Category: Noble, Guide

Appears in: Van Helsing" (film)

Ethnicity: Transylvanian

Portrayed by: Kate Beckinsale

About: The last known living member of her family. The Valerious family has been fighting Dracula and other supernatural threats for centuries in order to keep humans safe. Anna is a capable and brave warrior and has a good sense of humor, as well as a sentimental side, although she is initially quite abrasive to Van Helsing. She saw her brother sacrifice his life to save her from the werewolf, and is horrified to discover that he was bitten in became a werewolf himself as a result. She and Van Helsing become frustrated ‘partners’ in their journey to defeat Dracula. Anna fails to save her brother, and holds him as he dies. She is kidnapped by Dracula and used as leverage against Van Helsing, who later rescues her.

She and Carl, Van Helsing’s comrade, work together to get the werewolf cure for Van Helsing, dodging the last living vampire bride and Igor, Dracula’s helper.

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Berry I Zilwiki, Queen of Torch

Category: Political Leader

Appears in: The Honorverse (books)

About: Originally an orphan in the slums of Chicago on Earth. She and her brother, Larens, were prisoners of a group of lurkers and Berry was repeatedly gang raped until Helen Zilwicki killed their captors and rescued the two children. The pair later became her adoptive siblings. A series of events led her to become part of the plot to free the slaves of Verdant Vista and take it from the control of the genetic slavers, as well as stop a Masadan-Mesan plot on Erewhon. During the fiasco, she became good friends and ‘adopted sisters’ with Lieutenant Thandi Palane and befriended many of her other companions.

"When the Kingdom of Torch, a new star nation of  former genetic slaves, was founded, Berry agreed to become its Queen" and Thandi became Commander of Torch’s Armed Forces (honorverse.wikia). “On that day she became Queen Berry I of the House of Zilwicki.” She insists on as informal a lifestyle as possible, often frustrating her friends and protectors. A bright, active young woman, she is friends with most of those under her charge and well-loved.

Fairy Mary

Category: Group Leader

Appears in: Tinker Bell”, “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”, “Secret of the Wings”, “The Pirate Fairy" (films), "Pixie Hollow Games" (short film), "Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell", "Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" (video games)

Voiced by: Jane Horrocks

About: The leader of the Tinker Fairies, she oversees the activities of her fellow Tinkers and communicates with Queen Clarion about progress updates and problems. She is often stressed and worrisome over deadlines and things that might be problems, but is also very appreciative of creativity and ingenuity. Although she is often frustrated by the activities of Tinker Bell and other Tinkers, she cares deeply for the Tinkers and has a a good sense of humor. She can also be very competitive, as shown in the Pixie Hollow Games, where she and Tinker Bell were teammates and Fairy Mary coached the younger fairy.

Master Viper

Category: Educational Leader, Caretaker

Appears in: Appears in: Kung Fu Panda”, “Kung Fu Panda 2" (films), "Secrets of the Furious Five”, “Kung Fu Panda Holiday”, “Secrets of the Masters" (short films), "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" (animated television series), "Kung Fu Panda: The Game”, “Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors”, “Kung Fu Panda 2: The Game" (video games), "Kung Fu Panda: Art of Balance”, “Kung Fu Panda: Kung Fu Crew" (comics), "Kung Fu Panda: It’s Elemental and Other Stories" (book)

Ethnicity: Chinese

Voiced by: Lucy Liu (films, TV special and TV series), Jessica DiCicco (young version), Kate Higgins (video games)

About: "Viper was born as the beloved daughter of Great Master Viper, protector of the village where he relied on his venomous fangs to defeat his enemies. The Great Master hoped that she would carry on his legacy once she was born, however, she was born without fangs and [did] not develop them as she grew older, much to the dismay of her father. To make [him] smile, Viper took up ribbon dancing, blossoming into a graceful dancer, though this only seemed to mildly please [him]" (kungfupanda.wikia). When her father was confronted by a gorilla bandit and shattered his fangs in combat, Viper heard and raced to help. “She mustered the courage she needed to outwit the gorilla by confusing him with her swift dancing skills and tying him up with her ribbon”. Her father was overjoyed and his legacy as protector was secure. “Some time later, Viper put her fighting skills to use when she came to learn kung fu under Shifu, eventually achieving the rank of master” and joining the Furious Five as a protector of the Valley of Peace. She helps train and support Po.

*Primary cast member

Bast/Bastet/Ubasti
Category: Caretaker
Appears in: “The Kane Chronicles" by Rick Riordan (books, graphic novel)
Ethnicity: Egyptian
About: Based on the Egyptian goddess, Riordan’s Bast replaced Sekhmet as Ra’s champion, fighting Apophis in order to keep him from rising. Before Ra vanished, he bound the pair together in the Duat. “Although Bast was proud to have this duty, she eventually began to realize that Ra had intended for them to kill one another repeatedly, thus weakening each other’s essences, until they ripped each other into nothingness, allowing the world to finally be safe. Bast was eventually freed by Ruby and Julius Kane” (kanechronicles.wikia). After Julius later released other gods from the Rosetta Stone, Bast possessed Sadie Kane’s cat, Muffin, in order to take human form and serve as the Kane siblings bodyguard and help them save the world.
"Although loving and playful, Bast has a serious side to her that surfaces in the face of danger. Bast considers herself a coward for abandoning her duty to fight Apophis…Despite this, Bast has made many self-sacrificing decisions to protect Sadie and Carter, belying her true nature as a brave warrior. She is also very protective…of Carter and especially Sadie."
*Primary cast member

Bast/Bastet/Ubasti

Category: Caretaker

Appears in: The Kane Chronicles" by Rick Riordan (books, graphic novel)

Ethnicity: Egyptian

About: Based on the Egyptian goddess, Riordan’s Bast replaced Sekhmet as Ra’s champion, fighting Apophis in order to keep him from rising. Before Ra vanished, he bound the pair together in the Duat. “Although Bast was proud to have this duty, she eventually began to realize that Ra had intended for them to kill one another repeatedly, thus weakening each other’s essences, until they ripped each other into nothingness, allowing the world to finally be safe. Bast was eventually freed by Ruby and Julius Kane” (kanechronicles.wikia). After Julius later released other gods from the Rosetta Stone, Bast possessed Sadie Kane’s cat, Muffin, in order to take human form and serve as the Kane siblings bodyguard and help them save the world.

"Although loving and playful, Bast has a serious side to her that surfaces in the face of danger. Bast considers herself a coward for abandoning her duty to fight Apophis…Despite this, Bast has made many self-sacrificing decisions to protect Sadie and Carter, belying her true nature as a brave warrior. She is also very protective…of Carter and especially Sadie."

*Primary cast member

Otonashi Kyoko

Category: Caretaker, Matriarch

Appears in: Maison Ikkoku" by Takahashi Rumiko (manga, anime, live-action film, video games)

Ethnicity: Japanese

Voiced by: Shimamoto Sumi (Japanese) and Ellen Kennedy (English)

About: "A 22-year-old widow who takes on the task of managing a broken-down boarding house. She is sweet and polite, but also has a violent, frightening side that emerges when she is jealous or angry, or dealing with her meddling and equally stubborn parents. She soon develops affection for Godai, and has a tendency to dote over him…However, it is hard for her to forget her late husband Soichiro (who died just six months after their wedding) and her memories of her husband sometimes put her in a melancholy mood" (wiki). She is also very fond of her dog, Soichiro, who shares her husband’s name.

*Primary female protagonist (dual protagonist with Godai Yusaku)

Master Tigress

Category: Educational Leader, Caretaker

Appears in: Kung Fu Panda”, “Kung Fu Panda 2" (films), "Secrets of the Furious Five”, “Kung Fu Panda Holiday”, “Secrets of the Masters" (short films), "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" (animated television series), "Kung Fu Panda: The Game”, “Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors”, “Kung Fu Panda 2: The Game" (video games), "Kung Fu Panda: Art of Balance”, “Kung Fu Panda: Kung Fu Crew" (comics), "Kung Fu Panda: It’s Elemental and Other Stories" (book)

Ethnicity: Chinese

Voiced by: Angelina Jolie (films and shorts excluding “Secrets of the Furious Five”), Tara Strong (young version), Erin Torpey (“Kung Fu Panda: The Game”), Kari Wahlgren (“Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors”, “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”)

About: "Tigress first lived at the Bao Gu Orphanage as a child, where she received help in controlling her strength and temper from Shifu who later took her in as his student. Over the years, she trained under Shifu’s strict instruction, developing into a powerful fighter and forming a stern personality. Eventually she became a member of the Furious Five, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside her comrades. Of the Five, she was the most skeptical of Po’s calling the as the Dragon Warrior, but has since accepted his title and now proudly fights alongside him" (kungfupanda.wikia). As a master of Tiger Style, she is a respected warrior and helps train and support Po.

*Deuteragonist (“Kung Fu Panda 2”), Primary Cast Member (otherwise)

Kaede

Category: Caretaker, Religious Leader

Appears in: "InuYasha" by Takahashi Rumiko (manga, anime, animated films)

Ethnicity: Japanese

Voiced by: Kyoda Hisako (Japanese), Pam Hyatt (English - Original Series, Games, Films) and Linda Darlow (Final Act)

About: A miko who took over protecting the village near the Bone-Eater’s Well after her older sister Kikyo died. She was one of the first to encounter Kagome when the younger woman first appeared in the past and “often provides important advice and background information to InuYasha’s group to assist in their journey” (inuyasha.wikia). She provided the Kotodama no Nenju (Beads of Subjugation) that Kagoma uses to subdue InuYasha at the start of the series. Although she is not as powerful as Kikyo or Kagome, she is still a powerful miko and skilled with a bow and is treasured by her village. She also provides Kagome with training as a miko and later looks after Rin to accustom the girl to living with humans. She is kind and largely serves as a healer, although she can also be serious and aggressive, particularly when protecting others and attempting to communicate with InuYasha. When she was young, she idolized Kikyo and the two have an odd relationship after Kikyo is revived.

*Recurring cast member

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Queen Kidagakash “Kida” Nedakh
Category: Noble, Political Leader
Appears in: “Atlantis: The Lost Empire" (animated film, video game), "Milo’s Return" (animated film), "House of Mouse" (animated television series)
Voiced by: Cree Summer (adult) and Natalie Strom (child)
About: The princess of Atlantis, she is a curious and adventurous woman who does all that she can to save her people. She is a skilled warrior and can be violent and aggressive at times, especially when the protection of her people and those she loves is involved, but she is also very kind and caring. She loves her father and cares deeply for Milo, to the point where he stays behind with her when the others on the Expedition return to the surface. After her father’s death, she inherits the throne and becomes Queen. In the second film, she is attempting to restore Atlantis and learns more about her culture and how they need to interact with the modern world.
Although she was a princess (and for much of her first film) she is not marketed as one by Disney.
*Deuteragonist

Queen Kidagakash “Kida” Nedakh

Category: Noble, Political Leader

Appears in: Atlantis: The Lost Empire" (animated film, video game), "Milo’s Return" (animated film), "House of Mouse" (animated television series)

Voiced by: Cree Summer (adult) and Natalie Strom (child)

About: The princess of Atlantis, she is a curious and adventurous woman who does all that she can to save her people. She is a skilled warrior and can be violent and aggressive at times, especially when the protection of her people and those she loves is involved, but she is also very kind and caring. She loves her father and cares deeply for Milo, to the point where he stays behind with her when the others on the Expedition return to the surface. After her father’s death, she inherits the throne and becomes Queen. In the second film, she is attempting to restore Atlantis and learns more about her culture and how they need to interact with the modern world.

Although she was a princess (and for much of her first film) she is not marketed as one by Disney.

*Deuteragonist

Lucille
Category: Matriarch
Appears in: "Mystery Men" (film)
Portrayed by: Jenifer Lewis
About: A strong, funny, hard-working mother of three and wife of the Shoveler (Eddy). She is supportive of her husband’s good qualities, such as his ability to shovel, but his seemingly fruitless activities, especially since they interfere with his interactions with his family, have tired her out, and she pressures him to give up the vigilante life.

Lucille

Category: Matriarch

Appears in: "Mystery Men" (film)

Portrayed by: Jenifer Lewis

About: A strong, funny, hard-working mother of three and wife of the Shoveler (Eddy). She is supportive of her husband’s good qualities, such as his ability to shovel, but his seemingly fruitless activities, especially since they interfere with his interactions with his family, have tired her out, and she pressures him to give up the vigilante life.