What makes you think you can win when so many others have failed, huh?
~ Hadrian to Jesse in the Dormitory.

Hadrian is a character in Minecraft: Story Mode and the main antagonist in "A Journey's End?". He is the megalomaniac leader of the Old Builders and in charge of the Games played by the Competitors.

He is voiced by Jim Cummings.



Hadrian has spiked white hair. He wears black glasses, and wears a long purple checked robe with a bright golden inner-dress.


Hadrian is portrayed to be ruthless, bossy, and a cheater. He often resorts to unethical means to fulfill his desires and get what he needs, and often also goes back on his word and refuses to fulfill his deals and promises.

Hadrian is also power-hungry, sadistic, selfish, rude, immoral and overall evil in nature. He shares these traits with his right-hand, Mevia, with both being extremely rude, malicious, snarky, unpleasant, sadistic and volatile. Both also show no redeeming traits whatsoever.

Unlike Mevia, however, Hadrian has a tendency to make deals with others, and break those deals with no second thought, showing his honor-less nature. For instance, at first, he tells Jesse and Petra/Ivor that if they win the Builder Games, they get to keep the Old Builder's Portal Atlas, which Jesse and friends need to get back to their home world, before later changing the deal and telling Jesse that if he/she wins the games, his/her friends will have to stay behind and work in his quartz mines, and if he/she loses, Hadrian will let his/her friends go if Jesse stays behind in their place. It is highly unlikely that Hadrian intended to keep his end of the bargain. As implied by Emily and Harper, regardless of whether or not Jesse loses, Hadrian will very likely send Jesse ​and his/her friends all to the mines anyway, while claiming THAT was the original deal. As shown in his treatment of competitors who lose in the games, and his aforementioned deals, Hadrian likes to maximize productivity and had no qualms about enslaving people by sending them to work in his Quartz mines in the Nether. He even admits that he's fine with and has no problem with trapping people forever.

Hadrian is also hypocritical, as if Jesse agrees to Hadrian's second deal, when he/she inevitably breaks it later, Hadrian gets enraged and yells at Jesse for breaking their deal, saying they had an "agreement" and Jesse "promised" him, despite his own aforementioned habit of breaking deals. As well as that, when first meeting Jesse, he accuses him/her of being a "sore loser" for lashing out because his/her friends were eliminated, or seemingly killed, despite Jesse not knowing that his/her friends would respawn. Later, when Jesse and the other competitors step on the winner's platform, Hadrian is enraged, due to not wanting anyone to win the games, being a sore loser himself. As well as that, he may even tell Jesse off for being rude, despite being equally, if not even more rude than he/she is.

Hadrian clearly and openly disfavored Jesse's Gang from the other competitors, possibly because they were trying to get The Atlas from him, or because of their association with Harper. He, for an unknown reason, pretends to be polite and somewhat friendly, if not condesending towards Jesse when meeting him/her in his palace. He was also somewhat impressed when he discovered that Jesse and his/her friends are famous heroes, but still had no problem with maliciously messing with them.

Hadrian is greatly feared by the competitors and even the gladiators, as seen when he simply glares at the competitors causing them to cower and hide, as well as when even the usually confident and tough gladiators aren't brace enought to fight him and Mevia, implying that they have seen them (Hadrian and Mevia) fight before.



Hadrian is the leader of the Old Builders. He, together with Mevia, Otto, Harper and possibly Cassie Rose, built the Portal Network and invented the Games. They used to have competitors travel from all over to play in The Games.

However, in time, Hadrian and Mevia grew more power hungry and sadistic. They started to make people fight against each other, just for sport. Losers in the Games were forced to work in the mines, until they got another shot in the Games. Unknown to anyone, the Games was rigged, so nobody could win. Presumably for that reason, both Harper and Cassie left. Hadrian is know for making deals with numerous people, usually with other competitors about that if the deal was completed, the competitor would be able to go home. Presumably, that never happened, as Hadrian was always able to make sure it never happened.

A Journey's End?

When Harper and the New Order of the Stone arrived at the Games to retrive the Portal Atlas, after disrupting a game of Spleef, Jesse presented the Redstone Heart (that Harper took when she left) Hadrian offered a deal: If Jesse won the Games, he and his friends would get the Atlas. But if they lost, Harper would have to go to the Mines too. Jesse agrees to the deal, and Harper shows him/her and Petra/Ivor to the Competitor's Village.

The next day, while the competitors are preparing for the next event, which is a dangerous race, Hadrian visits them and tries to interview Jesse.

More coming soon!


"Your wish is my command, buckaroo."
—Hadrian to Jesse in The Games. (Determinant) src
"I'll admit you're a quick sport. But not quick enough for my axe!"
—Hadrian to Jesse during combat. src
"It's called "respawning", champ. We're not monsters. "
—Hadrian to Jesse. src
"Oh. Yee-ikes, is that who you got that from? I don't know what she told you... but those things aren't exacyly valuble."
—Hadrian, about Cassie Rose and the White Pumpkin mask. src
"You're fired, Mevia. You're fired."
—Hadrian to Mevia in the chicken Dimension. (Determinant) src
"Well that's cute. Almost as cute as you'll look down in the mines, slugger. "
—Hadrian to Jesse. (Determinant) src
"Straight and to the point. I'd like it...if I weren't simmering with barely controlled rage right now!"
—Hadrian to Jesse. src
"Because, ha, I *will* trap you here forever. I am 100% fine with that course of action. "
—Hadrian to Jesse. src
"Shut up! Just shut up! All of you, shut up!"
—Hadrian to Jesse's Gang, Harper and Emily. src
"Well, if it isn't Harper."
—Hadrian to Harper. src
"Mevia! Come on! What kind of a rookie move was that?!"
—Hadrian to Meviasrc
"That's cute, almost has how cute how you will look down in the mines, slugger."
—-Hadrian to Jesse, (determinant) [["A Journey's End?"|src]]


  • Hadrian is quite physically strong, as shown when he simply kicks Jesse (with his/her regular armor) and immediately takes out two hearts (or one fifth) of Jesse's health.
  • Hadrian seems to have a slight resemblance to Colonel Sanders, and it was somewhat implied at the end of the episode, when he ended up in the land of chickens that are the size of zombies (determinant).
  • Hadrian might have known Soren the Architect because he has a book named, "A Man Forever Voyaging, by Soren."
    • This refers to, A Mind Forever Voyaging.
  • Hadrian is considered to be the most evilest character in Minecraft: Story Mode, even worse than the Wither StormAidenCassie Rose, and even PAMA.
    • The Wither Storm was just an evil monster that didn't think first before trying to destroy the world.
    • Aiden was a fame-seeking brat and a sociopathic bully, although he can actually be redeemed and will show remorse for his actions if showed mercy.
    • Cassie Rose was a serial killer, but in the end, she finally saw the error of her ways. As well as that, she genuinely loves and cares for her pet cat, Winslow.
    • PAMA was a computer that went rogue, but although it tortures people, it tortures the citizens of Crown Mesa at least until they die.
    • Hadrian, however, is a cruel, manipulative, sadistic, power hungry and intolerant tyrant. He says that he is 100% okay with trapping people and make them suffer, forever. He also keeps the competitors from dying and therefore are trapped as slaves forever, with absolutely no sympathy for them, even enjoying their suffering. While in this way, he is similar to his right hand woman, Mevia, she isn't as outwardly manipulative and dishonest as he is. On top of that, he even kidnaps innocent people from their home worlds and makes false promises to give his victims false hope. Therefore he is currently the only antagonist in Minecraft: Story Mode that is classified as a "Complete Monster" so far.
  • Hadrian might refer to the Roman Emperor called Hadrian, who built a wall in northern Great Britain. In Minecraft: Story Mode, Hadrian has a game called The Walls.
  • Hadrian bears some resemblance to President Coriolanus Snow from the Hunger Games. Both are the leaders of the games and enforce the competitors through violence and manipulation. Plus, both of them are the main antagonists in their stories.
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