Guide to Char. Archetypes Pt2Character Archetypes part 2Guide to Char. Archetypes Pt25 years ago in Writing More Like This
I have searched the wondrous load of random crap that is the internet to give you this list of hero archetypes. I tried to give examples and decent definitions of each archetype.
This hero is the quintessential alpha hero. He might have been born to lead, or perhaps he conquered his way to the top, but either way, he's tough, decisive, goal-oriented. That means he is also a bit overbearing and inflexible.
This man tends to be at the top of his career field maybe the CEO of a major corporation, or a prince. If he's not already number one, it's only a matter of time.
Some examples of Chiefs:
John Wayne in most of his movies
Captain Kirk of Star Trek
Marlon Brando in The Godfather
If this man were trapped in a basement with an unconscious heroine and a bomb ticking, his first reaction would be anger, which he would, of course want to take out on someone else. He can never admit he's made a mistake, and since h