For the book character, see Eliot Waugh.
"I'm in too. I heard the word illegal"
Eliot Waugh
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Biographical Information
Also known as El
High King Eliot, The Spectacular
Status Alive
Age 24[1]
Physical Information
Race Earth Human
Gender Male
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Occupation Student
High King of Fillory
School Brakebills
Discipline Group Physical
Discipline Unknown
Portrayed by Hale Appleman
First Appearance Unauthorized Magic
Last Appearance We Have Brought You Little Cakes

Eliot Waugh is a Physical student at Brakebills University and the High King of Fillory.


Early LifeEdit

Eliot was born in Whiteland, Indiana and attended Suny Purchase with a major in The Most Liberal of Arts. Not much of anything is known about Eliot's early life and that of his parents, except for the fact that he discovering his telekinetic powers when he killed a boy who bullied him at the age of 14. He participated in a production of Les Miserables.

Sometime after attending high school, Eliot was invited to sit the enterance exam to Brakebills University to which he passed and a short while later, identified as a Physical Kid. At some point, he met Margo, whom he is extremely close friends with.


A tall boy with a slim thin physique and pale skin. Often wears formal clothing and has dark curly wavy hair. 


Eliot is a raver, always ready to toast in the company of friends with his famous cocktails. Eliot actually hides a melancholy and a loneliness that contrast sharply with the serene and carefree false appearance that he gives of himself. Near the end of Season 1, he begins a relationship with Mike, a graduate student. However, Mike is actually possessed by the Beast, who tries to use a blade to kill Quentin. After Mike kills Eliza and attempts to kill Dean Fogg, Eliot is left with no choice but to magically snap his neck. This heavily affects him the rest of the season, as he begins to drink and take more drugs than usual.

Magic and AbilitiesEdit

Eliot is an experienced magician and one of the Physical Kids. Eliot seems to have an in-depth understanding of many magical spells and has a high aptitude for performing them. Eliot is possibly above-average in power at Brakebills, having shown the ability to perform complex and powerful spells quite easily. He has expressed an innate predisposition to Telekinesis, as it was the first spell he had ever done, without knowing he was a magician prior.


Mike McCormick: Eliot had a brief relationship with Mike, a former graduate of Brakebills, However, Mike is later possessed by The Beast and is sent on a rampage as Martin attempts to murder Quentin, fatally wounding Penny in the process. He is later detained in a Brakebills dungeon, where he is able to kill Eliza and escape. However, Eliot intercepted his escape and is forced to kill Mike to stop The Beast's rampage. The entire ordeal leaves Eliot in a deeply depressed state, revealing how deeply he felt about Mike.

Margo Hanson: Eliot and Margo are described as inseparable, becoming symbiotic to each other. They met in their first year, as he didn't know anything about her before that time, and Margo describes him as the only person she can stand.

Margo and Eliot before the declaration of war agaisnt Loria

During the time they were at Brakebills, Margo and Eliot were seen as party royalty and male chasers. Margo also seemed to prevent Eliot from overdosing on drugs, and keeping him grounded when needed, a trait observable even post-Brakebills time. Eliot, on the other hand, always uplifted Margo's self-esteem, showcased in complimenting her after difficult events as the probability spell or when crowning her. The nickname "Bamby" is an affection shown by him multiply times.

However, when ascending to Fillory's throne, their relationship started straining and eventually started developing rage and bitterness agaisnt each other, due to Margo's hard decision to strike a deal with the Fairy Queen. Although the broken relationship, Eliot partially forgave her as she had shown regretfulness.

Quentin Coldwater: Eliot and Quentin meet for the first time when the younger enters Brakebills for the first time,

Quentin coronating Eliot

and is drived by Eliot to the test. Both bond really, creating a strong friendship over the time. Even though Eliot tends to tease Quentin, he also seems flirtatious with him. This offhanded attraction is explored deeper when he and Quentin are under the effects of a Hedge spell, climaxing in a threesome with Margo, an event that later estrsnges their relationship. However, they soon regrow their friendship throughout their campaign to become the new Fillorian monarchs.

Fen: Eliot is currently married to Fen, as per the terms of a deal strucken between Quentin, Julia, and Fen's grandfather to acquire a magical blade. Initially, he was afraid of not liking Fen due to his sexual preferences, but soon developed strong feelings for her, even though there is no strong sexual attraction towards her. The two later conceive a baby, thus forcing Eliot to take his position as High King and his responsibility as a father more seriously. Fen is never bothered by Eliot's arranged married and tells him that her job as the King's wife is to protect and care for their family.

IdriThe war agaisnt Loria ended up in the battle of both high kings, which resulted in an arranged marriage between the two. Eliot denotes attraction for Idri, which is mutual. To avoid one's death, they start to realize the option of marriage, which becomes motivated not only by their attraction but also for political issues.

Episode AppearancesEdit

Season 1

Season 2


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