I know everything about you, Detective. Your every thought, every move you'll make.
|—Prince Julian, Jack and the Sky Kingdom|
Prince Julian is a minor character and one of the antagonists in the sixth Dark Parables game, Jack and the Sky Kingdom. He is an orphan who was imbued with magical powers by a witch, then given to King Eurig of the Sky Kingdom to serve as one of his Princes. Julian could be based on the dwarf Ótr from Norse mythology.
Appearance and Personality Edit
Julian is a handsome man, with long blond hair and classic features. His skin is pale and he tends to dress in fine silks and linens. He is a shape-shifter and has taken on many different appearances throughout his long life. He is fond of roses and is seldom seen without one in his hand.
Julian is the most mischievous of his brothers. While they guard with smarts and brawn, Julian prefers to use deception and cunning to best intruders. He's a hedonist who desires more and more out of life, without much care for the things he already has. He is mindlessly loyal to King Eurig, thanks to a spell placed on him by the witch. He cares greatly for Emma, evidenced by a large portrait of her he keeps in a place of honor in his garden.
Little is known of Julian's heritage and upbringing. He was taken in by the Evil Witch when he was young, who gave him his power of shape-shifting. The witch then sent him to King Eurig to act as his Prince and heir.
King Eurig treated Julian as a son and he grew into his shape-shifting abilities. Once grown, his mindless loyalty to the Sky Kingdom and its King led to him being one of the three great guardians of the Kingdom.
Prince Julian was instrumental in the efforts to block the Fairytale Detective and Jack from saving the world. He stole the Queen's ring back from them, as it was needed to activate the Bolide Shard. He also caused havoc and confusion by shape-shifting into the King while the real one hid inside Julian's chambers. He even attacked Jack and the others with an enchanted rose, wounding Jack in the process.
When Julian was last seen, he was unconscious on the ground near the Bolide Shard's shrine. However, he was gone when that scene was revisited again. His whereabouts during the collapse of the Sky Kingdom, and ultimate fate, are unknown.
It is later found out that Julian survived the destruction of the Sky Kingdom and have been searching for a way to bring back his father with his brothers hopefully. His search led him to the Kingdom of Egeskov where he probably bought matches from the Match Girl. However, something happened and it's possible that Julian is now trapped.
Strangely out of his character, he warned the Detective to stay away and he must have been a recent customer of the Match Girl since he is trying to find a way to escape.
Relevant Parables Edit
The Three Sons (from Jack and the Sky Kingdom)
There was once a wealthy King who was a fanatical collector of valuable treasures. One day, he heard that an old crone had three unique 'treasures' in her possession, and paid her a visit. The crone presented to him three orphan boys, each imbued with a special talent. She guaranteed their loyalty to the King so he brought them to his Kingdom and appointed them Princes. The King's obsession with his fortune pushed him to increasing acts of madness. His subjects fled the Kingdom in fear, but the three loyal Princes remained by the King's side. It was on the deserted Kingdom that the Princes came of age and into their talents. The eldest Prince, Leonard, grew to a mighty warrior, with a quick temper and a love of battle. The second Prince, Julian, was the King's closest confidante. A hedonist and a shape-shifter, taking different appearances as he pleased. The youngest Pince, Hugh, was an avid scholar. Persuant of all knowledge, he developed magic beans that allowed them to live unnaturally long lives. The three were united in only one cause: to obey the King's whims. Their mindless devotion to the King made them a most fearsome foe to those who would cross him.
Powers and Abilities Edit
- Shape-Shifting: Julian can shape-shift into other humans, mostly males, to trick others.
- King Eurig (adoptive father, deceased)
- Queen of the Sky Kingdom (adoptive mother, unknown)
- Princess of the Sky Kingdom (adoptive sister, unknown)
- Prince Leonard (elder brother, unknown)
- Prince Hugh (younger brother, unknown)
- Emma (relative)
- Jack (enemy)
- Evil Witch (guardian as a child, unknown)
- Match Girl (merchant)
Quotes by Prince Julian Edit
- "Do you remember this face, Detective? One of your more well-known cases, I believe." (while shape-shifting as James, the Frog Prince)
- "I know everything about you, Detective. Your every thought, every move you'll make."
- "I've heard rumors that Prince Julian is a shape-shifter. That's a handy trick for fooling people, isn't it?" (while shape-shifting as Jack)
- "Now the power of the Shard can be unleashed and the world will be a blank canvas for us to paint over."
Quotes about Prince Julian Edit
- "Good thing the Prince is out cold. He's made enough trouble for us." - Fairytale Detective