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    character reference list and their role

    Of course, I remember the "big" characters, but not so much the Twins, the woman talking to the scientists in the core, and so on. Just to make it clear, I'll list who I DO remember

    Zoe, April, Kian
    Brian Westinghouse
    The woman that ran the inn
    Blind Bob
    The guy who was trapped inside April's calculator
    The twins
    "fat man"

    That might be a fairly complete list of major characters, but for some, I can't exactly remember each of their roles (I think this is due to plugging through CH 4-the end without going to sleep!). It would be great to have a name, photo, and a summary of "what they did" in the game...

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    Surely there has to be a wiki that covers this somewhere?

    Maybe not. Here's a list I've made. I don't think it's complete - most of the names are from the voice credits. If someone doesn't have a speaking role or their speaking role isn't credited, I may have missed them. There's also a list of characters at the end of this list who are still uncomfirmed. If you have any info on them, stick in the thread and I'll change it accordingly.

    Our Protagonists
    Zoë Castillo ("Tara")
    April Ryan ("Scorpion", "Raven")
    Kian Alvane ("Apostle")

    Zoë's Family and Friends
    Reza Temiz ("Jericho" - former boyfriend and reporter for the "Hand that Bites" a samisdat-style newspaper)
    Olivia DeMarco ("Liv" - Hacker, Genius, Best Friend, and owner of "Alien the Cat")
    Wonkers the Watilla (Zoë's somewhat outdated Watilla)
    Lucia the Watilla (Reza's Watilla)
    Gabriel Castillo (Zoë's father and bioengineer)
    Jama Mbaye (martial arts teacher and former EYE operative)
    Karen (Employee at Moca Loco and favorite barista)
    Carlita (one of Zoë's local friends and guest at Zoë's "soirée" that never happens)
    Katrina ("Kat" - Zoë's friend at Cape Town University. Never seen in the game, Zoë gets email from her)
    David A. (Zoë's friend at Cape Town University. Never seen in the game, Zoë gets email from him)

    April's Friends and the Rebels
    Crow ("funny bird" - a talking black bird and April's sidekick)
    Charlie (operator and former owner of "the Fringe" nightclub)
    Emma de Vrijer (famed artist on Stark)
    Benrime Salmin (owner of "the Journeyman Inn", Seer, and rebel supporter)
    Chawan (a rebel)
    Brynn (sometimes goes by "Worm", rebel and April's adopted "son")
    Na'ane (Irhadi mage - known to have a "blood sister" in Irhad though she is unnamed)
    Brian Westhouse (traveller from Stark to Arcadia from the 1930s stuck in time for 200 years)
    Manny Chavez ("Cortez" - Dragon, presumed deceased since TLJ)
    The White Dragon (Dragon polymorphed into a humanesque form, April's spiritual "sister")
    Kara (rebel leader)
    Jiran (rebel shown speaking with Kara)
    Ayela (Chawan's love interest and perhaps a rebel as she's in the swamp city - mentioned but does not appear in the game)

    The WATI Corporation and those they own
    Dr. Alvin Peats ("Monster", "The Green Guy", "The Blob" - Antedeluvian scientist, inventor of the Watilla, and founder of WATI Corp)
    Helena Chang (owner of Jiva Corporation and bioengineer)
    Damien Cavanaugh (computer programmer and whistleblower)
    Rio Kuroki (biologist, I think? And whistleblower. Spends her time in the game lying around )
    The Twins (Peats' pets: Twin assassins with terrible fashion sense)
    Samantha Gilmore ("Sam" Gilmore President of WATI Corp)
    Faith (A girl treated like a lab animal in St. Petersburg)
    Dr. Jeanne Park (Jiva scientist in St. Petersburg, part of the Faith research team)
    Dr. Zubov (Jiva scientist in St. Petersburg, part of the Faith research team)
    Dr. Grondal (Jiva scientist in St. Petersburg, part of the Faith research team)
    Dr. Lee (WATI scientist on the Alchera team)

    The Azadi
    Commander Vamon (a revolver-toting military officer part of the Azadi occupation)
    Garmon Koumas (Kian's weapons teacher and mentor)
    Sister Sahya (Azadi Emissary to Marcuria)
    Child Ena (the page who fetches Kian from the War Garden to meet with the Six)
    Alisa (assumably "Child Alisa" - a page girl who serves Sister Sahya in Marcuria - has no speaking lines)
    The Prophet (hooded whispering guy that April follows)
    Abya, Calia, Hanna, Lenya, Maha, & Yona ("The Six" - the Empresses of the Azadi)
    Amanon & Nozan (fellow trainees in the Garden of War)
    Daen (part of the Marcuria occupation force)
    Bael (an Azadi soldier who's never seen ice)
    Azmael (a figure, probably mythical or religious, used for oaths - obviously mentioned but never seen)

    Other Characters

    ...who are important
    The White Lady (mysterious manipulator of Faith, never seen only referred to)
    The Guardian (the 13th Guardian, Gordon Halloway)
    The Vagabond (bluish guy tending the fire in Storytime)

    ...and the rest
    Martin (Reza's editor at the "Hand That Bites")
    Fiona (previous owner and operator of the Victory Hotel when it was known as the Border House, Fiona is mentioned but not seen in this game)
    The Mo-Jaal (a godhead worshipped in some areas of Arcadia, often used for oaths)

    ... in Casablanca
    Kano & Sela (thugs in the Jiva Offices trying to kill Helena Chang)
    Nia & Aaralyn (students at Jama's dojo - Aaralyn has a boyfriend named Aleksander or Alek notable for chubby fingers)
    Jahwar (a "guy" around Casablanca)
    Iqbal (a sleazeball in Casablanca with a rather nomenophilic pun name in English)
    Sharif (a local seen around the Souk, notable for "going traditional")
    The Abazas (Zoë's next door neighbors, notable for their good smelling cooking)
    Fatimah (woman in a black traditional garb buying Marulas in the Souk, has a daughter Hana who's recently moved back from Europolis)
    Awad (a guy doing uninteresting stuff like buying fruit in the Souk)
    Nina (woman in red traditional garb seen around the Souk)
    Tanaka (Tanaka-san, itamae-san at Sushi-ya but hasn't been seen lately)
    Roberto (The new guy filling in for Tanaka-san at Sushi-ya)
    Usman (A child in a white shirt playing near the Souk)
    Yacob (A child in a navy shirt playing near the Souk)

    ... in Marcuria
    Roper Klacks (Former Evil Overlord, Recovering Magoholic, Prisoner of a Pocket Calculator and author)
    Blind Bob (a street person who isn't actually blind and a lover of wine)
    Crazy Clara (a street person who has an odd pet "rabbit" creature referred to in the game code as "poof daddy" - probably a play on "Puff Daddy" - and Crazy Clara is indeed crazy)
    Minstrum Magda (Former member of the Sentinel and operator of a soup kitchen)
    Ary Kinryn (a crotchety drover)
    Warden Murron (The warden of Friar's Keep and an excellent example why it is women who should be in positions of power)
    Elwyn Beonon (a peckish and hungry guard in Friar's Keep)
    Nana Nya (a spritely old lady seen wandering around Marcuria)
    Mrs. Brytt (a woman who cooks at Friar's Keep, doesn't appear to work every day - is referred to but not seen)
    Garod (bibliophile who wishes he could visit the Dark People's City)
    Semban Landas (admirer of Azadi technology and progress seen in Marcuria)
    Dagdam Yiru (the peeping tom guard in Friar's Keep)
    Elynna Susan (a shopper at the South Gate Market)
    Beleris (fishmonger at the South Gate Market)
    Anae (a merchant at the South Gate Market)
    Ceran (a boy seen about the town who wants to grow up to be a soldier)
    Torbear (a merchant in Marcuria known in the past to sell supplies to the rebels, currently under arrest and imprisoned - mentioned but never seen)
    Hamesh (a merchant in Marcuria known in the past to sell supplies to the rebels, but has apparently decided to do business with the Azadi instead - mentioned but never seen)

    ... in Venice, Newport
    The Chinaman (the guy in Venice selling stuff)
    Marcus Crozier (formerly Emma's friend, now head of the Victory Hotel)
    Ivar (sleeping fellow in the Victory Hotel)
    Vinnie (fellow in the Victory Hotel in a loud Hawai'ian shirt rehydrating and reheating pizza)
    Sara (homeless child in Venice)
    Othello (leader of the Shakespeareans - a local gang - Othello is never seen, only referred to)
    Lorayne (girl in the Victory Hotel)
    Hannah (an employee at the Fringe)

    ... in WATI City
    Kenji & Yuriko (lovers with problems that Zoë can help out in WATI City)
    Ren, Riko, Hiro, & Obaasan (Hiro is a silent boy, Riko a friendly girl, and their grandmother - "Obaasan" in Japanese - at the WATI museum. Ren is old enough to be distracted by girls and he isn't seen in the game)
    Kimiko (a woman waiting for an elevator in the WATI campus)

    ...in the news and other trivia
    Diane D'Amato (a female talking head on the news for Channel 8 that Zoë watches)
    Ryan Russell (a male talking head on the same news program as Diane who believes himself clever)
    Vivian Zhu (Chinese model sighted at the nightclub "Bitte" with Gagan Garlanka)
    Baptiste Messod (a Casawi playboy)
    Brenda O'Meara (a Casawi professional golf player)
    ul-Haq (first name not given - former coach of the Critters)
    Mary Minstrum (A woman, brand name, or both known on Arcadia for "Yellow Fire" - an alcoholic liquor, presumably potent)
    Mrs. Mullins (A woman, brand name, or both on Arcadia known for a ready-made spice mix for mulled wine)
    Wazza the Watilla (specifically associated with the "WATI family" - perhaps a mascot?)
    Li'l Big Cat & Bob (stars of a show "The Adventures of Li'l Big Cat & Bob" that ran for eight years - where Bob is a reformed child murderer that ended up killing, boiling, and eating Li'l Big Cat - Li'l Big Cat is also a furry toy robot tie-in to the show)
    Trisha West - Assumably a fashion designer or fashion house on Stark
    Mr. Chandramouli - First name not given but is a lecturer on molecular imaging at Cape Town University and noted to be dull

    EDIT: More corrections - see thread.
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    More Azadis
    Amanon - (the white) guy fighting Kian
    Daen - The guy who escorted Kian to the Tower
    Nozan - the last guy who fights Kian

    Are you sure Vamon is a General? Kian calls him a Commander.

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    Excellent list - good work, Sianna Tors. And nice addendum, forever77.

    And yes, Vamon is referred to (once) as Commander Vamon in the game, but never as a general.

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    List's been changed, thanks for the corrections, you two.

    Incidentally, Charlie's last name isn't mentioned in DF. I think it is in TLJ. Anyone help me out?
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    At leat TLJwiki doesn't have it. So I'm guessing everyone's favourite ex-dancer is surnameless...

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    More characters
    Ayela - Chawan's love interest
    Bael - The Azadi who'd never seen ice (in the first scene with April where her and her friends kills half dozen Azadis)

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    Quote Originally Posted by forever77
    More characters
    Ayela - Chawan's love interest
    Does she actually appear in the game? I'm wondering if I should put in a ('referred to but not seen') in her description.

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    Never seen. Only mentioned in an optional discussion April may have with Benrime in
    chapter 6. It's the same discussion in which one may find out that Na'ane is an Irhadian.
    ...and a whole lot of other things...

    Jiran, too. Seen, but not talked to. Not a human. In Chapter 10, talking with Kara previous
    to April butting in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sianna Tors
    Helena Chang (of Jiva)
    Ahem, I've got the impression that Chang is, in fact, Zoe's mother...

    Kenji & Yuriko (lovers with problems that ZoŽ can help out in WATI City)
    Could you please also explain, how? %) 'Cuz I haven't managed to help them, somehow...

    At leat TLJwiki doesn't have it. So I'm guessing everyone's favourite ex-dancer is surnameless...
    He is a "player", as Marcus would've put it.

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    Well, either you have to choose exactly the right dialogue when your talking to him (you just have to try out the different option until you get it right) or you can wait a while after he leaves and meet her by the ticket automate.

    One more character
    Beonon - the guy who is peckish in Friar's Keep.

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    You would think I'd remember these people. But I don't. I've added them. Thanks everyone, keep them coming.

    Sheesh, Charlie is never given a last name? I'll have to email Tornquist about that. That such a major character is some hoi polloi without even being worth a last name...

    I've also added that "small" detail about Na'ane being Irhadi.

    While it's accepted by many that Helena Chang is Zoë and Faith's mother, it's only a theory. It's not stated explicitly - and it would change the story a lot if she were (or weren't) - and I'm generally trying to avoid huge spoilers in the character descriptions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sianna Tors
    While it's accepted by many that Helena Chang is ZoŽ and Faith's mother, it's only a theory. It's not stated explicitly - and it would change the story a lot if she were (or weren't) - and I'm generally trying to avoid huge spoilers in the character descriptions.
    But we are on the spoilery board, aren't we? But still, I understand what you mean. Btw, thanks for teaching me how to save people's romances - I'd never guess it myself. =)

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    wow, great thread! when will tljwiki be up for dreamfall stuff finally?

    Just a couple of further very minor characters you may have missed are suggested by the art book found in the limited edition: Nana Nya (I think she is the old lady going by Marcuria's streets who seems to part for the Azadi, you can't have a dialogue with here, but she delivers three different lines when you talk to her (and her name should appear in the journal, though I have to check that, I took the name from the book). And Usman, which I think is the child playing in Casablanca's streets (I'm not sure though.. it's a child in one of the drawings in the book).

    And the dark people, I think they're missing in the list. I know they're like all one, but I believe we can discern at least two singularities: the one dwelling the city, and the one at Marcuria's port (I have to check for the names that the dialogue journal gives to them)
    Balance provides.

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    Great! I've added Nana Nya to the list above.

    There's a few people walking around the Souk area that are named in the Dialogue files, but I'm not sure exactly who they are. Usman is one of those people. If you can get me a confirmation on who Usman is, I'll add him.

    I'm not so sure about the Dark People, considering they don't really have names. If I added Dark People, I might have to start adding in other unnamed people you see around the game. "Dispossessed Art Teacher Sitting Around Trash Can Fire."
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