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Gwenevere / Starla
Gwen
Gwen in "Travel Trees Can't Dance"
Actor Kerry Butler
Jean Louisa Kelly
Character Good
Race Human
Gender Female
Title(s) Princess
Group Jewel Riders (leader)
Jewel Sun Stone
Animal(s) Sunstar
Home Crystal Palace
Family Queen Anya (mother)
King Jared (father)
Lady Kale (estranged aunt)
First episode Jewel Quest, Part I

Gwenevere, Princess of Avalon is the main character in Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders, also known as Starla in Starla & the Jewel Riders (international version). She was voiced by Kerry Butler for the show's first season and by Jean Louisa Kelly for the second one.

Princess Gwenevere (or Starla, depending on which version of the show), is the newest Jewel Rider and the current leader of the group. Gwen is beautiful, intelligent, graceful and poised, and always looking for an adventure.

As the series begins, Gwenevere is to become the Queen of Avalon when she comes of age. She now leads them on an heroic Jewel Quest to retrieve the save Avalon from the forces of darkness and from unstable wild magic, and to fulfill her destiny as the next Queen.

DescriptionEdit

Gwenevere, "Gwen" to her friends, is the bold and very beautiful Princess of Avalon. She gets bonded with a rare and stunning golden winged unicorn named Sunstar. Gwen is a true heroine, ready to face the challenges that await her as she rides the wings of her destiny to vanquish evil and to become the next Queen of the magical kingdom.

Physical attributes Edit

  • Age: 16
  • Height: 5' 6"
  • Hair: Blonde, worn long, sometimes with a fashionable braid
  • Eyes: Piercing blue

Personality Edit

Guinevere's inheritance from her famous namesake includes courage, a strong will, and a certain impulsiveness. Gwen also has an explosive temper. Her parents, Queen Anya and King Jared, have always had a difficult time controlling the headstrong girl and her fiery temper, and lead her to realize her potential and her destiny to become the future Queen of Avalon. Although Gwen can be snobby and pretentious, sometimes taking the attitude of a pampered brat, Sunstar always helps the girl develop her inner beauty. Gwen will learn to mature in her thinking, her ways, and her outlook. Sunstar will help the Princess make the right decisions, and do the right things.

Being the Princess, Gwen is constantly aware of being in the public eye and is very concerned about her appearance and looks. Having been raised a very proper young lady, Gwen's manners and grooming are impeccable, yet she has little patience with mundane activities and can not help but let loose occasionally with a streak of playfulness that comes as a complete surprise to her friends.

Gwen has two solid friends and allies in Fallon and Tamara, friendships based on mutual respect. Although Gwen sometimes finds herself jealous of Tamara's musical and magical abilities, and Fallon's physical prowess, the Princess is proud of her friends and knows that when the three girls work together, the strength of their powers can only be increased.

Abilities Edit

Gwenevere is graceful, poised and well versed in various schools of martial arts. When she puts her mind to it Gwen can be an excellent student, although she is more interested in sharpening the social skills and responsibilities that go along with the role of being Princess. Gwen loves to look good. Representing the new generation from the Crystal Palace, Gwen is quite at home in diplomatic affairs, especially parties. Hobnobbing and chit-chatting with the Lords and Ladies of the land comes very naturally to her and her innate intelligence, irresistable charm, and incredible beauty always puts her at the center of every crowd. Affairs of the heart are another matter completely. With so many young men vying for her attention, she should not be so interested in what Drake is up to...

Gwen Sunstar

Gwen riding Sunstar

Prrincess Gwenevere has bonded with a magnificent golden winged unicorn named Sunstar. They wear the golden Sun Stone, handed down from her mother, Queen Anya. Gwen flies Sunstar with a commanding sense of style and grace but both know they must live up to the expectations placed upon them and the pressures of being the best. The only thing that Gwen is afraid of is not doing something well. Although she always gives the appearance of absolute confidence, deep down she is insecure about living up to her legendary mother's accomplishments.

Jewel power Edit

It was the proudest day in Gwen's life when she received the Sun Stone. Sharing that special moment with Sunstar made it even more wonderful. Their bonding is a rare blend of champions that all of Avalon look to with hopeful hearts, for the Sun Stone harbors the power to shine its rainbow lights and make things grow strong, healthy and beautiful.

Without Merlin to teach her how to use the magical Sun Stone, Gwen will have to rely on her friends and Sunstar to support her efforts. The Sun Stone is difficult to master but the headstrong girl will never give up and is very determined to learn. When all else fails, Gwen's explosive bursts of temper always forces the jewel to work on some level.

Background Edit

Gwenevere is the Princess of the kingdom. She is has had the finest schooling, the finest training, and has been bred with the finesse and refinement that a royal family would convey upon their children. Gwen carries herself with poise, sophistication, and the worldly ways of a cosmopolitan "city-girl." This attitude sometimes puts her at odds with Tamara's simpler "country-girl" way of looking at things.

When the series begins, sixteen-year-old Gwenevere, daughter of Queen Anya and King Jared living in the Crystal Palace, is only about to become a Jewel Rider and the heir to the throne must be worthy of being one. However, since Anya's evil sister Lady Kale disrupted peace in Avalon, the pressure on the Queen to test her daughter was very great and the pressure on Gwen was even worse. She now must lead her friends Fallon and Tamara to defeat Kale and save their mentor Merlin.

Fashion & style Edit

Gwen 1

Season 1 costumes

As a Jewel Rider, Gwen wears a unique winged helmet signifying her bonding with Sunstar, the winged unicorn. The helmet, crystal gauntlets and breastplate, are used for protection when using the power of her Enchanted Jewel and for riding the wild magic.

For parties, craft fairs, and ceremonial balls, Gwen is very conscious of her appearance as her company is frequently sought by young Lords, handsome Princes and knights from around the kingdom. She has a dazzling wardrobe with special outfits for every occasion. Gwen also happens to have excellent taste and prefers materials from the finest suedes, silks, and leathers, finely tailored, and accented, of course, with fur and expensive jewelry.

  • Favorite colors: Golds and violets, offset by blues and pinks.
  • Favorite foods: Ice pies, chocolate shakes.
  • Pet peeves: Tamara's babies can be pesky troublemakers. Gwen has an especially tricky time with Cleo, the spoiled baby unicorn, who follows Gwen and Amber around, hanging on their every word. Gwen has an aversion to dirt and hates to get herself dirty.

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