This is a summary of the Heroine archetypes from ''45 Master Classes: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters'' (see footnote on the index page, ''MasterCharacters''). You can also find the Hero archetypes on MasterCharacterHeroes, and several additional types on MasterSupportCharacters.

Also listed are the villainous versions of the Heroine archetypes; the book goes into detail on how each heroic archetype can become a villainous archetype.

Compare RomanceGenreHeroines.
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[[folder: Quick Overview ]]


The eight Heroine archetypes are as follows:

* '''Aphrodite: [[GoodBadGirl The Seductive Muse]]'''
** An [[TheFashionista expressive woman]], full of life, who sees the simple solutions other people don't and is inventive and resourceful - but seeks intimacy and is strongly [[MsFanservice identified with sexuality]], to the point where "[[ReallyGetsAround this archetype]] [[FemmeFatale has gotten a bad rap.]]"
* '''Artemis: [[LadyOfWar The Amazon]]'''
** [[ActionGirl A powerful, independent woman who loves competition]], but also identifies with nature and feminism.
* '''Athena: [[IronLady The Father's Daughter]]'''
** [[NeverASelfMadeWoman Furthers her career by aligning herself with powerful men]] [[YouGoGirl and trying to prove she's every bit as capable as the men around her]]; doesn't [[OneOfTheBoys connect with other women]], but loves to be in control.
* '''Demeter: [[TeamMom The Nurturer]]'''
** A compassionate caregiver who sacrifices much in order to help others - particularly children or those she feels she is responsible for; her whole identity is tied up in caring for others.
* '''Hera: [[ApronMatron The Matriarch]]'''
** A strong, supportive, committed woman who [[MamaBear sticks by her family]] no matter what, yet won't let others wrong her even if they're family; she's the shoulder everyone can lean on yet she wants to keep tabs on everyone too.
* '''Hestia: [[BlitheSpirit The Mystic]]'''
** A calm, gentle woman of simple tastes, who enjoys solitude and does not shy from [[FeminineWomenCanCook basic household chores]] (a career doesn't much interest her); she needs to be creative and can be free-spirited, and she wants to do things for herself rather than be beholden to someone else.
* '''Isis: [[AllLovingHero The Female Messiah]]'''
** A selfless woman who never sways from her life's mission, she doesn't take sides but acts as a detached observer, although she stands up for her own beliefs.
* '''Persephone: [[TheIngenue The Maiden]]'''
** A carefree, childlike woman who prefers to let others handle the details of life so she doesn't have to worry about it; she easily opens up and approaches people that others might shun, although sometimes this can harm her.

Their villainous versions are as follows:

* '''Aphrodite: [[TheVamp The Femme Fatale]]'''
** A cold, apathetic woman who uses sex to get what she wants from men.
* '''Artemis: [[DarkActionGirl The Gorgon]]'''
** A vengeful woman who can easily go into a rage when she feels threatened.
* '''Athena: [[TheBaroness The Backstabber]]'''
** This woman would do anything to get to the top, even if it meant ruining the lives or careers of others.
* '''Demeter: [[EvilMatriarch The Overcontrolling Mother]]'''
** A woman who butts into her children's lives. Her need to be needed is taken to extremes; she might even kidnap her children if they tried to leave her.
* '''Hera: [[WomanScorned The Scorned Woman]]'''
** She doesn't take betrayal well and demands respect from all. If she finds her man has dumped her she will make life a nightmare for him and whoever he has dumped her for.
* '''Hestia: [[DecoyDamsel The Betrayer]]'''
** The Betrayer hides under an innocent shy mask. In reality, she is manipulative and only out for herself.
* '''Isis: [[KnightTemplar The Destroyer]]'''
** A steadfast woman who never sways from her life's mission, but [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity sees things in black and white]]; she is a firm believer in "the ends justify the means".
* '''Persephone: [[TeensAreMonsters The Troubled Teen]]'''
** A selfish girl who likes to indulge herself in parties, drugs, and/or sex; should she get in a pinch she expects her family or friends to bail her out and clean up the mess she leaves behind.
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* '''Aphrodite: The Seductive Muse''':
** Xiao Qiao from ''RedCliff'' and ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms''. By distracting the enemy general with her charms, she delays a battle long enough for her side to gain an advantage.
** The book cites Samantha from ''SexAndTheCity'' as an example.
** Arguably, Rue from ''Anime/PrincessTutu''
** The titular character of D.W. Griffith's ''Judith of Bethulia''
** [[SonicTheHedgehog Rouge the Bat]] when she's a hero.
** All of the copies of [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Cylon Number Six]], but especially "Chip!Six"/"Head!Six", who appears in Gaius Baltar's subconscious in a red dress and seduces him into doing things.
** Rarity from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Stella from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''
** Guinevere from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' who is considered sensible and down-to-earth as well as romantically desirable by the narrative. In the first season (before she became a LoveInterest) she was very much '''The Nurturer''', and she retains traits of this throughout the show.
** Irene Adler in ArthurConanDoyle's original short story, and most screen adaptations. Arguably, the version showcased in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is a villainous example of this type.
** Daphne Blake from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo''
** Minako Aino and Michiru Kaioh from ''Main/{{Sailor Moon}}''
** Lotus in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', as her HiddenDepths reveal. She's casual about her sex life and dresses skimpily, but is quite intelligent and pragmatic.
** Clover in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''
** Lucy Heartfilia from ''Manga/FairyTail''
* '''Artemis: The Amazon''':
** The book lists JoanOfArc as an example.
** XenaWarriorPrincess
** Possibly Tifa and Yuffie from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and definitely Faris from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''
** San from ''PrincessMononoke'', though at the beginning of the movie she is very much the villanous version of the archetype
** Utena Tenjou from ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena''
** Blaze the Cat from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series
** Oscar of ''RoseOfVersailles''
** KimPossible
** [[SuperMarioBros Princess Daisy]]
** Nausicaa from ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' qualifies, as she is a [[ActionGirl strong woman]] with a love and respect for nature.
** The rebooted ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'''s Kara "Starbuck" Thrace. To the point where her "twin" and partner-in-crime is Lee "Apollo" Adama.
** Gretchen Richter in 1632. Despite being on the good guys side, her KnightTemplar instincts make her almost a textbook example of the dark version of this as described in the book.
** Rainbow Dash from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Arcee from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
** Samus Aran from ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}''
** Aeryn Sun from ''Series/{{Farscape}}''
** WonderWoman, of course.
** Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer
** Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** Rachel from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. It's worth noting that she slides closer and closer to '''The Gorgon''' as the series goes on. [[spoiler:She recognizes it and volunteers for a SuicideMission.]]
** Aisha in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''.
** Merida from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''
** Makoto Kino and Haruka Tenoh from ''Main/{{Sailor Moon}}''
** Korra in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
** Pyrrha Nikos of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}.''
** Megan Clark from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez!''
** Erza Scarlet from ''Manga/FairyTail''
* '''Athena: The Father's Daughter''':
** [[{{Hellsing}} Integra Fairbrooks Windgates Hellsing]]
*** Played straight in Gonzo, but not ''completely'' in the manga. Integra's not trying to ''prove'' anything to anyone there and connects rather well with Seras Victoria, looking up the Queen for orders if anyone. She's a mix of Persephone (when she was young), bit of Athena, Hera (her attitude towards her family and her role as leader of Hellsing certainly seems this way) and Demeter (towards Seras Victoria and the younger knight generation).
** Naturally, Annabeth Chase from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''
** Konan from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Princess Ashe in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''
** Sharon "Athena" Agathon from ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'', who is the "good" Eight, joining the fleet and becoming a mother.
** Kushana of ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''
** Eboshi from ''PrincessMononoke'', though she doesn't exactly align herself with men to gain power and definitely doesn't support patriarchy
** Sally Acorn of SATAM and the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' comics
** Queen Elizabeth I
** Elanor Lamb in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' who is very loyal to her Big Daddy.
** Ziva David in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Not literally as she does not get along with her biological father, though her mentor, Gibbs, is a ParentalSubstitute. She prefers to associate with men not so much romantically but as a [[OneOfTheBoys fellow wolf]] [[TrueCompanions in the pack]] and strives successfully to be as {{Badass}} as any of them.
*** Arguably she is an Artemis. Abbie might be a better fit, though she is also very much a Persephone.
** Jadzia Dax in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has a close relationship with a powerful male mentor [[ItMakesSenseInContext who she was mentor of in a past life]] , is intelligent and humorous, works hard and plays hard, and enjoys paling around with Klingon warriors.
** Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is a good example even though she doesn't align herself with powerful men given the ImprobablyFemaleCast. However, she will proudly announce to anyone that she is a loyal student of Princess Celestia, the [[PhysicalGod Physical Goddess]] and ruler of Equestria.
** Irene and Shakuntala in Literature/BelisariusSeries. The first is a great strategist and the second a BadassPrincess. Shakuntala also has more then a few traces of Male Messiah though not a male.
** Hawkgirl from ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League]]''
** Princess Mithian from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''
** Belle from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' whose most important relationships are with the men in her life, and who respects them whilst simultaneously trying to get independence from them.
** Hermione Granger from ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}''
** Garland from ''MaddigansQuest''. Totally a DaddysGirl, considers herself the leader of the circus after his demise, and constantly butts heads with Yves, who she believes is coming onto her mother and trying to take control of the circus.
** Velma Dinkley from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo''
** Ami Mizuno from ''Main/{{Sailor Moon}}''
** Atlanta from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans''
** Sam of ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', although she's not a supporter of patriarchy and has had a few romantic relationships with men.
** Diana Lombard from ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery''.
** Cana Alberona, who has deep-seated DaddyIssues, from ''Manga/FairyTail''
* '''Demeter: The Nurturer''':
** Generator (Jade Sinclair) at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse. She even sees her future life as a helper to her friend Tennyo, or as a superpowered baby sitter protecting the children of other superheroes (and her own children, if she ever becomes capable of having children).
** It seems a lot of Final Fantasy heroines fit into the Demeter archetype quite nicely. Examples include Yuna of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'',Aerith from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Princess Lenna Tycoon of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', and Rosa Farrell of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''.
** Vanilla the Rabbit and possibly Princess Elise of ''SonicTheHedgehog''
** Princess Rosalina of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''
** Fluttershy from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', although she also has traces of '''The Mystic''' in her.
** Willow from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', the centre of her group of friends and later a surrogate mother to Dawn.
** Zhaan from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' (which is even a plant!)
** Cassie from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''
** Snow White from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' certainly has something of '''The Artemis''' in her, but is mainly characterized by her role as mother to Emma and her nurturing tendencies toward others.
** Flora from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''.
** Tohru Honda in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', with a heaping helping of The Female Messiah.
** Mirajane Strauss from ''Manga/FairyTail''
* '''Hera: The Matriarch''':
** Jean Grey of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''
** Applejack from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Queen Annis from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''
** Queen Elinor from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''
** Aunt Eller from ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}''
** M.O.M. in ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery''.
** [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Charle[=/=]Carla]] from ''Manga/FairyTail''
* '''Hestia: The Mystic''':
** Anthy from ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', though she has touches of the Maiden archetype within her
** Tikal of the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series
** Tara from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and Fred from ''Series/{{Angel}}'', though Tara's characterization is based more in spirituality, whilst Fred's is in science.
** Zecora from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
** Phoebe from ''{{Friends}}'' is listed in the book.
** AnnieHall is listed ''and'' pictured in the book.
** Morgana from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', pre-FaceHeelTurn.
** Kira from ''Film/TheDarkCrystal''
** Rei Hino, Setsuna Meioh and Hotaru Tomoe from ''Main/{{Sailor Moon}}'' are all examples of this archetype.
* '''Isis: The Female Messiah''':
** Joan of Arc is listed as this by the book as well.
** Lady Godiva is also listed as this in the book.
** Princess Zelda from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' could also qualify.
** Nausicaa from ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' is this archetype as well as an Amazon.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra Branford]]
** Ahiru/Princess Tutu from ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. She also doubles as a '''Maiden'''.
** [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Laura Roslin]].
** Princess Rosalina of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''
** VideoGame/{{Iji}}, if pacifistic.
** Delenn of ''Series/BabylonFive''
** Princess Celestia from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. She also doubles as a '''Magi'''.
** Kahlan from ''LegendOfTheSeeker'', a woman devoted to her order and the cause of the Seeker.
** Katara from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', though there's plenty of '''The Nurturer''' in her too.
** Bloom from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' who doubles as '''The Athena''' to her biological family.
** Emma Swan from ''Series/OnceUponATime'', TheChosenOne who is destined to break the spell over Storybrooke, but who finds it difficult to form personal attachments.
** Usagi Tsukino of ''Main/{{Sailor Moon}}''
** Disney/{{Mulan}}.
** Mavis Vermillion from ''Manga/FairyTail''
* '''Persephone: The Maiden''':
** Malon from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''
** Most FairyTale heroines
** [[SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]]
** Amy Rose from the [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] series, who actually is a more developed version of this archetype since she has changed from a frequent [[DistressedDamsel victim]] into an independent ActionGirl who can manage to hold her own against enemies.
*** Cream the Rabbit fits this as well.
*** [[Anime/SonicX Cosmo]] is another excellent example. Like Amy, she goes through major CharacterDevelopment throughout the third season and undergoes a sort of life-death-rebirth transformation.
** Garnet til Alexandros of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' fits this archetype very well, as she struggles with standing on her own two feet without the help of her mother, Zidane, or anyone else.
** Pinkie Pie from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Dawn from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
** Chiana from ''Series/{{Farscape}}''
** Ty Lee from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** Ruby from ''Series/OnceUponATime''
** Princess Elena from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''
** Kairi from ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''
** Chibiusa from ''Main/{{Sailor Moon}}''
** Bella Swan of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', depending on who you talk to, they may view her as '''The Troubled Teen'''.
** Snow White from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''
** Alex from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''
** Lisanna Strauss from ''Manga/FairyTail''

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[[folder: Villain Examples ]]

* '''Aphrodite: The Femme Fatale''':
** Cleopatra
** Rouge the Bat from ''SonicTheHedgehog'', whenever she's a villain
** Ultimecia from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''
** Ishtar within ''The Epic of Giglamesh''
** Rue/Princess Kraehe of ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' starts out as this
** Fujiko Mine from ''Franchise/LupinIII''
** Queen Chrysalis from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
* '''Artemis: The Gorgon''':
** Shego of ''KimPossible''
** San of ''PrincessMononoke'' at the beginning of the film; by the middle to end she has developed into the heroic version of Artemis- the Amazon
** Airachnid from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
** Gilda from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Minerva Orland from ''Manga/FairyTail'', who [[spoiler: nearly beats Lucy to death]] for refusing to forfeit, then seeks revenge on [[spoiler: Erza]] for [[spoiler: fairly defeating her]] during the Grand Magic Games.
* '''Athena: The Backstabber''':
** Lady Macbeth from ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''
** Wave the Swallow from ''SonicTheHedgehog''
** Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** Queen Regina from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' what with her thirst for power and the desire to make everyone miserable, with a dash of '''The Gorgon''' considering her core motivation is {{revenge}}.
* '''Demeter: The Overcontrolling Mother''':
** Nanny Ogg of Literature/{{Discworld}}
** Sofia Lamb in ''VideoGame/BioShock2''
** Malory in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' who counts as an anti-heroic example of this.
** Cora from ''Series/OnceUponATime''
** Mother Gothel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''
** Miss Field Mouse from ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}''
** The Other Mother from ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''
** [[spoiler:Akito Sohma]] in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. Not a literal mother, of course, but she holds great influence in her family, and otherwise fits the description to a T.
* '''Hera: The Scorned Woman''':
** Medea of GreekMythology.
** After being '''The Mystic''' for the first two series of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Morgana becomes this. Interestingly, she is not "scorned" in the sense that a man has ditched her, but that she feels betrayed and embittered by all of Camelot.
** Nightmare Moon of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
** Isabella from ''Series/RobinHood'', whose FaceHeelTurn is brought on by Robin telling her that he can't run away with her.
** Esmeraude from ''Main/{{Sailor Moon}}''.
** Zira from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' is a combination of this and '''The Gorgon'''.
** Vriska of Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}, especially in her '[[StalkerWithACrush relationship]]' with Tavros.
* '''Hestia: The Betrayer''':
** Anthy of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' could also be considered this as well as the heroic version of this archetype.
** Fiona Fox from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' comics.
** Blanche [=DuBois=] from ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' is listed in the book.
** Beverly Sutphin of ''SerialMom'' is listed in the book.
** Jacqueline in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', a GenderFlipped Jack the Giant Killer who tricks said giant into revealing the location of the beanstalk and the treasure so that she can steal his belongings and kill his family.
** [[spoiler:Zero/Future!Akane]] is revealed to be this in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. Her [[spoiler:plans to manipulate the future]] may also classify her as an Isis.
* '''Isis: The Destroyer''':
** Lady Yunalesca of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''
** Miko Miyazaki from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** VideoGame/{{Iji}} becomes this if she is too violent.
** Faith from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' goes from this (what with her over-zealous zest for slaying) to '''The Gorgon''' after her FaceHeelTurn. Once her HeelFaceTurn happens, she reverts to '''The Amazon'''.
** Cara from ''LegendOfTheSeeker'' begins as this before becoming (surprisingly) '''The Matriarch''' after her HeelFaceTurn, what with her protectiveness of Richard and Kahlan.
*** Denna, however, is this throughout.
** Viridi from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''; [[spoiler: by the end, she started leaning towards '''The Female Messiah''.]]
** Demona from ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' who has fully embraced her own belief-system that all humans are evil and stops at nothing to commit mass genocide against them.
** ''Main/{{Sailor Moon}}'' provides two examples of this. First, there is Sailor Galaxia who seeks to dominate the universe in the name of Star Galaxia. In the live-action show, whenever Usagi becomes possessed by the spirit of her past self, she becomes Princess Sailor Moon, who would destroy the world if her lover, Endymion, was ever taken from her.
** Meredy from ''Manga/FairyTail'', who was ready to kill Gray because he had indirectly hurt her mother figure, Ultear.
* '''Persephone: The Troubled Teen''':
** Kim Bauer from ''Series/TwentyFour''. She was once the TropeNamer to the DamselScrappy trope thanks to the trouble her antics caused.
** Daisy and Myrtle of ''TheGreatGatsby''
** Sara from the ''SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'' fits a lot of the qualifications of this archetype, but she can't really be classified as evil or totally selfish. She's just a bit spoiled and careless, and does show concern for a few of the other characters in this OVA.
** Cordelia from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' starts as this before becoming '''The Nurturer''' on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'s'' Bela Talbot

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''The Female and Male Messiahs''
* The book differentiates between the male and female versions of the Messiah by saying the male Messiah preaches the way of love, while the female messiah ''is'' the way love itself.
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[[folder: Greater Detail ]]


I'll put in this section later.
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Here list examples of stories or series that play one type off another, so we can see how they interact:

''SonicTheHedgehog''
* Blaze the Cat (an Amazon) learns about warmth and friendship from Sonic The Hedgehog (a Fool). His playful, easy-going nature melts her icy facade.
* Amy Rose and Sonic The Hedgehog act very similarly due to their archetypes (the Maiden and the Fool, respectively) being male-female counterparts.
* Princess Elise is a good example of the Nurturer archetype. Her concern for her country is powerful, as she is willing to give herself over to Eggman to protect them. Her entire identity seem to be her roles as a princess and as the seal of Iblis; she definitely has a lot of responsibility on her shoulders and is without time to think of herself. Upon meeting Sonic, who is of the Fool archetype, Elise is able to let go a bit and have fun. He teaches her the value of truly smiling and being free of worry. As Elise herself puts it, he makes her feel less like a princess on a pedestal and more like a person.

''PrincessMononoke''
* San is gradually changed from a Gorgon (the villainous version of the Artemis archetype) into an Amazon (the heroic version) by the male Messiah Ashitaka, whose selflessness and love cause this transformation.

''Anime/PrincessTutu''
* Maiden and Messiah Ahiru's ideals and actions affect the entire main cast. She manages to set in motion the character development of Rue, Fakir, and Mytho through everything she does to regain Mytho's heart and change fate.

''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
* Princess Zelda, a female Messiah, is often the motivator of Link, a male Messiah. While he carries out actions to bring change, Zelda is usually the driving force behind him.

''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
* Princess Celestia, a female Messiah, almost never deals with world-threatening villains directly. She rather directs her student Twilight Sparkle, a Father's Daughter, into action such as in the pilot where Celestia tricks Twilight into leaving her isolated life and make friends who help her defeat Nightmare Moon.
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