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|Publisher(s)||North America – Square Enix
Europe – Ankama Games
|Release date(s)||February 29, 2012|
WAKFU is a French global transmedia brand by Ankama Games revolving around an online tactical turn-based MMORPG. In addition to the online game, elements consist of an Xbox Live Arcade Game (Islands of WAKFU), an animated television series (WAKFU), comics/manga, a trading card game, action figures, and more.
The MMORPG was released on February 29, 2012. It was published by Square Enix in North America while Ankama Games retains publishing rights for the rest of the world. Islands of Wakfu, a spin-off of the online game, was released on March 30, 2011, for the Xbox Live Arcade.
In the time of Dofus, an ogre named Ogrest managed to get all six Dofus eggs for the sake of someone he loved. However, she was interested only in the eggs, and Ogrest killed her in a fit of rage. Later realizing what he'd done, he climbed atop Mount Zinit and cried for 1,000 years. This brings us to the time of WAKFU. Now the "goal" is to defeat Ogrest, but, like in Dofus, this is not necessary.
- The fighting system is turn by turn like Dofus and Dofus Arena, inspired by tactical RPG which will also be present in WAKFU.
- In WAKFU, players walk around with the screen following them scrolling. (In Dofus characters walked onto a new screen to move around.)
- One of the changes in Wakfu is interaction with its environment. Players must maintain resource levels as they harvest crops and hunt wildlife.
- Players will be (at least partially) auto-managed: players will have to maintain the order, like militias and governors. Some ranks will be accessible thanks to elections.
- Each class has 25 spells: three elemental categories of 5 spells each, one category of 5 special actions specific to the class, and one category of 5 special spells that passively improve the character's other capabilities. Contrary to typical RPGs which present characters with new, more powerful abilities throughout the course of the game, Wakfu grants characters all their spells by the early stages and thereafter allows players to strengthen them.
As in Dofus, Wakfu features professions which characters may learn. Harvesting professions let characters "collect resources or basic materials from the fauna and flora". Crafting professions "allow you to transform these basic ingredients into ... equipment, accessories or even potions."
The most famous monsters from Dofus, such as Tofus, Moskitos and Gobballs are present in Wakfu, although they have been redesigned with the addition of subclasses. The graphic designers at Ankama Games have also developed new creatures, like Phorreurs and Grave-diggers; Smares (monsters that look like a samara (fruit)) have been included.
Ankama Animation has been producing a French-language cartoon series by the same name, based on the video game. The first season of 26 episodes began airing on 30 October 2008, and new episodes continued to air into June 2010 on France 3. The show is animated with Adobe Flash software; all the production is done in France except episode 22 "Rubilax" and the special episode "Noximilien", both produced in Japan. The series is directed by Anthony "Tot" Roux, and character design is directed by Xavier "Xa" Houssin and Kim "Tcho" Etinoff. During the London MCM Expo, the first two episodes were shown for the first time in English, but it is not known if an English-language version is planned. A spin-off called Mini-Wakfu, which features humorous shorts with characters depicted in super deformed style, has aired since September 2009. The special episode "Noximilien l'Horloger", which tell the origins of the main antagonist, Nox, was produced in Japan, it features a radically different art style made by the same team of animators who worked on Kaiba and Kemonozume, it was directed by Eunyoung Choi with Masaaki Yuasa on character design.
The series is set 12 years after the game, and inside the latter can be found numerous citations about the cartoon.
The Brotherhood of Tofu
- Yugo (Voiced by Fanny Bloc [French], Barbara Scaff [English])
- The main hero of the series. He is a good-natured 12-year-old Eliatrope who only recently discovered his powers, and went on a mission to find his true family. He has lived with his adoptive father Alibert his entire life, working alongside him at his inn, and has no memories of his real family. He has the ability to summon teleportation portals by rotating his hand in a circular motion and throwing them to where he would like to appear. When he finally reaches the island of Oma, he becomes aware of his true nature as well as acquainted with his brother, the white dragon Adamaï. Season 2 revealed much of Yugo's past and his relationship with his Eliatrope kin. Qilby, one of their peers from their past lives, explained that Yugo and Adamai were among the first six Eliatropes and Dragons born into the Krosmoz. As such, they were exceptionally powerful, even by the standards of their race. The six great Eliatropes formed the governing body of their people and were known at the Council of Six. Qilby also made mention that Yugo and Adamai were known as free spirited adventurers as well as being the greatest warriors among their people. As the series progresses, he learns other abilities, such as moving at high speeds and creating beams from his portals. The final episodes of season 2 show that like Qilby, Yugo is capable of generating energy based weapons, choosing to use either a hilt-less sword or a bladeless double-edged pike and a shield. At of the end of season 2 it is revealed that Yugo, not Qilby as previously thought, is king of the Eliatrope people. Having in his previous life, like Adamaï, expelled all his life energy to stop the Mechasme Orgonax, Yugo and his brother took millennia before being able to be reborn.
- A small "Tofu" (little bird) that is always seen by Yugo's side. Though small, it does not stop him from helping out anyway he can. As he was modified by Grougaloragran's magic when newborn, Az, differently to other Tofus can produce magic blue plumes on his bottom. These plumes usually carry messages. It is known that some kind of timer can be imposed in the process of producing a magical plume, as Grougaloragran did it when he determined that the plume carrying the message for Yugo to go to the Island of Oma to appear only when Yugo's powers would awake.
- Princess Amalia Sheran Sharm (Voiced by Adeline Chetail [French], Sharon Mann [English])
- Known as the Adventurer-Princess, she is a 13-year-old being called a Sadida. Because of this, she is able to talk to plants as well as control them. Despite her frequent bouts of sauciness, she is devoted to her friends, and can become extremely angry if they are harmed, and she is also devoted to helping Yugo find his family. She also does not like her brother Armand, being the only person she did not miss while on her travels because of his arrogant and war-loving personality. She appears to be close to Yugo, as they will often play together or run to greet each other first. Season 2 makes numerous small hints that she may, unconsciously even to herself, harbor romantic feelings for him as well, as she shows signs of jealousy when Yugo is approached by attractive women (similar to Eva and Tristepin) and often worries for his safety most during dangerous encounters.
- Sir Sadlygrove Percedal, (Messire Tristepin Percedal) (Voiced by Thomas Guitard [French], David Gasman [English])
- A 16-year-old lop, Sadlygrove is a "Knight of the Order of the Guardians of the Shushus", entrusted with the guardianship of the demon-sword Rubilax. He tends to act brave but foolhardy, and not much is revealed about his past or the reason for his travels. Despite his goofy personality he has shown on numerous occasions to be a strong fighter. As a Guardian, Sadlygrove is responsible for making sure Rubilax does not escape its sword prison and possess its owner, or others, though when he is possessed by Rubilax he becomes a monster that is incredibly physically strong. He is questing with Yugo as repayment for Yugo's rescuing him from Rubilax's possession. During Season 1 finale, for protecting Evangelyne from a huge blast of Stasis shot by the Razortime of Nox, Sadlygrove died. However, unbeknownst to his friends, Sadlygrove's soul was saved before it could reach the Iop heaven by Rubilax who, begrudgingly, had taken a liking to his owner. His demonic pride however prevents Rubilax from accepting his own kindness, which would be viewed as weakness by others of his race. So, he trapped Sadlygrove inside the sword, while Rubilax took possession of his guardian's body. Although trapped, Sadlygrove was able to send cryptic messages to Evangelyne. After some doubts and clashes with both Rubilax and Remington Smisse, she was able to convince Rubilax that he is not "a bad guy" so he released Sadlygrove from his imprisonment in the sword. From this moment onward, Sadlygrove and Evangelyne begin to officially date each other. After having strengthened his friendship with Rubilax, Sadlygrove became able to take the demonic form with a greater degree of freedom from Rubilax. His relationship with Eva had its hard times, as Grovy felt hurt to be seen only as a laughingstock and not made aware of Eva's sister Cleophee's existence. Luckily they were able to forgive each other. During the Season 2 finale, Goultard left a cryptic hint, and Sadlygrove was able to guess that Evangelyne is pregnant with his child. So he decided, especially after the shock of seeing Eva held hostage by Remington Smisse, to take a break from adventures for a few months.
- Rubilax (Voiced by Gerard Surugue [French], Matthew Géczy [English])
- A ShuShu, or a demon trapped in an object, in the form of a gem on the hilt of Sadlygrove's sword. He is obsessed with destruction, and lends intimidating strength to any being he manages to possess. He is usually in the form of a dagger, but can grow to the size of a longsword. His true form is a knee-high demon, however he is still incredibly strong for his size and can grow bigger every time he is hit, thus making him even stronger, limitlessly. it appears he grows a few inches bigger each time he is hit. Rubilax can also summon a small army of strong clay warriors. His one weakness is that as he gets bigger he gets heavier, too. During Season 1 finale, for protecting Evangelyne from a huge blast of Stasis shot by the Razortime of Nox, Sadlygrove died. However, unbeknownst to his friends, Sadlygrove's soul was saved before it could reach the heaven by Rubilax who, begrudgingly, had taken a liking to the fool Iop. His pride of ShuShu however prevented Rubilax from accepting his own kindness, so he trapped Sadlygrove inside the sword, while Rubilax took possession of his guardian body. He began collecting his brothers ShuShu sealed in the items and tried to use Yugo to open a portal to Shukrute. But as Rushu did not give him a hint of merit instead insisting on Ombrage's takeover of the actions.
- Evangelyne (Voiced by Geneviève Doang [French], Jodie Forrest [English])
- A 17-year-old Cra, Evangelyne is accompanying the Sadida princess Amalia as a bodyguard. She is committed to her job, but also acts as an older sister to the young Amalia. She wields a bow that can fire a variety of magic arrows, making a quiver unnecessary. Though at first she shows no attraction to Sadlygrove (Tristepin) at the beginning and immune to his constant flirting, it is obvious he is starting to grow on her, yet she constantly denies such feelings exist. During Season 1 finale, after protecting Evangelyne from a huge blast of Stasis shot by the Razortime of Nox, Sadlygrove died, dissipating in light in her arms. Left in shock, Eva begins to spend the following months talking with the statue erected on his honor, and writing down a book about their adventures. Around this time she begin to hear Grovy's voice telling her to come to save him. She decided to follow the messages, even "kidnapping" Grufon from Yugo's possession although this did not quell her fears of going crazy. Finally finding Grovy, she clashed with Rubilax, who took control of Sadlygrove's body, and Remington Smisse, a rogue who seeks ShuShu-possessed items. After convincing Rubilax to give up his "bad guy" facade, Evangelyne was overjoyed to see Sadlygrove in his body. From this moment onward, Sadlygrove and Evangelyne begin to officially date each other. Her relationship with him however had its hard times, as Grovy felt hurt to be seen only as a laughingstock and not being made aware of her sister's existence, and Eva was hurt by his incomprehension and the fear that Sadlygrove liked her sister Cleophee more than her, even though she and her sister have some aversion. Luckily Eva and Grovy were able to forgive each other. During Season 2 finale, Goultard left a cryptic hint, and Sadlygrove was able to guess that Evangelyne is pregnant with his child. She was then held hostage by Remington Smisse, who wanted Grovy to deliver Rubilax to him, and almost he almost took a bullet trying to shield Cleophee from his shot. This made possible the reconciliation of the two sisters as Cleophee was able to overcome her inferiority complex.
- Ruel Stroud (voiced by Patrick Bethune [French], Paul Bandy [English])
- Ruel is an old friend of Yugo's adoptive father Alibert, as well as a treasure- and bounty-hunter known as an Enutrof. As a favour to Alibert, Ruel agrees to accompany Yugo on his travels. Ruel is noteworthy for his incredible greed and stinginess, sometimes the only way to wake him up is to mention money or so distracted by money he will completely ignore the danger they are in, but also his skill as a fighter and his commitment to seeing Yugo through trouble. Ruel wields a gold-plated shovel for a weapon.
- A strange pig-like mole creature called a Phorror, which are said to be usual pets of Enutrofs. At first when it started to tag along, Ruel would do everything he could to drive it away, despite it wanting to be with him. It is later revealed that it is because after the death of his first Phorror, Ruel did not wish to have another one. It isn't until it saves Ruel from a Saddia prison that Ruel starts to show a liking to it and then it is regularly by his side. Ruel later teaches him how to identify minerals through tasting rocks and tracking.
- Adamaï (voiced by Dorothee Pousseo)
- A shape-shifting dragon who comes into contact with Yugo during their visit to the island of Oma and is revealed to be Yugo's brother. Raised by Grougaloragran, differently from Yugo, Adamaï have a larger grasp of Eliatrope and draconic history although some details still remain unclear. After separating from his friends, Yugo trained alongside Adamaï in order to control his Wakfu and stop Nox from his sinister plans. In season 2, Adamaï became angry with Yugo for his indecision on utilizing the Eliacube for more information on their respective races. Acting rashly he stole the Eliacube and he and Yugo involuntarily free Qilby from his prison as well making hatch the Dofus of Grougaloragran and Chibi. Depressed about being unable to control the savage and hyperactive young Grougal, as well as being hungry for knowledge of the Eliatrope people, Adamaï was easily manipulated by Qilby who tried to gain his trust and approval. Astounded with Qilby's decision to ravage the World Of The Twelve, Adamaï tried to stop him but was totally beaten and heavily scarred by Qilby's scythe. He then was brought by Qilby to the Shukrute, the dimension of the ShuShus, where he was used as bargaining for Qilby and Rushu's alliance and possessed by the ShuShu Anathar. During the battle with Phaeris and Yugo however, Adamaï was able to free himself from Anathar's grasp.
- Evangelyne's younger sister. She is a tomboy and more easygoing than her older sister, which is why she prefers to hang out with the guys. She was in the Cra military however she deserted to have a good time. Amalia seems to heavily despise her for reasons yet explained. However she is quite the skilled fighter and works well with Sadlygrove in hand to hand combat, which seems to make Evangelyne worried that Sadlygrove might like Cleophee more than her. She promised to go back to the barracks, however she slipped her guards and continued to travel with the Brotherhood of Tofu. As Evangelyne is highly respected among the Cras, Cleophee suffers from an inferiority complex towards her sister so she tried to surpass her recent achievements. For this reason she decide to desert and form her own brotherhood as well as flirting with Sadlygrove. She does however love her sister and seeing her held hostage was a great shock for Cleophee especially when it seemed that Eva had taken a bullet shielding her. This triggered the reconciliation of the two sisters. Differently to her sister and most other Cras she, instead of a bow, use a mechanical wrist-mounted crossbow.
- A minor Shushu, who has been trapped inside a map. At the beginning he would only show the group where to go if they flattered him, but he would never give them proper directions. He was later eaten by an arachnid and attacked the group; after capturing all of them Yugo said he would be Grufon's guardian. Grufon agreed and has since then been more agreeable to showing the proper way.
the Sadida people
They are a race of humans who are close to all things Mother Nature, and are most noticeable for being barefoot all the time, green hair, dark skin, and wearing clothes made out of leaves. The males have their hair covering their entire heads. They are all connected to the Tree of Life. Like all races of Wakfu, they take the form of their god or goddess.
- Oakheart (Voiced by Phillipe Dumond)
- Amalia's father and king of the Sadida people. He is a jolly man as well as not familiar with formalities despite his king status, always questioning why Eva would always bow before him. He temporarily left his post to Armand as the Tree of Life was sick, trying to cure it. He later regains his throne after being informed of Nox's plan by Amalia and Eva. He is very good terms with Alibert and Ruel, often ditching his duties in favor of a picnic with his friends. He accepts the return of the Eliatrope with open arms and reunite a council of the other 11 major people, to discuss about their acceptance.
- Queen Sheran Sharm
- She appears to have been a kind woman that Eva deeply respected. She has died before the start of the story for reasons yet to be explained. It is stated by the king that Amalia is the spitting image of her, both stubborn and adventurous. In the Wakfu MMORPG, which is set in the time just before the events in the animated series, she is the Clan Member of the Sadida Kingdom
- Armand (Voiced by Cedric Dumond)
- Amalia's Brother and acting ruler of the Sadida while the king is away. He is a very arrogant man, clearly seen when he called his people's requests "whining" and believed the warning about Nox from his sister was nothing but her own imagination and discarded it without a thought, causing Amalia to run out crying. He believes his sister to be a flake as she deserted her people and duty as a princess for her adventurous lifestyle. He has an obvious attraction to Evangelyne, something that creeps her out and causes Tristepin to become jealous. Armand also appears to have a racist view towards Iops, often insulting them. He is known to have very bad breath, a subject he is very touchy about, though it is well known to the Sadida. Despite all this however, it is shown he truly does care for his little sister, and was the one who calmed their father to allow Amelia to start her adventure, and he became depressed when they lost her trail.
- Alibert (Voiced by Thierry Mercier [French], Matthew Géczy [English])
- Yugo's adoptive father, who found him as a baby when Grougaloragran left him at the beginning of the series, as Alibert's kind soul was deemed worthy for the tutelage of Yugo. He is also the town mayor and a chef, who runs an inn (though he often burns the bread, leaving Yugo in charge of the cooking). Soon after taking the young boy under his care, Alibert received a magical message through his eyes regarding Yugo's past so he was aware of the importance of Yugo all the time but decided to not tell him of his role. He raises Yugo for 12 years as his own son, training him as an assistant chef at the inn's restaurant, until the day their hometown comes under attack by the Polters sent by the Soft Oak who was enraged by the attack of the noximes of Nox against him. They were then attacked by Nox in person and Alibert, trying to protect Yugo, clashed with the Xelor, who to escape absorbed a part of his wakfu aging Alibert by some years. Months later Nox returns to Emelka region to kill the Soft Oak, and used the occasion to return Alibert's wakfu, as Nox was genuinely impressed by the effort of Alibert to protect his son. In season 2 he temporarily transfers to the Sadida Kingdom and was appointed to took care of the newborn eliatrope Chibi.
- Grougaloragran (Voiced by Benoit Allemane)
- A mysterious old man (In actuality, a great black dragon) who cares for the infantile Yugo and later must hide him from the dangerous Nox. He is incredibly strong with the ability to breathe fire. Nox on their first battle guessed he was a dragon, which is confirmed in episode 16. The Dragons are in fact natural shapeshifters and can transform into all creatures as they will. He also has the power to see into people's souls, which is why he picked Alibert for Yugo's father, as he saw he would be the perfect father. After a climactic battle with Nox, he destroyed himself to prevent Nox from stealing his Wakfu. He is later reborn into a Dofus which Yugo acquires along his eliatrope brother Chibi. The newly hatched Grougal, as Adamaï calls him, reacts with fierce contempt for Qilby.
- Called the Powerful is probably the most powerful of all dragons at this time. A leading member of the original Council of Six alongside his sister Mina. This teal dragon was the one who devoured the left arm of Qilby, not Orgonax the mechasme as Qilby initially stated. This was a punishment for his treason against the eliatrope race. As Qilby not only is immortal but also remembers all his lives, he would be always dangerous so Phaeris was appointed to guard Qilby and Shinonome's dofus. Phaeris was heavily involved in New Sufokia's return, as the country sought to take control of the island of purple claws, interested by its rich mines of stasili, while Phaeris, who on the island kept watch over the dofus, was opposed to having his lair destroyed. In answer New Sufokia unleashed its entire army of heavily-armed submarines and attacked en masse the island. With the conflict against both New Sufokia's armies, and the battle with Anathar (empowered by stealing Adamai's draconic strength and powers) and Qilby left many gashes on Phaeris' body. After the shushu invasion and the storing of Shinonome's Dofus as well as the Eliacube in the dimension of Mist, Phaeris let New Sufokia take control of the island and transported the Brotherhood of Tofu back home.
- Batzaar is the ancient red dragon who guards the Eliatrope children left in the timeless dimension. Batzaar was a member of the Council of Six alongside his brother Glip but he never had a warrior soul, instead being a lazy scholar who preferred teaching children to combat. Probably due of his old age his red color is not stable and the majority of time Batazaar appears white. He is also overweight, being unable to properly fly with his atrophied wings and properly walk with his short legs. So he spend much of his time on a cushion that levitate. From the dimension where they are confined Baltazaar and the eliatrope children are able to observe the World of Twelve so are aware that the world is not ready to accept them. Yugo left the Eliacube and Shinonome's dofus in Baltazaar's hands knowing that they are too dangerous for the World of Twelve. Baltazaar reassured Yugo that when he was ready to reclaim his kingship, he and the children will return to Yugo's side through use of the Eliacube.
- Kabrok & Miranda (Voiced by Richard Darbois & Claire Buyot)
- Kabrok is an Osamoda adventurer from days long past, who eventually found his true love in the form of an Ecaflip named Miranda. Soon after, the couple settled down and began running an underground item shop for weary travellers. However, Kabrok began to grow bored of his new life while Miranda forbids him adventuring, so he donned the guise of a villain called "The Black Raven" and has a ball of a time torturing a nearby village and destroying his competitors' shops in the process. He also dislikes Ruel as he often hits on his wife. Miranda is a strict saleswoman who will even put customers through a test so as to not deal with looky-loos. She sees everything has a price, despite her husband claiming it being priceless. She also has a strange habit of yelling for her husband, even if he is standing next to her. Despite this, she does show she loves him, as she forbid him from adventuring because she sees herself as his ultimate adventure, but in the end allows him to so as to at least restock their rare supply. They later return as the only supporters during the Brotherhood of Tofu's game. In the season 1 finale credits, it is shown they are expecting a child.
- The Puddlings & The Bullies
- Two races of creatures, the Puddlings being tiny gelatinous beings that lack courage, while the Bullies are bovine-like monsters that plague the Puddlings by stealing their food with brute force. Yugo and company come across both races on their visit to Puddling village and Sadlygrove feels a sense of responsibility in teaching them how to defend themselves against the Bullies. Eventually, Yugo takes on the Bully leader and defeats him, sending the whole stampede packing.
- Xav the Baker (Voiced by William Coryn)
- A baker from Chtibrout Town who is famous for his incredible-tasting golden wheat bread. His storage is ruined by a monster called Breadnought, not long before the deadline of a baking contest where the winner can present their bread to the King of Bonta. To help Xav win the contest, Yugo becomes his assistant and trains underneath him, so Xav teaches Yugo how to mold bread as if he were training with a weapon. After the Baker's Tournament, Yugo and company stay at Xav's home before heading out for their next adventure.
- Master Goultard (Voiced by Bruno Choel)
- A demigod of the Iop race. As a youngster, he was famed for his feats of strength. His fame brought the attention of a man named Katar, who then kidnapped Goultard's family to lure him into a confrontation. Upon finding his family dead, Goultard beat Katar to within an inch of his life, but was set upon by the emotion-eating demon inside Katar. It transferred into Goultard, freeing Katar, who was then killed by Goultard. Immortal, Goultard overcame himself, eventually growing bored with life and fading into obscurity again. Over time, he invented new personalities to stave off ennui. Freed by the demon control as some point, he eventually trained Sadlygrove and then through death. He some time later returns from the death world and reunited with Sadlygrove. Rubilax recognised and feared him, since he was able to bring Rubilax down with one blow. After giving Tristepin guidance following the mistake of breaking Evangelyne's bow, Goultard disappears again. In Season 2, he reappears when Rushu invades. The two fight fiercely, with Rushu reverting to his true form and absorbing the remainder of the Shushu race to withstand Goultard's power. Goultard reveals that he is now the full-fledged god of the Iop race and drags Rushu, along with all the Shushus he absorbed, back into the Shushu dimension.
- A small mysterious man whose face is hidden by his hood. He is a representative of the King of Bonta who came to discuss matters with Armand, who simply brushed him off. He is also very strong, wielding a hammer almost as tall as him and taking out a team of Sadida guards all on his own, as well as defeating (a damaged) Razortime very quickly. Judging by his appearance, he appears to be of the Masquerade class as seen in both Dofus and Wakfu games.
- The Council of Six
- First mentioned in the episode 7 of season 2, the Council of Six was the main governing force of the Eliatrope people before and after their journey to the World of Twelve. It was composed of the first six Eliatropes to be born and their dragon siblings. Because of this, they were also known as the Council of Twelve. Each member and their sibling held a post of great importance in Eliatrope society. Qilby and his sister Shinanome were supposedly the king and queen of the two races (though this is later shown to be false). Mina and her brother Phaeris were in charge of both the Eliatrope faith and settling disputes among the people. Glip and his brother Balthazar were lore masters and teachers. Chibi and Grougaloragran were inventors. Chibi was also the first true ruler of the Eliatropes as well as a prophet as explained in Islands of Wakfu. Yugo and his brother Adamai were warriors in charge of the Eliatrope defense force. Yugo was also the true successor to the throne at Chibi's decision before his death before the series began. Nora and her sibling Efrim were also warriors, but not much else is known of their responsibilities outside of this. They were the youngest members of the Council. These six Eliatropes possessed an exceptional degree of power compared to their later kindred. Their most significant difference lies in their immortal nature. When these Eliatropes and their siblings die, their life forces transfer into dofus eggs and they are continually reborn from one generation to the next. Except for Qilby and perhaps Shinanome, the resulting rebirth results in a complete loss of past memories, allowing for a blank slate with each new incarnation.
- Nox (Voiced by Benjamin Pascal)
- The main villain of the first season. A Xelor with twisted and obsessive motives, constantly pursuing Grougaloragran on his travels, as well as constantly searching for sources of Wakfu to absorb. Nox proves to be a dangerous enemy and often speaks with an insane-sounding giggle at the end of each sentence. He needs a large source of Wakfu to control an item known as the Eliacube, which in his insanity, he believes is alive, and that it speaks to him, and to do so he needed Grougaloragran's large source of Wakfu and now has his eye set on the Tree of Life. However, by killing the Tree of Life, will wipe out the entire Sadida race. He plans to use the Wakfu to go back in time and undo a wrong that he has done, where because of this he sees everything he does at this present time as reversible and doesn't hesitate to kill anyone in his way. He also appears to have had a family at one time. At the end, despite absorbing Wakfu for 200 years he managed to go back in time only 20 minutes, where he falls to his knees and cries at the fact he will never be able to save his family. His last words are a farewell to Yugo before teleporting away, where no longer supported by the Eliacube, his body withers to dust by his family's grave. His past was revealed in an anime special, where he used to be a kind well muscular father figure named Noximilien Coxen with a flair for inventing and worked as a Horologist. He was a good father and loved his wife and kids more than anything, but was depressed at the fact he could not provide financially for his family, often having to negotiate with a man over his debt. While playing with his family on the beach, Igole got away and found a cave that held the Eliacube. He takes it to his workshop and tinkers with it, amazed at the possibilities it can grant, but later becomes obsessed with researching the cube to the point he forsakes everything else. His health deteriorates and he hints that he no longer sleeps; these serve to degrade his body to a skeletal state. His family also leaves him; by the time he leaves his workshop to present his work to his wife, his home is shown to be barren and dilapidated, and a note shows that his wife has moved to live with her sister, telling him to come join them if he's ever ready. Before he receives the chance, he is told they have perished in a flood in their new home. In a desperate state, he plunges deeper into his research, seeking a means to turn back time and correct his mistake. This obsession drives him increasingly insane, eventually creating the main antagonist seen in the Wakfu series. With his past revealed, becomes more of a sympathetic villain.
- Marama, Frisco and Tartufo (I, II and III)
- Three of Nox's minions, first seen during his fight with Grougaloragran. Their exact nature is unknown, but they appear to be a mummified Cra, Feca, and Sacrier, and possess most of those classes' respective powers.
- Nox's minion, and a Sadida analog to I, II, and III. His appearance is very different, being that of a dead and decayed Sadida. His eyes are sunken and lifeless, his limbs are emaciated, and his upper body appears to be supported only by a black, spine-like structure. Much of his apparent bulk seems to come from his wood armor.
- XII Razortime
- Appears to be a large, boxy clockwork robot created by Nox, and one of his most powerful weapons. Before being confronted by the main characters, it devastated a large section of the Sadidas' forest with its "stasis blasts."
- A hyena-like Bow Wow (species of dog in that world) that served Nox. Igole can travel at extremely fast speeds (most likely given to him by his control collar) and has the ability to run on water to get from island to island when traveling over-sea. He can also inhale so deeply that he creates a vacuum. It is revealed Igole was previously a pet owned by a little girl who is later revealed to have been Nox's daughter, who drowned due to Ogrest's tears along with the rest of his family. A little girl named Lotie that resembled her caused Igole to change his ways, and soon he was freed from Nox's control and now lives with her. She also calls him CrazyEyes. In the anime rendering of the prequel he was drawn as a dog. This is because Igole is a Bow Wow by species, a type of dog analogue in the Wakfu universe.
- The main villain of the second season. Released by Yugo and Adamai with the use of the Eliacube from a different dimension, Qilby is an elderly one-armed Eliatrope, a member with his sister the great red dragon Shinanome of the Council of Six and self proclaimed king of the Eliatrope people. Qilby relates the history of the Eliatrope people; how they were forced to flee their original homeworld because of the genocidal war with the Mechasme people, their travels through the Krosmoz and their arrival at the World of Twelve, eventually using the Eliacube to hide all of their children inside another dimension for safety when the colony was attacked by the mechasme Orgonax. Qilby promises to free the Eliatropes if Yugo and his friends will recover the Dofus of his sister dragon, Shinonome. While Yugo and his friends are gone, however Qilby reveals his true intentions to Adamaï: he will drain the World of Twelve of its Wakfu and use it to restore the vessel of the Eliatropes, leaving the world ravaged and traveling to another with the Eliatropes under his rule. Qilby transforms the Eliacube into a replacement for his missing left arm, causing his body to assume a more sinister form. After beating and injuring Adamaï and Grougal, Qilby strikes a deal with Rushu, king of the Shushus, to invade the World of Twelve and deal with the dragon Phaeris the Powerful, who guards the Dofus of Qilby's sister, in exchange of the destruction of the world for the shushu, though in reality, as he plans to drain the world of the wakfu, his alliance was just a mere set up to destroy Phaeris. Qilby recaptures his sister's Dofus and travels with Yugo to the dimension where the Eliatrope children have been hidden. Qilby attempts to rally the Eliatrope people to his vision of traveling to other worlds, but as he was directly responsible of the deaths of the children's parents they side with Yugo against him, and even Qilby's sister Shinonome refuses to support him. Qilby is defeated and imprisoned another time within the Blank Dimension, a realm that appears infinite, timeless, empty and featureless, the only place suitable to imprison him. Qilby's motivation is that unlike the other five reincarnated Eliatropes, he is cursed with an eternal memory of all his lives that carries over to every new body. Reborn over and over he lost all joys of life so he deliberately and secretly began the war with the Mechasme as ultimate resource to convince the Eliatropes to leave their home planet, thirsting for new experiences and being frightened to go in the outer space all alone. All the time and knowledge he accumulated convinced him that the lives of other beings are nothing compared to the immensity of the Krosmoz, so he does not have any remorse for killing people or destroying worlds, but in fear of remaining alone, he deliberately did not kill Phaeris or Yugo nor the children though he had opportunities on several occasions to do so.
- The king of all ShuShus is the secondary antagonist of Season 2. A fiery demon, he is in another world, one that has mostly been destroyed down to rock and ash. He is looking for a way to enter the world of light and life so that he and his demons can keep destroying things. In the closing episodes of Season 2, it is revealed that his true form is a human-sized dark blue cyclops. In times of need, he can absorb other ShuShus into his body to increase his own power. As of Season 2, he was forcefully dragged back into his own dimension by Goultard, the newly appointed Iop god.
- A Shushu with the power to copy the ability of anyone he touches. Originally a bound shuShu, he was released by his guardian and refused to be unsummoned. After being freed by the Brotherhood of Tofu, Remington releases him to distract the heroes; he quickly realizes this is a bad idea. Yugo uses his portal magic to attack Anathar, which he is then able to use much more powerfully than Yugo, such as generating a hundred portals at once. He is so powerful, he even opened up a portal into the ShuShu realm. Through his actions, it would seem this power has a time limit for how long he can use it. His current fate is unknown, since he was not seen to be absorbed by Rushu and was last seen in the chamber where Qilby and Shinonome's Dofus was kept, blasted from behind by Qilby.
- A ShuShu imprisoned in a ring, she has the power to steal a person's shadow, which turns them into a ghoul. However, she is unable to do this if the target lacks any darkness in their heart. She is first met in a ruined town, where she has taken over her guardian's spirit, who goes by the name Vampyro. After being defeated, her guardian swears never to fall for her tricks again.
- She returns in season 2 as an ally of Rubilax. Once Sadlygrove is returned to his body, though, she is left behind, ignored by her guardian. However, someone else has picked her up. Though her existence was pretty much handwaved in the credits, where the person who picked it up gave it to a pirate for payment, only for said pirate to toss it in favor of cash.
- Formerly a Shushu Guardian named Wagnar, he fell in love with a demon named Ombrage, who was sealed in a magic ring. Wagnar wore the ring that Ombrage was trapped in and her demonic powers transformed the guardian into "Vampyro", causing him to steal the souls of the townspeople to form an army of ghouls. When Yugo's team visits Katrepat town, Vampyro ambushes them with this army of ghouls and kidnaps Evangelyne in order to give Ombrage a body to inhabit. When transformed into Vampyro, he has an unfortunate allergy to Tofus, which eventually becomes his undoing. Afterwards he realized she was merely using him, and swore to never fall for her trickery again.
- Ombrage returns in Season 2, now wielded by Rubilax in Sadlygrove's body.
- Breadnought (Voiced by Elisabeth Fargeot)
- A mysterious old Enutrof who seeks to ruin Xav the Baker's chances at winning the Chtibrout Baker's Tournament by destroying his golden wheat storage. She wreaks havoc on the village while riding atop a golem made of giant pieces of bread. Yugo takes on Breadnought and nearly wins, but she escapes before he claims victory. At the climax of the Baker's tournament, the Breadnought is revealed to be Xav's father's assistant, also known as Chouquette, who wanted her master to win the contest as she was in love with him.
- Gonnard the Great (Voiced by Serge Faliu)
- A supposed herald who visits Yugo and his friends during their stay at Xav the Baker's home, informing them of a gold-robbery crime wave. Gonnard displays a herald's knowledge, seeming to know much about their adventures up to the point that he makes contact with them, but turns out to be an absorbent genie, whose body's substance becomes whatever he eats, and was responsible for the crimes. He is defeated when Ruel tricks him into eating chocolate coins.
- Remington (Voiced by David Kruger)
- The first villain of Season 2, he is a collector of Shushu and is able to wield many of them without losing control over them. He is extremely sly and cunning, always trying to gain the upper hand through deceptive means and likes to play dirty. His deceptiveness sometimes becomes his own undoing; during a fight with Evangelyne over the possession of Grovy – who was trapped in Rubilax's sword body – he falls off the edge of a building, hanging upside down at the end of a rope. He promises Eva that he won't trick her if she saves him, however, when he gets to the ledge, he tries to kill her with a sword Shushu. Eva dodges the attack, and Remington ends up destroying the ledge he was hanging onto and plummets to his apparent death. However, it is revealed that he did survive the fall in Episode 8 of Season 2. He meets Eva again in a prison where he releases an extremely powerful Shushu named Anathar. Later on, he, Sadlygrove and Yugo are taken to the Shushu world. He is left behind while the others escape so he could save his brother, Grany.
- A talking Beowmeow (similar to a cat) that Remington calls his brother, despite Ruel finds odd. He is as sly and cunning as his brother, and like him not above using a double cross to get their way. Despite this however, both brothers are shown to care about one another, as Remington chose to stay behind in the Shushu world to save him.
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