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Sandor, or Gigantor, as Keefe calls him, is a goblin assigned to protect Sophie Foster after the Neverseen kidnapped her in Keeper of the Lost Cities. He is described as having a squeaky, high-pitched voice that would make more sense coming from a talking bunny.

He is a 'bit' (meant to be taken sarcastically) overprotective, as he sews trackers in Sophie's clothes and has a tendency to perform overenthusiastic room investigations.

Not only is he her bodyguard, but he's also a friend to Sophie and the other characters throughout the series.


  • Gigantor[5]
  • Captain Cuddles[6]
  • Specimen Sandor[7]


Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities[]

When Sophie wakes up after returning home to Havenfield (after the Neverseen kidnap her), she meets Sandor, whom Sophie inflicts upon promptly. He sews trackers into her clothes (usually in her capes) in case she gets kidnapped again.

Book 2: Exile[]

Sandor was with Sophie when she found Silveny, though Silveny doesn't like Sandor that much. Sandor assists Sophie in her search for the Black Swan, although he doesn't trust them. When Sophie returns from her ability reset, he spends time threatening to kill the Neverseen.

Book 3: Everblaze[]

Throughout Everblaze, Sandor continues to protect his charge and wrestles an ogre, getting knocked off a cliff trying to shield Sophie while the Neverseen attacked Mr. Forkle, Fitz, Biana, and Keefe.

Book 4: Neverseen[]

At the end of Neverseen, Sandor is reassigned to protect Sophie due to all the events, including Keefe's decision to join the Neverseen.

Book 5: Lodestar[]

Grady and him give Sophie a "boy talk".

Book 7: Flashback[]

Sandor considered resigning as Sophie's bodyguard due to the fact he wasn’t able to protect her against a Neverseen attack; however, he stayed because Sophie only trusted him (and because of multiple threats she made about what would happen to his replacement). He became the leader of a team of five multispecial bodyguards: Flori, Nubiti, Bo, and Tarina, as he recognized that each species has its own talents.


Sandor is described as being seven-feet tall with a soft and bulky mass. He has a flat, wide nose. The goblin often wears black military-like pants and goes without a shirt. A sword is usually on him along with other weapons such as his goblin throwing stars. Like most goblins, his skin is gray and matted. His voice, according to Sophie, belongs more to a cute bunny, mouse, or chipmunk. Sandor states that no goblin would complain about his appearance.


Sandor is portrayed similarly to an "overprotective parent/brother," or in Sophie's opinion, an "overprotective bodyguard." He expresses concern mainly for his charge in dangerous situations, but also for her friends. He is also an artist. In order to train Sophie, he painted "unnervingly realistic" eyes on a dummy. He admitted in Flashback that killing will always feel a little wrong, but he knows it could cost someone's life so he focuses on the reasons he’s fighting.


After Sophie's kidnapping, Sandor is put in charge of protecting her. At first, Sophie found it annoying, but soon they formed a friendship closer than simply bodyguard and bodyguard's charge. He is very protective of her and is very hard to persuade to let her do something or go somewhere without him. He placed trackers on her and was showing how much his charge meant to him, when it took lots of convincing to take them off in Book 2: Exile. He aids her during investigations for the Black Swan and even takes part in the infamous 'Boy Conversation' with Grady, as he was also concerned about her friendship with Keefe. In Flashback he almost resigns as her bodyguard after Sophie gets crucially injured by the Neverseen under his protection. From then on he became more determined than ever to keep her safe.

Sandor and Grizel have known each other since childhood. It is confirmed that Grizel has a crush on Sandor, flirting with him on multiple occasions and challenging him to a competition so she could dance with him. Sandor believes his work is more important than his social life, and working alone is the most productive. Yet Grizel believes that working together is equally successful. In Book 5: Lodestar, he tells Sophie that he is "quite the specimen" (prompting the nickname Specimen Sandor). In Nightfall Sandor confirms that he and Grizel are a thing right before Sophie and Keefe go to meet King Dimitar. Biana found out about them being together when Sandor blushes angrily after Sophie mentions them being, "unusually close" after the fight at Havenfield. Sophie finds this whole relationship adorable, finding their interactions the cutest things ever. She even eavesdrops a sweet conversation in Lodestar when Grizel wins Sandor over.

Like Grady, Sandor does not like Keefe, as he believes that Keefe is a bad influence on Sophie. Keefe also calls Sandor "Gigantor", which Sandor doesn't find especially funny. However, in Everblaze, he agrees to help (and, to a degree, protect) Keefe without question. When Keefe joined the Neverseen, Sandor does not trust him and does not want Sophie to be around him, siding with Grady on the grounding and torturous "boy conversations" in Lodestar. In Nightfall, Sandor seems to be warming up to him.

Qualifications to be a Bodyguard[]

Before being assigned to the Lost Cities, he was in charge of his own squadron in the goblin army.


  • The name; Sandor comes from Greek, meaning "Defender, protector of man", which quite fits his personality and name.
  • Sandor tried to be reasigned after Sophie Foster got injured in Flashback, but Sophie convinced him to stay, though he added four more bodygaurds in charge of Sophie.


“I go where you go.”

—Sandor, in Book 2: Exile

“She’s my charge.”

—Sandor, in Book 2: Exile

“Secrets hinder my ability to protect you.”

—Sandor, in Book 2: Exile

Major Characters

Sophie Elizabeth FosterFitzroy Avery VackerBiana Amberly VackerDexter Alvin DizzneeMarella Adene RedekKeefe SencenTam Dai SongLinh Hai SongWylie Zoran Endal

Known Black Swan Members
Mr. ForkleBlurCoiffeDella Adara VackerGraniteJuline Kalea DizzneeLivvyLurMagnate Leto KerlofMityaPrentice EndalSiorSir Tiergan Andrin AlenefarSir AstinSquallTimkin HeksTinkerWraithJolie Lucine Ruewen

Known Neverseen Members
Alvar Soren Vacker/The Boy Who DisappearedBrantFintan PyrenGethenLady Gisela Minette SencenRuy Tonio IgnisTrixUmberVespera Neci Folend

Important Bodyguards

Alden Dedrick VackerElwin HeslegeLady Cadence TalleLord Cassius SencenEdaline Kelia RuewenGrady Howell Ruewen

Secondary Characters

Elves (Category)
Councillors (current and former)
Councillor AlinaCouncillor BronteCouncillor ClaretteCouncillor DarekCouncillor EmeryCouncillor LioraCouncillor NolandCouncillor OralieCouncillor RamiraCouncillor TerikCouncillor VeliaCouncillor ZarinaCouncillor Kenric Elgar FathdonFintan PyrenFallon Vacker

Stina Destry HeksJensi BabblosMaruca ChebotaDempseyValinLexRexBexDamel KafutaShayda AdelTrellaAudricHuxley

Sir AstinLady GalvinLady IskraLady BelvaSir ConleyLady AlexineSir DonwellSir RosingsSir HardingLady VedaLady AnwenSir BeckettSir CatonLady DaraLady EveraSir FaxonLady NissaLady ZillahLady SanjaCoach RohanaCoach BoraCoach Wilda

Benesh VackerKesler DizzneeBrisaCaprise RedekCeriCyrah EndalHarlin VackerJujiJurekMarella's DadLuzia VackerMai SongNorene VackerOllie HeksOrem VackerQuan SongQuinlin SondenSilla HeksLady Pemberley

Humans (Category)
Foster (Freeman) Family
Amy Rose FosterEmma Iris FosterWilliam David FosterConnor, Kate, and Natalie Freeman
Mr. SweeneyBethany LopezEleanor WrightEthan Benedict Wright IIGarwin Chang

Goblins (Category)
Queen HyldaBrielleBunheadCadocCouncillors' BodyguardsLefty and RightyLoviseWoltzer

Ogres (Category)
King DimitarQueen GundulaCadfael

Gnomes (Category)
CallaBarth the ReaperBrierLurMityaSiorGoraGerdaYuriAmisi

Dwarves (Category)
King EnkiErmeteIrjaKrikorKunYegor

Trolls (Category)
Empress Pernille

Animal Characters

BullhornIggyMartySprocketWatsonThe VerminionVerdiSilvenyGreyfellLunaWynnGildieLinh's Murcat

Stuffed Animals
Bun-BunElla the ElephantHarry the JackalopeLady SassyfurMr. SnugglesMrs. StinkbottomStinky the Stegosaurus


  1. He is called so by Keefe.
  2. Sophie calls him this in Book 5: Lodestar when she is surprised he has a love life. He says that he is "Quite the specimen" among his species, which means that in his species, he feels he is quite good-looking.
  3. He is called so by Keefe in Book 3: Everblaze.
  4. He is called so by Keefe, because he had to wear clothes like a grandmother and had to crouch in Book 3: Everblaze.
  5. He is often called this by Keefe.
  6. He is called this by Grizel in the Unlocked Novella.
  7. He is called this by Sophie when he says he is 'quite the specimen' among goblins.