Lemuel Gulliver A traveler and an adventurer. Gulliver is the protagonist of the Travels. He is an observer of other beings and other cultures.
Golbasto Momaren Evlame Gurdilo Shefin Mully Ully Gue The Emperor of Lilliput. Swift uses the Emperor as an example of rulers who must always have some type of support before making a decision.
Flimnap Lord High Treasurer of Lilliput.
Reldresal A Lilliputian councilor, Principal Secretary of Private Affairs.
Skyresh Bolgolam High admiral of Lilliput, a counselor of the Emperor.
Slamecksan and Tramecksan Lilliputian political parties. The first represents the Low Heels; the second represents the High Heels.
Glumdalclitch The daughter of Gulliver's master in Brobdingnag. She acts as Gulliver's nurse and protector.
The King of Laputa Leader of Laputa. He is preoccupied with mathematics and music.
The Academy Projectors (Professors) Balnibarbian reformers who plan reforms without considering effects.
Munodi The Governor of Lagado, on Balnibarbi. He represents the traditionalists, who are opposed to the reformers.
The Struldbruggs A race of humans who age without dying; they are immortal, but their immortality has none of its supposed delights.
Houyhnhnms Superior, totally rational horses, who are the masters of the Yahoos.
Yahoos The repugnant anthropoids held in subjection by the Houyhnhnms.
The Grey Horse (The Master) Gulliver's master in the Country of the Houyhnhnms.