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First season Edit

Alfred and Winerva Edit

Winerva & Alfred - Princess Gwenevere (Starla) and the Jewel Riders

Winerva & Alfred - Princess Gwenevere (Starla) and the Jewel Riders

Alfred and Winerva are Fallon's father and mother featured in the episode "Badlands". They are a pair of Craft Masters: "Winerva is a craftsmaster in the Weaving guild, her Master insignia is embroidered on her sleeve. She wears a feminine yet practical outfit in bright colors. Alfred is a Master Jeweler. Together, they are always traveling from town to town, craft fair to craft fair, to sell and teach their crafts."

The relationship between Fallon and her parents is strained. Fallon's father wanted a son he never had. Fallon's mother always wanted Fallon to exploit her artistic skills and talents. But Fallon always had her own ideas on what she wanted to do, and has become a Jewel Rider. Her parents had no idea of how to handle such a rebellious and strong willed child. Eventually, they reconcile after they witness her daughter's daring rescue of Princess Gwenevere from Lady Kale. (Alfred: "Fallon, what you did today was the bravest thing I've ever seen anyone do.")

Biker Sheep Edit

Fluffy, Stuffy, and Muffy are three magic faery sheep from the Faeryland. They are members of King Odeon's herd (other members of which include Puffy, Larry, Harry, Barry, Tim, and Slim), whose dragonette 'sheepdog' is Windy. They get missing in "The Faery Princess" when Stuffy swallows the Desert Star Crown Jewel and they wander around into Avalon and come upon the evil Lady Kale, which leads her into the land of faeries.

The Sheep have an active role in the victory over Kale in the episode's script.[1] They can be also later briefly seen in "Home Sweet Heart Stone" in the care of Doc and Charity.

Carnie and the Sword of Garmandell Edit


Carnie and the Sword of Garmandell are two characters featured in "Love Struck".  

  • Carnie is a sly carnival barker who does a magic trick with the Sword at Craft Fairs, sticking it into the knot of a tree and seeing if anyone can pull it out. 
  • The Sword of Garmandell is a feisty, irascible talking magic sword who wants to steal the powers of the Enchanted Jewels. The Sword gets Drake to propose to each of the three Jewel Riders and then tries to use to ceremony to absorb their magic, before being defeated and taken back by the Carnie. 

The sword-in-the-tree is obviously inspired by the Arthurian Sword in the Stone motif.

Dennan Edit


Dennan is a popular knight of Avalon and a wagon master, who is a caravan leader in the episode "Badlands". He helps the Jewel Riders beat back the Outlaws attack on his caravan, and later they meet at a party. Dennan and Fallon have a liking for each other, and Princess Gwenevere is also interested in him. In the script: "Tall, handsome, he's dressed for adventuring. He sits atop his mighty steed."[2] His horse is white, with red mane.

Doc and Charity Edit

Doc & Charity - Princess Gwenevere (Starla) and the Jewel Riders

Doc & Charity - Princess Gwenevere (Starla) and the Jewel Riders

Doc and Charity are Tamara's caring father and mother featured in the episode "Home Sweet Heart Stone". Doc and Charity are a pair of farmers living in Heartland Farms, where they take care of Heartland Animal Farm. They have tended the land and raised various magic animals all of their lives.

"Doc is an animal doctor and wears the simple clothes of a country vet." The beautiful and welcoming Charity "wears the simple cloths of a farm-housewife, except with lots of pockets for animals and animal treats."[3]

They were named May and Orvan in the Show Bible, and later inspired Emily Fletcher's parents Carolyn (especially) and David in Avalon: Web of Magic.

Sunstar's father and other unicornsEdit

Main article: Unicorns

Fox Edit

The Fox is a magical anthropomorphic animal creature featured in the episode "Travel Trees Can't Dance". The Fox appears at a wild magic party in a wild magic garden ballroom created within the Great Forests. He first dances foxtrot with Princess Gwenevere until she is exhausted. He later waltzes with Lady Kale, until she dumps him upon learning how to use the Jewel of the Northwoods.

The draft script describes him as "The man sized fox wearing a white tux and bow tie" and speaking in exaggerated French accent. Kale's dance partner was to be a "waltzing bear" instead of him.

He inspired a minor character of the talking fox Colfax in Avalon: Web of Magic.

Guards Edit

The Guards are the sentries posted at the Crystal Palace. Two of them are featured in the episode "Revenge of the Dark Stone".

  • Guard 1: A fat-muscular, dark skinned man posted at front door of the Palace. There were two guards in the draft script, one on each side of the gate.
  • Guard 2: A fit-muscular man posted at the door to Jewel Keep. He gets gets blasted ("fried" in the script) by the Dark Stone when he becomes suspicious of a disguised Lady Kale pretending to be Queen Anya, but survives. The guard later reappears in the same role in "Fashion Fever", this time armed with a spear in addition to his dagger, and very briefly is shown in a prophecy scene in "The Fortune Jewel".

Hawk Edit


The Hawk (the draft script introduces him as "Hawk Leader - Guardian Hawk") is one of Merlin's loyal animal featured in the episode "Jewel Quest, Part I". He first appears when he arrives to tell Merlin of the trouble in the forests. Later he sweeps in and grabs Merlin's key before the evil Lady Kale can steal it, and the furious Kale and Grimm pursue him until the dragon's fire breath singes his tail. Falling to get the key to the Crystal Palace on his own, the Hawk turns it to Sunstar and flies away.

Highlander Riders Edit

The Highlander Riders are a group of Asiatic-looking men featured in the episode "Wizard's Peak" where they deliver a map to the Jewel Riders and the Pack. The draft script describes them as wearing "high fur-lined boots, baggy trousers, ponchos, and scarves, which trail behind their necks like banners. They ride large unicorns, with long fetlocks to protect them from the cold environment."

Indigo and Spirit Edit

Indigo & Spirit

Indigo and Spirit are the adult prism foxes from the Wild Magic. They are Kit's caring mother and father who arrive for him at the end of "Home Sweet Heart Stone".

Indigo and Spirit are named only in the script and later also get mentioned in "Full Circle". A unicorn named Indigo also appears in Avalon: Web of Magic.

King Odeon, Princess Wisp and Windy Edit

King Odeon and Wisp are the ruler of the hidden realm of Faeryland and his daughter, featured in the episode "The Faery Princess". They are much smaller then humans so the evil Lady Kale thinks she can easily overthrow their magical kingdom.

  • King Odeon initially does not like outsiders and wants to stay separated from Avalon. When Kale arrives from Avalon to his kingdom, she attempts to destroy Odeon so she can be the queen. After the Jewel Riders free Faeryland of Kale, Odeon and Queen Anya sign the treaty "uniting in peace Faeryland with the great lands of Avalon."
  • Faery Wisp and her best friend Windy the dragonette watch over the magical sheep for her father, King Odeon. The carefree Wisp has pretty wings that release faery magic dust when she laughs; the sparkling dust swirls and makes everyone around her laugh too. When one of their magic sheep swallows a strange red stone and wanders away, it leads Windy to find Avalon and discover humans are not made-up fantasy creatures. She saves Fallon during the fight to expel Kale from Faeryland.

King Odeon's name seems to be inspired by that the fairy king Oberon. In Avalon: Web of Magic, is a character named Winddancer is also known as Windy. Besides that, Windy from Jewel Riders also partially inspired the Gliders-like D-Flies. Furthermore, there is a fairy king character in Avalon too, named Oriel.

Lord Arville, Lord Drebin and Lady Newton Edit

Arville Drebin Newton

Lord Arville, Lord Drebin and Lady Newton are three Avalonian nobles talking in a scene in "Jewel Quest, Part II" (named only in the script). They can be also briefly seen in the second season's "The Wishing Jewel".

Lord Delphonse and Murray Edit

Lord Delphonse and Murray are two brothers and members of Avalon's nobility featured in the episode "For Whom the Bell Trolls".

  • Lord Delphonse is the evil brother, the power-hungry lord of the remote Castle Rivermist in the Misty Moors - "a tall, elegant man with a hint of menace in his eyes." Delphonse has been an admirer of the evil Princess Kale and he went to find the Misty Rose Jewel for her as a proof of his dedication. However, he was exposed to a wild magic outbreak and transformed into Lord Swan. (Described as "the most beautiful, great swan anyone's ever seen" and speaking in a manner similar to Scar from Lion King.) Delphonse partially inspired the Avalon: Web of Magic character of Howard.
  • When Murray found the Misty Rose Jewel, it transformed him into a rhyming, riddling troll. Thinking that would make him popular, Murray used the magic of this Crown Jewel to keep "guests" in his also transformed castle and entertain them with his magic tricks. He is described as "troll wearing a traditional magician's outfit with a black cape. The troll is a combination of Quasimodo and a classic fairy tale troll, ugly but sympathetically funny." He has the Pack turned into frogs and their wolves turned lizards, and threatens to cook and eat the frogs. Eventually, he transforms back. ("Where he was once an ugly troll, he is now a rather frumpy, clumsy-looking little guy rumpled clothes. A change for the better, but not by much. He is still sympathetic, though, nerdy, but very sweet.")

Mist Monster Edit

Mist Monster

The Mist Monster is a wild magic monster featured in "For Whom the Bell Trolls" and inspired by the monster from the classic science-fiction film Forbidden Planet.[4] The Jewel Riders manage to defeat the monster by forming an Enchanted Jewel Circle, trapping it in a bubble of power and shrinking it (turning it into a small mouse in draft script).

Sorrel Edit


Sorrel is an instrument-maker featured in "Song of the Rainbow". He is "a short, stocky fellow in a blue tunic and high laced-up sandals" who adores Tamara and gifts her his special magic harp that sets into motion the events of the episode. Gwen briefly accuses him of being a spy for Lady Kale, but in the end Tamara declares him a Master Musician.

Other minor Season 1 characters Edit

  • Lady Robbins with her baby
  • Professor Hill
  • Tortoise with Tamara

Second season Edit

Antonio Edit


Grand Designer Antonio is a master fashion designer featured in "Fashion Fever". Antonio works with the Elf Wood Craft Association to organize the Crystal Palace Charity Fashion Show when he gets entranced by Lady Kale's Dark Stone. Later he maniacally uses Kale's magic spinning wheel to make magical dresses that he gifts to Princess Gwenevere and Queen Anya.

He seems to have been inspired by the character of Master Antoine, a cleric connected to the prophecies of Merlin in the medieval French Arthurian tradition.

Chance and his crystal dragon Edit

Chance is a gnome gardener from Gardenia featured in the episode "The Wizard of Gardenia". He claims to once having been an apprentice of the evil ancient wizard Derek and he helps the Jewel Riders find a Wizard Jewel. In the end he manages to create a magic crystal dragon to drive away Lady Kale. As his dragon is intelligent and able to talk, the girls convince Chance he is now a real wizard and would make the good wizard Merlin proud.

In Avalon: Web of Magic, Chance inspired the character of Tasha, a good apprentice to an evil goblin sorcerer.

Demi and the Wishing Tree Edit

Demi is two-headed bear-like humanoid creature that lives in the Eighth Land. In the episode "The Wishing Jewel", Demi wants to use the Wishing Jewel to open The Two-Headed Inn. The Wishing Tree is an old tree who once held the Wishing Jewel.

Derek Edit

Main article: Ancient wizards

Ezmerelda Edit

Gwen and Esmeralda

Ezmerelda (voiced by Micaëla Kreißler in German), working as Madam Esmeralda, is an old fortune teller whose family has used the Fortune Jewel for generations. Her Great North Woods-based business has been booming since she met "her lucky cat", really the ancient wizard Derek, who would use his remaining magic to help her out.

In "The Fortune Jewel", after Derek saves Ezmeralda from Lady Kale, Morgana appears and tempts her to exchange the jewel for a fame and fortune beyond wildest dreams, but Ezmeralda gives it all up and hands the jewel over to Princess Gwenevere. She and Derek then agree to form a partnership with him as now a talking cat attraction.

In Avalon: Web of Magic, an elf named Esmerelda is Ozzie's love interest who seems to return his feelings.

Gilly and Grunge Edit

Gilly the merboy (voiced by Sascha Draeger in German) and the giant, dragonlike sea horse named Grunge are featured in "The Jewel of the Sea". The working name for Gilly was Neptune and Grunge was going to turn into a sea unicorn at the end of the episode.

Gilly (together with Ian) and Grunge later inspired the Avalon: Web of Magic characters of the merfolk prince Marlin and the sea dragon Niva.

Grandfather Tree Edit

Main article: Travel Trees

Kip and other elves Edit

Kip and the elves

The elves live in Glimmer Glen, a small elfin village near the Elf Woods. They are featured in the episode "Trouble in Elf Town". One of them, "Elvis Elf" was introduced in a small role in "Fashion Fever". There are also "Elf Baker", "Elf Cobbler" and other elfin townspeople, and even an "Elf Pony".

Kip the Elf (or Kippy) is a young (looking about 12 years old) elf lad that asks the Jewel Riders for help in the episode. According to Tamara, someday he might be able to enter the Friendship Ring and himself become a future Jewel Rider.

Lady of the Lake Edit


The Lady of the Lake, also known as the Spirit of Avalon (voiced by Marion von Stengel in German), appears in the titular episode "Lady of the Lake" / "Spirit of Avalon". Her hand emerges from the lake in the Heart of Avalon to give the Staff of Avalon to Princess Gwenevere, so Gwen can use it and the Wizard Jewels to finally defeat Kale and Morgana. The script actually lists her Staff as the seventh of the Wizard Jewels which makes the Lady a good Wizard just like Merlin.[5]

She was obviously inspired by the British folklore character of the Lady of the Lake, Merlin's apprentice and an enchantress rival of Morgan le Fay who gave the magic sword Excalibur to King Arthur in some versions of Arthurian legends. (There are interesting parallels between the Spirit and the Lady of Legend, most notably the gift of a weapon to fight evil: in the myth, the Lady of the Lake gives King Arthur the sword Excalibur, and in Jewel Riders, she gives Gwenevere the Staff of Avalon atop which to forge the One Jewel.) She was also originally supposed to at least be mentioned already in the first season of the show, where the Crown Jewel of the Riverdells was name the Lady of the Lake Stone in The Enchanted Jewel Riders show bible.

The Lady was voiced by Marion von Stengel in German. She also later herself inspired the water elemental character of Neerie in Avalon: Web of Magic.

Mallory and Tiberius Edit

Main article: Ancient wizards

Pepe and Gidney Edit

Clip 12

Pepe and Gidney are two two dweasels that are featured in the episode "The One Jewel" as they interact with Tamara and Shadowsong as they stumble upon a crazy dweasel party. They are cousins to Rufus and Twig who also live in Dweasel Nook with the others, and are friendly but very silly, and completely obsessed with "magic bits".

Snowball Edit

Snowball (named so by Archimedes) is a lost giant baby creature that the Jewel Riders rescue and bring back to its parents in "Mystery Island". The script refers to him as a "giant Totoro", a reference to Hayao Miyazaki's anime film My Neighbor Totoro.

He later inspired Phelonius (Phel) in Avalon: Web of Magic.

Spider Edit

Spider is a nasty creature featured in the episode "Shadowsong" - a hissing, "great, giant spider the size of a Buick" in the Veldt. It attempts to trap Shadowsong into its sticky web trap and eat him, but is foiled by Tamara, and later stalks and attempts to kill Tamara in revenge, who is then in turn saved by Shadowsong. Eventually, Tamara uses the power of her Heart Stone to turn the spider into a beautiful, nice, huge butterfly.

Troll-in-the-Wall Gang and snowman monster Edit

The Troll-in-the-Wall Gang is the group of big, mean and ugly trolls featured as the antagonists of the episode "Trouble in Elf Town" where they menace the elves to steal their magic. It is made out of three members, each wielding an Enchanted Jewel: Chester (the leader, carries the Storm Stone shaped like a twister), Lester (carries the Night Stone shaped like a bat) and Binky (stupid, carries the Snow Stone, shaped like a snowflake).

When the Jewel Riders arrive to defeat the trolls and save the elves, a giant snowman monster is created by Chester the troll to attack the Jewel Riders and it rampages through Glimmer Glen, "crushing buildings like Godzilla", with Archie and Kip stuck inside it, until Gwenevere's Sun Stone melts it down. Eventually, the trolls are stopped by the Jewel Riders and their Wild Jewels taken from them, and they get trapped within the Wild Magic.

Queen Sierra and other unicornsEdit

Main article: Unicorns

Other minor Season 2 characters Edit

  • Crystal creatures - Hostile magic shrubbery in Gardenia, featured in "The Wizard of Gardenia" and "The One Jewel".
  • Magical creatures of the Veldt ("Shadowsong")
  • Sea creatures - Various magical fishies, crabs, lobsters, and other music-playing creatures in "Jewel of the Sea"
  • Other people of Avalon (various episodes)
  • Wild Magic Blob ("Fashion Fever")
  • Wild magic creatures

Polls Edit

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References Edit

  1. The Faery Princess (script)
  2. Episode 8 script.
  3. "Home Sweet Heart Stone" script.
  4. Episode 6 script.
  5. Episode 25 script.

External links Edit

List of characters
List of episodic characters

Main characters
Jewel Riders (Princess Gwenevere, Fallon, Tamara, Sunstar, Moondance), Lady Kale, Morgana, Archimedes, Drake
Major characters
Merlin, the Pack, Shadowsong, Queen Anya, Ian, Rufus and Twig, baby animals
Other characters
King Jared and Goliath, Grimm, Thunderbolt, Cleo, Spike, Travel Trees, Guardian, ancient wizards, Lord Batton, Gliders, Kit, Arienda and the Faery Wraiths, Outlaws, Wintermane