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Sir Robert Chiltern

  • Henpecked Husband: Lady Chiltern is too ladylike to outright dominate her husband, but she clearly wields all of the authority in their relationship. When she demands that Sir Robert come clean, he writes a letter that instant. When she leaves, he crumbles.
  • Impoverished Patrician: As a young man, before being taken under Baron Arnheim's wing.
    Sir Robert: I was twenty-two at the time, and I had the double misfortune of being well-born and poor, two unforgivable things nowadays.
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  • Nice Guy: Despite a past lapse in good judgement after succumbing to ambition, Sir Robert still gives the aura of a decent, law-abiding fellow who really just wants to please his wife and serve his government.

Lord Arthur Goring


Mabel Chiltern

  • English Rose: Mabel is described as looking like one, though more spirited and rebellious than her innocent, dainty appearance may lead one to believe.
  • Spirited Young Lady: Clever and pretty, she rejects countless suitors who she finds boring despite their eligibility in status and wealth. She's outspoken, bold, and highly flirtatious with the man she sets her sights on, and matches his considerable wit.


Lady Gertrude Chiltern

Mrs. Laura Cheveley

Lord Caversham

Lady Markby

Lady Basildon and Mrs. Marchmont

Vicomte de Nanjac


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