Out of character (sometimes abbreviated to OOC) is a phrase used in entertainment and role-playing to differentiate between a person playing a character and the character itself. When the person is being him-or-herself, he or she is said to be "out of character". The opposite, when the person is acting as the character, is "in character". Occasionally, a film, TV show, or book will break the fourth wall by having one of the characters step out of character and comment on the story or the other characters (often in a narrative way, which does not affect the story but only informs the viewer).
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