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Character Archetypes

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Character Archetypes

  1. 1. archetypes<br />
  2. 2. How many wheels?<br />
  3. 3. How many legs?<br />
  4. 4. Whowears this?<br />
  5. 5. Are these answers always true?<br />
  6. 6. Archetype<br />
  7. 7. an original model; a prototype.<br />
  8. 8. Carl Jung<br />
  9. 9. Sigmund Freud<br />
  10. 10. (in Jungian psychology) a primitive mental image inherited from  man's earliest ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective  unconscious.<br />
  11. 11. recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, etc<br />
  12. 12. In which game are there 72,084 different outcomes after two moves each?<br />
  13. 13. What moves can each one do?<br />
  14. 14. What are some common, recurring types of characters?<br />
  15. 15. Archetypal characters<br />
  16. 16. What do the following characters have in common?<br />
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  21. 21. The old man wizard<br />
  22. 22. Old<br />Wise<br />
  23. 23. Larger world<br />Often male<br />
  24. 24. Removed so the hero must act alone<br />
  25. 25. Can I teach this boy/girl?<br />
  26. 26. Other old man wizards?<br />
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  28. 28. Hero<br />
  29. 29. young<br />
  30. 30. brave<br />
  31. 31. handsome<br />
  32. 32. naive <br />
  33. 33. Can I slay the dragon?<br />
  34. 34. Can you think of other heroes?<br />
  35. 35. Name five female heroes<br />
  36. 36. How is this hero different?<br />
  37. 37. The dark hero<br />
  38. 38. dark<br />
  39. 39. dangerous<br />
  40. 40. dark past<br />
  41. 41. action<br />
  42. 42. Will I do the right thing?<br />
  43. 43. Who else is a dark hero?<br />
  44. 44. There is nothing dark about this next archetype<br />
  45. 45.
  46. 46. sidekick<br />
  47. 47. funny<br />
  48. 48. loyal<br />
  49. 49. Needs saving<br />
  50. 50. Spot the sidekick<br />
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  54. 54. Can you think of other sidekicks?<br />
  55. 55. Which type?<br />
  56. 56.
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  58. 58.
  59. 59. Love interest<br />
  60. 60. young<br />female<br />
  61. 61. attractive<br />
  62. 62. Needs saving<br />
  63. 63. Let’s find another archetype<br />
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  66. 66.
  67. 67. The child<br />
  68. 68. innocent<br />
  69. 69. Needs protecting<br />
  70. 70. Mostly actual children<br />
  71. 71. And another<br />
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  73. 73. She is a witch, but that’s not her real character<br />
  74. 74. Mother<br />
  75. 75. Nurturing<br />
  76. 76. Caring<br />
  77. 77. Selfless<br />
  78. 78. Beautiful but rarely sexual<br />
  79. 79. This is a witch of a different colour<br />
  80. 80. Witch<br />
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  84. 84. Old<br />
  85. 85. Ugly<br />
  86. 86. Tricky<br />
  87. 87. Female<br />Destructive<br />
  88. 88. Sometimes the step mother<br />Can be magical, or not<br />
  89. 89. What do these men do?<br />
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  93. 93. The<br />Destroyer<br />
  94. 94. Verbal<br />
  95. 95. Older<br />Strong<br />
  96. 96. Evil<br />
  97. 97. What defines these characters?<br />
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  101. 101. The Trickster or Deceiver<br />
  102. 102. Mischievous<br />
  103. 103. Underhanded<br />
  104. 104. Double agent<br />
  105. 105. Let’s go archetype spotting<br />
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  132. 132. Now let’s look for all the archetypes in these stories<br />
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  143. 143. Mix and match<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bixentro/338430687/<br />
  144. 144. Even simple hybrids give you a total of 121 possible characters<br />
  145. 145. Hero/old-man wizard<br />
  146. 146. Love-interest/destroyer<br />
  147. 147. Innocent/destroyer<br />
  148. 148. Here endeth the lesson<br />

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