Hero Overview

Destiny… is a gift. Some go their entire lives, living existence as a quite desperation. Never learning the truth that what feels as though a burden pushing down upon our shoulder, is actually, a sense of purpose that lifts us to greater heights. Never forget that fear is but the precursor to valor, and to strive and triumph in the face of fear is what it means to be a hero. Don't think. Become.
~ Jim saying the last words in the series as he sets out to New Jersey.
In the darkest hour, I burn brightest!
~ Jim before killing Gunmar once and for all.
For the glory of Merlin, daylight is mine to command!
~ The words Jim must say in order to summon his armor and blade.

James "Jim" Lake Jr. is one of the main protagonists in the Tales of Arcadia franchise. He serves as the main protagonist of Trollhunters, a supporting protagonist in 3Below, a major protagonist in Wizards, and is set to appear in the upcoming movie Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.

In Parts 1 and 2 of Trollhunters and a small portion of Part 3, he was voiced by the late Anton Yelchin who also played Pavel Chekov in Star Trek. In Part 3 of Trollhunters, as well as in 3Below, Wizards, and the upcoming film Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans, he is voiced by Emile Hirsch.


  • Genocide prevention
  • Freedom fighting
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Mass rescue
  • Tyrannicide
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Soul freedom
  • Mundicide prevention
  • Global hegemony prevention
  • Attempted jailbreak prevention


Jim is a rather tall, slim young man of fifteen (later, sixteen), with blue eyes and short dark brown hair. He wears a blue zip-up jacket with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows, and a white shirt underneath. He has blue jeans and blue and white sneakers.

While using the Amulet of Daylight, Jim wears a silver suit of knight's armor, complete with breastplate, pauldrons, blue trimmings, greaves, and sabatons. Underneath the armor, he wears a sort of black undershirt, although this inner layer has never been fully shown. While wielding the Amulet of Eclipse, this armor is black with red trimmings. Both armors have their respective amulets mounted on Jim's left chest and their swords stowed on the backs of the armors.

In his troll form, Jim's skin pigment became blue, his hair became unkempt, he got two lower fangs, large horns, yellow sclera, pointy ears, and his right hand becomes bigger and loses its pinky finger, becoming more troll-like, while his left-hand remains human but armored.


After the battle between Trolls Kanjigar the Corageous and Bular, Kanjigar sacrefices himself to let the Amulet of Daylight find a new Trollhunter, that will protect two worlds at the same time… by a lucky accident, Jim Lake Jr. with his friend Tobias Domzalski were late at school. During their rush, on bikes Jim was attracted by an unknown voice, that led under the bridge where Kanjigar just died, in his remains that turned into rocks (because sun is deadly for the Troll race) was a shiny thing, later revealed as an amulet of Daylight, Jim took it and after the short day in school, he was staring at this unknown magical object and suddenly there wore noises that came out from the basement... actually Jim had non-human guests: one Troll was wise fatty, with giant face and many eyes (Blinky) and the other one was more tall, giant Troll, with pacifistic nature (AAARRRGGHH!!!) they've revelaed to Jim the secret that changed his life forever, he was chosen by an amulet and now he has to protect the world from Bular and his army of evil Trolls. Jim Lake Jr. become a Trollhunter.


  • Jim Lake Jr. is the last character Anton Yelchin ever did before his death on June 19, 2016. Despite his death, he completed his role in the entire series, and his voice was able to continue throughout every episode in Season 3, and his final words were used in the last episode of Trollhunters.
  • Jim always wears two outfits in the whole series: his day attire and his armor.
  • His eclipse armor doesn't really count as they are from the same source.
  • He is the first human Trollhunter.
  • The only humans that knew he's the Trollhunter, are Toby, Claire, his mom Barbara (whose memory was erased), Eil and Steve, up until Season 3.
  • He is an excellent cook.
  • In the book, Jim's last name was Sturges, which meant "Warrior", and he looked more like Eli.
  • Jim is ambidextrous.


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Guardians of Arcadia
Team Trollhunters: Jim Lake Jr. | Claire Nuñez | Toby Domzalski | Blinky Galadrigal | AAARRRGGHH!!! | Draal the Deadly | Gnome Chompsky | NotEnrique
House Tarron: Aja Tarron | Krel Tarron | Varvatos Vex | Luug | King Fialkov & Queen Coranda | Mother
Team Creepslayerz: Steve Palchuk | Eli Pepperjack
Others: Douxie Casperan | Merlin | Archie | Morgana

Past Trollhunters
Deya the Deliverer | Kanjigar the Courageous

Akiridions | Zadra | Izita | Loth Saborian

Knights of the Round Table
Sir Lancelot | Sir Galahad

Dr. Barbara Lake | Vendel | Stricklander | Nomura | Stuart | Buster | Sergeant Costas | Seklos | Nari | Nimue

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