Oedipa Maas - The protagonist on a quest, a modern version of a character from a Greek myth.
Mucho Maas - This character is extremely sensitive to contemporary moral corruption and seeks authenticity in ineffective ways.
Pierce Inverarity - A former lover of the protagonist.
Dr. Hilarius - A psychiatrist who offers hallucinogenic drugs and makes calls in the middle of the night.
Roseman - A lawyer who is obsessed with the writing of a critique of the television lawyer, Perry Mason.
Metzger - A former childhood film star who later became a lawyer.
The Paranoids - Exemplify the state of young people involved in the counter-culture.
Mike Fallopian - The representative of a secret society and the writer of a book about independent postal carriers.
Manny Di Presso - The lawyer-turned-actor who is representing someone in a suit for non-payment for a shipment of bones of...
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