Character Archetypes

Writers tend to create characters that adhere to universal patterns of human behavior, making them recognizable and empathetic to viewers. Tune in to find out more about why certain character archetypes show up again and again onscreen.
How The Last Jedi Defies Expectations About Male Heroes
By Pop Culture Detective
1938: The Adventures of Robin Hood - The Lovable Rogue that Changed Cinema
By One Hundred Years of Cinema
What Kind Of Hero Is Batman? (Part I)
By Just Write
What Kind Of Hero Is Batman? (Part II)
By Just Write
Collateral: Taming the Bull of Masculinity
By Storytellers
Halloween Tropes Explained: Final Girl & Death by Sex
By The Take by ScreenPrism
The Archetype of the Warrior – How Films Help Empower Us All
By Like Stories of Old
The Coens & The Common Man
By Mr Nerdista
The Lover Within | How Moonlight Relates to ALL Men
By Like Stories of Old
Why Superman Is Hard To Write For - Video Essay
By The Closer Look
Yojimbo - Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
Strong Female Characters
By Ulrike Venken
Aquaman: The Reluctant Ruler (Spoiler-free)
By The Take by ScreenPrism
The Terminator: A Story Built on Archetype
By Storytellers
Bringing Back What's Stolen: The Avenging Feminine
By Innuendo Studios
Bringing Back What's Stolen: Innocence
By Innuendo Studios
WHIPLASH - Perfecting Story Structure
By CinemaWizardBoy
Archetypes & Stereotypes - The Breakfast Club | Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
Avenger's Endgame: How to do a Save the World Story
By Hello Future Me
Beauty and the Beast: How to Sort Yourself Out
By Storytellers
Born Sexy Yesterday
By Pop Culture Detective
Bringing Back What's Stolen: Masculinity
By Innuendo Studios
Bringing Back What's Stolen: Motherhood
By Innuendo Studios
Character Archetypes Ep. 1: How to Write a Dynamic Leader
By StudioBinder
Character Archetypes in Movies Ep2: How to Write a Supporting Friend [Character Development]
By StudioBinder
Explaining the Complex: The Importance of the Every-Man | Video Essay
By HoustonProductions1
Logan Has A Lot In Common With Westerns
By Shane Bertram
On Writing: Mentor Characters [ Iroh l Obi-Wan l Cersei l Lupin ]
By Hello Future Me
On Writing: the chosen one [ Avatar l Supernatural l Harry Potter l The Hunger Games ]
By Hello Future Me
PINOCCHIO | The Darkest Disney Film
By MUST SEE FILMS
The Archetypes of Manhood — A Practical Overview to Better Understand Manhood
By Gary Nuila
The Four Major Character Types in Film (Unbelievable!)
By wolfcrow
Venturing into Sacred Space | Archetype of the Magician
By Like Stories of Old
What Makes a Great King? Exploring the Archetype of the King in Movies and Television
By Like Stories of Old