Continuing our . . .uh, continuing efforts to create a wider glossary for comics criticism. This week, the Witless Dictionary does something a little different--the two definitions for this week were inspired or directly requested by the illustrious Diana Kingston-Gabai, who exemplifies the phrase "blogger of note" in ways I can't even begin to approach.
Sod-Off Character--The opposite of a breakout character (or, if you must, "the Fonzie"), the sod-off character is a character whose exhausted both his responsibilities for his immediate storyline and any potential for further storylines, but who s nevertheless shoved in the reader's face despite being annoying, uninteresting, and, as previously stated above, having no real reason to be there and as you read along you just want the character to go the hell away already.
Or, if you'd like a more succinct definition, The Sentry.