The Outlaw Archetype for writers
Outlaw archetype for writers

The Outlaw, who is also called the Rebel, doesn’t follow the rules. He or she is someone who fights to right wrongs. If something is broken, in their eyes, they will work to fix it even if it is outside the law or social norms. They may do questionable things. They are rebellious and usually very charismatic.

The Outlaw is also very flawed. He or she is sometimes a misfit, not willing or able to ‘fit in’. As such, the Outlaw may break the law to get what he/she wants.

Goal: Fight the System
Core Traits: Strong, courageous, charismatic, revolutionary, resourceful, confident, daring
Core Motivation: To right wrongs
Flaws: Can’t stand to be unsuccessful or powerless to change what needs changing, potential to become corrupt
Well-known Outlaws:
Han Solo (Star Wars), Princess Merida (Brave), Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean), Sirius Black (Harry Potter), Sarah Connor (Terminator)

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