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The most popular stories have a repeating cast of characters

The most popular stories have a repeating cast of characters The most popular stories have a repeating cast of characters
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Every story is a journey, and central characters part of this journey are used to describe influential forces within the narrative. Those eight roles are:

  1. Hero: someone who is willing to sacrifice his own needs on behalf of others
  2. Mentor: all the characters who teach and protect heroes and give them gifts
  3. Threshold Guardian: a menacing face to the hero, but if understood, they can be overcome
  4. Herald: a force that brings a new challenge to the hero
  5. Shapeshifter: characters who change constantly from the hero's point of view
  6. Shadow: character who represents the energy of the dark side
  7. Ally: someone who travels with the hero through the journey, serving variety of functions
  8. Trickster: embodies the energies of mischief and desire for change

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