The Canadians

Rémy Marathe 

He is the leader of the A.F.R. (Les Assassins des Fauteuils Rollents, or, in American, the Wheelchair Assassins.; a group of wheelchair-bound separatist assassins who want Canada to secede from America and reject the gift of the Great Convexity. They join the group through a game called “The Game of the Next Train”, where participants jump in front of a moving train to see who jumps last. The last jumper (if he or she survives) is granted membership into the group (and are usually left without operational legs, hence the wheelchairs and the name)). Marathe acts as a quadruple agent acting against the A.F.R. (though the A.F.R. only believe him to be a triple agent pretending to betray them), and does so to gain medical security for his wife from the U.S.O.U.S. (See The Americans), hence his secret relationship with the U.S.O.U.S. member, Hugh/Helen Steeply. They distinguish between the American dream and the Canadian way of life throughout their relationship, and Marathe believes that the American version of freedom is freedom from, not freedom to. He warns Steeply to be careful what you love, because it becomes what you worship. In regards to the Entertainment, Marathe claims that Québec does not feel the temptation of the cartridge, but that they respect its power and therefore do not mess with it; terror seems to be a component of the temptation for America. Eventually, Marathe and the A.F.R. set out to find the Master Copy of the Entertainment, and their inner assassins are set to roll free.


Guillaume DuPlessis

He is a member of the pan-Canadian resistance, and he is the boss of Lucien and Bertraund Antitoi (that is, until his untimely and accidental murder (See Don Gately)). DuPlessis is assumed to be a relative of Orin Incandenza, whom Fortier believes once gave DuPlessis a copy of the original Entertainment.


Luria Perec

“Luria P—”. She is the malevolent but allegedly irresistible amanuensis-cum-operative with Guillaume DuPlessis (See Above). She pretends to be a Swiss hand model to seduce Orin Incandenza, then later traps him in a giant tumbler with cockroaches and demands to know where is the Master Copy of the Entertainment.


M. Broullîme

He is an A.F.R. (See Rémy Marathe, Above) superior to Rémy Marathe. Once the A.F.R. kidnaps Entertainment-related people, Broullîme concocts a series of Entertainment-viewing-and-resisting experiments to test out on those in custody. The Student Engineer becomes one of the subjects of the Entertainment—every time he willingly chooses to view it, one of his extremities is sawed off. This allows Broullîme to determine whether the cartridge is insatiable. However, a man in a white wig (who is presumably Randy Lenz) and a transvestite with multiple purses (who is presumably Poor Tony Krause) give Broullîme a much harder time with their experiment, as Lenz mucks up the statistics by pressing Poor Tony’s digits rather than his own.



He is a young A.F.R. (See Rémy Marathe, Above) volunteer who is willing to watch one of the cartridges from off the street display. The cartridge, much to Tassigny’s relief, turns out to be blank.



He is one of the A.F.R. (See Rémy Marathe, Above) operatives who aids in the search for the original copy of the Entertainment.



He is one of the better English speakers in the A.F.R. (See Rémy Marathe, Above), and is therefore sent out to different Substance Rehabilitation Centers to find Joelle van Dyne.


R. Ossowiecke

He is one of the better English speakers in the A.F.R. (See Rémy Marathe, Above), and is therefore sent out to different Substance Rehabilitation Centers to find Joelle van Dyne.