List of Lorien Legacies characters
- 1 The Garde
- 2 The Cêpan
- 3 The Mogadorians
- 4 Humans
- 5 Chimæras
- 6 Pikens and Krauls
- 7 Other Loric
- 8 Lorien Objects
- 9 External links
As they're described in I Am Number Four, the Garde are the protectors of Lorien and the ones who, in their teenage years, develop Legacies – superhuman powers to aid them in defense. When Lorien is conquered by the Mogadorians, nine Garde children are sent away from their planet to Earth, as well as a tenth being sent separately, and before the original nine are separated, a charm is cast upon them that protects them from harm by the Mogadorians, and ensures that they must be killed in order, one through nine, as long as they are kept apart. It is revealed in The Power of Six that they were chosen by Lorien itself to follow in the footsteps of the ten original elders. In The Fallen Legacies, Adamus counts how many of the Garde were boys and girls, but Number One as a ghost finds him and he never reveals how many. Based on evidence throughout the first three books and their prequels, it is assumed that five of the ten Garde are female and five are male.
If nature is left alone to run its course uninterrupted, the ten garde will eventually grow into legacies that will far exceed that of the original ten elders.
Number One, a 14-year-old girl, was killed in Malaysia, according to the back cover of the novel, I Am Number Four. In the film, One was mentioned but not seen as she died when Number Four was at the age of nine. Her history is revealed in I am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Fallen Legacies. One was discovered by the Mogadorians as her picture was taken by the police, as well as her ankle mark, after she attempted shoplifting to impress a guy. She was known to be rebellious as said by Hilde. She was followed by the Mogs to Malaysia, where she met her end. She developed her first legacy, but it was too late as her telekinesis was off and earthquake powers did not last long, because she often skipped training lessons to spend time with Wade, a boy she liked. She was killed when a Mog came up from behind and stabbed her with a sword. Her deceased body was taken by the Mogs to infiltrate her memories to find any information on the other Garde members. Adamus, the son of a Mogadorian General was selected for the infiltration due to his similar age with One. During Adamus's infiltration, One appears as a ghost and controls what memories Adamus sees. After Adamus' three-year coma, One still appears as a ghost in Adamus' mind. She convinces Adamus to switch sides and try to help Number Two and Number Three although both Adamus's attempts fail. She continues to appear to Adamus, who survived the events of "The Fallen Legacies", in the "Lost Files: The Search for Sam" but her ghostly image is slowly fading away. She tries to convince Adam to find the Garde but fails to convince him. When her condition worsens Adam attempts to save her by returning to his kind in Ashwood. After a failed attempt to be infiltrated into One's memories, Adam finally succeeds after One convinced him to "go out swinging". One reveals that there was no way to save her and that she needed him to see the real side of his family so that he can go join the Garde. She also gives Adamus her legacy and shares a kiss with him after he professed his love for her, strongly hinting that she has feelings for him also, and fades away forever. In The Forgotten Ones, her memory lives on through Adamus, who misses her and acknowledges that while she maybe gone, he will fight on for her. She was known to have tan skin and long blond hair, which Adamus notices as he "checks her out". Her Legacies include:
- Earthquakes - In the Fallen Legacies, she created seismic quakes while battling the Mogadorians.
- Telekinesis - Like all Garde, One can move objects with her mind.
- Enhancement - All Garde possess enhanced physical strength, speed, reflexes, endurance and durability.
Number Two, or Maggie Hoyle, a twelve-year-old Loric girl who is known to have glasses, freckles and reddish brown hair, created an Internet message in an attempt to find the others, likely in desperation after her Cêpan was killed by Mogadorians. Because of this, the Mogadorians found and murdered her in London, England. She was too young to have had legacies. In The Power of Six, numbers Four, Six, and their friend Sam talk about Number Two's post. The post read "Nine, now eight, are the rest of you out there?". Six says that she and her Cêpan Katarina responded saying, "We are here". Seconds later, Two dies and Six and her Cêpan flee for fear of being caught. Four also reveals that his Cêpan Henri saw the post and tried to hack into the computer to delete the message to save Two, but he was too late. Seven almost responded, but decided against it, wisely as it turns out. When the posting was deleted just after Two was killed, they had assumed the Mogadorians deleted it. But in the Fallen Legacies, it is revealed that it was Adamus Sutekh, a young Mogadorian boy who tried to help the Loric, who deleted the blog post to save the other Loric who responded, but sadly it did not work as Six and her Cêpan were caught. Adamus had tried to help Two by posing as a Loric. However, even when Two learns that he is a Mogadorian, she doesn't attack him because she believes he is there to help her. Adamus' brother, Ivanick finds Two and Adamus (he believes that Adamus was trying to trick Two) and stabs Two in the throat with a dagger, killing her.
Even though she was only twelve years old, Two displayed any addiction to reading all kinds of books, in "The Fallen Legacies", when Adamus is trying to rescue her she questions him on a lot of books, Adamus then finds in her packed bag more books. This might have been the start up to Legacies such as Heightened Intuition or Super-Intelligence.
Number Three, or Hannu, a fourteen-year-old Loric boy and the youngest of the original nine Loric who were sent to Earth, appears at the beginning of the first book being hunted down by the Mogadorians in Kenya and is killed soon after the death of his Cêpan. In The Fallen Legacies, it is revealed that Three was found when someone noticed his scars on his ankle. Hannu greets Adamus and Ivannik in the African village he lives near and says he has been in Kenya his whole life, meaning that he and his Cepan stayed in Kenya even after Numbers One and Two died, although this may just be a cover story. Adamus tries to tip off Hannu when he recognizes Hannu as a Loric due to his high socks which cover his scars, but Ivannik interrupts Adamus's attempt when he is invited to play basketball by Hannu. In I Am Number Four John says that Three was completely off the grid when the Mogs found him. Three and his Cêpan are killed when the Mogadorians ambush their shack in the middle of the night. His Cêpan was killed when he investigated outside when he heard a noise. Three manages to get out of the shack just as the Mogs got in. He ran at incredible speed while a Piken chased him. He made an amazing leap over a cliff onto the other side, but the General was waiting there. He choked, then stabbed Three in the chest. Three was defiant until the end, telling the General he would never win.In The Fallen Legacies, it is revealed that Ivanick, Adamus's adoptive brother, was the one who saw Three's scars, which led the General to him.
Three's legacies included:
- Possible Super Agility because even the Piken couldn't catch up to him and he was said to have made impossible leaps and turns, but it is not proven. That could have just been because of his training.
- Enhancement - All Garde possess enhanced physical strength, speed, reflexes, endurance and durability. Three used it to jump over the ravine in the book.
It is unknown what other legacies he had.
Number Three is portrayed by Greg Townley in the film adaptation.
Number Four, or John Smith, is 16-years old (as of The Power of Six). He is the protagonist and narrator of the first novel, I Am Number Four, half of The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine, and one third of "The Fall of Five" John is Number Four in the sequence protecting the ten Lorien children living and hiding on Earth. He is described as being a fit, very attractive young man with dark blonde hair. He has three circular scars on his right ankle, symbolizing the three dead Lorien children, and a scar similar to the pendant all the Lorien children wear, signifying the charm that protects them. John falls in love with high school junior Sarah Hart in the first book. In The Power of Six he develops feelings for number Six as well, although these subside in the third book, and his feelings for Sarah take over. Four also has a friend named Sam Goode who travels with him and Six in a search for his father who he believes to be a prisoner of the Mogadorians. His Cêpan was named Henri, who dies at the end of the first book. At the end of the second book, Four and Nine go North in an attempt to find Six (and Seven and Ten and Crayton, although they don't know that Ten, Seven and Crayton are with Six at the time, as she went to save them from a few hundred Mogs). It is also revealed in the third book that he may be the Garde who inherits all of Pittacus Lore's powers, with Nine and Eight as the other two possibilities since they all have visions about Setrakus Ra, the Mog leader. His Legacies include:
- Lumen - Four's first legacy: The ability to produce fire, heat, and light from the users hands, and a resistance to heat, fire, and burns throughout the entire body. Four's grandfather had this power.
- Animal Telepathy - Four's third legacy: The ability to communicate with animals. Although technically his first legacy, he discovered this Legacy later, near the end of the book one.
- Precognition - Ability to see the future (Four has shown this ability a couple of times, though it is unconfirmed whether or not this is one of his Legacies)
- Healing - He develops this legacy during the fight in The Rise of Nine. When Sarah and Ella were shot and dying, he concentrates on how badly he does not want Sarah or Ella to die and heals them.
- Telekinesis - Like all Garde, Four can move objects with his mind.
- Enhancement - All Garde possess enhanced physical strength, speed, reflexes, endurance and durability.
Number Five is a boy and is about the same age as Four.
In Rise of Nine Number Five is seen by Six in a fantasy that she creates while in an abandoned grocery store in New Mexico, desperate for food. She sees Four, Five, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten all sitting with her at a large table as she prepares a meal for them all. Five is seen socializing with Nine, talking about the places they had been and seen. Later Five gets up and retrieves a chocolate cake for all of them to eat. Five was likely on a plane traveling over Brazil, landed in Jamaica, and might be crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
In "The Fall of Five", Five is found after burning his symbol into a corn field. After reuniting with the Garde, He tells them he buried his chest on an island off the cost of Florida in the Everglades, so He, Six, Seven, Eight, and Nine go to retrieve it. Once there, Five reveals himself to be a traitor, having been working with the Mogadorians ever since his Cepan died of a disease. He attempts to kill Nine but instead kills Eight (who have teleported in front of Nine to save him) by stabbing him through the heart, fulfilling the prophecy which was thought to be avoided. He was then attacked by Seven, who develops a new Legacy, and takes out his eye. His current whereabouts are unknown.
In Five's Legacy, he is thirteen years old with a skinny build and long hair. He lives on an island with Albert whose real name is Rey, and eventually develops the power of Telekinesis. When Rey dies, Five stays on the island for awhile until he sets sail. His destination is for Martinique, but he ends up flying to South Beach, Florida. He meets a cute girl named Emma and they work together as pickpockets. Eventually, they meet a Mogadorian ally named Ethan. Ethan makes Five (who is under the alias of Cody) and Emma work for him. One day, a job in a warehouse goes bad and Five uses his telekinesis to attack Emma's brother and a few other men. Emma knocks Five out with a pipe, then Five is taken under the care of Ethan. Five and Ethan spend the next year living in a luxurious mansion. One day Five discovers that Ethan is working with the Mogadorians. Ethan reveals that they have Nine in "custody". Five later goes to a FBI building with Ethan the next day. He meets a Mogadorian who gives him a folder with the picture of the person he must kill to join the Mogadorians. The book ends there.
In Five's Betrayal, the person he must kill is Number Nine in order to prove himself. He is promised greatness: a commander among them, to be the ruler of North America (US and Canada), and to be the "Right Hand of the Beloved Leader". He was even tested when he was made to kill Emma, but still pasted (letting her live) when they decided to my use out of her brother. During Nine's escape with Four, Ethan was severely injured from green lava. Also, Ethan is believe to have helped in Nine's escape, so Setrakus Ra has him kill Ethan to prove himself. After killing Ethan, Five makes preparations to infiltrate the remaining Garde. Also, he finds a letter from Ethan stating that he'll probably be already dead by know when his usefulness is up and that Five should continue to live on; putting himself first before anybody else, including Setrakus Ra. At the end, it is revealed he plans to get the other Garde to join, except for Nine, whom he holds a personal vendetta against since his escape caused Ethan's death. Five is regarded the Mog's "most valuable asset", their secret weapon (double agent, etc.) and the Right Hand of Setrakus Ra.
- Flight - Ability to fly
- Externa - Ability to take on the qualities of whatever he's touching, i.e.: metal, rubber, diamond, etc.
- Telekinesis - Like all Garde, Five can move objects with his mind.
- Enhancement - All Garde possess enhanced physical strength, speed, reflexes, endurance and durability.
Six or Number Six, also known as Maren Elizabeth (formerly "Sheila," "Kelly," and "Veronica"), is 16-years old. In I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy, her Cêpan Katarina names Six as a Warrior. She is perhaps the most developed in both battle technique and military strategy of the Garde we have met thus far, due to the need to fend for herself for the last three years, but is a close tie with Nine. She is the only other Lorien child in I Am Number Four apart from Number Four/John Smith.
Six is described as very pretty, with long black hair, olive-toned skin, hazel-blue-green eyes, high cheekbones, a wide mouth, and being two inches shorter than Number Four. In The Rise of Nine preview she bleaches her hair blonde. Her Cêpan, Katarina, died three years before the novel begins. It is later revealed that she was once called Maren Elizabeth, though Four and Sam still call her Six. Both boys like her, though it is unknown who she prefers. She confessed that she liked both the boys and kissed John on his lips and Sam on his cheeks before she left. At the end of the second book Six, Seven, Ten (Ella) and Ten's unofficial Cêpan Crayton's goals are to locate Five, Eight and their Chimaeras, then meet Four and Nine in America. In the third book, Six and the others discover Eight and try to have him teleport to New Mexico, but are separated. Stuck in New Mexico Six is captured and to an underground base controlled by Mogs and the FBI, where she is forced to fight Setrakus Ra, the leader of the Mogadoriens, and is defeated. She also meets Sarah, who was also held captive, and understands that Sarah was truly the one for Four and did not turn him in. The girls are reconciled and mend their friendship. During her confrontation with Ra, he transforms into her and has Six pinned up on the wall covered in a black rock. After the Garde, with the exception of Five, manage to hurt Ra, Six escapes her prison and reunites with her friends, swearing to kill Ra the next time they see him. Six meets Nine for the first time. Her Legacies include:
- Invisibility - Her first Legacy, developing in a Mogadorian dungeon, which she used to escape. In I Am Number Four, she uses it to find Four in the school by sneaking around the Mogadorians. It can also be used to turn other people and objects invisible via touch. Four's grandfather had this power.
- Elemental Manipulation - The ability to control the four basic elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air.
- Accelerated Healing - Six discovered this legacy after Setrakus Ra the Mogadorian ruler beat her up and threw her into a cell in The Rise of Nine. She had cracked ribs, a deep cut around her neck, and wounded knees. She recalls that after just five minutes when she couldn't even stand, she was able to move around, and suspected a new legacy. This has not yet been confirmed, though it is highly suspected.
- Telekinesis - Like all Garde, Six can move objects with her mind.
Number Seven, or Marina, is a few months short of 18-years old and she is described as being tall with a lean build, with long dark hair and solemn, thoughtful eyes. She and Adelina, her Cêpan, have stopped moving around, unlike the other Cêpan-Garde pairs. They have lived at the Santa Teresa convent in Spain for the past 10 years. She becomes best friends with seven-year-old Ella in The Power of Six when Ella was brought to the monastery. The Mogadorians apparently located her long ago, as John finds a note saying that she was being "trailed in Spain", but due to the number-order, she could not be attacked until the charm was broken or One through Six were killed. Seven believed that Four was a Garde when she read about the Paradise High School explosion. Her beliefs are confirmed by Six. When she and her Cêpan are attacked by Mogadorians, Ten and Crayton reveal themselves as Lorics and Six arrives to help fight off the Mogadorians. Seven's Cêpan however is killed along with Hector, a human Seven befriended who attempted to help her escape. Seven, Six, Ella and Crayton intend to find the other Garde members and their Chimaeras, before they go to America to find Four and Nine. In The Rise of Nine the gang is revealed to be traveling to the Himalayas, where they discover Number Eight. Marina finds him attractive and ends up having feelings for him, hinting a love interest for her. They discover a cave of drawings that reveal past and future events, one of which showing Number Eight being stabbed in the chest, which upsets Marina. After Crayton is killed by an ambush by Mogadoriens, Eight uses his teleporting ability and escape, but end up separating from Six in the process, appearing in two different areas. They met up with Four and Nine in New Mexico where they find the entrance to a secret base and try to rescue Six from Setrakus Ra, but are tricked by him as he takes the form of Six and stabs Eight in the chest, causing one of the drawings to come true. Once getting back their powers from Ra, Marina is able to save Eight from death and she shares a kiss with him. The book ends with entire Garde, with the exception of Five, banding together to escape the underground base. Her known Legacies include:
- Healing - She can affect humans, plants and Loric, including herself though it tires her a lot. She heals Héctor's mother of a degenerative incurable disease. When she uses this power, an icy cold sensation runs through her fingers and body.
- Night Vision - She has the power to see in the dark. This Legacy has not been officially named, as of the second book.
- Super Speed - Marina discovered she had super speed in The Power of Six, while running back to the orphanage when she discovered someone was in her secret cave. This might just be part of the enhancement that all garde have, as Nine has actual super speed and he is much faster than Seven.
- Underwater Breathing - Marina discovered she could breathe underwater when she almost drowned in a lake.
- Cryokinesis - The ability to manipulate, create and control any type of ice, Seven also shows in The Fall of Five that she was radiating cold, which made Five shiver, and his tears freeze. She used this Legacy against Five after he killed Eight by making large icicles shoot out of the ground, one of them impaling his foot and another ripping out his eye.
- Telekinesis - Like all Garde, Seven can move objects with her mind.
Number Eight, or Joseph (also known as "Naveen" and "Vishnu"), is a boy living in the Himalayas of northern India. He's already developing powers, such as Telekinesis, as he was seen moving rocks with his mind. Eight is one of the most powerful Loric so far, after Nine, and has deep emerald green eyes with long-ish, black, curly hair. He had to learn how to control legacies on his own due to his Cêpan dying. Locals think he's the Hindu god Vishnu reincarnated, apparently because he can change his appearance into that of beasts and other beings. Crayton also mentions that he could be the chosen one who inherited Pittacus Lore's powers thus all of the legacies and can kill Setrakus Ra. It is said that Pittacus Lore had "All Legacies" and was able to take on Setrakus Ra (which resulted in Ra's scar on his throat). Eight was originally named Joseph and also possesses a heightened intuition which acts as a sixth sense. (This is shown in The Rise of Nine when Eight can feel that Six is in New Mexico, though it is unconfirmed whether or not this is one of his Legacies yet).
In the Fall of Five, Eight goes with Five, Six, Seven, and Nine to retrieve Five's chest. After Five is revealed to be a traitor, a fight ensues and Eight, teleporting between Five and Nine, protects Nine from Five's attack, but is stabbed in the heart, killing him. This fulfills the prophecy that was believed to be avoided. He is the first member of the garde to die out of order.
- Teleportation - can move from place to place instantly without actually traveling the distance between them.
- Shape Shifting - able to transform his body into any creature he imagines
- Hydro-locomotion- Walking on water
- Extrasensory Perception - This Legacy acts as a sixth sense, it allows the user to determine or predict events that have, will or are currently happening without the user knowing, or being told. Eight demonstrates this in "The Rise of Nine" when he predicted that Six, Seven, Ella and Crayton were going to arrive in India.
- Telekinesis - Like all Garde, Eight can move objects with his mind.
It was then found that he met an old man that was able to teach him after his Cepan, Reynolds, was killed by the Mogadorians because he was betrayed by the woman he loved. This man was not Pittacus Lore, as Pittacus was confirmed to have died in The Fall of Five.
Number Nine, or Stanley Worthington, is roughly the same age as Number Four. Nine is one of the most powerful of the ten. He is rescued by Four after being held in captivity for around a year in a Mogadorian base in West Virginia near the end of The Power of Six, which incidentally is the same base where Six was imprisoned. Nine is described as taller than Four, and muscular, with long, dark hair. He's also very familiar and knowledgeable about the inheritance his chest contains. Displaying hints of an aggressive nature, coupled with a thirst for revenge against the Mogadorians, Number Nine operates with a ferocity that Four did not know the Loric possessed. Nine and Four intend to head North to Nine's "hideout" in Chicago. Nine's Cêpan's name is Sandor. In The Lost Files: Nine's Legacy it is revealed that when Nine and his Cêpan first arrived on Earth they tried moving around a lot sticking to small motels but were always found by the Mogadorians. Sandor then decides to use their immense wealth from the jewels that they brought from Lorien to live in luxury and hide in plain sight. Nine and Sandor were living in Chicago in a penthouse suite at the top of the John Hancock Center. In their suite Nine trains almost non-stop as he does not go to school. Nine had fallen in love with a girl named Maddy. Maddy however was working for the Mogadorians who had found Nine after one of their scouts disappeared in his area. Maddy was attempting to rescue her parents after they had been abducted by the Mogadores after her father "saw something he shouldn't have". She and her family however are not allowed to leave and are killed by a piken. Using Maddy, the Mogadorians capture Nine and later find his Cêpan snooping around a newsletter office in Ohio they had been monitoring. Sandor is tortured to get Nine to break. Nine eventually breaks through the force field barrier and steals a Mogadorian dagger and with Sandor's urging, kills his Cêpan. In The Power of Six Nine is able to escape when Four and Sam break into the base and set him free. In The Rise of Nine Nine and Four team up to survive and possibly find the others. Nine and Four struggle to get along due to the differences they have. They take shelter at Nine's old safehouse in Chicago and later journey to a secret base in New Mexico. Nine is shown at the end of the book fighting Setrakus Ra, the leader of the Mogadoriens, and finally meeting the entire Garde, with the exception of Five, where they all swear to kill Ra the next time they see him. Nine uses a pipe-staff. His known Legacies include:
- Antigravity - Nine can walk on all surfaces, including walls and ceilings as if he were upright.
- Animal Telepathy - The ability to communicate with animals. He discovered this at the end of The Power of Six, when Bernie Kosar/Hadley told him where to find Four's SUV. He also shares this Legacy with Four/John Smith
- Super Hearing - Nine can hear noises from a much farther distance than an average human or loric.
- Super Speed - Nine can run fast enough that he becomes a blur, John describes this in Power of Six and Rise of Nine" and "the Fall of Five.
- Legacy Transfer - Nine temporarily shares his powers to Maddy in "The Lost Files: Nine's Legacy", to Sam in "The Power of Six" and to Marina in "The Fall of Five".
- Telekinesis - Like all Garde, Nine can move objects with his mind.
Ella is 11 years old (as of The Rise of Nine). Despite her young age, she already displays signs of enhancement in being unusually agile, quick and athletic for her young age. Ten was introduced as a new orphan and sent to the monastery Seven was living in in order to find Seven's chest. Ella has an unofficial Cêpan, Crayton, as she was too young to be assigned one on the day of the Mogadorian invasion of Lorien. In The Power of Six Ella appears as a 7-year-old at an orphanage and befriends Number Seven. She also helps Seven find her Chest. Later on, Ella and her Cepan, Crayton, reveal themselves as Loric and that Ella is Number Ten. They defeat the Mogadorians with the help of Number Six. The book ends with Ella, Six, Seven and Crayton intending to find the other Garde members and also their Chimaeras.
Despite helping the Garde and being Lorien, she was not originally part fo the Elders' plan- she was sent to Earth in a human-built spaceship which her grandad, one of Lorien's oldest and proudest inhabitant (excepting Pittacus Lore, Lorien's ruling elder), when the Great Expansiom ocurred. This was mentioned in Crayton's Letter.
In The Rise of Nine Ella, Crayton, Seven, and Six find Eight in the Himalayas. Crayton dies after an ambush from the Mogadorians and the group is separated after Eight teleports them away. Ella goes through the grief of her dead Cepan but manages to push them aside. Later, Ella, Seven, and Eight rejoin Six along with Four, Nine, and Sarah Hart and fight Setrakus Ra. The book ends with Ra escaping and the entire Garde, with the exception of Five, promising to finish him off in the future.
In "The Fall of Five" Ella begins to have nightmares about Setrákus Ra telling her to hold his hand and showing her the death of the Garde and humans at her hands. When she reads the letter that was written to her by Crayton before he died, she learns that her father, Raylan, was a very rich man who began to resent the Elders because he felt it was his birthright to be one. He became a recluse because of this, and had many Chimaera for company. He donated a fuel-ship to the museum because of her mother, but when the invasion came, he hurried Ella to the ship, along with the Chimaera and Crayton, his gardener. Later, in a dream, Ella learns that she is Setrákus Ra's "heir". She is kidnapped by the Mogadorians and is currently with them, but they won't kill her because they want her to rule alongside Setrakus Ra for reasons unknown
In "Revenge of Seven", its reveals she is Setrakus Ra's granddaughter and is currently located on the Anubis, the Mogadorian Flagship, orbiting Earth along with the entire Mog Fleet.
- Aeternus - the ability to change between ages. Only one of the Ten Elders is supposed to have this ability; Ella is Loridas's successor.
- Telepathy - The ability to communicate with other Garde with Telepathy using her mind, even across continents as well asts sensing others thoughts even mogadorians.
- Unknown Legacy - (Not named) during the fight with Setrakus Ra, she picked up a broken sword, which then glowed with red energy. She then threw it at Setrakus Ra, which nullified him and restored the Garde's powers. She's not sure how she did it but revealed to Setrakus Ra who she was.
- Telekinesis - Like all Garde. Ella can move objects with her mind. She shows this when she and Marina are talking, and Sarah and Sam open the door, Ella uses her telekinesis to slam the door shut.
The Cêpan are former inhabitants of Lorien with no Legacies, resembling normal humans. Each Garde has a Cêpan who is charged with hiding, protecting and training their respective child as well as pass on the knowledge of Lorien and the Legacies.
Hilde/Hessu is the Cepan of Number One. Her original Lorien name is Hessu. She was an older woman, in her fifties, and always was strict. They had to relocate from place to place some many times because of One's rebellious attitude. Hilde decided to leave America after One was arrested for shop lifting and headed to Malaysia. She was the one who woke One to tell her that the Mogs arrived. She was a good martial artist but was quickly overwhelmed and shot in the chest by a Mogadorian. Her death allowed One awaken her Earthquake abilities. Hilde's last words were to run and survive. One described Hilde like a mother to her. Hilde's body was left to rot in Malaysia by the Mogadorians.
Hilde makes a small appearance in The Last Days Of Lorien right at the end. She is shown grieving over Lorien's destruction and questions whether they will survive on Earth. When she states that they are all going to die and that it is useless to hide, she is comforted by Sandor, Nine's cepan.
Conrad is Number Two's Cepan. He and his Garde were living in Ireland but soon had to leave due to some unknown reasons. Then the General and his Mogs found them after Conrad killed a Mog scouting troop sent after him by the General and burned down their house in the Scottish Highlands. He headed for London, England and met Two at a safehouse. The Mogs found his bus and started to attack, and despite Conrad having two SMG's with him, he is eventually killed. Him and Two are related, possibly older brother or dad.
Henri is Cêpan of John Smith, or Number Four. His original Lorien name was Brandon and was a Cêpan at the Lorien Defense Academy. He was in love with Julianne, who was also his wife. With Julianne, they had a child on his home planet of Lorien, but he left them to protect John when Lorien was destroyed. He was John's Cêpan and also trained and taught him as his legacies formed. Henri is like a father to John since he was forced to leave his family behind on Lorien as well. Henri dies at the end of the first book, protecting John from the Mogadorians. In the second book, it is revealed from a letter that Henri wrote, that Henri knew Sam's father, Malcolm Goode, and that Malcolm was the whole reason for him and Four coming to Paradise.
In The Last Days Of Lorien, Henri recruits Sandor, Nine's future cepan, to attend the Lorien Defense Academy. He shows back up at the end of the book, helping the Cêpans and the Garde escape Lorien as it is being invaded by the Mogadorians. He is the one who chose Sandor to be Nine's Cêpan. He is even the one helps train Nine and Four together while Sandor goes through some training himself to be a Cêpan.
In the film adaptation, Henri is portrayed by Timothy Olyphant.
It has been confirmed through The Fall of Five that Albert is a male and is the oldest of the Cêpans. He later dies on Earth around the time Number Five states that he was found by the Mogs within the first six months he arrived on Earth from Lorien. His death was caused by a "vile human disease", as said by Five, not by the Mogadorians like the rest of the Cêpans. However, his real name is revealed to be "Rey" instead of "Albert" in "Five's Legacy". He might be the "Kentra" mentioned in "The Lost Days of Lorien"
He actually died on an island when Five was thirteen, days after Number Two's death. Five cries when he dies, and regrets each time he ever thought that he wanted a new Cêpan.
Katarina is Number Six's Cêpan. She was more cool-headed than Six and tried to temper her volatile Garde. According to Six, Katarina was very thorough with her forgeries as well as with Six's training and that she had multiple lovers back on Lorien. When Six was 13 Mogadorians caught them both. The Mogadorians killed Katarina during her and Six's imprisonment in the Mogadorian base. She was tortured, and then killed in an attempt to force information out of Six.
Adelina is the brown-haired Cêpan of Marina, Number Seven. Her original Lorien name is Adel. After wandering aimlessly through Europe she entered the Santa Teresa convent in Spain with Marina. Adelina had lost faith in their ability to restore Lorien and had grown accustomed to the religious life at the convent believing that one can save others through religion. As a result she often told Marina to "stop believing in fairy tales" and doesn't train Seven. After a Mogadorian attack she feels remorse for denying Marina's heritage and sacrifices herself to help Marina escape, being killed by a Mogadorian stabbing her in the heart in Book Two.
Adelina makes a very small brief appearance in The Last Days Of Lorien. She is seen on the space shuttle by Sandor, Nine's cepan, as they head for Earth. Her nickname is revealed to be Adel.
At the mention of his Cepan, Eight becomes withdrawn and avoids the topic, indicating that his Cepan is dead. It is revealed that Eight's Cepan is named Reynolds, and he and Eight were betrayed to the Mogadorians by Reynolds's girlfriend on Earth, Lola.
Sandor is first revealed in The Power of Six at the end of the book when Nine tells Four (John) that his Cêpan was killed. He is further revealed in The Lost Files: Nine's Legacy where he revealed to have had a gift with working with technology as he creates endless amounts of drones and other machines that Nine fights in their practice gym, the Lecture Hall. He also says that he was young for a Cêpan and worked with older Loric engineers. He also had made a Mogadorian tracker covered with an iPod Touch case called an "iMog" by Nine. The screen shows a simple white dot in the center which is Nine's location, and any red dots that show up on the iMog screen are Mogadorians. After he and Nine are caught and imprisoned, Nine mercy-kills Sandor to save him from further torture by the Mogs. His favorite comic book hero is Batman and he often called Nine "young ward".
In The Last Days Of Lorien, Sandor is the main focus of the book as it explores both his youth life and the planet Lorien before the invasion by the Mogadorians. In the story, Sandor is forced to go to the Lorien Defense Academy for some wrongdoings with his engineering skills. During the course of the story, he meets several key players in the future books like: Brandon/Henri, Hessu, Adelina, John/Four, and of course, Stanley/Nine. Sandor also meets a Garde named Devektra, who is famous for her music and dancing. It is implied that he has feelings for her, especially when he kisses and hugs her. The story ends with Sandor saving Nine during the invasion of Lorien and becomes his new cepan.
Ella's surrogate Cepan, Crayton was assigned to Ella because she was too young to have an official Cepan, however the two seem to be close, Ella calling Crayton her 'Papa'. Crayton helped to fight the Mogadorians when Seven left Santa Teresa along with Hector, Ella and Six; equipped with only a briefcase of weapons. When Seven first met Crayton she mistook him for a Mogadorian because he was always watching her and misread his clue concerning his book with 'Pittacus' in the title and the fact that he spoke to Hector. He first tried to approach Adelina but she threw him out once she knew who he was. He decided in The Rise of Nine that they are going to find the boy in India, believed to be the Hindi God Vishnu reincarnated, and their Chimæras, before meeting up with Number Four. Crayton later dies in The Rise of Nine by a blast while trying to recover Eight's and Seven's chests. He was the last Cêpan to die. In the Fall of Five, it is revealed that he was the butler to Ella's rich family.
He is the original Cêpan of Nine but due to Sandor tricking him and stealing his identification to be able to get out of the LDA, he was not able to go out and get Nine. He died during the invasion as a result, and Sandor took his place as Nine's Cêpan.
- Number Three - The Cêpan of Number Three was killed in Kenya by a sword through their door, shortly before Number Three himself. In the film he is played by Reuben Langdon and was killed by a piken. He was said to be in his fifties.
- "Kentra" - This name is mentioned in "The Lost Days of Lorien" as being a Cepan. Kentra may be Three's Cepan.
The Mogadorians are the main antagonists of the series. Mogadorians are aliens from the planet of Mogadore. They set out to conquer Lorien for their resources after their own planet started dying from a lack of it. The Mogs follow the teachings of Setrakus Ra through his "Great Book", which intels violence and respect for the strong. They often say "By Ra" in respect to their leader Setrákus Ra. Mogadore is twice the size of Lorien and around a fifth of Earth's size. They hunt the Garde out of fear. They are planning on conquering the Earth after destroying the Garde.
According to descriptions by Katarina and Henri, Mogadorians soldiers/scouts have white albino-like skin, black eyes, and serrated teeth, which are actually vat-born/clones, made by Setrakus Ra and his scientists to increase the Mogadorian population problem and made stronger, faster, but not as smart as a Trueborn Mog. Trueborn Mogadorians are effectively identical in appearance to humans. All are gregarious and share a predilection for cities and crowded places. The Mogadorians are having a harder time conceiving children. And even if a child is born, mothers often die in childbirth.
Setrákus Ra is the leader of The Mogadorians. He is seen by Four in visions, and arrives on Earth at the end of The Power of Six. Setrákus is twenty feet tall, tanned with short hair, and a chiseled jaw. A "purplish scar" circles around his throat, likely given to him by Pittacus Lore. He was the author of the Good Book, which the Mogs follow faithly and is about how war is a way of life and to conquer, consume, etc. everything in their path. According to Rex, the Mogs have been gaining more and more power in the American government in the past few years.
During Six's fight with him, she noticed Ra had unique scars around his ankles, possibly hinting that Ra may be one of the Original Ten Elders, like Pittacus Lore and Loridas.
When Setrákus fights Six in the "Fall of Five", he uses his shapeshifting skill to "mirror" her features, which fools the Garde when they come to rescue. Eight believes this so much that he teleports over to him and hugs him. However, Setrákus gives his disguise away by stabbing Eight. Eight nearly dies, but Seven saves him just in time.
It is revealed in The Fall of Five that Ella is his "heir" and that she comes from a prominent family connected to the Elders. This most likely means that Setrakus Ra was actually the tenth Elder that "died" in the Secret Wars considering the scars on his ankle (which is based off that previous Elders had the same ankle scars related to the more recent Garde.)
In the beginning of Revenge of Seven, he reveals to Ella that she is his granddaughter. He is currently with her aboard the Anubis, the Mog Flagship, along with the entire Mog Fleet, orbiting Earth.
- Precognition - he is able to communicate to Four, Eight, Nine and possibly others through their dreams. It is also pointed out that Pittacus Lore and Setrakus Ra always communicated with each other this way.
- Telekinesis - Ra stopped bullets in midair. Also, after Six was encased in black rock (via his whip), Ra hovered her to the ceiling and kept her up there like a magnet.
- Magnokinesis - The ability to manipulation at will metals of all states, Ra shows this when he partially returns the broken sword back into its original state.
- Super Strength - Ra is proven to be a very strong warrior.
- Super Speed - Ra is able to move as fast as a blur, just like Nine.
- Healing Factor - Ra can heal all wounds, even fatal ones, leaving behind scars on where the injury occurred.
- Shapeshifting - Ra can shapeshift into anyone and able to mimic their voice. When doing so, it appears he's having a seizure when he shapeshifts and also requires the true person to remain alive in order to stay in that form. Also, it appears he needs his golden staff to stun the person and scan that person's features before shapeshifting. In the "Fall of Five", Setrákus uses this ability on Six, and convinces the Garde that he is her.
- Legacy Cancellation - in the form of unleashing blue lightning from his fist, Ra can take away the Garde's legacies. However, this ends when Ella threw a sword fragment (Ella used a possible legacy to "charge" it) at him, restoring the Garde's legacies.
- Golden Staff - Ra carries a golden staff that has a hammer head and a black eye. When the eye glows red, it can rip a person to shreds. When it glows purple, it helps Ra with his shapeshifting powers. Also, when it just touches another person, it can bring a numbing sensation throughout one's body, as if they were drained of their blood.
- Fire Whip - With every swing, it unleashes a wave of fire. Also, when the whip hits someone, the injury turns black, becoming heavy and slowly spreading throughout the person's body, encasing them in black rock.
Andrakkus Sutekh, also known as "The General" or Andrew Sutton, is the commander of the Mogadorian Forces. He is a strict and fierce individual, both to his troops and his family (his wife, his son Adamus, his daughter Kelly, and his adopted son Ivan). His main base of operations is Ashwood Estates in Washington. He raises both Adamus and Ivan as brothers, but considers Ivan to be his favorite. After the death of One, he gives permission for his own son to be used in an experiment to infiltrate her mind, which would set of a series of events in the future ahead. It is revealed in The Fallen Legacies that he is the one who kills Number Three (the beginning of I Am Number Four). He resents his son, Adamus, who switched sides with the Garde, and shows great anger towards him in the "The Search for Sam", going as far as to grant permission for him to be killed in an experiment. His fate is left unknown by the end of the story, when Adamus destroys almost all of Ashwood. However, it is later revealed that the General is alive in The Forgotten Ones, having survived the destruction of Ashwood.
In the film adaptation of I Am Number Four, he is simply called the Mogadorian Commander. He is portrayed by Kevin Durand in the film. He kills Number Three (just like in the novel) and leads the investigation to find Number Four/John. After finding him to be in Paradise, Ohio, he leads his soldiers against John and Six, only to be killed when John overheats his ammo and destroys his body.
Adamus, also called Adam, is The General's son and narrator of the Fallen Legacies. Originally possessed of bloodlust like the rest of his kind including his half-brother and best friend Ivanick, after he witnesses One's death and enters One's memories he has a change in heart. In One's memories, he not only sees her past but is visited by One's ghost. He comes to see how evil his father, the General, and his kind is and sees the aftermath of Lorien. After a three-year coma from the memory infiltration, he learns of the second Garde who was found in London and decides to try and help Two escape. However, he fails as she is killed by Ivanick. Over the next few years the third Garde is discovered in Kenya, Adamus and Ivanick are sent along with the General to find number Three. Adamus tries to help Three and tip him off of the Mogadorian presence. Ivanick, believing Adam is trying to take a chance at the glory, stops him. Adamus tries to convince Ivanick to change sides but is branded as a traitor. He manages to defeat Ivanick using moves he learned while in One's memories. After Adamus watches from a distance as Three is killed by the General, Ivan sneaks up from behind and pushes Adamus into the ravine. He reawakens on a beach in California with One desperately trying to wake him up and push him back into the real world to prevent him from dying. Throughout the book it is hinted that he has a crush, surprisingly, on Number One. While inside One's memories, he notices a feral looking boy with long black hair and a blonde girl being carried by her Cepan. The boy is Nine, but none of the Garde have blonde hair, so it is unknown who the girl is.
During The Search For Sam, it was revealed that he survived his fall in the ravine. He was rescued by a local and mistaken to be a volunteer. He spent a few months there doing volunteer works. He decided to return to Ashwood when One told him she is fading away as he was desperate not to lose his only best friend, the girl he loves. Only his mother greeted him with love, while the General and Kelly, his sister, know about his betrayal and treat him like a hostile. He makes a deal with his father to make himself useful in a week, or else he will be killed. He was then assigned to Surveyor work. He meets Dr. Zarkos, Dr. Anu's successor who improved the mind transfer technology. Seeing this a perfect opportunity, he created a ruse that would make his father give permission to Zarkos to turn him into his lab rat. It was revealed that Malcolm Goode is alive and has no memory of who or where he is. During the first attempt, when Hilde was killed, he felt something he never felt before. And as it happened, he felt the floor shaking. He woke up back in the lab. Denying he remembered anything from the experiment, Zarkos revealed that he can extract the information even if he didn't remember it. He would just have to kill him, but he has to ask the General's permission. He then created another ruse again when One grew weaker. Before Zarkos could kill him, he wounds the doctor and awakens Malcolm Goode and performs the experiment. During his dream-like state, he lets out a massive shockwave causing an implosion inside the underground complex. One transfers her powers to Adam and reveals that there was no way to save her and that it was all about convincing him how evil the Mogadorians are and that he needs to find the Garde. During the emotional moment, Adam professes his love for One and they share a kiss before she disappears forever. He awakens with Malcolm Goode by his side and they band together to survive. Over time Malcolm becomes his mentor. They go back to Paradise, Ohio to search for Sam only to reveal that he has joined the Loric cause and went with the Garde. Adam suggests that they go to a secret government base in New Mexico, which he found out about back in Ashwood. Sneaking into the government base, they find Sam and set him free. Adamus sacrifices himself, so Malcolm and Sam could escape, and battles several Mogadorians including Ivanick. Using his newfound gift Adam kills Ivanick and a few of the Mogadorians by causing an earthquake. The book ends with Adam concluding he will survive the battle and join the rest of the Garde.
In The Forgotten Ones, Adam survives the collapse of the underground base that he caused and uses his earthshaking powers to escape the rubble. He discovers a young Mogadorian commander named Rexicus Saturnus, aka Rex. Needing information and a prisoner, he helps Rex to the surface and finds shelter at one of the buildings that didn't get destroyed. Adam also meets a Chimaera whom he names Dust and the two form a quick bond with of each other. After spending a few days in the nearly destroyed building, waiting out any Mogs who might be looking for survivors, he forms a connection with Rex, who knows who he is and wants to kill him. During their time together, Adam learns that the Mogs were doing experiments on Sam and trying to obtain the Chimaera shapeshifting gene to add to their Vatborn soldiers. After revealing that the Chimaeras are at the main research facility in Palm Island, New York, Adam forces Rex to agree to take him there and they leave the next day. While trying across New Mexico, they stop in a small town, where they steal money from a thief and manage to get themselves to a train station. Realizing that they are being followed, Adam buys tickets for another destination and smuggles himself, Dust, and Rex on a train for another city they need to go to. As they journey across the country, Rex and Adam grow closer together, while they do show conflict as well, and Adam asks Rex if he ever questions what they do is wrong, only to earn more conflict from him. Once arriving in the city they want, Adam is attacked by Mogs and believes that Rex has betrayed him. With the help of his powers and Dust, he manages to defeat them but is knocked out by one last surviving Mog and is saved by Dust. Waking up in a stolen car, Rex is revealed to have saved him and never betrayed him, although he did hide from the fight. When Adam asks why he is helping him, Rex replies that he doesn't know but that he is only fulfilling what he promised and that while he does like Adam, he also still believes in the Mog's cause. When arriving at Palm Island, disguised as a prisoner, Rexicus fulfills his promise and breaks Adamus out and leads him to the Chimaeras. Adam then escapes with the Chimaeras and Dust, while Rex stays behind to rejoin his fellow Mogadorians. At the end of the story, Adam, along with Dust and the other chimeras, drives for Chicago after learning the Garde have been found. He calls Sam and warns him that the Mogs are coming. Adam remembers One and begins to miss her. Realizing that One is truly gone, he finally allows himself to let her go, while honoring her by keeping on fighting.
In "The Fall of Five", Adam manages to warn Sam about the Mogadorian attack and rushes over to Chicago to help the Garde. When he gets there, the fight is over and the Mogs are all gone, thanks to Four giving them Ella. Four mistakes him for a soldier and is about to kill him when Adam introduces himself. Four is suspicious, but tells Adam that he is going to help win the war.
- Earthquakes - inherited from One, he can create earthquakes, especially when angry
Ivanick, or Ivan, is the adopted son of The General and best friend turned rival of Adamus. He was the son of a fierce Mogadorian warrior named Bolog Shu-Ra who died in the battle on Lorien and was taken in by the General. At the beginning of I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Fallen Legacies, he and Adamus studied and trained together over the years. As time flew by, Ivan became competitive to Adamus and wanted to prove he was a better and stronger than Adamus was to the General, which Adam comes to ignore. He cheers when One was killed exclaiming "That was awesome!" After Adam awakens from his three-year coma-state, Ivanick and him travel to London to find Number Two. Ivan kills Two, thinking Adamus didn't have the stomach for it. Later, the two travel to Kenya to find Number Three. Ivan stops Adam from warning Three, at first thinking he was trying to beat him for the kill, but then discovers Adam's betrayal and brands him a traitor. He and Adamus fight resulting in Adamus winning and knocking Ivan out, but he later pushes Adamus into the ravine once regaining consciousness after Three's death.
In the I Am Number Four: Lost Files: The Search for Sam, it is revealed that the General and Ivanick covered up Adamus's betrayal and made it look like he died by the hands of Three. Ivanick was promoted and was stationed at the government base in New Mexico. Ivan meets up with Adam, who has completely sided with the Garde and now has powers, and a battle emerges. Ivanick is killed by Adamus, who caused an earthquake to happen, which results in rubble collapsing on Ivan's head, beheading him.
Dr. Lockam Anu
Dr. Anu was a Mogadorian doctor who created a machine that would let the user see a dead Garde's memories. Adamus is the first one to use this machine to see Number One's memories. Dr. Anu had bet his life that the machine would work, but due to the supposed failure of the machine since Adamus did not wake up from his coma, he was killed by the General. Adamus' mother later reveals that the General never liked Anu and was surprised that he wasn't killed earlier.
Rexicus Saturnus is a young Mogadorian commander, who appears in The Forgotten Ones. After the events of The Search for Sam, Rex survives the collapse of the New Mexico underground base and meets up with Adam, who helps him to the surface and find shelter. During their time of recovering from the incident, Rex realizes who Adam is and desires to kill Adam for his betrayal, despite that he saved him. After providing information that the Mogs are attempting to harness the Chimera shapeshifting gene and adding it to their Vatborn soldiers from the captured chimeras who are being held at the main facility in Palm Island, Adam forces him to take them all the way to the main research facility in Palm Island, New York. While Rex does want to kill Adam, he also forms a small friendship with him and begins to like him. After an attack from the Mogs and hiding during the battle, Rex rescues Adam in the aftermath and takes him to Palm Island. When Adam asks why he hasn't killed or betrayed him, Rex replies that he doesn't know and that he wants to fulfill his promise. Coming up with a plan, Rex pretends to take Adam as a prisoner and infiltrates the facility. Later on, he breaks him out and they find the Chimaera, setting them free. After saving the Chimaera and making sure that Adam is free to escape, he stays behind, still believing in the Mog Cause and hoping to rejoin his fellow Mogadorians. His fate is left unknown.
The Commanding Officer of the Mog Base in Virginia where Nine was held captive. It was him who put Five in the task of killing Nine. He also arranged to have Five kill Emma due to their past relationship. After Five nearly crushed Emma with his telekinesis and spared her to make use out of her brother, the commander said he passed "with flying colors". He and Ethan never saw eye to eye on preparing Five. He also didn't agree with a human like Ethan having a high position among the Mogs. After Five killed Ethan, Deltoch appeared and saluted him, signifying Five proved himself and is now a commander.
Sarah Hart is the only one person at John's new school in Ohio, other than Sam, that offered to be close with him. John and Sarah officially became a couple after the Haunted Hayride in book one. Sarah is portrayed as an intelligent and extremely beautiful teenage girl with straight blond hair past her shoulders, ivory skin, high cheekbones, and soft blue eyes. Originally a cheerleader, she dated Mark, John's rival at school. After her parents realized what a bad influence Mark was, they sent her away for the summer. Upon her return, inspired by the sights she had seen during her time away, she quit the cheerleading squad and broke up with Mark. She is passionate about photography and animals. She became friends with John when they met and soon started a relationship. After John saves her from a house fire, she realizes he is not human and John is then compelled to tell her the truth. Despite knowing that he is not human, Sarah finds herself deeply in love with John and confesses it to him, which he does the same. After the Mogadorians try to kill John, he leaves her, unwillingly, at the end of I Am Number Four, promising to come back.
In Book Two, The Power of Six, Sarah appears only once (but is still mentioned throughout the book). While passing through Paradise, Four, along with Sam, contacts her and they meet in a park. Although they start their meeting with joy, Sarah starts to tell Four to turn himself in and checks her mobile phone several times, though she claims it is just a text from a friend. It soon becomes clear that Sarah is jealous about Four's relationship with Six. They have an argument, leaving Sarah in tears. The FBI suddenly appear, Sarah is whisked away, and Sam and Four are arrested. It was implied that Sarah is the one who betrays Four and reveals his presence to the FBI, by communicating with the police via her phone.
In Book Three, The Rise of Nine, it is explained that Sarah did not betray John and was captured by the Mogadorians after the FBI took him away. They drugged her and forced her to repeat whole conversations word for word. She has been held captive by the Mogadorians and even meets up with Six, who was also captured. Sarah and Six become close friends. After John, Nine, Eight, Seven, and Ten find her, John and Sarah have a brief moment with each other before they battle Setrakus Ra, who is holding Six captive. She is currently with the rest of the Garde (except Number Five) looking for a way out of the government base.
In Book Four, The Fall of Five, she is still with the group when Sam joins them and spends a lot of her time with John. Despite Four's protectiveness, she learns to shoot in order to protect herself. While Six, Five, Eight, and Nine all leave to get Five's Chest, she stays behind with Sam and his father, Malcolm, to take care of John, who was pulled into a coma-state along with Ella. When the Mogadorians attack their hideout, she helps to fight back, but despite her and Sam's best efforts, Ella is captured and Malcolm Goode is almost killed. She is last seen helping Sam and Malcolm escape, while John stays behind to find his own way out.
She's portrayed by Dianna Agron in the film adaptation.
Sam Goode is John's best friend in I Am Number Four. Sam is a devoted believer in aliens and alien conspiracies who believes that aliens abducted his father from his truck. He first suspects what John is, after they are attacked on the Haunted Hayride by Mark and his friends, but is convinced by John otherwise. However, when he sees John fight the three men in Athens who write the alien conspiracy magazine, They Walk Among Us he finds out he was right. He is a gangly kid with glasses, though they are not his — he explains to John that they belonged to his father, and he wears them in an attempt to connect with his father. He has a crush on Sarah's friend, Emily. During the battle against the Mogadorians, Sam saves John's life by killing one of the soldiers, and also saves Six by carrying her back to his truck after she is injured. He decides to accompany John and Number Six away from Paradise by the end of the novel.
In the second novel The Power of Six, Sam remains on the run with John and Six. It is later revealed in a letter from Henri that Sam's father, Malcolm Goode, is one of the people who knew about the Loric and welcomed the Garde and their Cêpans when they arrived on Earth for the first time. Henri originally went to Paradise to meet with him and talk about the rest of the Garde, but found him to be long gone. Sam takes in the information and accepts it, motivating him even more to find his father. During the story, Sam forms feelings for Six, who also has feelings for Sam and John at the same time. While Six travels to Spain to find Number Seven, Sam and John travel to the Mogadorien's secret cave headquarters in West Virginia, to find Six's and John's chest. They end up discovering Number Nine and set him free, but are discovered by the Mogs in the process. John loses contact with him while escaping Mogadorians and is trapped inside.
In the Lost Files: The Search for Sam, Sam is revealed to be held in a secret government base in New Mexico and kept in a cage. Sam's father, Malcolm Goode, and a rogue Mogadorien, Adamus, find him and set him free. Sam and Malcolm are able to evade the on-coming Mogadoriens with the help of Adamus, who stays behind and fights them. This happens during the battle against Setrákus Ra, in The Rise of Nine.
In the fourth novel The Fall of Five, Sam's capture is explained and also repeats his escape by Adam and his father in The Search for Sam at the very beginning. The book is narrated by Sam intermittently and shows he has escaped the base, along with his father. Sam and his father catch up on lost time, even leave a message to his mom, and plan to reunite with the Garde. They later find John, Six, and Sarah in Arkansas, along with Number Five. They join them in Nine's penthouse in Chicago. Sam finally asks Six about having a relationship, which she replies that it isn't the right time, leaving him heartbroken. While Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, and Five leave to get Five's chest in the Evergreens, Sam stays behind with his father and Sarah. By the end of the novel, Sam receives a call from Adam (actually where Lost Files: The Forgotten Ones ends), who warns him of the coming Mogadorien attack, thanks to Five's betrayal. Sam, Malcolm, and Sarah hold off the Mogs and later escape, while Four stays behind.
In the film adaptation, he is portrayed by Callan McAuliffe.
Malcolm Goode is Sam's father and one of the few people who knows about the Loric. He is said to be one of the nine people assigned to help the Loric start their lives in earth and show its cultures and way of life. In Henri's Letter to John, it is said that fate is not the reason that they went to Paradise but because Henri was looking for Malcolm. Malcolm disappeared one day and Sam believed that somehow the aliens abducted him causing his disappearance. During the Search for Sam, it is found out that he had been experimented to extract information about the Loric that caused him to forget who and where he is. He was awoken by Adamus so he can perform the experiment. When Adamus woke up he found Malcolm beside him. The two teamed up together to survive. As time progresses, Malcolm became Adamus' mentor. They went back to Paradise, Ohio to search for Sam only to reveal that he has joined the Loric cause and went with the Garde. Adam suggests that they go to a secret government base in New Mexico, which he found out about back in Ashwood. Sneaking into the government base, they find Sam and set him free. Adamus sacrifices himself, so Malcolm and Sam could escape, and battles several Mogadorians including Ivanick. Due to his time as a Mog captive, he is the initial suspect of giving over information to the Mogs, but it is revealed to in fact be Five. Four allows Ella to be captured in order to save Malcolm's life at the end of The Fall of Five.
Mark James is the quarterback for the school football team and a bully. He is at first bitter when he sees that Sarah has begun a friendship with Four. After trying to hurt Four and Sarah whilst they are on a Halloween ride, Four defeats Mark and his friends and warns Mark to stop messing with them. Mark is sufficiently intimidated, and a truce is made. Four helps Mark when his house burns down during a party by saving his dogs. Mark discovers a video of Four saving Sarah and his two dogs from the fire and shows it to Henri. He then is brought by Henri to the High School and fights alongside Four against the Mogadorians. In The Power of Six, it is reveals that he adamantly denies that Four started the house fire and is willing to take the blame rather than place it on Four.
He is played by Jake Abel in the film adaptation.
Emily is Sarah's friend in Paradise, who makes a few appearances in I Am Number Four. Sam later reveals to John and Sarah that he has a crush on Emily, which Emily as has a crush on him as well. During the party at Mark's house, Sam finally talks to Emily and is suggested that they are in a relationship, as it is also implied that they had kissed. However, the relationship doesn't last long as Sam goes on the run with Four and Six as fugitives to the US government. Despite not being seen in the rest of the series, Emily is mentioned a few times.
Héctor Ricardo was the town drunk of Santa Teresa and Marina's only human friend. Héctor helps Crayton fight off the Mogadorians and protect Marina and Ella. He was killed by a Piken during the events in The Power of Six. He was grateful to Marina for healing his mother and helped her, Ten, and Crayton escape the Mogadorians.
Maddy was a new girl in town when Nine was living in Chicago. She and Number Nine started a friendship after meeting at the Windy Wall and later became a couple. She had long black hair with bangs. She chose to go to a planetarium on their first date. On a second date, Mogadorians show up causing Nine to participate in a car chase while trying to escape them. Nine loses them but Maddy gets angry and leaves after Nine kisses her. Later, she accepts his apology and Nine meets her at her house and spends the night, but does not sleep with her. In the morning Nine wakes up surrounded by Mogadorians. He takes Maddy and tries to escape, but she tazes him. Its revealed that her parents were taken hostage for two years because her father had seen something that he shouldn't have and the Mogadorians wouldn't let her see them unless she finds Nine. They are taken to a base in West Virginia where she meets her parents. After reuniting with her parents, the Mogadorians release Pikens into the room thus killing Maddy and her family. Her last words were begging Nine for help.
Wade is a surfer around sixteen years old whom Number One develops a crush on and stops training. He is rebellious like her and shoplifts. One chooses to shoplift some records to impress him and is caught and arrested by the police. He is one of the main reasons why One stops training and is found by the Mogadorians.
Devdan is a friend of Eight who helped him to master his Legacies. He is mentioned in Rise of Nine. He is in the hands of the Mogadorians. He was used by Setrakus Ra to taunt Eight.
A woman who Cepan Reynolds fell in love with on Earth. Due to her jealousy of Number Eight, Reynolds's Garde, she betrayed them to the Mogadorians in exchange for a large bag of gold. However, the Mogadorians stabbed her in the back and then her "bag of gold" exploded on her.
Agent Walker is a redhead female FBI agent who is tasked in capturing the Garde.
Agent Purdy is one of the FBI agents who are tasked to capture the Garde.
Emma is a Hispanic girl who became partners in crime with Five in Five's Legacy. She is described as being deeply tanned with black hair and dark eyes. She is Five's friend and romantic interest. Their friendship is destroyed when Emma knocks out Five with a pipe after he attacks her brother even though he was defending himself. She is later said to having moved after her brother got out of the hospital. They moved to Tallahassee. Five misses her. It is hinted that he has romantic feelings towards her.
In Five's Betrayal, She was brought forth to Five in Virginia to test Five. She was nearly crushed to death by Five's telekinesis after she mention the word "monster". Five managed to spare her by making some use out of her brother. She is later moved to another location, safe and sound.
A human working with the Mogadorians. He took Five under his wing and managed to have him join the Mogs. He was ordered to become Five's best friend and mentor. He and the Virginia base Commander Deltoch never saw eye-to-eye. He considers Five's powers to be gifts. During Nine's escape, he was injured by green lava, destroying half his face and his right hand. Suspected to be involved with Nine's escape, Setrakus Ra orders Five to kill him instead of Nine. Five and Ethan had their final moments together back in Miami.
While Five was preparing to infiltrate the remaining Garde, Ethan left a note in Five's box. It states as Five is reading it, he's probably dead as he saw it coming when his usefulness was up and that Five should do anything to survive; putting himself before everything, including Setrakus Ra.
Bernie Kosar, also known as Hadley, is a Chimæra from Lorien. Chimæras have the power to morph into other animals or beasts. He has been following and protecting John and Henri ever since they came to Earth. John remembers that in Florida, there was always a gecko staring at him while he ate breakfast. While they are in Paradise, Bernie takes the form of a beagle. His name on Lorien was Hadley. John has a few visions of him back when they were on Lorien. In the second book, John realizes that Bernie Kosar is Hadley. Bernie helps John, Sam, and Six when ever they are in trouble with the police or Mogadorians. In The Rise of Nine, Bernie continues to help John, along with the newly found Number Nine and is shown to be fighting alongside the entire Garde, with the exception of Five, against Setrakus Ra at the secret government base in New Mexico. At the end of the book, Bernie and the others survive Setrakus and are trying to find a way out, while at the same time looking for Sam, who has been captured by the Mogadorians at the end of the second book. In the Fall of Five, BK helps fend of the rest of the Mogadorians at the end of the book and is unknown as to whether he survives or not.
Olivia is a Chimæra from Lorien. She has been with Ella (ten) since she came to Earth and was introduced in book two. There is supposed to be more Chimæra like her that made it with Ella. At the end of the Power of Six she is killed by a pack of krauls while protecting Ella and Marina (Seven) from harm. Her lifeless body is seen underwater, having died from the bite wounds that she had sustained.
Dust is a Chimæra from Lorien. He was captured in Dulce by the Mogadorians using him as a test subject to find a way to get his genes into the Mogs' for the war because of their ability to shape shift. Dust finds Adam and Rex in the desert of Dulce by the watchtower looking over the base. He starts to get friendly with Adam but has a hatred for Rex, keeping an eye on him to protect Adam. He travels with the two to Palm Island and fights the Mogadorians and helps Adam free the other Chimæra. Now he is traveling with Adam to Chicago to help Sam, Malcolm and the Garde in the fight with the Mogadorians.
Pikens and Krauls
Pikens and Krauls are Mogadorian beasts that are seen at the battle of the school in I Am Number Four and in Santa Teresa, in The Power of Six. They are used as living weapons by the Mogadorians. They are able to think for themselves though, as John was able to convince a piken to turn against the Mogs in the First Book. Pikens are large, destructive creatures, while krauls are smaller, deadlier beasts.
Pittacus Lore is Lorien's ruling elder, and the author of the Lorien Legacies. He has been on Earth for the last 12 years and is trying to find and reunite the Garde. He was the one who gave Setrakus Ra a purple scar around his throat. He is the only Garde at this time to have "all of the legacies", making him the only person to stand a clear chance against Setrakus Ra. He also says in an interview that he has found Number Five. It is at first believed that number Eight is the garde who will inherit his legacies but it is later revealed that it is more likely to be John or Nine as they too have had visions of Setrakus Ra.
It is hinted throughout the series and out of the series that Pittacus Lore is with Number Five and possibly heading for New Mexico. It is also rumored that Numbers Four, Eight, Nine, or possibly Five might be the one Garde to be granted all of the legacies, just like Pittacus. However, by the events of The Fall of Five, Five is revealed to be not involved with Pittacus and is instead working with the Mogadoriens.
In The Fall of Five, Malcolm Goode, Sam's father, explains to the Garde that he was "supposedly" visited by Pittacus Lore, who told him to prepare for the Garde before they got to Earth and to make sure they have the needs to go into hiding. He also says that Pittacus was wounded and that he died the same night, explaining that the huge skeleton in his cellar is actually Pittacus himself. Whether or not this is true remains unknown, as other evidence suggest otherwise.
In The Last Days of Lorien, Pittacus Lore is described as the most mysterious, yet most well-known Garde on Lorien. He is also the most powerful of the Garde and the ruler of Lorien itself. Many myths describe him as an immortal of at least 10,000 years old, while others believe that he has been succeeded by many others.
Julianne was the wife of Henri when he lived on Lorien. She was also known to be a Cepan. It is assumed that she perished when the Mogadorians invaded Lorien. When John/Four asked Henri/Brandon where his family was on the day of the war he said "not with me, not on that day...." which indicates that Julianne never got on the ship but had been killed on Lorien among most other Loric.
Henri described her to be the most beautiful woman he ever saw, even watching her sleep and waking her up early in the morning when he couldn't wait to be with her. Julianne and Henri were deeply in love, one that lasted even after she died.
Lara and Liren
Lara and Liren were the parents of Number Four on Lorien. It is likely they were killed when the Mogadorians invaded Lorien. They were good friends with Henri (Cêpan of Number Four) and Number Six's parents, Arun and Lyn. This is one of the main reasons why Six and Four develop such a strong bond.
Arun and Lyn
Arun and Lyn were the parents of Number Six on Lorien. They were known to be good friends with Lara and Liren, Four's parents. It is likely they were killed when the Mogadorians invaded Lorien.
Loridas was the last remaining elder on Lorien. An Aeternus, like Ella, he was able to switch between times and his age, which was how he survived the longest. Later though when the Mogadorians invaded Lorien, he sacrificed himself so that Ella could escape with his powers, and become Number Ten. They escaped though on a second ship. He does not appear but is mentioned in The Power of Six by Crayton to Marina and Number Six about his history.
Loridas makes his first but very brief appearance in The Last Days Of Lorien. He is seen by Sandor, Nine's cepan, and is revealed to be the one who put the charm on the Garde before they left Earth. He does not speak in this story, but provides a very important part that will help the Garde for dark future ahead of them.
The Pilot is the pilot of the ship that carried the nine Garde and their Cêpan to Earth. He is not one of the Garde, otherwise, he would have been fighting. His whereabouts remain unknown.
Devektra was a Garde on Lorien. She had the ability to sing, dance, and read minds, along with communicating telepathly too. She is mentioned in Nine's Legacy and makes a few appearances in The Last Days Of Lorien. She meets Sandor, Nine's cepan, at the night club known as the Chimaera and grows to like him. She later invites him to come to the Chimaera again for the Quartermoon. It is revealed that Devektra likes Sandor because he is different, just like her. It is implied that they both have romanic feelings for each other, because of the kiss and the hug that they share before and during the invasion of Lorien. She says goodbye to Sandor before she heads off to battle with her other Garde. Later on, she saves Sandor and Nine from a Mogadorian, but she does it from a long distance away, which provides more hints to the feelings she may have for him. It is highly believed that she has been killed during the invasion of Lorien.
Nine's Grandfather was a Garde on Lorien.
In The Last Days Of Lorien, he is seen with a young Number Nine, living in a hut just west of Lorien's Main City (City Centre), along with their pet Chimaera. By the end of the story, when Lorien is being attacked by the Mogadoriens, Sandor comes to take Nine to the ship that is evacuating the rest of the Garde children. Before leaving Nine's grandfather reveals to Sandor that he is Nine's Cepan now. Using his Legacy to see glimpses of peoples destiny, Nine's grandfather also predicts that he will become important to the Nine and will play a role in the war against the Mogadoriens in the future, but at the last second, he also predicts Sandor's death by saying "you will die". Nine's grandfather died during the invasion of Lorien.
Most of the Loric objects can be found in a Garde's Chest. Some are stones that are found in, around, or on Lorien.
Loralite is the rarest and strongest gem on Lorien, only found at the planet's core. It is used to make the Garde's pendants. It can also increase Eight's range of teleportation, allowing him to teleport from continent to continent. He can only teleport to places that already have Loralite crystal, and he cannot control where he will go. Eight has so far found Loralite in New Mexico, the coast of Somalia, Easter Island, and a few other places.
Healing Stone is a black Lorien stone that heals injuries caused with the intent to hurt or kill, but when used it causes double the pain of the original injury. A healing stone would not heal older or accidental injuries.
Lorien Crystal is an oblong shaped stone that is perfectly smooth. According to Henri, its tied to their legacies. John's Lorien Crystal is clear on the outside and cloudy in the middle. When John touched it, it activated his Lumen. Henri used the crystal to spread his resistance to heat and fire over the rest of his body.
Xitharis is a stone that is a piece of Lorien's first moon. It allows the Garde to transfer a Legacy to another for a short period of time. It appears to last around an hour; the exact time seems to depend on the Legacy being transferred. The only known Xitharis stone was lost by Five in "The Fall of Five". It was seen when Six transferred her invisibility legacy to Four and Sam Goode so they could retrieve his Chest in the Mogadorian Cave.
Macrocosm is a small sphere shaped object contained in some chests of the Garde, when touched it gives the exact location of the Garde that activates it, and the locations of the other Garde with their Chests open. (this is how the Mogadorians found John, Six and Sam in Florida and Marina at Santa Teresa). However, some Garde's chest contain a small red rod that when spoken into, those who have Macrocosms active and open can hear him/her. Nine and Seven are known to have the rods, while Four is known to have the sphere. All the others' are unknown.
Number Nine has a rod that extends to be very long and can be used to kill Mogadorians and Mogadorian beasts. In I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Nine's Legacy, his Cepan Sandor mentions that there used to be competitions on Lorien with these red rods, called jousts. This rod is Nine's primary weapon. However, it was broken by Five during the fight in The Fall of Five.
In the Power of Six, Four finds a dagger in his chest. When Four uses the dagger, the handle wraps around his wrist. Four is the only known Garde to possess this object.
Unnamed Red Bracelet
In The Power of Six, Four discovers a red bracelet in his Chest that he does not recall learning about. Later, when John battles with government officials in, "The Rise of Nine" the bracelet expands into a shield. Four is the only known Garde to possess this object.
Sustenance is a yellow cube that Nine found in his Chest, and claims that is satisfies one's hunger. It is a small yellow cube the size of a jawbreaker. When Four looks for one in his own Chest, he finds a blue cube rather than a yellow cube. When John puts it in his mouth, however, it is revealed to be a water substitute, rather than a food substitute.
Dark Pair of Glasses
Marina/Seven finds a pair of glasses with dark shades (not sunglasses) while exploring the objects of her Chest. Crayton, Ella's Cêpan, does not seem to know what the function of the glasses are. When Ella puts them on, however, she sees everything nearly three seconds before it actually happens. For example, when the group is in the truck, Ella shouts that there is a missile heading for the truck, but no one else sees or hears it. Now screaming at the top of her lungs, Ella forces everyone out of the truck, and it explodes a second later. Hence, the glasses help the wearer see what is coming before others. The use is not confirmed, because later Ella accidentally drops them and a tree branch crushes them. The name of it isn't confirmed, either. Marina is the only Garde known to possess this Loric object.
Marina/Seven also finds a tree branch that looks like an ordinary tree branch but somewhat different; smoother and more straight. As she is walking in the forest, she learns that the branch can control the trees as if they were a marionette.
In The Rise of Nine, Eight (with the help of Seven), finds his Chest and takes out a small yellow rod the size of a pencil. He nicknamed it, "The Duplicator." After it expands he walks in and starts doing jumping-jacks. When the real Eight walks out, a copy of himself remains inside, still doing jumping jacks.
Loric Salt is a small pebble which slows and numbs the effects of Mogadorian weapons. It also grants a burst of energy, but it does not last long and will fade if the person happens to be a Garde and uses his/her powers.
All Cêpans received the Loric Chests from their elders for each of the nine Garde to keep until the children grew into their legacies. It also is a locator to find others if one of the Garde has opened theirs. If a Garde member is killed, the chest and the objects inside become useless and disintegrate.
- Number One - It is revealed in the Fallen Legacies that the Mogs took One's chest after she was killed.
- Number Two and Number Three - It is unknown what happened to Two or Three's chests when they were killed.
- John/Number Four - Four's chest was taken by the Mogadorians, until Four and Sam recovered it. (All taking place within The Power of Six).
- Number Five - In an exclusive scene from The Fall of Five, Five retrieves his chest from a swamp. His chest contains a whistle that makes Mogadorian beasts sleep.
- Number Six - In the first two books it is explained that when the Mogadorians captured Six and Katarina, they took her chest and have had it since. It was also assumed by Six, Four, and Sam that the Mogadorians were able to open Six's chest. In "The Lost Files: Six's Legacy" it is contradictorily revealed that the chest was buried and not in Mogadorian possession during the time of Six's capture.
- Marina/Number Seven - Adelina hid Marina's chest from her for 10 years, with Marina never knowing the location or what was inside. Marina found the chest, with the help of Ella, and was able to open it by drugging Adelina. (The chest can only be opened by both the Cêpan and the Garde, unless the Cêpan is dead.) This action gave off a signal that showed the Mogadorians she was in Spain.
- Number Eight - Number Eight's chest was believed to have been stolen by the Mogadorians as revealed in Eight's Origin Story, but the Mogadorian that was supposed to have escaped using a ship, succumbed to the wounds inflicted by Eight before his escape and crashed. The chest was later found in the submerged ship by Marina at the bottom of the lake close to Eight's Home.
- Number Nine - Nine's chest was hidden in the Mogadorian cave until Four and Sam recovered it along with Four's chest.
- Ella/Number Ten - It is revealed that Ella does not have a Chest in the Fall of Five, as she is not one of the elders.
Each Garde member receives a pendant to wear to symbolize as a member of the Garde.
- Numbers One, Two and Three - Setrakus Ra currently has the pendants of the First Three.
- Numbers Four through Nine - Four through Nine currently still have their pendants with them. In Rise of Nine, Setrakus Ra took Six's pendant or the large one she found in the Power of Six.
- Number Ten - Ella does not have a pendant since she is not really an Elder.
- The symbols on the pendants of Four, Six, Nine and Five are revealed in the books. In the film adaptation, all of the pendants are shown, and are inspired by actual crop circle designs.
- In Four's vision at the close of The Fall of Five, Setrakus Ra is shown to have seven of the pendants, Five and Six still having theirs.