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Richard Vernon - a supporter of Hotspur. He accompanies Worcester at the peace negotiations and agrees to Worcester's suggestion that they not inform Hotspur that the king is willing to pardon him. He is captured and sentenced to death along with Worcester.
Douglas - the leader of the Scots and an ally of Hotspur. Douglas kills Sir Walter Blunt. He is captured by the royal forces but set free at Hal's request.
Falstaff - a very witty, fat knight who robs for a living and eschews all noble virtues. A constant source of laughter in the play, he is one of the most popular comic characters in English literature.
Poins - one of Hal's companions. He suggests the robbery at Gad's Hill to Hal and the practical joke to be played on Falstaff there.
Bardolph and Peto - companions of Falstaff who participate in the robbery. Bardolph serves as the butt of Falstaff's jokes and later serves with him in the war. Peto has nothing much to do except help to loot the travelers.
The Hostess (or Mrs. Quickly) - owner of the Boar's-Head tavern in Eastcheap. She is kindly and honest and the butt of Falstaff's jokes.
The Archbishop of York - an ally of Hotspur. He appears in a brief scene where he fears that the rebels will be defeated.
Sir Michael - a follower of the archbiship.