Archetypes: Ruler

Archetypes: Ruler

Power is not everything, it is the only thing. Taking responsibility not only for his own life, but the lives of others, the Ruler is one of the most recognizable and easily corruptible Jungian archetypes. This is the archetype of power, plain and simple, but what comes with power is a dangerous tightrope walk between order and [...]

Archetypes: Sage

Archetypes: Sage

All the books in all the world could not contain all there is to know. Benevolent mentors and custodians of wisdom are some of the hallmark characters of fantasy. Part mystic, part genius, the Sage is an essential driver of the Hero's Journey, delegating the task of changing the world to their often younger, more [...]

Archetypes: Jester

Archetypes: Jester

You only live once, and life's not worth living without a little fun. In fact, if you happen to be the Jester, present-minded joy is your first and primary concern. As a Jungian archetype, the Jester takes a break from the often romantic or courageous ideals of his cousins, displaying a masterful use of humor to [...]

Archetypes: Creator

Archetypes: Creator

If it can be imagined, it can be created. This is the motto of the Creator, the Jungian archetype driven by the need to see dream become reality, while providing structure to the world. They are the great architects: the artists, the scientists, the gods and goddesses. Their mind is always questioning, tinkering, and entertaining [...]

Archetypes: Lover

Archetypes: Lover

There is strength in intimacy; divinity in love, and no archetype wields this power more skillfully than the Lover: aptly named, often misunderstood. This archetype brings to mind the great romances, playboys, and jilted lovers of the world's story tapestry, but they are not limited to passionate affections. The Lover presides over all love: familial, [...]

Archetypes: Outlaw

Archetypes: Outlaw

Rules are made to be broken, and without those at the ready to test the status quo, they never would be. The Outlaw, or Rebel, is a fiction favorite, striding through their worlds with a confidence bordering on arrogance and shaking the foundations their society has always known -- often doing so with little to no [...]