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Poll: Fantasy archetypes

Which character archetype would you like to be, if transported into a fantasy world?

All characters are gender neutral, which means that every character can be male or female. Also, bear in mind that the images are only placeholders, so please vote for the archetype you find the most interesting, and not based on your love of the actor/character/film/series that is in the photo

Thanks to dgranger and yrnej for some suggestions

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Franco Nero in Camelot (1967)

    KNIGHT - Fighter class

    Role: a noble, valorous and virtuous protector of the kingdom and its people

    Skills: trained in combat and military tactics from the very youth

    Weakness: sense of honor can sometimes backfire, if a knight meets a dishonorable opponent

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    Val Kilmer in Willow (1988)

    CHAMPION (WARRIOR) - Fighter class

    Role: a proven soldier, duelist, and a go-to person for completing different tasks

    Skills: proficiency with many different types of offensive and defensive weapons

    Weakness: being holed up in a tavern, with a jug of ale in one hand, and a one-night stand in the other

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    BARBARIAN (AMAZON) - Fighter class

    Role: tireless adventurer, warrior and traveller

    Skills: great strength and proficiency with various wepons

    Weakness: lack of culture and discipline

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    Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

    WIZARD - Magician class

    Role: well-educated, all-purpose magic user

    Skills: knowledgeable in a large number of magic schools, including the spells of attack, defence, illusion, healing, summoning, blessing, cursing, etc.

    Weakness: it takes a lot of learning and reading to become an able mage

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    CCH Pounder in Avatar (2009)

    DRUID (SHAMAN) - Magician class

    Role: spiritual magic user, in touch with the powers of nature

    Skills: summoning various creatures and morphing into different beasts; knowledge of elemental magic (air, earth, fire and water) and the skill to make potions

    Weakness: harming nature can weaken or enrage a druid

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    James Cosmo and Georgie Henley in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

    HEALER (CLERIC) - Magician class

    Role: magic user specialized in physical and spiritual healing

    Skills: well taught in both herbal (potions and remedies) and magical arts of healing; also able to lift curses, provide magical blessings and harm undead beings

    Weakness: not really proficient in combat, often being completely pacifistic

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    Arnold Vosloo in The Mummy (1999)

    NECROMANCER - Magician class

    Role: magic user with links to the spirit world and death

    Skills: ability to summon and communicate with the spirits of the deceased; ability to raise and control dead bodies (as zombies or skeletons)

    Weakness: although a necromancer can technically use its power for good, most of them are eventually swayed by the forces of darkness

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    Justin Whalin in Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

    THIEF - Rogue class

    Role: cunning and resourceful scoundrel, specialized in stealing items of importance

    Skills: proficient in sneaking, stealth and sleight-of-hand

    Weakness: not a lot of skill in combat

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    Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones (2011)

    ASSASSIN - Rogue class

    Role: specialist for swift and silent killing

    Skills: knowledge of human anatomy, poisons, and disguise

    Weakness: nobody trusts an assassin

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    David Wenham in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    RANGER - Fighter/Rogue class

    Role: protector of woodland regions, sometimes on his own, and sometimes as a part of an elite group

    Skills: well-versed in tracking, pathfinding, surviving in the wild, and guerilla warfare

    Weakness: often a solitary figure, unaccustomed to a life outside the forest

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    Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    PALADIN - Fighter/Magician class

    Role: devoted protector of peace and deliverer of justice, serving on behalf of a knightly-monastic order

    Skills: proficient in armed combat and Light Magic (which involves healing the living, and harming the undead)

    Weakness: when swayed to the side of evil, a paladin becomes the polar opposite - a fanatical DEATH KNIGHT

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    "20000 Leagues Under the Sea" James Mason 1954 Walt Disney Productions

    INVENTOR (ENGINEER) - Tech class

    Role: highly intelligent scientist, constantly pushing the boundaries of technology

    Skills: creating marvelous contraptions well ahead of their time

    Weakness: inventor's penchant for discovery can sometimes have destructive properties

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    Elliott Marks, SMPSP

    SWASHBUCKLER (PIRATE*) - Rogue/Fighter class

    Role: free-spirited adventurer, travelling the world's oceans and seas in search of treasure and action (with some illegal deals here and there); * this entry does not refer to the true pirates, i.e. sea-faring criminals

    Skills: good navigation on both sea and land, skilled swordsman, a true magnet for the opposite sex

    Weakness: aside from being greedy, a swashbuckler can't settle with one person, or in one place for too long

    (entry added 12 days after the poll was published)

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    Bill Nighy in Wrath of the Titans (2012)

    ARTIFICER (ARTISAN) - Tech/Magician class

    Role: skilled craftsman and maker of magical artefacts

    Skills: ability to create high-quality objects, and imbuing them with magical properties; also has knowledge of alchemy

    Weakness: an artificer best works alone, and isn't really used to the world outside its crafting hall

    (entry added 12 days after the poll was published)

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