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Monomyth or the hero’s journey

Just in case you didn’t notice, every adventure tale with a hero follows 12 stages known as the hero’s journey.

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.

Or… just in case… here is the explanation with pop culture references.