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Before Good Omens has even started, officially, on page xiv in my copy, there's a list of characters. These include...

SUPERNATURAL BEINGS
God (God)
Metatron (The Voice of God)
[...]
Satan (A Fallen Angel; the Adversary)
[...]
Crowley (An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards)

APOCALYPTIC HORSEPERSONS
DEATH (Death)
War (War)
[...]

THEM
ADAM (An Antichrist)
Pepper (A Girl)
Wensleydale (A Boy)
Brian (A Boy)
[...]

As can be seen, the only two characters to have their names entirely capitalized are DEATH and ADAM. (Not even God gets entirely capitalized.)

Why is this? Why is Adam's name entirely capitalized here, even if he is the Antichrist, when even such characters as Satan and God don't get this same treatment?

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    I wonder if there's more significance than apparent in the standoff between Adam and Death near the end ... are those two characters paired somehow?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jun 21 '20 at 12:46
  • Confirmed from the latest ebook version. Jun 22 '20 at 7:43
  • @Randal'Thor - It's worth noting, then, that the Horsepersons are listed DEATH, War, Famine, Pollution; the Them ADAM, Pepper, Wensleydale, Brian. War fought Pepper, Famine Wensleydale, Pollution Brian.
    – Mithical
    Jun 24 '20 at 7:16
  • Are they actually called Horsepersons in Good Omens? I thought the book went for the traditional name "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse", despite some of them not being male (and none of them really men in the human sense anyway).
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jun 24 '20 at 8:29
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    @Randal'Thor - i.imgur.com/YhpOblyr.jpg
    – Mithical
    Jun 24 '20 at 8:33

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