Rivals: Fab Four

By February 12, 2010May 10th, 2017Character Roles

Rivals are adversaries. They are supporting characters who dislike the hero, creating minor obstacles, but since they don’t oppose the hero’s objective, they’re not antagonists. 

For the screenwriter, understanding supporting characters is indispensable. And even though there are a multitude of supporting roles, illustrated here are four types of Rival roles frequently used in stories.

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