List of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen characters

A collection of the characters from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N P R S T U V W Y Z

Contents

Overview

Character's name

  • Original source/author
  • Appearances or mention in the League universe
  • Brief biography/overview
  • Notes

The appearances key is:

An italicized appearance is either a graphic novel or film appearance where the character is only mentioned in dialogue or otherwise referenced but not shown or a text story appearance where the character is mentioned either briefly or indirectly.

A

Alice

King Arturus

  • Arthurian Legend
  • BD
  • The King of England who had Sir Roland (Orlando) serve under him in the Knights of the Round Table. His sword excalibur is taken by Sir Roland in the fall of Camelot.

Count Allamistakeo

  • Some Words with a Mummy, Edgar Allan Poe
  • V1C
  • An immortal mummy and proposed member of a mid-19th century League.
  • He is shown sleeping on the cover of V1, and his name and portrait displayed.

Ariel

Artful Dodger

  • Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
  • V1I6 (p. 3)
  • Dodger leads his gang of children into London's sewers for protection against the air war between Professor Moriarty and Fu Manchu.

B

Babar the Elephant

  • Histoire de Babar (The Story of Babar), Jean de Brunhoff
  • NTA
  • King of the Elephants. Not mentioned by name, Babar and his elephants escort Mina Murray and Allan Quartermain through the African jungle in The New Traveller's Almanac. Mina considers them very polite, but Allan denies that their leader is really wearing a crown.

Pvt. Baldrick

  • Blackadder Goes Forth
  • BD
  • The stupid soldier serving under Capt. Blackadder in World War I. Not mentioned by name, visual cameo in Orlando's Trump Biography.

Judah Ben-Hur

  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, Lew Wallace
  • BD
  • Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem . Not mentioned by name, his name is written in a bust in the house of Billy Bunter.

Beowulf

  • Beowulf
  • BD
  • A hero who aides King Hrothgar in killing the demon Grendel.

Capt. Blackadder

Lord Blackadder

Lady Marguerite Blakeney (née St. Just)

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emma Orczy
  • V1I2 (p. 23, pnl.2), V1C, NTA, BD
  • French-born wife of Sir Percy Blakeney, a member of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel as well as Gulliver's Fellowship (the 18th century League).
  • In V1 Lady Marguerite is shown in the Montegu House portrait of Gulliver's Fellowship (the 18th century League), and her name appears in the caption.

Sir Percival Blakeney

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emma Orczy
  • V1I2 (p. 23, pnl.2), V1C, NTA, BD, F
  • The masked do-gooder, the Scarlet Pimpernel. Saves members of the French aristocracy from the guillotine during the French Revolution. Member of the 18th century League under Lemuel Gulliver.
  • In V1 Sir Percy is shown in the Montegu House portrait of Gulliver's Fellowship (the 18th century League), and his name appears in the caption. In the film he only appears in a painting on the wall.

Horatio Blimp

  • The works of David Low
  • V2I2, V2I3 BDS
  • An overconfident major in the British army who leads the initial strike against the Martians. He is seen again in "What Ho, Gods of the Abyss!"

Peter Blood

Sir Basildon Bond

  • Character developed by Russ Abbot as a parody of James Bond.
  • BD
  • Associate of Sir Jack Wilton.

Campion Bond

  • Original character
  • V1I1, V1I2, V1I4, V1I5, V2I2, V2I3, V2I6, NTA, BD, V3I1, N
  • Agent of MI5 and handler of the first Murray Group (the late 19th century League).
  • Grandfather of James Bond.

Jimmy Bond

  • Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • BD, V3I2
  • Successor and grandson of Campion. He is portrayed as an incompetent bungler, a cowardly liar, and a sadistic rapist. He betrays his country and worked for the American government as a double agent.

Dr. Peter Bradey

  • The Invisible Man (1958 TV series)
  • BD
  • Counterpart to Hawley Griffin in the 1946-1947 league that was led by Joan Warralson. Achieved invisibility by duplicating Griffin's experiments from discovered notebooks. Noted as being a "distinctly second rate" Invisible Man, largely due to his compulsive chain smoking and coughing fits which gave him away on several occasions.

Broad Arrow Jack

  • Broad Arrow Jack, E. Harcourt Burrage
  • V1I4, V2I3-6, V2S, NTA, V3I1, MIM
  • Officer on the Nautilus.
  • Alluded to as having married Janni Nemo sometime after her taking over the Nautilus, and having died sometime prior to 1969.

Natty Bumppo

  • The Deerslayer, James Fenimore Cooper
  • V1I2 (p. 23, pnl.2), V1C, NTA, BD, F
  • American colonial raised by Native Americans. Member of the 18th century League under Lemuel Gulliver.
  • In V1 Natty is shown in the Montegu House portrait of Gulliver's Fellowship (the 18th century League), and his name appears in the caption. His portrait is also seen briefly in the film.

William George "Billy" Bunter

  • The Magnet, Frank Richards
  • BD
  • The former student and current caretaker of Greyfriars School. He reveals that his sister Bessie Bunter had been married to the late General Sir Harold "Big Brother" Wharton and that he was a schoolmate of both Wharton and Robert Kim Cherry.
  • The picture Bunter is holding in his hand (BD p. 94, pnl.3) before he calls "Harry Lime", aka "Mother", aka Bob Cherry is not that of his late sister Bessie, who was an unpleasant nagging bully on top of being a female copy of her brother Billy, but that of his doting and adoring late mother.

C

Caliban

Dr. Caligari

Thomas Carnacki

  • The Gateway of the Monster, William Hope Hodgson
  • BD, V3I1
  • Ghost finder and paranormal detective. Member of second Murray Group (the early 20th century League). In 1910 he received threatening premonitions of a black cabal led by Oliver Haddo who plans on bringing the end of the world. However, Carnacki and his team discover that after confronting Haddo's cabal they found that the threat hasn't happen yet, and only inadvertently gives the magicians a crucial piece of information that they need to create the Moonchild.

Katy Carr

Jack Carter

  • Jack's Return Home, Ted Lewis
  • V3I2
  • Hired by Vince Dakin to investigate the murder of Basil Thomas. He later kills Kosmo Gallion the vessel of Oliver Haddo.

John Carter

Randolph Carter

  • The Statement of Randolph Carter, H.P. Lovecraft
  • ASV, NTA
  • A Miskatonic University occultist and grand-nephew of John. Randolph met his grand-uncle and Allan Quatermain after he was lost during his dream quest and were equally brought together because of the Time Traveler who needs their help in preventing the Great Old Ones (entities which Randolph was very familiar with) from invading creation. Randolph later returns to his dream quest after seeing his vision of his future. He is later reunited with Quatermain, who was accompanied by Mina Murray while investigating Arkham's peculiars. The two vaguely remember each other, but couldn't recall their adventures in Allan and the Sundered Veil.

Roman Castevet

  • Rosemary's Baby, Ira Levin
  • VIII/1969
  • Mentioned in name as the son of Adrian Marcato an alias of Oliver Haddo. Castevet attempted to use Rosemary Woodhouse to give birth to an antichrist but the child died days after it's birth.

Selwyn Cavor

  • The First Men in the Moon, H.G. Wells
  • V1I2BC, V1I2 (p. 22-23), BD, MIM
  • A scientist who developed the Cavorite substance used for the prospective British turn-of-the-century mission to, and annexation of, the Moon in 1901. There is a memorial to him constructed in St. James Park after his death in 1901.

Professor George Edward Challenger

  • The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • NTA, V3I1
  • Explorer and scientist, consultant to the second Murray Group.
  • Only briefly mentioned in dialogue, never shown in the series thus far.

Olive Chancellor

Robert Kim Cherry (aka "Harry Lime")

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Christian

  • The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan
  • NTA, BD
  • An etheric traveler and member of Prospero's Men (the 17th century League).
  • He wandered into 1670s London after becoming wayward on his journey during his visit in Vanity Fair and was unable to return to his homeland. He was then committed to a madhouse before being rescued by Prospero. Christian later successfully returns to his world by traveling into the Blazing World.

Santa Claus

  • NTA
  • A Mystic Shaman of the North Pole who wears the inside out skin of a reindeer and on the Winter Solstice must send his spirit across the world guided by reindeers and dispense gifts.

Rosa Coote

Mrs. Cornelius (aka "Mrs. C")

  • First appeared in The Condition of Muzak by Michael Moorcock.
  • BD
  • Mina Murray and Allan Quartermain Jr.'s foul-mouthed landlady when they were staying in Brookgate.

Jeremiah "Jerry" Cornelius

  • The Final Programme, Michael Moorcock.
  • BD, V3I2
  • Seen with his sister/lover Catherine Cornelius and his brother/rival Frank Cornelius as young children in The Black Dossier and as a young man in Volume III: Century. In The Black Dossier, he and Catherine are trying to dispose of Frank's rapidly revivifying corpse.

Anna Coupeau

The Crimson Avenger

D

Vince Dakin

Dan Dare

Dejah Thoris

  • A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • ASV, V2I1, V2S
  • A princess of Mars and John Carter's lover. Possibly captured or killed by the mollusk invaders, or V2 takes place in the year long interval she was held captive in the Temple of the Sun following the events of The Gods of Mars.
  • Dejah Thoris is only mentioned in ASV as "almost naked ruby-clad princess." In V2I1 she is only once referred to and then only as "the princess." While she may be depicted in the supplementary material to V2, it may also be Kane's Princess Shizala, Gulliver's Princess Heru.

Dick Donovan

  • The Man-Hunter: Stories from the Note-Book of a Detective, J.E. Preston Muddock
  • V1I2
  • Detective and MI5 agent who handles the recruitment of Hyde and Griffin.

Doctor John Dolittle

  • The Story of Doctor Dolittle and its sequels, Hugh Lofting
  • NTA
  • English doctor who can speak the languages of animals. He is never mentioned by name, but the postal service he founded in the African nation of Fantippo is mentioned in The New Traveller's Almanac. Mina Murray also states a disgust of a Spanish island's 'sport' of bull-fighting in the section devoted to Europe and wishes for some 'animal lover' to put an end to this, implying the story is set before The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, where Dolittle does just that. There is mention that he stopped warring tribes on Spider-Monkey island.

Count Dracula

  • Dracula, Bram Stoker
  • V3/2
  • The Vampire Lord appears to Mina in a drug related hallucination from seeing a bat that drives her to insanity.

Hugo Drummond

  • Bulldog Drummond, H.C. McNeile
  • BD
  • A racist, jingoistic government agent who hunts down Murray and Quatermain, and was a friend of John Night. After learning from Murray, Drummond learns that Jimmy Bond have been betraying his country and was responsible for John Night's death. Drummond was killed by Bond.

C. Auguste Dupin

E

Thomas Edison

  • Real individual
  • V1I1
  • Inventor of some of the steampunk technology of the League universe. Though the name "Thomas Edison" is never mentioned or shown in the world of League, a circuit-breaker on the final page of V1I1 bears the logo "Edison Teslaton".

F

Fantômas

Samuel Ferguson

  • Five Weeks in a Balloon, Jules Verne
  • V1I5 (p. 22, pnl.5)
  • An acquaintance of Captain Nemo, who gave him his balloon, the Victoria. Samuel's name appears on a tag attached to the balloon, marking it as the property of his famed expedition. He is not shown or expressly mentioned in the series thus far.

Phileas Fogg

  • Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne
  • V1C, F
  • Gentleman explorer and proposed member of a mid-19th century League.
  • Briefly mentioned by Quatermain in the film, noting his rapid journey from Africa to Britain is nothing compared to Fogg's world tour.

President Max Foster

  • Wild in the Streets
  • V3|2
  • Mentioned in name, his hippy fascist policies as President of the United States lead to internment camps of those older than 30 and forcing them to drink LSD.

Frankenstein's monster

  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  • NTA, BD, III
  • Prince of Toyland. Some comments from Mina Murray suggest that his creator (Doctor Frankenstein) may have been inspired by Coppelius, who built Olympia. He rescues Golliwog and gives him the two Dutch Dolls.

Fu Manchu

  • The Insidious Dr Fu Manchu, Sax Rohmer
  • V1I3, V1I4, V1I6, V2S, BD
  • Leader of the Chinese organized crime in Limehouse, and personal and professional rival of Moriarty.
  • In 1948, Limehouse having been purged by the INGSOC Party, he relocates to New York City. He is also a relative of Dr. Sachs and (according to the C.I.A.) Dr. No. He is never referred to by name as the character Fu Manchu is not public domain in Europe.

G

Kosmo Gallion

  • The Avengers episode Warlock
  • V3I2
  • Member of Oliver Haddo's cult who becomes the host of Haddo's spirit in 1948 following a body swap. Killed by Jack Carter in 1969 during a failed attempt to transfer Haddo's spirit to the body of Terner.

Galley-Wag

  • The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwog, Florence Kate Upton
  • BD, MIM
  • Rescues Mina and Allan at the end of Black Dossier and takes them to The Blazing World. Is described as being made of dark matter. In Minions of the Moon, he, his dolls, and Mina are sent on a mission to the Moon by Prospero. The Galley-Wag is captain of the Rose of Nowhere, a balloon-type craft that uses pataphysical rose-propulsion which allows it to cross dimensions and the void of space.

Auric Goldfinger

  • NTA
  • Goldfinger, Ian Flemming
  • Commissions a gold expedition.

Dorian Gray

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  • V1C, V1S, V2I3, F, N
  • His portrait hangs in the Secret Annex; possible member of a mid-19th century League and member of the movie League.
  • Dorian Gray is unaging and immune to any damage his body takes. His body shows no sign of aging, disease, decay, or damage; it is instead depicted upon the image of his portrait. However, if his portrait is ever destroyed all of the wounds the image displays will be visited upon Gray in full, effectively killing him in a very gruesome manner.

Grendel

  • Beowulf
  • BD
  • The scourge of Hierot, who is slain by Beowulf.

Jimmy Grey

  • The Iron Fish
  • V2I4, BD
  • Saved by Captain Nemo after the death of his parents by a Martian tripod. Later in life, as Professor James Grey and creator of the Iron Fish series of submersibles, he is a member of the Warralson Team, a surrogate League in the 1940s. A newspaper clipping on p. 14, pnl.1, of The Black Dossier suggests he was lost at sea in 1949.

Hawley Griffin

  • The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells
  • V1I2-V2I5, NTA, BD, V3I1
  • Member of the Victorian League (the first Murray Group), perverted sociopath, and traitor to mankind.
  • Moore derived the character's last name from the book The Invisible Man, in which he is referred to only as "Griffin", a student and scientist. Moore has said that he derived Griffin's first name from that of Dr. Hawley Crippen, the infamous Edwardian murderer.
  • Griffin only appears in paintings in BD and V3I1. In BD M references him to Jimmy once (BD p. 78, pnl.3).

Lemuel Gulliver

  • Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift
  • V2I2 (p. 23, pnl.2), V1C, NTA, BD, F
  • The leader of the 18th century League.
  • In V1 Gulliver is shown in the Montegu House portrait of Gulliver's Fellowship (the 18th century League), and his name appears in the caption. In the film he only appears in a painting on the wall.

H

H-9 (Rupert Bear)

  • Daily Express, Mary Tourtel
  • V2I4-6, V2S
  • One of the creations of Dr. Moreau, he had been stalking Mina Murray and Allan Quartermain when they were searching Moreau during the Martian invasion. H-9 later fully confronted the two when they were copulating in the woods, and brought them to Moreau. The doctor later reveals that H-9 bears a strong sexual instinct and has to pay a local gypsy to "placate" the aggressive anthropomorphic bear.

H-11 (Algy Pug)

H-14 (Tiger Tim)

Oliver Haddo

  • The Magician, by W. Somerset Maugham
  • BD, V3I1, V3I2
  • Haddo was first mentioned in The Black Dossier, as the author of On The Descent of Gods. He makes his full appearance in the first issue of Century, and serves as an antagonist in bringing forth a Moonchild destined to bring forth the end of the world.

Gary Haliday

  • Garry Halliday
  • BD
  • A commercial pilot who helps to inform Alan Quartermain and Mina Murray at Birmingham Spaceport about the various space rockets.
  • Gary Haliday's name is a slight alteration of Garry Halliday of the eponymous TV show.

Richard "Dick" Hannay

  • The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan
  • BD
  • Hannay once mentioned to Mina Murray that the "real 39 steps" led to the "greatest secret in British Intelligence." Following this clue led her to Greyfriars School in Kent and the real identity of "Harry Lime".

Septimus Harding

Jack Harkaway

  • Jack Harkaway's Schooldays, Bracebridge Hemyng
  • V1C
  • Schoolboy adventurer and proposed member of a mid-19th century League.

Jonathan Harker

  • Dracula, Bram Stoker
  • V1I1, V1I5, V2I5, F
  • Divorced husband of Mina Murray.
  • Never shown, only mentioned in dialogue.

Fanny Hill

Mycroft Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

  • A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • V1I2, V1I5, V1I6, V2I3, NTA, BD
  • Younger brother of Mycroft, former Consulting Detective and retired bee-keeper. He was only shown once in the series throwing Professor Moriarty into Reichenbach Falls, believing that Moriarty did not survive the fall he climbed to safety.

Captain Hook

Horatio Hornblower

  • Horatio Hornblower novels/stories, C. S. Forester
  • V2I3, 1910, 1969
  • Fictional Royal Navy officer - Midshipman through retired Admiral - from C. S. Forester's series set in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars and after (last story set during the rise of Napoleon III). While he does not appear as a character per se in any of the League stories, his column appears (and is referred to as a meeting locale) in the place and form of our world's Nelson's Column in League's Piccadily Circus

Edward Hyde

  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • V1I1-V1I6, ASV, V2I2-V2I6, NTA, BD, V3I1, F, N
  • The larger, evil half of Henry Jekyll and member of the Victorian League. During the Martian invasion he developed a strong respect for Mina Murray and sacrificed himself to stop Martian tripods from crossing London Bridge. His self-sacrifice was honored in having Serpentine Park named into Hyde Park, and a statue of Hyde is seen in the park in The Black Dossier.

Adenoid Hynkel

  • The Great Dictator
  • BD
  • The dictator of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, "Herr Hynkel" led the country during World War II much as Adolf Hitler did in the real world. He does not appear in person but is mentioned in WWII-related scenes.

I

The Iron Warrior

  • Thrill Comics and New Funnies
  • BD
  • A 1930s prototype military automaton. Member of the failed 1940s Warralson league, where it served as a "faintly desperate attempt" to counterpart Edward Hyde's ferocious power. By this time it was fairly dilapidated, so it exploded during the battle with pirate-slaver James Soames and Italian master-criminal Count Zero, thus ending the battle and disbanding the league.

Ishmael

Ithaqqa

J

Jeeves

Henry Jekyll

Pirate Jenny

Gullivar Jones

K

Michael Kane

  • Kane of Old Mars, by Michael Moorcock
  • V2I1
  • A human man transported back in time to Mars, where he establishes a ruling dynasty. Kane was mentioned in dialogue between Gullivar Jones and John Carter, which Carter believes that he is not native to Earth and that his Earth name was a "coincidence".

Mister Kiss

  • Mother London, by Michael Moorcock
  • BD
  • Professional mind-reader and stage performer. Lodger at Mrs. Cornelius's boarding house.

Kutulu

  • The Call of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft
  • BD
  • Cthulhu, the dread god of R'lyeh
  • Mentioned by Oliver Haddo in "On the Descent of the Gods" as "Kutulu" and by the Rt. Hon. Bertram Wilberforce Wooster in "What Ho, Gods of the Abyss!", misheard as "Cool Lulu".

L

Lavell

Ho Ling

  • The Case of Ho Ling, Thomas Burke
  • V1I3
  • Ho Ling is seen being tortured when we first see Dr. Fu-Manchu in Volume 1, Book 3, in Shen-Yan's "Barber Shop".

Jet-Ace Logan

  • Comet, later Tiger
  • BD
  • Newly appointed as head of Britain's resumed space programme, along with Dan Dare and Captain Morgan. Seen on the front page of a newspaper in the Malibu pub.

Long John Silver

Arsène Lupin

M

Doctor Mabuse

  • Dr Mabuse, der Spieler, Norbert Jacques
  • BD
  • Member of Die Zwielichtenhelden.

Mac the Knife

Marisa

  • Original character
  • ASV
  • An African maidservant and witch in the service of Lady Ragnall.

Captain Marvel

  • Captain Marvel, Fawcett Comics
  • BD
  • The Superhero identity of Billy Batson, who came into contact with Mina and Allan in the 30s. Visual cameos only.

Mars Man

  • Marsman Comics, circa 1948
  • MIM
  • Member of the 1964 league, the Seven Stars. He was a Martian explorer who came to Earth to study it's "social life and civilization", but soon started fighting crime.

Moonchild

Colonel Sebastian Moran

Alphonse Moreau

Dean Moriarty

Professor James Moriarty

  • The Adventure of the Final Problem, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • V1I4-V1I6, MIM, F, N
  • Head of MI5 and the "Napoleon of Crime". After his aerial battle against Doctor Fu Manchu, Moriarty was presumed dead when he was floated away into space by Cavorite. Mina Murray discovered his body sixty years later, still holding the Cavorite inside a block of ice floating through space.

Mors

Wilhelmina Murray (formerly Harker)

  • Dracula, Bram Stoker
  • V1I1-6, V2I1-6, ASV, NTA, BD, V3I1-3, MIM, T, F, N
  • Leader of the Victorian-era League and the League of the 20th century, the eponymous Murray Groups.

N

Captain Nemo

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
  • V1I1-6, V2I1-6, NTA, V3I1, BD, F, N
  • Commander of the submarine Nautilus and member of Murray's first League. He left the League during the climax of the Martian invasion when the British government heartlessly used biological weapons against the Martians, which also doomed some people who were near the aliens. Nemo passed away on April 12, 1910, and was succeeded by his daughter, Janni (Jenny Diver). Furthermore, on request of his death, Nemo's skull was nailed to the forecastle of the Nautilus, which the vessel was painted black.

Emma Night

  • Emma Peel of The Avengers
  • BD
  • Government agent and daughter of British industrialist Sir John Night. She adopts her husband's last name when she later marries test pilot Peter Peele. It is also implied that Emma grows up to be the female M of the modern James Bond movies after her time in the Avengers serving under Mother (AKA Robert Kim Cherry, AKA Harry Lime).

John Night

  • Johnny Bull from the Greyfriars School series (The Magnet, 1908–1940) by Charles Hamilton
  • Sir John Knight, father of Emma Peel of The Avengers
  • BD
  • Not seen on-panel, industrialist who designed many fantastic gadgets, friend of Hugo Drummond. By the 1950s, Night received contract rights for his industry in supplying a United Nations intelligence department which brought enmity from the United States government who competed for the rights. Night was killed by Jimmy Bond who works as a double agent for the United States, and his death was covered up as a result from a heart attack.
  • It is implied that John Night is the grown up version of Johnny Bull, a member of the Famous Five in the Greyfriars magazine serial and (later) novel series. This would imply that John Bull was a nickname because of his tremendous strength for a child his age. He was best friends with Harry Wharton and Bob Cherry, also members of the Famous Five. Of the Famous Five, he was the least capable of tolerating Billy Bunter.

Julius No

  • Dr. No, Ian Fleming
  • BD
  • At the beginning of Black Dossier, Jimmy Bond had just successfully defeated a "yellow peril" enemy located in Jamaica. It is later found that Dr. No was a fabrication by the CIA. His name was a pun, as there was "no doctor."

Andrew Norton

  • Slow Chocolate Autopsy, by Iain Sinclair
  • BD, V3I1, V3I2
  • Known as the "Prisoner of London", Andrew Norton travels through time but is stuck within the physical confines of London.

Nyarlathotep

  • The Haunter of the Dark, H.P. Lovecraft
  • BD
  • Near the end of Black Dossier, Nyarlathotep makes a cameo appearance as a "emissary" from Yuggoth negotiating with Prospero a truce between the Blazing World and the Lloigor.

Le Nyctalope

  • L'Homme Qui Peut Vivre dans l'Eau, Jean de la Hire
  • NTA, BD
  • Superhero and member of Les Hommes Mystérieux.

O

Gerald O'Brien

Kimball "Kim" O'Hara

  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • BD
  • Mentioned briefly as a spy who worked in colonial India and is the reason for the middle name of Robert Cherry.

Olympia

  • The Sandman, E.T.A. Hoffman
  • NTA, BD
  • Queen of Toyland.

Orlando

Captain Robert Owemuch

  • The Floating Island, Richard Head
  • NTA
  • Explorer, perpetual traveler and member of the 1680s League, Prospero's Men. Captain of the Pay-Naught, the Excuse and the Least-in-Sight.

P

Sancho Panza

Plantagenet Palliser (Elder)

Plantagenet Palliser (Younger)

Sal Paradyse

Peter Rabbit

Pinocchio

Mary Poppins

  • Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers
  • BD
  • A Metapatagonian from the Blazing World.

Teddy Prendrick

  • The Island of Doctor Moreau, H.G. Wells
  • V2I4
  • Former companion of Moreau who was driven mad by witnessing his experiments. He lives his life as a hermit and an astrologer as said in the novel, and was secretly observed by Moreau's hybrids lest he ever try to tell the public about Moreau and his experiments.

Prospero

Captain Horatio Pugwash

  • The Eagle, John Ryan
  • NTA
  • Member of the Pirates' Conference.

Captain Pysse-Gummes

Q

Allan Quatermain

  • King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard
  • V1I1-V2I6, ASV, NTA, F, N
  • The Great White Hunter and last remaining member of the Victorian League following the Martian invasion.

Allan Quatermain, Jr.

  • Original character
  • NTA, BD, V3I1, MIM
  • Identity used by the real Quatermain to hide a mystical rejuvenation after he has exposed himself to the Fire of Life.

Quong Lee

  • The Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse, Thomas Burke
  • V1I3, V3I1
  • A purveyor of fine teas.
  • Also mentioned indirectly in V3I1 (p. 13, pnl.7).

Don Quixote

  • Don Quixote de la Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes
  • NTA, BD
  • Spaniard aristocrat turned knight-errant, member of the 16th century League, Prospero's Men.

R

A. J. Raffles

  • The Amateur Cracksman, Ernest William Hornung
  • NTA, BD, V3I1
  • Gentleman thief and member of Murray's second League. Raffles' reason for joining the League was due to being blackmailed when his burglary career was uncovered. He later fought in World War One, and died during the Second Battle of Ypres.

Lady Ragnall

  • The Ivory Child, H. Rider Haggard
  • ASV
  • A friend of Allan Quatermain who similarly faked her death; she dies of fright after Quartermain is possessed by Ithaqaa.

Becky Randall

Jean Robur

  • Robur the Conqueror, Jules Verne
  • V1C, V1I2, V1I4, V1I6BC, NTA, V2S, BD
  • A dangerous and megalomaniacal air pirate, and member of Les Hommes Mystérieux. Captain of the airship Albatross. He supposedly dies during World War One when his airship was shot down at the Battle of the Somme.

Dr. Rotwang

S

Doctor Sachs

  • Doctor Sax, Jack Kerouac
  • BD
  • He is opposed by Sal Paradyse and Dean Moriarty, two other character of Kerouac's. He kidnaps Dean Moriarty, grandson of Professor James Moriarty, in order to perpetuate the family feud between the Moriarties and his own family, that of his relative Fu Manchu. Dr. Sachs is also in league with the Nova Mob, which in the world of League are conflated to being Lovecraftian monstrosities from the dream realm of Yuggoth.
  • Doctor Sax wears a black cape and slouch hat and uses a chilling laugh to instill fear in his enemies, much like The Shadow. He is a talented alchemist who suffers from Visagus Nightsoil, a rare skin disease that turns his skin mossy green at night.

Arne Saknussemm

William Samson, Sr.

  • Original character
  • V2I3, V2I5, V2I6
  • Father of William Samson Jr, coach driver for the first Murray group, and veteran of the conflict against the Mad Mahdi.

William Samson, Jr., The Wolf of Kabul

  • The Wizard and The Hotspur
  • BD
  • Former adventurer of colonial India and a member of the failed 1940's League. Son of William Samson Sr.

Sapathwa

  • The Blue Dwarf
  • V1C
  • A disguised noble criminal and proposed member of a mid-19th century League.

Tom Sawyer

Scheharezade

Sindbad

  • Sinbad the Sailor, Anonymous
  • NTA, BD
  • Ancient explorer and lover of Orlando.

George Smiley

Rodney Skinner

Physically, he is completely invisible; he renders himself visible when necessary by the application of white greasepaint to his face and (shaven) head, and usually wears a long leather trenchcoat, a trilby, and dark pince-nez. He speaks with a Cockney lilt to his voice. Skinner is the alter ego of Hawley Griffin. While most characters in the film (and the comic series) are the direct equivalent of their turn-of-the-century literary characters, Skinner was specially created, due to copyright issues regarding H.G. Wells' original novel. In his "League" incarnation, Skinner is a thief who stole the invisibility formula from (we are led to assume) the original novel's anti-hero. Inspiration

Skinner was the maiden name of Hawley Crippen's mother. Also, the name "Rodney Skinner" could be a pun played on the fact that his "skin" is invisible. While Dr. Hawley Griffin from the comic is a sociopath and a serial rapist, Rodney Skinner is merely mischievous, though it takes a long time for his teammates to trust him. No one can determine exactly what his ulterior motives are, and he is almost universally suspected of being a traitor. Later, when the real traitor is revealed, Skinner proves himself no less a hero than the rest of the League. He places himself in profound danger by providing directions for the rest of the League to the villains' headquarters. Once the League reconvenes, he takes on one of the most difficult aspects of their plan, moving throughout the headquarters to plant the bombs that will destroy their enemy's armory. He also nearly dies while saving Tom Sawyer from a horrible death, receiving some horrific injuries as a result. Allan Quatermain offers the master thief some rather backwards praise by scolding him: "All this time, pretending you're not a hero!" Skinner responded by admitting he had his own reasons as well, such as the fact that if Moriarty managed to create more invisible men he "could lose the franchise".

Captain Slaughterboard

  • Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor, Mervyn Peake
  • NTA
  • Member of the Pirates' Conference.

Spring Heeled Jack

  • From English folklore c. 1837
  • V2S
  • A devil-like figure with an ability to jump great distances.

Stardust the Space Wizard

  • Stardust the Super Wizard, Fletcher Hanks
  • MIM
  • Depicted as a monstrously cruel fascist who attempted to gain access into a secret college of science-gods.
  • Defeated by Captain Universe who locked him in ice-nine and took control of his base.

Amber St. Clair

Stent

Sun Wukong/The Monkey King

  • Journey to the West, Wu Cheng'en
  • NTA
  • Simian demigod/demon of Chinese legend, also known as the "Great Sage Equal to Heaven", found stuffed in a Chinese museum by Orlando. Orlando doesn't believe the preserved body is as old as the museum claims due to its clothes being relatively recent.

The Reverend Dr. Christopher Syn, aka Captain Clegg

  • Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh, Russell Thorndike
  • V1I2 (p. 23, pnl.2), V1C, NTA, F
  • A pirate, smuggler and clergyman. He is a member of Gulliver's Fellowship (the 18th century League). He is also a member of the Pirate's Conference. Captain of the pirate ship Imogene.
  • In V1 Dr. Syn is shown in the Montegu House portrait of Gulliver's Fellowship (the 18th century League), and his name appears in the caption. In the film he only appears in a painting on the wall.

T

Tarzan

Suki Tawdry

  • The Beggar's Opera, John Gay
  • V3I1
  • Prostitute and resident of the Cuttlefish Hotel. Appeared to be almost supernaturally aware of the eventual arrival of the Nautilus and Janni Diver's massacre of the Hotel patrons.

Terner

  • Performance, Mick Jagger, Donald Cammell
  • V3I2
  • A rockstar who is being poised to become the next Daemon of Haddo.

Nikola Tesla

  • Real individual
  • V1I1
  • Inventor of some of the steampunk technology of the League universe. A circuit-breaker on the final page of V1I1 bears the logo "Edison Teslaton".

The Time Traveller

  • The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
  • ASV, V2S
  • A traveller through space and time who helped defeat the forces of the Great Old Ones.

Tiresias

  • Greek mythology
  • BD
  • Father of Orlando and Manto. He was greatly dismayed to discover from Orlando that she inherited his gender-changing ability. Tiresias sold Orlando to pirate slavers and died escorting Manto to become the Oracle at Delphi.

Mr. Toad

  • The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
  • V2I5, V3I1
  • One of Moreau's creations. Later, in 1910, shown preserved in a jar of formaldehyde as a specimen in the Secret Annexe of the British Museum.

U

Captain Universe

  • Captain Universe, Mick Anglo
  • MIM
  • Space hero who worked with Mina in her disguise as Vull the Invisible during her time as a member of the Seven Stars, a British superhero group.
  • Defeated Stardust the Space Wizard, locking him in ice-nine.

V

Jean Valjean

Sir Francis Varney

Venus

Lord Voldemort

  • Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
  • V3I2
  • Referring to himself only as "Tom", Voldemort attends the Purple Orchestra concert at Hyde Park and is possessed by the spirit of Oliver Haddo once the latter's plan to possess Terner is foiled.

W

Annie Walker

  • Coronation Street
  • BD
  • An unseen character. She, and her husband Jack Walker, run the Malibu pub on Bayswater Road in London in the 1950s, but after the 1958 election, and the end of INGSOC, she and her husband plan on moving "back up north," austensibly then becoming the owners of the Rovers Return Inn, the name being significant because "their rovin' days are over" (BD p. 9, pnl.6).

Jack Walker

  • Coronation Street
  • BD
  • The bartender of the Malibu pub on Bayswater Road in London in the 1950s, but after the 1958 election, and the end of INGSOC, he and his wife (Annie) plan on moving "back up north," ostensibly then becoming the owners of the Rovers Return Inn, the name being significant because "their rovin' days are over" (BD p. 9, pnl.6).

Joan Warralson

  • Worrals series
  • BD
  • Leader of the Warralson group which was formed in 1946 after Mina Murray's apparent defection to the United States. In the LOEG storyline, Captain Warralson is insinuated to have had a sexual relationship with her sidekick 'Frecks'.

Alexander Waverly

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • BD
  • Alexander Waverly is the head of U.N.C.L.E. and was mentioned in the Black Dossier as 'Al' Waverly and was reveal to be a former student at Greyfriars School. It is also mentioned in the graphic novel that when he was constructing U.N.C.L.E., his organization received equipment support from John Night's industry.

General Sir Harold Wharton, a.k.a. Big Brother

  • The Magnet (1908–1940) by Charles Hamilton, and Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.
  • BD
  • World War II war hero, leader of the English Socialist Party (Ingsoc), and later Dictator of Airstrip One (England) from 1945 to 1951. Married Bessie Bunter, Billy Bunter's little sister. He was secretly assassinated in a plot orchestrated by Gerald O'Brien and Robert Cherry, the former becoming Wharton's successor.
  • Harry Wharton was the name of one of Billy Bunter's classmates at Greyfriars School. He was Captain of the Lover Forth Remove and an avid cricketer. Harry Wharton, along with Bob Cherry and Johnny Bull were members of the Famous Five, a tight knit group of students who, along with Billy and certain other schoolmates, had many adventures and defeated many adversaries.

Pollyanna Whittier

Rosemary Woodhouse

  • Rosemary's Baby, Ira Levin
  • V3/2
  • Mentioned in name only, she was chosen by Haddo's son to be the mother of the antichrist, but the child died soon after it's birth.

Bertram Wooster

X

Y

Z

Zanoni

  • Zanoni, Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • V3I1
  • Immortal Chaldean sorceror and member of the Merlin Society.

Monsieur Zenith

El Zorro

  • Zorro series, Johnston McCulley
  • NTA
  • The Mexican hero who is referred to as "The Fox" the translation of "El Zorro".

Comparisons of real and historical characters

Real figures confirmed to exist in the League universe

The LXG novelization (outside the comic continuity) also mentions H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Karl Benz, Henry Ford, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Richard Francis Burton, the Marquis de Sade, and Otto von Bismarck

Characters as analogues of historical figures

Fictional characters that are also fictional in the world of the League

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