This is a list of characters in the book of scripture known as the Book of Mormon. Not for the musical.
Family of Lehi
LehiThe patriarch of the family and ancestor to all Nephites and Lamanites. He took his family from Jerusalem in 600 B.C. thanks to a warning from God.
NephiThe son of Lehi. Unlike his brothers Laman and Lemuel, he was unwaveringly faithful to God and became a prophet like his father. He is the narrator of First and Second Nephi.
Laman and LemuelThe eldest sons of Lehi. They lacked faith in the Lord and continually murmured against their father and brother. It eventually escalated to attempted murder of Nephi following Lehi's death. They are the founders of the Lamanites.
JacobA son of Lehi born during the journey alongside his brother Joseph. Jacob later became a prophet.
King BenjaminA king of the Nephites most famous for his speech to the people.
King Mosiah IIThe son of King Benjamin. He is the namesake of The Book of Mosiah.
Ammon (1)A man charged by Mosiah II to seek out the people of Zeniff. He finds them in captivity to the Lamanites and helps them to escape.
King ZeniffAn overzealous adventurer who led a group of people to reclaim the abandoned Land of Nephi.
King NoahThe son of Zeniff who led the people into wickedness. He burnt the prophet Abinadi at the stake for preaching against him, and he was later burnt at the stake by his own people according to Abinadi's prophecy.
King LimhiNoah's son. He attempted to return his people to righteousness after his father's death. He, alongside Ammon and Gideon (and the Lord, of course) led the people out of captivity and back to the land of Zarahemla.
AbinadiA prophet who preached against the wickedness of Noah. He was tried before Noah and his priests, refused to deny what he had taught, and was burned at the stake for it.
Alma the ElderA priest of Noah who was converted by Abinadi's preaching. He tried to stand up for Abinadi and was cast out. He eventually formed his own people in the wilderness. The people came into bondage under the Lamanites for a time, but eventually escaped thanks to the Lord's power and joined the people of Zarahemla. Alma became head of the Church, eventually passing it on to his son.
Alma the YoungerThe son of Alma. As a youth, he rebelled against the church and tried to tear it down until and angel appeared to him, leaving him in a coma for three days. When he came out of it, he was fully converted to the gospel. He soon became the first Chief Judge and the leader of the church, but he gave up his judgeship in order to spend more time preaching. Most of his preaching efforts are detailed in the book of Alma, named after him. He was eventually translated, much like Moses.
The Sons of MosiahAlma's friends who were converted by the angel as well and then devoted their lives to missionary service, turning down the crown in the process.
AmmonThe most well known of the four. It was through his efforts that King Lamoni's people were converted to the Lord.
Aaron, Omner, and HimniThe other three of the brothers. Aaron is the only one we really see anything of.
AmulekA man living in Ammonihah who is instructed by an angel to take Alma the Younger in and help him preach to the wicked people of the town. He is a constant companion to Alma following that.
ZeezromA lawyer in Ammonihah who attempts to shame Alma and Amulek and disprove their words. He ends up converted by their preaching and cast out of the city. He later joins Alma and Amulek on a mission to the apostate Zoramites.
KorihorAn antichrist who attempts to destroy the church. He is revealed as a fraud deceived by the devil and is cursed to be a mute. He dies being trampled by the Zoramites.
HelamanAlma's oldest son and the most valiant in the faith. He becomes the prophet following Alma.
PahoranChief Judge and son to Alma's successor Nephihah. He helped Captain Moroni during the war with the Lamanites and even fought alongside him during the battle with the Kingmen.
Captain MoroniThe Book of Mormon equivalent to Chuck Norris. The leader of the Nephite army who led them in battle during the war with the Nephites. He was a master strategist and valiant believer in the power of God.
TeancumAnother of Captain Moroni's men. He is notable for killing not only Amalickiah but also Amalickiah's brother Ammoron, giving his life in the process.
The Sons of HelamanAn army formed by Helaman from the children of the Lamanite converts, the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Not one was slain in battle due to their immense faith in God.
Nephi and LehiThe sons of Helaman II named after their ancestors. They were great missionaries for the Lord, and Nephi acted as prophet.
Gadianton RobbersA group of dissenters from among the Nephites and Lamanites who would murder and kill secretly to get gain. Although they were cast out by the Lamanites, they were eventually accepted almost mutually by the Nephites.
Nephi (3)The son of Nephi the son of Helaman. He lived to see Jesus Christ's appearance to the people and was made one of his disciples.
The Twelve Nephite DisciplesNephi, Timothy, Jonas, Mathoni, Mathonihah, Kumen, Kumenonhi, Shemnon, Jonas, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Zedekiah who were chosen to act as Christ's disciples. Three chose to live until Christ's second coming.
MormonA young man who had been given the Nephite records due to his sober mind. He grew to be the commanding general in the Nephite army who witnessed the destruction of the Nephites due to their wickedness. He was eventually killed in battle.
MoroniThe son of Mormon and the last Nephite. After the death of his father and destruction of his people, he spent years in hiding. He completed his father's compilation of the records onto the golden plates and then buried them in the Hill Cumorah. He later appeared as an angel to Joseph Smith and led him to them.
King LamoniOne of the first converts of the Lamanites thanks to the efforts of Ammon and his brothers.
The Anti-Nephi-LehiesConverted Lamanites who were cast out and joined the Nephites. They are particularly notable for their oath to never pick up and use a weapon ever again following their conversion.
AmalickiahA former Nephite who joined the Lamanites after the defeat of the kingmen. Through stratagem and deceit, he became king of the land and declared war on the Nephites.
AmmoronThe brother of Amalickiah who took the throne after Amalickiah's death.
Samuel the LamaniteA prophet who was sent to preach against the wickedness of the Nephites and prophesy of the coming of Jesus Christ five years later.
JareditesA group that had come to the new world at the time of the Tower of Babel and had wiped themselves out by the time of the Nephite, leaving only records behind.
JaredThe leader of the original group that came to the new world.
The Brother of Jared (Mahonri Moriancumer)A prophet who received instruction from the Lord regarding he and his brother's people.
OmerA king of the Jaredites.
ShuleAnother king of the Jaredites.
CoriantumrThe last kind of the Jaredites and only survivor of the war that wiped them out. He eventually died among the Mulekites.
EtherThe last prophet of the Jaredites and namesake of the Book of Ether. He had tried to warn Coriantumr to repent before it was too late. Coriantumr did eventually repent, but it was too late for his people.
Jesus ChristSee Jesus Christ.