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Characters / The Cornelius Chronicles

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Jerry Cornelius

Our main character, though sometimes he takes a background role in his own stories.


Catherine Cornelius

Jerry's beloved sister, and something of a tragic figure.

Frank Cornelius

Jerry's brother, out for what he can get.


Honoria Cornelius

The domineering mother of the Cornelius clan. Survives just about everything life throws at her.

Una Persson

First appearing in A Cure For Cancer, she is a heroic revolutionary and supporter of Jerry.
  • Action Girl
  • Ascended Extra: She becomes more prominent in The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the Twentieth Century (1976) and is the central figure in The Entropy Tango (1981)
  • The Chanteuse
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Jerry. They both share Catherine as a lover, and she eventually becomes Harlequin when he becomes Pierrot.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: Inverted— Una routinely gets infatuated with underdogs only to have the shine wear off as they acquire power. This is from being a...
  • Rebellious Spirit: Even more so than Jerry.

Miss Brunner

Jerry's opposite number, big on order and authoritarianism (especially in the later stories).

Bishop Beesley

Another of Jerry's enemies, though more greedy and less formidable.

    Other Persons of Interest 
Most of these characters show up in works after The Final Programme. They're listed in alphabetical order rather than order of appearance.

Sebastian Auchinek

A theatrical agent/music producer and sometimes antagonist to Jerry.

Mitzi Beesley

Bishop Beesley's amazingly unpleasant daughter.

"Shaky" Mo(ses) Collier

A drinking (snorting, shooting, smoking) buddy of Jerry's. Also a demolitions expert and sometimes roadie.

"Flash" Gordon Gavin

Professor Hythloday Hira

Spiro Koutrouboussis

Doctor Karen von Krupp

Prinz Lobkowitz

Major Nye

Colonel Pyat


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