Supporting character

Supporting character

A supporting character is a character of a book, play, video game, movie, television or radio show other form of storytelling usually used to give added dimension to a main character, by adding a relationship with this character. Sometimes supporting characters may develop a complexity of their own, but this is usually in relation to the main character, rather than entirely independently.

In some cases, especially in television series, supporting characters themselves may become main characters in a spin-off if they are sufficiently popular with fans.

ee also

*Sidekick


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