Every story needs characters of some sort to tell the tale. The following 7 character roles are the essential roles in any story.
|Cast||Role||Function||Examples from Buffy|
|The Protagonist||Main||Main character||
|The info source||Main||side-kick 1||
|The Gut-instinct||Main||side-kick 2||
||The first (evil)
|Threshold Guardian||Support||Side-kick to Antagonist||
Besides the essentials, the world still needs a little filling with a variety of characters. Variety provides the contrast you need to bring your characters to life in full glory. Here are several common types.