Operation Electric Forever began this weekend with a cold open, a boy lying amongst the fallout of some unknown adventure. But who is this boy? Who is this character? Does he even exist?
Well, of course. Of course he exists. But is it in the same way that you and I exist, or even how other fictional characters exist?
Characters within digital fiction have the opportunity to take on entirely independent lives, lives that seem (on the outside at least), just as real as “real” people.