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  • Does Not Like Shoes: Biped demons typically don't wear shoes or footwear.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Given the nature of the Titan itself, it's not surprising that many of the residents are various shades of grotesque, alien, or just plain bizarre.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: There doesn’t seem to be any discrimination by what counts as races and skin tones, there are several women holding high government positions and no one looks twice at Willow’s dads or two boys going to prom together. The only thing that matters is compliance with the Coven System.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: The Isles' fauna and flora are more often than not extremely hostile.
  • Extreme Omnivore: The residents are capable of eating foods and creatures many humans would be unable to digest, something Luz discovers the hard way the longer she stays in the Boiling Isles.
  • Informed Attribute: In "The Intruder", Eda claims that the weather on the Boiling Isles is more like "plagues". But aside from the "boiling rain" seen in that episode, no particularly dangerous weather patterns have been seen.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Those residents of the Boiling Isles that are neither humanoid nor eldritch abominations tend to be various shades of this.
  • Non-Heteronormative Society: Word of God has said that discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals is effectively non-existent in the Isles. The openly non-binary Raine was even able to rise up to become the Bard Coven head, a very prestigious position, at least until the bard’s treachery was discovered. It’s especially ironic considering that people typically get arrested for “deviant” behavior.
  • Our Demons Are Different: "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door" reveals that the demons of the Isles arose from the decomposing body of the Titan, and can be divided into three major categories: Bug demons like Hooty and the skin-eating fairy who can communicate via dance, biped demons like Tibbles and Tiny Nose who can cast spells like Witches can (though apparently Bug demons still tend to have some magic), and beast demons like the Slitherbeast.
  • Our Witches Are Different: Witches in the show are able to do magic thanks to an actual magic organ attached to their hearts. The bile in this organ helps fuel the casting of magic spells, with a major example being the use of spell circles (with the particular spell being cast being based on thought).
  • Pointy Ears: The more humanoid inhabitants of the Boiling Isles tend to have pointed ears. In "I Was A Teenage Abomination", Willow is able to identify Luz as a human because her ears aren't pointed.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Belos, Kikimora, and the Golden Guard are given spots in Season 2's Title Sequence.
  • Witch Species: Eda, Willow, Gus, Amity, and the other pointy-eared humanoid denizens of the Boiling Isles are born with a natural capacity for magic. Luz is human, and lacks that inherent magical ability. Luz is still capable of magic, but, being human, she has to learn an alternate and more ancient version of it.
  • Wizards Live Longer: Word of God says that, while Witch lifespans normally roughly equal human ones, some Witches can use magic to extend their lives further.
  • World of Jerkass: Almost everyone on the Boiling Isles has shades of Social-Darwinist behavior. The entire world seems to operate on the principle of Might Makes Right; power is the one deciding factor in who rules, and altruism seems virtually non-existent. Boscha and her Girl Posse are surprised when Luz decides to take the fall for one of her friends, and much of Amity's crush on Luz seems to derive from the fact that she's consistently nice even when she doesn't need to be.
  • World of Weirdness: It's a massive island made from the corpse of a titan in an alternate dimension. It's populated by demons and a Witch Species (the distinction between them blurred in the case of Bipedal Demons) of many shapes and sizes, its own Wizarding School, a variety of savage monsters both sentient and animalistic, Weird Weather, a comet that brings books to life and a whole host of other unusual phenomena that when new things come along (like a human girl or a walking house), people will only respond to it with mild surprise.
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Coven System

    Covens 
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The ten major covens.note 
The covens of the Boiling Isles. There are nine main 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.
  • Affably Evil: The Emperor's Coven, for the most part, are a bunch of likable and goofy guys. From Lilith's guard Steve to the rather incompetent guards at Belos's castle.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: The Potions Coven runs on this, creating magical concoctions with a wide variety of effects. Some are simple explosives, others help regulate curses, and one mixture is even capable of bringing objects to life.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: Three of the nine covens have demonstrated this ability. Beast-keeping can do this by imbuing objects with bestial-features, Potion can animate object with the right concotion, and Bard can use their music to put items under their sway.
  • The Beastmaster: The beastkeeping coven. Members of this coven can control from the largest of animals, to even the tiniest of insects. They can also turn inanimate objects into half-beast creatures.
  • 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 plant with closed jaws
    • 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 and shield
  • Dishing Out Dirt: In practice, Construction Coven magic involves manipulating surrounding rock and creating constructs out of it.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • In "Covention", the Construction Coven's specialty is stated to be using Power Runes to augment their physical strength for use in construction. In season 2, Construction magic is shown to instead involve creating constructs out of the earth.
    • Similarly, in "The First Day" Skara is shown summoning cherub-like creatures using bard magic. In all subsequent appearances, bard magic is shown to mainly involve telekinesis.
  • Fascist, but Inefficient: The closest thing to a functioning government the Boiling Isles has seems to be the Emperor's Coven. All signs point to Emperor Belos being an absolute monarch who can do as he pleases. There seems to be no instituted checks and balances in place and law-enforcement can be as brutal as they want, Lilith's constant bending of the rules with no perceived demerits on her part implying that nobody can hold them accountable for any miscarriages of justice they could commit. All practitioners of magic are to join a Coven - which would cut them off from using any form of magic that is not their hat - or be branded a criminal. Any law-breakers, ranging from those who reject joining any covens like Eda or simply being "abnormal" (like writing fanfiction or being a Conspiracy Theorist), are sent to the Conformatoriam where they will be imprisoned and tortured at the Warden's leisure. With this in mind, the Boiling Isles is still a lawless cesspit populated by demons who would kill you, eat you, enslave you, rip you off and every other manner of horror with law enforcement either absent or apathetic to it. Just the fact that the Owl House seems to be an Open Secret, yet it takes luring the Owl Lady to the Emperor's castle with Luz as bait in "Agony of the Witch" in order to capture her, is a sign that the Emperor's Coven only has a superficial grip on things. In "Eda's Requiem", it's mentioned that Belos has less control outside urban areas like Bonesborough, implying that he doesn't send his forces out to rural areas very often.
  • Fossil Revival: "Yesterday's Lie" reveals the Emperor's Coven brought basilisks back from extinction somehow to study how they drain magic.
  • Gang of Hats: Each of the main nine covens focus on a primary magical discipline. This dynamic is enforced through the Emperor's Coven and the coven system, special patches applied to initiates that make it impossible to do more than one form of magic.
  • Gold-Colored Superiority: The Emperor's Coven, which has a golden emblem, is the only coven whose members are able to use all kinds of magic.
  • Green Thumb: As the name implies, the Plant Coven's magic revolves around creating, tending to, and controlling plants.
  • Healing Hands: The specialization of the aptly-named Healing Coven.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: The Construction Coven's magic is exactly what it is—constructing anything out of the material around the user. The user's only limit is their imagination—they can think of something, be it a structure, sculpture, or even a tool and it materializes.
  • Informed Attribute: The Emperor's Coven is supposedly among the very best magic users on the Boiling Isles. With the exception of Lilith and the Golden Guard, none of them really live up to the hype. Though the Coven Heads more than live up to their hype themselves, with two of them (Darius and Eberwolf) being able to put Eda and Raine on the ropes during their fights.
  • Laughably Evil: The Emperor's Coven members (with the exceptions of the Emperor himself, who's completely serious, and Lilith, who nonetheless has several Not So Above It All moments) are a bunch of bumbling buffoons who get beat up by Hooty, tricked by children, and are seen watching Eda's and Lilith's battle like children.
  • 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 Belos's dictatorship.
    • Most of the Coven head wear white cloaks, with most of them being in on Belos' plan with the exception of Raine.
  • Magic Music: The Bard coven. Witches in this coven channel their magic through their music and performances to either put people or objects under their sway, disrupt the magic of others, or just straight up fire sonic blades at their enemies.
  • Maker of Monsters: The Abomination Coven's whole deal is creating Abominations, purple humanoid Blob Monsters that mindlessly follow the commands of their summoner.
  • Making a Splash: Seems to be a part of the Plant Coven, as seen in "Something Ventured, Someone Framed."
  • Master of All: The Emperor's Coven is the only coven that allows their members to use all forms of magic.
  • Master of Illusion: The Illusion Coven. They can create images of what isn't there, and they can also make themselves look like others. They can also use their magic to affect non-illusory transformations, such as a student accidentally removing their face, or Gus adding muscular arms onto Willow's plant monster.
  • People Puppets: The main application of bard magic is forcing people to move against their will, typically in the form of a humiliating, Involuntary Dance.
  • Playing with Fire: Potions Coven witches generally tend to favor fire spells, likely because heating reagents is an important part of potion-making.
  • 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, but membership is somewhat exclusive. Elemental magic like fire or ice Spells aren’t subject to coven restrictions.
  • Power Parasite: "Hunting Palismen" reveals that the Coven System's Power Limiters are apparently actually siphoning off the unusable magic to power the Emperor's plans for the Day of Unity, with the heads of the main nine covens transferring the power to Belos through their medallions.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: This holds true for the Emperor's Coven—once you join, you're in it for life, active or not. Attempt to abandon or defy the Coven, and you will meet the same fate as all other coven-less witches.
  • Restraining Bolt: "Eda's Requiem" reveals that members of the Emperor's Coven can use coven tattoos to restrain problem witches.
  • Seers: The Oracle Coven is full of these, though it appears to include both seers that predict the future (aka actual oracles) and those who merely practice scrying.
  • Sigil Spam: Flags with the symbol of the Emperor's Coven are hanging all over the walls of Belos's Castle.
  • Summon Magic: Beastkeepers can summon animals to command, though it's unspecified if they're making them or teleporting them from somewhere else.
  • The Man: The Emperor’s Coven is often used as a representation of such in the narrative, which Eda finds herself rebelling against.
  • Unequal Rites:
    • The Illusion Coven is looked down upon somewhat for being the only coven that doesn't have any spells with tangible or indefinite effects, and being easily dispelled.
    • The entire Coven system seems to exist so Emperor Belos can suppress Wild Magic and eventually erase it all together with the Day of Unity.

Emperor's Coven

    Emperor Belos 

Emperor Belos

Voiced by: Matthew Rhys

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A Humble Messenger for the Titan

"The Day of Unity is almost upon us, and we have much work to do."

The Emperor of the Boiling Isles, and overseer of the coven system, who harbors a dangerous plot to take over all worlds.


  • Alone with the Psycho: When Luz comes to rescue Eda, he takes advantage of the room's darkness to move around and taunt her with magical attacks. Luz fights back, but the Emperor makes it clear he's humoring her.
  • Ambiguously Human:
    • Though we know very little about him or his backstory, it's very clear in the first season finale that he is very powerful and skilled, utilizing magic in ways that haven't been seen before in this show. However, his knowledge of the human realm, his plans for what he calls the "Day of Unity", his connection to the Boiling Isles itself, and how his magic staff is strangely technological compared to the more mystical and natural looking staffs of other witches calls to question a lot about him and whether or not he's actually from the demon realm to begin with. He also is not shown tracing circles in the air like a witch during his fight with Luz, instead seemingly being able to cast magic simply by thinking about it.
    • Complicated at the end of "Keeping Up A-fear-ances", where Luz learns from Gwendolyn her great-grandmother told her of a legendary human that came to the Isles from the human realm — a human that would, like Belos, be unnaturally old if they were still alive.
    • In "Through the Looking Glass Ruins", we get a shadow-puppet animated projection of the human Philip Wittebane as he narrates the journal he wrote during his time on the Boiling Isles. Though he's voiced by a different actor, he still has inflections and a noteworthy accent somewhat similar to the way Belos speaks. Furthermore, though it's only a silhouette, Philip Wittebane is shown to have worn his hair back in a long ponytail almost similar to the way Dana Terrace drew Belos in her countdown tweet prior to Season 2's premiere. All this combined with the above examples only blur the line even further between the two characters.
    • In "Hunting Palismen", he's shown to revert to a monstrous state if he can't consume enough Palisman magic, becoming gooey like an abomination. His nephew is also revealed to have been born a magicless witch, powerless without the very similar staff that he wields, suggesting that Belos himself might not have any natural magic of his own.
    • In "Eclipse Lake", he finally removes his mask. He's elderly, but his face does little to clear up any ambiguity. The main visible difference between witches and humans are their ears, but Belos' are pointed like a witch but small like a human's, and noticeably scarred aside. The most inhuman or unwitchly thing about his face a greenish-brown streak running down from his scalp to his neck. He also tells Hunter that he has been to the human realm before, and reminisces fondly about quiet nights and non-boiling rain, but he doesn't elaborate enough to explain whether he's originally from Earth, the Boiling Isles, or somewhere else.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's uncertain as of "Young Blood, Old Souls" whether or not he truly can speak to the Titan that forms the Boiling Isles, or if it's a bunch of hooey and propaganda designed to further his power, and even if he can, it's unclear what the Titan is truly saying what he says that it is. It's fairly obvious that him saying that letting Eda and company go was because Eda's curse was a punishment and warning from the Titan was a lie to save face, though.
  • Ambition Is Evil: It's mentioned by Lilith in "Wing it like Witches" that he has big plans for the Boiling Isles.
  • Arch-Enemy: Is cemented in the season 1 finale when Luz destroys the Portal Door denying him entry into her world. The two then share a mutual Death Glare.
  • The Archmage: Is widely considered the most powerful witch alive, and it shows. He even seems to be able to cast spells with just his thoughts alone, not even needing to move to draw a spell circle or use a glyph.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Willow described him as someone more powerful than Eda in "Agony of a Witch", and though we don't see the full extent of his power by the season finale, his brief duel with Luz shows he's hardly trying while she's desperately trying to keep up. However, when she does manage to land a blow on him, he makes it very clear that he will hurt her if she tries that again. It's also implied his raw power is what secured his throne on the Boiling Isles and helped instigate the coven system he created.
  • Bad Boss: Threatens to kick Lilith out of his Coven, and gives her an Implied Death Threat, reminding her what happens to Witches not assigned to a Coven. He's also not above going back on promises he made in exchange for servitude.
  • Berserk Button: Wild magic is a very touchy subject for him as we learn in "Hunting Palisman" as, according to him at least, it wiped out his family leaving only him and the his 'nephew' Hunter alive. It's worth mentioning that despite his increasingly poor health, Belos won't even consider using it to try and cure himself outside of consuming the essence of palisman (something that's established as a finite resource and a short-term aid).
  • Big Bad: For the two-part first season finale, and as the dictator responsible for all problems in the Boiling Isles, he also fits the mold of Greater-Scope Villain as mentioned below. After what has happened, he's clearly the Big Bad from that point onward with his Evil Plan regarding the Day of Unity.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Is implied to be able to see through magical artifacts or some other method, if his "I will know" to Luz and her friends is anything to go by.
  • Body Horror:
    • "Hunting Palismen" reveals that he suffers from fits due to his unspecified affliction, resulting in his body uncontrollably transforming, almost appearing to melt into an abomination-esque form that violently lashes out in pain, and from what we see of his Shadow cast on the walls, it's not a pretty sight. Afterwards, said black gunk is shown to be dripping through the cracks on his damaged mask, implying that even when he manages to regain control, it takes his body a long, painful time to repair itself.
    • Belos's true appearance underneath his mask is far from grotesque, but even when he isn't transforming, it's not pleasant to look at — there's a large vein of rotten green with black discolorations running across his face, as if his skin is slowly necrotizing.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Suffers a lot of this in "Young Blood, Old Souls". From admitting to Lilith he lied about wanting to cure her sister, to letting Luz go before checking if she tampered with the door to the human world.
  • Broken Faceplate: Luz chips off a piece of his mask, and keeps the broken piece as a reminder that he's not as invincible as he'd like people to think. His fit in "Hunting Palismen" has his mask fall to the ground as he violently transforms and is afterwards shown to be cracked as well, with black gunk dripping from the cracks, implying that there's a reason he's keeping his appearance obscured.
  • Broken Pedestal: Lilith is horrified to realize that Belos was not going to honor his part of the deal about curing Eda and was sentencing her to petrification instead.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: It's implied to be the reason why he spares Luz in the season one finale even though she reneges on her deal. He finds her Token Human status and unusual ability to do magic interesting, and amusing. Plus, she may be useful to his goals in the future.
  • Color-Coded Wizardry: His spells are all red in color.
  • Control Freak: Put a bounty on Eda's head because she refused to fall in line, and is having covenless witches abducted for the "Day of Unity".
  • Cruel Mercy: His greatest threats are an amateur human witch, a public outlaw, and a government traitor. He could now easily have them captured since they’re powerless to resist, but he opts to let them go free so they can fester in their squalor, and suffer public humiliation.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: "Agony of a Witch" implies that he is in poor health, with him visibly improving after he consumes a Palisman. Through his eyes.
  • Dark Messiah: Much of his language and design comes across less like your typical Evil Overlord and more like the Hierophant of a dominant religion, having claimed to have been blessed with indescribable magic by the Titan and asserts his will onto the inhabitants of the Isle's with the coven system under the claim that it is what the Titan wants for all of them.
  • Darth Vader Clone: He wears armor and a mask (which gives his voice a mechanical-sounding echo), he's heavily implied to be in poor health, threatens potentially lethal punishment on those who fail him and alters deals he makes and threatens to alter them further.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Doesn't hold back his bitter familiarity at the disappointment he feels when Lilith returns after another failure.
    Emperor Belos: I heard you attempted a raid this morning.
    Lilith: Yes, but we were-
    Emperor Belos: Unsuccessful. That was obvious enough.
  • Deadly Euphemism: In "Eclipse Lake" he tells Hunter that he plays an important role in the Titan's plans, and that finding a replacement in time would be "inconvenient", so he should stay safe in the castle. There's also the implication that Hunter is a literal ingredient in what Belos is planning, though Hunter fails to pick up on that.
  • Deal with the Devil: The Emperor can grant you all kinds of favors and privileges, and in Eda's case he can remove her curse should she join. But once you join his Coven, you become eternally indebted to him. This is why Eda doesn't want to join.
  • Death Glare: He gives one to Luz at the end of "Young Blood, Old Souls" after Luz outsmarts him by destroying the Portal Door, denying Belos access to Luz's world.
  • Divine Right of Kings: This is more or less his claim to the throne; since only he can communicate with the Titan, only he can enforce the Titan's will. How legitimate this claim is is yet to be seen, but he's willing to put words in the Titan's mouth at the very least.
  • The Dreaded: Lilith gets extremely distraught or fearful when she loses to Eda in Grudgby during "Wing It Like Witches", meaning she has to go back to him empty handed, again. This doesn’t paint a good picture of how he treats his loyal Coven. Even Odalia and Alador Blight, the biggest jerkasses in Bonesborough, fear crossing him.
  • Ear Ache: Under his mask, his ears are noticeably scarred and misshapen, being pointed like a witch but small like a human's.
  • The Emperor: As per his title, he is the head of the magic system in the setting. A class lecture in "Wing it Like Witches" states that he's been in power for over fifty years.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Lilith dedicated her life to serving him so he can cure her sister. Not only does he reveal he has no intention to do so rather casually, he hands her Owlbert and Eda's staff and leaves her with them instead of watching her destroy them, seemingly being completely unaware that this would cause Lilith to turn on him.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Eda. They are both mentors to young witches and are known as two of the most powerful witches on the Boiling Isles. However, while Eda advocates for freedom and individuality, Belos enforces conformity through his coven system. "Hunting Palismen" reveals that he also is struggling to control a mysterious magical affliction that is gradually turning him into a monster. However, unlike Eda his method of controlling it involves killing Palismen to absorb their wild magic. They're also both famously powerful witches who have both taken magicless prodigies under their wing, forming close bonds with them in the process. But while Eda is highly supportive of Luz and promises to be with her on any path she chooses, Belos is a far harsher taskmaster, forbidding Hunter from studying wild magic and keeping a very unequal balance of power between the two of them.
  • Evil Old Folks: He’s been the tyrant ruler of the Boiling Isles for 50 years, and judging by the white hair he has and his wrinkled face, he’s getting on in the years
  • Evil Overlord: He rules over the Boiling Isles and the main feature of his regime is an oppressive Coven System with a recruitment policy that can be summed up in "join or suffer".
  • Evil Uncle: To the Golden Guard, aka Hunter. Throughout "Hunting Palismen", his small affections towards Hunter sometimes have an air of condescension or manipulation, and one scene towards the end of the episode implies he's abusive.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: Hunter affectionately refers to him as uncle and is concerned for Belos's health. When the Emperor threatens him with punishment for failure to deliver Palismans, it's clear while Hunter has some fear over that, he's more scared about losing Belos to the mysterious affliction, and he’s the only family he has.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Downplayed with regards to the Golden Guard, his nephew. He has expressed some genuine fondness for him, letting Hunter call him uncle and showing him some warmth compared to others in the series. He also seems to place a lot of trust in him. However, he still makes it clear he won't tolerate failures from his nephew, hinting that his fondness can just as easily turn sour as it did with Lilith.
  • Expressive Mask: The eyes on his mask are shown to move, as shown in the first season finale.
  • Facial Horror: Even when he has his strange ailment under control, Belos has nasty green discoloration across his face and small holes rotting into his face and neck.
  • False Prophet: At least mostly. Slandering the name of wild magic in order to restrict the magic of the people and lying to Lilith about curing Eda while claiming it to be "the Titan's will" certainly give him shades of this. However, "Hunting Palisman" reveals that wild magic did something terrible to his and the Golden Guard's family, indicating that he has at least something of a good reason for outlawing it (although that could've been a lie, he's not a very trustworthy fella, as Lilith can attest to).
  • False Reassurance: Implied. He tells Luz that he doesn't want to invade Earth when coercing her to give up the door. Luz obviously isn't reassured.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When Lilith comes back to him after another failed attempt at capturing Eda, he doesn't change his polite, dignified tone even as he threatens to have her stripped of her rank and killed.
  • Foreshadowing: The secret message throughout Season 1 referred to 'a curse of Feathers and Mud' which only partially seemed to fit Eda's curse that transformed her into an Owl Beast. In "Hunting Palismen", it's revealed that Belos suffers from his own affliction that transforms him into an uncontrollable monster, one apparently made out of Ominous Obsidian Ooze, which would appear to fit the 'Mud' part of the message, though whether or not it actually is a curse remains to be seen.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Wears a gold helmet and white cloak, and bases his authority on a supposed connection to the Titan.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: While Lilith was the most recurring antagonist in the first season, Amity and later Boscha are the threat when it comes to Hexside, and Mr. and Mrs. Blight are capable of more personal and future-destroying actions due to their social ties, all of their actions against Luz and her friends can be traced back to Belos. 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. In "Agony of a Witch", he is stated to be planning for the "Day of Unity".
  • Hearing Voices: Belos is said to hear the Titan, and present himself as only following its will. If this is accurate, honest delusion, or a total lie is yet to be made clear.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: He claims to be acting on the will of the Titan and wants access to the human world for an unspecified Day of Unity. He insists to Luz it isn't for anything so "boorish" as an invasion, and that she'll understand soon. Considering he is shown to not be above flat-out lying to his own minions — having promised to break Eda's curse, only to have her petrified instead — it is hard not to question if he means it or not.
  • Horror Hunger: As described in Life Drinker, he sustains himself on the life force/magic bile of Palismans after cutting them open. Palismans which have been shown as living beings.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He looks humanoid, but drinks magic bile through the eye-holes in his mask and appears to be sustained by the still-beating heart of the Boiling Isles itself. His body is also shown to be capable of warping and twisting to inhuman proportions, as seen when he teleports behind Luz during their brief 'duel', and in "Hunting Palismen" he transforms his arm into a sharp spike to threaten Hunter to stop his line of inquiry into studying Wild Magic for a cure for Belos's affliction. The same episode also reveals that Belos suffers from periodic fits that transform him into a monster, similar to Eda, though his seems to be closer to an abomination made of black slime and, judging from the shadows shown, A Skull For A Head.
  • Hypocrite: Claims that the Titan that the Boiling Isles formed around can communicate with him and told him that mixing magics is wrong. Even if that's true and not just a bunch of lies to ensure his power, he still makes an exception for himself and his Coven. "Hunting Palismen" reveals that he plans to cause a Merged Reality between Earth and the Demon Realm in order to eliminate Wild Magic once and for all, curing his affliction in the process. But not only is he staving his condition off in the meantime by consuming the magic of Palismans, which are made with Wild Magic, but he gets noticeably angry when Hunter suggests using Wild Magic in other ways to try and understand or heal his condition, even threatening violence the second time.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: "Young Blood, Old Souls" reveals that his eyes are a pale, apparently glowing blue. With his mask off in "Eclipse Lake" we can see that they're sky blue, but have no shine to them unlike every other witch or human in the series.
  • I Have Your Wife: He realizes that Luz has the Portal in the first season finale. Belos bargains with her to surrender it in exchange for Eda's life. As Luz is hesitating, he starts petrifying Eda and slows down the process to make her watch.
  • I Lied: As revealed in "Young Blood, Old Souls", he lied to Lilith by admitting to her face that he never had any intention of actually healing Eda. The reason he wanted Eda is that he's interested in her Portal for yet unknown reasons, though he claims it's "the Titan's will".
  • I Want Them Alive!: He gives orders for Lilith to bring in her sister alive.
  • Jerkass: Is incredibly condescending to Lilith, and is blunt in his threats to kick her out of his Coven.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: As Eda points out, he doesn’t want to free her of her curse out of the kindness of his heart, he wants to free her of her curse so she’ll be indebted to him. Then we learn even that wasn’t true, and he attempts to have her petrified.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Through Lilith, he brings about the first season's Darkest Hour. Bonus points for doing it without even needing to lift a finger.
  • Large and in Charge: He towers over Lilith and most other characters.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: Many citizens seem to consider him one. According to the book The Unauthorized History of the Boiling Isles (which is written by someone who presumably opposes Belos), the Savage Ages brought such devastation that many people were willing to follow him.
  • Life Drinker: He maintains his health by consuming palismans, which might explain why he’s able to live so long. Doubles as Eat the Dog and Exotic Entree, since the palismen shown so far are often adorable and non-malicious familiars.
  • Light Is Not Good: His appearance consists of golden armor and a white cloak and one of his depictions shows his hand holding the sun with the witches screaming in fear.
  • Magic Eater: He slices open and consumes the magic bile from a palisman. Through his eyes.
  • Magic Staff: His staff is odd in that it is bizarrely technological in design, having a crystal orb instead of a palisman.
  • Magitek: Seems to have a fondness for it. There's machinery scattered through the lower levels of his castle, his Magic Staff is metallic and has a technological design to it, his Taken for Granite punishments are inflicted by a device of some sort, and him repairing Eda's portal has it attached to some kind of machinery. One of the countdown drawings for Season 2 also had him working on his staff using a screwdriver and non-magical tools. "Hunting Palismen" has Hunter reveal that his own similar staff allows him to cast magic even if he himself lacks natural magic like other witches, implying that Belos's more advanced version of the staff is also using artificial magic, rather than channeling his own power.
  • Meta Power: He forbids witches from using more than one type of magic and enforces this through the coven system, in which witches choose a type of magic to specialize in, while their ability to use any other kind is completely removed via magic tattoos.
  • Mouth of Sauron: He claims to merely be a conduit for the will of the Titan, though it's hard to say if this is genuine.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Unlike the other human-like witches in the setting, as shown in "Eclipse Lake", light does not naturally shine in his pupils.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood:
    • His voice actor considers him this.
    • Noticeably, much of his motivation seems to deal with how inherently dangerous he sees Magic as being. His coven system is explained to have been implemented following a war between various witch factions, he views wild magic as dangerous and blames it for an apparent illness he's been dealing with for years, and his plans for the Portal Door and the Day of Unity are likely related to how much less dangerous Earth is compared to the Death World that is the Boiling Isles.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Luz manages to crack his mask with a surprise ice spike. She takes this as proof he can be beaten even though he treats the injury as minor at best.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: On the surface, some could argue that Belos is a Necessary Evil. In the Crapsaccharine World of the Boiling Isles, it's every witch for themselves and he provides some semblance of order with the coven systems. He has to eat Palismans to fight an affliction, and that's why they're going extinct. It's unclear if his actions veer into Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist given the way that he threatens Hunter, ostensibly his own nephew, for potential failure as well as Luz in "Separate Tides" for defying him when Lilith manages to successfully create a scrying potion. Not to mention that the Day of Unity is implied to be a bad event with Belos's hatred of Wild Magic.
  • Out-Gambitted: In "Young Blood, Old Souls", he succeeds in forcing Luz to give him the Portal Door to her world and honors his part of the bargain by sending her up to where Eda is so Luz "can play the hero". Luz then reveals as she's being sent up that she covered the Portal Door with her Fire glyphs, destroying it and denying Belos easy access to her world. This leads to him giving Luz a Death Glare for her audacity.
  • Orcus on His Throne: The emperor rarely leaves his palace, part of it is due to his rare affliction that he’s trying to cure.
  • Pet the Dog: Downplayed but still present in "Hunting Palisman". After his nephew Hunter fails to retrieve more palisman to alleviate his sick condition, he lashes out at Hunter for speaking out of turn; but instead of chastising him for his failure or threatening him with punishment, he encourages Hunter to do better and acknowledges his nephew's potential. This interaction is a stark contrast to his interactions with Lilith in the previous season.
  • Poke in the Third Eye: In "Separate Tides", as part of her attempts to make amends for cursing Eda, Lilith creates a scrying potion to allow Luz and the others to spy inside Belos's castle. Though they walk away from the potion afterwards, the scene zooms into the room where Emperor Belos is reassembling the Portal door. He puts on his mask from behind and turns to ominously face the 'camera', mocking stating "Knock knock, human."; apparently being aware that the scrying attempt came from the Owl House, and unconcerned with Luz and the others potentially being aware of what he's doing.
  • Pragmatic Villainy:
    • Assures Luz he doesn’t want to do anything boorish like an invasion when given access to the human world. He claims that's not what the Titan's will is, though it's ambiguous if he's telling the truth or not.
    • While he fully intends to keep on eye on the inhabitants of the Owl House going forward, he's fine with letting them escape at the end of "Young Blood, Old Souls" since A) it will placate the crowd of protesters crying out against Eda being petrified, and B) he technically got exactly what he wanted out of their encounter (Eda's portal to the human world, which is being reassembled for whatever he has planned after Luz destroyed it.
    • Part of his warning to Hunter about going to Eclipse Lake is he doesn't want to risk Hunter's life unnecessarily. Hunter worries it means that he's not useful anymore.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "Okay. I'll play." Cue one of the most one-sided battles in the first season.
  • Red Right Hand: Underneath his mask, he has a band of "rot" running diagonally across his face and over his left eye. He doesn't seem outwardly ashamed of it when speaking with Hunter, but, like all other parts of his affliction, he keeps it hidden from the world.
  • Satanic Archetype: Emperor Belos is known as a deal maker who can grant the wishes of anyone that seeks his power as well as remove curses like with Eda's. However, joining his coven entails that the wisher is forever indebted to him. And just like any classic Deal with the Devil, he doesn't necessarily live up to his end of the bargain as expected by the person who made the deal with him.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: "Hunting Palismen" reveals that he can use his Wild Magic affliction to change his arm into a spiked tendril.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He's rarely one to raise his voice, even when threatening someone.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The first time he was mentioned by name, the closed captions spelled his name "Bellows".
  • Shadow Dictator: He appears in public, but very rarely, generally using intermediaries even when talking to high-ranking subordinates.
  • Summon Magic: In "Young Blood, Old Souls", he summons the giant monster from the opening in his fight with Luz.
  • Telepathy: He is able to communicate telepathically, first when he catches Luz and her friends stealing the Healing Hat, and again during their fight. He doesn't seem to be able to read minds, however.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: When finally seen without his mask, he's revealed to have a very unremarkable, almost fatherly face not much different than any other witch or human. If not for his robes and the band of rot across his face he's compelled to hide, he could easily blend into a crowd.
  • Thought-Controlled Power: The subtly strangest thing about him is that some of his spells don't have any visible magical circles or glyphs—they seem to be cast instantly at will.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: When allowing the Coven Heads a look into his master plan, Belos explicitly describes the endgame as a 'utopia' where wild magic will be no more.
  • Villain Respect: In "Young Blood, Old Souls", Luz damaging his mask with the ice pillar spell actually seems to get some respect out of him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Most of the Boiling Isles' inhabitants believe him to be a visionary, who showed them how to use magic "the right way".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Emperor wants to merge realms to stabilize wild magic, stating that wild magic is what destroyed his family. He also explicitly calls the new world this merge will create a 'utopia'.
  • Wrong Context Magic:
    • He can casually restore consciousness to Eda's owlbeast form, something even Lilith couldn't accomplish after years of trying. He never intended to cure her curse completely, however, so it's not clear if he can't or simply doesn't want to.
    • Willow claims he has the ability to speak to the Titan, the giant whose corpse forms the Boiling Isles. It can be inferred that this is how he convinced the public that their magic should be restrained by the coven system.
    • In his fight with Luz in "Young Blood, Old Souls" he is shown to be able to cast spells without tracing circles in the air, seemingly being able to use magic simply by thinking about it or gesturing with his hands or staff.
    • "Hunting Palismen" reveals that Hunter's similar Magitek staff actually uses artificial magic, allowing him to cast and use spells even if they don't come from himself, implying that Belos's abilities break the established rules of magic demonstrated thus far because he's not using the same kind of magic everybody else is.
  • You Have Failed Me:
    • In "Agony of a Witch", he threatens Lilith with being thrown out his Coven (and he will have her head) if she fails in capturing Eda.
    • In "Hunting Palismen" he has a similar, though more genteel conversation with Hunter over his failure to secure more Palismans to help Belos's affliction. Though angered, he does demonstrate more empathy towards Hunter than he did with Lilith, comparing the pain of his fits to the pain of seeing Hunter fail, and telling him he has faith he can be better.

    Kikimora 

Kikimora

Voiced by: Mela Lee

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The Emperor's personal attendant, making her a high-ranking member of his coven and a part of his inner circle.


  • Affectionate Nickname: She is sometimes called "Kiki", but whether or not it's affectionate depends on the person in question. Lilith used the nickname rather dismissively when we first hear it, which subverts the affectionate part. Later on, it's played straight when Belos refers to her as "Kiki" after reassuring her that there will be no need to hunt Eda and co. down since Belos has the portal door now.
  • Alien Hair: Has what looks like clawed hands emulating hair; an open palm grasping her head for bangs and a clinched fist directly attached to it loosely resembling a bun. Unsurprisingly, they're revealed to be fully functional and can be used to activate spells like any other pair of hands.
  • Bad Boss: She could care less about what happens to the coven guards under her command as long they serve to get her greater favor from Emperor Belos. Even when informed that the tunnels they were digging through were unstable, her response for them to dig faster while she stood at a safe distance. She even made poor Steve jump over a crevice just because.
  • The Beastmaster: She'd shown some beast-keeping talents as she owns and controls what could only be called a dragon made of hands! It seems she keeps it a secret from the rest of the Emperor's Coven as the Golden Guard had no idea where it came from until Luz informed him Kikimora was the creature's master.
  • Body Motifs: Hands. Her bangs resemble a clawed hand and her bun resembles a clenched fist, and she commands a dragon-centipede creature made up of hands and fingers.
  • Dirty Coward: When Luz threatens her with a fire spell, she immediately, without a second of hesitation, frees Eda, King, and Lilith.
  • Doesnt Like Shoes: Like most biped demons, she doesn’t wear shoes.
  • Dragon Rider: Thanks to her pet, the Hand-Dragon.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Can speak in a calm and grandmotherly fashion, but it’s usually laced with condescension, at best.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She is starkly envious of the Golden Guard's closeness to the Emperor and she arranges for him to be killed. Also seemed to be the case with Lilith as well.
  • Hypocrite:
    • She lays into Warden Wrath for being defeated by Luz, and even drawing her a map, but the second Luz threatens her with a fire spell, she caves and releases Eda, King, and Lilith.
    • Even without fully understanding the irony (she's so drowsy she can't recognize whom she's fighting against), she accuses Hunter of "treason against a Coven official" for bringing down her mount and defending himself from her attacks, when she was the one who plotted to destroy his airship and kill him.
  • Jerkass: Really likes to give Lilith a hard time. Her relationship with the Golden Guard isn't much better, as she tries to have him assassinated.
  • Kick the Dog: After sending her pet dragon to crash Hunter's airship, she claims to the rest of the Coven that the crash was a result of Hunter being "incompetent".
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In "Eclipse Lake", Kikimora is so determined to show up the Golden Guard that she disregards her subordinate's suggestion to be careful. This ends up costing her dearly when the mine carts formed from Abomi-tons she and her henchmen use derail due to them going too fast.
  • Magical Barefooter: Apparently she Does Not Like Shoes, possibly because of her clawed, vaguely birdlike feet.
  • Meaningful Name: A kikimora refers to malevolent house spirits in Slavic folklore. And while Kikimora is a demon native to the Boiling Isles and not a house spirit, she is definitely malevolent.
  • Mismatched Eyes: In season two we learn that her hidden eye is the inverse of her normally visible one, having red sclerae and a yellow iris.
  • Mouth of Sauron: She is the Emperor's personal assistant who acts as an intermediary between him and his followers.
  • The Napoleon: Donwplayed. Kikimora is small and while she has no aspirations to conquer, she is pretty obsessed with becoming the emperor's right-hand-woman. She's also fairly arrogant and bossy to her subordinates and those she deems inferior.
  • No-Sell: Downplayed. Luz applied a thick cloud of Knockout Gas directly on Kikimora, and such an amount is implied to be potent enough to do a human in. However, the fact that Kikimora could shrug it off enough to put up a fight before succumbing shows she has a pretty decent tolerance for the stuff.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: She's a tiny sycophant who either surrenders when threatened or relies on her pet dragon to do her dirty work. But don't get in her way when she's trying to earn Belos' favor. Debilitating sleeping gas serves to barely slow her down and her aim is still pretty accurate and deathly even as she fights off the effect of the gas as Hunter/Golden Guard finds out.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Has claws for bangs that cover most of her face.
  • Prehensile Hair: Prehensile Alien Hair at least. She can draw spellcircles with the claws of her hairdo.
  • Properly Paranoid: Kikimora drives her subordinates crazy with her paranoia about the Golden Guard coming in to disrupt her operations and she’s not wrong, as he has followed her group. At one point she even blasts a tree to splinters thinking she heard his voice from behind it. Hunter hid right behind the tree.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are red, and she's revealed to be a Not-So-Harmless Villain in season 2.
  • The Resenter: This appears to be the reason for her dislike of the Golden Guard, seeming to hate that he has a closer relationship with, and the trust of, Emperor Belos.
  • Obviously Evil: The second opening spoils her as a villain by making her first look shy, then Ax-Crazy.
  • Our Demons Are Different: "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door" reveals that like all other non humanoid witches who can do magic, Kikimora is a biped demon.
  • Sanity Slippage: "Eclipse Lake" reveals that, after her attempt to eliminate Hunter in "Hunting Palismen" failed, she's become increasingly erratic, paranoid that the Golden Guard is out to get her.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "Eclipse Lake", she's more interested in getting revenge on Hunter than getting the Titan's Blood.
  • The Starscream: Not towards Belos, but towards Hunter, vying for his position as The Dragon.
  • Technicolor Fire: "Hunting Palismen" reveals that her fire spells are purple-colored.
  • Too Important to Walk: After the Emperor's Coven starts using Abomi-tons, Kikimora tends to perch on one whenever she has the chance.
  • Trigger Happy: Her reaction to hearing the Golden Guard's voice was to immediately have her Abomaton fire in its general direction.
  • Troll: While giving the Hexside students a tour of the Emperor's Palace, Kikimora encounters Lilith on her way to meet the Emperor. Kikimora humiliates her by having the students wish her luck while ignorant that she's actually on her way to be chewed out after her latest failure to capture her sister.
  • Unfortunate Names: In modern colloquial Russian, "kikimora" is used as an insult against people who look or are weird or annoying.
  • Villainous Breakdown: "Eclipse Lake" shows that her humiliating failed attempt at assassinating Hunter has left her edgy and paranoid that he'll sabotage her again, as well as more openly cruel to her subordinates; as Eda puts it, "that poor girl's going through something".
  • Weasel Co-Worker: She and Lilith have an antagonistic working relationship, with Kikimora taking every opportunity to subtly mock the latter's failure to capture Eda. Season 2 shows her relationship with the Golden Guard isn't much better, to the point of trying to kill him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tries to have the Golden Guard, a teenager, assassinated just so she can be Belos's right hand.
  • Yandere: She is a devout follower of Emperor Belos and is so jealous of the Golden Guard's closeness to him that she tries to assassinate him. This could also explain her antagonism towards Lilith in Season 1.
  • You Have Failed Me: She did not take kindly to Raine Whispers' rebellion against Belos and his hatred of wild magic, thus she is forced to send them into a Forced Sleep until the Day of Unity.

    The Golden Guard 

Hunter / The Golden Guard

Voiced by: Zeno Robinson

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The Genius Teen Prodigy

"The Emperor is not a merciful man. [Beat] Byeeee!"

A mysterious member of the Emperor's Coven who seems to hold a high rank and is entrusted by Belos to keep an eye on the Owl House and its occupants.


  • Affably Evil: His tone of voice and attitude towards Luz and Eda is rather casual for someone threatening to arrest them.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: His cloak is shown like this in his first appearance, hiding any hint as to what he looks like underneath, though the Season 2 opening does show a hint as to his facial features.
  • Ambiguously Human: Ambiguously Witch in this case. "Eclipse Lake" implies that Hunter is a homunculous-type creature called a "Grimwalker" that Belos created.
  • Ambiguously Related:
    • In "Hunting Palismen", the Golden Guard, whose real name is Hunter, is revealed to be Emperor Belos's nephew, but it is unknown if Hunter is adopted or biologically related to the emperor due to there being evidence supporting both. When Hunter is talking with Belos alone and suggests researching wild magic, Belos reminds him that wild magic destroyed their family and that they are all that is left. However, when talking to Luz, Hunter reveals that he couldn't use magic, that many of his ancestors could not use magic, and he did not think he had a future in this world until Emperor Belos took him in. This could mean Hunter is an orphan from a magic-less family that Belos took in, or he is a member of Emperor Belos's family that was magic-less, and after their family was destroyed, Belos took him in.
    • "Eclipse Lake" implies that Hunter is actually something called a "Grimwalker", created by Belos as a literal ingredient in his plans. And when speaking to him in the cold open, Hunter addresses Belos as "Emperor Belos" rather than "Uncle", and privately refers to him as just "Belos".
  • Antagonist Abilities: Just like Belos, he's capable of casting magic without drawing circles: a single swing of his staff will do the trick. This is balanced by him being unable to cast magic without said staff, though he can still carry himself regardless.
  • Anti-Villain: "Hunting Palisman" shows that he is actually a pretty good kid, who works for Belos in order to repay him for giving him his staff and a place to belong.
  • Artificial Human: The opening scene of "Eclipse Lake" not only strongly implies that he's a synthetic creation called a "Grimwalker", but that he's a literal ingredient in the Emperor's plans.
  • Butt-Monkey: As early as his second episode, he's rocketed off his own ship and disarmed of his staff by Luz, who slaps him across the face and generally gets the best of him in their spats throughout the episode. Also, Eda, King and Amity don't exactly hold him in the highest esteem when they meet him in "Eclipse Lake".
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He has Eda and Luz do the dirty work of killing the Selkiedamus for him, and doesn’t even bother to check if the creature is actually dead.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Played with. When stripped of his staff and therefore magically powerless he still shows a keen strategic mind and Le Parkour skills to make up for it.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: "Hunting Palismen" reveals that he has a prominent gap in his front teeth. This shows how, despite his high position in the Emperor's Coven, he has a rather casual and sometimes immature demeanour.
  • Child-Like Voice: Granted he actually is a child, but Kikimora and Eda finds his voice rather annoying. When Eda tell it to his face, he does seem genuinely hurt that people keep saying his voice is annoying.
  • Child Prodigy: If Lilith saying he was a teen prodigy when he's still 16-years old is true, it's implied that he was this. Complicated in "Hunting Palisman" with the reveal that he cannot cast spells innately, though with the staff he is on par with a fully grown witch.
  • Close-Range Combatant: While he is capable of attacking from a distance with magic, he prefers to get up close and personal with his opponents by teleporting around them and beating them with his staff. This is in a very sharp contrast to most other witches in the series, who tend to favor using their magic to fight from a distance.
  • Color-Coded Wizardry: He shares the Emperor's red-colored magic, since it's artificial magic. When using Little Rascal, it's yellow instead.
  • Conflicting Loyalties: "Hunting Palismen" shows that he has a deep desire to study and understand wild magic which is at odds with his loyalty to Emperor Belos who depises wild magic. If it leads Hunter to discover a way to eliminate the Emperor's condition, then it's worth it.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Compared to Lilith, an adult with an estranged relationship with Eda and generally professional demeanor, the Golden Guard is a teenager who had no established dynamic between himself and the residents of the Owl House, along with having a much bigger sense of humor. He also uses a staff similar to that of Belos to perform magic rather than anything like Eda and Lilith's circle magic.
  • Covered in Scars: "Hunting Palismen" reveals that he's got a large scar on his cheek and a notch in his ear at the least. Art from Dana Terrace imply he has hidden scars on his upper arms and legs.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He runs circles around Eda (who admittedly has been recently depowered) and Luz in "Separate Tides" with ease and even comes very close to actually killing them. The only reason he doesn't is because he wants them to do the dirty work for him. Luz returns the favor by ambushing him in his next appearance by knocking him off his own ship.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: While he and Amity are equally matched during their fight, he ultimately wins in the end by threatening Luz, which causes Amity to give him the portal key to keep her safe.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Downplayed, but in "Separate Tides", he finds King waking up/falling asleep whenever he lifts/drops the curtain of his cage to be "oddly endearing".
  • Despair Event Horizon: Briefly crosses it in "Eclipse Lake" when he finds the lake of Titan's blood is completely dried up.
  • Dig Your Own Grave: In "Eclipse Lake", when he finds the titular lake empty of Titan's Blood, he starts digging his own grave.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: When fighting Amity in "Eclipse Lake", at one point he uses an Earth spell to create a giant fist that punches them into the air. He also manipulates the sand Eda and Luz are on in "Separate Tides".
  • Dope Slap: On the receiving end of one from Luz when she attempts to wake him up after their crash landing in order to escape from Kikimora's hungry pet dragon.
  • The Dragon: He takes over as the (literal) poster boy for the Emperor's Coven after Lilith's defection.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap:
    • Him being unable to cast magic without his staff makes him a lot more manageable than if he was a smaller, younger Belos.
    • During "Eclipse Lake", he's stuck using Palisman magic he's unfamiliar with while fighting Amity, making the fight much more even between them.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His very first appearance was a background cameo during Lilith's meeting with the Emperor in "Agony Of A Witch"
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: He's effectively second only to Belos himself, and he has an unique costume that employs Gold and White Are Divine to emphasize his higher standing.
  • Enemy Mine: Briefly forms a truce with Luz when Kikimora tries to kill him.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • For Eda, and he fits the role even better than her sister Lilith, being what Eda would've become had she joined the Emperor's Coven when she was young. Like Eda, he's brilliant and immature, even sharing a few of her quirks, such as the exaggerated way they say "Bye!", and wears a mask which makes him resemble an owl. Lilith apparently hates working with him, another indication of how misspent her time was trying to get Eda to join the coven.
    • For Luz. Both of them are teenagers learning magic under a powerful witch (Eda for Luz, Belos for the Golden Guard) and both cast magic in a rather unorthodox manner. Luz uses glyphs, while the Golden Guard seems to use a modified staff and can cast spells without spell-circles, much like Belos himself. They also share a playful attitude and a fondness for cute things, as they both quickly grew fond of King.
    • For both, he's revealed to be fascinated by Wild Magic, which Eda and Luz both wield. In addition, he's powerless without the artificial magic from his staff, while Eda (after season 1) and Luz need glyphs to use magic themselves.
    • For Amity, he's revealed to have a burning desire to prove themselves to those that they love: Hunter wants to prove he's useful to his uncle, Belos, and Amity wants to prove she's an awesome girlfriend to Luz.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: "Hunting Palismen" reveals that he's got deep bags under his eyes.
  • Familiar: At the end of "Hunting Palismen", the red cardinal Palisman chooses him as its partner. Despite some initial reluctance, Hunter decides to keep it rather than hand it over to Belos.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He wears a golden shoulder pauldron on his right shoulder while his left shoulder lacks armor. This extends to his staff, which has only one wing, like Belos's own.
  • Fatal Flaw: His "Well Done, Son!" Guy attitude is tripping up his Character Development. Blind loyalty to Belos, and fear of being replaced motivate him to take underhanded actions to complete each task. Case in point, Luz has to call him out for Hunter attempting to break their temporary truce, and Amity complains that he's an utter manipulative jerk after her attempt to give him a pep talk reveals that the owl portal key has the Titan's blood that he seeks. It's implied that the blind loyalty will not be rewarded on the Day of Unity.
  • Flaw Exploitation: At least part of the reason he can keep up with Amity is because of him exploiting Amity's drive to succeed and insecurities to trip her up.
  • Flash Step: The Golden Guard seems to favor this tactic in battle and for intimidation, as seen in "Hunting Palismen".
  • Gem Heart: The "heart" and power source of a Grimwalker is apparently made from a Galdorstone, and it is strongly implied that Hunter is one.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: He wears a white cloak and gold mask, similar to Belos. This overlaps with Light Is Not Good.
  • Human Resources: "Eclipse Lake" hints that he's a literal ingredient in whatever plans Belos has.
  • I Gave My Word: While he does leave them stranded on an island afterwards, he does give King back after Luz and Eda (seemingly) hold up their end of the bargain as he promised. But, he does remind them that he will arrest them if he catches them defying the emperor again.
  • In the Hood: His outfit includes a white cloak and hood.
  • Kick the Dog: In "Eclipse Lake" he repeatedly exploits Amity's love for Luz and drive to succeed to make her doubt herself and give him an advantage. When Amity proves his equal, if not his superior in combat later on, he threatens to go after Luz if she doesn't give him the key to the portal door. Shortly before that he also tripped her up and left her behind for Kikimora, after she freed him when he pleaded with her.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He showed up for a few brief seconds in "Agony of a Witch" standing beside Belos's throne, and in "Young Blood, Old Souls" when Belos nodded to him upon stating that they'd be keeping an eye on the inhabitants of the Owl House, hinting as his role as The Dragon for Belos upon Lilith's defection.
  • Laughably Evil: While evil, the Golden Guard is entertainingly humorous in his antics such as with trolling King by repeatedly taking the blanket off King's cage to invoke some response from him.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When abducting the palismans (and Luz) in "Hunting Palisman", he's whistling a slowed version of the main theme.
  • Le Parkour: When chasing Luz in "Hunting Palismen," he shows some noteworthy agility. Especially in scaling a wall that Luz had vaulted using a pillar of ice magic.
  • Light Is Not Good: He might be wearing white as his primary color, but he's serving Emperor Belos.
  • Magic Missile Storm: Summons a barrage of lightning bolts from his staff during his fight with Amity.
  • Magic Staff:
    • He wields a crystal-tipped staff similar to that of the Emperor, though lacking the obvious technological bits that make the latter's stand out as unusual. It channels artificial magic to compensate for the fact that he can't use magic himself.
    • At the end of "Hunting Palismen", Little Rascal decided to become his Palisman, forming a more conventional staff in the process. He can even use it in place of his regular staff, with his magic being yellow instead of red when he does.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Wears a gold mask that covers his whole face.
  • Muggle Born of Mages:
    • He has the pointy ears of an Isles native but is unable to use magic. Played with in that much of his family is said to share this condition, so he's a few generations removed from the original.
    • "Eclipse Lake" implies that this might be a lie that he was told, and that he's actually be an artificial creation called a "Grimwalker". The fact that he can use Little Rascal in place of his normal staff to cast spells furthers this not being exactly true as well.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: His first appearance has him look mysterious and intimidating, but he is really a dorky teenager.
    Golden Guard: (ominously) Oh, and try to stay out of trouble. The Emperor is not a merciful man. (cheerfully) BYE!
  • No Name Given: If he has a name beside his title, the show hasn't given it yet. "Hunting Palisman" reveals his name to be Hunter.
  • Our Homunculi Are Different: The Cold Open of "Eclipse Lake" heavily implies that he is a kind of homunculus called a "grimwalker", more of an Artificial Human compared to the Muck Monster Abominations.
  • Pet the Dog: In "Hunting Palismen", when Kikimora is about to blast Luz with a spell, he jumps between them and stops the blow with his staff, saving Luz. He also lets Luz get away with the Palismen, even though he could easily teleport to the saddle of the dragon to stop her and retrieve them.
  • Pointy Ears: Is shown to have this like all regular witches do in the second opening intro. His left ear has a chunk missing, complementing the Rugged Scar on the right side of his face.
  • Psychological Projection: In "Eclipse Lake", he assumes that Luz's emoji messages to Amity are some kind of cryptic warning to come back with results or else there'll be bad consequences, when they're really just Luz using the emojis to literally spell out words vertically, due to his history with Belos.
  • Purple Is Powerful: When unmasked, his eyes are revealed to be a reddish purple color that is so far unique to him. This proves both fitting and ironic when noted that he is a magical prodigy favored by Belos and also Belos's nephew, but is also a Muggle Born of Mages who is powerless without his staff.
  • Rank Up: His promotion to head of the Emperor's Coven happened almost immediately after Lilith's treachery.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The opening of Season 2 reveals him to have reddish eyes. Reinforced in "Hunting Palismen" after his mask comes off. The opening scene of "Eclipse Lake" strongly hints that this is a sign of him being a "Grimwalker".
  • Rugged Scar: He has a scar on the right side of his face that goes from his jaw to his cheek.
  • Sanity Slippage: In "Eclipse Lake" Finding the lake empty of the Titan's Blood Belos needs, he starts digging his own grave and even offers to dig one for Amity. Seeing Amity has the portal key causes him to snap out of it.
  • Shock and Awe: His offensive spells tend to be lightning-based.
  • Smug Snake: When he's in control of a situation, he tends to be glib and playful with his opponents. When he's not in control, he becomes moody and utterly humorless.
  • Teen Genius: Is described as a "teen prodigy" by Lilith in "Separate Tides". Word of God confirmed he's only sixteen years old, but he already managed to score himself a high position and special treatment in the Emperor's Coven.
  • Teleport Spam: His fighting style utilizes a lot of short range teleportation.
  • Tempting Fate: Claims it would take more than Luz disarming him to stop him from completing his mission, cue Kikimora's dragon making its appearance and dropping both teens straight out the sky.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Beneath his mask, he looks like an ordinary teenaged witch. This works against him in "Hunting Palismen" when he tries ordering around some Emperor's Coven scouts, only for them to refuse to belive that he's the Golden Guard since, without his mask or staff, he didn't have any way of proving his identity to them.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In "Eclipse Lake".
    • He shows contempt for Luz, in spite of their Enemy Mine situation in "Hunting Palismen." Though it could just be him overstating his annoyance at Luz calling him a "bad but sad boy," as well as resentment because Luz told Eda about his secret of being magicless, which he had revealed to her in confidence.
    • He convinces Amity to release him so he can escape, only to immediately trip her and try to reach Eclipse Lake first. After that doesn't pan out, he goes to any lengths he can to steal the key from her, even though she tried to help him. Amity even complains that kindness usually works for Luz. He does, however, genuinely thank Amity for handing over the key.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His technique while using Little Rascal as a Palisman leaves a lot to be desired, but he's still the Golden Guard for a reason. If he had been at full power, Amity would've had a harder time.
  • Un-Sorcerer: He's a powerless witch and in fact comes from a line that suffers from this condition. He does his best to keep this fact a secret from everyone else.
  • Villain Teleportation: Teleportation is a tactic he likes to use to get around. Upgrades into Teleport Spam during his fight with Amity.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Or nephew in this case. Hunter does not want to disappoint his uncle Belos, and often fears facing him when he messes up really badly. Plus, Belos is not willing to so much as entertain the idea of studying wild magic, which is what caused his condition. But, Hunter believes that if his study of wild magic leads to a cure, then his uncle will be grateful.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: It's revealed that he is more of this than Belos is. When forced to ally with Luz, he says that he serves the Emperor because the latter saved his life as a younger child, giving him a staff and a purpose. While he has no compunctions initially about kidnapping the Palismans that are sapient, it's because eating them is the only way Belos won't succumb to his mysterious curse and Hunter doesn't want his uncle to die. Luz convinces him that he doesn't want their deaths on his conscience, or the fragile trust they built ending in betrayal. Eventually, Hunter decides that he will study wild magic against Belos's orders to save him and protect the Palismans at the same time.
  • What You Are in the Dark: When Li'l Rascal follows Hunter home, Hunter for a moment considers handing it over to Belos, as that would earn him the approval that he so desperately craves. But when he accidentally squeezes Rascal too hard and it chirps in pain, Hunter immediately lets go, apologises, and pets it gently while softly telling it that it needs to leave for its own safety. After that Hunter never once even entertains the possibility of sacrificing Rascal, not even in "Eclipse Lake" when he is so desperate to please Belos that he'd rather dig his own grave than return with nothing.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: The Season 2 opening reveals he has white hair under his hood and mask, and the first episode reveals he's not above threatening a teenager to do his dirty work of killing a monster for him. Though with "Hunting Palisman", we're shown that he's otherwise a good person. If only he wasn't being coerced by Belos...
  • Worf Had the Flu: Hunter isn't at full power in "Eclipse Lake" because he isn't using his advanced Magic Staff (which would've given him away to Kikimora). Later, when using Li'l Rascal, he has a learning curve with how to use a palisman in a fight, finding the magic he can use different from what he's used to. It's also a 1 VS 2 fight, since Amity is being helped by King. All of these factors make it much easier for Amity to fight against him, to the point he's forced to admit he'd likely lose in a straight-up fight; Hunter has to resort to Victory Through Intimidation instead of physically defeating Amity.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • He and Luz aren't exactly friends at the end of "Hunting Palismen", but he seems to have some respect for her and her viewpoint.
    • He acknowledges Amity as strong enough to escape him at the end of "Eclipse Lake", so he threatens Luz to get her to cooperate.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Like Belos, he can cast magic without drawing circles. Unlike Belos, the Golden Guard is still reliant on his Magic Staff.
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    Warden Wrath 

Warden Wrath

Voiced by: Roger Craig Smith

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"Let this be a lesson to all of you, there's no place in society for you if you can't. Fit. In."

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


  • All Crimes Are Equal: Thing is, he practically has discretion over what actions aside from defying the Emperor are considered crimes. 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!
  • Back for the Finale: He returns in the Season Finale, wanting revenge on Luz from the events of the first episode. Unfortunately for him, Luz is a lot stronger now.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Can transfigure his hands into axe blades for an easy Off with His Head!.
  • Breath Weapon: He has the ability to breathe fire from his mouth.
  • Connected All Along: "Through the Looking Glass Ruins" reveals that Braxas (that kid with the deep voice Amity was reading to in "Lost in Language") is actually his son.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's a bad guy and a loyal servant of the Emperor, definitely, but he cares deeply for his son, Braxus.
  • Good Parents: He shows concern for his son's wellbeing after he was in danger.
  • Hidden Depths: He apparently has some level of scientific expertise given that he took part in the basilisk experiments.
  • 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"!? One might assume he's imprisoning his victims for weird behavior rather than appearances, but in this case he still falls under the trope, as being a Stalker with a Crush is a much nastier kind of "weird" than any of the harmless things he's imprisoned his victims for.
  • 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.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Wears a different mask than the Emperor's regular mooks, showing he is a higher ranking officer.
  • Plague Doctor: His uniform, particularly the mask, is extremely reminiscent of one. Fittingly, he seems very concerned about germs.
  • Starter Villain: He is the first antagonistic character introduced in the show, and the first of the Emperor's goons Luz fights.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Aside from colouring and size, he and his infant son Braxas look very similar.
  • Terrified of Germs: When Eda blows a raspberry in his face, he recoils and starts whining about all the germs in her mouth.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: When he first appears, he's a threat to Luz but Eda can easily handle him. In the season finale, after Luz has learned several forms of magic and is angry enough to use them offensively, he barely lasts a second against her and is threatened into revealing Eda's location.
  • 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.

    Coven Captain 

Coven Captain

Voiced by: Fryda Wolff

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An officer in the Emperor's Coven.


  • Beleaguered Assistant: In "Eclipse Lake" she expresses increasing exasperation towards Kikimora's paranoia and obsession towards one-upping Hunter.
  • Blade on a Stick: Another thing that separates her from the rank and file is that she carries around a spear when other coven members tend to just rely on magic.
  • Cool Mask: She wears a similar style of helmet to the rank-and-file Coven Scouts, but with six eye holes instead of two big ones and a pair of tusks or fangs that end up giving the whole thing a spider theme.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Clearly has some authority in the Emperor's Coven but not to the extent of Kikimora or Hunter.
  • Perky Female Minion: Subverted, she's not that enthusiastic about her job or her supervisor.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She seems levelheaded enough when compared with Kikimora, but when left alone to guard a captured Amity, she gets bored in seconds and casually tosses her into a chasm which would've probably killed her if not for Eda's intervention.

    Steve 

Steve

Voiced by: Alex Hirsch

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A member of the Emperor's Coven and Lilith Clawthorne's assistant.


  • Evil Is Hammy: More like Mook is hammy but he can be quite loud and enthusiatic about the Emperor.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Ziggzagged, he's ready to sing the Emperor's praises at the slightest opportunity, but he also challenged Lilith's (the head of the Coven he belongs to) decision to ignore Eda.
  • Third-Person Person: "Shoulder pats for Steve."
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's with Lilith when she gets the map to the Bloom of Eternal Youth, but by the time Eda finds her, he's nowhere to be seen. Since he shows up later as part of Kikimora's dig operation, it's a given he didn't get eaten.

    Coven Soldiers 

Coven Guards and Scouts

The rank and file of the Emperor's Coven, often seen patrolling the streets of the Boiling Isles' cities. The scouts are slightly higher than the Guards in rank, serving on special assignment and as inspiration for young witches.
  • Elite Mooks: While the Guards act more like regular police officers, the Scouts are the special forces that accompany the important officials (Belos, Lilith, Kikimora and the Golden Guard).
  • Mooks: The're the cannon-fodder of Belos' regime, serving as a police force in urban areas like Bonesborough and prison guards at the Conformatorium.
  • Patrolling Mook: Their main job seems to patrol Bonesborough and other urban areas.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: They're not really that mean, they just work for people who are.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Their leader is the Big Bad and resident Knight of Cerebus, while they… are not.

    Abomatons 2. 0 

Abomatons 2.0

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The crowning achievement of Blight Industries, they were created to serve as home security but were all bought by the Emperor to bolster his forces - and to keep them out of potentially rebellious hands.
  • Barrier Warrior: They can project a barrier around themselves and their users to shield them from magical attacks.
  • Catch and Return: They can form their hands into pincher-like tools to catch any energy attacks thrown at them and keep it contain.
  • Giant Mook: Substantially taller than human sized Witches and Demons.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The most robotic out of Belos' troops.
  • Replacement Mooks: Downplayed, there are still more Coven Guards and Scouts than them, but Belos is still bringing them in to bolster his army.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: They're quite a versatile piece of equipment. Not only do they possess the mallebility of traditional abominations, allowing them to form weapons from their mass, but their advance design means they can form more complex weaponry like hand-cannons and use their internal power source for offense and defense.
  • Transforming Mecha: Being part Abomination means that they can shift and transform their non-mechanical parts as needed. In "Eclipse Lake", Kikimora even has two turn into mine carts.
  • The Voiceless: They don't speak, nor do they moan like most abominations.
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Coven Heads

    Raine Whispers 

Raine Whispers

Voiced by: Avi Roque

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"I don't know what you're running from. But a great witch once told me... Something about punching fears in the face? What I'm trying to say is, don't give up so easily."

The new head of the Bard Coven and secret leader of B.A.T.T. (Bards Against The Throne). Raine is nonbinary and is referred to with they/them pronouns.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Eda calls them "Rainstorm."
  • Amicable Exes: Despite breaking it off with Eda because of the curse, they clearly don't hold any hard feelings over it when they reunite in "Eda's Requiem".
  • The Bard: As the head of the Bard's Coven, they're a brilliant musician and channels their magic through their Viola.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: They're captured at the end of "Eda's Requiem", but since the Day of Unity requires the leaders of all the major Covens, and it'd be too much of a hassle to find a suitable replacement in time, Kikimora simply uses their coven tattoo to restrain them, since no coven leader has to be willing for it.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Implied. A picture in Eda's photo album shows that the two of them were close friends during their Hexside years, though it's unclear how long they knew each other before they started dating (or even when they started dating, for that matter).
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: A photo from their time at Hexside shows that they wore the red outfit of a Bard student.
  • Counterspell: Demonstrates the ability to disrupt a guard's spell circle with their own bard magic.
  • Dub Name Change: In the LatAm Spanish dub, they're called 'Reinaldo' (and use male pronouns).
  • Early-Bird Cameo: They are first shown in a photo with a young Eda and Lilith in "Wing It Like Witches", albeit with their face covered. The episode right before their debut has them gathered with the other coven heads at a meeting with Belos.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: They only wear a single earring on their right ear.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: They try to take out Darius and Eberwolf with Eda's help by exploiting the reaction her curse has with Bard magic, only stopping when they realize that she's got Luz and King to think about. Then, they let themselves get captured so that Eda can get away.
  • Ironic Fear: They are a specialist in Bard magic (being so good they became the Coven Head), yet they suffer from performance anxiety.
  • Mole in Charge: Infiltrated the Coven system to take it down from the inside after rising to a high position, having officially become the Bard Coven Head in their first appearance. Unfortunately, Whispers gets caught for treason by the end of the same episode.
  • Musical Assassin: Their magic can be used to take control of other objects and by extension the person holding or wearing the object in question. Raine can also fire slicing notes from their instrument.
  • Nice Guy: Well, nice person. Raine's an absolute sweetheart through and through, which makes them extremely poorly suited to Belos's coven system.
  • Old Flame: Was romantically involved with Eda back in the day, but broke it off because the curse made Eda push them away. Their interactions in the present show that there's some attraction there still.
  • Old Friend: Romantic history aside, both they and Eda refer to themselves this way in "Eda's Requiem". Lilith's comment in "Agony of a Witch" about Eda not having any friends (despite a photo in the previous episode showing that she knew about Raine) would seem to imply that they haven't been in touch for a long time.
  • Performance Anxiety: When they're publicly admitted as the new Bard Coven Head, they fumble the speech, even mispronouncing the Day of Unity, before eventually just running off the stage. Eda even snarks about it. They do better when preforming with the B.A.T.T.s, but that might just be because of their mask.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: As a kind-hearted coven leader with romantic tension with Eda who's seeking to undermine Belos's empire from within, they seem a bit too good to be true, and their interest in the disturbing side-effects of Eda's music is decidedly suspicious. As it turns out, though, they're completely on the level (and they only thought Eda's music might be a useful weapon to help the cause when applied creatively).
  • She's a Man in Japan: Is made male in the Spanish dub, where they're called 'Reinaldo'. This could possibly be because gender-neutral pronouns aren't well-known in Spanish.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Opposes the coven system and causes mayhem for them, but becomes a socially nervous wreck when in front of an audience or being too close to Eda.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Before their official spelling of "Raine" was revealed, many fans assumed their name was spelled "Rayne".
  • Token Good Teammate: Given their anti-coven status, they are this to the remaining Coven Leaders.
  • Too Powerful to Live: Downplayed. Having someone as powerful and influential as a coven leader on their side would be such a big deal for the protagonists that it's no surprise that Raine gets incapacitated and captured at the end of their introductory episode.
  • Villain Override: Because Belos needs every coven head for the day of Unity and it'd take too long to replace them, Kikimora activates their Bard Coven tattoo to incapacitate them.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Subverted. They call off what might potentially be a suicide attack the very second that they see Eda has an adoptive family, and offer sincere encouragement and support to help her overcome her anxieties about King and Luz leaving.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Isn't a fan of the flowery speech the other B.A.T.T. members wanted them to say.

    Darius 

Darius

Voiced by: Keston John

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"I was scheduled for some me time today so hand yourself over before things get nasty…"

The Head of the Abomination Coven.


  • Agent Peacock: He's a Sissy Villain with an outlandish sense of fashion and a snobbish attitude towards getting dirty, but one does not become a coven leader by being a push-over, being able to use abomination magic with deadly precision.
  • Berserk Button: When Eda's boots kick mud all over him, he gets pissed.
    Darius: Alright… NO MORE PLAYING AROUND!!
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: When seriously pissed off, he merges with one of his abominations — changing the colour of his sclerae to black.
  • Blob Monster: He can dissolve into a stream of abomination goo for fast travel.
  • Elemental Hair Composition: His hair is an abomination, flowing as if in no gravity, complete with a little eye on the bun topping his head.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: His skill with abomination magic is so advanced that he can meld with his creations, effectively becoming one himself.
  • Evil Luddite: Of a sort. He is the head of the Abomination coven and can create and control them with ease, but he holds Alador's Abomitons, who are magitek robots based on abomination magic, and Alador himself, in very low regard.
    Darius: Get that ugly thing out of my face… and tell Alador he's a hack while you're at it.
  • Fantastic Racism: Calls his own colleague, Eberwolf, a bestial-looking witch, a "mutt" when they climbed on him.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His cape only covers the left side of his body.
  • Irony: He's the most powerful witch specializing in Abomination Magic — a magic that involves summoning Muck Monsters — yet he's a Neat Freak.
  • Neat Freak: Ironically for his chosen field of magic, he doesn't like getting dirty. This could be justified as him trying to keep muck and contaminants from mixing into his form and causing problems.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls the members of B.A.T.T. "song birds" in a rather creepy, hunter-esque fashion when he captures them on account of them being Bards. He also calls Eber, "mutt", when they scramble all over him and likely dirtying his cloak further.
  • One-Winged Angel: He has a super form where he can change into a giant abomination with a big sword.
  • Portal Pool: He teleports the captured members of BATT through pools of his abominations.
  • Power Stereotype Flip: Darius, head of the Abomination Coven whose magic is based around turning himself into sludge, is a Neat Freak Dandy.
  • Pretender Diss: He does not care for the Abomitons and even considers their inventor, Alador, to be a hack.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Can telekinetically mold his abomination goo into any shape he desires, include swords and spikes.
  • Skewed Priorities: As with any self-possessed dandy, he's more concerned with personal offenses to his appearance than transgressions to which his position demands responsibility.
    Darius: Raine Whispers… you'll regret what you did to my CLOAK!
    [Eberwolf snarls at him as a reminder]
    Darius: ...And your treachery, whatever.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: He can shape abominations into weapons if he so chooses.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can shift between his humanoid witch form and an abomination hybrid form at will.

    Eberwolf 

Eberwolf

Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren

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The Head of the Beast-Keeper Coven.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Raine refers to them as “Eber” when they confront Eberwolf and Darius to let Eda escape. Darius also refers to them as this when he wants their help, when they’re at odds, he angrily refers to them as “Mutt”.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Their gender identity and what pronouns they go by are not established in "Eda's Requiem." Plus, it’s hard to tell just by looking at them.
  • Beast Man: They are a humanoid lion-like witch.
  • Fast Tunneling: Makes their full debut burrowing through the ground.
  • Fluorescent Footprints: One of Eberwolf's spells turns their eyes into spotlights that reveal footprints.
  • Game Face: When getting serious they lengthen their teeth into tusks and saber fangs.
  • Killer Rabbit: They are quite adorable, but not to be underestimated.
  • King of Beasts: The head of the Beast-Keeper Coven with a strong resemblance to a lion.
  • Magic Pants: Their elongating claws noticeably tear open the fronts of their boots, yet they're perfectly fine again after Eberwolf returns to normal.
  • Mister Big: For being the Head of the Beast-Keeper Coven, they appear to be around the same size as Kikimora.
  • The Nose Knows: They briefly sniff the captured B.A.T.T. crew to find the traitor they and Darius are looking for, but they have other means of tracking prey if that fails.
  • Pest Controller: Controlling pests would be under their power as a master beast-keeper witch and they're partial to controlling giant worms, a monstrous worm with the head of a rat specifically.
  • Raised by Wolves: Their Penstragram account has the username "RAISEDBYDIREWOLVES" but it's ambiguous how literal this is. It would certainly explain a lot.
  • The Speechless: Doesn't say a word throughout either of their appearances so far. The closest they get is grunting to the negative when sniffing the captured B.A.T.T. members for the turncoat.
  • Summon Magic: Can summon beasts at will.
  • Super Mode: When ready for combat, Eberwolf can lengthen their teeth into fangs and tusks, and extend long claws from their fingers and toes.
  • Too Important to Walk: In "Hunting Palismen", they ride a giant worm creature throughout the entirety of the Coven Leader meeting. They're also seen riding a very similar-looking creature when Raine is being appointed head of the Bard Coven.
  • Troll: Does not indulge Darius' haughty behavior and taunts him at any opportunity, such as walking all over him when their hands and feet are covered in dirt or turning up the volume on their Penstragram feed after Darius asked them to turn it down.

Defectors

    Lilith Clawthorne 
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    Morton 

Morton

Voiced by: Shannon McKain

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Eda's usual pharmacist.


  • Acquired Poison Immunity: He once mentioned spending all night poison tasting and feels fatigue. Goes without saying this is a regular part of his occupation, and considering he's in perfectly good health by his next appearances, he's likely immune to most poisons by now.
  • Nice Guy: So much more kindly than Tibbles who tried to hog Eda's money. In "Young Blood, Old Souls", he's one of the people who stands up for Eda.
  • Healing Potion: He sells these, which might indicate he's associated with the Potion coven.
  • Smarter Than They Look: Since both the Beastkeepers and Healers said Eda's curse was unknown and uncurable, the fact that Morton managed to make a workable remedy implies that this dorky potion seller is a remarkably talented witch (Notably, Eda can not make the elixer herself despite having been on the potions track herself as a student and knowing what the elixer is made of).

    Tiny Nose 

Tiny Nose

Voiced by: Dana Terrace

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"The worwd is a simuwation! We aww but pwaythings for hwigher bweings!

A short weirdo who escaped imprisonment in the Conformatorium.


  • Advertised Extra: She's a recurring extra, but has a spot in the show's opening.
  • Ambiguous Syntax: The name "Tiny Nose" is accurate, in the sense that she is tiny and pretty much all nose.
  • Author Avatar: She is based on Dana Terrace's self-caricature design and is even voiced by her.
  • Battle Aura: When augmented by the Construction Coven's patches, she becomes able to wreath herself in a jagged yellow aura.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Completely by accident, she arrives to have King read her story just as the editor is about to kill him and Luz.
  • Cephalothorax: She's a round face with large eyes and a large nose with only arms and legs but no body.
  • Connected All Along: She's a good friend of Hooty, of all people. Close enough that she's willing to set aside a day to help him out in "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door", at least.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: The entire reason she was locked up in the Confortmatorium at the start of the series is because of her paranoid theories.
  • Drunk with Power: In "Covention", she starts using the Construction Coven's patches, giving her super strength and causing her to go on a rampage.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: She has rhotacism, making her unable to say any 'R's. Even the story she writes is called "My Stowy."
  • Fiery Redhead: She never backed down in the face of the feared Warden Wrath during her time in Conformatorium and her personality remains as fiery after being set free.
  • Gag Nose: She has a prominent nose.
  • Hidden Depths: In "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door", she is able to conjure up magic and blast King away. She also apparently graduated from medical school, as Hooty has her take King's blood sample.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Her conspiracy that the Boiling Isles residents are playthings for higher beings are prooobably referencing us — the viewers.
  • Loony Fan: Of the author John De Plume, planning to have him read her story and then marry her.
  • 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", which is Leet Speak for "Tiny Nose".
  • Odd Friendship: "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door" reveals that she and Hooty are friends.
  • Playing with Fire: Uses a fire spell in her duel with King in "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door".
  • 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 her 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, she 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

Voiced by: Robin Atkin Downes

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


  • The Cameo: A picture of him is briefly seen in "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door".
  • Demonic Dummy: Complementing his Marionette Master theme, his head looks like a giant, crudely made ventriloquist's dummy.
  • Dirty Coward: Despite considering Eda his hated competitor in the potion-selling business, Eda wasn't even aware of his existence until he learned that she had taken an apprentice and took her as bait. During their fight, he takes King as a hostage as well when Luz and Eda threaten to overpower him.
  • Eating the Enemy: After he's defeated, he's casually eaten by Eda.
  • Hard Light: He can make his illusions feel solid.
  • Made of Plasticine: For all his bluster, he's easily undone and depowered when Luz refuses his illusions and kicks a blunt plastic sword into his head.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Plays Luz like a fiddle by taking advantage of her desire to be The Chosen One.
  • Master of Illusion: He can cast illusions that make the puppets on his tentacles look and sound like real people, make huge and derelict locations appear populated, and put Luz in a Lotus-Eater Machine.
  • Monster of the Week: In "Witches Before Wizards".
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Shrinks down to a powerless form when Luz kicks a toy sword into his forehead.
  • Tentacled Terror: A giant octopus-like monster that uses his tentacles to operate puppets and restrain Eda and King.

    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.


  • Atrocious Alias: King is quick to chuckle at how he prefers to be called "Tibbles".
  • 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.
  • The Cameo: A picture of him is briefly seen in "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door".
  • Didn't Think This Through: For some reason he set patting his cheeks as the release mechanism for his shrinking potion, without considering that he might do it absent-mindedly or because of an itch.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: He calls himself "Tibbles", and he's a con artist. You do the math.
  • 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.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite extorting Eda, taking King as an indentured servant, and nearly turning them in to the Emperor's Coven, all he suffers is having his stand destroyed, which he quickly bounces back from. However, in "Really Small Problems," he suffers an Uncertain Doom when the unicorns he shrunk as entertainment turn on him.
  • Near-Villain Victory: Succeeds in capturing Eda, and only fails to turn her in because he was distracted by the Owl House stomping on his stand.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Funny name and small stature aside, he leveraged Eda's weaknesses well and got extremely close to capturing her.
  • Our Demons Are Different: "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door" reveals that he qualifies as a biped demon.

    Willow's Dads 

Gilbert and Mr. Park

Voiced by: Matt Chapman (Gilbert), Eric Bauza (Mr. Park)

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Gilbert (Left) and Mr. Park (Right)

Willow's fathers. They first appear as a cameo in "Understanding Willow", and then make their in-person debut in "Escaping Expulsion".


  • Actor Allusion: Willow's voice actor, Tati Gabrielle, is half Korean and half African-American. Willow's fathers have matching ethnicities to this, one Black and one Korean (or at least the Boiling Isles equivalent).
  • Early-Bird Cameo: They first appear in snippets of Willow's memory as Luz and Amity journey through her mind in "Understanding Willow".
  • Education Mama: They're definitely Education Papas, but not nearly to the extent of the Blight parents. They initially force Willow to study a track she hates and has no natural aptitude in because it'll set her up for better opportunities after graduation, and absolutely freak out when she's temporarily expelled. However, they do let her switch tracks after the events of "I Was a Teenage Abomination", probably after Bump talked to them, and after they've had time to cool off from the expulsion thing, they seem determined to make the situation work and even give Willow some books on plant magic to study. So they're definitely invested in Willow's education, push her to succeed, and sometimes fail to consider her feelings, but their hearts are undoubtedly in the right place and they can be trusted to see reason eventually.
  • Good Parents: Willow had a loving relationship with them growing up.
  • Parents as People: They obviously love their daughter, but they pressured Willow into studying abomination magic because they thought it would give her better career opportunities. Thankfully, they seem to come around after Principal Bump switches her track.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Mr. Park in "Escaping Expulsion". When he comes into Willow's room to check on her and discovers she's about to sneak out to save Luz after being grounded, rather than stop her, he lets her leave.
  • You Are Grounded: In "Escaping Expulsion". Upon learning that Willow has been expelled from Hexside, they decide to ground her for three years.

    Perry Porter 

Perry Porter

Voiced by: Gary Anthony Williams

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A news reporter and Gus's dad.


    Malphas the Master Librarian 

Malphas the Master Librarian

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

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The Bonesborough Library head librarian.


  • Bait-and-Switch: At first, he appears to be some kind of intimidating Eldritch Abomination. But once he makes a proper appearance, he's revealed to be a mild-mannered fellow.
  • Deathbringer the Adorable: Downplayed, but that name is definitely not what would be expected of a chill, Totally Radical librarian.
  • Disappointed in You: As he puts it, he's 'super disappointed' in Amity for breaking the library's rules.
  • Draconic Humanoid: He is a demon who resembles a humanoid dragon with feathered wings.
  • Power Echoes: When he confronts Amity and Luz for trespassing in the Library's forbidden stacks, his voice is distorted and echoing.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When compared to other residents of Bonesborough who wield authority, he comes off as this, simply firing Amity after he catches her and Luz in the forbidden stacks before letting Luz earn Amity's job back with apparently no strings attached. Amity even says he's usually quite nice unless he catches someone breaking the Library's rules.
  • Scary Librarian: Subverted. He definitely looks the part when first seen, but his personality and voice are anything but scary.

    B.A.T.T. 

Bards Against The Throne

Voiced by: Grey Griffin (Katya) | Kari Wahlgren (Amber) | Zeno Robinson (Derwin)

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From left to right: Katya, Derwin, Amber

A group of bards who feel the Emperor and his coven are unjustly imprisoning people. Led by Raine, the group tries to find and free all wild witches.


  • The Bus Came Back: Katya was first introduced in the first episode, and then wouldn't be seen again until the rest of B.A.T.T. was introduced over a season later.
  • Cool Mask: All of them wear masks resembling bat faces to disguise their identities.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Amber is initially cold toward Eda. But after Eda leads the group in freeing several wild witches in one night, Amber changes her tune considerably (to the point of calling her "Mama Eda").
  • Forced Sleep: Amber uses her recorder to make members of the Emperor's Coven fall asleep during a raid.
  • Genki Girl: Amber is extremely energetic, even when the rest of the team are exhausted from spending the whole night raiding.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Amber has batlike ears, an unusual nose, and tiny bat wings on her back.
  • Magic Music: They are all bard witches who use magical instruments to preform magic. Katya uses a tambourine, Amber uses a recorder, and Derwin uses a bassoon.
  • Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: Katya was first introduced having been locked up in the Conformatorium for writing romantic fanfiction about food.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Katya's reaction when she ends up in the Conformatorium again thanks to Darius.
  • The One Guy: Derwin is the only male member of the group.
  • Out of Focus: Derwin recieves the least characterization in the team's debut episode.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Amber has pink skin & hair and a cheery personality. Being voice by Kari Wahlgren may also bring to mind another character who fits that trope.
  • Smoke Out: Derwin uses his bassoon to create a pink smokescreen in order to cover B.A.T.T.'s escape into the sewers.
  • Vague Age: Amber is small and acts very childish, but she seems to be a full member of the bard coven.
  • Youthful Freckles: Amber has freckles on her face and looks and acts younger than the rest of the team.

    John De Plume 

John De Plume

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A famous book author in the Boiling Isles who has a large following.


  • Chick Magnet: He has hordes of fangirls that grovel beneath his feet, even Tiny Nose is crazy for him.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Is literally crunched in to a small cube after presumably failing to finish his book's deadline by his publisher.
    John: Help me!
  • Punny Name: His is a play on "Nom de Plume", another term for pseudonym.

Blight Family

    Odalia Blight 

Odalia Blight

Voiced by: Rachael Macfarlane

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"Mama to Mittens. Remember our deal, make this look good and we'll forgive your recent lackluster performance at school."

Edric, Emira and Amity's mother, and one of the most influential and powerful witches in the social hierarchy of the Boiling Isles. She's part of the oracle coven and works as a salesperson of sorts for Blight Industries. Her debut in "Understanding Willow" reveals her and her husband's involvement in Amity and Willow's ruined friendship.


  • Abusive Mom: Her very first scene quickly paints her as such. Odalia threatened Amity with ruining Willow's life if she didn't cut ties with her, simply because Odalia viewed their friendship as an embarrassment. In Season 2, she tries to get Luz, Gus, and Willow expelled for what she perceives as interfering with Amity's education. Odalia is the main force behind the action, with Alador being too much of an Absent-Minded Professor to even be involved except for being a mouthpiece for his wife. When Odalia tries to go back on her deal with Luz to allow her and her friends back into Hexside, he calls her out on this and argues that Amity is actually growing stronger despite what his wife thinks.
  • All There in the Manual: Her name isn't spoken in "Understanding Willow", but it is shown in a storyboard video by Dana Terrace.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: At the end of "Escaping Expulsion", the Golden Guard announces that the Emperor's Coven has purchased her and Alador's entire Abomi-Ton stock and is willing to fund the creation of more.... while making it very clear that the Blights will probably be branded as traitors for trying to make their own army if they refuse.
  • Blackmail: In "Understanding Willow", she threatened to end Willow's future if Amity didn't cut ties with her.
  • The Cameo: In "Young Blood, Old Souls", in the flashback to Eda and Lilith's duel, what appears to be her younger self can be seen if you look carefully.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Odalia actually does manage to make Alador act somewhat appropriately at times, either by squashing the butterfly he’s chasing or verbally reining him in to remind him of what’s going on, but much to her chagrin she’s not always able to do so.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In her cameo in "Young Blood, Old Souls", Odalia is wearing the purple robes of an oracle student during her Hexside years.
  • Control Freak: Besides blackmailing her own daughter to cut ties with her best friend in order to hang out with more "suitable" friends, Dana Terrace says that Odalia forces Amity to dye her hair green so she would be color coordinated with her siblings. In "Escaping Expulsion", she intimidates Amity into not standing up for her friends when they're getting expelled.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Season 2 reveals that Odalia—in addition to being an abusive mother—run Blight Industries, an abomination-based home security and weapons manufacturing corporation that frequently holds Arms Fairs to show off their product line. Odalia, in particular, uses her connections in "Escaping Expulsion" to get Luz, Gus, and Willow expelled (temporary), basically blackmails Luz (her daughter's crush) into being the guinea pig for their weapons showcase, and is all-but said to be trying to kill her, and shown to have had no intention of following on her end of the bargain; her husband has to call her out on this last one to get her to honor their agreement.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Seems to be something of a problem with her. In "Escaping Expulsion", her attempts to control Amity's life by expelling her friends and trying to kill Luz only serves to motivate Amity to lash out and rebel against her—then afterwards, she still intends to break her promise to Luz until Alador explains why that'd be bad for their reputation. Also, she openly brags about Blight Industries forming it's own army—while clearly not considering how the Isles' authoritarian Emperor might feel about that, which results in the Golden Guard paying them a visit at the end of the episode.
  • Education Mama: She cares a lot about Amity's academic performance.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even if her parenting skills leave much to be desired, she and Alador do seem to love each other.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Once she realizes that Amity's friendships with Luz, Willow and Gus are actually making her stronger, she allows her daughter to continute to hang out with them, but it's made clear that she doesn't exactly understand why Amity's gotten stronger.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In "Escaping Expulsion", she offers to talk things out with Luz, leading the girl to assume she's a strict but reasonable person… but this turns out to be a ploy to get Luz killed, refusing to call the Abomi-ton 2.0 off even when Alador tells her she's going too far.
  • Greed: She gets angry at Amity for going off-script during a demostration and costing their company a lot of money.
  • Green and Mean: Odalia has bright green hair, and she’s not a nice person.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much to set Odalia off.
  • Hartman Hips: Present-day Odalia is shown to have rather wide hips.
  • Hate Sink: She is a mean-spirited and manipulative socialite who cares more for her wealth and reputation than the happiness of her children. While both she and her husband have Social Darwinist tendencies, Odalia is the primary disciplinarian while Alador has little interest in anything aside from his studies.
  • High-School Sweethearts: Implied. While it's not stated if she and Alador were already dating, Lilith's flashback to her duel with Eda shows that they at the very least knew each other during their time at Hexside.
  • Hypocrite: In "Escaping Expulsion" she constantly reminds Amity that "A Blight always keeps their word." and then voices her intent to renege on her promise to Amity, which Alador immediately calls her out on.
  • I Gave My Word: Averted. She repeatedly states that "A Blight always keeps their word." However, this is revealed to not be something she believes in personally and only uses it to help the Blight family's image and whenever it suits her. When Luz and Amity take the fall against the Abomi-ton 2.0 on the promise that Luz, Willow and Gus can be let back into Hexside, she tries to vow to use all her connections and every authority to ensure that they remain banned. Alador immediately stops and scold her, reminding her of her own words that "A Blight always keeps their word." She concedes that he's right.
  • Jerkass: Odalia cares about the Blight family's social standing so strongly that she's willing to ruin her daughter's friendship with a less-than-satisfactory witchling and get her daughter's friends expelled to keep up appearances. Worse, in Season 2 she tries to kill Luz, and plots to use her connections to ruin Amity's friends' lives before Alador sternly reminds her that she gave her word not to.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: As arrogant as she is, even Odalia knows better than to try and resist when the Emperor's Coven comes by with a generous "offer".
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Odalia is originated from Odalys, which means "wealth", fitting for a wealthy witch.
    • Her status as an Abusive Mom means that the family name fits her more than it does to their kids, with her being a blight on at least Amity's life and ability to make real friends.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: Odalia is revealed to be far more charismatic, aggressive, and manipulative than her husband.
  • Nothing Personal: Says this to Luz when the later confronts her.
  • Odd Couple: Odalia is a strait-laced and stern woman who's obsessed with controlling her daughter, Amity's, every move—while Alador is so consumed by his experiments that he's constantly oblivious to anything else. Despite their differences, they do seem to care for one another.
  • Obnoxious Entitled Housewife: Not really a housewife since she has a lucrative full-time job (and she is clearly the one in charge of the family business), but overall she's a wealthy, high-status woman who's stuck-up, haughty, controlling, selfish, vindictive, manipulative, expects everyone else to accede to her personal wants, and goes to unreasonable extremes just to assert her authority over others. Her daughter is afraid of her, her husband is exasperated with her and Principal Bump only reluctantly goes along with her demands because she's the head of the Boiling Isles' equivalent of the PTA.
  • Obviously Evil: Green hair? Icy Blue Eyes? She’s definitely not one of the good guys.
  • Opposites Attract: She's the polar opposite of her husband in terms of personality, yet they somehow manage well together as a married couple.
  • Power Stereotype Flip: Odalia is a member of the Oracle coven, but she is a very selfish and short-sighted woman, so focused on getting what she wants right now, that she doesn't consider the long term consequences of her actions until things backfire. Basically, she's an oracle who lacks foresight.
  • Preppy Name: Her name is very fancy, rare, and perfect for a mean rich socialite.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: This is how she appears in her debut.
  • Seers: Odalia is an oracle with telepathic abilities.
  • Slave to PR: Part of how Alador convinced her to honor her deal with Luz; Odalia herself had made a big deal out of how "A Blight always keeps their word.", so breaking the agreement would be potentially damaging to their reputation. Better to call it a bad deal and walk away.
  • Slimeball: Doesn't get any slimier than blackmailing people to throw them under the bus, coercing a principal to gain control of an entire academy, and attempting murder in a plausibly deniable way so that she doesn't have to fulfil her end of the bargain.
  • The Sociopath: Odalia cares more for their family's social ranking than her children's' wellbeing and happiness, and is very controlling of them, with Alador mostly going along with whatever she wants. Season One reveals she caused Amity to end her friendship with Willow at the threat of making her life hellish, and is fully responsible for all of Amity's issues; while Season Two has her intimidate her daughter into not standing up for her friends when they're expelled, and tricks Luz into agreeing to help demonstrate her company's weapons—something that would have gotten Luz killed had Amity not stepped in and finally stood up to her.
  • Telepathy: Odalia, being an oracle, uses a pair of amulets to telepathically communicate with Amity, typically using it to keep her daughter in line. When Amity finally has enough of her mother's manipulations, she destroys her half of the amulets.
  • Social Darwinist: She believes Blights should only associate with the strongest of witches, and consider Willow to be weak, either because of Willow's low aptitude at the time, or because she's not as mean as Boscha, and in Season 2 the only reason she allows Amity to associate with Luz, Gus and Willow is because their influence is clearly making Amity stronger,
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Her appearance in a flashback shows the her looking a lot like her future daughter, Amity. Enforced by Odalia, as according to Word of God she forces Amity to dye her hair green because "she likes her kids to be color-coordinated".
  • Unholy Matrimony: She's a horrible mother (and a horrible person in general), though she does appear to have a stable marriage.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In "Escaping Expulsion", Odalia has no qualms making Luz be part of the Blight Industries's "demonstration" showcasing the strength of their abomination soldiers. When Alador tries to get her to stop, Odalia gleefully voices her intent to have the Abom-iton 2.0 kill Luz, and only stops when Amity threatens to rip it to pieces in front of her investors.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Odalia has green hair, like her older children.

    Alador Blight 

Alador Blight

Voiced by: Jim Pirri

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"…A Blight always upholds their end of the deal."

The Blight siblings' absent-minded but intelligent father. He specializes in creating home security weapons out of abominations with Odalia describing him as the "greatest abomination inventor of our time". Like his wife, he too was involved in Amity and Willow's current broken friendship


  • Absent-Minded Professor: Alador, the brains behind Blight Industries, is constantly lost in his own head and staring off into space, allowing Odalia to speak for the both of them.
  • Abusive Dad: His very first scene immediately portrays him as such. Because Alador saw Amity and Willow's connection as an embarrassment, he threatened Amity with damaging Willow's life if she didn't cut ties with her.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Whenever he's not inattentive, he is detached and gets easily distracted by small things such as Principal Bump's demon hat, or butterflies. He also seems to suffer from a lack of sleep likely as a result of his endless experiments on abominations. It does explain a few odd quirks his son has.
  • Ambiguously Evil: While he does personally give the order to expel Luz and her friends, he doesn't seem to do anything without being prompted by Odalia. The only time he stands up to her is to keep Odalia from going back on her promise to Amity.
  • All There in the Manual: His name isn't mentioned in "Understanding Willow," but it is displayed in Dana Terrace's storyboard video.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: The Golden Guard visits Blight Industries and announces to buy all of his creations and is even willing to fund for further creation. However the Golden Guard also warns him for attempting to create a "private army" ...whatever that means.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Alador is shown being distracted easily to many things, much to his wife's chargin, ranging from Principal Bump's demon "hat" to butterflies.
  • Beard of Evil: He sports one in the flashback of "Understanding Willow". By the time he appears in the present, he's shaved it, although some visible stubble remains.
  • Berserk Button: If you're a Blight then you better keep your word after you give it. About the only time he shows any emotion is when Odalia intends to renege on her deal with Amity.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Alador possesses extremely thick eyebrows.
  • Blackmail: During Amity's youth, he and Odalia threatened her with the possibility of Willow being unable to attend Hexside if Amity didn't stop being friends with her.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair and is noted to be incredibly skilled when it comes to crafting abominations, two traits that he passed down to his younger daughter.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's easily distracted, doesn't always follow the flow of conversation well and seems pretty spaced out when he's not in the lab. When he is though he quite possibly lives up to his wife's boast about being the Abomination crafter of the age. It took Amity interfering for his Abomi-ton 2.0 to be even slightly held back and that was through trickery instead of combat.
  • The Cameo: In "Young Blood, Old Souls", within the flashback to Eda and Lilith's duel, what shows up to be his more youthful self can be seen in case you see carefully.
  • Characterization Marches On: The first time we see him in silhouette in Amity's flashback, he's just as austere and prim as Odalia, and seems on equal footing with his wife; his cameo as a teenager in "Young Blood, Old Souls", however, shows him listless and hunched over, much more like his present self. When he finally appears in "Escaping Expulsion", he's a bedraggled, easily sidetracked mess who needs her to guide him outside of the lab.
  • Chasing a Butterfly: A sort of Running Gag with him involves him becoming distracted during a conversation and following a flying bug, resulting in Odalia becoming exasperated with his antics.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Compared to his wife, Alador acts rather "off" and loses his focus quite often (a trait clearly passed down to his son).
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In his cameo, Alador is wearing the orchid robes of an abominations student during his high school years.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's a brilliant abomination-maker and inventor, but generally he'd rather be chasing butterflies. This is why he leaves running the business side of Blight Industries up to his wife.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite the fact that his parenting abilities are lacking, he and Odalia do appear to care for each other.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While he does nothing to stop it, he does show disapproval towards Luz getting killed by one of their Abominations during a demonstration compared to Odalia openly enjoying how it will happen.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When he discovers that Amity's connections with Luz, Willow, and Gus are actually strengthening her, he permits his daughter to continue hanging out with them, but he makes it obvious that he has no idea why she has grown stronger.
  • Evil Virtues: Maturity. Alador recognizes that sometimes, a bad deal is just a bad deal and it’s better to suck it up. Once Amity threatens to ruin the presentation, Odalia proves to be a Sore Loser who silently attempts to get every authority possible to keep Luz and her friends permanently expelled, he tells her it’s not worth it and to just take the loss.
  • Freudian Slip: When he and Odalia are pressuring Principal Bump into expelling Luz & co, he first says "executed" before correcting himself.
  • Genius Slob: Alador has messy Einstein Hair, Exhausted Eye Bags, Perma-Stubble, and his lab coat is disheveled and covered in abomination goop.
  • Henpecked Husband: Downplayed. He often gets dragged into his wife's schemes, but it seems to be less submissiveness on his part and more that his distractible nature causes him to let her take charge. Plus, he's perfectly willing to protest when he thinks she's going too far and when he argues against going back on their promise to Luz in "Escaping Expulsion", Odalia actually listens to him, instead of shutting him down.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: He willingly goes along with near anything that Odalia gets up to but shows much more in the way of morals than she does. Unlike his wife he genuinely believes in keeping his word, disapproves of Luz possibly getting killed to help demonstrate their products and knows when to let sleeping dogs lie instead of trying a brute force approach that might just backfire.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Alador means "confidence and diplomacy", which is perfect for a rich, influential witch. The "diplomacy" shows itself in "Escaping Expulsion"—he's able to firmly but persuasively talk some sense into his wife at the end, convincing her that appeasing Amity will still get their family the prestige it craves.
    • Because of his reputation as an Abusive Dad, the family name fits him more than it does their children, with him being a plague on at least Amity's life and capacity to make genuine friends.
  • The Minion Master: Alador is a member of the Abomination Coven and is stated by his wife to be "the greatest abomination creator of the era". In fact, his Abomi-tons are so powerful that Emperor Belos personally funds his research to make them stronger (after buying out the entire stock to make sure they couldn't be used against him).
  • Minion with an F in Evil: In "Escaping Expulsion", Alador is revealed to be less evil than Odalia. Either that or he’s just too busy to care until it matters.
  • Noble Demon: He has no qualms about selling weapons to the highest bidder and using teens as target practice, but unlike his wife he actually takes his status as a noble seriously and refuses to let her go back on her deal with Luz and Amity.
  • No Social Skills: He's not very good in social situations and Odalia has to prompt him to act properly.
  • Odd Couple: Alador is so engrossed in his experiments that he is completely ignorant to everything else whilst Odalia is a strict and harsh mother obsessed with controlling Amity's every move and placing unrealistic expectations on her. They do appear to care for one another, despite their differences.
  • Opposites Attract: How he maintains a stable marriage with Odalia of all people is anyone's guess.
  • The Pig-Pen: He's perpetually covered in Abomination goo from his experiments.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He’s the more level-headed one, and he shuts Odalia down when she intends to renege on her promise to let Luz to go back to Hexside, because doing so would be bad for their reputation and would be more trouble than its worth, although it's possible that he's only doing that because of his desire to push Amity into becoming a Coven head.
  • Preppy Name: His name airs a sense of aristocracy, just like his wife.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While he generally goes along with whatever his wife wants, he protests her trying to kill Luz, smiles when Amity finally stands up to Odalia, and puts his foot down when Odalia voices her intent to renege on her promise to Amity.
  • Serious Business: Keeping your word. While unhappy about it he didn't do much to stop his wife from having Luz killed, but the moment Odalia voices her intent to go back on her deal with Amity, Alador puts his foot down and reminds her that a Blight always keeps their word.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: How he's shown in his first appearance.
  • Social Darwinist: As shown in the flashback in "Understanding Willow", he states and believes that "Blights should only associate with the strongest of witchlings"—which Willow was not (during that time anyway). Though he does convince Odalia to allow Amity to hang out with Luz, Willow, Gus, but only because he believes that the three's influence on his daughter is making her stronger. Though it's clear he doesn't understand why.
  • So Proud of You: Implied. When Amity goes into battle against the Abomi-Ton 2.0, he looks very concerned for his daughter but shifts to an intrigued and delighted smile when she and Luz prove capable of handling it.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has gold eyes, and is cited by his wife as being "the greatest abomination creator of the era". All three of his children inherited them.
  • Unholy Matrimony: He's an apathetic Ambiguously Evil inventor who's married to a Jerkass Control Freak, despite this they're shown to be fond of one another.

Clawthorne Family

    Gwen Clawthorne 

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Clawthorne

Voiced by: Deb Doetzer

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"I will find a way to cure you Edalyn. No matter what it takes."

Eda and Lilith's slightly overbearing mother.


  • Affectionate Nickname: She calls Eda "Witchlet" and Lilith "Sweet Flea".
  • All for Nothing: "Knock, Knock, Kockin' on Hooty's Door" reveals that Gwen's obsession with finding a cure for Eda's curse and her needlessly spending money and resources while alienating her daughters were all for naught: No-one on the Boiling Isles would be capable of curing the curse because it, the Owl Beast, and the person who made the curse all came from a different island, making it a case of Wrong Context Magic.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: She can use beastkeeper magic to conjure animate animal traits onto inanimate objects. She demonstrates this by adding eyes and bat wings to roofing tiles so she can walk across them in the air.
  • The Beastmaster: As a member of the Beast-Keeping Coven, Gwendolyn is able to take command of a swarm of fire bees and threatens to turn all the animals of Bonesborough on the gremlins if she sees them again.
  • Because You Can Cope: She spent so much time trying to heal Eda's curse that she completely ignored Lilith, reasoning that she was self-sufficient enough to not need her. Understandably, this left Lilith feeling like The Un-Favourite. Then she finds out the hard way Lilith has the curse too.
  • Big Entrance: She marks her arrival at the Owl House by having her Palisman whip up a tornado for her to emerge from.
  • Cool Old Lady: Just like her eldest daughter, she easily befriends the much younger Luz with her enthusiasm in a finding a cure.
  • Determinator: Even though it took her years to find a cure for her daughter combined with said daughter's constant rejection of her methods, she never once gave up on finding a way to heal Eda.
  • Fatal Flaw: Is so obsessed with curing Eda instead of just treating the curse that she neglected Lilith because she thought that she could handle herself on her own, fell for numerous scams and cons, and drove a wedge between her and her daughter with her yearly failed attempts.
  • Familiar: Like her daughters, she has a bird-themed Palisman, in the form of a hawk she named "Hawksley".
  • Mama Bear: After she realizes she’s been scammed, and her attempts to cure Eda have only made things worse, Gwendolyn threatens the three gremlins that scammed her, by using her skills in beast-keeping, to leave Bonesborough and never return.
    Gwendolyn: Leave. (The fire bees flare into an inferno behind her) And if I ever see you in Bonesborough again, every beast in the forest will be after your head!
  • Magic Staff: Also like her daughters, she carries a staff topped with a Palisman which she uses as a method of travel.
  • My Beloved Smother: Invoked. Eda felt her mother was this because Gwendolyn was so desperate about finding a cure that none of her attempts helped. This also pushed Eda to keep reusing the door to the human world just to hide from her.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After she finally sees that she's been scammed, she realizes she's been wasting time (and money) finding a made-up cure for Eda from a scammer and also that she's been neglecting Lilith over Eda.
  • Never Mess with Granny: While probably not as powerful as her daughters used to be, she's still clearly not someone to be trifled with as shown by how she intimidates the three goblins who scammed her. Luz is also quite suprised at how muscular she is.
  • Parental Favoritism: Played with. Lilith thinks she favored Eda, and it's true that she spends far more time with her and often completely overlooks Lilith. However, it's not that she loves Eda more or doesn't get along with Lilith when she remembers to talk to her; it's that, because Eda was cursed and Lilith was always a particularly self-sufficient child, Gwen figured Eda needed her love and attention more.
  • Parental Neglect: Because Eda's curse took priority, Gwendolyn stopped giving Lilith attention - so much that Gwendolyn was too busy trying to find a cure to visit Lilith even once in thirty years; Lilith comments that Gwendolyn didn't even attend her inauguration for being accepted into the Emperor's coven. Notably, when they do reunite, Gwendolyn makes a quick, neutral comment on Lilith's hair, neither positive nor negative, before moving on to Eda.
  • Parents as People: She clearly cares a great deal for her daughters, but her obsession with curing Eda's curse creates a rift between them. What's more, in her desperation to cure Eda, she refuses to accept anything less than a complete removal of the curse, resulting in debunking actual experts on the subject and falling prey to a number of scam-artists taking advantage of her. Luckily, she comes around in the end and acknowledges how her actions had only made things worse since.
  • Perfect Solution Fallacy: Gwen is guilty of this in-universe. Rather than trying to find a way to help Eda manage the curse, Gwen wants something to get rid of it. In doing so, Gwen has wasted a lot of time and resources, and caused both of her daughters to resent her.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Like Eda, she's fond of stashing stuff in her hair.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks like a stouter Eda.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Genuinely wants to help cure Eda, but her obsession with a cure rather than a treatment like the potions (which she distrusts in general) will lead to her trying obvious scams in the hopes that they'll work.

    Dell Clawthorne 

Dell Clawthorne

Voiced by: Peter Gallagher

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Eda and Lilith's father.


Glandus High

    Bria 

Bria

Voiced by: Felicia Day

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A student from Glandus High who seek the Galderstone.


  • Alpha Bitch: She's the leader of the trio, and at one point threatens to feed Angmar a butterfly if he doesn't listen to her.
  • Ambition Is Evil: She only cares about power, and wanted to take the Galdur stones for herself so she can take over Glandus.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Gavin is lean and tall, Angmar is stout and wide, and Bria is as small as Gus and Matt.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Applicable to the whole group, but especially her. She's introduced as being friendly, helpful, encouraging, and claims she wants the stones to upend Glandus' social darwinist status quo. The facade quickly falls away once they reach the ruins, and she reveals she just wants to be on top herself.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: She uses Construction magic to summon pillars of rock from the ground.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: Bria has brown eyes, matching up with the color of her respective coven.
  • Evil Counterpart: Bria is more ambiguous, but she either contrasts Luz, Mattholomule, or both.
  • Foreshadowing: Her true nature is first hinted at outside the ruins, when she tells Angmar that if he keeps letting himself get distracted by bugs, she'll make him eat them.
  • Hate Sink: She is the most detestable of the trio, only caring about power and control, in contrast to Gavin who wants to impress his father and Angmar who wants to make a butterfly sanctuary. When her mask slips she acts like an absolute bitch to Gus and sees her team-mates as expendable, claiming she never liked them anyways.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: She's heavily implied to have a history of being viewed as weak, which her Social Darwinism is likely to stem from.
    "That's right! Who's strong now!?"
  • Kick the Dog: She threatened to make Angmar eat a butterfly if he wasn't focused.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After mocking illusion magic as "useless", Bria ends up getting scared off by an incredibly elaborate illusion Gus creates.
  • The Napoleon: She is one of the shorter students, being Gus's height, and is an arrogant and brash delinquent who loves being in charge.
  • Social Darwinist: She seems to subscribe to this, like the rest of Glandus
  • Unequal Rites: Looks down on Gus and other illusionists due to finding them weaker in terms of magic.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has three freckles on each cheek.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: It's rather evident she was going to ditch Gus, Mattholomule, and her two teammates once she got the stones.

    Gavin 

Gavin

Voiced by: Nik Dodani

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  • Beauty Mark: He has one on his lower left cheek.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Gavin is lean and tall, Angmar is stout and wide, and Bria is as small as Gus and Matt.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: Gavin has purple eyes, matching up with the color of his coven, Abomination.
  • Evil Counterpart: Gavin, like Amity, is a skilled Abominations track member with issues with their parent(s).
  • Hidden Depths: He's apparently very good at flying and he even wins the Gland Prix.
  • Slippery Skid: He uses Abomination magic trip the Slitherbeast by summoning an unreconstituted puddle of Abomination goop under it.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Parodied. Apparently, his "father" is literally just him with a big mustache. Although given how distant his dad is, Gavin might just not have a good idea of what he looks like.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He has issues with his father paying attention to him.

    Angmar 

Angmar

Voiced by: Harvey Guillén


  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Is the least openly malicious compared to Bria and Gavin.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Is easily distracted by interesting bugs.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Gavin is lean and tall, Angmar is stout and wide, and Bria is as small as Gus and Matt.
  • Cartoon Creature: He's a squat yellow dog-like mammal while his friends are humanoid. Like other Boiling Isles residents, it's not clear what species he is.
  • Chasing a Butterfly: He easily gets distracted by bugs and butterflies, following them instead of focusing on his task, and is the most innocent member of Bria's gang.
  • Evil Counterpart: Angmar is basically a more malicious Willow.
  • Friend to Bugs: Loves bugs, and even considers building a butterfly sanctuary with his new powers once he gets the stones.
  • Green Thumb: Is in the plant track, and proves it with his magic.

The Woods

    Snaggleback 

Snaggleback

Voiced by: Arin Hanson

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  • Butt-Monkey: Seems to get the short end of the stick in all his appearances so far with him getting devoured and later barfed back out by a cursed Eda then used a living disco ball and forgotten about during Grom.
  • 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

Voiced by: Isabella Rossellini

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The wealthiest demon on the Boiling Isles, who also looks after abandoned Palismans. 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.
  • Anti-Villain: In her second appearance, she's an antagonist to Luz, but only because she's worried about the safety of Owlbert.
  • 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 appearance 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 whom she was once a Palisman for.
  • Familiar: She used to be a Palisman for a giant, and now guards other abandoned and broken palismans.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She's basically wings and legs attached to Isabella Rossellini's face.
  • 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 Palismen 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.

Other

    Demon Hunters 

Demon Hunters

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson (lead hunter), Fred Tatasciore (Tom)

A group of nomads who capture and sell the most dangerous creatures in the Boiling Isles. They first appear in "Hooty's Moving Hassle", trying to capture the animated Owl House.


  • The Cameo: The lead hunter makes brief crowd appearances in "Sense and Insensitivity" and "Young Blood, Old Souls".
  • Eyepatch of Power: The lead hunter has one over his left eye. It is later revealed that said eye still works just fine.
  • Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: "Escape of the Palisman" reveals that they have been reduced to working as animal control officers.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: One of them is literally named Tom.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They have no problem throwing Luz, Willow, and Gus off a cliff. Tom emphatically admits he's wanted to do it ever since he was a kid.

    King's possible father (UNMARKED SPOILERS

King's possible father

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson

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Presumably the missing father of King.


  • Adults Are More Anthropomorphic: He’s a fully grown member of King’s species, who looks far more humanoid and has hands. King is still a youngling, who looks and acts like a dog for the most part.
  • Badass Baritone: As befitting his voice actor, when he first speaks in "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door", he has a very deep voice.
  • Blade on a Stick: A wall mural of what's presumed to either be him or one of his ancestors fighting a Gigeresque fire-breathing monster shows him wielding a giant spear.
  • Disappeared Dad: Although he was around when King was an egg, he's nowhere to be seen when King hatches and hasn't appeared in the eight years he's been with Eda. Even after learning that King is looking for him in "Eda's Requiem", for whatever reason he does not directly meet with King, though he does give Hooty a letter intended for King in "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door"… which Hooty accidentally eats when a bug crawled on it.
  • Papa Wolf: Heavily implied, considering that, in his absence, he left King a powerful protector in the form of Jean-Luc.
  • Starfish Language: Implied. King's earliest memory is of his father roaring, which he instinctively knows means "son". Although it is shown that he can speak perfect English as well.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: If the murals are anything to go by, then he shares his son's skull and horns.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Speaks for the first time in "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door", after his previous appearance had him silent.
  • Walking Spoiler: He is key to King's backstory, as well as the greater lore of the Boiling Isles.
  • Wham Shot: A character that looks like him watches King's message in "Eda's Requiem", it is unknown if it is truly him or a lookalike, or if he is looking for King.
  • Winged Humanoid: "Eda's Requiem" shows that he apparently has wings.

    The Titan 

The Titan

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The incredibly enormous humanoid whose body spreads across the Boiling Isles, providing the magic that powers witches' spells.


  • Alien Blood: Its blood is bright blue, full of potent magic, and can open rifts between worlds.
  • Ambiguous Situation: If unknown if it's really in a dormant state where it can communicate with people as Belos claims or simply dead. And even if the former is true, it's unclear if Belos is telling the truth about what it's saying or not. In addition, it's unclear if there's a direct connection between the Titan and Luz's glyphs, since that's apparently how witches originally used magic.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Belos claims that his iron-fist over the island is the Titan's wish. Whether or not he is lying is still up in the air.
  • Cargo Cult: As the source of both the Boiling Isles itself and the Background Magic Field within it, and the Monster Progenitor of the various demons, the people of the Boiling Isles worship the Titan as a god, though they know nothing about its origins. Belos claims divine authority as Emperor of the Boiling Isles by claiming he can hear it speak.
  • Genius Loci: The people of the Boiling Isles believe the Titan is still living and talks to them through Belos.
  • Giant Corpse World: Its decayed body forms the Boiling Isles and exudes the Background Magic Field witches use for their spells, as well as spawning the various species of demons, though it may actually still be alive. Following this, locations are named after body parts, though not always directly corresponding to the part they're actually at.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: If Belos is telling the honest truth, then it's the one responsible for the Coven system and Eda's persecution thereof.
  • Horned Humanoid: And that's the least strange thing about it.
  • Made of Magic: It is implied that before the inhabitants of the Isles evolved their own reserves of magic, Witches would draw from the Isles themselves to cast spells, a fact confirmed as true when Luz tries and fails to cast a spell with her glyphs in her brief time in the Human World in "Young Blood, Old Souls". Because of this, the inhabitants seem to view the island itself as a god worthy of reverence, Belos's authority stemming from his alleged connection to the Titan and supposedly knowing its intentions. Even long after its death, it's blood is still a powerful source of magic.
  • Monster Progenitor: All of the various demons of the Boiling Isles arose from the decomposing body of the Titan.
  • Mysterious Past: The inhabitants of the Isles are at a loss to explain where it came from, how it died, or if others of its species still exist elsewhere in the Demon Realm. Though similar bones have been found elsewhere, it's the only intact specimen known to exist.
  • Oh My Gods!: The Titan is worshipped by the inhabitants of the Boiling Isles, and frequently invoke its name in a manner humans would with a god, such as "Oh, Titan" or "So help me, Titan".
  • Our Titans Are Different: It's simply called "the Titan", and has many of the typical traits: it's insanely large, vaguely humanoid (but the skull's shape suggest something different even than a witch), and the Boiling Isles are made from its body, which also spawned the various species of demon, which allows its inhabitants to use magic. Belos claims that it's still conscious, and can communicate with him.
  • Reality Bleed: In "Keeping Up A-fear-ances", Gwendolyn mentions an extremely rare substance known as "Titan's Blood" which occasionally causes things to cross over from the human world. "Eclipse Lake" confirms that the substance is indeed the actual blood of the Titan itself.
  • Ribcage Ridge: Its massive ribs are the Boiling Isles' most prominent feature.
  • There Is Another: In "Knock, Knock, Knocking on Hooty's Door", we see that the Owl Beast seemingly originally came from what looks to be an entirely separate Titan corpse, with a much more elongated skull with no visible horns, confirming the above point that other Titan corpses and likely ecosystems exist.
  • Undead Abomination: It's vast in size and power, and is apparently alive enough to speak to Belos (or so Belos claims).

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