Study Guide

Foundation Characters

By Isaac Asimov

Hari "Raven" Seldon

The guru of psychohistory (read: the science of the future!) and the founder of the two...

Gaal Dornick

Gaal is the narrating character of "The Psychohistorians," but he's not the protagonist. Instead,...

Minor Characters in "The Psychohistorians"

Chen is the lead judge at Seldon's trial, the Chief Commissioner of Public Safety, and just maybe...

Salvor Hardin

The first mayor of Terminus, Salvor Hardin saw the Foundation through its first two Seldon...

Lewis Pirenne

Lewis Pirenne is the chairman of Foundation's Board of Trustees and leader of the Encylopedists,...

Minor Characters in "The Encyclopedists"

Lord Dorwin is a Chancellor of the Galactic Empire. He visits the Foundation to help out their...

Prince Regent Wienis

Wienis is the closest Foundation gets to a true, old-school space opera villain. How do we...

Minor Characters in "The Mayors"

These guys make up the Actionist Party on Foundation. They don't like the way Hardin is preparing...

Linmar Ponyets

Good-boy-gone-kind-of-bad, Linmar Ponyets is a trader with the Foundation. He once was a member...

"The Traders" Minor Characters

Gorov moonlights as a Master Trader, even though he's really an agent for the Foundation. Gorov...

Hober Mallow

Hober Mallow is from Smyrno, a master trader, and the first non-Foundation protagonist of the...

Jorane Sutt

Jorane Sutt is the secretary to the mayor and the antagonist to Hober Mallow. And he's also...

Asper Argo Commdor

The Commdor is the leader of Korell. Sure, he'll accept the Foundation's help to increase the...

"The Merchant Princes" Minor Characters

Twer is the representative for the Traders on the Foundation Council. He accompanies Mallow on...