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Characters

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Hari "Raven" Seldon

The guru of psychohistory (read: the science of the future!) and the founder of the two Foundations, Hari Seldon is a central figure—the central figure, of the entire Foundation series. Yet, desp...

Gaal Dornick

Gaal is the narrating character of "The Psychohistorians," but he's not the protagonist. Instead, he's the chronicler character, like Watson is for Sherlock Holmes. So we witness the entire the sto...

Minor Characters in "The Psychohistorians"

Linge ChenChen is the lead judge at Seldon's trial, the Chief Commissioner of Public Safety, and just maybe the one true power of the Empire, who uses the child emperor merely as a symbol (1.7.7).W...

Salvor Hardin

The first mayor of Terminus, Salvor Hardin saw the Foundation through its first two Seldon Crises. He's also the first protagonist Asimov wrote for the Foundation series, since he came up with "The...

Lewis Pirenne

Lewis Pirenne is the chairman of Foundation's Board of Trustees and leader of the Encylopedists, meaning that he basically runs the Foundation until the end of "The Encyclopedists."Pirennes sums hi...

Minor Characters in "The Encyclopedists"

Lord DorwinLord Dorwin is a Chancellor of the Galactic Empire. He visits the Foundation to help out their negotiations with Anacreon, and fancies himself quite the archeologist. His task? To pull a...

Prince Regent Wienis

Wienis is the closest Foundation gets to a true, old-school space opera villain. How do we know he's a baddie?He runs his country like a despot even though he's not king. He plans to assa...

Minor Characters in "The Mayors"

Dokor Walto; Jaim Orsy; Lem Tarki; Levi Norast; Lewis Bort; Sef SermakThese guys make up the Actionist Party on Foundation. They don't like the way Hardin is preparing the Foundation for possible c...

Linmar Ponyets

Good-boy-gone-kind-of-bad, Linmar Ponyets is a trader with the Foundation. He once was a member of the seminary, training to become a priest, but the Fathers couldn't deal with him (so he says), an...

"The Traders" Minor Characters

Eskel GorovGorov moonlights as a Master Trader, even though he's really an agent for the Foundation. Gorov trades technology with the Periphery planets and uses the technology to ensnare the popula...

Hober Mallow

Hober Mallow is from Smyrno, a master trader, and the first non-Foundation protagonist of the series. Through trade and political maneuvering, Mallow manages to climb the Foundation's social ladder...

Jorane Sutt

Jorane Sutt is the secretary to the mayor and the antagonist to Hober Mallow. And he's also another antagonist in the vein of Linge Chen and Sef Sermak, a politician who tries to use the political...

Asper Argo Commdor

The Commdor is the leader of Korell. Sure, he'll accept the Foundation's help to increase the strength of his country. But just so you know, he's planning on stabbing you in the back—gaining supp...

"The Merchant Princes" Minor Characters

Jaim TwerTwer is the representative for the Traders on the Foundation Council. He accompanies Mallow on his journey to Korell and protests Mallow's treatment of the missionary. After that he kind o...
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