Commander: Why would I do that?
Commander: What gave you that crazy idea?
Commander: So what?
Commander: Bah! Sheer coincidence!
Mook: YOU'RE LIVING IN DENIAL! YOU'RE GONNA WIPE US ALL OUT!
: Well, nice knowing you captain.
Sometimes a story will have loads and loads of generic characters; they could be soldiers, warriors, monsters, anything. They either exist as enemies for the hero to blow through
on his way to the Big Bad
or as his friends (but never actually of the True Companions
) to die to show how serious matters have become
. Either way, the deal is they're expendable.
See also Sorting Algorithm of Mortality