What I mean is "someone of old" that people could be drawn to. One who is stuck in the past and in his ways and dislikes the future.

Something like: • an originator • an innovator • a predecessor • an uncaused, time-traveler.

Edit: This character also could have nefarious, mysterious, dismissive or even obsolete characteristics in his personality traits, yet rapidly breaks free from them in a rather vengeant manner.

  • Um . . . God??? Adam??? What precisely are you asking for here?
    – David M
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 1:09
  • Of human descent, a diamond in the rough and deals with matters in a rather vengeant manner.
    – Uncaused
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 1:30
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    I don't particularly understand why you would be seeking an archaic word? Do you mean a archetypal character?
    – David M
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 1:33
  • Archetypal character that practices the qualities above sounds about right, and an uncommon word for that type of character, more specifically ending in er, or, ist.
    – Uncaused
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 1:51
  • Is it OK if the word can be applied to women, or must it exclude them?
    – Mitch
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 1:55

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a statement, pattern of behavior, a prototype, a "first" form or a main model which other statements, patterns of behavior, and objects copy, emulate or "merge" into. (Frequently used informal synonyms for this usage include "standard example", "basic example", and the longer form "archetypal example". Mathematical archetypes often appear as "canonical examples".)

Someone who is an archetypal character is someone who represents the primal nature of man.

  • Archetypal and Canonical combined, merged into man, any close ancient synonyms? definitely "primal" or "first" which peers would like to emulate. Said character in his prime form would contain glorious, majestic, or mystique traits.
    – Uncaused
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 2:02
  • @Uncaused There are numerous archetypal characters that meet those descriptions. The wise old man. The noble savage. etc.
    – David M
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 2:04
  • In this case his ability of being an Archetypal character is his only, savant strength. His kryptonite is a scandalous woman. yet he remains in his defensive mechanisms.
    – Uncaused
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 2:14
  • @Uncaused Samson
    – David M
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 2:15
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    @Uncaused Modern-day Samson works for me.
    – David M
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 2:23

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