Archetype: The Everyman (Person)

The Everyman (or woman/person) is ordinary. He or she does not exhibit typical ‘heroic’ qualities. They are just like you and me, which makes this person easy to relate to. They are someone to root for because all odds are against him/her.

More than anything else, the Everyman has heart and good intentions. They have a strong moral compass, like the Hero, is selfless, loyal, and proves that even the ordinary can be extraordinary.

Goal: To belong
Core Traits: Virtuous, determined, strong moral compass, loyal, hardworking
Core Motivation: To help his/her friends and do what is right
Flaws: Can come across as too innocent or ill-equipped, can be too trusting, can be a little too ordinary
Well-known Everypeople:
  • Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter), Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings), Homer Hicks (October Sky), Arya Stark (Game of Thrones), Ender Wiggin (Ender’s Game)

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