Adventure is a type of genre that features a protagonist in a new or exotic location, who is trying to solve a quest. Adventure films can be set in the real world, but often have imaginative elements as part of the narrative. Indiana Jones, a popular film franchise, is an example of the adventure genre. Indiana Jones is an archeologist who embarks on a series of quests in remote locations, often trying to solve clues quicker than the villains. Indiana Jones often has to travel to new and exciting places that no-one has ever been to before, which is very adventurous of him.

What is the adventure genre?

The adventure genre typically features the protagonist going into a journey either personally or geographically. Often protagonists have a mission and are forced to face many obstacles along the way. The adventure genre is generally paired with the action genre since the protagonist’s journeys involve a lot of action. The adventure genre can be combined with almost any other genre like romance or drama.

What are common characteristics of an adventure story?

Common characteristics of an adventure story include fast-paced plot lines, brave protagonists in dangerous situations, and a specific period of time to accomplish a goal or mission. Sometimes adventure stories have dark moods because of what the protagonist has to face and evil enemies that readers or viewers want the protagonist to beat. Adventure stories are also often set in unusual locations.

What is a Choose Your Own Adventure story?

A choose your own adventure story is a series of children’s gamebooks in which each story is written from a second-person point of view. The reader takes on the role of the protagonist and makes choices that determine actions of the main character as well as the outcome of the story. The concept was created by Edward Packard. The Choose Your Own Adventure stories were created for 7 to 14-year old children.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon
Series of illustrations of the Creature from the Black Lagoon drawn from the front and side views with overall height

Creature from The Black Lagoon, a movie released in 1954, stars the antagonist and monster Gill-Man. Gill-Man is a fully amphibious creature so he can breathe both underwater and above ground. Gill-Man has webbed hands with claws and tough, thick skin that can regenerate and heal rapidly allowing him to recover from attacks that would be deadly to humans. Gill-Man lives in the Black Lagoon at the end of a tributary in the Amazon and is obsessed with a female crew member, Kay, on a geology expedition. Gill-Man attacks the other crew members and abducts Kay, but she is rescued by the remaining crew. When she is saved, Gill-Man is riddled with bullets by the crew and sinks back into the depths of the lagoon.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon, portrayed by Ben Chapman in Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

Creature from The Black Lagoon, a movie released in 1954, stars the antagonist and monster Gill-Man. Gill-Man is a fully amphibious creature so he can breathe both underwater and above ground. Gill-Man has webbed hands with claws and tough, thick skin that can regenerate and heal rapidly.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon, portrayed by Ben Chapman in Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), is 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 m) tall.

Creature from the Black Lagoon
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Ben Chapman
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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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Creature from the Black Lagoon front (arms raised), front (walking), side (grabbing)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi
Pair of drawings of Obi-Wan Kenobi standing with a label for height

Also known as Ben Kenobi, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the fictional mentor and Jedi master In the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Once Anakin Skywalker’s friend and Jedi trainer, after Anakin’s fall to the dark side and rise as Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi became a hermit on Tatooine. He lives in solitude near the farm where Luke grows up, and keeps a watchful eye over him until Luke is ready to fulfill his destiny. Obi-Wan is Luke Skywalker’s first introduction to the ways of the force, including giving Luke his father’s lightsaber. Even after his death, Obi-Wan’s spirit continues to guide Luke.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, portrayed by Alec Guinness in Star Wars, is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Collection of illustrations of Obi-Wan Kenobi with a lightsaber
Also known as Ben Kenobi, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the fictional mentor and Jedi master In the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Once Anakin Skywalker’s friend and Jedi trainer, after Anakin’s fall to the dark side and rise as Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi became a hermit on Tatooine.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, portrayed by Alec Guinness in Star Wars, is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Collection of illustrations of Obi-Wan Kenobi with a lightsaber
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Species: Human
Homeworld:
Stewjon
Affiliation: Jedi Order
Weapon: Lightsaber

Actor
Alec Guinness
First Appearance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi front elevation (standing), front (hood), front (lightsaber), side (lightsaber attack), side (lightsaber defense)

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Luke Skywalker
Pair of drawings of Luke Skywalker standing with height measurement

Luke Skywalker is a fictional Jedi in the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Leia’s brother, and Padmé and Anakin’s son, he is raised by his aunt and uncle on a moisture farm on Tatooine but always dreams of more. When his uncle purchases R2-D2 and C-3PO, Luke accidentally intercepts a message meant for Obi-Wan Kenobi. After the stormtroopers trace R2-D2 to Luke’s aunt and uncle and murder them, Luke is thrown into an intergalactic civil war. Like the rest of his family, he is force-sensitive and, after a crash course in Jedi basics from Yoda, a talented fighter.

Luke Skywalker, portrayed by Mark Hamill in Star Wars, is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Illustrations of Luke Skywalker in various poses with a lightsaber
Luke Skywalker is a fictional Jedi in the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Leia’s brother, and Padmé and Anakin’s son, he is raised by his aunt and uncle on a moisture farm on Tatooine but always dreams of more.

Luke Skywalker, portrayed by Mark Hamill in Star Wars, is 5 foot 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Illustrations of Luke Skywalker in various poses with a lightsaber
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Affiliation: Jedi Order
Weapon: Lightsaber

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Mark Hamill
First Appearance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

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Luke Skywalker front elevation (standing), front (casual), side, lightsaber (attack), lightsaber (defense)

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Shazam (Captain Marvel)
Scaled height comparison illustration of Shazam in relation to other DC Comics characters

Shazam, also known as William Joseph “Billy” Batson, is a fictional superhero in Shazam! and the extended DC Comics universe. Growing up an orphan, Billy’s life is suddenly turned upside down when a wizard grants him the power to transform from a gangly teen into a full grown superhero.

His powers include flight, super strength, superspeed, increased invulnerability, and the ability to control electricity. Though, as Shazam, he is physically an adult, he still has the decision making power of a teenager, which can result in more chaos than the original problem he was trying to fix.

Shazam, portrayed by Zachary Levi in Shazam! (2019), has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Set of illustrations of Shazam in various poses measured with overall height
Shazam, also known as William Joseph “Billy” Batson, is a fictional superhero in Shazam! and the extended DC Comics universe. Growing up an orphan, Billy’s life is suddenly turned upside down when a wizard grants him the power to transform from a gangly teen into a full grown superhero.

Shazam, portrayed by Zachary Levi in Shazam! (2019), has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Set of illustrations of Shazam in various poses measured with overall height
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Zachary Levi
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Shazam! (2019)

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Princess Leia Organa
Illustrations of Princess Leia Organa in casual and blaster poses with a measurement for height

Princess Leia Organa, also known as General Organa, is the fictional Princess of Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate and a leader in the resistance against the first order in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She is the daughter of Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, and Luke Skywalker’s sister, adopted at birth by Senator Bail and Queen Organa or Alderaan and raised as princess and a politician until the destruction of her planet forces her into the rebellion full-time. She is force-sensitive, though her greatest talents lie in her leadership skills.

Princess Leia Organa, portrayed by Carrie Fisher in Star Wars, is 5 foot 1 inch (1.55 m) tall.

Multiple drawings of Princess Leia Organa with a blaster
Princess Leia Organa, also known as General Organa, is the fictional Princess of Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate and a leader in the resistance against the first order in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She is force-sensitive, though her greatest talents lie in her leadership.

Princess Leia Organa, portrayed by Carrie Fisher in Star Wars, is 5 foot 1 inch (1.55 m) tall.

Multiple drawings of Princess Leia Organa with a blaster
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Species: Human
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Alderaan
Affiliation: Rebel Alliance
Weapon: Blaster Pistol

Actor
Carrie Fisher
First Appearance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

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Princess Leia Organa front elevation (standing), front (blaster), front (blaster pose), side (blaster attack), side (blaster casual)

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