Put simply, the world as you know it is about to end... meow.
―Archie to Steve and Toby[src]

Archie (real name: Archibald) is one of the main stars in the Tales of Arcadia franchise, serving as the tritagonist of Wizards, a one-time character in Part Two of 3Below, and an upcoming major character of the Trollhunters film, Rise of the Titans.

He is Douxie's shapeshifting dragon familiar commonly in the form of an anthropomorphic feline and the son of Charlemagne.

History 

Main article: Archie/History

Physical Description 

In both of his forms, Archie has black fur with white eyebrows, yellow eyes, and a white symbolic emblem on his chest shaped almost like a "Q", and wears glasses.

In his natural dragon form, Archie is noticeably bigger (yet still considerably small) and has claws, back lumps, and bat-like wings.

In his cat form, Archie is a standard black cat who's usually seen walking on hind legs or on all fours.

Personality 

Archie comes off as a rather snobbish and witty familiar, usually making sarcastic comments while guiding his wizard familiar, Douxie, in his journey to become a master wizard and earn a staff of his own. He likes to show off some of his intelligence and correct his master whenever he gets himself wrong. He can also be pretty arrogant in himself, but in much more minor way, as he hates being called a "wizard's assistant" and prefers "associate" so he can be viewed as Douxie's partner, nor sidekick. With his witty side, Archie finds Steve Palchuk's misfortunes in Camelot somewhat amusing (though he has standards when he sees Steve wanting to hang out and drink onion brew with the knights).

Despite his occasional witty comments, Archie truly means well and wants to do what's best for his master, as well as undyingly loyal to him. After Merlin is killed by Arthur (who has become the evil Green Knight), Archie was more worried about Douxie's well-being and how he's been taking his death. He admits that he misses Merlin just as much as Douxie, but he focuses on the family that he's still with, like his bonded wizard, his father, and even his friends in the Guardians of Arcadia.

Archie is also quite loving and caring towards the people he loves, as he greeting his father with open arms, despite how much of an embarrassment he saw him as, and even briefly appreciated Claire scratching his chin. He was even overjoyed and proud of Douxie's triumphs, like when he faced off against Morgana and even the Arcane Order.

Powers & Abilities 

Powers

  • Dragon Physiology: Archie is a naturally born dragon who choose to become a familiar, so therefore he's familiar with magic.
    • Anthropomorphism: Archie can talk and walk on two feet like a human being.
    • Flight: In his natural form, he has dragon wings that allow him to fly.
    • Fire Breath: In his dragon form, he is able to launch fireballs from his mouth. He is able to disintegrate a gnome, leaving only its horn behind, and combine his fire with Douxie's magic to trap Morgana in a blaze of blue fire.
    • Shapeshifting: Archie is capable of shapeshifting into different forms, including his natural dragon form, his cat familiar form, Nari, and even a ball.
  • Magic: As a wizard's associate, Archie is familiar with magic spells, albeit still more limited than a wizard's.

Abilities

  • Linguist: Along with his anthropomorphism, Archie has the ability to talk to humans, and presumably communicate with others as well. However, unlike his father, he cannot read Ancient Draconic

Weaknesses

  • Bad Eyesight: Archie wears glasses due to having bad eyesight.

Relationships 

Main article: Archie/Relationships

Quotes

Main article: Archie/Quotes

Episode Appearances 

3Below

3Below Part 2
"Moving Day"
Absent
"Moonlight Run"
Absent
"Dogfight Days of Summer"
Absent
"Mother's Day"
Absent
"Ill Gotten Gains"
Absent
"There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon)"
Absent
"Asteroid Rage"
Absent
"Luug's Day Out"
Absent
"The Fall of House Tarron"
Absent
"The Big Sleep"
Absent
"Race to Trollmarket"
Absent
"A Glorious End, Part One"
Absent
"A Glorious End, Part Two"
Appears

Wizards

Wizards Part 1
"Spellbound"
Appears
"History in the Making"
Appears
"Witch Hunt"
Appears
"Lady of the Lake"
Appears
"Battle Royale"
Appears
"Killahead, Part One"
Appears
"Killahead, Part Two"
Appears
"Wizard Underground"
Appears
"Dragon's Den"
Appears
"Our Final Act"
Appears

Trivia 

  • Archie is the first anthropomorphic animal in the series.

Gallery

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References

  1. Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’ Movie Scheduled for 2021. Variety (August 7th, 2020). Retrieved August 7th, 2020.
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