Study Guide

Snow Crash Characters

By Neal Stephenson

Hiro Protagonist

Hiro is nothing if not hardcore. His stint as a pizza deliverer, nay, The Deliverator,...

Y.T.

If skateboarding were something you could get graded on, Y.T. would graduate at the top of her...

Raven a.k.a. Dmitri Ravinoff

When Raven meets Y.T. and introduces himself as an Aleut, she hasn't heard of that ethnic group,...

Juanita Marquez

Because she designed the way faces work in the Metaverse, Juanita can be considered one of its...

L. Bob Rife

This communications monopolist is something of a mystery at first: He's super rich, puts a lot of...

Uncle Enzo

Public image is very important to Uncle Enzo. In fact, our first glimpse of him is on a...

Lagos, Dr. Emanuel

A Library of Congress/CIC researcher, Lagos is basically in love with information. He coded the...

Y.T.'s Mom

As a single mother, Y.T.'s mom works all the time. This is largely because she works for the...

Ng

The head honcho of Ng Security Industries is a Vietnamese man who looks totally different...

Mr. Lee

Mr. Lee's "wildly grinning" (12.97) face has become an icon to those who visit and do business...

Da5id Meier

Hiro's buddy, and the owner of hacker metropolis The Black Sun, Da5id is a guy who knows where he...

Fisheye

We never learn this dude's name, but he looks like someone you don't want to mess with: "His suit...

Eliot Chung

He starts out as the skipper of the Kowloon, but when Raven forces him onto a lifeboat with Hiro,...

Vic

One of the Mafia guys to end up on the lifeboat with Hiro, Vic is "reticent, unobtrusive" (48.2)....

Vitaly Chernobyl

Vitaly—who's named himself after the Chernobyl crisis—heads up a band called the...

Jason Breckinridge (The Iron Pumper)

This blazer-wearing Mafia goon is not the brightest crayon in the box, though he manages a Nova...

The Librarian

This computer program (or daemon) has been created to resemble and act like a person in order to...

Fido

Y.T. and her boyfriend Roadkill saved Fido (a pit bull blend) when a jerk shot him in the leg....

Minor Characters

The boss of the local Enforcers security guards, Squeaky is "a small, stout black guy, a...