Treguard, Pickle, Hordriss, and Elita in the antechamber.

Series 5: Characters

By Keith McDonald

Series 5 saw the arrival of Lord Fear as Leader of the Opposition. The Powers that Be found a new ally in Smirkenorff the Dragon.


Treguard, the Dungeon Master

Now in his fifth series, the Dungeon Master is a font of knowledge about the dungeon and the greater game.

Treguard the Dungeon Master, played by Hugo Myatt. As seen in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Pickle, the Elf

The elvish sidekick updates the Book of Quests and provides useful knowledge of the dungeon forests.

Pickle the Wood Elf, played in David Learner, as seen in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Lord Fear

The new Leader of the Opposition is a sorcerer who commands his minions and directs his attack from Mount Fear.

Lord Fear, the Leader of the Opposition, played by Mark Knight. As seen in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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Skarkill the Goblin Master

A sleazy captain who marshals the goblins in search of dungeoneers but can be bribed with riches or other finery.

Skarkill the Goblin Master, as played by Rayner Bourton in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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Hordriss the Confuser

Having advanced from warlock to wizard, Hordriss remains a powerful presence in the dungeon.

Hordriss the Confuser, as played by Clifford Norgate in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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Motley, the Jester

Motley continues to entertain at the Crazed Heifer but gets into the odd scrape and needs helping.

Motley the Jester, as played by Paul Valentine in Series 3 of Knightmare (1989).

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Gwendoline the Greenwarden

The Greenwarden was dedicated to protecting the Greenwood and its creatures.

Gwendoline the Greenwarden, played by Juliet Henry-Massy in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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Julius Scaramonger

A slick and slippery merchant with few morals. Teams had to be very careful when dealing with him.

Julius Scaramonger, a merchant played by Rayner Bourton in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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Elita, the Cavern Elf

This rude and difficult cavern elf doesn’t suffer fools. Teams had to be savvy to gain her cooperation.

Elita the Cavern Elf, played by Stephanie Hesp in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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Brother Mace

When not laughing at his own jokes, this jolly but astute Tavern Monk was usually a source of help.

Brother Mace, a tavern monk played by Michael Cule in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Sylvester Hands

The foul Sylvester Hands is a streetwise beggar who is always sensing opportunities for robbery.

Sylvester Hands, a beggar played by Paul Valentine. As seen in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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Aesandre, the Ice Queen

The glamorous sorceress is an ally to the Opposition and rules the Kingdom of Winteria in Level 3.

Inline image of Aesandre the Ice Queen (Juliet Henry-Massy) from Series 5 of Knightmare.

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Sir Hugh de Wittless

An unlikely comic hero who is cursed to travel on his horse, Neddy, and rescue anyone he encounters.

Sir Hugh de Wittless, as played by Mark Knight in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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The Gatemaster

The dominating gatekeeper is unequivocally neutral. He guards the gate and ensures safe passage.

The gatekeeper, as played by Michael Cule in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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Pixel, the Pixie

Pixel was a tiny pixie with a razor-sharp needle that defended dungeoneers from Opposition forces.

Pixel the Pixie, voiced by Stephanie Hesp, as seen in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

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Oakley, the Tree Troll

The returning tree troll is another guardian of the Greenwood and an ally of Gwendoline.

Oakley the Tree Troll, voiced by Clifford Norgate, as seen in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Smirkenorff the Dragon

Knightmare's legendary dragon entered the dungeon in Series 5, flying dungeoneers from and within Level 1.

Smirkneorff the Dragon. As seen in flight during Series 5 of Knightmare.

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Series Credits

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The giant occupied a ridge in Level 1 and wasn't keen on being disturbed by dungeoneers.

Motley, the Jester

Motley the jester in the dungeon

Motley was a lovable fool and woeful entertainer who persevered from Series 3 until the end of the show, becoming the third longest-lasting character.

Skarkill, the Goblin Master

Skarkill, the Goblin Master. Played by Rayner Bourton.

Skarkill was Lord Fear's first goblin master. Slimy and intimidating, he led the efforts to capture dungeoneers during a two-series run.

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