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An Italian Animesque series created by Iginio Straffi and produced by Rainbow SpA. Straffi devised Huntik in 2006 as a Darker and Edgier Spiritual Successor to his previous Rainbow show, Winx Club, which he initially planned to finish in 2007. After Winx was extended for more seasons, Straffi was tasked with directing and producing both shows, and it's safe to say that the bulk of his attention was focused on Huntik.

The series centers on a team of four adventurers who belong to the Huntik Foundation, an alliance of Seekers with noble purposes who try to find and investigate magical artifacts. The team consists of Dante Vale, the Foundation's top operative; Lok Lambert, a teenager with a knack for puzzles; Sophie Casterwill, Lok's rich classmate; and Zhalia Moon, an orphan who was raised as a spy for the Foundation's enemy, "The Organization".


Season One kicks off after Lok and Sophie discover a journal belonging to Lok's missing father, alongside a mysterious amulet. Within mere moments, they are attacked by "The Suits", henchmen under the employment of The Organization. The two manage to drive away the suits with the help of Dante. Dante informs Lok of his destiny as a Seeker, a person who can use magic and bond with magical creatures called Titans. Now Lok and his new friends must use the knowledge contained within his father's journal to find other Titans and to keep them out of the world-domination-seeking hands of The Organization.

Season Two dwells more on the historical side of the Seekers, and expands on Sophie and the Casterwill family as a whole. The primary villains are a cult of sorts called The Blood Spiral Brotherhood led by none other than the previous season's Dragon, Rassimov. Teenage orphan Den Fears also joins Lok's group part way in.


This series provides examples of:

  • The Ace:
    • Dante Vale, widely considered to be the Huntik Foundation's number one Seeker.
    • Huntik Foundation Chairman Metz was this when he was younger. He was also Dante's Seeker mentor.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Sophie becoming the leader to the Casterwill elders is viewed this way.
  • All Myths Are True: So far, the series has shown that legends surrounding Gargoyles, Golems, and Thor, have all been based on reality, and that they have all been connected to Amulets and Titans.
    • Many of the famous legendary people of the past that accomplished massive feats like Jason and the Argonauts and Cortez are said to be ancient Seekers.
  • All There in the Manual: The official Huntik website has details of the story—including the backstories of several characters—which either don't appear at all, or do appear but aren't made obvious.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The idea behind the Blood Spirals attacking the gathered Casterwills at the Fortress of Iron Will.
  • Almost Kiss: Happens to Dante and Zhalia twice. They're interrupted by a mook the first time and by Lok the second.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Lucas Casterwill.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Wilder exhibits this to such an extreme that he doesn't take any threats from our heroes with anymore concern than a hand waving dismissal, even when those threats prove to be far more dangerous.
  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: All the Amulets kind of fit into this, right down to the name. The Ancient Amulet of Will is the ultimate one.
  • An Axe to Grind: Montehue's Weapon of Choice.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: The Order of the Blood Spirals, harbingers of the Nullifiers, are first mentioned in season one. They appear in reality in season two.
  • Ancient Tradition: Seekers have existed throughout history, and have included people like Joan of Arc.
  • Animesque: The art style is somewhere between that of Japanese animation and American Saturday morning cartoons of The '80s.
  • Arch-Enemy: The Casterwill family, descendants of the first Seeker Lord Casterwill himself, and the Blood Spirals, followers of Lord Casterwill's ex-friend known only as The Betrayer.
  • Art Shift: Although season one is done in traditional animation style (for the most part), over half the episodes of season two are done in flash. The two styles generally alternate between episodes, with flash sometimes getting two or three in a row; this takes some getting used to.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: There's just something so cool about the name Dante Vale, in-universe and out-of-universe.
  • Badass Cape: A few Titans have this.
    • An honorable mention goes to Metagolem who is paired with Dante, thus providing an usually awesome paired badass scenario every once a in awhile, and Vigilante, who's Powerbonded form is one of those with a set of blades for someone to wield.
  • Bad Ass Longcoat: Dante Vale.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Grier has Breaker, a Spikes of Villainy-bearing bear Titan.
  • Beauty = Goodness:
    • Most readily apparent with the brothers, Den and Harrison. Den is conventionally attractive and sports a trendy haircut; he joins up with the heroes. Harrison is pale, lank-haired and sunken-cheeked; he throws in with the bad guys... until the end.
    • Also noticeable in the Titans used by either heroes and villains. While the Huntik Foundation and Casterwill Titans are Action Girls, armored knights and regal looking beasts among others, the Organization and Blood Spiral Brotherhood Titans are Big Creepy-Crawlies, Aborrent Reptiles, Monster Clowns, and undead and demonic themed Titans.
  • Becoming the Mask: Zhalia.
  • Big Bad: The Professor, leader of The Organization, in season one.
    • In season 2, Rassimov, leader of the Blood Spirals, with The Betrayer being the true Big Bad of season 2
  • Big Brother Instinct: Dante develops this toward Lok and Sophie. Den has this for Harrison even after he starts smacking him a bit later on, because despite this they still are actual brothers. Lastly, Lok develops this for Den pretty quickly, which Den appreciates after having had to always be the big brother for Harrison.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Dante is this towards newcomers Sophie and especially Lok.
    • Lok later becomes this to Den after he joins the group. Den likes it and would do whatever Lok told him to compared to his Huntik Foundation teachers. He tells Cherit this is because, at the orphanage, he was the one who always had to look after his brother who was constantly bullied, so it feels nice to have someone looking out for him.
  • Big Eater: Den, though nowhere near the usual levels of this trope, has more than once talked about getting food or getting seconds...or fourths. Maybe his orphanage was malnourishing their kids.
  • Bishōnen: Dante obviously, and Lok seems to be shaping up to be one.
    • Lucas Casterwill and maybe Den. Harrison would be this if his face wasn't so gaunt.
  • Bishōnen Line: Some animalistic Titans become more humanoid upon powerbonding.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Huntik Foundation member Montehue.
  • Bond Creatures: Seekers and their Titans share a bond that becomes exponentially stronger if they're Powerbonded Titans.
  • Broken Bird: Zhalia.
  • Can't Catch Up: In Season 2, Sophie has a lot more trouble in her fights than the others. Justified because she's not a combat specialist like Dante or how Lok has become The Hero, and yet her family history makes villains target her (and her determined to face up to them). Plus, Lok is so much The Protector he rarely lets her finish her fights—but if he doesn't jump in she often wins anyway.
  • Cain and Abel: Harrison grows apart from Den due to the power the Blood Spirals promise him being appealing. After Den joins Lok's team, this puts the brothers on opposite sides and at each other's throats, though they do reconcile by the end.
  • Calling Your Attacks: How the Seekers invoke Titans and cast spells. Strangely, Wind can do both even though he can't speak.
    • It becomes less strange when you notice that, periodically among the first and second seasons, a number of Seekers, including the main characters, have cast some spells without so much as mouthing the spell's name.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Mr. Wilder, the new leader of The Organization (or parts of it, as Grier never took orders from him) in season 2. Obsessed with control and Taking Over The World, has quite a few Kick the Dog moments, the last of which happens right before Grier kicks his ass and brings him to his island to teach him what control really is.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: All the characters have unique appearances, including the Suit Mooks and random passersby.
  • Character Development: The main group of Seekers and a few of the villains go through this, usually rewarded with Levels in Badass (or in Dante's case additional Levels in Badass)
  • Character Overlap: Aurora's ice minions from Winx Club show up in "The Legacy of Thor", where they are summoned by Ymir against Dante's team.
    • Two of the nightmare monsters from the Winx Club episode "Cold Spell" appear in Huntik. The monster's first form appears as the Titan Impet (who first appears in "Memory Lane") and the monster's final form appears during a flashback sequence in "The Secret of Two Generations".
    • Although they're not meant to be the same character, the same exact crow model from Huntik (seen in episodes like "The Unseen Guide") is used when Winx Club's Headmistress Griffin is transformed into a crow during the sixth season.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The goddamn Hammer of Thor: recovered in a first season episode, is strong enough to one-shot the biggest Titan ever seen on screen, but wasn't used anymore due the need for two Seekers to spin the thing before launching it at the victim and its size (as tall as a man) making it difficult to transport where needed (like when you're fighting The Professor and his Legendary Titans). Then in the last episode of the second season, during the final battle between the whole Huntik Foundation and the Blood Spiral Order, the Blood Spiral summons an enormous flying Titan that can easily take down the Foundation's Cool Planes... And when Montehue reaches one of the planes to help, the pilot gets him to help with using the Hammer, even commenting it had been a good idea to bring it with them. Wind, the Seeker in control of the flying Titan, has barely the time for an Oh, Crap! face before said Titan is one-shotted.
    • Lok's Dad's Holotome, which he and Sophie find in The Professor's Castle at the end of season one. Turns out that it was planted there by Rassimov on his master The Betrayers's orders. All the clues the group gets from that Holotome, including any projections of Eathon Lambert that appeared from it, was actually The Betrayer himself guiding the team meticulously throughout the second season. Yes, that also includes the group getting the Legendary Titans they got (except Quetzalcoatl).
  • Comet of Doom: The Red Comet, needed to call the Nullifiers on the longest night of the year. It first appeared after the group retrieved the Willblade. After it showed up, the Blood Spirals started coming out of the woodwork. It's still there at the end of season two.
  • Com Mons: Certain Titans are very common: Freelancer for the Huntik Foundation, Icarus and Feyone for the Casterwills, Redcap and Mindrone and a few others for The Organization, and Marauder and especially Harlekin for the Blood Spirals.
  • Concept Art: Early concept art of the gang shows some differences from the final product. Most noticeable with Lok who went through some startling changes in character design compared to Dante and Zhalia, who at most had different shades of hair but looked fundamentally the same, and Sophie, who's original design doesn't look far off from her finished look.
  • Continuity Nod: In the second season episode, "Boys Will Be Seekers", the gondola rower that gets knocked into the water is the same one that got knocked into the water in the first episode. Both times courtesy of Lok escaping from some Mooks.
  • Cool Big Sis: Character Development evolves Zhalia into this towards Lok and Sophie. She also instantly becomes this to orphans Den and Harrison Fears, even to the point of looking out for Harrison all the while she was infiltrating the Blood Spirals. Harrison even admits she is like a sister to him and that she is his only real friend, other than his brother.
  • Cool Sword: The legendary Willblade. It was used by the first Seeker, Lord Casterwill himself, to seal the Spiral Mark that can be used to call the Nullifiers. After it is found, Lok begins using it as his Weapon of Choice in every episode thereafter. The Betrayer tricks Lok into unsealing the Spiral Mark with it under the pretense of destroying it.
  • Cosmopolitan Council: The various leaders of the Huntik Foundation, led by the French Metz.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: Harrison's joining of the Blood Spirals must have been hazy since he blames Zhalia for "taking his brother away" and stopping him from joining as well, even though Den made the final decision himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Zhalia most of the time. Also Sophie in relation to Lok. Even Dante himself is not immune to some deadpan delivery once in a while.
    • New team member Den as well, which seems to be a coping mechanism for him.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Zhalia in season one. Den, as a male example in season two, though to a much less extant that Zhalia.
  • Didn't See That Coming: The Professor has a dog named Eathon. Said dog is also a Seeker who gave Dante and Zhalia a desperate run for their money.
  • Disappeared Dad: Lok's father, Eathon Lambert.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: During the storming of the Organization's headquarters, Zhalia and Dante had to deal with two Undergolem Titans, with no Seeker around and the Professor's dog looking and barking. It's then revealed that the dog was the Seeker: the Professor, just in case, had used magic to give him the ability to summon those two Titans and trained him as a guard dog.
    • This Is Gonna Suck: Dante's face expressed this when he and his team returned there halfway in season 2 and the Organization sicced the dog on him. He's just that good at commanding those Undergolems...
  • The Dragon: Rassimov to The Professor. His true loyalty lies with The Betrayer, only to eventually lie with himself.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: The Ring of Arc, home to the Legendary Titan of Fate - Arc, puts anyone unfortunate enough to come in contact with it into a dream-like trance where it shows visions of the future of its victim. And they're always scary, stressful, and just straight up bad. It happens to Sophie in season one and the gang willing put themselves through this in season two with the hope of freeing one of its other victims.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Lane and Dellix appear on the roof of the Casterwill library, observing the visiting Sophie, and only have a line or two each in "Memory Lane". Near the beginning of season two, they appear for real, as part of Lucas Casterwill's team.
    • Similarly, two episodes before the first season ends, Rassimov secretly confers with Shauna and Wind, who are riding a Titan of the latter, saying they'll get their revenge on the Casterwills soon enough. Come Season 2, all three are revealed to be part of the Blood Spirals, a conspiracy the Casterwill's have opposed since ancient times, and are now back in the open.
  • Easily Forgiven: Zhalia gets it after her position as the Organization's mole is out. Den also easily forgives Harrison in the final episode when he Heel Face Turns, though Den wanted nothing more than to be with his brother again, so it makes sense.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Nullifiers mentioned in season one are said to be this and bent to destroy all life. In season two we are shown one of their scouts, and the thing even resembles Chtulhu. The stylized imagery of the creatures as a whole is no less eldritch, considering they're not even humanoid.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The main characters usually get one that show their important traits:
    • Lok asks a newly met Sophie to help with his history homework. She says no since he just slept through history class, so Lok bets he can finish the crossword puzzle she is struggling with in 2:00 minutes in exchange for her help. Since he's good with puzzles, he completes it in under 90 seconds without scratching anything out, much to Sophie's surprise.
    • Dante's Establishing Character Moment happens right outside his house. Lok is looking for Dante's house while being pursued by Organization suits. He can't find it, and is quickly cornered, as fate would have it, at the front of Dante's house right when he returns with groceries. He immediately summons Caliban, then later Solwing, and single-handedlynote  takes down the three suits and their two Redcaps and one Mindrone, with witty banter and everything. He thus cements himself as The Ace and a badass, a characterization that follows him throughout all of both seasons.
    • Sophie starts off as this snobbish rich girl, but when Lok is targeted by the Organization, she pulls an "I Am Your Opponent" so he can escape, points him in the direction of Dante, and then defeats both suits. When more show up she says "My name is Sophie Casterwill, and I am not alone!" Yes, she's a rich snob, but she's a heroic rich snob.
    • Zhalia show up as a beautiful, yet mysterious young raven-haired woman seen walking down the street. Just then, suits attack our not-quite-team in their hotel in Prague. Zhalia breaks down the door (along with the surrounding wall) with her Titan Gareon. She then beams two enemies out the window and leaps toward said window summoning up Strix who gets rid of the lasts two Titans. When things calm down, she says she just walked by and ''overheard'' that some suits were attacking their room. Never mind she just took a receiver out of her ear and crushed it before bursting into their room. This establishes Zhalia right off the bat as a woman not to be messed with, and perhaps not to be trusted either...
    • Den and Harrison Fears also get their's in their first appearances in season two. Harrison's when we see two bullies playing keep away with himself, showing his resentment and setting up for his eager joining of the Blood Spirals when they recruit him. Den's when we see him positively owning the two bullies who were pushing his younger brother around, even using small manifested Seeker powers on his last punch. Even Zhalia, who's watching near by, seems impressed.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • Lok's group, in particularly Sophie, tries this with Mr. Wilder's faction at least twice, in the hopes that they would work together with the Huntik Foundation in battling against the Blood Spirals. He declines both times, saying he'll find a way to control the Blood Spirals and make them work for him, even though he had already sent his loyal member Stack in to infiltrate their ranks and he failed.
    • Although they aren't really enemies any more, they also try this with Grier and his faction. It fails because Grier says he needs to stay and protect his island nation, that he needs to atone for the things in his past he's not proud of... and clean up the mess that Wilder made of the Organization, since he's the only one who can competently take over now.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Sophie's outfits tend to have this element.
  • Five-Man Band:
    • Dante's group grows into one as time goes on.
      • The Leader: Dante, due to being a badass veteran and Team Dad.
      • The Lancer: Lok, a younger seeker that contrasts Dante.
      • The Smart Guy: An odd case in that when Dante's team needs basic information they consult the holotome, but it was based on technology from the Casterwill family and Sophie's own intelligence is often highlighted. Cherit, a titan without a seeker, provides information that it can't.
      • The Big Guy: Zhalia gets most of the strong titans and is more ruthless in their use than Dante.
      • The Chick: Sophie, as a Love Interest to Lok and the mix of compassion and sympathy to relate to the organization's victims (unless they flirt with Lok).
  • Foreshadowing: All the visions that the Ring of Arc shows the group come true, though not always in the way the ring depicts. It's kinda sadistic actually.
    • In the fifth episode of season one - "Crawling the Catacombs" - Dante mentions that for a certain trap, Joan of Arc would allow only 'the pure of heart' to pass. Everyone gets by with no problems, but the moment Zhalia tries, there's a minor cave-in, hinting at her true loyalties.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Lok (sanguine), Sophie (choleric), Dante (phlegmatic) and Zhalia (melancholic).
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: Guggenheim, head of the Huntik Foundation, has a Q&A page on the official Huntik website.
  • Full-Name Basis: De Foe always refers to Dante this way. In fact most people seem to; his name is that cool.
  • Fusion Dance: Powerbonded Kipperin envelopes onto Lok as a sort of armor that he has full control of that flies and can attack. Powerbonded Vigilante also has an optional Cindercloak ability.
  • Golden Super Mode: Powerbonded Titans get a golden armor (or golden armored parts) as part of their new look.
  • Golem: Metagolem, among a few other golem and golem-like Titans.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: Season 2 has this dynamic. Lok and his friends are the Good, Wilder and the Organization’s remnants are the Bad, while the Blood Spiral Brotherhood is the Evil.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Zhalia by mid-season one, and by the end of season two, Harrison.
  • Heel Realization: Harrison has this when Zhalia reveals her identity to him. That's when he realizes just how selfish and blind he's been up to that point.
  • Heroic BSoD: Dante, after handing over the Amulet of Will and the Legendary Titans to the Professor.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the battle at the Fortress of Iron Will, Lady Nimue Casterwill does this to inspire hope within Sophie. And of course Dante's at the end of the second season, though as the final episode title spoils, he comes back.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: During their final fight, Den points out how Harrison went to being tormented by bullies, to being a bully himself (and to a much greater scale).
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Betrayer hates being "betrayed". Hmm, I wonder, what is a possible way to betray someone? Why, by stabbing 'em in the back of course! Doing so literally, Lok and his team are able to defeat The Betrayer once and for all.
  • Hypocrite:In the final episode of season two, The Betrayer calls Den and Harrison traitors...seriously! Did he forget his own epithet just that quickly? This blatant hypocrisy doesn't escape Harrison's notice either.
  • The Infiltration: Mr. Wilder's lackey Stack tries this on the Blood Spirals, but fails rather quickly; on the other hand, Zhalia is much more successful at this endeavor.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: The spell SimpleMind works by befuddling someone into forgetting or ignoring something. However, it doesn't work as well on Seekers, and it's usually best for the weak-willed anyway.
  • Jerkass: Lucas Casterwill doesn't want to help Sophie with her goals (which are the opposite of what he and their family generally think), period - it takes her seriously proving herself before he starts to come around, instead of trying to convince her to go into hiding. Focauld Casterwill the Elder of Knowledge, too; his untrustworthiness definitely doesn't win him many friends. Plus the Rune Guardians, and to a lesser extent, Sophie at's not hard to see almost the entire Casterwill family as this sometimes, with few exceptions.
  • Jerkass Gods: The Legendary Titan of Fate - Arc. By season two, the group abandons any ideas of trying to control and use this fickle Titan.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dafoe (via Grier), Klaus and various Suits (King Basilisk), Sabriel...though Klaus and Sabriel do come back later. King Basilisk's petrification is reversible and Sabriel was with Sophie the whole time.
    • In season two there's Stack, who's made an example of anyone who plays and/or betrays the Blood Spirals, Kiel, though it's implied; we don't know what happened, he just disappears, Tantras, also implied but more heavily so, Lindorm and Solwing via The Legendary Titan of War - Legionnote , and Rassimov when his plan with the comet fails. Played with in regards to Dante's death. He really did die, he just used Copykind beforehand to mimic The Legendary Titan Phoenix's power to rise from the ashes.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Most Seekers are this since they fight using martial arts and their Seeker powers in tandem.
  • Leitmotif: The music that plays when Seekers summon their Titans. The good and bad guys each have their set and certain characters and Titans have recurring jingles, though most are interchangeable in their respective sets. The "previously on" music also plays whenever a Holotome or its equivalents are being used, often accompanied by the group planning the details of the current mission.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Dante is this most of the time, befitting an ace Seeker.
  • Limited Wardrobe: The gang gets new/slight variations on their outfits in season two, usually in the form of jackets.
    • Lampshaded by Dante when Lok and Zhalia are both wearing one of his coats with the line
      "In this line of work you run through your wardrobe rather quickly."
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Lok's sister, Cathy - while not stated, it's semi-implied Lok didn't want to disrupt her 'straight-A's' school life, and/or get her involved in something that might freak her out (as it did to him, initially).
  • Long-Lost Relative: Sophie Casterwill's older brother Lucas Casterwill. Arguably, the entire extended family towards each other.
  • Magical Native American: Teeg and Galen being Seekers, though they don't really look the part, especially Teeg.
  • Magic Skirt: Sophie, most prominently - it extends toward any other women in skirts/dresses as well.
  • Manipulative Bastard: The Betrayer. It's scary how thoroughly he manipulated the team.
  • Mark of the Beast: All members of the Blood Spiral Brotherhood are branded with a Blood Spiral brand, including Den, his brother Harrison, and Fake Defector Zhalia. Den and Harrison seem to have a bond with their's that signal when one is hurt or when they're close to each other. They start becoming Achey Scars towards the end of the season when things start becoming really bad.
  • The Men in Black: The Suits
  • Mad Scientist: Organization member Klaus.
  • Mirror Match: Dante has to face this in his "test of prowess". He fights three Mermen who summon 3 Caliban Ocean Warriors against his Caliban and 3 Coralgolems against his Metagolem. He solves the problem by summoning Behemoth, which has no counterpart.
  • The Mole: Zhalia first infiltrates Lok and Dante's team before joining for real. She later infiltrates the Blood Spirals in order to locate the whereabouts of the Spiral Mark, which was right under the Bloodsprial base the whole time.
    • The Holotome Lok and the gang find later turns out to be The Betrayer's Legendary Titan of Betrayal, Demigorgan
  • Moment Killer: Both Official Couples to-be experience this at least twice each. Dante and Zhalia first by an Organization suit and then by Lok. Lok and Sophie both times by Tersly.
  • Mons: The Titans.
  • Mooks: The Organization Suits. And the generic Blood Spiral Silent Soldiers who conveniently wear masks.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Chiseled Chin? Check. Beard? Check. Broad Shoulders? Check. Long Coat? Check. Dante Vale is definitely Mr. Fanservice. At the very least, the look seems to work for Sophie and Zhalia.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Harrison Fears does eventually go through this once he realizes how blind and self-centered he's been. Also, Lok during his aforementioned Heroic BSoD.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The second season is FILLED with these. In order: by defeating the Professor in the way they did in season one, Dante and co. took down the most powerful weapon to defend the world from the Blood Spiral Order; to prevent Mr. Wilder from taking the Willblade, Lok takes it from its hiding place, freeing the Red Comet that allows the summoning of the Nullifiers; right after the Red Comet is summoned, Lucas Casterwill finally appears to explain how The Organization had stolen from him the Titan Void, that with the Red Comet and at the right moment can be used to summon the Nullifiers, with the recovery attempt leading the Blood Spiral Order to take it away exactly to summon the Nullifiers; in one of the last episodes, Lok hits the Blood Spiral Mark with the Willblade to prevent it from being usable to summon the Nullifiers immediately, only to find out he had been duped and that he had just broken the seal put on it by Lord Casterwill.
  • No Name Given: Subverted with The Professor, who's real name is Simon Judeau, an old friend of Metz and Eathon Lambert. Played Straight with The Betrayer.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Lok is Irish, Dante is implied to be Italian, and Zhalia is implied to be Dutch; they all speak with American accents. Sophie on the other hand does speak with an RP English accent, though her background suggests she was raised in France...
  • Not So Stoic: In one bit of downtime, Dante and Lok exchange snarky wisecracks about how many trenchcoats Dante goes through... this causes Zhalia to burst out in girly-sounding laughter that visibly surprises the other three.
    • In another example that's more of a Tear Jerker: When The Betrayer proclaims that Dante "is no more", Zhalia immediately breaks down crying (despite being in her disguise).
  • Official Couple: DanteXZhalia and LokXSophie is what's hinted at, pretty heavily. Since this is an Action Series, they don't go further than the level of occasional small-yet-telling signs - Almost Kiss, Holding Hands, Held Gaze, etc.
  • Olympus Mons: The Legendary Titans, who's level of power can't be replicated by ordinary magic. Not invincible, but powerful enough to live up to their name, all of them.
  • Ordinary Highschool Student: ...Or college student, it's kinda unclear. Lok starts out this way, but it doesn't last long at all.
  • Parental Abandonment: Sophie, Zhalia, Den, and Harrison are all stated orphans, while Lok has a Disappeared Dad and lives alone (though he seems to have good relations with his mother, as a few episodes show). It was never out right stated, but it's implied that Dante is also an orphan, since Metz was taking care of him and teaching him how to be a Seeker since he was a young boy.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Sophie and Lok. Besides the color of their clothes, Sophie has the red background in the opening, while Lok has the blue one.
  • Power at a Price: Umbra, Legendary Titan of Dimensions, has the ability to teleport - using it on just himself has no trouble, but adding any other living beings to that list permanently weakens the Titan; in fact, he was ten times more powerful in ancient times, before thousands of years of usage. Though Dante can sometimes get around this with Copykind, Umbra has only a few usages left, and the last one in the Season 2 finale has him fade away.
  • Power-Up: When a Seeker and his or her Titan form a strong bond, it's possible for the Titan to become Powerbonded, which comes with new golden armor, a new summon sequence, and more streams of light as well as a new symbol projection from the amulet. In addition, Seekers and Powerbonded Titans have a perfect Psychic Link. During season two, all the Main Characters plus the Anti-Villain get this, though how many and when differs.
  • Put on a Bus: Grier following his promotion midway through the season. He briefly returns in Season 2, putting Wilder in his place and taking control of the Organization, though results of this change in leadership happen offscreen.
    • Zhalia leaves at end of episode 17, out of guilt for her actions. She returns two episodes later, determined to make things up to them now.
    • Zhalia starts Commuting on a Bus a third of the way into season two. We see much less of her and her Titans from that point until the end of season two. She only shows up during Blood Spiral scenes and outings that include Harrison. She and Dante still communicate via their Logosbooks.
  • Pyromaniac: Hot-Blooded Blood Spiral Kiel. He often declares gleefully "Burn everything!" when summoning his fire Titans, and he's fond of fire Seeker powers.
  • Refusal of the Call: Lok after his initial encounter with Suits and Titans, due to this being his introduction to the Seeker world. Once he gets over the initial shock, and sees that this world may hold clues to finding his dad, he's all in.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: A number of Titans including Zhalia's chameleon Gareon (at first), De Foe's small floating cobra Kreutalk, and Ammit Heart-Eater, an alligator-like Titan preferred by Rassimov and the suits under his command.
  • Reverse Mole: In season two, Zhalia who infiltrates the Blood Spirals to learn of their secrets. She ends up looking after Harrison Fears while doing so.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Tantras makes an example out of Stack for this. The same fate would have befallen Zhalia had she not erased Tantras's short-term memory with her newly Powerbonded Gareon.
  • Saying Too Much: In Ethiopia, the Huntik Team and their then guide Otto get split up in the desert. Otto and Zhalia end up running into the Professor and his men, and Otto, delirious and tired, accidentally tells the Professor he doesn't know Dante Vale. The latter points out that he never mentioned Dante's name.
    • Shauna certainly believes Rassimov's death is this.
  • Sequel Hook: In the first season, we have Rassimov being thrown defeated into a magical vortex and winding up 'somewhere' to say to two unknown peoplenote  that everything is going according to the plan. In the second, after the final battle, Montahue wonders if the Blood Spiral Mark is deactivated for good... Only for the Mark to flash for a moment. The viewers are then shown that the red comet heralding the Nullifiers is still there.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Smug Snake: De Foe, and by the end of the day, Mr. Wilder.
  • Solar and Lunar: Lok's mom, Sandra Lambert, has two twin Titans named as such.
  • Spanner in the Works: Eathon Lambert in season 2: during the season, he appeared to Lok a few times to advise him, but was revealed to have been The Betrayer all but twice. The first time (which is how The Betrayer knew to copy him) and the next to last, when Lok and Cherit were in a pocket dimension close to Huntik. That's when he told Lok how to neutralize The Betrayer's counter to Pendragon
  • Spoiler Title: Of the final episode no less.
  • Stock Footage: The animation for Titans as they are summoned, though they're kind enough to get little variations, and sometimes shortened sequences rather than the full stuff.
  • Summon Magic: How the Seekers get their Titans out of the amulets.
  • Super Empowering: Cherit, who can give other titans a temporary boost.
  • Taken for Granite: King Basilisk's attack. The victim's Granite status can and has been reversed on a couple of occasions.
  • Team Pet: Cherit.
  • Teeth Clenched Team Work: Sophie and Zhalia, though they get better as time goes on.
  • Tempting Fate: A hilarious example in season 2, episode 14. Den distracts Harrison from the Buzzila's Hive Mother Titan he was guarding, and asks him why he left his post. Harrison replies declaring there are twenty Blood Spiral soldiers and that nobody can defeat them. The following scene shows Dante defeating the last five guards and keeping count.
    • During an adventure in The Castle of Tir Na Nog, Den and Sophie defeat one of a group of marauding Titans, and Den states "This is too easy.". He later laments his statement when three more are unleashed from stone, saying he really needs to stop saying things like that.
  • Tentacle Rope: Various Titan and Seeker powers manifest themselves as this, constricting the gang until they break free. For some reason, this seems to happen to Sophie the most.
  • The Chosen Many: The Huntik Foundation's Seekers.
  • The Syndicate: The Organization
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Accompanies the summoning of the Titans and the Bladecall for the Willblade. There's a set for the good guys' Titans as well as the bad guys'. Lok has a recurring one during the second season.
  • Timm Style
  • Took a Level in Badass: Lok, after discovering his father may be dead due to the Organization. He throws them around pretty good.
    • Whenever a Seeker Powerbonds with a Titan.
  • Travelling at the Speed of Plot: Lok and his friends visit his mother in Kerry, and then head off to Newgrange, in Meath. While they're there, Lok's mother turns up with a picnic basket. From Kerry.
  • True Companions: Lok, Sophie, Dante, Zhalia, and Cherit grow into this by the first season's end. This includes Den as well in the second season, after a fashion.
  • Villainous Harlequin: The Silent Soldiers of the Blood Spiral's seemingly favorite Titan, Harlekin.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Dante's plans are regularly revealed after the fact. Also The Betrayer is only revealed to have been influencing events towards the end of the second series.
  • We Are Everywhere: The Organization is believed to be this at first, though we later learn this is an exaggeration. Though they did run deep enough to be a bit paranoid, this is no longer the case as of season two.
    • It’s later revealed that this was intentionally invoked by the Professor, who used Araknos’ Mind Control powers to recruit people everywhere, making it seem as though the Organization was much older and more widespread than it actually was.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Kiel and Tantras, though they are implied to have kicked the bucket, they sorta just disappear after certain poignant episodes, especially Kiel.
  • Wig, Dress, Accent: Zhalia's usual form of disguise.
  • The Worf Effect: Wilder seems to exist only for this: after spending the first few episodes giving the heroes a hard time, the Blood Spiral Order makes its debut by trashing him and his mooks. In a double subversion, he becomes even more dangerous after that before Grier asskicks him out of the show.
  • Worthy Opponent: Grier for Dante and vice-versa.
  • You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: This is how DeFoe leaves the picture and how Grier is promoted .

Alternative Title(s): Huntik


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