Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous?
Almost, at times, the Fool."
You know those guys, not memorable, but there. They take up space, but don't really do or say much. Huh. May be the animated equivalent of furniture, there to add verisimilitude; it's not like the main characters could be running the ship or attending high school by themselves.
- 24-Hour Party People
- Alone Among the Couples
- Ascended Extra: A minor character ends up having a more important role.
- Bit Character
- The Dead Have Names: A dead character is named to show their significance.
- Demoted to Comic Relief
- Demoted to Extra: A character who originally had a prominent role gets reduced to being a minor character.
- Demoted to Satellite Love Interest
- Evil Minions
- Faceless Masses
- Fanservice Extra: A minor character whose sole purpose is providing fanservice.
- Ghost Extras
- He Had a Name
- Hufflepuff House
- Living Prop
- Memetic Bystander
- A Million Is a Statistic: The death of a single identified individual is treated as more important than the deaths of countless unidentified people.
- Monster Munch: The character only exists to be a victim of the Monster of the Week.
- Mooks: The generic minions of the main villain.
- Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering
- The Piano Player: A character who's only there to provide background music.
- Recurring Extra: A minor character who tends to make reappearances throughout the series.
- Red Shirt: A character who exists solely so that someone other than the main characters can die.
- Red Shirt Army: An entire army of nameless characters get kiled.
- Satellite Family Member: A character defined by their familial relationship to another character.
- Satellite Love Interest: There isn't much significant about this character other than being the other character's love interest.
- Social Circle Filler
- Spear Carrier
- Stompy Mooks
- Those Two Guys: Two characters who tend to hang around a lot.
- Unknown Character
- Wannabe Line