There are a variety of characters in Once Upon A Time in the North, each of varying roles and importance. Lee is the main focus naturally, but there a small handful of characters that have key roles as well, a few of which are mentioned below. Discussing each character would give away too much story so I’ve only selected a few key players.
Lee is only 24 years old and early into his career as an Aëronaut. He lands on Novy Odense in search of work where he meets Iorek Byrnison and gets caught up with local issues. Despite being caught in multiple fights in his time and an excellent shooter, Lee was typically non-violent and had strong ethics, always polite and civil even with those he was about to fight.
Living on Novy Odense with other bears where there is a tense relationship with locals. He is a young bear during this story, with only a helmet for armour. He meets Lee and offers to help with the problems with some of the people in the town. His character is the same as when he is older, proud and selfless, and on occasion sentimental and piteous, and like all Panserbjørne he had a strict code of contract, keeping his promises no matter what.
McConville is an assassin with at least 20 murders to his name. His dæmon is a rattlesnake and has a history with Lee. He is described as being a tall man, lean with a bony face, eyes set deep in his face and large hands. He is elegantly dressed and has guns on his hips.
Captain H. Van Breda
Van Breda is a Dutchman who gains the help of Lee and Iorek. He is the captain of the Mary Alice and his dæmon is never named but she is described as being a mongrel.