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We've never had a human Trollhunter on our team either. I have come to expect the impossible from the boy.
―Vendel to Queen Usurna in "Wingmen"

Vendel was a wizened elder troll and the leading figure of Heartstone Trollmarket.

Official Description

"Vendel, son of Rundle, son of Kilfred. Vendel is a Troll elder and a community leader within Heartstone Trollmarket. With an extensive knowledge of Troll history, alchemy, and artifacts, Jim and the gang often turn to Vendel in times of need for assistance and advice."

History

Backstory

Part One (Trollhunters)

The First Human Trollhunter

The Killahead's Return

The Triumbric Stones

Battle for Trollmarket

Part Two (Trollhunters)

Destroying the Bridge

Missing Staff

Jim Lake's Return

Trial of the Trollhunter

Assassination and Death

Vendel goes into the cave to tell Ursuna of the evidence that Blinky informed him of, but Ursuna completely denies it, saying there are only two agents. Vendel questions how she could possibly know this, and Ursuna reveals that she is the Changeling's master. In order to prevent Vendel from exposing her true intentions, she turns him to stone and smashes his remains to the ground. Luckily, Vendel recorded the evidence with a magic spell in time for the Trollhunters to figure out the truth. With Vendel gone, Blinky takes over as the leader.

Part Three (Trollhunters)

Merlin's Vision

Vendel makes a cameo appearance in Merlin's vision sequence.

Physical Appearance

Vendel was light tan with large horns and long, white hair and a beard. He wore a brown leather skirt with three glowing gems on his right hip. He used to walk with an orange cane, a piece of the very center of the Heartstone, until the Trollhunters stole it to trade with the Janus Order. He then used to carry a wooden staff. 

Personality

Vendel was knowledgeable in all things Troll, such as artifacts, their history, alchemy, etc. He often helped the gang when they are in a jam and they always go to him if there is an emergency or if Trollmarket is in jeopardy.

At first, Vendel was skeptical of Jim being the Trollhunter and Blinky being a good teacher to Jim, due to Jim being a human and Blinky's past failures. As the series went on, he grew to truly trust the two and has accepted Jim as the new protector of the Troll world. He even used his last moments of living to warn Jim and his friends of Ursuna's true nature.

Powers & Abilities

Magic

Vendel was a master in all things magic and dark arts. He knew a lot of about the Triumbic Stones and how they worked, as well as dabbled in a lot of magic spells and potions. He was also able to sever the binding spell off of Barbara Lake and Stricklander, albeit he needed a page from the Book of Ga-Huel to reverse the spell.

Troll Physiology

As a troll, Vendel had the natural super strength of his fellow trolls.

Equipment

Heartstone Crystal Staff

Vendel carries an orange crystal staff around whenever he leaves the Heartstone. In fact, his staff was made from the very center of the Heartstone itself. However, in order to gain ingredients to reverse the effects of Creeper Sun poison and revive AAARRRGGHH!!!, Toby (disguised as Vendel) steals the staff and trades it with the Janus Order for the ingredients. Vendel now carried a wooden staff.

Relationships

Blinky Galadrigal

Blinky and Vendel seemed to get along well, but Vendel always felt skeptical of Blinky's conspiracy theories. Eventually, he grew extremely fond of Blinky and thanked him for the news he gave him. In fact, Blinky was the last good guy Vendel spoke with.  

Jim Lake Jr.

Claire Nuñez

Queen Usurna

Episode Appearances

Trollhunters Part 1
"Becoming: Part 1"
Absent
"Becoming: Part 2"
Absent
"Wherefore Art Thou, Trollhunter?"
Appears
"Gnome Your Enemy"
Absent
"Waka Chaka!"
Absent
"Win, Lose, or Draal"
Appears
"To Catch A Changeling"
Absent
"Adventures in Trollsitting"
Absent
"Bittersweet Sixteen"
Absent
"Young Atlas"
Absent
"Recipe for Disaster"
Absent
"Claire and Present Danger"
Absent
"The Battle of Two Bridges"
Absent
"Return of the Trollhunter"
Absent
"Mudslinging"
Absent
"Roaming Fees May Apply"
Absent
"Blinky's Day Out"
Absent
"The Shattered King"
Absent
"Airheads"
Appears
"Where is my Mind?"
Appears
"Party Monsters"
Absent
"It's About Time"
Absent
"Wingmen"
Appears
"Angor Management"
Absent
"A Night to Remember"
Absent
"Something Rotten This Way Comes"
Appears
Trollhunters Part 2
"Escape from the Darklands"
Appears
"Skullcrusher"
Absent
"Grand Theft Otto"
Appears
"KanjigAAARRRGGHH!!!"
Appears
"Homecoming"
Absent
"Hiss Hiss, Bang Bang"
Appears
"Hero with a Thousand Faces"
Appears
"Just Add Water"
Absent
"Creepslayerz"
Absent
"The Reckless Club"
Appears
"Unbecoming"
Appears
"Mistrial and Error"
Appears
"In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King"
Cameo
Trollhunters Part 3
"A Night Patroll"
Absent
"Arcadia's Most Wanted"
Absent
"Bad Coffee"
Absent
"So I'm Dating a Sorceress"
Absent
"The Exorcism of Claire Nunez"
Absent
"Parental Guidance"
Absent
"The Oath"
Absent
"For the Glory of Merlin"
Cameo
"In Good Hands"
Absent
"A House Divided"
Absent
"Jimhunters"
Absent
"The Eternal Knight: Part 1"
Absent
"The Eternal Knight: Part 2"
Absent

Trivia

  • Vendel was the second character on the good side to be killed off. The first being AAARRRGGHH!!! (who was later resurrected) and the third being Draal.

Gallery

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