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9th Aug '16 10:31:25 PM PaulA
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* ''[[{{Dragaera}} The Khaavren Romances]]'', due to being a parody of Creator/AlexandreDumas, feature a dramatis personae section before each book.

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* ''[[{{Dragaera}} The Khaavren Romances]]'', ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'', due to being a parody of Creator/AlexandreDumas, feature a dramatis personae section before each book.
9th Jul '16 6:25:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** It's BoringButPractical. When you're casting a play, you want to make sure you know who everyone is, and get a basic description if you can, so you don't end up casting TheObiWan type to play the restless, young [[TheGlassMenagerie Tom Wingfield.]]

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** It's BoringButPractical. When you're casting a play, you want to make sure you know who everyone is, and get a basic description if you can, so you don't end up casting TheObiWan TheMentor type to play the restless, young [[TheGlassMenagerie Tom Wingfield.]]
30th Jun '16 7:24:23 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Bionicle}}'' novel ''Raid on Vulcanus'' lists the major characters of the book on the first few pages, complete with B&W images of their toys.

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* The ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' novel ''Raid on Vulcanus'' lists the major characters of the book on the first few pages, complete with B&W images of their toys.
20th Jan '16 8:38:23 AM Willbyr
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* ''HistorysStrongestDiscipleKenichi'' does by showing a box with the name of any character who is showing up for the first time ''and'' any character who hasn't been seen in a while. Often with a brief description.

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* ''HistorysStrongestDiscipleKenichi'' ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' does by showing a box with the name of any character who is showing up for the first time ''and'' any character who hasn't been seen in a while. Often with a brief description.



* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' essentially starts off with one in the form of the class roster, introducing all of the girls in Negi's class. As the manga goes on, it also has brief character introductions at the beginning of each chapter.

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' essentially starts off with one in the form of the class roster, introducing all of the girls in Negi's class. As the manga goes on, it also has brief character introductions at the beginning of each chapter.
13th Nov '15 6:54:49 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Literature/TheSongOfBernadette'' begins with a two-page listing of characters, divided into {{Cast Herd}}s.
8th Oct '15 5:26:46 PM nombretomado
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* The ComicBook/{{Justice League|Of America}} and JusticeSocietyOfAmerica have also had Roll Calls, similar to the Legion version. In the Silver Age, the League was more likely to have each character's title appear next to them after they'd separated into two-person teams (which they did a lot). At least one book during the Ligntning Saga (a JLA/JSA crossover which reintroduced the pre-Zero Hour Legion) gave all three teams a separate roll call.

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* The ComicBook/{{Justice Franchise/{{Justice League|Of America}} and JusticeSocietyOfAmerica ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica have also had Roll Calls, similar to the Legion version. In the Silver Age, the League was more likely to have each character's title appear next to them after they'd separated into two-person teams (which they did a lot). At least one book during the Ligntning Saga (a JLA/JSA crossover which reintroduced the pre-Zero Hour Legion) gave all three teams a separate roll call.
23rd Sep '15 5:23:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Harry Turtledove's ''[[DarknessSeries Into the Darkness]]''.

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* Harry Turtledove's ''[[DarknessSeries ''[[Literature/DarknessSeries Into the Darkness]]''.
21st Jun '15 3:59:35 PM nombretomado
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* A trait of Suda51 is to introduce characters this way. One of the most memorable is ''{{Killer7}}''.

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* A trait of Suda51 is to introduce characters this way. One of the most memorable is ''{{Killer7}}''.''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}''.
5th Jun '15 2:30:32 PM Patachou
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* After finishing a story, the Belgian/Dutch daily newspaper comic SuskeEnWiske announces the following story with a short strip mentioning the main characters - which always includes the famous five (Suske, Wiske, Aunt Sidonia, Lambik and Jerom), and occasionally includes a few more important extras, though that is not always so. It also gives a short indication about the story to come, though it omits any twists and turns.

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* After finishing a story, the Belgian/Dutch daily newspaper comic SuskeEnWiske ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske announces the following story with a short strip mentioning the main characters - which always includes the famous five (Suske, Wiske, Aunt Sidonia, Lambik and Jerom), and occasionally includes a few more important extras, though that is not always so. It also gives a short indication about the story to come, though it omits any twists and turns.
3rd Jun '15 11:09:29 AM Korodzik
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* A couple of whodunits by the Polish writer Anna Chmielewska begin with a list of characters--a good thing, since they tend to have LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.
* The Polish children's book ''Cyryl, gdzie jestes?'' begins with a section actually named "Dramatis Personae", listing all major characters alongside their stick-figure portraits, and ending with "Someone Who Must Not Be Revealed Prematurely" (the BigBad).
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