Some timely news to tag onto the full 26 post series describing some character archetypes: There is now a brand new workshop on turning archetypes into full characters. And it’s on special if you get in quick.
And so the end of the Character Archetypes A to Z has arrived. This is the final index to the posts. I hope these were helpful for some.
Okay, for Z I’m taking liberties and actually titling with a career choice, not an actual archetype, but the zoologist or animal loving character has a few tropes to work with.
For the real zoologists out there, forgive me. But here we will talk about the fictional animal fanatic, and some of the purveying symbolism in using animals in our stories.
The Young Man from the Provinces is a hero type in a situational story archetype.
Do your characters have A or B Type personalities? Or perhaps something from both?
Or maybe they are a C Type or D Type? With associations to blood types, or maybe some humor? Today’s post will be a study of personality type systems or groups with four different types; and a study in melding them together for a realistic personality.
The Writer, ah the writer. Is there actually a writer archetype?
Villains aren’t an archetype, but a necessary character type for any story. But there are many villainous archetypes a villain can fit into, some of which will be listed in this post.
The Ubermensch in this sense is another name for the superhero or superhuman. However the post also discusses the non-super-powered ubermensch.
The Traitor is a villain-type to the main character, but often not realised as such until much later into the storyline. It’s this element of surprise which makes the traitor a very successful archetype.
The Sidekick is a character who accompanies the hero or protagonist on their journey.