Characters in “Count Zero”

I just finished reading “Count Zero” by William Gibson. It is the second part of the “Sprawl” trilogy, the first book is “Neuromancer”. I eventually realized that the sheer number of characters is a bit overwhelming for me. So I decided to take notes. There are three story lines going on, and I will list the characters roughly in their order of appearance.

The following graph contains the interactions between the characters. One can neatly see the three story lines that eventually merge.

The actual character descriptions will likely spoil the novel, so be sure to only continue reading if you really want.

It was really interesting to have three separate story lines that only merged at around 70 % of the book. I anticipated that the merging would be really cool, but I got a bit disappointed because not so much actually happened afterwards.

Turner

Turner
Mercenary. Hired by Conroy to extract Mitchell.
Allison
Psychologist, assessed Turner after the rebuild.
Conroy
Gave the job to Turner.
Christopher Mitchell
Scientist. Works at Maas Biolabs. To be extracted by Turner.
Hosaka
Corporation.
Oakey
Technician on the Conroy job. Has worked for Turner in the past.
Jaylene Slide
Is on console on Conroy's job.
Sutcliffe
Point team lead. Worked as security for IBM Marrakech during one of Turner's jobs. From Australia.
Lynch
Man in the point team. Conroy's inside man, was shot by Turner.
Webber
Woman in the point team. From New Mexico. Also Conroy's independent other inside agent.
Ramirez
Jockey and partner of Jaylene Slide. From Los Angeles.
Nathan
Repair man in the bunker of the extraction job.
Compton
Muscle on the Mitchell job.
Teddy
Muscle.
Costa
Muscle.
Davis
Muscle
Harry
Runner who brought the software package for Turner to become a pilot.
Unnamed Korean black doctor
Knew that the Hosaka doctors were a bit too naive.
Jane Hamilton
Lead lady in Turner's Mexico production.
Buschel
Executive tech from Sense/Net Los Angeles.
Angela Mitchell / Vyéj Mirak / Ezili Freda
Christopher's daughter. Has some wirings in head brain. Legba and Samedi seem to live inside her head and can take control of Angela. Jackie and Rhea regard her as “Our lady, virgin of miracles”. Bobby is needed to find her.
Rudy
Turner's brother. Lives in Bogota, helps out Turner and Angie.
Sally
Lives with Rudy.
Turner's agent
Just a phone voice in Geneva. Also hired Oakey and another guy.
Roberts
Unit director.
Tally Isham
Talked to Roberts, travels to see Alison, will meet Marly soon.
Turner's kid
Kid of Sally and Turner, Rudy is the uncle.

Marly Krushkhova

Marly Krushkhova
Sells art, hired by Josef Virek. Travels as Ms. Ovski.
Josef Virek
Super rich art collector. Has hired Marly.
Andrea
Shares an apartment with Marly.
Paco Estevez
Boy in Virek's construct. Helps Marly.
Gnass
Art buyer. Involved the police after detecting the forget. Was bought by Virek to keep quiet.
Alain
Art forger, Marly's ex lover. Eventually killed by Maas.
Cornell
Famous artist.
Picard
Manager of an art gallery.
Mr. Paleologos
Travel agent, books a trip to the address on Alain's note.
Therèse Lorenz / Rez
Tattooed woman, works for orbital hauling company. Is hired by Marly to bring her to the coordinates from Alain's note.
O'Grady
Coworker of Therèse Lorenz.
Jones
Abord the station, is ordered by Wigan Ludgate to turn on the lights.

Bobby Newmark

Bobby Newmark / Count Zero
Jockey from Barrytown. Apparently got flatlined on a run.
Ling Warren's Brother
Used to own a holoporn unit.
Two-a-Day
Broker for cowboy equipment.
Leon
Lives in Barrytown. Has a pirate club in the basement.
Marsha Newmark
Bobby's mother. Obsessed with soap operas.
Pye
Doctor who helped Bobby after he got mugged for the deck.
Jackie
Angel in Bobby's surgery. Belongs to Beauvoir. A mambo, a priestess, the horse of Danbala.
Rhea
Angel in Bobby's surgery. Took money for a shirt.
Beauvoir
Guy with lenses that lack glasses. Tells Bobby about the world of ice dealers. Wants to have the icebreaker back.
Lucas
Partner of Beauvoir.
Legba
Master of roads and pathways, the loa of communication. One of the voices in Alison's head.
Ougou Feray
God of war.

Danbala.

Samedi
Other voice in Alison's head.
Ahmed
Lucas's Rolls car.
Finn
Sold the software to Two-a-Day.
Bodine Wilson
First person to fuck up as a jockey.
Wigan Ludgate
Former jockey, supplied the Finn with the icebreaker. Cashed out in Africa. Lives on the station and answers as Jack.
Smith
Female art trader, sold the statues from the Finn to people uptown.
Jammer
Owns a club in Hypermart in the Sprawl.
Henry
Does not leave Bobby alone when Jackie dances.
Lin
Friend of Jackie. Sells clothing in the Hypermart.
Quine
Cowboy that Jammer knew.
Bogue
Barkeeper for Jammer.
Sharkey
Barkeeper for Jammer.
Alix
Second assistant warlord with the Kasuals.
Raymond
Warlord with the Gothicks.