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December 8, 2013 1:59 PM Subscribe
Thief-kings and tricksters: more of this character archetype, please!
posted by you're a kitty! to Media & Arts (29 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
My absolute favorite fictional archetypes are thief-kings and rogues and trickster gods. Eugenides in the Megan Whelan Turner books, George Cooper and Rosto the Piper in Tamora Pierce's books, Loki in any incarnation, Alice Morgan from Luther. They don't have to be literal thief-kings or trickster gods, and I don't care if they're good guys or bad guys or (best of all) shades of gray, as long as they lounge in chairs like a cat and hold knives to people's throats with a smile in the dark and cheerfully trick everyone into thinking they're less terrifying than they eventually reveal themselves to be.
Books, movies, tv shows, fanfic — anything is good. Thanks!