Persons of Discworld

The characters of the Disc are many and of various races. They aren’t the same as the races in our world, but sometimes I wonder if Terry had them in mind when he was writing about his own races.

No. I don’t wonder. He did. I’m sure of it.

The lists of persons that I construct here will include references to any sentient being in the Discworld universe. I have to word it that way because otherwise some important characters would be left out in the cold. A few from our own roundworld sneak in here and there too.

Any such being that Terry attaches a name to will be in a list somewhere. Some are mentioned only in passing, and you never hear from them again. Others pop up much more frequently.

I will (probably) be compiling a master list of characters that shows which book(s) you can find them in. I expect it will be an unwieldy table, but I can think of no other way at the moment to handle this. And I think it will be useful enough to create.

Persons by Book

Each link in this list will take you to a detailed listing of characters in the given book. The books are shown in order of original publication. The characters will be shown either in order of appearance within that book or alphabetically.

If you discover an alphabetical list that isn’t exactly in ABC order, there can be multiple reasons for that. One may be because I made changes to a person after he was first added to a list. Another is that titles like “Mr” and “Corporal” can change from book to book. Also, you may know a character by his nickname, but I might list him by his full name. I’ll fix things as I find necessary, but until then, I apologize. I do really know my alphabet.

The Colour of MagicThe Colour of Magic
The Light FantasticThe Light Fantastic
Equal RitesEqual Rites
Wyrd SistersWyrd Sisters
Guards! Guards!Guards! Guards!
Moving PicturesMoving Pictures
Reaper ManReaper Man
Witches AbroadWitches Abroad
Small GodsSmall Gods
Lords and LadiesLords and Ladies
Men at ArmsMen at Arms
Soul MusicSoul Music
Interesting TimesInteresting Times
Feet of ClayFeet of Clay
The Last ContinentThe Last Continent
Carpe JugulumCarpe Jugulum
The Fifth ElephantThe Fifth Elephant
The TruthThe Truth
Thief of TimeThief of Time
The Last HeroThe Last Hero
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated RodentsThe Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Night WatchNight Watch
The Wee Free MenThe Wee Free Men
Monstrous RegimentMonstrous Regiment
A Hat Full of SkyA Hat Full of Sky
Going PostalGoing Postal
Making MoneyMaking Money
Unseen AcademicalsUnseen Academicals
I Shall Wear MidnightI Shall Wear Midnight
Raising SteamRaising Steam
The Shepherd’s CrownThe Shepherd’s Crown
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Persons of Discworld
The persons - including non-humans - in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series made available in alphabetical and chronological order.
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Narrativium Reviews
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