|“||It takes more than a wand to make you a sorceress.||„|
|~ Shuriki to Elena|
Shuriki is a character who is an evil power-hungry sorceress who is the main antagonist in Elena of Avalor. She is the former ruler of Avalor, and gained her power back in Elena of Avalor: Realm of the Jaquins.
Sofia the First
Forty-one years before the special, Elena and the Secret of Avalor, this power-hungry sorceress attacked the Kingdom of Avalor and killed the King and Queen. Avalor's Royal Sorcerer, Alakazar, cast a spell to protect the remaining members of the Royal Family of Avalor by placing them inside an Enchanted Painting. To buy Alakazar time, Crown Princess Elena of Avalor faced Shuriki on her own. Shuriki tried to strike Elena down but the Amulet of Avalor saved her life at the cost of her freedom by pulling her into it. Alakazar found the Amulet and sprited it away and Avalor fell to Shuriki, who would rule Avalor for the next forty-one years until she was defeated by Elena, who was freed from the Amulet of Avalor by Princess Sofia of Enchancia.
During the last scene of Realm of the Jaquins, Shuriki reprises her role and gains magic from the red crystal Victor Delgado obtained from Vallaestrella while Elena and the others were busy with Marimonda. She seeks revenge and tries to conquer Avalor again.
Season 2 sees her working with Victor and Carla to attempt to forge a new wand for herself to help in taking over Avalor again, with her focus being on taking out Elena and the Guardians of Avalor, the Jaquins, as top priority so they can't stop her again.
She grows impatient with the small gems the Delgados bring her as none of them have the power to create a new wand for her. She sends them to Tepet Maru to retrieve the powerful Jewel of Maru for her, but thanks to Elena, they fail to retrieve it, and Elena seals it away permanently.
They then try to head for the neighboring kingdom of Paraíso to retrieve a jewel from there for Shuriki to make her new wand from, but find the border reinforced by additional guards thanks to the new peace treaty and alliance between Elena and Paraíso's princess, and the Delgados wanted fugitives by Avalor.
Trapped within Avalor's borders now, Shuriki decides to target the jewel at the center of Queen Lucia's Carnaval Tiara as the one to forge a new wand from, especially considering that was what Victor and Carla were primarily after before being stopped by Elena and her family and being exiled again. Knowing the Avalor Royal Treasury would be heavily guarded with booby traps for security purposes, Shuriki has Carla disguise herself with a potion as a distant cousin of Armando named "Rita Perez" to try and get close to Elena so Carla can sneak into the Treasury and steal the tiara. Though Carla is prevented from doing so because of the celebration being held regarding the Jaquins, she does manage to get in good graces with Elena and Naomi during this time, while being warned by her father Victor that the potion won't last forever, so she has to make her move at some point before the potion expires and her cover is blown.
After Carla fails a couple more times to attain the tiara, she reports back to Shuriki of her inability to get the tiara, but having learned of a Reversal Potion that Mateo is working on to revive Alacazar's arch-enemy Fiero from his petrified state. Shuriki realizes that Fiero would be a powerful and valuable ally in her revenge on Elena due to him being a malvago, and makes plans to get Mateo's potion to use herself to revive Fiero and recruit him to her cause.
In the following episode, "Rise of the Sorceress", Carla is able to get the potion, allowing Shuriki to restore Fiero to flesh and blood. Though Fiero is still incensed with Shuriki for banishing him from Avalor several years prior, he agrees to help her break into the Royal Treasury to get the jewel from Queen Lucia's tiara in return for her help getting the Codex Maru. They succeed at getting the jewel from Lucia's tiara, but Mateo forces Fiero to escape with only a few blank pages from the Codex. As they leave, they are spotted by none other than Elena herself, who is horrified to see Shuriki again, being reminded of the fateful day when Shuriki cut down her parents in front of her very eyes, and her new allies in the Delgados and Fiero. Before Shuriki can cut down Elena this time, taunting her that she doesn't have the Amulet of Avalor to protect her now, Mateo passes Elena the Scepter of Light, allowing Elena to overpower Shuriki and break her new wand. Realizing Elena is too strong with the Scepter of Light, Fiero suggests a retreat. As they flee into the woods where Shuriki's carriage is located, Fiero reveals the pages he stole from the Codex, and using his dark magic to render the writing visible, he reveals that the information on them will lead them to something powerful enough to face Elena, but only is willing to provide Shuriki the details if she agrees to make him Royal Malvago when she takes over Avalor again. Shuriki agrees to make Fiero the Royal Malvago, and at Fiero's urgency, they make haste to begin the search and head for the carriage.
It is revealed in the following episode, "Shapeshifters", that the pages Fiero stole lead to the dark counterpart of the Scepter of Light, the Scepter of Night, which Mateo's grandfather and Fiero's arch-enemy, Alacazar, broke up and hid, with the only way to find them being through several riddles he cleverly hid via a spell to render the pages blank, along with the writing in Mateo's lab. Elena, Mateo, and Gabe realize they have to get the pieces before Shuriki does.
In the next episode, "The Scepter of Night", Shuriki and her crew head for the abandoned capital of Tepet Muul, which according to the pages Fiero stole, are where the first piece of the Scepter of Night is located. Shuriki has to endure arguing between Fiero and the Delgados over how she named Fiero her Royal Malvago when she takes over again while they will only be regular Malvagos, making them feel underappreciated. However, when they find the pyramid that the scepter piece is in, they run into Elena, joined by Mateo, Gabe, Naomi, Skylar, Luna, Migs, and Dulce. Fiero has Shuriki and Carla retreat in their carriage as a decoy while he and Victor, who followed Fiero without him noticing at first, tail Elena and Mateo into the pyramid. However, when they return to the carriage, they report that Elena got the first piece, but they know the riddle Alacazar left behind that leads to the second. Carla also mentions how they could try to get the first piece back from Elena when she comes for the second piece, impressing Shuriki, before they set off to find the second piece, unaware that Elena and her friends would be right behind them.
- Her name is a reference to the kanji in the phrase "Power to end everything" (すべてを終わる力?), hence her goal to kill the King and Queen of Avalor.
- Shuriki also means in Japanese "mighty witch", once formed and in imperative form.
The image gallery for Shuriki may be viewed here.