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Author Topic: Steampunk Character Archetypes  (Read 12875 times)
Gear Mechanic

United States United States

« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2014, 07:19:39 pm »

The Thief
The City Watch Officer
The Corrupt Watch Captain
The Black Marketeer
The Revolutionary
Vagabond GentleMan
Zeppelin Captain
United States United States

Clockwork Sepia

« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2014, 12:24:15 am »

The punk rock kid who grew up, got an education, and learned some manners.

Well that wolf has a dimber bonebox, and he'll flash it all milky and red.  But you won't see our Red Jack's spit, nug, cuz he's pinked ya, and yer dead.
Zeppelin Overlord
Netherlands Netherlands

A.K.A. Scanner Camera Builder

« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2014, 08:01:13 am »

The bicyclebuilder.  Wink
The wright brothers were real life Steampunk characters.

The best way to learn is by personal experience.
Rose Inverness
Snr. Officer
United States United States

Communing with the Over-soul via you.

« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2014, 04:29:14 am »

Merciless assassin
bathing beauty
tragic romantic
naturalist poet

That delicate forest flower,   
With scented breath and look so like a smile,   
Seems, as it issues from the shapeless mould,   
An emanation of the indwelling Life,   
A visible token of the upholding Love,   
That are the soul of this great universe.

~William Cullen Bryant

Trains to Steamtown, this way...
Arabella Periscope
Zeppelin Captain
United States United States

Edwardian summer

« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2014, 10:47:29 pm »

Pre-Raphaelite muse
Spy (for a secret Steampunk Republic forming in the North Pacific)
Visiting professor of mystical poetry (Sorbonne)
Breeder of Akhal-Teke electrum horses of the line of Qi'rat
Folly and landscape designer
Curator of aged tropical flowering trees (Kew)
Land-yacht venturer

Kenneth: 'If you're so hot, you can tell me how to say she has ideas above her station.'
Brian:'Oh yes, I forgot. It's fairly easy, old boy.
Elle a des idees au-dessus de sa gare.'
Kenneth: 'Idiot.  It's not that kind of station.'

Terence Rattigan 'French Without Tears.'
Zeppelin Admiral
United States United States

« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2014, 04:30:13 pm »

...Land-yacht venturer

I like that one...It conjures images for multiple possibilities.
Zeppelin Admiral
United States United States

« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2014, 05:24:07 am »

Here's a writers' discussion of how to subvert archetypes (here called stereotypes) in your fiction:
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