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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, showing how he values family most of all, considering how Shuriki double-crossed him with murdering his aunt and uncle after he asked his family would be left unharmed when she took over with his support.
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.
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, but only if she left his family unharmed, which Shuriki only partially fulfilled when she still murdered King Raul and Queen Lucia to secure her reign. 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.
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.
In the episode "Spellbound", Esteban is among those attending Mateo's celebration as he succeeds his grandfather as Royal Wizard of Avalor. However, Alacazar's arch-enemy, the malvago wizard Fiero, turns Esteban to stone to force Elena and Mateo to find the Codex Maru to undo the spell. In the end, Mateo turns Fiero's own spell back on him, turning him to stone, while Mateo uses the Codex to create the counter-spell and return Esteban and everyone else to normal, though not without Esteban noticing half of his moustache lying on his shoulder due to Naomi breaking it off earlier while he was stone.
In the episode "My Fair Naomi", concerned about being talked about by Dona Paloma and the other big members of Avalor City when Elena decides to throw a birthday party for Naomi, who wasn't from Avalor herself, fearing that if things go wrong, it could humiliate him for some time, Esteban aids Naomi in making her Royal Quinceanera party perfect, causing Naomi to alienate Elena, Gabe, and Mateo in the process. However, when Naomi bails on her party to make amends with Elena and the others, Esteban thinks his fears will come true as Dona Paloma and the others start to gossip about Naomi leaving her party, but when Naomi returns with her friends and manages to dance with them and get everyone else involved, Esteban is impressed, and with his grandparents encouraging him that Avalor will be talking about the good parts of the party for a long time, Esteban makes sure it will stay that way, causing an unamused and defeated Dona Paloma to walk away in disgust at having failed to disgrace the Royal Family again.
- 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.
The image gallery for Chancellor Esteban may be viewed here.
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