Wylan has ruddy curls and blue eyes and is the youngest of the group at age sixteen. His young age is only accentuated by his looks, which make him seem younger. Matthias Helvar believed his age to be fifteen instead of sixteen.
Kaz Brekker described him as someone who "looked like a child- smooth-skinned, wide-eyed, like a silk-eared puppy in a room full of fighting dogs."
Jesper Fahey stated that Wylan was "cuter when he was smart." He also mentioned that maybe he liked his "stupid face" at the end of the book.
He greatly resembles his father, Jan Van Eck.
Wylan is rather considerate and innocent, despite the fact that he is a part of the Dregs. His privileged status makes him unused to violence and he doesn't like confrontation. Wylan is also very shy, often speaking and commenting only if he is asked to and mostly keeps to himself throughout the ship journey to Djerholm.
Wylan also has a curious, contemplative mind, often questioning how things function such as on Jesper's pistols and the Ice Court's aqueduct system. He prefers music and numbers to words, as he cannot read because of his dyslexia. Wylan is quite insecure regarding his disability. This is also due to his father's rejection and hatred of him because of his inability to read or write. He does not like being compared to a criminal and takes pride in his knowledge of demolition.
Although a gifted artist and musician, Wylan cannot read. Because of this, his father hated him and Wylan left to fend for himself on the streets, ending up working for the Dregs. His father regularly sent letters to mock his reading disability.
Jesper likes his stupid face.
Six of Crows
|Main Characters||Kaz Brekker • Inej Ghafa • Jesper Fahey • Nina Zenik • Matthias Helvar • Wylan Van Eck • Kuwei Yul-Bo • Jan Van Eck • Pekka Rollins|
|Minor Characters||Joost • Per Haskell • Jarl Brum • Tante Heleen • Bo Yul-Bayur • Jordie Rietveld • Councilman Hoede • Geels • Specht • Emil Retvenko • Anya • Cornelis Smeet • Zoya Nazyalensky • Sturmhond • Dunyasha Lazareva • Onkle Felix • Raske • Genya Safin|
|Locations||Ketterdam • Hellgate • Ice Court • Djerholm • Kerch • Ravka • Novyi Zem • Shu Han • Fjerda • Wandering Isle|
|Groups||The Dregs • Grisha • Drüskelle • The Menagerie • Black Tips • Merchant Council • House of the White Rose|
|Events||Hringkälla • Hellshow • Queen's Lady Plague • Komedie Brute|
|Miscellaneous||Jurda • Jurda Parem • Kefta • Indenture • Djel • Ghezen|