Who is The Conductor in Shadow and Bone? Let’s consider the identity of the Netflix series character. Warning, this article contains spoilers.

Fantasy fans have truly been treated by Netflix this year, with efforts from Fate: The Winx Saga to The Irregulars arriving on the streaming service in 2021.

One of the latest to entice audiences is a new series called Shadow and Bone.

Developed by Eric Heisserer, season 1 premiered on Friday, April 23rd, 2021, and is based on Leigh Bardugo’s the Grisha trilogy of novels and the Six of Crows duology.

It follows orphaned soldier Alina Starkov navigating a world threatened by war. She begins to train with a group of magic-wielding soldiers called the Grisha in hopes of fending off the evil Shadow Fold.

There are plenty of characters to chronicle, but who exactly is The Conductor in Shadow and Bone?

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Who is The Conductor in Shadow and Bone?

  • In Shadow and Bone, The Conductor is a smuggler named Arken Visser who boasts the means to transport travellers across the Fold.

The character appears throughout numerous episodes of the series and audiences may be familiar with the 37-year-old British actor who portrays him.

Howard Charles stars as The Conductor and has previously appeared in such TV titles as Alex Rider (Wolf), Liar (Carl Peterson), The Red Line (Ethan Young), The Widow (Tom Jansen), The Musketeers (Porthos), and Top Boy (Curtis).

On the other hand, movie roles include The Scorpion King: Book of Souls (Uruk), Monster Party (Luther), and &Me (Albert).

Now, what fate befalls The Conductor?

Shadow and Bone: What happens to The Conductor?


Considering The Conductor’s fate, we draw attention to his betrayal of two parties.

As highlighted by ScreenRant, Arken formed an alliance with Kaz, Inej, and Jesper to split the money once they’d taken Alina. However, he also struck a bargain with the First Army General Zlatan; he offered him one million kruge to kill Alina Starkov instead.

Nevertheless, his betrayal of both sides was discovered by Kaz and the Darkling.

This led to Arken’s downfall and he was suffocated by the shadows conjured by the Black Heretic.

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Shadow and Bone fans flock to Twitter

While watching the series, a number of fans hopped onto Twitter to voice their thoughts about The Conductor.

Some were convinced that he was Nikolai! Check out a selection of tweets:

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