non-player character

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Noun[edit]

non-player character (plural non-player characters)

  1. (role-playing games, video games) A character in a role-playing game or computer game whose actions are not controlled by a player.

Usage notes[edit]

Often used to specifically refer to characters who are not hostile towards the players. Hostile non-player characters are instead called enemies, monsters, mobs, or creeps.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • NPC
  • AI (for computer games, but not role-playing games)
  • computer (for computer games, but not role-playing games)

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