Wakfu (TV series)

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Wakfu
Wakfu (TV series).png
Based on Wakfu
Developed by Ankama Animations
Directed by Anthony Roux (fr)
Fabrice Nzinzi
Voices of

(French Cast)
Fanny Bloc
Adeline Chetail
Thomas Guitard
Patrick Bethune
Geneviève Doang
Dorothée Pousseo (Season 1-2)
Jeremy Prevost (Season 3) (English Cast, Season 1-2)
Jules de Jongh
Jessica Bell
Ross Grant
Keir Stewart
Hugo Chandor
Joanna Ruiz
Arthur Bostrom

(English Cast, Season 3)
Erika Harlacher
Christine Marie Cabanos
Kira Buckland
Kyle McCarley
Doug Erholtz
Keith Silverstein
Todd Haberkorn
Theme music composer Guillaume Houzé
Country of origin France
Original language(s) French
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 65 (+ 5 specials) (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 22-25 minutes
Production company(s) Ankama
France Television
Release
Original network France 3
France 4
Netflix
Original release October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30) – present
External links
Website

Wakfu: The Animated Series is a French animated television series produced by Ankama Animation, based on the video game Wakfu. The first season of 26 episodes began airing on 30 October 2008, and new episodes would continue to air into January 2010 on France 3. The show is animated with Adobe Flash software; all the production is done in France except the special episodes "Noximilien l'Horloger" and "Ogrest, la Légende", 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.[1]

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", the origin story of the main antagonist, Nox, was produced in Japan and features a radically different art style made by the same team of animators who worked on Kaiba and Kemonozume. The episode was directed by Eunyoung Choi with Masaaki Yuasa on character design. A successful Kickstarter campaign to produce an English-language dub of the series was launched in January 2014.[2] There were two prior English dub attempts. The first two episodes were shown for the first time in English during the 2009 London MCM Expo; this dub pilot is believed to have been recorded in France by expats, many of whom previously worked on the English version of Code Lyoko.[3] A second English dub pilot recorded by Ocean Studios was shown at Anime Expo in 2011.[4]

The third season of the series premiered in France on September 2, 2017.[2][5] Season 3 premiered on Netflix worldwide on April 6, 2018. The release was originally planned for April 1, but was delayed to avoid conflicts with the Easter holiday weekend and the respective holiday event in the Wakfu game.[6]

Characters[edit]

Left to right: Evangelyne, Sir Percedal of Sadlygrove, Yugo, Ruel Stroud, Princess Amalia Sheran Sharm

The Brotherhood of the Tofu[edit]

Yugo
Voiced by: Fanny Bloc (French); Jules de Jongh (Season 1-2 & OVAs) [7], Erika Harlacher (Season 3)[8] (English)
Yugo is a 12-year-old Eliatrope who recently discovered his powers, and is on a mission to find his true family. He has lived with his adoptive father Alibert, 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. As the series progresses, he learns other abilities, such as moving at high speeds and creating beams from his portals. Near the end of Season Two, it's revealed that he is the King of the Eliatropes. In the Special Episodes following the second season, Yugo is shown to have not aged in 6 years since the quest of the Crimson Claws, a fact that depresses him as he wishes to be able to court Amalia, but fears that his childlike appearance would hinder any chance of a serious relationship with her. The finale shows Yugo is able to utilize the 6 Eliatrope Dofus to attain godly power in an effort to defeat Ogrest but doing so costs him his brother's friendship and nearly destroys the world.
In Season 3, it is shown that Yugo and Ruel have been trying to find Adamai everywhere, to no avail. When Adamai, using their psychic link, shows Yugo the seeming death of Percedal, Yugo rushes to help his friend, still unable to believe his brother could be capable of such evil. It's later revealed that his actions later brought about the birth of the season's antagonist, Oropo, who is an evil counterpart of Yugo. During the final battle with Oropo, joined by Percidal and a now realized Adamai, he and his friends are last seen in the realm of the gods.
Az
A "Tofu" (bird) that is always seen by Yugo's side.
Princess Amalia Sheran Sharm
Voiced by: Adeline Chetail (French); Jessica Bell (Season 1-2 & OVAs)[7], Christine Marie Cabanos (Season 3) (English)
Known as the Adventurer-Princess, she is a 13-year-old Sadida. Because of this, she is able to talk to plants as well as control them. She is devoted to her friends and to helping Yugo find his family. Later, near the end of season one, it is revealed that she dislikes and has many disputes with her brother Armand. The Special Episodes 6 years after season two show Amalia has taken her mother's position as Queen of the Sadida and her forced marriage to Count Harebourg of Frigost begins the story. Though she initially accepts his proposal, she avoids the agreement after learning the Count planned to use the Sadida forests as a fuel source for his kingdom. By the finale, Amalia and Yugo have shown a strong desire to be with each other, in spite of the difficulties caused by the difference in their races. As of Season 3, Amalia has withdrawn from society and rarely leaves her sick father's side, but agrees to leave to look for Percedal with Yugo when he comes asking for help. The strain of their relationship is tested throughout their adventure. By the end of the final battle, Amalia hugs Yugo who returns it with a kind smile.
Sir Percedal of Sadlygrove (also nicknamed Dally in the English dub), (Messire Tristepin de Percedal, lit. Sir Sadlygrove of Percedal; nicknamed Pinpin (Grovy) in French)
Voiced by: Thomas Guitard (French); Ross Grant (Season 1-2 & OVAs)[7], Kyle McCarley (Season 3) (English)
A 16-year-old lop, Percedal is a "Knight of the Order of the Guardians of Shushus", entrusted with the guardianship of the demon-sword Rubilax. He acts brave but foolhardy and is a strong fighter. As a Guardian, Percedal 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. As the series progresses, he falls in love with Evangelyne and she with him. He becomes a father to twins, Elely and Flopin in the Special episodes and is revealed to be the reincarnation of the Iop God, but he loses his powers during the fight with Ogrest when he loses his right arm. In Season 3, Percedal is living with Eva and their two children, training Elely (who more Iop-ish and like her father) in the art of fighting. When assassins attack them to steal the children and a pregnant Eva, Percedal and his family fight them off but when Adamai shows up, he is no match for him. Dropped off a cliff, Percedal almost dies and makes a deal with Rubilax to release him if he helps him save his family. While he fought to save Evangelyne and Flopin, he is forced to fight his former master as the replacement Iop God chosen by Oropo.
Rubilax
Voiced by: Gerard Surugue (Most Episodes), Jean-Pierre Michael (Season 2, Episode 19) (French); Keir Stewart (Season 1-2 & OVAs)[7], Doug Erholtz (Season 3) (English)
A Shushu, or a demon trapped in an object, in the form of a gem on the hilt of Percedal's sword. He is obsessed with destruction and lends strength to any being he possesses. 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 grows bigger every time he is hit. Rubilax can also create a small army of strong clay warrior-clones. As his time with the Brotherhood progresses, he eventually grows attached to the group, enough so to rebel against his own kind. In Season 3, Adamai shatters the sword, damaging Rubilax. As Percedal lays dying, Rubilax makes a deal with him to release the Shushu after he helps him save his family - turning into Percedal's missing right arm, able to take any shape. However, Ruel notes that upon their Guardian's death a Shushu would be released, hinting that Rubilax made the deal to save Percedal's life.
Ruel Stroud
Voiced by: Patrick Bethune (French); Hugo Chandor (Season 1-2 & OVAs)[7], Keith Silverstein (Season 3) (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 favor to Alibert, Ruel agrees to accompany Yugo on his travels. Ruel is greedy and stingy. He is skilled as a fighter and is committed to seeing Yugo through the trouble. Ruel wields a gold-plated shovel as a weapon. In season 3, it's revealed he's a demi-god son of Enutrop and targeting by the Siblings into joining their group, much like Sadlygrove's and Evangelyne's kids. Also, he has an estranged wife, Arpagone, who is with the Siblings.
Junior
A pig-like mole creature called a dhreller, which are said to be usual pets of Enutrofs. When he started to tag along, Ruel would try to drive it away. It is later revealed it is because after the death of his first drheller, Kamasu-Tar, he did not wish to have another one. It isn't until he saves Ruel from a Sadida prison that Ruel starts to show a liking to him, and now he is regularly by his side. Ruel later teaches him how to identify minerals through tasting rocks and tracks.
Evangelyne
Voiced by: Geneviève Doang (French); Jules de Jongh (Season 1-2 & OVAs)[7], Kira Buckland (Season 3)[9] (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. At first, she shows no attraction to Percedal but as the series progresses she admits that she loves him and starts a family with him by the time of the Special Episodes, marrying him at the end. In Season 3, it is revealed that Eva is pregnant and living with Percedal and their two children, Elely and Flopin. When assassins attack them, she fights back but she and Flopin are captured and taken by Adamai. Before the final battle, she is forced to give birth and, with help from Echo and Flopin, she safely gives birth to a second son, one whose powers were a threat to Oropo throughout the remainder of the season.
Adamaï
Voiced by: Dorothee Pousseo (French); Joanna Ruiz (Season 1-2 & OVAs)[7], Cristina Valenzuela (Season 3) (English)
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, born of the same dofus. After separating from his friends, Yugo trains alongside Adamaï in order to control his wakfu and stop Nox from his sinister plans. Following the Special Episodes, Adamaï has severed ties with Yugo and the Brotherhood, after Yugo attacked him in order to utilize the Eliatrope Dofus to challenge Ogrest. His current whereabouts are unknown, except that he is now allied with the Forgotten Brotherhood, led by Lady Echo. In Season 3, it is revealed that Adamai joined Lady Echo's brotherhood of other god-offsprings, and now has a more adult looking half-humanoid, half-dragon form. He also stole the three Eliatrope Dofus from Goultard and attached them to his back, gaining incredible powers - he effortlessly defeats Percedal and tosses him off a cliff, sharing the scene via a mind-like with Yugo. He is after Percedal's kids, them being offspring of a god as well, so they can join the Brotherhood. However, after realizing that Oropo's plan involved letting the Elia Cube absorb the Dofu eggs, transforming it into a bomb powerful enough to destroy the worlds, Adamai betrays Oropo and sides with Yugo to fight back. He is last seen with his friends again after they fled to the realm of the gods before Oropo.
Cleophee (Cleome in the English dub)
Voiced by: Maryne Bretieaux (French); Joanna Ruiz (English)[7]
Evangelyne's younger sister. She is a tomboy and more easy going than her older sister. She was in the Cra military and is a skilled fighter who works well with Percedal in hand to hand combat, which seems to make Evangelyne worried that Percedal might like Cleophee more than her. After the battle on the Crimson Claws, she sailed back home to Cra City with Elaine and Black Ink.
Grufon (Skribble in the English dub)
Voiced by: Damien Da Silva (French); Arthur Bostrom (English)[7]
A minor Shushu, who has been trapped inside a map. In 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 Arachnee (a spider-like creature) but ended up possessing the Arachnee and attacking the group. After being captured, Yugo promised to be Skribble's guardian if he would let them go. Skribble agreed and has since then been more agreeable to show the proper way.
Elely & Flopin
Elely is voiced by Caroline Lallau (French); Jules de Jongh (OVAs)[7], Cristina Valenzuela (Season 3) (English)
Flopin is voiced by Karl-Line Heller (French); Julie-Ann Dean (OVAs)[7], Marcy Edwards (Season 3)[10] (English)
The twin children of Sir Percedal of Sadlygrove and Evangelyne, Elely is the daughter and is as wild and unpredictable as her father, while Flopin is the son and is as calm and cool as his mother, and is equally skilled with a wrist-mounted crossbow. When their parents and the other members of the Brotherhood were held hostage by Count Harebourg, they stormed the palace to rescue them. Flopin used his mom's bow to help free the Brotherhood while Elely merged with Rubilax to give them a fighting chance, with their fighting skills impressing their parents. After the climactic battle Yugo and Percedal have with Ogrest, and after Ogrest returned to a normal baby ogre, Elely was the first person in ages to make friends with him. In Season 3, the kids have grown slightly. Elely is a lot like her father, training hard and is shown to be able to defeat an opponent many time her size "using her head" - for pummeling them to submission. Flopin is the more reserved and bookish of the kids, being more like his mother. He ends up captured alongside her by Adamai but both later escape and they reunite with the rest of their family.

Secondary characters[edit]

Sadida[edit]

They are a humanoid species who are close to all things Mother Nature, and are most noticeable for being barefoot, 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.

Oakheart
Voiced by: Phillipe Dumond (French); Tom Clarke-Hill (Season 1-2 & OVAs), Kirk Thornton (Season 3) (English)
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 when 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. In Season 3, it is revealed the King is gravely ill and confined to his bed, and expects to die soon.
Amalia's Mother
She died before the start of the story. The king says that Amalia is the spitting image of her, both stubborn and adventurous. However, she appears in Evangeline's dream in her time at the Tree of Life
Armand
Voiced by: Cedric Dumond (French); James Nickerson (Season 1-2 & OVAs), Doug Erholtz (Season 3) (English)
Amalia's Brother and acting ruler of the Sadida while the king is away. He is an arrogant man and believed the warning about Nox from his sister was nothing but her own imagination. He is attracted to Evangelyne, something that creeps her out and causes Percedal 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 is well known to the Sadida. Despite all this, however, it is shown he truly does care for his little sister. In Season 3, due to the king's illness, Armand has all but taken over the throne and is constantly annoyed by how his sister does not care about politics. He is married to an Osamodas princess and is trying to marry off Amalia as well.

Other[edit]

Alibert
Voiced by: Thierry Mercier (French); Keir Stewart (English)
Yugo's adoptive father, who found him as a baby when Grougaloragran left him at the beginning of the series. He is also the town mayor and a chef, who runs an inn. After taking the young boy under his care, Alibert has also ingrained a magical message through his eyes regarding Yugo's past. He raises Yugo for 12 years, training him as an assistant chef at the inn's restaurant, until the day their hometown comes under attack by a mysterious enemy and Yugo's past must be revealed.
Grougaloragran
Voiced by: Benoit Allemane (French); Tom Clarke-Hill (English)
A mysterious old man 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 stated he was a dragon, where in episode 17 it is revealed he is a powerful dragon in human form. He also has the powers 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.
Kabrok & Miranda
Kabrok is voiced by: Richard Darbois (Series), Patrick Bethune (Mini-Wakfu) (French)
Miranda is voiced by Claire Buyot (French)
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 travelers. However, Kabrok began to grow bored of his new life while Miranda forbid him to go adventuring, so he donned the guise of a villain called "The Black Crow" 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 boufbowl game. In the season 1 finale credits, it is shown they are expecting a child.
The Puddlies & The Bullies
Two races of creatures, the Puddlies being tiny gelatinous beings that lack courage, while the Bullies are bovine-like monsters that plague the Puddlies by stealing their food with brute force. Yugo and company come across both races on their visit to Puddlie 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 (French); Joe Mills (English)
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 for 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 under 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.
Kriss Krass
Voiced by: Mathias Kozlowski (French)
A young Sacrier, who loves to play in Gobbowl and wishes to become the most famous and highly respected Gobbowl player. He is originally from Brakmar, however, he leaves the city, to be the captain of The Red Gobbowls Bonta team. He is in love with Maude, however, she prefers the state masked Gowlbowler, in the episode The Masked Gobbowler, it is revealed who she really is. When Kriss returns to Brakmar, he is judged by Judge Bokobrodego.
Master Goultard
Voiced by: Bruno Choel (French); Anthony Adonis (Season 1-2 & OVAs), Ben Pronsky (Season 3) (English)
Percedal's "dead" Iop master who trained him. Though he commented he was dead, he states "death was overrated" when he is shown to be alive. He refers to Percedal as "Dally-o". He is a very powerful Iop, able to take down Rubilax's possessed form with a single strike of his sword, as well as he is the only being Rubilax has been shown to be afraid of. He gets Percedal back on his path after he was depressed over breaking Evangelyne's bow. It is later revealed in his fight with Rushu that he has become the new Iop god. After defeating Ogrest, Yugo leaves the three Eliatrope Dofus in Goultard's care, but in Season 3 it is revealed Adamai stole them.
Master Joris
Voiced by: Yoann Sovar (French); Eric Meyers (English)
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. More of his backstory, including his origins, is revealed in the "Dofus: The Treasures of Kerubim" series and in the movie Dofus - Book I. He was born as the child of Jahash Jurgen, Huppermage Supreme of Bonta, and Julith, the Butcher of Brakmar, who were mortal enemies who fell in love. After his mother returned to her old murderous ways, his father stopped her at the cost of his own life, and Joris was adopted and raised by Kerubim, the Ecaflip demi-god living as a curio shop merchant. Joris was revealed to be the host of the dragon Grougalorasalaar, who took residence in him when his Dofus was shattered.
Chibi
Grougaloragran's Eliatrope brother.
The Council of Six
The leading faction of the Eliatrope race, composed of the six First Born Eliatropes and their Dragon siblings. Virtually immortal, these Eliatropes and Dragons never truly die, but reincarnate continuously from their shared Dofus. Each pair held an important post in Eliatrope society but fluctuated often between protecting, guiding and teaching their people. Chibi and Grougalorogran were poets, prophets, and inventors. Chibi was also the first king of the Eliatropes. Mina and Phaeris were priests and diplomats, known for resolving conflicts that emerged among the people. Chibi and Mina were also secret lovers. Yugo and Adamai were great explorers and warriors, charged with protecting the Eliatropes and leading them in battle. Yugo also succeeded Chibi as king. Nora and her brother Efrim were channelers, able to speak directly to the great goddess Eliatrope, the source of all Wakfu. Glip and his brother Baltazaar were teachers and loremasters, responsible for instructing Eliatropes young in all areas of life, including combat. Qilby and his sister Shinanome were the wisest of the First Born, both of them blessed with an eternal memory of all their past incarnations, unlike their other siblings. They served loyally for many years, but Qilby was eventually driven mad by boredom and rebelled, forcing a bloody campaign against a mechanoid race known as the Mechasme that nearly led to the extinction of the Eliatrope race before Yugo and Phaeris were able to imprison Qilby for his crimes. Apart from this, the First Born are shown to be capable of immense power and judging by the special episodes, aged at a far slower rate than their peers.
Elaine and Captain Black Ink
Captain Black Ink voiced by Martin Brieuc (French)
Elaine voiced by Claire Baradat (French); Fiona Clarke (English)
Elaine is a young human girl who is a pirate just like her father, Black Ink, who is a diminished-in-size kralove. They both make their first appearance in "A Fistful of Kamas" when they helped the Brotherhood find a boat to sail to the Crimson Claws archipelago. At the end of Season 2, Elaine and Black Ink sailed back home, with Cleophee along for the ride.

Antagonists[edit]

Main[edit]

Nox
Voiced by: Benjamin Pascal (French); Arthur Bostrom (Season 1), Kaiji Tang[11] (Season 3) (English)
The main villain of the first season. A Xelor with twisted and obsessive motives. At the beginning of season one, he encounters Grougaloragran in the guise of a human and is initially surprised by his high levels of Wakfu, Nox is swiftly immobilized and has since been searching for Grougaloragran on his travels, as well as any other large sources of Wakfu to absorb. Nox quickly proves to be a dangerous enemy and often speaks with an insane-sounding giggle at the end of each sentence. It is revealed early on that he needs a large quantity of Wakfu for an item known as the Eliacube, which in his insanity, he believes is alive, and that it speaks to him. He plans to use the Wakfu to go back in time and undo a great 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, eventually going after the Tree of Life; however, killing the Tree of Life, would effectively wipe out the entire Sadida race as They share the same life-force as the Tree. He appears to have had a family at one time, as evidenced by his constant mention of them. In the end, despite absorbing Wakfu for over 200 years he was only able to go back 20 minutes in time; and upon discovering this he falls to his knees and grieves at the fact he will never be able to save his family. His last words are a farewell to Yugo before teleporting away...No longer supported by the Eliacube, or Nox's will to live, his body withers and turns to dust by his family's grave.
His past was revealed in a special episode, where he used to be a kind well muscular father figure named Noximilien Coxen with a flair for inventing and great skills as a Horologist. He was a good father and loved his wife and children 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, Igol runs away and discovers the cave that held the Eliacube. Noximilien takes it to his workshop and tinkers with it, amazed at the possibilities the device has, he becomes obsessed with researching the cube to the point of abandoning 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.
He and season 2 villain Qilby return in Season 3 as a phantom that torments Yugo psyche.
Marama, Frisco, and Tartufo (I, II and III)
Three of Nox's minions, which he refers to as his "favorites." They are first seen during his fight with Grougaloragran and...although their exact nature is unknown, they appear to be a mummified Cra, Feca, and Sacrier, and possess most of those classes' respective powers. They are all destroyed in the final battle. Defeated by Adamaï and Yugo, Marama is finally destroyed by Raze-time; Frisco and Tartufo are destroyed by Amalia.
Weedkilios
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. he is frozen by Evangelyne and destroyed by Amalia.
XII Raze-time
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." He was deactivated for good when Nox's clock is destroyed.
Igole
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 Osamodas 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 Crazy-Eyes. In the prequel, he was drawn as a dog. This is because Igole is a Bow Wow by species, a type of dog analog in the Wakfu universe.
Qilby
Voiced by: Erik Colin (Season 2), Laurent Morteau (Season 3) (French); Arthur Bostrom (Season 2), Joseph Whimms (Season 3) (English)
Qilby is the main antagonist of season two and the central villain of the series overall. He was accidentally summoned from the blank dimension when Yugo tried to harness the power of the Eliacube, when he comes to the world of Twelve he explains the origins of his species (through half-truths) and sends Yugo on a quest to acquire the Dofus (dragon egg) of his sister dragon, Shinonome. His true plan is eventually revealed – that the quest was large to distract Yugo so he could regain his power, steal back the Eliacube and then absorb the Wakfu of the planet to power his ship so he can continue to explore the Krozmos (the process would destroy the planet). He is finally defeated by Yugo, Elatrops children, and Shinonome (who refuses to help brother's foolish. Yugo sends him back in the blank dimension. While originally quiet, friendly and softspoken his personality changes drastically when he fuses with the Eliacube becoming cruel, sadistic, maniacal and manipulative.
It is unknown whether this is a result of the Eliacube warping his personality or if it is his true colors. The true source of his madness was his gift/curse: his eternal memory. No matter how many times he's reborn, he always remembers. This leads him to begin driven mad by boredom since there was nothing left to learn. Also, another source of his madness was his fear of being alone, which led to his actions that started the Mechanism war, forcing the Eliatropes to abandon their old homeworld.
He has all the same Powers as Yugo though many of them are more advanced versions, as well as an assortment of other Wakfu abilities, he also has full knowledge of the Eliacube and its workings (Nox spent 200 years just trying to figure out how to work it) makes him even more dangerous than Nox, he is also able to remember his past lives which are unique to his species and implied to be the source of his knowledge and madness, which he later stated was a curse. He is unquestionably the most powerful and dangerous villain in the series so far, with the possible exception of Rushu and Oropo. He and Season 1 villain Nox return as phantoms to torture Yugo.
Oropo
Oropo is the main antagonist of season three and the true instigator that led to the birth of Nox and Qilby's evil sides as well as Ogrest's rampage. He was created as a doppelganger of Yugo, alongside many others, when Yugo helped Percedal combat Ogrest. As the rest of his kind, dubbed the Eliotropes, began to die off over time, Oropo plotted to get his revenge against Yugo for abandoning the race he inadvertently created by forming the Brotherhood of the Forgotten, promising them the chance to become Gods if they help him. However, when he later gathers the others together before the final battle, it is revealed he merely used them while his true plan involved fusing the Dofus with the Eliacube, which would cause the Eliacube to explode with a power great enough to destroy both worlds.
During his battle with Yugo, he reveals that he can overtake Yugo's body and control it until the young Eliatrope is able to fight against his control and break free. He then battles against Yugo, Percedal, and Adamai as he charges up the Eliacube to detonate. However, before he can use his weapon, Echo intervenes and sends Yugo and friends ahead of him through the portal. Now alone with Echo, he suddenly realizes the bonds he formed with those who were formally loyal to him before he embraces Echo once more before the Eliacube detonation kills them both.

ShuShus'[edit]

Rushu
Voiced by: Marc Alfos (French); Jimmy Hibbert (English)
The tyrannical king of all Shushus. A 10-meter tall fiery demon, he is from another world, one that has mostly been destroyed down to rock and ash. He is looking for a way to enter the World of Twelve, so full of light and life, that he and his demons can keep destroying things. His powers are said to be equal to that of a god and include, super strength, pyrokinesis, telekinesis, and others as well. In the season 2 finale, his true form was revealed to be a grayish black humanoid with a single eye (it was said his fiery form is just for show). During the battle of Crimson Claws archipelago, he was sent back to the ShuShu realm.
Anathar
Voiced by: Antoine Tome (French); Keir Stewart (English)
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. He participates in the final battle in possing Adamaï against Yugo, but he is betrayed and threatened of destruction by Qilby, he decides to leave him to take care of Adamai and Yugo, Qilby accepts and spares Anathar. His final fate is unknown, he is presumed killed by Qilby when he tried to kill him for having insulted but it is possible that he is escaped and hid somewhere. Anathar and Ombrage are the only Shushus who did not return to ShuShu realm.
Ombrage (Shadowfang in the English dub)
Voiced by: Malvina Germain (French)
A Shushu imprisoned in a ring, she has the power to steal a person's shadow, which appears to represent the target's soul, and 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 Percedal is returned to his body, though, she is left behind, ignored by her guardian. In the closing scenes, however, an unknown figure picks her up. Ombrage and Anathar are the only Shushus who did not return to ShuShu realm.

Other[edit]

Vampyro
Voiced by Benjamin Pascal (French)
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. Afterward 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 Percedal's body.
Breadnought
Voiced by: Elisabeth Fargeot (French)
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 (Rich McDeek in the English dub)
Voiced by: Serge Faliu (French); Eric Meyers (English)
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 Smisse
Voiced by: David Kruger (French); Eric Meyers (English)
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 Percedal -- 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 and is presumed dead once again. Remington and Grany are later seen as Rushu's personal slave/masseur in Episode 20 until they escape through the Shushu invasion portal in Episode 24. At the end of the Battle of Crimson Claw Archipelago, Remington takes Eva hostage in exchange for Rubilax (in sword form) but is defeated and both are knocked in the sea, presumed to be dead. However, they're last seen sailing into the sunset in a wrecked submarine.
Grany Smisse
Voiced by: Mathias Kozlowski (French); Ross Grant (English)
A talking Bow Meow (similar to a cat) that Remington calls his brother, which 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.

The Brotherhood of the Forgotten/The Siblings[edit]

The main antagonists of season 3. A secret Guild where all the members are demigods or children of Dragons, thus they are semi-immortal. Their stated goal is to replace their parents and become the new gods of the World of Twelve, believing that the gods don't care about them and that the world has become horribly corrupt under their rule. They threw down the gauntlet against the Brotherhood of Tofu in Season 3 because their leader, Oropo, desires both the Percedal family children and Ruel to join their new pantheon. Furthermore, he has an unspecified need for Yugo's help as well in his plan. To that end, he is using the weaknesses and doubts in the characters to try to bring them to his side. However, later episodes reveal that not everyone in The Siblings fully trusts their leader and some begin to move on their own.

Oropo
Voiced by: Franck Lorrain (French); Christopher Corey Smith (English)
The mysterious leader who appears in a large cloak with an owl-like mask. Oropo believed that the current gods are lazy and selfish, and want them to be replaced by The Siblings. Oropo is very calm and persuasive individual able to win others to his side with these traits. He claims to hate violence and chaos and is lenient on others despite what he considers flaws in their personalities. He also follows the principles of the end justifies the means and that sacrifice is necessary for change. He refers to himself as a non-existence.
At the end of season 3 where he is revealed to be the last of the Eliotropes, a shadow-clone race accidentally created by Yugo in his image before he fought Ogrest. Once his identity is revealed, he shows a dark version side of himself. He identifies the same traits in Yugo and longs to replace him and be the "real" Yugo. Despite wanting to save the world, his ultimate plan still involves destroying all life on the planet, to eliminate the prayers going to the gods, making them vanish. He had no qualms about lying, using, or manipulating others and excused his actions or hypocritically shifted blame onto someone else. His actions, his reasons, and his extremes make Oropo no better than the gods he wishes to destroy.
Deep down, Oropo knows his actions and reasons for doing them are wrong and selfish, and he truly loved the Siblings, considering them his family, and he had been in love with Echo. His greatest flaw had been his obsession with becoming the "real Yugo", to take Yugo's place, and joining the Brotherhood of the Tofu, whom he saw as family because of the feelings and memories he'd inherited from Yugo that blinded him to the love and devotion of Echo and his friends until it was too late.
Oropo is extremely powerful, able to bend time and space in the creation of his multi-dimensional tower of dreams. Furthermore, he has somehow gained possession of the Eliacube which can make its user as strong as a god. He is also able to enter people's minds through the cracks of their doubts and fears. When his people, the Eliotrope, dies, their Wakfu would transfer into Oropo, making him hold all the Wakfu of his once dead race.
Lady Echo
Voiced by: Hélène Bizot (French); Jules de Jongh (OVAs), Cherami Leigh (Season 3) (English)
Second in Command, meant to replace her mother Eniripsa. Echo is the face of the guild whenever Oropo isn't around. It was revealed that she is in a relationship with Oropo and join his cause for believing in his belief and for being in love with him.
Adamai
Voiced by: Jeremy Prevost (French); Todd Haberkorn (English)
Once a member of the Brotherhood of the Tofu, but soon join The Siblings after a falling out between him and Yugo over using the Eliatrope Dofus. Adamai gained a taller body and even powerful abilities after draining the Eliatrope Dofus, coming even darker and villainous, willingly to kill his former friends.
Sipho
Voiced by: Jean-François Vlérick (French); Keith Silverstein (English)
Child of a dragon, used as a spy.
Count Harebourg
Voiced by: Sylvain Agaësse (French); Jimmy Hibbert (English)
A Xelor demigod who is a master of time and ice magic. In the OVA, he was to be Amalia's groom in a political engagement in exchange for two Dofus for Yugo; but a front to use the Sadida forest to power his kingdom. Imprisoned for his actions in the OVA, meant to replace his Father Xelor when the time comes.
Ush Galesh
Voiced by: Jonathan Amram (OVA), Nathanel Alimi (Season 3) (French); Brad Kavanagh (OVA), Joseph Whimms (Season 3) (English)
Ush is a demigod of the Ecaflip and meant to replace his Father Ecaflip. Tends to treat everything as a game, but in doing so he will respect the rules of the game.
Poo
Voiced by: Pascal Casanova (French); Kirk Thornton (English)
A large and fat male Pandawa, he is also a demi-god, working with Adamai for the Forgotten Brotherhood. Despite his size, he is very fast and agile. After attacking Percedal and Eva and their family, Adamai tasks him with finding the escaped Elely. When challenged by her, he just toys with the kid but ends up getting defeated due to her Iop tenacity to never give up. While he refuses to talk, Yugo confiscates his recall potions which the Brotherhood of the Tofu uses to go after the kidnappers. Meant to replace his mother, Pandawa.
Toxine
Voiced by: Caroline Combes (French); Reba Buhr (English)
A female Sram assassin, who can turn invisible and has glowing green markings on her otherwise featureless black body. She uses a poisonous dagger in battle. Is one of the members of the Forgotten Brotherhood, and likely a demi-god like the others. Out of all the members, she is the most villainous as she seeks to kill the Brotherhood more than the others.
Coqueline (Mishell in the English dub)
Voiced by: Emmylou Homs (French); Cassandra Morris (English)
Member to replace her father Osamodas.
Dark Vlad
Voiced by: Cyrille Monge (French); Ben Pronsky (English)
Goultard's evil self, forcibly transformed by Adamai when he stole the Eliatrope Dofus. They kept him as a challenge to the heroes, since Elely is the one they desire to be their Iop God, not him.
Black Bump
Voiced by: Boris Rehlinger (French); Kaiji Tang (English)
Member meant to replace his mother, Feca.
Arpagone
Voiced by: Cathy Diraison (French); Cindy Robinson (English)
The only member who is not a demigod as she joined to help force her estranged husband, Ruel, to replace Enutrof.
Dathura
Voiced by: Celine Melloul (French); Cindy Robinson (English)
Member, meant to replace her father, the god Sadida. This is the very same being whose actions caused Ogrest to become the living natural disaster he had been for centuries, a fact that fills her with guilt.
Kali
Voiced by: Kira Buckland (English)
Member to replace her mother Sacrier.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally released
First aired Last aired
1 26 October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30) June 5, 2010 (2010-06-05)
2 26 February 26, 2011 (2011-02-26) March 3, 2012 (2012-03-03)
OVAs & Specials 5 June 5, 2010 (2010-06-05) November 29, 2014 (2014-11-29)
3 13 September 2, 2017 (2017-09-02) September 17, 2017 (2017-09-17)

Netflix[edit]

Netflix acquired the right to the show and started showing it on its streaming, according to Variety Ted Sarandos, Netflix's CCO, said "Animation has a very strong history in France and French animators are among the best and most innovative in the world." Sarandos added that Netflix expected "to further strengthen our relationship with Ankama and other French animation studios." [12] The series started airing on Netflix in September 2014.[12] The dub for Season 3 uses an entirely new voice cast based in Los Angeles.[13]

Kickstarter campaign[edit]

On January 20, 2014, Ankama launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce an English-language dub of the series for release on region-free Blu-ray Disc in English speaking territories. The campaign had a target of $80,000 Canadian Dollars to dub the first season, with stretch goals to produce dubs of the second season and various original video animation episodes.[14] The campaign's goal to dub Season 1 was met on January 21, 2014, and the campaign's goal to dub Season 2 was met on January 30, 2014.

References[edit]

As of this edit, this article uses content from "Wakfu", which is licensed in a way that permits reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, but not under the GFDL. All relevant terms must be followed.

  1. ^ "Making of" (in French). Ankama Animation. Archived from the original on December 30, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2009.
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  8. ^ Erika Harlacher [@ErikaHarlacher] (1 Apr 2018). "I have no announcement to make. APRIL FOOLS!! Okay now that that's out of the way, Season 3 of Wakfu will be on Netflix midnight on April 1 and I am so so SOOO honored to announce that I now play the protagonist, Yugo!! He is so precious I just AHHH I LOVE HIM I need his hat pbs.twimg.com/media/DZrJoEnV4AAp2MG.jpg" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Kira Buckland [@rinachan] (1 Apr 2018). "I am so ecstatic to be taking on the role of Evangelyne for #wakfu season 3 on Netflix! When this series first came out years ago, I remember thinking about how I wish I could be her voice—so it's unreal to think it actually came true a long time later! I hope you enjoy it <3 pbs.twimg.com/media/DZtEIy7W0AIzrWk.jpg" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Marcy Edwards [@MarcyTheBeast] (1 Apr 2018). "Hey guyz! This week season 3 of #wakfu releases and I am proud to say that I provide the voice for Flopin! It was a dream to be a part of this series as I grew up watching it. Dream role unlocked!!!! <3 pbs.twimg.com/media/DZq6q67VMAA2oZz.png" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Kaiji Tang [@KaijiTang] (1 Apr 2018). "Are you a fan of #Wakfu? The Season 3 English Dub is hitting Netflix this week ( though it's totally already out on the French Netflix )! Honored to provide the new voice of Nox and the voice of Black Bump! Prepare your Dofus! It's an all new English cast! pbs.twimg.com/media/DZqx1SIX0AEVT1S.jpg pbs.twimg.com/media/DZqx1xxXcAIlITW.jpg" (Tweet). Boston, MA – via Twitter.
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  14. ^ "WAKFU: The Animated Series". Kickstarter.

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