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Rating: TV-MA (Uncensored)
Also Starring: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor-Dudley, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil
Hale’s Role: Eliot Waugh, High King of Fillory (seasons 1-3); the monster (season 4)
About The Magicians: After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.
About the Seasons
Click the images above to go to the seasons pages and find out more about each episode.
About Hale’s Characters
Eliot Waugh is a former Physical student at Brakebills University and the former High King of Fillory.
Eliot was born in Whiteland, Indiana and grew up on a farm with a homophobic family. Due to accidentally killing at bully when he was 14, Eliot discovered his telekinetic powers. He went to SUNY Purchase and majored in “the most Liberal of Arts.” After passing the entrance exam for Brakebills University and becoming a student there, Eliot became extremely close friends with Margo Hansen, and became good friends with Quentin Coldwater, when Quentin was accepted later on. When he met Quentin, Eliot was 24 years old and had a 2.9 undergrad GPA.
Eliot has a great aptitude for magic and applying it in the real world. He is a naturally skilled magician and a gifted intellect. As a Physical student, Eliot’s powers are telekinesis—the ability to affect the physical world with one’s mind, however, when the threat of the Beast loomed, he and his friends learned battle magic. Outside of performing magic, Eliot is also an amazing mixologist and a natural leader.
Eliot has a sexual preference for men. However, upon entering Fillory, he is arranged to marry a Fillorian woman named Fen. He was initially afraid he wasn’t going to like Fen due to his sexuality, but he ends up liking and caring for her mainly in a non-sexual way. Due to his duties as a husband, he does still have sexual relations with Fen. In the laws of Fillory, the king is allowed one wife and one husband, so Eliot, in addition to being married to Fen, becomes engaged to Idri, ruler of a neighboring country, Loria.
Fillory has two kings and two queens. Eliot became the High King and was crowned by the other King of Fillory, Quentin, on a beach. As the High King, Eliot resides at Castle Whitespire and mainly rules alongside High Queen Margo. Some of Eliot’s achievements as High King include fixing agricultural problems, evading war, and having better communication with Loria. After tension grows between the people of Fillory and their leaders from Earth, the rulers are overthrown, leading Eliot to fight for his crown back through a democratic election. Due to the high number of talking animal population, Eliot loses the election as Margo is voted to be High King.
Fashion: Eliot is seen with a great sense of fashion. When he is at Brakebills, he wears formal Earth clothes, such as ties, vests, and suits. When he is in Fillory, he wears formal Fillorian clothes, such as tunics, doublets, and ascots. Paired with his outfits at both Brakebills and in Fillory, Eliot wears an assortment of rings on his fingers. At Brakebills, Eliot kept clean-shaven, but when in Fillory, he let his facial hair grow a little, and his hair grow longer.
Partners: Fen (wife), Idri (fiance), Mike (deceased ex-boyfriend), Quentin (partner in alternate timeline)
Children: His and Fen’s unnamed daughter who died during childbirth; Quentin’s son in an alternate timeline, Ted, who Eliot took care of as a second dad; briefly, Fray (Frail Human), who the Fairy Queen claimed was his and Fen’s daughter.
While on a quest to restore magic, Eliot tries to kill a monster residing in Castle Darkspire by shooting it. However, the monster does not die and comes to possess Eliot’s body. The monster was last seen on Earth following Brian (formerly Quentin).
The monster does not currently have a name, but it is described as “a nine-year-old without impulse control or empathy.” Its favorite line to say is: “Will you play with me?”
The Magicians has had a few musical numbers, so here are the two ensemble songs Hale has solos in: