Neuromancer

Neuromancer

by

William Gibson

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A fence based in Manhattan who works with Molly, Case, and Armitage. Molly and the Finn meet secretly behind Armitage’s back to research their suspicious employer, but the Finn also works installing security systems for Armitage and supplying him and Case with hardware and software. Wintermute often appears to Case and Molly as the Finn, so although the man himself is only present in the first half of the novel, his face follows the protagonists throughout.
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The Finn Character Timeline in Neuromancer

The timeline below shows where the character The Finn appears in Neuromancer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...in a sterile white room at the end of a tunnel of electronic waste. The Finn, a middleman and friend of Molly’s, meets them in the room. Molly asks him to... (full context)
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Molly dismisses the Finn but stays in the room with Case. She tells him she’s had a look at... (full context)
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...loft. Someone is requesting entry to the loft, and he lets them in. It’s the Finn, who introduces himself as though they’ve never met. Molly told him this would happen, and... (full context)
Chapter 4
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...days later, Case meets a Modern in person, when one delivers a package from the Finn. Although the boy has a surgically modified face almost like shark, Case  recognizes him and... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...M U T E.” Molly takes Case back to New York to meet in the Finn’s secure room on the East Side. She gives Finn the napkin and explains that she... (full context)
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The Finn tells Molly Wintermute is an artificial intelligence. Based in Berne, it has Swiss citizenship. Wintermute... (full context)
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The Finn tells Molly and Case a story about the Tessier-Ashpool family. Finn’s colleague, Smith, a fence... (full context)
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After this, Smith came to the Finn. The Finn discovered Tessier-Ashpool S.A. was technically a law firm, which owned all of Freeside—an... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...separately from Armitage, whose identity Case has not yet revealed to Molly. They meet the Finn in the Hilton lobby. He’s upset that he’s been called away from home and forced... (full context)
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Case, the Finn, and Terzibashjian take a car to the grand bazaar. Terzibashjian gives more backstory on Riviera—one... (full context)
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The three men enter the market, and the Finn points out a taxidermy horse. Case has never seen a horse before. The Finn says... (full context)
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...his favorite drug cocktail. Molly is watching from a rooftop, and Case, Terzibashjian, and the Finn make their way through the alley until they spot him. Terzibashjian gives an order, and... (full context)
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The Finn and a hired hand transport Riviera to the hotel where Case and Molly are staying.... (full context)
Chapter 14
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Case switches to Molly’s simstim but finds himself crashing through the Finn’s metal table. The Finn greets him, and Case recognizes Wintermute. Case complains that he doesn’t... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...was right—Wintermute is kept under control by a manual override, the robotic head from the Finn’s story, who needs to hear a code word. Dixie warns Case to stop referring to... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...Braun leads Case and Maelcum into a library. On a screen in the wall, The Finn smiles. Case assumes it is Wintermute and prepares to jack in, even as the Braun... (full context)
Chapter 23
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...He calls out for Dixie, who doesn’t respond. Wintermute calls out to Case in the Finn’s voice, reminding him that “hate’ll get you through.” As Case drives the virus down into... (full context)
Chapter 24
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In his hotel room, Case turns to get a drink, but is surprised by the Finn’s enormous face on his wall screen. The face announces that it’s no longer Wintermute; it’s... (full context)