Books

Zhou from Ready Player One

In Ready Player One, Zhou (Philip Zhao) is the real-world identity of Akihide Karatsu, a Japanese reptilian ninja. In contrast, Zhou is an 11-year old boy of Chinese descent.

Parzival from Ready Player One

In Ready Player One, Parzival is the in-game OASIS character adopted by Wade Watts. He’s named after Percival, the famous knight who devotes his life to searching for the Holy Grail, and he similarly spends his days looking for James Halliday’s Easter eggs alongside Art3mis / Samantha Cook.

Art3mis from Ready Player One

Art3mis from Ready Player One

In Ready Player One, Art3mis is the in-game alias of Samantha Cook. She is fiercely protective of her freedom, staying guarded even when Parzival / Wade Watts declares his love for her.

Samantha Cook from Ready Player One

Samantha Cook from Ready Player One

In Ready Player One, Samantha Cook (Olivia Cooke) is the IRL identity of Art3mis, a famous gunter known for her smart and spunky attitude. She starts a relationship with Wade Watts after the Hunt concludes.

Hector MacQueen

In Murder on the Orient Express, Hector MacQueen (Josh Gad) is the humble and likeable personal assistant of the fraudulent art dealer, Ratchett. Compared to the flashy and extravagant fashion of Ratchett, MacQueen’s wardrobe is understated and drab, with a hint of 1930’s gangster.

Mr. Benn

Mr. Benn

Mr Benn is the title character of both the book and the television series. In each book/episode he visits a local fancy dress shop run by a guy only known as the Shopkeeper, picks a costume and uses a magic door to go on an adventure.

Mr Benn, a man wearing a black suit and bowler hat who never seems to go to work, leaves his house at 52 Festive Road and visits a fancy-dress costume shop where he is invited by the moustachioed, fez-wearing shopkeeper to try on a particular outfit.

He leaves the shop through a magic door at the back of the changing room and enters a world appropriate to his costume, where he has an adventure (which usually contains a moral) before the shopkeeper re-appears to lead him back to the changing room, and the story comes to an end. Mr Benn returns to his normal life, but is left with a small souvenir of his magical adventure.

Count Andrenyi

In the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Count Andrenyi (Sergei Polunin) is the husband of Countess Andrenyi, who travels in luxury on a Hungarian diplomatic passport. His wardrobe is extravagant and upscale, compared to the other passengers, and he’s fiercely protective of his wife.

Gerhard Hardman

In the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Gerhard Hardman (Willem Dafoe) is a stern German professor who is suspicious of his fellow passengers aboard the Orient Express.

Countess Andrenyi

In the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Countess Andrenyi (Lucy Boynton) is an elegant, wealthy dancer aboard the Orient Express. She takes barbital to sleep during the day, so she’s frequently awake at night. Because of this, her clothing is a mix of elegant day fashion and leisure or sleepwear.

Wade Watts from Ready Player One

Wade Watts from Ready Player One

In Ready Player One, Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is an orphaned teenager living in the slummy “stacks” of Columbus, Ohio. He passes his time in the virtual reality universe OASIS, where he controls his avatar Parzival as a Gunter who tries to win the Golden Easter Egg hunt so he can leave the stacks.