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There are only    20 stories      (maybe)
QuestThe hero wants something,    brings it back, becomes             something else
Adventure   The hero goes on a journey,      amazing things happen, no one changes much, though.
PursuitThe bad guys are a#er the hero                   and they’re                         close.
RescueThe hero must find and bring                       back    someone who is precious.
EscapeThe hero is trapped  and must get out       somehow...
RevengeThe hero has been wronged andhe wants to get back at someone,              no matter the cost.
RiddleThe hero has to solve a complex                        problem                        or else...
Rivalry   The hero competes againstsomeone similar for something                   important.
Underdog              The hero stru$lesagainst the system and --against   the odds--makes a difference.
Temptation         Wanting something,   bringing it back, becoming                something else
Metamorphosis    The hero becomes something                           else    something not reay human.
Transformation    The hero becomes something                          else,           something internal.
Maturation The hero starts out young,                 unformed, and events make the hero                  an adult.
LoveLove needs obstacles or it isn’t                          love.
Forbidden     LoveSociety doesn’t want us to be                   together.            Too bad, Society.
SacrificeWhat are you wiing to              give up?      Was it worth it?
DiscoveryThe hero finds out something    that changes everything
Wretched Excess     The hero gets everything he’s                    ever wanted,         This is not a good thing.
Ascension and   Descension   The road up is the same one as                  the road down.                      --Heracli...
The PlotsQuest       Rivalry         LoveAdventure   Underdog        Forb. LovePursuit     Temptation      SacrificeRescue ...
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  1. 1. There are only 20 stories (maybe)
  2. 2. QuestThe hero wants something, brings it back, becomes something else
  3. 3. Adventure The hero goes on a journey, amazing things happen, no one changes much, though.
  4. 4. PursuitThe bad guys are a#er the hero and they’re close.
  5. 5. RescueThe hero must find and bring back someone who is precious.
  6. 6. EscapeThe hero is trapped and must get out somehow...
  7. 7. RevengeThe hero has been wronged andhe wants to get back at someone, no matter the cost.
  8. 8. RiddleThe hero has to solve a complex problem or else...
  9. 9. Rivalry The hero competes againstsomeone similar for something important.
  10. 10. Underdog The hero stru$lesagainst the system and --against the odds--makes a difference.
  11. 11. Temptation Wanting something, bringing it back, becoming something else
  12. 12. Metamorphosis The hero becomes something else something not reay human.
  13. 13. Transformation The hero becomes something else, something internal.
  14. 14. Maturation The hero starts out young, unformed, and events make the hero an adult.
  15. 15. LoveLove needs obstacles or it isn’t love.
  16. 16. Forbidden LoveSociety doesn’t want us to be together. Too bad, Society.
  17. 17. SacrificeWhat are you wiing to give up? Was it worth it?
  18. 18. DiscoveryThe hero finds out something that changes everything
  19. 19. Wretched Excess The hero gets everything he’s ever wanted, This is not a good thing.
  20. 20. Ascension and Descension The road up is the same one as the road down. --Heraclitis
  21. 21. The PlotsQuest Rivalry LoveAdventure Underdog Forb. LovePursuit Temptation SacrificeRescue Metamorphosis DiscoveryEscape Transformation AscensionRevenge Maturation DescensionRiddle Wretched Excess
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