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An Archetypal Character is a character who appears over and over in legends far and wide, even in cultures that have shut themselves off from the world; in other words, a [[UniversalTropes Universal Character]]. The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent blood drinking risen dead]] are an {{Archetype}} as almost every culture has come up with their own legends independent of each other. ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is an archetype: the tragic hero trying to overcome the evils of their past. [[TheTrickster Coyote]] is an archetype. [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] is an archetype. Any of these may be disguised as a SpaceAlien.

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An Archetypal Character is a character who appears over and over in legends far and wide, even in cultures that have shut themselves off from the world; in other words, a [[UniversalTropes Universal Character]]. The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent blood drinking blood-drinking risen dead]] are an {{Archetype}} as almost every culture has come up with their own legends independent of each other. ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is an archetype: the tragic hero trying to overcome the evils of their past. [[TheTrickster Coyote]] is an archetype. [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] is an archetype. Any of these may be disguised as a SpaceAlien.



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->''"It may seem redundant at first as strictly speaking an archetype is simply an example of something, in short every trope is a story archetype. However here we are using the term in reference to a concept in [[CarlJung Jungian]] Psychology of the same name."''

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->''"It may seem redundant at first as strictly speaking an archetype is simply an example of something, in short every trope is a story archetype. However here we are using the term in reference to a concept in [[CarlJung [[UsefulNotes/CarlJung Jungian]] Psychology of the same name."''


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An Archetypal Character is a character who appears over and over in legends far and wide, even in cultures that have shut themselves off from the world. The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent blood drinking risen dead]] are an {{Archetype}} as almost every culture has come up with their own legends independent of each other. ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is an archetype: the tragic hero trying to overcome the evils of their past. [[TheTrickster Coyote]] is an archetype. [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] is an archetype. Any of these may be disguised as a SpaceAlien.

Some lit-theories classify archetypes by the role/purpose the character inhabits for the story. These classes are: ''[[TheProtagonist Protagonist]]'', ''[[TheAntagonist Antagonist]]'', ''[[TheSpock Reason]]'', ''[[TheMcCoy Emotion]]'', ''{{Sidekick}}'', ''[[CommanderContrarian Skeptic]]'', ''[[MentorArchetype Guardian]]'', and ''[[AChatWithSatan Contagonist]]''.

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An Archetypal Character is a character who appears over and over in legends far and wide, even in cultures that have shut themselves off from the world.world; in other words, a [[UniversalTropes Universal Character]]. The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent blood drinking risen dead]] are an {{Archetype}} as almost every culture has come up with their own legends independent of each other. ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is an archetype: the tragic hero trying to overcome the evils of their past. [[TheTrickster Coyote]] is an archetype. [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] is an archetype. Any of these may be disguised as a SpaceAlien.

Some lit-theories classify archetypes by the [[CharactersAsDevice role/purpose the character inhabits for the story.story]]. These classes are: ''[[TheProtagonist Protagonist]]'', ''[[TheAntagonist Antagonist]]'', ''[[TheSpock Reason]]'', ''[[TheMcCoy Emotion]]'', ''{{Sidekick}}'', ''[[CommanderContrarian Skeptic]]'', ''[[MentorArchetype Guardian]]'', and ''[[AChatWithSatan Contagonist]]''.



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A related concept is the 'ectype', a distorted or flawed version of the archetype. For example, Batman is archetypical. He's a rich man who dedicates himself to anonymously fighting crime (protecting society) with a variety of gadgets. Many of the characters in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' are ectypes based on this archetype.

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A related concept is the 'ectype', a distorted or flawed version of the archetype. For example, Batman is archetypical.archetypal. He's a rich man who dedicates himself to anonymously fighting crime (protecting society) with a variety of gadgets. Many of the characters in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' are ectypes based on this archetype.



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An Archetypal Character is a character who appears over and over in legends far and wide, even in cultures that have shut themselves off from the world. The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent blood drinking risen dead]] are an {{Archetype}} as almost every culture has come up with their own legends independent of each other. ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is an archetype: the tragic hero trying to overcome the evils of their past. [[TheTrickster Coyote]] is an archetype. [[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] is an archetype. Any of these may be disguised as a SpaceAlien.

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An Archetypal Character is a character who appears over and over in legends far and wide, even in cultures that have shut themselves off from the world. The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent blood drinking risen dead]] are an {{Archetype}} as almost every culture has come up with their own legends independent of each other. ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is an archetype: the tragic hero trying to overcome the evils of their past. [[TheTrickster Coyote]] is an archetype. [[XenaWarriorPrincess [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] is an archetype. Any of these may be disguised as a SpaceAlien.


An ArchetypalCharacter is a character who appears over and over in legends far and wide, even in cultures that have shut themselves off from the world. The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent blood drinking risen dead]] are an {{Archetype}} as almost every culture has come up with their own legends independent of each other. ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is an archetype: the tragic hero trying to overcome the evils of their past. [[TheTrickster Coyote]] is an archetype. [[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] is an archetype. Any of these may be disguised as a SpaceAlien.

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An ArchetypalCharacter Archetypal Character is a character who appears over and over in legends far and wide, even in cultures that have shut themselves off from the world. The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent blood drinking risen dead]] are an {{Archetype}} as almost every culture has come up with their own legends independent of each other. ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is an archetype: the tragic hero trying to overcome the evils of their past. [[TheTrickster Coyote]] is an archetype. [[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] is an archetype. Any of these may be disguised as a SpaceAlien.

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