Courage | Characters

This is a list of characters for the Courage story. This will be part of the project.

Main characters

The Bannister Family

  • Alexander Hamilton Bannister –College Student, a man would become Courage, a symbol of the lion
    • Albert Thomas Bannister – Future Son, becomes born by Olivia after the end of the invasion in 1980
  • Gordon Gilbert Bannister – Henry and Alex’s brother, doctor
  • Dorothy Gale Bannister – Henry and Alex’s sister

Alex’s Parents

  • Henry Fleming Bannister – Alex’s father, French professor, founder of the Courage Institute, solider from World War II, who was once himself Courage, named after Henry Fleming from Stephen Crane’s novel The Red Badge of Courage
  • Mary Theresa Bannister – Alex’s mother, wife of Henry Bannister, English doctor, named after Mother Teresa


  • Dr. Howard William Stein – Scientist, named after William H. Stein, leader of the Courage Institute
  • Olivia Mary Haviland – Female Reporter, future wife of Alex Bannister, named Olivia De Haviland (1916-2020)
  • Harry McGowan – Reporter
  • Robert Howard Taft – US General, military commander, named after lawyer Robert Alphonso Taft (1889-1953) and US President William Howard Taft (1857-1930)
  • Aryeh – Commander, leader of the Zion race, meaning lion in Hebrew
  • Archangel Uriel – Archangel, healer, meaning god is my light in Hebrew


  • Dr. Frederick Allen Borman - Scientist, expelled student, responsible for the alien invasion
  • Lord Gideon – Alien captain, leader of the Gideon race

Minor characters

  • Dr. Rose Bergman – PHD, Scientist

Courage (Fortitude)

Robot Man (Cyborg)

Space Quest (Star Quest)

U.S. Highway System