The advisors of King Azaz.
List[edit | edit source]
Duke of Definition- recites the dictionary a lot.
Minister of Meaning- weird and smart like everyone else.
Earl of Essence- acts out idioms a lot.
Count of Connotation- gets angry at the earl
Undersecretary of Understanding - says the shortest/simplest of the lists of synonyms.
Description[edit | edit source]
They often finish each other's sentences and speak in lists of synonyms. They are very tall thin men who wear silk coats, satin pants, buckled shoes and plumed hats. They drive in a car which goes without saying, meaning it goes when you don't say anything.
In the movie, only the first four of them are identical. The fifth one is short and fat instead, and is often whisked to the back of the line.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
According to King Azaz, each of them has something special.
Duke of Definition - Can make mountains out of molehills
Minister of Meaning - Can split hairs
Count of Connotation - Can make hay while the sun shines
Earl of Essence - Leaves no stone unturned
Undersecretary of Understanding - Hangs by a thread