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Characters: Good Omens
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Characters that appear in Good Omens.

    Angels and Demons 

Aziraphale

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.

Crowley

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.

Duke Hastur

A Duke of Hell and a nasty piece of work.

Duke Ligur

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

     The Four Bikers of the Apocalypse 

Death a.k.a. Azrael

  • Badass Biker
  • Biker of the Apocalypse
  • Bold Inflation/Painting the Medium: He speaks IN ALL CAPS, WITH NO QUOTATION MARKS.
  • Celestial Body: 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.
  • Don't Fear The Reaper: 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. 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.
  • Flaming Skulls
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom
  • The Grim Reaper
  • Token Good Teammate: 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

Famine a.k.a. Dr. Raven Sable

Pestilence

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

  • Affably Evil: He's wistful and a bit cheery to pretty much everybody.
  • Biker of the Apocalypse
  • Insult Backfire: He loves it when people drop garbage all over the place, actually.
  • The Pig Pen: Anything he touches becomes encrusted with corrosion and filth.
  • Pretty Boy: Described as looking like a beautiful, tragic Victorian Romantic poet before the tuberculosis really starts setting in.
  • The Reveal: 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".
  • Tagalong Kid: 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.
  • White Hair, Black Heart

     Humans 

Agnes Nutter

  • Awesome, but Impractical: 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.

Witchfinder Private Newton Pulsifer

  • Birds of a Feather: Him and Anathema both name their modes of transportation.
  • Dating Catwoman: With Anathema
  • Doom It Yourself
  • The Glasses Come Off: 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.
  • In the Blood: Newt's ancestor was the one who laid the torch to Agnes Nutter (who was, in turn, Anathema's ancestor).
  • Occult Detective
  • Odd Couple: Him and Anathema. She's a witch, he's a witch hunter.
  • Unfazed Everyman
  • Unlucky Everydude
  • Walking Techbane: 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.
    • Chekhov's Skill: 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.
    • Epic Fail: Newt once tried to assemble a 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

Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell

Madame Tracy

Sister Mary Loquacious

Mr. R. P. Tyler

Warlock

Mr. Young

     The Them 

Adam Young

Pepper

Jeremy Wensleydale

Brian

Dog


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