* StoicWoobie: Uncle Matthew, thanks to the deaths of two infant sons years before the story.
** NotSoStoic: In regards to Mercy.
* TheWoobie - You just can't help but feel for poor Prudence Cruff. Her mother gives in to buy her a ''single toy'' only to take it away almost immediately, insufficiently clothes her, refuses to let her go to school, won't give her enough to eat and constantly calls her a half-wit. All this, and the girl is still so good natured she secretly brings bouquets of flowers to Kit for showing her a single kindness.