Archetype Sighting! SciFi Romance Heroes

6 Common Male Archetypes with Links to Examples

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  • Animalistic
  • On the break of insanity, rules of world/biology demand he take a mate soon
  • Other male characters are afraid or intimidated by him

Alien Savior (Zerconian Warriors 5)
Barbarian Mine (Ice Planet Barbarians 4)
Mated to the Beast (Interstellar Brides 5)
Valiant (New Species 3)
Darkness (New Species 12)


  • Flirtatious, often keen on a relationship
  • Jovial or funny, the peacekeeper
  • The type to slowly win the heroine over

Barbarian Lover (Ice Planet Barbarians 3)
Barbarian’s Prize (Ice Planet Barbarians 5)
Barbarian’s Touch (Ice Planet Barbarians 7)
Coto’s Captive (Zorn Warriors 5)
Slave (Cat Star 1)
Smiley (New Species 13)


  • A grumpy grunter
  • His manners lack refinement; no clue about relationships
  • Has no problem abducting his heroine if she proves uncooperative
  • Often has a tragic backstory that makes the heroine’s heart hurt for him

Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarians 2)
Barbarian’s Mate (Ice Planet Barbarians 6)
Moon (New Species 10)
Sweet Alien Savage (Zerconian Warriors 4)


  • Ruler or next in line to an science fiction society
  • Takes his responsibilities way too seriously
  • Considering the qualities of a proper “queen” almost costs him his heroine
  • Expects the heroine to bend to customs of his society

Abducting Abby (Dragon Lords of Valdier 1)
C791 (Cyborgs: More Than Machines 1)
The Challenge
Contract to Pleasure

Ice Planet Barbarians (Ice Planet Barbarians 1)
Justice (New Species 4)
Brawn (New Species 5)
No Words Alone (Spark 2)
Ral’s Woman (Zorn Warriors 1)
Alien Warrior (Zerconian Warriors 1)

Second Son

  • Bit of a wild child, challenges authority
  • A player, or at least hedonistic
  • Protecting and loving the heroine upsets his whole life

Brianna (Celestial Passions 1)
Kidnapping Casey (Zorn Warriors 2)
Slade (New Species 2)
Tiger (New Species 7)

Slave / Prisoner of War

  • Has been held in captivity and abused
  • Strong sense of honor; often feels indebted to the heroine
  • Rejects or denies his feelings for heroine because of shame or distrust

Fury (New Species 1)
Wrath (New Species 6)
Outcast (Cat Star 4)

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