Characters that appear in ''Literature/GoodOmens''.

[[folder:Angels and Demons]]

The angel who guarded the gates of Eden with a flaming sword, Aziraphale has lived among humans for thousands of years, and has become quite fond of them as a result. Due to his friendship with Crowley and all those years among free-willed mortals, he's not quite as pure-hearted as he should be.

* [[Adorkable]]: Very much so.
* AmbiguouslyGay[=/=]MistakenForGay: It's stated that pretty much everyone's first impression of Aziraphale, among other things, is that he's "gayer than a treeful of monkeys on nitrous oxide". Him hanging around with Crowley all the time certainly doesn't help.
* [[DemonicPossession Angelic Possession]]
* {{Asexuality}}: The way it's phrased is a little ambiguous, but the implication is that being sexless unless he really wants to make an effort means he doesn't normally have a sex drive ''or'' the parts to act on it with.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Crowley.
* BadassBookworm
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace
* BeingGoodSucks
* BewareTheNiceOnes: See MuggingTheMonster below.
* CareBearStare
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Bibles with interesting misprints.
* CosmicPlaything
* TheEmpath: Aziraphale, when they're trying to find TheAntiChrist, is puzzled when he doesn't [[DetectEvil detect any evil]] in the area; the only thing he senses is [[ThePowerOfLove pure love.]]
* EnergyBeings
* FlamingSword: Well, briefly. He gave it away to Adam and Eve after they were banished from Eden, because they were defenceless and cold and he wanted to help keep them warm.
* FriendlyEnemy: With Crowley.
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* GoKartingWithBowser
* GoingNative
* GoodIsNotNice
* GoshDarnItToHeck
* HealingHands: "Lord, heal this bike."
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Crowley. (Although "non-sexual" might be a more accurate term, since the narrative makes it clear that neither of them even have a technical gender, let alone sexual orientation)
* ICantDance: The only dance he knows is the gavotte.
* InnocentBigot: Despite all evidence to the contrary, and despite basically considering him a friend, he's still convinced that Crowley is incapable of feeling love or loyalty, simply because he's a demon. To him, it's not prejudice, it's just a fact. In complete fairness, it's ''supposed'' to be, but Crowley's been around humans too long.
* KnightInSourArmor
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia]]
* LetsGetDangerous: TwoWords: FlamingSword. "Once you learn, you never really forget how." Aziraphale's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* LightIsNotGood: See NotSoDifferent.
* MindOverMatter
* MuggingTheMonster: Members of TheMafia who threaten his bookstore mysteriously fail to do so again. He probably doesn't ''harm'' them, but there's always that ambiguous little possibility...
* MundaneUtility
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Maybe. "Wouldn't it be better to just..."
* NationalStereotypes: [[BritishStuffiness The posh British gentleman.]] He is not, in fact, British, but it just seems to rub off.
* NoBiologicalSex: Angels are sexless unless they feel like making an effort. He's male by appearances, though.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Even Gaiman and Pratchett fell victim to this.
-->'''Pratchett:''' It ''should'' be Azz-ear-raf-AE-el, but we got into the habit of pronouncing it Azz-ear-raf-ail, so I guess that's the right way now.
* OddFriendship: With Crowley. Stuffy angel and stylish demon.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* PetTheDog: Yes, from an angel, and one he feels vaguely guilty about - he "lost" his flaming sword because he gave it to Adam and Eve, feeling sorry for them.
* ThePhilosopher
* PlayingWithFire: Aziraphale makes a traffic ticket spontaneously combust.
* [[spoiler: PrecisionFStrike: "Oh, ''fuck.'']]
* [[PunchClockHero Punch Clock Angel]]
* RealNameAsAnAlias[=/=]StevenUlyssesPerhero[=/=]SueDonym: Ezra Fell and A. Ziraphale
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* SamaritanSyndrome: Comes with being an angel.
* ScrewDestiny
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: He's called "Azraphel" in at least a recent (2007) italian translation.
* StayingAlive: Well, he's not mortal, so he can't die - he just gets discorporeated.
* SweetTooth
* {{Telepathy}}
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* TemptingFate: "It's over, don't you think?"
* TimeAbyss[=/=]FishOutOfTemporalWater: Aziraphale hasn't updated his wardrobe since the 50s.
* WindsOfDestinyChange: Miraculous near-escapes work like this.
* WingPull: When preparing for the final battle.

Crowley was the Serpent who tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. Having lived on Earth for past six thousand years, he's become rather fond of humanity. His friendship with Aziraphale means he's not quite as evil as a demon should be, though he was never very evil to begin with.

* BackToBackBadasses: with Aziraphale
* BadassInANiceSuit[=/=]ManOfWealthAndTaste
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace
* BlowYouAway: Crowley toys with the idea of conjuring up a hurricane to eliminate rival job applicants.
* BreakoutCharacter: In case you can't tell, he's considered quite attractive by the fanbase.
* CareBearStare: When filling in Aziraphale's job, which he does sometimes to maintain the status quo.
* CatchPhrase: "Ciao!"
* CoolCar: The Bentley.
* CoolShades: Which he wears ''all the time'' - although to be fair, [[spoiler:he's concealing glowing snake's eyes with vertical pupils.]]
* CosmicPlaything
* CrazyPrepared
* DarkIsNotEvil: See NotSoDifferent.
* DeadlyPrank: The bucket over the door [[spoiler:filled with holy water]] trick.
* DeathGlare: [[PsychoactivePowers when deployed by Crowley]] [[RealityWarper reality tends to realign accordingly.]]
* [[HeroicResolve Demonic Resolve]]: He holds his burning car together through '''[[{{Determinator}} sheer force of will]]'''.
* TheDeterminator
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Something of a [[IncrediblyLamePun speed demon.]] He never actually ''hits'' anyone, but it's really not for lack of opportunity.
* EnergyBeings
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After getting praise from downstairs for his work in Spain, despite not having worked there recently, he went there to find out about this thing called the Spanish Inquisition that the humans created all by themselves without any hellish influence. After finding out, he drank himself into a stupor.
* EvilIsPetty: The type of evil he likes to inspire in people; nasty, petty, small-minded little cruelties fuelled by bad tempers and off days. It doesn't require much work on his part to get to thousands in this way, and - in his opinion, the best part - people will come up with the evil ''themselves''. People are so much more creative than demons.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Crowley's reaction to his immediate superiors being rather underwhelmed by his demonic influences (i.e. traffic jams and telemarketers) on the mortal world. It's something of an example of quality vs. quantity, with his superiors focusing on the former and Crowley the latter because Crowley believes the former is outmoded.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He seems to switch between idly resurrecting suffocated doves and trying to drown ducks.
** Note that he only really tries to drown ducks when Aziraphale is around to tell him he has to stop. This seems to run on the same sort of logic of "well, if we go out to dinner together, we're both technically stopping the other from doing good/evil deeds, and therefore doing our jobs"
* FriendlyEnemy: See the OddFriendship entry.
* [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Friendly Neighborhood Demon]]
* GlamourFailure: His HellishPupils, his snakeskin boots that might be his ''feet'' and his tendency to hiss when he forgets himself.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* GoKartingWithBowser: All things aside, he and Aziraphale really are quite good friends.
* GoingNative: After living on earth for thousands of years, humanity has started to rub off on him.
* GuileHero: Neutralizes two much more powerful demons by outwitting them, the latter with a ploy he ''[[IndyPloy made up on the spot]]''.
* HealingHands: Breathes life back into a drowned dove.
* HellishPupils: Quite literally.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Aziraphale. (Again, "non-sexual" is more accurate, since neither of them is technically straight.)
* IGaveMyWord: A demon of his word. Hell is pretty proverbial for enforcing its agreements.
* IndyPloy: Does this when the Dukes of Hell are after him.
--> Plan A had worked; Plan B had failed. It was time for Plan C. The problem was that he had only ever planned as far as Plan B.
* INeedAFreakingDrink
* ImprovisedWeapon: The tire iron.
* InWithTheInCrowd: His StartOfDarkness.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's in very deep denial for most of the book about actually being a kind of sweetheart.
* KickTheSonOfABitch
* KnightInSourArmor
* [[spoiler: LaserGuidedAmnesia]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:His beloved car ends up totalled when he has to drive it through the M25... ''after'' said highway starts emanating a bizarre and dangerous energy field. Which he set it up to do.]]
* TheLegionsOfHell
* LoveableRogue or LovableTraitor
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Scares off the paint-balling corporate commando by turning into something ''dreadful''... "I think the maggots were a bit over the top, myself."
* MeaningfulName: Crowley, a reference to oculist Aleister Crowley. It also references his original role as the serpent ("Crawly") that tempted Adam and Eve.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil
* MoreThanMindControl: Temptation. In his own words, he looks into people's minds and gives them what they really ''want''. If people wants such dreadful things so often, well, is that his fault?
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch
* NervesOfSteel
* NobleDemon
* OnlySaneEmployee: He's seemingly the only demon who considers planning in the long-term, believes subtle acts of mass-corruption are the way forward and thinks that the Apocalypse is a ''bad'' idea for business.
** He also tried to introduce technology to Hell, thinking it would be a better way to contact him. Unfortunately, instead of adopting telephones like he'd wanted, they instead decided to contact him through his car radio, satanically twisting whatever he was listening to at the time.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* [[spoiler:OutOfTheInferno]]
* PartialTransformation: Despite being an accomplished shapeshifter, even when he's in human form he likes to retain HellishPupils and it's implied that his trademark snakeskin boots are actually just his feet.
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: "He never meant to fall, he just ran with the wrong crowd."
* ThePhilosopher: "The point is...the point is...''dolphins''".
* [[PunchClockVillain Punch Clock Demon]]
* RealNameAsAnAlias[=/=]StevenUlyssesPerhero[=/=]SueDonym
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When he's pissed off.
* RedRightHand: Crowley has snake eyes, a forked tongue [[FetishFuel (which he can do weird things with)]], and snake skin boots that may or may not be actual boots.
* RipVanWinkle: Slept through most of the 19th Century. Hey, he ''is'' sort of a snake.
* ScrewDestiny
* SnakesAreSexy
* SpeechImpediment: [[SssssnakeTalk Crowley tends to hiss when agitated.]]
* SpotlightStealingSquad
* StayingAlive
* SuperSenses
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* {{Telepathy}}
* TeleportersAndTransporters
* ThatPoorPlant
* TricksterArchetype
* UnusualEuphemism[=/=]GoshdangItToHeck: "Oh for Go- Sa- Somebody's sake!" Also uses "Bless!" instead of "Damn!", or at least tries to.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WeaksauceWeakness
* WindsOfDestinyChange: Miraculous near escapes work like this.
* WingPull: When preparing for the final battle.

!!Duke Hastur
A Duke of Hell and a nasty piece of work.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace
* EnergyBeings
* TheLegionsOfHell
* LovecraftianSuperpower
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* PlayingWithFire
* ProperlyParanoid: At one point, it's mentioned that Hastur is paranoid, which is in fact a very reasonable thing since as he is a denizen of Hell where everyone really ''is'' out to get you.
* StayingAlive
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Ligur.
* TimeAbyss[=/=]FishOutOfTemporalWater: 14th Century mindset.
* UnusualUserInterface
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WeaksauceWeakness

!!Duke Ligur
Likewise a Duke of Hell, and an equally nasty piece of work.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace
* BigEater
* TheLegionsOfHell
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Hastur.
* TimeAbyss[=/=]FishOutOfTemporalWater: 14th Century mindset.
* WeaksauceWeakness


[[folder: The Four Bikers of the Apocalypse]]

!!Death a.k.a. Azrael

* BadassBiker
* [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Biker of the Apocalypse]]
* BoldInflation[=/=]PaintingTheMedium: He speaks IN ALL CAPS, WITH NO QUOTATION MARKS.
* CelestialBody: His wings are described as black holes cut out of space with a scattering of lights gleaming in the darkness, which might be stars or might be something else entirely.
* DontFearTheReaper: He's not as kindly as other personifications of death created by the same authors, but he's not truly malicious or destructive, and only seems to be going through with the apocalypse out of a sense of duty. [[spoiler: Once the other three are defeated, he leaves without putting up any fight. In the epilogue, he's briefly seen feeding ducks in the park.]]
* FlamingSkulls
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* TheGrimReaper
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's more in touch with humanity than his comrades and by many leagues the most powerful. The evils of War, Famine, Pestilence and Pollution might someday come to an end, but Death has always walked in the footsteps of life and always will.

!!War a.k.a. Carmine Zuigiber

* BadassBiker
* [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Biker of the Apocalypse]]
* BloodKnight
* CoolSword: Not fancy, but it looks well-designed for the sort of thing that swords do, which is killing a very large number of people. [[spoiler:And it's not just any sword, it's the one Aziraphale gave away. You hand a divine weapon to the two first humans, you don't go expecting a personification of ''peace'' to wind up wielding it, do you?]]
* DarkActionGirl: As deadly as she is beautiful.
* EvilRedhead[=/=]FieryRedhead
* FemmeFatale
* FingerLickinEvil
* HotScoop: Her day job is a journalist who does work on war stories.
* LetNoCrisisGoToWaste
* MaleGaze: Inasmuch as is possible in a print medium; see below. As the personification of conflict and violence, she would naturally be alluring and seductive until you get too close.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* [[ShesGotLegs She's Got Legs]]: Which are mentioned rather frequently, usually with an adjective such as "long".
* SlasherSmile: As her human fašade cracks, War's teeth start to gleam "like beautiful bullets."

!!Famine a.k.a. Dr. Raven Sable

* AndADietCoke
* BadassBiker
* BadBoss: Resolves to have [[ElvisLives one of his employees]] fired for singing while on the job.
* BadassInANiceSuit
* BeardOfEvil
* [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Biker of the Apocalypse]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Though there's no sign his business practices themselves are more than ''typically'' evil, the products sold are designed more for inflicting suffering than turning a profit, although he may be the only one to realize it.
* LeanAndMean: As one would expect.
* LouisCypher: The Black Rider using two words for "black" as his human alias.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Actually, he never had a doctorate. He's much older than doctors. Knows enough to fake one anyway.
* NumberOfTheBeast: His street address is spelled out in [[DevilInPlainSight giant red numbers]] on his building. The number actually has no significance to him at all, but he finds it amusing to advertise.


* BitCharacter: Doesn't actually appear, serving to be a reason for Pollution.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Justified, since he quit.
* LightIsNotGood: The original "White" Rider.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Quit being a member of the Horsepeople in 1936, "muttering about penicillin".

!!Pollution (a.k.a. Chalky, Mr. White, etc.)

* AffablyEvil: He's wistful and a bit cheery to pretty much everybody.
* [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Biker of the Apocalypse]]
* InsultBackfire: He ''loves'' it when people drop garbage all over the place, actually.
* ThePigPen: Anything he touches becomes encrusted with corrosion and filth.
* PrettyBoy: Described as looking like a beautiful, tragic Victorian Romantic poet before the tuberculosis really starts setting in.
* TheReveal: For whatever reason, the fact he's Pollution and not Pestilence is made intentionally ambiguous until the big confrontation. For example, when he signs for the parcel containing his crown, it's noted that his signature is so messy that, while it definitely starts with "P", it's difficult to tell whether it ends in "-ence" or "-tion".
* TagalongKid: The youngest of the horsepersons. Pestilence retired after the invention of antibiotics.
* {{Technopath}}: One of his special gifts is making machines do just what he wants them to do, regardless of fail-safe interlocks or foolproof backups. What the machines do isn't even that consequential, usually, unless you discover they're the other end of a long chain of such inconsequential events that lead to toxic waste disasters and oil spills.
* WalkingWasteland
* WhiteHairBlackHeart


[[folder: Humans]]

!!Agnes Nutter

* AwesomeButImpractical: She was the only perfectly accurate prophet in all of history. ''However''... she can only see the things that happen to her descendants. Not only is this pretty useless to ''everyone else'' (for example, on 22 November 1963, she predicted a house in the British countryside collapsing, not the JFK assassination... her descendants could've been near that house, but they'd be nowhere near Dallas), it's also pretty useless to ''her descendants'' because the predictions generally have very little context. There's also the problem of her almost indecipherable wording choices, which lead to a high number of prophecies only being figured out after they happen.
%%-Insert Correct Trope Here-: A witch and an entirely, completely, ''horribly'' accurate soothsayer.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* TheCassandra
* GoodIsNotNice: Even Anathema thinks she was a ornery old hag with a nasty sense of humor.
* PsychicPowers: She was capable of predicting things that would happen seven hundred years later. Her family just gets the interpretations wrong.
* TakingYouWithMe: When the MedievalMorons decide to BurnTheWitch, it doesn't go as planned... [[spoiler:she turned herself into a nail-bomb and took out the entire village when they set her to the torch]].
* ThanatosGambit
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Parodied.

!!Witchfinder Private Newton Pulsifer

* BirdsOfAFeather: Him and Anathema both name their modes of transportation.
* DatingCatwoman: With Anathema
* DoomItYourself
* TheGlassesComeOff: Subverted. When he takes his glasses off, he ends up looking ''less'' handsome because he keeps running into things and ends up covered in bruises and bandages.
* InTheBlood: Newt's ancestor was the one who laid the torch to Agnes Nutter (who was, in turn, Anathema's ancestor).
* OccultDetective
* OddCouple: Him and Anathema. She's a witch, he's a witch hunter.
* UnfazedEveryman
* UnluckyEverydude
* WalkingTechbane: To a truly spectacular extent. He's obsessed with electricity, machines and computers and desperately wants to be an expert - but his destiny has something different in store.
** [[spoiler:ChekhovsSkill: Or lack thereof. To prevent the Apocalypse through destruction of a computer, the way he manages to make it cease to function is to attempt to make it work ''better''.]]
** EpicFail: Newt once tried to assemble a [[BuffySpeak joke electrical non-working thingy]] designed for the most hamhanded tech-deficient beginner; if hitting the on-switch does absolutely nothing, that means it's "working". When Newt finished it and turned it on, it picked up Radio Moscow.

!!Anathema Device

* AuraVision: An offshoot of her psychic powers. It's somewhat troubling for her when she can't see a certain person's aura.
* BirdsOfAFeather: She gives her bike a name, just like how Newt names his car.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: While not that eerie once she becomes a major character, she has the coloration and she does start off as a bit of a strange girl.
* InTheBlood: The narration notes that she is as close to actually ''being'' Agnes Nutter reincarnated as genetically possible.
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia]]
* OddCouple: With Newton.
* ProphecyTwist
* PsychicPowers
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: A witch, and psychic by inheritance.

!!Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell

* BadassNormal
* CrazyPrepared
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Touched upon, "I never used to dream when I was a kid..."
* DatingCatwoman
* TheFundamentalist: Almost-but-not-quite PlayedForLaughs.
* FunetikAksent
* GrumpyOldMan
* HatesEveryoneEqually: He's a racist, a sexist, what have you, but no one's really offended--they even find it endearing--since he obviously hates ''everyone''. Best exemplified by the following line:
-->Shadwell hated all Southernors, and by inference was standing at the North Pole.
* LastNameBasis
* LordErrorProne
* MysteriousPast
* OccultDetective
* TheRemnant
* SmokingIsCool
* ViolentGlaswegian

!!Madame Tracy

* CoolOldLady
* DatingCatwoman
* {{Dominatrix}}
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals
* NotSoPhonyPsychic

!!Sister Mary Loquacious

* CloudCuckooLander
* MinionWithAnFInEvil
* NiceJobFixingItVillain
* NunsAreSpooky
* SpannerInTheWorks

!!Mr. R. P. Tyler

* MoralGuardian
* StronglyWordedLetter


* EagleLand
* MissedTheCall
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* RoyalBrat
* SwitchedAtBirth

!!Mr. Young

* TheComicallySerious
* StandardFiftiesFather
* SupernaturalProofFather


[[folder: The Them]]

!!Adam Young

* TheAntiChrist[[spoiler: --> AntiAntiChrist]]
* [[spoiler:BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: Ultimately, he is perfectly human.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[{{Satan}} The hair probably comes from his dad's side of the family.]] [[spoiler:Subverted, though.]]
* [[spoiler:TheChosenOne: Subverted]]
* DramaticWind: [[spoiler:Happens around Adam when his powers begin to manifest.]]
* DrunkWithPower
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples
* IKnowYourTrueName[=/=]MeaningfulName: It's made clear with Dog that names influence what a thing becomes. It's more subtle in this case, but maybe if the book had gone on calling him TheAntiChrist the Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness, instead of Adam (which means Man) then he wouldn't have turned out so perfectly human.
* IgnorantOfTheCall
* TheKidWithTheLeash
* MeaningfulName: Adam means "man," and was, of course, the name of the first human according to the Bible. [[spoiler:In the end, Adam Young isn't good or evil--he's human.]]
* PsychoactivePowers: Do not upset the Antichrist.
* RealityWarper
* [[spoiler:ScrewDestiny]]
* ShinyNewAustralia: Dog has dibs on this section of Earth.
* SlouchOfVillainy: He ''is'' a prepubescent boy.
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: TheAntiChrist the Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness.
* [[spoiler:YouWillBeSpared: When his powers manifest, Adam decides to destroy and recreate the world, bringing about the apocalypse. However, he affirms that his friends and Dog will be spared, allowing them to each rule a portion of the new world.]]


* ActionGirl
* BerserkButton: Her real name, being treated like a girl
* EmbarrassingFirstName[=/=]EmbarrassingMiddleName: Pepper's real name is [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Pippin Galadriel]] [[Literature/TheNeverendingStory Moonchild]]. It's also her BerserkButton.
* FieryRedhead
* ImprovisedWeapon
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia]]
* OneOfTheBoys: In reaction to her name, she had to grow up to be very tough. One character mentally describes her as "marginally female." It's strongly hinted that when she isn't around the rest of Them she has much girlier interests, which is something she won't admit to having.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple
* YouthfulFreckles: Parodied. Her face is "one big freckle with bits of skin" under it.

!!Jeremy Wensleydale

* LastNameBasis: Nobody refers to him as Jeremy, not even his parents. (They call him Youngster, in the hope that [[WiseBeyondTheirYears he'll take the hint]].)
* NeatFreak
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: "All that separated [him] from chartered accountancy was a matter of time."


* ThePigPen


* ABoyAndHisX
* ADogNamedDog: Which basically causes him to ''[[TrueName become]]'' a dog, rather than a hellhound. A little sort of mongrelly terrier thing.
* DeathbringerTheAdorable: He was supposed to be a hellhound, but Adam had other ideas.
* HellHound
* IKnowYourTrueName[=/=]MeaningfulName: Adam assigning him a name is what gives him his true purpose. If he had been named Killer, or Walks-by-night, the hound's personality would've changed to match. But then Adam named him ''Dog'', turning him into a fairly normal...dog.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: His name may have been the final nail in the coffin, but the book makes it quite clear that changing his shape to fit Adam's description of his dream pet was the major contributing factor behind Dog's... [[ShapedLikeItself doggishness]].
* PreciousPuppies
* SealedEvilInATeddyBear: He's a hellhound and still marginally aware of that, but due to being forced into the form of a real dog he's far too easily distracted and excitable to do anything about it.
* TeamPet