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The Last Continent: A Discworld Novel Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Rincewind the Wizzard

A recurrent character in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, Rincewind (no first name given; indeed, Rincewind doubts if he has one) has just survived harrowing adventures on the Counterweight Continent of Discworld in the novel Interesting Times and, rather than being plucked back to Unseen University (UU) in Ankh-Morpork by the Hex computer, he is, through a glitch deposited on Discworld's last continent, Fourecks. This is an unknown continent near the edge of the disc that resembles, geographically and culturally, Earth's Australia.

Rincewind is a failed UU student who has served for a while as deputy Librarian. He is loath to be seen anywhere without his faded red wizard's hat, which is labeled "WIZZARD." Always a cowardly pessimist, Rincewind's primary survival skill is sprinting over long distances. It does not matter where Rincewind is going as much as where he is leaving. He has been pursued over...

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