F38 Character

Version 2.1
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This class comprises fictional or iconographic individuals or groups of individual appearing in works in a way relevant as subjects. Characters may be purely fictitious or based on real persons or groups, but as characters they may exhibit properties that would be inconsistent with a real person or group. Rather than merging characters with real persons, they should be described as disjoint, but related entities.


Harry Potter [in J.K. Rowling’s series of novels and the films based on them]


Sinuhe the Egyptian [in Mika Waltari’s novel]


The Knights of the Round Table [in fiction]