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14th Sep '16 12:06:24 PM 8BrickMario
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* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' has a designated main cast, and nearly 100 other supporting characters who appear with varying frequency.
10th Sep '16 1:44:24 PM Goombasa
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'''s character roster, taking from both the games, the [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog TV]] [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM series]] and original characters, number in the triple digits. However, thanks to a heaping dose of ScrewedByTheLawyers, ''most'' of the original characters have been jettisoned from the comic, bringing down the number significantly

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'''s character roster, taking from both the games, the [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog TV]] [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM series]] and original characters, number in the triple digits. However, thanks to a heaping dose of ScrewedByTheLawyers, ''most'' of the original characters have been jettisoned from the comic, bringing down the number significantly significantly.
** It seems that the number is climbing back up in the wake of reboot. While all the characters from the games and most from the TV series stayed on, new original characters are being introduced consistently, leading to several new groups of freedom fighters and factions working under Eggman, and that's not even counting the sudden introduction of even more obscure game characters such as Honey the Cat and Wendy and the Witchcarters.
4th Sep '16 10:45:03 PM erforce
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* The original run of ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' films consists of nine movies and ''many'' characters who make multiple appearances. The original protagonist, GentlemanThief Sir Charles Lytton, and his associates were overshadowed by BreakoutCharacter Inspector Clouseau, and Clouseau was given his own set of allies and enemies in the second film (''A Shot in the Dark''). While only three characters -- Clouseau, Dreyfus, and Cato -- make seven or more onscreen appearances, there are quite a few who turn up two to six times. There are also a significant number of important one-shot characters, which include the protagonists of films seven through nine.

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* The original run of ''Film/ThePinkPanther'' ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' films consists of nine movies and ''many'' characters who make multiple appearances. The original protagonist, GentlemanThief Sir Charles Lytton, and his associates were overshadowed by BreakoutCharacter Inspector Clouseau, and Clouseau was given his own set of allies and enemies in the second film (''A Shot in the Dark'').(''Film/AShotInTheDark''). While only three characters -- Clouseau, Dreyfus, and Cato -- make seven or more onscreen appearances, there are quite a few who turn up two to six times. There are also a significant number of important one-shot characters, which include the protagonists of films seven through nine.
4th Sep '16 3:24:48 PM StFan
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-->-- '''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''' on ''Series/{{Game Of|Thrones}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVaD8rouJn0 Thrones]]''

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* ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'' could also qualify. It includes the entire cast of RWBY, characters from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and various assorted series -- and that's not even going into the vast amount of [[OCStandIn OC stand-ins]] used for parents, teachers and Jaune's siblings. It's sister fic, ''Diary of Glynda Goodwitch'', also adds to the amount of characters present.
** ''Fanfic/TheReactsverse'' overall contains characters from the above, ''Fanfic/LucinaReacts'' and other spinoffs and fanfics set in the same universe.

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* ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'' could also qualify. It includes the entire cast of RWBY, characters from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and various assorted series -- and that's not even going into the vast amount of [[OCStandIn OC stand-ins]] used for parents, teachers and Jaune's siblings. It's sister fic, ''Diary of Glynda Goodwitch'', also adds to the amount of characters present.
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present. ''Fanfic/TheReactsverse'' overall contains characters from the above, ''Fanfic/LucinaReacts'' and other spinoffs and fanfics set in the same universe.



* Apparently, it's the unofficial rule of the ''WebVideo/PoohsAdventures'' series is, "to include as many characters from different mediums in one movie as you can."



* The MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fic ''FanFic/AllAmericanGirl'' involves not only the protagonist Americanized pony Sandalwood/Daisy Jo "DJ" Martinez and her adopted human family, but also her [[TrueCompanions childhood friends]], her husband and children, her other friends and allies, The Mane Six, the princesses, other cannon characters, the ''husbands and children'' of all the cannon characters, and countless other original pony, human, griffin, and changeling characters, from all walks of life. Many of which, either get a POV at some point or their on story in the "Be Human Side Stories".

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* The MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Fic ''FanFic/AllAmericanGirl'' ''Fanfic/AllAmericanGirl'' involves not only the protagonist Americanized pony Sandalwood/Daisy Jo "DJ" Martinez and her adopted human family, but also her [[TrueCompanions childhood friends]], her husband and children, her other friends and allies, The Mane Six, the princesses, other cannon characters, the ''husbands and children'' of all the cannon characters, and countless other original pony, human, griffin, and changeling characters, from all walks of life. Many of which, either get a POV at some point or their on story in the "Be Human Side Stories". Stories".
* ''Fanfic/MakeYourMove'' has had over a thousand movesets for a thousand characters -- and counting.



* The GuyRitchie movies (at least ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', and ''Film/RockNRolla''). And most characters [[AnyoneCanDie get killed throughout the movie]].

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* The GuyRitchie Creator/GuyRitchie movies (at least ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'', ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', and ''Film/RockNRolla''). And most characters [[AnyoneCanDie get killed throughout the movie]].



* The first Mortal Kombat film had six game characters in major roles, four in minor roles, and two quick cameos. The second had appearances by 26 different characters, some only for a few seconds.
* ''Film/OceansEleven'' and sequels.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3sV4k-mNa0 This video]] parodies the phenomenon.
*** [[http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=8a2505951c8b78da011c9b6c75090094 As does this]] ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch.
* The film ''CradleWillFall'' was a traffic jam of different characters and groups of characters, with very few clues given.

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* The first Mortal Kombat ''Film/MortalKombat'' film had has six game characters in major roles, four in minor roles, and two quick cameos. The second had appearances by 26 different characters, some only for a few seconds.
* ''Film/OceansEleven'' and sequels.
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sequels. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3sV4k-mNa0 This video]] parodies the phenomenon.
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phenomenon. [[http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=8a2505951c8b78da011c9b6c75090094 As does this]] ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch.
* The film ''CradleWillFall'' ''Film/CradleWillFall'' was a traffic jam of different characters and groups of characters, with very few clues given.



** A lot of Altman's movies are like this. The DVD cover of ''Film/ShortCuts'' has 22 cast members listed above the title.

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** * A lot of Altman's movies are like this. The DVD cover of ''Film/ShortCuts'' has 22 cast members listed above the title.



** His follow-up, the ComingOfAge story ''Film/DazedAndConfused'', had somewhere from 20 to 30 named characters, all of which appear with some frequency over the course of the film. Aside from the few specific leads, though, they're fortunately shuffled into {{Cast Herd}}s.

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** * His follow-up, the ComingOfAge story ''Film/DazedAndConfused'', had somewhere from 20 to 30 named characters, all of which appear with some frequency over the course of the film. Aside from the few specific leads, though, they're fortunately shuffled into {{Cast Herd}}s.



* It has been said that the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies have way too many characters that just aren't developed, or are thrown away without a word. Mary Jane's astronaut fiancee, the girl living next door to Peter, Gwen Stacy, Eddie Brock, etc...
** MJ's "astronaut boyfriend" is especially notable, seeing as how he's J. Jonah Jameson's son, and the actor who played him arguably buoyed the "Peter Parker" segments of the first two films.
** Before the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', there was the '90s Franchise/{{Batman}} franchise. ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' had so many characters, a few of them just "disappeared" without any explanation ([[http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0061574/ Mr. Freeze's henchgirl]], [[http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0061573/ Bruce Wayne's girlfriend]]).

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* It has been said that the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies have way too many characters that just aren't developed, or are thrown away without a word. Mary Jane's astronaut fiancee, the girl living next door to Peter, Gwen Stacy, Eddie Brock, etc...
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etc. MJ's "astronaut boyfriend" is especially notable, seeing as how he's J. Jonah Jameson's son, and the actor who played him arguably buoyed the "Peter Parker" segments of the first two films.
** * Before the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', there was the '90s Franchise/{{Batman}} franchise. ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' had has so many characters, a few of them just "disappeared" without any explanation ([[http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0061574/ Mr. Freeze's henchgirl]], [[http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0061573/ Bruce Wayne's girlfriend]]).



* The ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy has a lot of supporting characters sprinkled throughout the various years. Granted, most of the major supporting characters are family or ancestors of Marty or Biff, but there were a LOT of minor supporting characters, and more than one were a ChekhovsGunman.
** The list becomes bigger when you consider [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture the animated series]] and [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture the video game]]. The [[TheWikiRule fan wiki]] has [[http://backtothefuture.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Individuals a list]] that's still growing to this day.

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* The ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy has a lot of supporting characters sprinkled throughout the various years. Granted, most of the major supporting characters are family or ancestors of Marty or Biff, but there were a LOT of minor supporting characters, and more than one were a ChekhovsGunman.
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ChekhovsGunman. The list becomes bigger when you consider [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture the animated series]] and [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture the video game]]. The [[TheWikiRule fan wiki]] has [[http://backtothefuture.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Individuals a list]] that's still growing to this day.



* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has ''dozens'' of major characters: each individual hero has a good five or six supporting characters who show up in every movie of theirs, and there are six leads and maybe twice as many recurring secondary characters in the tie-in TV series; not to mention many one-off bad guys, those bad guys' supporting characters, and a number of characters who appear variously across the franchise to tie it all together without being affiliated with a single hero or group. It's especially obvious in the teaser material for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', which has only a partial cast list announced so far, but already includes ''eleven'' leads. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' manages to outdo ''Age of Ultron'' with 12 superheroes (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Comicbook/IronMan, Comicbook/BlackPanther, Comicbook/BlackWidow, [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes The Winter Soldier]], Comicbook/TheFalcon, Comicbook/ScarletWitch, Comicbook/TheVision, Comicbook/WarMachine, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/SpiderMan, and Comicbook/AntMan[=/=]Giant-Man), at least 2 villains (Baron Zemo and Crossbones), and various supporting characters (Comicbook/{{Agent 13}}, [[RedHulk Thunderbolt Ross]], Aunt May, ect).
* The [[DisneyChannelOriginalMovies Disney Channel Original Movie]] ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' features the offspring of Disney characters, both good and evil, as well as appearances by their parents.

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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse has ''dozens'' of major characters: each individual hero has a good five or six supporting characters who show up in every movie of theirs, and there are six leads and maybe twice as many recurring secondary characters in the tie-in TV series; not to mention many one-off bad guys, those bad guys' supporting characters, and a number of characters who appear variously across the franchise to tie it all together without being affiliated with a single hero or group. It's especially obvious in the teaser material for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', which has only a partial cast list announced so far, but already includes ''eleven'' leads. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' manages to outdo ''Age of Ultron'' with 12 superheroes (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Comicbook/IronMan, Comicbook/BlackPanther, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/BlackPanther, ComicBook/BlackWidow, [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes The Winter Soldier]], Comicbook/TheFalcon, Comicbook/ScarletWitch, Comicbook/TheVision, Comicbook/WarMachine, ComicBook/TheFalcon, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/WarMachine, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/SpiderMan, ComicBook/SpiderMan, and Comicbook/AntMan[=/=]Giant-Man), at least 2 two villains (Baron Zemo and Crossbones), and various supporting characters (Comicbook/{{Agent 13}}, [[RedHulk (ComicBook/Agent13, [[ComicBook/RedHulk Thunderbolt Ross]], Aunt May, ect).
etc.).
* The [[DisneyChannelOriginalMovies Disney Channel Original Movie]] Movie ''Film/{{Descendants}}'' features the offspring of Disney characters, both good and evil, as well as appearances by their parents.



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* The Band from TV - founded by Creator/GregGrunberg and boasting Creator/HughLaurie and Creator/TeriHatcher in its ranks - is a large group consisting entirely of TV stars.

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* The Band from TV - -- founded by Creator/GregGrunberg and boasting Creator/HughLaurie and Creator/TeriHatcher in its ranks - is a large group consisting entirely of TV stars.



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* ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'' has had dozens of players, each of whom has introduced a multitude of both player characters and [=NPCs=] over the course of several years.
* ''Roleplay/BZpB'': Consider the fact that there are about 7-8 active players, and there have been plenty of other players so far. Now consider the fact that each has his own CAST of characters, complete with a BigBad, or several Big Bads. Many of the characters are constantly interacting with each other. Otherwise, they separate into their own Cast Herds.
* ''Roleplay/WarriorCatsRPG'' has had, over the course of its history, as many as ''100,000'' different characters.
* ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' has nearly 30 players representing at least one human character, and that's without their Pokémon and other [=NPCs=].
* ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', the longest running forum Role Playing Game, has so many characters (including one-shots, regulars, background characters, [=NPCs=], and so on) that it could possibly rival many of the items on this page for cast size!
* ''Roleplay/ZOOOOOmmxBIES'' started with more than thirty player characters. And while not many of them survived until the end, there were still lots of well characterized [=NPCs=] added.
* Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG has had many, many characters. Just in the titular Dino Attack Team there are 241 characters. That's not counting the numerous villains, civilians, and official LEGO characters that appeared in the almost seven-and-a-half year story.
* Roleplay/CampusLife, having been going on for around four or five years now, was bound to fall under this trope. As of adding this, there are no less than ''20'' main plot important characters, and who knows how many supporting characters.
* Roleplay/{{BZPRPG}}: To be expected, with six years(''and counting'')and innumerable players.
* Since Roleplay/AbsitOmen's creation more than three years ago, no less than ''707'' characters have been created. While many are inactive, the currently active roster still includes more than a hundred at a time.
* As expected with any semi-open RPG, ''[[Roleplay/CirqueDesReves Cirque des Reves]]'' has over 100 characters at almost any given time.
* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': has had hundreds of summons, many of which have little tid-bits here and there, and every last one is named, and many players do not deal well with losing them. The only thing that keeps the world update from being pages in length is the fact that [[KillEmAll few entities last more than a week or two.]] It gets even worse when you realize that you could technically include all of the other characters from the various universes that affect what is going on if you include off-screen characters, which all in all sends the character sheet into the thousands.
* ''Roleplay/TheMassiveMultiFandomRPG'' is not called "massive" for nothing. Even if you ignore all the characters who only appeared in a couple of posts, at any given time there are a lot of more major characters taking part. By Season 3 the characters needed to be [[CastHerd split into a number of separate groups]] to limit the number of characters a player needs keep track of.
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has a relatively small core cast (twelve main characters), but add in all the spin-offs that are counted as part of the series' world and the list of recurring characters alone pushes triple digits. Some of these characters are a pop-corn mixer, a printer or a wagon full of pancakes. Not anthropomorphized. Just a regular popcorn maker named Frank Benedetto.
* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' features about 40 speaking roles, over half of which are major players in the plot.
* By the end of the first season, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s core cast included thirteen characters (Church, Tucker, Caboose, Sheila, Tex, Grif, Sarge, Simmons, Lopez, Donut, Vic, and O'Malley), and it's only grown from there, until now the cast also includes eight Freelancers (Wyoming, York, Wash, South, North, Maine, CT, and Carolina), five AIs (Gamma, Epsilon ([[spoiler:who replaced Church in the main cast]]), Delta, Sigma, and Theta), three important Freelancer personnel (the Director, the Counselor, and the Pilot), two significant aliens (Crunchbite and Junior), and other members of the Reds and Blues (Captain Flowers, Sister, Doc, and Andy the Bomb), not counting more minor characters such as the Green Alien or "imaginary" versions of characters from Caboose's mind or the capture unit.
* WebAnimation/YouTubePoop is this with various random characters appearing out of nowhere.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' features over 30 named characters by the end of Volume 2, almost all of whom are integral to the plot in some manner. The Vol.2 finale is almost entirely dedicated to showing as many of them kicking ass as possible, and even manages to introduce three more characters in the process (four, if you count [[spoiler:Adam]]).
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': the core cast alone consists of ''26'' characters!
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* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. [[KingArthur Arthurian myth]], being made of various legends and ballads bolted together by Malory, has Loads And Loads Of Characters and AKOTAS includes most of them. (And the others are probably due to be introduced later.)
** Lampshaded [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2120.htm here]]

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* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. [[KingArthur Arthurian myth]], being made of various legends and ballads bolted together by Malory, has Loads And Loads Of Characters and AKOTAS includes most of them. (And the others are probably due to be introduced later.)
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) Lampshaded [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2120.htm here]]



* ''{{Franchise/Buildingverse}}'' works tend to have a massive cast, or to be precise a limited main cast[[note]]''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'': Sarah, Christine, Erik, Jareth; ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'': Erik, Jareth, Javert, James; ''{{Webcomic/Superintendent}}'': Javert, Valjean; etc.[[/note]] which inflates over 20 with all the regulars and to ridicculous levels with everybody (The character page for ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' lists more than 100 characters).
* The [[http://www.captainsnes.com/data.html cast page]] for ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' lists '''120''' named characters - and it's incomplete. Including four different [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]s and the Nintendo Censorship Angel.
** And along the same lines, how bout we introduce [[http://www.kidradd.com/ Kid Radd]] here as well? Tons of bit parts (hah) who were nonetheless named, or at least referenced in such a way as to make them notable...

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* ''{{Franchise/Buildingverse}}'' ''Franchise/{{Buildingverse}}'' works tend to have a massive cast, or to be precise a limited main cast[[note]]''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'': Sarah, Christine, Erik, Jareth; ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'': Erik, Jareth, Javert, James; ''{{Webcomic/Superintendent}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Superintendent}}'': Javert, Valjean; etc.[[/note]] which inflates over 20 with all the regulars and to ridicculous levels with everybody (The character page for ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' lists more than 100 characters).
* The [[http://www.captainsnes.com/data.html cast page]] for ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' lists '''120''' named characters - and it's incomplete. Including four different [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]s and the Nintendo Censorship Angel.
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Angel. And along the same lines, how bout we introduce [[http://www.kidradd.com/ Kid Radd]] here as well? Tons of bit parts (hah) who were nonetheless named, or at least referenced in such a way as to make them notable...



* ''{{Lackadaisy}}'' currently features 28 characters, and that's just the ones listed on the website's biography page. There are dozens of named characters with speaking roles in the comic beside the main 28 and Tracy has hinted that there are at least a couple more major players yet to be introduced.

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* ''{{Lackadaisy}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' currently features 28 characters, and that's just the ones listed on the website's biography page. There are dozens of named characters with speaking roles in the comic beside the main 28 and Tracy has hinted that there are at least a couple more major players yet to be introduced.



* ''[[Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate Aylia]]'' is sent to college by her parents, mocked by her sister, and one roommate is replaced every semester. This doesn't account for even a quarter of the cast.
** Everybody in [[http://amr.comicgenesis.com/amr0835.html this strip]] has a name and personality, and blood relation with each other. Only the one in the first panel is part of the core cast.

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* ''[[Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate Aylia]]'' ''Webcomic/AMagicalRoommate'': Aylia is sent to college by her parents, mocked by her sister, and one roommate is replaced every semester. This doesn't account for even a quarter of the cast.
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cast. Everybody in [[http://amr.comicgenesis.com/amr0835.html this strip]] has a name and personality, and blood relation with each other. Only the one in the first panel is part of the core cast.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. After the inclusion of notable Azure City paladins and Greysky City thieves, the author seems a little quicker to kill off any new faces.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. After the inclusion of notable Azure City paladins and Greysky City thieves, the author seems a little quicker to kill off any new faces. The [[Characters/TheOrderOfTheStick characters pages]] for the webcomic on this wiki include 10 subpages so far.



* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has a massive cast, leading to [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome many characters ending up overlooked]] much of the time. There's Marten and his roommates, as well as other people in the building, the Coffee of Doom workers, Deathmole, various people at the college where Marten works, and a few robots.
** As of #3090 I count 87, disregarding the unnamed (including several named characters' parents) and those who appear in only one strip. A looser count gets well over a hundred.

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has a massive cast, leading to [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome many characters ending up overlooked]] much of the time. There's Marten and his roommates, as well as other people in the building, the Coffee of Doom workers, Deathmole, various people at the college where Marten works, and a few robots.
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robots. As of #3090 I count 87, disregarding the unnamed (including several named characters' parents) and those who appear in only one strip. A looser count gets well over a hundred.



* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Granted it has been running for ten years, but still it has well over 50 characters.
** At last count, 156 or so... according to [[http://www2.gvsu.edu/~loulab/sluggy.html this website]].
*** At least he's pretty good about keeping the size of the core cast to remotely sane proportions. A lot of those 156 characters have been dead or PutOnABus for years.
** The [[http://www.lastres0rt.com/cast/ official cast page]] lists '''40''' characters, give or take [[spoiler: whether you think Daisy is really Scout Arael or not]]. And it's out of date, especially with all the Star Org {{Cameo}}s in Volume Two...
*** And sometimes they opt out (Doythaban, TTKevyn, Der Trihs, Shep, Nick, LOTA, and a number just before the "Longshoreman" arc).
* ''Webcomic/{{Sins}}''. You've got the SevenDeadlySins...that's not so bad. Then consider that all but two have been replaced. And some have been replaced ''twice''. And then there's the Seven Holy Virtues, the golems, the Vices, the hosts...and Murdock.

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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Granted it has been running for ten years, but still it has well over 50 characters.
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characters. At last count, 156 or so... according to [[http://www2.gvsu.edu/~loulab/sluggy.html this website]].
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website]]. At least he's pretty good about keeping the size of the core cast to remotely sane proportions. A lot of those 156 characters have been dead or PutOnABus for years.
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years. The [[http://www.lastres0rt.com/cast/ official cast page]] lists '''40''' characters, give or take [[spoiler: whether you think Daisy is really Scout Arael or not]]. And it's out of date, especially with all the Star Org {{Cameo}}s in Volume Two...
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Two... And sometimes they opt out (Doythaban, TTKevyn, Der Trihs, Shep, Nick, LOTA, and a number just before the "Longshoreman" arc).
* ''Webcomic/{{Sins}}''. You've got the SevenDeadlySins...that's not so bad. Then consider that all but two have been replaced. And some have been replaced ''twice''. And then there's the Seven Holy Virtues, the golems, the Vices, the hosts... and Murdock.



* ''Webcomic/DrawYourOwnStory'' has accumulated [[http://dyos.wikkii.com/wiki/Category:Characters tons of self-inserts, as well as canon characters taken from other works]]. [[http://dyos.wikkii.com/wiki/File:Roundup.jpg Here's a pic]], and there's not even half of everyone in there.



* ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'' has had dozens of players, each of whom has introduced a multitude of both player characters and [=NPCs=] over the course of several years.
* ''Roleplay/BZpB'': Consider the fact that there are about 7-8 active players, and there have been plenty of other players so far. Now consider the fact that each has his own CAST of characters, complete with a BigBad, or several Big Bads. Many of the characters are constantly interacting with each other. Otherwise, they separate into their own Cast Herds.
* ''Roleplay/WarriorCatsRPG'' has had, over the course of its history, as many as ''100,000'' different characters.
* ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' has nearly 30 players representing at least one human character, and that's without their Pokémon and other [=NPCs=].
* ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', the longest running forum Role Playing Game, has so many characters (including one-shots, regulars, background characters, [=NPCs=], and so on) that it could possibly rival many of the items on this page for cast size!
* ''Roleplay/ZOOOOOmmxBIES'' started with more than thirty player characters. And while not many of them survived until the end, there were still lots of well characterized [=NPCs=] added.
* Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG has had many, many characters. Just in the titular Dino Attack Team there are 241 characters. That's not counting the numerous villains, civilians, and official LEGO characters that appeared in the almost seven-and-a-half year story.
* Roleplay/CampusLife, having been going on for around four or five years now, was bound to fall under this trope. As of adding this, there are no less than ''20'' main plot important characters, and who knows how many supporting characters.
* Roleplay/{{BZPRPG}}: To be expected, with six years(''and counting'')and innumerable players.
* Since Roleplay/AbsitOmen's creation more than three years ago, no less than ''707'' characters have been created. While many are inactive, the currently active roster still includes more than a hundred at a time.
* As expected with any semi-open RPG, ''[[Roleplay/CirqueDesReves Cirque des Reves]]'' has over 100 characters at almost any given time.
* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': has had hundreds of summons, many of which have little tid-bits here and there, and every last one is named, and many players do not deal well with losing them. The only thing that keeps the world update from being pages in length is the fact that [[KillEmAll few entities last more than a week or two.]] It gets even worse when you realize that you could technically include all of the other characters from the various universes that affect what is going on if you include off-screen characters, which all in all sends the character sheet into the thousands.
* ''Roleplay/TheMassiveMultiFandomRPG'' is not called "massive" for nothing. Even if you ignore all the characters who only appeared in a couple of posts, at any given time there are a lot of more major characters taking part. By Season 3 the characters needed to be [[CastHerd split into a number of separate groups]] to limit the number of characters a player needs keep track of.



* ''TheChroniclesOfTaras'', for a WebSerialNovel with seventeen episodes, sure does had tons of characters [[spoiler: even if so many of them are dying left and right]]. There's the core cast of eight, Mr. Taylor the Counselor, the Guards Johnson and Brown, Najis Rakkasiak, the BigBad, and tons of other characters referenced in the series.
* ''MakeYourMove'' has had over a thousand movesets for a thousand characters - and counting.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has a relatively small core cast (twelve main characters), but add in all the spin-offs that are counted as part of the series' world and the list of recurring characters alone pushes triple digits. Some of these characters are a pop-corn mixer, a printer or a wagon full of pancakes. Not anthropomorphized. Just a regular popcorn maker named Frank Benedetto.
* The WhateleyUniverse is still growing. There are something like 15 Canon authors, writing 20 or so protagonists. Then there are all the other main characters and friends (and enemies and teachers) at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy. There are supposed to be nearly 600 students, plus dozens of teachers, researchers, security officers, and so on. It seems like we've met about a third of them. Maybe more. Plus the families of the main characters, an assortment of heroes and villains outside the school, ... Since there are now something like 150 novels, novelettes, short stories, novel chapters, and vignettes, it isn't surprising that we've met hundreds of characters. So far.
** One fan put together a spreadsheet: the authors may have introduced or namechecked 80% of the roughly ''six hundred'' students currently at Whateley Academy. And we got to meet ''every'' new student who started in Winter Term.

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* ''TheChroniclesOfTaras'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTaras'', for a WebSerialNovel with seventeen episodes, sure does had tons of characters [[spoiler: even if so many of them are dying left and right]]. There's the core cast of eight, Mr. Taylor the Counselor, the Guards Johnson and Brown, Najis Rakkasiak, the BigBad, and tons of other characters referenced in the series.
* ''MakeYourMove'' has had over a thousand movesets for a thousand characters - and counting.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has a relatively small core cast (twelve main characters), but add in all the spin-offs that are counted as part of the series' world and the list of recurring characters alone pushes triple digits. Some of these characters are a pop-corn mixer, a printer or a wagon full of pancakes. Not anthropomorphized. Just a regular popcorn maker named Frank Benedetto.
* The WhateleyUniverse ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' is still growing. There are something like 15 Canon authors, writing 20 or so protagonists. Then there are all the other main characters and friends (and enemies and teachers) at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy. There are supposed to be nearly 600 students, plus dozens of teachers, researchers, security officers, and so on. It seems like we've met about a third of them. Maybe more. Plus the families of the main characters, an assortment of heroes and villains outside the school, ... Since there are now something like 150 novels, novelettes, short stories, novel chapters, and vignettes, it isn't surprising that we've met hundreds of characters. So far.
**
far. One fan put together a spreadsheet: the authors may have introduced or namechecked 80% of the roughly ''six hundred'' students currently at Whateley Academy. And we got to meet ''every'' new student who started in Winter Term.



* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' features about 40 speaking roles, over half of which are major players in the plot.
* Every season of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has a very large cast, with over one hundred students and several terrorists on top of that. One of the test runs had ''200 students''. By the end of a season [[KillEmAll only one student is left]], but it's still a huge cast.
** Version 3 ''itself'' hit the two hundred mark, and that isn't even counting those who didn't get into the game or NPC characters.
** V4 has 276 students total playing in the game. Add to that terrorists, teachers, family members, friends, students not in the game....

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* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' features about 40 speaking roles, over half of which are major players in the plot.
* Every season of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has a very large cast, with over one hundred students and several terrorists on top of that. One of the test runs had ''200 students''. By the end of a season [[KillEmAll only one student is left]], but it's still a huge cast.
**
cast. Version 3 ''itself'' hit the two hundred mark, and that isn't even counting those who didn't get into the game or NPC characters.
**
characters. V4 has 276 students total playing in the game. Add to that terrorists, teachers, family members, friends, students not in the game....



* AlternateHistory timelines can span centuries, of not a millennium or more. Hence, they also tend to have this, like ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', ''LookToTheWest'' and the ''Literature/ChaosTimeline''.

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* AlternateHistory timelines can span centuries, of not a millennium or more. Hence, they also tend to have this, like ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', ''LookToTheWest'' ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' and the ''Literature/ChaosTimeline''.



* The Bounty Hunter Inn topics at GameFAQs tend to have this, as except for the latest administrator everyone has at least one player character... and can introduce as much [=NPCs=] as needed. Thankfully, many of these go unheard of if their creator quits, unless they were deeply connected to the current {{Arc}}.

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* The Bounty Hunter Inn topics at GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs tend to have this, as except for the latest administrator everyone has at least one player character... and can introduce as much [=NPCs=] as needed. Thankfully, many of these go unheard of if their creator quits, unless they were deeply connected to the current {{Arc}}.



* Some JournalRoleplay games get into the hundreds of characters.



* By the end of the first season, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s core cast included thirteen characters (Church, Tucker, Caboose, Sheila, Tex, Grif, Sarge, Simmons, Lopez, Donut, Vic, and O'Malley), and it's only grown from there, until now the cast also includes eight Freelancers (Wyoming, York, Wash, South, North, Maine, CT, and Carolina), five AIs (Gamma, Epsilon ([[spoiler:who replaced Church in the main cast]]), Delta, Sigma, and Theta), three important Freelancer personnel (the Director, the Counselor, and the Pilot), two significant aliens (Crunchbite and Junior), and other members of the Reds and Blues (Captain Flowers, Sister, Doc, and Andy the Bomb), not counting more minor characters such as the Green Alien or "imaginary" versions of characters from Caboose's mind or the capture unit.
* TrintonChronicles has 5 main authors and 2 part-time authors; 15 main characters, 20-something secondary, and over 100 throw-away characters.

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* By the end of the first season, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'''s core cast included thirteen characters (Church, Tucker, Caboose, Sheila, Tex, Grif, Sarge, Simmons, Lopez, Donut, Vic, and O'Malley), and it's only grown from there, until now the cast also includes eight Freelancers (Wyoming, York, Wash, South, North, Maine, CT, and Carolina), five AIs (Gamma, Epsilon ([[spoiler:who replaced Church in the main cast]]), Delta, Sigma, and Theta), three important Freelancer personnel (the Director, the Counselor, and the Pilot), two significant aliens (Crunchbite and Junior), and other members of the Reds and Blues (Captain Flowers, Sister, Doc, and Andy the Bomb), not counting more minor characters such as the Green Alien or "imaginary" versions of characters from Caboose's mind or the capture unit.
* TrintonChronicles
''Literature/TrintonChronicles'' has 5 main authors and 2 part-time authors; 15 main characters, 20-something secondary, and over 100 throw-away characters.



* ''Webcomic/DrawYourOwnStory'' has accumulated [[http://dyos.wikkii.com/wiki/Category:Characters tons of self-inserts, as well as canon characters taken from other works]]. [[http://dyos.wikkii.com/wiki/File:Roundup.jpg Here's a pic]], and there's not even half of everyone in there.
* YouTubePoop is this with various random characters appearing out of nowhere.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' features over 30 named characters by the end of Volume 2, almost all of whom are integral to the plot in some manner. The Vol.2 finale is almost entirely dedicated to showing as many of them kicking ass as possible, and even manages to introduce three more characters in the process (four, if you count [[spoiler:Adam]]).



* ''WereAlive'': Over a dozen main cast members who are often split into multiple storylines.

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* ''WereAlive'': ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'': Over a dozen main cast members who are often split into multiple storylines.



* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': the core cast alone consists of ''26'' characters!



* WebOriginal/{{Fanpro}} adds a new batch of characters every week, with at least 1000 total having been confirmed. One of the goals of the fandom is to break the world record for the largest amount of characters in a work.
* WebOriginal/FurryBasketballAssociation is definately this. You have at least 12 players per team. With 24 teams, that's 288 characters right there. Then you have coaches, managers, agents, retired players, notable fans, etc. etc. etc...

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* WebOriginal/{{Fanpro}} ''WebOriginal/FanPro'' adds a new batch of characters every week, with at least 1000 total having been confirmed. One of the goals of the fandom is to break the world record for the largest amount of characters in a work.
* WebOriginal/FurryBasketballAssociation ''WebOriginal/FurryBasketballAssociation'' is definately this. You have at least 12 players per team. With 24 teams, that's 288 characters right there. Then you have coaches, managers, agents, retired players, notable fans, etc. etc. etc...



* Because the Pantheon/TropePantheons contains characters from all of the above (and RealLife), it's naturally this.

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* Wiki/TVTropes: Because the Pantheon/TropePantheons contains characters from all of the above (and RealLife), it's naturally this.



* At the moment, the total human cast of Real Life has just passed 7 billion.
** If you include all the humans who have died, the number goes up to (an estimated) 108 billion.
** Unfortunately, you can only maintain a stable, social relationship with [[CastHerd around 150]] of them at a given time. This is known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number Dunbar's Number]].
*** This fact, however, doesn't stop some people having a Facebook "friends list" several times that number; a source of minor contention for skeptics of social media.

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* At the moment, the total human cast of Real Life has just passed 7 billion.
**
billion. If you include all the humans who have died, the number goes up to (an estimated) 108 billion.
**
billion. Unfortunately, you can only maintain a stable, social relationship with [[CastHerd around 150]] of them at a given time. This is known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number Dunbar's Number]].
***
Number]]. This fact, however, doesn't stop some people having a Facebook "friends list" several times that number; a source of minor contention for skeptics of social media. media.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s provides around 26 main characters[[note]]John, Rose, Dave, Jade, Nanna, Mom Lalonde, Bro Strider, Grandpa, WV, PM, Jack, the 12 trolls, and two [[WalkingSpoiler Walking Spoilers]][[/note]]. The sheer quantity eventually forces focus to be split by GeodesicCast, spending whole Acts focusing on one group while everyone else is relegated to sporadic Intermissions. A full list, including the host of minor characters, can be found [[Characters/{{Homestuck}} here]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s provides around 26 main characters[[note]]John, Rose, Dave, Jade, Nanna, Mom Lalonde, Bro Strider, Grandpa, WV, PM, Jack, the 12 trolls, and two [[WalkingSpoiler Walking Spoilers]][[/note]].Spoilers]][[/note]], which seems underwhelming until AlternateUniverse and BadFuture triple that count. The sheer quantity eventually forces focus to be split by GeodesicCast, spending whole Acts focusing on one group while everyone else is relegated to sporadic Intermissions. A full list, including the host of minor characters, can be found [[Characters/{{Homestuck}} here]].
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* ''WebComic/GreystoneInn'' started out with just a few core characters, but quickly expanded, with minor characters getting plotlines that would last for weeks. When the original main characters started getting less and less time, the strip gave way to ''Webcomic/EvilInc''
* ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'': 5 months after it began and it's at 30 characters and counting. With 248098402 more expected to come.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Granted it has been running for ten years, but still it has well over 50 characters.
** At last count, 156 or so... according to [[http://www2.gvsu.edu/~loulab/sluggy.html this website]].
*** At least he's pretty good about keeping the size of the core cast to remotely sane proportions. A lot of those 156 characters have been dead or PutOnABus for years.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has at least 20 "main" characters to keep up with (12 criminals + 4 volunteers + 4 members of the Vaeo Family), and staff and various other family members associated with them. The main justification? It's a RealityShow -- which, in the tradition of most shows, has a huge cast (to start) and then settles down into more important Characters. There's also a few clans starting to emerge, which increase the numbers further.
** The [[http://www.lastres0rt.com/cast/ official cast page]] lists '''40''' characters, give or take [[spoiler: whether you think Daisy is really Scout Arael or not]]. And it's out of date, especially with all the Star Org {{Cameo}}s in Volume Two...
* ''Webcomic/RedString'' has 8 main characters, which doesn't seem like a lot. However, there are almost thirty secondary and tertiary characters, all of whom get as much development as the author can realistically cram in. This means there are some chapters where main characters (the main main character Miharu, even) don't show up at all. Only 2 or 3 chapters so far--in 40 chapters--have included most of the main characters at once.
* ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' has almost 30 characters on its cast page and regularly diverts attention from the two female leads to focus on them. Aggie in particular seems to have been demoted to supporting cast in her own comic.
* As of October 2014, ''Webcomic/DeviantUniverse'' has over 300 named characters.



* [[http://www.ookii.org/egs/statistics/ Everything you wanted to know]] and more about the cast of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' The main cast isn't overly large for a webcomic, but once you get to the past main characters (Jhim, Kim, Monette) to the supporting cast (Cab, Berenger, Claire, Anna, Lisa, Celie, The Teddy-Bear Liberation Front Guy, etc), things get a little crazy. Made worse by the occasional recurrer that only appears a total of five times in six years (Davan's friend Andy), and the fact that often a year goes by between Jhim or Anna appearances.

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* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. [[KingArthur Arthurian myth]], being made of various legends and ballads bolted together by Malory, has Loads And Loads Of Characters and AKOTAS includes most of them. (And the others are probably due to be introduced later.)
** Lampshaded
[[http://www.ookii.org/egs/statistics/ Everything you wanted to know]] and more about arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2120.htm here]]
* ''Webcomic/BasketsOfGuts'': Starting off with two protagonists,
the cast number of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' The main cast isn't overly large for a webcomic, but once you get to the past main
characters (Jhim, Kim, Monette) to involved in the supporting cast (Cab, Berenger, Claire, Anna, Lisa, Celie, The Teddy-Bear Liberation Front Guy, etc), things get a little crazy. Made worse by story dramatically increases, after said pair reaches the occasional recurrer that only appears city.
* ''{{Franchise/Buildingverse}}'' works tend to have
a total of five times in six years (Davan's friend Andy), massive cast, or to be precise a limited main cast[[note]]''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'': Sarah, Christine, Erik, Jareth; ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'': Erik, Jareth, Javert, James; ''{{Webcomic/Superintendent}}'': Javert, Valjean; etc.[[/note]] which inflates over 20 with all the regulars and the fact that often a year goes by between Jhim or Anna appearances.to ridicculous levels with everybody (The character page for ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' lists more than 100 characters).



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', between the Circus, Castle Wulfenbach, Sturmhalten, Beetleburg, Mechanicsburg, the Knights of Jove, the Jägers, and the assorted wandering types... let's just say there are a big damn lot of people who go in and out of the story.
** Kaja Foglio has stopped trying to maintain a big character bio page, and now just deletes the old page and starts from scratch at the beginning of each chapter, adding in characters as they become relevant. Only 10 pages into chapter 9, there's already ''seventeen'' characters up there, and that's not including the "Old Heterodynes" (included on the page for generic backstory) and the author-insert bit characters. Ten pages of comic. Seventeen characters.
* ''{{Lackadaisy}}'' currently features 28 characters, and that's just the ones listed on the website's biography page. There are dozens of named characters with speaking roles in the comic beside the main 28 and Tracy has hinted that there are at least a couple more major players yet to be introduced.
* New characters are introduced at a positively frightening rate in ''Webcomic/MagicalMisfits''. To be fair, they are usually given distinctive backstories, but it does somewhat lead to a KudzuPlot.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', between the Circus, Castle Wulfenbach, Sturmhalten, Beetleburg, Mechanicsburg, the Knights of Jove, the Jägers, and the assorted wandering types... let's ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' oh god, just say there are a big damn lot of people who go in and out of the story.
** Kaja Foglio has stopped trying to maintain a big character bio page, and now just deletes the old page and starts from scratch
look at the beginning of each chapter, adding picture on the article!
* ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' is a comic about [[AnthropomorphicPersonification game companies]]. Every game company (and even a few non-game companies) has a potential personification
in characters as they become relevant. Only 10 pages into chapter 9, this comic, and there's already ''seventeen'' characters up there, and that's not including almost 25 of them so far.
* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', even
the "Old Heterodynes" (included on the page for generic backstory) and the author-insert bit characters. Ten pages of comic. Seventeen characters.
* ''{{Lackadaisy}}'' currently features 28 characters, and that's just the ones listed on the website's biography page. There are dozens of named characters with speaking roles in the comic beside the main 28 and Tracy
artist has hinted admitted that there are at least a couple more major players yet to be introduced.
* New
too many characters are introduced to keep up with, with at a positively frightening rate least one of the main characters in ''Webcomic/MagicalMisfits''. To be fair, they are usually given distinctive backstories, but it does somewhat lead the beginning being moved to a KudzuPlot.nearly invisible.
* ''WebComic/DeepRise'' Over 25 named non-humans identified by color, hard-to-remember names and eye-configuration.
* As of October 2014, ''Webcomic/DeviantUniverse'' has over 300 named characters.



* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has expanded into something of a CastHerd over the years, and keeps getting steadily bigger.
** While the company grows, we mostly follow the Special Ops squad and the officers, and people die in combat. Sometimes, they also come back. [[spoiler: Tagon, Petey, and especially Kevyn, who did so three or four times in one story arc]].
*** And sometimes they opt out (Doythaban, TTKevyn, Der Trihs, Shep, Nick, LOTA, and a number just before the "Longshoreman" arc).
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. [[KingArthur Arthurian myth]], being made of various legends and ballads bolted together by Malory, has Loads And Loads Of Characters and AKOTAS includes most of them. (And the others are probably due to be introduced later.)
** Lampshaded [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2120.htm here]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. After the inclusion of notable Azure City paladins and Greysky City thieves, the author seems a little quicker to kill off any new faces.
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', anyone? At least each theme are separate, [[CrossOver sometimes]]...
* ''Webcomic/{{Sins}}''. You've got the SevenDeadlySins...that's not so bad. Then consider that all but two have been replaced. And some have been replaced ''twice''. And then there's the Seven Holy Virtues, the golems, the Vices, the hosts...and Murdock.
* ''Webcomic/GetMedieval'' had the core group of HumanAliens, (Asher, Neithe, Torquel, Iroth, and Oneder), the Earthlings Asher and Neithe landed with (Sir Gerard and his family), Torquel and Iroth's bunch (mostly Duc L'Orleans), plus the bad guys, plus various popular secondary characters ([[MadScientist Jacques the alchemist]], [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Belle]]). And that's not even counting those who vanished once the story moved away from them.
* ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'', although if you eliminate all the one shots & isolate characters who stick to their own series (usually) it seems a little more manageable.

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', while a less extreme example, actually uses this as an advertising point: one of the banner ads for the comic reads "Dumbing of Age has expanded into something too many characters". As an UltimateUniverse of a CastHerd over the years, and keeps getting steadily bigger.
** While the company grows, we mostly follow the Special Ops squad and the officers, and people die in combat. Sometimes, they also come back. [[spoiler: Tagon, Petey, and especially Kevyn, who did so three or four times in one story arc]].
*** And sometimes they opt out (Doythaban, TTKevyn, Der Trihs, Shep, Nick, LOTA, and a number just before the "Longshoreman" arc).
entire Walkyverse, this was inevitable.
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. [[KingArthur Arthurian myth]], being made of various legends and ballads bolted together by Malory, has Loads And Loads Of Characters and AKOTAS includes most of them. (And the others are probably due to be introduced later.)
** Lampshaded
[[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2120.htm here]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. After the inclusion of notable Azure City paladins
ookii.org/egs/statistics/ Everything you wanted to know]] and Greysky City thieves, the author seems a little quicker to kill off any new faces.
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', anyone? At least each theme are separate, [[CrossOver sometimes]]...
* ''Webcomic/{{Sins}}''. You've got the SevenDeadlySins...that's not so bad. Then consider that all but two have been replaced. And some have been replaced ''twice''. And then there's the Seven Holy Virtues, the golems, the Vices, the hosts...and Murdock.
* ''Webcomic/GetMedieval'' had the core group of HumanAliens, (Asher, Neithe, Torquel, Iroth, and Oneder), the Earthlings Asher and Neithe landed with (Sir Gerard and his family), Torquel and Iroth's bunch (mostly Duc L'Orleans), plus the bad guys, plus various popular secondary characters ([[MadScientist Jacques the alchemist]], [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Belle]]). And that's not even counting those who vanished once the story moved away from them.
* ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'', although if you eliminate all the one shots & isolate characters who stick to their own series (usually) it seems a little
more manageable.about the cast of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.



* ''Webcomic/NFansTheSeries'' had practically an ''army'' of characters. Yes, they were all {{Self Insert}}s, but they actually played the trope rather well since most of them weren't afraid to have some pretty bad things happen to them. Sadly, because the plot [[SpotlightStealingSquad fixated on a couple]], at least half the cast was PutOnABus or removed from the comic after getting very little screentime beyond their arcs. (Team Lalala was one of the worst, having been left on the same screen for almost a year of real time.)
* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', even the artist has admitted that there are too many characters to keep up with, with at least one of the main characters in the beginning being moved to nearly invisible.

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* ''Webcomic/NFansTheSeries'' had practically an ''army'' ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', between the Circus, Castle Wulfenbach, Sturmhalten, Beetleburg, Mechanicsburg, the Knights of Jove, the Jägers, and the assorted wandering types... let's just say there are a big damn lot of people who go in and out of the story.
** Kaja Foglio has stopped trying to maintain a big character bio page, and now just deletes the old page and starts from scratch at the beginning of each chapter, adding in characters as they become relevant. Only 10 pages into chapter 9, there's already ''seventeen'' characters up there, and that's not including the "Old Heterodynes" (included on the page for generic backstory) and the author-insert bit
characters. Yes, they were all {{Self Insert}}s, Ten pages of comic. Seventeen characters.
* ''WebComic/GreystoneInn'' started out with just a few core characters,
but they actually played the trope rather well since most of them weren't afraid to have some pretty bad things happen to them. Sadly, because the plot [[SpotlightStealingSquad fixated on a couple]], at least half the cast was PutOnABus or removed from the comic after getting very little screentime beyond their arcs. (Team Lalala was one of the worst, having been left on the same screen for almost a year of real time.)
* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', even the artist has admitted that there are too many
quickly expanded, with minor characters to keep up with, with at least one of getting plotlines that would last for weeks. When the original main characters in started getting less and less time, the beginning being moved strip gave way to nearly invisible.''Webcomic/EvilInc''.



* ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' used to have dozens of them, but now the main cast has been downsized (reducing best friends and significant others to bit parts) to just eight. And their multiple personalities and personal demons. Not bad for a comic that is mostly about [[GagBoobs Monica's bust]] :).
* ''Webcomic/{{Khatru}}'' has four main characters and twelve (and counting) minor ones.
* The ''WebComic/{{Walkyverse}}'': At the end of ''It's Walky!'' alone, there were 247 named or otherwise identifiable characters.
* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', while a less extreme example, actually uses this as an advertising point: one of the banner ads for the comic reads "Dumbing of Age has too many characters". As an UltimateUniverse of the entire Walkyverse, this was inevitable.

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* ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' used to have dozens of them, but now the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s provides around 26 main characters[[note]]John, Rose, Dave, Jade, Nanna, Mom Lalonde, Bro Strider, Grandpa, WV, PM, Jack, the 12 trolls, and two [[WalkingSpoiler Walking Spoilers]][[/note]]. The sheer quantity eventually forces focus to be split by GeodesicCast, spending whole Acts focusing on one group while everyone else is relegated to sporadic Intermissions. A full list, including the host of minor characters, can be found [[Characters/{{Homestuck}} here]].
** The current count tips the scales at over 95 recurring characters. [[spoiler: Even with much of the
cast has above having been downsized (reducing best friends KilledOffForReal.]]
** And now, after [[spoiler: John averted the [[BadFuture Game Over Timeline,]]]], there are two sets of at least 12 different major characters. [[note]]Namely: Rose, Dave, Jade, Karkat, Terezi, Kanaya, Gamzee, Vriska, Tavros, Jane, Dirk,
and significant others to bit parts) to just eight. And Jake.[[/note]] These can surely be handled as separate characters, since the differences in their multiple personalities respective timelines go back to three entire years.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has at ''least'' Bob Smithson, Jean Poule, Molly, Princess Voluptua, Galatea, Snookums, Hibachi, Rocko Sasquatch, Fructose Riboflavin, Agent Ben, Agent Jerry, Djali, Mr. Bystander, Dean Martin, Floyd Fitznewski, Heywood J. Lookathat, Abby Primrose, Ahem, Oogrook/Rainbow Sunshine, the Bear, the Grammar Squirrel,
and personal demons. Not bad for a comic that is mostly about [[GagBoobs Monica's bust]] :).
* ''Webcomic/{{Khatru}}'' has four main
the Halloween Monster. That's not counting characters and twelve (and counting) minor ones.
* The ''WebComic/{{Walkyverse}}'': At the end of ''It's Walky!'' alone, there were 247 named or otherwise identifiable characters.
* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', while a less extreme example, actually uses this as an advertising point:
who've only appeared in one of the banner ads for the comic reads "Dumbing of Age has too many characters". As an UltimateUniverse of the entire Walkyverse, this was inevitable. story so far, like Mook, Goona, Zodboink, or Zippobic...
%%* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', anyone? At least each theme are separate, [[CrossOver sometimes]]...



* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' has at least 30 characters in only 10 issues.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'', although if you eliminate all the one shots & isolate characters who stick to their own series (usually) it seems a little more manageable.
* ''Webcomic/{{Khatru}}'' has four main characters and twelve (and counting) minor ones.
* ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}'' has 10 main characters as defined by the author, but has about ''80'' recurring characters. Each of them [[CastOfSnowflakes has a distinct design]] and OneDegreeOfSeparation is ''very'' much in effect.
* ''{{Lackadaisy}}'' currently features 28 characters, and that's just the ones listed on the website's biography page. There are dozens of named characters with speaking roles in the comic beside the main 28 and Tracy has hinted that there are at least a couple more major players yet to be introduced.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt''
has at least 30 20 "main" characters to keep up with (12 criminals + 4 volunteers + 4 members of the Vaeo Family), and staff and various other family members associated with them. The main justification? It's a RealityShow -- which, in only 10 issues.the tradition of most shows, has a huge cast (to start) and then settles down into more important Characters. There's also a few clans starting to emerge, which increase the numbers further.
* New characters are introduced at a positively frightening rate in ''Webcomic/MagicalMisfits''. To be fair, they are usually given distinctive backstories, but it does somewhat lead to a KudzuPlot.



* ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'' has 30 main and semi-main characters listed on its cast page.
* ''WebComic/MountainTime'' is an interesting example. About half the strips don't have ''any'' recurring characters. The other half, however, draws from a cast of characters much larger than the 25 or so listed on the Characters page.
* ''Webcomic/NFansTheSeries'' had practically an ''army'' of characters. Yes, they were all {{Self Insert}}s, but they actually played the trope rather well since most of them weren't afraid to have some pretty bad things happen to them. Sadly, because the plot [[SpotlightStealingSquad fixated on a couple]], at least half the cast was PutOnABus or removed from the comic after getting very little screentime beyond their arcs. (Team Lalala was one of the worst, having been left on the same screen for almost a year of real time.)
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. After the inclusion of notable Azure City paladins and Greysky City thieves, the author seems a little quicker to kill off any new faces.
* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'' is getting there, with over forty characters notable enough to get an entry in the character sheet section of the website.
* ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' has almost 30 characters on its cast page and regularly diverts attention from the two female leads to focus on them. Aggie in particular seems to have been demoted to supporting cast in her own comic.
%%* ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}''. Check out the [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/page/cast cast page.]]



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has: four kids (twice if you count their dreamselves as separate characters), their four (or five) respective guardians (and in some cases the guardians' guardians), the four Exiles, [[BigBad Jack Noir]] and his three minions, the twelve trolls plus ''their'' custodians, one round-headed First Guardian, AndrewHussie, the kid versions of the kid's anscestors, the guardian versions of the kids... and that's not even getting into the more incidental characters like the Felt, White and Black Kings and Queens, the trolls' Ancestors, alternate universe Midnight Crews, and so on. A full list can be found [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Homestuck_Characters here]].
** Even if you only count controllable characters, there are still roughly about 60 [[note]]4 B kids + 4 A kids + Davesprite + 12 A trolls + 12 B trolls + Jack + Jack's 3 minions + 4 agents/exiles + 4 Midnight Crew Members + 2 cherubs = 44 so far. Add in AndrewHussie, the reader, Snowman, an imp, Maplehoof, Serenity, and various inanimate objects like a piano, a fridge, a hat, a safe, Equius's shades, the sky above LOWAS, and Cal, to make 60.[[/note]]
** [[http://beyondthecanopy.com/other/HOMESTUCK_GROUP.png This picture contained about two-thirds of the cast]] at the time of it's creation, and contains about half of the characters now.
** The current count tips the scales at over 95 recurring characters. [[spoiler: Even with much of the cast above having been KilledOffForReal.]]
** And then Hussie declares that all fantrolls are canon, good luck with counting all of them.
** And now, after [[spoiler: [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong John retconned]] the [[BadFuture Game Over Timeline,]] but the characters from that timeline kept existing as ghosts]], there are two sets of at least 12 different major characters. [[note]]Namely: Rose, Dave, Jade, Karkat, Terezi, Kanaya, Gamzee, Vriska, Tavros, Jane, Dirk, and Jake.[[/note]] These can surely be handled as separate characters, since the differences in [[spoiler: their respective timelines]] go back to three entire years.
** Considering all the [[AlternateTimeline doomed timelines,]] each with their own set of the above LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, many of whom were actually featured as side characters and at least two [[RedshirtArmy Redshirt Armies,]] we can safely say that Homestuck actually has an ''infinite'' amount of characters. Beat that.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has at ''least'' Bob Smithson, Jean Poule, Molly, Princess Voluptua, Galatea, Snookums, Hibachi, Rocko Sasquatch, Fructose Riboflavin, Agent Ben, Agent Jerry, Djali, Mr. Bystander, Dean Martin, Floyd Fitznewski, Heywood J. Lookathat, Abby Primrose, Ahem, Oogrook/Rainbow Sunshine, the Bear, the Grammar Squirrel, and the Halloween Monster. That's not counting characters who've only appeared in one story so far, like Mook, Goona, Zodboink, or Zippobic...
* ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'' has 30 main and semi-main characters listed on its cast page.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has: four kids (twice if you count their dreamselves ''Webcomic/RedString'' has 8 main characters, which doesn't seem like a lot. However, there are almost thirty secondary and tertiary characters, all of whom get as separate characters), their four (or five) respective guardians (and in much development as the author can realistically cram in. This means there are some cases the guardians' guardians), the four Exiles, [[BigBad Jack Noir]] and his three minions, the twelve trolls plus ''their'' custodians, one round-headed First Guardian, AndrewHussie, the kid versions chapters where main characters (the main main character Miharu, even) don't show up at all. Only 2 or 3 chapters so far--in 40 chapters--have included most of the kid's anscestors, main characters at once.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has expanded into something of a CastHerd over
the guardian versions years, and keeps getting steadily bigger.
** While the company grows, we mostly follow the Special Ops squad and the officers, and people die in combat. Sometimes, they also come back. [[spoiler: Tagon, Petey, and especially Kevyn, who did so three or four times in one story arc]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Granted it has been running for ten years, but still it has well over 50 characters.
** At last count, 156 or so... according to [[http://www2.gvsu.edu/~loulab/sluggy.html this website]].
*** At least he's pretty good about keeping the size
of the kids... core cast to remotely sane proportions. A lot of those 156 characters have been dead or PutOnABus for years.
** The [[http://www.lastres0rt.com/cast/ official cast page]] lists '''40''' characters, give or take [[spoiler: whether you think Daisy is really Scout Arael or not]]. And it's out of date, especially with all the Star Org {{Cameo}}s in Volume Two...
*** And sometimes they opt out (Doythaban, TTKevyn, Der Trihs, Shep, Nick, LOTA,
and a number just before the "Longshoreman" arc).
* ''Webcomic/{{Sins}}''. You've got the SevenDeadlySins...
that's not even getting into so bad. Then consider that all but two have been replaced. And some have been replaced ''twice''. And then there's the more incidental Seven Holy Virtues, the golems, the Vices, the hosts...and Murdock.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' The main cast isn't overly large for a webcomic, but once you get to the past main
characters like (Jhim, Kim, Monette) to the Felt, White and Black Kings and Queens, supporting cast (Cab, Berenger, Claire, Anna, Lisa, Celie, The Teddy-Bear Liberation Front Guy, etc), things get a little crazy. Made worse by the trolls' Ancestors, alternate universe Midnight Crews, and so on. A full list can be found [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Homestuck_Characters here]].
** Even if you
occasional recurrer that only count controllable characters, there are still roughly about 60 [[note]]4 B kids + 4 A kids + Davesprite + 12 A trolls + 12 B trolls + Jack + Jack's 3 minions + 4 agents/exiles + 4 Midnight Crew Members + 2 cherubs = 44 so far. Add appears a total of five times in AndrewHussie, six years (Davan's friend Andy), and the reader, Snowman, an imp, Maplehoof, Serenity, and various inanimate objects like fact that often a piano, a fridge, a hat, a safe, Equius's shades, the sky above LOWAS, and Cal, to make 60.[[/note]]
** [[http://beyondthecanopy.com/other/HOMESTUCK_GROUP.png This picture contained about two-thirds of the cast]]
year goes by between Jhim or Anna appearances.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' has
at the time of it's creation, and contains about half of the least 30 characters now.
** The current count tips
in only 10 issues.
* ''Webcomic/SunsetGrill'' features an EnsembleCast and
the scales at cast page has over 95 recurring 65+ characters. [[spoiler: Even with much of the cast above having been KilledOffForReal.]]
**
And then Hussie declares that all fantrolls are canon, good luck with counting nearly all of them.
** And now, after [[spoiler: [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong John retconned]]
them are not background characters.
* The ''WebComic/{{Walkyverse}}'': At
the [[BadFuture Game Over Timeline,]] but the characters from that timeline kept existing as ghosts]], end of ''It's Walky!'' alone, there are two sets were 247 named or otherwise identifiable characters.
* ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' used to have dozens
of at least 12 different major characters. [[note]]Namely: Rose, Dave, Jade, Karkat, Terezi, Kanaya, Gamzee, Vriska, Tavros, Jane, Dirk, them, but now the main cast has been downsized (reducing best friends and Jake.[[/note]] These can surely be handled as separate characters, since the differences in [[spoiler: significant others to bit parts) to just eight. And their respective timelines]] go back to three entire years.
** Considering all the [[AlternateTimeline doomed timelines,]] each with their own set of the above LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, many of whom were actually featured as side characters
multiple personalities and at least two [[RedshirtArmy Redshirt Armies,]] we can safely say personal demons. Not bad for a comic that Homestuck actually has an ''infinite'' amount of characters. Beat that.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has at ''least'' Bob Smithson, Jean Poule, Molly, Princess Voluptua, Galatea, Snookums, Hibachi, Rocko Sasquatch, Fructose Riboflavin, Agent Ben, Agent Jerry, Djali, Mr. Bystander, Dean Martin, Floyd Fitznewski, Heywood J. Lookathat, Abby Primrose, Ahem, Oogrook/Rainbow Sunshine, the Bear, the Grammar Squirrel, and the Halloween Monster. That's not counting characters who've only appeared in one story so far, like Mook, Goona, Zodboink, or Zippobic...
* ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'' has 30 main and semi-main characters listed on its cast page.
is mostly about [[GagBoobs Monica's bust]] :).



* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'' is getting there, with over forty characters notable enough to get an entry in the character sheet section of the website.
* ''{{Franchise/Buildingverse}}'' works tend to have a massive cast, or to be precise a limited main cast[[note]]''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'': Sarah, Christine, Erik, Jareth; ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'': Erik, Jareth, Javert, James; ''{{Webcomic/Superintendent}}'': Javert, Valjean; etc.[[/note]] which inflates over 20 with all the regulars and to ridicculous levels with everybody (The character page for ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'' lists more than 100 characters).
* ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}''. Check out the [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/page/cast cast page.]]



* ''WebComic/MountainTime'' is an interesting example. About half the strips don't have ''any'' recurring characters. The other half, however, draws from a cast of characters much larger than the 25 or so listed on the Characters page.



* ''Webcomic/SunsetGrill'' features an EnsembleCast and the cast page has over 65+ characters. And nearly all of them are not background characters.
* ''WebComic/DeepRise'' Over 25 named non-humans identified by color, hard-to-remember names and eye-configuration.
* ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' is a comic about [[AnthropomorphicPersonification game companies]]. Every game company (and even a few non-game companies) has a potential personification in this comic, and there's almost 25 of them so far.
* ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}'' has 10 main characters as defined by the author, but has about ''80'' recurring characters. Each of them [[CastOfSnowflakes has a distinct design]] and OneDegreeOfSeparation is ''very'' much in effect.
* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' oh god, just look at the picture on the article!
* ''Webcomic/BasketsOfGuts'': Starting off with two protagonists, the number of characters involved in the story dramatically increases, after said pair reaches the city.

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* ''Webcomic/SunsetGrill'' features an EnsembleCast ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}'': 5 months after it began and the cast page has over 65+ characters. And nearly all of them are not background characters.
* ''WebComic/DeepRise'' Over 25 named non-humans identified by color, hard-to-remember names and eye-configuration.
* ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' is a comic about [[AnthropomorphicPersonification game companies]]. Every game company (and even a few non-game companies) has a potential personification in this comic, and there's almost 25 of them so far.
* ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}'' has 10 main
it's at 30 characters as defined by the author, but has about ''80'' recurring characters. Each of them [[CastOfSnowflakes has a distinct design]] and OneDegreeOfSeparation is ''very'' much in effect.
* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' oh god, just look at the picture on the article!
* ''Webcomic/BasketsOfGuts'': Starting off with two protagonists, the number of characters involved in the story dramatically increases, after said pair reaches the city.
counting. With 248098402 more expected to come.
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* ''DSBTInsaniT'': the core cast alone consists of ''26'' characters!

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* ''DSBTInsaniT'': ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': the core cast alone consists of ''26'' characters!
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* AlternateHistory timelines can span centuries, of not a millennium or more. Hence, they also tend to have this, like ''DecadesOfDarkness'', ''LookToTheWest'' and the ''Literature/ChaosTimeline''.

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* AlternateHistory timelines can span centuries, of not a millennium or more. Hence, they also tend to have this, like ''DecadesOfDarkness'', ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', ''LookToTheWest'' and the ''Literature/ChaosTimeline''.
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* Any massive crossover, especially if the author tries to put every character from every source that is being crossed over. One insane example is ''Lonely Souls'', a crossover of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''UruseiYatsura'' AND ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'', complete with most of the main cast of each, plus countless minor characters as well.

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* Any massive crossover, especially if the author tries to put every character from every source that is being crossed over. One insane example is ''Lonely Souls'', a crossover of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' AND ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'', complete with most of the main cast of each, plus countless minor characters as well.
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* Inevitable in ''ChaosFighters'' due to every new installment contains entirely new characters, save for a few recurring characters.

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* Inevitable in ''ChaosFighters'' ''Literature/ChaosFighters'' due to every new installment contains entirely new characters, save for a few recurring characters.
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