Game character

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A game character refers to a character in a game, especially a video game or role-playing game.

More specifically, it may refer to:

  • Player character, a character in a video game or role playing game who is controlled or controllable by a player, typically a protagonist the game's plot.
    • Alternate character, a controllable character in addition to one's "primary" player character.
  • Non-player character, or NPC, a character that is controlled by the gamemaster in tabletop role-playing games. In video games and other scenarios with character representations, an NPC is controlled by a program.
    • Boss (video gaming), a computer-controlled opponent in an enemy-based challenge, which is found in video games.
    • Mob (video gaming), a computer-controlled non-player character (NPC) or monster in a computer game such as a role-playing video game.

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