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The Contrarian

The Contrarian Contrarian characters exist across most forms of recorded media, from folklore to Hollywood. I love them. We might see them as trickster-like characters like with the Joker , and his anarchist ramblings, to Marvels Loki , as well as with the court jesters of medieval Europe; it's that maverick characteristic. For better or worse, they test the status quo; often debasing established norms.  The have to take a stand against someone or something, oppositional, adversarial even, always striving.  The Fool is a less commonly used term for a Contrarian, but still, someone we are all familiar with, nonetheless. That oddball who pops up in Shakespeare's plays, those humour wielding jesters, who'll hit near the mark of the most powerful people within the king's court, even the king himself! The Jester eventually became  a valued advisor to the Monarch! However, my favourite Contrarian is to be found in the Rebel; a soul driven by a strong will to overthrow what th