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Character Types

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on 27 January 2015

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Transcript of Character Types

Flat Character
a character that encounters conflict and is changed by it. Such characters usually tend to be more fully developed and more described than other characters.
Round Character
The main character in a story, novel or drama; this person is also involved in the main conflict.
Protagonist
a person, thing or force that competes with or goes against another (the protagonist).
Antagonist
a character in a story who contrasts, or differs, with the main character, usually to highlight one of their qualities.
Foil
Static Character
Characters that are not described well, that you're not given much information about. They are boring and do not change, develop or grow.
A character that goes through little or no inner change in a story.
Character Types
Cinderella's Evil Stepmother

She was evil in the beginning and evil at the end. She did not change her personality.

Example
Mustache-wearing, pipe-hopping, mushroom-eating plumber.
Super Mario
Scar is the antagonist against Simba in the Lion King.
Scar
Harry Potter
Harry Potter goes through many changes as the main character of the series.
Simba
Simba is the protagonist in the Lion King.
He is the main character in the movie.
Buddy Pine (aka Syndrome)
Syndrome makes Mr. Incredible look better in comparision. Especially because he is the villian.
Stereotype/Stock Character
a fictional character based on a common literary or social stereotype. Stock characters rely heavily names for their personality, manner of speech, and other characteristics.
Examples of Stock Characters
Damsel in Distress

Nerd
Superhero
Spoiled Child
Secret Identity
Dynamic Characters
character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude.
The Grinch
The Grinch's heart was too small and after he found out the true meaning of Christmas, his heart grew.
Confidante
a person with whom one shares a secret or private matter, trusting them not to repeat it to others.
Hermione Granger
Harry talks to Hermione throughout the series about secrets his is too afraid to admit to others. She never told his secrets to anyone else.
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