A specialized set of StockCharacters common to stories set in [[TheWildWest the American West of the 19th Century]] and used in TheWestern. Almost as stylized and precisely-defined as the characters of ''[[CommediaDellArte commedia dell'arte]]''.

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'''Riders of the Purple Sage'''
* {{Cowboy}}
** GayCowboy
* TheDrifter
** KnightErrant
* TheGunslinger
** FastestGunInTheWest
** TheTropeKid
** RetiredGunfighter
** TheGunfighterWannabe
** YoungGun
* {{Outlaw}}
** {{Bandito}}
** TheRustler
** RetiredOutlaw
* BountyHunter
* SamuraiCowboy

'''Lawmen'''
* CircuitJudge
** HangingJudge
* PinkertonDetective
* TheSheriff
** CluelessDeputy
* USMarshal

'''Frontiersmen'''
* CampCook
* HunterTrapper
* MountainMan
* ThePioneer

'''Rich Folk'''
* CattleBaron
* RailroadBaron
* {{Rancher}}

'''Settlers'''
* DeterminedHomesteader
* DeterminedHomesteadersChildren
* DeterminedHomesteadersWife
* DeterminedWidow

'''Townsfolk and others'''

* TheBarber
* TheBlacksmith
* ChineseLaborer
* ChineseLaunderer
* CitySlicker
* {{Clerk}}
* [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Crooked Banker]]
** BankTeller
* DryCrusader
* FortyNiner
* FrontierDoctor
* MedicineShow
** SnakeOilSalesman
* MeekTownsman
* ThePianoPlayer
* PonyExpressRider
* {{Posse}}
* {{Prospector}}
* RailroadEmployeeRoundhouse
* RemittanceMan
* {{Schoolmarm}}
* ShopKeeper
* SouthernGentleman
* {{Undertaker}}
* WastelandElder
* WesternUnionMan

'''The Church'''
* PreacherMan
** TheMissionary
* {{Undertaker}}

'''The Saloon'''
* TheBartender
* MissKitty
* [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Soiled Dove]]
* ThePianoPlayer
* ProfessionalGambler
* SaloonOwner

'''Natives'''
* IndianMaiden
* MagicalNativeAmerican
* [[MixedAncestry The "Half-Breed"]]
* [[NobleSavage The Noble Indian]]
* TheSavageIndian
* WhiteManGoneNative
** MightyWhitey

'''The Army'''
* ArmyScout
** TheDelaware
* CavalryOfficer
* TheSeventhCavalry
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