Henri Charriere - Also known as Papillon or Papi because a series of tattoos on his body includes that of a butterfly, he is a member of the underground and is apparently a safecracker prior to his arrest.
Matthieu Carbonieri - He is man Papillon chooses as the man to escape with him on Papillon's second try from Royale.
Romeo Salvida - He tells Papillon of his escape plans and convinces Papillon to get himself assigned to the insane asylum so that the two can go together.
Bebert Celier - He is man who betrays Papillon's second escape plan from the penal colony.
Clousiot - This is the friend of Papillon who agrees to help him escape from the hospital.
Maturette - He is a young homosexual who agrees to help Papillon and Clousiot escape on the condition that he is also allowed to go with them...
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