Archetypal Character
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Basic Information

An archetypal character is a type of character which appears in stories around the world, even fairly isolated ones. Thus, such character types seem to resonate deeply with the human subconscious.

List of Archetypal Characters

See Also

Narrative Tropes



Game and Story Use

  • These are among the most recognizable of all archetypes, and thus very likely to be familiar to your players even if they can't name them.
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