Character

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In general, a character is a distinctive significant mark or feature. The word originates from the Greek word Template:Polytonic via the Latin word character, an instrument for marking or graving. The word is used in several specific senses:

  • Personal character:
  • A fictional person from a book, play, or other fictional work; see fictional character.
    • In roleplaying games, the role or persona assumed by the player within the fictional world of the game; also, the figurine or token that represents this character, used to map out movement relative to obstacles and other players' characters.
    • A video game character can be either a player character or a non-player character (NPC)
    • When someone takes on the role of a fictional character, or a role in a role-playing game, they are said to be in character; when they drop out of this role, they are said to break character
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