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Before writing character profiles, you want to know what your character has to do - in other words, what functions need to be performed by that character. And that really relates very much to archetypes.
For example, a mentor has to guide, encourage the journey into the new world, assist the transformation and so on. Those requirements will inform the character profile.
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