You would think that after roughly 2,000 years of filmmaking, Hollywood could learn how to come up with some original characters. Instead, we're saddled with so many archetypes these days that you can pretty much guess the outcome of movies solely based on the characters you see in the first 30 minutes.

To help illustrate this point, we tasked our readers with compiling character-types that you are entirely likely to see in any given film. The winning submission is below, but first the runners-up ...

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