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jwhouk

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Who are the 33?
« on: 27 Oct 2017, 23:50 »

Something alluded to in the WCDT thread for this week - Jeph apparently came up with 33 significant primary current characters in QC.

Speculation time: who do we think they are?

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Re: Who are the 33?
« Reply #1 on: 28 Oct 2017, 05:06 »

Hmm, wasn't it 33, including 13 who are retired/absent and several who are pretty much so? So 15-20ish who are current main.
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Re: Who are the 33?
« Reply #2 on: 28 Oct 2017, 05:27 »

Well, let's see. Here's  what I can think of off the top of my head, in no particular order:

Active
Marten
Faye
Hannelore
Clinton
Claire
Steve
Dora
Tai
Emily
Penny
Cosette
Wil
Sven
Pintsize
Bubbles
Winslow
Momo
May
Marigold
Dale
Jim
Samantha
Veronica
Brun
Renee
Elliot
Roko
Punchbot

Retired
Angus
Sara
Raven
Corpse Witch
Padma
Gabby
Amir
Natasha
Ellen

Maybe (don't know if these count as major characters or not)
Beatrice Chatham
John Ellicott-Chatham
Jeremy
Seven
PT410x
Claire's mom

Probably left a few off, so feel free to suggest additions.
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Re: Who are the 33?
« Reply #3 on: 28 Oct 2017, 06:24 »

I feel pretty good about this list. I divided the active characters up into main and supporting roles. There are some entries there that would initially look like a surprise until you consider how their roles have dwindled over the last 1-2 years.

I had to leave a lot of major names out to get it to exactly thirty-three characters but that's probably because my definition of 'active' main or supporting characters might be different from Jeph's. He might, for example, see Jeremy, Mrs Augustus and Punchbot more as 'set dressing', a character who will always appear in a certain scenario but has no role outside of that. No matter how hard I try, I can't get the list below 36 members.

I left out characters whose role, no matter how major, was limited to one or two arcs and never reoccurred, even when events suggested that they could. Examples of these 'one-off majors' are Faye's mother and sister, Lt Porter, Arthur the Support Group Moderator, Marten's dad, Henry  and Delilah, Marten's one-night stand.

Active - Main
Faye
Bubbles
Brun
Renee
Elliott
Clinton
Hannelore
Winslow
Momo
May

Active - Supporting
Emily
Dora
Marten
Claire
Pintsize
Jim
Sam
Veronica
Punchbot
Spookybot - at jwhouk's suggestion
Roko

Inactive/Retired
Angus
Tai
Penelope
Wil
Steve
Cossette
Sven
Marigold
Dale
Steve
Beatrice
John
Raven

Sam Bean may move from 'supporting' to 'main' if her role at Union Robotics sticks and grows in later arcs.


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So, with that last edit, I've reached exactly 33 on this list. I'm not 100% with it as it stands as I've had to shoulder several characters into the 'Minor/Context-Specific' category that I'm not entirely happy with having there. Nonetheless, I think my list is reasonably workable.
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Re: Who are the 33?
« Reply #4 on: 28 Oct 2017, 17:02 »

I suspect Spookybot isn't considered a character by Jeph, mostly because he never specifically named them.
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Re: Who are the 33?
« Reply #5 on: 30 Oct 2017, 06:48 »

Not sure if I can add anything to the list but it may be an idea that could prove helpful for either now or the future.

Update the wiki who-is-who

Put everyone on a Matrix/timeline colour coded withe their status as to any of the following
  • Blank/white - not appearing here
  • Green Border - First appearance
  • Red Border- Last appearance/Retired/Eaten-by-a-raptor
  • Grey - Tertiary or Background
  • Light Blue- Supporting Role in story arc
  • Yellow - Main Character in story arc

So we may end up with some tertiary characters that have a single grey block with a red/green border or several scattered grey blocks eg. Fairy Girl
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Re: Who are the 33?
« Reply #6 on: 30 Oct 2017, 07:14 »

If he really meant 20 current main characters + 13 retired/absent main characters, this would be my list:

Active
Marten
Claire
Pintsize
Faye
Bubbles
Hannelore
Winslow
Clinton
Dora
Tai
Emily
Momo
May
Jim
Samantha
Veronica
Brun
Renee
Elliot
Roko

Retired/Supporting/Currently less active
Marigold
Dale
Punchbot
Sven
Angus
Raven
Penelope
Wil
Steve
Cossette
Corpse witch
Amir
Ellen

Howevere, there are several that could easily be switched from one to the other list (e.g. Jim & Punchbot), while some of the 'inactive' characters could easily be featured more prominently in the future (Penny as assistant manager, Amir if Marten starts performing with band, Sven obviously, Dale/Marigold depending on whet Jeph does with May's character, and Angus potentially if ever returning to Northampton).
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