Created By: Knightwriter on June 21, 2014 Last Edited By: Knightwriter on June 22, 2014

Unknown Archetype

A reccuring unclassified character type.

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An Archetypal Character that has not yet been classified by the psychological, anthropological or literary community Not to be confused with a stockcharacter though lesser examples may lose out flandering into an emerging stockcharacterization. For an archetype to truly be unknown examples of it must have started to appear in the past century previous examples might have existed but be lost to the ages. Note a characterization only counts as a true archetype if it arose from the collective subconciouses of humanity it does not count if it was written with intention or emulating something else. often occurs when the writers are just along for the ride, in a self negative trance or making things up as they go along. One classified by the communities an unknown graduates to a full blown archetype. Related tropes Archetypal Character, Character Archetypes, Monotype


Immersed in Shadows.

When a character finds themselves in their present situation surrounded by other self's alternate versions that show what could have been many examples are fiendish or miserable. The character faces not one shadow archetpye but is rather immersed nearly drowned in doppelgangers can result in great self loathing often ends when in a volatile relationship the hero gets the girl anyway or he makes a few familiar looking friends. Occurring in Hero's Journeys with increasing frequency especially in science fiction. May spark all kinds of issues involving identity expect cloning blues happens often with dreams, clones, quantum duplicates, and mystical Phlebotinum.


In The Machine: Quantum

After a freak The unlikable hero of the story Connor Price wakes up from a very long coma to find the world has hundreds of duplicates of him all with his teleportation powers and that the world has justifiably made it its mission to wipe him out and the few innocents who also have his abilities.

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Community Feedback Replies: 10
  • June 21, 2014
  • June 21, 2014

    The point of an archetype is that it is a known and identified recurrer. This is People Sit On Chairs, in the vein of 'hey, we have all these archetypes, let's have an archetype of the averted archetype!' Motion to discard, this is not a trope.
  • June 21, 2014
    Unbuilt Trope? did you mean that as a related trope?
  • June 21, 2014
    'hey, we have all these archetypes, let's have an archetype of the averted archetype!' It's not an archetype merely a stage in the rise of a archetype under certain cultural conditions. As stated when an unknown is recognized it becomes its own archetype.
  • June 21, 2014
    Look, provide me a few examples and maybe I'll understand what the hell you're talking about, because I still see this as Not A Trope.
  • June 21, 2014
    I'm with Kathira Narae. This doesn't make any sense. If you can make us understand the concept you still need to write it out properly (punctuation etc) including links.
  • June 21, 2014
    So this is basically a trope for something that's not yet recognized as a trope? That doesn't make any sense at all.

    Also what do you have against punctuation Its really hard to understand what youre talking about when you just put words on the page without proper directions on how to read them kind of like this
  • June 22, 2014
    ^ lol.
  • June 22, 2014
    Knightwriter: I have something very important to tell you. Please read this carefully.

    • You are spamming YKTTW with proposals that are so confusingly written that no one can figure out what you're talking about.
    • Your proposals don't appear to be tropes in the way that term is used here on TV Tropes.
    • You haven't included any examples in either of your proposals, which raises the question of whether your proposed tropes even have any.

    I strongly suggest you stop posting new proposals here until you:

    • Read YKTTW Guidelines, which tells you how to write YKTTW's.
    • Read through other proposals on YKTTW and learn how to write them appropriately.
    • Find at least three examples of your proposed trope(s) and include them in your initial post.

    If you decide to ignore this message and continue posting new proposals without doing the above it is very likely that one of the tropers here will complain to the moderators and they will suspend you from participating in YKTTW.
  • June 22, 2014
    I'll work them out I'm really new to the site and I do have examples in mind but they are quite sparse. I specifically labeled it as needing examples.