A truly enormous number of characters have been introduced during the long run of the Dragonriders of Pern series.
Major Characters Of Each Pass
This section lists the "major characters" of each series, i.e; characters who are focused upon in narrative and/or have made a significant impact on the plot.
The following characters feature prominently in the books The Masterharper of Pern, Dragonflight, Dragonquest, Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums, The White Dragon, The Renegades of Pern, All the Weyrs of Pern, The Dolphins of Pern and The Skies of Pern.
The following stories are not considered part of the Dragonriders Of Pern canon.
- List of characters in Dragonfire
- List of characters in Dragonharper
- List of characters in Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern
While some characters in the Pern books are only ever mentioned, and never seen, some characters have only been revealed through interviews or information published in one of the guide books (The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern, The People of Pern). These include: