2: Character
  • Antagonist
    • Example: Voldemort (from the Harry Potter series) is an antagonist because he opposes Harry (the protagonist) in the Harry Potter series and sets up the main conflict.
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      (From http://www.calbuzz.com/2012/01/18726/, Originally Warner Bros.)
  • Antihero
    • Example: Kratos (from the God of War videogames) is an antihero because, while he is the protagonist, he is not like a traditional hero. He is violent and selfish and does not have the same attributes as a hero; he does not engage the audience's (player's) empathy.
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    • (From http://godofwar.wikia.com/wiki/Kratos,Originally Sony)
  • Hero/Heroine/Protagonist
    • Example: Superman is a hero because he engages the audience's empathy and interest. He is incorruptible and always does the right thing. He is the central character who fights the antagonists (like Lex Luthor).


      ( From http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUlY8aP6tek, Originally Warner Bros.)
  • Static vs. Dynamic Character
    • Static Example: Darth Sidious (from Star Wars) is a static character because he stays evil throughout all six Star Wars movies.
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    • Dynamic Example: Darth Vader is a dynamic character because he starts as a good guy, Anakin, then he is corrupted and becomes evil, and then finally he turns good again to save his son.
    • (From http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yWR5jePoH8, Originally 20th Century Fox)
  • Flat vs. Round
  • Stock Character
  • Foil
  • Archetype