Major/Main: An important character in the plot. It contributes to the events taking place in the story in a big way. The main character isn’t always the protagonist, because in almost all novels there can be more than one major character.
Minor: A character that’s still supportive but the story could go on without them
Static/Flat: A static character is a character who doesn’t change personality, character or perspective from the beginning of the story to the end and stay the same throughout the novel.
Dynamic/Round: A character that changes in the novel. They can have major changes, and some of the changes can be through personality, maturity, change of heart, becoming better or taking a wrong turn.
Protagonist: The protagonist is the central character and is faced with the conflicts that they have to fix. The main action of the story resolves around the protagonist.
Antagonist: A character or group of characters that stands in the way of the protagonist and don’t want change Characters who are antagonists aren’t always evil.
Nemesis: An undefeatable kind of evil like death or cancer.
Sidekicks: A close friend or companion that helps the character.
The main characters on A Mango Shaped Space are Mia, the protagonist, Jenna, her best friend and sidekick, her brother Zach, and Mango the Magnificat, Mia’s cat who holds a special place in her heart. The main sidekick is Jenna, her best friend. The major characters are Mia, and Mango. The antagonists (if you could even call them that) are Mia’s parents at first because they stand in the way a little bit at first but then they change. The nemesis in the book is death because Mango dies and Mia can’t change that.