The Maze Runner


  • Thomas: The protagonist. Thomas is the last boy to enter the Glade. The only thing he knew when he came into the glade was his name. He becomes a Runner with Minho after being the first person to spend a whole night in the maze and saves Alby when he was about to die. He finds the way out of the maze and help the Gladers escape through the Griever Hole with the help of the Gladers, especially Teresa.
  • Teresa Agnes: The only girl to enter the Glade. She is thin, has black hair, blue eyes and is described as very beautiful. She is the last person who was put in the Glade. She has a telepathetic connection with Thomas and Aris Jones. She also calls Thomas, "Tom".
  • Alby: The eldest and the leader of the Gladers. "The dark-skinned boy [with] short cropped hair, his face clean shaven", tries to keep order within the group by having all the boys follow the rules they've set down to survive. He has a very close relationship with his second in command, Newt. He was in the group of 30 people who first arrived in the Glade. Alby commits suicide by walking into a group of grievers thinking that it was better that he die there than outside the maze.
  • Minho: The Keeper of the Runners - in charge of navigating and mapping out the Maze. He is very sarcastic, hotheaded, sassy and impulsive, but at the same time charming, smart, loyal towards his friends. As a Runner, he's in very good shape and is described as "an Asian kid with strong arms and short black hair." He and Thomas quickly become good friends.
  • Chuck: A young and chubby boy with curly hair who was the newest Glader until Thomas arrived. He immediately becomes friends with Thomas and acts like a little brother towards him. He is around 12 years old. He dies in the end when Gally throws a knife at Thomas and Chuck was forced to jump in front of him.
  • Gally: A Glader who lives by the rules Alby put in place. He does not trust Thomas and shows an immense dislike for him. He is also the Keeper of the Builders. He runs away from the Glade and eventually kills Chuck when only half of the Gladers who survived escaped the Maze through the Griever Hole.
  • Newt: A tall, strong, smart boy with medium-length blond hair and a British accent. He often uses the British curse "bloody". He used to be a Runner, but is no longer able-footed. He is very kind, friendly and welcoming to Thomas. His nickname for Thomas is Tommy and they end up being friends. He is Alby's closest friend and second-in-command and takes over as leader when Alby no longer feels capable. In the movie he is played by Thomas Brodie Sangster.
  • Frypan: The Gladers' cook and Keeper of the Cooks. He is described as very particular, talented, and very, very hairy. Also known as "Siggy."
  • Clint: One of the two Med-jacks (which are the medics). The short boy with graying black hair works closely with Jeff healing victims of the Griever's sting with the Grief Serum.
  • Jeff: The taller of the two Med-jacks. He works closely with Clint healing victims of the Griever's sting with the Grief Serum.
  • Winston: The Keeper of the Slicers - in charge of slaughtering livestock for food. He is described as "an acne-covered kid, short but muscular" and seems to enjoy his job a little too much.
  • Zart: A big, black -haired brooding boy. He is Keeper of the Track-hoes, who are in charge of farming. Very smart and kind to Thomas. He is often made fun of by the other Gladers.
  • Ben: Is a builder. After undergoing The Changing and attempting to kill Thomas, he is banished to the Maze.

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