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Callum's Group

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The main characters, a group composed by the two princes, Callum and Ezran, the prodigy elven assassin Rayla and the pet Bait. As of "Wonderstorm", the titular Dragon Prince, Azymondias, is added to the group.


  • Action Duo: Or Action Power Trio. Rayla and Callum are the two protectors of the group, but who sometimes argue and bicker, thus leaving it to Ezran to bridge the divide between them and protect the Dragon Prince. After Callum forges a connection to the sky arcanum and Ezran decides to go home, the group becomes an Action Duo
  • Children Are Innocent: The reason why the main characters are so young. Not jaded enough by the war, they can still hold on to the belief that they can stop it, especially with the Dragon Prince in hands.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Ezran is red, Callum is blue, Rayla is green. Fittingly Ezran is an All-Loving Hero, Callum is a nerd, and Rayla is the only one with combat training.
  • Fantasy Character Classes: Callum is a mage, Rayla is an assassin. Ezran may have the beginnings of a Beast Master or Dragon Rider, or going from a more low-key Word of God tease, the earliest onsets of a Ranger of sorts.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: The group realizes that, before the importance of their mission and what they'll likely face together, they need to learn to trust and work with each other. This leads the princes to build an unlikely friendship with the elven assassin that gradually solidifies as the episodes of Season 1 progress.
  • Interspecies Friendship: An unlikely friendship between two humans, an elf, a glow toad, and later, a dragon.
  • Kid Hero: The group is composed of these, with Rayla, the oldest, being only fifteen. Azymondias is the youngest, technically, having hatched at the end of the first season.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Rayla and Callum fill these roles respectively.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: For much of the first season, Rayla and Callum don't see eye-to-eye with one another, even as they share the role of protector for the group, and come to rely on each other's respective skills and fighting abilities. Callum knows that Rayla is keeping a secret, and so doesn't trust her. Rayla, for her part, is irritated by Callum's distrust and how his recklessness almost gets her killed on several occasions. Their bickering gets to the point that it causes an avalanche, and later it's up to Ezran to jump in and save the egg as the two of them argue.
  • With a Friend and a Stranger: Callum and Ezran are half-siblings and friends ever since the latter's birth; Rayla is a stranger who joins them.
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    Prince Callum 

Prince Callum

Voiced by: Jack DeSena (English) Click to see other languages 

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His bravery will be tested.

"Art! Finally something I'm good at!"

The older half-brother of Crown Prince Ezran of Katolis.


  • The Ace: When it comes to magic, Callum certainly seems to be evolving into this. The show creators have described him as a modern day phenomenon. He is able to instantly master drawing runes for a spell after seeing them performed once. He was also to connect to the sky arcanum after only being able to do magic for a week, something that no present-day human or even elf mage has been able to do (if Lujanne's description is accurate). Moreover, its been revealed by Word of God that he'll continue to explore these abilities and even connect to other arcana, indicating that he hasn't even reached his full potential.
  • Acting Unnatural: Callum has a gift for this. The more determined he is to pretend that everything is all right, the more overtly terrified he looks. In "Bloodthirsty", for example, he attempts to warn Rayla that they have company, in the form of an actual company of soldiers led by his Cool Aunt, by putting just a bit too much emphasis on the words "human troops".
    Amaya: (via interpreter) "Callum, you know it doesn't help to yell. And why are you saying 'human troops' like that?"
    Callum: Uh, what do you mean? That's how I always say HEAVILY ARMED HUMAN TROOPS!
  • Adopted into Royalty: Through his mother's marriage to King Harrow. However, his father and brother don't treat him differently, and he is second in line to Ezran. In spite of being treated as part of the family, Callum often feels like he doesn't fit in to the role of being a prince.
  • Adorkable: Callum tends to be endearingly awkward and nerdy. His plan of attack on the Cursed Caldera is just "Flash! Woof! Zap! Slash!" He also meditates on the back of a phoenix hundreds of feet in the air "contemplating the meaning of sky."
  • Affectionate Nickname: Rayla has a whole list of these for Callum—"sad prince"; "dummy"; "big dumb human."
  • Amplifier Artifact: The Primal Stone he steals from Claudia allows him to cast sky magic. When he smashes it to hatch the dragon egg, he loses access to sky magic. At the end of season 2, however, he forges a connection to the sky arcanum and is able to use magic directly.
  • The Apprentice: Zigzagged. Callum wants Lujanne to teach him how to do Moon Magic, and while she provides him some information, she ultimately tells him that humans can't do magic. However, she does explain to him that creatures that perform do so because they have an arcanum, or a connection to a Primal Source. Based on what she tells him, Callum is later able to create his own connection.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He's able to reproduce runes perfectly just by watching them performed once, and not even from the same vantage point as the one performing them. This is shown to be fairly unusual for magic users; most of the mages rely on reading books to learn spells, as Claudia, Viren, and even Aaravos are shown to be doing. Callum has learned primal magic entirely through observation, or getting a feel for the primal source by spending time in the elements. In season 2, he takes this a step further, and is able to analyze the true meaning of the Sky Primal to unlock its secret, thus becoming the first human in modern history to have the sky arcanum...after only having done magic for about a week.
  • Badass Adorable: He's called "adorable" by Claudia, and tends to be kind and sweet. However, his powers allow him to wreck havoc if he wants to.
  • Badass in Distress: Played for Laughs in "An Empty Throne." Rayla rushes to Callum when she hears his calls for help... only to find him holding a bolt of lightning in his hand with no idea how to discharge it.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Since humans are not born with an innate connection to one of the arcana, it was thought to be impossible for them to use Primal Magic without a Primal Stone. By the end of Season 2, Callum manages to forge his own connection to the Sky Arcanum.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Claudia and Soren learn the hard way what happens when you threaten one of Callum's friends.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite sometimes finding his brother a bit naive or annoying, he does love and care for him. When Rayla comes to assassinate Ezran, after running into Callum, he tells her that he is the crown prince Ezran. After she corners them in the hidden cellar, he protectively stands in front of his little brother and says, "You're gonna have to go through me."
  • Bling of War: Averted. Callum shows up to join an excursion in fancy looking armor. The captain, Soren, informs him that it's parade armor, three times as heavy as steel and only half as durable.
  • Blow You Away: Because he got the Primal Stone of the Sky, most of the spells he uses are related to air in some capacity, like creating wind and lightning. He later acquires it permanently after understanding the nature of magic in his hallucination quest, making it a part of his character and independent of Primal Stones.
  • Breath Weapon: One of his magical attacks consists of blowing on a symbol to create a strong gust of wind.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Moonshadow assassins come to kill Callum's father, while the youngest assassin chases him across the castle, leading to a series of events that begin the journey to return the titular dragon prince to his mother.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Callum refers to his stepfather as "King Harrow" instead of "dad", because he feels he would overstep his boundaries since he's Harrow's stepson.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He has to do this for his spells, as it's part of the casting. He spends a long time being able to only use half of the thunder spell for not knowing the word to launch it.
  • Can't Refuse the Call Anymore: Callum finally reaches a point of no return, and concludes the first part of his Hero's Journey, when he connects to the sky arcanum and crosses into Xadia. After using Dark Magic, he falls into a coma and nearly dies. He has a series of visions that toss him around and test his character. When he awakes, he realizes that he now understands the sky arcanum, thus achieving what no other human mage has achieved and committing him to finish the journey with Rayla and Zym.
  • Chekhov's Skill: He's a talented artist, which requires him to pay very close attention to detail. As it turns out, to cast spells, you have to draw the rune perfectly. So, when Callum tries magic for the first time, he excels at it.
  • Child Prodigy: Becomes an Instant Expert in casting spells that he's seen performed once. He also connects to the sky arcanum, something that seasoned human mages can't do, in just a few days, thus surpassing all of them.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Downplayed. Callum has a tendency to want to help protect those around him, such as insisting to Soren that he go along with the search party for the Moonshadow elves, but it doesn't come up enough for him to play this trope straight. However, it's this tendency that pushes him to try Dark Magic to save the dragon in "Fire and Fury," and puts him into a coma.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Callum has little confidence in himself. He is generally awkward and a bit cowardly, even if trying to do the right thing.
  • Cool Big Bro: Besides being protective of Ezran, Callum has shown a deep loyalty and love for his younger brother, always reminding Ezran how much he means to him and apologizing to Ezran when he crosses a line.
  • The Corruptible: Despite being morally opposed to Dark Magic, Callum ultimately decides to use it to save Rayla and a dragon. However, after using it, he ultimately decides to reject Dark Magic for good.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Gets a lot of good quips in.
    "We go way back! Like when you chased me through the castle trying to stab me. Good times."
  • Death Glare: Gives a rather venomous one to Claudia when Rayla is in danger.
  • Defends Against Their Own Kind: During their time in the Human Kingdoms, Callum largely has to be Rayla's protector against other humans.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Callum sees himself as failing to live up to the expectations of a prince, and has been anxiously trying to find his place in the world, wanting to help protect the king and frustrated that he "can't do anything."
  • The Determinator: Callum is determined to be a mage again, even after having to destroy the Primal Stone and having it explained to him that humans can't do primal magic without one. He resolves to do sky magic again by gaining the sky arcanum, something that hasn't been done by a human in modern history. Callum never gives up on this goal, and after much struggle, connects to the Sky Primal. Indeed, being a determinator is a general part of his character; the show creators have written that he "tries his hardest at everything, no matter how many times he falls down."
  • Didn't Think This Through: Callum tries to defuse a standoff by explaining to Amaya—a general, warrior, and his very protective aunt—that Rayla is a bloodthirsty monster and therefore he and Ezran have to leave with her. This backfires, and instead makes Amaya even more motivated to kill Rayla.
  • Die or Fly: Callum has never so much as drawn a rune before, but when he, Rayla, and Ezran are cornered by Claudia's shadow dogs, he tries casting his first spell without knowing whether it will misfire. Sure enough, he pulls it off, and becomes a mage.
  • Disappeared Dad: Harrow is not his birth father, but we don't know who is his natural father or what happened to him. As of Season 2, all we know about him is that he's dead.
  • Easing into the Adventure: The first episode and a half of the series shows Callum's ordinary life, from his sketching, to interactions with Ezran and King Harrow, losing to Soren in a swordfight, and flirting with Claudia.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: After learning of his Dream-Crushing Handicap, Callum believes if he can gain an understanding of one of the arcana, he can draw on that specific power, basically forging a connection like the elves and magical creatures have naturally. After his vision quest from using Dark Magic, he realizes that the whole planet itself is like one giant Sky Primal Stone. He understands all there is of Sky and this allows him to use Sky magic without a Primal Stone.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first thing we see of Callum in the show is him drawing and vocalizing a picture of him coolly and heroically taking down a monster, which gives us the first taste of Callum's sense of inferiority and desire to be someone cool and amazing, while also showcasing the catalyst that proves as an example of why he's really better than he realizes.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: He sees a vision of himself as a master of Dark Magic. Needless to say, he is unnerved and describes the ordeal as "horrifying."
  • The Everyman: At the beginning of the story, Callum is perhaps the most ordinary and relatable of the main characters. He isn't an heir to the throne, a prodigious sword-fighter, or a well-trained sorcerer. Instead, he's an awkward and clumsy kid, is mediocre at most things he tries, and is shorter than almost everyone older than him… just like most 14-year-old kids are in the real world.
  • Fatal Flaw: Callum has a crippling lack of self-confidence. Before he discovers magic, he's convinced that he's always been bad at everything. When he becomes a mage, he thinks the Primal Stone is the only source of his self-worth. When he temporarily loses the ability to use magic, Callum is paralyzed by indecision, and recklessly puts himself in harm's way trying to become a mage again.
  • The Fettered: Callum could greatly expand his range of magical abilities by practicing Dark Magic, but he is far too good-natured to even consider it. The one time he uses Dark Magic, it was in a last resort to save Rayla, and he never defends his choice.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Callum wears a brown pair.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Ezran's Foolish. While Callum does his princely duties, Ezran is often stealing jelly tarts from the baker.
  • The Gift: Callum is something of a prodigy when it comes to magic. Without proper training and only a few tidbits of information, he was able to competently cast spells and protect the group. Later, he was able to, over a period of a few days, forge a connection to the sky arcanum, something thought of as impossible for humans.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In season 2, Callum does end up dabbling in dark magic, and like Claudia, his eyes glow purple.
  • Good Counterpart: To Claudia. Both are mages, and tempted to use Dark Magic to save the people they care about. But whereas Callum decides to reject Dark Magic for good after using it only once, Claudia jumps off the deep end, using a living creature for Dark Magic and never questioning the morality of her actions.
  • Go Through Me: Callum tries to protect Ezran this way when Rayla plans to kill him.
  • Happily Adopted: He is King Harrow's step-son, and while both can be awkward around another, Harrow made it clear in his letter that he loved Callum with all his heart. And as Callum showed in his last moments with his stepfather, the feeling was mutual.
  • The Hero: An awkward step-prince who has trouble fitting in, gets caught up in a quest to return the Dragon Prince home and avert a war, while discovering he has a talent for magic and resolving to learn all he can to be a mage. All while possessing a key to a "great power in Xadia," that once belonged to the Big Bad of the series. Yep, Callum fits this archetype to a tee.
  • Heroic BSoD: After he is told that humans can't do magic, and that he destroyed his only chance at being a mage, Callum gradually falls into periods of this. By "Fire and Fury," Callum has become uncharacteristically standoffish and hesitant at helping Rayla rescue the dragon, convinced that he's too useless to help.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: When Ellis praises him for being a mage, Callum simply dismisses his worth and insists that his power just comes from the Primal Stone. Later on, he tells Rayla that he can't do anything.
  • Heroic Willpower: In spite of being told creatures have to be born with a connection to a primal source to do magic, Callum decides he will create his own connection through sheer determination. Sure enough, he does.
  • Hidden Depths: Near the end of episode 4, Callum demonstrates that he too knows ASL and uses it to convince General Amaya to let him, Ezran and Rayla proceed with their journey.
  • Honest Advisor: He advises Ezran on how to be king, though he does so in a more casual, laidback approach. In his final letter, King Harrow tells Callum he trusts him to support his half-brother's rule when he succeeds him to the throne.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He trusts Soren and Claudia on their mission, in spite of the fact that Callum knew Soren lied to him about his father.
  • Humble Hero: He tends to downplay his accomplishments, even insisting that the primal stone is the only reason he can do magic. Even when he becomes the first human to connect to the sky arcanum, he never brags about his achievement.
  • I Am Spartacus: He tries to pass himself off as Ezran, to stop Rayla from killing his little brother.
  • I Am Who?: Has this kind of reaction when Rayla calls him a mage.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: In "Voyage of the Ruthless," Callum tells Zym that he badly wants to be a mage again, and that when he could do magic, he felt like himself. Throughout the second season, he's willing to go through great lengths to do magic again.
  • Ignored Epiphany: When Callum declares to Lujanne he wouldn't give up on learning magic just because it was something hard, he lists of the skills he was expected to learn as the prince and how those skills were hard for him. Lujanne then asks if he didn't give up on those and eventually learned those skills as well.
  • Incompletely Trained: Or rather not trained at all. So far, Callum is almost entirely self-taught, relying on using spells he happened to witness Claudia casting.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Callum tends to be a little clueless when hurting the feelings of others. In "Bloodthirsty," he plays into a stereotype of elves being bloodthirsty monster, which ends up hurting and offending Rayla.
  • Instant Expert: Seasoned mages like Claudia and Viren take years to master spells and incantations. Callum is able to draw runes and cast spells perfectly on just his first try.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • After Rayla agrees to work with him and Ezran when they find the Dragon Prince's egg, Rayla states they should trust her, which Callum replies with sarcasm. He's on point given she tried not too long ago to kill him.
    • A case of both jerks have a point occurs between him and Rayla in "Through the Ice" — on his side, Callum's distrust of Rayla isn't because she's an elf, but because he can feel she's hiding something from him and Ezran, and until she's honest with them, Callum can't fully trust her with the egg. And he's right since she knew about their father's death.
    • Another case of with her and Callum on debating Claudia and Soren's intentions and whether to trust them — on his side, he tries to put it as gently as possible, but honestly explains to Rayla why he doesn't believe her suspicions of Soren and Claudia because they've been his friends longer while he and Rayla don't have that kind of bond yet. It may be a hard thing to hear and both parties are obviously saddened at the end, but he makes a fair point — Rayla has yet to give evidence of the siblings' ill intentions and Callum isn't just going to trust someone he's known little over a week against people who he states are his childhood friends.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed. Callum has a tendency to be somewhat insensitive to the feelings of others and has been noted to act like a "jerk", but not to the point he plays this trope straight. Usually, though not always, the moments where he acts like a jerk is due to his ignorance rather than malice. He's shown to be compassionate, brave, and protective of his loved ones, as well as having the humility to admit his mistakes.
  • Jumped at the Call: When he discovers the dragon egg, he very quickly decides its up to Rayla, Ezran, and himself to journey to Xadia and return it to it's mother.
  • The Leader: Callum is a Mastermind type of leader, organizing a plan of attack around everyone's skills to take on the threats they may face on the Cursed Caldera.
  • Like a Son to Me: In Harrow's letter to Callum, he makes it clear that despite the two of them not being biologically related, he wholeheartedly believed Callum was his son and the only reason he kept a certain amount of distance was because he didn't want to replace Callum's birth father.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Both his mother and stepfather where accomplished warriors but Callum is notably a poor swordsman which feeds into his insecurities.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Invoked by King Harrow, who tells Callum he sees himself in his stepson. However, in terms of personality, Callum is more like his mother—compassionate, protective, reluctant to take shortcuts, and fairly headstrong.
  • The Load: Downplayed. He sees himself as this toward the end of season 2, which gives him much grief. He thinks there's nothing he can do, so he has to sit on the sidelines while Rayla goes off on a dangerous mission to save a dragon. However, this is largely the result of Callum's low self-esteem rather than actually being a liability to the group, and after connecting to the sky arcanum, his feelings of inferiority disappear.
  • A Master Makes Their Own Tools: An interesting case where a master becomes their tool. Callum destroys the primal stone, the source of his magical abilities, and tries to form a connection to the sky arcanum. He later learns that he is that connection.
    Callum: I thought I had to find my wings, but that's just it! I am the wing.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The Latin word for Sky is "caelum" and Callum is revealed to be a sky mage.
    • In Gaelic, Callum means "Dove King", which could refer to his desire to make peace with Katolis' enemies and stop the fighting and bloodshed. In addition, doves are birds and also associated with the sky.
  • Military Mage: Callum is the artillery version of this, capable of firing ranged attacks. However, in "Fire and Fury," it's shown that he's perfectly capable of being a One-Man Army when push comes to shove.
  • Mixed Ancestry: He is the setting's equivalent of Asian on his mom's side. This is part of the creators' goal to "[build] a world with greater racial representation than typical fantasy stories".
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: While he's not portrayed as physically weak or unfit by any means, Callum just looks like an ordinary kid. However, he's shown to be remarkably strong, as he is able to hold on to his entire group to keep them from falling off a cliff.
  • Noble Bigot: While Callum does want to end the war with the Elves and tries to reason with Rayla when they first meet on the Cycle of Revenge, he also displays this from time to time. When Rayla offered Ezran some moonberry juice, Callum reflexively declines believing that it was blood. When the trio meet up with Soren and Claudia, they are shocked that he is friends with an elf (Rayla), but Callum clarifies that she's a "good elf", something that understandably upsets Rayla.
  • One-Man Army: By himself, he manages to both unchain a dragon and scatter Soren's forces.
  • Photographic Memory: He copies the game room in the Banther Lodge from memory (reversing the usual joke of poorly made, inaccurate graphic depictions), and later two spells after seeing them only once each. He mostly uses it for drawing but it proves invaluable to his magic, as runes need to be drawn perfectly or they'll backfire. His photographic memory was also critical in allowing him to connect to the sky arcanum, as he was able to process and understand a great level of detail to finally comprehend the Sky Primal. This character sheet by executive producer Giancarlo Volpe lists "Photographic memory" among his skills/feats.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Besides Ezran and Ellis, he is the shortest of the named characters. Nevertheless, he can dish out serious damage with his magic.
  • Primary-Color Champion: He is the main character and fairly heroic figure that generally wears red and blue clothes.
  • Power Crystal: His magic uses the nature surrounding him as sources; during Book One, he gets his hands on a Primal Stone, an orb that allows him to freely cast magic that uses the Sky as a power source. In the Book Two episode "Breathe", he learns to do it without the Primal Stone, which was thought to be impossible for humans by many.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: He freely admits he's not really capable when it comes to physical fighting, and it causes him some level of insecurity early on that he can only contribute to the fight with the Primal Stone, even when Ellis points out that the stone is just a fancy ball without him. Even after he starts tapping into other types of magic such as dark and forging a proper natural connection to use sky magic naturally, he doesn't have much fall back on physically if those aren't enough.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: He exhausts himself after using a Dark Magic spell, and later falls into a coma.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Callum manages to be a combination of the two. Ordinarily, he's intellectual, thoughtful, and reserved. However, whenever the topic of magic is involved, he becomes passionate, enthusiastic, and impulsive.
  • Refusal of the Call: Rayla tells him that, to truly stop the Cycle of Revenge, someone has to take the stand. Having gone through a Heroic BSoD, Callum simply says that he can't do anything, and can't be one of the heroes who goes and stops all the fighting. Needless to say, this refusal is short-lived.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Downplayed. Callum wears a red scarf and admits that he's a poor fighter...but he discovers his potential in magic.
  • Ship Tease:
    • He clearly has a crush on Claudia, something Soren takes notice of and helps Callum out with by letting him beat him to impress her. Callum also talks about Claudia in his sleep. They even come close to sharing a kiss in the second season. However, after Claudia betrays them enough times, his crush on her seems to be ebbing away. When she tells him that he needs someone experienced to teach him how to use the dark magic, he coldly replies "You already did".
    • In the season 2 episode "Fire and Fury" when Rayla goes off on a dangerous mission to free a captive dragon, Callum is seen drawing her in his notebook. When asked about it, Callum simply replies that he draws when he's upset. Later, after he uses dark magic to help Rayla free the dragon, his use of this magic puts Callum in something of a fever dream. While he is comatose and in a continuously worsening condition, Rayla remains to watch over him as her worry eventually becomes a panic, and she almost confesses... something... to him.
  • Shock and Awe: One of the spells he can do with the Primal Stone is to cast lightning. Because he starts out not knowing the trigger word, he can't do this spell all the way and initially is only able to hold a bolt of lightning without ever firing it.
  • The Smart Guy: Callum appears to be the most intellectual of the trio, and has his fair share of planning and directing courses of action. But where this really comes into play is his skills as a mage. He learns spells just by watching them once, and as the idea guy, he is able to spend time in the natural elements to figure out how Sky Magic works in a thoughtful and coherent way in short order. This allows him to understand the sky arcanum and connect to the Sky Primal directly.
  • Squishy Wizard: For most of his life, he felt like a failure because he couldn't live up to the martial skill expected of a prince. Then he tries magic for the first time, and turns out to be a natural at it.
  • Take a Third Option: In season 2, Callum learns that humans can't do unassisted Primal Magic, tries and fails to forge his own connection to a Primal Source, and is faced with a stark choice: practice Dark Magic, or never be a mage again. Instead, he ends up successfully forging his own Primal connection, becoming the first human to do so, and rejecting the other two options.
  • The Southpaw: It's subtle, but careful attention to how Callum goes about reveals that he favors his left hand (though it does flip-flop based on in and out of universe convenience at times).
  • Teen Genius: He's 14 at the start of the series, and never studied magic, but within circa 2 weeks of casting his first spell, with the help of an Amplifier Artifact, he figures out how to connect to the Sky Arcanum without one- which was thought to be impossible for humans.
  • The Unchosen One: A major part of Callum's character is being this his entire life. While he's a prince, he is merely the stepson to the king, and therefore not the presumptive heir despite being the older brother. He's also told that magic is not his destiny, on account that humans are not born with an arcanum necessary for magic. In spite of this, Callum resolves to be a mage, and sure enough, becomes the first human to connect to an arcanum on his own.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: After forging his own connection to the sky arcanum, Callum is this. Callum has tremendous potential in learning magic. This is why Callum gained abilities and spells in a few days what likely took seasoned mages like Claudia and Viren years to master. By the end of the second season, he has achieved feats that haven't been done by a human in a century. That said, he has yet to learn fine control and has very little real experience using magic in a combat situation.
  • The Watson: Played Straight then Averted. Much of what the audience learns about Primal Magic comes from Callum learning about it for the first time from Claudia, Rayla, and Lujanne. However, when Callum understands the sky arcanum at the end of season 2, his understanding of the Sky Primal surpasses all three of these characters.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Ellis certainly seems to think so of Callum; she see's Callum's worth beyond the powers granted to him through the Primal Stone, in spite of not knowing him very long chronologically. Though not as pronounced as in the scene with Ellis, Ezran seems to concur with the notion throughout the course of the first season.
  • Vision Quest: Goes through one of these at the end of season 2, when he falls into a coma. When he awakes, he becomes the first human in modern history who can do primal magic without a primal stone.

    Prince Ezran 

Ezran

Voiced by: Sasha Rojen (English) Click to see other languages 

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He has uncovered a secret.

"Jellytart?"

The younger brother of Prince Callum, and the Crown Prince of Katolis.


  • Affectionate Nickname: "Ez", from Callum. Claudia and Soren also use it, and in time Rayla starts using it, too.
  • All-Loving Hero: Ezran is very thoughtful and open-minded towards everyone he meets, as well as other creatures.
  • Animal Eye Spy: He can do this, and uses it to help Zym learn to fly.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Downplayed. Ezran's naivete can be grating to Callum but he's still a nice kid, and the two brothers get along extremely well.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Being the youngest of his group, everyone is very protective of him. However, Callum has brought up on more than one occasion how his little brother's innocence sometimes doesn't work in their favor.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Like his father, he has his limits and is furious when Rayla tries to soften the blow of Harrow's death:
    Ezran: 'Fell'? He didn't fall Rayla! He didn't trip and land on the ground, he got killed!
  • But Now I Must Go: He decides to leave the group in order to return to Katolis and becomes its rightful ruler. While the others especially Zym are crestfallen by this, he says that he needs to take responsibility as the king.
  • Character Development: In the Book 2 finale, Ezran notes how he used to run away and hide when things got too scary or too difficult to handle, like when the assassins came or when hearing the news of his father's death. However, he realizes that he can't keep doing that now that he's king and decides to return to Katolis to fulfill his duties.
  • Cheerful Child: Though he has a sense of profoundness to him belying his age, overall Ezran seems to be quite cheerful, offering jelly tarts and frequently seen playing with his toad.
  • Children Are Innocent: He seems unaware of the wider war between elves and humans, and when Rayla arrives to kill his brother, he thinks it's just a misunderstanding that can be cleared up. Thing is, he's right.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: At the end of Book 2, he leaves the group to return to Katolis and take up his duties as king.
  • Curiosity Is a Crapshoot: Inverted. The whole plot kicks off because he got curious and found the Dragon Prince egg.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Callum's Responsible. While Callum does his princely duties, Ezran is often stealing jelly tarts from the baker.
  • Friendless Background: Has trouble making friends because of his ability to speak to animals, and it's implied he does not have friends his age.
  • The Heart: Ezran tends to see only the good in people and is always there to help no matter what.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Both innocent and blue eyed.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Zigzagged. Though subverting the letter of this trope, he's played the spirit of it straight on at least two occasions. First when he jumps into an icy lake to rescue the Dragon Prince's egg, and again when he confronts a scary spider to prove his instinct that it wasn't so scary after all. Both occasions give his companions a real start.
  • Meaningful Name: Ezran sounds similar to Ezra which means "helpful".
  • Mixed Ancestry: He is mixed-race, being black on his dad's side and Asian on his mom's.
  • Nice Guy: Ezran has a kind and pure heart.
  • Not Good with People: He has trouble making friends and sometimes overlooks people to speak to an animal near them.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: For the most part, Ezran is quite cheerful, friendly, and understanding kid who hardly gets angry at anyone. However, upon hearing of his father's death, how long Rayla knew, and her use of "fell" instead of "killed", Ezran gets truly, even coldly, angry.
  • Red Is Heroic: Ezran is a central character and dresses in red.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Ezran reveals in season 1 finale that he can understand animals. Callum does not believe him, something Ezran is a bit apprehensive of, until Ezran is able to communicate with a spider to make sure the group can get through a path.
  • Support Party Member: As lampshaded in "Cursed Caldera" by both him and Callum, he doesn't do any of his own fighting, and his main contribution is handling Bait. By the end of the first book, he becomes Zym's handler, with what specific benefits to Ezran and in turn the group, aside from the broader one of being friends with a dragon, yet to be seen.
  • Sweet Tooth: Ezran has a hankering for Jelly Tarts and spends half the season eating the ones he stole in the first episode. It's later revealed this is a trait he shared with his mother.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Jelly Tarts, as he's always seen eating them most. It was also his mother's favorite food.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Played in a more realistic fashion, in that he isn't some savant sage, nor is he world-savvy and beyond ignorance or naïveté. He's still very much the kid that he is. Nevertheless, Ezran shows a sense of perception and profoundness that does belie his age and upbringing as an overall sheltered prince. His instincts derived from his perceptions have proven to be spot-on on more than one occasion.
  • Wrong Context Magic: In a series where Magic A Is Magic A and humans discovering a seventh source of magic was enough of a shock to split a continent in half, Ezran's strange affinity with animals seems to be completely outside the magic system. Even Rayla, who comes from a magical continent, is in disbelief when she sees it. The fact that humans aren't supposed to have inherent magic at all makes it even weirder.
  • Youthful Freckles: It's hard to see, but he does have freckles running across his face.

    Rayla 

Rayla

Voiced by: Paula Burrows (English) Click to see other languages 

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At the moment of truth... what will she do?

"An assassin doesn't decide right and wrong. Only life and death."

A Moonshadow elf, sent to assassinate King Harrow and Crown Prince Ezran. She is very fast, strong, agile, and skilled in combat, but has never taken a life.


  • Aborted Declaration of Love: Implied. While she tries to get Callum to stay with her during his dark magic-induced fever, she comes close to telling him something. However, when he finally opens his eyes they both scream and she aborts with whatever she was about to confess.
    Rayla: I can't lose you like this, you mean too much to me! Callum, I... I... oh! Look, you're awake now!"
  • Action Girl: Rayla is an assassin with excellent speed, agility, and hand-to-hand combat skill.
  • Adorkable: Quite frequently. Case in point: her human impression.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Narrowly averted. Her binding spell continually constricts and damages her left hand, and she says it will continue to do so until her hand falls off. However, the newly hatched Zym thankfully rips the binding cuff off with ease.
  • Anger Born of Worry: After Callum slips into a Dark magic-induced coma, she's initially callous and uncaring; saying that he should never have messed with such dangerous magic to begin with. But as time goes on, and Callum shows no sign of recovering, her tone shifts and it becomes clear that she cares about him. Once they're finally alone, she breaks down completely and flat out tells the comatose Callum that she needs him to come back to her.
  • Arrow Catch: A variant. She is good at using her blades to cut and deflect arrows in mid air.
  • The Atoner: Part of the reason she wants to return the egg is to atone for her parents abandoning the Dragon King.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Her human disguise consists of saying that everything she does is "human", such as hanging out with her human pals and do human things, all with a hillbilly accent.
  • Bad Liar: After coating her blades in berry juice, pretending it's Marcos' blood, she walks off with a forced smile on her face, but her comrades don't pay her much mind.
  • Black Spot: Her left hand is bruising because of the magic ribbon on her wrist. This is because the mission was only half complete. While the other elves succeeded in killing King Harrow, Prince Ezran was their other target.
  • Berserk Button: Like most elves, she has a very poor opinion of Dark Magic and when Callum uses it to help save a dragon she is quite cold to him afterward for resorting to it.
  • Broken Ace: While a talented assassin-in-training, she cannot take a life and is afraid of confronting her mistakes, which forces her fellow assassins to undertake a suicidal mission. Rayla is ostracized by her comrades for sparing the human sentry, and is expected not to show fear or vulnerability. She undertakes the mission with Runaan because she felt ashamed for her parents' cowardice in abandoning the Dragon Prince, and would rather pretend they are dead than confront her conflicting feelings about them. Later, she opens up to Ezran about how much of a failure she feels that she is, with a level of self-doubt that rivals Callum's own insecurities.
  • Catchphrase: "Hello, fellow humans! Human fellows!"
  • Child Soldiers: Rayla's fifteen and the youngest of her group, but she's expected to carry out assassinations, on other children, to boot. It's implied that this is an outstanding case, however, and Rayla was selected due to being a prodigy in speed and strength.
  • Children Are Innocent: Rayla is much younger and more innocent than her assassin peers. She does not feel good killing and hesitates to kill a human that would endanger her mission.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Much like Callum, but in a subtler way. She lets a human sentry live, but is too scared to tell Runaan and the other assassins of her failure, thus letting them realize too late that she lied to them and leading to their downfall. She tends to be awkward, is filled with self-doubt, and tries to hide her fears and insecurities from other people. However, the more time she spends with Callum and Ezran, the more open she is to being vulnerable around them.
  • Close-Call Haircut: After one of Amaya's troops shoots at her, she's forced to cut her braid off as the arrow pierces it into a nearby tree. However, Rayla's braid ends up helping Claudia and Soren track the group down.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Both Subverted and self-Invoked. Her parents were supposed to be guarding the Dragon King and his egg, but when he was slain and the egg was lost, they fled. She'd rather believe that they were dead, since she feels that they showed weakness in running away.
  • Cool Sword: Two of them, modeled after the real-world balisong (butterfly knife). They can also turn into climbing axes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially when fighting Runaan. She also has a lot of back and forth with Callum.
  • Deuteragonist: Her story gets almost as much focus as Callum's, and more so than any other named character.
  • Dual Wielding: She wields a pair of swords. Said swords can also turn into scythes. Towards the end of Book 1 though, she slowly loses the ability to use her left hand, and is forced to use her right one, and therefore a single weapon, only.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Easily takes down a human patrol sentry and has him dead to rights, but is unable to go through with it and lets him leave. A skilled prodigy, but too merciful and innocent to take a life.
  • Facial Markings: One blue claw on each cheek. This seems to be a trait she shares with other Moonshadow elves.
  • Fatal Flaw: Much like Callum, Rayla is plagued by self-doubt and a fear of failure, and her lack of confidence often leads to indecisiveness. She admits as much to Ezran, telling him she feels she always messes up.
    Rayla: "Trust me, if the plan hadn't gotten messed up when Bait flashed, I'm sure it would have flopped when it was my turn...I hesitate, think too much, get confused about the right thing to do. And the next thing I know, I failed."
  • Fragile Speedster: Rayla is incredibly fast and makes quick work of her foes, but if she's faced with someone larger and more skilled than her, she usually has to run in order to not get pinned down or outsmart them in some way. Soren has shown to be able to take her down with just a kick.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Rayla was sent to kill the King and Crown Prince, but ends up joining the princes when she realizes that the Dragon Prince is still alive and there's a chance to bring peace to all the nations.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Despite being an assassin prodigy, she can't actually bring herself to kill anyone, and geeks out (reluctantly) with the other kids.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has two horns curling visibly from the top of her head. This is a Moonshadow elf trait she shares with her peers.
  • Hugh Mann: Her human disguise is nothing more than wearing a hood and gloves while she talks about how much she likes "the human things". It works until one of her gloves catches fire.
  • I Have No Son!: Inverted. Rayla's parents were guardians of the Dragon King and his egg, but fled from their duties. As such, Rayla harbors contempt for them, even wanting to believe that they are dead.
  • In the Hood: She wears a hood when on assassin duty, such as when sneaking around the castle. She also wears it as part of her human disguise when the trio has to travel into a human village.
  • Invisibility: As a Moonshadow elf, she can do this under a full moon.
  • Jerkass Ball: When Callum is in a coma because of his use of dark magic, Rayla spends two episodes being angry at him for doing so even though he did it to save her life. To be fair, however, she still gives him doting care and throws in a gentle word of encouragement every now and again. Subverted when she begins to understand how serious Callum's fever dream, or dark magic coma, is after Callum begins having trouble breathing.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Rayla gives a very well-deserved What the Hell, Hero? to Callum in "Bloodthirsty" when his plan to get them, Ezran, Bait, and the egg away from his aunt and her troops barely worked. Rayla points that not only did Callum hurt her feelings by calling her a "bloodthirsty elf" and a "monster", but she was nearly shot with an arrow because of his plan.
    • A case of both jerks have a point occurs between him and Rayla in "Through the Ice" — on her side, Rayla accurately points out that because of her skill and experience, she could just take the egg from the princes, but doesn't because that's the point — she's earning their trust.
    • After Zym's hatching and Rayla's hand back to normal, she bluntly tells the brothers they have to leave as to keep away from any one looking for them. She proves to be right when Claudia and Soren show up not long after and attempt to kill her.
    • Another case of with her and Callum on debating Claudia and Soren's intentions and whether to trust them — on her side, Rayla is right that the sibling team are up to no good (i.e., catching Soren messing with a slide Ezran was on) even though she doesn't have any actual proof.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Rayla is jaded and often tends to be self-righteous, she's also a brave and loyal friend with a strong sense of right and wrong.
  • The Lancer: Is this to Callum. Whenever he's cautious or levelheaded, she tends to be stubborn and headstrong. Whenever Callum is being rash or reckless, she tends to be the calming influence.
  • Lunacy: Moonshadow elves draw their power from the moon.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Rayla sounds similar to Ray, which means "counsel." It also sounds similar to Reina which means "Queen" in Spanish.
    • Also, her name brings to mind the phrase, a ray of light, referring to her being the next hope to ending the conflict between the humans and elves, as well as her being a Moonshadow elf. Also doubles as an Ironic Name, given "ray of light" and Moonshadow...
  • Merciful Minion: Can't bring herself to kill Marcos, stating that she can't kill someone who hasn't done anything to her, even if they might endanger her mission. She is reprimanded and punished for this by Runaan.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: She mentions to Ezran that she is an assassin that never managed to kill anybody. Ezran however says that this is actually a good thing, as she has spared his life in the process. In season 2, she confesses that she has been wondering whether she even wants to be an assassin at all.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Is said to be the fastest and strongest of the elf assassins, but looks like a typical skinny girl.
  • Mystical White Hair: Like the rest of the Moonshadow elves, symbolizing her moon powers.
  • Noble Bigot: Even after teaming up with Callum and Ezran, she does state how they are doing "silly, human" things while she, "the noble elf", fulfills their quest.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished:
    • Rayla spares the life of a guard, allowing him to report their presence to the king and be punished by her squad.
    • In "The Dagger and the Wolf", she decides to not hurt or steal from a man that is afraid of her. The man later gets the word out about the elf and leads an angry mob against her, Callum and Ezran.
  • No Sympathy: Rayla is angry at Callum for using dark magic despite his saving her life, and spends her time in the last two episodes chastising him for doing so. Subverted when she realizes how serious Callum's fever dream, or dark magic coma, actually was; she ends up clutching Callum in a bone-crushing hug, begging Callum not to die.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Discussed. Whenever she's disguising herself as a human, she points out things that annoy her about humans, frequently using this "disguise" to call out a double standard or human hypocrisy.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: It's a major plot point that, despite being an assassin, she has never killed anyone and spared the life of the human soldier that should have been her first victim. Runaan says she doesn't have what it takes to be an assassin despite her skill because he doesn't think she can take a life.
  • Properly Paranoid: She doesn't trust a lot of Callum's ideas, mostly for good reasons since she's an elf in a territory where everyone would want her dead. She also always suggests that they keep moving instead of wasting time playing around. She was also right in not trusting Claudia or Soren when they want to "help" the princes. Claudia ends up using her magic to ensnare the prince's and trying to capture Zym, and she catches Soren in the act of attempting to hurt Ezran and figured out they were setting up a trap.
  • Purple Eyes: One of the more subtle signs that she's not human.
  • Reverse Grip: She is sometimes seen holding her twin blades this way.
  • Ship Tease: She nearly tells Callum something when he starts thrashing around in his sleep, gently putting her hand on his cheek and begging for him to stay with her.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Rayla's behavior regularly fluctuates between being an Adorkable Genki Girl and a jaded Jerk with a Heart of Gold depending on the situation and whatever mood she's in.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates riding boats and gets seasick easily. She ends up admitting that she's afraid of the water.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Thanks to the binding slowly crippling her left hand, she's not as effective in fights during the latter half of Season 1 as she should be. Also doubles as a Drama-Preserving Handicap. After it's cured at the end of the season, she repeatedly revels in having two good hands again.

    Bait 

Bait

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Grumpy, but loyal.

"Say hello to my little friend!"
Ezran

A glow toad that Ezran is fond of.


  • All Animals Are Dogs: As seen in the opening Logo Joke, Bait pants like a dog when he's particularly happy. He generally averts this Trope, however.
  • Colour-Coded Emotions: Is shown to change his skin color based on his mood.
  • Driven by Envy: Downplayed. Not to the extreme as this trope is, but Bait has displayed his moments. He's usually rude to Zym, pushing him off of things, or trying to take his spot where Zym would be placed. Most of this has to do with Ezran becoming closer to the Dragon Prince, leaving Bait in the shadows, or he doesn't like that Zym is taking his place as the Team Pet.
  • Light 'em Up: He can emit blinding light when necessary.
  • Meaningful Name: Glow toads are used as bait to catch fish, which was why Ezran doesn't want him in the water. Callum mentions that it was King Harrow who came up with the name, and in that same episode, a large sea monster attempts to attack and eat Bait.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: He looks like a fusion between a bulldog and a frog or toad. So... a bullfrog?
  • Perpetual Frowner: Rarely drops his grumpy looking face. You're most often see Bait averting this during a moment in opening Vanity Plate that begins each episode.
  • The Power of the Sun: The sun symbol on Callum's magic-tracking cube glows when near Bait.
  • Team Pet: Acts as this to Callum, Ezran, and Rayla.

    Azymondias, the Dragon Prince 

Azymondias, the Dragon Prince

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The son of Avizandum, the deceased Dragon King. Believed to be dead by both humans and elves, the Princes of Katolis and the elven assassin Rayla discovered his egg being secretly held in Lord Viren's quarters and set out on a journey to return him to the Dragon Queen. He is hatched at the end of Season 1, and is named, presumably by his parents communicating to him prior to his hatching, Azymondias.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Ezran nicknames him "Zym" once he hatches.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: He yips like a dog, and displays many dog-like traits like nuzzling people he likes, or raising himself on his hind legs while resting his front paws on someone's leg.
  • Anti-Magic: He seems to have some of these properties naturally, as he removes Rayla's binding, which was previously shown to be impervious to a Sunfire dagger.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Zym has light blue scales and eyes.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Claudia can't help but gush and squee when she first sees Zym, and everyone else openly admits that Zym is adorable.
  • Egg MacGuffin: The Dragon Prince is an egg that must be delivered back to his mother in order to possibly end the war between humans and elves; as such, it's the key to the plot. Averted at the end of Book One, where the egg hatches to reveal the dragon Azymondias.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Zym has blue eyes and has a playful, friendly demeanor.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He is born at the end of the Book 1 finale, when it's told that if he does not hatch, he is likely to die.
  • Meaningful Name: The Greek name "Ozymandias" was derived from the first half of Pharaoh Ramses II's regnal namenote  "Usermaatre", which means "the Maat (Justice) of Ra is powerful". Ra and Avizandum are/were rulers of their respective people and closely affiliated with the sky (the sun for Ra and storms for Avizandum). The whole plot kicks off because the elves and dragons sought justice for Avizandum's murder and the destruction of Zym's egg.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Ozymandias is a name by which the Pharaoh Ramses II was known for. It's also the name of a popular poem about that same Pharaoh.
  • Not Quite Dead:
    • His egg was thought to have been shattered when his father was killed, but was actually stolen by Viren.
    • He gets struck by a bolt of lightning, and seems to be okay afterwards, though he for a bit afterward sparks come out of his mouth when he yips.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: While he can't speak, he is heartbroken to see Ezran leaving the party to become the king of Katolis, and Callum has to hold Zym in his arms to keep the Dragon Prince from following his little brother.
  • Secondary Character Title: Zym is the title character of the series, but he doesn't hatch until the season 1 finale. And even then, more focus is placed on Callum, Rayla, and Ezran.
  • Shock and Awe: As a storm dragon, he can generate lightning. Being an infant, this is limited to an electrically-charged tongue. However, his potential appears to be far greater; at one point, Zym is struck by a bolt of lightning, and he isn't hurt.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks like a tinier version of his father, Avizandum. However, Avizandum had yellow eyes, while Zym has blue eyes.
  • Traumatic C-Section: A variation. Due to the egg falling into ice water, his heartbeat weakens the longer he stays in the shell and they have to hatch him early. Luckily there seems to be no side effects.
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Antagonists

    Soren 

Soren

Voiced by: Jesse Inocalla (English) Click to see other languages 

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Youngest Crownguard in history.

"Parry, parry, parry, you're dead. Parry, parry, dead."

The youngest knight in the Crownguard ever, who trains Prince Callum in sword combat. He is the son of Lord Viren and the brother of Claudia.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Claudia calls him "Sor-bear".
  • Anti-Villain: He and Claudia are only trying to stop the trio because they're led to believe that the princes don't know what they're doing, and they believe their father, Lord Viren, has good intentions. Soren is very troubled when his father basically orders him to kill Callum and Ezran.
  • Badass Normal: Takes an arrow from an elite elven archer to the shoulder, pulls it out, and keeps fighting like it was nothing. Just surviving the Moonshadow elves' assault while the moon is out would be enough to qualify, but once they're down to just Ruunan, he hardly looks worse for the wear.
  • Big Brother Bully: A mild case, but he sits back and watches as a distracted Claudia almost walks into a tree. He grumbles at Callum being no fun when the latter warns her. He also picks on Callum too, but that’s about as far as it goes.
  • Big Brother Instinct: While he and his sister do butt heads often, when she comes back to their room in tears having told Callum the truth about King Harrow Soren is immediately up with his sword, demanding to know what Callum did to hurt his sister. He may tease her a lot, but he doesn't want to see her hurt.
    "'Cause... you're my sister, as you know, I'm... always here for you, to... Punch someone, or... whatever you need."
  • Blind Obedience: Only questions Lord Viren when ordered to kill the princes. He's otherwise perfectly fine with his father stealing Callum's voice or ordering him to imprison a fellow soldier.
  • Cool Big Bro: Treats Callum like a little brother, complete with picking on him and going easy on him.
  • Comfort Food: Possibly, after being ordered by Lord Viren to kill the princes, he is seen gorging out on several piles of pastries and acting nervous when Claudia questions him about his orders.
  • Darkest Hour: He (barely) keeps a jokey facade throughout, but getting paralyzed in Season 2 is clearly devastating for him. It drives Claudia to take her use of dark magic to a much graver level to heal him.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: He tends to give the punch-lines of his obvious jokes. Then everyone usually responds that they already got the joke.
  • Dumb Jock: He tends to act this way when interacting with Callum.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His training with Callum, which showcases both his physical prowess and his tendency to poke fun at others by how he curbstomps Callum and wants to see his sister Claudia hit her head in a tree. But noticing that Callum wants to look good in front of Claudia, he also shows a more sympathetic side by playing along with him to impress her, as well as a goofy side in how he hams up his fake defeat by Callum.
  • Hidden Depths: He's actually very accepting of the consequences of his mistakes. He knew attacking the dragon was wrong and was ready to face being paraplegic as payment for that error. He also doesn't like dark magic due to how disqusting sacrificing living creatures is and only goes along with it due to how much it helps his sister or when he doesn't know what it requires, like when Claudia never tells him she sacrificed the life force of a baby animal or that the spell corrupted her when she healed his spine, since the whole reason he was happy being paralyzed is that he'd never be responsible for something horrible again.
  • Honor Before Reason: Despite knowing how dangerous elves can be, Soren can't bring himself to hurt Rayla while she's asleep, telling Claudia that it wasn't "sporting" and asks her to wake Rayla up for a fair fight.
  • I Can't Feel My Legs: After taking a hit from the dragon, he slams into a nearby rock and begs his sister for help. When she tries to get him to move, he tells her in a terrified voice that he can't move.
  • Jerk Jock: He's a bit full of himself about his physical appearance and prowess and lazy, but he's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being rude to Callum and often bringing up how he was the king's step-son and not his real son, he was willing to go easy on him so he could impress Claudia. He also treats his sister very well, when not trying to mess with her, and the two get along just fine. Also, when the elves make their ambush toward the king's chambers, he protectively shoves Callum away from the danger.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He is not aware that his father has told Claudia to retrieve the egg at any cost, even at the cost of Soren's own life. She keeps this information from him.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: He's Viren's son and top man, but shows none of his father's malice or greed.
  • Pet the Dog: He may be a mocking instructor but it's evident he sees it as tough love and he lets Callum pretend to stab him to impress Claudia.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Rayla makes note of this in season 2.
  • Ship Tease: A minor one with Rayla. He thinks she's into him at first, but Claudia immediately tells him that Rayla's just suspicious of him.
  • Sibling Team: With his sister, Claudia.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: The Sword to Claudia's Sorcerer.
  • Taking the Bullet: He takes an arrow to the shoulder after pushing Callum's head out of the way.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He tearfully tells Claudia that he knows that he isn't as smart as Viren would like, so he really wants his dad to be proud of him one way or the other, which is why he was actually considering going through with killing Ezran and Callum.
  • Would Not Hurt A Child:
    • When his father tells him to "do the right thing" if he finds the princes alive, he expresses discomfort and reluctance.
    • Played with in the first couple of episodes in season 2. While he's still uncomfortable with hurting Ez, he justifies things as "accidents" to make himself feel better.
    • Carried even further when despite being devastated by his paralysis, he expresses relief that he won't be able to go through with his mission to kill the princes.

    Claudia 

Claudia

Voiced by: Racquel Belmonte (English) Click to see other languages 

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Dark magic is easy for her.

"Unstoppable is just another kind of stoppable."

A dark magic prodigy. She is the daughter of Lord Viren and Soren's sister.


  • Action Girl: A powerful mage who can always be trusted to carry out a mission.
  • Adorkable: She may look like a Black Magician Girl, but functionally she's more a magic nerd, adorable awkwardness and all. Her first introduction shows her so engrossed in her book she would have walked right into a tree had Callum not warned her.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She appears to have some difficulty understanding and telling jokes and once was so absorbed in a book, she nearly walked into a tree. She also seems to have trouble with certain social cues and subtleties, such as assuming others will understand what her gestures mean. She also doesn't seem to have much restraint when it comes to sacrificing living creatures for her dark magic, something Callum thought was creepy about her even before their relationship got destroyed.
  • Anti-Villain: She and Soren are only trying to stop the trio because they're led to believe that the princes don't know what they're doing, and they believe that their father, Lord Viren, has good intentions.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: While she is an antagonist, Claudia is for the most part a good person. She is also very proficient at Dark Magic, a type of magic that takes the lives of of living creatures and turns it into spells. It is considered unspeakably vile by Elves and Dragons, even among humans it's not exactly well liked. The problem is that casting dark magic involves doing terrible things, and her increasingly difficult circumstances lead her to make more mortally questionable choices to the point in the season 2 finale where she tricks Ezran and syphons the life out of a baby deer to fix Sorin's spine.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She protects Callum and Ezran when she finds them with Rayla and the Dragon Prince and thinks that Rayla is trying to trick them. When she and Ezran talk alone, despite what happened early in season 2 that would give either of them a good reason to not want to be friendly towards the other, Claudia is accepting and kind to Ezran throughout it all. She even reassures him that if he's having a hard time talking about his father that he doesn't need to say anything if it hurts him too much.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Subverted. She has black eyes after performing dark magic, but she is far from evil, being the closest thing the villains have to a Token Good Teammate and being unaware of the malice in her father's plans.
  • Black Magician Girl: She leans toward this trope while also having some Lady of Black Magic traits. She's actually a little older than Callum, and he has a crush on her, but she's still a teenager and a total dork, despite also being elegantly dressed and a scarily-competent Dark Magic prodigy.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": She's concucted a coffee-like potion that she calls "hot brown morning potion".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Claudia's a bit... odd. Her father has to remind her that he "doesn't speak Claudia" when she starts getting excited over something.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Has a lot of items for her spells stowed in her bag, to the point where her brother asks in disgust why she carries certain things. However, the one time she doesn't have anything useful is when Soren's body becomes paralyzed.
  • Dark Action Girl: Defied. She's working for her father (who's the Big Bad) and can use dark magic, but she comes off as Adorkable and well-meaning.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wears dark clothes and studies dark magic, but doesn't seem that bad, offering her brother some of her "hot brown morning potion" when she notices how sleep-deprived he was. She also is friendly acquaintance of the two princes, and protective of Ezran.
  • Does Not Like Spam: If her reaction to Ezran's jelly handprints are anything to go by, Claudia doesn't like persimmons.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first appearance nearly has her walk face first into a tree that has been in the same spot for centuries. Her pragmatic, magical side is later quickly established when her father briefs her on the assassination plot on King Harrow.
  • Gasshole: Her brother comments that her horse farted while he was downwind, and she gleefully replies it wasn't the horse.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite being a prodigy on the magic arts, Claudia is eccentric and ditzy to a degree that her father has trouble accompanying her line of thought when she gets too excited. She is also prone to silly mistakes and is often distracted easily.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she uses her magic, this happens.
  • Godzilla Threshold: When Soren is paralyzed during the fight with the dragon, Claudia takes her dark magic to a much more serious level — sacrificing a living creature — to heal him. Until then, all dark magic had been powered by preserved body parts. Directly taking the life of a magical creature was a grave step.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When Callum tells her he wants to learn more primal magic but knows that you have to be born with that magic inside of you, Claudia cheerfully replies that that's one of the great things about dark magic. "You just take creatures that are born with magic inside and squeeze it out them!"
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Draining the fawn to heal Soren shows that she is capable of making the same kinds of bloody life-or-death, calculus decisions that Viren is. Whether she continues down that path remains to be seen.
  • Locked into Strangeness: In "Breathe", a lock of her hair turns white when she uses Dark Magic to suck the life force from a young deer and use it heal her brother's paralyzed body.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Her father has more sinister plans than what he lets on and has told Soren to kill the royal brothers if they are alive. She is not aware of this as Soren has decided to not tell her that.
  • Missing Mom: After their parents divorce Claudia was heartbroken after her mother left to return to her homeland.
  • Multicolored Hair: Claudia is a brunette but her hair is colored purple at the tips.
  • Not a Morning Person: Probably the reason behind her creating her "hot brown morning potion", and she even grumbles to her brother to not talk to her until she's had her potion in the morning.
  • Perky Goth: She's a dark mage who dresses in dark clothing, but has a silly, cheerful personality.
  • Ship Tease: With Callum, and she teases him mildly in the second episode.
    Callum: Did you say "adorable"?
    Claudia: (teasingly) Did I?
    • She and Callum even have a date where they almost kiss, but she pulls away, not being able to lie to Callum anymore and tells him about his father's death.
  • Sibling Team: With her brother, Soren.
  • Skunk Stripe: A stripe of her hair turns white after she uses dark magic to fix Soren's paralysis. It lasts until the episode's conclusion, suggesting it may be permanent.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: The Sorcerer to Soren's Sword.
  • Thicker Than Water: When forced to chose between catching Ezran and Zym to helping her brother who is in obvious distress, she hesitates for a moment between the two choices before running to her brother's side and trying to help him. She even goes as far as to sacrifice a young deer to heal her brother's broken spine, not caring that the spell nearly drove her to unconsciousness or that she now has a permanent stripe of white hair from the stress. She admits that all she cares about was that her brother was going to be fine.
  • Token Good Teammate: Unlike her father or brother, she sincerely wants to rescue the princes and is the only one Locked Out of the Loop about Viren’s true intentions to kill them.
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