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     Peter Pevensie
Played by: William Moseley, Noah Huntley (adult self)
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Héctor Emmanuel Gómez, Ricardo Tejedo (adult self)
Voiced in European Spanish by: Juan Antonio Soler, Claudio Serrano (adult self)
Voiced in Japanese by: Ryohei Kimura, Hidenobu Kiuchi (adult self)

The oldest of the Pevensie siblings. He tries his best to protect his other siblings and to act like a responsible young adult. In the book it is implied that he is more mature than his other siblings because, after their father was called out to fight in the war, it was left to Peter by his mother to support his three siblings through the ordeal of their father going away. At the end of the first film, he is crowned by Aslan to the clear Northern Skies as High King of Narnia.

  • Action Hero: Especially in the movies, where his proactivity as a leader, a king, and a Warrior Prince are given more emphasis.
  • Adaptational Badass: The movies put heavier focus on his sword skills than the books.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the novel Prince Caspian Peter was more than happy to support Caspian being the leader of the rebellion. In the film adaptation on the other hand he disputes being leader with Caspian, due to a mixture of becoming a bit of a control freak over the years and what is implied to be a severe and understandable resentment that he went from being universally respected High King in his prime to being an ordinary lower middle/working class teenager again, resulting in a lot of Dude, Where's My Respect?. Fortunately he eventually realizes this and matures, becoming a close advisor to Caspian like in the book.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the books, he is dark-haired; in the movies, he is fair-haired.
  • Alliterative Name: Peter Pevensie.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards all his siblings, but he seems especially close to Lucy.
  • Blitz Evacuees: Evacuated to the countryside along with his siblings in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: In the film of Prince Caspian.
  • Determinator: In the first film, he gets a front-seat view to Oreius the Centaur and an unnamed white rhino be turned to stone by the White Witch, and then his little brother get impaled with the shattered remains of her wand. His response? To charge harder.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In the film version of Prince Caspian. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this version of Peter was not quite so sanguine about going from 40 year old universally respected High King to ordinary nobody teenager, though he matures throughout the film.
  • Expy: Of Saint Peter, but as High King instead of Pope.
  • Genre Savvy: In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, his familiarity with fantasy stories serves him fairly well, prompting him to, for example, trust the robin which leads the Pevensies to Mr. Beaver, because robins in stories are always good creatures.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Although he tends to be a bit HotBlooded at times, it is only because he truly cares for Narnia and her people, and is often portrayed as making an effort to be a good king.
  • The Hero: He fills the classical role in the films, though Lucy's faith in Aslan makes her the lynchpin in both of the first two, and the second is really Caspian's story, with Peter learning to step back and smooth his fellow King's path to the throne.
  • Hot-Blooded: His temper's more prominent in the films, and comes to a boiling point in Prince Caspian.
  • I Call It "Vera": His sword is named Rhindon.
  • In-Series Nickname: The people closest to him call him "Pete."
  • Killed Off for Real: In The Last Battle.
  • Knighting: Peter has an awesome one after he kills Maugrim in defense of his sisters.
  • The Magnificent: Aslan calls him "King Peter the Magnificent".
  • Master Swordsman: Grows into this, and dominates his duel with Miraz, despite the latter's advantages in height and weight.
  • Meaningful Name: In keeping with Aslan's role as an analogue of Jesus Christ, the Pevensie children are loose analogues of his Apostles. Fittingly, the firstborn child and the leader of the group is named "Peter", after Christ's right-hand Apostle who was appointed to lead his Church. Peter's eventual role as High King of Narnia parallels his namesake's role as Father of the Church.
  • Parental Favoritism: Or in this case brotherly favoritism, as Prince Caspian flat-out states that Lucy is his favorite sister.
  • Parental Substitute: He basically has to replace his father for the younger siblings (which Edmund profoundly resents) during World War II.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Edmund and Susan's cold blue, in the movie. When compared to Edmund, he's definitely the vibrant, determined, impulsive one of the two, and he is, to an extent, more sensitive than Edmund who is logical, stoic and snarky even after his Heel–Face Turn. The books mention that King Peter was a brash man, less wise than the cold-thinking King Edmund who represented justice.
  • Red Baron: Sir Peter Wolfsbane and King Peter the Magnificent.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes on one after he sees Edmund get stabbed by Jadis. Not even a charging Minotaur can get in his way.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's absent from the Horse and His Boy ... because he's off beating up a bunch of troublemaking giants.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Edmund, the two having mirrored temperaments - Edmund is the cool-headed pragmatist, while Peter is the Hot-Blooded inspiring leader. It's even colour coded in the films, with Peter having blond hair and blue eyes, and Edmund having dark hair and dark eyes.
  • Team Dad: Team Older Brother, really, but he acts as this.
  • The Strategist: And a pretty good one at that.
    • In the first film, after Aslan is thought to be dead and receiving a much-needed You Are Better Than You Think You Are! speech from his brother, Peter employs modern war tactics, such as making the gryphons fly over head a la bomber plane and drop boulders on the Witch's army.
    • In Prince Caspian, he and his siblings come up with a plan to attack the Telmarine army from the front and the back.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As depicted through the course of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and especially in the final chapter, where he has grown from a kid to an experienced warrior king.
  • Weapon of Choice: His Cool Sword, Rhindon.

     Susan Pevensie
Played by: Anna Popplewell, Sophie Winkleman (adult self)
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Karla Falcón, Yadira Aedo (adult self)
Voiced in European Spanish by: Anahí de la Fuente, Marta García (adult self)
Voiced in Japanese by: Yuki Takahashi, Sanae Kobayashi (adult self)

The elder sister and the second eldest Pevensie child. She is crowned to the Radiant Southern Sun as Queen of Narnia by Aslan, and shares the monarchy with her brothers Peter and Edmund and her sister Lucy. She later becomes known as Queen Susan the Gentle.

  • Action Girl: In the movies, where she's depicted as just as competent a fighter as her brothers.
  • Adaptational Badass: Although she was a crack shot with a bow in the books, she was never depicted fighting as much as in the movies, where she was often shown in the thickest parts of battle.
    • In Prince Caspian, she held off a bunch of Telmarine soldiers in order to give Lucy more time to search for Aslan - and succeeds.
    • She was also the leader of the Narnian archers, as evidenced by her giving orders during the climactic battle.
  • Agent Scully:
    • In The Last Battle, she is the only visitor to Narnia who now denies it ever happened. Because of this, some readers believe that she will not be allowed into Aslan's Country when she dies; others say that this view misreads Lewis' intent.
    • In the movies, she's skeptical to almost every fantastic event that takes place at the beginning of the first film. When Edmund leads them to hide in the wardrobe, she outright says "You've got to be joking." There are also other similar lines:
      Susan: He's a beaver. He shouldn't be saying anything.
    • And:
      Susan: Logically, it's impossible.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has a cooler demeanour than her siblings, especially in comparison to Lucy.
  • Archer Archetype: The graceful, elegant, and lady-like type. Her bow was a gift from Father Christmas, and she became a famously skilled archer as Queen, yet hated to fight or use her skill in battle. One of the ways the Pevensies prove their identities to Trumpkin in Prince Caspian is by Susan beating him in a target-shooting contest.
  • Blitz Evacuees: Evacuated to the countryside along with her siblings in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • Book Dumb: By The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, it is stated that she is not a particularly good student.
  • Brainy Brunette: Subverted. She may seem capable in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian (especially in the movie adaptations), but by The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, it is stated that she is not a particularly good student and that she is regarded as the pretty one of the family. Of course, school disagreeing with her does not necessarily mean that she is unintelligent, especially considering Lewis' frequent bashing of the British school system as a breeding ground for bullies and vapid shallow thinkers throughout the series.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the movie.
    "He's a beaver. He shouldn't be saying anything!"
  • Demoted to Extra: Her role in later books is severely decreased, to the point that she doesn't even appear in the last book, despite the rest of her family playing roles. Of course, that's because she isn't dead.
  • Disapproving Look: Is a master of this.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In the films, at least. Whenever she goes into battle, Susan is shown as having her hair pulled back into a ponytail. Justified as her main weapon of choice is the bow, and having her hair down would simply get in the way.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Realist, and at times, The Cynic. She and Peter often trade places.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Primarily Melancholic, but very Choleric at times as well.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Had these in the books. Averted in the first film when her hair is loose, but pinned to the sides instead, and simply pulled back in a low ponytail for the second.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: While she is the Girly Girl among the Pevensies, her interests, both as a Narnian monarch and an English schoolgirl, include archery and swimming, and she is said to be quite good at both.
  • The High Queen: Queen Susan the Gentle.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: In the movies, at least. Comes with her Aloof Dark-Haired Girl shtick.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Su."
  • Informed Attractiveness: In at least two books, Susan is said to be beautiful, and her looks drive a couple of subplots. There's one very easy to miss reference to Susan's hair being black, and nothing else about her appearance is described anywhere.
  • Lady of War: In the movie.
  • Martial Pacifist: In the books, it is stated that Queen Susan hates violence and, unlike her sister, avoids going to war if she has a choice. Even when she does fight, she tries to minimize the damage she causes. For example, when she has to snipe at a Telmarine officer to save Trumpkin in Prince Caspian, she aims carefully so she won't kill him.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Has these as a young girl.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Lucy and Peter's red. Susan is more cautious, calm, and down-to-earth than the tomboyish Lucy and extroverted, impulsive Peter.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Lucy and Peter.
  • The Smart Girl: Only in the Prince Caspian movie. Certainly not in school, where she's said to be more of a Passionate Sports Girl.
  • Sole Survivor: The only Pevensie not killed in the train station accident in The Last Battle.
  • Team Mom: Really the Team Older Sister, but acts as this.
  • Tender Tears: When Aslan dies.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Lucy's Tomboy.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her bow and arrows. Though not exactly a weapon, she also has a hunting horn that, when blown, ensures that help will come, no matter what.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: In Narnia, at least.
  • Xenafication: In the movie adaptation of Prince Caspian.

     Edmund Pevensie
Played by: Skandar Keynes, Mark Wells (adult self)
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Memo Aponte, Raúl Aldana (adult self)
Voiced in European Spanish by: David Sánchez, Adolfo Moreno (3rd film), Sergio García Marín (adult self)
Voiced in Japanese by: Tasuku Hatanaka, Tatsuhisa Suzuki (adult self)

The second of the Pevensie children to go to Narnia. He betrays his siblings to the White Witch while under her influence, but as the story goes on, he accepts the error of his ways and is ultimately reformed. He is redeemed with the intervention of Aslan and joins the fight against the Witch. Fulfilling an ancient prophecy, he becomes King Edmund the Just, King of Narnia and, with sisters Susan and Lucy, co-ruler under High King Peter.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the Pauline Baynes illustrations, he's blond. In the movies, he's black-haired.
  • Adaptational Badass: Much like Peter, Edmund is no wimp in the books. It's just that the movies put more emphasis on the battles and show him fighting a lot more.
    • In Prince Caspian, Edmund charges into the final battle with a crossbow on horseback. After retreating for a bit with his siblings and Caspian, he goes back in ... only this time with two swords and can be seen using them quite efficiently. Not bad for someone who'd only recently touched a sword again after at least a year of next to no practice.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: A very minor example, but in the book Edmund reveals he had been in Narnia with Lucy by carelessly mentioning the lamppost, which he couldn't have known about if he had never been there before. In the 2005 film, just seeing Narnia is enough to convince Peter that Edmund was lying.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: For Peter and Susan. He's also an annoying older one to Lucy, but only until his Character Development sets in.
  • Anti-Hero: He's the darkest of the four siblings, initially being a selfish traitor and a spiteful jerk. Even after his Heel–Face Turn, he's often the one arguing for practicality over chivalry, and it's telling that his Kingly title is "The Just".
  • Bash Brothers: With his brother, Peter, and eventually, his surrogate brother, Caspian.
  • Bad Liar: He's not particularly good at lying, but is shown lying on several occasions for no particular reason other than he can. He grows out of this with Character Development.
  • Being Evil Sucks: He realizes this after he is tricked by the White Witch, which brings his Heel Realization.
  • Berserk Button: Eustace constantly manages to piss him off in The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.
  • Biblical Bad Guy: He was meant to represent Judas himself. Although, unlike Judas, he gets to atone for his sin and return to Aslan's good graces.
  • Big Brother Bully: He constantly bullies his youngest sister, Lucy, out of "spite" in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He develops this later on for Lucy. It's most evident during their third return to Narnia, seeing as Peter and Susan aren't there to help him watch out for her anymore.
  • Black Sheep: In the first part.
  • Blitz Evacuees: Evacuated to the countryside along with his siblings in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • Call My Name: He and Lucy constantly call each other's name in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, especially when they're separated from each other.
  • Character Depth: Edmund stands out as being the most complex character of the siblings and protagonists in general. Even though he is redeemed in the first part, he still has many traits that make him quite different from the typical hero. There is a full page dedicated to his personality.
  • Character Development: Over the course of the first two books, we see him move from a rude and sassy jerk to an outright traitor to a much nicer person.
  • The Comically Serious: While Edmund matures to the point of being the most serious one in his family, he still has some hilariously snarky moments.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Perhaps the biggest one in the series prior to his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Disney Death: Has one in the first film after being stabbed by the White Witch. Luckily, Lucy gives him a drop of her cordial in the nick of time.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Explores Narnia barefoot by preference in Prince Caspian.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the first book, Edmund betrays his siblings. C.S.Lewis intentionally made Edmund to represent Judas Iscariot as Edmund betrays Aslan (who represents Jesus/God) and his siblings (The Apostles) to the White Witch (a Satanic Archetype) for Turkish Delight, which is a synonym for the silver that Judas betrayed Jesus for. Fortunately, Edmund doesn't end up like Judas.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Apathetic
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic, even though you can't tell until the second half of the first movie.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • Lewis mentions the reason for his Jerkass behavior in "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" was because before the book began he was sent to a Boarding School of Horrors that made him go "wrong". His talk with Aslan turns him into his nicer pre-school self.
    • In the films, it's implied that he's reacting badly to being evacuated and his father being sent away to war, as well as resenting his older brother trying to act as a Parental Substitute. Since all the Pevensies are shown to be somewhat scarred by the Blitz, this isn't surprising.
  • Hates Being Touched: It's noticeable that before his Heel–Face Turn, Edmund hated receiving any kind of affection from his family, be it a kiss from his mother or Peter helping him with his luggage. After his rescue, he is shown as having a warmer attitude towards them, even accepting hugs from his sisters when they first reunite.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Starting with realizing that Being Evil Sucks and that the White Witch is a sadistic Jerkass, he rebels against her and returns to his siblings' side.
  • In-Series Nickname: Although only his family calls him "Ed" at first, this eventually extends to Caspian in the third film when they grow much closer.
  • Jerkass: In The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, especially when he betrays Lucy by lying that he never was in Narnia with her, really just for a kick.
    • The film takes the aforementioned scene up a notch by showing him smiling quite smugly to himself when Lucy bursts into tears and runs off.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After the first half of the first book.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In the first half of the first book.
  • Kids Are Cruel: He bullies Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. He gets better.
  • Killed Off for Real: In The Last Battle.
  • Kubrick Stare: In the movie version.
  • Lovable Traitor: Though the lovable part only starts after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Meaningful Name: A Shout-Out to Shakespeare of all things. Like the character Edmund in King Lear, he betrays his brother and later redeems himself.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: One of his many issues in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Peter and Susan are the older ones, Lucy is the baby of the family, while he just gets in the way.
  • The Mole: In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Edmund listens in on his siblings' conversation with the Beavers, then goes to turn over all he learned to the White Witch.
  • The Not-Love Interest: He fulfils this role for Lucy in Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, as they have only each other when they are sent away to their ignorant, uncaring relatives. They depend on each other and constantly look out for one another, as they are practically alone in an unwelcoming place. Additionally, during the course of the entire adventure, they become the closest siblings of the main four, as Edmund's main and most important priority is to take care of Lucy and keep her safe from the many dangerous obstacles they encounter on their journey.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Mainly in the last movie.
  • Pet the Dog: In Prince Caspian, Edmund takes care to support Lucy's claims about seeing Aslan so he can make up for being mean to her in the previous book. Also, in the third film, he gets into the protective, older brother mode.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Especially when compared to the chivalrous, idealistic Peter. Edmund has a more cold-natured way of thinking, a sharp mind, and lots of logic. He is rarely driven by emotions and is mostly collected and down-to-earth, having an acute sense of justice, often to the point where he becomes unsympathetic towards enemies and downright cruel, as opposed to Peter, who is more impulsive and emotional. In Prince Caspian, this is proven when Peter battles Miraz and Edmund, watching from the sidelines, advises him to kill Miraz as soon as the older man is knocked off his feet. This suggests that, if Edmund had been in Peter's place, he wouldn't have hesitated and killed Miraz in a heartbeat. This is one of the reasons he is considered an Anti-Hero.
    Edmund: Now is not the time for chivalry, Peter!
    • In the books he's portrayed as having a greater understanding of wickedness because of his own experiences. This makes him ferocious when evil must be defeated, but merciful once it's vanquished.
    Grown Edmund (advising clemency for Prince Rabadash): Even a traitor may mend. I have known one that did.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Peter and Lucy's red. The books say he was the silent, wise, cold-thinking king who represents justice, as opposed to Peter and Lucy, who are both impulsive, extroverted, and empathetic.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: In the third movie, due to Edmund's snarkiness and death glares towards Eustace, as well as the general temptation Edmund has to beat the crap out of the other boy.
    Edmund: (walking towards Eustace) Please let me hit him.
    Lucy: (visibly restraining her brother) No!
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With Lucy, a brother-sister example. The book describes that the adult Edmund was a silent, wise, collected man who had a cold judgement, while Lucy was a wild, bright, tomboyish girl, driven by impulse. Their movie versions are close, since Edmund is a witty Deadpan Snarker while Lucy is a joyous Plucky Girl.
    • Due to their actors having the same personalities in real life, younger Skandar and Georgie tended to have this dynamic as well.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Between him and Lucy in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, where he constantly torments her. The movie also plays this up between him and Peter. Fortunately they all grow out of it.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Peter and Lucy.
  • The Smart Guy: He is definitely more level-headed and logical than Peter and Caspian. He was also known as 'the wise king' during the Golden Age.
    • This shows especially in his Offscreen Moment of Awesome in the book version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. As Peter's recapping the battle to his sisters, he explains how Edmund singlehandedly kept the battle from being lost until reinforcements arrived. Specifically, he fought his way to Jadis and instead of trying to attack her, the mistake every other fighter was making, he attacked her wand, shattering it and destroying her ability to turn people to stone, which gave Peter's Narnians a fighting chance.
  • The Stoic: Most of the time in Prince Caspian, but he has his moments too.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: In the movies.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: As he grew up to be mature, intelligent and rational, he still kept his sarcasm and wittiness.
  • This Is Your Brain on Evil: The things he does after he eats counterfeit Turkish Delight.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Sports one of these at the end of the third film, after it is revealed that he and Lucy have visited Narnia for the last time.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Until he realized how much of a jerk he was and that the Witch was a monster.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Prince Caspian, and how.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the time of the sequels, Edmund has become more selfless and loyal to his siblings. Best established when he stops the White Witch from being resurrected.

     Lucy Pevensie
Played by: Georgie Henley, Rachael Henley (adult self)
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Melissa Gedeón, María Roiz (adult self)
Voiced in European Spanish by: Celia Rocha, Blanca "Neri" Hualde (3rd film), Cristina Yuste (adult self)
Voiced in Japanese by: Reika Uyama, Shizuka Itō (adult self)

The youngest of the four Pevensie children, and the first to find the entrance to Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Of all the Pevensie children, Lucy is the closest to Aslan. Also, of all the humans who have visited Narnia, Lucy is perhaps the one that believes in Narnia the most. She is ultimately crowned to the glistening Eastern Sea as Queen Lucy the Valiant, co-ruler of Narnia along with her two brothers and her sister. Lucy is the central character of the four siblings in the novels.

  • Barefoot Loon: Downplayed. She is not crazy, but she can be considered somewhat eccentric due to her childlike free-spiritedness - and her penchant for going barefoot emphasizes this. Being barefoot also means she is in touch with the Earth, like healing magic - which her cordial is - is known to be in legends.
  • Blitz Evacuees: Evacuated to the countryside along with her siblings in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • Call My Name: With Edmund in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  • The Chick: Especially in The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Sometimes comes across as this with her unwavering faith in miracles, especially when she gets older. However, this doesn't prevent her from snarking from time to time (see Deadpan Snarker).
  • Combat Medic: She fought alongside her brothers in Narnia's wars and tended to the sick afterwards with her healing cordial.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Aravis. In the film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, she becomes this to Gael.
  • Cute Bruiser: Much more played up in the films, where Lucy, not even grown yet, manages to briefly hold her own in a melee with Nikabrik, and later takes out a number of slavers in the skirmish on the Lone Islands.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It's downplayed, but Narnia is, after all, a World of Snark, and Lucy does have her occasional moments.
    Edmund: They [girls] never carry a map in their heads.
  • Determinator: Keep in mind that Lucy is a pre-teen and the youngest of four children, yet steadfastly refuses to recant her stories about her encounters in Narnia, despite her older siblings demanding she drop it. Lucy later holds firm to her belief that she can see Aslan, despite almost all the others disbelieving her, and asserts that she will go alone to seek him if need be, even through dark woods in the heart of enemy territory.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She has this recurrent trait in more than one continuity, possibly symbolizing her purity and plucky nature. In Voyage of the Dawn Treader, she kicks off her shoes in the middle of the ocean to be able to swim easier and is consequently shoeless for the first part of the book. She clearly doesn't mind and even finds it pleasant (as long as it is not on rough terrain) until she gets a pair at the Lone Islands.
    • In Prince Caspian, she gleefully kicks her shoes off upon returning to Narnia and is still barefoot a few scenes later when she and her siblings explore the ruins of Cair Paravel.
      • The implication seems to be that she does not mind Narnian shoes, but isn't fond of our world's version.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Lucy in the first two films is depicted as having her hair down. When she finally fights alongside the others in the third, her hair is pulled back into a ponytail and stays that way for the rest of the film.
  • Friend to All Living Things: As befitting her Nice Girl status.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Lucy is drawn as having these in the books, and during the scenes of Prince Caspian that are set in the real world.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's not immune to this, as Voyage of the Dawn Treader shows how her jealousy of the older, more beautiful Susan almost drives her to perform a magic spell to turn her into the most beautiful.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In the books, Lucy is the youngest and most innocent of the Pevensie children. Her special relationship with Aslan can be seen for example in Prince Caspian when initially nobody but her believes enough to see him. Not so much in the films, because of Adaptation Dye-Job.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: It is revealed that Lucy envies Susan's beauty and popularity.
  • I Just Want to Be You: In the film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader she expresses this towards Susan.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Especially so in the first film, when her actress was only all of nine-years-old.
  • In-Series Nickname: She is called "Lu" several times by her family, but mostly by her big brother, Peter.
  • Killed Off for Real: In The Last Battle.
  • Little Miss Badass: She was noted to have become quite the warrior in her later years as Queen, fighting on the front lines of battle with her brothers.
    • Keep in mind that Lucy often fought with her dagger, a weapon which would require extremely close contact, as opposed to her brothers who often used swords. Warrior Queen, indeed. It probably helps that she's small.
    • In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, she borrows Susan's bow and, despite all the chaos going on around her, lands a spectacular hit on the Sea Serpent they are fighting.
  • Medical Monarch: Queen Lucy tended to the wounded after battles with her trusty healing cordial.
  • Nice Girl: Lucy is definitely one. Crosses over with Friend to All Living Things.
    • In the third film, Lucy is kidnapped by the Dufflepuds. She is furious at first, but the minute she hears that they have been wronged (or so they think), she immediately softens and agrees to head into Coriakin's manor to undo the spell laid upon them.
  • The Not-Love Interest: With Edmund in the third film. Justified, as they are *cough* siblings. This is likely intentional, as Lewis lamented in his work The Four Loves that deep filial love is often mistaken for romance by modern readers.
  • Panacea: One drop from her healing cordial - which was said to be made from the juice of the fire-flower - could heal any injury.
  • Plucky Girl: Almost always bubbly and upbeat, even in the most harsh and uncertain of circumstances. When it is discovered that Mr. Tumnus has been arrested, it is her ironclad conviction that they must rescue him that shames her older siblings into helping him. And just check out the scene where Lucy faces down the entire Telmarine army on Beruna's bridge, alone for several seconds with nothing but her dagger before Aslan appears at her side. She earned the sobriquet "The Valiant" in spades.
  • The Pollyanna: Starts as a generically cheerful girl, but after encountering Aslan, she has the view that things can't get too bad as long as she shows faith.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With adult Edmund, who was a silent, wise and down-to-earth man, who had a cold judgement, as opposed to the adult version of her, a bright, wild, tomboyish girl, driven by impulse.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Between her and Edmund in the first book, due to Edmund's tendency of tormenting her.
  • Tender Tears: Does this a lot as a child.
    • She was noted to have cried heavily upon seeing Aslan's death.
    • When she and her sister find Mr Tumnus' petrified form in the Witch's castle, she bursts into tears at once, having fully believed up until that point that he was alive.
    • Does this again when Edmund almost dies after being stabbed by the White Witch.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: In the books, Lucy is contrasted with Queen Susan the Gentle as a tomboy who rides to war with her brothers and fights like a man.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Ties her hair into one during the entire third film.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She was a renowned Lady of War, and in the third book, she is shown discussing dresses and other girly things with Aravis quite happily.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: Lucy, generally shown as more virtuous than her older and vainer sister Susan, is so tempted by the idea of being more beautiful and desirable than her that only the appearance of Aslan stops her from casting a spell allowing her to do so.
  • Weapon of Choice: During her first visit to Narnia, Father Christmas gave her a dagger she wielded often in the years to come. In the 2010 adaptation, she is also shown using her sister's bow and arrows quite proficiently.
  • Youngest Child Wins: She is referred to as Peter's favorite sister in "Prince Caspian", (and likely Edmund's as well), and definitely seems to enjoy favored status with Aslan. She is highly revered and respected in her adult years as being not only beautiful, but courageous, with many seeking her hand in marriage. All of this is justified, as it is all because of Lucy that the Pevensies come to know of Narnia in the first place.

     Eustace Scrubb
Played by: Will Poulter
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: José Antonio Toledano
Voiced in European Spanish by: Carlos Bautista
Voiced in Japanese by: Romi Park

The Pevensies' annoying younger cousin. He first appears in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He fancies himself (not entirely without reason) to be rather intelligent, and considers this a valid reason for nurturing an arrogant attitude toward his cousins. He accompanies Lucy and Edmund on their third trip to Narnia, albeit accidentally. Upon learning that Narnia is real, his feelings toward it go from amused disdain to fear and outright hatred. It isn't until transforming into a dragon (long story) and having Aslan change him back by breaking the curse that his attitude towards Narnia and his cousins change for the better.

He later appears as a main character in The Silver Chair and The Last Battle. In these books, his adventuring companion is his friend Jill Pole instead of his cousins.

  • Anti-Hero: Once Character Development sets in and he stops being a complete Jerkass.
  • Ascended Extra: He's a major character, but not a main one, in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and becomes one of the main characters in The Silver Chair and The Last Battle.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Gets turned into a dragon.
  • Beetle Maniac: "Eustace Clarence liked animals, especially beetles, if they were dead and pinned on a card."
  • Bratty Half-Pint: It's extraordinarily difficult not to hate him until his Character Development finally kicks in.
  • The Bully: Pre-development, it's hard to find him having a nice word for anyone.
  • Butt-Monkey: Throughout most of Dawn Treader up till his Character Development.
  • Character Development: Like Edmund before him, Eustace becomes a much better person as his adventures in Narnia make him aware of his failings.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Eustace is way down on the cynical side of the idealist/cynic scale when he first enters Narnia. And in truth, even after he's matured, he still tends to take the gloomy view. (Not as gloomy as Puddleglum, of course.)
  • Heel–Face Turn: Being turned into a dragon makes him a much nicer person.
  • Heel–Faith Turn: Faith in Aslan, that is.
  • Jerkass: A thoroughly cynical, bitter, self-centered little know-it-all. Fortunately, he improves.
    • Edmund is pretty tolerant of this attitude, because he remembers his own earliest days in Narnia.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Even though Edmund's misdeeds were far more serious (as Edmund himself admits), Eustace is more obnoxiously cruel.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the Last Battle.
  • Self-Serving Memory: Excerpts from his Diary in Dawn Treader portray him as tragically put-upon by arrogant prigs who willfully refuse to see him as the voice of reason in every situation. Of course.
  • Spoiled Brat: It's discussed that he's such a pill prior to his Heel–Face Turn because of vapid educational and parenting philosophies that over-indulged his sense of self-importance.
  • Tender Tears: Sheds these in the 2010 film when Reepicheep has decided to stay in Aslan's Country, where there is no way back.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In The Silver Chair it's obvious that Eustace, both during the previous book and in the time between, has focused a lot more on practical skills and helping others. The film of The Voyage of The Drawn Treader takes this a little farther and lets him fight in dragon form.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Midway through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, after being turned into a dragon.
  • Unfortunate Names: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader memorably begins with "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." Later in The Silver Chair, he's introduced with, "His name unfortunately was Eustace Scrubb, but he wasn't a bad sort." It's mocked again when a hard-of-hearing dwarf thinks his name is "Useless". This is explicitly a reference to Lewis' own given name, "Clive Staples", which he intensely disliked, and from childhood preferred to be referred to as "Jack".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: It is mentioned in The Silver Chair that Eustace is afraid of heights, causing him to overreact when Jill goes too close to the edge of a cliff.

     Jill Pole 
Eustace's companion throughout The Silver Chair. Aslan gives her the task of remembering the Signs that lead them on their journey.

  • Action Girl: She doesn't hesitate to get in the midst of the fighting, though as an archer she does tend to keep back a bit.
  • Character Development: Develops a much better sense of direction in the last book, whereas she had previously been known for having a poor sense of direction. She joined the Girl Guides between books for this very reason.
  • Claustrophobia: It's mentioned briefly when the companions are trapped underground. She's really, really uncomfortable for a while.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Though not to the extent of Lucy, she still enjoys feeling the giants's bath stuff under her feet.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: She is skilled in "woodcraft" (tracking and moving quietly through forested areas), as noted by King Tirian in The Last Battle; Eustace credits this to her time as a Girl Guide, but no doubt this was supplemented by her travels and experiences in The Silver Chair.
  • Scout-Out: Averted; Jill is flat-out called a member of the Girl Guides and has various skills enhanced by her membership, namely tracking and archery.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Between The Silver Chair and The Last Battle.

     Digory Kirke 
Played by: Jim Broadbent
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Héctor Lama Yazbek
Voiced in European Spanish by: Ángel Amorós
Voiced in Japanese by: Tadashi Nakamura

Introduced in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe as an old man ("the Professor"), with whom the Pevensies have been billeted. Eventually turns out to have a Backstory connected with that of the wardrobe, as revealed in The Magician's Nephew.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Last Battle.
  • Author Avatar: C.S Lewis essentially wrote Digory's journey to save his mother as a happier alternative to his own life.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Digory to Uncle Andrew, throughout the entire book.
  • Catchphrase: "What do they teach them in these schools?"
  • Cool Old Guy: A magical land in a wardrobe? Well, why not? (Of course, in The Magician's Nephew the reader learns he knew the truth all along, and was just pretending he didn't know about Narnia.)
  • Expy: A gender-flipped one for Eve of The Bible: he's the one who is tempted regarding an apple.
  • Genre Savvy: When he learns that magic is real, he refers to the Evil Sorcerer trope and shows other signs of knowing how 'these kinds of stories' work... though he's got a blind spot when it comes to the Schmuck Bait bell in Charn. When he's a much older man in LWW, of course, he's even savvier.
  • Killed Off for Real: In The Last Battle.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Digory's the reason Jadis was brought to the universe of Narnia.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Asks Peter and Susan if Lucy is the sort of girl who makes up stories and, if not, why don't they believe her then?
    The Professor: If she's not lying, and she's not mad, then she must be telling the truth. That's logic. (aside) What do they teach them in these schools?
    • Of course, this turns out to be a whole different mindset once we learn he was in Narnia himself and has obvious reasons to believe Lucy is telling the truth.
  • Red Oni: Spends a lot of his time in The Magician's Nephew falling into scrapes and pulling Polly in with him.

     Polly Plummer 
Introduced as Digory's neighbour in The Magician's Nephew and is caught up in Uncle Andrew's plot and transported to The Wood Between the Worlds, starting the main adventure of the book. Returns in The Last Battle as a 'Friend of Narnia'.

  • Fire-Forged Friends: She and Digory. The Last Battle reveals they remain in contact their whole lives.
  • Girl Next Door: Not in the romantic sense but she does fit the characteristics of the type as a friendly, down to earth, childhood friend. Also lives over the wall to Digory. (It's even how they first meet.)^
  • Killed Off for Real: In The Last Battle.
  • Plucky Girl: Doesn't bat an eye at the existence of different worlds and happily gives Jadis a piece of her mind throughout the book.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: The otherwise completely down to earth Polly immediately starts to trust Digory's Obviously Evil uncle after he calls her pretty.
  • Women Are Wiser: While she has her faults, Polly is consistently more sensible and cautious than Digory, particularly when she tries to stop him from ringing the bell that awakes Jadis.


     Fledge / Strawberry 
A 19th-century draft horse who may be the only character from Earth to wind up in Narnia by accident. He is twice transformed by Aslan during The Magician's Nephew.

  • Pegasus: After his second transformation.
  • Talking Animal: After his first transformation.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Fledge becomes 'the father of all flying horses,' but none of his progeny appear in any subsequent book. Not necessarily sinister, since the world of Narnia is incredibly large and there are only seven books.

     Mr. Tumnus 
Played by: James McAvoy
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Ortos Soyuz
Voiced in European Spanish by: Artur Palomo
Voiced in Japanese by: Tomokazu Seki

A faun and typical citizen of Narnia in the age of the Hundred-Year Winter, Mr. Tumnus is the first Narnian to encounter a human being, at least since the last humans descended from King Frank and Queen Helen were driven out of Narnia at the beginning of the Witch's reign.

  • Bookworm: One of the things Lucy takes note of when she enters his house is the huge number of books lining his walls.
  • Don't Try This at Home: Under ordinary circumstances, it is not advisable for a little girl who is wandering alone to agree to go off to a total stranger's home.
    • And to be fair, it was very nearly a bad idea for Lucy to wander into his home.
  • Iconic Outfit: Doesn't exactly have a complete one, due to being a faun, but he is often depicted as wearing a red scarf.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Lucy.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In The Horse And His Boy.
  • Tender Tears: He sheds these when he starts to regret his decision to kidnap Lucy.
  • The Atoner: After hearing that Lucy Pevensie thought him to be her friend, Tumnus immediately gets a determined look on his face and brings her back to the Lamppost, despite being under strict orders from Jadis to bring any humans that wandered into Narnia to her.
    Tumnus: No matter what happens, Lucy Pevensie, I am glad to have met you. You've made me feel warmer than I've felt in a hundred years.
  • Vague Age: The books never explicitly state how long fauns live comparative to humans, but it's speculated to far exceed humans. For Tumnus, we never get an answer of how old he is, nor what his age is comparative to a human. He claims to remember songs and stories from before the Long Winter, sudgesting he's over a hundred years old as the Age of Winter lasted a hundred years. However given that he couldn't recognize Lucy as a human, thinking she was a dwarf, this suggests he might be younger than a hundred years. Though this may have been a ruse. By the end of the Golden Age, Tumnus was noted for being a “middle-aged faun” without any direct reference of the age.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Lucy is more curious about him than frightened, and he goes on to become her closest Narnian friend.

A Talking Horse born in Narnia abducted and brought to Calormen, where he was treated as a normal horse.

  • Beast of Battle: He was a warhorse, though he's not quite as badass as he thinks he is.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He feels himself unusually brave. Eventually he breaks himself of this habit after a wiser character says he's been comparing himself to normal horses, "and you could hardly help being braver than them."
  • Old Soldier: During his time in Calormen he served as a war-horse in the Tisroc's army and apparently was the veteran of several campaigns.
  • Slave Mook: Well, kind of by definition being a warhorse. But on the other hand he was an aristocrat's warhorse so he was not just a mook.
  • Talking Animal: A significant plot point, since he's the brains behind the escape.

Like Bree, Hwin was a Narnian Talking Horse who was abducted as a foal and lived most of her life in Calormen.

  • Closer to Earth: Much less self-absorbed than the other three, and probably the wisest member of the group.
    Bree: Is that how we want to arrive in Narnia?!
    Hwin: Well, the main thing is to get there.
  • Humble Goal: To go home.
  • Purple Prose: Not the real Hwin, but when Aravis is recounting their adventures she makes Hwin sound that way.
    Aravis (describing Hwin's dialogue): 'O my mistress, do not by any means destroy yourself, for if you live you may yet have good fortune but all the dead are dead alike!'
  • Static Character: She's quiet, reliable, and doesn't have any major personality issues to work out.
  • Talking Animal: As with Bree. By Contrived Coincidence, she talks her human into fleeing just a few days before Bree 'steals' Shasta.

     Caspian the Tenth
Played by: Ben Barnes
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Ricardo Palacio Reynaud (Prince Caspian), Edson Matus (Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
Voiced in European Spanish by: Fernando Cabrera

King of Narnia, Lord of Cair Paravel, and Emperor of the Lone Islands, also called Caspian the Seafarer and Caspian the Navigator (born 2290–died 2356, Narnian Time) was one of the greatest leaders of the Narnian Empire who took part in the successful Narnian Revolution and began the Age of Exploration. Caspian was descended from the Telmarine Dynasty, but unlike his ancestors he chose to ally with the indigenous Narnians (talking animals, satyrs, fauns, centaurs, etc.) instead of persecuting them. Succeeded by his son Rilian.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He is described as fair-haired in the books. However, since the Telmarines are descended from pirates and the native tribe of an uncharted island on Earth, the choice to portray him as dark-haired and Hispanic stands to reason.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Caspian is thrown into his adventures when his aunt has a baby, making him... redundant to his evil uncle.
  • Bash Brothers: Is this with both of the Pevensie boys, but mostly with Edmund in the third film.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Develops one for Edmund and Lucy in the third film.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Prince Caspian, when Susan is about to be killed by a Telmarine soldier after being knocked to the forest floor.
    Caspian: (gives her a dashing smile) Sure you don't need that horn?
  • Character Development: From a hesitant but trustworthy ruler-to-be, to a skilled Father to His Men seafaring captain to a just and noble king. Not bad, Caspian, not bad at all.
  • Dashing Hispanic: In the movie, he comes off as this. Bonus points on Ben Barnes basing his characterization on Inigo Montoya, a Dashing Hispanic himself.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In the movie version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by Lilliandil, Ramandu’s daughter.
  • Family of Choice: In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, he outright calls Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace as the closest thing he has to a family.
  • The Hero: Caspian starts out as The Chosen One. In Prince Caspian he's almost acting as an understudy to Peter, but in Dawn Treader he's undertaking a heroic journey of his own volition. (In the film of Prince Caspian, Caspian is more confident and goes through More Hero Than Thou with Peter.)
  • Heroic Vow: Caspian made one at his coronation to search for the seven missing lords. The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader takes place during that journey.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Towards Edmund in The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Especially in the third film, where he is shown tying it back from time to time, especially when adventuring or during battles.
  • More Hero Than Thou
  • Mr. Fanservice: Especially in the movies.
  • A Protagonist Shall Lead Them: Played with a bit - he's a Supporting Protagonist for the Pevensies, but still the person chosen by the Old Narnians to be their leader and champion.
  • Reluctant Ruler: He was unsure he had any right to the Narnian throne, and didn't believe himself ready to take it when the time came. Aslan assures him that those very doubts prove that he has what it takes to be a good leader.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: An emphatic example. In Prince Caspian he leads a successful revolution against his wicked uncle. By the time of Voyage of the Dawn Treader - a matter of just two or three years - he's repaired the damage caused by the civil wars, brought peace between the remaining Telmarines and the formerly oppressed Old Narnians, and is revitalizing Narnia's long-dormant seafaring traditions with an epic voyage of discovery. His brief cameo in The Silver Chair shows that he goes down in history as a soldier, sailor, lawmaker and administrator.
  • Secondary Character Title: In Prince Caspian.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: Used in the movie version of Prince Caspian, when Caspian, after seeing an entire squadron of Telmarine assassins downed by something underfoot, is himself tripped and set upon by the unseen assailant... Reepicheep the Mouse. Reepicheep orders Caspian to retrieve his sword and face him in honorable combat, as he refuses to kill an unarmed man. Caspian's reply: "Then I'll live longer if I don't." Reepicheep doesn't have infinite patience, though, so this tactic doesn't last Caspian forever.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: In the movies.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Susan, in the movies, and vice-versa.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Caspian in his pride wants to stay at the end of the world; the entire crew and even Aslan calls him out on abandoning his responsibilities and promises. In the film version, Caspian is very much tempted by the prospect of staying at the end of the world to the point of crying, but he realizes that his father wouldn't have wanted him to throw away the kingdom his father died for.
  • The Wise Prince: He tends to put the wrong foot forward on some occasions, but in general, Caspian has good instincts and a very kind heart.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Towards Miraz.

“And men said that the blood of the stars flowed in her veins”
Played By: Laura Brent

The daughter of "Resting Star" Ramandu and an unknown Human woman, Lilliandil stood guard over Aslan's Table with her father. She married Caspian X and had one son, Rilian, before being killed by the Lady of the Green Kirtle. Known only as "Ramandu's Daughter" in the books, she's given the name "Lilliandil" in the films.

  • Adaptational Heroism: She wasn't villainous in the books by any means, but she gets her father's role of secondary Big Good (behind Aslan, of course) in the movie.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Successfully sees the end of the Green Mist and is happily married to Caspian, but is eventually assassinated.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: She is shown barefoot in the book illustration.
  • Good Counterpart: To the Lady of the Green Kirtle: Both are described as impossibly beautiful, both are shape shifters, Lilliandil is instrumental to the defeat of the Green Mist (confirmed to be the work of the Lady behind the scenes), and the Lady kills her in The Silver Chair as an instrumental step in capturing and corrupting her son.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In the movies, Lilliandil is depicted as having almost-platinum blonde hair, and is firmly on the side of good.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's part Daughter of Eve, part Star.
  • Killed Off for Real: Lethally poisoned By the Lady of the Green Kirtle in snake-form.
  • Love at First Sight: Caspian was certainly very taken with her, and it seems it was mutual. Ironically, they don't seem to have been Star-Crossed Lovers and Ramandu presumably approved of the relationship
  • Missing Mom: Her death sparks her son's tireless search for vengeance.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Specifically the 2010 cinematic adaptation.
  • Nice Girl: Or star, rather. She doesn't have much screen time (at least in human form), but one of her first lines when she finally speaks is to welcome the weary crew of the Dawn Treader to Ramandu's Island and offer the bounty of Aslan's Table to them.
  • Voluntary Shape Shifting: Implied, as she suggests she can change her supernaturally beautiful appearance when she realizes it's distracting Caspian and Edmund. She was also, apparently, the Blue Star guiding the Dawn Treader throughout its voyage.

     Dr. Cornelius 
Played by: Vincent Grass
Voiced in European Spanish by: Luis Mas

A wise little old man who tutors Caspian ... and in the process tells him things Miraz really didn't want him to know.

Played by: Bille Brown
Voiced in European Spanish by: Luis Mas

The wise old magician who was sent by Aslan to govern the Dufflepuds. The Dufflepuds are fearful of him, and believe him to be an evil warlock (an obvious metaphor for the relationship between God and humanity).

  • Barefoot Sage/Does Not Like Shoes/Magical Barefooter: A wise old sorcerer who is perpetually barefoot (obviously by choice).
  • Celestial Body: A star in human form. In the past, he was prideful and this led him into errant ways, so Aslan punished him by making him ruler of an island of fools.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Overlaps with Trickster Mentor. He has a quirky Dumbledore-esque sense of humor, as evidenced by the fact that he turned the Dufflepuds into Monopods for disobedience, and put up a bearded mirror in his mansion (most likely to prank his guests). His penchant for going barefoot may be another one of his quirks ... or it may be due to the fact that he is a star.

Voiced by: Eddie Izzard (Prince Caspian), Simon Pegg (Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
Voiced in European Spanish by: Abraham Aguilar

The chief of his people, the Talking Mice, from late in the reign of Miraz til about three years into the reign of Caspian X. Reepicheep is dauntless and true, living every moment for honor, justice and the good of his people. His greatest shame is that he is Badass Adorable.

  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: It's revealed in the final book that he found his way to Aslan's Country without the usual prerequisite of dying first. In fact, he's at the door to greet the others as they arrive.
  • Badass Adorable: One of the reasons he's got such a short temper is that people persist in regarding him as adorable, and therefore harmless.
  • Badass Boast: But he's not boasting. He's in dead earnest.
    Reepicheep (to Something in the Darkness): Who calls? If you are a foe we do not fear you, and if you are a friend, we shall teach your enemies to fear us.
  • Blood Knight: He sure loves battle, and is eager to challenge anyone who would dare look down on him.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: A rather small one.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Though he presents himself as a hardened knight, he does have a softer side. Notably seen with Eustace during the latter's stint as a dragon.
  • Comically Missing the Point: A frequent source of jokes, since he regards himself as a classic hero proving his worth, while his friends see him as a lovable Leeroy Jenkins.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly in the movies.
    Pattertwig the Squirrel: We could collect nuts!
    Reepicheep: Yes! And then throw them at the Telmarines! *glaring* Shut up.
  • Determinator: “My own plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country, or shot over the edge of the world into some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise…”
  • Everyone Has Standards: He's... displeased... at someone calling him "cute". Then he sees it's Lucy and the whole situation is dropped since Lucy is a queen and must be honoured and respected.
  • Famed in Story: Of all the great kings and heroes of Narnia that Tirian meets in Aslan's Country in The Last Battle, the one he finds most legendary is Reepicheep.
  • Glory Seeker: His greatest wish to do great deeds that will have him remembered as an honorable knight.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Despite his violent aspects, Reepicheep holds himself to high standards of courtesy, courage, honor, charity and faith.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He's carried from the battlefield at the Second Battle of Beruna covered with wounds and with a bloody stump where his tail was.
  • Heroic Vow: To find Aslan's country in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  • Honor Before Reason: For example, his first instinct when hearing of a dragon nearby is to challenge it to single combat. Later in the book, he jumps into the ocean because he thought a Mer-king was challenging him.
  • In-Series Nickname: Some of the characters call him "Reep" at some points.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Everyone aboard the Dawn Treader has this with him, Eustace especially.
  • Killer Rabbit: Or Killer Mouse at any rate; despite being a mouse, and the appropriate size therefore, he's no less a dedicated fighter.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Obviously played for laughs, but he lives for honor and knows no fear.
    Caspian: You may say what you like, Reepicheep. There are some things no man can face.
    Reepicheep: It is, then, my good fortune not to be a Man.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Due to his small form, he tends to dart around the battlefield with his opponents often wondering what the hell just hit them.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a circlet of gold as a token of his rank. The red plume is just for flair.
  • Nice Mice: Talking Rats don't seem to even exist.note 
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Talking mice are quite a bit larger than normal mice, but he's still barely the size of a cat.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Lucy sees him as this. He isn't too amused.
    Lucy (in an undertone to Susan): He's so cute!
    Reepicheep: Who said that?!
  • Smart People Play Chess: And he's a fairly decent player—as long as he doesn't project himself onto the pieces and blunder away a piece in a Leeroy Jenkins charge.
  • Stealth Mentor: To Eustace, especially in the 2010 film.
    • When the boy steals an orange, Reepicheep challenges him to a duel, all the while not-so-subtly teaching him how to use a blade and improve his stance, seeing as Eustace had never held a weapon before in his entire life.

Played by: Peter Dinklage
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Mario Arvizu
Voiced in European Spanish by: Pedro Tena

A grumpy red dwarf whose life was saved by the Pevensies.

  • Break the Haughty: When the Pevensies appear to him, he's more than a little disgruntled that he got the child versions, not the age they were when they departed. He has to lose contests to Edmund and Susan before he acknowledges that 'the children' might be up to the job after all.
  • The Cynic: Very pessimistic and cynical.
  • Sour Supporter: Tends to be pessimistic, doesn't believe in the old legends or that some old horn can summon help, or that mythical kings can make a return, or even that the resistance can win, but is fiercely loyal to Caspian. When they need to send someone on a very dangerous scouting trip to the ruins of Cair Paravel, he insists on the job.
    Trumpkin: Crumbs and crumpets! Send me, Sire, I'll go.
    Caspian: I thought you didn't believe in the Kings and Queens?
    Trumpkin: No more I do. But I know the difference between giving advice and taking orders. I've given my advice, and now it's time for orders.
  • The Reliable One: Like his friend Trufflehunter. Caspian leaves Trumpkin in charge of Narnia while he goes on his great voyage, and assigns the (now very old and stone-deaf) Dwarf to the job again just before The Silver Chair begins.
  • Unusual Euphemism: All of his swearing is creative nonsense.

A Marsh-wiggle who lives in marshes and is perpetually gloomy and pessimistic. He guides Eustace and Jill in The Silver Chair.

  • The Call Knows Where You Live: He's assigned to Jill and Eustace rather than seeking out heroics on his own.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It's rare for the group to do anything without him muttering in an undertone that it's a foolish idea.
  • Determinator: He constantly complains about how everyone is doomed... but throughout it all he just keeps on plowing his way through trials and tribulations that would have made a lesser will give up many times over. In a way, his resignation may be the source of his strength of character - if one is convinced that everything will go wrong no matter what, one can never truly suffer a harsh blow from a twist of fate, but can still be pleasantly surprised.
  • Determined Defeatist: Everything is going to turn out horribly. The prince is of course already dead, we're all going to die instead of finding him, that food was surely poisoned, we're out of water, and we're going to freeze to death out here tonight. Oh well, no point in delaying the inevitable: on we go.
  • The Eeyore: He's lugubrious to a preposterous degree, yet claims that other Marsh-Wiggles call him a hopeless optimist. We see more of this in Underland, where, the text notes, he proves a steady rock for the children to cling to in the face of crushing depression. Perhaps it's that he remains at a steady level of lugubriousness regardless of the circumstances?
  • Fish People/Frog Men: Straddles the line between the two.
  • Heroic Willpower: He is the only member of the party who manages to resist the hypnosis of the Lady Of The Green Kirtle, and breaks the enchantment on the rest of the party.
  • No Sense of Humor: Played with. He gets very giggly when he's drunk.
  • The Reliable One: The Parliament chose him not so much for his wilderness travel skills, but because he will do Aslan's bidding regardless of any personal cost to himself. Despite his droopiness and fatalism, he's vital to the success of the quest on several occasions.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: His reply to the blandishments of the Queen of Underland.


An ape who lives by the Great Waterfall with Puzzle the Donkey, who Shift treats as a servant. One day they find a lion's skin, which helps set in motion the last days of Narnia.

  • Big Bad Wannabe: He's the initial cause of the problems in The Last Battle, but by the time Tirian finds him he's been demoted to flunky and done in by his own hedonism.
  • Blatant Lies: His only mode of speech, but only on the talking animals of Narnia, who are gullible enough to believe him.
  • False Friend: For Puzzle, who he uses as a servant, gaslighting and manipulating the poor donkey at every turn, and then turning him into an actual slave for the Calormenes.
  • Fantastic Racism: Looks down on every other kind of animal.
  • The Hedonist: After setting up a cult of Aslan, he spends his time stuffing his gob.
  • It's All About Me: Shift sells out the entirety of Narnia, and every living being in it, to the Calormenes for bananas and drink.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Shift's plan has everyone claim Aslan and Tash are the same. This summons the actual Tash, who then proceeds to eat Shift.
  • Narm: In-universe, his "kingly" apparel isn't made for an ape, and just makes him look stupid.
  • The Sociopath: Meets a lot of the criteria - he's a reflexive liar, and has a layer of superficial charm hiding a complete lack of empathy.

    Puzzle the Donkey 

A not very intelligent donkey who lives with Shift the Ape, utterly oblivious to how vile his "friend" is. Puzzle helps play a large part in the downfall of Narnia when he is browbeaten into playing the part of Aslan in the ape's scheme.

  • Butt-Monkey: Poor, gullible, stupid Puzzle goes through a lot of abuse in the story, including outright physical abuse at the Calormene hands, none of which he really deserves.
  • Easily Forgiven: While Tirian and Eustace are less willing to forgive him for being duped, with Tirian outright wanting to execute Puzzle on the spot, Jill is more tolerant. Aslan himself mercifully doesn't seem to hold any grudge, though it helps Puzzle was genuinely sorry.
  • Fat Idiot: Mentioned as being pretty chubby, even after his treatment at the hands of the Calormenes, and not very smart at all, falling for every one of Shift's Blatant Lies.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He's easily tricked by Shift's emotional and verbal abuse into doing whatever the ape wants, and never once holds it against him even when what he's talked into doing nearly kills him.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: A donkey in a badly stitched together lion skin would be a hard sell, even without Puzzle's very obvious donkey-ness shining through, but it helps that Shift and the Calormenes make sure the talking animals only see him very briefly, at night, and make sure Puzzle doesn't say anything. Animals who are smart enough to notice "disappear" (or in the case of Ginger, don't care). Any human looking at him can instantly see through it.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Puzzle agreeing to Shift's latest plan helps set in motion the conquest of Narnia.

    King Tirian 

The king of Narnia at the time of The Last Battle, who becomes aware of something seriously wrong with his country one day, and goes to investigate it.

  • Crazy-Prepared: He keeps an out-of-the-way watchtower stocked up with supplies of all kinds, just in case anyone ever needs to use it. This includes Calormene weapons and equipment, on the off-chance he ever needed to pretend to be one.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being the viewpoint character for most of the book, once the Pevenises show up, he's shoved to the side.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jewel the unicorn.
  • Honor Before Reason: After killing a guard who was abusing a talking horse, he and Jewel surrender for killing an unarmed opponent. Who is invading Tirian's country. Tirian still surrenders.
  • Last of His Kind: The last king of Narnia, since it's destroyed at the end of the book.
  • Modest Royalty: Tirian's pretty chill for a king. When first introduced, he's just relaxing in a tiny, out of the way little place instead of at his actual castle.
  • Shoo the Dog: He tries getting Jill and Eustace to leave before going to fight the Calormenes, but they point out there's nowhere for them to go by that point.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: The narrator notes that if he and Jewel hadn't been so determined to investigate what was going on, and had gone and gotten some actual back-up, things might've not gone so wrong for them.

    Ginger the Cat 

A cat, and a particularly nasty one, who quickly determines the truth of Shift's "Aslan"... and decides he wants in.

  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Once he joins in the scheme, it's pretty clear this cat's got the brains Shift doesn't.
  • Cats Are Mean: A cat who sells out his country apparently just 'cuz.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Ginger gets a good look at Tash, which scares the sentience right out of him.
  • The Quisling: Sides with the Calormenes once he figures out what's going on with the fake Aslan, and it's suggested he's managed to find or turn some other Narnian animals over to his way of thinking.
  • Smug Snake: Ginger is a cat, after all, and a particularly smug one at that.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: Ginger is not exactly the sort of name you'd normally get for someone so vile.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The last anyone sees of him, Ginger's running up a tree, literally terrified out of his mind, and the narrator notes no-one ever saw him again.



Shasta grew up in poverty in some nameless fishing village in Calormen, the son of an abusive fisherman named Arsheesh. When his father decides to sell him into slavery, Shasta overhears that he was adopted and decides to run away. Over the course of The Horse and His Boy, he grows up (somewhat), teams up with runaway princess Aravis, and saves Archenland from the greatest danger it had ever faced. Only at the end does he learn that he's the long-lost Prince Cor, son of King Lune of Archenland. He was abducted as a baby and taken to Calormen in a (vain) attempt to avert the prophecy that he would save the country. He eventually married his one-time traveling companion Aravis, and the two ruled together once King Lune died. Their son was King Ram the Great.

  • Big Damn Heroes: He pulls this twice. The first time when he rushes to protect Aravis and Hwin from what he believed was a hungry lion chasing after them. The second one was when he ran non-stop, after having been through almost a whole book's worth of shit -— most recently a potential suicide mission through a desert -— to warn King Lune about the impending invasion.
  • A Boy and His X: Inverted — Bree seems to regard Shasta as his pet. This is even lampshaded in the title of the book-it's not called "The Boy and His Horse," after all.
  • Changeling Fantasy: Shasta, a peasant orphan, turns out to be the long-lost prince of Archenland. Atypically for the trope, Shasta is quite dismayed because, being the eldest twin, he'll be forced to rule as king, and his brother is only too happy to be relieved of the responsibility.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: Hearing his adoptive father preparing to sell him into slavery is what prompts his escape.
  • A Friend in Need: When Shasta tells the horse that he really needs someone who could tell him whether the nobleman is evil, Bree reveals his ability to speak to tell Shasta exactly that. Which gives Bree the opening to suggest that they could run away together.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: At least in the Pauline Baynes illustrations he is portrayed as having blond hair, and he had the wholesome and kind aspect down pat. He's described by the Tarkaan who tries to by him from Arsheesh as being "fair" (like the cursed barbarians of the North).
  • Happily Married: To Aravis, though they remain very hot-tempered about it.
  • Made a Slave: What Shasta is fleeing.
  • True Companions: His devotion to his own is uncontested. Made all that much clearer when out of sheer loyalty he jumps off Bree’s back to face down a freakin' lion, who's actually Aslan, chasing Aravis and Hwin.


A young Tarkheena, a female member of the ruling nobility of Calormen. She ran away from home with her talking horse, Hwin, in order to escape an Arranged Marriage to an old man.

  • A Friend in Need: Hwin reveals she can talk just when Aravis needs her the most.
  • Gilded Cage: This trope was the fate that Aravis was running from.
  • Happily Married: With Shasta, though they remain in Slap-Slap-Kiss mode.
  • Infallible Narrator: Aravis recounts her entire backstory like this, and Bree explains that Calormene nobles are taught story-telling in school. She isn't entirely infallible, either, and is actually a Lemony Narrator: in keeping with the standards of her culture, she colors her narrative with painful amounts of Purple Prose, even when recounting what another character, who is present, said - causing the said character to comment that she didn't say it in nearly as fancy words.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Aravis in her back story, contemplating forced childhood marriage to an old man. Hwin stops her and convinces her to run away instead.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Averted as part of Aravis's Character Development; she drugged one of her servants in order to escape. When Shasta asked what happened to the servant, Aravis casually speculated that she was whipped for it. Shasta pointed out that this was hardly fair to the servant, which Aravis coldly rebuffed by insisting that the servant in question was a lackey of her Wicked Stepmother. Aravis did get her just deserts when Aslan attacked the party as a lion and slashed her back, giving her the same wounds as the servant received.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: This defines her relationship with Shasta from the very beginning. Their first words to each other: "Why, you're only a girl." "And you're only a boy. A rude, common little boy. A slave probably who's stolen his master's horse!"
  • Wicked Stepmother: Her father's new wife didn't like her, and it was she who encouraged/persuaded him to marry her off to Tarkaan Ahoshta.

     Prince Rabadash 

The oldest son of the Tisroc (the Calormene emperor). A very impulsive and childish man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. After Queen Susan refuses to marry him, he plans to conquer Narnia, but is defeated during an attempt to conquer Archenland.

  • Antagonistic Offspring: Is this to the Tisroc, who lets him chase after Susan to prevent him from attempting a coup.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He was quite gallant while a guest in Narnia, hence why Susan considered marrying him in the first place, but seeing his behavior in his home country was enough to convince her otherwise.
  • Game Face: Subverted — Rabadash rolls his eyes, sticks out his tongue, and wiggles his ears. It terrifies his underlings (who know he can have them boiled in oil at any minute), but it has no effect on the free Narnians; Lucy just worries for a moment that he's going to be sick.
  • The Good King: It's mentioned in the epilogue of A Horse and His Boy that Rabadash, being unable to wage war due to Aslan's curse, actually did wonderful things for Calormen while he was ruler - even if they didn't appreciate it and mocked him for it after his death.
  • Hot-Blooded: Possibly the best example in the series.
  • Humiliation Conga: A very good example that went on for the rest of his life. During the battle for Archenland, he gets stuck on a hook on a wall. He demands to be released in order to duel King Edmund, but is denounced as a traitor, due to attacking during peacetime. After this, he is put on trial for his treachery and given multiple opportunities to redeem himself, but keeps threatening his captors. As punishment, Aslan temporarily turns him into a donkey and tells him that he'll be healed in the temple of Tash in Calormen but if he goes more than 10 miles from the temple, he will be permanently transformed. Since this prevents him from waging war, he is known as Rabadash the Peacemaker during his rule as Tisroc. But after his death, he is known to history as Rabadash the Ridiculous and the expression 'Second Rabadash' is also used for students who act incredibly stupid.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Plans to kidnap Queen Susan and force her to marry him.
  • Karmic Transformation: He was being an ass to the Narnians as well as how he tried to wage war in peace times, so Aslan naturally made him into a donkey, aka a "jackass".
  • Royal Brat: Textbook definition, given his attitude and his actions. The story indicates that Aslan's punishment did knock some sense into him and he became a good ruler, but it wasn't enough to prevent him from being remembered as "Rabadash the Ridiculous".
  • Smug Snake: Keeps insulting the Archenlanders and Narnians despite being their prisoner, and goes so far as to yell in Aslan's face.
  • Villainous Valour: For all his many, many deficiencies as a person, Rabadash has Evil Virtues aplenty, and he's a brave and skilled swordsman. The text outright says that he could've endured torture well.
  • Yandere: Wants to conquer Archenland and raid Narnia just to force Susan to marry him.


Voiced by: Liam Neeson
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: José Lavat
Voiced in European Spanish by: Luis Porcar
Voiced in Japanese by: Masane Tsukayama

The Great Lion, a talking lion, King of the Beasts, son of the Emperor-Over-the-Sea; a wise, compassionate, magical authority (both temporal and spiritual); mysterious and benevolent guide to the human children who visit; creator, guardian, and savior of Narnia. The author, C. S. Lewis, described Aslan as an alternate version of Christ—that is, as the form in which Christ might have appeared in a fantasy world.

  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: The Son of Man has taken many different forms across the countless worlds that make up the Narnia universe, but only two of them have been confirmed by C. S. Lewis. On Earth he took the form of Jesus Christ, due to humans being the dominant inhabitants of that world. In Narnia, which is mostly populated by talking animals and other magical creatures, he took the form of Aslan the Lion. It is currently unknown what his true form looks like.
  • Back from the Dead: After he's killed. Considering who he's supposed to be, it was just inevitable.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The most sure way of dealing with either a villain or a hero tempted to the dark side is for Aslan to give a show of force, which tends to terrify hero and villain alike... and He's more than willing to back it up with action if necessary (as the Witch found out).
  • Big Damn Heroes: Comes roaring (literally) to the rescue in the battle at the end of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, with Lucy, Susan, and everybody they rescued from the Witch's castle. Lucy is very disappointed in Prince Caspian when he doesn't do the same.
    Aslan: Nothing happens the same way twice.
  • Big Good: The biggest force for good seen in the series, though there is stated to be an even higher power behind him (The Emperor Beyond The Sea).
  • But Now I Must Go: It's noted that once he accomplishes what he needs to do, he tends to disappear without warning. The characters say he has other lands and other worlds he must attend to, and often reiterate that "he is not a tame lion".
  • The Chessmaster: Even when things don't go perfectly according to his plan (e.g. when Jill forgets the signs he had given her in The Silver Chair), he still manages to accomplish his goals.
  • The Chooser of The One: Aslan chooses who enters Narnia (and would be the kings and queens), and picked the children.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: Subverted. Aslan is not merely a vague knockoff of Jesus, he is literally "Jesus if Jesus were a huge sodding lion".
  • Deus ex Machina: He spends the entire series behind the scenes, spinning the adventure and coming before them only when they need him most. He comes in during the last battle in Prince Caspian to help the Narnians win after they began to lose hope.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He keeps his dignity while being killed by the White Witch, even while his mane is being shaved off, which would be very humiliating for any talking male lion.
  • Fantastic Religious Weirdness: Aslan's entire concept as a character is what Jesus would be like and what he would do if he created and incarnated in a magical world full of Talking Animals and other fantastic creatures.
  • Flat Character: Lewis couldn't intentionally write him to have any personality flaws or weaknesses, lose a fight, make any mistakes, or change, because of him being Jesus, whose perfection is very important in The Bible and Lewis's beliefs. However, Lewis still managed to make him a interesting and likeable character to many people while working with these major constraints.
  • God: Implied very heavily to be Jesus in the books, outright confirmed by the author.
  • Good Is Not Nice:
    • To the villains, but also the protagonists.
    Mr. Beaver: "Safe"? Who said anything about "safe"? Of course he isn't safe! But he's good.
    • He scratches Aravis very badly across her back to punish her for letting her servant get whipped. The amount of pain is specified to be exactly equal to what the servant experienced.
    • In the end of The Last Battle, all of the people who rejected him are not allowed into the Narnian heaven, instead disappearing into his shadow for an ambiguous fate.
    • There are multiple occasions where Aslan punishes Talking Animals to become ordinary animals.
    • He delivers the final blow to the White Witch, biting her face.
  • God Was My Copilot: While most of the time, he appears clearly as himself, there are at least a couple occasions where he sneakily appears to other characters incognito as a way of guiding them or teaching them a lesson:
    • In The Horse and His Boy, he appears to Shasta as a normal cat to comfort him, though he does scratch him at one point.
    • In the same book, he chases Bree and Hwin to make sure they make it to their destination on time. He has the form of a lion, but a normal lion; because of this, they don't recognize him as Aslan and think a normal wild lion is hunting them.
  • The High King: He is the High King above all High Kings.
  • Holy Is Not Safe: It's pointed out a few times that he's not a "tame" lion.
  • Incorrect Animal Noise: In the movie, they used tiger vocalizations for him instead of actual lion roars. This is actually a very common practice done for most movie lions, as tigers are generally considered to have a much fiercer sounding roar compared to lions.
  • King of All Cosmos: He's literally Jesus himself, but in a form that's more suitable for Narnia. On Earth, which is dominated by humans, he took the form of a man. In Narnia, which is mostly populated by Talking Animals and mythical creatures, he takes the form of a giant talking lion who gives you rides on his back and lets you stroke his mane.
  • King of Beasts: He's a huge sodding lion.
  • Kung-Fu Jesus: He plays more of a direct fighting role in the plot than you would expect for a god, such as when he kills the White Witch himself.
  • Lighter and Softer: His death compared to Jesus's death. His mane's sheared, he's mocked, and then killed quickly by being stabbed once, and while that's all awful enough, that's all that happens to him. Jesus was tortured much more painfully for hours before finally dying. It's obvious he would have had a similarly brutal death if the book didn't have to be family friendly, given that the scene is based on this, and the type of person Jadis is.
  • Magic Music: Aslan created Narnia, the animals, and the rest of the world by singing them into existence.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means 'lion' in Turkish.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, he gets executed by the White Witch. Unlike most examples of the trope, however, it doesn't stick.
  • Messianic Archetype: The man himself, in fact. At the end of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader he says that he is known by a 'different name' on Earth.
  • The Omniscient: Heavily implied to be the case, although in the film version of Prince Caspian his dialogue was altered in such a way it made it ambiguous. Specifically, he answers Lucy's question with "We can never know what would have happened" when he meets up with her. He says "we," not "you". Also, in the BBC miniseries of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, after Aslan comes back from the dead, Lucy says that they cried their heads off when he knew all along he would be alright. He replies that while he knew of the old incantation, it had never been put to the test until now.
  • Panthera Awesome: He's a huge sodding lion.
  • Reality Warper: Basically creates Narnia and can teleport people to places at will. He chooses not to abuse his power.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Quite literally. He chooses to die in place of Edmund when Jadis demands Edmund’s death.
  • Talking Animal: He's a huge sodding lion. And he talks.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: He says this of Peter when Peter faces down the wolf, allowing Peter to prove himself in battle and earn his first kill.

     Jadis, The White Witch
Played by: Tilda Swinton
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Patricia Palestino
Voiced in European Spanish by: Conchi López
Voiced in Japanese by: Mao Daichi
Jadis, commonly known as the White Witch, is the main villain of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Jadis also appears at length in The Magician's Nephew, which concerns her origins and the origins of Narnia. She is the Witch who froze Narnia in the Hundred Years Winter.

  • Above Good and Evil: Jadis thinks she's exempt from morality just because she's magical and special. "Ours is a high and lonely destiny."
  • Adaptational Badass: The film adds a sword fight with Peter, where she parries all his strikes with contemptuous ease and seems to mostly be toying with him, until Aslan arrives and she starts to get desperate.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The original design for Jadis is pale skin and dark hair. However, the recent revamp for the film franchise has a blonde portraying her. Everything else about her (the red lips, the pale skin, and her outfit) are the same.
  • Ambiguously Human: This is commented through the books, mostly coming from the fact that, while she and the Charn race look exactly like just tall humans, there is something on them that hints they are not. Jadis herself is said to claim to be human in order to justify her place in the Narnian throne, but Mrs. Beaver opines she is actually of Djinn and giant blood, as well as a descendant of Lilith of all people.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Jadis is killed in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but in Prince Caspian, the possibility of reanimating her and using her as a weapon against an oppressive tyrant is discussed, but eventually averted. Apparently, Witches of this power never truly die and can always be brought back with a dark ritual, which is quite mercifully interrupted partway in.
    • The Silver Chair features another Witch of great power as its Big Bad, and it is the subject of much debate whether she is a reincarnation or some sort of figment/avatar of Jadis, or just another unrelated witch.
  • Belated Backstory: She's the main villain of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first published book, but her backstory isn't elaborated on until The Magician's Nephew, the second-to-last published book and the last one written.
  • Big Bad: In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Magician's Nephew, at least (arguably The Silver Chair, if the Lady of the Green Kirtle is indeed supposed to be a reincarnation of Jadis); after that, she is little more than a bad memory. However, the movies seem to be giving her a much greater presence post-mortem particularly in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which the scriptwriters insisted had to have a villain. Apparently it's not a spiritual journey without a Boss Battle.
  • Blessed with Suck: After biting the Silver Apple, gains immortality but intensifies her misery.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: In The Magician's Nephew, she points out torture chambers, dungeons, and locations of massacres in Charn as casually as if they were minor tourist sites.
  • Brought Down to Badass: In Charn, the Witch is an unstoppable force that annihilated all life aside from herself with a single spell and can effortlessly blast apart large structures with nary a word. In our world, however, she is incapable of using magic altogether, but is still a titan of a woman with Super Strength due to her bloodline. In Narnia, she is somewhere in between, she is a powerful spellcaster but requires a wand and her selection of spells may be a bit more limited.
  • Cain and Abel: Fought a long and bloody civil war against her sister for control of their kingdom that culminated in the destruction of their entire universe. She says she was the one with the rightful claim to the throne, and that her sister was the first to break their mutual agreement not to use magic, but given who's talking it's just as likely to be a case of Unreliable Narrator. Though her sister may have been no angel either, given that the royal house of Charn is described as having gotten worse with each generation. But at least her sister didn't use the Deplorable Word.
  • Composite Character: She is based on four characters in fiction: Satan from John Milton's Paradise Lost, Ayesha from She by H. Rider Haggard, the Snow Queen from Hans Christian Andersen's fantasy story of the same name, and the Queen of Babylon from the Story of the Amulet by Nesbit. The mythological character of Lilith was also an inspiration for her character and Jadis is said to be descended from her in the stories.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: The Satan version of this, though in The Last Battle Tash elbows her out of that role.
  • Dark Action Girl: In the movies, where she's shown to be just as good a fighter as a mage and schemer.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: The Magician's Nephew's illustrations shows her barefoot.
  • The Dreaded: Jadis ruled Narnia with an iron fist for a hundred years not only through the icy grip of magic, but sheer terror. Tumnus, the Beavers and others relate how utterly terrified all Narnians are at the prospect of arousing her wrath.
  • Dual Wielding: A wand and a sword in The Movie. She switches to two swords once her wand breaks.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: In the books, her hair is black and her skin is literally white "like snow, or paper, or icing sugar," clearly intended to look creepy and unhealthy. Not true in the movies, in which she is blonde and has a more or less natural skin tone.
  • Endless Winter: Her shtick, and the main reason why she's known as the White Witch.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: Plunges Narnia into an infinite winter in which Christmas never occurs.
  • Evil Is Petty: Wiped out all other life on Charn just to "win" the war with her sister when she was on the edge of defeat.
  • Evil Overlord: First of Charn, although all rulers of Charn in her era were wicked. Then of Narnia.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Magic comes naturally to her species, namely her royal family. Stranded in Narnia, where magical knowledge from her homeworld was useless, she eventually became adept in the local magic.
  • Fantastic Nuke: An understatement. The Deplorable Word, a spell that kills absolutely everything in the world aside from the caster, makes nukes look like party poppers.
  • Genocide from the Inside: When she ruled Charn, she learned a spell known as the Deplorable Word that would kill every living thing in the world except the speaker. When she lost the civil war, she used it.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: She reigns as the Queen of Narnia, and she's incredibly evil by virtue of plunging the whole land into eternal winter and violently disposing of anyone who opposes her. Fittingly enough, she does get disposed of thanks to a divine intervention.
  • Hate Sink: She's so loathsome and despicable as a villain that when she dies, it's incredibly satisfying to watch due to how cruel and psychotic she is.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Her insistence on demanding Edmund's life, and her gleeful willingness to kill Aslan in Edmund's place, leads to her defeat thanks to her ignorance of the Deeper Magic beneath the Deep Magic she invokes.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She's an immortal monster who's destroyed an entire universe, turned Narnia into a frozen wasteland, appears human until you take a good look, and became Narnia's very own Satan in the end.
  • Ice Queen: About as literal as you can get without a Queen actually being made of ice. The movie has her wearing a crown made of ice as well.
  • In the Blood: She mentions that one of her ancestors single-handedly slaughtered over seven hundred nobles, because some of them had rebellious thoughts. Apparently it was a normal thing in her family.
  • It's All About Me: In her mind, the whole Universe pretty much revolves around her.
  • Karmic Death: Oh so very much, especially in the film.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The most powerful and longest lived villain in the series, who appears in not one but two books. Jadis destroys the entire universe of Charn with the Deplorable Word, rules Narnia with an iron fist, plunges the entire realm into an endless winter, and manipulates Edmund Pevensie into betraying his siblings. She attempts to get Edmund sacrificed for his betrayal in order to appease the Deep Magic, and takes great pleasure in taking Aslan's life instead. She is essentially Narnia's version of the devil, rivalled only by Tash himself. Yeah, this woman was bad news.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Elegant and merciless, she is an incredibly powerful sorceress who put Narnia in an eternal winter and could turn beings into stone with her wand.
  • Lady of War: In the film, she wields her swords with considerable grace.
  • Large Ham: In the BBC adaptation in the 80s.
  • Last of Her Kind: The sole survivor of the entire population of Charn, her home universe. She killed all the rest herself.
  • Light Is Not Good: Despite being the White Witch, she's very evil. Though, in her case, the white is associated more with ice and cold than light. Given her religious motifs, it might be both, seeing as Lucifer is "the bringer of light", meanwhile in The Divine Comedy Satan lives in a frozen lake.
  • Magic Knight: In the film of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, she went into battle with a sword and a wand of petrification. A pretty nasty combination by anyone's standards, and she put both to pretty good use. Additionally, she has Super Strength, so even when her magic is unavailable (such as in our world), she is still a monstrously powerful foe.
    • In the book itself, she mostly uses her wand, but when Edmund shatters it, she switches to her ritual knife as a backup weapon and is still a deadly force with it.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She tricks Edmund into giving up his siblings just so she could kill the four of them.
  • Mysterious Past: The Beavers tell the Pevensies that she's some kind of djinn-giantess something, without explaining where she came from (presumably they don't know). The Magician's Nephew fleshes out her origin and past.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: Half Jinn and half Giant, if Mr Beaver is correct. This would presumably also apply to her sister.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Just what was the "terrible price" for learning the deplorable word?
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Via Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum, which she survived. She REALLY doesn't take defeat well. Charn is so utterly depopulated that when she, the last living being, is removed, the whole universe collapses into an existential hole.
  • The Red Baron: "The Queen of Queens and the Terror of Charn".
  • Royal Blood: In her homeworld of Charn, she was a royal. She claims to be a Daughter of Eve in Narnia to justify her rule, but everyone knows she isn't.
  • Satanic Archetype: She is a representation of the Devil just like Aslan represents God/Jesus. Interestingly enough, however, she doesn't seem to have any connection with Tash, the other representation of the Devil in the Narnia universe.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In The Magician's Nephew she put herself into suspended animation after destroying her world, and left a way for any visitors to wake her up, so that they’d take her to a new world.
  • Shmuck Bait: An appreciator of this, given the inscription left on the bell used to wake her up in a World of Silence: "Make your choice, adventurous Stranger; Strike the bell and bide the danger, or wonder, till it drives you mad, what would have followed if you had." Jadis is apparently Genre Savvy enough to not even attempt denying that waking her is super bad news, instead choosing to appeal to a traveler's curiosity. It works.
  • Signature Move: Her petrification spell, which she tosses out like cookies during her reign over Narnia. This may be a matter of necessity, since magic in Narnia does not seem to work the same way it did in her homeworld. While she can obviously cast other spells (as proven by the whole "everlasting winter" thing), this may be the only one she can cast without an elaborate ritual, or at least the most efficient one. Given that it both gets any target out of her way with one wave of her wand and gets her a nice statue for her gardens, it may just be the only spell she really ever needs.
  • The Sociopath: Let's see; Lack of Empathy, check, Narcissist, check, no regard for others or remorse for any of her actions, check, It's All About Me, double check, see's others either tools to use, toys for amusement, or obstacles to crush, check. What else could she possibly be?
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's what, eight feet tall? Nine? (Her family is part giant) And gorgeous, especially before eating that apple and turning paper-white.
  • Super Strength: Even without magic, she's quite unnaturally strong, able to rip part of a lamp-post off with her bare hands and little apparent effort. This hints at her nonhuman nature, given that not even a tall woman like her could do such feats of strength and make them look easy.
  • Taken for Granite: Her main method of dealing with her enemies, using her magic wand. She even did it to herself in the film.
  • The Vamp: For Edmund and Digory. Uncle Andrew has just as strong an infatuation with her, though in his case the reason is not that Jadis is deliberately seducing him like a Vamp; he's attracted to her just because Evil Is Sexy, without any deliberate effort on Jadis's part.
  • Vain Sorceress: While she doesn't do the "who's the fairest of them all" shtick, she still feels like this archetype, being as unearthily beautiful as she is unspeakably arrogant. The fact that she uses the petrified bodies of those who stand in her way as statues to decorate her garden also feeds into this impression.
  • Villainous Legacy: The villain in The Silver Chair is described as one of Jadis's sort, and aims to conquer Narnia like Jadis did. But since that later villain is a Diabolus ex Nihilo outside that vague hint, we don't know what the nature of this connection would be.
  • Wax Museum Morgue: Her entire castle courtyard, filled with statues. Take a wild guess where she got them. Her hall in Charn resembles this, but the statues are actually just statues in this case — except Jadis herself.
  • Winter Royal Lady: "The White Witch" who casts eternal winter. Ironically, she was real royalty before her reign in Narnia.
  • Witch Species: The House of Charn, of which she is the sole survivor. If Mr Beaver is to be believed, this lineage included both Jinns and Giants. Magicians like Uncle Andrew that went by-the-book did exist in Charn, but were "inferior", and were wiped out long ago.
  • Would Hurt a Child: No qualms whatsoever about fighting and killing children to get what she wants.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Her magic is unique to Charn and normally unusable outside of it, but she can remedy this through a Magic Wand. It's definitely alien to Narnia, where magic naturally permeates everything, but actual spellcasting seems to be rare, and usually treated as evil just like the Witch's magic.
  • Your Magic's No Good Here: She can casually blast buildings to pieces in Charn, but seems to be unable to cast in Narnia without a special Magic Wand, or at all in the human world, though it's unclear whether she might have been able to remedy that with a similar wand if given the time to develop one, or whether our world is too poor in magic altogether to allow her to cast anything in any way.
  • 0% Approval Rating: As the traditional Evil Sorceress, Jadis runs Narnia as she wishes. Downplayed in that it does win her a few friends - Talking Wolves, Hags, and the People of the Toadstools, for example. Dwarves (especially Black Dwarves) also seem to have done alright under her rule, though there were plenty of dwarves loyal to Narnia as well.


The primary god of the Calormenes, who unwittingly summoned him to Narnia during The Last Battle.

  • The Anti-Christ: Subverted. He's established as the Evil Counterpart of Aslan, and since Aslan is another form of Jesus, this would make Tash the Antichrist, especially since his summoning helps bring about The End of the World as We Know It. However, Tash is portrayed more as The Anti-God (see below) than as an Antichrist: whereas your typical Antichrist is a human or at least partly human Dark Messiah, Tash is a full-on God of Evil, and whereas the Antichrist is usually born around the time of Armageddon, Tash has apparently been around long before that — he may even be as old as Aslan, since he's described as an equal opposite. (That said, since Christian theology traditionally views God and Jesus (and the Holy Spirit) as one and the same, the Antichrist/Anti-God distinction might be muddled there the same way the Christ/God distinction is.)
  • The Anti-God: He makes an interesting departure from Narnia's Anglican Christian eschatology, because although his role is similar to the Antichrist, his true nature is actually Aslan's direct, equal counterpart, the yin to Aslan's (and presumably his father's) yang. This makes him actually more similar to Catharism's conception of Satan, which regarded him as a twin deity to God who did only evil just as God did only good.
    Aslan: "...we are opposites, I take to me the services which thou hast done to him, for I and he are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him. Therefore if any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for the oath's sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not, and it is I who reward him. And if any man do a cruelty in my name, then, though he says the name Aslan, it is Tash whom he serves and by Tash his deed is accepted."
  • Death Glare: Gives an unsettling one to Tirian, his next target.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A shadowy bird-man appearing to be made of smoke.
  • God of Evil: His role. His cult even includes idols and sacrifices in the vein of the pre-Yahweh Middle Eastern gods, which were considered devils by the Bible.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As revealed in The Last Battle, he serves as this for the whole series.
  • Hell Is That Noise: That such a creature would even speak to a human, let alone question him.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy/No Mere Windmill/Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Before he stepped up to the plate, many of the characters doubted his existence, even some of his supposed followers (we're looking at you, Rishda, Shift, and Ginger).
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has multiple arms, which makes him resemble a multi-armed god of Hinduism, fitting Calormen's Sim Sim Salabim theme.
  • Offstage Villainy: Tash doesn't actually harm anyone "on page" except for the villain who summoned him. Justified, as he's not on page much besides in that scene, and it's implied that if King Peter hadn't stopped him, he would have gone after the heroes. Even so, it's mentioned that he requires Human Sacrifice.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Most of the Calormenes didn't think he really existed when they prayed for him to appear before them. They got quite a nasty shock.
  • Speak of the Devil: Rishda and Ginger were in for a nasty surprise that literally left them speechless.
  • Touch of Death: He seems to represent death and decay, and everything that comes near him suffers for it.
  • Walking Wasteland: When he walks through Narnia everything around him dies and decays.
  • You Will Be Spared: Curiously, he attacked everyone who encountered him in the stable but left the kowtowing sentry alone.

Alternative Title(s): Chronicles Of Narnia, Narnia


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