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Pulp Archetypes - The "best" fit for Dieselpunk?


Here are some I found:

Big Game Hunter - Fearless huntsman always on the look out for the next big challenge, having already faced lions, tigers, bears, elephants, and rhinos.

Cat Burglar - Daring and stylish Upper Class thief.

Child Prodigy - Child genius with skills in a single field of expertise that surpass those of most adult experts.

Detective - The hardboiled private dick, police detective, consulting detective, or agency detective.

Everyman Hero - The feisty heroine or bewildered working class hero drawn from any mundane walk of life into unusual circumstances.

Explorer - Intrepid pioneer, unearthing the secrets of the unexplored regions of darkest Africa, the teeming jungles of South America, and the mysterious East.

Femme Fatale - Alluring but dangerous woman, fully prepared to use her seductive appeal to her advantage.

Flying Ace - The daredevil barnstormer, capable of astounding feats of flying skill, and probably the owner of own plane or flying boat.


I'm particularly interested in everyones thoughts on any "savage" character types like Tarzan or The Phantom (Which I know is sort of going in the wrong direction) and how they might work in conjunction with Dieselpunk...

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I just did a story with the detective archetype. it will be available in Athena's Exhibition on August 1st
I think you need a gentleman, between Leslie Howard and David Niven, with fine manners and high education, but extremely male attitude.
thanks
Pablo
I took a look at the "Athena's Exhibition" post topic and I have questions. Is there a post that explains it in detail?

Hayen Mill said:
I just did a story with the detective archetype. it will be available in Athena's Exhibition on August 1st
The Big Game Hunter seems more suited to earlier literature I think. Also Everyman Hero is in pretty much every story surely.

How about some heroic industrialist a la Howard Hughes?
Yeah, but I think "Gentleman" could be applied to a lot of the archetypes. :)

Pablo J. Alvarez said:
I think you need a gentleman, between Leslie Howard and David Niven, with fine manners and high education, but extremely male attitude.
thanks
Pablo
I hadn't thought of the hunter or captain of industry. Thanks. :)

Atterton said:
The Big Game Hunter seems more suited to earlier literature I think. Also Everyman Hero is in pretty much every story surely.

How about some heroic industrialist a la Howard Hughes?
Ella Kremper said:
I can picture them in my head, but explaining them might be troublesome.
The Flapper - The girl who just wants to have fun. Brimming with confidence, but not dangerous like the Femme Fatale. Looks before she leaps.

Flappers could be dangerous. The line between the flapper and the vamp (the dark, mysterious woman who seduces men, drains them dry, and then coolly disposes of them, remaining indifferent to their despair) was no brighter than the line between carefree and callous. The main thing a flapper cared about was not being bored, and all clingy young men tend to become boring after a while. As flappers tended to move on the less respectable edges of society, where gin was plentiful and the jazz was hot, they might in any case find themselves hobnobbing with bootleggers and gangsters and others of a decidedly non-boring character, and eventually might take to a life of crime herself.
Thank you so much for your insight. Those were great observations.
I never really considered the broader scope of the word "archetype" and was really thinking deeply about Point of View characters (the "star" of the story), like a chief protagonist & a chief antagonist....but I really do appreciate everyone's input so please keep the observations coming.
What sort of questions do you have? There is a discussion thread specifically for questions btw:

http://www.dieselpunks.org/forum/topics/is-it-hot-in-hereor-is-that

BlaqueSaber said:
I took a look at the "Athena's Exhibition" post topic and I have questions. Is there a post that explains it in detail?

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