Full Name:

Manitou Duncan


Dog (formerly Spellbinder)

Eye Color:



Black (in books)

Dark Brown (in the animated series)

Description[edit | edit source]

Manitou in The Golden Scepter

Manitou is a supporting character in the show. He is Tara's great-grandfather, and Isabella's father. He accidentally turned himself into a talking dog, but comments that it actually isn't so bad. He assists Isabella in raising Tara, as his granddaughter, Selena Duncan, is not shown in the series.

His daughter, Isabella

Personality[edit | edit source]

He is fond of gourmet food, but Isabella keeps him off of it, claiming that he'll be "healthier" that way. He is also more laid-back than his daughter, and he usually attempts to sway Isabella whenever Isabella and Tara argue.

Manitou's personality as a youth is also implied to be very similar to Cal's, as in "Volcan Heart", Manitou states that when he was his [Cal's] age, he sent a valentine to every pretty spellbinder on the block.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Isabella and Manitou

    In "Mirror of Youth" , it is revealed that Manitou did not turn himself into a dog until after Isabella was a teenager, as she did not recognize him until he scolded her.
  • The identity of Manitou's wife is unknown, as well as if she is deceased or not.
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