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     The Voice 
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You're Trapped!
The owner of the tower. No one has ever seen her but you can always hear her talking in your noise hole. Always picks the Sabotuer on each floor and helps them through their whisper clips. Played by Eve Kapf in the first series and then by Faith Brown in series 2 through 4.
  • The Announcer: Effectively acts as one on the show, declaring the challenges and reminding the Unfortunates what they have to do to pass.
  • Big Bad
  • Bad Boss: She did trick the Caretaker into getting trapped and working for her after all.
  • For the Evulz: Seems to be the reason why she traps people.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: we can see her mouth but according to the caretaker no one in the show has seen her. "I've never seen her but you can always hear her, talking in your noise hole"
  • I Gave My Word: Fulfills her promise on letting winning unfourtunates go free at the end of each episode, much to the caretakers chagrin.
  • Kick the Dog: the Voice gleefully tells the Caretaker that she needs more unfortunates and that he's still trapped at the end of Series 1.
  • Killer Game Master: Downplayed. The Voice controls the Tower and it's games but only traps unfortunates instead of killing them.
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     The Caretaker 
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It's time to pick the saboteur!
A man who is trapped in the tower and has to trap unfortunates to earn his freedom. The Main Host of the show, who uses his "Watch tank" to observe the game being played each episode, with slight remarks now and then. Played by Simon Greenall.


  • Anti-Villain: Ultimately aiding the voice so he can go free, after all.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep"
  • Greek Chorus: As the host of the show, he serves this purpose, giving remarks as the show progresses in between challenges.
  • No Name Given : The caretaker forgot his name before the show began.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He's the re-assuring face of the game, proof to the viewing children that this really is a work of high fantasy, with small skits that bookend each episode.
  • Signing Off Catchphrase:
    • Series 1-3:
      • ->Caretaker: Now, Get out of here! Well, You wouldn't want to get... Trapped.
    • Ever After:
      • ->Caretaker: "And so (winner) is free ever after! And so are you... for now. (evil laugh)"

     Wiley Sneak 
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To show you how it's done, here's Wiley Sneak!
An unfortunate trapped in the tower a century prior to the start of the first series. He demonstrates the challenges as the Caretaker describes them. Played by Olly Pike
  • Ambiguous Situation: Is Wiley willingly helping the Voice trap Unfortunates? Or is he like the Caretaker, having to help trap them to gain his freedom?
  • Older Than They Look: despite being trapped for over 100 years, Wiley looks like a teenager.

Series 1 challenge characters

     Phyllis and Madge 
Two flowers from "Feed Me Lies", Phyllis likes the truth while Madge likes lies.
  • Plant Person: Both of them.
  • Title Drop: the only time Phyllis was given a seed that had a lie she proclaimed "Stop feeding me lies..."

     Boris 
The organist in the challenge Deadly Medley.
  • Berserk Button: certain letters set Boris off. This is the crux of his challenge, finding words that he likes.
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     Ethel the Witch 
The Caretaker's cousin, who appears in the Witch's Brew challenge.

     Child eating python 
The eponymous snake in Snake Attack.

     The head on a plate 
A character who appears in the challenge Poison Banquet.
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Series 2 challenge characters

     The Botherers 
Two creatures who steal pieces of the body unfortunates have to assemble in Body Shock.

     Miss Mutternot 
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A place for everything and everything in it's place
The tower librarian. Originally appeared in the challenge Spooked but returned in Ever After for Mutternot's Tales.
  • Berserk Button: being given spooked books or when her library has power cuts.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The Caretaker refers to her as having a bad temper. She only talks with screams in the challenges she's involved in.

     The fairies 
First appeared in Fairy Trials. Some are good. Some are evil and the Unfortunates must determine which is which.

     Greenfingers 
A green hand that lives in the Tower potting shed. He also stops Unfortunates from finding Magic bulbs in his challenge, Greenfingers
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: has a role and challenge similar to the Child Eating Python of Snake Attack. The characters and challenge are on the same floor.

     Madam Deux Visage 
A French woman who appears in Two Faced Liar
  • Meaningful Name: her name means Two face in French. Fitting as she is in the challenge Two Faced Liar.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: When Unfortunates incorrectly guess the authenticity of her statements "NOOOOOO! IT IS TRUE/FAAAAALSE!!!"

     The whinging werewolf 
From the challenge Extraction. Unfortunates have to remove 3 rotten teeth from his mouth.

     The One-Eyed Watcher 
The character from the challenge of the same name.

Series 3 challenge characters

     The Crowman 
The title character from the challenge Beware the Crowman.

Series 4/Ever After challenge characters

     Grimble 
A creature that hides in the booth during "The Lost Invitations"

     Baby Botherer 
A baby that destroys the tower of building blocks in "Botherer Blocks"
  • Enfant Terrible: the Saboteur sets him loose to destroy the tower of blocks. The Unfortunates need to get him back in his playpen to pass the challenge
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute : has a role and challenge similar to the Botherers in Body Shock

     The Midnight Bride 
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The titular character of the Midnight Bride. Unfortunates need to find her 3 potential husbands.
  • Berserk Button: whenever an Unfortunate gives her a portrait of a potential husband she does not approve of.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Jump Scare: this happens when she screams in the unfortunate's face after they give her a husband she does not approve of.

     The Marriage Man 
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"This is all getting silly!" The Marriage Man said. "You must choose a husband before you are dead!"
  • Catchphrase: he has a few including "Don't be late!", "The bride is coming!", "The clock strikes!", "Do you bride, take (Husband's name) to be your tearfully shredded husband?" And "Oooohhh.. Dear ..."

     The Frozen Princess 
A sleeping princess who's part of The Frozen Princess. She wakes up and screams whenever the Saboteur says a word that sets her off.

     Scarlett 
A wolf hunter who is in the challenge The Wolf and the Nut
  • Expy: is based off Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Informed Attribute: Her being a wolf hunter. She doesn't even seem aware that there's a wolf in her mattress, usually denying it when the Unfortunates tell her.
  • Nice Girl: Bubbly and sweet, and refers to the Unfortunates as 'cuties.'
  • Mythology Gag : Before explaining the rules, Caretaker sometimes mentions the voice gave her a room for the night and hasn't gotten out since, similar to how he was trapped in the first place.
  • Skewed Priorities: Would rather go to bed than hunt down the wolf that ate her grandmother.
  • Token Good Teammate: One of very few heroic occupants of the tower. Though she's kind of rubbish at it.

     Split Ends 
A young lady trapped by her own ridiculously long hair from the challenge of the same name.
  • And I Must Scream: She can't move from her chair thanks to letting her hair grow out of control and become tangled throughout the entire room.
  • Berserk Button: Remove the wrong bows from her hair and she won't take it well.
  • Body Horror: Her hair is so long it covers the entire room like cobwebs or mould.
  • Blinding Bangs: They cover her entire face - though sometimes her nose can be seen poking free.
  • The Faceless: Her face can't be seen past through her hair.
  • Jump Scare: Tends to shriek one last time after the Trapped Unfortunate gives their parting words.
  • Rapunzel Hair: The reason why she's stuck in one place.

     Granny 
An evil granny who appears in the challenge A Child for Tea.
  • Expy: Has shades of the witch from Hansel and Gretel in her (offering candy, looking to eat children).
  • Faux Affably Evil: Lampshaded by the Caretaker "This granny may look all smiley and nice but she is far from it!"
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Implied. She tells Unfortunates who get trapped in her challenge that "She's going to have them for tea"

     Esme 
A woman who observes the challenge Scallywag Wood. She transforms chickens and scallywags into other creatures, which the Unfortunates need to find.
  • Baleful Polymorph: as explained by the Caretaker: "She turns chickens into creatures, but sometimes when there are nowt, She'll catch and transform scallywags so Unfortunates look out!"
  • Gypsy: has shades of this. She has magic powers to turn things into other things, has a Romanian accent and looks the part

     Millicent 
The first title character of Millicent and the Moths.
  • Assist Character: She'll show up to help the Saboteur turn the lights back on, which makes it harder to tell who is responsible.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She is dark skinned with hair as white as snow.
  • For the Evulz: The reason why she is cruel to moths.
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