Say you have a story with eight major players within the OS. Whether archetype or complex characters, these eight characters represent all sixty four OS elements. You also have one or more non-major characters that represent zero of the OS elements. These non-major characters are essentially props to give the major characters information or tools to move them from one place to another or set dressing or canon fodder or whatever. Since these characters don’t represent an element of the mind trying to solve a problem, they
A. Cannot technically be a part of the OS as they are not part of they Storymind
B. Can, but are not required to, fall into the OS because though they do not represent a process of the mind they are still characters in the story
C. Must still be treated as part of the OS because they are still characters in the story.
I’m almost positive this question is technically answered somewhere in the book or one of the websites, particularly if you look at the Dramatica definition of player and character, but not sure I’ve seen it outright addressed. So I’m just curious how the rest of you would answer.