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The guy next door is a character who lives next to another character, usually the protagonist, either in a neighbourhood or in an apartment complex. The guy next door is friendly, down to earth and is good at communicating. He is also honest, and can be very straightforward in how he talks. He is rather polite, ordinary and can be more shy. He usually has a connection with the other character, either being a childhood friend, or through being neighbours on friendly terms with the other character. He may be slightly above average in certain areas of life, or present the guy next door image as a disguise for his true behaviour. He can also be a character that contrasts other characters, like a strong, wealthy or popular man who holds higher status in society.
The guy next door’s role can differ depending on the age of the character and the genre of the story. The guy next door in a scene where he and another character are children will often have a more playful, happy and carefree tone to it. The guy next door is usually friends with the other character throughout much of his or her life, sharing many of the same educational and leisurely settings and experiences. If the two characters share a romantic relationship, it may be a more awkward but wholesome teenage relationship, or a romance between the guy and the girl next door in adulthood. If the guy next door is not a love interest, but rather a close platonic friend, she will listen closely and help her friend with whatever issues he or she is struggling with. The guy next door can also have other roles outside of solely being a guy next door, as his relationships with people who do not live close to him are not defined by the proximity and familiarity he may have with others in her neighbourhood.
Some examples of guy next door characters include Clark Kent and Peter Parker from Superman and Spider-Man, respectively. These two men are unassuming and simple citizens who have a private life and a hidden identity. Other examples include the television show Neighbours, which focuses on people in a neighbourhood, and the Simpsons, which features Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders, both men who live next door to each other with relatively normal lives. Being friendly, fun, open and perhaps romantic will help you master the voice of the guy next door.