Summary: Need Psychologists To Explain Why Arch Enemy Trope is Compelling

  • Name: Melanie Allen Partners in Fire
  • Category: General
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Partners in Fire
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 24 November

Query: I’m looking for psychologists to comment on the arch-nemesis trope in fiction. The trope is very common in comic books, movies, games, etc. and I would like comments on why it has such broad appeal. What does it tell us about human nature and psychology? Why do we love watching heroes struggle to fight a villain they never truly defeat? Any other comments on the topic would be welcome as well.

Requirements: Must be a psychologist, psychiatrist, or someone who works with/studies human behavior.

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