The Master List of Fictional Characters

Nicholas C. Rossis

I recently shared some common (and less common) types of short stories. Like you, I was surprised there were so many. How about a list of characters regularly found in fiction? Surely the list would be relatively short, right?

Well… no. Ken Miyamoto shared no less than 99 archetypes and stock characters found in movies – and fiction writing. Here they are, in alphabetical order.

Fictional hero | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Archetypes and Stock Characters

Absent-Minded Professor — An absent-minded scientific genius (Doc Brown from Back to the Future)

All Loving Hero — A character that loves everyone and will suffer for the sins of their loved ones.

Anti-Hero — A hero that is driven by the pursuit of power, sex, money, control, or particular vices, and because of this, they are often selfish, anti-social, power-hungry, and materialistic. But they sometimes showcase some heart in the end (Max from The Road Warrior)

Anthropomorphic Personification —…

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  1. Nicholas C. Rossis · September 21

    Many thanks for sharing 🙂


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