A fictional character was an individual created for and appearing in a work of fiction.
In 2151, Doctor Phlox marveled in a letter to Dr. Jeremy Lucas how fictional characters could stir compassion in Humans, after observing Trip Tucker cry while watching the movie For Whom the Bell Tolls. (ENT: "Dear Doctor")
In, when Jean-Luc Picard tried to persuade Moriarty to allow the Enterprise to avoid being destroyed, Moriarty reminded them that he had no stake in the game, being a fictional character. (TNG: "Ship in a Bottle")
List of fictional characters by work
- See: Fictional characters