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The Kingdom of Katolis

Royal Family

    King Harrow 
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The king is in danger.

Voiced by: Luc Roderique (English) Click to see other languages 

"War is full of uncertainty."

The king of Katolis, and the father of Prince Callum and Crown Prince Ezran.


  • Action Dad: A king, father of two, and a trained fighter.
  • Adorkable: Makes some rather ridiculous comments about "dirt men" and "mudsledding."
    "Who gives the best birdy kisses?"
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Gives one to Viren when he tries to convince him to switch his spirit with a soldier before he gets assassinated.
    Lord Viren: Any one of these men and women are willing to give their life for you!
    King Harrow: Would you, Viren?
    Lord Viren: I... [clears throat]
    King Harrow: ... Get Out!.
  • The Atoner: He acknowledges that he's done many things wrong and that he can't undo them, but if he is to pay for his crimes with his life, then so be it.
  • Battle Couple: With Sarai in the past. They would spar together for training and take on a giant lava monster side-by-side.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: A deconstruction. He kills Thunder out of vengeance for the latter killing Sarai but he later regrets the action because of how senseless it was and how much trouble it caused.
  • The Chains of Commanding: It's established early on that Harrow feels his kingly duties are a burden and it wears on him, especially after Sarai died, and in his last letter he urges Callum not to make the mistakes he did. When Callum sees a vision of King Harrow in his dreams, he's chained down to his throne.
    King Harrow: The great illusion of childhood is that adults have all the power and freedom. But the truth is the opposite. A child is freer than a king.
  • The Chessmaster: Harrow knew more about Callum's potential than he let on, even in his early years. He gifts him his iconic sketchbook when he's only five, and keeps the Key of Aaravos hidden until he's ready to hand it over to Callum. All of this was done to put Callum in the best possible position to learn magic and unlock the secrets of the centuries-old cube. Even Callum notes that Harrow probably knew he was a mage before Callum did.
  • Cool Crown: A golden crown with the front side resembling the uneven mountains of Katolis.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: He wears his hair in dreadlocks, and as all of the royalty in Katolis, he is a trained fighter.
  • Dub Name Change: The Dutch version changes Harrow to "Haron".
  • Face Death with Dignity: After the failure of the efforts to stop the forthcoming assassination attempt on his life by the vengeance-seeking Moonshadow Elves, he accepts that this may be the price he pays for after all the sins he's committed.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His crown's design has the right section taller than the left, mimicking the towers of Katolis Castle. The statue we see of his late wife has the same design on her crown.
  • Fatal Flaw: Stubborn devotion to moral rectitude and honor. While on the positive side, he always stands firm for what he believes to be right, he also all but throws himself on the elves' swords because he thinks he deserves it. This provokes a Succession Crisis at the brink of an all-out war with Xadia. This flaw also gives him a highly conservative outlook on how things "should" be run in a monarchy like Katolis, leading him to alienate Viren, his closest advisor, at a crucial moment, sealing his fate.
  • Foil: To Callum, oddly enough, and in one particular instance. Harrow gives in to his hatred of Avizandum, goes along with Viren's Dark Magic-inspired plan, and seeks the dragon out to kill him. Callum acknowledges that he hates the fallen dragon...but then expresses deep remorse that Zym's father was taken away from him. In part, this foil happened because Harrow learned from his mistake, and imparted the wisdom of forgiveness and love to his stepson.
  • Gallows Humor: Upon being woken up early by Lord Viren, he has this to say:
    King Harrow: Viren, didn’t I tell you if you ever woke me up this early again, I'd have you executed?
  • The Good King: Subverted in part, but mostly played straight. He considers himself a servant of the people and is largely successful in doing what's right not just for his kingdom, but neighboring nations as well. However, he commits several mistakes, the last of which results in his death and the possibility of all-out war with the elves.
  • Good Parents: He cares for his children, and does everything he can to keep them safe. He's particularly intent on getting his stepson Callum to see him as a father.
  • Happily Married: To Sarai. Besides being a great Battle Couple, they were quite loving and supportive of one another. Even amidst a disagreement, they communicated their respective positions in a respectful, if unusual, way. Harrow greatly mourns her loss after she sacrifices herself to save Viren.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: His wields a sword when preparing to fight against the Moonshadow Elves, and can be seen sharpening it beforehand.
    • He does use a spear as well when sparring with his wife, or fighting the Magma Golem and the Dragon King, but seems less proficient with it. A sword may be more appropriate than a 4 metres-long polearm in the close quarter environment of his apartments, and he may just chose the weapon with which he's more comfortable.
  • Honor Before Reason: Displays this to Viren. When the latter offers him an option that would spare him, but put a target on his soldier's back, he refuses to take it.
  • Hypocrite: Harrow launches an invasion into enemy territory, murders a civilian in cold blood, and rips its heart out. This provokes Avizandum to attack the party and Harrow's wife is killed. Even if Avizandum had known that the incursion was an attempt to save lives, letting the humans go would have meant rewarding them for marching into his kingdom with impunity and taking what they wanted. Harrow would be a sorry king indeed if he hadn't done the same in Avizandum's place, but he still has the gall to want revenge. The whole incident serves to remind us that while Harrow was a good father and a good king, he was far from perfect and subject to the same double standard both sides have as much as the next human.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Viren tells Amaya that Harrow often felt he couldn't live up to Sarai's bravery.
  • Killed Offscreen: His death isn't shown, but the Moonshadow Elves' ties falling off their wrists by the end of the third episode is clear enough on the king's fate.
  • My Greatest Failure: Years later he is shown to regret the things that he has done in order to protect his kingdom, namely having Viren kill the Dragon Prince after getting revenge on the boys father.
    • Even if it was to avenge his wife's unjust murder, he deeply regrets killing Thunder, both for how brutal the killing was, and for how it directly led to the current crisis. His guilt is so great that he practically throws himself onto Runaan's blades when he comes to avenge the King.
  • Meaningful Name: "Harrow" means to pillage or plunder. See above under The Atoner and My Greatest Failure.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: If he hadn't blown up at Viren at a pivotal moment where Viren was genuinely contemplating sacrificing himself for him, things might have gone better for everyone.
  • Not a Morning Person: Apparently has threatened Viren with execution if woken up too early. Thankfully for Viren, he was only kidding.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When the warm, genial Harrow angrily reminds Viren of his place and demands he kneel before him, you know Viren crossed the line. Sadly, Viren was just on the verge of backtracking from that line, so Harrow chose the worst time to let his temper get the best of him.
  • The Paragon: Serves as this to Callum, passing on the hard-won lessons to his mistakes, including that his love, vulnerabilities and ability to forgive is the source of his strength. He encourages Callum to have faith that love, rather than power, could guide the course of history.
  • Parents as People: Harrow's relationship with Callum is pretty loving, but Harrow has always kept a certain amount of distance, fearing that he would be trying to impose his presence as a father in Callum's life, despite not being his birth father. In his letter to Callum, he regrets that, and thinks that he should have tried to reach out to him more, not to substitute Callum's previous father, but to be another father altogether.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Although he's allowed morally questionable things to happen, he acknowledges that what he's done wasn't right and is otherwise this.
    King Harrow: There's generations of wrongs on both sides.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He knew that killing Thunder would have done more harm than good, and seemed to be unwilling to go with Viren's plan to kill the Dragon King, until Viren brought up Queen Sarai and the spell capable of ending Thunder's life. Then Harrow gave in to his hatred of the dragon, and with Viren's help, he hurled Sarai's spear (infused with Dark Magic) into the dragon's chest and turned him into stone.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: King Harrow took an active role of being present for his kingdom and believed in being a servant for his people.
  • Second Love: To Sarai, as she was married to Callum's birth father before his apparent death. At some point, she and Harrow fell in love, married, and had Ezran.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's described as being handsome by promotional material, and he is tall and dark...
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    Queen Sarai 

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Voiced by: Kazumi Evans (English) Click to see other languages 

"A sweet tooth and an iron fist."
General Amaya

The deceased queen of Katolis. She was King Harrow's wife, the princes' mother, and General Amaya's sister.


  • The Ace: Beautiful; benevolent; charismatic; a wise queen; a skilled warrior; a loving mother, wife, and sister. Yep. She fit the bill.
  • Action Mom: She is stated on her character profile to be "a deadly force on the battlefield". In the flashback, she's even able to easily defeat Harrow with her spear. She was also the mother of Callum and Ezran.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Harrow tells her that he had a dream of Lady Justice the night after his father died. When Sarai expresses curiosity, Harrow responds to her teasing tone by saying that she had been wearing her robes, to which Sarai quips that it must've been a boring dream then.
  • Battle Couple: With Harrow in the past. They would spar together for training and take on a giant lava monster side-by-side.
  • Beauty Mark: Beneath her right eye.
  • Berserk Button: She had a notorious Sweet Tooth and didn't like people taking the last jelly tart. Viren apparently learned this the hard way.
    Viren: (laughing) I only made that mistake once.
  • Big Sister Instinct: When she notices that Amaya is injured and nearly topples over, she rushes to her side. After Amaya signs that she was alright, Sarai signs back with a warm smile on her face.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her weapon of choice.
  • Braids of Action: When going off into battle, she wears her hair down and braided.
  • Cool Crown: A crown quite similar to Harrow's but the ends are more sharper than his.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: She's remembered fondly by everyone and it's generally agreed that the rest of them had to live up to her example. Her loss drove them apart.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: On her crown, the right section is taller than the left, mimicking the towers of Katolis. However, unlike her husbands, the tips curve more.
  • Happily Married: To Harrow. Besides being a great Battle Couple, they were quite loving and supportive of one another. Even amidst a disagreement, they communicated their respective positions in a respectful, if unusual, way. Harrow greatly mourns her loss after she sacrifices herself to save Viren.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She died saving Viren, since he could cast a spell that would end the food shortage in Duren and Katolis.
  • The High Queen: Viren, Amaya, and Harrow all remember her as kind and strong.
  • Javelin Thrower: Throws her spear into the weak chink of the Titan's armor to pierce its heart, effectively killing it.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Harrow, as her passing still deeply saddens him and it's implied he planned to kill Thunder for revenge of her death.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name means "lady" or "princess".
  • Missing Mom: The deceased mother of Callum and Ezran.
  • More Expendable Than You: She sacrifices herself to save Viren, because she realizes that the entire trip will be in vain, if the only person capable of creating the spell that will save both kingdoms dies.
  • Nice Girl: Anyone who personally knew Sarai always had a positive thing to say about her. And when she appears in flashbacks, she was shown to be a kind-hearted individual.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Implied. It's hinted through Harrow's letter to Callum and flashbacks that after her death by Thunder, he plotted revenge by killing said dragon, which apparently happened. And thus the story began.
  • Posthumous Character: She was killed in a battle with Thunder before the series began.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She usually wears her hair up in a bun when doing her royal duties.
  • Smash Sisters: With Amaya in the past during the events of "Titan's Heart". Amaya uses her shield as a platform to launch her up into the air so she can deal the finishing blow to the creature.
  • Sweet Tooth: In Amaya and Viren's reminiscing, Amaya said that her sister was a major sweet tooth and would be furious if someone took the last jelly tart. Apparently, Viren had been on the receiving end of that. She also seems to share this love of sweetness with her son, Ezran.
  • Together in Death: Her last words to Harrow were "I'll see you on the other side.", referring to either the other side of the mountains (if she made it) and the other side of the veil (if she didn't). She didn't, and Harrow eventually joins her.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Jelly tarts. Even so that Harrow treats her to some after his coronation, saying that now that they were king and queen, they could do whatever they want, like eating jelly tarts on their bed. This food later becomes something Ezran also inherits a love for.
  • War Memorial: Her statue is amongst the other kings and queens in the valley.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: She questions this when they hunt for a giant lava monster. She asks Harrow whether it is intelligent, has a family, if it is the last of its kind, if it has emotions, if it feels pain and so on.

    Pip 
King Harrow's pet bird.
  • Empathy Pet: He seems to understand Harrow's grief, and later glares at Viren when he tries to seize the throne.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Can be seen perched on the king's shoulder.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After he was freed at the end of season 2, there has been no mention of his current whereabouts.

Royal Court

    Lord Viren 
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Every problem can be solved with a "creative solution".

Voiced by: Jason Simpson (English) Click to see other languages 

"I'm a pragmatist."

A lord and high mage that served under King Harrow. He is the father of Soren and Claudia.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Downplayed, but after his blatant disregard for Due to the Dead regarding Harrow's burial, ignoring the usual seven days mourning and having his daughter burn the corpse with magic, all the people in the kingdom are visibly less than thrilled about him trying to take over as the king. And other members of the court, Amaya in particular, rightfully do not trust him due to how eager he seems to take over.
  • Abusive Parents: He's always been this in regards to emotionally manipulating his children, to the point both feared telling the other the orders Viren gave them. Soren, despite having chosen his father when their parents separated, getting it the worse despite attempting to appease his father. It's at its most blatant in season 3, he rather blatantly gaslights Soren and his manipulation of both Soren and Claudia makes it very clear his model of abuse is treating Claudia as the Golden Child, who is praised for emulating him and chided for deviation, and Soren as the Scapegoat, who is always second best and has to live up to impossible standards to earn any kind of approval, to Viren's Narcissism. Even Claudia nearly saw his real attitude towards both of them until Aaravos points out how useful she'll be in the future. After which he only gives her any form of condescending respect for believing everything he says.
  • Ambiguous Situation: After Harrow's death, Amaya speculates that Viren proposed the body-switching solution knowing that Harrow would be too noble to accept it, as a way of ensuring that his king would die in a way that would allow Viren to save face, and conveniently leave the throne empty for Viren to grab. (Either as a regent while Ezran is too young to lead, or to get the princes "out of the way" for him to seize power.)
  • Ambition Is Evil: His desire to unite the human kingdoms to wage war against and wipe out the dragon and elven kingdoms of Xadia with himself as the leader, and his willingness to do so by any means necessary (be it bribery, fear-mongering, forging royal documents, assassination, murdering and usurping King Harrow's two sons), corrupting and stealing the entire Sunfire Elven magic source, and turn a whole army of humans into monsters to do so, drives most of the villainy in the plot.
  • The Archmage: Said to be a master of dark magic, and improved it with King Harrow. Later learns how to cast a dark magic tainted version of primal magic first via Willing Channeler by Aaravos, then independently in season 3 after Aaravos' tutelage and the hijacking of the sun forge.
  • Back from the Dead: Rayla kills him at the end of season 3, only for Claudia to revive him somehow off screen.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: An interesting case that everyone can tell his bluster is full of bull... droppings, but Viren seems to genuinely believe himself when he says his usurpitous grab for power and attempts to fear-monger the human kingdoms into waging war against Xadia is in humanity's best interest, but any time someone points out the holes in his logic, the fact that there is a better way, or points out how his grand plan conveniently gives himself the most power, he reacts very poorly.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Perceived Ingratitude. When he offers a solution to a problem, the methods are generally not pretty, but they do deliver the results promised. Being snubbed for offering a solution to the the elves assassination attempt and later for requesting troops to prevent possible elven invasions, enrages Viren more than anything else. He also gets angry when when his actions are seen in a cruel light, such as when he had the king kill a Magma Titan, even though his actions prevented thousands from starving and possibly both kingdoms from collapsing.
    • The vilification of dark magic. Many people tell him its a shortcut, but because it is the only magic available to humans, its often the only option he can use to remain competitive with the elves. The elves have the benefit of Primal magic, which they are innately born with and use for whatever they want, so treating Primal magic like the good option to Dark magic's bad is a simplistic perspective for him.
  • Big Bad: Becomes this at the end of Season 1. It turns out that he secretly took the Dragon egg and hid it away. After the King’s death, he starts taking steps to seize power for himself, this includes ordering Soren to kill the princes should they be found.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Turns out to be this in Season 2. His attempts at becoming regent and manipulating the Pentarchy end up failing big time. His actions are then discovered by Opeli, who strips him of his power, and he gets taken down rather anti-climatically without ever confronting the heroes. Finally, it’s revealed that for all his mastery in magic, there’s someone else more powerful and knowledgeable than him. He manages to turn it around, and comes roaring back to prominence over Season 3.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: After using dark magic, his eyes become completely black, with his iris becoming white. Different from his daughter, this is played straight, as he is the only villain of the show.
  • Break the Haughty: King Harrow gets fed up with Lord Viren's attempts to persuade him to use dark magic to save his life, leading to him giving a "The Reason You Suck" Speech about how Viren is not his equal and is his servant and must kneel to him. This moment was particularly ironic, since it happened after Viren had already decided to do the heroic thing and give his own life to save his friend's. Getting crap from Harrow was what pushed him to The Dark Side.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Averted; he initially assures Aaravos that he's never killed anyone called "Avizandum" (implying he knows everyone he has killed). When Viren learns that was the actual name of the dragon he knew as "Thunder", he spends much of the rest of the episode recounting details about killing him, as it was a major event in his life.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Oh, no. Any time he offers a "creative solution" or a grand plan against Xadia, any criticism deeply offends him.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Discussed. He wants Soren to frame the princes' deaths, and if necessary, kill them himself, because as King Harrow's heirs, Ezran would have to succeed their father as regent. Viren believes that he would make bad decisions and cause the humans to lose the war. In season 2, he encounters Queen Aanya, and clearly carries the same attitude he has about Ezran, that children make weak rulers and are incapable of making decisions for the good of their kingdoms.
  • The Comically Serious: His pragmatic, no-nonsense personality becomes the butt of many jokes and humorous moments, especially in Season 2.
  • Court Mage: To Harrow's court.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: When Aaravos channels Primal Magic through him, he is virtually unstoppable, killing most of the guards sent to arrest him. Even after he takes an arrow to the leg and faced with several archers, he pulls out the arrow like it's nothing and stands ready to keep going. Only Aaravos taking away his magic forces him to stop.
  • Dark Messiah: He views himself as humanity's savior. In season 2 he saves people from a famine, and in season 3 he is seen in white robes, parts a river of lava like Moses did with the Red Sea, and is raised from the dead after a few days. However he is incredibly ruthless, power-hungry and manipulative.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Despite his ambition, skill at manipulation, charisma, and goals, Viren's really not too good at considering the logical end point or consequences of his plans. Case in point: attempting to take the Magma Titan's heart got Sarai killed, killing Thunder nearly caused another war and caused Harrow's assassination, his attempt at shaming the entire Katolian army into fighting for him and mistreating other rulers such as Opeli ends up giving the heroes unexpected reinforcements, and it's heavily suggested that he didn't have much of a plan when invading Xadia, and Aaravos had to essentially spell out to him that his goal of achieving a better place for humanity would mean conquering Xadia at all.
  • Disney Villain Death: In "The Final Battle", Rayla tackles him from the top of the Dragon Queen's Keep. A conversation afterwards with Claudia reveals that he did not survive the fall, and that she brought him Back from the Dead.
  • Does Not Like Spam: According to Callum's Spellbook, Viren dislikes weak cheese.
  • Dub Name Change: The Dutch version changes Viren to "Virel".
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite his rising maliciousness, he loves his children dearly and several of the credits image show him having sweet casual moments with them. Makes it all the scarier when he tells Claudia getting the egg takes priority over Soren's life, much to her surprise. He also used to care for Harrow like a brother, but this obviously didn't last. Then subverted when it's made very clear he doesn't love Soren, and his behavior towards Claudia is toxic despite having genuine affection for her.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He doesn't understand why Harrow would be willing to give up his life to make up for the terrible things they've done. Especially why Harrow questions the use of dark magic.
  • Evil Chancellor: He had shades of this role from the beginning, having been an advisor of the king dealing with dark magic and some shady "practical" decisions.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Callum — Both are mages (Viren a Dark Mage, Callum a Primal Mage) who are insecure about their place in the world. However, whereas Viren is a fan of using "creative" or expedient solutions to problems, such as Dark Magic, Callum utterly rejects this after using a Dark Magic spell once. Viren also uses and seeks out magic primarily to gain power, while Callum does so to protect and empower his friends and loved ones. Viren succumbs to his hatred of elves and dragons, while Callum learns to forgive and move past his hatred.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Decades of dark magic use have rendered his skin chalk white and his eyes pitch black. He has to periodically absorb the life force of magical beings to maintain the Glamour of his normal appearance.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He's a master of Dark Magic, and is exactly as morally principled as you'd expect a master of Dark Magic to be.
  • Exact Words: Katolis' law state that, should a dynasty end, the monarch elected to start the new one has to be an orphan. Viren humorously points out that his parents are dead.
  • Face–Heel Turn: His entire character arc in Book One is about how he went from being one of King Harrow’s closest friends to The Usurper who plots to kill the princes.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Cutting the Knot. His desire to find "practical" (read: expedient) solutions at the cost of shortcuts and even people's lives without thoughts for consequences has put him at odds with Harrow and other members of the court like Opali and Amaya, who intensely distrust him.
    • Said desire feeds into his second Fatal Flaw - Didn't Think This Through. Viren rarely - if ever - considers the consequences of said "solutions," which leads to them eventually causing more problems than they solve.
    • Also, hubris. He believes himself to be the one with the most knowledge (which, to be fair, he is unless confronted to someone like Aaravos) and the best plans, which makes him unable to consider different points of view and underestimate others. This is an actual Fatal Flaw, since his dismissal of Rayla and Bait leads to his death. Lucky for him, Claudia apparently had a way to bring him back.
  • Glamour Failure: Viren's normal appearance is a spell he maintains by draining magical creatures. When he expends a great deal of magic, the spell falters and reveals his true form.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Like his daughter, only hers are white while his eyes are green.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Once King Harrow calls him out on how unethical he's become, it's implied Viren is preparing to make a Heroic Sacrifice to die in Harrow's place. Then Harrow misunderstands Viren's intentions and verbally rips him apart. Afterwards, whatever plans for redemption Viren had are abandoned in favor of gaining power for himself.
  • Heel Realization: After King Harrow gives him an Armor-Piercing Question, he realizes that he hasn’t been the same man that King Harrow had trusted all those years ago, so he sets out to prove himself by going through with the spirit-switching anyway, with the Heroic Sacrifice being himself.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He says to King Harrow that he’s like a brother to him and would do anything for him.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He decides to switch his spirit with King Harrow to save him from the Moonshadow Elves' assassination. But it looks like things didn't go according to plan.
  • Hidden Depths: While Viren generally comes off as cocky or prideful at worst, he is actually quite insecure about his place in the whole world, seen when he uses a true-sight potion to try and see what's really in the mirror. When nothing comes up, he starts yelling that he thought the mirror would be something special, something important, but it's just useless. However, he slowly comes realize that he's actually yelling at himself.
  • Hypocrite: Minor example. When Queen Aanya refuses to yield to his warmongering, he calls her weak, and unable to make important decisions. As Aanya pointed out, the other rulers had pretty much resigned themselves to following the majority. Viren only called Aanya weak because she didn't submit to him.
    • A better example shows up in the first two episodes. Viren repeatedly tries to convince King Harrow to save himself, saying that every one of his soldiers would willingly give their lives for their king. Harrow shuts him up by asking him if Viren would do the same.
  • Lack of Empathy: Downplayed. Viren is not an outspoken sociopath, at least at first. Viren's friendship with King Harrow and his family was genuine, as was his love for his children. But even before he started Jumping Off the Slippery Slope, his pragmatism was rather...intense.
  • An Ice Person: While he has access to an impressive amount of magic, his go-to spell for direct combat is Aspero Frigis. So far, his track record includes three dragon guards and Thunder himself (though that one lasted for all of half a minute before the dragon king got free).
  • Identical Stranger: Bears quite the resemblance to the first human mage whom we see use Dark Magic. Whether it's this trope or Identical Grandson in play remains to be seen.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His justification every time his methods are criticized, no matter how much disaster they wrought.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Seen in his Inferiority Superiority Complex below.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Implied in Season 2. While he acts smug, when Viren is having difficulty figuring out the secrets of his magic mirror, the way the scene is framed makes it look like he's talking about himself. Bonus points for his use of a Truth-revealing serum on his eyes in the operation: the truth which it reveals might not have been about the mirror at any moment.
    Viren: Nothing? Nothing. Nothing! Oh, you're powerless, useless. I thought you were going to be something special, something important!
  • Insistent Terminology: Harrow points out in their argument that Viren has always called dark magic a "creative solution".
  • Ironic Name: In Hindi, "viren" means "leader of heroes". Of course, Viren would see his actions as heroic instead of tyrannical.
  • Irony: He wanted to end the war against the elves, because he thought humans could never flourish while they were around. The war between them does end, but not because one side won, but because both sides are starting to join together when he turns out to be a bigger threat.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • He may come off as abrasive and morally ambiguous, but he does love his children. He confides in them and says goodbye when it seems he's about to perform his Heroic Sacrifice. Images in the credits also show him happily demonstrating magic to his children in their younger age and enjoying a drink that Claudia brewed up.
    • Although he isn't above deceiving them and has arguments with them about what the right thing to do is, he has a friendship with King Harrow and General Amaya, and discusses fond memories of Queen Sarai with Amaya when they visit her grave.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He starts out as pragmatic, but ultimately gets to the point where he is willing to have the princes killed and is engaging in dark magic far beyond what is appropriate.
  • Kick the Dog: In season 3, in exchange for Ezran peacefully abdicating the throne, Viren agreed to allow soldiers against participating in the upcoming war against Xadia to throw down arms and return to their familes. While Viren holds up his end of the bargain, he doesn't before shaming them in front of the other soldiers, labeling them as cowards, and forcing them to take up a brand to symbolize their "cowardice."
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: When fighting against the guards sent by the High Council, he uses his staff in a combination of magic and physical attacks, displaying some rather impressive skills in martial arts. Even without magic, his skills are impressive; he manages to hold his own against two members of the Dragonguard at the same time. Despite being outnumbered and outflanked, he only resorts to magic when backed into a corner.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • For all the evil things that he did, he gets exposed and imprisoned by Opeli for his crimes and even Aaravos couldn't do anything to save him.
    • In season 3, his mistreatment of Aanya, Soren, the Sunfire Elves, the people who didn't want to support him (Corvus, Opeli and some soldiers) come back to bite him. Aanya unites her army with Corvus, Opeli and the conscientious objectors and marches against Viren in the battle on Thunderspire where they turn the tides. Soren's continuous mistreatment leads him to leave the army and join the princes, where he turns out to be a valuable asset. The Sunfire Elves, angered at the destruction of their home and queen, are even willing to join forces with humans to bring him down, creating an army that far surpasses his own. Furthermore, his decision to turn his army into Super Soldiers at the cost of their sanity bites him back when it turns out that they're now terrible at strategizing and are sloppy at battle.
  • Life Drain: He has apparently been draining the life force of some magic beings, in this case, butterflies he keeps hidden in his office.
  • Light Is Not Good: At the end of season 3, he switches from his normal dark clothes to a white robe, takes the sunfire magic with the aid of Aaravos, and loses whatever sympathy and good were left in him.
  • Magic Staff: He wields an ornate staff that aids in his magic. It's normally shorter, like a cane, but can extend to full staff length if need be. The official website reveals that it's the same magic staff used by the first human dark mage Ziard, and was made by an elf.
  • Manipulative Bastard: To a degree. He can manipulate his children but only because they are so desperate for his approval, on everyone else he tries it on he fails, and even the manipulation of his children has started to fail. he's also being manipulated by Aaravos who is an absolute GOD at this.
  • Meaningful Name: In German, "viren" means "virus". It also sounds a bit like "villain".
  • Military Mage: Although his primary mission is to serve King Harrow as an advisor, he is seen taking part in both planning strategies for battles as well as the fighting itself. He's perfectly capable of fighting Rayla's parents and Rayla herself on his own.
  • Missing Steps Plan: When Aaravos asks Viren what his overall goal is in Season 3, Viren proudly declares that his intention is to allow humanity to flourish. When Aaravos asks if that includes conquering Xadia to do so, Viren falters.
  • My Way or the Highway: Whenever he comes up with an idea or a solution, he'll hardly budge and think of alternative options to that. This is shown the most when he brings up the console of the four kingdoms, and at first is glad that the other rulers are taking his side to fight against the elves, but the moment Aanya points out the flaw in his plans, everyone starts to pull back out of the agreement and Viren labels them all as cowards.
  • Narcissist: He's got a case of narcissistic personality disorder lifted straight out of a medical textbook - he Can't Take Criticism, he's got severe Lack of Empathy, and his obsession with being a great man who saves humanity with 'creative solutions' constantly overrides any interest in how it might be accomplished, what the cost might be, and what happens afterwards. It makes him dangerous, irredeemable (because he's completely incapable of understanding he might need redemption), and curiously human and vulnerable as a villain - he's not a monster, but a man with the worst possible illness someone in his position could have.
  • Necessary Evil: What he seems to believe.
  • One-Man Army: Downplayed. He utterly obliterates the guards sent to arrest him, but he's only able to do this because Aaravos is channeling primal magic through him. However, since he was able to use his abilities to hold off the king of the dragons, he certainly qualifies.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Deconstructed. Viren initially had good intentions, wanting what is best for Katolis and all of humanity. However, at some point, his "doing things for the greater good" turns into an excuse to commit actions worse than the ones he is fighting against, eventually turning him into a full-blown villain, and blatantly seizing power in season 3 and reveling in taking it.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: By the time he and Harrow killed Thunder, Viren has become enough of a villain to rationalize destroying an egg, even against Harrow's appeals to morality; the only thing that stops him is the realization that the egg is a great source of power, and that he would gain more by stealing it than destroying it.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Viren delivers a scathing one to himself. While trying to decipher the mystery of the mirror, Viren uses a True Sight spell that will “strip away all illusions” and allow him to see the truth. He looks in the mirror and only sees his reflection, leading him to rant that the mirror is powerless and useless and that he thought it would be something important. The whole time he is pointing at himself (his reflection), showing how Viren really views himself: as nothing special or powerful.
  • Secretly Selfish: While his main goal is to help humanity, to a degree, he is also heavily motivated by his own ego. He enjoys the idea of gaining political (not to mention magical) power and raising to the throne and the fact that people will follow him in battle.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: He attempts one in a flashback during the retrieval of the Magma Titan's heart. When Queens Annika and Niha make their own Heroic Sacrifice to delay Thunder long enough for everyone else to get to safety, he stays back to help them. The thing is, he's the only one who could cast the spell they needed the Titan's heart for so Queen Sarai has to perform a Heroic Sacrifice of her own to save him.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: Manages to become one in Season Three, although he's eventually defeated.
  • Soul Power: This is how dark magic is cast. Since he's a virtuoso at it, he is able to capture people's (or at least, elves') souls in gold coins.
  • The Straight Man: In just about any conversation with his children. Temper aside, he's one of the show's more stoic characters.
  • Tantrum Throwing: Explodes when things stop going his way, as he is incapable of seeing any other viewpoints that don't align with his own, resorting to insults and dismissal even towards Queen Aanya when she refuses to senselessly sacrifice her armies in a war he is intent on starting because he refuses to acknowledge that she has a point.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: The flashback that reveals how he finished the spell that managed to kill the dragon king showed he enabled Harrow's hatred of him for killing the queen, enforcing that he enabled some of Harrow's more negative tendencies with enthusiasm. Even after getting revenge, he quickly finds a reason to justify killing the child as well.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: According to Callum's Spellbook, Viren likes cheese.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: He wants to defeat the elves and end the war, and is willing to emotionally abuse and discard his children, assassinate rulers, create fearmongering, and even assassinate children of the man he greatly cared about for this goal.
  • Villainous Valor: Viren is entirely willing to put his life on the line for his cause. When surrounded by soldiers and having several arrows stuck in him, he only stops fighting because Aaravos stops supplying him with magic. On two seperate occasions he's ridden into battle against the Dragon King himself and he agreed with Aaravos' plan to enter Lux Aurea alone so only his life, and none of his army, was at risk.
  • Villain Has a Point: Viren's plans might be extreme, but he is the only one of the human leaders in Book Two who acknowledges that hostilities with Xadia have already begun with the murder of the King of Katolis, and who attempts to undertake any action in response to this. However, season 3 ends up implying he's actually wrong, as Janai has no idea what humanity was planning or why they had a secret base in Xadia, questioning why Amaya was there. The assassination was done to appease the dying dragon queen, showing that the escalation of conflict was as much the result of their own reactions as the elves and dragons fighting back.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He takes a lot of cruel actions over the course of Book One, but most of them seem to come from a genuine belief that he has to take control during a crisis to save Katolis, and by extension, humanity. Instead of being a redeming quality, this actually makes him more dangerous, giving him something akin to Heroic Resolve and making him impossible to expose. This is best shown in season three, where a conversation with Aaravos has him repeatedly describe his ambitions as lofty and noble ideals of uplifting humanity while Aavaros points out that they are currently trying to conquer Xadia and goads Viren to acknowledge the discrepency between that and his more benevolent sounding goals.
  • What You Are in the Dark:
    • Played with in an interesting way. For all his ambition, Viren has shown multiple times to be ready to give his own life for his kingdom and his beliefs. He even risked his life to try and save Queens Annika and Niha, despite it going completely against his usual pragmatism. However, this side of him only shows himself in really dire and tense circumstances, but otherwise Viren will adapt more pragmatic solutions, and search for the way that gives him more power as an added bonus.
    • Despite having a clear trump card that can resolve things peacefully, it's shown that Viren will not give up or reveal the Dragon Prince egg, not even to save Harrow's life, showing that his disregard for life and need for power to define his self-worth are subtly destroying his relationships with others. Even how he got the egg was by Rayla's parents manipulating him using his desire for power to spare him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He stole the Dragon Prince egg, reasoning that it would have become a powerful enemy one day. He later orders Soren to kill Ezran and Callum so that he can take power.

    Marcos 
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Voiced by: Jesse Inocalla (English) Click to see other languages 
"Declare yourself, in the name of King Harrow!"

A knight in the Crownguard.


  • Appropriated Appellation: In the final battle, he and the others who refused to join Viren have joined with the Army of Duren but Marcos and others fight under the banner of the broken link, a symbol of their perceived cowardice for refusing to join Viren's conquest.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Marcos has thick, big eyebrows.
  • I Owe You My Life: In season 3, he's the first soldier to refuse to join the war on Xadia, because Rayla spared his life.
  • Medal of Dishonor: For his perceived "cowardice" in refusing to join Viren, he and others are given a badge to wear of a broken link signifying to all in Katolis their refusal to fight.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • Rayla sparing his life leads to him alerting the castle that the Moonshadow Elves are here to assassinate King Harrow, leading to them searching the woods for the assassins, leading to Runaan kicking Rayla off the mission, leading to Rayla going anyway to prove herself, leading to her finding the Dragon Prince egg with Callum and Ezran...
    • This happens again in Season 3, where he is the first of the soldiers loyal to Ezran to leave Viren's army. The soldiers come to play in the Season 3 finale acting as reinforcements.
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    Opeli 
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Voiced by: Paula Burrows (English) Click to see other languages 

A respected member of Katolis's High Council.


  • Foil: To Viren. While they both want what's best for Katolis, Viren goes about it using dark magic and twisting the arms of others to do his bidding. Opeli on the other hand does her best to support the king and offer whatever advice to can to help them. Viren believe's he knows what's best for the kingdom whereas Opeli wants to advise her rulers in their decisions and make sure it's what they want for the kingdom. The biggest differences between the two can be shown in how each of them act around a child ruler.
  • The Good Chancellor: Unlike Viren and Saleer, she is loyal to the royal family and advises Ezran with the best intentions of the kingdom in mind.
  • Mama Bear: In her own way. When Ezran decides to take the crown, she understands that he's still a child and in reality, not ready to rule a kingdom. She assures him that no one will blame him for taking time to grow up and advises him to find a regent to hold the throne for him while he focuses on being a kid. She also is one of the few adults to stand up for Ezran when others question him, and is willing to offer him counsel and stand by his decisions.
  • Neat Freak: According to Callum's Spellbook, Opeli dislikes messes.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She doesn't trust Viren and really doesn't like the way he tried to claim the throne. By the second season, she caught on to at least some part of his trickery and arrested him.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: In Katolis, It is traditional for a ruler to be mourned for seven days before being laid to rest. When Viren burns Harrow's pyre on the same night he dies (against her objections, and with dark magic no less), Opeli's entire character is defined by her hatred towards him from that moment onward.
    • Also when she learned that Viren used Harrow's seal to summon the pentarchy and lied to them about the circumstances, she even demanded "How dare you!"

    Saleer 
Voiced by: Johnathan Holmes (English) Click to see other languages 

A member of the Katolis High Council. He allies himself with Viren in season 3.


  • Face–Heel Turn: He was initially opposed to Viren's plan to unite the human kingdoms against Xadia, on the grounds that the elves hadn't been bothering Katolis since the death of King Harrow. He only joined Viren's plot after the "elven assassins" attacked the monarchs of the other four kingdoms.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's the only one out of Viren's allies to not take part in the battle against the elves. He does however play the role as a battlefield commander, at least at first as he was the one who was coordinating the army and was going to give the order to charge at Viren's behest before Leeroy Jenkins Prince Kasef mucked that up.
  • Treacherous Advisor: To King Ezran in season 3. He conspires with Viren and Prince Kasef to get Viren on the throne, advises King Ezran to abdicate, and then immediately arrests Ezran after the abdication.

    The Crow Master 
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Voiced by: Cole Howard (English) Click to see other languages 

"I am the Crow Master. Sort of Crow Lord Assistant. I just got promoted."

A recently promoted young man that takes care of mailing in the castle of Katolis.


  • Adorkable: He is quite lovable and kind even to Viren. Even after he has received a death threat from him.
  • Hidden Depths: In one of the ending cards, a sinister shadow with what appears to be feathers stands behind Crow Master as his shadow while he peacefully works.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": According to the official twitter, his name is "Crow Master".
  • Middle-Management Mook: Essentially this for Katolis, being a ranking member in what is basically the post office, to the point of making him relatively endearing. He even is worried about things like losing his job over treason or asking Viren for a performance review after being told that he is "witnessing history."

    Barius the Baker 
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Voiced by: Jason Simpson (English) Click to see other languages 

The royal baker and chef of the castle. For many years he has endured Ezran's love of jelly tarts and the young prince's routine attempts to steal them.


  • Chef of Iron: The royal baker of Katolis and the season 3 finale episode shows he's a decent fighter.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He manages to be very effective with just a rolling pin, downing enemies in a single blow and getting through uninjured despite not showing up with any armour.
  • Edible Bludgeon: He joins the final battle on the side of Marcos, Corvus, and Opeli against Viren's horde. One weapon he uses is his signature jelly tarts to blind the enemy's eyes.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a red berret.
  • One-Note Cook: Downplayed. Given he's the royal baker, Barius is most likely skilled in making many different kinds of food, but he's usually seen making jelly tarts.
  • Rolling Pin of Doom: One of his other weapons is a rolling pin to bash them.
  • Undying Loyalty: While he didn't like the prince stealing his food, he is a loyal subject to the true king. Ezran trusts him enough to safeguard Bait when he plans to abdicate and be imprisoned, and the baker later joins Opeli and Corvus in journeying to Duren after Viren's coup.

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    General Amaya 
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She doesn't believe in locks.
Voiced by: Nobody

"I've slain monsters before."

The princes' deaf aunt, her ferocity in battle has earned her the title of being one of the Katolis Army's highest-ranking generals.


  • Action Girl: In spades. She such a badass that she became one of the most renowned army generals, while deaf.
  • Amazon Chaser: She is confirmed to have mutual, romantic feelings with Janai, an expert Sunfire Elf fighter. Amaya even makes this statement in Callum's Spellbook:
    "Aunt Amaya says she never encountered a Sunfire elf who could best her in battle — until she met Janai."
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She shows her title as General is well earned during her fight with Rayla. She easily defeats the elf, who had previously only been challenged by a more experienced assassin and a mage. She's also able to hold her own against Janai's group.
  • Badass Normal: She is, so far, the only non-mage human to fight Rayla one on one and win.
  • Bear Hug: She's fond of giving these to the people she's close to like her nephews and Gren. She can also easily lift them off the ground during her hugs.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: She only receives a small scar on her face when facing off against the Titan and it in no ways gets in the way of her looks.
  • Big Brother Worship: In her case, sister. When visiting Sarai's grave, she signs to her that she thought of her as her hero and clearly looked up to her.
  • Big Little Brother: She's taller than her sister by an inch.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Amaya "speaks" using actual American Sign Language. A few scenes have her talking to someone who doesn't need a translation, like when speaking directly to Gren or at her sister's memorial, and as such the viewers are not given one. Only viewers that understand ASL can see what she is saying.note 
  • Bring It: During her one-on-one fights, she tends to grin smugly at her opponent at some point in the fight, hold up her hand and gesture for them to come at her.
  • Brutal Honesty: She says what she believes, even telling Viren straight to his face that she does not trust him or his supposedly "good" intentions.
  • Cincinnatus: While she is a member of the royal family (her sister was the queen), she refuses the throne because her nephews are next in line. And besides, she is better as a General.
  • Cool Aunt: To Ezran and Callum, as her sister was their mother. She is nice, sweet and loving to them, even prioritizing getting them breakfast over making a sweep on the house.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially towards Viren, calling him out for how he tried to ascend the throne as well as when he tried to placate her for the reasons why.
  • Determinator: Once she has her eyes set on a goal, there is almost nothing that can stop her from accomplishing it. When put into the Sunfire Elves test of light, she initially tries to avoid looking into until Janai advises her to look. She goes through the test gritting her teeth and staring into the light, and passes with Broken Tears afterwards to Khessa's begrudging respect.
    Khessa: A human with a pure heart. How original.
  • Disabled Snarker: Combines with Getting Crap Past the Radar to hilarious effect. Even in the past, she tells Viren that there's no need for him to whisper since she is deaf.
  • Does Not Like Spam: According to Callum's Spellbook, Amaya dislikes salads.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Amaya can be seen in the first episode from behind during the opening narration.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Shows up with an entire knight's guard at the Winter Lodge before dismounting and immediately pulls her two nephews into a loving bear hug. Then she tries to do a protective sweep of the lodge — bashing the door in in the process — to find signs of any foul play, the only thing pulling her away from it being the fact that her nephews are hungry, so she immediately stops to feed them.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In the past, her hair was longer and seemed to be tied into a low bun, showing how she was more easy-going or at peace. However, after her sister's death, she chopped it short, possibly so it wouldn't get in her way if she gets into skirmishes at the border.
  • Fantastic Racism: She believes that all elves are monsters, though this is a really common trait among humans. She also believes when Callum tells her about elfs' blood drinking powers. Though her time as Janai's prisoner has actually softened her temperament towards the elves, and seems to have strongly bonded with her after the two witnessed Viren murder Janai's sister.
  • Foil:
    • To Viren. Both are extremely close to Harrow, but where as Viren is a deceptive mage that delves into dark magic and has trouble relating to the princes, Amaya is a Cool Aunt to the princes, but has been away for a long time, due to being in the frontline during the war. Viren is also a mage and subtle manipulator who favors trickery and subterfuge, while Amaya is a warrior who takes direct approaches and is never subtle about anything.
    • To Janai, her opposite number among the Sun Elves. Janai also is the sister of her country's queen, whom she loses due to Viren, is an honorable warrior, and is an example of Authority Equals Asskicking. It's not really surprising the two become friends over the course of the third season.
  • Four-Star Badass: She leads the army forces stationed at the border, personally inspects the Winter Lodge the moment she thought something was wrong, is a hell of a fighter, and does not even blink at the whims of Viren, despite his rhetoric and bluster.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a small scar on her right cheek that is completely closed and does not harm her appearance.
  • Handicapped Badass: Amaya is deaf, but it doesn’t make her any less a woman of war. She has been shown so far as an extremely powerful fighter and easily takes out Rayla.
  • Knightly Sword and Shield: She carries a sword, but her Weapon of Choice is her shield and fists.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: She's able to hold her own against Janai and the other Sunfire Elves but once the former starts glowing and punching holes in walls she rounds up her men and gets the heck out of dodge.
  • Lethal Chef: According to the official website. Ever since Gren started allowing her to help Corvus make his favorite strawberry shortcake for his birthday, he's regretted it.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Amaya is incredibly strong, can tank an enormous amount of punishment, and is fast enough to even keep up with Rayla, one of the fastest warriors on the show, while fully armored.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Uses a judicial duelling shield as her weapon of choice. It even manages to block a Sunfire sword, if only briefly.
  • Mama Bear: She's very protective of her nephews, doing whatever she can to keep them safe in order to honor her sister.
  • Nerves of Steel: She mouths off to Viren freely, despite describing him as possibly the most dangerous human alive. She also shows no hesitation when it comes to racing into an elven attack to detonate bombs at her own location.
  • Offered the Crown: Viren tempts her with the throne, but she refuses, stating that the princes are still alive, and they are next in line, not her.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Seems very close to Commander Gren but does not display any clear romantic interest.
  • Precision F-Strike: While Gren doesn't exactly interpret what she says, she did sign 'bullshit' when jokingly calling Viren out.
  • Reading Lips: She has the ability to do this; considering she's deaf, this greatly helps her day to day life. In fact, she becomes extremely annoyed with Rayla because the elf keeps looking away from her while speaking. This is Truth in Television, as it is disrespectful to look away and/or avert eye contact while communicating with a deaf person, as well as making lip-reading harder.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Is the only person who stands up to Viren's plan to crown himself as king. Being a General and a member of the royal family, she has the clout to get him to back down. She also refuses the throne, as the princes are next in line, and her priority is finding them first.
  • Shield Bash: Her shield is very large, very heavy, and has very sharp edges. It's generally treated as a more dangerous weapon than her actual sword.
  • Ship Tease: With Janai. They both have similar personalities that help them form a bond. Amaya comforts Jania when the latter loses her sister to Aaravos. In fact, Amaya signed to Callum that Jania "thinks she's cute but won't admit it". They hold hands when meeting the Dragon Queen and Devon Giehl confirmed both are gay and "are feeling a sort of way about each other".
  • Silent Snarker: She doesn't speak due to being deaf, but it doesn't mean she can't be scathingly sarcastic.
  • Smash Sisters: With Sarai in the past. The two worked well together on the battlefield, with Amaya assisting her sister to take out the Titan.
  • The Speechless: Amaya hasn't given off any sort of vocalization at all, including grunting from effort or shouting in combat, which isn't constrained by being deaf. Subverted in Season 3, where we hear her weeping, after being tested with the Sunfire Elves' light. She prefers communicating through sign language instead.
  • Talking to the Dead: After losing Callum and Ezran, she goes to visit her sister's statue. She talks with her sister in sign language.
    "Hello, sister. You were my hero. Perfect, strong and unbreakable. Kind and loyal. I’m sorry, older sister, I failed you. Your children were safe and I let them slip away."
  • There Was a Door: The lead-up to one of her most famous lines. Played with in that she did use the door, but by kicking it open rather than unlocking it.
    "I don't believe in locks."
  • Weapon of Choice: She fights with a sword and shield, but the shield itself is the main attraction - it's a custom design that's huge, incredibly tough, and has bladed edges, making it the core of her fighting style both offensively and defensively.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Amaya has no problem with knocking the lights out of Rayla, a teenager, and later has no problem with ordering her guards to kill her.

    Commander Gren 
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Voiced by: Adrian Petriw (English) Click to see other languages 

"That's... that's me! I'm Commander Gren."

General Amaya's most trusted lieutenant, as well as her sign language interpreter. Despite being in the army, he does not carry a weapon and is a diplomat rather than a fighter.


  • Adorkable: When not interpreting for Amaya, he is shown to be goofier than he looks like.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Despite spending days locked in a dungeon, he doesn't look dirty or unkept in anyway. Downplayed in Book 2, when he shows to have grown a beard but is not particularly unkept yet. Justified, as he's only been there a week or so.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Maintains his jovial, quippy personality even when imprisoned by Viren. This is especially notable when informing Viren of his "concerns"...one of which is that he locked him up in a dungeon.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As Amaya's official interpreter in book 1, he often does this on her behalf. As Viren's prisoner in book 2 he is also in the habit of providing sarcastic quips rather than righteously lashing out.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He has a rather casual outlook after being locked in a dungeon by Viren. Since he is not being particularly tortured or mistreated, it seems that this stems out of sheer boredom.
  • Distressed Dude: Viren has him locked up in his hidden dungeon to keep him from carrying out Amaya's orders and interfering with his plans. As of the end of the first season he's still stuck there. After season 2, the end credits show some guards finding him and by season 3 he is reunited with Amaya.
  • Does Not Like Spam: According to Callum's Spellbook, Gren dislikes mustard.
  • Fiery Redhead: An inversion. Gren is a redhead but is cool-headed.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Gren is a blue-eyed Nice Guy.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: Almost interprets word for word what Amaya is saying when she calls Viren out for his bull...droppings.
  • Nice Guy: Gren's official description describes him as "earnest", "peaceful" and "soft-hearted".
  • Number Two: Amaya's trusted right hand man. He is her interpreter and, when she needs to send someone to partake on the search for the princes, she sends him.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Seems very close to General Amaya but does not display any romantic interest.
  • The Pollyanna: Even when he's chained down in Viren's dungeon, he never loses his jovial attitude.
    Viren: How can you possible remain so cheerful in your dire circumstances?
    Gren: Well, I think about it like this, why see myself as chained down, when I can be chained up. (Gives a double thumbs up)
  • Shipper on Deck: Based on his reaction in the season three finale Gren may be this for Amaya and Janai.
  • Sweet Tooth: According to Callum's Spellbook, Gren likes strawberry shortcake.
  • Tactful Translation: As Amaya's interpreter, it's clear that he sometimes smooths the rough edges off of things she says in formal settings.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: The ending cards of "Breathe" show that he was eventually found and rescued from the dungeon.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Amaya. Despite not carrying a weapon he charges head-on to help her, even though he'd be no match for Janai.
  • Voice for the Voiceless: He interprets Amaya's sign language so those who don't understand it are able to know what she is saying.
  • Youthful Freckles: He has a lot of freckles on his face. It gives him a much more youthful appearance compared to the motherly and collected general Amaya.

    Corvus 
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Voiced by: Omari Newton (English) Click to see other languages 

"Never trapped an elf before. Easier than I thought."

One of General Amaya's soldiers. A skilled tracker ordered to find the princes and rescue them.


  • Anti-Villain: Downplayed. He's a Hero Antagonist towards Rayla and has no qualms trying to kill her. However, it's only because he believes she's holding the princes of Katolis hostage. Once he learns the truth, he stops trying to harm her.
  • Badass Normal: Unlike most other humans who face her, Corvus puts up an excellent one-on-one fight against Rayla.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Corvus is usually a reserved and quiet man. He also happens to be one of Amaya's top soldiers and a competent fighter.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In "Smoke and Mirrors", he appears just in time to save Callum, Ezran, Azymondias and Phoe-Phoe from Claudia's spell.
  • Characterization Marches On: He is introduced as a rather stoic and emotionless character, but towards the end of season two, he starts to be more reactive to the oddness of the situation he finds himself in. For example, he mentions, when he has to give Ezran a ride on his shoulders, that he is a very weird king. In season 3, Corvus actually smiles approvingly when Ezran declares what kind of a king he's going to be.
  • Deadpan Snarker: According to Callum in Callum's Spellbook, Corvus has a dry sense of humor.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: He has long dreadlocks and is a competent fighter and tracker.
  • Epic Flail: His weapon of choice is a meteor hammer with spines like a grappling hook attached to a length of chain. Not only can he whip it around with enough force to instantly smash through thick tree branches, but he can also use it to launch himself through the air, keeping up with the ninja-like movements of Rayla.
  • Genre Savvy: In season 3, after Viren installs himself as the new King, Corvus' immediately response is to take Opeli to escape since he knows Viren's first act would be to eliminate potential dissenters.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Corvus has a small scar above his right eye.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After helping out a nearby village during the dragon attack, he decides to put behind any negative motives and instead focus on the princes' safety. He even agrees to escort and protect Ezran when the latter decides to return to the kingdom.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's only after the trio because he thinks Rayla is going to hurt the princes. By season 2, he even starts helping the main characters, by bringing Ezran back to the kingdom.
  • Inspector Javert: Genuinely believes that Rayla is a threat both to Katolis and to Callum and Ezran, and relentlessly pursues them to stop her.
  • Ironic Echo: He makes the same argument to Rayla, that her leader killing the king is the same as her doing it herself, that she made to Callum in the first episode.
  • Papa Wolf: To Ezran. Like Opeli, he knows that while Ezran may be the king, he's also still a child. When Prince Kasef makes cruel remarks to the young King, Corvus wastes no time angrily defending Ezran.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: He manages to track the trio down a river and keep himself hidden from Rayla. The credits of "Wonderstorm" show him tracking them to the village near the Cursed Caldera.
  • Supreme Chef: According to the official website. For example, he is the only one Amaya trusts to make her favorite oatmeal raisin cookies on her birthday.
  • Too Many Belts: One wonders just what purpose the two belts on his waist and the third across his chest actually serve.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Katolis, to Amaya, and later on to Ezran. He's even willing to let go of the conflict between him and Rayla in order to keep the princes safe.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Once he catches up to the rest of the group, he takes their weirdness in stride. For the record, this includes the elf assassin they befriended, a baby dragon, Ezran talking to animals, and the fact that Callum has learned to use magic without a Primal Stone.
  • Variable-Length Chain: His Epic Flail weapon has a long chain attached to it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Just like his boss, Corvus has no issue with killing Rayla to save the princes.

Civilians

    Ellis and Ava 
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  • A Girl and Her X: A girl and her wolf. Ellis and Ava have a strong and enduring bond. They are extremely loyal to each other and can seamlessly work together.
  • Put on a Bus: Following their time with the main characters in the Moon Nexus, they stay behind, Ellis saying goodbye as the main characters continue their quest.
  • Sixth Ranger: Added to the main trio during the very last episodes of season one, Ellis turns out to be very helpful in guiding people through the mountain and even cheering up Callum. However, she leaves the party after they leave the Moon Nexus.
  • Undying Loyalty: Ellis found Ava as a pup in a snowstorm caught in a hunter's trap, and feeling sorry for her, she releases the animal and gets her to the vet, who unfortunately had to remove her paw that was caught. Even after her father believed putting Ava down would be kinder because her having only three legs seemed like a disadvantage for the wolf, and she'd die anyway Ellis still loved and looked out for Ava.

Ellis

Voiced by: Nahanni Mitchell (English) Click to see other languages 

"People meet in so many interesting ways!"

A young girl from a mountain village who found and nursed an injured wolf pup back to health, naming her Ava. The two are an inseparable duo.


  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Ellis has a notable brown tone to her, somewhere between Callum and Ezran. Her clothes seem to imply she is the setting's equivalent to an Inuit.
  • Dissonant Serenity: When the group tells her that Rayla was trying to assassinate Ezran, she maintains a chirpy attitude and gleefully exclaims about how people meet in so many different ways.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Ezran as another cheerful child with an affinity for animals.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Ellis may be named after Shaun Ellis, a famous wolf researcher that decided to live with wolves to see what it was like.
    • Ellis may also be derived from the Welsh Elisedd which means "kind" or "life bringing." Ellis is nothing but kind to Callum, Ezran, and Rayla, and if she hadn't intervened, Ava might have died as a pup.
  • Missing Mom: In her flashbacks, only her father appears. By the time she offers to accompany Callum and Co., her dad is nowhere to be seen, either.
  • Nice Girl: Ellis saved Ava when she was just an injured pup left in the woods to die, despite her parents trying to tell her that it's just how nature is.
  • Nice Hat: Ellis wears a winter, fur hat.
  • Waxing Lyrical: The last thing she says before being Put on a Bus is a direct Shout-Out to Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds.
    Ellis: Don't you forget about me. Don't don't don't don't.

Ava

Ellis' wolf friend.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Ava behaves much more like a dog then a wolf, even one raised by humans.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Wolves don't bark.
  • Big Friendly Dog: Ava is a huge wolf but is very sweet to Ellis and their friends.
  • Canis Major: Downplayed example, but Ava is much larger than any real wolf gets — overall, she's closer in size to a horse than to a typical wolf.
  • Handicapped Badass: In the final episode of season one it is shown that Ava had never been healed, she has always just had three legs. Her fourth leg was an illusion created so people would accept her.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Ellis often rides Ava like a horse.

    The Doctor 
Voiced by: Jay Brazeau (English) Click to see other languages 

"That's a dragon egg, isn't it?"

A kind village doctor the heroes seek out following an accident with the egg.


  • Kindly Vet: He's never anything but gentle with his animal patients.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When Ezran and Callum try to get his help with the egg while keeping it a secret, he explains gently that he wants to help, but he can't without knowing the situation. When they reveal the egg to him, he is shocked, but recovers to examine the egg and offer what help he can.

    Tristan 
Voiced by: Sam Vincent (English) Click to see other languages 
"Well, I certainly hope that wasn't your biggest sword."

A man in a village that brags about his prowess in combat, which seem to come from a dagger made by sun elves.


  • Badass Mustache: A noticeable curled one, and to his credit he does have skill with his dagger.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Using a Sunfire blade and gathering a group of villagers to aid him is certainly not honorable, but damn if it doesn't get things done.
  • Fantastic Racism: When he finds out Rayla is an elf, he rounds up the town in a mob and chases them out towards the Cursed Caldera.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's initially very suspicious that Rayla is trying to steal his knife, and why shouldn't he? He's apparently the best fighter in town, and the knife is probably worth more than the entire town combined, and Rayla just chased him down easily.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Zigzagged. He boasts of having fought countless creatures from Xadia, and he does use his dagger to best a much larger man with a BFS, but when Rayla goes after him he runs in fright and turns out to be no match for her.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Rayla makes it clear at multiple points she doesn't want to hurt him or even steal his knife, just to borrow it to cut through her magic binding, and when it fails she tosses it into the snow next to him without a fuss despite him learning she's an elf. He repays her by getting an angry mob together to chase her and the gang out of town (albeit they were already leaving) while outing her as an elf.

    Captain Villads and Berto 

Captain Villads

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Voiced by: Peter Kelamis (English) Click to see other languages 

The captain of the ship Ruthless that Rayla and the Princes hire to get them across a bay.


  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's a bit of an odd one, that's for sure. He named his ship Ruthless... after his wife, Ruth, who tragically... doesn't like sailing.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed, but he has a cheerful nature.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Captain Villads has a long, thin scar running down the right side of his face.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's blind in both eyes and narcoleptic, but that doesn't stop him from being such a competent sailor that he can operate his ship with no one but his parrot helping him, performing all necessary crew roles.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He seems ridiculous, but it's implied he did figure out Rayla was an elf (given his pointed question about her name), and he does have some useful advice about their situation.
    • He gives a rather philosophical advice to Rayla, which seems to borrow a lot from greek Stoicism.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He shares his name with Villads Spangsberg, who is co-director of the show alongside Giancarlo Volpe.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a typical pirate's hat.
  • The Philosopher: He advises Rayla not to care about what doesn't depend on her, and instead to focus on what does ; And thus should she find her right place in the great order and current of things. This is roughly how one could summarize the Greek or Roman Stoicist philosophy.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: While referred to as a pirate in promotional sources, he's not shown doing any pirating. Justified as the website says that he retired due to being unsuccessful.
  • Retired Outlaw: Formerly a pirate, now a lawful (if eccentric) sea captain.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: Speaks with the archetypal West Country accent.

Berto

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

Villads' parrot.


  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Berto the parrot is ridiculously well-trained, not only perfectly able to understand and use human speech but also competent in the handling of the ship.
  • Pirate Parrot: Berto is the scarlet macaw companion of Villads and also his first mate, serving mainly to wake him up when he falls asleep from his narcolepsy, and to provide surprisingly intelligent snarky commentary.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone: He basically holds coherent conversations, to the point where he seems every bit as intelligent as a human.

The Kingdom of Neolandia

    King Ahling 
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Voiced by: Ian James Corlett (English) Click to see other languages 

The king of Neolandia.


  • Ambiguously Brown: Has dark brown skin.
  • Animal Motifs: Seems to be elephants.
  • The Good King: He's very soft-spoken and gentle, even cracking a few jokes during the meeting.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Not to the same degree as Queen Aanya, but like her, he did survive his assassin, albeit heavily injured.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His eldest child, Kasef, is killed in battle by the end of season 3.
  • Put on a Bus: Unlike King Florian and Queen Fareeda, he was only stated to have been critically injured by Viren's assassins.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Not to the level of Queen Aanya, but he did change his support on Viren's request for aid once he hears out Queen Aanya's input.

    Prince Kasef 
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Voiced by: Vincent Tong (English) Click to see other languages 

"There must be a proportionate response."

The prince of Neolandia and the eldest son of King Ahling.


  • Ambiguously Brown: Has dark brown skin.
  • Anti-Villain: Kasef is not an endearing person but most of his hot-headedness and rudeness can be attributed to his father being nearly killed.
  • Ascended Extra: In season 2, he was only mentioned by his father and shown in one of the episode's end credit pictures. He becomes a main antagonist in season 3.
  • Asshole Victim: He was incredibly rude to Ezran when he didn't agree to go to war, threatened to fight the army of Katolis and thus kill thousands of Katolian soldiers to force Ezran's hand, went behind his back to put Viren in charge, and by the end of the season Aanya kills him by shooting him in the eye. It's hard to say that he will be missed.
  • Bait the Dog: At first he extends condolences to Ezran, knowing they both lost their fathers and were burdened with kingship. Then he disparages Ezran for refusing to invade Xadia, and coerces him into abdicating.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Dies when Aanya plants two arrows on him. One in his forehead and one in his heart.
  • Dark Is Evil: Not really. Yes, Kasef does some reprehensible actions, especially towards Ezran, but he ultimately wants justice for his father.
  • Does Not Like Spam: During the meeting, his father muses that aside from not knowing a lot of words Aanya does, he also still refuses to eat his vegetables. He especially hates broccoli.
  • Elite Mook: He basically becomes this after being turned into a monster by Viren as he is larger and stronger than the other monster soldiers.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Kasef's main reason for wanting to start a war with Xadia is to avenge his father.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Soren. Both are warriors, but Soren starts questioning his allegiance to his father and to what he is fighting for at the same time that Kasef, because of the pain of his father decides to take up arms and join the war. Where Soren is a playful jock type with a good heart underneath, Kasef is mean, abrasive, bloodthirsty and more akin to a soldier. Viren even says for Soren to try to mimic him.
    • To Ezran. Both are the heirs of their respective kingdoms who had to suddenly step into their king roles suddenly after their respective fathers were either killed (Harrow to Ezran) or seriously injured (King Ahling to Kasef). However, their temperaments, maturity, and ideologies are complete opposites — Ezran is a young but thoughtful child who still keeps his kind and compassionate ideals despite the numerous influences surrounding him while Kasef is an adult man, but very rash and childish, and lets his thirst for vengeance blind him to commit more and more atrocious actions. Their magical gifts also differ - Ezran has the ability to communicate with animals, a gift that he always has had, but Kasef turns into a mindless, chaotic Supersoldier due to Viren's Dark Magic.
  • Evil Prince: Perhaps not necessarily evil so much as misguided, but his aggression and refusal to listen to opposing viewpoints lead him to side with Viren and muster an army to march against Xadia. Also technically a prince regent rather than "just" a prince when he shows up in season 3.
  • Hot-Blooded: A deconstruction. Kasef is a hot head and often brashly states what's on his mind and does what he thinks is right. This leads to animosity between him, Ezran, and Ezran's council.
  • Hypocrite: He scorns Ezran for being a child king and requests to speak with an adult. However, when Corvus, an adult, speaks up and says something he doesn't like, he snaps at Corvus to stay out of a discussion between royalty.
  • Irony: Kasef becomes loyal to the man responsible for injuring his father.
  • Jerkass: Even with his father's health giving a certain amount of sympathy, Kasef is still a rude, hot-headed Manchild.
  • Jumped Off The Slippery Slope: It's one thing to disparage a child king for being naive. It's another to hold his kingdom hostage and demand an abdication.
  • Karmic Death: He spends the first half of season three intimidating Ezran and coercing him into abdication. He dies courtesy of a child-queen placing an arrow in his eye.
  • Killed Off for Real:Gets killed by Queen Aanya in the Season 3 finale.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Runs headfirst into the battle...mere moments after being told the armies will act on Viren's order.
  • Manchild: A deconstruction. Unlike Ezran, the older Kasef is more immature, rash, and entitled.
  • Royal Brat: Gives off this vibe due to both his Prince status and being a Manchild jerkass.
  • Transformation Horror: Being turned into a hulking lava monster is not pleasant for him, even if he did volunteer for the ritual. He's writhing and screaming in pain the whole time.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Once he's turned into a monster he's a Leeroy Jenkins as explained above and he doesn't seem to have much in the way of refined skill but it doesn't matter as he has become strong enough to curbstomp Amaya and beat Janai.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Viren tricks him into thinking assassin elves tried to kill his father in order to get the Prince to want to go to war with Xadia.
  • Volcanic Veins: He receives these when Viren uses the Sunfire Elf staff.
  • War Hawk: Overtakes Viren as the most vocal of them among the human kingdoms; when Ezran refuses to pledge Katolis to the invasion of Xadia, Kasef says that he'll invade Katolis instead.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A downplayed version. Kasef's jerkass tendencies make it hard to sympathize with him but he ultimately was an Unwitting Pawn by Viren to start a war with Xadia and he dies as a crazy monster unaware of the actual truth.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Under his ultimatum, he locks up Ezran after forcing him to abidcate. Then later he comes close to killing Callum, who is not a fighter.
  • You Killed My Father: A downplayed version. Kasef's father was seriously injured in Viren's assassination attempt but survived. However, Kasef wants to go to war with Xadia to avenge his father.

The Kingdom of Evenere

    Queen Fareeda 
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The queen of Evenere.

The Kingdom of Duren

    Queen Aanya 
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Voiced by: Zelda Ehasz (English) Click to see other languages 

"As a child ruler I have had adults trying to usurp my throne, coups, conspiracies, and assassinations, but sometimes, it's not the hardest threats, but the softest that are the worst. Sweet words can be more dangerous than hidden daggers."

The queen of Duren. She rules Duren after the loss of her mothers. She is underestimated by others due to her youth, but proves to be smarter than what others believe.


  • Action Girl: Oh yes. You wouldn't think so when you first meet her, but the Season 3 finale reveals her to be one when she leads her army into a huge battle and uses her own archery skills to take down some powerful monster soldiers.
  • Archer Archetype: The end credits of "The Crown" show Aanya to be skilled at archery and was likely how she defended herself against Viren's assassins. She's also shown to be an excellent marksman in the season 3 finale when she shoots Prince Kasef's hand and then finishes him off with an arrow to his heart and his eye. She fits most of the tropes, being analytical, cool-headed, practical, and independent.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Being queen doesn't keep her from being a crack shot with a bow and leading her army into battle.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Aanya is the youngest rules of the nations during the meeting of "Breaking the Seal". This is brought up by Viren who thinks she is too young to be involved and needs an older regent.
  • Back for the Finale: She appears at the end of season 3 with her own army as well as the knights of Katolis who refused to join Viren's troops to lend a hand to Ezran and the others.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Kasef tries to kill Callum, Aanya gets just in time there in order to stop him by planting an arrow on his hand, and then on his heart and forehead. She also commands The Cavalry that saves the day.
  • Chekhov's Skill: When she first appears, she mentions assassinations among the things she has survived to retain her crown. In season 3, she's the only one of the four human rulers to come out unscathed from Viren's assassins, likely from previous experience fighting them.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: She's around Ezran's age, yet she's also the ruler of her kingdom.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Aanya has blonde hair with yellow eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: On top of her mothers dying, Aanya explains that she's had to deal with people trying to usurp her, from attempted assassination to conspiracies.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: She has dark skin and light blond hair.
  • Deadly Decadent Court: Aanya's early childhood involved surviving courtly intrigue that forced her to mature quickly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Towards the adults, whom she calls out for just going along with the majority decision, but especially towards Viren, whom she seems to take an instant dislike towards when he undermines her authority.
    Aanya: It seems I am a crown without an adult, and you are an adult without a crown. Let's just begin.
  • Dumb Blonde: An inversion. Aanya has blonde hair but is a Wise Beyond Their Years queen.
  • Foil: To Ezran. They're both around the same age, and Aanya is the child ruler of her kingdom, which Ezran also should be due to the death of his father. While Ezran is reluctant to attend to his royal duties as he inevitably will and would rather spend his time having fun, Aanya has already been doing it for quite some time and she won't hesitate to stand her ground. Unlike Ezran, who seems intent on avoid any wars at all costs, even his throne, she's not entirely above going to war, as shown when she led an army against Viren; she just believes only in fighting a just war.
  • Has Two Mommies: She had two mothers, who were the previous queens of Duren.
  • Horse Archer: In the final battle she leads reinforcements from horseback and proves to be an accurate archer from her mount.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She can fire two arrows at once, accurately nailing her target in the head and heart.
  • Little Miss Badass: As a young monarch she has had to survive countless conspiracies and assassination attempts, which made her strong enough that even the shadow-assassin that Viren sent against her couldn't take her down.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is Arabic for "diligent protector". Fitting for a young but mature Queen who is in charge of protecting her people.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: She survived the magical assassin sent by Viren unharmed. Note that of the other three leaders targeted, all of whom were adults, two died and one was injured beyond his ability to continue serving as ruler.
  • Only Sane Man: Out of all the council, she provided voice of reason and skepticism on Viren's requests among the Monarchs even if she is significantly younger than everyone.
  • Properly Paranoid: She isn't immediately sold on Viren's proposal to go to war on the Xadian elves, and even points out that sweet words could be more dangerous than hidden daggers. She's also apparently had to live out most of her life as queen with attempted coups, assassinations, conspiracies and other adults trying to manipulate her.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • She listens to Viren's arguments, ignores the flashy magic and bold statements, to consider whether Katolis's actions eight years prior that have saved thousands of people now can justify her risking millions of current lives.
    • When Viren performs a coup and is leading the other Kingdoms into war against Xadia, she not only doesn't join but when told of his other actions by Opeli and Corvus, she leads her army to help defend save the forces fighting to make peace with Xadia.
  • Shaming the Mob: While the mob is just three other rulers in the Pentarchy, she does call them out on their "strength in unity" mentality and how it really isn't making a hard choice that as a ruler one must make.
    "I'd hardly call 'we'll do what everyone else does' a decision."
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Viren finds out the hard way that Aanya is not someone to mess with. She is poised and polite, but also a keen mind, and not easily swayed by Viren's attempted manipulations. Despite her young age, she's also an excellent archer, and the only one of the monarchs to survive her assassin unharmed.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: According to the official website, Aanya’s favorite treat is peach and pear crumble, and she gets it every year on her birthday.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her necklace holds within it the ring one of her mothers gave King Harrow before they sacrifice themselves to give them time to escape.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Viren greatly underestimates Aanya for being a child, but she is the reason none of the other kingdoms join Viren in his quest to conquer Xadia. Also note, that of the four rulers Viren tried to have assassinated, she is the only one to come out unscathed, since Aanya does have some experience with assassination attempts on her.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Defied. Viren accuses her of being this, seeing her refusal to aid Katolis in its time of need to be spitting on the aid they extended to Duren when it was suffering from a famine. But, she makes the acurate counterpoint that Katolis saving a hundred thousand lives from starvation doesn't entitle them to significantly more than that number of troops in wartime. She even states beforehand that she reconizes that Duren owes Katolis a great debt, but lending aid in war that will cost millions of lives is not the proper way to repay them.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Aanya is just a child, but she is a very smart ruler.
    • Viren's passionate speech and visual aid using magic is not enough to make her join them, as she points out that a two minute speech is not enough to convince her to leave her kingdom unprotected and send her armies off to fight unknown dangers.
    • She also calls out the other rulers "strength in unity" mentality as they are not actually making a decision, just agreeing with the majority. King Ahling mentions that she is more mature, intelligent and educated than his 19-year-old.
  • Young and in Charge: Aanya is only a child but is already a queen.

    Queen Annika and Queen Neha 
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Queen Annika voiced by: Paula Burrows (English) Click to see other languages 
Queen Neha voiced by: Patricia Isaac (English) Click to see other languages 

The former queens of Duren and Aanya's mothers.


  • Ambiguously Brown: Aanya's white-haired mother.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: The two are glorified in their home country and became legends for their part in ending the famine that lasted for so long. Aanya has never actually met them, being just a baby when they died, but dearly misses them for the stories she is told about them.
  • Good Parents: Their battle cry as they charge towards Thunder is, "For Aanya!"
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The two died fighting Thunder to buy time for Harrow to take wounded soldiers and the Magma titan's heart out of Xadia.
  • Posthumous Character: They died before the series began, and are only seen in flashback.
  • War Memorial: Back in their country, there is a statue dedicated to the two queens remembering their sacrifice.

The Kingdom of Del Bar

    King Florian 
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The king of Del Bar.
  • Killed Offscreen: After the events of season 2 he's killed by Viren's assassins.
  • Meaningful Name: His name has to do with flowers, and there are flowers incorporated into his crown.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In season 3 after Viren sent out his assassins King Florian is one of the two rulers to die.

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