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Moonshadow Elves

    Runaan 

Runaan

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

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Focused and deadly.

"Tonight, we bind our lives to justice!"

The leader of the Moonshadow elf assassins.


  • Advertised Extra: While originally advertised as a major character, Runaan does not have a big role outside of "Moonrise" and "Cursed Caldera".
  • Ambiguously Gay: Images in the end credits of Book 1 show a male elf with two amulets, one of them being Runaan's. In the end credits for "Cursed Caldera" later in Book 1, that same elf is seen crying, as if he was mourning someone. The implication is that they were betrothed.
  • And I Must Scream: Near the end of Season 1, Viren traps Runaan in a coin after failing to interrogate him.
  • Archer Archetype: He shows great proficiency with a bow, even coating the tips with poison.
  • Badass Creed: Whenever Viren tries to coax information out of him, saying how he will die, he always repeats, "I'm already dead."
  • Bifurcated Weapon: His swords combine to form a bow.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: He's proficient both with a bow and melee weapons (see Archer Archetype and Dual Wielding). His bow actually detaches into his two swords.
  • Dual Wielding: He wields a pair of swords, much like Rayla herself.
  • Facial Markings: Two blue marks across the bridge of his nose.
  • Fan Disservice: Runaan is shown to have a muscular and athletic build, courtesy of a few shirtless scenes. However, the fact that said shirtless scenes take place when he's chained to the dungeon wall and growing weaker during his imprisonment is off-putting.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hates humans with a passion.
  • Fatal Flaw: The whole series kicks off because of his Pride. Even when he sees that the Dragon Prince is alive with his own eyes, he refuses to call off the mission to kill the king, claiming that they need to take revenge on the humans regardless. In the process, he kills a Reasonable Authority Figure who regretted his part in the King's death and who would have made amends if he'd realized it, letting the person who actually committed those crimes take the throne.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has two long horns curving out from his head. After his assassination of King Harrow, his left horn has been cut down.
  • Lunacy: Moonshadow elves draw their power from the moon.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: His two blades can be put together in a bow.
  • Mystical White Hair: Like the rest of his kind.
  • Out of Focus: Runaan doesn't return in Season 2, spending the entirety of it trapped inside Viren's coin. No reference to him in particular is even made.
  • Parental Substitute: It's implied he has raised Rayla himself, with a credits scene showing him looking over a very young Rayla. His bio on the official site states that Rayla is like a daughter to him.

    Lujanne 

Lujanne

Voiced by: Ellie King (English) Click to see other languages 

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"If wisdom is what you seek, I shall do my best to fake it. Old illusionist joke."

The Guardian of the Moon Nexus, found on the top of the Cursed Caldera. She is a master illusionist mage.


  • Anti-Advice: She tells Rayla that true trust comes from accepting the dark parts of others that people will never know. Rayla immediately rebukes that trust should be built on truth and there's no real difference between lying to someone and hiding truths. Lujanne says she sounds just like her previous three husbands.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She's really weird.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: It turns out the miraculous healer was no healer at all but just a master of illusions.
  • Fantastic Racism: Very downplayed, but while she's happy to show Callum around the Moon Nexus and tell him about its history and about her magic, she says that Callum will never truly do magic and shows some friendly condescension when he becomes dejected.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In stark contrast to the rest of the Moonshadow elves in the first season (who are assassins), Lujanne shows the more positive side of them, using illusions to protect her home rather than violence and showing all living creatures, even humans, respect and love compared to the Fantastic Racism her kind usually has.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Somewhat played with. While she's not particularly as mad as the trope name (just more of a Cloud Cuckoolander), she does imply that she gets very lonely, especially when the children are leaving. The way she interacts with the others also implies that she hasn't had much contact with others in a while. Also the ending cards show her usually doing activities with illusions of herself.
  • Master of Illusion: She has the power to create illusions and uses it to make the otherwise safe path through the Cursed Caldera a nightmarish place, in order to avoid people coming close.
  • The Mentor: Subverted, Callum asks her to teach him Moon Magic, she teaches him the basics behind primal magic and some introductory theory, but she won't teach him practical magic because she says humans will never be able to do primal magic without a primal stone. Zig Zagged, in that the things she tells him do eventually lead to him learning to use magic himself.
  • Mind Rape: Her illusions have no real attack power, but she tells Callum that she can still drive people mad with illusions and that she does it to humans who find out about the Nexus.
  • Paper Tiger: She turns everything in the Cursed Caldera into this. While the path seems far from safe, it turns out that the giant spiders in it are actually not harmful to anyone and she only makes them seem that way to scare people away. She herself is far from the miraculous healer others believe her to be.
  • Punny Name: "Lujanne" sounds like "illusion".
  • Serial Spouse: She mentions that Rayla sounds like her first three husbands.
  • Supreme Chef: Subverted. She appears to cook a large supper for the main team and they are impressed by it, but she reveals they are just eating worms from the mountain, which she turned into illusions of great food. Ezran and Callum are bothered by it, but Ellis isn't.
  • The Obi-Wannabe: She has profoundly wise advice. Not really, she's just good at phrasing it. See Anti-Advice above.

    Unnamed Craftsman Elf 
A still unnamed elf that seems close to Runaan and Rayla. During season one, he only shows up in the credits for "Echoes of Thunder" and "Cursed Caldera".
  • Ambiguously Gay: There are implications that he and Runaan are actually a couple, possibly married, most notably when he is crying over a lake in the credits of "Cursed Caldera", which is the same episode Runaan is trapped inside a coin. The official information on Runaan and Rayla's weapons are that they were made by the same person who made Runaan's pendants and is someone very precious to him.
  • Broken Tears: One of the ending cards shows him tearfully crying over a small pond with his hand to his mouth, likely realizing something terrible had happened to Runaan.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: He has created the magic pendant that Runaan uses as well as Runaan and Rayla's high grade weapons, which were shown to be fantastic.

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Sunfire Elves

    Janai 

Janai

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A Sunfire elf commander.


  • All There in the Manual: Her name came from the official twitter.
  • Berserk Mode: When she starts showing Volcanic Veins, she becomes more reckless in her fighting, but also more powerful as she easily punches through rock.
  • Flat Character: She doesn't get much characterization in her two appearances during the second season besides being a talented fighter and strategist, being able to keep General Amaya on the ropes after luring her and her troops into an ambush. Although, according to this tweet, that might not be the case for long.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: During her second fight with Amaya, Amaya manages to disarm her of her Sunfire sword. Cue the Volcanic Veins and Super Strength.
  • Punny Name: Janai is a homonym with "jenai", a japanese adjective which switches a word to negative, to deny. She guards the passage into Xadia, blocking humans.
  • The Speechless: Like Amaya, she doesn't say a word, although it's ambiguous whether she can't or simply won't for puny humans, however she does grunt during her confrontation with Amaya in both of her appearances during the second season.
  • Super Strength: When she loses her Hot Blade, she reveals Volcanic Veins and gains the strength to punch through stone.
  • Weapon of Choice: A Sunfire sword which cuts through all human weapons with ease.

Startouch Elves

    Aaravos 

Aaravos

Voiced by: Erik Dellums (English) Click to see other languages 

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"Tell me what you need. And I'll help you."
A mysterious Startouch elf who narrates the show's introduction. He is later revealed to be a powerful wizard, locked away in an unknown location and able to communicate through the magic mirror Viren stole from Thunder.
  • Affably Evil: Well, Ambiguously Evil but he is polite and helpful to Viren when dealing with him.
  • Always Someone Better:
    • Viren was previously shown to be the most knowledgeable character about magic in the show, only to be largely upstaged by Aaravos' knowledge.
    • He also upstages Callum in magic. Ordinarily, one has to be born with a connection to a Primal Source to use its magic. Callum, with great effort, forges a connection to the sky arcanum. Aaravos can use all six forms of Primal magic, meaning he forged connections to the other five.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Aaravos's allegiance and goals aren't quite clear. He is (presumably) helping Viren because he is the only one he can interact with. It's also implied that he is locked away somewhere, as when asked where he is, he admits he doesn't know and Viren suspects that the mirror was used by the Dragon King and Queen to keep an eye on him. Therefore, Aaravos may be someone powerful but unpredictable or a genuinely arrested and dangerous criminal. The fact that Viren can't find any information on him and that Aaravos encourages him to intimidate the other kingdoms into uniting raises even more suspicions.
    Aaron Ehasz: He's disliked. That's not the same as bad.
  • The Archmage: For Xadia, and described as such by Harrow. He is apparently powerful enough to have mastered magic in all six primal sources, despite logic dictating he should be only capable of using star magic. He even seems to have some ability with Dark Magic.
  • Badass Baritone: Possibly the most powerful wizard ever and has a very deep voice.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: He's the only elf character with black sclera, possibly from his use of Dark Magic.
  • Blood Magic: Being a magical being himself, he can use his blood as a Dark Magic component, namely in the ritual he performs with Viren to send a Familiar he can speak through from his location.
  • Cleavage Window: A rare male example. Most of his chest is exposed in his design.
  • The Coats Are Off: When the Katolis guards come to arrest Viren, Aaravos' is not seen wearing his cloak as he advises Viren to prepare for battle and helps him through the mirror. Effectively killing a few of the humans.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: His has dark skin and light white hair, which gives him a resemblance to a dark elf, namely a drow.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He starts the introduction of the show where you see his hands unrolling a scroll showing the map of Xadia, and he's also amongst the group of other high elves in more regal wear. The next time the group is shown, he is suspiciously missing.
  • Elfeminate: He's a man, but you'd be forgiven for mistaking him for a woman when you first see him. It's not until he starts talking that his gender becomes obvious. Also he's a star touched elf.
  • Familiar: He sends an insect through a Blood Magic ritual he performs with Viren, transporting it from a pot in his location to the castle, and uses it to communicate with him.
  • Foil: To Viren. Both are The Archmage for their respect regions, but Viren specializes in dark magic while Aaravos has mastered all six primal sources. While Viren looks relatively old and is capable of losing is cool pretty easily, Aaravos has fairly youthful looks and is always looking cold and calm and besides that he only ever shows surprise and smugness.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he casts spells from his mirror and helps Viren literally disintegrate one guard.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Largely averted but he does say he's waited a long time to here another's voice when first speaking to Viren.
  • Interspecies Friendship: While no friendships between Aaravos and a human have been canonically shown as of yet, a passage in a book Viren tries to read about Aaravos says that unlike other elves, Aaravos saw the potential in humans and was willing to help them be "equal" and even granting them "gifts" to be more powerful than the elves.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He makes Viren back down from an escape attempt when Viren is hit by an arrow, evidently calculating that Viren would be bought down by sheer numbers even when channeling his powerful magic.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's quite good looking and has long white hair.
  • Magic Mirror: His prison. However, how and why he was trapped in the mirror has yet to be explained, and he doesn't really know where he is.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Becomes the one behind Viren towards the end of season 2.
  • Master of All: He knows all forms of Primal magic and demonstrates some skill with dark magic.
  • Mysterious Past: Almost everything about him can only be speculated about. Harrow is the first one to say anything about him, referring to him as a powerful master of all six sources of primal magic.
  • Narrator: Of the introduction.
  • Star Power: He is a Startouch elf and is therefore born with an affinity for star magic, and is later revealed to be a master of all primal sources.
  • Unperson: There are books about Aaravos, but when Viren tries to research him, the pages and words become blurry and unreadable.
  • Unreliable Narrator: He is the narrator of the prologue scene in episode 1, and incorrectly says the Dragon Prince's egg was destroyed by the humans. One may wonder how reliable the other informations in the prologue are.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He's very young looking and attractive, but he has a deep menacing voice more befitting a large monster.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He's Ambiguously Evil, and has long white hair.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: According to himself, he never lies.
  • Youthful Freckles: Played with. He doesn't have freckles, but the stars in his face create the very same effect, which makes him look even younger.

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Dragons

    Thunder, the Dragon King 

Thunder, the Dragon King

"The humans called him Thunder, for when he spoke, his words shook the earth and the sky."
Aaravos

An Archdragon of the Sky, Thunder is Azymondias's father and was the king of the dragons until his death shortly before the show begins.


  • Ambiguous Situation: How he died and why. The elves firmly believe that the humans killed him and destroyed his egg, but the egg is later found alive, disproving the last part of the story and throwing the first into question.
  • Breath Weapon: He can shoot lightning from his mouth.
  • The Dreaded: And rightfully so, at least for the humans. Even Viren's magic does little more than inconvenience him.
  • Hero Killer: He is responsible for the deaths of Queens Sarai, Annika, and Neha, who chose to stay and keep him distracted while Harrow and his men escape with a Magma titan's heart. At least, according to Viren's version of the story.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Thunder" in this instance is not metaphorical.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Thunder" isn't his real name, only what the humans called him.
  • Posthumous Character: He was killed before the series began, kicking off the war.
  • Ride the Lightning: According to the website, he could turn into lightning to travel from the sky to the ground instantaneously.
  • Shock and Awe: Hence why he was called "Thunder".

    The Dragon Queen 

The queen of the dragons, Azymondias's mother and Thunder's mate.


  • The Ghost: She is mentioned several times in Book 1 and the current series goal is to return the egg, and later Azymondias, to her, but the Queen herself never makes an appearance.

    Unnamed Red Dragon 

A red female dragon who gets in a fight with humans.


  • Disproportionate Retribution: After Soren fires a ballista bolt at her, she turns around and begins to lay waste to the town, when she could have just torched the tower that fired the bolt.

    Sol Regem 

An Archdragon of the Sun who lives near the border between Xadia and the Human Kingdoms.


  • Advertised Extra: He features prominently on the main poster for the series, but is not introduced until the very end of the last episode of Book 2.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He shows up in the first episode of the series in the beginning narrative flying in the sky with a group of bird-like creatures.
  • The Dreaded: He apparently has quite a reputation if Rayla's reaction to seeing him is any indication.
  • Facial Horror: He has some rather horrible scars on the left side of his face when we catch up to him in Book 2 that were not there in the opening.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He is the very last thing to show in Season 2, being only revealed in the last scene when Rayla and Callum meet him in Xadia.
  • Meaningful Name: His name can be understood as "Sun King", befitting his nature.
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