This is a list of many of the major characters throughout the centuries (millennia for some) of Warcraft history.
These characters may appear in any of the games, expansions, books, or any other official Blizzard source material. Keep in mind that some are dead, some have changed, and some have undetermined fates. Please note that this catalog is not for characters made up by players.
Character appears/mentioned several times in Blizzard content. Has had several major effects on Azeroth and/or its people.
Character appears/mentioned a few times in Blizzard content. Has had a few major effects on Azeroth and/or its people.
Character appears/mentioned a couple of times in Blizzard content. Has had a couple of major effects on Azeroth and/or its people.
Character only appears/mentioned once or twice in Blizzard content. Has had one or two major effects on Azeroth and/or its people.
The following acronyms and icons are used to show the sources (game, book, comic, etc.) in which each character appears (excluding references). Hovering your mouse-cursor over icons or acronyms where they appear in the tables below will display the full-name of the source, and clicking it will take you to its corresponding WoWWiki article. See also Sources page.