fictional character

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Noun1.fictional character - an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)fictional character - an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
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In truth, Adan Gorozpe is a light and somewhat flat character, quite unlike many of the more memorable protagonists of the Mexican author's most celebrated novels.
Still, the relative absence of the historical voice perhaps accounts for the curiously flat character of a set of essays more concerned with dissecting the aesthetics of pleasure than documenting its substance and celebrating its abundance.
Moreover, the absence of any profoundly revealing insight into the protagonist's character can only be ascribed to his nature, his flat character, and the authorial limitations imposed on him.
Just when the reader has lost all patience for his nonstop, whining interior monologue, however, a dramatic event causes Ilan to transform himself from a self-obsessed, flat character into a multifaceted individual.
A slice closes flat character for preventive maintenance,
Instead of a shrewd prince with a perceptive knowledge of the human mind and heart, Si Ali emerges as a flat character, neither an inspiring visionary with a new approach to life nor a cunning charlatan out to take what is not his.
Though the villainous Syndrome is a rather flat character, his role fits the movie's thesis; he is plotting to create a world without heroes, in which "everyone is special, so no one is.
In addition, Forster points out that their effect is greatest if they are comical; he thinks that a serious or tragic figure who is a flat character is merely boring.
Also starring Donald Sutherland as the US Secretary General, Snipes was executive producer and gives his rather flat character as much depth as possible.
Like The Waltons crossed with America's Next Top Model, this promised much, but delivered little more than flat characters, cringey lines and a soundtrack for Dawson's Creek fans who (nearly) grew up.
Lively action and humor move the story along more than the somewhat flat characters.
While some critics expected that Kind of Kin would stimulate informed and thoughtful discussions on immigration reform, a few felt that Askew's jokey tone, as well as some flat characters, dilute the underlying message.