Characters are any beings who are considered sentient, especially when considered as single persons.  For instance, in FusionFall terms, Brittle Butter is "a character," and "Candy Pirates" are a "character group";  "Dagger Mantises," or a (non-intelligent) fox or bear , on the other hand, are not considered "characters," but "monsters" and "animals,"   When "character" is used by itself, one may assume that an individual is referred to. Therefore, it is preferable to refer to generic groups of sentient beings as "NPC Groups" rather than as "Characters."  Almost all the characters referred to on this wiki will be Non-Player Characters (NPCs).