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: 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 [...]