Isabella Duncan is the mother of the late Selena,reluctant mother-in-law to the late Crown Prince Davirus, and maternal grandmother of Tara, and the owner of the Manor. She is the only child to Manitu the Canine. She disapproves her granddaughter's reckless in using her exceptional magic as a Spellbinder.
- 1 Description
- 2 Appearances in Novels
- 2.1 Book One: The Spellbinders
- 2.2 Book Two: The Forbidden Book
- 2.3 Book Three: The Cursed Scepter
- 2.4 Book Four: The Renegade Dragon
- 2.5 Book Five: In Magister's Trap
- 2.6 Book Six: The Phantom Invasion
- 2.7 Book Eight: The Evil Empress
- 2.8 Book Nine: Against the Black Queen
- 2.9 Book Ten: Dragons versus Demons
- 2.10 Book Eleven: War of the Planets
- 2.11 Book Twelve: The Final Battle
- 2.12 Book Thirteen: Tara and Cal
- 2.13 Book Fourteen: The Otherworld Twins
- 3 Appearances in the Animated Show
- 4 Appearance
- 5 Personality
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Gallery
She is very sophisticated and lady-like and is constantly trying to discipline her granddaughter. The two often clash as a result, but they do genuinely care for one another. She is the current legal guardian of Tara, as Isabella's daughter, Selena, is not in the series.
Appearances in Novels
- Powers and Lies (debut)
- Midsummer Night's Scream
- Wizard and Fire
- Mass-less Transit
- Murder, They Said
- The Arrest
Book Four: The Renegade Dragon
Book Five: In Magister's Trap
Book Six: The Phantom Invasion
Book Eight: The Evil Empress
Book Nine: Against the Black Queen
Book Ten: Dragons versus Demons
Book Eleven: War of the Planets
Book Twelve: The Final Battle
Book Thirteen: Tara and Cal
Book Fourteen: The Otherworld Twins
Appearances in the Animated Show
- BFF (first appearance)
- The Golden Scepter
- Brothers in Fangs
- Master Chem's Honor
- The Mirror of Youth
- Summer School
- The Gold and the She-Dragon
- Assault on the Manor
- As If by Magic
- Boil, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
- A Familiar Air
- The Naughty Little Vampire (final appearance)
Isabella has light blond hair (the same color as Tara's strand of hair) and green eyes. She has thin eyebrows and thin lips as well. She wears purple eye-shadow and has a beauty mark near her nose. Her style in clothing is "old", as her teenage version claims when rummaging through her closet.
In "Mirror of Youth", when she's turned 60 years younger, Isabella is revealed to have been a total brat in her teenage years. As a teenager, Isabella was extremely disobedient, vain, and selfish. However, teenage Isabella does give up her youth to return back to normal when she is needed to help defeat a Semchanach, proving that she can be helpful and serious (paving way to the current Isabella).
In "Assault on the Manor," it is revealed that "the Great Isabella Duncan" has stage fright despite her aspiration to give the best speech and get a standing ovation at the Conference.
In her prime spellbinder days, Isabella was extremely powerful and hunted down Semchanachs escaping through the portal by herself. In one episode, when dueling Master Chem, she is noted to be his equal in power, if not superior.
The two often clash over Tara's responsibilities. Tara often prefers to do more fun activities, while Isabella insists on practicing her magic or actually having her work and responsibilities done. Notably, Isabella caves in at the end of most episodes, while Tara learns her lesson. The two are shown to actually care for each other very much.
She has a complicated relationship with the incredibly strong spellbinder and thief-in-training, but still respects him as her granddaughter's best friend and teammate on Team Alpha. In "Clairvoyant", she helped him expose "Claire" as the fraud she really was by researching more info on Otherworld.
Isabella views him as a petulant child at times, as he is always siding with Tara whenever the two argue. Chem and Isabella also have a different point of view on things, causing them to squabble frequently. Notably, Isabella is the more responsible of the two, but also the more stubborn and "naggy". The two are a formidable pair when working together. It's noted that they only agree with each other when the situation is dire.
Tara's nonspell English teacher who shows a romantic interest in Isabella that seems to be returned.
Isabella is shown to have nothing but fondness for him, even as a brown Labrador retriever for the rest of his immortal life. He is the more laid-back of the two and often attempts to sway Isabella in favor of Tara. Isabella only caves in with interference from her father. She attempts to get him to eat healthier, but to no avail.
- Isabella dislikes romance movies, deeming them as "utter, nonsensical mush!"
- Isabella has stage fright, but overcomes it.
- Isabella's teenage self thinks of her current wardrobe as "grandma clothing".
- It is unknown what happened to her mother or her husband.