Moving Pictures Persons – Chronologic

This is a chronological listing of the prominent and not-so-prominent characters in Moving Pictures. You’ll find the alphabetical listing of the same here.

Great A’Tuin – He or she is the turtle who moves through space in the Discworld universe. On his or her back are 4 elephants. On the backs of the elephants rests the Disc itself.

Deccan Ribobe – Last Keeper of the Door.

Death – An anthrpomorphic personification comprised of a skeleton, covered in a black robe, and holding a scythe (or a sword, for kings). He communicates in CAPTIAL LETTERS without the quotation marks.

Tento – Keeper of the Door before Deccan.

Cut-me-own-throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler – Originally known as Claude Maximillian Overton Transpire Dibbler. Entrepreneur (unsuccessful). Will sell you a “pig” sausage innabun. Don’t ask questions.

Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully the Brown – Prominent leader of Unseen University. Sorta good at what he does – whatever that is.

Bursar, The – At UU, but not a wizard. Needs his dried frog pills. Aka Mr. Dinwiddie.

Windle Poons – Wizard at UU who is at least 130 years old and nearly deaf. The hearing problem often worked in his favor.

Patrician of Ankh – The leader of the city of Ankh-Morpork. You know him cordially as Havelock Vetinari.

Lully – Member of the Alchemists Guild.

Thomas Silverfish – President of the Alchemists’ Guild. Moving pictures director in Holy Wood.

Sendivoge – Secretary of the Alchemists’ Guild.

Peavie – Treasurer of the Alchemists Guild.

(Head) Librarian – Formerly human, now simian. Favorite (and nearly only) word: Oook.

Ponder Stibbons – A student wizard. Reader in Invisible Writings. Often the brains of UU.

Victor Tugelbend – Student wizard who, despite being beyond lazy, becomes a star in Holy Wood.

Lord Henry Skipps – Possible hero in the Battle of Pseudopolis. At least, there’s a shadow play named for him.

Detritus – A troll who eventually becomes a leading member of the Watch.

Gaspode the Wonder Dog – An amazing canine who could talk (temporarily) in Holy Wood. Also a friend of Angua.

Mrs Marietta Cosmopolite – Of 3 Quirm Street, Ankh-Morpork. Dress-maker (seamstress) in charge of costumes in Holy Wood.

Gaffer Bird – Head handleman for the moving pictures in Holy Wood.

Sham Harga – Proprietor of Harga’s House of Ribs. Down by the docks.

Cohen the Barbarian – Ghenghiz Cohen. The Disc’s greatest warrior, a legend in his own time. Or as he says, “I’m a lifetime in my own legend.”

Galena – Troll who performed primarily rock work in moving pictures. Changed his name to Rock.

Morraine – Troll who often worked with Galena / Rock. Character actor in Holy Wood who could do ancient monoliths. Worked in the Ankh-Morpork armory. Now on the Watch.

Theda Withel (Ginger) – Victor’s co-star in Holy Wood. (Hopefully that’s her on the cover.)

Riktor the Tinkerer / Counter – Inventor of the resograph.

Mrs Whitlow – Chief servant, Aye believe, at Unseen University. A psychic.

Ksandra – A maid at Unseen University who normally has clothes pegs in her mouth, even while talking.

Nodar Borgle – Owner of the cafeteria in Holy Wood.

Fruntkin – Served “food” at Borgle’s cafeteria.

Thunderfoot – Dwarf actor. Acquaintance of Ginger and Victor.

Breccia – Troll actor. Acquaintance of Ginger and Victor. Cousin of Rock. (Possibly the same as the possible daughter of Kwartz.)

Sniddin – Gnome actor. Acquaintance of Ginger and Victor.

Sergeant Frederick (Fred) Colon – Mainly of the Night Watch. Likes to stay out of trouble – especially other peoples’.

Corporal Cecil Wormsborough St. John “Nobby” Nobbs – Member of the Night Watch. Species: human. Probably.

Bezam Planter – Owner of the Odium theatre.

Crullet – Fisherman from Jowser Cove. Acquaintance of Deccan.

Meggelin – Chanter (and presumably Keeper of the Door) before Tento.

Calliope – Bezam Planter’s daughter. She could play the organ.

Mrs Planter – Wife of Bezam. Along with much of Holy Wood, appreciated Victor’s acting – or, at least, his looks.

Ruby – Troll bartender at The Blue Lias. She also did a stage act there. Courted by Detritus.

Soll – C.M.O.T Dibbler’s nephew. Vice-President in Charge of Making Pictures.

Evil-Minded Son of a Bitch – Camel. Victor worked with him in a moving picture.

Azhural N’choate – Klatchian stock dealer.

M’Bu – Assistant to Azhural N’choate.

Muluccai – Acquaintance of Azhural N’choate who was bound to have a dozen or so elephants.

Tazikel – Acquaintance of Azhural N’choate who usually had 20 or so elephants available.

King Leonid – Of Ephebe. 100 elephants were used to cart the stone for his tomb.

Laddie – Dog actor. Good boy.

Uncle Osric – Relative of Victor’s. A small statue reminded Victor of him.

Achmed the Mad – Necromancer who wrote the Necrotelicomnicon.

Uncle N’gru – Relative of M’Bu. Headed the Blue Section of the elephant herd.

Aunti Googool – Relative of M’Bu. Headed the Yellow Section of the elephant herd.

Second-cousin !Kck! – Relative of M’Bu. Headed the Green Section of the elephant herd.

Banana N’Vectif – Cunningest hunter on the great yellow plains of Klatch. Built a better mousetrap.

Black Shadow of the Desert – Reportedly, per Gaspode, not afraid of the dark.

Howondaland Smith – Balgrog Hunter. Reportedly, per Gaspode, practic’ly eats the dark for his tea.

Uncle Oswald – Relative of Ginger’s. A man in her dream reminded her of him.

Lecturer in Recent Runes – Wizard at UU. Contrived wearing false beards over their beards as a disguise.

Dean of Pentacles – Wizard of UU who thought there was too much sex “these days”.

Greyhald ‘Tudgy’ Spold – Oldest wizard in The Light Fantastic. Head of the Ancient and Truly Original Sages of the Unbroken Circle. One-time Archchancellor of UU.

Pimple – Acquaintance of Windle Poons who, according to the tale, hammered on the door of the Assassins’ Guild.

Scummidge – Acquaintance of Windle Poons who, according to the tale, was a porter.

‘Cucumber’ Framer – Acquaintance of Windle Poons who, according to the tale, got some glue and did something [unknown] with it.

High Priest of Blind Io – Won the right (by a club with nails) to crown the apparent king of Ankh-Morpork.

Lady Sybil Deidre Oglivanna Ramkin – Caretaker of swamp dragons and eventual spouse of Commander Vimes. Richest person in Ankh-Morpork.

Osbert – A huge golden figure in Holy Wood. Reminiscent of Uncle Osric and Uncle Oswald.

Dozy – Dwarf who was reminded sternly by his overseer never to sing the Hihohiho song again.

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Moving Pictures Persons - Chronologic
Chronological listing of the persons (including animals) in Moving Pictures.
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Narrativium Reviews
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