchancia. After a failed coup, Sofia told him that she was mad at him, but that she still considered him a friend because of things he'd done to help her in the past. When he gets a second chance to take over Enchancia, he decides that Sofia's friendship was far more important. And his apology to Roland was genuinely humble. What's more, you can tell how far he's come. In his first episode, he was grumbling about doing "parlor tricks", while he's is now more than happy to fulfill James's request for a magic show (provided he can have the aid of his trusted apprentice, Sofia).
- His next appearance, "Through the Looking Back Glass", pushing it further by revealing the incident in his childhood that caused him to be deemed a bungler by everyone and have a falling out with his sister, and also revealing that it wasn't actually his fault and that he only became a bungler because everyone treated him like one and it affected his self-esteem. He then reconciles with his sister and pledges to improve his magic even more. At this point, Cedric is a big contender for the show's most dynamic character.
- Childhood Friends: He and Roland were raised in the castle together, and while they were close friends as boys, by the time Miranda married into the family they've drifted apart considerably. It's heavily implied that Cedric's jealousy of Roland's popularity growing up is part of why he wants to take over Enchancia.
- Children Raise You: He starts off as a grouch stewing over his position in life, but steadily rebuilds his confidence and his strained relationships with his family and childhood friend over the course of the series, largely in response to Sofia and his niece Calista's unwavering fondness and belief in him.
- Cool Teacher: Surprisingly enough, he is a very competent and well-meaning teacher. This is also subtly reflected in "Substitute Cedric" when while the class is struggling with a bouncing spell, Sofia is the only one in her class to make the spell work on her first try. In the same episode, it's shown that during his time in Hexley Hall, he did have one professor who was kind and patient with him, and he takes after his example.
- Court Mage: One who's come from a long line of Court Mages, with ambitions to become a Sorcerous Overlord.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's actually very skilled at magic, just too clumsy to usually show it.
- The Cynic: In contrast to Sofia's optimistic nature.
- Deadpan Snarker: When he's not being a Large Ham, he's often this. Or at times a hammy snarker.
- Devil in Plain Sight: No-one ever suspects him, not because he's good at covering his tracks, but because his plans are always such Epic Fails that no-one ever realizes his true intentions. As of "Day of the Sorcerers", his true intentions are publicly revealed, but he finally gives them up.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: His motivation. In the Season 4 premiere, he does reveal his true colors to the royal family, but not without letting them know how he was being treated. After he saves their lives, they do give him a second chance and promise to give him more respect.
- Easily Forgiven: Zigzagged. When he was arrested for his attempted coup in "Day of the Sorcerers", Sofia, though mad at him, was already pleading with Roland that arresting Cedric was a mistake. When Grimtrix attempts to complete the coup, Cedric turns on him. Because of this, Roland doesn't have him returned to the dungeon. However, Roland was more than ready to banish Cedric until Sofia and Miranda pleaded on the humbled sorcerer's behalf. Roland does acknowledge he hasn't been giving Cedric enough respect and allows him to return to his position as Royal Sorcerer, but on the condition that he forever remember that he owes his job to Sofia. Cedric soon returns the favor to Sofia by making her his permanent apprentice. It then takes Roland a number of episodes to truly forgive Cedric, though he does when the Sorcerer saves Sofia's life.
- Evil Is Hammy: Of course.
- Evil Sorcerer: Repeatedly tries to get the Amulet of Avalor from Sofia.
- Evil Brit: He has an English accent and is evil until he has a HeelFace Turn.
- Famous Ancestor: He comes from a long line of Royal Sorcerers.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Five Stages of Grief: He goes through them in "Cedric Be Good" - realizing the Amulet curses him when he does a bad deed upon switching it (denial), clearly not happy this is happening (anger), constantly tries to do good deeds to earn powers from it (bargaining), sad that he'll never get his kingdom wish (depression), and returning the amulet to Sofia, knowing how much she needs it so he does the right thing (acceptance).
- Freudian Excuse: As his song "King Cedric The Great," reveals, Cedric believes the only way he can get some respect is if he's in charge of the whole kingdom. It's revealed later that he's a "Well Done, Son!" Guy to his constantly demeaning and disapproving sorcerer father. In "Through The Looking Back Glass", his whole debacle during his sister's big event was his true Start of Darkness—why he felt like he wasn't getting the respect he deserved, as that one incident branded him for life.
- Friendly Enemy: Increasingly so as the show goes on.
- Gag Nose: Is fairly attractive looking aside from his oddly shaped big nose.
- Geek Physiques: The skinny and fragile type; chasing Rex around the gardens wears him out rather quickly, and he laments to himself that he should get to the gymnasium more often.
- Genius Slob: Cedric isn't that well organized in his workshop, which his sister chastises him for. Sofia also points out his dirty spell books in "Cedric's Apprentice."
- Good Feels Good: A subtly-integrated part of his character arc, especially during and after season 2. He'll often initially be involved in Sofia and her friends' stories for selfish reasons (whether it's to get closer to the Amulet, save face from magical rivals, or simply because it's his job), and he disdains going out of his way to be altruistic. But just the act of helping others, receiving positive encouragement, and working with them for the sake of a common goal happens to bring out the best in him, without Cedric even realizing so.
- The Grinch: He expressed his disdain to the Wassailia celebration, though more because he found the sentiment of the holiday rather shallow, given that no one before Sofia gave him gifts with any meaning behind them.
- Harmless Villain: He Wouldn't Hurt a Child, so his attempts to steal the amulet pose no threat to Sofia.
- HeelFace Turn: Due to spending so much time with Sofia, he begins to question his own goals, and starts having second thoughts. By the end of "Day of the Sorcerers", he is now firmly on the side of good. It could be argued that he's very gradually been having one starting as far back as "Cedric's Apprentice".
- Hero-Worshipper: He's revealed to worship Merlin and be worshiped in return by his young niece Calista in "Gone With The Wand".
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In "The Leafsong Festival," he covers the entire kingdom in "Forever Frost," planning to blackmail Roland into making him king in exchange for using Crackle's fire (which he recently acquired) to melt it. Before he can enact the second portion of his plan, he slips on the very Frost he created, and drops the jar containing Crackle's fire. The jar is then recovered by Sofia, who gives the fire back to Crackle, with Crackle melting all the Frost.
- Inadequate Inheritor: He comes from a long line of Royal Sorcerers, yet his father Goodwing the Great didn't find him suited for the job nor the family wand. This changed after the episode 'Mystic Meadows' with the help of Sofia.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: So much so, in fact, that hardly anyone knows he is a villain until "Day of the Sorcerers", when he openly tries to take over the kingdom.
- Irony: Cedric chastises his niece Calista for stealing Merlin's Dragon Claw Wand, telling her that she shouldn't take things that belong to other people. The only thing that keeps this from being Hypocritical Humor is that Cedric has largely avoided any plots to outright steal the Amulet of Avalor by this point.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Cedric, not "See-drick"!
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Deep down, specially if Sofia is involved.
- Karmic Jackpot: After making a full HeelFace Turn in "Day of the Sorcerers", Cedric's fortunes get better in every subsequent appearance: he reconciles with his estranged sister, rekindles his childhood friendship with King Roland, and in "Forever Royal", his use of a spell to free Sofia from the Amulet earns him the respect and glory he's always desired, with Roland giving him the title of "Cedric the Great".
- Laughably Evil: Naturally.
- Lean and Mean: He's surly more often than not, and under his robes is shown to be very skinny.
- Limited Wardrobe: Cedric really gets the short end of the stick when it comes to outfits, as he's pretty much always seen in his robes whereas other characters get some variation depending on location and weather.
- Love at First Sight: Was instantly smitten with Miss Nettle's sorceress alter-ego Sascha, but things quickly turned sour after Miss Nettle dropped the act.
- The Magnificent: In "Mystic Meadows," he expresses a desire for such a title, like his father, Goodwin "the Great." At the end of the episode, Goodwin bestows one on him, calling him "Cedric the Sensational."
- Momma's Boy: He's much closer to his mother than his father, even though it does embarrass him that she still coddles him.
- Moral Myopia: He really thinks that he deserves to take over the kingdom. When the Amulet of Avalor cursed him for trying in "Cedric Be Good," he was truly baffled over why it did that, despite moments ago announcing that he would send anyone who disobeyed him to the dungeons, and "rule with an iron fist."
- Mystical White Hair: Just a few strands on the front, a trait he shares with his niece Calista. The creator neither confirmed nor denied that this was a result from a prank pulled by his younger sister as revenge for what she believed he did to her hair.
- Non-Human Sidekick: His beloved raven, Wormwood, whom he refers affectionately as 'Wormy.'
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He's determined to get the Amulet - and equally determined not to let anyone else get it (see "The Enchanted Feast" and "The Curse of Princess Ivy").
- Out of Focus: As more of the show's focus shifted towards Sofia and her circle going on higher-scale adventures, and especially after his attempt at actually taking hold of the Amulet in "Cedric Be Good" was a total botch, Cedric became less of a focal point throughout seasons 3 and 4. While this makes sense for the episodes that take place on Avalor (the royal family was off on a trade summit) or the Mystic Isles (which were focal to Sofia and Amber's development), he's strangely absent from episodes where it would make sense for him to appear, like "The Birthday Wish" and "A Royal Wedding".
- Papa Wolf: One of the first signs of his more selfless side goes back to "Cedric's Apprentice," when Sofia accidentally spilt a potion on herself that turned her into a lizard, and his reaction is very much like that of a worried parent who saw his kid fall off a bike. When she's not directly interfering with his plans, he's consistently protective of Sofia, and this later extends to his niece Calista as shown in "Gone with the Wand."
- Performance Anxiety: Cedric is a capable sorcerer, but his spells tend to backfire when in front of an audience, or really anytime somebody is judging him. This turns out to be a result of a misunderstanding from his childhood that made people think he was a bungler, creating a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.
- Purple Is Powerful: He is a powerful wizard, and purple is a color associated with great magic. Purple is also the color of royalty and since his goal is eventually to take over the kingdom...
- Redemption Promotion: One of very few Disney villains to actually get an arc covering what happens to him post-HeelFace Turn. While he still has his moments of clumsiness, Cedric begins to cast magic with much more skill and initiative, being able to quickly think on his feet even in the heat of danger. This culminates in him freeing Sofia and Prisma from the Amulet of Avalor, combining his power with that of Sofia's friends and family.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: A misunderstanding when Cedric was a little boy made everyone deem him a bungling magician even though he was actually perfectly competent. This created anxiety within Cedric whenever he does magic, particularly in front of others, and turned him into the bungler everyone had claimed he was.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Roland's Manly Man. Unlike the composed and diplomatic Roland, Cedric exudes anxiety and is prone to making emotion-driven decisions.
- Series Goal: Use the power of the Amulet of Avalor to take over the kingdom. He completely drops it after his scheme is revealed in "Day of the Sorcerers".
- Shaped Like Itself: One of his corrections to Sofia mispronouncing his name. In complete deadpan: "It's Cedric. As in. Cedric."
- Sissy Villain: He is skinny, clumsy, has a high-pitched voice, and has virtually no menace factor to him whatsoever.
- Skunk Stripe: Probably resulting from a prank from his sister. His niece Calista is also revealed to have one like him in "Gone With The Wand", but she states she had asks her mom to style it that way.
- Smug Snake: Has often tried to manipulate/blackmail Sofia or Amber into doing his bidding.
- Super Strength: One of the blessings the Amulet of Avalor grants Cedric in "Cedric be Good".
- Take Over the World: His main goal, though not the entire world, just Enchancia.
- Tempting Fate: When Cedric obtains the Amulet and it gives him super strength, he comments that he'll rule with an iron fist. Right after that, the Amulet curses him by turning his fists into iron.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the pilot movie, he ends up as a victim of his own sleeping spell. By the end of the series, he's able to conduct a ritual that frees two people from one of the most powerful magical artifacts in-universe.
- Tritagonist: He's the first recurring villain of the show, and the first character to be given an episode mostly set from his POV (Sofia's more a Decoy Protagonist in "Cedric's Apprentice"). He's featured less often than Amber, but he also has one of the most significant character growths amongst the main cast.
- Undying Loyalty: Later develops this towards the royal family in season 4, especially Sofia and Roland.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: At least up to his preteens, Cedric was a cheerful, precocious child until the incident at Cordelia's Sorceress Ball took a major swing at his self-confidence.
- Villains Out Shopping: He actually doesn't do anything evil in several episodes.
- Vocal Evolution: His voice gets progressively less reedy and devious in later seasons.
- Walking Spoiler: Any trope or trope description here relating to "Day of the Sorcerers" and its aftermath spoils the fact that Cedric eventually gives up being a villain and becomes a true ally to the royal family.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He was shown to be this in "Mystic Meadows." In the end, his dad even literally uses the words "Well done, son."
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: While self-interest and a desire for power and respect motivates him, he believes that if he ruled the kingdom, he could make life better for all the people of his position and social class, namely sorcerers.
- When He Smiles: As shown in the endings for "Cedric's Apprentice" and "Mystic Meadows," when he's sincerely excited or touched, Cedric's smile is simply adorable.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: His plots to steal the amulet, pre-HeelFace Turn, never involves anything that would harm Sofia. The closest he gets to averting this is in "The Floating Palace" when he captures Oona, but even then he only wants her Mermaid Comb and only fights back when Sofia and co. tried to intervene.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: For all of Cedric's boasting, he has some deep-rooted self-doubt due to a lifetime of harsh criticism from others. Sofia, a newcomer to the world of magic, never doubted Cedric's capabilities and encouraged him as she would to any of her friends. That encouragement helps him channel his magic through a more positive and focused mindset, and he's able to perform even more astounding feats when he finally lets go of his bitterness and sets out to prove himself as a good guy.
- Younger Than They Look: He's around the same age as Roland (so roughly anywhere from his early thirties to forties), but his hunched posture, greying hair and the stress lines on his face do little to emphasize that.
- Youngest Child Wins: Zigzagged. While he bears the high title of royal sorcerer over his older sister Cordelia, he serves more or less as an on-call stage magician for much of the series, is demeaned by almost everyone, and has a non-existent social life compared to Cordelia's. It's by letting more of his long-repressed nobler side shine through that he becomes much more adept at magic and his father and sister are finally able to let go of their low opinions of him.
King Roland II
The King of Enchancia and a member of the House of Winslow, Roland is very humble, and always has the best interest of his subjects in mind. As a father he always tries to make time for his children even if it means he might suffer for it later.
- Academic Athlete: He was known as a Lovable Jock in his school days, and his favorite subject was Enchanted Science.
- Affectionate Nickname: Miranda more often than not refers to him by "Rolly."
- Badass Baritone: Travis Willingham gives him a deep, commanding voice fitting of a ruler.
- Catchphrase: "Great!"
- Childhood Friends: He and Cedric have known each other for most of their lives due to Cedric's father being the royal sorcerer before him. It's because of this (and a realization prompted by Sofia and Miranda about how he's consistently done little to encourage Cedric's confidence) that Roland ultimately decides to let Cedric continue being royal sorcerer after his attempted coup.
- The Good King: Roland has been shown trying to make things fair for everyone, despite name, rank, or such. One example was, raising Gwen's position from kitchen maid to royal inventor, to show his thanks for her help.
- Happily Married:
- To Miranda.
- Presumably, he was this with his first wife as well as there is nothing to say that he wasn't. Craig Gerber even confirmed his first marriage wasn't arranged.
- The Illegible: "The Elf Situation" reveals that Roland has terrible penmanship.
- Large Ham: Travis Willingham can't resist having him as this at times. Particularly in "The Baker King", with moments such as him commanding a cow to make milk for him.
- Lost Lenore: It's implied that his first wife, Queen Lorelei, died in childbirth. He used his first wish to ask for children, which her body couldn't handle, and he's shown feeling some heavy remorse by her deathbed.
- My Greatest Failure: His first wish. He wished that he and Lorelei could have children. They do, but Lorelei's body couldn't handle it and she passed away.
- Nice Guy: He is regal and imposing, yet kind and welcoming. He cares not for background, but rather for character, seeing as he married Miranda (a shoemaker) for true love and he was happy that Sofia accepted him as her new father.
- Noble Bigot: In "Let The Good Times Troll", he shows a distrust over trolls because of their apparent assault of the kingdom when his grandfather ruled. Thanks to Sofia, he learns that the creatures never had malicious intent and gladly welcomes them.
- Not So Above It All: Often lets his composure slip and reveals his Adorkable Manchild side.
- In the flashback in "Through the Looking-Back Glass," we see just where James and Amber might've gotten their mischievous streaks, as he's briefly shown playing a prank by filling someone's hat with water.
- Not So Different: One reason why Roland decides to keep Cedric around, even after his attempted takeover; they both felt the pressure of succeeding their fathers growing up, and it once helped them bond as friends.
- Overprotective Dad: He's showing signs of this. In the episode "The Buttercups" he didn't want Sofia to go to the woods even though she'd be with her troop and have adult supervision.
- Papa Wolf: In "Forever Royal," his first instinct after Sofia frees him and the family from Vor's mind control is to lead the escape and get his family to a secure location by boat. However, Sofia reminds him that as king, his protection should extend to all of his subjects.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: With the exception of his rashness in "Let The Good Times Troll", King Roland II is this trope (and even in that episode, he listened to reason eventually). Every decision Roland makes is for the good of the kingdom, he's a source of advice and wisdom to his children, and on the very rare occasions where he has to give a punishment, it's usually of the "today you have to stay home from the latest fun event" variety.
- After the events of "Day of the Sorcerers", he allows Cedric to be reinstated as the Royal Sorcerer when it becomes apparent that Cedric is genuinely remorseful for his coup attempt, on the condition that he always remember that he owed his job to Sofia.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: In "The Baker King", he tries to get milk from a cow by commanding it to make it for him.
- Second Love: To Miranda. Before meeting, falling in love with, and marrying her, she was previously married to Birk Balthazar, and he was married to a woman named Lorelei.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Cedric's Sensitive Guy. Unlike Cedric, he does a much better job at putting up a dignified front befitting of his station, though he's by no means a stick in the mud.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He's the spitting image of his father, King Roland I.
- Uptown Guy: Roland (a king) married Miranda (a now-former shoemaker).
Queen Miranda Cordova
Shoemaker turned queen, Miranda is always understanding and tries to be a good role model to all her children.
- Brainy Brunette: Is one of the smartest and most sensible characters on the show — and, of course, a brunette.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Word of God states that Miranda was born in Galdiz, the show's fantasy equivalent of Spain. Her last name, Cordova, indicates her Hispanic heritage.
- Happily Married: To King Roland II.
- Hidden Depths: Though she usually stays in the background and is mostly portrayed as calm and dignified, on some occasions she'll demonstrate just where Sofia got her sense of fun and adventure from.(after their boat has lost control and gone down some rapid torrents)
Miranda: That was really...
Both: ...FUN! *laugh*
- The High Queen: She wasn't born into royalty, but she carries it off splendidly.
- Like Parent, Like Child: Much of Sofia's personality, as well as appearance, are her mother's. Apparently, Sofia gets her curious and adventurous spirit from Miranda. Miranda is also prominent in Sofia's kindness, optimism, perseverance and intuition.
- Mama Bear: She's very protective of her children.
- Nice Girl: Kind, supportive, and motherly.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her main Pimped-Out Dress is varying shades of pink.
- Rags to Royalty: Was a shoemaker before marrying the King.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: It's easy to see where Sofia gets her sense of maturity and fair play from.
- Red Is Heroic: Her throne color and some of her dresses are red.
- Satellite Character: To Sofia and Roland, though she grows out of it later on.
- Second Love: To Roland. Before meeting, falling in love with, and marrying him, he was previously married to the former Queen.
- Spirited Young Lady: Perhaps a bit older than most examples, but Miranda is a gracious, intelligent woman who still carries a lot of practical knowledge and down-to-earth common sense from her time as a commoner.
- Wicked Stepmother: Averted — she's a kind, patient and loving stepmother to James and Amber. She even admits there aren't many fairy tales with a non-evil stepmother, and that she wants to break that particular tradition.
- Women Are Wiser: Not the most extreme of examples as her husband is no slough himself — but where he has his moments of folly, Miranda does not, and on the rare occasions when they disagree about something, Miranda tends to be the one who's right.
King Roland's personal assistant, and head steward of the castle. Baileywick sometimes acts as a third parent for the children and very obviously loves his job.
- Battle Butler: When Vor began her invasion of the castle in "Forever Royal," Baileywick immediately picks up a display sword to fight off her minions. It doesn't really work, as said minions are basically cannon fodder for a dangerously powerful sorceress, but kudos to him for taking the initiative.
- Benevolent Boss: He treats the servants under his command quite well.
- Catchphrase: "We can make it work." (Also doubles as an Actor Allusion)
- Ink-Suit Actor: He is very heavily based on his voice-actor, Tim Gunn, using a lot of Gunn's mannerisms and phrases. The creators of the show have admitted that they deliberately invoked this as a Parental Bonus.
- Meaningful Name: A bailiwick is a district ruled by a court officer who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests. It can also refer to one's particular area of interest, in this case, his job as butler.
- The Pollyanna: At one point in "Baileywick's Day Off", Nigel tells Baileywick that Baileywick always likes to look on the bright side. Baileywick responds that it's because "there's a better view there".
- Reasonable Authority Figure: To the castle staff. And while he technically has to answer to the king's children, he'll still lend his advice and opinion when needed. For example early on in season 1 in "A Royal Mess," even though Sofia admitted to breaking the stained glass mural that Roland commissioned for Miranda (when it was actually James who broke it), Baileywick tells her that while he might not have known Sofia for as long as he's known James, he can put two and two together. He commends her for her noble intentions, but admonishes her that she still technically lied, and kindly shares some tea with her while she's grounded.
- Servile Snarker: A very mild case, and mostly towards Cedric, to whom he might actually be regarded as an equal, or even a superior, in the Castle's ranking.Baileywick: Sofia, what are you doing here? (in Cedric's lab)Sofia: Learning magic.Baileywick: How wonderful. You'll have to teach Cedric some when you're done.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Has traces of this, occasionally played up for laughs.Baileywick: Excuse me, kind sir — might we inquire about engaging your vessel for a brief, yet utterly vital excursion?
James: We need to borrow your boat.
Amber: It's an emergency.
Fisherman: Why didn't you just say so? Go ahead!
Baileywick: We are most gratified by your sincere generosity.
Fisherman: Wha — what?
James: He said "thanks."
Fisherman: Oh. Don't mention it.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With his brother Nigel.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Much like Amber, he's afraid of frogs, although in his case it seems to be actual ranidaphobia.
Duchess Matilda "Tilly"
Roland's older sister.
- Catchphrase: "Whiz-bang!"
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: More than a little dotty. Although, given that she's successfully tamed a Dragon, one wonders how much of it is Obfuscating Stupidity.
- Cool Big Sis: A loving older sister to Roland who welcomes Miranda and Sofia with open arms.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite her kooky tendencies, she's a skilled adventurer. She even managed to tame a dragon once.
- Department of Redundancy Department: In "A Royal Wedding", she appears with a pair of wings and a character comments on it, prompting her to tell the character it was "an observant observation you observed".
- Expy: Of Mary Poppins. She has a similar Bag of Holding and umbrella, and she's a quirky semi-magical Trickster Mentor.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Downplayed. She's a smart lady, but she's aware that her demeanor and interests don't align with those required of her birthright as the lawful heir to the throne. Thus, she and her parents were content to letting Roland take the reins on Enchancia.
- Hidden Depths: Not only was she the previous owner of the Amulet of Avalor, she's in charge of a magical secret library as the Storykeeper whose job it is to give unfinished stories happy endings, and she wants Sofia to inherit her role.
- Lady and Knight: With Sir Bartleby; she's a rather unconventional type of lady, and he loves her all the more for it.
- Nice Girl: Joyful, kind, and brave.
- Nice Hat: She wears a giant hat tied up with a large red bow.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She has successfully tamed a dragon, but to most people is appears that she's utterly nuts. It's evidently an act, especially given that she seems total normal, if a bit wild and adventurous, when around Sofia alone.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Outside of formal introductions, no one calls her Matilda.
- Pep-Talk Song: Has two, A Recipe for Adventure from her debut episode and Its Up To You from Minding the Manor.
- Rebellious Princess: Had shades of this when she was a little girl, as shown by her riding a pogo stick at a fancy party and being reprimanded by her father for it.
- Rejecting the Inheritance: Gave up her birthright to the throne to her younger brother.
- Secret Keeper: She knows all about the Amulet of Avalor and its powers, as she wore it herself in her youth.
- Secret Test of Character: She set Sofia several of these in "Minding The Manor," with Sofia inadvertently choosing the hardest one. Once Sofia passed, Tilly knew she was ready to find the Secret Library.
- Supreme Chef: She bakes an excellent apple pie.
- Trickster Mentor: To Sofia.
The Grand Queen of Enchancia, Roland and Tilly's mother, Miranda's mother-in-law, Amber and James's grandmother, and Sofia's step-grandmother.
- Almighty Mom: Roland thinks that his mother is this, when really she's quite the gentle soul.
- Cool Old Lady: She enjoys watching the Starwings' Stunt Show, and even takes part in it, performing quite well before the accident.
- Grand Dame: A dignified, elderly queen, but one with quite a bit of spirit in her.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Bears more than a passing resemblance to Florence Henderson.
- Unwilling Instigator Of Doom: Her reveal that Amber is actually heir to the throne leads to the monumental disaster that occurs at Tilly's wedding - which James sabotages in revenge to make Amber "look a fool" and incompetent so that they choose him instead.
Roland and Tilly's father, the previous king of Enchancia.
- Disappeared Dad: He's all but said to have passed away; he's always referred to in the past tense within the show, and Sofia's never even met him.
- Distressed Dude: Goodwin the Great's saved his life nine and a half times, at one point even saving him from a Kraken.
- Generation Xerox: He's quite the dead ringer to his son, down to his voice.
King Roland II's first wife. She passed away shortly after Amber and James were born.
- Death by Childbirth: She died giving birth to Amber and James. She and Roland wanted children, but she wasn't able to, leading to him making a wish for it. It worked... but Lorelei's body couldn't handle the stress of childbirth either, so she passed away.
- Generation Xerox: She's the spitting image of her daughter, Amber.
- Ironic Name: In German folklore, Lorelei threw herself off a seaside cliff in despair that her lover had cheated on her. Instead of dying, she was turned into a siren that lured men off of the cliff with her song. Here, Lorelei is Roland's Lost Lenore before he went on to have a Second Love, and Miranda's first love, Birk, died at sea.
- Missing Mom: She passed away after giving birth to the twins.
- No Name Given: Her name is only given by Word of God.
- The Reveal: What happened to her is not revealed until the Series Finale.
- The shot of her lying on her deathbed while Roland grieves over her is a reference to the iconic scene from Snow White where the Prince finds Snow White in eternal sleep in her glass coffin.
- Her being a Missing Mom is also a reference to the other absent mothers (who were also usually queens) in Disney Princess movies, those being Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid (with the death of Ariel's mother shown in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning), Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Mulan (and Mulan II, for that matter).
Queen Miranda's first husband. Having worked as a sailor, he was lost at sea.
- Alliterative Name: Birk Balthazar.
- Disappeared Dad: He died shortly before the beginning of the show.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: As Word of God stated that Sofia was of Scandinavian descent (or at least the Ever Realm equivalent of it, that being Freezenburg), "Birk" is a name of Scandinavian origin.
- The Ghost: What he looked like is not shown. In his only mention, Sofia and Miranda are seen looking at a ship-in-a-bottle.
- Ironic Name: Balthazar is the name of one of the Three Kings that visited Jesus when he was born. Balthazar wasn't a king, but Miranda's second husband, Roland, is.
- Meaningful Name: King Balthazar visited Jesus when he was born. Birk is the father of The Hero, Sofia.
- Never Found the Body: He's simply said to have been "lost at sea". Given that the magical nature of the Ever Realm, it's possible he's still alive, but the show's intent is that he has passed away.
- Never Say "Die": He's not said to have died, just "lost at sea", but it's clear that the intent is that he died.
- No Name Given: His name is only given by Word of God.
- The Reveal: What happened to him is not revealed until the Series Finale.
- Shout-Out: Being lost at sea and possibly dying is a common and well-known trope in Disney animated films, including The Little Mermaid (Eric nearly drowning), Tarzan (Tarzan's parents survived a shipwreck), Frozen (Anna and Elsa's parents died in a storm), and Moana (Tui's friend drowned).
- Strong Family Resemblance: Word of God states that Sofia resembles him more than she resembles Miranda.
A lop-eared, gray rabbit and the most prominent of Sofia's animal friends. Loyal, easygoing and friendly, but with a sarcastic streak a mile wide and an appetite that's larger than he is.
- Badass Adorable: While not really an action hero (and perhaps less badass than he himself thinks), he's certainly tougher than he looks.
- Big Eater: Of all Sofia's animal friends; Clover is by far the most food-obsessed, and seems to always be hungry.
- Deadpan Snarker: Clover never runs out of snark, and occasionally engages in Snark-to-Snark Combat with Mia and Robin — especially Robin.
- Fanboy: Towards Snow White, as it turns out.
- Greed: His major vice; He loves food, wishing for a lifetime of radishes in "When You Wish Upon a Well", and unwittingly setting off the conflict of "The Crown of Blossoms" by using seeds from the titular crown to make the new garden grow quickly. He also is possessive of being Sofia's primary animal sidekick, as he was willing to cheat in order to become her magical animal helper.
- Hates Being Touched: He has traces of this — he's cute and cuddly, but he does not like to be cuddled. He eventually lets up enough to let Sofia give him the occasional hug — and if it's Snow White he'll willingly let himself be cuddled. This is Truth in Television, as rabbits actually don't like being cuddled.
- Manchild: While an adult by rabbit standards he is often far more immature than Sofia. He refers to himself as a bunny, the term for a juvenile rabbit, hinting that his immaturity may come from him actually being in his late teens in rabbit years. He has recently matured along with Sofia.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Plays this role in most of the episodes he's in.
- Rascally Rabbit: Though mostly gentle, he's got a bit of a mischievous streak (especially when it comes to sneaking food) and has his Trickster moments.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Mild case with Robin; they're always snarking at each other but it's seldom serious.
Two birds and a squirrel who together with Clover act as Sofia's friends and helpers.
- A Dog Named "Dog": A robin named Robin.
- Acquired Situational Narcissism: In "The Leafsong Festival," Robin lets director dove's compliments over her singing voice go to her head. She starts talking about doing a solo during her duet with Mia, and outright ignoring her.
- Deadpan Snarker: Robin; not to the extent of Clover, but she can still hold her own in a Snark-to-Snark Combat with him.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Or, in this case, a robin named Robin.
- Comically Missing the Point: Mia often misunderstands figures of speech thanks to being rather Literal-Minded.
- The Ditz: Mia, who has a tendency towards scatterbrainedness.
- Feather Fingers: Mild version; Robin and Mia use their wings to gesticulate in very humanlike ways, but use their beaks to pic things up.
- Hidden Depths: In the episode Gizmo Gwen, Whatnaught surprisingly turns out to have an innate understanding of machinery; at least when he finds a screw on the floor he's instantly able to deduce not only that it's missing from Gwen's malfunctioning machine, and that this is why the machine was malfunctioning in the first place, but even (by looking at the blueprints) which part of the machine it comes from.
- Out of Focus: Whatnaught is easily the least prominent of the four animals and is often left out of episodes altogether.
- The Smart Guy: Robin is the cleverest and most sensible of the animals, and has the majority of the good ideas.
- Those Two Guys: Robin and Mia, who almost always appear as a duo.
- The Voiceless: Whatnaught. Despite the amulet giving Sofia the ability to understand all animals, Whatnaught still doesn't talk at all. This is due to him being an Homage to Harpo Marx, according to Word of God.
- Mia is also an Homage, but to Marilyn Monroe.
Cedric's pet raven, and a willing participant in his schemes to get Sofia's amulet.
- Affectionate Nickname: Cedric calls him "Wormy."
- Beleaguered Assistant: Downplayed; While Cedric treats him well most of the time, he isn't above using him as a guinea pig for his spells, or locking him outside his workshop when he's annoyed by him.
- Bilingual Backfire: In "Once Upon A Princess"; He gloated to Clover that Sofia would never find the counter spell book, pointing out it was behind a painting. He didn't know at the time that Sofia could understand him, and was shocked when she got the book.
- FaceHeel Turn: He joins Prisma in "In Cedric We Trust", since he doesn't like that Cedric has turned to good.
- Feathered Fiend: According to Craig Gerber, he is more evil than his owner. He's also just a generally unpleasant and arrogant bird all-around.
- For the Evulz: The whole reason he chose to abandon Cedric in favor of Prisma was because he wanted to keep working for a master who was evil.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: He's smarter than Cedric too, and often despairs of/laughs at his endless failures and magical foul-ups. Whenever he takes an active role in going after the amulet, he rarely makes mistakes. That said, he's also repeatedly shown to be Not So Above It All.
- Jerkass: Unlike Cedric, he has absolutely no redeeming qualities.
- Kick the Dog: In "Day of the Sorcerers", he informed Sofia that Cedric has been trying to steal her amulet ever since she arrived at the castle, wearing a smug grin on his beak throughout the scene.
- In "In Cedric We Trust", he betrays Cedric and says that gaining power is more important to him than their friendship.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In "Forever Royal", he is trapped in a cage by Cedric, the very master he betrayed.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In "Hexley Hall" when he blabs about the amulet to the other sorcerer's pets.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He was forced to work with Clover in "The Enchanted Feast"; They spent the whole time insulting and mocking each other.
- Those Two Bad Guys: He forms this with Twitch when he starts working for Prisma and later Vor.
- Too Dumb to Live: In "The Leafsong Festival", he thought it was a good idea to get into a shoving match with Crackle, who happens to be twice his size. Crackle knocked him down with a single shove.
A winged horse that Sofia rides during Flying Derby.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He has purple skin and hair.
- Big Damn Heroes: In the Grand Finale, he saves Sofia from falling to her death when Vor caused her to fall off the castle bridge.
- Character Development: While being Sofia's partner, Minimus is steadily growing bolder and gaining confidence in himself.
- Deadpan Snarker:Someone: Mommy!
Sofia: Did you hear that?
Minimus: All the time. Mostly from me.
- Meaningful Name:
- Minimus' name is like a combination of Mini and Pegasus, referring to him being a small winged horse.
- Minimus is Latin for "smallest".
- Nice Guy: Minimus is a sweet horse.
- Performance Anxiety: Has this in spades.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite being the smallest winged horse seen in the show, he is strong enough to a carry a coach containing two adults and three kids (As seen in "Holiday In Enchancia").
- Undying Loyalty: Minimus is loyal to Sofia. In fact he loves her as much as Clover does. He's willing to do anything to make her happy. From saving Clover to trying out new Derby Team plays.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Sofia tells him this in "Just One Of The Princes".
Vivian's pet dragon who has an obsessive crush on Clover.
- Cuddle Bug: To Clover's annoyance.
- Friendless Background: It's implied that she scared away any potential friends by being overly friendly. She was overjoyed to see Clover again, saying "You're the only one who's ever come back." In "The Royal Dragon", it is revealed that Crackle has never even had a dragon friend before.
- Genki Girl: In stark contrast to her owner.
- Interspecies Romance: Heavily implied to have a crush on Clover.
- Not So Different: It seems surprising that Crackle started out as outgoing while Vivian was shy. However, it is revealed in "The Royal Dragon" that Crackle herself used to be shy, thus not having any dragon friends at that time.
- Shoulder-Sized Dragon
- Stalker with a Crush: To Clover.
- Undying Loyalty: To Clover; She really let Sofia have it when she chose to take another bunny to the pet contest.Crackle: You really hurt Clover's feelings. And when you hurt Clover's feelings, you hurt my feelings!
Amber's pet peacock.
- Gender-Blender Name: His name can also be used for girls.
- Narcissist: Very vain and concerned with his appearance.
- Nice Guy: Vanity aside, he's quite cordial and friendly with other animals.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He is very fond of apples.
- Uncatty Resemblance: In the episode "Scrambled Pets" he is revealed to be much like Amber, posh and stylish.
- The Voiceless: He didn't actually speak in his first appearance.
James's pet baboon.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Very easily distracted, especially if there's a ball around.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: In the episode "Scrambled Pets" he is shown to be playful and enjoys a game of fetch. However sometimes his playful running around can cause problems and bother the other pets, especially Praline. When James brought him to school he got mixed up in a sorcery class accident turning him into a peacock baboon. enjoyed being mixed up and began to run around the school and when Amber made him bigger he rampaged through the school gym playing with the balls.
- Keet: Freedo is a very hyperactive baboon.
- Seldom-Seen Species: A gelada.
- The Voiceless: Like Praline, he never spoke in his debut appearance.
James' overly playful foxhound.
- Big, Friendly Dog: Affectionate and playful with others (except cats, who he likes to chase).
- A Day in the Limelight: In the first episode of the second season, "Two Princesses and a Baby", Rex plays a more active role, and speaks for the first time.
- Dogs Are Dumb: Not very bright.
- Keet: Rex is an active dog.
- Smarter Than You Look: Implied. He is a bit goofy, but he claims he is smarter than he looks.
- The Voiceless: He made a number of appearances in season one, but didn't speak in any of them. It wasn't until season two that he started talking.
Prince Hugo's flying horse, whom he rode for the flying derby championships in "The Flying Crown". She told Sofia that Hugo had been refusing to work with her for the championships because he was feeling pressure from having to live up to his family's legacy and being frustrated at his failure to do so. She was also disappointed that Hugo quit at the last minute but was happy when he learned his lesson. Electra didn't warm up to Minimus until after the championships.
A Winged Unicorn who resides in the Mystic Isles. He assisted Sofia after she helped free him from a tree, and later became her official Protector steed.
- Affectionate Nickname: He often calls Sofia "my princess".
- Captain Crash: When he first appeared, he had only recently gotten his wings, and had yet to get the hang of them. He managed to master his flying abilities near the end of the Mystic Isles special. By "The Mystic Isles: A Very Mystic Wassailia," he has mastered flying.
- The Rival: He was this to Minimus in "Mare of the Mist", as they both competed to be chosen by Sofia as her Protector steed.
- Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: He tends to use old-fashioned words like "yon" and "hither" in his speech. However...
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Skye shuttles between a British accent and an American one, appearing to put on the former to sound fancy.
One of Sir Jaxon's dragon friends in Brazendell. In the episode "The Tale of the Noble Knight", Willawing and her dragon friends were provoked by Sir Oliver into starting fires all over the kingdom and framed for the incident. When Sofia and Minimus came to help stop them, they feared Willawing and the other dragons. Only after saving Jaxon did Sofia learn of Willawing's true colors and that Sir Oliver framed her and the other dragons for the fires.
- Cuddle Bug: She is very affectionate towards Sofia, once picking her up and tickling her.
Minimus's older brother. He doesn't like life the way his brother and parents enjoy it, and one day, he left to find Wildwing Valley only to be captured by Prince Roderick of Borrea. When Sofia and Minimus came to save him, Minimus was angry with him for leaving him and their parents until they were both capture by Roderick and his stablemaster Gavin. Once hooked up to the prince's and stablemaster's horses, the horse brothers reconciled and were eventually saved by Sofia. In "Best in Air Show", Mazzimo left the valley to see his parents' stunt show and he and Sofia helped Minimus show Geminaand Argus what a great stunt horse he is.
- Cool Big Bro: He encouraged Minimus to participate in stunt flying instead of telling him to obey their mother when she told Minimus not to.
A strangeling from the Mystic Isles. He allies himself with Prisma, helping her to locate the "Wicked Nine", nine magically powerful objects wielded by the worst villains around.
- For the Evulz: He offered his services to Prisma because he's always wanted to work for an evil-doer.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He quickly grew jealous of Wormwood, believing he was trying to take his place as Prisma's partner. He even attempted to sabotage Wormwood's attempt to bring Prisma Grimhilde's crown.
- By "Forever Royal", it seems to have faded and the two have become something along the lines of Vitriolic Best Buds.
- Morphic Resonance: He can change into any animal form at will. But no matter what form he takes, he always has a white diamond-shaped pattern on his chest.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: He usually stays in the form of a rat when no other is required.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Forms this with Wormwood after the raven decides to serve under Prisma.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can assume the form of any animal he choses.
Sofia's School Friends and Peers
Two village girls who were Sofia's best friends back before she became a princess. While she doesn't see as much of them after moving into the castle, they're still great friends.
- A Day in the Limelight: "In a Tizzy" is one for Ruby, focusing on her dream of winning the Dunwitty Pedal-Power Race. Jade also gets one in "Princess Jade", which focuses on her discovering she might be the descendant of a princess, forcing her to choose between joining Sofia in Royal Prep or staying in Dunwitty with her friends.
- Easily Forgiven: Played straight for Ruby, who is always willing to forgive wrongdoing, even without a particularly sincere apology. Jade on the other hand subverts this, and her tendency to hold grudges has come up several times.
- Genki Girl: Ruby, though Jade has her moments too.
- Meganekko: In "A Tale of two Teams," Sofia realizes that Jade's poor coordination in a dazzleball match is due to being farsighted. After Sofia gets her friend to use a pair of glasses borrowed from Baileywick, Jade decides that she will get her own. She goes on to wear a new pair of glasses throughout "Princess Jade".
- Motor Mouth: Ruby's a chatterer who will go on at length about nothing in particular.
- Out of Focus: With the show being more story driven, Ruby and Jade were absent for the whole third season. Their latest appearance was season 2's "Buttercup Amber", at least two whole years from this point. Fortunately, they returned in season 4.
- Those Two Girls: For Sofia.
- Token Trio: They form one with Sofia; Ruby is black, Jade is Asian and Sofia is half-Hispanic.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Ruby is the tomboy to Jade's girly girl. In the go-carriage race Ruby is a big fan and didn't mind getting dirty when fixing up her carriage. While Jade did participate, she decorated her go-carriage with bows and other girly sequins and was more interested in decorating her go-carriage than winning the race.
Amber's two closest friends, and the most popular students at Royal Prep.
- Alpha Bitch: Hildegard.
- Ambiguously Brown: Clio is from the kingdom of Corinthia, which in real life, is a region in Greece. Her skin is darker than light-skinned characters, and Clio is a Greek name.
- Blatant Lies: When Sofia, Amber and Zooey ride flying horses to chase Zooey's baloon and rescue it, Hildegard says they can't do it. When they triumph, she says she always knew they could do it.
- Break the Haughty: Hildegard goes through this in "The Princess Stays In The Picture", where she is forced to admit she doesn't know everything.
- A Day in the Limelight: Hildegard gets one in "The Princess Stays In The Picture," while Clio has one in "Sidekick Clio."
- Deadpan Snarker: Hildegard. In "Scrambled Pets", she snarks excessively about the mess that Sofia, James, Amber, and Vivian caused with their pets and about how much trouble they'll get in - and she's not wrong, either.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture:
- Clio's kingdom, Corinthia, seems to be based off of Greece or at least the Greek region with the same name.
- Hildegard's kingdom, Freezenberg, is based off of the region of Scandinavia. Interestingly, there's a town named Frezenberg in Belgium, which is not a Scandinavian country.
- Fingerless Gloves: Clio's preferred handwear.
- Freudian Excuse: Hildegard acts like a know-it-all because she embarrassed herself on the first day of school by trying a dance she didn't know. From then on, she felt like she had to act like she knew everything in order to be accepted.
- Hair Decorations: Hildeguard wears a tiara with flowers while Clio wears a feathered plume.
- Hidden Depths: Hildegard shows insecurities in several episodes, while Clio shows a love (and talent) of musical theatre in "Sidekick Clio."
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Hildegard is revealed to have done this in "The Princess Stays In The Picture" — on her first day at Royal Prep, she was having trouble making friends. She tried twirling like her big sister, but she didn't know and slipped up, causing everyone to laugh at her. Since that day, she acted like she knew everything, even if she didn't.
- Innocently Insensitive: Hildegard starts the conflict of "Dad and Daughters Day" by pointing out that Roland is not Sofia's "real father". When told how hurtful that statement was, she tells Sofia to just forget she said anything.
- It's All About Me: Prior to "Sidekick Clio", Hildegard always made Clio everything the former wanted and refused to let the latter do anything she wanted. Hildegard also forced Clio to choose between her and doing what she wants, threatening to stop being friends with her she made the latter choice. Sadly, this actually happened, but Amber helped Hildegard realize that she wasn't being a good friend to Clio.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Hildegard may be a brownnoser, but she does care for her friends, especially Amber, as shown in "Princess Jade".
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Hildegard.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Like Amber, both Hildegard and Clio, despite of their snootiness, pride, and vanity, are indeed nice girls at heart.
- Nice Girl: While Clio is nowhere near Sofia's level of kindness, Clio is clearly the nicest out of the most popular princess group (Amber, Hildegard, and herself).
- Not So Above It All: The normally smug and self-confident Hildegard starts to doubt herself after making a mistake during "The Princess Test," refusing to take the rest of the test for fear of making more mistakes.
- Sidekick: Clio usually goes along with whatever Hildegard does. "Sidekick Clio" revolves around Clio breaking out of this, and doing things that she wants to do.
- Spoiled Brat: Hildegard's father is pathetically shameless in how he spoils his daughter. At the end of "Dads and Daughters Day", he finally learns to say "no" to her demands.
- Those Two Girls: For Amber before "The Princess Stays in the Picture" and "Sidekick Clio," where each girl received Character Development.
A meek and timid princess from Zumaria, whom Sofia became friends with in "The Shy Princess."
- Acquired Situational Narcissism: The episode "Princess Prodigy" has Baron Von Rocha purposefully stroke her ego in order to steal the musical magic from her mandolin, causing her to act narcissistic and mean to her friends. She gets better.
- Adorkable: She keeps her reserved personality both before and after character development, along with her excitement, and it is adorable.
- Character Development: She becomes a little more outgoing and confident in later episodes.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Zumaria might be a reference to a town named Zumaia in Basque (in Spain).
- Fluffy Tamer: Downplayed. Her pet dragon Crackle is practically a puppy dog in terms of size and personality, but she is also a highly prized and potentially dangerous creature.
- Friendless Background: Due to being so shy.
- Hidden Depths: She is a skilled musician, able to play many instruments, though her favorite is the mandolin.
- She also likes enchanted flowers, as revealed in "All the Sprite Moves."
- Hime Cut: Amusingly enough, the only featured princess to wear her hair this way.
- Magic Music: In addition to being a bit of a musical savant, she learns how to utilize magical music for combat purposes.
- Nice Girl: Sweet, friendly, kind, and gentle.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Averted. Unlike most of her fellow princesses, her gown is less flashy and more practical.
- Shrinking Violet: Vivian is a shy girl who has trouble talking to other people, and as a result had no friends until she "talked" through music.
- True Companions: Sofia is her best friend, and she in turn is probably Sofia's closest friend at Royal Prep next to her step-siblings.
A young witch, about Sofia's age, who comes from a long line of Wicked Witches but turns good after Sofia befriends her.
- Cute Witch: She's a little kid, so this is a given.
- Defector from Decadence: Mainly due to I Just Want to Have Friends.
- Disappeared Dad: In her debut, Lucinda says that her parents are witches. However, her father never made an appearance onscreen.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Lucinda first hides her newfound goodness from her mother but eventually "comes out of the closet" about it. Said mother at first refuses to believe her daughter is "good" but eventually accepts it, thinking that it's just a phase.
- Have You Tried Not Being a Monster?: In this case, being a good witch. Subject to this from her mother.
- HeelFace Turn: In her debut episode. She starts out as a bit of a Jerkass but soon proves to be more lonely and socially-awkward than straight up evil; she behaves badly because that's all she knows how to do.
- Ink-Suit Actor: Lucinda looks a lot like her voice actress minus the hair color.
- Nice Hat: She wears a purple witch hat.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lucinda has navy blue hair.
Cedric's niece, daughter to his sister, Cordelia the Conjuror. She loves her uncle to the point where she not only has the same hairstyle as him but wears the same clothes as him, except in red.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Sofia and Cedric in her debut episode — she climbs on an exasperated Cedric's back, mildly irritates him by sitting on Sofia's invitation to Merlin's (because of the writing being in red, her favourite colour), rushes around Cedric while holding onto him and grips his leg (his reaction to this is "She can't come with us. What if she keeps doing what she's doing?"), and annoys Sofia with the revelation that she stole Merlin's dragon claw wand.
- In "Too Cute to Spook," Sofia's witch friends see her as this.
- Ascended Extra: Along with her mother, goes from a one-off character in Season 3 to a recurring one in Season 4.
- Big Sister Worship: Sees Sofia as a big sister and considers her one of her two favorite people.
- Cheerful Child: A very bubbly little girl.
- Hero Worship: Calista idolizes her "Uncle Ceddy", glomping him twice in just the first scene she appears in.
- Perky Goth: Halloween is her favorite holiday, and she has her mother read books about monsters and Halloween to her every night.
- Sticky Fingers: As noted above, in her debut appearance she would take any red-colored objects she could get her hands on.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Greatly resembles Cedric when he was a kid, emphasized by how she asked her mother to magically make her hair look like his.
A smart yet timid prince who is a start student at Royal Prep. He's very smart, yet he has a few fears (okay, a lot of fears), but Sofia helps him get through what he's afraid of.
- Affectionate Nickname: Both Sofia and James occasionally call him "Des."
- Cowardly Lion: He spent most of "Make Way For Miss Nettle" terrified of the wicked fairy. But when she was about to trap his friends in bubbles, he tackled her, taking away her wand in the process.
- Green Thumb: He's rather practiced with enchanted gardening, but was confounded by mystery gardening because there was so little reference he could look up on the subject.
- Grew a Spine: Joins Sofia and some of her peers in fending off Vor in the Series Finale.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: As revealed in "The Royal School Fair," he secretly wants to be a knightly hero, but doesn't have the confidence to think he can pull it off.
- The Reliable One: He's known as the smartest kid in Sofia's class, and the other children look to him for help with schoolwork.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The bookish Sensitive Guy to James's confident Manly Man.
- Shrinking Violet: A rather shy and unassertive little boy.
A mermaid princess in Merroway Cove. She became fast friends with Sofia when the latter saved her from a fishing net. Oona is very loyal to Sofia, not only standing up for her but believing in her.
- Defiant Captive: When Cedric (disguised as a giant sea monster) captures her for her Mermaid Comb.
- Disappeared Dad: There's no mention of her father.
- Interspecies Friendship: Becomes fast friends with Sofia after the latter frees her from a net. Said act even leads to Sofia gaining the power to turn into a mermaid at will, which only deepens their connection and eventually leads to the merfolk of Merroway Cove to reveal themselves to the surface world.
- Just a Kid: Often feels like she's being treated like a baby by her sister and mother.
- Making a Splash: Her Mermaid Comb has the power to control the ocean waters, but she's not as adept with it as she'd like to be.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Cora's girly girl.
- Undying Loyalty: To Sofia.
In Season 3, it is discovered that the amulet contained Princess Elena of Avalor, having been saved by the amulet when she was attacked by the evil sorceress Shuriki forty-one years ago. Avalor's Royal Sorcerer, Alacazar, took the amulet to find someone that could free Elena and thus save Avalor from Shuriki, eventually landing in Sofia's ownership. Sofia would be the one to free Elena and help her return Avalor to freedom.
- Ambiguous Situation: The show implies that the Amulet summons princesses by transporting them from whatever they're doing at the moment, with Sofia being suddenly summoned to help Charlotte, Ivy being transported from her island, Olaf saying that he was hanging out with Anna when he got summoned, and Tiana saying that Mama Odie told her that she would be summoned by Sofia. On the other hand, Ariel appears in her mermaid form despite her father permanently turning her into a human at the end of her movie (and although he does temporarily return her to her mermaid form in the sequel, Cinderella talking about how her stepsisters stayed mean even though Anastasia had a HeelFace Turn in 3: A Twist In Time suggests that expanded material is not canon here) and having already experienced her movie, and Rapunzel appears with her signature hair that she braids during her movie (Tangled: The Series had not been released yet at the time of her appearance).
- And I Must Scream: Elena was trapped in the amulet for forty-one years when Shuriki attempted to kill her with a magic spell, and that's after she witnessed her parents get assassinated by said spell, and she had to live the next few decades uncertain of her remaining family members' fate along with Avalor's fate. Combine that with the fact that people have been trying to take the amulet for themselves for their own nefarious purposes or to just destroy it. The only way to be freed from the amulet is with a huge amount of magical power. Elena's family wizard, Alacazar, never figures out how to free her, but fortunately for them, his grandson Mateo figures it out before any more time can pass. Mateo's solution is getting a hold of Shuriki's wand and using it with a combination of ancient Maruvian magic — two powerful things that not even Alacazar could rival.
- In the Series Finale, Sofia and Prisma are trapped inside the Amulet, and would have been for a long time had Cedric not come up with his magic spell that involved everyone contributing their magic.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: When Elena first received the Amulet, the big jewel was red, but when she got trapped in it, it turned a very deep purple. Then when Elena was freed, the jewel turned hot pink.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The Amulet never summons Pocahontas, Elsa and Anna, or Moana before its princess-summoning power is removed. Presumably, Pocahontas never appears due to the controversial reception of her movie's depiction of Native Americans, Moana due to her film being too recent while the show was airing, while Elsa and Anna are teased... only for Olaf to appear instead because the amulet is acting up that episode. Craig Gerber confirmed that Anna and Elsa did not appear in the show to avoid contradicting with the then-upcoming Frozen II. Though, Pocahontas is referenced when Sofia enters the Secret Library for the first time and Elsa & Anna (and/or Olaf) are referenced in the Series Finale when Sofia falls into the Amulet.
- Empathic Weapon: Not so much a weapon, but it is responsive to its wearer's emotions and actions. Initially seems to mainly be because of Elena according to Alacazar, but the amulet seems sentient without her anyway. The Amulet also appears to reflect the magic of its bearer, as it gave Cedric the HeelFace Revolving Door a rapid series of playful hexes and powers, and the two bearers known to have received abilities are both magically-inclined to some degree.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: The Amulet can summon any princess (from all time, no matter if they exist in the Ever Realm or not, technically aren't princesses, or are from the future) to give advice to its holder. The Amulet seemingly loses this power after Elena is freed, but Sofia may simply need it less now that she is older.
- Sofia's summoning power has "leveled-up" to allow her to help princesses, especially previous amulet-bearers.
- Subverted with the evil Princess Ivy, who was exiled to an island until the Amulet accidentally summoned her and brought her back to the mainland.
- It Was with You All Along: In the Series Finale, when Sofia is trapped in the Amulet with Vor, she is unable to use her Amulet to defend herself since she's in the Amulet, all while Vor brags to Sofia that she's all alone with no one to help her. When Sofia realizes that she has the love of her family, friends, and the princesses, along with everything she's learned throughout the series, she summons a light from her heart — in the same area where her amulet would be, and defeats Vor with that light.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler:
- When Amber tries to use the amulet for bad, it summons a bad princess, that princess being Princess Ivy.
- With the release of Elena of Avalor, it is now considered common knowledge now that Elena was trapped in the amulet for decades until Sofia frees her in Elena and the Secret of Avalor.
- MacGuffin: Numerous villains want to use its power for their own evil purposes. Due to its nature, it isn't so quick to giving itself up to them.
- Power at a Price: While the amulet grants its users magical powers, it also curses them if they do any bad deeds, only lifting it until they correct what they've done. These curses depend on the Amulet's "master" and their connection to their bearer. Elena cursed Sofia, but the current spirit of the Amulet does not.
- The Amulet's potential for great power also makes it a magnet for the dark forces, adding an extra string by making its bearer have to be protective of it, and also be vulnerable to danger.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Elena, until Sofia frees her.
- Secret Test of Character: All of Sofia's powers and curses from the amulet were to test her to see if she was the princess who could free Elena. According to Alacazar, this is Elena's doing.
- Size Shifter: The Amulet has granted its users the power to shrink to the size of a sprite. It grants Sofia this power after she helps some Wee Sprites.
- In "Cedric Be Good," Winifred reveals the Amulet can also make one grow to the size of a giant.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: The Amulet of Avalor gives its users this power.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: The Amulet grants its users the power to turn into a mermaid, and into any animal and fey she sees.
- Walking Spoiler: Elena is in the amulet.
A palace kitchen maid with a knack for inventing. While initially discouraged by her father Chef André to pursue her dreams of becoming an inventor, she's encouraged by Sofia to not give up.
- Brainy Brunette: A capable inventor.
- Continuity Cameo: Appears in the episode "Class Act" in Elena of Avalor.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Has invented a variety of steampunk-style gadgets, and was able to create a whole painting mechanism for Amber's party in no time.
- Intergenerational Friendship: She looks to be at least around her late teens to early twenties, and becomes fast friends with Sofia.
- Wrench Wench: Knows her way around various mechanical contraptions.
A crystal fairy from the Mystic Isles. She is assigned to train Sofia to be the Protector of the Ever-Realm in "The Princess and the Protector".
- Adorkable: Surprisingly enough, she actually can be this at times. A notable example is in "Undercover Fairies", where her attempts to be dainty don't turn out well, but you can't help but love her.
- Cool Teacher: What she ends up becoming by the end of her first appearance.
- Cynical Mentor: She is not happy at the idea of teaching a "pampered princess" at first, and fully expects Sofia to fail, to the point where she barely teaches her anything at all (something Sofia eventually calls her out on). While she improves, she still retains this attitude.
- Freudian Excuse: We get two episodes that show how she became the strict mentor that she is. In the Mystic Isles episode subtitled "A Very Mystic Wassailia", we see that she doesn't have a family to spend time with. In the episode subtitled "Undercover Fairies", we see that she was picked on as a kid for not acting like a traditionally dainty fairy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be described as this in her first three appearances, where she's a cynical, dismissive, and condescending mentor, but she just wants to protect others, and sees that Sofia can be a great protector. With that said...
- Nice Girl: She becomes this after the "Very Mystic Wassailia" episode, where she's much more open and caring to others, especially Sofia.
- Not So Different: Sofia is the first Protector-in-training Chrysta has been assigned to teach, meaning Chrysta is just as new to the lessons as Sofia is.
- Stepford Smiler: She shows this in the "Mystic Wassailia" episode, where she hides the fact that she doesn't have a family through being cheerful.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She is initially dismissive and condescending towards Sofia, believing that a princess can't cut it as a Protector. After Sofia proves herself, Chrysta starts treating her better.
A knight from Brazendell and rival to Sir Oliver, appearing in "The Tale of the Noble Knight". When Jaxon learned that Sir Oliver had been framing the dragons in order to be First Knight of Brazendell, Jaxon went out of his way to stop Oliver and defend the dragons.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: A truly noble knight, but considered by many to be a little too underhanded and devious.
A Crystalmaster debuting in "The Mystic Isles" and Prisma's sister. At a young age, Azurine was regarded as the greatest Crystalmaster ever seen, causing Prisma to envy her insanely. When Prisma tried to cover the Isles with crystals, Azurine tried to reason with her, but since Prisma refused to listen to reason, Azurine stripped her of her powers. When Sofia and Amber were trying to get to the Mystic Isles, they ran into Prisma, who claimed that Azurine was the evil Crystalmaster. On the Isle of Crystals, when Sofia gets caught in a plant as a crystal bird, Azurine comes to the rescue, which got Sofia to realize Prisma's deception. But Sofia was too late to stop Amber from giving Prisma her Terra Crystal, and when Prisma restored to her Crystalmaster form, she revealed that she lied about Azurine being the evil Crystalmaster.
- All-Loving Hero: Depite her sister's misdeeds, Azurine still cares about her, and tries to get her to see the error of her ways.
- Voiced by: Alyssa Rhoney
A mermaid protector from the Mystic Isles who was in training at the same time as Chrysta. She was in Merroway Cove to find one of the Wicked Nine: Ursula's necklace. Nerissa showed faith that Sofia will become a great protector. She is also an old and close friend of Chrysta.
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- Voiced by: Anna Camp
A wicked princess who appeared in the special, "The Curse of Princess Ivy". When she tried to overthrow her older sister to gain the crown, she was caught and imprisoned on an island for a decade. When Amber stole Sofia's amulet, the bad deed she committed set Ivy free. While Ivy lacks a way to get to her own kingdom, she feels Enchancia will do just fine to rule... and to stay free, she must destroy Sofia's amulet.
- Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: Her outfit has a butterfly motif, and she uses butterflies for magic and spying purposes.
- A Darker Me: Ivy embodies the evil that Amber could become if she doesn't change her ways, specifically becoming susceptible to the evils of pride and envy.
- Deliberately Monochrome: Her outfit and powers are entirely black and white, and she hates color.
- Entitled Bitch: She believes she deserves the best of everything.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: A clear aversion of this trope. She's basically an evil Disney Princess and was the most threatening villain on the show at the time of her appearance. Becomes a straight example after her HeelFace Turn.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Judging by her use of a headpiece tiara, her kingdom may be Celtic-influenced.
- Good Feels Good: In "Ivy's True Colors", she has a HeelFace Turn when realizes this trope and is eager to continue being good.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She became jealous when her older sister became queen and believed she deserved it more.
- HeelFace Turn: She changes her evil ways at the end of "Ivy's True Colors".
- Ink-Suit Actor: Her likeness resembles her voice actress, Anna Camp.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: To overthrow King Roland and placate her subjects, she uses amnesia spells to make them forget.
- Manipulative Bitch: To Amber and the talking dragons.
- Morality Pet: Roma the skunk. When Roma falls victim to the Deep Sleeps, which could have been prevented had Ivy allowed Miss Nettle to use her flowers to create a cure, it triggers Ivy's HeelFace Turn.
- Multicolored Hair: She has black and white hair.
- Pet the Dog: "Ivy's True Colors" reveals that she's treated the animals on her island prison kindly, especially a skunk, Roma.
- Shadow Archetype: To Sofia, and especially to Amber.
- The Sociopath: Had attempted to oust her own sister from power, possibly by means of assassination. In "Ivy's True Colors", she learns how to care about others for the first time in her life, complete with a song about how new a sensation it is.
- The Un-Favourite: According to her song, they "made [her] older sister Queen" implying that it is an elective monarchy note and the only reason she didn't get the throne was because everyone hated her. She was discovered in trying to assassinate her sister in revenge and "they caught [her] and without a trial, marooned [her] on a desert isle". Either her sister didn't care enough to forgive her and hear her out or no-one else cared enough to defend her.
- Teens Are Monsters: Appears to be in her late teenage years and certainly acts like it.
- This Is Unforgivable!: According to Ivy, after her attempt at "bringing down" her sister for her title failed, she was marooned on a deserted isle without a trial.
- What Is This Feeling?: When she mourns Roma, who has fallen victim to the Deep Sleep, she asks Sofia what this feeling is and why she feels so weird.
- Would Hurt a Child: Acts maliciously towards Sofia and Amber and is willing to hurt them.
- Villain Song: "A Kingdom Of My Own". Also doubles as her "I Want" Song.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: At the time of her debut, she was more seriously deranged and threatening than the show's usual bad guys.
- Voiced by: Christian Borle
A young steward who serves King Magnus, but really has his eyes on Baileywick's job in Enchancia. Introduced in "Bailey-whoops!", he attempted to curse Baileywick in order to steal his job, but was caught and banished thanks to Sofia, though he swears that they haven't heard the last of him.
- Ambition Is Evil: Is motivated by his ambition to become royal steward of Enchacia.
- Bad Boss: During his brief time filling in for Baileywick, he was very pushy and demanding, to the staff's obvious resentment.
- Bastard Understudy: As King Magnus' steward.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He pretends to be nice and mean well, but in truth he's the exact opposite.
- Evil Is Hammy: Is very theatrical about his nefarious schemes.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts courteous but is a totally self-interested Jerkass.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Clover manages to get the cursed pin on Slickwell's tails, making him clumsy, and proving that he had sabotaged Baileywick all along.
- Large Ham: Christian Borle is clearly enjoying himself here.
- Manipulative Bastard: As seen with his actions towards Baileywick.
- Smug Snake: Shows himself to be sneaky and underhanded, but not as clever as he thinks he is.
- Villain Song: Sings part of "Helping Hand" in contrast to Sofia's parts.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Like many villains on the show, he vows they haven't heard the last of him after his initial defeat. Unlike the other villains who make this claim, he doesn't back it up, as he is never seen again.
A young prince on the Flying Derby team of Royal Prep. In "Just One Of The Princes", he put Sofia down for trying to join the derby team and compete in a "princely" sport and even played dirty in an attempt to keep her from beating him. When he reappeared in "The Flying Crown", he and Sofia became teammates for the Flying Crown and Hugo became Sofia's friend. He later came to better understand Sofia in "Lord Of The Rink" when he, ironically, took a liking to figure skating even though it was considered a "princess" sport.
- Affectionate Nickname: His big brother, Axel, almost always refers to him as "Baby bro" while their father, King Garrick, calls him "Champ".
- Character Development: Not only does he learn the importance of teamwork and being nice to your partner, but he goes from treating Sofia's desire to compete in a boy-oriented sport with scorn and ridicule to discovering that he likes participating in a more girl-oriented sport and that it's nothing to be ashamed of, making him an interesting case of a character who had a full arc across all of his appearances.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Was never a bad kid at heart, but acted like an arrogant hotshot in his effort to uphold his and his family's image.
- Hypocrite: In "The Flying Crown," he dismisses Sofia's success on the Flying Derby as luck, when Sofia tells him she trained hard. Compare this to "Lord of the Rink," where his skill at ice dancing shows he clearly studied it in private prior to the episode.
- Jerk Jock: Prior to his Character Development.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Still pushy and stubborn, but gradually becomes nicer
- Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Likes sports but doesn't enjoy participating in some of the sports his father forces him and his brother to do, such as ice hockey.
- Lovable Jock: Became this after learning what it means to be a good sport.
- Missing Mom: His and Axel's mother is neither mentioned nor seen.
- The Rival: To Sofia in his debut appearance.
- Royal Brat: Starts as this but mellows out eventually.
- Talkingto Himself: His original voice actor, Colin Ford, now voices Axel.
- Undying Loyalty: To Sofia as shown "Lord of the Rink". Not only was he quick to race to her rescue, but he refused to give up on her or let her give up.
Prince Hugo's older brother, appearing in "The Flying Crown". Hugo was always in his shadow when it came to victories in sport events, and Axel often bullies him in trying to make sure he doesn't disappoint the family name.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite the way he picks on Hugo, Axel shows that he really does care for him. He may brag that Hugo takes after him, but it's hard not to appreciate how proud he is of Hugo.
- Big Brother Bully: Says incredibly emotionally abusive things to Hugo in order to make sure he doesn't forget his place, almost always claiming afterwards that he's "only kidding".
- Big Brother Instinct: He does want Hugo to do what it takes to uphold their family's image, but the last thing he wants is for Hugo to hurt himself in the process as the look on his face implies when Hugo and Sofia try the flying slingshot.
- Cool Big Bro: A caring big brother at heart aside from the way he picks on Hugo.
- Jerk Jock: Presumably where Hugo got it from.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he does say the most hurtful things he can think of to Hugo,he doesn't intend to hurt his feelings. He only bullies Hugo out of love.
- Missing Mom: His and Hugo's mother is neither seen nor mentioned.
- Talking to Himself: Axel is voiced by Colin Ford, who originally voiced Hugo.
- Character Development: Believed that men should only do rugged activities, but after seeing Hugo perform in an ice-dancing recital, he learned that what matters to him is seeing his son happy with what he's doing.
- Doting Parent: He went out of his way to do what it takes to spend more time with Hugo.
- Jock Dad, Nerd Son: He forced his sons to participate in rugged sports. It is unknown how this affected Axel, but Hugo sure didn't like having to play ice hockey when he wanted to ice-dance.
Full name Sir Reginald Daxter Sincliff IV. Appearing in "The Ghostly Gala", he's the ghost of an old knight who haunted the castle in hopes of driving people out so that he could host a Ghostly Gala with his ghost friends, but Sofia's own Halloween party was in conflict with this.
- Anti-Villain: All he wanted was to host a great party for his ghost friends. His antagonism towards Sofia was based on misunderstanding of each other's reasons for celebrating at the castle.
A Tomboy Princess who's traveled the word and had many adventures before enrolling in Royal Prep. Debuting in "Scrambled Pets", she later had a larger role in "Princess Adventure Club" where she started an Adventure Club but refused to let Amber join because she'd been unintentionally rude to her in a conversation. She soon learned that it isn't nice to exclude others from activities based on a simple miscommunication.
- Affably Evil: Barely even evil, actually, but very much affable.
- Obliviously Evil: Has no understanding of what he's even doing wrong the entire time.
- Upper-Class Twit: Is so self absorbed about his hobbies that he doesn't take the feelings of others or the ramification of his less than ethical actions into consideration.
A boorish, arrogant, and unscrupulous knight of Brazendell who presents himself as a noble hero but really just wants wealth and glory, and is willing to do anything to get it. Appearing in "Tale Of The Noble Knight", he competed against Sir Jaxon for the Ice Fire Shield and hoped to drive off the dragons that he'd provoked into setting fires to Brazendell in the first place. He returns in "The Royal Dragon", trying to disrupt a dragon gathering.
- Bullying a Dragon: A quite literal example; In both his appearances, he sets out to antagonize the dragons, and is ultimately forced to flee when his efforts fail.
- Dirty Coward: He's quick to taunt the dragons when he has the advantage (like when he wields the Ice Fire Shield, or has them trapped in a fireproof net), but will turn tail and run when the advantage is lost.
- Evil Is Petty: In "The Royal Dragon", he sets out to ruin the dragons' picnic as petty Revenge.
- Fatal Flaw: His ego. In his second appearance, Sofia is easily able to distract him by asking for his autograph.
- Jerkass: Completely full of himself and patronizing to others.
- Moral Myopia: He sees himself as a great and noble knight, in spite of his underhanded actions.
- Narcissist: Constantly brags about himself. And when he sees a mirror, he can't resist flexing and admiring himself.
- Never My Fault: He blames the dragons for his banishment from Brazendell, despite the fact that he brought it on himself for trying to make them The Scapegoat.
- Pet the Dog: The only one he shows any care towards is his horse, Basil. He even feeds him sugar cubes from time to time.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Very much so.
- Villain Decay: In "The Royal Dragon", his first two attempts at disrupting the dragon picnic fail miserably. It takes a third attempt for him to actually do some damage. It seems that when stripped of his official knighthood and the kingdom's backing, it's much more apparent that's he nothing more than a petty bully.
A wicked fairy who studied under Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather and wants to be better than all of them. Seen in four episodes ("Make Way For Miss Nettle", "The Enchanted Feast", "Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle", and "Ivy's True Colors").
- American Accents: Has a Southern accent, but is very vague what type it is.
- Bastard Understudy: The three good fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather taught her and trusted her enough to leave a few of the Students of Royal Prep (Sofia, James, and Desmond) with her, before she revealed her true colours and captured the three of them in bubbles.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In both her first two appearances, her evil schemes involve pretending to be nice to gain others trust.
- Green Thumb: She is an expert in Magic Gardening and in her second appearance she uses her sidekick Rosey to cover the castle in vines.
- HeelFace Turn: She reforms in her third appearance.
- Jerkass Has a Point: In "Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" it turns out she was only taking the flowers because the king's gardener had (unknowingly) stolen them from her first.
- Karma Houdini: While her plans are foiled, she escapes in her second appearance.
- Motive Decay: In her first two appearances, she sought out ways to increase her own magical abilities (Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather's spellbook in her first appearance, and Sofia's amulet in the second). But in her third appearance, she just attempts to steal all the flowers from Freezenburg because they were stolen from her. When she encounters Sofia, she doesn't even attempt to go after the amulet.
- Odd Friendship: Forms one with Princess Ivy in "Ivy's True Colors".
- Reformed, but Not Tamed: In "Ivy's True Colors", Miss Nettle is a little too eager to outright steal Princess Ivy's butterflies (which are needed to make a cure for a magical illness). When Sofia rationalizes it as being for a good cause, Miss Nettle scowls "Don't ruin this for me."
- Villain Song: "Make Way for Miss Nettle." Also, All You Desire.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: In "The Enchanted Feast", she had a talking rose named Rosey as a sidekick. Rosey hasn't appeared since then.
- Voiced by: Angelique Perrin
An Evil Sorceress hailing from the kingdom of Hakalo. She was introduced in the "The Emerald Key", where she disguises herself as the visiting princess of Hakalo to get the titular key, but was foiled by Sofia and Princess Lei-Lani. She manages to escape however and vows to return, which she does in "Stormy Lani".
- Evil Is Hammy: Has an incredibly overdramatic way of speaking her every line.
- Evil Sorceress: Quite evident.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Hakalo appears to be the Ever Realm's equivalent of Hawaii.
- Horned Humanoid: Though it could be a headdress. It's not really clear.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: In her second appearance, she has a snake named Milo acting as her (very enthusiastic) minion.
- Revenge: Primary motivation, she wants to get even with the King and Queen of Hakalo for banishing her.
- Smug Snake: In "Stormy Lani", she repeatedly shows herself to be less competent than she'd like to be.
- Spot the Imposter: Disguises herself as Lani to obtain the Emerald Key.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Not quite on the level of Princess Ivy or Queen Shuriki, but she was the first villain to darken the tone of the episode she debuted in, and is more vicious and menacing than most villains on the show.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Aside from disguising herself as Lani in her first appearance, Mamanu shows in "Stormy Lani" that she can also change herself into animals.
- Wicked Witch: Sorceress in this case, but same deal.
- Would Hurt a Child: In "Stormy Lani", she attacks Lani herself while in the form of a warthog. However, Lani manages to send her flying with a single gust of wind.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair in her case.
- You Have Failed Me: She punishes Milo for failing her by turning him into stone. Her dialogue suggests that she's also done this to several previous snake minions.
The antagonist of "Finding Clover." He's a traveling magician who tours different kingdoms, often using rabbits in his magic acts. However, he gives the rabbits terrible working conditions, as Clover found out when he became a part of his show. When Sofia came to take Clover back, Boswell attempted to stop her from taking away his star performer.
An old witch who lives on top of a mountain. Every Wassalia, she gives a magic spell to anyone who brings her a gift. In "Winter's Gift", she'd given the faun Winter her ice powers that she couldn't control and refused to take the magic back unless she was given a good enough gift.
Three young students of Hexley Hall who set out to play cruel pranks on Royal Prep using their magic in the episode "Substitute Cedric".
- Moral Myopia: Despite their own cruel pranks (their final one being to cover Royal Prep in bubbles so it floats away), they waste no time protesting after the Royal Prep students turn the tables on them.
- Creepy Child: Acts in a very unsettling manner.
- Enfante Terrible: Even his parents have had trouble with him.
- Entitled Bastard: Believes that whatever he wants enough has to belong to him just because he wants it so much.
- Evil Brit: He speaks with a British accent (bonus points for being voiced by an ACTUAL Brit!)
- HeelFace Turn: In "Camp Wilderwood".
- Jerkass: Is absolutely one, at least prior to Character Development in "Camp Wilderwood".
- Slasher Smile: Is fond of making such faces.
- Smug Snake: Believes himself to be brilliant and is blind to many of his own faults.
- Spoiled Brat: To ridiculous extremes. He wished to get a flying horse for his birthday and was disappointed that he got a magic lute instead, so he used the lute to entrance and capture multiple flying horses to compensate.
- The Sociopath: Shows many signs of having an antisocial personality disorder. Unlike most examples, it's actually portrayed as a disorder and part of who he is, not something that necessarily makes him "evil" or beyond socializing with/befriending others.
- Villain Song: "Wendell's Way".
A fun-loving and well-meaning but overzealous young genie who doesn't like abiding by rules. Appeared in "New Genie On The Block".
- For Happiness: He goes around granting others' wishes for the purpose of making them happy; unfortunately, he only takes their short-term happiness into account, and several of the wishes he grants end up causing problems in the long run.
- Frame-Up: In "Pin the Blame on the Genie", he is framed for several magical incidents, making it seem like he had gone back to his old habits.
- HeelFace Turn: He reforms at the end of the episode.
- Meaningful Name: For Cassim/Kassim/Kasim, the greedy and evil older brother of Ali Baba in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, a story in the Arabian Nights, which also contains the story of Aladdin.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Sofia and Sergeant Fizz's attempts to apprehend him don't succeed, so Sofia persuades him to give up of his own accord by arranging for him to watch the city from a cloud and personally see the negative effects of the wishes he's granted.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He refuses to go back into his lamp and refuses to follow the genie rules because he really wants to make everyone else happy by granting their wishes.
A wicked enchantress sealed inside a magic mirror, appearing in the episode "Gone With The Wand". She is the Arch-Enemy of Merlin.
A world famous magical musician. However, his skill is due to him magically stealing the talent from others. In "The Princess Prodigy", he chooses Princess Vivian for his next target, offering to teach her and the rest of the school band magical music. He then separates Vivian from her friends and steals her talent. However, Sofia discovered his actions, and together with her friends, used a counterspell to return not only Vivian's talent, but the talent of all his other victims.
- The Corrupter: He heaped praise upon Vivian and urged her to become a solo act, all so she would become arrogant enough to drive away her friends, thus becoming an easier target.
- Fat Bastard: Visibly rotund, and a very unpleasant man.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: After Vivian regains her talent, she uses the magical music skills he taught her to remove him from Royal Prep.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After stealing Vivian's talent, he went back on his word to return the talent he took from his pet songbird Piccolo. In return, Piccolo brought Sofia the counterspell, and revealed Von Rocha's entire plan, setting him up for defeat.
- Moral Myopia: He calls Piccolo a traitor for siding with Sofia, ignoring the fact that he had betrayed Piccolo first by callously going back on his promise.
- Timed Power-Up: The talent he steals starts to fade after a while, requiring him to find another victim to steal more from.
Headmaster of Hexley Hall and an old friend of Cedric. Is revealed to be not nearly as much of a Nice Guy as he appears.
- Evil All Along: The Reveal toward the end of his debut appearance.
- Evil Mentor: As Headmaster of Hexley Hall, he's a mentor figure to Cedric.
- Evil Sorcerer: His true colors once they're revealed.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts affable towards others while concealing the fact that he's got evil aspirations.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In "Day of the Sorcerers", he and his fellow evil sorcerers attempted to use Medusa Stones (which froze the victims in place) to take over their kingdoms. In the end, he ends up getting frozen himself (by Cedric, no less).
- Meaningful Name: Grim tricks.
- Nice Guy: Is nice to others to an almost ridiculous extreme, which turns out to be all an act.
- Not So Different: From Cedric - he wants a higher position so that he can gain greater respect.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Everyone knows him as Grimtrix "the Good" because of what a good guy he seems to be.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Once his true villainy gets revealed, there's nothing comedic about him to be found.
Cedric's sister and Calista's mother. As children, Cordelia and Cedric were very close and inseparable until Cordelia's sorceress ball when a spell gone wrong ruined her hair, she blamed Cedric for it.
- Affectionate Nickname: Cedric refers to her as "Cordy".
- Big Sister Bully: To Cedric ever since the Sorceress Ball fiasco.
- Cool Big Sis: Adored her little brother up until she was ten years old, and it would be years before that affection would really return.
- Daddy's Girl: Her father started to favor her over Cedric after the incident at her Sorceress Ball.
- Doting Parent: Towards her daughter. Even though her opinion of her brother is frosty to say the least, she doesn't discourage Calista's admiration for her uncle.
- Gag Nose: Both she and her brother inherited long, thin pointed noses from their mother.
- Meaningful Name: In French, her name may have been derived from coeur de lion, meaning "heart of a lion".
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has this moment after learning the reason her brother's smoke serum spell ruined her hair was all her fault, and that she had contributed to making Cedric's life miserable for nothing.
- Not So Different: She thinks that she's more level-headed and competent than her brother, but they both have issues relating to pride and vanity that go back to their childhoods.
A devious crystalmaster who debuts in the special "The Mystic Isles". She felt overshadowed by her sister, Azurine, and tried to outshine her by covering the Mystic Isles with crystals only to be stripped of her Terra Crystal and powers by Azurine, so she fled to the Ever Realm to escape the Protectors. Prisma met Sofia and Amber and told them that Azurine is the evil crystalmaster and revealed her true colors once Amber gave her Terra Crystal back. After being defeated and locked up by the Protectors, she managed to escape. Now, guided by the magical Locket of Vor, she seeks the "Wicked Nine", nine objects of great power, intending to take that power for her own.
- Affably Evil: She's totally self-centered and won't hesitate to step on anyone to get her way, but she's actually pretty friendly and polite while doing it.
- Ambiguously Brown: Has brownish skin in her powerless state. When she becomes a crystalmaster, her skin turns chalk white.
- Arc Villain: The only example of this trope the show has, as she is the main antagonist of the "Mystic Isles" Story Arc of Season 4.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When she first encountered Sofia and Amber, she claimed she had been unfairly banished by Azurine, and that her sister was the evil one.
- Evil Counterpart: To Amber, much like Princess Ivy before her.
- Genki Girl: A villainous example. She's very perky, energetic and upbeat, even while plotting to drain all the magic of the Mystic Isles.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Became jealous of her sister for being more talented, which provoked her to become evil. This is complicated by her having a definite streak of The Sociopath.
- Hijacked by Ganon: As far as the Protectors are concerned, this is what happens to Prisma when Vor, an even older enemy, possesses her.
- After her true colors are revealed, she mocks Amber, claiming that she "thinks only of herself". This is coming from someone who wants to drain all the magic out of the Mystic Isles so she could make herself the greatest crystalmaster ever, and cares nothing for the damage that will cause.
- After capturing Azurine, she mocked her sister's attempts to get her to stop her misdeeds, and refused to release her. But once her Terra Crystal was destroyed, stripping her of her powers, Prisma wasted no time begging Azurine not to turn her over to the Protectors.
- It's All About Me:
- Her plan is to drain the magic out of the Mystic Isles, so she can make better magical crystals than Azurine. She doesn't care at all that this would end up destroying the Mystic Isles, and the source of magic itself. She only cares about the glory she would get for her creations.
- When Wormwood brings her Grimhilde's crown, she declares "wonderful teamwork", even though she did nothing.
- This quality ultimately backfires against her when her quest for power causes her to become Vor's vessel.
- Meaningful Name: She's a Crystalmaster named Prisma.
- Moral Myopia:
- She hates her sister for banishing her, despite the fact that she was willing the destroy the Mystic Isles to satisfy her own petty jealousy.
- She considers being robbed of her powers to be a great tragedy, but shows no concern whatsoever when her actions rob the inhabitants of the Mystic Isles of their own magical abilities.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Shows genuine remorse after having been possessed by Vor to do evil things far beyond what she intended to do.
- Never My Fault: When arrested by the Protectors of the Mystic Isles, she blamed Sofia for her defeat, not thinking about her own misdeeds. Finally reversed in the Grand Finale, where she finally does concede that everything is her fault and apologizing to Sofia and the Protectors.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Princess Ivy, complete with sister envy. Since Ivy re-appears and makes a HeelFace Turn shortly after Prisma's debut, Prisma is likely meant to serve as her replacement for the "most dangerous villain in the show" title. They only differ in their personalities, and Prisma being more ruthless.
- Ungrateful Bitch: Sofia saved her from falling off the edge of the Isle of Crystals during her attempt to escape. Prisma showed zero gratitude, instead blaming Sofia for her defeat.
- Would Hurt a Child: She is not at all hesitant about attempting to murder Sofia.
An evil witch who desired to conquer the Ever Realm. She was killed by the Protectors of the Mystic Isles, but her spirit could not be extinguished and had to be sealed inside of a magical locket. Now, the spirit of Vor advises Prisma through this locket, the Locket of Vor, guiding her in her quest to obtain the items known as the Wicked Nine and obtain their power.
- Big Bad: Of "Forever Royal", the show's Grand Finale.
- Card-Carrying Villain: She proudly announces how wicked she is, even having a Villain Song about it.
- The Corruptor: She claims that she can see the darkness inside people, either their darker traits or greatest fears, and use that against them.
- Disproportionate Retribution: After taking over Prisma's body, she makes it her mission to take Sofia's kingdom, friends, and family away from her for the princess's interference in her plans - despite the fact that Sofia barely even knew she existed, and had seen Prisma as the real threat to be stopped.
- Evil Brit: Has an English accent.
- Evil Counterpart: As far as this show is concerned, she is this to Princess Elena - sealed in a magical locket by her enemies just as Elena was sealed in a magical amulet by her enemies (by accident), and helping Prisma by seeking out the power of previous Disney villains just as Elena helped Sofia by summoning the power of previous Disney Princesses.
- Eviler Than Thou: She flat-out describes herself as "the greater of two evils" in relation to Prisma in her Villain Song.
- Evil Mentor: She served this role to Prisma as a means of manipulating her.
- Expy: Inside the locket, her face is a mask like that of the Magic Mirror, while her true form looks more like Queen Grimhilde combined with Maleficent.
- Famous Last Words: "You're just a girl, this cannot be!"
- Final Boss: She is Sofia's last and greatest opponent in the series.
- For the Evulz: Her entire motivation. She just enjoys spreading evil wherever she conquers.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Of Season 4's "Mystic Isles" Story Arc.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: While at first only seeming to be helping Prisma achieve her goals, once she possesses her she reveals her desire to conquer the Ever Realm...and later, reveals that she plans to expand her conquest toward Neverland and beyond.
- Image Song: 'Get Wicked' explains her origins and MO.
- I'm Your Worst Nightmare: As she tells Wormwood.Wormwood: You are the master of my dreams!Vor: No. I am the master of your nightmares!
- Killed Off for Real: Sofia uses the Power of Love to extinguish her spirit once and for all.
- Large Ham: Within the locket, she speaks in a Creepy Monotone. Once released from it, on the other hand, she goes all out in bombastic villainy.
- Manipulative Bitch: Toward Prisma, guiding her in obtaining the Wicked Nine only so that she can be released from the locket.
- Mind Manipulation: Her greatest power, which she intends to use on everyone in the Ever Realm and beyond.
- Multiversal Conqueror: After conquering the Ever Realm, she makes plans to take over other worlds via a portal found in the Mystic Isles... the brightest star on the right.
- Near-Villain Victory: Comes within two seconds of imprisoning Sofia inside the amulet with her, but visions of the Disney Princesses encourage Sofia to use her pure heart to defeat Vor at the last minute.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Because the Protectors could not find a way to banish her spirit, they sealed it inside of a locket instead, which is the state Vor is in when we are introduced to her.
- Soul Jar: Vor enfused a piece of her power onto the iconic items of the following Disney Villains: Queen Grimhilde's crown and box, Lady Tremaine's key, Maleficent's staff, Ursula's shell necklace, Jafar's snake staff, Shan-Yu's sword, Dr. Facilier's top hat, Mother Gothel's flower, and Mor'du's claw. When all of these items are brought together with the right spell, they grant Vor the ability to escape her prison and continue her wicked tyranny.
- This Cannot Be!: She literally says this as she is being defeated.
- Villain Song: "Get Wicked".
- Villain Override: Prisma has been the main villain of Season 4, but at the last minute, Vor possesses her and turns her into her new physical form.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Discounting Shuriki (who commits on-screen murder), she is the darkest and most formidable villain the show has ever seen.
- Walking Spoiler: She is this due to being the Final Boss of the series who only truly steps up to the plate in the Grand Finale.
- Would Hurt a Child: She is fully intent on killing Sofia during their final showdown.
A trio of hedonistic sprites who, once invited into a castle, will not stop making mischief in it until someone gets them to want to leave voluntarily. Appearing in "The Littlest Princess" and "All The Sprite Moves", they are both friends and nuisances to Sofia and her friends.
- Alphebetical Theme Naming: All their names start with B.
- Easily Forgiven: Both times they've appeared, they're forgiven and let off easy after all the trouble they cause. To be fair, it seems hard to stay mad at them.
- The Hedonist: The reason they had no friends before Sofia is because they care nothing for rules or courtesy - they just want to have a good time even if it means a bad time for someone else.
A fierce and dangerous creature who lives in Merroway Cove. Appearing in "Cool Hand Fluke", he's revealed to not be naturally hostile, but he just doesn't like to be bothered by the merfolk.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: As the name implies, he's a manta ray with a unicorn horn.
Stone Gargoyles at Aunt Tilly's mansion, seen in "Minding The Manor". When brought to life, they attempt to take over the place. Their names are Muck, Gunk and Grime.
- The Bully: Towards Narley and the cavern trolls prior to her HeelFace Turn.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Becomes friends with Gnarly and the trolls after learning to ask for what she wants rather than bully and torment others for it.
- HeelFace Turn: Reforms at the end of her episode.
- Little Miss Snarker: Both very little and very snarky.
- Primal Fear: Is scared of darkness.
- Villain Song: "This Fliegle Has Landed."
A midget dragon criminal who uses his cute, baby-faced looks to get into people's homes so that he can rob them of their valuables. In "Bad Little Dragon", his act deceived Princess Vivian into adopting him into her castle, where he hoped to rob the jewel vault. When Crackle discovered his true nature, Crispy tried to frame her for all the trouble he was making but was eventually caught and sent to prison.
- Depraved Dwarf: Is a midget grown up dragon who is motivated by Greed.
- Evil Laugh: Is almost overly fond of giving these.
- The Fake Cutie: His entire M.O.
- Jerkass: He's cruel and insulting to every character he interacts with.
- Irony: As he's carted off to prison at the end of the episode, he breaks down crying and says he wants his binky, like an actual baby.
- Laser-Guided Karma: His very plan to frame Crackle for his misdeeds is what eventually gets him caught—while he does temporarily get Crackle kicked out of the castle, Vivian feels guilty and goes to retrieve her, and then comes back just in time to see Crispy stealing the jewels and indulging in evil laughter.
- The Napoleon: Short stature, big aspirations.
- Smug Snake: Would have pulled off his plan with perfect efficiency if he wasn't so full of himself and partook in too much Evil Gloating.
The leader of the Merry Band of Helping Hands, a group dedicated to helping the less fortunate. Carol was a teen that used her bow and arrow to help others after the Royal Family failed to help her cousin, Henry.
- Jerkass Has a Point: She's of the opinion that the more fortunate are Idle Rich and have failed to help those of lesser statuses, so the only way things will get better is if the little guys watch out for themselves. Though the royal family try to avoid being this, there are other people of wealthy and noble statuses that Carol would stand against.
- Jerkass Realization: She realizes that she was wrong about the royal family being jerks when she learns Sofia, who has been trying to do good deeds all day, is actually Princess Sofia herself. When she meets the royal family, she apologizes for what she had said about them and learns that they're the good type of royalty as everyone else had so claimed yet she ignored.
- The Mentor: To her Merry Band, and briefly, Sofia.
- Nice Girl: So long as you aren't of more fortunate statuses, like the royal family.
- Shout-Out: She is based off of Robin Hood. She also thinks that the royal family is evil, which is not the case.
Carol of the Arrow's second-in-command from "Carol of the Arrow". She was envious of Sofia and felt she threatened her position, so she tried to sabotage all of her efforts to do good deeds for Carol.
A young faun who was given the ability to turn everything she touches into ice. On the previous Wassalia, Glacia the Ice Witch granted her wish for the ice touch as a part of a gift exchange. However, Winter came to regret her wish and sought out Glacia the next Wassalia to undo her wish, with help from Sofia. She's also a skilled pan-pipe player.
- And I Must Scream: She was stuck with the ice touch for an entire year, meaning she can't do normal things without accidentally freezing them, like eat or hug her family.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Her wish to turn whatever she touches into ice... does exactly as she asked Glacia.
- Chekhov's Gun: Her pan-pipe skills end up being what she gives to Glacia to get her to undo her ice touch, which delights Glacia.
- Didn't Think This Through: She wished to have the power to turn everything she touches into ice. She got what she wanted...
- Hero-Worshipper: She wanted to have an ice touch because she heard the story of a princess who could control the power of ice and thought it was a cool idea.
- Meaningful Name: She has ice powers caused by a Wassalia wish granted by Glacia. Gee, you think?
- Shout-Out: Her ice touch is a reference to the story of King Midas and his gold touch.