• Shane – is a mysterious gunslinger who enters into the life of Joe Starrett and his family and carves a place for himself in their hearts. Although he tries to leave his gunslinging past behind, he refuses to even carry a gun, he decides to fight Fletcher, the town nemesis, in order to save Joe Starrett’s farm.
  • Bob Starrett – is Joe Starrett's son. He is eleven years old. He is the protagonist.
  • Joe Starrett – is Bob's Starrett's father. He is a former cattle driver. He is a homesteader and a farmer.
  • Luke Fletcher – is the antagonist. He is set on purchasing or stealing all the land rights from the homesteaders and farmers. When the homesteaders refuse he resorts to intimidation and deadly force.
  • Marian Starrett – is Joe Starrett's wife.
  • Chris – is one of Fletcher's cowboys who intimidates the homesteaders.
  • Stark Wilson – is a gunslinger hired by Fletcher to intimidate the homesteaders and kill people who refuse to sell their land. He kills Ernie Wright.
  • Ernie Wright - one of Stark Wilson's victims.
  • Mr.Grafton - the shop owner who witnesses the fight with Shane involved.
  • Will Atkey - the bartender for Mr. Grafton's shop.

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