|“||But Elain, the flower-grower, the gentle heart… Nesta would go down swinging for her.||”|
Elain is gentle and kind. She is bit ignorant in the sense she doesn't solve the problems herself e.g Feyre's family is starving but only Feyre does anything about it, but she does not mean any harm so no one gets angry with her. Elain is naive, peaceful and wants a happy life.
However, between the three sisters, Elain is what we will call the 'soft' one. She even bought Feyre some paints when she had some money left. She loves gardening which shows us that she can be seen as the 'Nurturer' out of the three.
Elain lived with her father and two sisters, Nesta and Feyre. Nesta hoped for Elain to get a good wealthy husband to save them from poverty. After Feyre leaves with Tamlin, the remaining family is provided for by him.
Elain gets engaged to Graysen, a human man whose notorious for having a father that despises the Fae. Feyre returns the the family's new home with her friends. Elain is clearly uncomfortable with the Fae but she welcomes them anyway. Later in the book she is Made into a Fae by Hybern, where she is told that Lucien is her mate.
In the third book of the series, Elain is shown to see things that at the beginning made no sense. But later on, as the story advances, she is decreed as the Seer.
When Elain went to Lord Nolan's residence--along with Feyre, Rhysand, Mor, and Nesta--to ask for sanctuary for any humans that are evacuating their homes once the wall came down, she reunites with Graysen, her human fiance. However, Lord Noland reveals that he knew of Elain's turning into Fae and having a High Lord's son as a mate, thanks to Jurian who had told him. Elain, still in love with Graysen, had wanted to return to him, but he rejects her. He demands to Elain to take off her iron ring, but she refuses, and Graysen roars at her to take it off. Rhys steps in and tells him to let her keep the ring. Graysen becomes unpleasant and says to Elain that he would not marry her and would take in whatever people that are seeking sanctuary, but not her. Elain, obviously upset, says nothing, but Nesta steps forward and slaps Graysen in the face, saying that he never deserved her.
Elain is kind to her sister, and is grateful when she provided for the family during hard times. In ACOMAF Elain welcomes Feyre and her friends into the home knowing that they are fae.
Elain is on good terms with her sister. Nesta is much more protective of Elain than Feyre. She is able to even reason out with Nesta and can even persuade her to do things that no one can.
At the end of ACOMAF Lucien is claimed to be Elain his mate after she is Made into a Fae. However she is taken to the Night Court by Rhysand and company before she could respond. In ACOWAR, Elain meets him and has a proper conversation with Lucien whilst at the Night Court. After falling into a depression, she talks to Lucien about her engagement, and how his betrayal affected her family. By the end of the book, Elain is seen to ask Lucien to stay at the Night Court, alluding to the reader that their relationship may be developing in later novellas.
- The name, Elain, is a Welsh-name. It means "fawn" in Welsh. 
- A Court of Thorns and Roses (First appearance)
- A Court of Mist and Fury
- Wings and Embers (Mentioned only)
- A Court of Wings and Ruin
|Characters||Rhysand · Feyre Archeron · Amren · Morrigan · Cassian · Azriel · Nesta Archeron · Elain Archeron · Lucien Vanserra · Nuala · Cerridwen · Keir · Devlon · Clotho · Madja · Bryaxis · Sevenda · Rita · Thanatos · Thanatos's daughter · Rhysand's father † · Rhysand's mother † · Rhysand's sister † · Enalius|
|Locations||Cesere · Hewn City · Palace of Bone and Salt · Palace of Thread and Jewels · Rainbow of Velaris · Restaurant · Rita's · Sidra River · The Prison · Velaris · Western Isles|