First Draft: Take Stock In These 99 Stock Characters You Can Write Into Your Screenplay

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Elderly Master

A wise, powerful man or woman teaching their powerful craft to a young student (Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid).

Egomaniac

They like to be the center of attention and usually are often very insecure, overcompensating for a deep need to be loved and/or revered.

Fall Guy

The scapegoat that the powerful or empowered use.

Father Figure

The man who showcases authority, yet has a pure heart and will do all he can to protect those he loves and watches over, either physically or emotionally (Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird).

Femme Fatale

A beautiful but mischievous and traitorous woman (Catherine Trammel in Basic Instinct).

Ferryman

A character that acts as a guide or aid, allowing characters to travel over near impossible obstacles to reach specific destinations (Heimdall from Thor).

Final Girl

The “last girl standing” in a horror movie (Laurie from Halloween).

Gentle Giant

Big, strong, and intimidating, but they’ve got a heart of gold. (Fezzik from The Princess Bride).

Gentleman Thief

A very charming, sophisticated, and well-mannered thief (Thomas Crown from The Thomas Crown Affair).

Girl Next Door

An average but attractive girl with a wholesome quality to her.

God or Goddess

All powerful but often showcase human qualities in the end (Zeus from The Little Mermaid).

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