This week, we’re looking at your hero’s irascible, plucky companion…
If the protagonist needs to gain skills and knowledge to realize their destiny, it’s helpful for them to have a teacher.
We see his strength of character as he overcomes challenges most take for granted, and learn that sometimes what others see as weakness can be great strength.
What epic fantasy or sweeping space opera is complete without a shadowy figure looming threateningly over the universe?
The Chosen One archetype has flexible narrative utility that draws writers in time and time again.