TYPES OF HEROES
In mythology a mighty warrior who is often the son of a god or king and goes on
an epic quest
Main character of a story who often displays admirable qualities
Main character of a story who is flawed in some way and
Supernatural doesnt have to mean magical. There are plenty of hero stories that dont
have wizards or witches per say. Supernatural simply means above the laws of nature.
Heroes are almost always started on their journey by a character who
haunted house, or the Matrix. Regardless of the details, the new world is sure to be filled with
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The tornado
The Hobbit: Gandalf the wizard arrives
Star Wars: R2D2s cryptic message
REFUSAL OF THE QUEST
THE HEROS JOURNEY
Joseph Campbell, an American psychologist and mythological researcher, wrote a
famous book entitled The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In his lifelong research Campbell
discovered many common patterns running through hero myths and stories
REWARD AND THE JOURNEY HOME
Typically, there is a reward given to heroes for passing the Supreme Ordeal. It could be
a kingdom. It could be the hand of a beautiful princess. It could be the Holy Grail. Whatever it
is, it is a reward for the heroes enduran
Call to Adventure: How does the character
receive the call to adventure?
Refusal of the Call: Does the character
accept the call immediately?
Answering the Call: What motivates the
character to accept the call?
Supernatural Aid: Who or what h
HERALD: The one who brings the Call to Adventure. This could be a person or an
THRESHOLD GUARDIANS: The forces that stand in the way at important turning
points, including jealous enemies, professional gatekeepers, or even the heros own fears