Sympathetic character

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A sympathetic character is a fictional character in a story whom the writer expects the reader to identify with and care about,[1] if not necessarily admire. Protagonists, almost by definition, fit into the category of a sympathetic character; so, however, do many supporting characters and even villains.

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  1. ^ "What makes a sympathetic hero?". Jason Black. March 17, 2010. Retrieved 2012-09-04.