• Ever notice how a lot of books and movies have characters that are pretty boring and predictable? These are called "stock" characters. The Hero is a perfect example of a stock character: he/she is supposed to be likeable, good-looking, virtuous, and kind. Yawn. People in real life are often boring and predictable too. I know I am, and you probably are as well. So which boring, predictable stock character are you? Take the test!