Karikala is an old man with long greying hair and a full beard. He has a dark, wrinkled skin, and is very thin. He has narrow, brown eyes.
Karikala a kind and wise man who has a strong faith in Sindhura's Gods. He admits himself that his wisdom is not boundless.
Karikala appears to not trust his first son, as he suspects he and Rajendra had been 'carrying out an unseemly sibling squabble' when Gadevi claims Rajendra was trying to kill him. The elderly king noted that if Gadevi had at least half of Arslan's compassion, he would have elected him as king.
Karikala seems to trust his second son more, telling him in his final moments that he was happy to have trusted the kingdom to Rajendra.
- In the OVA Series, he does not say to Gadevi that the succession will be decided by a duel, instead sending messengers to inform his two sons.
- He bears a striking resemblance in the TV Anime and the OVA Series.
- He is named after Karikala Chola.
- Hideyuki Umezu, Karikala's voice actor in the 2015 anime, voiced his son Rajendra in the OVAs.
|Camp of Arslan|
|Humans:||Alfreed • Arslan • Daryun • Elam • Farangis • Gieve • Jaswant • Narsus|
|Animals:||Azrael • Baharam • Kayvan • Shabrang • Sorush|
|Humans:||Andragoras III • Arslan • Bahman • Daryun • Esfan • Farangis • Garshasph • Hodir • Khayr • Kishward • Khurup • Kubard • Kushaeta • Husrab • Manuchurch • Narsus • Lucian • Osroes • Rukham • Shagad • Shapur • Tahamine • Tus • Zaravant • Vahriz|
|Animals:||Azrael • Shabrang • Sorush|
|Humans:||Arzhang • Barcacion • Baudouin • Bodin • Etoile • Guiscard • Hildigo • Innocentius VII • Kharlan • Montferrat • Pedelaus • Sam • Silvermask • Xandes|
|Humans:||Asanga • Aravali • Bahadur • Baripada • Daravada • Gadevi • Gauvin • Jaswant • Karikala II • Kunthavai • Mahendra • Natapul • Nawada • Palvani • Par • Pradalata • Prakeshin • Prajiya • Rajendra • Salima • Taara|
|Humans:||Ilterish • Jimsa • Tokhtamysh|
|Humans:||Alfreed • Heyrtash|