Does the hero's journey have to start in the Ordinary World?
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The hero's journey doesn't have to start in the Ordinary World.
Normally, there is entry or pull into the Ordinary World.
For example, in Taken 2 (2012), we meet the antagonist / problem before we are pulled into Bryan's Ordinary World.
For example, in Lord of the Rings (2001), we learn about Sauron and then Gandalf enters the Ordinary World (Frodo's Shire).
For example, in Star Wars (1977), Leia is kidnapped and the droids make their way into Luke's Ordinary World.
For example, in In The Heat of the Night (1967), Virgil arrives at the train station, Sam Wood leaves the diner and discovers the murder, passing Delores beforehand. Then Gillespie sends Sam to look for suspects, which leads to Sam arresting Virgil and bringing him to the station (Ordinary World).
The 2000+ stage Hero's Journey and Transformation through a New World/State is the template upon which the vast majority of successful stories and Hollywood blockbusters are based upon. Learn about this at http://www.clickok.co.uk/index4.html