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1st Jun '16 2:55:03 PM margdean56
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** Mile Vorkosigan is a combination of this and professor.

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** Mile Miles Vorkosigan is a combination of this and professor.Professor.
26th May '16 10:16:04 AM Willbyr
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* '''The Evil Genius:''' ''{{Gunnm}}'''s Desty Nova fits, although he's more tragic and doesn't have the elitism that characterizes most (yeah, he uses people for inhuman experiments, but he doesn't look down on people of lower intellect).

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* '''The Evil Genius:''' ''{{Gunnm}}'''s ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'''s Desty Nova fits, although he's more tragic and doesn't have the elitism that characterizes most (yeah, he uses people for inhuman experiments, but he doesn't look down on people of lower intellect).
30th Apr '16 5:26:38 PM nombretomado
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** An example of how these archetypes can be combined to create [[strike:CaptainPlanet]] complex characters.

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** An example of how these archetypes can be combined to create [[strike:CaptainPlanet]] [[strike:WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}]] complex characters.
20th Apr '16 1:43:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* '''The Bad Boy:''' [[TheBreakfastClub John Bender]] is an obvious example. [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]] is a combination of this and '''The Swashbuckler''' (Were he not such '''The Bad Boy''' he would qualify for '''The Lost Soul'''.)

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* '''The Bad Boy:''' [[TheBreakfastClub [[Film/TheBreakfastClub John Bender]] is an obvious example. [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]] is a combination of this and '''The Swashbuckler''' (Were he not such '''The Bad Boy''' he would qualify for '''The Lost Soul'''.)
19th Apr '16 11:22:22 AM erforce
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* '''The Swashbuckler:''' Book gives (of course) IndianaJones - and Zorro.

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* '''The Swashbuckler:''' Book gives (of course) IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones - and Zorro.
6th Feb '16 11:22:44 PM nombretomado
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* '''The Professor:''' Obviously there's The Professor from Gilligan's Island, and Mr. Spock (or probably ''any'' Vulcan); the book adds {{Frasier}}. And then there's Andrew Steyn from ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy''....

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* '''The Professor:''' Obviously there's The Professor from Gilligan's Island, and Mr. Spock (or probably ''any'' Vulcan); the book adds {{Frasier}}.Series/{{Frasier}}. And then there's Andrew Steyn from ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy''....
5th Feb '16 9:29:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''The Professor:''' Obviously there's The Professor from Gilligan's Island, and Mr. Spock (or probably ''any'' Vulcan); the book adds {{Frasier}}. And then there's Andrew Steyn from ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy''....
* '''The Warrior:''' Book gives Clint Eastwood in ''DirtyHarry'' and Mel Gibson in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.

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* '''The Professor:''' Obviously there's The Professor from Gilligan's Island, and Mr. Spock (or probably ''any'' Vulcan); the book adds {{Frasier}}. And then there's Andrew Steyn from ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy''....
''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy''....
* '''The Warrior:''' Book gives Clint Eastwood in ''DirtyHarry'' ''Film/DirtyHarry'' and Mel Gibson in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.



* '''[[EvilOverlord The Tyrant]]:''' [[WatershipDown General Woundwort]], although he's not trying to ''expand'' his empire.

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* '''[[EvilOverlord The Tyrant]]:''' [[WatershipDown [[WesternAnimation/WatershipDown General Woundwort]], although he's not trying to ''expand'' his empire.
4th Sep '15 4:24:42 PM nombretomado
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* '''The Chief:''' The book gives [[MyFairLady Henry Higgins]] and [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]], which should give you an idea of the range.

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* '''The Chief:''' The book gives [[MyFairLady [[Theatre/MyFairLady Henry Higgins]] and [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]], which should give you an idea of the range.
9th May '15 5:14:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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This is a summary of the Hero archetypes from ''The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes & Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes'' (see the footnote on the index page, ''HeroesAndHeroines''). You can also find the Heroine archetypes on RomanceGenreHeroines.

Also listed are the villainous versions of the Hero archetypes; these come from the website of one of the authors (again, see the footnote on the [[HeroesAndHeroines index page]]).

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This is a summary of the Hero archetypes from ''The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes & Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes'' (see the footnote on the index page, ''HeroesAndHeroines'').''Literature/HeroesAndHeroines''). You can also find the Heroine archetypes on RomanceGenreHeroines.

Also listed are the villainous versions of the Hero archetypes; these come from the website of one of the authors (again, see the footnote on the [[HeroesAndHeroines [[Literature/HeroesAndHeroines index page]]).
10th Apr '14 6:15:43 PM slvstrChung
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* While heroes come in various shapes and sizes, A romantic hero is always physically fit. Specifically, he is fit as a result of leading an active life, not as a result of attending a gym. He is always at least toned and nicely muscled.

* A romantic hero never has a boss. That is, although there may be person whom he answers to, he is never supervised on a day-to-day basis. He is always more or less a free agent.

* A romantic hero has useful female relatives. He always has in-laws, sisters, a mother, etc. whom it is useful for the heroine to know. When the heroine becomes romantic with the hero, she is hooking into an entire social network. Although the hero might seem to be a loner, in fact he never is.

* A romantic hero's subordinates have women. When the heroine becomes romantic with the hero, she becomes boss of the women whose men the hero is boss of. More generally - to a woman, a man (even a romantic hero) is a cypher. The real focus is on other women and the relationships between the heroine and them.

* A romantic hero has shiny shoes. Particularly in historical romances. he might be stranded on a desert island or in a remote windswept Scottish castle, but his shoes are always immaculately buffed. God knows by whom. More generally, a romantic hero is a snappy dresser--subject to the whims of fashion. Eddie Vedder was a snappy dresser in his own way.

* Before romance, the clothes. Before anything romantic ("Romantic" means "sexual") happens--whether a kiss and a hand-hold or a marathon sex session, we are always told exactly what the hero and heroine are wearing. It can be instructive to get a cheap romance novel and highlight all passages that concern themselves with descriptions of clothing. The completeness and economy with which these authors can describe an outfit is amazing.

* A romantic hero has a woman in his past. Specifically, a woman whose place the heroine can occupy. The heroine almost never has to carve out a place of her own, because a romantic hero always has an emotional vacancy. He may be a widower, he may have been hurt in some way by a woman who is no longer around, he may have cared for a female relative who slowly died of tuberculosis. The heroine always has to battle - sometimes even literally - this woman. The climax of a romantic novel is when the hero somehow - in some manner - says "I love you more than I ever loved her".

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* While heroes come in various shapes and sizes, A a romantic hero is always physically fit. Specifically, he is fit as a result of leading an active life, not as a result of attending a gym. He is always at least toned and nicely muscled.

muscled.
* A romantic hero never has a boss. That is, although there may be person whom he answers to, he is never supervised on a day-to-day basis. He is always more or less a free agent.

agent. (See also: ConvenientlyAnOrphan.)
* A romantic hero has useful female relatives. He always has in-laws, sisters, a mother, etc. whom it is useful for the heroine to know. When the heroine becomes romantic emotionally involved with the hero, she is hooking into an entire social network. Although the hero might seem to be a loner, [[InformedLoner in fact fact]] he never is.

is.
* A romantic hero's subordinates have women. When the heroine becomes romantic with the hero, she becomes boss of the women whose men the hero is boss of. More generally - to a woman, a man (even a romantic hero) is a cypher. non-entity. The real focus is on other women and the relationships between the heroine and them.

them.
* A romantic hero [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished has shiny shoes.shoes]]. Particularly in historical romances. he He might be stranded on a desert island or in a remote windswept Scottish castle, but his shoes are always immaculately buffed. God buffed (God knows by whom.whom). More generally, a romantic hero is a snappy dresser--subject to the whims of fashion. Eddie Vedder was a snappy dresser in his own way.

way.
* Before romance, the clothes. Before anything romantic ("Romantic" means "sexual") happens--whether the characters establish any level of physical intimacy--whether a kiss and a hand-hold or a marathon sex session, we are always told exactly what the hero and heroine are wearing. It can be instructive to get a cheap romance novel and highlight all passages that concern themselves with descriptions of clothing. The completeness and economy with which these authors can describe an outfit is amazing.

amazing.
* A romantic hero has a woman in his past. Specifically, a woman [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]], whose place the heroine can now occupy. The heroine almost never has to carve out a place of her own, because a romantic hero always has an emotional vacancy. He may be a widower, he may have been hurt in some way by a woman who is no longer around, he may have cared for a female relative who slowly died of tuberculosis. The heroine always has to battle - sometimes even literally - this woman. woman--sometimes literally--and become his SecondLove. The climax of a romantic novel is when the hero somehow - in some manner - says "I love you more than I ever loved her".
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