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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He's a flat character, monomaniacal, whose entire substance seems to be in the Dickensian irony of describing him as priest-like with an Of Mice and Men- style relationship with a mob bruiser identified only as "the big man.
The plot on which the building is situated has a predominantly flat character, only the section between "B" and "C" has a displacement of 78 centimeters.
Anderson is certainly complicit in what happens in Afghanistan, but he is not a flat character.
Its premise is to take a flat character from action adventure series 'XIII' and flesh them out by giving them a back story.
Knox's Donne is thus a rather flat character, and this flatness seems to fly in the face of his rather impressive legacy--which includes his poetry, polemics, meditations, and sermons--that points to a rather complex and nuanced individual thinker--someone who struggled to make sense of his Catholic upbringing while finding a clear sense of duty and religious vocation within the Church of England.
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.
Nevertheless, in Forster's opinion, during most of the book Lady Bertram is a decidedly flat character.
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.
Burroway says, "A flat character is one who has only one distinctive characteristic, exists only to exhibit that characteristic, and is incapable of varying from that characteristic.
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.