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Lieutenant Michael "Mike" Steven Donovan, aka Blueberry

The main character, and titular protagonist of the series. He is often facing either incompetent or evil superiors, and defending the rights of Native Americans while preventing war.

  • The Alcoholic: A mild case compared to McClure, but definitely present.
  • Anti-Hero: Occasionally slips into a Type I, but mostly keeps his hands clean.
  • Ambadassador: Often takes on this role.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Disregarded by many officers for his rugged behavior and drinking habits, he is recognized and expert in Native American affairs.
  • The Captain
  • The Casanova: Later in his life.
  • Cavalry Officer: Lieutenant
  • Clear My Name: He often has to clear himself from blame. In the Chihuahua Pearl epic and onwards, this is taken Up to Eleven. At first, he is only falsely accused, but thanks to the actions of Vigo, he is soon imprisoned for the theft of the Confederate money, then used as a scapegoat for the murder attempt on the President and becomes the most wanted man in America, until finally clearing himself.
  • Cluster F-Bomb
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Some people believes he must be incompetent due to his drinking. They are wrong.
  • Four-Star Badass: He ends up getting recognized.
  • Guile Hero: Usually good with a Batman Gambit.
  • Handsome Lech
  • The Hero
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Often, particularly from the Confederate Gold saga onwards.
  • Impoverished Patrician: He stems from an extremely wealthy southern plantation family, but his parents disowned him after he joined the Union.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Blueberry, taken from a blueberry bush while fleeing the Confederacy.
  • Perma-Stubble: In the later stories.
  • Retired Badass: By Tombstone, he has retired as a lieutenant, and is living as a carefree gambler and drifter.
  • Scapegoat: When even the most magnificent villains grab the Villain Ball, this is what they will do.
  • The Sheriff: In The Man With The Silver Star
  • White Man Gone Native: To escape his conviction of murder attempt on the president, and his alleged theft of government gold, he goes to live with a Navajo tribe for three years in Broken Nose.

Jimmy McClure

An old, jolly gold prospector, first aids Blueberry in the fourth album, Mission To Mexico, due to his knowledge of the Sierra Mogollon Mountains, and has since been Blueberry's closest ally, working with him in nearly all albums since.

  • Ambadassador: Is occasionally required to take on this role.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's very eccentric, and his alcoholism often creates problems, but he's also a very good shot, has learned a lot of tricks in his various adventures and is very good with explosives.
  • The Fool: Not so bad, but his actions tend to cause a lot of problems to escalate, which Blueberry then solves with his help.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is self-centered, and often reluctant to help other people, but when it comes to it, he is a true hero.
  • Oireland: He has the accent, and is implied to be an immigrant.
  • The Pioneer: He is an old gold prospector, so likely somewhere in between this and Bold Explorer. Apparently played straight in The Iron Horse
  • The So-Called Coward: He can make the move necessary to save lives when it really matters.

"Red Neck" Wooley

Originally a messenger sent by General Dodge to retrieve Blueberry for the Sioux affair in The Iron Horse, he has since helped Blueberry in several of his adventures, often siding with McClure.

  • Ambadassador: When needed.
  • Army Scout: He switches between this and living on his own in the wilderness.
  • Mountain Man: Possibly the most straight example, since he prefers to travel the wilderness, knows about the Cheyenne and the Sioux, and about the buffalo.
  • The Quiet One: He is a loner, and rarely comes with input. However, when he does, it is usually a brilliant idea.
  • The Pioneer
  • The Smart Guy: Although he can sometimes be considered The Lancer, this is his main purpose to Blueberry.
  • Those Two Guys: By The Trail Of The Sioux he has developed this relationship with McClure.
  • Western Union Man: A Chekhov's Skill for him.
  • Wrench Wench: He occasionally goes to show off his skills. Seriously, in the first three albums he is in, he turns out to know about the yearly movement patterns of the buffalo, the sign language of the Sioux and the Cheyenne, and most impressingly, however to craft fake telegraphic messenges in the middle of nowhere using just two guns.


Lieutenant Craig

An inexperienced, but well-mannered lieutenant, aiding Blueberry as his first ally in Fort Navajo, and the albums following it.

Lieutenant Crowe

The half-Apache lieutenant at Fort Navajo, dedicating his life to stop war between the natives and the Americans.

  • Cavalry Officer
  • The Dog Bites Back: One insult too much by Bascom, and Fort Navajo is compromised.
  • Four-Star Badass
  • Hazy Feel Turn: After getting insulted by Bascom, he decides to join the Apaches, and releases the chieftains - what makes it more ambiguous is that the chieftains really were being detained illegally (after arriving under a flag of truce!), and were going to be executed for a conflict they hadn't even started.
  • Heroic Bastard
  • Last Stand: Makes a good one, taking down several of Lone Eagle's men, before being scalped by Lone Eagle himself.
  • Magical Native American
  • Mixed Ancestry: A major part of his character.

Colonel Dickson

The commander of Fort Navajo, and the leader of the peace negotiations with the Apache.


The chief of the Apaches, leader of the Apache from Fort Navajo onward. In Broken Nose, he is shown as the father of Chini, and the aging chief of the fleeing Navajoes.

  • Last Stand: Although subverted, in that he does not get to fight, when he is finally about to die of old age, he is leftet behind with a rifle. He dies before the white men arrive though.

General Dodge

The leader of the Union Pacific railroad working, and a previous general of the Civil War, employing Blueberry to handle the Native American Affairs. He's also the man who gave Blueberry his distinctive broken nose.

  • Honest Corporate Executive: Despite leading the UP, and therefore being both wealthy and powerful, he goes out of his way to prevent slaughtering the buffalo, and prevent a war with the natives.

Guffie Palmer

The leader of a theater troupe, at first trapped in Camp Dodge during the Sioux siege, but later aids Blueberry at many instances.

  • Bedouin Rescue Service: Turns up in the middle of the desert to save Blueberrys life in The Lone Dutchman's Mine.

Chihuahua Pearl

A suspicious but sexy saloon dancer working in Chihuahua, and intending to get the Confederate gold for herself, she nonetheless end up aiding Blueberry.

Colonel Trevor

A Confederate colonel, and the only person knowing the whereabouts of the Confederate gold. He is secretly married to Chihuahua Pearl.


The daughter of Cochise, and the lover of Blueberry while he has Gone Native in the Broken Nose epic.


The young, aggressive Apache warrior also vying for Chini's feelings.

President Ulysses S. Grant

The President of the United States, and the target of Kelly's assassination plot.

The Earp brothers and Doc Holliday

Blueberry's allies in the Tombstone epic, the last of his adventures in the main series.

Doree Malone

The singer at the saloon, and the nurse of Blueberry after he is wounded.

John Campbell

A jolly, fat writer, travelling to Tombstone to interview Blueberry, intending to write a book concerning this hero of the West.


     The Villains 

Major Bascom

The racist second-in-command of Fort Navajo, and the main antagonist of the first two Blueberry albums.

Lone Eagle/ Quanah-One-Eye

The mysterious and feared warchief of the Apache, wishing to keep a war going under the guidance of Governor Armendariz. Lives a double life as the Army Scout Quanah-One-Eye.

Governor Armendariz

The first governor of Chihuahua, and The Man Behind the Man to Lone Eagle.

Sam and Bud Bass

Two brothers virtually owning the small town of Silver Creek. The main antagonists of The Man With The Silver Star

Jethro "Steelfingers" Diamond

A desperado, working for Central Pacific to disrupt Union Pacific's work, but eventually starts working on his own. Characterized by his right hand being made of steel, due to him losing it to Native Americans three years before.

Engineer Lewis

The right hand to General Dodge, but really an agent of Central Pacific, employing Steelfingers to slow down their work.

General Allister aka Golden Mane

The glory-seeking general who renews the conflict against the Sioux after peace has been established. He is later revealed as the leader of the plot to kill President Grant, in The End Of The Trail.

'''Dr. Wernher Amadeus "Prosit" von Luckner aka Gustaaf Hazel

The most magnificent of all Blueberry villains, Prosit is a German gold prospector, looking for a vast fortune in the Superstition Mountains, that he claims to know about. He persuades people to join his expeditions to the mountains, only to murder them in cold blood along the way, but has failed to reach it so far. Per The Reveal, his true name is Gustaaf Hazel, and he has the butler to the true von Luckner, but gave him a shovel in the head and left him for dead, to search for the gold himself.

Cole Timbley and Wally Blunt

Two bounty hunters, looking for Prosit Luckner.

'''The Ghost, aka Wernher Amadeus von Luckner.

A mysterious perosn living in the Superstition Mountains, and referred to as the ghost. He is known only for firing golden bullets at his victims, and shooting at everyone entering the mesa. He is the true Wernher Amadeus von Luckner, wounded and left to die by Prosit many years ago.

Commandante Francesco Juan Vigo

A secondary antagonist of the Chihuahua Pearl epic, and the main antagonist of ''The Final Card, he is a Mexican commandante, searching for the Confederate gold. In truth, he was trying to conceal the secret about how he kept it. He later becomes governor of Chihuahua.

Governor Emiliano "Emilio" Lopez

The corrupt governor of Chihuahua, searching for the Confederate gold, and trying to marry Chihuahua Pearl the same time.

Captain Finlay

The leader of a gang of jay-hawkers, Confederate soldiers refusing to surrender, and living as outlaws in Mexico. At first, they help Blueberry distract Armendariz in the Fort Navajo epic, and they later search for the Confederate gold in Mexico.

Sergeant Kimball

The Dragon to Finlay, and a rough confederate officer.

Warden Kelly

The corrupt warden of the prison Blueberry is incarcerated in, and the instigator of the plot to murder President Grant. or so it seems...

Angel Face

The sciopathic killer hired to shoot President Grant.

Tennessee Blake

A fairly low-key desperado, part of the plot against President Grant.

Gidion "Eggskull" O'Bannon

A Mountain Man and Indian hunter, who has survived getting scalped, and is hunting Native Americans with insane vigor. He always has one or more attack dogs at his side, whom he uses to track his preys. The primary antagonist of the Broken Nose epic.

Wild Bill Hickock

A ruthless Bounty Hunter and gunslinger, hunting down Blueberry.

Marquis de Listrac, alias "El Tigre"

A secondary antagonist of The Last Card, a desperado hired by Blueberry to free Vigo. He is a Frenchman, a veteran of the Mexican Rebellion, and suffers from a fever threatening to kill him, rendering him dangerously unpredictable and insane.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Unlike Prosit, he is genuinely a French aristocrat, and the family's black sheep. He ran away at an early age to join the army.
  • Bad Boss: His insanity renders him unpredictable and dangerous for his henchmen.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He finally does this, when he shoots one of his henchmen dead for warning him against disease, shooting another one of his henchmen just because he is mad, and the finally trying to shoot Blueberry. Luckily, his fever disturbs his aim, and Blueberry kills him.

Duke Stanton

A Railroad Baron, and the new Meal Ticket for Chihuahua Pearl, after she tries to forget the affair of the Confederate gold. Serves as the main antagonist of Arizona Love, though he has a minor role in The Long March previously.


Stanton's right hand man, and considerably more sinister than him.

The Clanton Clan and Mc Laury Clan

The primary antagonists of the Tombstone epic, and the archenemies of the Earp brothers.


The silver mine owner, and the wealthiest person in Tombstone, plotting a fraud using the chieftain Geronimo for his purposes.

Johnny Ringo

The hitman hired by Strawfield to take care of his dirty business. And on the side, a worshipper of a demonic deity known as The Red Dragon....


The notorious Apache chieftain, playing a key role both in the Tombstone epic, and in the prequel album Apache to the main series.

Pastor Samuel Younger

A priest running an Orphanage of Fear near Fort Mescalero, intending to raise native children as Christians.

Captain Noonan

The corrupt commander of Fort Mescalero, and a dedicated genocidal racist.


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