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12th Jan '17 7:45:11 AM Eievie
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->''"I donít just think Iím a hero. I will be'' the ''hero."''

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->''"I donít just think Iím a hero. I will be'' the ''hero.be '''the''' hero."''



This guy is a [[TitleDrop hero]], pure and simple. They're almost always right, are a friend to all their teammates, and [[IdealHero morally superior]] - ''without'' the usual flaws of GoodIsDumb or WellIntentionedExtremist, unless it's a comedic work. They have a well-rounded skill set. They're not as [[SuperStrength strong]] as TheBigGuy, or as [[SuperIntelligence smart]] as TheSmartGuy, or as [[TheSocialExpert sensitive and socially adept]] as TheChick, but they're close. They can personally accomplish a variety of goals, but their real superpower is getting [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the whole diverse set of personalities]] to [[TheKirk focus and pull together]]. They'll always know who to ask for help, and when -- and ''usually'' how.

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This guy is a [[TitleDrop hero]], pure and simple. They're almost always right, are a friend to all their teammates, and [[IdealHero morally superior]] - ''without'' superior]]--''without'' the usual flaws of GoodIsDumb or WellIntentionedExtremist, unless it's a comedic work. They have a well-rounded skill set. They're not as [[SuperStrength strong]] as TheBigGuy, or as [[SuperIntelligence smart]] as TheSmartGuy, or as [[TheSocialExpert sensitive and socially adept]] as TheChick, but they're close. They can personally accomplish a variety of goals, but their real superpower is getting [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the whole diverse set of personalities]] to [[TheKirk focus and pull together]]. They'll always know who to ask for help, and when -- and when--and ''usually'' how.



The Hero does not ''have'' to be TheLeader, or the most intelligent. This is usually justified by them being [[KidHero the youngest]], [[IdiotHero most inexperienced]], and/or newest member of the team. Thus, their more senior teammates may reasonably see them as the TagalongKid or the SixthRanger, even if they're clearly [[TheProtagonist the central protagonist]] to the audience. They may even be something of TheLoad if they're a MouthyKid or TheFool, but don't worry -- in time, they will reveal their great potential, eventually [[MagneticHero swaying]] friend [[DefeatMeansFriendship and foe]] alike to their cause. Even if they need [[CharacterDevelopment significant growing up]] to reach that point. Eventually, TheLeader they may very well become.

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The Hero does not ''have'' to be TheLeader, or the most intelligent. This is usually justified by them being [[KidHero the youngest]], [[IdiotHero most inexperienced]], and/or newest member of the team. Thus, their more senior teammates may reasonably see them as the TagalongKid or the SixthRanger, even if they're clearly [[TheProtagonist the central protagonist]] to the audience. They may even be something of TheLoad if they're a MouthyKid or TheFool, but don't worry -- in worry--in time, they will reveal their great potential, eventually [[MagneticHero swaying]] friend [[DefeatMeansFriendship and foe]] alike to their cause. Even if they need [[CharacterDevelopment significant growing up]] to reach that point. Eventually, TheLeader they may very well become.



'''Note:''' A character can be TheHero of the story without being part of a FiveManBand. Also the generic namesake for ThingsIWillDoIfIAmEverTheHero.

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'''Note:''' '''[[AC:Note:]]''' A character can be TheHero of the story without being part of a FiveManBand. Also the generic namesake for ThingsIWillDoIfIAmEverTheHero.
30th Nov '16 2:10:34 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Film]]
* Elizabeth Swann-Turner and Will Turner are the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' version of this. Used loosely, as heroes aren't as pure in their world.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Luke Skywalker fits this {{trope}} so well that Psychology textbooks show a picture of him in reference to the archetype of a hero. In parts of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, variations on "I won't leave you here. I have to save you" are his catchphrase.
** The fact that Luke is the Hero archetype was deliberate because Creator/GeorgeLucas is said to have been heavily influenced by Joseph Campbell's [[TheHerosJourney ''The Hero With a Thousand Faces'']]. He does subvert The Hero trope in one ''major'' way though - he DidNotGetTheGirl and TheChick ends up with TheLancer instead for [[BrotherSisterIncest one reason or another.]]
** The Prequel Trilogy makes it clear Obi-Wan Kenobi is the hero, not Anakin Skywalker. Obi-Wan is constantly praised as the ideal Jedi and a stalwart defender of the innocent, while Anakin has his own fair share of issues that keep from achieving his heroic destiny. [[ForegoneConclusion We all know well how it turns out.]]
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives us a new hero for the Sequel Trilogy, although the identity of TheHero is a bit of a spoiler: [[spoiler:Rey, who turns out to be a Force-sensitive Jedi-to-be in the same vein as Luke Skywalker from the original trilogy. The ending makes it clear that the next two films will be her story]].
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Jake Sully, who choses what's right over what's easy, by siding with the Navi over his own people.

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[[folder:Film]]
* Elizabeth Swann-Turner and Will Turner are the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' version of this. Used loosely, as heroes aren't as pure in their world.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Luke Skywalker fits this {{trope}} so well that Psychology textbooks show a picture of him in reference to the archetype of a hero. In parts of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, variations on "I won't leave you here. I have to save you" are his catchphrase.
** The fact that Luke is the Hero archetype was deliberate because Creator/GeorgeLucas is said to have been heavily influenced by Joseph Campbell's [[TheHerosJourney ''The Hero With a Thousand Faces'']]. He does subvert The Hero trope in one ''major'' way though - he DidNotGetTheGirl and TheChick ends up with TheLancer instead for [[BrotherSisterIncest one reason or another.]]
** The Prequel Trilogy makes it clear Obi-Wan Kenobi is the hero, not Anakin Skywalker. Obi-Wan is constantly praised as the ideal Jedi and a stalwart defender of the innocent, while Anakin has his own fair share of issues that keep from achieving his heroic destiny. [[ForegoneConclusion We all know well how it turns out.]]
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives us a new hero for the Sequel Trilogy, although the identity of TheHero is a bit of a spoiler: [[spoiler:Rey, who turns out to be a Force-sensitive Jedi-to-be in the same vein as Luke Skywalker from the original trilogy. The ending makes it clear that the next two films will be her story]].
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Jake Sully, who choses what's right over what's easy, by siding with the Navi over his own people.
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%%* 9 from... well, ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''.
%%* Manolo Sanchez, of the story Mary Beth tells the detention kids in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Elizabeth Swann-Turner and Will Turner are the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' version of this. Used loosely, as heroes aren't as pure in their world.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Luke Skywalker fits this {{trope}} so well that Psychology textbooks show a picture of him in reference to the archetype of a hero. In parts of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, variations on "I won't leave you here. I have to save you" are his catchphrase.
** The fact that Luke is the Hero archetype was deliberate because Creator/GeorgeLucas is said to have been heavily influenced by Joseph Campbell's [[TheHerosJourney ''The Hero With a Thousand Faces'']]. He does subvert The Hero trope in one ''major'' way though - he DidNotGetTheGirl and TheChick ends up with TheLancer instead for [[BrotherSisterIncest one reason or another.]]
** The Prequel Trilogy makes it clear Obi-Wan Kenobi is the hero, not Anakin Skywalker. Obi-Wan is constantly praised as the ideal Jedi and a stalwart defender of the innocent, while Anakin has his own fair share of issues that keep from achieving his heroic destiny. [[ForegoneConclusion We all know well how it turns out.]]
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives us a new hero for the Sequel Trilogy, although the identity of TheHero is a bit of a spoiler: [[spoiler:Rey, who turns out to be a Force-sensitive Jedi-to-be in the same vein as Luke Skywalker from the original trilogy. The ending makes it clear that the next two films will be her story]].
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Jake Sully, who choses what's right over what's easy, by siding with the Navi over his own people.



%%* 9 from... well, ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} 9]]''.



%%* Manolo Sanchez, of the story Mary Beth tells the detention kids in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''.
30th Nov '16 2:08:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** Alanna of Trebond, who is deliberately a female The Hero in ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness''. Among other things, she uncovers a plot to usurp the throne, helps Jon improve relations between Tortallans and the Bazhir, and brings a number of {{Badass}}es back to the capital for the FinalBattle.

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** Alanna of Trebond, who is deliberately a female The Hero in ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness''. Among other things, she uncovers a plot to usurp the throne, helps Jon improve relations between Tortallans and the Bazhir, and brings a number of {{Badass}}es badasses back to the capital for the FinalBattle.
15th Nov '16 11:12:54 AM ChaoticNovelist
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If the Hero has too many of the "positive" qualities listed above, they may degenerate into a MartyStu. If they're too generic, then they're an EveryMan. They are sometimes the OnlySaneMan trying to keep TheTeam together because they live in DysfunctionJunction.

The Hero and TheLancer usually have a special chemistry within TheTeam, either a BashBrothers relationship or RedOniBlueOni. They are often [[TheRival rivals]] with a strong mutual respect for each other, and are sometimes HeterosexualLifePartners. They are likely to argue about who is TheLeader, but as stated above, this role usually goes to the hero.

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If the Hero has too many of the "positive" qualities listed above, they may degenerate into a MartyStu. If they're too generic, then they're an EveryMan.EveryMan (but please note that the EveryMan does not have to be this trope or TheProtagonist). They are sometimes the OnlySaneMan trying to keep TheTeam together because they live in DysfunctionJunction.

Because TheLancer is, by definition, The Hero's foil, The Hero and TheLancer usually have a special chemistry within TheTeam, chemistry, either a BashBrothers relationship or RedOniBlueOni. They are often [[TheRival rivals]] with a strong mutual respect for each other, and are sometimes HeterosexualLifePartners. They are likely to argue about who is TheLeader, but as stated above, this role usually goes to the hero.
1st Nov '16 5:44:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''DawsonsCreek'': Dawson Leery.

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* ''DawsonsCreek'': %%* ''Series/DawsonsCreek'': Dawson Leery.



* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': John Crichton.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Malcom "Mal" Reynolds, though he's more of a LovableRogue.

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* %%* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': John Crichton.
* %%* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Malcom "Mal" Reynolds, though he's more of a LovableRogue.



* ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}'': Jamal.
* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'': Nina Martin.
** When she leaves, it's Eddie.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Harmon Rabb.

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* %%* ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}'': Jamal.
* %%* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'': Nina Martin.
** %%** When she leaves, it's Eddie.
* %%* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Harmon Rabb.



* ''Series/MaddigansQuest'': Garland.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': Merlin/Emrys.

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* %%* ''Series/MaddigansQuest'': Garland.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': %%* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'': Merlin/Emrys.
25th Oct '16 6:53:14 PM nombretomado
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** The fact that Luke is the Hero archetype was deliberate because GeorgeLucas is said to have been heavily influenced by Joseph Campbell's [[TheHerosJourney ''The Hero With a Thousand Faces'']]. He does subvert The Hero trope in one ''major'' way though - he DidNotGetTheGirl and TheChick ends up with TheLancer instead for [[BrotherSisterIncest one reason or another.]]

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** The fact that Luke is the Hero archetype was deliberate because GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas is said to have been heavily influenced by Joseph Campbell's [[TheHerosJourney ''The Hero With a Thousand Faces'']]. He does subvert The Hero trope in one ''major'' way though - he DidNotGetTheGirl and TheChick ends up with TheLancer instead for [[BrotherSisterIncest one reason or another.]]
24th Oct '16 1:18:40 PM ANTMuddle
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'''Note:''' A character can be TheHero of the story without being part of a FiveManBand.

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'''Note:''' A character can be TheHero of the story without being part of a FiveManBand. Also the generic namesake for ThingsIWillDoIfIAmEverTheHero.
20th Oct '16 9:38:48 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Among the three main protagonists (Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto), Professor X is the most noble of the bunch. Logan is occasionally an AntiHero, and Erik is mostly a villain. The First Class trilogy explores three fundamental aspects of Charles Xavier: peace, hope and love. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he represents serenity (which is a synonym for peace), and he averts WorldWarIII. In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his younger self is a lost soul who gradually finds hope again, and this prevents a future where mutantkind is exterminated by Sentinels. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he wields an ability which is just as powerful (if not more so) than his telepathy--ThePowerOfLove; he vanquishes a DestroyerDeity with it.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Among the three main protagonists (Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto), Professor X is the most noble of the bunch. Logan is occasionally sometimes an AntiHero, and Erik is mostly a villain. The First Class trilogy explores three fundamental aspects of Charles Xavier: peace, hope and love. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he represents serenity (which is a synonym for peace), and he averts WorldWarIII. In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his younger self is a lost soul who gradually finds hope again, and this prevents a future where mutantkind is exterminated by Sentinels. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he wields an ability which is just as powerful (if not more so) than his telepathy--ThePowerOfLove; he vanquishes a DestroyerDeity with it.
15th Oct '16 8:46:25 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'': Among the three main protagonists of the film series (Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto), Professor X is the most noble of the bunch. Logan is occasionally an AntiHero, and Erik is mostly a villain. The First Class trilogy explores three fundamental aspects of Charles Xavier: peace, hope and love. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he represents serenity (which is a synonym for peace), and he averts WorldWarIII. In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his younger self is a lost soul who gradually finds hope again, and this prevents a future where mutantkind is exterminated by Sentinels. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he wields an ability which is just as powerful (if not more so) than his telepathy--ThePowerOfLove; he vanquishes a DestroyerDeity with it.

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Among the three main protagonists of the film series (Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto), Professor X is the most noble of the bunch. Logan is occasionally an AntiHero, and Erik is mostly a villain. The First Class trilogy explores three fundamental aspects of Charles Xavier: peace, hope and love. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he represents serenity (which is a synonym for peace), and he averts WorldWarIII. In ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his younger self is a lost soul who gradually finds hope again, and this prevents a future where mutantkind is exterminated by Sentinels. In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he wields an ability which is just as powerful (if not more so) than his telepathy--ThePowerOfLove; he vanquishes a DestroyerDeity with it.
13th Oct '16 11:01:18 AM TheNerevarine
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* Alex Elder in ''{{ComicBook/Crimson}}'' is a vampire boy destined to save the world... Whether he likes it or not.
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