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A list of Xanth characters

A list of Xanth characters by Name

A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z    Legend
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)
Wade  Human  Xanth  Wade Through Water Knee-Deep, No Matter How Deep the Water  Brother of Ray; boyfriend of Lotus  30 
Waller  Human  Xanth    Makes walls with Wallette  m23 
Wallette  Human  Xanth    Makes walls with Waller  m23 
Wallnut  Human  Xanth    Makes wallpaper  m23 
Warren  Ghost  Xanth  creating ghosts  King of Human Xanth (15); became a ghost  m19, m24 
Warren Warrior  Human  Xanth    Husband of Maeve; after she returns his courage, falls in love with her  33 
Watt`s Gnu  Gnu  Xanth    Wants to learn of all the news of the past day  25 
Wayne  Human  Xanth  Can summon magic weapons  Boyfriend of Flora  36 
Weedles  Plant  Xanth    One of Irene`s mischievous pet plants. 
Wenda  Woodwife  Xanth  handling reverse wood, guiding the way it reverses, and not being affected by it herself  Wife of Prince Charming; computer wants to make her Into a mother board; changed into full body during quest; falls in love with Prince Charming; adopts children because she cannot have any of her own.  M33, M34, m36, 37, 39 
Wesla  Werewolf  Xanth    In Storage; captive servant of Dragon King   39 
Weslee  Weredragon  Xanth  Can Breathe Any Type of Dragon Breath: Fire, Smoke or Steam    32 
White Flower  Human  Mundania    Sister of Mark; wife of the King of Lioness; mother of Tristan (UIAH).  m26 
White Skeleton  Skeleton  Gourd    Cousin of Red Skeleton, in dream realm  36 
Who Four  Human  Gourd  Duplication  Aspect of MPD, can duplicate inanimate objects.  19 
Whurl Poole  Human  Always-Always  makes whirlpools  Son of an unnamed woman and a forget whorl; husband of Blue Jean; father of Jean Poole  m30 
Wigo  Human  Ptero  Magic draining  Daughter of Wira and Hugo  21 
Wilda Wiggle  Vole  Xanth    Mate of Volney; female wiggle, very petite and attractive for her kind, with a peculiar taste for air-flavored stone.  10, m14 
William Henry Taylor  Human  Mundania    Mundane who wandered into Xanth when sick  22 
Willie  Human  Xanth    Willie and Nillie, apart they`re reasonably well behaved, together they`re sheer mischief.  33 
Willow  Human  Xanth    Character in a story told by Jenny Elf  m13 
Willow  Elf  Xanth  Flying  Wife of Sean Baldwin; 18; winged elf associating with a winged elm tree, large for an elf because the tree is large, so almost human sized; pretty, fair hair to waist, large green eyes, tiny hands and feet; goes to Mundania for a while.  M20, 21, 23, m25, m27 
Win  Human  Xanth  always having the wind at one`s back   Adopted by Tiara and Mitch  M39 
Win D  Demon  Hades    Blew them off  m35 
Windona  Elemental  Xanth  The Force of Air    20 
Winter Lee Cheryl Jacobs  Human  Mundania    Mundane, dead at 15.Addressed as Lady Winter Lee Cheryl Jacobs   21 
Wira  Human  Xanth  Sensitivity  Wife of Hugo; mother of Liz. A blind woman whose body was asleep on the Isle of Illusion. She met Hugo in the dream realm. She lost twenty years of her life; but with Gorgon`s help, she was youthened to her conscious age. Brown hair, pink eyes. Later, by participating in a Quest, she was granted her sight.  14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, M31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 
Woe Betide  Demoness  Hades    Metria`S alter ego, a sweet, winsome waif. Has alter-egos Mentia, Metria   15, 17, M19, m24, 25, m27, 28, M30, 31, m35, m36, 37, 38, 39 
Wolfe  Dog  Xanth    Son of Rachel and Woofer son of Woofer and Rachel  37 
Wolfram [FP]  Werewolf  Xanth    lead warrior of the Pack in Storage  39 
Wolfram [ZL]  Werewolf  Xanth    Isle of Wolves  22 
Wolfram Tungsten  Crossbreed  Xanth Reality6    Part wolf, part ram, and tongues ten. Lonely and wants a friend. Goes with Barbie Que.  30 
Wolverton  Werewolf  Xanth    King of the werewolves; father of Jeremy  22 
Woody  Animal  Xanth    Childhood pet of Wenda  m34 
Woofer  Dog  Mundania  sniffing out any living thing  Mate of Rachel; pet of Sean Baldwin; large mongrel; dark fur; migrated to Xanth when got old  M20, 21, M35, M36, m37, 40 
Wrench  Elf  Xanth  strength increases as they get closer to their tree  Member of the Tool elf tribe. 
Wryly  Human  Xanth  makes things go awry  A mischievous, toe-headed farmer`s boy. Even Cynthia can`t handle him, since his talent makes her trance-parent.  17 
Wulfha  Werewolf  Xanth    In Storage; female leader of the Pack  39 
Wyck  Human  Xanth  Absorb any liquid, becoming its color  Brother of Furn, Airic, Peat, and Quantum  35 
Wynde Tchill  Cloud  Xanth    Son of Happy Bottom and Fracto  28 
Wynne  Human  Xanth    See Chameleon  M1, m6, 35 
      41 Characters in W     
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M# - Major Character in that Book. m# - Mention only in that Book.
NAME SPECIES ORIGIN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOK(S)
Xander  Human  Ptero  electromagnetism  Son of Zora and Xavier  24 
Xanth  Major Demon  EveryWhere  All Magic  X(A/N)TH the source of the land of Xanth`s magic. He lives in a deep cavern sealed from intrusion, and guarded by the Brain Coral. His body has leaked a trace amount of magic which is accountable for all the magic in Xanth. In the USA, he takes human form as Nimby, a Dragon Ass.   2, m7, 9, m11, 14, m15, m16, m17, m18, m19, 20, m22, m23, m24, m25, m26, m27, m29, m30, 31, m32, m33, 34, m35, m36, 37, 38, 39, m40 
Xanth World  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s moons. Created by Ilene from Illusion to the Ida on Earth Moon. See the conclusion of Air Apparent.  31 
Xanthippe  Human  Xanth  Instant hypnotism  Mother of Xavier. Also known as the Wicked Witch of the Wilderness, she is associated with yellow things. 
Xanthus  Horse  Mundania    Achilles talking horse  25, 26 
Xap  Hippogryph  Xanth    Mate of Chem; father of Chex; golden colored, with the torso of a griffin, and the body of a horse. He is Xavier`s companion.  M7, 10, 11, 12, m14, m15 
Xavier  Human  Xanth  Zapping things  Son of Xanthippe; husband of Zora; zaps things merely by pointing at them. He is robust and has a yellow complexion.  M7, m8, m10, m22, m24 
Xena  Creature  Xanth  changes shape involuntarily, each shape with different talent    24 
Xeth  Zombie  Xanth  Mind Reading  King of the zombies; husband of Zyzzyva  22, m24, M25 
Xina  Human  Xanth  Change Her Hair at Will  Girlfriend of Guise; member of the troupe; some changes on her hair can be very scary or odoriferous  M32 
Xinu  Human  Xanth    Newer operating system.  38 
      11 Characters in X     
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M# - Major Character in that Book. m# - Mention only in that Book.
NAME SPECIES ORIGIN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOK(S)
Yak  Yak  Xanth    The most talkative of wild creatures. 
Yang  Human  Xanth  Creating invokable spells  See Yin-Yang  8, m14 
Yellow  Human  Xanth    One of five sisters with long hair. Part of Merge  38, 39 
Yellow Rose of Texas  Human  Xanth    One of Harmony`s once-a-day women trying to win Bryce`s heart  36 
Yena  Monster  Xanth    Challenge 2. Monster with locks in his hair  17 
Yeta  Mermaid  Xanth      28 
Yin  Human  Xanth  Creating invokable spells  See Yin-Yang 
Yin-Yang  Human  Xanth  Creating invokable spells  King of Human Xanth (11); husband of Threnody and an unnamed woman; father of Bliss; has a split personality with Yin, Magician of Light, was good and Yang, Magician of Darkness, was evil. Yang became King of Xanth by winning a competition for the throne set by Gromden.  8, m23 
Yorick  Human  Mundania    Boyfriend of Silhouette (former). He was brutal.  27 
Young  Human  Xanth  Redirection    m31 
      10 Characters in Y     
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M# - Major Character in that Book. m# - Mention only in that Book.
NAME SPECIES ORIGIN TALENT DESCRIPTION BOOK(S)
Zach [JC]  Human  Xanth    Cursed to be unable to settle down until he solves a riddle.  33 
Zach [SN]  Human  Xanth  Makes Any Drink From Any Liquid  Boyfriend of Frosteind  30 
Zafar  Zombie  Xanth    Tends the zombie graveyard near Castle Roogna  22 
Zam  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie friend of Zosi at Castle Roogna  37 
Zamantha  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie friend of Zosi at Castle Roogna  37 
Zane  Human  Xanth    Thanatos; from The Incarnations of Immortality series  m14 
Zap  Griffin  Xanth    Hide the color of shoe polish, talks by painting words on hide. Cursed with a soul that makes her pacifistic and a vegetarian.  M37 
Zaven  Human  Xanth  Restoring Zombies  Husband of Thesis; was Mr E until he accidentally found his talent by restoring Thesis.  28 
Zed  Crossbreed  Xanth    centaur whose father was a mundane zebra, so he has stripes; he wants to find true love. Plays the double bass saxophone. Totem = Earth  M40 
Zelda  Human  Ptero  slowing time  Daughter of Zora and Xavier  24 
Zeth  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie friend of Zosi at Castle Roogna  37 
Zilch  Sea Cow  Xanth    Irene`s pet sea cow, who enjoys swimming in the castle moat. 
Zilche  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie  M25 
Zimon  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie friend of Zosi at Castle Roogna  37 
Zink  Human  Xanth  illusory holes in the ground  A young practical joker of the North Village; stored in Brain Coral pool.  1, 26 
Zoltan Dread Locks  Ogre  Xanth    Prospective husband for Okra in the opinion of her aunt Fannie; widower.  m15 
Zombie  World  Ida`s Worlds    Another of Ida`s moons. This is the new home of the Zombies. Millie & the Zombie Master (Jonathan) have a castle there similar to Zombie Castle since they retired. The world is populated by dreaming zombies.   26, 27, m28, m31 
Zombie Master  Human  Xanth    See Jonathon  M3, 4, 6, 7, m8, m10, m11, m12, 13, 14, m15, m18, m19, 22, m23, m24, 25, 26, 27, m28, m31, m32, m37 
Zomonster  Bed Monster  Xanth    Zombie monster under Lacuna`s bed.  m10 
Zora  Human  Xanth  Accelerating aging in others  Wife of Xavier; heroic zombie who committed suicide in her first life. Later, thanks to love, and the aid of Gorgon, she gradually began to return to normal.  M7, 8, m10, 12, m13, 14, m22, m24 
Zosi  Zombie  Xanth  conjuring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Girlfriend of Kody; gray hair despite being young; a zombie converted back to living; governess of Plato  M37, 39 
Zush  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie responsible for helping Ivy get lost. 
Zuzan  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie friend of Zosi at Castle Roogna  37 
Zylvia  Zombie  Xanth    Zombie friend of Zosi at Castle Roogna  37 
Zyzzyva  Zombie  Xanth  Consistency  Wife of Xeth; freshly zombied woman in very good condition and former fighter.  22, M25 
      25 Characters in Z     
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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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