What Does One Dimensional Mean?
Posted 1/17/15
I heard someone refer to a character as one dimensional, and I am not sure what that means.
Posted 1/17/15
On that Naruto thread, eh?
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one dimensional applies that there is nothing to them as a single dimension is a single point no area depth or height nothing to it just a dot
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Posted 1/17/15
I've always taken it to meaning the character is boring, lacking in interesting qualities/depth... but then I suppose the flip side is uncomplicated, what you see is what you get. Depends on your point of view really.
Posted 1/17/15
They lack depth.
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A one dimensional character does not develop. They do not learn. It's not necessarily a bad thing as one dimensional characters have their purpose in literature.
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Posted 1/17/15
Typical. Follows a certain trope to almost the latter. Has no depth or lacks development.
Posted 1/17/15
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Posted 1/17/15
They are lacking range,qualities and depth of a more complex person.This can also lead to them becoming very predictable in their actions. You can also be 1 dimensional within your craft or profession.


Example:Basketball player A is so 1 dimensional, the only way he can make a point is dunking, he's also a bad defender. Player B can make 3 pointers, jump shots,dunk, is a good free throw shooter and plays great defense.
Posted 1/17/15
According to dictionary.com


adjective;

2.
having no depth or scope:
"a novel with one-dimensional characters."



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If you are referring to my comment about "Naruto" the character; I called him one dimensional because his dialogues are cheesy as hell and his actions are predictable... and the repetitive, "I'm going to be a hokage", "If I can't save my friend I can't be a hokage", um... yes I get it the first time you told me since episode 1, you don't need to repeat those lines 1 million more times -_________-;;;


Compare such characters, to characters like "Light Yagami" from Death Note, and you'll see what I mean. Light is more characterised, his dialogues are more captivating and his actions unpredictable.


The character Naruto, or even Kirito from Sword Art Online, are what I call... idealistic characters... it feels like the author(s) is afraid to have the characters have free-will... they act within predictable scope which makes their characterisation very limited.



Characters like, "Light", "Meruem and Gon" from HxH, and Kasuga and Nakamura from Flowers of Evil, are what I call multidimensional characters; it feels like the characters act of their own free will instead of acting out of the author's will and acting within idealism.
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Posted 1/17/15
If you want the best example of a one dimensional character from recent anime just look at Inaho from Aldnoah Zero.
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FocusK wrote:

If you want the best example of a one dimensional character from recent anime just look at Inaho from Aldnoah Zero.


Give him a little time, season 2 is still early
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Posted 1/17/15
He has potential to be a great character I can see it, but as of now he is the definition of a one dimensional character
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