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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 until Ezran rejoins them at the Storm Spire - where Ezran discovers that in the interim they've also become a Battle Couple.
  • Brains and Brawn: Zigzagged for Rayla, Ezran, and Callum. At the beginning, Rayla is the Brawn (as the only fighter) while Callum is usually the Brains (as he’s the main strategist of the group), although on occasion he shares this with Ezran (who likewise helps the team navigate from time to time). As time goes on, Rayla displays instances of being a Guile Hero, while Ezran starts riding dragons. Callum, meanwhile, has to be both Brains and Brawn for his spells, which often require a combination of runes/incantations as well as physical exertion. When he learns to conjure mage wings, he becomes the most physically capable of the trio.
  • 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. Subverted later on, as Callum's primary color becomes red as of the Season 3 finale.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: All three go through substantial Character Development throughout the series, but this is especially the case for Callum and Ezran, who grow from being unassuming and awkward to courageous and heroic by the Season 3 finale.
  • Fantasy Character Classes: Callum is a mage (specifically an elementalist), 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.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: At the very beginning of the series, Rayla is really the only fighter in the group, with Callum being an untrained mage who only knows a single spell and Ezran being a ten-year old who carries a glowtoad. But by the end of Season 3 (just a few weeks in the show), the two boys had become the primary fighters, with Ezran a full-fledged dragon rider and Callum with the ability to fly. Canonical materials from the artbook also suggest that Callum has the beginnings of a Kung-Fu Wizard.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ezran and Callum are Red Oni, Blue Oni respectively at the beginning of the series. Fittingly, Ezran wears mostly red while Callum wears mostly blue. Initially, Ezran is pretty impulsive, willing to jump into danger either to save the egg or when he has a hunch that something is off. Callum is calmer, collected, and insisting on forming a plan of action first. However, over the course of the series, the two princes' attitudes and alignment begin to change. Ezran leaves to go back to Katolis, where he learns to be more deliberative, introspective, and takes time to come to a decision. In Book 3, Callum becomes more action-oriented, passionate and headstrong, learning to just jump in rather than planning things out. This culminates in his leaping off the pinnacle and figuring out how to fly on the way down. Naturally, Callum wears mostly red after this moment.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Rayla and Callum fill these roles respectively. However, after the Cursed Caldera, this is downplayed, since they don't ever really fight side by side.
  • Teens Are Short: Both Callum and Rayla are teenagers, and are shorter than every character not named Ellis, Ezran, or Aanya.
  • 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 
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His bravery will be tested.
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"Art! Finally something I'm good at!"

The older half-brother of Crown Prince Ezran of Katolis. He is a prodigy when it comes to magic, very quickly picking up spells and abilities, such as flying, during the journey to bring the Dragon Prince home.


  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Gains the ability to fly at the end of Season 3.
  • 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 able 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). In Season 3, he builds on this by learning how to grant himself "mage wings" to fly after less than a day of effort, when mastering it is said to be even rarer than Skywing elves who are born with wings. All of this happens within the span of just a few weeks. 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."
  • Always Save the Girl: Callum is willing to go to extreme lengths to rescue Rayla, either using his fulminis spell when he hasn’t worked out all the kinks to it, using Dark Magic and putting himself into a coma, or jumping off a cliff before he’s figured out how to fly.
  • 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.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Rayla is in free fall as Callum tries to grow wings to save her. He fails at first, as Rayla looks at him and streches out her hand. It is in this moment that Callum tells Rayla he loves her.
  • 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. In Book 3, he goes through this process again with Ibis; even though the Sky Mage rebuffs him, he shows how he can conjure mage wings to fly, and by the next day, Callum can do so as well.
  • Arc Words:
    • During Season 2, Callum’s motif is “destiny” and “free”. He’s told by Lujanne that, since human beings can’t do magic naturally, magic is not his destiny. He struggles to learn an Arcanum that would let him be a mage again, but is told “you cannot escape your destiny” and thus must practice Dark Magic. But, inspired by Harrow’s letter, he decides he is free to choose who he wants to be. Thus, he forged his own destiny, and becomes the first human in the series to do Primal Magic.
    • In Season 2 and 3, the word “love” becomes an arc word. Harrow tells him that true strength comes from love, and that he should have faith that history can be “a Narrative of Love”. Callum tells Ezran that he loves him, while both Harrow and Sarai tell Callum that they love him. In Season 3, Harrow’s words ring true; when Callum tells Rayla he loves her, he finds the strength within him to conjure mage wings and fly.
    • While not explicitly stated in the show, the show creators have said that Callum's arc word for Season 3 is "potential." Indeed, Season 3 ends up being the most physically demanding on Callum, where he follows Rayla up a tree, or an ambler, and lays down his life to stop soldiers from ascending the Storm Spire. This reaches a climax when he leaps off the Spire to dive after Rayla, developing the ability to fly on the way down. All of these moments show Callum that he isn't as weak as he thought he was, and that his potential is very much firmly within his control.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis:
    • It's made abundantly clear early on that Callum's greatest asset is his skills at observation. 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 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. In season 3, he sees Ibis sprout wings to fly and takes note of the runes on the skywing elf's arms. By the end of the next day, Callum has learned to fly too.
    • Callum's ability to learn by observation extends beyond magic. He's able to use Rayla's blades to climb a tree just by watching her do it once. And again, when they climb an ambler. Callum is also able to take in Rayla's "lesson in stealth" and figure out how to use it to trick Sol Regem.
    • Callum also has a talent for analyzing and coming up with strategies. On the Cursed Caldera, he swiftly comes up with a plan of attack that uses everyone's special skills in a way that actually takes down a monster. When faced against Sol Regem, he quickly improvises a plan to trap the dragon with aspiro, even figuring out how to change the air flow with his arms.
  • 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 Bookworm: Callum is the Smart Guy of the group, either coming up with plans or using his memory and observation to hone his magical abilities. His spells also let him perform incredible physical feats; aspiro allows him to throw back waves of soldiers with his breath. When he grows mage wings, he's strong enough to execute a power dive to save Rayla and fly back up to the Storm Spire.
  • 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.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Downplayed. Callum uses Dark Magic once, and it was to save Rayla and Pyrrah, and resolves never to use it again. However, once was enough for Sol Regem to smell it on him.
  • Batman Gambit: Manages to pull one off against Sol Regem. When he spots a stone arch, Callum signals Rayla to throw his scarf (whose scent Sol Regem was following). When Callum uses his aspiro spell to blow the scarf through the arch, Sol Regem follows and gets trapped.
  • Battle Couple: A downplayed example with Rayla. Both don't enter an official relationship until season 3 and while they are both skilled in their own areas, they don't fight together a lot.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Claudia and Soren learn the hard way what happens when you threaten one of Callum's friends.
  • 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 Primal by understanding its arcanum. Ibis even comments that this is unheard of for humans.
  • 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."
  • Big Brother Mentor: Callum does his best to give Ezran the best advice he can and Harrow states in his letter that the former will be the latter's partner, protector, and closest advisor.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Grows wings and swoops in to save Rayla from falling to her death.
  • Big Good: In Book 3, Callum becomes this for Zym's defenders. He's the Good Counterpart mage to Claudia, Viren, and Aaravos. Throughout the season, he provides emotional and moral support to Rayla, reminding her that she's not worthless and is, in fact, a hero. Soren, Ezran, and Rayla all turn to him when he lays out their options for leaving the Storm Spire or fighting Viren's army. He becomes the main mage opposing the army coming for Zym. During the Battle, he fights at the base, preventing soldiers from ascending the Spire, and later races up to the pinnacle to save Rayla from falling to her death. In a larger context, he's the first human since time immemorial who learned an Arcanum and can do unaided Primal Magic, demonstrating that humans really can do magic and providing a key to resolving the thousand-year-old conflict.
  • Big "NO!": Has this reaction when he sees Rayla throw herself and Viren off the pinnacle.
  • Birds of a Feather: He becomes an Official Couple with Rayla, another brave, kind-hearted (if jerky) teenager who wants to end the war but also has a fair amount of insecurities and longing for their own life's purpose.
  • 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.
  • Brains and Brawn: In a unique example, Callum has to be both when using most of his Sky spells. To cast aspiro, for instance, Callum has to draw the rune and say the draconic incantation, but he also has to blow air from his lungs to use the spell, which will last only for as long as he can breathe. Manus pluma volantis turns his arms into wings, but then he has to use his arms and body in order to actually fly.
  • Brainy Brunette: Callum has brown hair, is a great artist with attention to detail, and is also a capable strategist.
  • Breath Weapon: One of his magical attacks consists of blowing on a symbol to create a strong gust of wind.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: A zigzagged example. He and Rayla are both insecure teens but often comfort one another when the other is feeling such insecurity.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Callum is most comfortable standing by on the sidelines rather than getting involved in a fight, and during the course of the first three seasons, he gradually overcomes this pattern. The moment this trope is decidedly subverted occurs at the end of Book 3, when Callum places down his sketchbook and leaps off a cliff to save Rayla, learning to fly on the way down.
  • 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: Zigzagged. Callum has to say a “release word” in ancient draconic to use his spells. However, the necessity of this is put into doubt several times. Callum himself is able use the fulminis spell to kill a river monster, even though he didn’t know the release word at the time. Other Primal mages such as Lujanne are able to cast some spells without release words, while Aaravos never has to speak to use Primal Magic
  • Came Back Strong: Callum falls into a coma and very nearly suffocates to death. When he wakes up, he's the first human in recorded history who connected to a Primal Source.
  • 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.
  • Character Development:
    • In Book 1, Callum struggles in finding something that makes him truly special, before finding it in the form of being a mage. But by the end, he willingly gives this up (albeit temporarily) to save the Dragon Prince, realizing his friends and their mission mean more to him than resolving his insecurities. In Book 2, Callum struggles to reacquire his magical skills while tempted to use Dark Magic as a substitute. At the end, he learns that he gets to decide who he becomes and no longer lets himself be defined by his sense of inferiority. This lesson in agency ends up being important in understanding the sky arcanum. In Book 3, Callum's insecurity has all but disappeared, and he has since become much more assertive and protective of his loved ones, using his magic almost exclusively to help them. By the end of Book 3, Callum finally decides to stop waiting or fighting from the sidelines like he usually does, jumping headfirst off a cliff to save Rayla.
    • While Callum wanted to Katolis to end the war with Xadia, he also held some stereotypical views on Elves which end up hurting Rayla's feelings at one point at the end of "Bloodthirsty". However, his said vies change throughout his adventures, growing friendship, and eventual romance with Rayla.
  • 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. It was perhaps this very reason that Harrow encouraged Callum to develop his artistic skills; Callum's Spellbook indicated Harrow knew more about his potential than he let on.
  • 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.
  • Child Soldier: Callum takes part in the Battle of the Storm Spire, where he has to singlehandedly guard the spire from waves of soldiers trying to get to Zym. He's only fourteen. Justified in that, while Ibis is gathering allies, Callum is the only mage that Zym's defenders have in their arsenal.
  • 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: Earlier on, it’s shown that Callum has little confidence in himself, is generally awkward and a bit cowardly, even if trying to do the right thing. But he gradually overcomes these traits, becoming far more confident, assertive, and brave, willing to even jump off a cliff in a long shot to save Rayla. By the end of Season 3, he has become The Ace when it comes to Sky Magic.
  • The Coats Are Off: When Callum grows wings, it tears off his coat as he swoops in to save Rayla.
  • Color Motifs: Callum has two — Blue and Red
    • Blue — For most of the first three seasons, Callum is always seen wearing his blue jacket. Blue is often associated with calmness and serenity. This color is also used to convey when a character is more down to earth, cool-headed and may use their wits and intelligence to lead others. Callum frequently relies on coming up with plans or using his memory and observation to hone his magical abilities.
    • Red — His red scarf is one of his most notable articles of clothing. Red has often symbolized passion and bravery, and is often associated with action. Over time, Callum becomes less timid and doubtful about his abilities and more action-oriented. In the Season 3 finale, he takes this even further by jumping off a cliff to save Rayla. When he turns his arms into wings, they rip apart his jacket, leaving only his red scarf and reddish shirt.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When soldiers attempt to climb the Storm Spire, he decides to use overwhelming force the knock them back, even if it wouldn’t give them a fighting chance
  • Comes Great Responsibility: It's never outright stated, but once Callum connects to the Sky Primal, he uses his abilities primarily for others and never just for himself. Notably, he approaches Ibis to ask him for training, but it's to protect the group from Viren's army. Also, when he crushes the moon opal to cast a spell (a one-time thing), he uses it to help Rayla find closure with her parents and make her feel like she has a choice in what to do next. It's these actions that set him apart from mages like Viren and Aaravos, who use magic primarily for their own power.
  • The Confidant: Due to his emotional maturity, level-headedness, and being an overall good listener, Callum has become this for Rayla in Book 3. She opens up to him about her problems, fears, and feelings of worthlessness. When they reach the Storm Spire, she admits how much it hurts coming to the place her parents supposedly abandoned the Dragon Prince.
  • 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.
  • Cool Loser: Callum gets picked on in Katolis, and says he’s bad at everything he tries. Yet he’s a prince, so he’s literally treated like royalty. Callum is also more athletic than he lets on. Also, Rayla develops a crush on him in just a few weeks.
  • 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.
  • Costume Evolution: Callum starts off the series wearing a blue jacket and carrying around his "inseperable" sketchbook everywhere he goes. By the end of Season 3, he loses his jacket and sports a sleeveless red shirt instead, with runes covering his arms. His sketchbook is notably missing as well.
  • 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.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: Of The Chosen One. Callum is initially an ordinary kid who has been bad at most things he tries, but then turns out to be a natural at magic. He, therefore, thinks that being a mage is what he's supposed to be...only to learn that humans actually can't do magic without an uber-rare Primal Stone. He eventually decides that he gets to choose who he becomes, and through much effort becomes the first human in recorded history to do Primal Magic. In short, Callum chooses to be the Chosen One.
  • 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."
  • Despair Event Horizon: Callum is determined to connect to the Sky Primal to do magic again, but gradually loses the confidence that he can do it. By "Fire and Fury," Callum crosses this when he insists he "can't do anything" and can't help Rayla save the dragon.
  • 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."
      Soren: Woah! Slow down there, step-prince. The king's pretty busy right now, trying not to, you know, die and stuff.
      Callum: [shoving Soren out of the way] You're not stopping me.
    • Taken even further in Book 3. Despite not being able to conjure mage wings before, he nevertheless dives off the pinnacle to rescue Rayla. He is going to save her or die trying.
  • Didn't See That Coming: After calling her "smart and fast and beautiful," Callum is taken completely by surprise when Rayla kisses him.
  • 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.
    • He then literally does this when he jumps off a mountain to save Rayla, figuring out how to grow wings on his way down.
  • 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.
  • Don't Think, Feel: Unlike his spells, Callum can't conjure mage wings simply by drawing the runes and speaking the incantation. It is only when he is in freefall and tells Rayla he loves her that he finds the ability summon wings to save her.
  • Dork Knight: A powerful and talented mage, but quite adorkable. He gets distracted by his own analogies, geeks out at the sheer presence of magic in Xadia, and when Rayla gives him a lesson in stealth he covers his face with his scarf and raises his arms like a ninja, much to her annoyance.
  • The Dutiful Son: Callum greatly admires Harrow and does whatever he can to protect him, as well as taking his father's advice seriously.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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 Fatalist: Played Straight then Subverted. The main reason Callum thinks he's a poor fit for a prince is that he isn't a "real" prince. That is, he wasn't born into royalty but became a prince through his mother marrying King Harrow. When he discovers he has a talent with magic, he decides that being a mage is who he is supposed to be instead. He's told that magic isn't his destiny on account of him not being born with an Arcanum. This pushes Callum to adopt a Screw Destiny approach and learn magic anyway.
  • 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 and gives up on it for good.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Callum wears a brown pair.
  • Fish out of Water: In spite of growing up in Katolis, he seems to have trouble fitting in and chafes against the mold of a prince. He also becomes this again in Season 3, when the group enters Xadia and he struggles to adjust to the new world.
  • Flight: Gains this ability in Season 3.
  • 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.
  • Fragile Speedster: When Callum learns how to summon mage wings, he becomes incredibly fast, both swooping in to save Rayla in freefall and then effortlessly fly back to the top of the Storm Spire. Additionally, it's implied that Callum can use his arcanum to enhance his speed and agility. However, he wears no armor and is still fundamentally human, and so would have to avoid getting struck.
  • Genre Blindness: Sure, Callum, after finding out dark forces are pursuing you, why don't you take a personal day to learn magic? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
  • 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. Within weeks of trying sky magic for the first time, he can grow wings and fly.
  • Glass Cannon: During the Battle of the Storm Spire, Callum knocks down waves of soliders with his spells, but once Prince Kasef gets within close range, he has no defenses. By the end of the episode, however, Callum transitions into a Fragile Speedster.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In season 2, Callum does end up dabbling in dark magic, and like Claudia, his eyes glow purple.
  • Good Counterpart: As the mage and de facto leader of his friends and loved ones, he counters several of the antagonists.
    • 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.
    • To Viren as well. In addition to both being mages with a decent amount of insecurity about their place in the world, both have drastically different approaches to magic. For Viren, it's purely a tool to increase his own power, both to implement "creative" (read: expedient) solutions to his problems while also to manipulate and control the people around him. For Callum, at first he seeks magic to feel useful, but once he has it, he uses it as a means to empower, defend, and protect his loved ones, rather than benefit himself. Notably, he would use magic to help Rayla find closure and a sense of agency, or grow wings to save her life. Viren would never think of using magic in this way. The most striking difference between them comes in regard to their willingness to sacrifice themselves for others. Viren hesitates (and then declines) to lay down his life for King Harrow. Callum, on the other hand, "sacrifices everything so that Azymondias could be born."
    • To Aaravos, and Season 3 does a good job laying out how different they truly are. Aaravos is cruel where Callum is kind. Aaravos is manipulating Viren under the guise of "serving" him, while Callum genuinely helps those around him, leading and guiding them when necessary. While Aaravos uses his power to corrupt Viren (and by extension Claudia), Callum uses his magic to empower and protect his loved ones. The most striking difference comes in the Season 3 finale; Aaravos brings Viren to the Storm Spire to steal Zym's power and help the latter "transcend his human form" so that he could conquer Xadia. He fails, but Callum does transcend his limitations by finding the power within himself, and uses it to save Rayla.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He is one of the kindest and gentlest people in the show. That does not mean he is unwilling to guard the Storm Spire and use magic to throw several soldiers to their deaths.
  • Go Through Me: Callum tries to protect Ezran this way when Rayla plans to kill him. During the Battle of the Storm Spire, Amaya's strategy is that, should the army fail to hold the line, all enemy forces will have to go through Callum to get to Zym and Rayla.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: This was Callum's justification for destroying the Sky primal stone. According to Callum's Spellbook, while this was a difficult decision, saving Zym's life "was the right thing to do."
  • Grew a Spine: He has very little confidence in himself in Books 1 and 2, but as soon as he connects to the Sky Primal, his feelings of inferiority disappear and he's much more assertive. He's unafraid to share his opinions, forcefully argue his point, and shut down condescending mages.
  • Half-Sibling Angst: Averted. Callum and Ezran are half-brothers, having the same mother in Sarai but different fathers. Despite this, they have a healthy and loving relationship, with Callum not having any sort of resentment towards Ezran being the heir to the throne.
  • 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.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Played Straight then Averted. Callum can barely hold a sword despite training with Soren and trying his best to learn. However, when it comes to magic, Callum does have to work to understand the Sky Arcanum, and after much effort, he can do Sky Magic without a Primal Stone.
  • 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 Ambidexterity: The heroic protagonist, Callum, has shown to be ambidextrous.
  • 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 Resolve: Callum has not been able to conjure mage wings, but when he sees Rayla fall from the pinnacle, he leaps off to catch her. It doesn't work at first, but when he says that he loves her, Callum finds the focus to grow wings, then dives down to save her.
  • 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.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Callum really admires Rayla for her acts of courage and heroism, and is one of the reasons he falls in love with her. He's thereby inspired by her to leap off a pinaccle to save her and surpass his prior limitations.
  • 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.
  • Hope Bringer: Much of the conflict between humans and elves is due to the fact that the latter, having no innate Primal connection, must resort to Dark Magic or rare Primal Stones if they are to have any magical abilities at all. Callum, by connecting to the Sky Primal and becoming the first human to use unaided Primal Magic, sparking hope that perhaps there is another way for humans to learn magic.
  • 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.
  • Hugh Mann: Inverted in season 3 when he does a horrible job of disguising himself as, and acting like, an elf.
    Callum: All of me best mates are trees.
  • 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. This is even more prevalent in Callum's Spellbook, where he says that connecting to the Sky was aweseome but "not the most important thing. The most important thing is to get Zym back to his mom."
  • Hurting Hero: Callum deals with a lot of loss or potential loss of those he loves. He loses his birth father at a young age, his mother when he's five, and his stepfather at fourteen. There are also many occassions where he comes close to losing Ezran and Rayla.
  • 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 Badass: Callum's personal goal throughout the series is to become something cool and amazing, or in his words, be the hero "who stops all the fighting and saves the day."
  • 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, or observing how Ibis conjures mage wings.
  • Indy Ploy: Callum is quite good at improvising in the middle of the action, whether it’s using his half-understood lightning spell, trapping a dragon with his scarf, or jumping off a cliff and figuring out how to fly on the way down.
  • 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 monsters, which ends up hurting and offending Rayla. He then implies Rayla is selfish when she wants to stay to defend Zubeia, asking her to "let it go." This causes her to storm off with tears in her eyes.
  • 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. When faced with the challenge of conjuring mage wings, something that only a rare few Skywing elves can do, it takes him only a day to master it.
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love: In the season 3 finale episode, when he and Rayla are having a private moment together, Callum looks like he's about to do a Love Confession but the couple are interrupted by Soren.
  • Interspecies Romance: Enters one with Rayla, an elf, in Season 3.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Callum's angry outburst at Ezran was a little harsh but he is right about their situation being serious and that King Harrow's life could end.
    • During his initial confrontation with Rayla, during which he pretends to be Ezran in order to protect him, Callum points out that if she kills him then the Cycle of Revenge will never end.
    • 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.
    • While he's very harsh and pulls no punches in arguing with Rayla about her remaining behind to defend Zubeia, he's essentially right in that it would be a pointless sacrifice, and that her feelings are at least partly motivated by her guilt over her parents.
  • 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. Toward the end of Book 3, he shows clear signs of being a Levelheaded type of leader, sitting the group (and Soren) down to lay out their options to either stay and fight Viren or run. He seems to overlap with the Charismatic type as well, since all three of them defer to Callum.
  • "Leave Your Quest" Test: Ibis tells Callum they and Zym should leave to escape the coming battle. An interesting variation, since while Callum is tempted to go, both the offer and his motivation is to keep Zym safe, but would mean the dragonling won't be reunited with his mother. Nevertheless, Callum is moved by Soren's speech, and the group resolves to make their last stand instead.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: Once he starts doing magic, Callum proves to be incredibly good at it, becoming the first human to establish a connection to a Primal Source and mastering spells that are said to be exceptionally difficult in less than a day.
  • 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.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: He has his stepfather's compassion and empathy, and his mother's moral compass, stubbornness, and desire to protect their loved ones.
  • Likes Older Women: Callum's two main love interests are older than him.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Callum is the quadratic wizard, Rayla is the linear warrior. For a while, he only knows a handful of simple spells and can contribute to the fighting only from a safe distance. Then he learns to fly...
  • 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.
  • Loser Protagonist: Played straight then subverted. Starting out, Callum is described as being an “awkward fit for a prince,” and he himself says he’s always been bad at everything. However, he discovers he has an affinity for magic, and over the course of the series, he pushes the boundaries of his potential. By the end of the third season, he’s firmly The Ace.
  • Mage Born of Muggles: Zigzagged. Callum was born a human with no magical powers like his family and other humans, as the species weren't naturally born with a connection to an arcanum. However, with a combination of his determination and natural talent at magic, Callum does forge his own connection with the Sky Primal by the end of season 2.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Rayla, as Callum is more emotionally open and vulnerable than the former. However, over time this difference diminishes somewhat, as Rayla becomes more willing to be vulnerable around Callum and open up to him, while Callum becomes more assertive, action-oriented and protective.
  • 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. He takes this even further in Season 3, where he learns to grow wings, literally making his own tools for flight.
    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.
  • Messianic Archetype: Callum has traces of this. He nearly dies, and has a figurative "resurrection" when he wakes up as the first human to connect to a Primal Source. He is heroic and leads his "true companions" (Ezran and Rayla) to return Zym home, but is "betrayed" by Claudia and Soren.
  • 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".
  • Moment of Weakness: Callum is angry at himself for being unable to help Rayla save the dragon, Pyrrah, and his self-esteem issues get the better of him when he uses Dark Magic to save both her and Pyrrah. This puts him in a coma, and nearly kills him.
  • Momma's Boy: Callum was quite close to Sarai when she was alive and he noticeably hates Zym's father for killing her. This is portrayed in a positive light; Callum dearly loves his mother, and looks to her as a source of inspiration. Even though she's gone, he imagines her helping him through his coma, and her words help him understand the Sky Arcanum.
  • More Powered Protégé: Rayla is Callum's mentor. Even though he's a mage with a lot of raw power, he is Unskilled, but Strong. Rayla, meanwhile, has the advantage of being more experienced with Xadia and magic.
  • 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. Later he's able to climb hundreds of feet up the trunk of a giant tree with out any actual physical exhaustion and even if there were branches along the way that he rested at he later climbed up the leg of Nyx's giant beast whose legs are at least 200 ft long while it was moving.
  • Next Tier Power-Up: Each season, Callum goes through something like this. In Book 1, he discovers that he can cast spells with the help of a Primal Stone. The Book 2, he becomes the first human in recorded history to connect to a Primal Source, and thus doesn't need a Primal Stone to cast spells. In Book 3, he learns to conjure wings to fly. Through this, Callum goes from a kid who is "bad at everything" to potentially the strongest of the trio.
  • 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.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: Inverted. Callum laments that he was never very good at archery, sword fighting, horseback riding, or other martial skills expected of him as a prince. When he tried magic and it came easily to him, he decided that was for him. However, played straight when it comes to Dark Magic; when Callum tries a spell, he notes that it's in fact too easy, and that he knows it's wrong.
  • Not So Different: To Claudia. He is a bit judgmental at her using Dark Magic, even as she points out that humans can't do any other kind of magic. Sure enough, when Rayla's life is in danger he ends up using Dark Magic to save her, since there was no other option. However, this is ultimately subverted when Callum rejects using Dark Magic altogether, while Claudia continues to use the practice in more and more heinous ways.
  • Now, Let Me Carry You: After Rayla saves Zym from Viren, Callum jumps in to catch her and carry her to safety.
  • Oblivious to Love: He can't tell that Rayla had fallen for him, so he's taken by surprise when she kisses him.
  • Official Couple: With Rayla in Season 3.
  • One-Man Army: By himself, he manages to both unchain a dragon and scatter Soren's forces. In the finale of Book 3, Zym's defenders are counting on Callum to be this if the line breaks and they fail to stop Viren's soldiers.
  • The Only One: Because of his status as mage, there are several situations only he can deal with (such as taking down a river monster, stopping an avalanche, or making it possible to breathe up on the Storm Spire). During the final battle with Viren's army, he's the only one who can stand at the foot of the Storm Spire to prevent soldiers from ascending. Also, because of these powers, he's the only one who can dive in and save Rayla from falling to her death.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Callum is a sweet, kind boy who doesn't tend to hold grudges and harbors no ill-will toward anybody. However, when he sees Avizandum's petrified body, he admits he hates the dragon for killing his mother. Rayla is understanding, but even she looks surprised for a moment.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Losing his mother and stepfather badly traumatized him. He wistfully draws his mother's image from memory, and expresses hatred at Avizandum for taking her away from him. He breaks down when he finds out his stepfather was killed, and he visibly carries that grief. However, this experience has made him want to live up to his adopted father's moral lessons on love and forgiveness, and his losses have made him extremely protective of his family and loved ones.
  • Our Mages Are Different: Even though Claudia and Callum are both mages, the way they both go about using magic is very different. Claudia is more of a traditional depiction of a wizard/witch, learning magic from books and research, making potions and gathering parts for a ritual or a spell. Callum, however, is more of a monk by comparison; he connects to the sky arcanum through deep reflection and a spiritual journey, and magic like mage wings require mental discipline and force of will.
  • Parent with New Paramour: Callum's initial reaction to his mother's remarrying of Harrow is unknown but from what can be seen in flashbacks, Callum admired his stepfather at a young age.
  • 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.
  • The Pollyanna: In spite of losing all of the parental figures in his life, he remains happy, idealistic, and with a pure heart.
  • 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: Zigzagged. Callum initially latches on to magic because he's not really capable when it comes to physical fighting. 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. However, to use many of his spells, Callum has to physically exert himself, such as by blowing to cast an aspiro or using his arms to fly with mage wings. Manus pluma volantis also makes Callum physically powerful as well, as it gives him the ability to execute a power dive to save Rayla, then fly them back up to the Storm Spire.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: He exhausts himself after using a Dark Magic spell, and later falls into a coma.
  • Power Tattoo: As of the finale Callum sports three that are prominently displayed on each arm. Together, these runes let him conjure wings for flight.
  • Primary-Color Champion: He is the main character and fairly heroic figure that generally wears red and blue clothes.
  • Promotion to Parent: In Harrow's letter, he urges Callum to become a surrogate parental figure to his younger brother.
  • The Protagonist: Curiously, even though the focus of the story is returning the titular Dragon Prince to his mother, the saga is really about Callum. He's the principal agent who makes choices—such as deciding the group should take the egg to Xadia themselves—that impact the rest of the plot. The story also centers around Callum's personal transformation from awkward sheltered prince to a powerful mage, and the first human in recorded history to connect to a Primal Source. Furthermore, Callum's Spellbook contextualizes the entirety of the show from his point of view, using his journey to understand the Sky Arcanum as the climax of the book.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: Callum is the first human in centuries (perhaps ever) to connect to the Sky Primal. As a result, he's the only one of the main characters to gain powers associated with Sky Magic, such as flight.
  • Red Is Heroic: After he jumps off the cliff to save Rayla, he grows wings that tear his jacket off, leaving only red.
  • 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.
  • Relationship Upgrade: He and Rayla start off as an uneasy allies in season 1 before becoming close friends than enter a romantic relationship in the middle of season 3.
  • Reluctant Warrior: In contrast to Rayla, Callum prefers not to fight until absolutely necessary. However, when he needs to protect his friends or family, he absolutely will push the limits of what he can do to fight.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: While Callum takes part in the battle by guarding the base of the Storm Spire, he's only been a mage for a few weeks, and has to rely on just what he's picked up on his own.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Callum is one of the two princes of Katolis and does what he can to end the war between the human kingdoms and Xadia.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Downplayed. Callum wears a red scarf and admits that he's a poor fighter...but he discovers his potential in magic.
  • Second Hour Superpower: At the end of Season 2, Callum connects to the Sky Primal, being able to cast spells without an Amplifier Artifact.
  • 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.
    • In season 3, there are many, many such moments between Callum and Rayla before they finally kiss. In "Sol Regem," Rayla gushes about how much Callum means to her. They later exchange a longing glance before Rayla feels awkward and looks away. In "The Crown" and "Ghost," there are many moments when they each blush and touch one another. In "The Midnight Desert," Rayla finally works up the courage to kiss him, and Callum returns the favor in the next episode before they share their first mutual kiss.
  • 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.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Callum is typically more levelheaded, skeptical, and intellectual than Ezran, who is impulsive, trusting, and occasionally a bit naive.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: For most of the first three seasons, Callum is seen wearing a blue jacket. By the end of Book 3, he jumps off the pinnacle to save Rayla, and his jacket is ripped off as he transforms and swoops in to catch her. After this, Callum is only seen in a red sleevless shirt.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: In "The Final Battle," Callum transforms his arms into wings, which rips apart his jacket and leaves only his sleeveless shirt underneath. After this moment, Callum is only seen in this shirt.
  • 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.
  • Smug Super: In stark contrast to his lack of self-esteem in Books 1 and 2, Callum is quite confident in his abilities during the Final Battle, proudly declaring he is "this guy" who will hold Viren's forces back if all else fails. He also very quickly shuts up Ibis when he's about to comment on humans being unable to do primal magic. However, he's not always full of himself; when he grows mage wings, he's in awe for less than a second before diving down to save Rayla.
  • Squishy Wizard: Downplayed. He's shown to be very fit throughout the series but 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. But much of Sky Magic, unlike Dark Magic, often requires Callum to rely on his physical strength as well; his aspiro spell will only work as long as Callum has air in his lungs. By the season finale, Callum can use "mage wings" to fly, which make him inhumanly fast and strong in the air.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: A zigzagged example with Rayla. She's a trained assassin while he's a sheltered prince who's proven to be a capable planner. But Rayla is more action-focused because Callum is still new at being a mage. Throughout the first three seasons, Rayla has proven to be a Guile Hero when push comes to shove while Callum has learned how to use his magic as a weapon. By the end of Season 3 Callum gains the ability to fly, greatly expanding his physical capabilities to go along with his spells.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Callum looks like an ordinary kid, but he's able to climb a tree hundreds of feet tall and later climbed up the leg of a beast that's at least 200 feet long while it was moving. Taken even further in season 2, when Callum is able to hold up ‘’his entire group’’ by himself to keep them from falling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He starts off as an awkward, insecure "step-prince" who says he's terrible at everything he tries. Then, he tries and excels at magic. By the end of Book 3, he's arguably the most powerful of the trio; he can use his lightning and wind spells to hold back dozens of soldiers (all made faster and stronger through Dark Magic), and can grow wings to fly.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The journal Callum has was given to him by Harrow, his step-father who is killed in the beginning of season 1.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Callum is only able to conjure wings after he sees Rayla plunge to her potential death and he dives after her. To a lesser extent, he also connected to the Sky Primal after a hallucination which involved experiencing himself drowning. More broadly speaking, for Callum learning new magic has almost always come in response to a need, rather than a desire to learn new spells and abilities.
  • 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. By the end of the third, he can fly. That said, he has yet to learn fine control and has very little real experience using magic in a combat situation.
  • Upbringing Makes the Hero: While Callum lost both his birth parents at a young age, he had a very loving stepfather, who imparted valuable lessons on life to him. He's taken this and his step-dad's bravery and nobility to heart, which both drove him to return the Dragon Prince and to help others with magic.
  • Uptown Guy: Callum, being a prince, is this for Rayla.
  • 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.
  • Warrior Prince: What he's expected to become, as Prince of Katolis, though he feels he falls short of those expectations. He does, however, participate in the Battle of the Storm Spire, both in the planning and the fighting, and racks up quite an impressive body count.
  • 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.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: It's subtle, but much of Callum's awkwardness and insecurity comes from him trying to be the ideal "stepson" prince, and thus he has a hard time figuring out how to act around King Harrow. He tells Ezran he calls him the king rather than "Dad" because he doesn't think he would want him to, and frets over not being able to (in Callum's mind) measure up to his expectations. When Callum reads Harrow's letter, he learns that his stepfather did love him unconditionally, thought of him as his son, and saw a lot of himself in Callum.
  • Winged Humanoid: In the final episode of season 3, he manages to grow "mage wings" on command.
  • Wrecked Weapon: He has to destroy his Primal Stone, which had been the source of his spells at the time, in order to save Zym.
  • 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.
  • You Killed My Mother: A reconstruction example. Callum outright stated that he hates Avizandum for killing his mother but instead of feeling happy, he's angry, sad, and confused. He doesn't forgive the older dragon but feels bad for Zym because the young dragon lost his father before he was hatched.

    Prince Ezran 
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He has uncovered a secret.

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

"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!
  • A Boy and His X: A Boy and His Glow Toad. Ezran's closest companion is Bait and they have a deep bond that goes all the way to their younger years. Bait is extremely loyal to Ezran and vice-versa. They both even have the same favorite food — jelly tarts.
  • 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. Deconstructed early in Book 3, when Reality Ensues and his young age coupled with his lack of formal training as king mean he is not prepared to make the hard decisions or handle delicate diplomacy when the other four kingdoms start to push for war.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: When he learns his father has been killed, he realizes that he is now the rightful king, and that Katolis is effectively leaderless without him. He decides to return, and do what he can from the throne to avoid a war, while leaving Callum and Rayla to finish the mission.
  • Cool Crown: Since he inherits the Katolis throne, Ezran also wears the same cool crown Harrow wore.
  • Curiosity Is a Crapshoot: Inverted. The whole plot kicks off because he got curious and found the Dragon Prince egg.
  • Deuteragonist: Starting in Season 3, Ezran's growth as the new King in Katolis is given as much focus as Callum's Character Development in Xadia.
  • Does Not Like Spam: According to Callum's Spellbook, Ezran dislikes excessively mushy peas.
  • Dragon Rider: In season 3, Ezran begins to ride on dragons into battle.
  • 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.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Ezran has a special connection with animals, which may have something to do with his ability to communicate with them.
  • The Good King: Growing into this role as of season 3, particularly after he gives himself up so his people will have the choice to not go to war.
  • Half-Sibling Angst: Averted, he and Callum have a healthy and loving, brotherly relationship. They have no issue being half-brothers, and don't even refer to each other as such.
  • The Heart: Of the main characters, Ezran is the most compassionate and cool-headed, often acting as the conscience of group and softening Callum, Rayla, and Bait's hard edges.
  • Honor Before Reason: Very briefly inherits this trait from his father at the end of Season 2, when he decides not to come with Callum and Rayla to return Zym to Xadia, in favor of facing his duties as king. However, human princes returning Zym was half the diplomatic purpose of the mission (as a symbolic gesture), Zym was very attached to him and proves harder to manage without Ezran there to guide him, and Ezran's return is short-lived since he's still a child and has no formal training or experience as king. Thankfully, he soon grows out of it.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Both innocent and blue eyed.
  • Irony: Ezran develops a close friendship with Zym, who is the son of the dragon who killed his and Callum's mother.
  • Know When to Fold Them: Despite his good intentions and best efforts, in Book 3 Ezran quickly realizes he's way out of his depth trying to rule without prior training or experience, and he doesn't have the necessary diplomacy skills to talk the other human kingdoms out of pursuing war with Xadia (not without them fighting Katolis instead), so he steps down on the provision that those who do not wish to fight be allowed to return home.
  • 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.
  • OOC 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.
  • The Paragon: As King, Ezran helped set an example of wisdom and compassion for the people around him. According to Corvus, he had shown more courage, strength, and grace than most leaders show in a lifetime. His actions inspire many Katolians to desert Viren and rally as reinforcements to help Zym's defenders. By the end of Book 3, everyone, elves and humans alike, salute him as the true king of Katolis.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Like his older brother, Ezran wants to stop the war peacefully. By the season 2 finale, he understands the responsibility he has towards Katolis as the new King and returns to be a proper one. By season 3, despite some difficulties, Ezran shows himself to be The Good King.
  • 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 
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At the moment of truth... what will she do?

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

"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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Of the Moonshadow Elf assassins, Rayla is the youngest and noticeably shortest, as she's a teen while the rest are adults.
  • 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.
  • Battle Couple: A downplayed example with Callum. They become a couple in season 3 but don't fight together in battles most of the time.
  • 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.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Callum. Both are brave, kind-hearted (if jerky) teens who want to end the war but also have their own self-doubts of their own worthiness and longing for their own life's purpose.
  • 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.
  • Braids of Action: Downplayed before being subverted. In the first part of season 1, Rayla only had a single braid in her hair before it was cut by an arrow from of Amaya's soldiers. She's still an assassin badass.
  • 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.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: A zigzagged example with Callum as both are fairly insecure but often comfort one another when the other is emotionally troubled.
  • Butt-Monkey: Especially in Season 1 and Season 2. If something unpleasant isn't happening to Soren, chances are it's happening to Rayla.
  • Can't Catch Up: Rayla sadly exhibits this trope. While she's an excellent fighter at the beginning of the series, her skills only marginally improve. Ezran and Callum's abilities, meanwhile, grow by leaps and bounds, with Ezran learning to ride dragons while Callum learning spells and developing powers such as flight. When Rayla faces off against Viren, she is no match against him (not that this stops her from defeating him when his guard is down).
  • Character Development:
    • When Rayla first meets Callum and Ezran, she is just as determined to kill the latter in revenge for the supposed death of the Dragon Prince even though the former calls out the mindset. Over time, Rayla does come to realize that the Cycle of Revenge nature and Sins of the Father mentality won't make the world better and people need to help one another instead of fight and hurt.
    • Like most Elves, Rayla holds some outdated views on humans, which she states from time to time when with her human companions but she does let go of the views because of her friendships with them.
    • Rayla prefers completing tasks on her own, and is afraid of showing fear or vulnerability around others. Over time, she opens up to Callum and Ezran, and begins to rely more on them and their unique skills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: What she evolves into. Rayla becomes increasingly willing to drop everything to help someone in trouble, even if it means she won't survive to reach Xadia, such as saving Bait from a sea monster in Book 1, or saving a felled dragon from some humans in Book 2, or risking her own life to save Nyx from soulfang serpants in Book 3. Ezran notes in Book 1 that Rayla only "hesitates" when she does something against her conscience (like kill an innocent), and Callum notes in Book 3 that Rayla never hesitates to do what's right or save someone in trouble, even at the cost of her own life.
  • 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: When she's in a bad mood or trying to distract someone, she tends to get very sarcastic. Also, she isn't afraid to let loose with biting snark when she thinks someone's about to do something stupid.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Rayla comes to the realization in season 2 that being an assassin isn't for her but she's not sure what her purpose is, since she's always been trained to be one.
  • 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.
  • Expressive Ears: It's subtle most of the time but if you look closely you can see her ears moving particularly when her emotions run high.
  • 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.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: For the first two seasons, Rayla doesn't give much thought to her fellow Moonshadow assassins (and semi-foster father Runann) whose position she gave away by failing to kill Marcos, resulting in a bloody skirmish with the humans. Defied with a vengeance in Season 3, when she's forced to confront that they all died partly because of her, and she's been banished from her home as a result.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Like all elves, she only has four fingers on each hand. This becomes plot-relevant every time she has to pretend to be human, as she can hide her horns, ears, and facial markings with a hood, but it's a lot harder to hide a missing digit.
  • 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.
  • Gaining the Will to Kill: After spending three seasons being unable to bring herself to take a life, she finds the resolve to throw herself and Viren to their potential deaths to protect Zym.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: One of Rayla's nobler qualities. She literally risks life and limb many times over the series to do what she knows is right. When she learns the egg of the dragon prince was not destroyed, she instantly abandons her assassination mission to return the egg to its mother to end the war and bring peace. She willingly turns against her fellow assassins (and even fights her semi-foster father Runaan), and outright tells Ezran that knowing him and keeping him alive is worth costing her hand.
  • Green Around the Gills: Every time Rayla gets on a boat you can expect her to turn a bit green. During their second boat trip, she tries to pass it off as her "rare glowtoad impersonation" before nearly vomiting again. Not that Ezran buys it.
  • Guile Hero: Downplayed, but she's quite clever and isn't above using trickery when the situation demands it. She knows that the team can't fend off both Claudia and Soren if they spring a trap, and that she needs to convince Callum they can't be trusted. Yet, she's able to take advantage of Lujanne's illusions to definitively prove that Claudia and Soren were up to no good while also letting the trio escape.
  • Handicapped Badass: Due to the binding spell being linked to Ezran's life, Rayla's left arm would continue to hurt her until it fell off or Ezran dies. However, after making a Heel–Face Turn, Rayla is prepared for her arm to fall off and, despite some realistic problems, she manages to perform admirably against her opponents until Zym tears off the binding.
  • Has Two Daddies: Adoptive fathers. She explains that Runaan and his husband took her in after her parents left to join the Dragonguard.
  • 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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. During the final battle, Rayla tackles Viren off of a mountain just as he's about to consume Zym. Thankfully Callum intervenes just in time to save her.
  • 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.
  • Honor Before Reason: In Book 3, Rayla is prepared to protect the Dragon Queen alone against Viren's approaching army of monsters. Callum calls her out on it, stating it would only get her killed, and she's doing this out of a misplaced sense of Pride and to prove she's not a coward like (she believes) her parents were.
  • 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.
  • Hypocrite: She tells Lujanne that "strong relationships need honesty," yet in Through the Moon is willing to lie to Callum, promising to let them work together to find Viren, then leaving in the middle of the night while he sleeps.
  • 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. Ultimately subverted in Season 3. She's positively elated when she finds out that they were the only members of the Dragonguard who stayed with the egg and defended it to the bitter end.
  • I Should Have Been Better: As a Moonshadow assassin, Rayla holds herself to punishing standards and gets very self-critical and self-loathing when she fails to live up to them. This is not helped by Moonshadow culture holding its own citizens to high standards in whatever they do, and her bearing the shame of her parents being royal Dragonguard who seemingly abandoned their post the day the egg was lost.
  • 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.
  • Interspecies Romance: Enters one with Callum, a human, in Season 3.
  • Invisibility: As a Moonshadow Elf, she can do this under a full moon.
  • Irony: Rayla was sent to kill Ezran and his father. Not only does she not kill Ezran, but they become close friends and she later enters a romance with his older brother, Callum.
  • It's All My Fault: Rayla takes failure very personally. Every time something goes badly over the series and she feels she could have done more to stop it, she beats herself up afterwards. In Season 3, when she finds out that all of the other assassins sent to kill King Harrow didn't make it except for her, partly because of her failure to kill Marcos and giving their position away, she's depressed for the next few days.
  • 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.
  • 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:
    • In her initial confrontation with Callum (who pretended to be Ezran to keep his brother safe), may be having an unfair Sins of the Father mentality, but she's not wrong about King Harrow and his killing of Thunder was wrong.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: With Callum, as she's more pragmatic and emotionally closed off than the former. However, this difference diminishes somewhat, as Rayla becomes more willing to be vulnerable around Callum and open up to him, while Callum becomes more assertive, action-oriented and protective.
  • 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...
  • The Mentor: Rayla, of all people, takes this role for Callum, not only teaching him the fundamentals of magic and showing him the ropes when traveling in Xadia, but also teaching him to have confidence in himself. Over time, Callum's moral compass begins to closely resemble Rayla's.
  • 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. Partially justified since she has a Moon Primal connection, which allows her to be faster and stronger than her physique would suggest.
  • Mystical White Hair: Like the rest of the Moonshadow Elves, symbolizing her moon powers.
  • Ninja: She's a Moonshadow assassin, which is basically just a ninja with a high fantasy elven aesthetic rather than a medieval Japanese one.
  • 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.
  • Not So Above It All: While she tends towards the serious and insists on focusing on the mission (for example, patrolling while complaining about how Callum and Ezran are wasting time learning magic and playing with Zym respectively), she has her moments of silliness as well, such as her human interpretation being lighthearted and silly and how much fun she has just enjoying having two working hands again.
  • Official Couple: With Callum in Season 3.
  • 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. At the end of season 3, she tackles Viren off a mountain to save Zym, making him her first kill.
  • Professional Killer: Has been trained as an assassin, but fails to kill anyone on her first and only mission, both due to hesitancy to actually do the deed and new information making her decide it doesn't need to be done. It takes until the end of season 3 before she actually gets her first kill.
  • 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. She also doesn't trust Nyx with baby Zym in Book 3, which is good because Nyx is just a con artist out to return baby Zym to his mother just so she can claim some kind of reward for herself.
  • Relationship Upgrade: She and Callum start off as an uneasy allies in season 1 before becoming close friends than enter a romantic relationship in the middle of season 3.
  • Reverse Grip: She is sometimes seen holding her twin blades this way.
  • Second Love: She is the second girl Callum has shown romantic interest in. As of Season 3 they're an Official Couple.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Discussed by Callum in Book 3. When she claims that she alone must stay with the Dragon Queen against Viren's approaching army and tells tells Callum and Zym to flee, Callum calls her out on being willing to "sacrifice herself" for nothing, accusing her of putting Honor Before Reason and trying to buck Sins of the Father.
  • 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.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Does this to Callum twice. The first time she assumes Callum is working his way up to declaring his love for her and is taken aback to find that's not really what he had in mind. This does have the effect of crystallizing Callum's feelings, though, so the next time he's going on about how great she is, it has the usual effect.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Rayla becomes an Official Couple with Callum in season 3 because of his many admirable qualities: Intelligence, kindness, humility, bravery, sensitivity, and being there for her at her lowest.
  • Sins of the Father: Her parents were royal Dragonguard who seemingly abandoned their post the day the egg was lost, and she's so ashamed of that heritage that she occasionally displays Honor Before Reason to prove she's not like them. It's implied she also bore the stigma with her people, since everyone assumed she fled and abandoned her fellow assassins to die when her enchanted lily was the only one that didn't sink in the pond (showing that she was the only one who survived), leading them to magically banish her.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: A zigzagged example with Callum. She's a trained assassin while he's a sheltered prince who's proven to be a capable planner. But Rayla is more action-focused because Callum is still new at being a mage. Throughout the first three seasons, Rayla has proven to be a Guile Hero when push comes to shove while Callum has learned how to use his magic as a weapon. By the end of Season 3 Callum gains the ability to fly, greatly expanding his physical capabilities to go along with his spells.
  • 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, whatever mood she's in, and the company she keeps.
  • Taking You with Me: Subverted in the Season 3 finale. She tackles Viren off a mountain... but she has a boyfriend who can fly, and he doesn't.
  • 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.
  • The Worf Effect: Rayla is presented as an excellent fighter early on, but this is frequently used to show how capable her human opponents are. She's pitted against Amaya, Soren, Corvus, and Viren, all of whom put up a good fight or outright beating her.
  • 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.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: When she sees her village, she finds out she's been banished, as being the only survivor of her group has led to her being labeled as a traitor that ran and left her group to die. Although Ethari and her finally talk and say goodbye, he says he's not sure whether she'll ever be allowed back.

    Bait 
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Grumpy, but loyal.

"Say hello to my little friend!"
Ezran

Ezran's pet glow toad.


  • Action Pet: Downplayed. Bait's flash is useful in combat, but he usually requires someone else to prompt him. The exception is when Viren comes for Zym, and Bait jumps forward and defends him all on his own.
  • 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. When he gets more time with Ezran in season 3, he discards this and even gets a bit close to Zym.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Becomes very jealous of Ezran's close relationship with Zym after the latter hatched.
  • Grumpy Bear: Arguably his defining characteristic. The bulldog scowl isn't just part of his physiology, it's his default expression.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bait is a grumpy toad but has a good heart.
  • Light 'em Up: He can emit blinding light when necessary.
  • Light Is Good: Bait is a glow toad with Light 'em Up abilities and is one of the main heroes.
  • 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.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: He has his "innocent eyes," used on the baker Barius while swiping jelly tarts.
  • Team Pet: Acts as this to Callum, Ezran, and Rayla.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Towards Zym. Just in the previous season, Bait was jealous of Zym taking his place as Ezran's best friend. But in season 3 when Zym is obviously unsure about finally meeting his mother, Bait openly comforts Zym, even trying to protect him from Viren who managed to sneak past the others with magic.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Jelly tarts along with Ezran. The baker is not pleased about this when Bait is able to steal at least four at a time and stuff them in his mouth. In season 3, Ezran asks that when something bad happens, he look after Bait and since he knows better than anyone what he wants.
    Baker: An infinite amount of jelly tarts, love, and understanding?
    Ezran: (laughing) Mainly the first one.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ezran. He always follows Ezran wherever the latter goes without question and gets defensive of the boy when someone insults or hurts him.

    Azymondias, the Dragon Prince 
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Click here to see him before hatching. 

The son of Avizandum and Zubeia. 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 his mother. He is hatched at the end of Season 1, and is named, presumably by his parents communicating to him prior to his hatching, Azymondias; the other characters typically refer to him as "Zym".


  • 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. When Sol Regem gets trapped, Zym smugly kicks some dirt at him from behind before following Rayla and Callum.
  • 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 Sunforged dagger.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: He's the youngest of the main characters because he was an egg before being hatched.
  • Beware the Cute Ones: Yes Zym is still a baby, but when he feels like his life is being threatened, he will fight back with lightning. Nyx learnt this the hard way when trying to dragon-nap him.
  • Big Eater: According to the official site, Zym has a big appetite.
  • Blue Is Heroic: A blue-scaled dragon with a kind heart.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Downplayed. After witnessing Pyrrah's attack on the human soldiers and nearly being killed by Sol Regem he develops a fear of other dragons, to the point that he was afraid to approach his own mother. He does get better by the end though.
  • Born During a Storm: Justified — owing to the nature of their species, Sky Dragons can only be born during thunderstorms. Zym's egg is hatched when Callum breaks his Primal Stone to cause a storm.
  • Brainy Baby: Even before being hatched, Zym was able to communicate with Ezran and even know his own name.
  • 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. When describing Zym to Sol Regem, Rayla calls him precious.
  • 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.
  • Family Theme Naming: He along with his parents have "z's" in their names.
  • Fear of Thunder: Inverted. As a storm dragon he likes thunderstorms and gets excited when he sees one.
  • Gigantic Adults, Tiny Babies: Both of his parents are as big as hills, while he's smaller than a human child (for the time being).
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Zym has blue eyes and has a playful, friendly demeanor.
  • Irony: He's close to Ezran, the son of the man who killed his father.
  • 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.
  • Nice Guy: A sweet and friendly young dragon.
  • 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.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the group come across Sol Regem, Zym probably sensing how powerful he is, wants absolutely nothing to do with the former dragon king and desperately tries to squirm out of Callum's arms throughout the episode.
  • 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. He's also able to use an electrified bite to knock Nyx out of the sky.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks like a tinier version of his father, Avizandum. However, Avizandum had yellow eyes, while Zym has blue eyes which he got from his mother.
  • 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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    Soren 
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Youngest Crownguard in history.

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

"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. Averted in Season 3, as he joins the heroes after seeing just how evil his father really is.
  • 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.
  • Beard of Sorrow: While not really a beard, he starts growing a bit of stubble after he leaves Viren's side to join Ezran and the others in Xadia. Despite him knowing it was the best choice to leave his horrible father, it's never an easy choice.
  • 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."
    • In season 3 when he tries to convince her they should both leave Viren, she begs him not to make her choose again, still hurt by their mother's abandonment. Soren doesn't pressure her and instead gently tells her goodbye before he turns the opposite way, leaving Claudia alone.
    • He also has an brotherly, protective streak towards both Callum and Ezran. He was hesitant in arresting Callum and then attempting to murder the princes under Viren's order and protected Callum when the Moonshadow Elf assassins came. In season 3, after he goes under a Heel–Face Turn, Soren makes a vow to truly protect and serve Ezran.
  • 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. In season 3, however, after seeing how corrupt his father has become, he joins with Ezran and the heroes.
  • Brains and Brawn: Subverted. His dynamic with Claudia seems to be this... but it's eventually made clear Soren is much more compassionate and insightful than the usual Dumb Muscle character in this dynamic. In addition, Viren gradually uses Claudia as both the brawn and brains due to her magical ability, gradually phasing him out and thinking nothing of turning him into a Volcanic Veins monster. At which point, he really would have been Dumb Muscle, going by what happened to Kasef.
  • Brother–Sister Team: With his sister, Claudia. Broken by season 3 when he defects from Viren to join Ezran and the Heroes, while Claudia can't bring herself to be disloyal to their father.
  • Bully Turned Buddy: Soren openly apologizes to Callum near the end of season 3 for his earlier bullying and admits he was actually a bit jealous that he and Harrow seemed to have an incredibly loving relationship, unlike what he had with his own father. So he picked on Callum since he didn't know better. He assures Callum that Harrow definitely would be proud of what they're doing and gives a reluctant Callum a Bear Hug as a way of apology.
  • Cain and Abel: Starting to have this with Claudia by mid-season 3, as Soren becomes more disillusioned with his father's increasing dubious methods while Claudia has the opposite reaction.
  • Character Development: Basically Soren's whole arc for season 3 in spades. He's all prepared to be locked up forever, and is susprised when Ezran shows mercy. When Claudia confronts Viren about his secret mission for Soren, Soren goes You Have Got to Be Kidding Me! as Viren claims his oldest son misunderstood. He starts showing himself to be more a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass than given credit for, reflects on his past actions where he is openly remorseful for the pain he's caused, decides to leave his father's side once he sees how corrupt he's become, and doesn't pressure Claudia to leave their father. He even apologizes to Callum for bullying him earlier in season one, although he still makes some jabs. By the end, he's prepared to stab his own father to protect Ezran, when he'd spent the last two seasons running himself ragged trying to impress his father, and was prepared to kill Callum and Ezran to make him proud.
  • 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.
  • Cool Big Bro: Treats Callum like a little brother, complete with picking on him and going easy on him. Likewise he is this to Ezran, joining with the young king, and swearing his loyalty and protection to him.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, but he is the leader of the Crownguard for a reason. Season 3 shows that he's smarter than even he seems to realize, seeing through Viren's attempt at Gaslighting him and working behind his back to break Ezran out of jail and reunite him with Callum and Rayla, aiding the escape to Duren for Opeli, Corvus and the baker, and even managing to contact Lujanne to help out. He did it in his own characteristically bumbling way, but Viren and Claudia never caught on that he did it even after he finally broke his loyalty to his father for good.
  • 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.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Dumb Muscle. Being treated as the dumb one by his father and sister for so long has severely impacted his self esteem, to the point where he'll go along with anything his father asks because he thinks that if he has objections, it's just because he's too dumb to understand his father's motivations. Even when he realizes that killing the princes was wrong, Viren gaslights him into believing that he only misunderstood the original order, something Claudia goes along with. However, one thing adds up to another and he eventually realizes that his dad is as bad as everyone says, and abandons him.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: Of The Big Guy. He starts off having his father somewhat easily manipulating him into acting as The Brute to try and kill Ezran and Callum, using his family loyalty against him... but Soren eventually proves he’s far too self-aware and honorable at heart to fit that role, and rebuilds himself into a hero.
  • 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.
  • Do You Think I Can't Feel: He's not pleased when Claudia believes Viren over him in season 3, after confronting him in the dungeons. As he puts it, he may not have done good but he sure knows what good and bad is. Viren can't manipulate him anymore by pretending to feign innocence.
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted. Soren has dirty blonde hair and comes across as a airheaded ditz but he turns out to be insightful and perceptive.
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Prior to his Heel–Face Turn, Soren was an Anti-Villain with some morals.
    • He was hesitant to arrest Callum on Viren's orders even though he earlier mocked the former and the latter is his father.
    • Soren is notably shocked and horrified when his father orders him to kill the princes.
    • When he and Claudia have a seemingly asleep Rayla at their mercy, Claudia wants him to kill her while Soren believes it's dirty to kill an opponent in their sleep.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He's a bit of Jerk Jock, but even he is increasingly horrified by the lengths his father will go to gain power and conquer Xadia. When he sees Viren turn Kasef into a fiery monster, he leaves on the spot.
  • Good Feels Good: After the climactic battle at the end of Season 3, he notes that unchaining creatures feels better than chaining them.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Soren admits during his apology to Callum that he often picked on the latter because he had a better relationship with King Harrow, his stepfather, than Soren did with his birth father.
  • Heel–Face Turn: While Soren was never truly evil, it's clear he has an easier time seeing through his dad's manipulations than Claudia. By Season 3, he has no illusions about his dad's morals and has an easier time refusing to do things he feel are wrong. Midway through season 3, he rescues an unfairly imprisoned Ezran and leads him safely to Opeli and Corvus, two people who can keep him safe. Later on he openly states his allegiance to Ezran, joining the heroes' side, and even striking down what he believed to be his father, though it was only an illusion, to protect the young king.
  • Heel Realization: Soren knows that assassinating the princes is wrong but rationalizes it that he has to obey his father. The realization kicks in when Ezran insists on pardoning him and Claudia, saying they aren't to blame for Viren's mistakes. Then it goes deeper when Viren gaslights Claudia into believing that Soren was dumb and misunderstood him; Soren becomes the Only Sane Man of his family and protects Ezran with his life, smuggling him out of the kingdom.
  • 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 disgusting 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. Likewise, when Rayla frees the dragon, Soren prepares to fight it despite knowing it will curbstomp him.
  • 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.
  • Ironic Name: His name means "strict" but he's a Mellow Fellow.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While he's being a mocking Jerk Jock, Soren is an expert swordsman and was correct on his criticisms of Callum's sword techniques. Later on, when Soren and other Katolis guards are tracking Moonshadow Elf assassins, Callum attempts to join them while sporting a heavy armor; cue, Soren mockingly, but truthfully, stating that Callum's armor is not meant for battle and would only get the prince killed.
  • 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.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Downplayed. While it's mostly Soren's own conscience that drives him to secretly and then overtly defy his father, Viren treating Soren with increasingly open contempt in Book 3 just hurts Soren more and more, helping him realize that his dad will never love or be proud of him like he wanted, and thus removes the only thing that was keeping Soren beside him for as long as he was.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: As Viren prepares to strike Ezran down even though the battle was already over, Soren does not hesitate to protect the young king and stab his father through the chest. When Claudia demands to know why Soren killed him, Soren limply falls to his knees in shock as he mutters he had no other choice. Too bad it was just an illusion.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: He felt extremely guilty and remorseful about trying to kill the princes on his father's orders, and more so when Ezran insisted on pardoning him. Soren realizes that he can't stand idly by when Viren manipulates his way to the throne and Ezran to the dungeons, especially when Viren wants to turn Soren into a living weapon. He busts out Ezran, smuggles him and his retinue to Lujanne, and swears to protect the young king.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: He's Viren's son and top man, but shows none of his father's malice or greed.
  • Perma-Stubble: Grows a noticeable five o'clock shadow during the long ride to warn the protagonists about the approaching human army. Also emphasizes his recent character development.
  • Only Sane Man: In season three when talking to his family. Viren is power-hungry and ambitious, Claudia is in denial, and Soren realizes that his father is evil and manipulative. He decides to turn against them to save Ezran, apologizing to the young king.
  • 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: Has a hard time noticing sarcasm, to the point where he has had to have it pointed out to him that another character is being sarcastic. Rayla loved pointing this out when she, Callum, and Ezran used an illusion to escape Soren and Claudia.
  • 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.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: If you look closely, Soren resembles Viren a great deal. They have similar skin tones, hair color, and facial structures. Ironically, that's where the similarities end.
  • 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.
  • Token Good Teammate: Becomes this by season 3, as his father and sister are becoming more and more ruthless and morally questionable with each decision while Soren is horrified by their actions. It prompts his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The official site states Soren likes butter and the creators even state he eats a daunting amount of it.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his father, and was willing to do anything he ordered if it would make him proud of him. However once all of his horrible acts start to add up in season 3, Soren decides to abandon him and join Ezran and the others. He even is willing to kill his father (albeit an illusion of him) to protect Ezran.
  • The Unfavorite:
    • In Viren's hierarchy, Soren's always at the bottom, being forced to live up to impossible standards, gaslit, and treated as Dumb Muscle. This reaches its nadir when Viren is about to turn him into a monster. Notably, neither Viren or Claudia seem bothered at this prospect.
    • The official website says that Viren once forgot Soren's birthday completely, being so wrapped up in preparations for Harrow's birthday, which is the next day. Ever since then, Soren has let everyone he sees know his birthday is coming up and that he is expecting presents, starting a whole week beforehand.
  • "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. He grows out of it by the end of season 3, to the point that he actually stabs Viren to protect Ezran (although Viren turned out to just be an illusion).
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problem with trying to kill Rayla.
  • 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. Even so, his solution is to create a zipline and loosen the peg a little.
    • 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 
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Dark magic is easy for her.

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

"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.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Soren sometimes calls her "Clauds".
  • 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.
    • Her entry while absorbed in a book and walking into a tree is pretty much an immediate giveaway, but also her sometimes chaotic, quirky interactions and impulsive responses to Callum and Rayla's braids are symptoms of Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny! (aka ADHD). Technically, her miscommunicating certain social cues could also be a symptom of autism spectrum, but these disorders can overlap and often co-occur.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blind Obedience: To her father in Season 3. She continues to blindly trust and believe his every word even as his increasingly flimsy excuses fail to justify his increasingly heinous actions to the point that she turns against her own brother Soren and the princes after it's clear to everyone else that Viren has lept well past the Moral Event Horizon.
    Soren: You've seen what's going on. What Dad turned Kasef into. What Dad turned into.
    Claudia: Maybe he's just doing what needs to be done.
  • Brainy Brunette: Claudia is a bit weird for sure, but she's a natural genius when it comes to dark magic.
  • Brother–Sister Team: With her brother, Soren. Broken by season 3 when he defects from Viren to join Ezran and the Heroes, while Claudia can't bring herself to be disloyal to their father.
  • Cain and Abel: Is beginning to develop this with Soren by mid season 3. Claudia is steadfastly loyal to her father even with his more heinous actions while her brother, Soren, has the opposite reaction.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": She's concocted 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.
  • Daddy's Girl: It's clear that Viren plays favorites with his kids, and Claudia is treated as the golden child, which results in her having an unhealthy unquestioning loyalty to him, even when he starts showing his true colors. This takes a dark turn because it makes her blind to what she's doing, even when Soren calls this out.
  • 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. This gets increasingly subverted throughout season 3, as her continued allegiance to Viren makes her do more and more morally dubious actions.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: As part of her Ambiguous Disorder, she has a real problem with this one. Best example would be this Toilet Humor comment she gives to her father:
    Viren: Soren should be here. Why is he late?
    Claudia: Oh, Soren told me he needed some bathroom time. He said he ate some bad cheese, and now he's paying the price!
    Beat, Viren sighs
    Claudia: You... You do know what he means by "paying the price?"
    Viren facepalms
    Claudia: He means that he's...
    Viren: Yes! Yes, I get it. No need to paint a picture...
    Claudia: I would only need one color for that picture...
    An exasperated Viren leaves
    Beat
    Claudia: Brown!
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Claudia attempted to flirt with Callum in order to convince him to come back to Katolis but couldn't because she knew about King Harrow's passing and told him immediately. And when Soren continued to play the charade, Claudia quickly chastise him to stop.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Downplayed, as she was always loyal to her father but she was quite likable in the first season but her morals have gone bit by bit to the point she's willing to have a fake Viren look like he's going to kill Ezran in order to help her father. though it is possible that it was a bluff. Probably not though.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her fear of abandonment, and her loyalty to her family. Her mother abandoning them has scarred her so deeply she's terrified of any of her family leaving her in any way. No matter the cost, she does everything in her power to keep them alive such as mending Soren's broken spine and literally resurrecting her father.
    • When Soren tries to convince her they should leave their father for good seeing as how horrible he's become, she has a small break down and begs him not to make her chose again.
  • Freudian Excuse: When she was little, her mother forced her to choose between her and her father to stay with. Claudia went with her father, and since then she's been desperate to keep her family together, no matter what lines she has to cross. She refuses to go with Soren when he defects because she's angry at him for making her choose between family once again, she fully turns when she sees Soren kill (an illusion of) their father to save Ezran's life, and she later uses an immense amount of dark magic to bring her father back from the dead.
  • 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, callous 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. At the end of season 3, the strain of bringing her father back from the dead causes the entire left half of her head to go white.
  • 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.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Familial love, mind you, but it's mainly the reason why she ultimately sides with Viren, up to the point where she conjured an illusion of him to trick her brother so the real Viren can drain Zym's essence and bring Viren Back from the Dead after he fell from the mountain top during The Final Battle.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Her exact feelings for Callum. While it's clear she does care about him greatly, it's more reminiscent of a Cool Big Sis but she did say he was "cute". Claudia is also implied to have been aware of his feelings for her given she was willing to use his said feelings to convince him to go back to Katolis. However, that was her being emotionally manipulative with the genuineness being questionable.
  • 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. The use of Dark Magic throws in an increasingly worrying amount of white into the mix. After "curing" Soren's paralysis, it was just a small lock, but bringing Viren Back from the Dead has changed it to the entire left side of her hair.
  • Necromancy: At the end of season 3, she has resurrected her father after he died, and the cost for it is still unknown, but it's possible that she sacrificed another person for it.
  • 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. 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.
    Callum: Did you say "adorable"?
    Claudia: (teasingly) Did I?
    • By mid season 2, Callum's crush for her has disappeared for good.
  • 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. At the end of season 3, bringing her father back from the dead causes the entire left half of her head to go white.
  • 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.
    • Deconstructed in Season 3, when her Blind Obedience to her father just because he's family (to the point that she turns against her brother and childhood friends in her father's war against Xadia) proves detrimental for everyone.
  • Token Good Teammate: Unlike her father or brother, she sincerely wants to rescue the princess and is the only one Locked Out of the Loop about Viren’s true intentions to kill them. Still played straight in Season 3, despite the fact she decides to side with her father against the princes, she's still unambiguously good and well-intentioned (for now). may have come to an end in the season three finale, where she seemingly uses a realistic and solid illusion of Viren to attempt to murder Ezran and seemly sacrifices a human or elf to resurrect her father. note the ambiguity of her actions and the last one could have been a bluff with illusion only faking but not actually going through with the murder. Maybe.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her family, to where she would go to extreme lengths of dark magic to keep them safe. Such as healing Soren's spine in season 2 and resurrecting her father from the dead at the end of season 3.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Claudia remains unaware of her father's true nature.
  • Villain Has a Point: Morally dubious as she may be, Claudia turned out right when she attempted to convince Callum not to use dark magic. Because of his inexperience, he ended up in a magic coma and nearly died.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: To a much lesser extent than her brother Soren, but it's clear that Claudia longs for her father's affection and approval, and he only ever throws scraps of it when she proves useful with Dark Magic. Otherwise, he often shows little patience or interest in her and her "quirky" personality.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Deconstructed. She's willing to use dark magic to protect the ones that she loves, but isn't very good at justifying her actions. For example, in the pilot she tries to say that Rayla can't be trusted desite knowing the dragon egg was in her father's custody. Callum is horrified when Rayla says the egg has a mother, and Ezran confirms that the egg doesn't want to be in the castle. Claudia's response is to tell Ezran to give her the egg and shoots lightning at Rayla when the young prince is in the line of fire.

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