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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, with long dark brown hair, pale skin, a large bust and a somewhat cynical, taciturn attitude which helps make her look older. At first she's quite reserved and distant to others, although she loosens up over time, making very good friends of people who stand with her facing great dangers. She still is cold and hard at times though, which isn't too surprising given her very harsh life.
  • 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.
  • Blood from the Mouth: While being held captive by the Gods, they rough her up a few times, some of which have her spitting out blood from her mouth.
  • Boobs of Steel: Talon is the most buxom of the women on the show, and also a highly skilled fighter, by far the best among 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, as a tough female fighter with a traumatic past who puts up a hard exterior, 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.
  • 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 in which her family was murdered set Talon on the path to being a cynical and ruthless Anti-Hero.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: While speaking with her father, he tells her that the reason he abandoned them was because he "accidentally" took the black kinj from someone else, which quite literally made anything he touched die.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her family and entire village were slaughtered. Then her adopted family was murdered too.
  • Dead Guy Junior: She was apparently named after her grandmother and ancestor, both of whom were named Tallya, or Tallyan-Indrin or something like that, which is explained by Aster. Talon apparently comes from Tallyan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After Queen Rosmund's memorial, she can later be seen drinking and gambling to the point that she later stumbles back to her house clearly intoxicated.
  • 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.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In the first season, Talon always had her hair cover her ears, obviously because the Prime Order are looking for her and she doesn't want anyone to find out she's a blackblood. By the second season, her little secret isn't much of a secret anymore and so she has no problem wearing her hair in a way that shows her ears.
  • 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 until marrying Garret in the finale.
  • 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: Talon is only persuaded to wear one once, and then never again (it didn't work for her) until her and Garret's wedding later.
  • 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 she had them.
  • Interspecies Romance: Talon is a Blackblood, who is in love with Garret who is human.
  • It's All My Fault: Talon blames herself for the slaughter of her people in the Plane of Ashes by the Blackfists because she didn't allow Zed to open a portal earlier to let the rest of the Blackbloods through before more of them were killed. Garret responds to this with the typical "It's not your fault" response.
  • Jerk-to-Nice-Guy Plot: Talon started off as a cold, cynical, loner-type of Anti-Hero who only really cares about herself, until she makes a few friends, in which she brightens up over time, becomes more willing to help other people, and ends up being chosen as leader of the outpost.
  • 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.
  • Kill Steal: When she mentions to Luna that she killed Rebb, her sister's killer, Luna get's a bit mad because she wanted to kill her. Talon quite correctly points out that she didn't even know who she was at the time.
  • 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.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Yavalla mentions that like her, her father was also headstrong, brave, cold, and a bit of a loner since he chose to live separately from the rest of the Blackbloods.
  • Love Triangle: She 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.
  • Only One Name: Something that seems to be fairly common among Blackbloods, she doesn't appear to have a surname and is simply known as "Talon".
  • 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 at first. 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). The girl just can't catch a break.
  • 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: She has these looks, fittingly for an Aloof Dark-Haired Girl.
  • 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.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In the finale, Talon marries Garret wearing a dress and with her hair in a wavy style. Though she's hardly unnatractive, they make her look especially lovely.
  • 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.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Poor Talon. As a young girl, her father disappeared, but at least she had a loving mother and brother. Then they were murdered, along with her entire village. However, she's then adopted by a kind human family.... until they were all murdered too. Then her mentor Wolf is also murdered. Years later, it turns out that her father is alive, but she's only briefly able to see him before he dies too. No wonder she's aloof, cynical and leery of making connections at first.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She can be underestimated due to her gender and appearance, and she's not afraid of exploiting 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.
  • When She Smiles: Talon doesn't smile very often, but when she does, it makes her look even more beautiful.
  • 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.
  • You Remind Me of X: While talking with Aster about releasing the Kahvi, despite Aster saying that they shouldn't, Talon tells him that she's not doing any plan that doesn't involve saving the Kahvi. Aster then tells her that she reminds him of someone who died 1,000 years before she was born.

    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.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: He disguises himself as a Prime Order soldier to sneak in and break Luna out of jail because she was going to be executed the next morning.
  • 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 led to him becoming suicidal for a brief moment before Gwynn stopped him.
  • Interspecies Romance: Garret is in love with Talon who is a Blackblood, while he is human.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Parental Abandonment: Garret's mother was murdered, and he later kills his own father while brainwashed as a test of loyalty.
  • 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 Are in Command Now: Before leaving to rescue Talon, Tobin gives command of the outpost over to Garret.
  • 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.
  • 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 him at the altar.
  • Shipper on Deck: Gwynn at certain 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 Naive: 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.
  • Birds of a Feather: Both him and Wren are quite similar to each other in that they serve as more of the brains of the main cast.
  • 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). However, he finally loses his virginity with Wren in Season 3. They're a couple after that and Janzo even gets her pregnant.
  • 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.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Despite being awkward, Janzo is found attractive by Naya and later Wren.
  • Faint in Shock: After discovering Wren is pregnant and that he's going to be a father, the first thing he does is faint. Presumably out of shock.
  • First Friend: To Talon. Before him, she mostly worked alone.
  • For Science!: He's quite keen on studying 313 and wanting to learn about him, presumably to see if he knows something that could help them, but also to satisfy his own scientific curiosity.
  • 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.
  • I Warned You: When 313 tries to open the pod carrying his son in it, Janzo tries to warn him that doing so will kill him. 313 doesn't heed his warning, and despite Janzo's best efforts, his son dies.
  • Interspecies Romance: He's a human who's in love with Wren, a Blackblood.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Parental Abandonment: Not counting his adoptive mother. Janzo's mother died giving birth and his father is never really mentioned.
  • Primal Stance: Janzo is quite often seen hunching over when he's standing.
  • 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."

  • The Alcoholic: He seems to spend a lot of his time at Elinor's tavern getting himself drunk.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Tobin's mother also isn't mentioned.
  • Armor Is Useless: A giant blunt staff that isn't even sharp seems to impale him in armor quite easily.
  • Back from the Dead: He's resurrected by Falista and the Two in the season 4 premiere.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He accompanies Falista to meet the Gods and give them his kinj largely because he just wants a normal life with his wife.
  • 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. And then for truly real in season 4
  • Last Request: With his dying breath he asks Falista to use her power to protect the Queen.
  • Narcissist: He starts off as one.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: His tops are often low cut to show off the tribal tattoo on his chest.
  • Parental Abandonment: His father is dead and his mother simply never gets mentioned.
  • Pretty in Mink: He often times wears a fur coat.
  • Reduced to Dust: How he dies, the second time.
  • Teleportation: After killing Three and getting his kinj, he's now also able to teleport.
  • 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.

    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.
  • In the Hood: A lot of the time, he wears a hood.
  • 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.
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    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?"

  • The Bartender: After the death of his mother, he takes up this role in her place.

    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.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Her father is not mentioned at all.
  • Back for the Finale: Although she appears in a couple episodes in season 4, she later disappears completely. She however makes an appearance in the finale at Talon's wedding.
  • The Bus Came Back: After missing season 3, she returns in season 4 to help Talon with a quest.
  • 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.
  • The Mole: She's revealed to be spying on the Outpost for Dred, who's holding her mother and sister prisoner.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother died giving birth to her, while her birth father is unknown.
  • 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.

    Warlita 

Warlita

Played by: Tiana Upcheva
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Mercenaries

    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."

  • Blood Knight: He says he kills whatever, and whenever he pleases.
  • Hollywood Atheist: A brutal mercenary who murdered defenseless people without a qualm, he asserts there are no gods or destiny, only strength and weakness (he's on the "strong" side in his view), which is all that matters to him.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Talon kills him by driving a dagger through his neck.
  • It's Personal: He kills the Smith for betraying the Bones by sparing Talon.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Invoked and mixed with Vengeance Feels Empty by him; while fighting Talon, Tiberion points out that he was just hired to kill her village and that the one who hired him and his men will still be alive. It doesn't stop Talon from slicing him open.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His first name Tiberion sounds similar to "tiburón", the Spanish word for shark.
  • 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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  • 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

    In General 
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The Season 2 finale sees a huge Prime Order army laying siege to the outpost.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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.

    The Three 

The Three

Played by: Mladen Andrejevic (One), Jelena Stupljanin (Two), Eilian Wyn-Jones (Three)
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The Three

  • Big Bad: Season 2 has The Three, Dred's superiors and the apparent God Emperors of the Prime Order.
  • The Chessmaster: During Season 4, The Three end up using Falista and Tobin as puppet rulers to enforce their control over the realm. Because they brought Tobin back to life, they use that as a bargaining chip even if Falista and Tobin don't share their morals. Tobin himself even thinks they're just using them as puppets.
  • Evil Chancellor: By Season 4, they act like this to Falista and Tobin as they largely just use them as puppets to enforce Prime Order control over the realm.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: Of The Three, the one that sits in the middle apparently has healing powers as demonstrated when she heals Garret. She can even bring people back to life.
  • Karmic Death: When Two drains the life force out of tons of innocent people to serve her masters, there comes a bit of karma when those same masters end up killing her.
  • Teleportation: Three's kinj allows him to teleport.
  • 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.

    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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    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.

Blackbloods

    In General 
  • Demihuman: Blackbloods look visually indistinguishable from humans except for having pointed ears with black tips and, well, black blood. This is because they're all descended from a human woman along with a Master, making them all Half-Human Hybrids ultimately.
  • Famous Ancestor: All Blackbloods are descendants of Aster, one of a god-like ancient species whose union with a human woman created the first Blackblood, who fathered all the rest.
  • 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.

    Rebb 

Rebb

Played by: Lilli Hollunder
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  • Blade on a Stick: She fights with a spear.
  • Dark Action Girl: Talon's Shadow Archetype and another Blackblood, is just as good a fighter as she is.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • All for Nothing: When him, Nedra, and Munt go to Golu's tomb, he pries Golu's casket open, stabs his body, then burns his body reducing him to ashes. This does nothing since Janya just comes by later and uses her kinj's power to resurrect him.
  • And This Is for...: Right after pushing Levare through the portal created by Talon, Zed lays down a "that was for Nedra!"
  • 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.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: It's clear his feelings for Nedra are more than just friendship. Sadly, he can never face up to that before she's killed.
  • Childhood Friends: Zed mentions that him, Nedra, and his brother Corven were all good friends as children.
  • Clashing Cousins: Despite the blood relationship with his cousin Yobhan, they really don't like each other. Most of it is down to how to handle humans, with Yobhan believing in a strong, firm, and hard treatment of humans with Zed being a bit more merciful.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite the fact that he's betrayed Talon twice, she's still willing to work with him despite everything.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: In a little scrap both him and Garret got in with Levare where they set out to burn down a forest to slow the six down, Zed seemingly fires a fire arrow at Levare which she dodges which she retorts saying "you'll have do better than that", Zed simply smirks and replies "I already have", as the crate they brought seemingly filled with explosive gas, explodes and sets the forest on fire.
  • It's Personal: Zed bears no love for Rebb, likely due to the fact that she killed his sister.
  • Mind Control: He gains this ability after finding another Kinj, similar to the one that gives Talon her Lu'quiri summoning power.
  • Perma-Stubble: An elf with Perma-Stubble.
  • Pretty in Mink: He can be seen occasionally wearing a black fur coat.
  • 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.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: During the Season 4 finale, Zed manages to throw his sword straight through Kultor, allowing Garret to do the same and Talon to open a portal so they can both push him through the portal.
  • Token Minority: He's one in the four main characters of color on the show.
  • Vine Swing: To push Levare through Talon's portal, he embraces his inner Tarzan and swings on a rope to push her in.

     Yavalla 

Yavalla

Played by: Jaye Griffiths
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Yavalla: "Is it not obvious, my daughter? I am a God."

    Wren 

Wren

Played by: Izuka Hoyle
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  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Her father is not mentioned at all.
  • Birds of a Feather: Both her and Janzo are quite similar to each other in that they serve as more of the brains of the main cast.
  • Black and Nerdy: She's played by a black actress and is much better at helping Janzo in his smart guy endeavors than in fighting.
  • But I Can't Be Pregnant!: She gets pregnant in Season 4 from Janzo, surprising her as it wasn't even certain if any Humans and Blackbloods could reproduce, so she's naturally incredulous.
  • Do You Want to Copulate?: After much flirtatious banter, Wren asks if Janzo wants to "test" whether Blackblood and human genitals are compatible... for science, don't you know. He agrees, and the "experiment" which they have offscreen confirms they are.
  • High Priest: She succeeds her mother as high priestess of the Blackblood people.
  • Hot Scientist: She's an attractive young woman who's also with Janzo, probably the closest thing to a scientist that the outpost has.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's a Blackblood while Janzo is human.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her father is left unmentioned, and later her mother is killed to stop her Assimilation Plot.
  • The Smart Girl: Both her and Janzo are effectively the brains of the outpost. Always studying and being the brains of the operation.
  • Token Minority: She's one among the cast's people of color.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In the episode "Kill the Rat, Kill the Kinj", she states that she's afraid of horses.

    Sai-vek Redwan 

Sai-vek Redwan

Played by: Richard Lintern
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Talon's father.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: In the years before he traveled to the Plane of Ashes, Sai-vek was a very strong and handsome man with black hair and warm, hazel eyes.
  • Super Toughness: His kinj allowed him to stay alive despite having multiple spears stuck in him for four months.
  • Touch of Death: His black kinj allows him to quite literally kill anyone, just by touching them.

    Nedra 

Nedra

Played by: Tamara Radovanović
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  • Action Girl: She's a blackblood warrior who resided in the Plane of Ashes, rescuing blackblood children during the war against the Blackfists.
  • Childhood Friends: Zed mentions that him, Nedra, and his brother Corven were all good friends as children.
  • Hates Wearing Dresses: There's an episode where she tries wearing a dress to fit in with human females in a more feminine way. She however complains about it being uncomfortable and that she cant fight properly in it.
  • Reduced to Dust: How she dies.

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.

    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."

  • Battle Ballgown: Some of her gowns include armor pieces.
  • Blue Blood: She's a noble.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Elinor. Only a half-sister though.
  • Ojou: She's a former governess and currently serves on the Council to Baron Aegisford.
  • Parental Substitute: After Tobin's dad died and his mother seemingly being non-existant, she ended up raising Tobin as if he was her own.
  • Shipper on Deck: She wants Tobin to marry Gwynn.

    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 Relman

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.
  • The Fundamentalist: She becomes convinced of the "Gods" of season 4, even despite all evidence of them being monsters. It costs her her life.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: It takes a little while, but after an assassination attempt on her life and falling under Two's influence, she really starts to go off the deep end.
  • Holier Than Thou: Hard to tell if she's this or just making excuses. When Talon and Zed break the news to her that Two was killed by the "Gods", she retorts by saying that "She was prideful and evil. She's been judged and punished. I'm the chosen vessel of the Gods now." She turns out to be wrong.
  • 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.
  • Reduced to Dust: Her final fate as the Masters kill her for her Kinj.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once she gets a Kinj, she's able to inflict huge damage on others.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Pretty much any redeeming qualities she gained since her introduction are completely undone throughout season 4.
  • 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.

    Luna 

Luna

Played by: Maeve Courtier-Lilly
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Ilyin's sister, a thief who blames Talon for her death but soon becomes an unlikely ally.
  • Action Girl: She's trained in Grinjorian, a rare form of martial arts that Talon is adept in. Even as a youngster, she was much better at fighting and less keen on becoming a member of the sanctuary.
  • Artful Dodger: She has a charm with her humor but is willing to rob anyone she can.
  • Assassination Attempt: Twice on Talon and once on Falista, all three of which are unsuccessful.
  • Buried in a Pile of Corpses: As a child, both her and Ilyin hid in a pile of bodies when Dred stormed into the sanctuary she and her sister were staying in. Unfortunately Ilyin stirred and her movement caught Dred's attention so he kidnapped her.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The second time she tries to kill Talon, now sober this time, it doesn't take long before Talon has her on her back with a sword to her throat. Needless to say, it wouldn't be long before they're working together.
  • The Drifter: Becomes one after fleeing from the sanctuary that she was staying at.
  • Great Escape: After getting busted out of prison by Garret, she later returns the favor by breaking him out of prison in a later episode.
  • How About a Smile?: When busting Garret out of prison, she asks Garret to give her a "thank you" before she let's him out.
  • Living Lie-Detector: Just like her sister, she can tell when anyone is lying, though it's not quite as honed as Ilyin's power was.
  • Misplaced Retribution: She goes to the outpost to hunt down and kill a dark-haired blackblood woman who killed her sister. She presumes that it's Talon and so she tries to kill her, and it takes a second meeting with Talon before she explains that it was a different dark-haired blackblood woman that killed her sister.
  • Oh, Crap!: During a Big Damn Hero moment of hers to help a fleeing Talon and injured Zed, she fires an arrow at Vorta which she stops with telekinesis powers and fires it back at Luna. It's at this moment she figured that now would be a good time to start running.
  • Older than They Look: When Garret first meets her, he assumes she's about 14, only for her to correct him saying she's 18.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Inverted. She and her sister Ilyin look quite different from each other with Luna having an olive skin tone and a darker hair color.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: She can overestimate her skills which leads to some bad injuries.
  • You Remind Me of X: Garret tells her this pretty much word for word when they first meet in prison. She obviously reminds him of Talon when she first arrived at the outpost.
    Garret: All I'm saying, is that you really remind me of a friend of mine. When she first showed up at the outpost, she was always getting into fights and beating men at Octor, and getting thrown into more prison cells than I can count.

     313 / Marvyn 

313

Played by: Pavle Jerinic
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  • Fish out of Water: Upon being awakened, he's quite unfamiliar with not being subservient to someone else. He's stated to Janzo that he doesn't know what it's like to want something. He only exists to serve the Masters.
  • Happily Married: The finale reveals that he has a wife and daughter.
  • Slave Race: 313 is a Kahvi, a race that apparently only exists to serve the Gods. He's always asking why he can't hear the voice of Vorta.
  • You Are Number 6: He quite literally has no name at first, he just says that he's "313". Later, after turning to the good guys' side, Wren suggests "Marvyn" as a name for him. He accepts this.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He initially obeys the command to kill Janzo and Wren. After learning Wren's pregnant, however, 313 is shocked and stops, since he can't bring himself to hurt a child. This makes him rebel against his masters, because he's realized his choice to obey them was wrong as a result.

The Masters

    In General 
  • Alien Blood: Just like the blackbloods, the Masters also have black blood.
  • Ancient Evil: They're ancient beings who are trying to take over the world.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Of season 4.
  • Forehead of Doom: Perhaps a slightly more literal example as all of them seem to have their kinjes on their foreheads.
  • A God Am I: They've got the Kahvi thinking they're gods.
  • Kill It with Ice: Their ultimate fate, as Talon banishes them to a dimension where it's so cold they freeze to death.
  • Take Over the World: They've stated that this is their end goal.

    Aster 

Aster

Played by: Gerrard Miller
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The original carrier of the Asterkinj.
  • Dimensional Traveler: He has traveled across many different dimensions, and is responsible for bringing the Masters to the main dimension.
  • Heroic Suicide: After determining his death is necessary to stop the other Masters, Aster lets Talon kill him willingly.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Of all of the Masters, he's the only one that seems to not be a total dickhead who wants to take over the world. He loves humans and Blackbloods and does all he can to protect them from his evil kin. In fact, he sired the Blackblood race by having a child with a human woman, and they're all descended from this union.
  • Thinking Up Portals: His kinj lets him open portals to other dimensions, like Talon does.

    Golu 

Golu

Played by: Jovan Jovanovic
The original carrier of the Golukinj.
  • Mind Manipulation: There's a flashback showing him mind controlling a woman forcing her to kill her child. Aster intervenes and stops him.

    Janya 

Janya

Played by: Tamara Aleksic
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The original carrier of the Janyakinj.
  • Back from the Dead: Her kinj's power gives her the ability to bring the dead back to life. However she has to absorb the life energy of another to do it.
  • Healing Factor: Her kinj also apparently lets her heal severed body parts, such as when she restored Tera's detached hand.
  • Life Drain: Her kinj allows her to drain the life out of mortals, which she can then use to bring the dead back to life if she's drained enough life force.
  • Shoot the Medic First: After Talon gives Aster his Heroic Suicide, Vorta orders Janya to resurrect Aster, Talon opens a portal behind Janya and Garret fires what seems to be an exploding arrow which launches her through the portal, saying "you wont be resurrecting anyone". Making her other than Aster the first to meet their demise.

    Kultor 

Kultor

Played by: Srdjan Timarov
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The original carrier of the Kultorkinj.
  • Color Motif: His kinj is red and he also just so happens to be the guy who can throw fireballs.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: His kinj quite literally allows him to inflict extreme pain on others.
  • Playing with Fire: He can summon fire and throw fire balls like it's some kind of mage spell, something previous human wielders of his kinj never did.

    Levare 

Levare

Played by: Jovana Miletic
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The original carrier of the Levarekinj.
  • Teleportation: Her kinj allows her to teleport pretty much anywhere.

    Tera 

Tera

Played by: Milos Vojnovic
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The original carrier of the Terakinj.
  • Color Motif: As the one whose kinj allows him to kill basically anything he touches, is it any surprise his kinj is also called the "black kinj"?
  • Pinned to the Wall: In a fight with Zed, he ends up getting backed up against a tree then Zed Impales him with Extreme Prejudice, pinning him against the tree, effectively immobilizing him. Levare later comes by and frees him.
  • Touch of Death: His kinj, also known as the "black kinj", allows him to kill anything he touches. He does this to Two, Falista, Tobin and Nedra.

    Vorta 

Vorta

Played by: Nikki Leigh Scott
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The original carrier of the Vortakinj.
  • Arrow Catch: There's an episode where Luna fires an arrow at her and she stops it, seemingly with telekinesis powers, turns it around and shoots it back at Luna. Luna has an Oh, Crap! moment, and decides that now would be a good time to start running.
  • Final Boss: She's the last of the Masters to be defeated.
  • Hive Queen: Same as Yavalla, she can create and control a Hive Mind and infect others, forcing them to be complacent.
  • Mind over Matter: She has telekinetic powers.
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