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A ragtag group who work together to hunt trolls.

  • Badass Crew: A group of intelligent, heroic, and capable heroes.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Jim, Toby and Claire respectively.
    • Jim has the most experience in combat with an armor and swords evocative of knight imagery.
    • Toby wields an unpredictable magical weapon (his warhammer) that can hit hard, but he himself is less able to endure hits himself. Combined with his armor and the flying powers of his hammer and he makes an effective Magic Knight.
    • Claire's staff allows her to move around the battlefield with portals, redirect attacks and is associated with darkness, making her perfect for stealth and the transportation of important things like the Bridge.
  • Good Is Not Soft: All the members are friendly, get along very well and genuinely sweet to people ouside their usual social circle. Despite this, they are all perfectly willing to use lethal force against foes, and become ruthless and focused if any of their loved ones are threatened.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Jim, Toby, and Claire are teens while Blinky and AAARRRGGHH!!! are adults. And yet, all of them are a tight-knit group.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Jim, Toby, and Claire are human while Blinky and AAARRRGGHH!!! are trolls. And all of them are close friends with each other.
  • Kid Hero: Jim, Toby, and Claire are teenagers that help protect the world.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Jim, Toby, and Claire used to have average high school lives before Jim became the new Trollhunter.
  • The Team: Trollhunters normally work alone. Jim however relies heavily on his friends to help him in his heroics. Because of this, he and his team collectively refer to themselves as "Trollhunters."
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Jim (The Hero), Claire (female Love Interest), and Toby (male best friend).
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: For Jim, Claire, and Toby, this becomes their new normal.

    James "Jim" Lake Jr.
(SPOILER AHEAD) Click here to see his appearance as a troll-human hybrid 
Voiced by: Anton Yelchin (Trollhunters Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 episode 1-2); Emile Hirsch (Trollhunters Part 3 episode 3-onward, 3Below, Wizards and the upcoming film, Rise of the Titans)

The main protagonist and The Chosen One to be the Trollhunter (the first human one).

  • Action Survivor: Jim has proven throughout the franchise that he's a natural in surviving the unfamiliar world of the supernatural and often takes his luck for granted. He was more than capable of surviving the Darklands alone for almost two weeks, despite having little resources and his only source of nutrition being Nyarlagroth eggs. Also, while injured from an Onyx Shard, he was able to survive Camelot's knight hunt in the Wild Wood and even the historic Battle of Killahead Bridge itself.
  • Adaptation Name Change: From "James Sturges Jr." in the book to "Jim Lake Jr." in the animated adaptation.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Strickler calls Jim "Young Atlas" as a reference to him bearing the weight of the world on his shoulders. It started off as affectionate, but grew more into Terms of Endangerment as time went on. By the time of the first season finale, it's back to being affectionate.
    • "Jimbo" by Toby.
    • "Little Gynt" from Nomura.
  • Amazon Chaser: For Claire — in "Young Atlas" (while under the effects of Grit-Shaka), Claire karate flips him to the floor when he gets too inappropriate with her and his only reaction is a smile. And in "Claire and Present Danger", he comments on her having a great right and left.
  • Battle Couple: After his Relationship Upgrade with Claire in "Homecoming", they are this. Still fighting evil while being an Official Couple.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • Wanted more excitement in his life, which was all ready complicated enough. He got his wish. Toby chides him for it in the second episode.
    • All Jim wanted to do after becoming a Trollhunter was to escape the stressful life, and he got his wish in "Unbecoming". However, even though he didn't have the hectic life of a Trollhunter, he also didn't form friendships with Blinky, Draal, or Aarrrghh. And, his romance with Claire never took off.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Jim is a pretty even-tempered and polite person who admits that prior to being a Trollhunter he has never gotten into a physical fight before. However, getting him pissed will either result in a punch to the face, a sword slash to any part of the body, or death.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: An upgrade to the Amulet gives Jim a pair of daggers that can be combined into a Battle Boomerang.
  • Birthday Hater: While Jim will be polite and accept his birthday celebration, his father left the family on Jim's fifth birthday, creating a bias against them.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Jim's 16th birthday occurs in "Bittersweet Sixteen". First, he doesn't like birthdays in general because his father abandoned his family on Jim's fifth birthday. Second, on this birthday, Jim was targeted by a Stalkling, hit by lightning, and nearly suffers Death By Falling.
  • Blessed with Suck:
    • Having been chosen by the Amulet, Jim is forced to be the troll's champion at everything (even at the most menial of tasks), especially since dark forces of every shape and size want the amulet for themselves. Being the first human trollhunter doesn't exactly warrant much confidence in the people he is sworn to protect either. Even worse, he just can't get rid of it, since the Amulet refuses to be thrown away until he is dead (unless it is stolen, in which case he has to get it back the old fashioned way).
    • Happens again in the final season, when Merlin convinces him to use a potion that will make him half-troll. On the plus side, he gets troll like strength and agility. However, it also comes with the standard troll weakness to sunlight and his armor is permanently fused to his body, forcing him to join the trolls as their protector 24/7. He's changed back to normal at the end of Wizards.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Either in his armor that emits a blue light or in mostly blue civilian clothing, Jim is a heroic person. His skin also turns blue when he becomes Half-Troll.
  • Brought Down to Normal: At the end of Wizards, Jim is freed from Arthur's corruption and reverted back to his human form. However, his amulet was destroyed when the Arcane Order used it to resurrect Morgana from the Shadow Realm, thus rendered powerless. Although, Jim may be worthy enough to wield Excalibur in the future...
  • Bully Hunter: Stands up to Steven in the first episode when the bully is picking on Eli.
  • The Caretaker: For his mother, as he prepares her meals and gives her reminders. She even notes that she should be taking care of him, not the other way around.
  • Character Development:
    • When staring off as a Trollhunter, Jim was informed by Blinky that he would often need to kill his enemies to ensure the safety of Trolls. However, after defeating and killing Bular, Jim is now more at ease on killing if it means protecting himself or his loved ones.
    • Due to the stresses that came with being a Trollhunter, Jim was understandably resentful of it, to the point he wished he never found the Amulet in the first place. And then said wish led to him seeing the horrors that could've happened had he not found the Amulet. Afterwards, Jim resigned himself to do whatever he can to fulfill his duties. Even permanently turning himself into a half-Troll, though he does change back to normal at the end of Wizards.
  • Chef of Iron: Jim's constant cooking actually benefited him in using his sword to defend himself.
  • Childhood Friends: With Toby — the two met when they were both five-years-old when Toby was adopted by his Nana and Jim's father left his family. Ever since, they have been best friends for over a decade.
  • The Chosen One: Jim Lake is the newest Trollhunter - the chosen protector of the Troll-world via the Amulet of Merlin - as well as the very first human to become the Trollhunter. Even though the Amulet was destroyed in Wizards, it is implied at the end of the series that Jim will eventually become the next wielder of Excalibur.
  • Color Motifs: Blue, representing his heroic qualities. His main outfit is mainly blue, he has Innocent Blue Eyes, and his skin is blue after he becomes half-Troll.
  • Cool Helmet: After he dons his new set of armor, he is now able to summon a horned helmet. Later, it's shown that he is still able to summon this helmet in his usual armor.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has two small fangs in the form of an under-bite after being transformed into a troll.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: When he wears the Eclipse Armor.
  • Distressed Dude: Downplayed, though Jim does spend the majority of Wizards like this.
    • First, he was struck down by an Onyx Shard that slowly penetrated his heart, and even though the process was temporally halted due to the time travel, it still left him virtually weakened and unable to summon Daylight and his other weapons. He even had to run and hide from Arthur's knights hunting him, due to his injury affecting his ability to fight and defend himself. Although, after being partially healed and cared for by Blinky and Dictatious in Dwoza, he was able to hold himself off against a Gumm-Gumm AAARRRGGHH!!! and even participate in the Battle of Killahead by using a Gumm-Gumm's sword as his temporary weapon.
    • Then, when he returns to the present, he hurries the shard's process to try and gain an edge over the Green Knight, but he sadly falls under his control and has his soul trapped in the Shadow Realm, just like what happened to Claire when Morgana took control of her.
    • Finally, when he's freed from the Green Knight's control... he's immediately turned to stone. But thanks to Claire's tears, he changes back to his human form, but left with no powers... for now.
  • Dual Wielding: After receiving the Birthstone, Jim is now able to summon and use two boomerang daggers.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After everything that happened to him - having been forced to become the Trollhunter, giving up his humanity and any hopes of a normal life to be strong enough to defeat Gunmar by turning himself into a half-troll, forcing himself to become a full-troll with the Green Knight's shard corrupting him and rendered Brainwashed and Crazy by the Arcane Order - the Wizards finale ends with him becoming human again and the Amulet of Daylight destroyed, freeing him of being the Trollhunter and allowing him to return to Arcadia and relive his human life. Though time will tell if he really can return to a normal life after everything he's been through.
  • Extremely Protective Child: Jim threatened to kill Strickler if he continued to seeing Jim's mother.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: While imprisoned in the Dark Lands, he is assisted by the also imprisoned Nomura and he, in turn, helps her. As such, they becomes allies after their escape with Nomura leaving and coming back to Arcadia to bring help after Gunmar escapes.
  • For Want of a Nail: If Jim hadn't been the next trollhunter, his encounters with Strickler would have gone rather differently, considering how Strickler tried to mentor him.
  • Good Armor, Evil Armor: Downplayed. The Amulet of Daylight and the armor and sword it produces in usually bathed in glowing blue and is made of a chrome silver daylight-based alloy. When he incorporates the Triumbric Stones (three stones that possess either a literal or archaic connection to the series' Big Bad Gunmar) into it, the armor and sword takes on darker tones - referred to as his Eclipse Armor - becoming black with red highlights. Aside from having a different summoning phrase and being able to remain active without the amulet being connected to him, it is functionally the same as his normal armor.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: After returning to his human form at the end of Wizards, Jim gains a scar on his left cheek and another over his right eyebrow (similar to King Arthur's), which is the result of his Curb-Stomp Battle with AAARRRGGHH!!! while he was Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Justified in-universe as his Spanish class teacher is notoriously merciless in his grading so Jim practices the language whenever he can.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Merlin transforms him into a troll hybrid, this gives him enhanced physical attributes but also gives him the troll weakness to sunlight. By the end of Wizards, he changes back to fully human again.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: His suit didn't come with a helmet like it did his predecessors. Deconstructed to a degree as he sustains injuries that would have been otherwise mitigated if his head had been armored.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: The very first weapon he has a trollhunter is the Sword of Daylight and as of the season 1 finale, he now wields the Sword of Eclipse.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Almost, but ultimately subverted at the end of Wizards. Jim sacrifices himself by forcing the Onyx Shard into his heart and turn himself into a full-troll beast while he buys his friends time to escape (but at the cost of the rest of his humanity and left under the Green Knight's corruption). Claire manages to help him regain his free will, but is quickly turned to stone... until her tears revive him and restore him back to his original human form.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Toby are each other's best friend. Claire, at one point, describes them as the "dynamic duo".
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Zigzagged. Jim is taller than Claire but only by a few inches. This trope is played straight after Jim becomes a half-Troll in season 3, and he's now more of an example of One Head Taller as well as being more muscular.
  • Hypocrite: Downplayed. Jim claims that he's against lying and even felt (rightfully) betrayed by Strickler when he deceived him while he worked with Bular and sent Angor Rot after him. However, Nomura once pointed out that he lies to his own mother about his double life every day. He tries to excuse it as trying to protect her and keep her out of danger.
  • Indulgent Fantasy Segue: In "Airheads", Jim is taking part in the Spring Fling Touch-ATruck-athon, where he has to keep his hand on a truck. During the contest, Strickler wanders by and mocks Jim about losing the Killstone to Angor Rot and how he is more-or-less dating his mother. As Strickler laughs, in slow-motion, Jim takes his hand off of the car and punches Strickler in the face, knocking him out in front of everyone. It then cuts back to the contest, the punch having been a thought in Jim's head.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Jim has light blue eyes that serve to symbolize his heroic nature.
  • Interspecies Romance: Zigzagged. He and Claire are human, but after the former takes a potion made by Merlin, he become half-Troll, thus qualifying him and Claire as this.
  • It Gets Easier: At first Jim was horrified at the thought of having to kill any person or troll. After he killed the dental hygienist who would have killed Toby, however, he's able to handle the baggage better. After killing Bular, however, with his friends' help, he's more than willing to strike down Strickler for a while. It gets to the point where charging after Angor Rot gets him trapped.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: On top of everything that all other trollhunters go through, these problems are even worse when it falls onto Jim, who is not only the first human trollhunter, but he is a mere teenager who had no fighting experience before he was chosen. Being a human for a device designed for trolls, it takes getting used to for Jim to have control over its activation, and his human body means he is considerably weaker than most trolls. As a teenager, he has many responsibilities in his personal life and school life, his duties straining his relationship with his mother and causing him to fall so far behind that he winds up missing over a month in school. By the end of Season 3, he was forced to abandon his human life and allow himself to be turned into a troll by Merlin just so he would be physically strong and durable enough to take on Gunmar and Morgana. However, by the end of Wizards he's changed back to normal, albeit without the Amulet of Daylight, but he might be worthy of wielding Excalibur instead.
  • Knife Nut: He loves cooking with flourish and his cutlery skills help him survive his brief first duel with Bular when coupled with his new sword.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Fully embodies this trope until he gains the Power of Eclipse.
  • Like a Son to Me:
    • Jim forms a close father-son relationship with Blinky, which Strickler even notes on. And after Jim became a troll-human hybrid, Blinky outright states he considers Jim a "magnificent son".
    • His relationship with Strickler is more complicated given how the duo were once bitter enemies, but their relationship does resemble one between a father and son. And in a conversation with Claire, he notes he sees (or previously saw) Strickler as a father figure.
  • Living a Double Life: Deconstructed. Being the newly chosened Trollhunter (and the first human one at that) has proven to be incredibly stressful for Jim. And because of his new and dangerous responsibilities, his academics are in dire straits and his relationship with his mother is strained at times.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: After receiving the Killstone, Jim now has the ability to summon a large warrior's shield.
  • Magnetic Hero: Though he was treated coldly at first, Jim manages to gain Trollmarket's respect with his heroic deeds that no other previous Trollhunter before him could do. Even his enemies, Strickler and Nomura, are drawn in by his heroic nature to the point they decide to help him fight off Gunmar.
  • The Magnificent: After defeating Bular, Jim is granted the title of "Bular Slayer". This is later used as a means to getting under Gunmar’s skin by Jim and Draal when fighting him.
  • The Main Characters Do Everything: The trollhunter's job is to "heed the call", which apparently means that it is Jim's job to do everything troll society demands of him, including taking care of one troll's gnome infestation. Blinky justifies the troll's request by suggesting that it would make a good first lesson for Jim. The same troll would later have Jim deliver a box to her sister a box containing what could be an illegal gravity curse for her through the human mailing system.
  • Military Brat: The only image of his father shows him in a green, military suit with medals, so he was clearly involved. Since Barabra was married to him and knows some krav maga (a form of offensive martial arts commonly taught to military troops) she may have been a soldier or military MD, so it should not be too much of a surprise for Jim to acclimate to a life of battle so quickly in-spite of being a pacifist beforehand.
  • Momma's Boy: Justified. Jim is extremely close to his mother because he has a Disappeared Dad who was a deadbeat and he lovingly helps his mother because of her stressful job as a doctor.
    Toby: You mother your mother a lot.
  • Morality Pet: Subverted with Mr. Strickler. At first Strickler was kind to Jim after learning he had the amulet, and staying away from Bular and Nomura's murder attempts. Strickler was also upset on learning that Bular sent a troll assassin after Jim on his sixteenth birthday rather than focus on mending the bridge. Then Bular revealed to Jim that Strickler was a Changeling, a few days before Strickler would have a dinner date with Barbara. While Strickler in the ensuing fight only swapped the amulet for a fake, in the second confrontation he revealed I Am Not Lefthanded and managed to overpower Jim to force him to open the bridge. By the time they meet again, Strickler has commissioned Angor Rot to kill Jim and enspelled Barbara so that she will be hurt if Strickler gets hurt.
  • Nice Guy: Jim is a polite, friendly, and heroic young man.
  • No Flow in CGI: No matter how many flips he does or how hard he hits the ground, his hair always stays slick and in the same style as it was before. Also subverted, as he will occasionally wake up with bed-head and it will look wet when it's raining or something.
  • Parent with New Paramour: Even before discovering Strickler being a changeling, Jim's reaction to the possibility of the former dating Barbara is surprise and mild horror.
  • Real Men Cook: Since his mother has to work long hours at random, Jim is considered the homemaker. Because of this, he possesses marvelous cooking skills, effortlessly making meals for himself, his mother and Toby. He was even able to survive his first fight with Bular using his skills with a chef's knife.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Inverted. Jim is still a heroic Trollhunter but his new armor is black with red linings.
  • Refusal of the Call: Tries to get rid of the Amulet several times without success when Draal beats him in an Honor Duel and says that he's not worthy to be the Trollhunter.
  • Relationship Upgrade: With Claire in "Homecoming" after they share a Big Damn Kiss.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Prominently shown in the episodes "Young Atlas" and "The Shattered King". Basically, Jim is (relatively) fine with going on dangerous adventures but has a hard time asking out Claire.
  • Stages of Monster Grief: After he chooses to be turned into a Half-Human Hybrid permanently to better fight Gunmar and Morgana, he's fine with it for a bit (doing things like playfighting with Aaarrrgghh!!! and outpacing Claire in a treetop chase)until the drawbacks eventually start hitting him- he can't be in the sunlight, eat human food, or even graduate high school ever again. In his breakdown, he runs off to the school to sit at his old desk while remembering his pre-Trollhunter life while sadly carving his name into it, and gives in to his more animalistic side when Toby and Claire manage to find him, saying that the Jim they knew was gone. The rest of the Trollhunters manage to talk him down and remind him that he's still himself inside, and they'll still be there for him.
  • Summon to Hand: Jim can summon the Sword of Daylight to his hand if he's ever disarmed.
  • Supreme Chef: Jim looks up recipes online daily and cooks all the meals for his family and friends. He's also very talented with it, to the point that if his mother ever turns down a meal, he knows it's bad news.
  • Sword Beam: The Sword of Daylight shoots out a beam of pure daylight after Jim stabs Bular through the chest, turning most of his body to stone in the process.
  • Team Chef: For the humans, anyway. His morning routine involves making breakfast and lunch for himself, his mother, and Toby.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: As it can teleport back to his hands as long as it wasn't struck down, Jim is quite fond of throwing his sword at enemies.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • He starts off as a novice who admits to never being into a physical altercation before, but he ends with improving in his skills to the point of killing Gunmar and helping in killing Angor Rot.
    • And after taking Merlin's potion to become half-Troll, Jim's strength, power, and dexterity increase tenfold. To the point, he can take direct hits from large Trolls like Aaarrrgghh!!! and survive.
  • The Worf Effect: To show how much of a threat the Arcane Order]] is their champion is able to critically injure him, when at this point has fought against Gunmar and Angor Rot simultaneously while having the upper hand.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Has great difficulty fighting opponents in Wizards despite having defeated Gunmar at this point. This is due to the cursed rock currently lodged in his chest that not only prevents him from summoning his weapons, but also gives frequent flares of pain.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Jim has no problem with hurting and/or killing female Trolls if it means protecting his friends.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: In the series finale, Jim, now permanently transformed into a troll and unable to resume his normal life, opts to stay with the other trolls and leave his home on the surface.
    • However, by the end of Wizards, this trope ends up being subverted since he's changed back to normal.

    Tobias "Toby" Domzalski
Voiced by: Charlie Saxton

Jim's best friend since childhood. He lives with his grandmother.

  • Adaptation Name Change: His name is "Tobias F. Dershowitz" in the book. Here, his middle name has yet to be touched upon, but his last name was changed to "Domzalski".
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • "Tobes" by Jim.
    • "Toby Pie" from his grandmother.
    • "Wingman" from AAARRRGGHH!!!.
    • "TP", short for Toby Pie, by Claire and later Darci.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Toby shows a few signs in the franchise that he may have histrionic personality disorder, as he's proven to be a mild Attention Whore, most notably shown throughout the second half of Part One of Trollhunters. The only reason he wanted Jim to be Spring King was so he could become duke and, in "The Shattered King", his brief time as a 'god king' got over his head and waste time, allowing Angor Rot to take the Killstone. He later Took a Level in Jerkass around Claire and fought for Jim's attention. In Part Two of 3Below, he becomes a film director for "Kleb or Alive", but always got upset whenever something doesn't go his way.
  • Ascended Extra: In Part One of 3Below, he was a minor character for obvious reasons. But in Part Two, he becomes a main character and the Tarrons' go-to human ally.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Toby passes a gravity altering curse to a war hammer hoping to make it his weapon of choice, but in battle, he has more than a few problems properly using a weapon that will randomly become so light it will float away with him or so heavy he can't move it. Once Blinky puts a size-shifting spell on it, its weight stabilizes, and it averts this trope from then on.
  • Badass Normal: Willing to fight Trolls thrice his size to help his friends. He has no magic or powers but is more than capable of asskicking.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Toby is usually goofy and friendly, but is scary when angered.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Kills Angor Rot by distracting then smashing him.
  • Big Eater: Toby is always seen eating or heard talking about food.
  • Big Fun: The chubbiest of his friends and the most fun-loving.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: Downplayed. Toby wears braces and while it takes his dentist eight hours to fix them (which adds to him being a Sickly Neurotic Geek), they aren't portrayed as ugly.
    • Played straight in one episode, where he injures his jaw and gets braces that cover his entire face, and can pick up radio signals.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as bad as Eli, but Toby is picked on by Steve, weight conscious, and is given a lot slapstick humor.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Deconstructed. While trying to get a date to the Spring Fling, Toby attempts to be a smooth flirt to any girl he comes across. All of them say "no", including Darci, who wanted to be asked out by him but was put off when she heard he asked out every girl in their school.
  • Childhood Friends: With Jim — the two met when they were five years old, when Toby was adopted by his Nana and Jim's father left his family. Ever since, they have been best friends for over a decade.
  • Color Motifs: Red and yellow, both colors representing his energetic and Hot-Blooded personality. They are the main color schemes of his clothes, his warhammer has the same design, and the armor Merlin made for him is orange and yellow.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's generally the most immature and buffoonish of the team, but is still an asset of the team.
  • Drop the Hammer: Having adopted the nickname "War Hammer" during their missions, Toby eventually gets his hands on a fire-conjuring hammer containing a gravity curse to make it easier to wield (some of the time).
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Gains the nickname "T.P.", a shorten version of "Toby Pie" and is vocal about his dislike of it.
  • Equipment Upgrade: In season 2, Blinky has upgraded Toby's Warhammer to become travel-size and fight-size at a convenient time.
  • Fat Best Friend: Toby is quite hefty and is best friends with Jim.
  • Fat Comic Relief: His weight has occasionally been a part of jokes in the series.
  • Free-Range Children: Justified. Unlike Jim and Claire, Toby apparently has no problem with his secret Trollhunter life because his grandmother is too senile to notice.
  • Friend to All Children: Toby appears to have liking towards children, specifically babies. He honestly didn't believe that Claire's younger brother could be a changeling until proof was shown and was happy to do the flour baby project with Darci.
  • Glass Cannon: His warhammer is an incredibly effective blunt weapon that can shatter enemy trolls in a single-swing. However, due to the unpredictable nature of his weapon, the lack of experience in direct combat and lack of endurance, he is also the easiest to K.O. first.
  • Gravity Master: The curse on his warhammer allows him to control how gravity affects it, from making it several times heavier to reversing gravity so the hammer will lift him off the ground. He has trouble with this at first, but gradually gets the hang of it.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: Toby's parents died in a shipwreck when he was two years old, and he's slightly sensitive about the subject, but is an all around sweet and optimistic kid.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Jim are each other's best friend. Claire, at one point, describes them as the "dynamic duo".
  • Hidden Depths: It says a lot about Toby when his first response to discovering that the Trollhunters have an artifact that can stop time is to gush about how they'll have all the time in the world to learn any skills they want.
  • Identical Grandson: Toby's grandmother is basically an older, female version of him.
  • Irony: In the first episode, Toby was the one who didn't want an adventure while Jim did. After the latter became the new Trollhunter, their attitudes switched.
  • Jerkass Ball: In "Airheads", Toby is rude and petty to Claire, constantly bringing up how she lost the Killstone. When she finally confronts him on his attitude, he confesses that he is feeling left out and insecure of the team, especially since she meshes so well despite being new and provides useful skills. After Claire gives him a pep talk, Toby apologizes for his behavior.
  • Jumped at the Call: When Jim's destiny as the new Trollhunter is revealed, Toby is all for Jim doing it and joining in his best friend's adventures.
  • Lethal Joke Weapon: Since its weight changes randomly, Toby's warhammer comes off as a joke weapon, but can still deal heavy damage if its weight shifts happen to line up optimally. Toby gets better at controlling this as the series moves on.
  • Nice Guy: Toby is a fun-loving, friendly, and loyal person.
  • Parental Abandonment: "Just Add Water" reveals that his parents died in a cruise shipwreck when he was two years old.
  • Playing with Fire: His hammer has the ability to conjure up fire.
  • The Pollyanna: Toby tends to be the most optimistic of his friends.
  • Put On The Bus: In Wizards, Toby is left behind in the present while Jim and Claire end up venturing into the past and he doesn't reappear until the third-to-last episode.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Lives with his senile grandmother and she is apparently his only remaining relative.
    Toby: Nana took me in after what happened to my parents.
  • Red Is Heroic: His main color scheme is a mix between red and yellow and he's one of the main heroes.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Jim and Claire. Claire is the only girl in school he didn't ask out for this reason.
  • Sickly Neurotic Geek: He is shown to be very weight-conscious, nit-picks his food should it have any non-healthy materials, obsesses over burning calories with a pedometer, goes to various dental appointments within days of each other (the second one lasting 8 hours), etc. This becomes downplayed as the series progresses.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He's noticeably shorter than Darci, whom he begins a slow romance with in Part 2.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from having difficulty in keeping up with Jim as they bike to school to being able to keep pace with his friend as they battle dangerous monsters. This applies to his warhammer, as well. He goes from having a hard time working with it in its first use to more or less having control over its gravity shifts to the point where he uses it to fly.
  • Two First Names: Inverted. Along with Domzalski, "Tobias" can also be used as a last name.
  • Unaffected by Spice: He spent years building up a tolerance for spicy foods so he could stomach the Diablo Maximus Breakfast Burrito, a dish that incapaciates Senor Uhl for an entire day after one bite.
  • Undying Loyalty: His character description even stated that his loyalty towards Jim is "unwavering".
  • Would Hit a Girl: Discussed. When trying to get a pixie out of Claire, Toby briefly states "a gentleman never strikes a lady", but concludes that this is an exception and slaps Claire a couple of times to get the pixie out of her ear.

    Claire Maria Nuñez
Voiced by: Lexi Medrano

Jim's Love Interest, and one of the more popular girls at school. Smarter than she lets on.

  • Action Girl: More than capable of helping Jim fight his enemies.
  • Adaptational Nationality: In the series, Claire Nuñez is Hispanic-American. In the original novel, however, Claire Fontaine was an American immigrant from Scotland.
  • Adaptation Name Change: From "Claire Fontaine" in the books to "Claire Nuñez" in the animated adaptation.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Claire tells Jim she loves him when the latter is having trouble adjusting to his new life as a troll-human hybrid, and even considering going solo.
  • Arch-Enemy: In season 3, Claire becomes this to Morgana.
  • Badass Bookworm: Shares The Smart Guy role with Blinky after reading the entirety of A Brief Recapitulation of Trolls (becoming fluent in the language in the process), but is more willing to take part in the action.
  • Badass Normal: Like Toby, she's a normal human, who nonetheless enters into fights with trolls to protect her friends.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: The Skathe-Hrün conjures portals out of pure darkness and is able to do so using negative emotions like anger to do so. In Claire's hands though, it is an effective tool against evil, even being instrumental in the death of its original owner, Angor Rot. However, overtaxing herself channeling it powers makes her controlled by Morgana, the staff's original creator, though Claire ultimately severs Morgana's connection to the staff and makes it her own.
  • Battle Couple: After her Relationship Upgrade with Jim in "Homecoming", they are this. Still fighting evil while being an Official Couple.
  • Becoming the Mask: She and NotEnrique actually start to call each other brother and sister toward the end of season 1.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Has this for her brother, Enrique. After learning of his kidnap, she is determined to help rescue him. She also develops this for NotEnrique.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: When she overuses the power of the Shadow Staff, her sclerae turn black with pupil-less purple irises as an indication of her corruption. When Morgana controls her using this corruption, her eyes turn yellow and black.
  • Brainy Brunette: Has black hair, is a Badass Bookworm, an expert on solving riddles, and Jim mentioned she's a straight-A student.
  • Casting a Shadow: Has the ability to conjure up shadows with the Skathe-Hrün. When fighting Morgana over the staff, she casts a purple magic that contrasts with Morgana's gold one. In Wizards, she learns how to channel Shadow Magic without a staff.
  • Catchphrase: "Fudgeknuckle!"
  • Color Motifs: Purple, representing her intelligence. Her outfit and lock of hair are both purple. And when she was fighting Morgana, the color of her magical spirit is purple.
  • Cool Big Sis: She is shown to be a caring and loving older sister to Enrique.
  • Creepy Good: When Claire realizes that the statues in the Hero's Forge are essentially past Trollhunters' corpses, she states that it's the most heroic thing she has ever seen.
  • Damsel out of Distress: As her bio states, "... Far from the damsel in distress, Claire fights for herself and learns to master a weapon of her own: the Shadow Staff."
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wears primarily purple clothing and becomes the new wielder of the Skathe-Hrün (see Bad Powers, Good People above). Nonetheless, Claire is as heroic, brave, and kind as her companions. Until her overusing its power opens her to Morgana's control, though she later undoes this by severing Morgana's connection with the staff, taking it as her own. In Wizards, she gains a natural gift for shadow magic, yet she is initially wary of her dark gifts, due to everything Morgana put her through. She later overcomes her fear in favor of Douxie's insist as he helps her make the magic her own.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Justified. Claire's parents are not pleased with her dating Jim because they think he threw a party at their house, which in truth was him trying to settle the changeling pretending to be their son.
  • Dub Name Change: According to the credits, some translations call her "Clara".
  • Dude Magnet:
    • Jim has had a crush on her apparently for a while.
    • Steve has made a few desperate and obnoxious attempts to flirt with her.
    • In "Blinky's Day Out", she mentions that Logan, one of her classmates, asked her out to the Spring Fling, but she turned him down so Jim could ask her.
  • Emotional Powers: The Shadow Staff’s abilities are fueled by emotions, and she needs an emotional anchor if she isn’t familiar with her destination.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Claire is able to whip up guacamole that impresses even Jim.
  • Good with Numbers: Shown helping Jim with his math homework in one episode.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Wears various shades of purple in her clothes.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She is shown to be close friends with both Mary and Darci.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Zigzagged. Jim is taller than Claire but only by a few inches. This trope is played straight after Jim becomes a half-Troll in season 3, and he's now more of an example of One Head Taller as well as being more muscular.
  • Hypocrite: Downplayed. When she sees Steve threatening to harm Jim, she tries to protect him, only to get waved aside. She even smiles at Jim after he punched Steve in the face. However, one episode later, she briefly scowls at Jim for punching Steve while saying that there are other ways to finishing a fight than violence, despite trying to protect him from the latter and smiling at Jim's victory over him earlier.
  • Interspecies Romance: Zigzagged. She and Jim are human, but after the latter takes a potion made by Merlin, he become half-Troll, thus qualifying him and Claire as this. By Wizards, this becomes subverted as Jim is turned back to human in the end.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames herself for Angor Rot's escape in "The Shattered King". Later on in Wizards, she continuously blames herself for not being strong enough to save Jim from getting impaled by the Green Knight's onyx shard.
  • Magic Staff: Claire was able to steal the Skathe-Hrun, a powerful staff that can conjure portals out of darkness, from Angor Rot, making her own iconic weapon in the fight against evil.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Her first name is French and her last name is Spanish.
  • Mystical Plague: Claire contracted a nasty cold - coughing, sneezing, Exhausted Eye Bags and all - from overuse of her staff from the Part Two finale. Even Barbara, a trained medical professional, can't seem to find the cause of her symptoms, and her tests come out negative like she's still in absolute perfect health, despite the obvious condition she was in.
  • Nice Girl: Claire is a consistently sweet person.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • Her breaking into the Lake family basement in the 11th episode not only prevents Jim and Draal from capturing (and dismembering) Strickler, but gives the changeling the opportunity to replace the Trollhunter amulet with a convincing fake.
    • By overexerting herself with the Skathe-Hrün to create a large portal to allow all of Trollkind to escape, she becomes open to the Pale Lady's control.
    • Saving a redeemed Morgana from the undead Arthur in the Shadow Realm inadvertently allowed the Arcane Order to follow them to Hex Tech, where they were hiding Nari.
  • Omniglot: Claire has shown to speak English, Spanish, and the Troll language.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Her default outfit.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Claire's main color motif is purple and she proves to be a vital asset to the team, especially with the Skathe-Hrun. Season 3 and Wizards show her magic is also purple.
  • Race Lift: She was Scottish in the book. Here, she is a Latina.
  • Relationship Upgrade: With Jim in "Homecoming" after they share a Big Damn Kiss.
  • Shadow Walker: Gained this ability after becoming the new owner of the Skathe-Hrün. She eventually later learns how to control her shadow abilities without her iconic staff.
  • Shipper on Deck: Becomes this to Toby and whoever the girl is inside the Arcadia mole mascot. Who turns out to be one of her two best friends, Darci.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She describes Jim as "the nicest guy [she's] ever met" and has a mutual crush on him.
  • Skeleton Motif: Claire has an affinity towards skulls.
    • Her regular t-shirt has a stylized skull on it. note 
    • Following from the above example, she's a big fan of the popular band, "Papa Skull". (Partial justification for the skull motif - she mentions it's their shirt she always wears.)
    • A decorative skull can be seen inside of her locker.
    • She took ownership of the Skathe-Hrün and the previous owner's, Angor Rot, face resembled a skull.
  • Skunk Stripe:
    • Claire has a streak of blue hair in her entire brunette head.
    • After Claire uses a huge shadow to transport the remaining Trollmarket Trolls to a safe area, her streak of blue hair turns white.
    • By Wizards, her white streak now covers her entire bang.
  • The Smart Guy: Stated by Jim to be a straight A student. She also proves to be more than useful when she's let in on Jim's secret.
  • Smurfette Principle: The only female member on the trollhunter team.
  • Token Minority: Of the human members of the team, Claire is the sole female and is of Mexican descent.
  • Token Wizard: Among the main trollhunters group, Claire is the one most associated with magic in terms of combat, using her staff as a means of moving about the battlefield while Jim is a Knight in Shining Armor and Toby uses a Lethal Joke Weapon. She eventually becomes a fully-dedicated witch of shadow magic by Wizards.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: States that she loves guacamole and has been shown with a bowl of the stuff twice in separate episodes.
  • Women Are Wiser: Usually the most level headed member on Jim's team, as well as being the sole female.
  • Working Through the Cold: Inspite of Jim's pleading, Claire refuses to take a day off - either from school or trollhunting - during her illness.

    Blinkous "Blinky" Galadrigal
Voiced by: Kelsey Grammar

The troll who trained multiple previous Trollhunters. Despite his... mixed record, he takes up Jim's training.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: His design in the show is Ugly Cute, his appearance in the book looks like this!
  • Badass Bookworm: Blinky may be a Non-Action Guy, but his love for reading has allowed him to help the group in many ways.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: For the most part, Blinky is a studious, polite Non-Action Guy. Threatening his friends, however, will make him pissed off enough to fight.
  • Blue Is Heroic: He has blue skin and is the caring, loyal teacher of Jim.
  • Broken Pedestal: Looked up to his brother until he found out not only was he alive, but he joined Gunmar.
  • Cain and Abel: His brother is loyal to Gunmar and even tries to kill him.
  • Character Development: At the beginning, he was a staunch believer in what a Trollhunter should be (i.e., work alone, "finish the fight", etc.) and tried to instill these beliefs to Jim. But witnessing Jim's feats which included Jim involving his friends helped Blinky to understand that his beliefs were not correct.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Vendel accuses Blinky of being this in "To Catch a Changeling" to Blinky's denial.
    Vendel: You've never met a conspiracy theory you didn't like.
    Blinky: I hate conspiracies. That is why I am dedicates to rooting them out.
    Vendel: Like you rooted out the plot to ride Trollmarket of all its cat meat?
    Blinky: That was a misunderstanding.
    Vendel: Or the time you were convinced we were infested with flea trolls?
    Blinky: Precaution is the soul of virtue.
    Vendel: Everyone in Troll Market thinks you're paranoid.
    Blinky: If it's everyone, it must be a conspiracy!
  • Creator's Favorite: Guillermo del Toro has said in an interview that Blinky is his favorite character.
  • Dirty Coward: In the 12th century. During King Arthur and Gunmar's brewing conflict, Blinky was not the same wise and polite troll in the present, but a rather arrogant, snobby, ignorant, and rude coward who was quite unfriendly to outsiders, seeing them as "troublemakers" and quick to banish them out of Dwoza. This revelation of Blinky's old self greatly shocked Jim, Blinky's future surrogate son, but it is revealed that after befriending the former Gumm-Gumm general, AAARRRGGHH!!!, and "losing" his brother, Dictatious, in the middle of battle, he surely grows to become the father figure Jim would meet in the future.
  • Extra Eyes: Most trolls only have two eyes; Blinky has six.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: Well mannered and well read.
  • Humanity Ensues: Blinky experiences this for a short while after being exposed to a number of unknown potions within Gatto's stomach.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: When he's changed into a human for a little while, he looks like a cartoon version of Kelsey Grammer.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Few call him by his given name, Blinkous.
  • Like a Son to Me: Tied to Parental Substitute. In "Jimhunters" he actually tells Jim that when he looks at him he sees a son - a magnificent son.
  • The Mentor: Takes it upon himself to coach and train Jim as the new Trollhunter.
  • Moment of Weakness: In Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind, Blinky admits that some of the trolls considered breaking the pact and subsisting on the human passengers on the Mayflower, though he refuses to disclose to Jim, Claire and Toby who did so. Cut to the same panel, showing a hysterical Blinky being the one to propose the idea.
  • Mr. Exposition: Often the one to fill Jim in on troll culture, history, and the duties of being the Trollhunter in general.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Used his arms to wield a number of swords during the Trolls' fight with the Mountain Trolls during the Graphic Novel.
  • Multi-Armed Multitasking: Less ostentatious than most examples, but he does make effective use of all four of his arms and complains that it's difficult to get anything done with only two.
  • Nice Guy: Blinky is always polite, well-mannered, and thoughtful.
  • Non-Action Guy: Blinky is, by his own admission, not much use in a fight. His biggest contribution to a battle has been driving into Angor Rot with Jim's car. However, late in the series and especially in the final battle he proves to have pretty good aim with a Dwarkstone.
  • Parental Substitute: Blinky becomes one for Jim; most noticeable when he gets Jim what he always wanted for his birthday: A Vespa. Or at least, all the parts for one. Strickler even points out that Jim sees Blinky as a surrogate father figure. In "Jimhunters", he helps Jim deal with his new troll form by telling him he's a champion, a friend, and a son.
    Blinky: When I gaze upon you, do you know what I see? I see a champion, a friend... a son. A magnificent son.
  • Rabid Cop: Both times Blinky and Claire tried to interrogate someone, it turned into Blinky basically starting off bombs and threatening to blow everyone up. They survived, but this resulted in killing the snitch they wanted to bring in as evidence.
  • Rousing Speech: Blinky has a number of these, specifically to Jim. Jim even used one of them for his try out for Romeo!
  • Shipper on Deck: For Jim and Claire, notably telling Jim he blew his chance to ask Claire to the Spring Fling.
  • The Smart Guy: The guy with all the info the team may need, or at the very least he knows enough to get the team on the right track. And while he's obviously less well-versed on the human world than the humans, he seems to know a lot more about them than the other trolls.b
  • Team Dad: Tied to Parental Substitute. He does his best to take care of the group and encourages Jim (as well as Toby and Claire) to explore their pontential.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: In later seasons he seems to keep a fair amount of Dwarkstones around, which are essentially magical hand grenades. Played for Laughs when he takes the “bad cop” routine too far, but against Morgana he shows some solid aim.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: After becoming human, Blinky gained a liking towards whipped cream.
  • Tragic Keepsake:
    • Subverted — The many books he owns are the only thing he has left of his brother. After he finds out that his brother is alive and a Gumm-Gumm he tries to burn them.
    • Played straight — He now has Vendel's staff after his death, having taken up the mantel as the Troll Elder.
  • You Are in Command Now: He beomes leader to the surviving trolls after Vendel is killed and Troll Market is taken.

    Aarghaumont "AAARRRGGHH"!!!
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

A friend of Blinky who has taken an oath of non-violence.

  • Acquired Poison Immunity: The breed of troll he belongs to come from the deepest caverns and are sensitive to light, fighting for the Gumm-Gumms forced him to adapt to light exposure.
  • Actual Pacifist: Even in life-or-death situations, he refuses to fight. He even refuses to play violent video games. He eventually reconsiders to save Toby from Bular, and makes the decision to keep fighting alongside his friends since then. Still prefers non-violent video games though.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Wingman" from Toby.
  • The Atoner: He used to be one of Gunmar's generals, but defected and fought against his former allies. The reason for his pacifism is to atone for the people he killed in the past.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Seriously. You want this guy to keep his oath of non-violence.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Well, not crazy, but when he gets angry enough, his eyes turn black with glowing green pupils.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Green fur with green eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Kidnapped as an infant by the Gumm-Gumms and raised by them to become a vicious soldier.
  • Determinator: In Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind, while most of the trolls in America took the Mayflower, Aaarrrgghh!!! walked the whole way across the ocean through deep, deep caverns beneath the ocean floor. He says that he was able to accomplish this because deep cave trolls like himself are very patient and are good with directions.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Toby feeds him video cassette tapes in the pilot episode. He also likes cats, their hairballs, and articles of clothing ruined by their droppings.
  • Gender Flip: In the original novel, AAARRRGGHH!!! was actually female, confused for a male on account of a lack of gender traits that normal humans would recognize. In the series, he is male.
  • Gentle Giant: The biggest of his friends and is a pacifist.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: AAARRRGGHH!!! was turned to stone while saving Toby. Later he is saved by the creeper sun antidote.
  • Hulk Speak: Talks like this due to the trauma of of being kidnapped as a child and forced to become a brutal killer.
  • Monster Roommate: Temporarily becomes Toby's Troll roommate to act as his bodyguard.
  • Nice Guy: He's a sweet guy.
  • No-Sell: His stone body makes him largely impervious to electricity based attacks, it's likely that this is the case for all trolls.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: After being infected by Angor Rot and only having a few months to live, he starts to distance himself from his friends and they all remark on his strange change in behavior.
  • Papa Wolf: He proves to be very protective over his friends, especially Toby.
  • Shipper on Deck: Like Toby and Blinky, AAARRRGGHH!!! calls out Jim for not asking out Claire to the dance sooner.
  • Taking the Bullet: He intercepts a lethal blow that Angor Rot aimed at Toby.
  • Tyke-Bomb: He and trolls of his kind were kidnapped by the Gumm-Gumms as infants and raised as soldiers in Gunmar's army.
  • Walk, Don't Swim: He reached North America by walking along the ocean instead of riding the Mayflower.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Angor Rot infects him with a poison that slowly turns him to stone. The only way he can survive is by returning to his homeland, but since it's not a permanent cure and the area is inhospitable to trolls that fall outside his own kind, he decides to stay and help his friends for as long as he can before leaving. Then this all becomes moot when his friends find the antidote to the Creeper Sun poison, and he comes back to life.

Voiced by: Matthew Waterson

The son of Kanjigar who starts off as a rival to Jim before becoming his protector.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Draal loses his right arm removing the Amulet from the Killahead Bridge, turning it to stone. He later replaces it with a mechanical prosthetic.
  • Artificial Limbs: Replaces his right arm with a mechanical prosthetic.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With Nomura. All of their interactions in season 1 has them as bitter enemies, but season 2 shows that they do have lingering feelings for one another as when Draal goes back to rescue her from imprisonment and Nomura being just as happy to be with him.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He has extensive weapons training and even gives lessons in armed combat to Jim after his Heel–Face Turn, but prefers to primarily fight with his body.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Draal becomes very protective of Jim as the series goes on and even teaches him how to wield his sword better. Because of this, Jim confides in Draal in ways he doesn't with anyone else; not even Blinky.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Acts as a surrogate, older brother figure to Jim and helps the new Trollhunter on how to better refine his fighting techniques.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Draal has blue skin and while he started off as a rival to Jim, he later becomes his protector.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He becomes mentally dominated by Gunmar and has been reduced to a glorified attack dog.
  • Break the Haughty: His defeat at Jim's hand followed by being spared and then subsequently humiliated by Trollmarket due to the shame of the latter, really did a number on Draal's arrogant pride.
  • Butt-Monkey: First, Draal loses his father. Then he's given a Break the Haughty moment by Jim, which exiles him from Troll Market. And then he loses his arm when trying to protect Jim and prevent Bular from opening the portal to the Darklands. And later, he's brainwashed by Gunmar. Don't even get us started on how he was chosen as the Trollhunter in an alternate timeline. This show hardly gives him a break.
  • Character Development: He starts off as an arrogant jerk to Jim for being chosen as the new Trollhunter and made every opportunity to mock him. After Draal's defeat by Jim, the Troll decides to become Jim's protector and they gradually form a brotherly type of bond.
  • The Chosen Wannabe: After he finds out that Jim took the mantle of trollhunter instead of him, he does everything in his power to humiliate Jim. When Jim grows a pair and challenges him for a rematch, due to troll-kind's Honor Before Reason culture, Draal uses this as an excuse to kill Jim in hopes of taking the amulet himself. It is not until Jim spared his life does he realize that Jim was the honorable one and decides to help him instead.
  • Dating Catwoman: Used to date a changeling named Nomura.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After Jim defeats Draal in combat, but refuses to kill him, Draal becomes disgraced and unable to show his face in Trollmarket. He decides to live with Jim as his bodyguard instead, and the two form a friendship.
  • For Want of a Nail: He was the second choice after Jim to become the Trollhunter. Merlin had his reasons for choosing Jim instead, since Draal lacking a circle of friends willing to fight for him got him killed.
  • Handicapped Badass: Despite losing his right arm and having to replace it with a prosthetic, Draal is still no slouch when it comes to fights.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself to allow Jim and his friends to escape during part 3 as he gets stabbed by Angor Rot and gets turned into stone as a result.
  • I Owe You My Life: Draal comes to live with Jim because the latter spared and thus dishonored him. He also believes Jim when the latter was telling the trolls that changelings had returned.
  • Informed Ability: While we're told and get a small glimpse at the fact that Draal is a relatively seasoned warrior, we don't get a lot of solid examples past The Battle of the Two Bridges (Season 1, Episode 13), outside of his fight with and loss against Gunmar
  • Lightning Bruiser: Along with his natural Troll strength, Draal's Rolling Attack makes him incredibly agile compared to trolls of similar and greater size.
  • The Magnificent: Draal "the Destroyer".
  • Monster Roommate: Temporarily becomes Jim's Troll roommate to act as his bodyguard.
  • Never Found the Body: In "The Oath", while fighting a revived Angor Rot, Draal is poisoned and begins to turn to stone. He then falls from a considerable height, and the cave starts to collapse. So, although he wasn't explicitly shown shattering, it seems unlikely that he would have survived.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: Whatever ways he and Nomura used to express affection for another, it didn't involve what is usual by human standards. They both even express disgust at human displays of affection.
  • The Poorly Chosen One: He turns out to have been this in the alternate timeline where Jim never becomes trollhunter as he becomes trollhunter himself but he is captured and forced to open Killahead Bridge then slain by Bular and the amulet is smashed afterwards. Downplayed in that Jim barely survived when the Changelings targeted him, and only won because he had his friends, while Draal had to work alone. It's more a case of "chosen one lacked backup support".
  • Redemption Equals Affliction: After this heroic deed to protect Trollmarket, which resulted in him losing an arm, he is treated as a hero and once more welcome amongst the Trolls.
  • Rolling Attack: Draal has the ability to roll himself like a ball at high speeds as a means for attack.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Was quite arrogant and petty to Jim and other in the beginning. After his Break the Haughty moment, Draal is humbled.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Always aspired to make his father, Kanjigar, proud, which was hard to do because Kanjigar would always distance himself from his son because of his responsibilities as Trollhunter. Draal does get some closure, though, when the Forge of Heroes allows him to communicate with his father's ghost.
  • Would Hit a Girl: As Nomura can testify, Draal will hit a woman.
  • The Worf Effect: In the first half of Season 1, Draal is a capable warrior, able to hold his own in a fight against formidable trolls like Bular, but past The Battle of the Two Bridges (Season 1, Episode 13), It seems like it takes less and less effort to knock him out cold. While this is subverted momentarily when he battles Gunmar in the forest and manages to last a short bit before ultimately being possessed, most of the time it seems he's there to show Jim and Co. just how strong their next enemy is.

Past Trollhunters

    As a whole 

  • I Work Alone: The stance every Trollhunter was expected to take when it came to dangerous derring-do. Until Jim came around that is.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: The Amulet of Daylight - an Ancient Artifact created by the wizard Merlin - chooses someone to take up the mantle of trollhunter, the inspirational hero to all of troll-kind and maintainer of both the troll-world and human-world (by proxy). The trollhunter has no actual say in the matter, forced to take up the role up until their death. As the trollhunter, they must "heed the call" whenever it calls for them. "Heed the call" can be anything as minor as taking care of one troll's gnome infestation or deliver something through the mail, but usually it involves life-threatening situations. Should they try and get rid of the amulet, it will simply appear back to them, but it must be retrieved if it is stolen.
  • Legacy Character: There has always been a Trollhunter.
  • Light Is Good: The Amulet conjures armor and a sword made of pure daylight.
    By the glory of Merlin, daylight is mine to command!
  • The Magnificent: Every trollhunter has a title of some kind.
  • One Riot, One Ranger: Deconstructed. This (largely well-intentioned) attitude is implied to be the great downfall of Jim's predecessors.
  • Rule of Three: The Trollhunter lives and dies by three rules:

    Kanjigar the Courageous
Voiced by: Tom Hiddleston (episode 1), James Purefoy

The father of Draal and Jim's predecessor.

  • The Ace: Kanjigar was widely considered to be one of the greatest Trollhunters of all time. They even had songs written about him.
  • Big Good: Especially in season 2, when he possesses the newly resurrected AAARRRGGHH!!! to help the team save Jim from the Darklands.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: As a Trollhunter, Kanjigar was deliberately distant with his son Draal as a means to keep him safe. Kanjigar is quick to berate Jim for instead keeping people close to him and putting them in danger, particularly his son Draal, who lost his arm protecting Jim.
  • Full-Name Basis: Does this to basically everyone, including the human characters.
  • Good Parents: Though he had to distance himself from Draal during his Trollhunter career, the fact that the latter doesn't show any spite towards him, their interactions in Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind are rather positive and they both display affection towards each other when AAARRRGGHH!!! is possessed by Kanjigar suggests that Kanjigar was a pretty good dad.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Kanjigar sacrifices himself during the first episode's opening by willingly throwing himself into the daylight, keeping the Amulet out of Bular's reach before Jim discovers it in the remains.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: In an interesting twist, he actually died BEFORE he became Jim's mentor in the Void.
  • Papa Wolf: In the Void, he condemns Jim for how the battle of the bridge led to Draal losing his arm.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Kanjigar's Heroic Sacrifice is what causes Jim to become the new Trollhunter.
  • So Proud of You: His words to Draal in the season finale when they see each other again.
  • Sudden Principled Stand: In Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind, Vendel remarks and commends Kanjigar for abstaining from eating the humans on the Mayflower on principle despite the desperate conditions.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Subverted. At first we only see Kanjigar when he kills himself to keep the Amulet out of Bular's hands. Then it turns out Jim can talk to him in the void. Then he possesses Aarrgghh in season two and even gets to hug Draal.

    Unkar the Unfortunate
Voiced by: Wallace Shawn

Blinky's first Trollhunter pupil.

  • Cruel and Unusual Death: While in the series it is mentioned that he died when he was torn limb from limb, in The Felled, it is expanded upon that he slipped on some steps when he got cocky in a fight and falls into a spike-pit, where-upon the dying Unkar is pried-off and then torn limb-from-limb.
  • Death by Disfigurement: Was torn limb from limb.
  • Epic Fail: His Trollhunter career didn't even last a day.
  • The Poorly Chosen One: The Amulet chose him to be the hero to all good trolls in our world, to be the shining beacon of hope for all of trollkind... and he dies in his first night out.
  • Spirit Advisor: Surprisingly he briefly acts as one to Jim when he starts to regret being trollhunter.

    Deya the Deliverer

The first Trollhunter. See Wizards (2020) for more information.

  • Action Girl: Deya is a female and the first Trollhunter.
  • Disability-Negating Superpower: When Bular blinds Deya with reflected sunlight, she is able to use the magic of the amulet to counteract it.
  • The Messiah: As the first Trollhunter and the one who banished the Gum Gums to the Dark Lands.
  • Never Found the Body: Averted. Deya the Deliverer dies stalling for time as the other trolls escape onto the Mayflower, her petrified remains sinking into the waters of the bay. Having seen the battle from a distance, Aaarrrgghh!!! salvaged it and brought it to the pilgriming trolls as a peace-offering.
  • Retcon: The graphic novel Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind, seems to imply that Deya is not actually the first Trollhunter, as Kanjigar is chosen to take her place immediately after she dies, and the others speak of Unkar the Unfortunate as if his tenure had already happened. Though ''Wizards does confirm she is indeed the first which puts the events of the comic into a quasi non-canon state.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Deya sacrifices herself by fending off Bular as the other trolls hide on the Mayflower.

    Maddrux the Many 
A trollhunter that founded the Aspectus Stone.
  • Double Meaning: The Aspectus Stone allows the Trollhunter to "summon the strength of a thousand." Everyone thinks this means Super Strength. What it actually refers to is summoning a thousand clones of oneself, as in, an army of a thousand in strength.
  • Self-Duplication: The Aspectus Stone gave Maddrux the power to create clones of himself.


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