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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).
23rd May '15 4:08:35 PM nombretomado
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* The TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} HorusHeresy books include a list of all the people in it at the beginning to help keep track of who is part of what group.
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* The TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} HorusHeresy Literature/HorusHeresy books include a list of all the people in it at the beginning to help keep track of who is part of what group.
21st May '15 7:05:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the Silver Age, ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} had the Legionnaire Roll Call so you'd know which of the many Legionnaires were starring in each particular story.
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* During the Silver Age, ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' had the Legionnaire Roll Call so you'd know which of the many Legionnaires were starring in each particular story.

* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' occasionally did this during the 70s and 80s as their cast of characters expanded. Same for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''.
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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' occasionally did this during the 70s and 80s as their cast of characters expanded. Same for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''.

* The {{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 {{Justice 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.

* ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'' combines this with an AgeCut: the prologue shows the Tenenbaum siblings as children, and the Dramatis Personae credits introduce the actors playing them as adults. * In ''{{Snatch}}'' a montage of short vignettes introduces each character, with freeze frames giving their names. The whole thing is set to Klint's "Diamond."
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* ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'' ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums'' combines this with an AgeCut: the prologue shows the Tenenbaum siblings as children, and the Dramatis Personae credits introduce the actors playing them as adults. * In ''{{Snatch}}'' ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' a montage of short vignettes introduces each character, with freeze frames giving their names. The whole thing is set to Klint's "Diamond."

** ''TheMoteInGodsEye''
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** ''TheMoteInGodsEye''''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''

** ''[[TheDeedOfPaksenarrion Oath of Fealty]]''
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** ''[[TheDeedOfPaksenarrion ''[[Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion Oath of Fealty]]''

** ''LucifersHammer''
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** ''LucifersHammer''''Literature/LucifersHammer''

* The Pevear/Volokhonsky translations of ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'', ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', and ''WarAndPeace''. * Some novels by Creator/AgathaChristie, e.g. ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.
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* The Pevear/Volokhonsky translations of ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'', ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', and ''WarAndPeace''. ''Literature/WarAndPeace''. * Some novels by Creator/AgathaChristie, e.g. ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress''.

* Most of TamoraPierce's books include a list of characters, though they mostly are at the end of the book along with glossaries and other miscellaneous information. * The ''AmericanGirl'' books all begin with a two-page "photo album" of the heroine's family and friends.
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* Most of TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's books include a list of characters, though they mostly are at the end of the book along with glossaries and other miscellaneous information. * The ''AmericanGirl'' ''Literature/AmericanGirl'' books all begin with a two-page "photo album" of the heroine's family and friends.

* TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' has this for all its many, many characters from main protagonist to minor support who's been mentioned in two sentences. * TheBartimaeusTrilogy books 2 and 3 begin with a list of main characters, handily divided into Magicians, Commoners and Spirits
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* TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' has this for all its many, many characters from main protagonist to minor support who's been mentioned in two sentences. * TheBartimaeusTrilogy Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy books 2 and 3 begin with a list of main characters, handily divided into Magicians, Commoners and Spirits

* RaptorRed has a dramatis personae not of the characters, but of the various species that appear, all in scale to each other, with a silhouette of the writer and his dog to show size. Utahraptors are big.
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* RaptorRed ''Literature/RaptorRed'' has a dramatis personae not of the characters, but of the various species that appear, all in scale to each other, with a silhouette of the writer and his dog to show size. Utahraptors are big.

* ChildrenOfTheRedKing contained several pages at the beginning of each book listing all the current major characters and their powers, as well as a copy of [[TangledFamilyTree Charlie's ever expanding family tree]] and in later books, the family of the Red King.
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* ChildrenOfTheRedKing ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheRedKing'' contained several pages at the beginning of each book listing all the current major characters and their powers, as well as a copy of [[TangledFamilyTree Charlie's ever expanding family tree]] and in later books, the family of the Red King.

* Swedish writer Maria Gustavsdotter does this in her trilogy about Gertraud, "Fem pärlor till Jungfruns krona" ("Five pearls to the Virgin's crown").
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* Swedish writer Maria Gustavsdotter does this in her trilogy about Gertraud, "Fem pärlor till Jungfruns krona" ("Five pearls to the Virgin's crown"). crown"). * An edition of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's ''Literature/TheFirstCircle'' has such a list, including real characters such as Stalin and Abakumov. Although Stalin is depicted in the text, Viktor Abakumov is merely referred to in passing.

* ''BlackAdder'' season 3 has, true to its Romantic stylistics, credits in form of a period drama Dramatis Personae. * An edition of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's ''TheFirstCircle'' has such a list, including real characters such as Stalin and Abakumov. Although Stalin is depicted in the text, Viktor Abakumov is merely referred to in passing.
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* ''BlackAdder'' ''Series/BlackAdder'' season 3 has, true to its Romantic stylistics, credits in form of a period drama Dramatis Personae. * An edition of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's ''TheFirstCircle'' has such a list, including real characters such as Stalin and Abakumov. Although Stalin is depicted in the text, Viktor Abakumov is merely referred to in passing.Personae.

* You'd think clicking the ''cast'' page in TerrorIsland would lead you to a page listing the actual webcomic characters. Instead...
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* You'd think clicking the ''cast'' page in TerrorIsland ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland'' would lead you to a page listing the actual webcomic characters. Instead...
14th May '15 3:19:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The Dramatis Personae of SuehiroMaruo's ''MrArashisAmazingFreakShow'' contains two real-life people who have no part in the story: Ikki Kita, a Japanese politician who was contemporary to when the story takes place; and Hibari Misora, a singer who rose to fame after World War II.
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* The Dramatis Personae of SuehiroMaruo's ''MrArashisAmazingFreakShow'' Creator/SuehiroMaruo's ''Manga/MrArashisAmazingFreakShow'' contains two real-life people who have no part in the story: Ikki Kita, a Japanese politician who was contemporary to when the story takes place; and Hibari Misora, a singer who rose to fame after World War II.
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