Apollo Creed

A Character Profile

Apollo Creed: A Foil to Rocky Balboa

The film, 'Rocky,' focuses on the character of Rocky Balboa. He is the hero of the story. However, no story is complete without a villain. Apollo Creed serves as Rocky's nemesis, and the character traits he displays serve to emphasize everything that Rocky is NOT.

Inferences about Creed

There is plenty of evidence throughout the film to support some clear inferences about Apollo Creed's character. Each scene featuring Apollo has been carefully crafted to characterize him, or demonize him so that Rocky looks better.

Five distinguishable traits demonstrated by Apollo Creed:

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