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 [...]

Archetypes: Caregiver

Archetypes: Caregiver

Sometimes, all we need is someone to give us unconditional love. Cue the Caregiver, originally known as the Mother. This person will offer their heart openly and willingly, and extend whatever energies they can to help the hero succeed on their quest. Quick to forgive and encourage, the Caregiver offers characters weary from a long period [...]

Archetypes: Hero

Archetypes: Hero

Life is full of peril. Danger and darkness lurk the corners, and in our blackest moments, most of those journeys would fail if not for the Hero rising up to save the day. He--or she--is the final trump against evil: resilient, strong, and death-defying. We experience most stories from the eyes of the Hero, and many [...]