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Source: https://twitter.com/PaulKidby/status/857882705165524992.

I only recognize Twoflower the Tourist, Death, the Luggage and the Librarian. However, I'm only a couple of books in the series, so I'm not yet familiar with everyone.

Who is depicted on this image?

  • What about Death of Rats? Apr 28, 2017 at 13:57
  • I see Evil Harry Dread and some of his goons, and what looks like Cohen out on the far left.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Apr 28, 2017 at 14:02
  • As I said, I've only just started on Sourcery (book 4?) so I'm not yet familiar with everyone. That's why I created this question, so we as a community can create a legend for this picture.
    – Nzall
    Apr 28, 2017 at 14:15
  • Death, Mort, Oto Chriek, Juliet Stollop, Rincewind, Lord Vetinari, Mustrum Ridcully, Ponder, Nanny Ogg, Twoflower, Gladys, Lobsang Ludd, Slant, Fred Colon, Nobby Nobbs, Cherry, Littlebottom, Adora Dierhart, Betty, Ill try to recognize more :D Apr 28, 2017 at 14:32
  • Where's Hogfather or Mr. Teatime? Definitely not ALL major characters.
    – Omegacron
    Apr 28, 2017 at 20:14

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Big guys at the back:


  • Diamond, King of Trolls
  • Chrysoprase, gangster, with his muscle behind him
  • A golem, most likely Dorfl
  • Sergeant Detritus

Humanoids, back/main row, left to right: Humanoids

  • Nijel the Destroyer (red hair)
  • Moist von Lipwig (golden hat)
  • Adora Belle Dearheart (severe hair and cigarette holder)
  • Future denizen of the scorpion pits (the mime)
  • Sergeant Fred Colon (short, armoured)
  • Commander Sam Vimes (cigar and dragon)
  • Queen Magrat
  • Probably Foul Ole Ron (top hat)
  • King Verence II (the jester)
  • Otto Chriek, the vampire photographer (vampire hair and dark glasses)
  • "Granny" Esme Weatherwax (witch)
  • Casanunda the Dwarf (he tries harder, and has a stepladder)
  • Ponder Stibbons (wizard hat, glasses)
  • The Dean (Back, red hat)
  • Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully (brown hat)
  • Lord Havelock Vetinari (black hair, better not see the mime...)
  • Rincewind (red hat, wet)
  • Leonard of Quirm (bald)
  • Mort, Duke of Sto-Helit (redhead)
  • Death
  • Ysabel, Duchess of Sto-Helit (blonde hair, rear)
  • Susan Sto-Helit (white hair with black streak)
  • Alberto Malich (grumpy old geezer)
  • Lord Downey (back, top hat)
  • Captain Carrot (armour)
  • Captain Angua (blonde)
  • ??? (bat...werewolf...thing?)
  • Doctor Whiteface (clown, back)
  • Lu-Tze (monk)
  • Reg Shoe (zombie)

Humanoids, front row:

Front row

  • Gimlet the dwarf (holding rat-on-a-stick)
  • Cohen the Barbarian (eyepatch)
  • Nobby Nobbs (species uncertain)
  • ??? (Dwarf)
  • Tiffany Aching (frying pan)
  • "Nanny" Gytha Ogg with Greebo (witch with a cat)
  • The Luggage (travelling trunk)
  • Twoflower (glasses and iconograph)
  • A.E. Pessimal? (Red hood and glasses) (Possible, given the association with watchmen nearby)
  • Cheery Littlebottom (female dwarf)
  • Igor (one of them)
  • ??? (Dwarf)

Animals and smalls (Bottom row):

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  • Wee Mad Arthur (riding the pigeon)
  • Mr. Fusspot? (dog)
  • Errol (dragon)
  • ??? (a goblin)
  • The Nac Mac Feegle (gnomes, front)
  • The Librarian (Monkaaaaarrrghhh)
  • The Death of Rats and the Raven, Quoth (rat skeleton and raven not doing the N-word)
  • Gaspode the Wonder Dog (behind Cheery)
  • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (left to right)
    • Sardines (hat and dentures)
    • Maurice (cat)
    • Darktan (black, carrying rope)
    • Peaches (orange)
    • Dangerous Beans (albino)
    • Hamnpork (grey)
  • 1
    My first thought on the one you've labelled as Vetinari was Professor Hix of Post-Mortem Communications, based on proximity to the other wizards and general evil wizard vibes. I don't see another likely candidate for Vetinari, though, and that would have been a significant omission.
    – Simon
    Apr 28, 2017 at 19:25
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    @Simon His proximity to Da Quirm makes me sure that he's Vetinari. He also looks just like Kidby's other drawings of Vetinari.
    – Werrf
    Apr 28, 2017 at 19:27
  • I think "AE Pessimal" might be Mr. Teatime - looks like he has one black eye and one white eye. He's also directly in front of Lord Downey, child-like, and seems to have curly brown hair under the red cap.
    – Omegacron
    Apr 28, 2017 at 20:17
  • 1
    The monstrous grinning creature beside Carrot could be Nutt (Unseen Academicals).
    – Gaultheria
    Apr 28, 2017 at 23:37
  • 1
    @BinaryWorrier Y'know, I hadn't seen the hat as gold, but you're right - it's the same colour as the watchmen's armour. I'll edit that in.
    – Werrf
    May 23, 2017 at 18:22

Artist Paul Kidby offered the following (incomplete) key to the 'Discworld Massif' on his instagram site. By my count, this is only 39 of the 77 characters depicted.

Featuring left to right, back row to front row, 'Nijel the Destroyer','Moist von Lipwig','Adora Belle Dearheart','Detritus','Samuel Vimes','C.M.O.T. Dibbler','Otto Chriek','Cohen the Barbarian','Frederick Colon','Magrat Garlick','Verence','Gimlet','Nobby Nobbs','Grabpot Thundergust','Tiffany Aching','Mr Fusspot','Errol' and 'Of the Twilight the Darkness'.

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Featuring left to right , back row to front row, 'Giamo Casanunder','The Dean','Havelock Vetinari','Leonard of Quirm','Mort Sto Helit','Death','Esmerelda Weatherwax','Ponder Stibbons','Mustrum Ridcully','Rincewind','Gytha Ogg','Greebo','Twoflower','The Luggage' and 'The Librarian'

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Featuring left to right, back row to front row, 'Ysabell Sto Helit','Lord Downey','Constable Flint','Dr Whiteface','Susan Sto Helit','Alberto Malich','Carrot Ironfoundersson','Angua von Uberwald','Lupine','Lu-Tze','Reg Shoe','Eric Thursley','Cheery Littlebottom','Igor','Snori Snorisson'and 'Gaspode'.

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  • 1
    The one you have listed as lupine might also be Ludmilla, Mrs. Cake's daughter
    – Paul TIKI
    Mar 7, 2018 at 16:53

I think the man just to the right of Sam Vimes with the top hat is CMOT Dibbler and maybe not Foul old Ron?

  • 2
    Any reason why you think it's those two?
    – Edlothiad
    Aug 27, 2017 at 0:11

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