Hero Spotlight: Conclusion

And that wraps up my first run through the Hero Spotlight companion series to the original Villian Spotlight.  I have to admit that I had a more difficult time writing this particular series since the Hero Archetypes tend to blend together when they actually see play, either due to conept, or from gameplay.

The Penitent Lone Wolf is a common example, and it’s not rare to see the Farmboy become a Veteran further down the line.  I hope that this series has been of use to you guys with regards to coming up with your next character.  I’m personally looking forward to the next game I’ll end up playing as I’m now seriously considering playing up a Young Master Archetype just to show that it’s entirely possible to play one without being overpowered.

That being said I’m still going to update this series as soon as I can compile some more archetypes.  Consider this an open call for Hero Archetypes that I haven’t written yet.  Put them up on the comments page and I’ll see what I can come up with.  Hope you guys enjoyed the series!

8 thoughts on “Hero Spotlight: Conclusion

  1. I agree the Anti-Hero maybe an archetype in and of themselves.as a valid protagonist. Maybe even their own spotlight?

    Anti-Hero spotlight anyone?

  2. Looks like the Anti-Hero is getting a lot of votes. :p

    Dirty Yasuki is on the right track though. I hesitated putting up the Anti-Hero as a Hero Spotlight simply because it seems to occupy a Meta-Niche. The Penitent, the Lone Wolf, and even the Traitor from the Villains series may all count as an Anti-Hero concept if handled correctly.

    I’ll give this a little more thought before making an article on it as I’m having a bit of trouble trying to articulate everything about the Anti-Hero.

  3. This may be simply repeating one of the archetypes, but what about the redeemer? A few good stories I know revolve around heroes who have been devastated by multiple losses through no fault of their own, but believe it to be their fault and set out in search of redemption. In short, the people who feel they were not strong enough to prevent such things from happening to the ones they care for. Those make for some pretty mysterious, pretty awesome heroes, especially considering their acts are not performed in vengeance.

    1. Hey Numenor7!

      A Redeemer type of character is very close relative to the Penitent. Both are fueled by regret for their own perceived failings whether it is to a creed or some other ideal. Good call though, there’s certainly a fine line between the two.

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