Queen Susan the Gentle
Other Titles: Susan Pevensie, Queen Susan of the Horn
Category: Political Leader, Shared Leadership
Appears in: “The Chronicles of Narnia" (books, films, television series, radio dramatization, plays)
Voiced by: Sophie Cook (1988 BBC television series), Susan Sokol (animated film), Katherine Suchet (2005 audio dramatization)
Portrayed by: Anna Popplewell (“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, child, “Prince Caspian”, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”), Sophie Winkleman (“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, adult), Zuleika Robson (1967 serial)
About: "The elder sister and the second eldest Pevensie child….She was the only Pevensie that survived the train wreck (because she was not on the train or at the station) on Earth which sent the others to Narnia during "The Last Battle", and did not return with them to Narnia during that trip (wiki). She was made Queen of Narnia alongside her two brothers and younger sister. She is an excellent archer and a respected monarch. She is also well-known for her beauty, and many suitors seek her hand in marriage. In the most recent film adaptation, a change was made so that Susan entered the battlefield, although she did not do so in the books.
"Throughout ["The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"] Susan is the voice of caution and common sense…is the most content in positions of ease and comfort, and tends to advise the others to avoid anything unpleasant." Her magical horn becomes an ancient relic used to call for aid.
Susan (or really the writing of her life) has been a long-standing point of contention in the series, relating to the reasons for her exclusion from the final written trip to Narnia. It is still possible that she returned to Narnia after the others, in her own way.
*Primary cast member (“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Prince Caspian”) and minor character in “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, “The Horse and His Boy” and “The Last Battle”