Many characters combine aspects of various archetypes to form more complex characterisations:
* Heroic Messiah -- A savior who isn't above cracking some heads if needed; Sisko on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. Nanoha Takamachi from the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise also qualifies by her patented "PowerOfFriendship delivered by [[DefeatMeansFriendship kicking]] ''[[DefeatMeansFriendship lots]]'' [[DefeatMeansFriendship of ass]]" method. Also from TV: The teaser trailer for Series/TwentyFour (see: ) unveiled in late October 2006 suggests that in this season Jack Bauer may be presented as a Heroic Messiah figure. Also, the Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' in most of his [[TheNthDoctor forms]].
* Heroic Trickster -- A character who's just as happy pummeling villains with his wit as with his fists; ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spider-Man, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]].
* Messianic Anti-Hero -- See RefusalOfTheCall. A character dragged kicking and screaming to his destiny to save us all; Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant''. Or, if we're going to be literary, the prophet Jonah from the [[Literature/TheBible Old Testament]]. Ichigo Kurosaki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' also qualifies, as does [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Rincewind]], who has accidentally saved the world more times than he ever wanted to.
** Moses also came up with a lot of excuses NOT to go liberate the Israelites. But Lord, I don't speak Hebrew. But Lord, nobody is going to believe me. But Lord...
* Heroic Seeker -- Out to learn The Truth, even if he has to beat it out of someone. ''Series/MagnumPI'' and many detective characters.
* Heroic Messiah with Oedipal issues -- Luke Skywalker of ''StarWars''.
* HiddenDepths is what happens when two opposing archetypes are combined to throw off the viewer.
* Messianic Seeker - Locke from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. The Others have been waiting for him, but they're the ones who must answer his questions about the island.