Flash Gordon
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  Cast of Characters

Flash Gordon
An All-American athlete who was kidnapped from Earth and thrust into the middle of a raging war on the distant Planet Mongo. Caught between the forces of Prince Barin, the rightful ruler of Mongo, and Ming the Merciless, self-proclaimed emperor of the universe, this ordinary man became a hero by displaying extraordinary courage. Under Flash's leadership, the oppressed people of Mongo were finally able to rise up and escape Ming's long reign of terror.

Dale Arden

Loved by Flash Gordon, desired by Ming the Merciless. The courageous Dale Arden has been by Flash's side since they were both kidnapped and taken to Mongo. Through the years Dale's character has gradually been transformed from helpless love interest to capable partner.

Dr. Hans Zarkov

One of the most brilliant scientists the world has ever known. Driven mad with the knowledge of Earth's imminent demise, it was Dr. Zarkov who forced Flash and Dale to accompany him on his spaceship to change the course of the approaching Mongo. Dr. Zarkov's scientific prowess has made him an invaluable ally in the fight against Ming.

Ming the Merciless, Emperor of the Universe

Tyrant. Dictator. The most evil and most hated man in the universe. Ming viciously enslaved the inhabitants of Mongo until his overthrow by Flash Gordon and his powerful alliance. A deed that Ming has sworn to avenge.

Princess Aura

When we first meet her, Aura is the spoiled daughter of Ming. She is fascinated by Flash Gordon when she first sees him. She begs Ming to let her have him, but Ming refuses saying he is too dangerous. Eventually Aura learns the error of her ways, joins the rebellion against Ming, and falls in love with Prince Barin.

Prince Barin

Barin is the rightful ruler of Mongo, his family was long ago deposed by Emperor Ming. Prince Barin, the ruler of Arboria, has been leading a rebellion against the tryranical Ming the Merciless. Barin hopes to one day over throw Ming and reclaim Mongo as it's rightful ruler. Barin is attracted to Princess Aura, Ming's daughter.

Thun the Lionman

Thun is the leader of the Lionmen, a leonine race of people. He becomes one of Flash's first allies. Flash and Thun join Prince Barin in his fight for the freedom of the people of Mongo from the clutches of the tyrant Ming.

Vultan, King of the Hawkmen

Vultan is the brash egotistical King of the Hawkmen. The Hawkmen are winged race of people who live in city floating in the sky supported by anti-gravity rays. The Hawkmen are at odds with the people of Arboria. Vultan is reluctant to join Prince Barin against Ming, even though Vultan himself is no fan of Ming. Vultan becomes Flash and Prince Barin's ally after the destruction of the Hawkmen's Sky City by Ming the Merciless.