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					Science Fiction: Character Types
             Heroes
• Many heroes in Sci-Fi
  have an extraordinary
  power or ability…
  – Neo (“The Matrix”) can
    manipulate the matrix to
    his will
  – Luke Skywalker (“Star
    Wars”) channels the
    force
  – The X-Men have various
    mutant powers
             Heroes (continued)
• Additionally, heroes in
  sci-fi typically…
   – Are loners, outsiders
   – Develop a love interest
     through the course of
     the film
   – Undergo a training
     period                       Which of these
   – Overcome incredible       qualities apply to Neo?
     odds
   – Undertake a grueling
     journey
           Villains
• Although sci-fi villains take a
  variety of forms, many sci-fi
  films explore how
  governments and
  corporations are villainous
  forces…
   – “I Robot” – U.S. Robotics
   – “Robocop” – Omni Consumer
     Products
   – “V for Vendetta” – an
     oppressive government
   – “WALL-E” – Buy ‘n Large
  Master/Mentor
• Heroes in sci-fi are often
  trained and guided by a
  master/mentor figure
   – “The Matrix” – Morpheus
   – “Lord of the Rings” –
     Gandalf
   – “Men in Black” – Agent K
• Although these figures
  are powerful in their own
  right, they are often not
  as powerful as the hero
  they mentor.

				
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