I was wondering how to list a small group of people, giving each of them a short description/introduction in a single sentence? (Or if that's bad practice, in multiple sentences?)
The A-Team consists of four members: John "Hannibal" Smith, their charismatic leader and master of disguise; Howling Mad Murdock, an insane pilot that can fly pretty much anything that has wings; B. A. Baracus, a mechanical genius and the team's muscle and Templeton "Face" Peck, the team's con man and scrounger, able to get his hands on just about anything they need.
(I've marked the and because I wasn't sure if it could be replaced by another ";")
I just picked the A-Team as an example since they already have a diverse group of people. What is a good technique (or norm) to summarize the names, roles and perhaps certain traits of 4-6 people? Especially while trying to avoid confusing comma placements or too many repetitions of and?
I'm also not sure if the usage of ";" is allowed in a case like this.