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And it will be clear to everyone who is the real power behind the throne.
~ Esteban
Chancellor Esteban is a character who appears in the animated series, Elena of Avalor. He is Princess Elena and Princess Isabel's maternal older first cousin and the Chancellor of Avalor.

Background

Personality

As Chancellor of Avalor, Esteban is very knowledgeable of The Kingdom of Avalor and, as he himself boasts, knows "anyone who's anyone in Avalor". He is also a firm adherent to etiquette. He is shown to also be both shameless and a bigot. Because of this, he can be snooty and is not liked much.

He thinks his cousin Elena is too young to bear the responsibilities that come with ruling a kingdom and disapproves of her personal approach to leadership to the point where he constantly seeks to become the power behind the throne by undermining her and hates being reminded that she is the one in charge as Crown Princess and successor to her parents, King Raul and Queen Lucia. He also wants Elena and Isabel to behave properly for their stations, likely so that they will be easily able to do what is expected of them.

Unlike Elena, he is happy to delegate responsibilities to others and simply give orders from the sidelines. Despite his differences with Elena, he does care about her enough to want to keep her safe and values his family quite enough. In fact, in "Island of Youth", he chooses to save Elena's life rather than retrieve his canteen to keep himself young.

Physical Appearance

Esteban, in comparison to the majority of the other characters, is the tallest and has a rather slender physique. He has short, slicked dark brown hair that is slightly greying around his temples with wavy side bangs that fall just above his ear. His eyes appear to be a warm, hazelnut or amber color. Although he appears in his early 30's, it is stated that he's in his fifties and was able to keep his youthful appearance thanks to exfoliation.

He is commonly portrayed in a wine coat with yellow and black accents, a yellow and blue sash, yellow neckerchief, (possibly) blue dress shirt, white trousers, and black boots.

Appearances

Sofia the First

Esteban appeared in the special, Elena and the Secret of Avalor. In the episode King of the Carnival, it is revealed that he was able to survive Shuriki's purge because he was one of the people who made a deal with her prior to her invasion, promising to help her take over the Kingdom in exchange for a position of power. Esteban eventually felt horrible about what he did, so when Elena came back to challenge Shuriki, he stood up to her and helped Elena defeat Shuriki and liberate the Kingdom of Avalor.

Elena of Avalor

As Chancellor of Avalor, Esteban is a major character in the show that is the sequel to the special. He is a member of the Grand Council of Avalor, alongside his grandparents and Naomi. He was chosen by Elena for his extensive knowledge of the Kingdom and his management of it in her absence. Unlike his cousins, he is very knowledgeable of how much Avalor has changed during the Royal Family's imprisonment. 

Trivia

  • As revealed in "Model Sister", Esteban spent some time in the Kingdom of Satu and is very knowledgeable of Satu's cuisine and culture.
  • Esteban is technically Elena's Regent, as he helped keep Avalor intact during her absence, and serves as Elena's mentor in leadership before she takes the throne.
  • According to "Island of Youth", Esteban was a picky eater when he was younger and that he was never able to pursue his own passions because he was always being told what to do.
  • Because Esteban was the only member of the family not magically protected, he aged during the 41 years Shuriki ruled Avalor, unlike his cousins and grandparents, who remained the same ages since Isabel, Francisco, and Luisa were magically imprisoned in a painting and Elena in the Amulet of Avalor.

Gallery

The image gallery for Chancellor Esteban may be viewed here.


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