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    Talon 

Talon

Played by: Jessica Green, Bella Padden (child)
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Talon: "I've always been stronger than I appear, faster than I seem. And somehow I can anticipate my opponent's next move."

  • Action Girl: She's a superb fighter, with swords, knives and her bare hands.
  • Alien Blood: Talon's blood is as black as ink. In fact her people are known as 'Blackbloods'.
  • All Amazons Want Hercules: Strong, fighting men like Garret or Zed seem to turn her on, but not so much for the nerdy Janzo who she places in the dreaded friend zone.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She fits this perfectly.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Her father is left unmentioned in the show.
  • Anti-Hero: While she does brighten up after a while, she's still far from a typical Ideal Hero.
  • Badass in Distress: Talon, on several occasions, is taken prisoner by Marshal Withers, the Greyskins, or the Prime Order, and has to fight her way free.
  • Bathtub Scene: Talon has one in "The Mistress and the Worm", when Gwynn invites her to dinner at her house and insists she clean up beforehand.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Gwynn's Betty and Garret's Archie.
  • Boobs of Steel: Talon is pretty buxom, and also a highly skilled fighter, by far the most deadly of the main female characters.
  • Braids of Action: Kind of, by season 2 and even before hand, she had always worn her hair in braids, just not in a traditional style typical of Action Girls.
  • Broken Bird: She initially starts off as one, but slightly mellows out over time.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Talon confronts Toru Magmoor, he sighs in a bored tone that "it sounds like vengeance, then." As he faces her, he just shrugs to ask "so who was it?" indicating he's more than used to people seeking revenge for those he's murdered.
  • Cool Big Sis: Flashbacks show that Talon had a brother named Eremus. She also starts to starts to develop this type of relationship with Janzo over time.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Talon's mother, brother and everyone else who lived in their village were murdered, while her father was absent for some reason, so she's left free to go on adventures.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The massacre of her village.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: See Sole Survivor.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts out quite cold, cynical, and rough around the edges, until befriending Garret, Gwynn, and Janzo, mellows her out a bit.
  • Demihuman: Blackbloods look visually indistinguishable from humans except for having pointed ears with black tips and, well, black blood.
  • Disappeared Dad: Talon's father isn't shown in the flashbacks of her early life. We later learn he had left them, but she doesn't initially know why. Yavalla tells Talon it was to deliver an important artifact for the Blackbloods, and he died in their world of disease. Talon is bitter about it nonetheless, saying he was a coward for leaving them. It's later revealed he's alive, kept trapped with a kinj which made his touch deadly for years, so it it wasn't his fault, and they reunite.
  • Doomed Hometown: The Blackblood village Talon was born in was completely destroyed.
  • The Drifter: She's spent most of her life since the massacre on the move.
  • Enemy Mine: Talon and Gwynn were never enemies, but they did team up and become allies over their shared desire to kill the Bones. Gwynn wants them to be friends, but Talon doesn't necessarily share her enthusiasm.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Talon, Garrett and Janzo are on a mission to find a book in a cavern that's been burned. Garrett muses on how "if they can go to that much trouble to burn a book, surely, he'd go through just as much trouble" to kill Talon. Talon asks "what, send an army?" Instantly, all three get looks of horror as they realize the Outpost is in serious danger.
  • Femininity Failure: Gwynn tried to bring out Talon's girly side by burning her clothes and putting her in a dress. Needless to say, that would be the last time she would wear one.
  • Good Parents: From what little's shown, Talon's birth mother was a kind, devoted parent.
  • Godzilla Threshold: With a Prime Order army about to overrun the outpost, Talon opens up a portal and allows the other Blackbloods and the Lu'quiri to cross over so they can aid in the fight. They win but it immediately backfires on Talon.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: She represents the dark-haired girl, or the "bad" one: moody, testy, serious, cynical, often relishes in Angst and her Dark and Troubled Past, tends to break the rules and snap. Contrasting with Gwynn.
  • Happily Adopted: Talon, after losing her birth parents, found kind human ones who took her in.
  • Hates Wearing Dresses: See Femininity Failure.
  • Healing Factor: As a Blackblood, Talon is able to survive multiple stab wounds to the stomach and a few days later the wounds have healed.
  • Hide Your Otherness: As a child, Talon cut off the tips of her pointy ears in order to blend in with human society after her village's massacre.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Talon gets run through by Toru Magmoor with a sword and the Lu'quiri with its claw, though she's tougher than ordinary mortals and manages to kill Magmoor the same way in return.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: As a child.
  • Just Friends: With Janzo. After Janzo was pretty obvious about his crush on Talon and jealousy towards Garret throughout the first season (and Talon was well aware of it), there's a scene with a rather cruel misunderstanding in the last episode that serves as definite Ship Sinking, with Talon telling Janzo that he's a better man than Garret but that she "loves him like a brother". To his credit, Janzo takes this rejection remarkably gracefully - especially considering he was already stressed and crying with severe pain at the time, and that Talon had just kissed him, to momentarily distract him from said pain.
  • Last of His Kind: Talon is the only survivor of her village, and is believed to be the only Blackblood left alive. Subverted by Season 2, which reveals that there are other Blackbloods living in the Plane of Ash with the Lu'quiri.
  • The Leader: Since she's the protagonist of the series, she gets to serve as this to the 4 main characters.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Talon represents the slightly colder, darker, tomboyish, and Amazonian kind of appeal contrasting to Gwynn's more light, pure, and girly kind of femininity that's basically useless in a fight.
  • Love Triangle: Has one with Gwynn over Garret. It's not a traditional one in that all three of them are on good terms with each other and is not really a source of conflict in the show.
  • Missing Mom: Talon's mother was killed by mercenaries the Prime Order hired for the purge of Blackbloods.
  • Mixed Ancestry: It's said in the second season that Talon isn't a "pure" Blackblood, though how this is known or the reason (perhaps her unseen father was human?) is not explained.
  • Our Elves Are Different: The Blackbloods have the requisite pointy ears, have black blood, are stronger than humans and can survive injuries that would kill a regular person.
  • Parental Abandonment: Talon's father's absence is unexplained. Her mother was murdered. As if that weren't enough, she's adopted by a human family, and they are slaughtered by Varek (a Blackblood who hates humans).
  • Perpetual Frowner: Instances of her smiling are fairly few and far between.
  • Properly Paranoid: She's initially quite careful choosing her friends considering that the Prime Order wants her dead.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Fitting for an Aloof Dark-Haired Girl.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: See Femininity Failure.
  • Revenge: Talon wants to avenge her family and people by killing those who wiped them out. After learning that Toru Magmoor was a mercenary involved, she kills him, and escapes the punishment due to Gwynn's intervention. Then later she also kills another mercenary who helped, Tiberion Shek. On defeating Dred, who is with the Prime Order which started the genocide, she tries to kill him too before Gwynn stops it.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Talon has made it her life’s purpose to hunt down and kill the men who slaughtered her family.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: Used in "There Will Be a Reckoning", when Talon and Zed sleep together. They both kiss and start to take off their clothes, when the camera cuts away to them cuddling together on the morning after.
  • Shoulders-Up Nudity: In "The Mistress and the Worm", when Talon takes off her filthy clothes to take a bath, the camera stays above her shoulders.
  • Sole Survivor: After the massacre of her people, Talon is the last living Blackblood. Subverted when Season 2 reveals that there are more imprisoned alongside the Lu'quiri.
  • Statuesque Stunner: A stunning beauty played by an actress who's 5' 9".
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: The strong girl to Janzo's smart guy.
  • Summon Magic: This turns out to be the power Talon has (and Blackbloods generally). She's able to invoke and banish the Lu'quiri (most people call them demons), although it's difficult to master (the latter especially) and they must obey her when she speaks in her language.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: He may have amply deserved this, but Talon killing Toru Magmoor was murder. The show still portrays her as being in the right, with Withers being wrong for trying to get her executed (granted, he doesn't give her anything like a fair trial).
  • This Is Unforgivable!/Revenge Before Reason: For the "crime" of using his newfound Mind Control powers to save her from a grey skin, Talon (over)reacts by telling Zed how he "betrayed" her. A duel ensues which ends with him being pushed through a portal back to the Plane of Ash, supposedly never to be seen again. Of course, it didn't help that Zed had lied about knowing what his Kinj power was. Or that his first reaction to Talon's anger was to try and mind control her into calming down.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Tomboy to Gwynn's Girly Girl, wearing masculine clothing and having trained to fight.
  • Toplessness from the Back: Used when Talon takes off her shirt to sleep with Zed. He even brushes her hair away, seemingly to give the viewer a better view.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She can be underestimated due to her gender and appearance, and she's not afraid of expoiting that fact.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: Talon eventually admits that killing everyone responsible for her family's deaths didn't make her feel any better.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Talon has striking blue eyes, which is commented on in the series. In fact, Wolf says it's part of the reason he stopped himself from killing her.
  • You Are in Command Now: At the end of season 3, following Gwynn's death, Talon is chosen as the new leader of the Outpost.

    Garret Spears 

Garret Spears

Played by: Jake Stormoen
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Garret: "I have to go. It’s time that their weapon was turned against them."

  • Armor Is Useless: He's run through from behind while wearing a full suit of plate armor.
  • Back from the Dead: He gets resurrected by the Three, after he's accidentally killed by negative conditioning that went overboard (i.e. he was beaten to death).
  • Badass in Distress: He faces imprisonment on several occasions and remains defiant every time.
  • Befriending the Enemy: When he gets manipulated by Sana into doing her bidding.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Talon's Veronica and Gwynn's Betty.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just as Dred is about to have all the heroes hanged, the rebel army that Calkussar and Garrett spent all season building come charging through the gates to the rescue.
  • The Big Guy: Him and Talon do most of the fighting and heavy lifting of the 4 main characters.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Happens to him when he's getting the shit beat out of him by the Tormentor.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In season 2, Garret is subjected to a combination of torture, a "kindly nurse" seducing him and trickery to be convinced Rosmund is not the true Queen, Talon is a monster and he has to destroy them both for the Prime Order. He even stabs Withers to prove his new loyalty.
  • Cavalry Officer: The dashing Captain of the Border Guard who makes his debut coming to Talon's rescue.
  • Conveniently Cellmates: Not cellmates but more accurately inmates with Dred at one point.
  • Disney Death: He's seemingly killed by Dred in the Season 2 premiere, but it's revealed two episodes later that while the wound he received was serious, he was taken to healing fast enough to be saved.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Thanks to the Florence Nightingale Effect and other means, he's turned (temporarily) evil.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Garret develops feelings for Sana, a Prime Order nurse who tends to him. But he doesn't realize she's also a Honey Trap and has deliberately set up the situation to seduce him.
  • Hates Their Parent: Garret has an enduringly strained relationship with his father, Marshal Wythers.
  • Interrupted Suicide: After breaking his conditioning by the Prime Order, he was overridden with guilt that even to him becoming suicidal for a brief moment before Gwynn stopped him.
  • La Résistance: Since before the start of the series, Calkussar and Garret have been building an army to rise up against the Prime Order and retake control of the kingdom. They finally go into action in the season finale.
  • Love Triangle: Has one with Talon and Gwynn. It's not a traditional one in that all three of them are on good terms with each other and is not really a source of conflict in the show.
  • Missing Mom: Garret's mother was killed when he was young by a Prime Order soldier she refused to have sex with.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Just as he's about to kill Gwynn, Garret (off the drug that had been affecting his mind) realizes how the entire "false queen" story was a trick by the Prime Order to use him against his love. He nearly turns his blade on himself before Gwynn stops him. He also says the line verbatim upon realizing he stabbed Withers.
  • Patricide: He stabs his father, Withers, to prove his new loyalty.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Even after breaking his conditioning he was still angrier than usual and more on edge then he was before. He is more jealous and reckless, though this could be due to him no longer have responsibilities at Gallwood.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Garret goes on one in the back half of Season 2 against the Prime Order agents who brainwashed him.
  • Shirtless Scene: He conveniently loses his shirt while sparring with Talon.
  • Threat Backfire:
    • Upon being captured, a brainwashed Garret thinks he can intimidate Gwynn with how the Prime Order knows she's not the true Queen and undermine her. Of course, the threat is meaningless as the entire "Gwynn a false queen truth" was faked by the Prime Order to break Garret.
    • Garret tries to sway Janzo to his side by telling him how Gwynn is a false queen and the Prime Order will lock Janzo up for aiding her. Janzo clearly sees Garrett is not in his right mind and by this point, barely cares about any threats on his life with all he's been through.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: He does this to kill a Prime Order soldier pursuing Gwynn.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: Garret says the same thing after getting his own revenge.
  • You Remind Me of X: Sana mentions to Garret that he reminds her of her dead husband. Subverted, since it's actually just total nonsense she made up to manipulate him.
  • Zombie Infectee: In episode 7, he gets bitten by a plagueling and he tries to hide it by locking himself in Janzo's lab and chaining himself to a post.

    Lady Gwynn Calkussar 

Gwynn Calkussar / Queen Rosamund

Played by: Imogen Waterhouse
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Gwynn: "It's just me and you against the world. It's always been that way since you walked through the door."

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Invoked when Naya tries to warn Gwynn the Prime Order have what are basically explosive bombs. She doesn't believe it but Janzo argues she's telling the truth.
    Gwynn: It's more like a fairy tale conjured up to frighten children.
    Janzo: What, like Plaguelings? Or demons? Or a portal that opens up to new worlds?
    Gwynn: Point taken.
  • Bathtub Scene: Gwynn herself has one in the Season 2 premiere while discussing strategy with Naya.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Talon's Veronica and Garret's Archie.
  • Blue Blood: Until it's discovered she's actually royalty.
  • Bluff the Imposter: Invoked when Gwynn's long-thought dead brother Alton arrives at the Outpost, claiming to have been hidden in secret like Gwynn was. Over lunch, Gwynn brings up a tale of a cat they used to tease with Alton correcting her it was a dog with a different name. He also is able to bring up other things they did as children to convince Gwynn of who he is. Turns out he is actually the royal maid's son and was thus witness to all those events. The real Alton is dead.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Garret was recruited by her adoptive father to be her bodyguard. He later falls hard for her.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Gwynn's foster father is killed, right as she takes up her role as a hero too.
  • Cool Crown: As shown in the season 2 premier.
  • Disappeared Dad: Gwynn's adopted father is killed by Dred.
  • Disappointed by the Motive: Gwynn assumes Sammy was posing as Alton as some sort of revenge for how he was the one punished for Alton's actions and how he lived with nothing so becoming king was payback. She's outraged to realize this was about him conning her out of some gold for a fake mission.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After Garret is reportedly killed, Gwynn starts to drink and gamble frequently while not occupied with her duties.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Averted. Although very feminine, she's actually a terrible cook. This isn't that surprising-as a noblewoman, she didn't have to learn.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: She represents the fair-haired girl, or the "good" one: bright, hopeful, enthusiastic, naive, helpful, innocent, tends to follow the rules. Contrasting with Talon.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She starts to resemble this upon her growing into her The High Queen archetype.
  • Happily Adopted: After he reveals her true parentage, Calkussar tells Gwynn that she probably shouldn't call him her father anymore. However, she replies that he raised, protected and sacrificed everything for her, so he's her father and will always be, which clearly touches Calkussar.
  • The Heart: It goes with her being the pseudo-Team Mom.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She takes the Black Kinj upon herself, destroying Yavalla at the cost of her own life.
  • Hidden Backup Prince: She is the rightful queen, who'd been kept hidden by a lord who switched her with his own daughter (she was beheaded).
  • The High Queen: She grows into this when she's shown to be the late king's heir. She's regal, calm and lovely, though still struggling at times with the weight of her new responsibilities.
  • Impeded Communication: Gwynn's attempts to summon aid against an advancing army are marred as the enemy archers expertly cut down every one of the carrier birds.
  • Important Haircut: In the season 1 finale, she cuts her hair short. She grows it back however.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She has her actress to thank for this.
  • Kneel Before Frodo: Upon The Reveal of her being the rightful heir to the throne, everyone kneels.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Talon represents the slightly colder, darker, tomboyish, and Amazonian kind of appeal contrasting to Gwynn's more light, pure, and girly kind of femininity that's basically useless in a fight.
  • Love Triangle: Has one with Talon over Garret. It's not a traditional one in that all three of them are on good terms with each other and is not really a source of conflict in the show.
  • Mistaken for Gay: A conversation between Elinor and Gertrusha sees Gertrusha questioning Gwynn's sexuality when she asks why "she is paying more attention to her personal handmaiden than to the handsome Baron who wants to marry her".
  • Ojou Ringlets: Her hairstyle of choice.
  • Parental Abandonment: Gwynn's birth parents (i.e. the king and queen) were killed in her childhood by the Prime Order, who overthrew her father. Her adopted father is later murdered too.
  • Princess Classic: She's a royal who's regal, calm, and has a heart of gold.
  • Properly Paranoid: Gwynn reveals that as much as she wanted to believe Alton was alive, she had to doubt in his story until she could prove he was an impostor.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: She's actually the rightful heir to the throne.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: One would think that how wealthy her family is that someone would teach her how to cook. Instead, she turns out to be a terrible cook.
  • Royal Blood: It turns out she's a princess.
  • Runaway Bride: After agreeing to marry Tobin, Gwynn left Tobin at the altar.
  • Shipper on Deck: Gwynn at certains points, tries to subtly push Talon in Janzo's direction until she quite bluntly tells her handmaiden, Naya, to make Janzo more "manly" to attract Talon so she "won't be alone". It fails quite spectacularly with Janzo only making a fool of himself before Talon has to slap him with a Be Yourself Aesop to put a stop to Gwynn's matchmaking.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: She lacks the political skills to rule successfully over the realm.
  • Team Mom: If you count the Talon, Garret, Gwynn, Janzo quartet as a team then yes, she absolutely is this.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the Girly Girl to Talon's Tomboy, a proper lady who's in a dress habitually and has traditional female manners. Though not a fighter, Gwynn is also a strong woman in her way and becomes less girly in time, putting on armor and wielding a sword by the end of season one.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that she's actually Princess Rosmund, the heir to the old kingdom's throne, is revealed early on.

    Janzo 

Janzo

Played by: Anand Desai-Barochia
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Janzo: "What good is killing someone? How will they ever make amends? I’m sorry, but I would do it all over again if I had the chance."

  • Abusive Parents: His adoptive mother pushes him into situations that he doesn't want to be involved in - such as the colipsum trade.
  • Actual Pacifist: He hates conflict and tries his hardest to avoid violence or arguments.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: His father is left unmentioned in the show.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: At first it seems like Janzo is pretty far on the autism spectrum (his unusual body language and avoidance of looking people in the eye), but then he later shows quite deep insight into other people's feelings. So, who knows. But he's definitely much more awkward in his social interactions than neurotypical people generally are.
  • Be Yourself: Talon gives him one of these after Gwynn tells Naya to try and make him more "manly" to attract Talon. It obviously didn't work out too well.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Janzo is highly eccentric, to put it mildly. He's often bent over, dislikes meeting people's eyes, and very socially awkward. At the same time, he's brilliant with chemicals, so his foster mother puts him to work brewing alcohol. Then, it's shown his knowledge and skill is also useful for far more applications, which renders him essential to the good guys.
  • Bystander Syndrome: He doesn't intervene in situations or circumstances that don't require his attention.
  • Celibate Eccentric Genius: Janzo is a brilliant scientist, while also being very socially awkward, to the point that he'd never kissed a woman when the series starts, let alone ever had sex. Then, after he gets in a relationship with Naya, it's revealed she's his sister (luckily before they'd done anything more than kiss). Poor guy can't catch a break there.
  • Cute Bookworm: So much so that he taught himself how to brew by reading books.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a sharp tongue and sassy attitude that easily tires of situations.
  • Did You Actually Believe...?: Said verbatim by Janzo when Naya reveals herself as The Mole to save her captive family. He openly asks if she actually thought the Prime Order was ever going to let them go when they can use them to keep Naya's loyalty and even suggests they're already dead.
  • Disappeared Dad: Janzo doesn't mention his father. Since his mother died giving birth to him, he likely doesn't know. He was probably born out of wedlock as otherwise The Mistress wouldn't have adopted him.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Despite being awkward, Janzo is found attractive by Naya and later Wren.
  • First Friend: To Talon. Before him, she mostly worked alone.
  • Forceful Kiss: Janzo tries to do this with Talon, on Naya's advice. She throws him to the ground. Gwynn points out to her this is a bad idea, and likely would get Janzo's arm broken or worse if he keeps it up.
  • Grew a Spine: Janzo starts the series as an Extreme Doormat, but by the end of the first season isn't afraid to stand up to anyone.
  • Hollywood Atheist: Averted. While he is mentioned as not believing in the gods, this comes after he kindly offers to pray with Naya over her mother and sister dying. This fits with his generally kind, caring nature. Further, he's a great hero in his right, having found the cure for a deadly disease.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Janzo is portrayed by a handsome actor, but frequently wears large spectacles, has messy hair, and is usually hunched over. Initially, he's also a virgin who has no relationships due to his poor social skills (but later this changes). Added to that, he seems possibly autistic and is highly knowledgeable of science.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Janzo can be insensitive without meaning to be.
  • Just Friends: With Talon. After Janzo was pretty obvious about his crush on Talon and jealousy towards Garret throughout the first season (and Talon was well aware of it), there's a scene with a rather cruel misunderstanding in the last episode that serves as definite Ship Sinking, with Talon telling Janzo that he's a better man than Garret but that she "loves him like a brother". To his credit, Janzo takes this rejection remarkably gracefully - especially considering he was already stressed and crying with severe pain at the time, and that Talon had just kissed him, to momentarily distract him from said pain.
  • Kissing Cousins: When he starts dating Naya, not knowing that she's his twin sister.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Naya, who it turns out is his sister.
  • Love at First Sight: Janzo tells Talon he's loved her since the moment he saw her.
  • Missing Mom: Janzo's mom died while giving birth to him.
  • Nerd Glasses: He doesn't always wear them though.
  • No Social Skills: Janzo is quite socially awkward, having a great reluctance to meet people's eyes at first, standing hunched over, and has little knowledge of how to interact with people, let alone romantically approach them. Naya in Season 2 tries to help him get more adept.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's the brains to Talon's brawn. Later on he gets his chances to prove himself useful in combat, but more with his intelligence and wit than mere brute strength.
  • Omniglot: He can read and write in 12 different languages while speaking 3.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Often speaks without thinking through what he wants to say.
  • Science Hero: Janzo is revealed to have a brilliant mind and extensive scientific knowledge. He puts them to good use aiding the good guys, including curing the plagueling disease.
  • The Smart Guy: Quite obviously.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Much like most Smart Guys, he wears glasses. He doesn't always wear them though.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: The Smart Guy to Talon's Strong Girl.
  • Surprise Incest: Janzo is horrified to discover that his love interest who he just finished making out with is actually his long lost twin sister. Naya doesn't take it much better.
  • Token Minority: He's one in the four main characters of color on the show.
  • Unexpected Virgin: Garret expresses surprise when Janzo says he's never been with a woman (though given his social awkwardness, it isn't too odd).

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Outpost residents

    Cedric Wythers 

Cedric Wythers

Played by: Andrew Howard
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Cedric: The outpost is my home. I was born here. My father and my father's father were born here. I can't just let those bastards take it.

  • Accidental Murder: Wythers accidentally Neck Snaps Gwynn's handmaiden while trying to prevent her from exposing his illegal search of Gwynn's room.
  • Blackmail Backfire: Wythers tries to hold up how he has letters proving Rosmund's true identity that will go to the Prime Order "in the event of my untimely death." Rosmund simply states that he'll still be alive...and working in the lowest levels of the mines.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Starts out as one before mellowing out a bit.
  • Defiant to the End: Even when on the verge of being hanged by the Prime Order, Wythers can't help but mock Higgs' incompetence.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Marshal Wythers would love nothing more than for Talon to be executed but he refuses to hand her over to the Prime Order. He even suggests that him executing her would be the more merciful option.
  • Hope Spot: In "The Vex Rezicon", Wythers and the Mistress lead an uprising against the Prime Order's occupation force... and are promptly ambushed and slaughtered, due to Dred's mole tipping him off.
  • If I Do Not Return: Gives one of these to Gwynn in episode 9.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Marshal Withers may be an asshole, but as Commander Calkussar is forced to admit, Talon is actually guilty of murdering Toru Magmoor and executing her will avoid a level of scrutiny from the Prime Order that nobody in town wants. And in the end, it does lead to the Prime Order coming to the outpost in force.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: When Wythers is sentenced to the mines, he quickly discovers it's filled with scores of criminals that he had sent there, all of whom are eager to get some payback.
  • No Escape but Down: In episode 8.
  • Perma-Stubble: He always has stubble.
  • Reunion Kiss: Has one of these with Elinor in episode 9.
  • The Sheriff: He's the judge, jury, and executioner in Gallwood Outpost.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His surname gets spelled as both "Withers" and "Wythers".
  • Tough Love: Wythers tried to do this with his older son. After he was caught committing theft, Wythers sent him down to the mines as punishment, which was just to be a few days. However, it went wrong as the other prisoners Withers sent there recognized his son, beating him to death.

    Elinor/The Mistress 

Elinor Chadwick / The Mistress

Played by: Robyn Malcolm
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Elinor: "Listen, I have lived through changes in command, I have survived war. I’ve survived famine. I’ve outlived my enemies. Men come and go, but I mind my business and I survive!"

  • The Bartender: She owns the local inn/tavern.
  • Defiant to the End: Even when on the verge of being hanged by the Prime Order, she can't help but mock Higgs' incompetence.
  • Dying Clue: As she lies dying, she tells Janzo about the tunnels running under the outpost and the surrounding area, which gives him the idea for the plan that defeats the Prime Order's army.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: She wears a lot of jewelry.
  • Greed: She's willing to let people die from colipsum if it means she can make more money from selling it.
  • Hope Spot: In "The Vex Rezicon", Wythers and the Mistress lead an uprising against the Prime Order's occupation force... and are promptly ambushed and slaughtered, due to Dred's mole tipping him off.
  • Loves Only Gold: Despite knowing that colipsum kills people, she still wants to create it so she can sell it.
  • Mama Bear: Despite being rather poor as a mother to Janzo, when she sees him threatened by a soldier of the Prime Order, she throws herself on the man, stabbing him with her knife. She's stabbed and killed herself from doing so.
  • Mock Millionaire: Despite her mannerisms and the amount of jewelry she wears, she's just a bartender.
  • Money Fetish: Basically the entire reason she's in the colipsum trade, despite being aware of what it does to people.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: She's usually called "The Mistress" and her real name isn't revealed until the second season when her sister appears.
  • Redemption Equals Death: The Mistress does the right thing for once, coming to Janzo's defense during Season 2's climatic battle, and gets fatally stabbed for it. She lampshades it between last breaths where she also tells of the escape tunnels that allow the heroes to stop the Prime Order army.
  • What You Are in the Dark: During the climatic fight in the Season 2 finale, the Mistress decides to grab all the outpost's gold and sneak away in the chaos while no one's looking... until she sees a Prime Order soldier about to kill Janzo. Then she flies into Mama Bear mode and attacks the soldier and gets fatally stabbed herself in the process.

    Tobin 

Tobin Aegisford

Played by: Aaron Fontaine
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Tobin: "My army is yours, my land is yours, my food is yours. And I am your loyal servant forever, Queen Rosmund."

  • Absolute Cleavage: His tops are often low cut to show off the tribal tattoo on his chest.
  • The Alcoholic: He seems to spend a lot of his time at Elinor's tavern getting himself drunk.
  • Blue Blood: He's the son of a nobleman.
  • Casanova Wannabe: His attempts to woo Gwynn are largely unsuccessful. His attempts at Talon, even more so.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Tobin at first appears to be an incompetent buffoon, but when sober he reveals himself to be a combatant nearly as skilled as Talon or Garrett.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of one with Rebb's Lu'quiri, likely due to the fact that he's drunk. The fight lasts all of 10 seconds and ends with him being sent back the way he came in.
  • Destination Defenestration: In season 2 episode 4, when "trying" to save the queen, his very brief battle with Rebb's Lu'quiri sees him out the way he came in...through a window. He survives, somehow.
  • Disappeared Dad: He mentions that his father is dead.
  • Epic Fail: When Gwynn is held captive, Tobin decides to impress her with a rescue. The fact he's incredibly drunk is just the start as in less than a minute, he's sent flying out a window to the courtyard.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: Gwynn angrily points out to him that he's quite self-destructive.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Being with Gwynn shows that he can actually be a decent person.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the penultimate episode of season 3.
  • Last Request: With his dying breath he asks Falista to use her power to protect the Queen.
  • Missing Mom: He mentions that his father is dead but his mother is never mentioned.
  • Narcissist: He starts off as one.
  • Parental Abandonment: His father is dead and his mother simply never gets mentioned.
  • Pretty in Mink: He often times wears a fur coat.
  • Token Minority: He's one in the four main characters of color on the show.
  • Wacky Marriage Proposal: He offers his allegiances against the Prime Order if Gwynn accepts his marriage proposal. Gwynn obviously didn't agree to his terms. Particularly when he outright stated that he wasn't interested in love, but only creating a legacy and a generation of kings for the future.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Tobin refuses at first when Talon challenges him to a fight, as she's a woman. Once she starts hitting him though, he swings at her, but misses every time since he's fairly drunk.

    Gertrusha 

Gertrusha

Played by: Glynis Barber
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Gertrusha: "I have servants that wait on me day and night. And I have the ear of the future King. It's not about money, dear sister. It's about power."

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    The Smith 

The Smith / The Wolf

Played by: Kevin McNally
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The Smith: "The Wolf died that day in the Blackblood village. The Smith will die today, happy to have done some good in this life."

  • The Atoner: For having participated in the slaughter of Talon's people, the Smith trains Talon.
  • The Blacksmith: He's a surprisingly knowledgeable fellow known only as The Smith. He's quickly killed off, but not before forging a new sword for Talon and pushing her into exploring her heritage.
  • The Chosen One: The Smith has spend many years studying an ancient prophecy and he is convinced that as the last Blackblood, Talon is the one who will fulfill it.
  • Cryptic Conversation: He tends to speak in riddles to Talon.
  • Deathbed Confession: Upon Talon finding him mortally wounded, he admitted his guilt and apologized for his past transgressions in slaughtering her village.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in Talon's arms.
  • Last Request: His last words to Talon are him requesting her to fulfill The Prophecy.
  • Mentor Archetype: To Talon.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: The Smith is killed by Tiberion Shek for having spared and protected Talon.
  • No Name Given: The Smith (or The Wolf) is never called by his real name.

    Danno 

Danno

Played by: Charan Prabhakar
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Cedric: "Danno. You’re a damn fine watchman, boy."

    Munt 

Munt

Played by: Adam Johnson
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Munt: "Tobin, if I'm such a hero why couldn't I save mum?"

    Kell 

Kell

Played by: Thor Knai
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  • Unwitting Test Subject: After becoming a plagueling, he's killed and made a test subject by Janzo.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Upon being introduced, he becomes a plagueling fairly soon after and eventually gets shelved as a test subject entirely.

    Naya 

Naya

Played by: Medalion Rahimi (Season 1), Amita Suman (Season 2-)
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Naya: "You’ve taken so much from me. My freedom. My home. My family. But there is one thing you will never be able to take. One thing that will always bring me joy. The look on your face when I do this."

  • All for Nothing: Naya had become The Mole for the Prime Order to save the lives of her family. When she returns to try and rescue them, Dred simply gloats that he had them all executed years before and asks Naya how it feels to have done all this for nothing.
  • Cassandra Truth: Naya is hit by this when she tries to warn about the bombs in the season 2 finale. Not only is she a known traitor but the idea of devices that can unleash fire to destroy walls seems too much to believe. Janzo points out that Naya's story is likely true for the simple reason that it's so outlandish that "why would the Prime Order feed her a story they know no one would believe?"
  • The Dog Bites Back: She fatally stabs Dred after he gloats that he executed her family years ago.
  • Double Agent: She works as Gwynn's personal handmaiden while being a spy for Dred.
  • Kissing Cousins: When she starts dating Janzo. Unbeknownst to her that Janzo is in fact her twin brother.
  • Lady-in-Waiting: She's Gwynn's personal handmaiden.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Janzo, it turns out he's her brother.
  • Missing Mom: Janzo's and Naya's mom died while giving birth to them.
  • The Mole: She's revealed to be spying on the Outpost for Dred, who's holding her mother and sister prisoner.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Naya's hair reaches down to her hips.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Naya becomes Gwynn's handmaiden after the death of her previous one.
  • Surprise Incest: Janzo is horrified to discover that his love interest who he just finished making out with is actually his long lost twin sister. Naya doesn't take it much better.
  • Token Minority: She's one in the four main characters of color on the show.

    Cornelius Calkussar 

Cornelius Calkussar

Played by: Michael Flynn
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: "A true leader must sometimes sacrifice one for the good of many."

  • Alliterative Name: Cornelius Calkussar
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just as Dred is about to have all the heroes hanged, the rebel army that Calkussar and Garrett spent all season building come charging through the gates to the rescue.
  • It Has Been an Honor: His dying words.
  • Killed Off for Real: In season three, episode 2.
  • La Résistance: Since before the start of the series, Calkussar and Garrett have been building an army to rise up against the Prime Order and retake control of the kingdom. They finally go into action in the season finale.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: He sacrificed his honor and his family to protect Princess Rosmund and has been raising her to seize back her throne, is killed by Ambassador Dred for suspected disloyalty (he's right, but it was still for little more than being unreliable in delivering supplies to the Prime Order).
  • Offing the Offspring: Commander Calkussar allowed his own daughter to be executed in place of Princess Rosmund, who assumed Gwynn's identity.
  • Old Soldier: He's an old man that still can kick ass.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Commander Calkussar forbids Gwynn/Rosmund and Garret's love affair since he's a commoner and she's the heir to the throne. In the season one finale she drags him to bed with her, since, being the queen, she gets to make the rules about who she can love.
  • Turncoat: Commander Calkussar is infamous as the captain of the royal guard who opened the palace doors to the Prime Order and betrayed his king. Marshal Withers in particular has a very low opinion of him because of it. The truth is actually much more complicated.
  • Undying Loyalty: Commander Calkussar never betrayed his king. Everything he did was ordered by the king who saw that the Prime Order were about to win so hatched a plan to preserve the royal line. Calkussar sacrificed his honor and his family to bring this plan to fruition.

    Raelius 

Raelius

Played by: Will Rubio
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  • Big Damn Heroes: Just as Dred is about to have all the heroes hanged, the rebel army that Calkussar and Garrett spent all season building come charging through the gates to the rescue.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: His preferred method of interrogation seems to be punching someone in the head a million times.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Raelius dresses as a Prime Order soldier to rescue the main characters in the season one finale (it helps that they wear helmets).

    Higgs 

Todry Higgs

Played by: Jake Ben Suazo
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  • Bank Robbery: In the season 1 finale, he tries to rob the vault filled with tax payer money.
  • Dirty Cop: He's a corrupt cop who bends the knee to the Prime Order basically upon arrival.
  • Fat Bastard
  • Fat Slob: His first appearance on the show makes this quite clear.
  • The Quisling: He's the guy who replaces Withers as Marshal, quickly becomes this to the Prime Order, sucking up to them once they take over the outpost.

Mercenaries

    Everit Dred 
See Prime Order section

    Tiberion Shek 

Tiberion Shek

Played by: Cokey Falkow
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Tiberion: "I kill whatever, whenever I please. There is no destiny here, there’s no Gods. There’s only strength and weakness. Today I’m one and you’re the other."

  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Dred hires him and the Bones to track down and kill the last Blackblood Magmoor mentioned in his final message. When Shek tries to extort more gold for the job, Dred retorts that Shek will do the job at his regular cost or he'll have Shek and his men tortured to death for failing to do the job properly the first time.Shek wisely takes the hint.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to being confronted by an angry Lu'quiri and when Talon slices his guts open.
  • Private Military Contractors: He's the leader of a mercenary group called The Bones.
  • The Social Darwinist: He claims the only that exists is strength and weakness, listing himself as among the strong (implying it gives them the right to do whatever they wish with other people).

    Essa Khan 

Essa Khan

Played by: Sonalii Castillo
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  • Bare Your Midriff: Her top leaves her stomach bare.
  • Hired Guns: She's pretty much a mercenary hired by Dred.
  • Hulk Speak: Not as extreme as other examples, but she does speak with very little eloquence and rarely in complete sentences.
  • Savage Piercings: She has a nose ring.
  • Scary Teeth: Her teeth are filed down to sharp points, which she uses to tear apart and feed on her food, sometimes during combat.
  • Token Minority: She's a young Black woman.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After she seemingly killed Garret in the Season 2 premiere, she is never seen again throughout the rest of the season.

    Toru Magmoor 

Toru Magmoor

Played by: Richard Ashton
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  • An Ax To Grind: Back in his mercenary days, his weapon of choice was a battleaxe; he's shown killing many Blackbloods with it, including Talon's mother. By the time she next encounters him as a soldier of the Prime Order, he favours fighting with a sword in each hand.
  • Asshole Victim: Toru Magmoor was such an evil piece of work that most people in the outpost who knew him are happy when Talon kills him.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Talon confronts Toru Magmoor, he sighs in a bored tone that "it sounds like vengeance, then." As he faces her, he just shrugs to ask "so who was it?" indicating he's more than used to people seeking revenge for those he's murdered.
  • The Can Kicked Him: A close variant: Toru Magmoor is peeing in an alley when Talon catches up with him, and coolly asks her to at least wait until he's finished before trying to kill him (rightly suspecting she's trying to avenge one of the very many people he's killed).
  • Couldn't Find a Pen: After Talon mortally wounds Toru Magmoor, he spends his last moments using his own blood to spell out a message to the Prime Order revealing that there's still one Blackblood left.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Talon gets run through by Toru Magmoor with a sword and the Lu'quiri with its claw, though she's tougher than ordinary mortals and manages to kill Magmoor the same way in return.

Prime Order

    Everit Dred 

Everit Dred

Played by: Philip Brodie
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Everit Dred: Why won't you die!?

    Sana 

Sana

Played by: Jelena Gavrilovic
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The Prime Order nurse who cares for the wounded Garret, at first seems like the Prime Order's Token Good Teammate. At the Three's behest, she's manipulating Garret in a scheme to Brainwash him into doing their bidding. Oh, and the brutal guard who she saved Garrett from is her real husband helping her in the scheme. It works.
  • False Friend: She pretends to like Garret to manipulate him.
  • Femme Fatale: See Manipulative Bastard.
  • Forged Message: She uses one of these on Garret to manipulate him into believing that Gwynn was merely using him.
  • Hospital Hottie: She's a nurse.
  • The Lost Lenore: She talks to Garret about how her late husband, Brion, was killed by a Blackblood. Or so she'd have you believe. Her dead husband is really just made up nonsense.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She's able to manipulate Garret in a scheme to Brainwash him into doing their bidding.
  • Meaningful Name: "Sana" in Latin means "healthy".
  • Ojou Ringlets: Probably not an Ojou, but she wears her hair in this style.
  • Outlaw Couple: She's married to the Tormentor.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Her actress is 5' 10".
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She has blond hair and is a piece of work to say the least.
  • You Have Failed Me: Sana's first action at becoming the new One is to painfully execute the guards who failed to protect her predecessor.

    Tormentor 

Tormentor

Played by: Magnus Samuelsson
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    Prime Order 

Prime Order

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The Three

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The Season 2 finale sees a huge Prime Order army laying siege to the outpost.
  • Big Bad: Season 2 has The Three, Dred's superiors and the apparent God Emperors of the Prime Order.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: The Prime Order has many similarities to Christianity in what's seen of their religion. First of all, the Three (a trio of people-two male, one female) are believed to be holy, and wear robes very similar to the ones Catholic bishops have, along with miters. They have many powers, including an ability to raise the dead. Not only that, but they even appear to have a cross symbol (although it may just be the design of the window slits in one room). Given they are villains, the darker side is also present-they conduct purges of Blackbloods (whom they believe to be inherently evil) plus people who know a language they use, since it might cast doubt on their teaching. Also, the sect appears to have Inquisition-like members, plus having strict bans on drinking, gambling or extramarital sex, as some conservative Christians have enforced.
  • Faceless Goons: Prime Order soldiers wear helmets with their visors habitually down (it allows impersonation by their enemies of course).
  • The Fundamentalist: The Prime Order are violent religious fanatics who have set up a theocracy which forbids alcohol, extramarital sex and gambling with very harsh punishments. Additionally, they have committed genocide against the Blackbloods, believing them to be evil. Other ethnic groups are also mentioned as being purged, likely due to similar beliefs they hold.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: Of The Three, the one that sits in the middle apparently has healing powers as demonstrated when she heals Garret.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the Season 2 finale, the Prime Order army besieging the outpost is defeated when Garrett causes their huge bomb to go off prematurely, killing them all and sparing the defenders.
  • Hypocrite: A lot of the Prime Order's officials don't abide by their rules. Dred has no tolerance for this, ordering one he catches in bed with a woman to hang (alongside her) as they aren't married.
  • Legion of Doom: The Prime Order wants to kill Talon specifically because she's a Blackblood. Because The Prophecy!!! scary music starts playing
  • Straight Edge Evil: The Prime Order forbids alcohol, drug use, extramarital sex and gambling. While some members break the rules or are lax in enforcing this, Dred takes it very seriously.
  • The Theocracy: Fourteen years before the start of the series, the Prime Order overthrew the monarchy and assumed total control of the realm.
  • You Have Failed Me: For failing to both stop the blossoming rebellion at the Outpost or kill Talon, Dred is punished by The Three by being stripped of his rank and imprisoned.

    Jaaris 

Jaaris

Played by: Sam Callis
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Jaaris: "Fight me! I won't use my power. Now's your chance to kill me. I know you pointy-ears all want me dead. Weaklings."

  • Agony Beam: He can inflict this, due to stealing One's kinj during the final battle of Season 2.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a grey beard and is a thoroughly nasty piece of work.
  • The Brute: A thuggish soldier of the Prime Order. The episode descriptions even refer to him as a brute.
  • Dangerous Deserter: He and his men deserted from the Prime Order when the United seized control of the Capital, and have just been roaming the countryside, killing anyone who crosses their path. Now they're only interested in staying alive and lording it over those weaker than them.

Others

    Ilyin 

Ilyin

Played by: Elizabeth Birkner
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Ilyin: "I am the Dragman.

  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Her father is left unmentioned in the show.
  • Creepy Child: She accompanies Dred everywhere and acts as his lie detector. She never speaks, rarely blinks, her eyes are lightly discolored, and everything about her body language is just wrong. She's revealed in the Season 1 finale to be the mysterious "Dragman" who can translate the Book of Names.
  • Disappeared Dad: Ilyin only mentions her mother when recounting her past.
  • Killed Offscreen: When Rebb goes to kill her, the scene ends right before she's killed.
  • Living Lie Detector: She can tell if anyone lies.
  • Prophet Eyes: Ilyin's eyes go white when she has an insight on something.
  • Suddenly Speaking: After being silent for all her prior appearances, Ilyin does so in the season one finale to identify herself as the Dragman.
  • The Voiceless: Ilyin is capable of speaking, though she mostly chooses not to in the first season.
  • Waif Prophet: Ilyin is a little girl able to see unknown things, and when she does her eyes turn white.

    Rebb 

Rebb

Played by: Lilli Hollunder
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  • Action Girl: Talon's Shadow Archetype and another Blackblood, is just as good a fighter as she is.
  • Blade on a Stick: She fights with a spear.
  • Demihuman: Blackbloods look visually indistinguishable from humans except for having pointed ears with black tips and, well, black blood.
  • Fantastic Racism: She's not too fond of humans since Rebb and her fellow purebloods were at war with the humans. They formed a plan that their entire war party, Blackbloods, and Lu-Qiri, would go through the portal and wait in the Plane of Ashes. A member of Talon’s ancestorial tribe was supposed to sneak behind enemy lines and reopen the portal. The awaiting members would then make a mass surprise behind their walls.
  • Misplaced Accent: Blackbloods tend to speak with British accents except for her who speaks with a slight German accent. Makes sense since she's played by a German actress.
  • Narnia Time: Rebb explains that the reason she looks just the same despite last being in the normal world over three hundred years ago is because time works differently in the Plane of Ashes. There's no sun or moon, and thus no way to really measure it anyway for them.
  • Our Elves Are Different: The Blackbloods have the requisite pointy ears, have black blood, are stronger than humans and can survive injuries that would kill a regular person.
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl
  • Really 700 Years Old: She was actually born 300 years ago.
  • Shadow Archetype: She's every bit the skilled fighter that Talon is, but she doesn't have Talon's heroism or morals. She also kills the Dragman without a second thought.
  • Tap on the Head: Talon manages to knock her out with the pommel of a dagger. She wakes up more or less unscathed.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Rebb in Not In My Kingdom stabs Ilyin and leaves her to die in the lab.

    Zed 

Zed

Played by: Reece Ritchie
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  • Cavalry Betrayal: The season 2 finale has Zed and the Blackbloods aiding in driving the Prime Order away... and then Zed declaring they're now in control and making everyone else prisoners.
  • Demihuman: Blackbloods look visually indistinguishable from humans except for having pointed ears with black tips and, well, black blood.
  • Mind Control: He gains this ability after finding another Kinj, similar to the one that gives Talon her Lu'quiri summoning power.
  • Our Elves Are Different: The Blackbloods have the requisite pointy ears, have black blood, are stronger than humans and can survive injuries that would kill a regular person.
  • Perma-Stubble: An elf with Perma-Stubble.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: Used in "There Will Be a Reckoning", when Talon and Zed sleep together. They both kiss and start to take off their clothes, when the camera cuts away to them cuddling together on the morning after.
  • Token Minority: He's one in the four main characters of color on the show.

    Alton 

Alton / Sammy

Played by: James Downie
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  • Actually, I Am Him: A variation. Alton talks of how he and Gwynn played around a lot with "Fat Sammy" and how he was a good friend. It turns out Alton has been dead and the impostor is Sammy. "Lost a lot of weight since we last met."
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Upon discovering how Alton is an impostor, Gwynn relates that had Sammy been up front and honest about being an old childhood friend, she'd have accepted him and welcomed him. Instead, he has to be executed for faking being Alton to con her out of gold.
  • Killed Off for Real: He's stabbed by Talon while under mind control to die in Gwynn's arms.
  • What You Are in the Dark: While it appeared that Sammy (the fake Alton) was just a greedy coward, when he hears the Prime Order is coming, rather than run, he offers to fight with the soldiers. He proves himself in combat, saving Gwynn's life and taking a nasty stab wound himself.

     Falista 

Falista

Played by: Georgia May Foote
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Falista: "Time makes love grow. And you'll be with me, not Rosmund. And I'm confident that your old feelings for me will return in time."

  • Childhood Friend Romance: She grew up in Aegisford alongside Tobin, and they were childhood friends. They soon fell in love and had a romantic relationship for the majority of their teen years.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Tobin dies in this fashion.
  • Old Flame: With Tobin.
  • Old Man Marrying a Child: Unknown if she was actually a child at the time, but she was married to Lord Relman, a much older man who was very wealthy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once she gets a Kinj, she's able to inflict huge damage on others.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She starts out a vain and spoiled woman but slowly shifts to willing to fight for others.
  • Trophy Wife: She was basically this for Lord Relman.
  • Widow Woman: She ends up marrying Tobin, which lasts all of two minutes before he is killed, leaving her a widow.
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