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A list of Xanth characters

A list of Xanth characters by Name

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Note: Book numbers shown with a capital M (M23) indicate a major character in that book. Book numbers shown with a small m (m23) indicate just a mention of that character. Characters are considered included in a book if they are mentioned or are in the current area.
The Database does not allow duplicates between Character and Species. Since the author does occasionally repeat Characters within a species, all duplicates will have something in brackets[] after the Character Name; an abbreviated book title. Example: The first Astrid/Crossbreed will be Astrid [FAG] for the Astrid in Fawn And Games, where she appears, and the second Astrid/Crossbreed will be Astrid [BS] for the Astrid in Board Stiff, the first book in which she appears. If the Character duplicate is in the same book, it will get a 1, 2, etc. and the book abbveviation. Example: Well-Tempered Clavicle has 2 Aaron/Human. They will be Aaron 1 [WTC] and Aaron 2 [WTC].
NAME SPECIES ORIGIN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOK(S)
Mac  Human  Xanth  man who splits into three likenesses  with Mike and Mal  m24 
Mace  Elf  Xanth  strength increases as they get closer to their tree  Member of the Warrior Elf tribe  29 
Mad Ness  Ness Monster  Xanth    In the Punderground  m30 
Maddy  Human  Xanth    suicidal woman with very good legs  38, 39 
Mae  Maenad  Xanth    Wild woman of Mt. Parnassus; doesn`t particularly like blood and is dissatisfied with her life. She guides Grey Murphy.  12 
Mae  Human  Xanth    Daughter of Maeve  33 
Maeve  Maenad  Xanth    Mother of Mae (JC); wife of Warren Warrior; created Mae at a love spring and tried to escape the stork.  M33 
Maggie  Crossbreed  Xanth    Challenge 2; forgot her type, which turned out to be Wericorn  29 
Magistrate  Curse Fiend  Xanth  Curses  Judge of the Curse Fiends  10 
Magnet Monster  Monster  Xanth    In a contest with Com Pewter  m32 
Magpie  Demoness  Hades    An old maid who has served various ladies of Xanth including Rose and Iris.  14, 15, 17, m18 
Mahogany  Mermaid  Xanth  Reading titles (with help)  Bored mermaid with dark grayish-brown hair, encountered by Trent, Gloha, and Cynthia. When she works with Ash and Cedar, they can read one title.  17, 22 
Maiden China  Human  Mundania    Traveler on fairy boat on Fanta Sea  28, m34 
Maiden Japan  Human  Mundania    Traveler on fairy boat on Fanta Sea  28, 34, m37 
Maiden Mexico  Human  Mundania    Traveler on fairy boat on Fanta Sea  28, 34 
Maiden Taiwan  Human  Mundania    Wife of Humfrey; adoptive mother of Dafrey.  14, m15, m25, m26, m28, m32, 34, m35, 38 
Maiden Yukay  Human  Mundania  performs any feat effortlessly as long as she has never tried it before and her mind is unfocused or in a zen state  Daughter of Maiden Japan by one of the three most intelligent men in Xanth; girlfriend of Ivan; age 18, blond hair, dark eyes European features, 5`2" lithe and slimly built, extremely intelligent; emotional, loyal, tenderhearted, loving. Her name is a play on Made in UK.  M37 
Mal  Human  Xanth  man who splits into three likenesses  with Mac and Mike  m24 
Malinee  Human  Mundania    Adopted by Mikhail and Noi; little girl from Thailand.   28 
Mallet  Elf  Xanth  strength increases as they get closer to their tree  Member of the Tool elf tribe. 
Man  Human  Ptero    Unnamed man who claimed to be Dolph`s true father  21 
Man-I-Cure  Human  Xanth    In a Comic strip; cures only men  25 
Manticora  Crossbreed  Xanth    A creature with a human face, lion body, dragon wings,and scorpion tail; in service to Humfrey for the answer to its question (does it have a soul). 
Mara  Human  Xanth  Calling birds  A woman with the talent of calling birds.  19 
Marbles  Dog  Xanth    Alister`s rock hound.  15 
Marcia  Human  Xanth    Character in the story the jurors were telling Mentia  m19 
Mare Australe  Night Mare  Gourd    She is one of the mares who delivers bad dreams to sleepers  m6 
Mare Crisium  Night Mare  Gourd    Also known as Cris or Crisis, she is one of the mares who delivers bad dreams to sleepers.  5, 6, m12 
Mare Frigoris  Night Mare  Gourd    The carrier of Tristan Troll`s not-so-bad dream.  m6, 11 
Mare Humerum  Night Mare  Gourd    She is one of the mares who delivers bad dreams to sleepers  m6 
Mare Imbrium  Day Mare  Gourd    Wife of Forrest; mother of Palus Putredinis by the Day Stallion; started out as a Night Mare and delivered bad dreams to sleepers until she became a Day Mare when she got half a soul; appears as a solid black horse in daylight and as a young woman wearing black in dreams but is dematerialized in darkness; also known as Imbri.  5, M6, 7, 8, m10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, m19, 20, M21, M22, 25, 26, 28, 32 
Mare Juana  Night Mare  Gourd    Out of work Night Mare.  28 
Mare Nectaris  Night Mare  Gourd    A night mare who helps Chex in her search for Che. Her dream aspect is a black centauress.  m6, 13 
Mare Nubium  Night Mare  Gourd    She is one of the mares who delivers bad dreams to sleepers  m6 
Mare Vaporum  Night Mare  Gourd    Also known as Vapor, she is one of the mares who delivers bad dreams to sleepers.  5, m6 
MareAnn  Human  Xanth  Summoning and controlling equines  Wife of Humfrey and his first love; power extends to horses, pegasi, and unicorns, the last of which she is particularly attached to.  14, m15, 16, m17, 19, 22, m25, m32, 33, 38, 39 
Mareen  Elemental  Xanth  The Force of Water    20 
Margaret  Crossbreed  Xanth    A centaurpede of Magic Dust Village. She is built like a centaur but has one hundred pairs of legs.  m14 
Margeurite  Human  Xanth    Daughter of a doctor Trent knew in Mundania  m17 
Mari  Human  Mundania    Wife of Jaff; hospitable woman of the Black Village  16 
Mariah  Human  Xanth  Can turn into a fox    36 
Mariana  Human  Xanth  Shapes rocks  Twin sister of Anairam; age 12  20 
Mariner  Human  Gourd  Works with Water  In Xanth Reality6  30 
Mark  Human  Mundania    King of Corn-Wall; brother of White Flower; husband of Iseult the Fair  m26 
Marmie Sette  Human  Xanth    Wife of Asse Sette  31 
Marrow Bones  Skeleton  Gourd  Reassembling bones  Husband of Grace’l Ossein; father of Picka Bone and Joy’nt; used to frighten sleepers in bad dreams, but got lost on a path in the gourd; chosen by Dolph as his Adult Companion on his Quest.  M10, M11, 12, 13, m14, m15, 16, M17, 19, m28, m30, m35, m36, m37 
Mars  Major Demon  Everywhere  All Magic    25, m37, m38, m39 
Marsha  Dragon  Xanth  Wants to Accepted for What She Is  Character in Cyrus`s play  m32 
Martha  Human  Xanth  Heating meals  A hospitable Gap Village farmer`s wife. 
Martin  Human  Xanth Reality6  makes people really cold    m30 
Mary  Crossbreed  Cone    Nametagger; attacked Hugo and Random Factor  31 
Mary [LOTD]  Human  Xanth    Mundane who needs Rachel most.  m36 
Mary An-Nette  Human  Xanth    Life-size pup-pet.  29 
Mary Baldwin  Human  Mundania    Wife of Jim Baldwin, age 37, researches archaic languages at U of Miami, blonde  M20, 25 
Mary Lou Matthew  Human  Mundania    Librarian of the library in Mundania where Nimby, Chlorine, Kim and Dug went during storm  23 
Marzipana Giganta  Ogre  Xanth    Uncle of Okra; full name is Marzipana Giganta La Cabezudos fen Ogre. He is left to look after Okra, but has plans for marrying her off to a less than considerate husband.  m15 
Masque  Human  Xanth    Guide in Castle Rock Candy for Dragon Lady; makes very special masks from living creatures, they imbue the wearer with one quality of the creature  32 
Matriarch  Curse Fiend  Xanth  Curses  Matriarch of the Curse Friends  10 
Matt a Door  Crossbreed  Ptero  makes doors into unobtainable access    26 
Matt Heffelbower  Human  Mundania    Mundane who went to Com Pewter to solve Pieria Village problem  29 
May Eye  Eyeball  Xanth    talking eyeball at date palm on Isle of Fellowship, with Al Eye  24 
Me Two  Human  Gourd  Combustion  Aspect of MPD, is able to spontaneously combust things.   19 
Meatron  Human  Mundania    Friend of Arjayess.  m26 
Medi  Ogre  Xanth    Brother of Agora; Clio`s ogre childhood friend.  m28 
Megaera  Fury  Xanth    Fury of suffering; one of three with Tisiphone and Alecto 
Megan  Human  Xanth  Reads Minds of Men  Sister of Melvin  32 
Megan  Goblin  Xanth    Flying goblin child  m25 
Meggie  Nymph  Xanth    Maple tree nymph  m28 
Mela  Merwoman  Xanth    Wife of Merwin and Naldo; adventurous mermaid who is searching for a husband; widow of Merwin.   11, M15, m16, m17, 19, m21, m23, m24, 26 
Melanoma  Human  Xanth  Grow or reverse tumors on anything  Daughter of Melody and Anony  m27 
Melete  Muse  Xanth    Cyrus`s Muse and Writer`s Block. Muse of Meditation   M32 
Melody  Human  Xanth  singing/playing something real  Daughter of Ivy and Grey, triplet  20, m21, 23, M24, m25, 26, M27, 28, 29, 31, M32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40 
Melody Irene  Human  Mundania    Mundane girl seeking to remain in Xanth  24 
Melpomene  Muse  Xanth    Daughter of Mnem and Ebnez; likes tragedy poetry. Became a Muse.  m13, m28 
Melvin  Human  Xanth  Reads Minds of Women  Brother of Megan (TTTF)  32 
Mena  Human  Xanth Reality3    Promenade Glade Visitor. Aka Philomena   30 
Mendic Ant  Ant  Xanth    Challenge 2 for Cyrus Cyborg.  32 
Menthol  Human  Xanth    A child stealer who delivered young Veleno to the demons.  m17 
Mentia  Demoness  Hades    Metria`S alter-ego, a little crazy. Has alter-eros Metria, Woe Betide,   M18, M19, 20, 21, 25, m27, m28, 30, 31, m35, m36, m37, 38, 39 
Merch Ant  Ant  Xanth    Challenge 2 for Cyrus Cyborg.  32 
Merci  Merwoman  Xanth    Daughter of Mela and Merwin, flirtatious. Like all merwomen, she can`t stand fresh water. She marries Cyrus Merman.  16, 19, m21 
Mercury  Human  Xanth  Change the Temperature of Water    33 
Mercury  Major Demon  Everywhere  All Magic    25, m29 
Mercy  Mermaid  Xanth    Served Prince Charming for 10 years after rescuing him. However, he married someone else, but after she died and he wants to marry Mercy, she won`t and wants to return to the sea.  33 
Merei  Crossbreed  Xanth  can change into any winged creature  Daughter of a griffiness and Cencow; granddaughter of Chet; appears human  24 
Merge  Human  Xanth    The 5 sisters: Black, brown, blue, red, yellow become one. Marries Hapless.   38, M39, M40 
Meriel  Maenad  Ptero      22, m34 
Merla  Merwoman  Xanth    Isle of Fellowship  m24 
Merlin  Human  Xanth    King of Human Xanth (1); husband of Tapis; father of Jonathan and Taplin  m19, m24 
Merry  Human  Xanth  Restores things  Triplet sister of Sherry (YIW) and Terry.  20 
Merwin  Merman  Xanth    Husband of Mela, who died by discovering the hard way the differences between mermens` and dragons` games.  m11, m15 
Merwyn  Merman  Xanth    Husband of Meryl  M34 
Meryl  Mermaid  Xanth    Daughter of Meriel (KG) and Fairmost; wife of Merwyn; butterfly winged, dark red eyes, bright red hair, tail shifts colors with her moods  M34 
Mesta  Crossbreed  Xanth  can change into any sea creature  Daughter of a griffiness and Cencow; granddaughter of Chet; appears human  24 
Meto Nymy  Creature  Xanth    Juror at Grace`l Ossein`s trial; creature with no fixed form, addressable by any of its attributes.  11 
Metra Gnome  Gnome  Ptero    In a Comic Strip; swinging back and forth with a clicking noise.  27 
Metria  Demoness  Hades    Lover of Gromden; wife of Veleno; mother of Threnody, Ted, and Chaos; troublemaker who has a problem with vocabulary; has alter egos Mentia and Woe betide  10, 13, 14, 15, 16, M17, m18, M19, 20, 21, m22, 23, 24, 25, M26, M27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, M38, M39, 40 
Metro Gnome [KG]  Gnome  Xanth    very time oriented  34 
Metro Gnome [ZL]  Gnome  Ptero    Pun: metronome  22 
Metros  Human  Xanth  enlarges or shrinks fourfold    25 
Mexine  Mermaid  Xanth  seeing the future vaguely  mermaid with congenital malformation of her tail.  38, 39 
Michael [JC]  Human  Xanth  Touch or Draw a Picture and Be Transported Into That Scene    33 
Michael [KG]  Human  Xanth  Heal with his hands  In Scoop; was attacked by a giant tomato.  34 
Michael Velli  Human  Xanth    Character in a tale of the Ass O` of Nine Tails, Michael Velli and the Crow Bar  m16 
Michele  Human  Xanth  Shifting Blame or Credit    28 
Midnight Cat  Cat  Mundania    Mundane cat on Isle of Cats  m26 
Midrange  Cat  Mundania  awareness of coming problems  Mate of Erin Kitty Litter; pet of David Baldwin; blond fur; migrated to Xanth when he got old.  M20, 23, m25, M35, 36, m37 
MiKe  Donkey  Xanth    A small shaggy equine creature,companion of EmJay, who calls him her `right-hand Ass`. He is helping to compile a lexicon of Xanth.  
Mike [AA]  Human  Xanth    Looking for his girlfriend, who is usually misunderstood  31 
Mike [CaR]  Human  Mundania    Previous owner of the body Dor inhabits on his tapestry adventures. (Not to be confused with MiKe). 
Mike [CuR]  Human  Xanth  Changes regular wood into reverse wood    27 
Mike [TD]  Human  Xanth  man who splits into three likenesses  with Mac and Mal  m24 
Mike [WTC]  Human  Xanth  Make rolling things come up the way you want    35 
Mikhail  Human  Mundania    Mundane from Kamcatka, Asia. Complete story under Noi  28 
Millie  Human  Xanth  Sex Appeal  Wife of Jonathan; mother of Hiatus and Lacuna; former chambermaid at Castle Roogna, she was turned into a ghost for 800 years. AKA Milly.  1, 2, M3, 4, 6, 7, m8, 10, 11, m12, 13, 14, 18, m19, 22, m23, 24, 25, 26, 27, m28 
Mim Barbarian  Crossbreed  Xanth  Can change her wings into anything, even weapons  Winged girl  35 
Mindy  Human  Mundania    Two days short of age 20 (suicide in Mundania), blond hair, glasses, 5 feet 4 inches 160 pounds; loves to laugh; shy around new people, outspoken amid friends; loves puns, the worse, the better; resents anyone judging another, but doesn`t stay angry long, just hurt; doesn`t like heights; a bit clumsy, but a genius. AKA Melinda.  M36 
Minotaur  Minotaur  Xanth    Father of the Cowfolk, Adora-Bull and all of her half-siblings; has a way with the ladies  m8, m35 
Mirage  Crossbreed  Xanth    Challenge 2: forgot her type, which turned out to be Mer-Naga.  29 
Miranda  Human  Xanth Reality  Can Teach Anyone Tricks, Except Her Dog    m30 
Mirror  Human  Xanth    Name of Seren after gives up her pacifier.   27 
Miscre Ant  Ant  Xanth    Challenge 2 for Cyrus Cyborg.  32 
Misera Bull  Crossbreed  Xanth    Adora`s half-sister; bull head, human body  m35 
Misha  Cat  Mundania    Pet of Arjeyess, soft, pure white fur, and likes to cuddle and purr.  m26 
Miss Adventure  Human  Xanth  Causes the bad luck of getting diverted into a bad area  In state of Miss  m32 
Miss Anthrope  Human  Xanth    In state of Miss; refuses to talk to you at all  m32 
Miss Believe  Human  Xanth    In state of Miss; refuses to believe anything you say  m32 
Miss Carry  Human  Xanth    Isle of Miss. Can`t get the stork to deliver.  m38 
Miss Chief  Human  Xanth    Girl met while looking for a path  26 
Miss Conception  Human  Xanth    Pun: Misconception  22 
Miss Direct  Human  Xanth  Gives wrong directions  In state of Miss  m32 
Miss Erry  Human  Xanth    Loves company  m25 
Miss Fire  Human  Xanth    A Fire Woman in the Region of Fire  16 
Miss Fortune  Human  Mundania  Bad luck  Girl, smart, decent, amiable, lovely, caring, innocent  m20 
Miss Gesundheit  Human  Xanth    Sneezes her head off.  33 
Miss Givings  Human  Xanth    Pun: Misgivings  22 
Miss Gnomer  Gnome  Ptero  No one gets her name right    21 
Miss Guide  Human  Xanth    Guides incorrectly  26 
Miss Inform  Curse Fiend  Xanth    Wife of Justin Time; gives bad information; actress portraying Robin in Sofia’s play.  21, 26 
Miss Interpret  Human  Xanth    Pun: Misinterpret  22 
Miss Isle  Human  Xanth    Isle of Miss. Likes to throw things but her aim is very bad. She can`t hit the broad side of a barn.  m38 
Miss Pell  Human  Gourd  Bad spelling  Made incorrectly spelled signs  19 
Miss Place  Human  Xanth    In state of Miss; can`t find anything  m32 
Miss Q  Human  Xanth    Isle of Miss. Can`t get anything right.  m38 
Miss Remember  Human  Xanth  Forgets anything you tell her  In state of Miss  m32 
Miss Shapen  Human  Xanth    Isle of Miss. Not very pretty  m38 
Miss Steppe  Human  Xanth    Falls down  m25 
Miss Succubus  Human  Xanth  Sucks up whatever is near    22 
Miss Take  Curse Fiend  Ptero  Mistakes  Sister of Out Take; wife of Justin Case; actress portraying Raven in Sofia’s play; Curse Fiend  21 
Miss Teak  Pun  Xanth    Pun: mystique; Woodwife  36 
Missile Toe  Bed Monster  Xanth    Monster under Crombie`s bed when he was a child  14 
Mistress Man  Human  Xanth  Makes things literal    m25 
Misty Meanor  Curse Fiend  Ptero  curses    21 
Mitch  Human  Xanth  can summon and send ideas  Wears a hair shirt made from his hair.  M38, M39 
Mnem  Human  Xanth    Wife of Ebnez; mother of the Muses  m28 
Moatie  Monster  Xanth    moat monster  39 
Modem  Human  Xanth  magic mirror  Son of Haggi; age 12; in touch with Com Pewter; tousled hair  20 
Mol [SF]  Human  Xanth  makes random springs  Twin sister of Ly  25 
Mol [UIAH]  Human  Xanth  Creating `stuff`  Made a bridge over a river for Umlaut with Kel.  26 
Molly Coddle  Human  Xanth    Isle of Women: She loves children  22 
Mom  Human  Mundania    Family of Melody Irene.  m24 
Mom Flies  Insect  Xanth    Resident of Isle of Flies  m38 
Monster of the Sea  Monster  Xanth    A huge, blubbery, tusked creature who rescues damsels in distress. 
Monted  Demon  Hades    Son of DeMonica and Ted; conjectured  m23 
Monti  Human  Xanth    13 year old girl singer  40 
Moola  Cowfolk  Xanth  Speaking humanoid language  A young cowgirl 
Moondania  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s moons. The real name of Mundania  31 
Moonshadow  Crossbreed  Xanth    Unicorn/Nightmare  37 
Moonshine  Crossbreed  Xanth    Unicorn/Nightmare  37 
Mordred  Human  Xanth    Son of King Arthur and Morgan Le Fey  m28 
Morgan Le Fey  Human  Mundania  Turning things on  Mundane sorceress in the time of King Arthur. Made the spancel, which everyone who goes through its loops falls in love with the owner of it. She can also take over someone`s body, like the Sea Hag, but through strong urges to let her take them over.   28, 29, 30 
Moron  Goblin  Xanth    Goblin who works for Godiva, appointed Head Honcho.  13, 15, 19 
Morris  Merman  Xanth    Husband of Siren; father of Cyrus  5, 6, 16 
Morton  Human  Xanth  turns into humanoid crossbreeds, joint talent with Lester  Twin brother of Lester; known as More  m23 
Mote Monster  Monster  Motes    Monster on Motes with an appetite for new visitors.  31 
Motes  World  Ida`s Worlds    Ida`s 9th moon. A swarm of small fragments, each big enough to hold a small village. Has a Mote Monster who particularly has a taste for new visitors.   22, 26, 27, 31 
Mother Earth  Human  Xanth    The mother of all the Earth Gods & Goddesses.  m7 
Mother Hen  Human  Xanth    Character in a tale of the Ass O` of Nine Tails, Mother Hen and her sons Vim and Vigor  m16 
Mourning  Crossbreed  Ptero    Son of Mela Merwoman and Naldo Naga  21 
MPD  Human  Xanth    A person with multiple personalities, each of whom manifest a different talent. They are: No One; Me Two; She Three; Who Four; Take Five; Pickup Six; Roll Seven; Eight Late; and Nine Line. MPD exists only in the fear storage chamber of the dream realm.  m19 
Mr E  Human  Xanth    See Zaven  m22 
Mr. E  Human  Xanth    Pun: Mystery   28 
Mrs. Crumpet  Human  Xanth    Mundane woman who gives up her plane ticket  25 
Ms Dos  Human  Xanth    old outmoded operating system, ancestor to Macrohard Doors, with enchanted paths  38 
Mudgeon  Dog  Xanth    Pet of Rusty; cur.  29 
Muerte A. Fid  Human  Xanth  Alchemy  King of Human Xanth (12); Yang`s evil successor. Many believed he acquired the throne through his talent with poisons.  m14 
Munly  Human  Xanth  Conjuring small objects  An official and one of Roland`s friends. 
Murphy  Human  Xanth  makes things go wrong  Husband of Vande; father of Grey; contemporary of Roogna; his power remains undiminished in Mundania, where it is known as Murphy`s Law.  M3, m8, 11, 12, 13, m14, m21, 23, 26 
Mus Tard  Human  Xanth    Tended to make a hot tasting mess of things  33 
Music Monster  Monster  Xanth    See Piper (WTC)  M35, 36 
Myst  Human  Xanth  can become a patch of mist  Curly mouse brown hair, hazel eyes. Adopted by Merge and Hapless.   M39, M40 
Mysteria  Human  Xanth  create what is needed, but not know what it is or how to use it  Creation of Olive Hue.  29 
Mystery  Cat  Xanth    Tortiseshell cat, 9 or 10 years old, a Random Factor form  31 
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NAME SPECIES ORIGIN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOK(S)
Nabob  Naga  Xanth    King of the naga; father of Naldo and Nada  11, 13, 19, m20 
Nada  Naga  Xanth    Daughter of Nabob; wife of Vore; princess of the Naga race; was advised by Humphrey to marry what Draco brought; can assume fully human or serpent forms as well as naga;was chosen by Dug to be his companion in his adventure.  M11, M12, M13, m14, 15, M16, m17, m18, 19, 20, m21, m22, 23, 24, 26, m28, 29, 30 
Nadine Naga  Crossbreed  Xanth    Daughter of Naldo Naga and Mela Merwoman  24 
Naia  Merwoman  Xanth    Challenge for Gary Gar  18 
Naldo  Naga  Xanth    Son of Nabob; brother of Nada, elder; husband of Mela. Prince of the naga. Handsome and outgoing, he was Xanth`s most elible bachelor.  m11, m12, 13, 15, m16, m17, 19, m21, m24, m26, m30 
Nan O`Assembler  Machine  Xanth    First of a series of atomic assemblers which took their refined materials from the heavy industrees to create all manner of useful nonmagical products and toys to be marketed across Xanth and Mundania.   m34 
Nan O`Tek  Demoness  Hades    Saved the Maidens and brought them to Xanth  34 
Nancy  Naga  Xanth    Isle of Fellowship  m24 
Naomi  Naga  Xanth    Changed from No Ami, Feminist Fatale, a lovely woman who joins their party but actually their secret opponent because in real life she is hideous. Says she`s trying to find out who is killing nagas for their hides (nagahide) so she can stop them. Lustrous blond/brown curly hair, blue eyes.  M37 
Nara  Naga  Xanth    Menace Mesa: atop an anomalous mountain in the Gap Chasm, where the Noway Naga dwell  36 
Nara  Crossbreed  Xanth  Summon water from any spring into any container  Seafood restaurant owner. human/sea serpent/nymph/brassie/dragon/ogre crossbreed  34 
Naro  Naga  Xanth    Isle of Fellowship  24 
Nathan  Human  Xanth    Husband of Nera; father of Nefra  m22 
Nathaniel  Human  Xanth    Neighbor of Orienta  m32 
Nator  Human  Mundania    Transformed from human to a goober; bothersome man who keeps trying to organize people into a state  17 
Nattila the Nun  Human  Xanth    Sister of Attila the Pun; you will like it in her nunnery  35 
Nefra  Naga  Xanth    Daughter of Nera and Nathan; cousin of Nada Naga  22 
Neme Sis  Human  Xanth    Sister of Tiara; makes a bad enemy.  m38 
Nemesis  Major Demon  Everywhere  All Magic    25, m38, 39 
Nepherina  Winged Mermaid  Xanth    Winged mermaid who maintains enchanted campsites.  27 
Nephthys  Human  Mundania    a sister, wife of Typho, who emulates Isis to seduce Osiris  m40 
Neptune  Major Demon  Everywhere  All Magic  In X(A/N)TH`s social system; name stylized as NE_P/T_UNE.  m9, 25, m38, 39 
Nera  Naga  Xanth    Wife of Nathan; mother of Nefra; cousin of Nada  m22 
Nero  Human  Xanth  Animated golems  King of Human Xanth (9)  m19 
Neytron  Human  Xanth  Bringing paintings to life  King of Human Xanth (8)  m19 
Nick  Human  Xanth    Whistled a tune (Tune-Nick)  38 
Nickelpede  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s moons. Shaped like and inhabited by nickelpedes.  31 
Nicola  Human  Xanth    Made a dream realm for Demons  35 
Niffy Gliff  Crossbreed  Torus    Dragon/Pegasus with unicorn horn  21 
Nigel  Crossbreed  Ptero  Rejuvenation of others  Son of Mela Merwoman and Naldo Naga  21 
Night Stallion  Night Stallion  Gourd    Leader of the Night Mares and realm of dreams, the qourds, and the Void. Also known as the Dark Horse or Horse of Another Color, Trojan.   5, 6, m8, 9, 11, 12, 13, m14, m16, 19, m20, 22, 25, 26, m28, m29, 30, m32, m33, 36, 37, m39 
Nightreven  Sphinx  Xanth    small young female, age 270  24 
Nikki  Human  Xanth Reality3  Sees Folks` Natures  Girlfriend of Dave (SN); visitor of Promenade Glade  30 
Nikko  Dog  Mundania  Mundane  Pet of Jaylin  25 
Nillie  Human  Xanth    Willie and Nillie, apart they`re reasonably well behaved, together they`re sheer mischief.  33 
Nimbus  Crossbreed  Xanth  mixing metaphors - and making them happen  Son of Chlorine and Nimby; has a faint nimbus, or glow, around him which his mother can`t see. Ilene called him Glow when she didn`t know who he was.  25, 27, M31, m32, 39 
Nimby  Dragon Ass  Xanth  makes himself and companion anything the other desires  Not In My Back Yard – Demon Xanth in disguise: donkey headed dragon  M20, 21, 22, M23, 25, 26, 27, 31, m32, m35, 36, 37, 39 
Nina  Naga  Xanth    (mention)  m21 
Nine  Human  Xanth Reality6  Can Stitch 2 Things Together    30 
Nine Line  Human  Gourd  Tickling at a distance  Aspect of MPD, female  19 
Nissa  Elf  Xanth  strength increases as they get closer to their tree  Elf of a dying Elm tree  28 
No One  Human  Gourd  Conjuring music  Aspect of MPD, a maestro, who makes music by thinking of instrument.  19 
Noah  Human  Xanth    Son of Lauryl and Jacob; member of a mundane family lost in Xanth  31 
NoAmi  Naga  Xanth    Ugly woman, Alter-Ego of Naomi.   37 
Noi  Human  Mundania    Mundane from Thailand. Noi dreamed of her ideal man, Mikhail, but they could not find each other until they got to Xanth. They could not even get together there because he only existed when she was asleep. Reverse wood fixed that.  28 
Nolan  Naga  Xanth      37 
Nora  Crossbreed  Ptero  Teleport folk anywhere  Daughter of Nina and Briskill  21 
Nora Nosnoora  Human  Xanth  Stops anyone from snoring    m37 
Not-Og  Ogre  Xanth    Daughter of Okra and Smithereen, twin of Og  m24, 29 
Notty  Human  Xanth Reality  Tying Things Up in NOTS    30 
Novella  Human  Xanth    A small female novel  24 
Null  Human  Xanth  Can stop a Happening  3rd Challenge at the Good Magician`s Castle  40 
Num Burr  Human  Xanth    Can always make the right numbers needed.  33 
Numb Chuck  Human  Xanth Reality6    Familiar of Morgan Le Fay; fights with his sticks, but has no feeling, so can`t be dissuaded by pain or the threat of it.  m30 
Numb Nuts  Ogre  Xanth    One of Marzipana Giganta`s henchmen.  m15 
Numbo  Human  Xanth  Hotseat  A young practical joker of the North Village; stored in Brain Coral pool.  1, 26 
Nya  Crossbreed  Xanth    dragon/naga with wings who wants to find her purpose. Naga form has human head, breasts, and arms. Breathes fire. Plays the harmonica. Her purpose: to be an envoy between dragons, naga, and humans. Totem = Fire  M40 
Nyet  Nymph  Xanth    Male nymph.forages in sea  36 
Nyla  Nymph  Xanth    Seductress near Mount Rushmost with nicklepedes  36 
      59 Characters in N     
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M# - Major Character in that Book. m# - Mention only in that Book.
NAME SPECIES ORIGIN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOK(S)
Oary  Human  Mundania    Called the Imposter or Usurper King, he stole the throne of the Kingdom of Onesti from his nephew, King Good Omen. 
Obelisk  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s moons. Main function of the inhabitants is creating monuments.  31 
Obvious  Human  Xanth  Quick to See the Nature of Any Situation  Twin brother of Obvious-Lee; guide in Castle Rock Candy Rhythm  32 
Obvious-Lee  Human  Xanth  Cancels Obvious  Twin brother of Obvious; guide in Castle Rock Candy for Kadence  32 
Oceana Rain Fields  Human  Xanth      33 
Oceanna  Human  Xanth  Does Things with Water    27 
Octo Puss  Cat  Xanth    Eight-legged kitten of Dawn and Eve  19 
Octopus  World  Ida`s Worlds    Ida`s 14th moon.  26, 27, m31 
Og  Ogre  Xanth    Son of Okra and Smithereen, twin of Not-Og  m24, 29 
Ogle  Ogre  Ptero      21 
Ogre Eater  Ogre Eater  Xanth    Passing character, pun, eats ogres  20 
Oilc  Muse  Xanth    Challenge 2. Clio`s unpleasant, aggressive and sarcastic double.  28 
Okra  Ogre  Xanth  Ultrasonic voice  Daughter of Fern Kudzu; wife of Smithereen; mother of Og and Not-Og; young ogress not completely accepted by her kind because she is too small, weak and "ugly" (pretty); narrowly missed being chosen to be Jenny.  M15, m17, 19, m24, 29, m33 
Old  Dog  Xanth    Miranda`s dog  m30 
Old Crone  Human  Xanth    Mother of Heather; weaver woman  m17 
Old Dragtail  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie at Castle Roogna.  37 
Ole  Ogre  Ptero    Wife of Orgy; positive attitude  21 
Oleander  Elf  Xanth  strength increases as they get closer to their tree  Leader of the Flower Elves tribe; cousin of Cowslip. 
Olite  Imp  Xanth    In Imp Perial  20 
Olive Hue  Human  Xanth  Makes Imaginary Friends  Has green skin. Her imaginary friends are only temporary. Falls in love with Dick Philip  29, M33 
Ology  Centaur  Xanth    Digging on the Isle of View to find Tapis`s house  m13 
Omen  Human  Xanth    Also known as Good King Omen; the rightful heir to the throne of Oresti. 
Online Ogre  Ogre  Xanth    Helped splice the Cable.  33 
Onoma Topeia  Human  Xanth    Juror at Grace`l Ossein`s trial; looks like nothing at all.  11 
Onomatopoeia  Human  Xanth  Makes the sounds she writes so others can hear them    m37 
Opaque  Ogre  Xanth  clarifies or confuses things  Brother of Clarificant  28 
Ophelia Maniac  Nymph  Xanth      37 
Opti Mystic  Human  Xanth  Sees Only Good Things About the Future    31 
Opuntia  Ogre  Xanth    Grandmother of Okra  m15 
Ordinate  Human  Xanth  moves along the male Y coordinate  Son of Ivy and Grey, delivered to an orphanage since his parents took too long to marry. Twin to Abcissa.  19 
Orgy  Ogre  Ptero    Husband of Ole  21 
Orienta  Crossbreed  Xanth  Conjures Things From the East of Where She Happens to Be  Daughter of Gloha and Graeboe; an Elder of Necess City  32 
Ortant  Imp  Xanth    Mayor of Imp Perial; father of Quieta  5, 20 
Orus  Human  Mundania    Isis` ancient brother and husband  m40 
Ose  Imp  Xanth    In Imp Perial; works with coral  20 
Osiris  Human  Mundania    Isis` ancient brother and husband  m40 
Otence  Imp  Xanth  makes males lose romantic interest    m30 
Out Take  Curse Fiend  Ptero    Brother of Miss Take, Curse Fiend  21 
Owen Cossaboon  Human  Mundania    quack doctor  23 
Ownlee  Human  Xanth  Failure    29 
Oxalate  Human  Xanth  Can Change the Amount of Oxygen in the Air.    33 
Oxy Moron  Bovine  Xanth    Juror at Grace`l Ossein`s trial; big, stupid, heavy-bodied animal with broad horns.  11 
      42 Characters in O     
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KEY - Xanth Titles; so far, by the numbers: (Click on a Book Title & see more info on that book.)
1 A Spell For Chameleon [ASFC]  2 The Source Of Magic [TSOM]  3 Castle Roogna [CaR]  4 Centaur Aisle [CA] 
5 Ogre, Ogre [OO]  6 Night Mare [NM]  7 Dragon on a Pedestal [DOAP]  8 Crewel Lye [CL] 
9 Golem In The Gears [GITG]  10 Vale Of The Vole [VOTV]  11 Heaven Cent [HC]  12 Man From Mundania [MFM] 
13 Isle Of View [IOV]  14 Question Quest [QQ]  15 The Color Of Her Panties [TCOHP]  16 Demons Don't Dream [DDD] 
17 Harpy Thyme [HT]  18 Geis of the Gargoyle [GOTG]  19 Roc And A Hard Place [RAAHP]  20 Yon Ill Wind [YIW] 
21 Faun & Games [FAG]  22 Zombie Lover [ZL]  23 Xone Of Contention [XOC]  24 The Dastard [TD] 
25 Swell Foop [SF]  26 Up In a Heaval [UIAH]  27 Cube Route [CuR]  28 Currant Events [CE] 
29 Pet Peeve [PP]  30 Stork Naked [SN]  31 Air Apparent [AA]  32 Two to the Fifth [TTTF] 
33 Jumper Cable [JC]  34 Knot Gneiss [KG]  35 Well-Tempered Clavicle [WTC]  36 Luck of the Draw [LOTD] 
37 Esrever Doom [ED]  38 Board Stiff [BS]  39 Five Portraits [FP]  40 Isis Orb [IO] 
41 Ghost Writer in the Sky (Apr/17) [GWITS]  42 Fire Sail (To Come) [FS]  43 Jest Right (To Come) [JR]   
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Doug Harter maintains the Xanth Character Database, updating it as new books in the Xanth series are released. Thanks to Piers Anthony, for letting me see some of his Character Notes, to Peg Rombach-Riggs who did the work creating the original table, Seajay who supplied the numbers, Dawn M. Burge for suggesting and helping Origin to be accomplished, and FNProgramvare's BookCat, which I use to store the Xanth Character info.
NOTE: No books will be included which are not released.


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