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Characters from the ''Laura Bow'' AdventureGame series. Beware of spoilers. NeedsMoreLove.

!!'''Cast of ''The Colonel's Bequest''''':

'''Laura Bow'''

* AmateurSleuth: In the first game, in which she takes it upon herself to investigate the party guests (even ''before'' the murders start).
* IntrepidReporter: In the second game, in which she takes advantage of her press pass to investigate the strange events happening at the museum.
* PluckyGirl: Certainly the growing pile of bodies in both games doesn't seem to faze her much. In the first game, she does eventually start talking about how scared for her life she is, though this is only after discovering about six dead bodies.
%%* SouthernBelle

'''Lillian Prune'''

* CuteAndPsycho: [[spoiler: She has a cute little bob and is described as attractive by Laura, but she also murders seven people over the course of one night]].
* IfICantHaveYou: [[spoiler: After realizing that her beloved Uncle Henri plans to share his wealth with ''all'' his family members, Lillian starts murdering everyone she believes came between her and her surrogate father-figure]].
* LonelyDollGirl: On at least two occasions Laura finds Lillian in a playhouse, playing with (and talking to) a collection of dolls.
* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: As Laura soon discovers, Lillian had a mental breakdown after the suicide of her father]].
* ParentalAbandonment: Her father committed suicide and she isn't on very good terms with her mother.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: She's the killer in the first game, only to be killed herself after Rudy shots her in self-defence]].

'''Ethel Prune'''

* TheAlcoholic: Is mentioned to have problems with alcohol.
* LadyDrunk: By Act II she's tipsy at the bar; by Acts III and IV she's staggering around the grounds in a stupor.

'''Colonel Henri Dijon'''
* BadAssGrandpa:
* BrokenPedestal: Lillian considered him her second father, only for him to rather cruelly tell her otherwise.
* ColonelBadAss: He's a decorated hero of the Spanish-American war
* DirtyOldMan: He's carrying on an affair with Fifi, who is in his employ and at least half his age.
* DisabledSnarker: He's definitely very snarky, but as it turns out -- not quite as disabled as he's led everyone to believe.
* KickTheDog: Tells an obviously upset Lillian that even though she thought of him as a father figure, he just sees her as an "insecure kid" and she is no more important to him than anyone else in the family.
* PetTheDog: In the best of the two alternate endings, he'll let you keep the buried treasure as a thank-you for saving his life.
** In a sequence that literally shows him patting his ''real'' dog.
* HandicappedBadAss:
* RetiredBadAss: see ColonelBadAss
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Telling Lillian that she isn't nearly as special to him as she'd assumed [[spoiler: is what gets Lillian started on her murder spree.]]

'''Clarence Sparrow'''

* AmoralAttorney: As Laura discovers, he's been embezzling the Colonel's money to stake on race-horses.
* KavorkaMan: Despite his age, he maintains an affair with Gloria.

'''Gertrude Dijon'''

%%* GrandeDame
* OutdatedOutfit: Laura notes that Gertrude's outfit is straight from TheGayNineties.

'''Gloria Swansong'''

* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: It's never stated what sickness Gloria is suffering from.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: Gloria wears a pink feather boa. [[spoiler:And ends up dying by being strangled with it.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Her stage name is Swansong, which means last performance ]]

'''Rudy Dijon'''
* PetTheDog: Literally, in ActVI Rudy can be seen on the back porch petting Beauregard.
* UpperClassTwit: He does nothing other than flirt with women and rack up gambling debts. (Though Laura does admit he's handsome.)

'''Dr. Wilbur B. Feels'''

* DirtyOldMan: Referred to as one verbatim by Laura.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: It's rumored he 'samples' his own medicine.
%%* PunnyName


* FrenchMaid: Is French, is a maid, and wears a classic French Maid's outfit. There couldn't be a more quintessential example of this trope.
* GoldDigger: Heavily implied to be this. The rest of the cast remarks (accurately) that for being a maid, Fifi doesn't do a lot of cleaning.
** Though she can be seen dusting in the study and parlor so it might be just them thinking she is.


%%* TheJeeves
* TheQuietOne: Rarely speaks, and if Laura tries to speak with him in private, he just asks her to leave him alone. [[spoiler:Though he is having an affair with Fifi.]]
* ShirtlessScene: In Act V he's in his room shirtless.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: He cleans up (destroys) the evidence at the scene of at least two murders without a thought.


* BlackGuyDiesFirst: Totally {{averted}}: she's the only character to survive the ordeal in ''both'' alternative endings.
* HollywoodVoodoo: Celie is a practitioner (though she insists for good intentions). She also is found praying in a Christian church.
%%* {{Mammy}}
%%* SassyBlackWoman

!!'''''The Dagger of Amon Ra'''''

'''Dr. Archibald Carrington'''

%%* PosthumousCharacter

'''Yvette Delacroix'''

%%* FemmeFatale
%%* ReallyGetsAround
%%* TheVamp
%%* WaxMuseumMorgue

'''Dr. Pippin Carter'''

%%* AssholeVictim

'''Rameses Najeer'''

'''Wolf Heimlich'''

%%* AllGermansAreNazis

'''Dr. Olympia Myklos'''

%%* NightmareFetishist

'''Detective Ryan O'Riley'''

%%* InspectorLestrade
%%* OfficerOHara: Subverted.
%%* KillerCop
%%* GreenEyedMonster: To Yvette.
%%* WalkingSpoiler

'''Steve Dorian'''

%%* HeroesWantRedheads
%%* JamesBondage
%%* PunnyName

'''Lawrence "Ziggy" Ziegfield'''

%%* TheParanoiac

'''Lavinia Waldorf-Carlton'''

%%* GrandeDame

'''Dr. Ptasheptut Smith'''

'''Earnie Leach'''
%%* TrappedByGamblingDebts

'''Watney Little'''

%%* DeadPersonImpersonation
%%* WalkingSpoiler
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness