Partly because this story happens in two time periods, there are a lot of characters to include in this chronological list of persons in Night Watch. You’ll see just as many in this alphabetical list.
Captain Samuel Vimes – Head of the Ankh-Morpork Night Watch. Recovering alcoholic. Eventual spouse of Lady Ramkin and Commander of the Watch.
Jocasta Wiggs – Assassin who, like many before her, failed to hit her target, Sam Vimes.
Alice Band – Strict teacher at the Assassins’ school. Sent Jocasta Wiggs to see to Sam Vimes as an exercise.
Patrician of Ankh – The leader of the city of Ankh-Morpork. You know him cordially as Havelock Vetinari.
Willikins – Butler of Lady Ramkin.
Mrs Content – Possible midwife who tells Sybil Ramkin she and Sam will have a baby.
Lady Sybil Deidre Oglivanna Ramkin – Caretaker of swamp dragons and eventual spouse of Commander Vimes. Richest person in Ankh-Morpork.
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.
Abba Stronginthearm – Dwarf added to the Watch.
Captain / Corporal Carrot Ironfoundersson – Member of the Night Watch. Adopted dwarf. Possibly king of Ankh-Morpork. Later promoted to Captain.
Carcer Dun – Thief, murderer, and worse. Nemesis of Sam Vimes / John Keel in Night Watch.
Delphine Angua von Uberwald – First werewolf and female in the Watch. Very close friend of Carrot.
Sergeant Dai Dickins – Of the Dimwell Street Watch House. Taught All the Little Angels to some of the lads.
Igor (Young) – A pioneer who doesn’t fit in in Uberwald. Goes to Ankh-Morpork to join the Watch.
Detritus – A troll who eventually becomes a leading member of the Watch.
Constable Ping – Discovered that the Scone of Stone was missing from the museum.
Reg Shoe – Undead head of the Fresh Start Club. Also a constable of the Watch.
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.
John Keel – Sergeant of the City Watch during the time of Lord Winder. He (sorta) taught Sam Vimes all he knew about policing.
Mrs Palm – A lady among ladies (of the night). President of the Seamstresses’ Guild. Befriends (not in that way) Corporal Carrot when he first arrives in Ankh-Morpork. Runs the House of Negotiable Affection.
Mrs. Sandra Battye – A real seamstress; that is, a needlewoman.
Corporal Hildebiddle – Woke up just in time and banged on the (inside of) the coffin lid.
Legitimate First – “Leggy” is the caretaker of the the Cemetery of Small Gods.
Hooms Gang – Though they exist to beat up trolls, they have initiated a troll into their ranks. This could be progress.
Calcite – Young (troll) member of the Hooms Gang who likes beating up trolls.
(Rufus) Drumknott – Lord Vetinari’s servant.
Constable Buggy Swires – Gnome in the Airborne Section of the Watch.
Corporal Cheery Littlebottom (Cheri) – Alchemist, female dwarf in the Watch.
Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully the Brown – Prominent leader of Unseen University. Sorta good at what he does – whatever that is.
Ponder Stibbons – A student wizard. Reader in Invisible Writings. Often the brains of UU.
(Head) Librarian – Formerly human, now simian. Favorite (and nearly only) word: Oook.
Dr. John “Mossy” Lawn – Trained in Klatch (where patients were actually expected to get better), he is probably the only doctor (for humans) in Ankh-Morpork who has ever cured anyone.
Agony Aunt Dotsie – Works for the A-M Times. Protects the Seamstresses’ Guild with her purse.
Agony Aunt Sadie – Works for the A-M Times. Protects the Seamstresses’ Guild with her umbrella.
Forsythe – Ramkin family butler in the early days, when Willikins was just The Boy.
Lord Ramkin – Sybil’s father. Vimes remembered him as a bloodthirsty old devil.
Constable Visit-The-Infidel-With-Explanatory-Pamphlets – Call him Visit or Washpot, for short.
Jez – Attacked Sam Vimes but paid for it.
Captain Tilden – Head of the Treacle Mine Road Watch House in the days of Sam Vimes / John Keel.
Cecil “Snouty” Clapman – Jailer at the Treacle Mine Road Watch House.
Lu-Tze – Not really a History Monk but visited Omnia, among other times.
History Monks / Order of Wen – Keepers of History, making sure it exists and follows its correct course, primarily by using Procrastinators.
Brother Soon Shine Sun – History Monk who runs the Shonky Shop in Ankh-Morpork.
Wallace Sonky – Manufactured products – of all sorts, but especially one kind (known as Sonkies) – made of rubber.
Abbot, The – Leader of the Oi Dong History Monks. Reincarnates every several decades. Wanna bikkit. Can think in 16 dimensions.
Sergeant Winsborough Knock – Of the Treacle Mine Road Watch House. Demoted by John Keel.
Captain “Mayonnaise” Quirke – Head of the Day Watch.
Qu – Provides the History Monks with all manner of gadgets. Some of them may be safe to use.
Marco Soto, Master – Discovered Lobsang Ludd in Ankh-Morpork and sent him to the History Monks at the Oi Dong monastery for training.
Brother Kai – According to Qu, he wasn’t holding it (whatever it is) the right way up and now needed to be searched for around, oh, two centuries ago.
Mr Harry King – King of the Golden River. The ultimate reseller.
Sheriff Macklewheat – Commander of the Pseudopolis Watch before Sheriff Pearlie.
Sheriff Pearlie – Commander of the Pseudopolis Watch before Sheriff Macklewheat.
Homicidal Lord Winder – Precedessor of Snapcase. His name says it all.
Cable Street Particulars – Andre is a current member of this secret police organization.
Mr. Garnish – Drops off a lump of ice a few times a week at Mossy Lawn’s office.
Marilyn – Horse who pulls the hurry-up wagon for the Watch.
Ned Coates – Lance-corporal who trained under the real John Keel.
Iffy Scurrick – Mate of the young Sam Vimes. Stationed at the Dolly Sisters’ Watch House.
Mrs. Owlesly – Her son, Elson, was dragged off to the palace for saying his lordship’s a loony.
Elson Owlesly – Dragged off to the palace just for saying his lordship’s a loony.
Lord Snapcase, Psychoneurotic / Mad – In 1401, a colony of bats was executed for persistent curfew violations during his regime.
Constable Waddy – Member of the Night Watch under Vimes / Keel.
Constable Billy Wiglet – One of the first watchmen killed in the Glorious Revolution by Carcer’s men.
Henry “The Hamster” Higgins – Didn’t know how to handle Vimes’ request for a signature before handing over prisoners.
Captain Findthee Swing – Headof…the Unmentionables underLord…Winder.
Mr. Salciferous – Dr. Lawn’s patient who burst.
Sceptum – According to Dr. Lawn, the philosopher founder of the medical profession who always wanted to know if he was going to be paid for this.
Slidey Harris – Dr. Lawn’s patient who had been unlucky at cards.
Big Tony – Card dealer who caused Slidey Harris to be Dr. Lawn’s unlucky patient.
Maisie Nobbs – Formerly of Elm Street. Nobby’s mother.
Sconner Nobbs – Nobby’s father.
Madame / Lady Roberta Meserole – Mysterious lady, possibly from Genua, who is an aunt of Havelock Vetinari.
Corporal Snubbs – Of the Cable Street Watch House. Paid young Nobby a half-penny to watch Vimes / Keel.
Dr. Follett – Head of the Assassins’ Guild during the time of Lord Winder.
“Ludo” Ludorum – Head of Viper House (Assassins’ Guild) at the time of Lord Winder.
Lord Downey – Originally deputy to Dr Cruces. Eventually succeeded him as head of the Assassins’ Guild.
Robertson – Student of the Assassins’ School. Possible friend of Downey.
Miss Emelia Jane – Hand-colored a book entitled Some Observations on the Art of Invisibility that had been authored by her brother, Lord Winstanleigh Greville-Pipe.
Lord Winstanleigh Greville-Pipe – Author of the now-rare book Some Observations on the Art of Invisibility.
Scutts – Watchman and sometime partner with Wiglet.
Lord Charles Venturi – Of Lord Venturi’s Medium Dragoons in Lord Winder’s day.
Lord Venturi’s Medium Dragoons – Army division of which Captain Tilden had once been a member.
Mrs Colon – Wife of Sgt. Colon of the Night Watch. Works days.
Joss Gappy – Apprentice shoemaker from New Cobblers who doesn’t know how to properly break a glass bottle.
Mrs. Arbiter – Makes good ginger beer.
Gerald “Ferret” Leastways – Cable Street Particular. Victim of the Ginger Beer Trick.
Todzy – Cable Street Particular. “In” on the Ginger Beer Trick played on Ferret.
Muffer – Cable Street Particular. “In” on the Ginger Beer Trick played on Ferret.
Gussie Two Grins – Dirtiest fighter Sam Vimes ever met.
Mrs. Goodbody – Known as a supplier of blunt instruments to whomever could make used of them.
Spatchcock, Culweather, Moist, Curry, Evans, and Pounce – Six of the several men who agreed to join John Keel in the revolution against Lord Winder. (There were others more notable.)
Herbert “Leggy” Gaskin – Poor old Gaskin, former member of the Night Watch, mayherestinpeace. Replaced by Corporal Carrot.
Horace Nancyball – Watchman killed on the barricade in the Glorious Revolution.
Lord Rust – Aristocrat not interested in Edward d’Eath’s plot.
Mr. Maroon – Duty porter of the Assassins’ Guild.
Mrs. Maroon – Mr. Maroon’s wife.
Hon. John Bleedwell – Trainee assassin who failed to spot the second guard on the roof.
Sidney Rutherford – Somewhat willing to join the Glorious Revolution. Just ask his wife.
Mrs. Rutherford – Sidney’s wife.
Hepplewhite – Trooper who noted that the “rebels” were singing “rebel songs” – like the national anthem.
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.
Trebilcock – Findthee Swing’s clerk, until he turned King’s Evidence.
Harry Supple – Tried hard to understand Reg Shoe’s People’s Declaration in regards to his shop in New Cobblers.
Garbut Supple – Worked with his father Harry.
Major Clive Mountjoy-Standfast – Cavalry officer of Lord Venturi’s Medium Dragoons who sadly understands what’s going on at the time of the Glorious Revolution.
Captain Tom Wrangle – Officer of Lord Selachii’s Light Infantry who understands things even better than Major Mountjoy-Standfast.
Lord Albert Selachii – Of Selachii’s Light Infantry. Presumably father of Robert.
Lord Selachii’s Light Infantry – Army division during the time of Lord Winder.
Captain Burns – Much like Mountjoy-Standfast and Wrangle, he gets it.
Trooper Gabitass – Made the most complete report about the barricade to Major Mountjoy-Standfast.
Sergeant Franklin – Of Lord Selachii’s Light Infantry. Meets his match in his granny who is atop a rebel barricade.
Mr. Carter – According to Lady Meserole, he is very interested in copper. (Not known to be related to the Carter’s of Lancre.)
Mr. Jones – According to Lady Meserole, he is very interested in rubber.
Blind Io – Chief of the gods who live at Dunmanifestin. He appears to be blind but has many eyes outside his body.
Spymould – Food taster for Lord Winder. Immune – through exposure – to most toxins.
Sub-lieutenant Harrap – He gets all the crummy assignments, like telling Lord Winder of the failure to defeat the rebels.
Mr Slant – Of Morecombe, Slant & Honeyplace…lawyers. Head of the Lawyers’ Guild.
Mrs. Soupson – Customer in Ethel’s fabric shop.
Ethel – Owner of a fabric shop “invaded” by Sam Vimes and company.
Scratch ‘n’ Sniff – Under-boot boy at the Palace and Nobby’s mate who told him Carcer had been made Captain of the Palace Guard and was now out to get Keel / Vimes.
Bursar, The – At UU, but not a wizard. Needs his dried frog pills. Aka Mr. Dinwiddie.