The Ruler archetype for writers
The ruler archetype for writers

The Ruler is a natural-born leader. He or she is in charge. This can manifest through a job (lawyer, law enforcement, spy), being the “boss”, military position, or royalty. Following is not in their nature.

The Ruler takes responsibility for people and/or society. He wants to create order from chaos, and hierarchy when there is no structure.

They are influential and usually have a well-developed skillset.

Goal: Be powerful
Core Traits: Responsible, leader, charismatic, powerful
Core Motivation: To be in control
Flaws: Can be too controlling or out of touch with the “everyman”, unlikable, risk of corruption, greed, desire for power can lead to corruption
Well-known Rulers:
Danny Ocean (Ocean’s Eleven), Margaret Tate (The Proposal),
Ghandi (Ghandi-Benevolent), Commodus (Gladiator-Corrupt), President Snow (Hunger Games-Corrupt

Download  Cheat Sheet The Ruler