Goblins are one of The People and are incredibly dim-witted. They are violent and very power-hungry; the ability to conjure fire balls doesn't stifle this nature either. They are less than 3 feet tall.

B'wa Kell Incident

In The Arctic Incident, there is the B'wa Kell rebellion, led by Opal Koboi in partnership with the Goblin Triad. Artemis Fowl with Holly Short, Julius Root, Butler, and Mulch diggums break into Koboi Labs and stop the uprising. In the fourth book, it explains why Opal is in a clinic, mentioning the failed Goblin uprising.

Appearance and Characteristics


Wart-Face, a goblin threatening Mulch Diggums, in the first Graphic Novel.

Goblins generally have green skin and gas-burner breath, as described by Briar Cudgeon in the Arctic Incident. They have no eyelids, so they must lick their eyes to keep them from drying and falling out. It is stressed in the series that they are extremely unintelligent and almost incapable of thinking up brilliant schemes. Foaly mentions that rats and dogs are smarter than the average goblin. They are impervious to fire, and can conjure it, however they can be harm by fire in the inside. Also even though they are invulnerable to fire, that doesn't mean that they are impervious to intense heat and magma, as one goblin got vaporize in a chute. Goblins are reptiles and have forked tongues and scaly skin. Goblins are cold-blooded and use the term hot-blooded as an insult to another goblin.

Notable Goblins

The Eight Fairy Families: ElfPixieGnomeGoblinDwarfSpriteDemonCentaur

Others: GremlinTroll