There are many factions and divisions among the cast of Namesake, so for your convenience we’ve organized them in to notable factions from the story. To skip to a specific faction, click the appropriate link!

SPOILER ALERT: This cast list has been updated through chapter 18. If you don’t want to be spoiled about some of the events later in the comic, please avoid until you’re caught up.


Emma Crewe was an unknown Namesake until the day she accidentally wound up in Oz. With the help of her sister and her closest friends from this world and Oz, she might just wind up saving everyone.

Emma Crewe

Our story's protagonist, Emma is content to let the world coast by until she finds herself thrust into what she thinks is her worst nightmare - and it's only going to go downhill from there.

Comics: 370
Recent Appearance: The real truth
First Appearance: The journey begins

Elaine Crewe

Emma's 15-year-old sister who is in grade 10. Very savvy with social media and has the curiosity streak that her elder sister lacks.

Comics: 134
Recent Appearance: Master of Instruments
First Appearance: The journey begins

Ben Kench

Emma's best friend from college, who doesn't quite get why Emma would prefer to go hiking and practice yoga to playing a good video game. Oh, and don't ask him what his full first name is.

Comics: 103
Recent Appearance: Our little sleeper
First Appearance: Introducing Emma

Warrick Chopper

The Wicked Warlock of the West - though the wicked part seems to be debatable depending on who you ask.

Comics: 226
Recent Appearance: Our little sleeper
First Appearance: The journey begins

Selva Chopper

The Wicked Witch of the East and Warrick's sister. Originally cursed to be a purse, she's now helping Emma and Warrick find Ozma.

Comics: 108
Recent Appearance: Happy to help
First Appearance: Chapter 2 - Cover


A soldier that Alice has sent with Jack, he is tasked to keep Elaine and Ben safe while Calliope finds out what happened to Emma.

Comics: 83
Recent Appearance: Master of Instruments
First Appearance: The card soldier

Calliope is made up of current Namesakes. Calliope, and its affiliated Writer’s Guild, observes and records a Namesake’s story and helps them to survive their journey … because bad things happen if they don’t.

Alice Purcell

Jack's boss and a Scouser to the core. Don't get in between her and her sword. Emma's appearance as a Namesake was not on the agenda, and she's determined to find out why.

Comics: 124
Recent Appearance: It stops time
First Appearance: Alice

Wendy Shepard

Alice's assistant and quite possibly the most level-headed person among them. She's heading to Canada with Alice.

Comics: 70
Recent Appearance: Loose adaptation
First Appearance: Alice

Jack Wright

An agent of Calliope, Jack was sent to Canada to track down a Namesake, but winds up with more than he bargained for when Emma disappears in front of his eyes.

Comics: 97
Recent Appearance: Master of Instruments
First Appearance: Meetings

Made up of some former Namesakes, along with other like-minded individuals, Rippers have chosen to give up their names in pursuit of their goal.


Also known as Henry. He's the leader of the Rippers with a reported tie to Dorothy Gale. Isn't afraid to sacrifice everything in his path to forging the Skeleton Key.

Comics: 42
Recent Appearance: Welcome to the jungle
First Appearance: Emma needs repairs


Also known as "16." One of the healers in the Rippers. Banshee doesn't have much to say. Instead, she's slightly judging you. Always. Her preferred pronoun is "she."

Comics: 31
Recent Appearance: The new girl's back
First Appearance: The clean-up crew


Also known as "46" and "Vanessa." A former member of Calliope, Vanessa has defected to the Rippers. She is tasked with obtaining the infamous red shoes, but everything doesn't go as planned.

Comics: 77
Recent Appearance: Goblin rules
First Appearance: Chapter 1: Dancer and the firebird

Daniel Crewe

Also known as "37." Emma and Elaine's father was thought to be on a trip when the girls are drawn into their literary adventures. Instead, he's a Ripper who's been allowed to keep his name as he watches over Emma.

Comics: 39
Recent Appearance: Show yourself
First Appearance: Emma and her father


Also known as "72." She isn't the biggest fan of Vanessa -- as shown when she cons her fellow Ripper out of a valuable artifact.

Comics: 24
Recent Appearance: Nose's new pet
First Appearance: Fish and Bird

Ina Liddell

Also known as "2." Alice Liddell's oldest sister doesn't approve of her actions one lick. She was last seen in the past standing horrified over her dead sister's body, and her death reported in the 1930s. So, why is she a member of the Rippers in the 21st century?

Comics: 24
Recent Appearance: The lock and the key
First Appearance: Invitation to tea


Also known as "55." A Ripper, he was tasked with retrieving the red shoes from Vanessa. But it looks like his path might cross with Emma Crewe in the very near future.

Comics: 87
Recent Appearance: Goblin rules
First Appearance: Cheers, darling!



Also known as "27." She looks sweet, but don't place Trinket near any sharp items. Or small children.

Comics: 22
Recent Appearance: Trinket checks
First Appearance: The clean-up crew

It’s been several hundred years since the first Dorothy arrived from the windswept plains of Kansas. Still governed by Princess Ozma, it’s been quite a few years since her loyal subjects have seen her. As poppies cover the land, and mortality begins to affect them, they wonder when the next Dorothy will come to save them.

Adora Chopper

Adora is the daughter of Nick Chopper and Nimmie Amee, created by Ozma from a flower. She grows up to become the Witch of the West at Ozma's request, but a traumatic event as a young woman leaves her heart shattered and with two children.

Comics: 9
Recent Appearance: Namesake cast!
First Appearance: The Broken Heart


Agha is the elected voice of her community - not that anyone bothers to listen to that. She decides to lead Emma to the Emerald City after seeing her kindness toward Selva.

Comics: 78
Recent Appearance: More Dorothy Procedures
First Appearance: Welcome to Oz


The Good Witch of the North, who is tasked to give Emma the Dorothy Procedures. But there's something not quite right about her...

Comics: 66
Recent Appearance: Team Crewe
First Appearance: Not over yet

Chiseri (Chadwick)

Warrick and Selva's father, who got stuck in the form of a small, gumdrop-like animal. With nothing better to do - and a slightly guilty conscience - he becomes Warrick's companion as he seeks to rescue Ozma.

Comics: 45
Recent Appearance: Namesake cast!
First Appearance: ... don't I?


The former Wicked Witch of the East. She lost the job when she got turned into a sparkly pair of silver footwear. Is currently residing on Emma's feet and isn't happy about it at all.

Comics: 63
Recent Appearance: Team Crewe
First Appearance: ... don't I?


The good general has emerged from retirement in the name of silks, jewels and anti-aging. She's taken up residence in Warrick's courtyard until he gets off his rear and finds Ozma before she gets wrinkles.

Comics: 29
Recent Appearance: Namesake cast!
First Appearance: Meanwhile, out in the West ...


The ruler of Oz. After a series of crushing blows, Ozma has disappeared. With her gone, the spell keeping Oz shielded from death and aging has started to fade.

Comics: 31
Recent Appearance: More Dorothy Procedures
First Appearance: Chapter 3 - Cover


The current Wizard of Oz, Renge is suspected of being behind Ozma's disappearance. It's not like her predecessors instilled any confidence in the role.

Comics: 35
Recent Appearance: Normal emotions
First Appearance: Jinjur's point


Sabion is the sister of Jinjur's husband and leader of Glinda's army. At times exasperated with Jinjur, she might be secretly impressed with the resilience of her army. Might being the key word.

Comics: 21
Recent Appearance: No regrets from Fred
First Appearance: Stop right there!


A loyal friend of Ozma, Scarecrow is one of the very few still alive from when the original Dorothy saved Oz. Honorary uncle to Warrick and Selva, he joins Emma in her efforts to save Ozma and return home after Emma saves him from a most perilous fate.

Comics: 66
Recent Appearance: The sisters' tales
First Appearance: Fire is not the solution to all problems

Tin Woodsman

The Tin Woodsman from Dorothy Gale's original tale has married his long-lost love and is grandfather to Warrick and Selva Chopper. There's something going on in Oz, but he does his best to shield his grandchildren from the darkness.

Comics: 5
Recent Appearance: Namesake cast!
First Appearance: The Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion

In the years since she took her first Wonderland journey, Alice Liddell has discovered her powers have grown out of control. She learns that the organization tasked to recording her journey also can help her control her powers and protect the people around her.

Lewis Carroll

As a young man, he was recruited to Calliope after a peer recognized his writing skills. Fate throws him into the path of Alice Liddell. Not only is he tasked to document her amazing journeys Underground, but he finds himself helping to shape her into the woman he knows she can be.

Comics: 29
Recent Appearance: Think of the Namesakes
First Appearance: Prologue - Cover


Dro stands watch over Calliope, serving as a friend and a confidant for generations of Namesakes and Writers.

Comics: 16
Recent Appearance: Chester reveals his hand
First Appearance: Thumbelina

Reginald Hargreaves

The world knows him as a gentleman cricket player, but the dashing Reginald Hargreaves is Calliope's lead trainer, helping to prepare new recruits for battle.

Comics: 8
Recent Appearance: Chester's agenda
First Appearance: A healthy case of nerves

Alice Liddell

In 1863, she was whirled away off a train to the magical land Underground - starting her on the path of being a Namesake and a journey that will reverberate through generations to come.

Comics: 46
Recent Appearance: The unexplained death of Lewis Carroll
First Appearance: Prologue - Cover


A Namesake associated with the Writer Hans Christian Andersen, Thumbelina traveled to our world and remained. Following Andersen's death, Thumbelina becomes the leader of Calliope.

Comics: 5
Recent Appearance: The arrival of the writers
First Appearance: Thumbelina

These powerful characters are neither allies, nor enemies and will align with whoever will help them achieve their goals first.


An ancient being, the djinn's bottle fell into the Rippers' hands. The djinn has a craving to hear stories and isn't afraid to trap people until those stories are told.

Comics: 9
Recent Appearance: Calliope Battle Tactic No. 8: Loot 'em blind
First Appearance: Mrow?

Cheshire Cat

No matter what the inhabitants of Wonderland would like to think, the Cheshire cats are the ones who really rule. Doesn't every cat owner know this?

Comics: 14
Recent Appearance: Fleeing the nightmare
First Appearance: The Cheshire Cat

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