5 Common Kind of Antagonist

5 Common Kind of Antagonist

Following are 5 common kind of antagonist, along with reminders and examples.

Le méchant méchant

Le méchant méchant

The typical evil antagonist is particularly prevalent in the fantasy genre, but it can be seen in a variety of genres.

L'ami-ennemi

L'ami-ennemi

When an ally becomes the enemy in a novel, it is especially unexpected. For instance, the warrior Boromir joins the main protagonists’ journey.

L'officiel interférant

L'officiel interférant

In terms of the plot, an antagonist’s role is to obstruct the main character from achieving their primary objectives.

Nature’s Power

Nature’s Power

The “force of nature” is one of the few classes of antagonists that is not required to have a specific motivation.

L'ennemi intérieur

L'ennemi intérieur

In a sense, the protagonist and antagonist are the same in a story when a character’s primary conflict is internal (such as drug addiction).