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Meet The Magical Characters Of MTV's New Series 'The Shannara Chronicles'

Get to know everyone who is going from Terry Brooks' books to the small screen.

The post-apocalyptic world in "The Shannara Chronicles" features a handful of unique characters who are thriving thousands of years after the destruction of civilization. Elves, druids and humans co-exist in this unique universe, and soon enough, the magical Shannara family -- from Terry Brooks' best-selling novels -- will come to life on this very network.

Before the highly anticipated series premieres -- stay with MTV News for continuing coverage and updates on the program! -- get to know the individuals that will soon be livening up your small screen.

  • Amberle, played by Poppy Drayton
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    The Elven Princess, known for her agile and capable nature, has become the first female to be accepted as one of the Chosen, the elite group of elves responsible for the protection and care of the ancient Ellcrys tree. But unlike the rest of the Chosen, Amberle's risky and heroic journey is just getting started.

  • Wil Ohmsford, played by Austin Butler
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    The half-human/half-elf is described as kind, thoughtful and likable; he's also a bit self-deprecating and not particularly confident because he tries to hide his pointy elf ears. But when he finds out that he represents the last of the legendary Shannara family -- and that he must locate the Druid who will guide him to his destiny -- Wil realizes his dangerous road is just beginning.

  • Allanon, played by Manu Bennett
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    The thesp will portray a wise and perceptive druid (just like "Teen Wolf"'s Dr. Deaton!) -- the last of his kind in Shannara. When he discovers that the Ellcrys is starting to croak, he becomes sure something is wrong and enlists the help of Wil -- who has a link to ancient magic -- to help defend the story's endangered Four Lands.

  • Eretria, played by Ivana Baquero
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    Unlike her co-stars, Spanish native Baquero will not be a supernatural being: Eretria is human and was raised by a band of thieves known as the Rovers. Hailing from the wrong side of the tracks, Eretria uses her beauty and brains to survive in her newfound, rough-and-tumble world and, in the process, forms a bond with Wil as he tries to save the Four Lands.

  • King Eventine, played by John Rhys-Davies
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    King Eventine is Amberle's grandfather and has ruled the Elvin kingdom of Arborlon for decades with his children Arion and Ander by his side. Eventine has displayed questionable behavior to keep the Four Lands at peace, but when his beloved granddaughter is chosen to fulfill a dangerous destiny, his path is forever changed.

  • Catania, played by Brooke Williams
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    Catania is a witty and wise elf who is not only Amberle's handmaiden, but her best pal and confidant within the palace walls.

  • Bandon, played by Marcus Vanco
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    Feared by his family for his mysterious visions, Bandon is located by Wil and Amberle -- starving and chained to a wall. Allanon takes a special interest in Vanco's character because he believes his abilities will be integral to protecting the Four Lands.

  • Arion, played by Daniel MacPherson
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    The son of King Eventine and heir to the Elvin throne, Arion takes himself very seriously and is the opposite of his carefree and wild brother Ander. He has spent his entire life trying to show his father that he is deserving of the crown and capable of the responsibility. But when his niece Amberle goes MIA, his plans become complicated.

  • Ander, played by Aaron Jakubenko
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    The other son of King Eventine is known for his party boy reputation who has yet to find his way in the world.

  • Cephelo, played by James Remar
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    Every pack must have a leader -- and Cephelo will take charge of the Rovers.