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Discworld characters

The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett is a comic fantasy work and includes a cast of several hundred characters.

Some of the best-known inhabitants of the Discworld include:

  • Wizards and others at Unseen University, the principal seat of magical learning on the Disc:
    • Mustrum Ridcully[?], or Ridcully the Brown; the current Arch-Chancellor of the University
    • Galder Weatherwax[?]; the 304th Chancellor of the University
    • The Librarian; transformed by a magical accident into an orangutan
    • Rincewind[?] the Wizzard (sic); after a lifetime of running away that has taken him to the far regions of the Disc, he is now the Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography
    • Ponder Stibbons[?]; formerly a postgraduate student in the High Energy Magic building, now the Head of Inadvisably Applied Magic
    • Windle Poons[?]; the Disc's oldest living wizard (and then, for a brief time, the Disc's most mobile dead wizard)
    • The Bursar[?]; at some remove from reality, subsists on dried frog pills
    • Modo, the dwarfish gardener of the Unseen University.
    • HEX[?], the most powerful (and possibly only) computing machine on the Disc

  • Anthropomorphic personifications[?]:
    • Death (the Grim Reaper; resembles a skeleton in a black robe, carrying a scythe)
    • the Death of Rats[?] (the Grim Squeaker; resembles a rat skeleton in a black robe, carrying a scythe)
    • Binky (Death's steed)
    • Quoth the Raven (steed of the Death of Rats)
    • Time
    • Ernie Soak, the milkman
    • War (and possibly also Mrs. War and their children Terror, Panic, and Clancy)
    • Famine
    • Pestilence
    • The Auditors
    • The Hogfather[?]
    • The Tooth Fairy
    • Old Man Trouble

  • Associates of Death
    • Ysabell, Death's adopted daughter
    • Mort, Death's apprentice
    • Susan Sto-Helit, Death's granddaughter (i.e. the daughter of Ysabell and Mort)
    • Albert[?], Death's manservant; formerly a wizard, the founder of Unseen University

  • Animals
    • Great A'Tuin, the gigantic turtle that carries the four elephants that carry the Disc
    • Gaspode[?] the Wonder Dog (Foul Ole Ron's Thinking Brain Dog)
    • Laddie (the Disc's first canine film star)
    • Greebo (Nanny Ogg's cat)

  • Gods and other similar shady characters
    • Blind Io[?], leader of the gods
    • The Lady, not really a goddess, but very powerful, disappears when one says her name; not in any sense the patron goddess of gamblers
    • Fate, rival of the Lady
    • Om
    • Offler, the crocodile-headed god

It is even possible to get a character in one of the future Discworld books named after yourself. Usually people appear in the books by bidding for the privilege in charity auctions.

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