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

Examples

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.

Literature

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.

Damseloutof Distress
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