An archetype is a model of an element in most literature. There are three archetypes, which are characters, situational and symbolic. In this essay, I am going to explore five different character archetypes in the Harry Potter series written by J.k Rowling. The character archetypes of hero, villain, mentor, companion, and trickster are present in the following Harry Potter series.Harry Potter is a hero throughout the entire seven series of the Harry Potter novels. In the story, Harry is a wizard with an outstanding magical ability. However, for Harry to protect himself from the evil (Voldemort), he is sent to live with his uncle and aunt as an average person. Later, when he gets into Hogwarts of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he begins his journey there to fight against Voldemort who is also known as the villain in the novel. After being depreciated by his relatives for a long time, Harry eventually retrieves his courage and dignity throughout his heroic journey where finally gets to defeat Voldemort, ending with a final victory. From the perspective of the noble quest, Harry Potter fits the part of an archetypal hero but when it comes to traits that he possesses, it shows that Harry Potter is a bit different than the typical archetypal hero.A mentor is an intelligent old man or woman that every hero meets in most of the stories. In the Harry Potter series, Albus Dumbledore acts as Harry’s mentor and trains him during the beginning stage and presents him with items that will allow him strength and power, like Harry’s father’s invisibility cloak. Albus Dumbledore follows the archetypal path of a mentor because he teaches Harry, how to be a wizard and a man and he is also a friend and a leader to Harry Potter, and he helps Harry to protect himself against Voldemort. In stories, villains are known to create threats, chaos and conflicts and give the hero and other characters something to fight against with. In the series Harry Potter, the character Voldemort also known as the villain embodies the dark reflection of Harry’s desires: an evenly orphaned child, Voldemort never emerged but was left stuck in the mindset of having been abandoned. Voldemort is known as the evil figure in the novel because he strives to take down the whole wizarding world and tries to kill the hero, Harry Potter. Throughout the series, we also find that Harry also holds a shadow within himself, for Voldemort constitutes his unconscious self.A trickster often fills joy and humour into the story. For example – when the times are usually depressed or emotionally tensed in the story, the trickster usually provides the audience with a welcome break. In the Harry Potter series, Fred and George Weasley represent the trickster archetype because they are both known to play tricks and pranks on people all over Hogwarts. They are in constant trouble and always bring joy and happiness. The archetype of a companion provides a balance and acts for the hero’s morals. A hero needs someone to distract the guards, hack into the mainframe, carry their gear or support the hero and be there for him or her. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, both of the characters, embody as a companion. They conveniently raise the amount in battle situations because it is their role to help the hero learn valuable lessons and be there for that person. While Hermione and Ron hold true to their characteristics of this archetype, they also frequently cross the boundaries between the mentor and the trickster. There are many other different types of character archetypes, but knowing the five main types of archetype helps the audience understand what role and personality of the character have in the movie, book or film. Knowing the five main archetypes also enables you to beware of other types of archetypes that you will meet in another film, novel or movies.