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The Owl House

    Luz Noceda 

Luz Noceda

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The Human

A teenage girl who discovers a portal to the Demon Realm of the Boiling Isles, where she studies with Eda as a witch-in-training but must hide her human identity from others.


  • Adorkable: A young excitable girl who gushes about fantasy and magic.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Zigzagged. Luz wants to be able to do magic more then anything, but her impatience leads to her always trying to skip past the boring learning part, which always ends in disaster. Yet, time and again, she goes back to looking for a shortcut instead of realizing that, for her to really do magic, she needs to learn the old-fashioned way by just studying and slowly growing her talents. On the other hand, she and Eda are making up her education regiment since she lacks a witch sac and Eda can't see the glyphs that Luz can. It's natural that Luz keeps trying to see if the next adventure has the answer.
  • All-Loving Hero: Luz is the kind of person who has kindness and compassion toward just about everyone she meets.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She likes seeing Nevareth without a shirt, and blushes when Emira calls her "cutie" and winks at her in the same manner as she did when Edric winked at her earlier. Later in "Adventures in the Elements", Luz refers to her new metaphorical crush "Education" with feminine pronouns. And she described Eda as "surprisingly foxy" in one episode.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: The hood of her shirt has cat ears on it, though they aren't really visible unless she puts her hood up.
  • The Apprentice: She stays in the Boiling Isles to be Eda's witch apprentice.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Luz is a big fan of classic fantasy genres and becomes immersed in one herself.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Luz’s haircut is just long enough to cover her earlobes.
  • Character Development: The pilot establishes Luz as a reckless impulsive prankster who wants excitement in life. In fact, these pranks have gotten her into ample trouble with her regular school. Eda giving her chores as an apprentice, as well as creatures on the Boiling Isles trying to kill her, has made Luz less reckless. She also accepts her actions have consequences, like when Owlbert got hurt.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: A variant in that there is no actual Chosen One for Luz to envy, she just fixated on the idea of being one. After this desire leads to her being sent on a fake quest that's actually a trap for Eda, Luz realizes there was no reason that she ended up in the Boiling Isles, no destiny she has to fulfill. Eda reassures her that this means she has the chance to make her own destiny and seek greatness.
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: Her art project was a gryphon with a pigeon head that breathes spiders. While riding on top of Eda's broom, she sees a giant gryphon that's exactly like her project.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Absolutely gushes over King when she first meets him.
  • Determinator: Luz has a feisty and determined personality.
  • Disappeared Dad: There’s no mention of what happened to Luz’s dad yet.
  • Fangirl: While she loves magical and supernatural fiction in general, her greatest passion is for the Azura the Good Witch book series.
  • Friendless Background: Open scenes of the series establishes Luz as having no real friends due to her so-called weird interests.
  • Geometric Magic: Luz cannot innately perform magic like witches, lacking the organ witches have that allow them perform spells just by thinking about what they want to cast. However, she learns that spells have associated symbols which she can reproduce, allowing her to perform magic that way. It's interesting to note that only Luz can see the runes (King couldn't until Luz drew the symbol) and Amity — whose life is devoted to studying magic — had never seen anything like that.
    • Light 'em Up: The first spell she learns creates floating orbs of light. It can also create blinding flashes of light if the circle is big enough.
    • An Ice Person: The second spell Luz learns is one to create pillars of ice. She learns it after seeing the glyph in a snowflake.
  • The Heart: She becomes this in the Owl House, compared to the cynical Eda and the egotistical King. Luz is so cheery about her new circumstances that she brings out the best in her teachers.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • She apparently has a huge potential in magic. By copying a rune she can create orbs of light and Eda notes that the only way Luz, Willow and Gus could animate Hooty was through a huge power boost, presumably from Luz herself.
    • On a more minor note, the Owl Pellets shorts reveal that she's a surprisingly competent artist.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: When in Eda's body due to a "Freaky Friday" Flip, she can use Eda's magic but has almost no control over what spell she uses.
  • I Choose to Stay: Eda originally intended to keep her promise to send Luz back home, but the young teen decided to stay and learn magic from the witch.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She's all too eager to become Eda's apprentice. And in "Witches Before Wizards", she entertains the idea that she is the only human to reach the Boiling Isles for some special reason. This allows Adeghast to trick her into thinking she's The Chosen One and going on a "quest" that turns out to be a trap to lure Eda to him.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Bears more than a passing resemblance to her actor, Sarah Nicole Robles.
  • Jumped at the Call: Very excited to be in the Boiling Isles, to the point of not leaving when given a chance to by Eda.
  • Kid Hero: The 14-year-old main protagonist.
  • Latina Is Brown: In her first appearance, she has a conversation with her mother which includes some Gratuitous Spanish before she starts on her journey.
  • Meaningful Name: Luz means “light” in Spanish. The first spell she learns is to create light.
  • Morality Pet: She rapidly becomes this to Eda.
  • Muggle: Played With. As a human, Luz will never be able to use magic innately like a witch, but she can cast spells by drawing magical sigils. "Hooty's Moving Hassle" shows that she can also take part in Ritual Magic, and implies she may have a lot more power than she knows. She's also seemingly the only one who can perceive the runes that she uses in magic before she writes them out, as King and the light rune shows.
  • Nice Girl: Luz is weird but is also very kind, a quality that especially stands out when she's placed between Eda and King.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The nice (kind, caring, and compassionate) to Eda's mean and King's in-between.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She is obsessed with fantasy and all things macabre, which are some of the reasons she struggles to relate to anything in her own world.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: She's a strong believer in this.
    • When King and Eda try to force her to leave them in the first episode, she turns around and saves them.
    • Knowing she can't defeat Principal Bump when Willow bumps Luz out of the school in "I Was A Teenage Abomination", she goes to Eda for help, and is relieved that Willow wasn't punished.
    • In "Covention", despite Amity having been nothing but antagonistic toward her, Luz doesn't just let her run off while clearly emotionally distraught, choosing instead to seek her out and comfort her. She does so again in "Lost in Language", although this time Amity hadn't wronged her beforehand.
    • In "Something Ventured, Someone Framed", she and Gus both agree to this sentiment as the reason for rescuing Mattholomule from detention in spite of what a jerk he is.
  • Not So Different: To her rival Amity Blight, with "Lost in Language" being partly dedicated to showing that Amity has her own vulnerable, awkward side that she tries to keep concealed, which includes also being an Azura the Good Witch fangirl.
  • Not So Similar: In "Lost in Language", Edric and Emira clearly see a kindred spirit in Luz, but the similarities between them end when it comes to compassion and empathy toward other people, which Luz has in abundance while they...don't.
  • Only Child Syndrome: Luz doesn’t have any siblings.
  • Plucky Girl: A feisty girl who is confident in herself and refuses to give up.
  • The Runaway: Circus Type. Luz decides to stay in the Boiling Isles instead of returning to her world partially because she feels no one understands her weirdness.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: We get this from Luz towards the end of the first episode. It also doubles as a Badass Boast.
    Luz: Do not underestimate me Warden Wrath. For I am Luz the human, warrior of peace. NOW EAT THIS, SUCKER!!!
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Luz looks like a younger version of her mother.
  • Technician VS Performer: Luz is the performer to Amity’s technician.
  • Tights Under Shorts: Luz wears these.
  • Token Human: The only human residing in the Boiling Isles.
  • Trapped in Another World: But only until the end of the first episode; Luz accidentally stumbled into a portal leading to the Boiling Isles and while she can leave, she decides to stay to learn how to be a witch.
  • Tuckerization: Luz is named after a friend of the show's creator.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As of the events of "Hooty's Moving Hassle" it is hinted that she has a LOT of magical power, since animating an entire house would need it. But being a human raised in a non-magic world she has zero idea how to access it outside of her first light spell.
  • What You Are in the Dark: After Eda sends her away on the broom with the key home, she turns back to rally the escaping prisoners and save Eda and King instead of go home.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy:
    • Luz keeps assuming the Boiling Isles will provide a glamorous High Fantasy-style adventure, but the conflicts she runs into there are typically much more mundane or bizarre.
    • Luz wants to be a witch, not really understanding that people are born as "witches" in this setting, and she doesn't need to be one to learn magic.
    • She challenges Amity to a witch's duel based upon a situation from her favorite book series, somehow missing the significance of that situation transpiring in a place called "the Bog of Immediate Regret".
    • Played with in "Lost in Language", she expects she can make her rivals friends like Azura does. While Amity does get closer to being Luz's friend, it only happens once Luz backs off and gives her space rather than attempt to force the friendship to happen, which only causes Amity to misinterpret the motives this human has behind not leaving her alone.
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    Eda Clawthorne 

Edalyn "Eda" Clawthorne, the Owl Lady

Voiced by: Wendie Malick
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A notorious outlaw with a multitude of tricks up her sleeve. She becomes Luz's mentor as she trains under her to improve her magic capabilities.


  • The Ace: She's called "the Most Powerful Witch" many times, has great magic skills, a cool, relaxed attitude, and many admirers.
  • Adult Fear: Luz is her ward for the summer, and Eda for all her flaws wants to make sure that no harm comes to her new apprentice. Unfortunately, Luz attracts danger easily. When Eda wakes up the night after her owl form comes to light, she's horrified that the thought of having hurt Luz or King.
  • Animal Motifs: Owls. Her moniker is "The Owl Lady", she has yellow, owl-like eyes, has a staff that ends in an owl figurine, and then there's the eponymous house she lives in. Although it turns out the reason she's called "The Owl Lady" is because she's cursed to become an owl-like monster if she doesn't drink a special elixir on a daily basis. Judging from the "Hoot" graffiti she left at Hexside, she had an interest in owls even before becoming cursed.
  • The Archmage: Eda is regularly considered the most powerful witch around, and unlike most of them doesn't restrict herself to one school. Her sister Lilith might actually be even stronger, though Eda's curse may have something to do with that.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In "The Intruder", she gets distracted by a pen with a light-up fake gem on top. Luz later offers this pen to Eda so Luz can learn a magic spell.
  • Apathetic Teacher: While she does agree to teach Luz magic, Eda tends to not be very motivated into giving out actual lessons. Most of what Luz learns from her is by total accident. In some fairness, up until Luz learned the light spell, Eda didn't think humans could learn magic. It also doesn't help that Luz's way of doing magic is so different from a normal witch that Eda had to study wild magic herself before she could teach Luz anything.
  • Badass Teacher: Becomes Luz's mentor and called herself (and is called by Wrath) the most Powerful Witch in the Boiling Isles.
  • Bag of Holding: Eda frequently inserts and removes items from her hair.
  • Berserk Button: Never call her "motherly".
  • Cain and Abel: Her dynamic with her sister Lilith, although which one is Cain and which one is Abel would depend on whom you ask.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Pictures from her school days show her wearing the yellow uniform of a Potions student before she left Hexside.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She's not above faking weakness to get a leg-up on her opponents, as she does with Lilith when Lilith manages to surprise her.
  • Cool Loser: A weirdo who lives with a tiny delusional demon, sells knick-knacks from the human world, is wanted for minor crimes...and also the most powerful witch in the land.
  • Cool Old Lady: Her gray hair certainly implies she's an elderly woman (it's shown to have been bright orange when she was in school). Nonetheless, Eda is a Lovable Rogue-like woman who is also funny and loyal to her friends. Not to mention, she's "the Most Powerful Witch of the Boiling Isles".
  • Cool People Rebel Against Authority: She is a magic-school dropout and multi-offender to the laws of the Boiling Isles, yet she is acknowledged as being one of the most powerful beings there.
  • Cop/Criminal Family: Eda is mostly wanted for rebelling against the coven system, while her sister is the leader of the coven tasked with enforcing it.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Eda has one protruding fang. It also doubles as a Gold Tooth.
  • Deuteragonist: The second main focal character after Luz.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: When she talks about curses in "The Intruder", she refers to it as if it were a disease, specifically treatable but incurable diseases.
    Eda: No one likes having a curse, but if you take the right steps, it's manageable.
    • After returning to normal from her cursed form, her state afterward is framed as if she's got a hangover. This includes her having memory loss, a bad headache, and a mouth that "tastes like roadkill".
  • Dude Magnet: King implies guys like Warden Wrath falling for Eda is a recurring problem, which she tacitly admits at the end of the first episode with, "Anyway let's bounce before any more monsters fall in love with me." She also comments that The Owl House is where she gets away from "ex-boyfriends".
  • Elemental Powers: Eda has cast spells controlling many different elements, most often fire, but also wind, earth, and likely more.
  • Fiery Redhead: When she was younger her hair was bright red and she caused a lot of trouble at Hexside.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She's the foolish sibling to her sister Lilith's responsible, believing that magic thrives best when it's untamed rather than kept in a controlled environment. On the other hand, Lilith is diligently enforcing a world order that Eda justifiably sees as unfair.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Was one of these during her time at Hexside.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's implied that she is a thief with no respect for the law because of her disillusionment with the magical system, dropping out of Hexside, and being estranged from her sister. Refusing to join a coven means that the cops are on her case anyway, and humans throw a lot of stuff away, so why not sell it to pay for the bills? Taking care of Luz is slowly helping her come to terms with this.
  • The Gambler: Eda has a serious obsession with playing Hexus Holdem' to the point she started playing a game with her elixir dealer without even realizing it.
  • Glass Cannon: She's a powerful witch and easily the best fighter of the main three but it doesn't take much for her to get worn down and she gets blasted into a wall twice during her duel with Lilith.
    • Slightly subverted in that she can survive being decapitated, and anything sliced off seems to be able to pop back on.
  • Gold Tooth: Eda's one noticeable fang is also a gold tooth.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Eda is much more principled than some of her rivals, but isn't afraid to savagely beat or outright murder people who attack her or her friends.
  • Hammerspace Hair: She keeps a large number of items in her hair, from educational scrolls to items she has stolen off rubes.
  • Hidden Depths: "Lost in Language" exposes that for all of her stated disdain for soft, maternal behavior, she actually makes a highly effective and nurturing babysitter.
  • Hot Witch: Even at 60-ish, she's far from the stereotypical hag. Even Luz thinks so. Her monster form however... It's also possible she's as young as in her 30s, since her curse is having a cosmetic effect even on her non-monster form. She may have lost her Fiery Redhead look due to this rather than age. Her sister's comparatively youthful appearance supports this.
  • Ironic Name: Edalyn means "Gifted by God", but she is actually suffering from a curse.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Luz is forced to concede that Eda is right that the Boiling Isles isn't full of chosen one destiny quests. Eda reassures her that it means Luz can make her own destiny and greatness.
    • Eda is not nice towards her sister, but you can't blame her for arguing against the established system because it's unfair that only a select number of witches are allowed to be powerful depending on the coven that they joined. Plus, Eda only uses her power to steal human junk to sell and hide from ex-boyfriends. It says something that Luz starts to see the downside of covens, and even Amity gets disillusioned.
    • Eda happily mocks Lilith for helping Amity cheat, despite cheating herself. Unlike her sister, Eda doesn't make excuses and owns the fact that she cheats like crazy.
      Eda: Welcome to my level!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Eda is a rebellious, brash Anti-Hero who is also friendly and loyal to her friends.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has a sharp fang, yellow eyes, claws, and an irrational fondness for shiny objects because of her curse.
  • Losing Your Head: Along with having her hand detach from her arm, she has gotten her head chopped off with her only reacting with mild discomfort and annoyance.
  • Magic Staff: Eda often uses a wooden staff for her magic. She can even ride it like she would a broom, or turn the owl on the tip into an animated owl familiar to fetch items from the human world for her.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: After she gets her head chopped off, all she can do is say "Ow" and get annoyed at how that happens.
  • Mama Bear: King and Luz are under her protection. If you threaten them, she goes on the warpath, as the Warden found out the hard way.
  • Master of All: She is the strongest witch in the Boiling Isles since she can cast all types of magic, due to never joining any Covens, which would otherwise restrict her to one single school of magic.
  • Meaningful Name: Eda is a diminutive of Edith which turned is derived from Eadgyð, meaning wealth or war. With her use of fire in magical combat, this fits her status as a Dark Action Girl. In addition, her thick, silver mane and gold jewelry give her a regal appearance.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: While she doesn't express it obliquely, she's horrified on realizing her owl Form nearly killed King and Luz.
  • Mysterious Past: A number of things have been hinted to happen in her past, her sister has become the most powerful witch around, she was mysteriously cursed by an unknown being. This is lampshaded in the "Covention" episode, by Luz. In "Once Upon a Swap", Lilith revealed Eda wanted to join the Emperor's Coven when she and her sister were kids, but something changed her opinion on covens and now refuses to join any.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The mean (brash, rebellious, anti-heroic) to Luz's nice and King's in-between.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Eda's Character Development is slowly realizing she can't treat Luz like a typical apprentice — assign her to do chores and all — and actually teach her.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Eda's character design and Malick's voice work both subtly but definitely channel Phyllis Diller.
  • Not a Morning Person: Does not enjoy mornings very much. On Luz's first morning in the Boiling Isles, Eda had some initial trouble remembering who Luz was despite the crazy adventure they'd had together the previous day.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Her bizarrely Aztec-inspired wanted poster makes her seem almost bloodthirsty, but her actual crimes are mostly fraud-related, and she's willing to protect a teenager she's known for only ten minutes.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Eda is short for "Edalyn", but only her sister calls her that. (By contrast, Eda's the only one who calls Lilith "Lily".)
  • Only Sane Woman: She's the only witch we knew who called out the Emperor's coven system for being unfair in limiting magic users to one specialized skill, with only a select few getting freedom to use all of them. Unfortunately, this view also makes her a wanted criminal since she refused to join a coven.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: Because of a curse placed on her, Eda changes to an owl-like monster if she doesn't drink a special elixir every day. Even when she does, it causes her to have several owl-like traits.
  • The Owl-Knowing One: A very knowledgeable magic user heavily associated with owls. She even once claimed that was where the moniker "The Owl Lady" comes from, though that turns out to be a lie since it really comes from her monstrous form.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Eda's hair reaches past her waist.
  • The Red Mage: Most witches belong to covens that restrict them to a certain type of magic, but Eda has refused to join one, and has learned a wide variety of spells. Unfortunately, this is illegal in her world, so that and numerous counts of petty theft have made her a criminal.
  • The Red Baron: "The Owl Lady".
  • Red Is Heroic: Eda wears a red dress and is one of the three main heroes.
  • Seen It All: To Eda, her hands getting detached when she gets off her staff is pretty normal.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Even besides being a magic authority and renegade, respectively, Lilith and Eda trade petty barbs and make constant attempts to one-up each other.
  • Silver Vixen: Luz describes Eda as being “surprisingly foxy for her age”.
  • So Proud of You: In "I Was a Teenage Abomination", she is deeply proud that Luz managed to get herself banned from magic school after just one afternoon.
    That's my girl! ... Ah, baby's first "Wanted!" Poster.
  • Sticky Fingers: If the items Eda sells at her "Human Collectables" stall aren't outright trash, they're probably stolen.
    Eda: Do you think all my wanted posters are for petty theft?
    [Random items fall out of her hair]
    Eda: Partly.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Eda and Lilith share the same pale skin, narrow chins, and pointed ears.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: She has golden eyes, fitting for a witch.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Uses Portals wisely during her fight with Warden Wrath to redirect his fire breath.
  • Undeathly Pallor: Eda's skin is pure white and being able to remove her body parts implies she's at least somewhat undead.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Downplayed, as her hair only looks slighty unbrushed.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: She steals junk from the human world's garbage cans to sell at her shop, can be quite brusque, and practically blackmailed Luz into helping her at first. Eda is also brave, reasonable, and honorable if she likes you.
  • Vague Age: It's hard to tell how old Eda actually is. Luz seems to think she's getting on in years, but her sister (who she's close enough in age to have gone to school with) appears to be in no more than her forties, not to mention it's implied that her curse may be having an effect on her appearance. Eda herself made it sound like she was dying! She has a "30 & Flirty" mug and says she's been cursed for longer than the teenaged Luz has been alive, so she could still be in her thirties.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With King, with them constantly snarking and squabbling at each other while still caring about each other's well-being.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: It turns out that while in her normal form she's formidable and her owl form is eerily competent, she can't use magic if on the cusp of transformation and sprouting feathers.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: She reassures Luz that she won't skin the child or eat her while claiming Luz is too valuable a customer to kill. When the chips are down in the series premiere, she cites the Warden threatening Luz as a reason for not wanting to date him and sends the girl away from the battle. And while a lot of her reckless antics can end up potentially endangering children (ex: her randomly placed Spikes of Doom trap in "Covention" could have gone badly if Amity had stepped on it), it's never the intention. Her Curse Form on the other hand has no issues whatsoever trying to hurt King and Luz, though that's more the curse forms animal mind than any real malicious intent.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: The elixer? It isn't working as well anymore...

    King 

King

Voiced by: Alex Hirsch
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The King of Demons

A tiny, high-strung canine warrior who is Eda's roommate. Despite his diminutive stature, he thinks very highly of himself at times and tends to blow up when under pressure, but he typically means well.


  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: His only clothing is the collar around his neck.
  • Adorkable:
    • Surrounds himself with cutesy things like rubber duckies and stuffed animals, calling them "minions in [his] army of darkness" so he qualifies.
    • He wants to serve as a secondary teacher to Luz, getting adorably enthusiastic whenever he tries to teach her about demons.
  • The Alleged Expert: Regarding demons. While some demons are genuinely scary and intimidating dangers Luz needs to be careful around, King is not one of them and neither is the Snaggleback he was trying to teach her about.
  • Ambiguously Evil: He hasn't actually done anything evil on-camera, but he alludes to having an army of demons take over the world and surround it in permanent darkness. Eda is unfazed since King rants about this all the time.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Season 1 makes it unclear if King was actually King of the demons or just delusional. There are obvious hints to the latter, with him thinking a paper Burger Queen Crown gave him powers and talking to stuffed animals. On the other hand, his knowledge of demons is very detailed and more useful in a real emergency than it appears at first. Plus, there is the question of how he came to meet Eda and why he's hanging out with the most wanted criminal in the Boiling Isles.
  • Authority in Name Only: His claim to having ever been respected as "King of Demons" is rather questionable.
  • Badass Adorable: He's as adorable as he is good at fighting enemies...sometimes. His small size can get in the way.
  • Badass Teacher: In "The Intruder," he proves that his demon lore, however, outdated it is, proves useful when handling a real emergency. Luz comes to appreciate his lessons and schedules them regularly with him.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: While he doesn't like that Luz's reaction to him is to cuddle him rather than cower in fear, he warms up to her when Luz offers her doll's crown as an apology for failing to save his paper crown. He then curls up with her during her first night at the Owl House.
  • Big Eater: Has a thing for snacks, particularly scones. A bit subversive, perhaps, since you'd think he'd prefer tuna and catnip.
  • Big Shadow, Little Creature: How King's introduced. His shadow makes him look more monstrous than he actually is but when King enters the room, he looks like he just got out of the bath.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: He tells Luz not to worry about him and Eda fighting the Warden; as the latter unleashes fire attacks, King says that her last "boyfriend" was worse.
  • Cuteness Proximity: When Luz first meets him, her first reaction is to squee, glomp him and nuzzle him affectionately while calling him a "widdle guy". Eda even says "who could say no to this cute face?"
  • Establishing Character Moment: His Big Shadow, Little Creature routine, showing how he thinks he's a truly terrifying monster when he's really an adorable creature with dreams of grandeur.
  • Fatal Flaw: King has zero impulse control. No matter how dangerous or stupid the idea, he will go through with it until someone needs to bail him out.
  • Hell Hound: Averted, as despite being a dog-like demon, he's small and cute rather than large and terrifying. He's either a puppy of a larger breed or a Chihuahua, Pomeranian, or other long-haired small breed.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: In "The Intruder", he admits that he's insecure at heart and wishes that others could take him seriously. This is why he tries to be a second teacher to Luz, telling her about demons.
  • The Imp: He's a mischievous little creature and in "The Intruder" he takes great pleasure from bapping an unconscious Eda.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Eda really hates it when his concerns about Luz going to find another teacher if she kept dragging the human into garbage worm corpses proved valid. What's more, Luz comes to agree that his demon lore actually helped in a dangerous situation.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can come off as rather grumpy but has many sweet interactions with Luz.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: In "The Intruder," when he realizes that Eda is the Owl monster, he takes charge and instructs Luz in how to take down a demon by weaponizing its weaknesses. They then set a trap for Eda to be blinded by Luz's light spells so as to give her back-up elixir.
  • The Napoleon: He can be awfully temperamental at times when not in a good mood.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The in-between to Luz's nice and Eda's mean; can be temperamental, grumpy, and childish at times, but still cares about his friends in the end.
  • No Mouth: King has a mouth, but it is rarely visible, and talks without ever moving it.
  • No Name Given: He only goes by his (most-likely self-declared) title. His real name, if he even has one, is never stated in the show itself.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: How childish King is in his awareness of certain things or not seems to vary depending on Rule Of Comedy.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Has a very high-pitched "squeak of rage"
    Eda: He's like a little tea kettle.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: He wears a dog-like upper skull as a helmet—assuming it's not actually part of his head.
    • Early concept art shows him with a less ambiguous skull head. While this may or may not be relevant to the finished product, if that's a helmet, it definitely falls under Expressive Mask.
  • Sleep Cute: Curls up with Luz for her first night on the isles, and being himself is adorable when he does it.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Has been described as someone with an inflated sense of their own importance.
  • Snarky Non-Human Sidekick: He is first Eda's, then Luz's small, cute animal-like companion whose dialogue consists largely of sarcastic quips.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Is in possession of these, much like Eda.
  • Sweet Tooth: Tends to enjoy sweet food, especially pastries as shown in "Witches Before Wizards" and "Covention".
  • Verbal Tic: Often makes little "neh!" noises.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Eda, with them constantly snarking and squabbling at each other while still caring about each other's well-being.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When Amity Blight steps on King's cupcake, Luz challenges her to a witch's duel with the terms that she apologize to him if she loses. King vehemently encourages her on this decision, even though if Luz loses she'll never be able to learn magic. Afterward, when Luz asks King if she can win this, he nonchalantly says "No" and then goes to seek more "offerings", leaving a terrified Luz behind. Although to his credit, he does later insist upon people cheering for Luz when the duel finally happens.
  • What Measure Is A Nonhuman: Played for Drama. Eda always insists that King is her roommate; while she may tease him about calling him embarrassing nicknames suited for puppies, she treats him like a person. The antagonists of the show, including Hero Antagonist Amity, condescendingly call King Eda's "pet"; at one point he's even called a dog by Adeghast. Luz in time adopts Eda's attitude and calls King one of her friends while taking demon lessons from him.

    Hooty 

Hooty

Voiced by: Alex Hirsch
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The House

The Owl House himself - a sentient home in the middle of nowhere. Despite providing his only three residents with a place to live, he often gets no respect from them or anyone in general.


  • Amusing Injuries: He gets injured quite a lot, and it's always Played for Laughs. Eda pokes him in the eyes when he asks her for a password; Luz karate chops him in the head when he wishes her a good morning; and Eda punches one of the House's walls when he asks her to solve a riddle, which apparently hurts him, as he yelps in pain when she does so.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets poked in the eyes, punched in the wall several times, and knocked down by a mysterious intruder. The house never gets a break, even from the people he's protecting. Even on a personal level, he gets no respect from others, especially King.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Ow! Hoot! Sheesh."
    • Says "sheesh" a lot when annoyed.
  • Eye Scream: Eda pokes his eyes when he tries to pull an Open Sesame on her.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Eda, King, and even Luz mostly ignore him and get very irritated with him whenever he speaks.
  • Genius Loci: He's a living house, albeit with a limited range of movement. Luz even notes that the walls breathe.
  • Informed Attribute: Played for Laughs. Eda calls him "state-of-the-art" security, but anyone inside and outside the house can push him around, sometimes literally since he makes up the door.
  • Large Ham: Has his moments like the hammy way he complains about being cold when knocked down in "The Intruder".
  • My Instincts Are Showing: In the "Art Lessons with Luz" short, he flips out at a simple outline Luz drew of him, believing it to be another owl and treating it as a threat to his territory.
  • Open Sesame: Tries to make Eda give the password when she arrives with Luz, but instead gets poked in the eyes.
  • The Pig-Pen: In "Once Upon A Swap", it's revealed that he likes to roll around in the mud.
  • Rubber Man: His face on the door can stretch far enough to reach the upstairs bathroom.
  • Sapient House: Hooty isn't just the face at the door, but the entire physical building, and is able to slightly move other parts, like shutters and the weather vane. The walls even breathe. In "Hooty's Moving Hassle", a botched conjuring spell causes him to grow legs and allows him to run around, directed by Luz, Willow, and Gus.
  • What Measure Is A Nonhuman: The bounty hunters want to cut up Hooty and sell his meat. Luz immediately begs them not to, showing she treats Hooty as a friend.

    Owlbert 

Owlbert

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The Palisman

Eda's palisman; a small, wooden owl that turns into the head of Eda's staff.


  • A Lizard Named "Liz": A portmanteau of "owl" and "Albert".
  • Born of Magic: Eda created him (and the rest of her staff) out of a magic tree branch.
  • Cute Owl: A round owl about the size of a baseball, which Luz gets upset seeing chained up.
  • Familiar: He is a palisman, carved and brought to life by Eda. He forms the head of Eda's Magic Staff and can split off and become animated to do miscellaneous task for Eda, like collecting human things and playing against her in cards.
  • Equippable Ally: He and palismans like him have a glyph called as interlock which lets them attach to and become part of magical equipment like Eda's Magic Staff.
  • The Speechless: Intelligent enough to play a card game, but no more capable of speech than a regular owl.
  • Telepathy: Owlbert can't speak, but he can communicate with Eda and other palismans through telepathy.

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    Willow 

Willow

Voiced by: Tati Gabrielle
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A shy, awkward student at Hexside who becomes friends with Luz. She's introduced studying the creation of abominations, but would much rather study plant magic, which she has a knack for.


  • Adorkable: She's meek, timid, and is not the best with magic, but her sweet personality helps make her more endearing.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Willow is kind and meek, but she’s a force to be reckoned with if provoked.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Willow is noticeably plump but no less adorable for it.
  • Casting Gag: Tati Gabrielle is known for playing Prudence Blackwood, another witch attending a school for magic.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: She used to wear the orchid uniform of the Abomination Coven, but later changed to the green uniform of the Plant Coven.
  • Combat Tentacles: She can magically conjure vines to entangle people. When she gets angry they tend to go out of control and randomly latch onto nearby people and objects.
  • Can't Catch Up: A problem she's had since childhood is that her magical talents are much slower to develop compared to her peers, leading to her being called "Half-a-witch Willow" and her former best friend Amity leaving her behind in favor of developing her own talents further.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She's seen trying to give herself a pep-talk before she accidentally crushes a flower, apologizes to it and then uses her magic to bring it back to life. This shows off her low self-confidence, her gentle nature towards botanical life and her affinity towards said magic. Then, after Amity leaves, Willow starts becoming angry, leading to large tentacles that come to life and grab onto Luz, that shows that she has a lot of potential and a lot of anger issues.
  • Fatal Flaw: Resentment. It's subtle, but Willow resents how Amity left her behind all because Willow didn't develop magic easily. She's mad that Amity took their friendship for granted but doesn't have the words to express it until literally hanging off a broken branch.
  • Friend to All Living Things:
    • In her introductory episode, she is distraught when she accidentally steps on a flower and then uses her magic to revive it.
    • In the following episode, she briefly braves the boiling rains to rescue her potted house plants from a terrace.
    • When considering a subject for the group's Moonlight Conjuring, Willow gazes at a potted flower while suggesting their subject should be something "meaningful" and "beautiful".
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Willow’s eyes glow green when she’s using her strongest plant magic.
  • Green Thumb: Has a talent for botanical magic, able to grow a single branch into massive vines just by touching it.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Half-a-witch" Willow.
  • It's All My Fault: The climaxes of both "I Was a Teenage Abomination" and "Hooty's Moving Hassle" has her expressing her remorse to Luz for getting her into a bad situation in spite of Luz not actually blaming her, suggesting her self-confidence is so lacking that blaming herself for things going wrong around her is a natural reaction at this point.
  • Making a Splash: She can magically conjure water to help with caring for her plants.
  • Meaningful Name: Willow could refer to the tree of the same name sacred to the druids. It could also be a nod to another witch character with the same first name. Plus, she appears to specialize in botanical spells.
  • Meganekko: Willow wears glasses.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: It was her idea to walk the house directly towards Amity's mansion. That led to bounty hunters catching the house, and the kids. Quite rightly, she tells Eda that Luz wanted to actually return immediately and she and Gus egged Luz on.
  • Nice Girl: Much like with Gus, she's very accepting of and open to Luz.
  • Not So Above It All: When she realizes that she, Gus and Luz animated an entire house and Hooty can walk, she starts saying that they need to show up Amity by walking the house to her. Even Luz is surprised by the pettiness.
  • Not So Different: "Hooty's Moving Hassle" shows that she and Amity are not so different: while Amity has developed a massive ego and Willow has developed negative self-esteem, both of these opposite reactions stem from a feeling of insecurity at living up to others' expectations of them in regards to their magical skills, and they both tend to get worked up in their desire to prove themselves.
  • Not So Similar: The key difference between Willow and Amity in "Hooty's Moving Hassle" is that in spite of how much she struggles with her magic, Willow has real friends, Luz and Gus, who are there to support her and whom she enjoys hanging out with, while Amity's Girl Posse are only hanging out with her so that they can ride her coat-tails to success and Amity is shown to not even enjoy their company.
  • Power Incontinence: Willow's magic powers are great whenever they surface, but she has little control over them or the consequences they bring about.
  • Shrinking Violet: She starts out with a rather timid personality, which improves when Luz befriends her. And also, yes, a violet is a plant. So pun unintended.
  • Unequal Rites: Her parents apparently look down on plant magic, forcing their daughter to enroll in "Abominations 101" at the magic school instead.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her plant magic is impressive and she's implied to have a lot of untapped magical potential even outside of her preferred school. However, she's still a student, and one that was on the wrong track until fairly recently, no less.
  • We Used to Be Friends: She and Amity used to be close childhood friends, but after Amity developed magical talent and Willow didn't, they stopped hanging out together.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Willow has deep teal hair.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: When angry or determined, her power over plant magic is a force to be reckoned with, as both Principal Bump in "I Was a Teenage Abomination" and the demon hunters in "Hooty's Moving Hassle" experience first-hand.

    Amity Blight 

Amity Blight

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Voiced by: Mae Whitman

A gifted witch who is the top student in Willow's former "Abominations 101" class.


  • Academic Alpha Bitch: She's a relentless grade-grubber who enjoys rubbing her aptitude in Willow's face, sucks up to the teacher, and is absolutely furious when someone takes her place as the class' top student. However, "Covention" reveals that she has immense pressure on herself to be the best, and "Lost in Language" explores even further how badly she suffers as a result of this choice.
  • Adorkable: "Covention" shows that Amity is prone to Squeeing at the idea of joining a prestigious coven. And her diary entries in "Lost in Language" show an endearingly awkward and vulnerable side to her.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Her older siblings tend to refer to her as "Mittens" while most of the time it can be seen as an Embarrassing Nickname they call her just to piss Amity off, it is shown that they call her that under normal or more serious situations too.
  • Badass Bookworm: "Lost In Language" reveals that she spends a lot of time volunteering at the local library and she even has a secret hideout hidden behind a shelf in the "Romance" section. The same episode shows that she is skilled and resourceful even without relying on her magic.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Losing her top student star.
    • She values hard work above all and so really hates cheating. Willow cheating especially pisses her off, since she and Willow used to be friends and in spite of the current rift between them, Amity honestly expected better from her.
    • Her older siblings calling her "Mittens".
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Can put on a pleasant facade if she wants, though she'll drop subtle insults too. As it is later learned, the reverse also holds true.
  • Broken Ace: She is the top student in the prestigious Abomination track at magic school, but the enormous pressure she puts on herself has taken a toll on her people skills and sense of self-worth.
  • Closet Geek: Amity's library hideout has copies of the first four books in the Azura series and her diary cover has fanart based on it.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: She wears the orchid uniform of the Abomination Coven.
  • Condescending Compassion: A recurring trend with her behavior toward Willow: there is genuine compassion there due to the fact that they were best friends in their early childhood years, but it's always marred by the perfectionist ego that she developed since then which causes her to look upon Willow as an inferior.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: A possible interpretation of her behavior toward Willow in "I Was a Teenage Abomination", especially in light of the fact that they used to be childhood friends.
    • In "Hooty's Moving Hassle", Amity gets her Girl Posse to stop picking on Willow by telling them "Leave her alone, it's not her fault she was born without talent". While a harsh thing to say and likely fueled by animosity due to past events, it does have the intended effect at making the girls stop their taunting and move on.
  • Dye Hard: All but confirmed to be an In-Universe case, what with her brown roots. For more proof, in "Hooty's Moving Castle" there's a picture of a younger Amity with brown hair in the Blight Manor.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: She is called "Mittens" by her older siblings Edric and Emira, much to her chagrin.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Amity introduces herself magically riding a cart carrying her abomination project and rubs in Willow's failures in the same class while pretending to console her. A possible subversion in that later episodes revealed not only is there more to Amity than meets the eye in this moment, but to her relationship with Willow as well.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • For all her flaws, Amity does believe in giving students a fair chance to learn magic. When their teacher threatens to give everyone in her class extra homework if the next project on display is a failure, she stands up and volunteers to show her abomination.
    • Amity does not abide cheating, and she is absolutely horrified in "Covention" when she learns that Lilith has made a cheater of her against her will.
    • Amity doesn't seem to appreciate someone being ganged up on, even if it's someone she takes issue with, as shown in her Cruel to Be Kind moment in "Hooty's Moving Hassle". In a deeper sense, Amity and Willow used to be friends, and so while Amity herself might feel fine picking on Willow, her old protective sensibilities flare up if somebody else picks on her.
    • The main reason she clashes with her older siblings, Edric and Emira, is that she feels that as Blights they have to act with responsibility, whereas said siblings feel fine with doing whatever they want regardless of how much trouble that causes.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Not "evil" so much as "stuck up and aloof"; in "Lost in Language", Amity can't understand how Luz could go from humiliating her to wanting Amity to be her friend - living with her older siblings and hanging out with the likes of Boscha has jaded her on legitimate kindness. It's only at the end of the episode that she finally realizes that Luz's humiliation of her was always unintentional and that her offers of friendship are sincere.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She's the responsible sibling, while Edric and Emira are the foolish siblings.
  • Girl Posse: "Hooty's Moving Hassle" reveals her to have one, but she doesn't seem particularly fond of them, taking no pleasure from them picking on Willow and later shown to be sitting alone by herself while they are playing games at a slumber party.
  • Heel Realization: She gets one in "Lost in Language" about how she's treated Luz when Luz risks her life to save Amity from a Deadly Prank that Amity's twin siblings have instigated. It sinks in especially more when Luz apologies for reading her diary (by accident) and insists on lending her book five of Azura, showing no ill will, causing Amity to concede that she hasn't been the nicest witch and will try to improve herself.
  • Hero Antagonist: She's a disciple of Lilith and a "proper" witch compared to Luz and Eda, but is just trying to make it in her world the only way she knows how.
  • Hidden Depths: The pages that spill out of her magical diary in "Lost in Language" reveal many thoughts and feelings that Amity keeps concealed, with her outright admitting that this is because she feels like she cannot show weakness under any circumstances. She's also a big fan of the "Good Witch Azura" series, like Luz.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: "Lost in Language" exposes her attitude as this through her private diary entries, which exposes a much more sensitive Amity who doesn't like being mean but is afraid to show any weakness.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The way she reads a children's book about a friendless bunny in "Lost in Language" indicates this, as does her seeming awareness in "Hooty's Moving Hassle" at how false the friends she hangs out with really are. This is hamstringed by her own belief that she can't show weakness if she wants to succeed, though she acknowledges this flaw and promises to work on it.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Despite the gloating over her abomination-making skills, Amity loses her composure once she loses her top student star to Willow and becomes obsessed with getting it back. This is elaborated upon in further appearances, where we see just how much pressure she places upon herself to be the best.
  • Insufferable Genius: She may be arrogant, but she is the top student for a reason.
  • Ironic Name: Amity means “friendship”, but she’s not friendly, although she can fake it. Of course, if her second appearance is any indication, her first name paired with her last name might stand for Friendly Enemy. Another dose of irony is that she did have a friendship with Willow when they were children, so the name wasn't even ironic once upon a time.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Amity is a snobbish Teacher's Pet, but she's right to be angry that Willow received praise for homework she cheated on while Amity herself actually did the work. Principal Bump backs her up when Amity tells him about her suspicions, and Luz doesn't even pretend otherwise.
    • She has every right to be mad at her siblings for being bullies, something that Luz realizes in hindsight. What's more, she had every right to be angry at Luz for reading her diary, even if it was an accident and Luz lends her book five of Azura to apologize.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's often mean-spirited and easily-angered, but she has a good heart deep down. Her outward personality is a result of the pressure she puts on herself which most likely stems from her upbringing in a rich and influential family. Her official description even describes her as someone who "tries to be prickly but is a softy at heart."
  • Kick the Dog: While her antagonism toward Luz is understandable, stepping on King's cupcake in "Covention" simply to spite Luz was beyond the pale and Luz lets her know it. She never even apologizes for it per the terms of their witch's duel, although it's possible she just forgot about that stipulation due to how off the rails that event became.
  • Lonely Among People: Throughout "Hooty's Moving Hassle", Amity is shown to take no enjoyment from hanging out with her Girl Posse of devotees. At the end of the episode, she is vacantly staring out the window while the rest of them are playing games. She may be the best witch of her age group, but she left behind true friendship with Willow in order to become so.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: She lives in Blight Manor, but clearly takes no enjoyment from the company of the "friends" she has over there for slumber parties.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Revealed to be one in "Lost in Literature", being capable of self-reflection and remorse, and even outright kindness and heroism.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Though her first name is ironic in one sense, it can also reference Amityville and the horrors found there, which is fitting given that her specialty is summoning horrifying goo monsters.
    • Amity’s surname, Blight, means "to impair or destroy", and is also a medical term for diseases affecting plants. As such, this appeared to be foreshadowing of the revelation that she and Willow, a plant-based witch, were once best friends, but Amity "impaired/destroyed" that friendship.
  • The Minion Master: Her specialty is creating alchemical Abominations that she can command in battle.
  • Misplaced Retribution: If Amity is wronged by an authority figure she's likely to blame someone else instead of recognizing that the authority figure is being unfair. She blames Willow for stealing her top student badge when it was the teacher who callously chose to take it from Amity and give it to Willow due to being easily impressed by Luz's Abomination disguise. Later, she resents Luz for embarrassing her in the witch's duel, going as far as to make Luz admit that she's not a witch just so she has something left, even though it was actually Lilith and Eda's fault for cheating and letting their sibling squabbles affect their students.
  • Multicolored Hair: A small tuff of her hair on the front is brown while the rest is green like her siblings. A Freeze-Frame Bonus in "Hooty's Moving Hassle" reveals that brown is in fact her natural hair color.
  • Moral Myopia: A short-lived example in "Lost in Language", where she snaps at Luz and calls her a bully, completely forgetting in the moment the mean-spirited actions that she has taken in the past that could be considered bullying. By the end of the episode, however, she retracts her accusation toward Luz and admits that she hasn't been the nicest witch herself and wishes to improve this aspect of herself.
  • Never My Fault: She blames Luz for getting her in trouble during "I Was A Teenage Abomination". Thing is, while Luz impersonating an Abomination began the situation, it was ultimately Amity herself who caused a scene in the cafeteria by shaking Luz silly to figure out what she was rather than simply informing the teacher or Principal Bump about her suspicions from the get-go. Luz also points out that although she was sent to his office, Principal Bump didn't punish Amity and instead tried to dissect the human.
  • Not So Different:
    • "Covention" shows that she's just as passionate about magic and becoming a witch as Luz, with the two even being fans of the same book series. The main difference between them is that she's lost her innocence after years of hard work to reach the top. "Lost in Language" takes it further, with both of them viewing the other as a bully due to negative first impressions, only for both to concede that there is more to each other than meets the eye and that they both have things that they need to work on. They're also fans of the Good Witch Azura series, with Luz handing Amity the fifth book as the first step in befriending her.
    • "Hooty's Moving Hassle" shows that she and Willow are not so different either: while Amity has developed a massive ego and Willow has developed negative self-esteem, both of these opposite reactions stem from a feeling of insecurity at living up to others' expectations of them in regards to their magical skills, and they both tend to get worked up in their desire to prove themselves.
  • Not So Similar: The key difference between Willow and Amity in "Hooty's Moving Hassle" is that in spite of how much she struggles with her magic, Willow has real friends, Luz and Gus, who are there to support her and whom she enjoys hanging out with, while Amity's Girl Posse are only hanging out with her so that they can ride her coat-tails to success and Amity is shown to not even enjoy their company.
  • Not Helping Your Case: Amity comes to realize this is the case between her and Luz, recognizing that most of the problems she has when Luz is around is always either because of her cold behavior or a misunderstanding about what Luz is doing rather than Luz deliberately screwing with her and she resolves to work on her issues.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Her less-than-pleasant encounters with Luz led her to believe Luz was intentionally trying to humiliate her. When she catches Luz with her diary in "Lost in Language", she sees this as just another attempt to hurt her, and calls Luz a bully for it.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Her first on-screen interaction with Willow is a series of very thinly-veiled insults. She has her abomination give Willow a star like hers (only "much smaller and meaningless"), and smugly tells Willow to "keep at it", adding that even she could get a passing grade, "someday".
  • Pet the Dog:
    • At the end of "Covention", she revokes the spell restricting Luz from learning magic after hearing how much learning to become a proper witch means to her.
    • In "Lost in Language", we see that after she acts mean toward someone she will often write entries in her diary about how remorseful she is about it, and how conflicted she is about wanting to be a good person but also wanting to live up to her parents' expectations and not show any weakness. The same episode also shows that she is very kind to younger children.
  • Playing with Fire: She learns to shoot fireballs while training with Edric and Emira.
  • Psychological Projection: Amity's abrasive and distrusting attitude skews her view of Luz's actions. She thinks Luz accidentally embarrassing her several times is intentional and malicious since that's always been the case when her older siblings have embarrassed her, and even ends up accusing Luz of being a bully.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She is a talented student capable of controlling multiple Abominations at one time and she wears the standard orchid uniform of an Abominations student. Not too surprisingly, she also hails from a wealthy family.
  • Race Name Basis: Amity tends to just address Luz as "human".
  • Rich Bitch: "Hooty's Moving Hassle" reveals that not only is Amity antagonistic, but her family is loaded and she lives in an extravagant house called Blight Manor.
  • Self-Serving Memory: She assumed that Luz was trying to humiliate her on purpose in "I Was A Teenage Abomination". Luz didn't like her for hurting Willow, but her ultimate goal was to learn at a magical school. Amity gets a Heel Realization about this in "Lost in Language".
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: As "Covention" shows, being the top student takes a toll on Amity's sense of self-worth. "Hooty's Moving Hassle" also adds in that she comes from a highly upper-class family, she doesn't have any true friends that she enjoys hanging out with, and she cut ways with an actual friend, Willow, long ago due to the gap in their magical talents. The depths of just how sad she is inside are exposed through her private diary entries in "Lost in Language".
  • Successful Sibling Syndrome: Amity mentions that her siblings Edric and Emira have a reputation for being "perfect" students, implying that being compared to them is part of the reason she is so driven to succeed. She also trains intensely for her magic school qualification exam in hopes of beating Emira and Edric's score.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Her cold exterior hides a more vulnerable center. This is especially true toward Luz, who she gradually starts to like but is too proud to admit it.
  • Sympathetic P.O.V.: "Lost in Language" shows Amity from a different perspective than before, one that brings her better qualities and the sympathetic reasons behind her lesser qualities into a clearer view.
  • Talented, but Trained: Though gifted, Amity does have a strong work ethic. Unfortunately, this spurs her to resent Luz, finding someone so new to magic who is treating it as just something cool to learn to be completely beneath her. She also gets angry to an unhealthy degree at Willow when she cheats to get ahead in school, even though she was bullying her for not succeeding honestly.
  • Teacher's Pet: She was the favorite of the Abominations 101 teacher... until Willow's "abomination" (Luz) impressed him.
  • Technician vs. Performer: The Technician to Luz's Performer. Part of why Luz rubs her the wrong way at first is because she treats learning magic as something fun and exciting, whereas to Amity it's her whole life.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Overtime, she comes to treat both Luz and Willow with respect and even kindness towards Luz. In "Adventures in the Elements", she is nice, polite and cordial towards Luz all through their time in the Knee, even when she screws up.
  • Tsundere: Sometimes she goes far past Sugar-and-Ice Personality and straight into this, one such example being her reading to children at the library and clearly enjoying it, only to be caught doing so by Luz and immediately swearing that she's only doing it for extra credit.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When she gets mad, she really gets mad. If she ever feels like she has been wronged, she will not let it go until she gets answers.
  • We Used to Be Friends: She and Willow used to be close childhood friends, but after Amity developed magical talent and Willow didn't, they stopped hanging out together.
  • Worthy Opponent: Despite initially despising Luz, Amity respects Luz's drive to improve herself and her ingenuity when it comes to magic.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Amity’s hair is dyed green, which contrasts with her siblings' naturally green hair.

    Gus 

Augustus "Gus"

Voiced by: Issac Ryan Brown
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A student at Hexside who is studying illusion magic, and the president of the Human Appreciation Society until episode 9. Fascinated by humans, he quickly befriends Luz and is eager to learn more about humans from her.


  • Adorkable: He absolutely gushes over what Luz can tell him about humans.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Gus is a Grade Skipper who's younger and shorter than Luz, Willow, and Amity.
  • Black and Nerdy: Has dark skin and gushes over everything Luz can tell him about humanity.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: He wears the blue uniform of the Illusions Coven.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Something Ventured, Someone Framed" is the first episode to focus on him exclusively, while most of the time he serves as the comic relief to Willow, Luz, and Amity's plotlines.
  • Easily Impressed: Anything that has to do with humans and their lifestyle will blow his mind including things as mundane as braces and high-fives.
  • Foil: He appears to be one to Luz, Willow and Amity in that he lacks the self-esteem problems they have suffered from, embracing all of his Adorkable nerdiness without any regrets. Shown best when Luz tells Willow that she's the most powerful witch she knows after Eda and then tells Gus "No offense", to which his response is a casual "Not at all. I know what I'm about."
  • Grade Skipper: He has skipped a couple years so he's actually in the same homeroom as Edric and Emira.
  • Hidden Depths: In "Something Ventured, Someone Framed" he reveals that underneath his upbeat and hammy personality he feels he gets ignored and underestimated because he's younger than the other students in his class. He created the Human Appreciation Society because he wanted to keep others from feeling overlooked as well.
  • Humans Through Alien Eyes: Despite his peers considering him knowledgeable about humans, the human paraphernalia that ends up in the Boiling Isles hasn't given Gus a very accurate picture of them. For instance, he guesses dental braces are to make children magnetic.
    Willow: Most witches wouldn't be able to recognize a human right away. But Augustus is an expert.
    Gus: Where are your gills?!
  • Intrigued by Humanity: The president of his school's Human Appreciation Society.
  • Just a Kid: In "Something Ventured, Someone Framed", he explains that he feels he gets ignored and underestimated because he's younger than the other students in his class.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after Augustus, the famous Roman emperor. Fittingly he's the president of the Human Appreciation Society.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Gus’ full name is Augustus, but when Luz says she knew someone who shortened the same name to "Gus", he immediately embraces his "human nickname".
  • Large Ham: He's very easily excited by anything related to humans and tends to go a touch overboard.
  • Master of Illusion: Gus is in the illusionists coven and is skilled enough to skip a couple grades. He's mostly used it to make duplicates of himself and others, and is even able to make a copy of himself that can act independently for hours (but isn't very obedient).
  • Me's a Crowd: One of his favorite spells creates illusionary doppelgangers. They're semi-tangible and even smart enough to do basic tasks such as taking notes, although they don't always listen to Gus.

    Principal Hieronymus Bump 

Principal Hieronymus Bump

Voiced by: Bumper Robinson
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The principal of Hexside. He appears to be a small red imp-like creature latched onto a humanoid host's head.


  • Ambiguously Evil: Willow assumes Bump would want to dissect Luz even if he knew she was human, but there's no clear evidence he saw Luz as anything but a trespasser. Telling Willow to cut Luz open may have just been a ploy to expose their deception. Afterward, he simply bans Luz from the school instead of (openly) attempting to hunt her down, and later clears Luz of all charges in "Something Ventured, Someone Framed" after Eda cleans up the pranks she made years ago, and says he won't rat her out to the Emperor's Coven.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He enters the room to see (Luz disguised as) Willow's abomination, and immediately decides that he wants to dissect her, holding out a knife while speaking in a cold and callous tone of voice. Somewhat subverted later when he shows himself to be more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who, while not the kindest of people, maintains a rigid code of honor.
  • Evil Teacher: He's the principal of Hexside and a very sinister fellow. He is particularly this to Eda, taking visible pleasure in making her rectify all of the misdeeds on her old permanent record.
  • Hypocrite: He has little patience for unruly or destructive children. That being said the Hexside new student flyer features a large photo of him as a child and the founding of Hexside, which included lighting the school that existed before it on fire and the students being beaten and broken.
    • Though given the clear age difference between this event and the present, this may be more due to maturation and changing times than outright hypocrisy.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: "Something Ventured, Someone Framed" shows that while he can certainly be a jerk, he is also very honorable, sticking to agreements he makes, being willing to hear students out and show leniency as he deems fit, and not ratting anyone out to the Emperor's Coven if it's not in his interests as a school principal.
  • Large Ham: Surprisingly for someone who is so calm and collected in his regular demeanor, when Bump has to perform in front of a crowd he goes all out in doing so, as seen in "Covention".
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite wanting to dissect Luz and later banning her from the school, he is impressed with Willow's abilities and transfers her to the plant magic track, showing that he does care about bringing out the potential in all of his school's students. He also allows Luz to enroll at Hexside and even promises to keep her involvement with Eda a secret provided she doesn't cause any more trouble.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Even when threatening to cut a living being open, he speaks calmly and softly.
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    Boscha 

Boscha

Voiced by: Eden Riegel
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A potions student at Hexside who is part of Amity Blight's Girl Posse.


  • Alpha Bitch: Despite being Amity's follower which would technically put her at Beta Bitch level, her attitude is even nastier than Amity's. She is mean to everyone from other kids to her own mother, and seems to enjoy being so. "Once Upon a Swap" takes this further, showing that whenever Amity's not around she is in charge of her friends, whom she leads in causing trouble.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: She wears the yellow uniform of the Potions Coven.
  • Control Freak: She likes to be in charge of her friend group and is enraged when King in Luz's body temporarily usurps control away from her.
  • Extra Eyes: She has a third eye above the other two but otherwise normal features.
  • Hate Sink: She is introduced directly after Amity starts receiving Character Development and lacks even the redeeming traits she had at the start, indicating that she's the new person that the audience can safely get behind loathing.
  • Humans Through Alien Eyes: In "Once Upon a Swap", she believes that humans can spit venom.

    Edric & Emira Blight 

Edric & Emira Blight

Voiced by: Ryan O'Flanagan (Edric), Erica Lindbeck (Emira)
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Emira (left), Edric (right)

Amity's older twin siblings.


  • Affably Evil: They might be trouble-makers, but they are also very smooth and charming, adding to their good publicity.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Their debut leaves it unclear whether their fondness for Luz and misguided "tough love" sentiment toward Amity is genuine, or if they are only manipulating Luz in order to torment Amity, as they only befriended her after hearing how she'd caused Amity humiliation twice in the past. In "Adventures in the Elements" they appear to genuinely regret the library incident and have been trying to make it up to Amity by being overly protective and sweet.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Emira flirtatiously calls Luz "cutie", complete with a little wink at her.
  • An Ice Person: They are both shown manipulating snow in "Adventures in the Elements".
  • Bait the Dog: After Amity turns down Luz's peace offering to read to the children, they tell off "Mittens" for not treating Luz nicely. Edric and Emira include her in their antics of messing with everyone at the library. When Amity thinks Luz is the one trying to steal her diary, however, they do nothing to correct the misconception.
  • Beauty Mark: Emira has one by her left eye, and Edric has one by his right eye.
  • Big Brother Bully: In their debut episode, they plan to publicise Amity's diary due to Amity's persistent tattling. When Luz point out that this maybe going too far, they justified this as tough love from family. At first glance this seems to hint at the twin's hidden cruelty and lack of empathy, but a later episode seems to indicate they genuinely believed this is the right thing to do.
  • Big Brother Instinct: "Adventures in the Elements" shows that they do care for Amity and can be genuinely kind and thoughtful at times, even if they still tease her.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They are even better at seeming nice than Amity ever was, as they come off as sincerely charming and friendly until their true nature becomes apparent.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Edric and Emira do everything together, especially when it's something that causes trouble.
  • The Cameo: They are briefly seen in the Illusions classroom during "Something Ventured, Someone Framed".
  • Childish Older Sibling: Emira and Edric are much less serious than Amity, but to most people they come of as more personable. However, their Childishness does lead to their pranks going too far to the point of appearent cruelty.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: They wear the blue uniforms of the Illusions Coven.
  • Cool Kid-and-Loser Friendship: They (the "cool kids") end up forming one with Luz (the "loser"), as they are able to find common ground with her.
  • Deadly Prank: They defaced Amity's favorite kid's book to make the protagonist monstrous. Unfortunately, Luz accidentally leaves the book open, causing Otabin to come to life under the Wailing Star's light and try to trap Luz and Amity in a book.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: Because of their trouble-making behavior and how they bully her, Amity is often quite annoyed with her siblings. But because of their charming nature, they can get away with their actions, which infuriates Amity.
  • The Ditz: Edric is not the smartest person at Hexside, especially compared to his sisters. He verges on Cloud Cuckoo Lander territory at times such as when he took Eda's suggestion of tasting snow seriously and trying to eat a wild bat.
  • The Dividual: Visually they're not quite Half-Identical Twins, but act in unison. Their second appearance differentiates them a bit, showing Emira is a bit more levelheaded.
  • Entitled Bastard: Their biggest hang-up with Amity is that she has the nerve to attempt to keep them out of trouble and get them to act responsibly, whereas they seem to believe they should get to do whatever they want.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • So far it's unclear if they really were annoyed at Amity for turning down Luz's nice gesture or if they saw an opportunity to mess with their sister. While they do mess with other people who don't deserve it, they haven't rejected people being nice to them as far as we have seen.
    • They apparently recognize that their prank with Otabin went too far and make an effort to make it up to Amity.
  • Foil: To Amity. Amity first appears to be a bully, but ends up revealing Hidden Depths that puts her firmly in the Jerk with a Heart of Gold category. Edric and Emira first appear as cool, nice people, but end up revealing themselves to be callous bullies.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: They are both the foolish siblings while Amity is the responsible one.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Downplayed. They have the same hair and eye colors and both have Beauty Marks, but they have different hairstyles, their beauty marks are on opposite sides of their faces, and Edric is slightly taller.
  • Heel Realization: They appear to have learned about the fallout of their Deadly Prank from Amity offscreen some time after "Lost In Language" and try to make it up to her by helping her with her training.
  • In-Universe Nickname: Their names are sometimes shortened to "Ed" and "Em".
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While their debut prank definitely went too far, they are absolutely correct in "Lost in Language" when they say that Amity treats other people awfully, something Luz agrees with them on and even Amity ends up conceding by the end.
  • Kick the Dog: In "Lost in Language", they attempt to steal Amity's diary and post its pages everywhere in order to publicly humiliate her simply because they think she's a kill-joy.
  • Lack of Empathy: Luz is horrified when they cause emotional pain to Amity, making Luz herself look culpable in the process, and show no concern or remorse for it whatsoever, instead electing to go "goblin-tipping". They don't understand why Luz would want to apologize to Amity for reading her diary. Luz wishes them goodbye and they tell her they'll see her again with no ill will about her change of heart.
  • Master of Illusion: Their Hexside uniform is light blue, meaning they're in the Illusionists Coven.
  • Meaningful Name: "Edric" is Anglo-Saxon and "Emira" is Arab, but both translate to "wealthy / prosperous ruler", like a prince or princess. Being first-in-line in the wealthy Blight family, it certainly fits them, and it's even highlighted in the episode with this brief scene where they put on the outfits to match the names.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Upon learning they can bring book characters to life and even alter them by writing in their books, they immediately get to turning cute, innocent childrens' book characters into horrifying monsters.
  • Not So Similar: In "Lost in Language", Edric and Emira clearly see a kindred spirit in Luz, but the similarities between them end when it comes to compassion and empathy toward other people, which Luz has in abundance while they...don't.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • For all their faults, they do treat Luz well and help show her more of the ropes of the Boiling Isles in their debut appearance, even leaving on good terms with her in spite of their confusion over her compassion for Amity.
    • "Adventures in the Elements" shows that despite their almost non-stop teasing, they do love and care for Amity and will help her when she really needs it.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Like Amity, they wear purple clothing, although it's a darker shade.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When they return in "Adventure in the Elements", they're extremely nice and protective of Amity, partly due to their prank getting out of hand and them feeling guilt, but they do show a very loving fraternal side of them.
  • Troll: They really enjoy getting under other people's skin, especially that of their little sister Amity, whom they teasingly refer to as "Mittens".
  • Villain with Good Publicity: More trouble-makers than they are villains, but still able to use their charisma to get away with their bad behavior. In her diary, Amity cites frustration about this and how she seems to be the only one who knows they aren't perfect.
  • With Friends Like These...: They gleefully allow Luz to get blamed for helping them steal Amity's diary when she was actually trying to stop them from doing so. This is most likely because they didn't think it's a big deal at all.
  • Women Are Wiser: Emira is more pragmatic compared to Edric and has to step in when he has incredibly stupid ideas like capturing and eating a wild bat.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Their hair is a darker green than Amity's, and appears to be so naturally, unlike their sister's.

    Mattholomule 

Mattholomule

Voiced by: Jorge Diaz
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A recent transfer student to Hexside who joins the Human Appreciation Society as a craven power grab.


  • The Bad Guy Wins: He ultimately gets what he wanted and becomes the Human Appreciation Society's president, although it proves to be a Pyrrhic Victory.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: By his own admission, he craves "drama". He ends up getting it via being thrown into detention.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Offers a seemingly sincere story about feeling alone as the new kid to deflect blame for lying about his human "artifacts", then calls the guards on Luz to get her thrown into detention.
  • Butt-Monkey: Becomes this in the Hexside introductory video.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Wears the brown uniform of the Construction Coven.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before his formal introduction in "Something Venutred, Someone Framed", he appears in "Covention" where he uses a spell to enlarge his own head and displays a crush on Lilith due to her being someone who came from humble beginnings that rose to power.
  • Hate Sink: He's a total jerk who loves being a total jerk.
  • It's All About Me: He wants to be President of the Human Appreciation Society purely to satisfy his own ego and so its members will do what he wants.
  • It Amused Me: "I want power! And I want drama! And I got one of those right now!"
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Mattholomule is right that Gus lied to Luz, leading to her getting dragged off to detention (even if Mattholomule was the one who called the guards).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He's ultimately revealed to be a fraud who only cares about power and making drama for his own amusement.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Whether it's about human culture or being in detention, he wants to be seen as the expert on things he knows nothing about.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: While he does end up becoming the new president of the Human Appreciation Society, it happened after he admitted to the others that his "human artifacts" were fakes, destroying his credibility.
  • The Rival: To Gus, whom he seeks to supplant as President of the Human Appreciation Society.
  • Smug Snake: He's deeply arrogant and confident when he's in control of a situation, but he starts panicking when he realizes Gus was telling the truth about having a human friend (Who could easily prove his "human artifacts" are fakes), and later freaks out while being dragged to detention along with Gus. He then tries to claim that he knows what to do in detention, and promptly gets podded for his trouble.
  • The World's Expert on Getting Killed: He insists he's the expert on being in detention and can help Gus and Luz survive. He's podded up seconds later.

Coven System

    General 
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Emperor's Coven
The covens of the Boiling Isles. There are nine major covens: Bard, Plants, Illusion, Oracle, Beast Keeping, Construction, Healing, Abominations, and Potions. Once a person is assigned to a coven, they receive a mark that binds them to only using that coven's magic. The only exception is the Emperor's Coven, which is an elite military force working directly under the emperor with special clearance to use all forms of magic.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Each Coven has its own banner and signature color:
    • Bard Coven - Red harp
    • Beast Keeping Coven - Orange pig hatching from an egg
    • Potion Coven - Yellow bottle
    • Plant Coven - Green vase
    • Illusion Coven - Blue mirror
    • Healing Coven - Indigo hand wrapped in bandages
    • Oracle Coven - Purple eye
    • Abomination Coven - Orchid abomination face
    • Construction Coven - Brown fist
    • Emperor's Coven - Gold winged sword
  • Gold-Colored Superiority: The Emperor's Coven, which has a golden emblem, is the only coven where members are able to use all kinds of magic.
  • Light Is Not Good: The Emperor's coven has white as their uniform color with a golden winged sword as their symbol and are enforcing Bellow's dictatorship.
  • Power Limiter: Those who join a coven are given a mark that limits them to only perform that coven's magic. The only exception is the Emperor's Coven.

    Emperor Bellows 

Emperor Bellows

The emperor of the Boiling Isles, and overseer of the coven system.


  • The Emperor: His title, he is the head of the magic system in the setting.
  • The Ghost: The Emperor has yet to appear personally or even be depicted in illustration.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As the primary magical authority, he and his system are the reason there's a bounty out on Eda. Lilith is a ranking member of his coven, and the system of controlled magic makes Hexside School and Principal Bump extensions of his will. It's also implied Warden Wrath is his subordinate, as Eda may be sent to the Conformatorium if she's captured by his coven.
  • I Want Them Alive: He gives orders for Lilith to bring in her sister alive.
  • Shadow Dictator: He uses an intermediary even to talk to his own coven's leader, suggesting he doesn't show up in public.

    Lilith 

Lilith Clawthorne

Voiced by: Cissy Jones
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Eda's sister and another powerful witch. She is in charge of the Emperor's Coven, and mentor to many witches-in-training, Amity chief among them.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Played with a bit because anytime Eda calls her Lilly, its either to belittle her or trick her, but it does seem to be her nickname Eda called her as a child.
  • Always Someone Better: She's an even more powerful magic-user than Eda, though Eda somewhat makes up for it by being a Combat Pragmatist, and her abilities may be suffering from her curse.
  • Animal Motifs: In contrast to Eda, Lilith's theme is ravens as seen with her spells and her staff.
  • Anti-Villain: Lilith holds a lot of power in a ominously-dictatorial magic society, doesn't mind cheating just to upstage her sister, and isn't above responding to simple mockery with violence. On the other hand, she's generally a kind teacher to her students, and clearly loves Eda despite her being a lawbreaker.
  • The Archmage: Lilith rivals her sister in magical power and knowledge, and being part of the Emperor's Coven leaves her abilities likewise unrestricted. She fits the archetype much closer in social standing, being in a position of authority overseeing magical education and working directly for the Emperor.
  • Cain and Abel: Her relationship with Eda is antagonistic and they're on opposite sides of the law. However, Lilith still has plenty of sympathy for her sister—which Eda is all too quick to exploit.
  • Cop/Criminal Family: Lilith is a major figure in the Boiling Isles' coven system, the very thing Eda rebels against, and is eventually tasked with bringing Eda in to the emperor.
  • Court Mage: Is the leader of the Coven that answers directly to the Emperor of the Boiling Isles.
  • Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: Despite Luz having little to no chance at beating Amity in a fair witch duel, Lilith still cheats by using a power glyph to make Amity stronger. She claims she knew Eda was going to cheat, which was true, but the end result is still turning what could have been a clear victory for Amity into a mutual loss.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Her skin is as pale as Eda's, but her hair is very dark.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She and Eda became estranged because she wouldn't listen when Eda pointed out the Emperor's system of guilds is unfair to magic users. After all, Lilith is a good person, and the Emperor is creating an organized hierarchy. How can restraining magic be bad if it serves the Emperor?
  • Flash Step: One of her spells allows her to move short distances as a burst of flame and reform.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She - "prim, proper Lilith" as Eda calls her - is the responsible sibling to Eda's foolish sibling. Or at least that's how it seems before we learn she enables a broken magical system.
  • For Your Own Good: She takes this attitude towards forcing Eda to become a member of the Emperor's Coven. In her mind, it's her way of fulfilling the order that her leader gave. Plus, it will mean Eda will be pardoned for her crimes and prevented from doing any more..
  • The Heavy: Is effectively the main antagonist while still taking orders from the Emperor.
  • Hypocrite: In "Convention", her pupil Amity calls Luz out for cheating when Eda had planted booby traps in the playing field. Later, Eda discovers that Amity was using a power glyph from the construction coven (which Lilith placed on Amity's neck without the young witch realizing it) to create golems.
  • Ironic Name: She's named after Lilith, the so-called first woman who rebelled against God because of how he made women second to man. Unlike her namesake, she's part of the magical authority.
  • Magic Staff: Like her sister, Lilith uses a staff topped with a bird of prey. The bird can come to life and do her bidding just like the owl on Eda's staff.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • She cheats on Amity's behalf in Amity's duel with Luz, correctly assuming Eda would do the same for Luz. When Eda exposes this, she gloats that Lilith has stooped to her level.
    • When she loses her temper, Lilith behaves just as childish and reckless as her sister.
  • Obliviously Evil: She really thinks that serving the Emperor's Coven is a good idea and ignores Eda's reasonable protests that Lilith is little more than an overpowered attack dog.
  • Parental Substitute: To Amity, who has apparently even called her "mom" by mistake according to her journal.
  • Playing with Fire: She's fond of fire magic, just like Eda, only blue instead of orange.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Like her sister, Lilith's hair reaches down to her waist.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!:
    • As a member of the Emperor's Coven, she's free from the normal Power Limiter restrictions a Coven puts on a witch that limits them to the magical specialty of said Coven.
    • As the leader of her Coven, she temporarily suspends Eda's status as a wanted criminal in "Covention" so Luz and Amity can duel.
    • When two officers tell her they're ordered to send Luz-as-Eda to the Conformatorium, she burns the order and says, "The order is changed."
  • Sibling Rivalry: Even besides being a magic authority and renegade, respectively, Lilith and Eda trade petty barbs and make constant attempts to one-up each other.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Lilith and Eda resemble each other with their pale skin, narrow chins, long hair with side bangs, and pointed ears. Although for some reason, she passes more for Edalyne's granddaughter rather than her sister.
  • Vague Age: She's Eda's similarly-aged sister, but looks like she's in her prime. If magic has made Lilith seem younger or or Eda seem older is unknown.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Even though Lilith could curb-stomp Eda, she still loves her older sister and doesn't want to maim her. She will, however, try to force Eda to serve the Emperor by branding her if the opportunity arises.

    Kikimora 

Kikimora

Voiced by: Mela Lee
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  • Affably Evil: Despite being an antagonist, she seems polite and almost grandmotherly in a way.
  • Meaningful Name: A kikimora refers to malevolent house spirits in Slavic folklore, though it’s unclear whether she belongs to a race of house spirits or not.
  • Mouth of Sauron: She is the Emperor's personal assistant who acts as an intermediary between him and his followers.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Has tentacled bangs that cover most of her face.

Bonesborough

    Warden Wrath 

Warden Wrath

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The fearsome keeper of the Conformatorium, a prison for misfits and troublemakers. Has the hots for Eda.


  • All Crimes Are Equal: All of the "criminals" Luz meets in the Conformatorium are in for relatively minor weird things like writing fan-fiction about food, spreading conspiracy theories, or eating your own (regenerating) eyes, but to Warden Wrath they all deserve to be locked up and tortured into obedience and compliance with what he considers "normal". He'll even have you arrested just for unknowingly talking to a criminal!
  • Breath Weapon: He has the ability to breathe fire from his mouth.
  • Hypocrite: Demanding "normalcy" is a rather strange sentiment to come from a fanged, fire-breathing tentacle monster. Plus he lives in a world where everyone is some type of monster, so how much of a freak do you have to be to get jailed or "banished"!?
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: He's madly in love with Eda, as the one criminal in the Boiling Isles who's always evaded capture.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Beneath the mask his face is entirely taken up by a hideous fanged mouth, and he can shapeshift his arms into all sorts of deadly weapons, from cutting blades to Combat Tentacles.
  • Starter Villain: He is the first antagonistic character introduced in the show.
  • Terrified of Germs: When Eda blows a raspberry in his face, he recoils and starts whining about all the germs in her mouth.
  • Villainous Crush: An antagonist to the heroes and is in love with Eda.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He beheads Eda. Luckily, it does nothing but annoy her, but still.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He threatens Luz when the latter says she hates how he's asking out Eda. This is what makes Eda fight back.

    Morton 

Morton

Eda's usual pharmacist.


  • Nice Guy: So much more kindly than Tibbles who tried to hog Eda's money.

    Conspiracy Prisoner 

Conspiracy Prisoner

Voiced by: Dana Terrace
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A short weirdo first seen imprisoned in the Conformatorium.


  • Author Avatar: She is based on Dana Terrace's self-caricature design and is even voiced by her.
  • Cephalothorax: She's a round face with large eyes and a large nose with only arms and legs but no body.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: She has rhotacism, making her unable to say any 'R's.
  • Gag Nose: She has a prominent nose.
  • Loon with a Heart of Gold: Despite the rambling, she's very kind to Luz and even takes the heat for her when the Warden hears Luz talking.
  • No Name Given: She's never referred to by any name in the show or credits, though we see her Online Alias is "TIN3NOZ".
  • Self-Deprecation: As Dana Terrace's Author Avatar, her first scene involves her being imprisoned in the Conformatorium for being weird (specifically making strange conspiracy theories and being obnoxious), then being tortured by the Warden.
  • The Social Darwinist: Kicks a rat out of his hole to escape a boiling rainstorm.
  • Taking the Heat: When the Warden tries to investigate the noise he heard, which was Luz talking to the prisoners, Conspiracy makes a ruckus by shouting that she's not afraid of him, knowing very well what he would do to a rabble-rouser.

    Adeghast 

Adeghast

An octopus-like puppeteer demon with a grudge against Eda.


    Tibbles 

Tibbly Tiblet Grimhammer III

Voiced by: Parvesh Cheena
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A shady merchant who works out of Bonesborough's "night market". In his introductory episode "Hooty's Moving Hastle" he tries to capture Eda for her bounty.


  • Beware the Silly Ones: His silly name and appearance doesn't keep him from being an intelligent threat.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems kindly and polite at first, but quickly reveals this to be a ruse.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears a vest and shirt, but no pants or shoes.
  • Honest John's Dealership: He deals in overpriced sundries and he isn't above hustling people at cards to scam them out of their money.
  • Hustling the Mark: Feigns ignorance of Hexas Hold'em when Eda spots the cards on his counter, then beats her handily.
  • Jerkass: His true colors are thoroughly unpleasant, being incredibly arrogant, manipulative and controlling.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Funny name and small stature aside, he leveraged Eda's weaknesses well and got extremely close to capturing her.

The Woods

    Snaggleback 

Snaggleback

Voiced by: Arin Hanson


  • Informed Ability: In-universe, their shells are supposed to allow them to hunt when others are driven inside by the boiling rain, but it turns out even the Snaggleback seeks shelter in that kind of weather. To be fair, his shell did have a crack in it, which could have compromised its ability to resist the rain.
  • Mix-and-Match Creatures: He turns out to be an adorable pink monkey with a tortoise shell.
  • Our Monsters Are Different: Physically, the Snaggleback is basically a Kappa.

    The Bat Queen 

The Bat Queen

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The wealthiest demon on the Boiling Isles. She is a large bat with a human face and hair.


  • All Webbed Up: Her magic allows her to create webbing on demand to seize people.
  • Cephalothorax: Her body is a human head with claws and batwings extending from it.
  • Dragon Hoard: Her lair is filled with treasure, which she nests on like a dragon.
  • The Dreaded: She has a fearsome reputation among the residents of the Boiling Isles, such that Willow and Gus are immediately terrified when Luz realizes they're in her lair.
  • Fiction 500: Eda describes her as the wealthiest demon on the Boiling Isles, and she has no problem coughing up an entire chest of gold as payment for Eda babysitting her children. Her lair is shown to be filled with all sorts of treasures.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In her first appreance if you pause as she’s leaving, you’ll notice her interlock.
  • The Fog of Ages: She's been around for thousands of years, and has long forgotten the giant who she was once a palisman for.
  • Familiar: She used to be a palisman for a giant, and now guards other abandoned and broken palismans.
  • Mama Bear: Her debut episode notwithstanding, the Bat Queen is shown to be attentive and affectionate to her babies. This extends to her palisman subjects.
  • Parental Neglect: She leaves her babies with Eda and King without informing them first or even checking if they're home.
  • Stomach of Holding: She regurgitates a large chest of gold coins to repay Eda for watching her babies.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In "Escape of the Palisman", she's rather antagonistic to Luz, but genuinely cares about protecting the palismans in her care. When Owlbert shows that he cares about Luz and wants to go with her, she relents.
  • You No Take Candle: She speaks with a thick eastern European accent and broken English.

Fictional characters

    Otabin 

Otabin

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

A mouse-like creature from a children's book who comes to life the night of the Wailing Star, but is corrupted due to his book being vandalized by Luz, Edric, and Emira.


  • Art Initiates Life: Otabin isn't a real person in the setting, he's a fictional character who gets magically brought to life for one night.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: His motivation in his book, and he ends up getting friends at the end.
  • Meaningful Name: Otabin is just the word "obtain" rearranged.
  • Monster of the Week: In "Lost in Translation".
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Amity turns him back to normal, he apologizes to her for the whole sewing-her-into-his-book thing.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: When Luz attempts to use the Wailing Star's power to become "Luzura" and take him down, he just knocks the staff out of her hand, closes the book that gave her the outfit, and starts sewing her inside as well.
  • Obliviously Evil: When attacking Luz and Amity and attempting to trap them forever in his book, he does so while humming about how they're going to become his friends.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: When his appearance is altered by Amity's siblings defacing the drawings in his book, his personality becomes similarly warped.

    Good Witch Azura 
The titular star of the books of the same name. Luz is a huge fan of her.
  • Ambiguously Human: It's easy to miss but the top of her ears are covered by her hair so whether or not she's actually a Muggle or a true witch is hard to tell.
  • Light Is Good: She wears a white witch outfit and is the "Good Witch"
  • Show Within a Show: She's the main character of a popular series of books that Luz is a fan of. "Lost in Language" also reveals that they're popular in the Blood Isles.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: She tells a Gunderstank that she is "Good Witch Azura, Warrior of Peace"...before shouting "NOW EAT THIS, SUCKA!!!"
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sea-green hair.

Earth

    Camilia Noceda 

Camilia Noceda

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Luz's single mother who does her best to curb her daughter's tendencies to go into fantasy.


  • Meganekko: Camillia wears glasses with red frames.
  • Parents as People: Camilia really loves her, but she believes that instead of accepting Luz's traits the best thing to do is taker her to a camp to "think inside the box".
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Camilia drops Luz off at a bus stop to a summer camp...where Eda's owl comes in to take Luz's book away and Luz winds up chasing after it and entering the Boiling Isles.

    Principal Hal 

Principal Hal

  • Jerkass Has a Point: More so "angry Reasonable Authority Figure" has a point; him telling off Luz for her book report would come off as mean if it weren't for the fact that it involved live snakes. Luz visibly has no response when she finds out the backup snakes get loose and attack the student body.
    • Then the one she's holding attacks him. We can only hope they're nonvenomous.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: From what we've seen of him, he'd rather have a conference with her mother than ban Luz out right. She was already in the office several times already for childish pranks, and he only calls her mother after the third time. What's more, he seems to agree that sending Luz to Reality Check Camp is a good idea as opposed to expelling her.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Just like with Luz's mother above, but because he agreed to having Luz go to a summer camp, it spiraled into Luz entering the Boiling Isles.

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