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MALE HEROES & VILLAINS
Bond knew exactly where the switch was, and it was with one flow of motion that he stood on the threshold with the door full open, the light on and a gun in his hand. The safe, empty room sneered at him. He ignored the half-opened door of the bathroom and, after locking himself in, he turned up the bed-light and the mirror-light and threw on the settee beside the window. He then bent down and inspected one of his own black hairs which still lay undisturbed where he had left it before dinner, wedged into the drawer of the writing desk.
Next he examined a faint trace of talcum powder on the inner rim of the porcelain handle of the clothes cupboard. It appeared immaculate. He went into the bathroom, lifted the cover of the lavatory cistern and verified the level of the water against a small scratch on the copper-ball cock.Casino Royaleby Ian Fleming
While James Bond definitely has a bit of the Seducer in him, the Businessman archetype dominates. His identity as a spy is the most important thing in his life. He is a real workaholic and is very observant and analytical. The above passage illustrates this archetype by describing the way Bond approaches everything. He calmly checks all the traps he set for a potential intruder. He thought ahead and anticipated what the villain might do, drawing on his years of experience in the field. He sets several traps, not just one, and in different rooms. This is a man dedicated to his job. His deep inner world is that of a man who is suspicious yet professional.
This is an example of the kinds of traits that determine your characters archetype. While a character may display characteristics of more than one archetype, usually one will dominate. Lets examine the different archetypes for male characters.
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THE BUSINESSMAN
Has a strong will to get things done, thrives on order, loyal, trustworthy, loves work and being part of a team, very logical thinker. A good example is Frasier Crane in Frasier.
As a villain, the Businessman becomes the Traitorwho will do anything to bring order into his life.

Is Mentally Centered
EXTRAVERTED:Loves external world and activities.
THINKING:Receives information rationally or logically.
INTUITIVE:Receives information through knowing, a sixth sense.
OCCUPATIONS:Investigative typeMay craft practical things only, Physicist, Chemist, Biologist, Mathematician, Psychologist, Editor, Broker, Manager, Research Scientist, Engineer, Teaches Adults, Private Investigator, CIA Agent, Intellectual Spy.
MANTRA:I am as solid as a rock, I am very decisive.

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THE PROTECTOR
Is very physical, will fight to save others, enjoys travel, adventurous, in touch with his body. A good example is Rocky Balboa in Rocky.
As a villain, the Protector becomes the Gladiatorwho is out for the lust of battle and blood.

Is Physically Centered
EXTRAVERTED:Loves external world and activities.
FEELING:Evaluates situations by his emotional response.
SENSATION:Receives information by means of the senses, great at looking and listening.
OCCUPATIONS:Realistic typeCraftwork is about his personal vision, Laborer, Activist, Anthropologist, Athletic Coach, Landscaper, Teaches Young Adults, Security, Bounty Hunter, Solider, Store Owner, Rescuer, Nonprofit Organizations, Field Spy.
MANTRA:I am independent and care nothing about approval.





THE RECLUSE

Prefers to be left alone, rich inner life, sensitive, philosophical, reliable, is discerning. A good example is detective Philip Marlowe.
As a villain, the Recluse becomes the Warlockwho uses his knowledge to harm others. May hallucinate.

Is Spiritually Centered
INTROVERTED:Prefer internal world of thoughts, dreams, and feelings.
SENSATION:Receives information by means of the senses, great at looking and listening.
OCCUPATIONS:Artistic type(but introverted)Poet, Novelist, Composer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Inventor, Gardener, Librarian, Animal Care, Photographer, Monk, Priest, Forest Ranger, Night Shift Worker, Psychic.
MANTRA:Listen to the still quiet voice.


THE FOOL
Loves to play practical jokes, easygoing, charming, acts young, spontaneous. A good example is Cosmo Kramer in Seinfeld.
As a villain, the Fool becomes the Derelictwho cons others and hustles for cash.

Is Physically Centered
EXTRAVERTED:Loves external world and activities.
INTUITIVE:Receives information through knowing, a sixth sense.
Thinking: Receives information rationally or logically.
OCCUPATIONS:Conventional typeCashier, Bookkeeper, Office Clerk, Assistant, Model, Actor, Fast Food Worker, Flight Attendant, Sales, Waiter (especially at a nightclub), Bartender.
MANTRA:Live in the present moment, forget the past, and dream of the future.


THE WOMANS MAN
Wants freedom above all else, is gentle, sensual, loves all women, has a sharp wit. A good example is Cary Grant in An Affair to Remember.
As a villain, the Womans Man becomes the Seducerwho may act like a stalker.

Is Emotionally Centered
EXTRAVERTED:Loves external world and activities.
SENSATION:Receives information by means of the senses, great at looking and listening.
OCCUPATIONS:Artistic typePoet, Novelist, Composer, Sculptor, Stage, Director, Illustrator, Advertising Sales Agent, Inventor, Actor, Dancer, Cook, Body Worker, Healer.
MANTRA:Have fun, rejoice, and let go of self-imposed restrictions. Do what you will.

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THE MALE MESSIAH
Questions authority, is disciplined, has inner strength, will sacrifice himself for the good of all, strong beliefs. A good example is Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Messiah characters can embody other archetypes.
As a villain, the Male Messiah becomes the Punisherwho kills a mans spirit in order to transform that man.

Is Spiritually Centered
INTROVERTED:Prefers internal world of thoughts, dreams, and feelings.
INTUITIVE:Receives information through knowing, a sixth sense.
OCCUPATIONS:Enterprising type (but Introverted)Leader, Politician, Judge, Company Owner, Field Journalist, Activist, Policeman, Spiritual Workshop Leader, Presents Social Critiques (like Malcolm X), Controversial Writer.
MANTRA:Stay focused on your goals, persevere, and you will be rewarded.



THE ARTIST
Loves to create and change things, instinctual, full of passion, intense, street-smart. A good example is Marlon Brandos character in A Streetcar Named Desire.
As a villain, the Artist becomes the Abuserwhos only out for revenge. Hell never let it go.

Is Emotionally Centered
EXTRAVERTED:Loves external world and activities.
CAN BE INTROVERTED:Prefers internal world of thoughts, dreams, and feelings.
FEELING:Evaluates situations by observing his emotional response.
OCCUPATIONS:Artistic and Social typePoet, Novelist, Composer, Sculptor, Painter, Stage Director, Illustrator, Advertising Sales Agent, Inventor, Actor, Dancer, Counselor, Teacher, Social Worker, Recreation Therapist, Volunteer Worker, Activist.
MANTRA:My work reflects what I feel inside, good or bad, tragic or magic.


THE KING
Needs family or group to rule over, forms alliances easily, loyal, giving, decisive, strong. A good example is Tony Soprano in The Sopranos.
As a villain, the King becomes the Dictatorwhose need to control others becomes an obsession.

Is Mentally Centered
EXTRAVERTED:Loves external world and activities.
THINKING:Receives information rationally or logically.
SENSATION:Receives information by means of the senses, great at looking and listening.
OCCUPATIONS:Enterprising typeLeadership, Department President, Politician, Lawyer, Judge, Father, Professor, Banker, Architect, Company Owner, Principal, Sergeant.
MANTRA:Speak your mind and hold steady when others are unstable.
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REMEMBERJOBS THAT ARE AGAINST TYPE
Its not mandatory that an archetype hold one of the jobs specified in his category. In fact, if you mix and match the jobs, you create a potential for comedy. Watch the films Mr. Momor Kindergarten Copas examples of going against job type.
In Mr. MomMichael Keaton is a man who stays home to care for the kids when his wife finds a job. In Kindergarten CopArnold Schwarzenneger plays a tough cop who is forced to teach kindergarten.
Once you understand what jobs are suited for each archetype you can then make better choices about your heros occupation and how it will fit into your story.




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