- Magnificent Bastard: Ermes Marana, the translator who forges, fakes and purposely misattributes books while involving himself in zany conspiracies. Although it's played with, since it's unclear exactly how many of these conspiracies are real and how many are, well, fakes. It also appears that for all his messing around with the world of literature and frauds, he ultimately fails in his one true goal of winning over Ludmilla, making his efforts a Pyrrhic Victory at best.
- Also, the narrator of In a Network of Lines that Intersect, though it appears to work against him...
YMMV / If on a winterís night a traveler