Hugh Akston - A famous philosopher known as "the last advocate of reason" and a renowned teacher at the Patrick Henry University.
Orren Boyle - The president of Associated Steel, sells defective steel because it is the only product on the market; however, constructions of his material collapse and people get killed.
Cherryl Brooks - A salesgirl at a dime store who catches Jim Taggart's eye and marries him before she knows his real character.
Kip Chalmers - A petty politician whose arrogance and ignorance leads to the disaster in the Taggart Tunnel.
Ken Danagger - The last competent producer of coal in the country nearing economic collapse who secretly purchases much-needed Rearden Metal from Hank, because the portion assigned by the government is not enough to keep his business running.
Francisco d'Anconia - A brilliant businessman and heir to the largest and oldest company on earth...
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