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"An idea has no worth at all without believable characters to implement it; a plot without characters is like a tennis court without players. Daffy Duck is to a Buck Rogers story what John McEnroe was to tennis. Personality. That is the key, the drum, the fife. Forget the plot."

People in the world you are looking to for entertainment.

It is, the beings that do the actions being narrated by the narrative. Basically one of the most super of tropes in all of fiction. Unless you're writing some sort of abstract poem, it's pretty much impossible to tell a story without characters.

Compare Conflict and Plots.


Alternative Title(s): Character Tropes