Finn Whitman

Lawrence Finnegan Whitman, or Finn, as he prefers to be called, is one of the main characters from the novel by Ridley Pearson, "The Kingdom Keepers". He is chosen as the leader of a group of middle-schoolers who act as hologram tour guides, or DHIs, at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.


Finn is characterized as good-looking, as Ridley Pearson writes as if Willa, Charlene, Amanda and Jezebel are attracted to him. Kingdom Keepers mentions that Finn has green eyes and is stated to be one inch shorter than his friend Amanda, his average height being 5' 7". His DHI is mentioned to be wearing "loud purple shorts, and a surfing shirt," but Kingdom Keepers never describes him as wearing any more than "jeans and a shirt." During Halloween, Finn dresses as Zorro, wearing a black cape and a mask with his typical jeans and shirt, but his costume also functions as a disguise from Maleficent, whom the DHIs try to capture during a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World.


Finn is 14 years old in Disney After Dark, and is very self-confident for a teenager. Finn is a quick thinker, cleverly unraveling Wayne's word problems, and has a grim sense of humor. He also has a slightly careless attitude about school, being late to several classes in a row, but can be a hard worker when he puts his mind to it. His ability to think clearly under pressure is helpful in many tight situations during the book. He often acts more courageously than he feels. Finn will believe fantastical things more easily than the other DHI's, and acts on his belief. It is also mentioned that Finn detests smoking. Ridley Pearson writes that "Finn had once walked across a restaurant and boldly asked a smoker to put out his cigarette so that his own hamburger didn't have to taste like ash." It is also inferred that he has a crush on Amanda. But that is not sure of.

Role in Kingdom Keepers

Finn is the protagonist and chosen leader of the DHIs, although no background information was provided on why he was chosen. Finn acts as the supporter and often has to convince the other DHIs to follow his instructions. At first, he himself must be convinced that he is not dreaming, and starts as a doubter. Later, as the story progresses, he falls into his role as leader of the DHIs and manages to find several clues leading to the defeat of the Overtakers. Finn is the one who manages to capture the villain, Maleficent, and is hailed as a hero.

Role in Kingdom Keepers 2

Finn continues as the chosen leader in Kingdom Keepers 2. On June 14, 2007, in Pearson's blog, the book is slated to be released in August 2008. In a blog entry on January 29, 2008, Pearson declares that has been put into production and Disney Books has begun printing. A full summary and more information on the book can be found at Ridley Pearson's blog.


*Ridley Pearson's Website: []
*Ridley Pearson's Blog: []

See also

*The Kingdom Keepers
*Ridley Pearson

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Finn — ( pl. Finns) is commonly used to refer to a member of the Finn ethnic group or a citizen of Finland. Finn may also refer to:Various* a short form of Finnegan * a name, meaning fair * Finn (dinghy), an Olympic class of sailing dinghy * , a 2007… …   Wikipedia

  • Walt Whitman — Nacimiento 31 de mayo de 1819 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Craig Finn — at the 2010 Sasquatch Festival Background information Born August 22, 1971 (1971 08 22) …   Wikipedia

  • The Kingdom Keepers — Infobox Book | name = The Kingdom Keepers image caption = author = Ridley Pearson country = United States language = English series = Kingdom Keepers genre = Thriller Fantasy novel publisher = HarperCollins Publishers pub date = 1900 media type …   Wikipedia

  • Terry Maybeck — Terry Maybeck, known as Maybeck throughout the book is a fictional character in the book The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark and . Maybeck is an aspiring actor who is 14 15 years old, but looks as if he s 18 20 years old. He gets chosen to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Philby — The walking encyclopedia , as the book says, of The Kingdom Keepers series. He knows everything, and if he doesn t know it, especially if he needs to, he knows how to find out about it and does. His first name is never mentioned in the books,… …   Wikipedia

  • Jez — or Jezebel is one of the fictional characters of The Kingdom Keepers and . The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark In Disney After Dark, she plays a seemingly evil and very mysterious girl with jet black hair, pale skin,and gray eyes. She s only… …   Wikipedia

  • Amanda Lockhart — In The Kingdom Keepers :Disney After Dark Amanda helps a lot, but is only a supporting character in this fictional book. But in , she plays a much bigger role, and becomes an honorary Kingdom Keeper along with her sister (See Trivia and Mistakes) …   Wikipedia

  • List of Mulan characters — The main characters in Mulan II. From left to right: Ling, Chien Po, Yao, Shang, Mulan, Mushu, Cri Kee, Su, Ting Ting and Mei. The following are fictional characters from Disney s 1998 film Mulan and its sequel, Mulan II. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • ÉTATS-UNIS - La littérature américaine — Le goût qu’ont les lecteurs européens pour la littérature des États Unis n’est pas une mode passagère. On a pu croire que les troupes de la Libération avaient apporté Hemingway dans leurs bagages et que l’âge du roman américain ne durerait pas.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.