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Wylie Zoran Endal is the only son of Prentice and Cyrah Endal; he is Maruca's second cousin. He was orphaned after Prentice's Memory Break and Cyrah's death by Fading. After these incidents, Tiergan both adopted and raised him. As of Legacy, Wylie lives with Prentice. Wylie is a Flasher, like his mother. Wylie initially disliked Sophie, blaming her for his father's memory break — though he eventually realizes that his father's Memory Break wasn't her fault; he is now on amiable terms with Sophie.
The name "Wylie" is an Old English name, meaning "clever" or "crafty." His middle name, "Zoran," is a Slavic name meaning "dawn."
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Wylie is described to look similar to Prentice. His skin is chocolate-brown, a mix between his mother and father's skin colors; he has piercing blue eyes (described to be those of Prentice) that occasionally look sad and lost; he is both tall and muscular. His face appears pinched when Sophie first meets him. The few times Sophie has seen his smile, she has described it as his mother's.
Wylie is a Flasher, meaning that he can control and manipulate light. In Lodestar, it was revealed that he shared this ability with his mother, Cyrah Endal. In Flashback, this ability was frequently used by Wylie to create shields or weapons when in battle against the Neverseen; these shields were similar to Psionipathic Force Fields. In this same book, it was shown that flashing can also be used to create illusions.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
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- SOPHIE (friend/co-worker)
For a long time, Sophie and Wylie's relationship was tense due to him believing it was Sophie's fault that Prentice, Wylie's father, had his memory broken. They now, however, are on more amiable terms due to Sophie healing Prentice. It also seems Wylie has been able to accept that it was Prentice’s choice to risk his sanity. They are also now both members of Team Valiant.
- FITZ (friend)
Wylie, Dex, and Tam fought against the Neverseen to rescue Sophie, Fitz, and their bodyguards. There isn't much dialogue shared between the two of them, and so we have little information on their relationship.
- TAM (friend)
Tam and Wylie were hesitant friends at first. They have lived with each other for some time in Tiergan's house, Solreef. In Flashback, Wylie and Tam had to combine their Shade and Flasher powers to create an illusion to hide the troll hive.
- LINH (good friend/possible love interest)
Linh and Wylie both live in Tiergan's Estate. They have grown very close. After Wylie was attacked by the Neverseen in Lodestar, Linh helped him recover through Hydrokinetic Tricks. Wylie and Linh spend lots of time together. There are hints that Wylie likes Linh and vice versa. In Linh's registry file, the Council takes note of their relationship.
- DEX (friend/ Co-worker)
- BIANA (friend/ Co-worker)
She and Wylie are both in Team Valiant. Not much is known about their relationship.
- STINA (Friend/ Co-worker)
- MARUCA (second cousin)
Not much is known about their relationship except that she cares for him a lot, especially when he was badly injured during Lodestar. When she found out Wylie was seriously injured, she begged Sophie to take her to see him this instant, and it was revealed they were cousins. Wylie also asked Sophie not to allow Maruca into the Black Swan.
- TIERGAN (adoptive father)
- CYRAH (late mother)
- PRENTICE (father)
Personality[edit | edit source]
He has a tendency to hold grudges, as he did with Sophie after she was not able to heal his father. However, after becoming further acquainted with him throughout the story, he shows incredible loyalty and bravery. For instance, in Flashback, he goes to save Sophie, Fitz, Grizel, and Sandor, even though well aware that the Neverseen would target him as well.
Involvement[edit | edit source]
During Lodestar, Wylie was attacked by the Neverseen for information about his mother. It is unknown why the Neverseen wanted to know about Cyrah's death. Wylie escaped from the Neverseen with many burns and injuries from his torture. He physically recovered from the attack but is psychologically hurt with injuries only time can heal. He was being kept sedated at the end of the book until he could wake up safely.
Wylie is on the cover of Flashback, creating illusions with Tam. Wylie, along with Dex and his bodyguard Lovise, comes to the rescue of Sophie, Fitz, Grizel, and Sandor when they were attacked at their secret training grounds. Wylie makes a spear out of light, and uses his ability in other ways as to counter Ruy's Psionipath talent and Umber's Shade talent. Wylie spends time in Flashback doing memory exercises with his father Prentice. In Flashback, it is revealed that Fintan and Brant were misinformed when they attacked Wylie and did not know he was not present at Cyrah's death. Gethen did know, but he was imprisoned in Lumenaria. It is also revealed that Wylie has gaps in his memory that Fintan claims are relevant to what Cyrah hid from them. The Neverseen believe Wylie was told certain important information by his mother Cyrah but then had it erased so it would exist but not be easily accessed.
Quotes:[edit | edit source]
“That's why you're going to make a great leader—and I don't just mean of this team. I had my doubts about Project Moonlark for a long time. I think you know that better than anyone. But... even with everything that happened to my dad, I can still tell... the Black Swan really got it right with you.„—Wylie in Legacy
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Wylie has Spyball approval.
- He is a Foxfire graduate, from both Basic and Elite Levels.
- Wylie is often seen in the Wanderling Woods by his mother, Cyrah's tree.
- He was living in Solreef with his adoptive father, Tiergan, but once his biological father's mind was healed, reports say that he moved in with his father. That location is unknown.
- Wylie works with the Black Swan, but it's unclear whether or not he swore fealty.
- In Nightfall it was mentioned that Wylie likes listening to Elvin Music.
Character Bio by Shannon Messenger[edit | edit source]
He may seem like he only plays a small role at the beginning of the series, but Wylie is the kind character who sneaks up on you, becoming more and more important with each book. He’s older than Sophie and her friends—He has already finished the elite level at Foxfire. And thanks to some heartbreaking things in his past, he sometimes struggles with the choices Sophie is forced to make. But deep down he knows she’s trying her best. And he never gives up hope that someday the broken parts of his life will finally be fixed.