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The Kingdom of Katolis

Royal Family

    King Harrow 

King Harrow

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

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The king is in danger.

"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.
  • 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.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: He wears his hair in dreadlocks, and as all of the royalty in Katolis, he is a trained fighter.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • O.O.C. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 

Queen Sarai

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

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"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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sibling Team: 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 

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.

Royal Court

    Lord Viren 

Lord Viren

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

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

"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.
  • The Archmage: Said to be a master of Dark Magic, and improved it with King Harrow.
  • Berserk Button: 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 Ophelli, who strips him of his power, and he gets taken down rather anti-climatically without ever confronting the Kid Heroes. Finally, it’s revealed that for all his mastery in magic, there’s someone else more powerful and knowledgeable than him.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Evil Makeover: After draining Runaan of his magic, his physical appearance drastically changes. He gets veins around his eyes, his eyes start to glow purple, and his skin turns blue.
  • 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: Pragmatism. His desire to find practical solutions at the cost of shortcuts and even people's lives has put him at odds with Harrow and other members of the court like Opali and Amaya, who intensely distrust him.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Like his daughter, only hers are white while his are green.
  • Hate Sink: Viren is an Obviously Evil Ambitious Manipulative Bastard who even manipulates his kids (and has a clear favorite in Claudia), Would Hurt a Child and is slimy and conniving towards every decent character in the show. You better believe he's a guy that's meant to be hated.
  • 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.
  • Identical Stranger: Bears quite the resemblance to the first human mage who we see use Dark Magic. Whether it's this trope or Identical Grandson in play remains to be seen.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: For all the wrong things that he did, he gets exposed and imprisoned by Opeli for his crimes and even Aaravos couldn't do anything to save him. As for Viren's fate, that will be revealed in the 3rd season.
  • Life Drain: He has apparently been draining the life force of some magic beings, in this case, butterflies he keeps hidden in his office.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: In German, "viren" means "virus". It also sounds a bit like "villain".
  • 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.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Deconstructed. Viren genuinely has 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: He wants to defeat the elves and end the war, and is willing to use dark magic and even assassinate children for this goal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: 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.

    Marcos 

Marcos

"Declare yourself, in the name of King Harrow!"

A knight in the Crownguard.


  • 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...
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    Opeli 

Opeli

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

A respected member of Katolis's High Council.


  • 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.

    The Crow Master 

The Crow Master

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

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"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 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".

Army

    General Amaya 

General Amaya

Voiced by: Nobody

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She doesn't believe in locks.

"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 reknowned army generals, while deaf.
  • 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.
  • 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 a few inches.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: She is seen using her shield this way in combat; her bio describes her as being the type to do this with her shield instead of using it to block attacks.
  • Sibling Team: With Sarai in the past. The two worked well together on the battlefield, with Amaya assisting her sister to take out the Titan.
  • Silent Snarker: She doesn't speak due to being deaf, but it doesn't mean she can't be scathingly sarcastic.
  • 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. 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.
    "I don't believe in locks."
  • 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 

Commander Gren

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

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"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 translating 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: Despite his current situation he is maintaining this attitude towards Viren, 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.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: Almost translates word for word what Amaya is saying when she calls Viren out for his bull...droppings.
  • Number Two: Amaya's trusted right hand man. He is her translator and, when she needs to send someone to partake on the search for the princes, she sends him.
  • 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 see myself as chained up. (Gives a double thumbs up)
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: The ending cards of "Breathe" show that he was eventually found and rescued from the dungeon.
  • Voice for the Voiceless: He translates 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.
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    Corvus 

Corvus

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

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"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.


  • Badass Normal: Unlike most other humans who face her, Corvus puts up an excellent one-on-one fight against Rayla.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Too Many Belts: One wonders just what purpose the two belts on his waist and the third across his chest actually serve.
  • 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.
  • Would Hurt Achild: Just like his boss, Corvus has no issue with killing Rayla to save the princes.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Katolis and to Amaya. He's even willing to let go of the conflict between him and Rayla in order to keep the princes' safe.

Civilians

    Ellis and Ava 
  • 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: A girl and her wolf. 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 

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"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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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.

    The Braggart 

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

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.
  • 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.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: He shares his name with Villads Spangsberg, who is co-director of the show alongside Giancarlo Volpe.
  • 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: Formely 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 

King Ahling

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

The king of Neolandia.


The Kingdom of Evenere

    Queen Fareeda 

Queen Fareeda

The queen of Evenere.


The Kingdom of Duren

    Queen Aanya 

Queen Aanya

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

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"As a child ruler I have had adults trying to usurp my throne, coups, conspiracies, and assassinations, but sometimes, it's not the hardest, 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.


  • A Child Shall Lead Them: She's around Ezran's age, yet she's also the ruler of her kingdom.
  • 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 who she calls out for just going along with the majority decision, but especially towards Viren who 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.
  • 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.
  • Has Two Mommies: She had two mothers, who were the previous queens of Duren.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is Arabic for "diligent protector". Fitting for a young but mature Queen who is in charge of protecting her people.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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 

Queen Annika

Voiced by: Uncredited (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.
  • Badass Gay: The two were Royals Who Actually Do Something. Trying to save their country from famine, they accompanied Harrow, Viren and Sarai in a journey to slay a giant lava monster and fought with it. Even after it and knowing they'd likely not come back, they decided to take on Thunder to allow the others time to escape safely and get the Magma titan's heart safely to Katolis.
  • 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 

King Florian

The king of Del Bar.


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