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* Son Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall''. He always takes down the big bad of the arc(with the one exception of Gohan defeating Cell in which case he was a supporting role), and never ceases to continually get stronger. [[DefeatMeansFriendship Many of his enemies become his friends after he defeats them.]] He's also very naive, qualifying him for IdiotHero. He says that he does not want to be continually defending Earth, hence why he first trains Gohan to be the one to protect earth, and when that fails, he later trains Uub.
%%* In the ''Mazinger'' franchise:
%%** Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was the prototype for {{Hotblooded}} IdiotHero.
%%** Tetsuya Tsurugi from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
%%** Duke Fleed from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.
%%** Sayaka in ''Manga/MazingerAngels''.
%%* Seiya "Pegasus" [[spoiler:Kido]] from ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'': Yoh Asakura is the main good guy shaman. At one point, Anna compares him to a traditional knight hero going to defeat the evil king and save the princess. [[spoiler: Except the princess is his evil BigBad brother Hao and the evil king is called 'Hao's hatred]].
** Yoh actually takes this trope so far that he's practically a messianic character. He's so good-hearted, selfless and kind that his example is able to change even the most evil people over to the good side. [[spoiler: As a matter of fact, he does actually change almost every single villain in the series over to the side of good, except Zeke/Hao, because Zeke/Hao is just that evil.]]

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* Son Goku Ayato Amagiri from ''Manga/DragonBall''. He always takes down the big bad of the arc(with the one exception of Gohan defeating Cell in which case he was a supporting role), and never ceases to continually get stronger. [[DefeatMeansFriendship Many of his enemies become his friends after he defeats them.]] He's also very naive, qualifying him for IdiotHero. He says ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar''. His relationship with Julis is that he does not want to be continually defending Earth, hence why he first trains Gohan to be the one to protect earth, and when of a KnightInShiningArmor protecting a princess.
%%* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' America ''thinks'' he's this trope. "I'M THE HERO!"
%%* Kuro from ''Manga/BlackGod''
* The eponymous character of ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' OVA is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' an example of this {{trope}}. In fact, it's strongly implied
that fails, he later trains Uub.
%%* In
were she to follow this {{trope}} to the ''Mazinger'' franchise:
%%** Kouji Kabuto
letters (always win, resolving everything with force) she will ''[[ShootTheDog not]]'' [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl get the]] [[{{Yuri}} girl]].
* Aoba Watase
from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was the prototype for {{Hotblooded}} IdiotHero.
%%** Tetsuya Tsurugi
''Anime/BuddyComplex''. Certainly more heroic than his buddy Dio. His story involves him saving a princess (Hina) from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
%%** Duke Fleed from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.
%%** Sayaka in ''Manga/MazingerAngels''.
%%* Seiya "Pegasus" [[spoiler:Kido]] from ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'': Yoh Asakura is the main good guy shaman. At one point, Anna compares him to a traditional knight hero going to defeat the
an evil king (Bizon).
* Sakura Kinomoto/Avalon of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', albeit with Syaoran Li as a heavy {{Deuteragonist}}. Despite ExecutiveMeddling's best attempts to make them co-Heroes, she is still obviously this in the ''Cardcaptors'' dub as well.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Touma Kamijou always has [[KirkSummation a reasonable
and admirable response]] to any villain's [[EvilSpeechOfEvil twisted logic]] and will save the princess. [[spoiler: Except the princess someone (often a girl) despite [[TheDulcineaEffect having known them for less than a day.]]
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'': Rosette Christopher
is his evil BigBad brother Hao front-and-center in TheTeam and the evil king is called 'Hao's hatred]].
** Yoh actually takes this trope so far
one that he's practically a messianic character. He's so good-hearted, selfless and kind that his example is able to change even the holds most evil people over to of the good side. [[spoiler: As a matter of fact, he does actually change almost every single villain in the series over to the side of good, except Zeke/Hao, because Zeke/Hao is just that evil.]]group together.
%%* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter''.



%%* Hiroshi Shiba from ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''
%%* Akira Hibiki from ''Anime/{{Raideen}}''
%%* In the ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'':
%%** Hyouma Aoi from ''Anime/CombattlerV''.
%%** Kenichi Gou from ''Anime/VoltesV''.
%%** Kazuya Ryuuzaki from ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''.



* Shido Itsuka from ''LightNovel/DateALive''. Despite his desire for a normal life, Shido will risk life and limb to save the [[MagicalGirlWarrior Spirits]] and allow them to experience happiness.
%%* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series:
%%** Taichi Kamiya in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
%%** Daisuke/Davis Motomiya in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''.
%%** Takato Matsuda/Matsuki in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
%%** Takuya Kanbara in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''.
%%** Masaru Daimon/Marcus Damon in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''.
%%** Taiki Kudou in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars''.
* Son Goku from ''Franchise/DragonBall''. He always takes down the big bad of the arc(with the one exception of Gohan defeating Cell in which case he was a supporting role), and never ceases to continually get stronger. [[DefeatMeansFriendship Many of his enemies become his friends after he defeats them.]] He's also very naive, qualifying him for IdiotHero. He says that he does not want to be continually defending Earth, hence why he first trains Gohan to be the one to protect earth, and when that fails, he later trains Uub.
* Natsu from ''Manga/FairyTail''. An interesting variation - [[TheBigGuy Erza]] actually leads the team, and Lucy can be argued to be TheProtagonist but Natsu is the traditional heroic figure.
* Kenshiro from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar. His nickname is "The End-of-Century Savior".
%%* Interesting variation in ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''.



%%* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter''.
* Maka Albarn from ''Manga/SoulEater'' fits this role well, and largely above all the other characters in the anime/manga. She is the only character of the main cast to have very noble and heroic personality traits, in addition to having the strong desire to help others and defeat evil.(See also TheLeader.)
* Yusei Fudo from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' and Yugi Moto from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fit this role well. The main protagonists of the other two series', Yuma Tsukumo and Jaden Yuki didn't quite have the heroic or noble traits to fit the role, though. They were more closer related to the IdiotHero. Though Jaden showed a bit stronger of this role during the 4th season.
%%* Yamatoagari and his robot sidekick good embodiment and title character from from ''KarakuridoujiUltimo''
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Lina is an {{antihero}}. She will save your village from bandits/monsters/dragons, etc but you have to pay her first. [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold Gourry fits the true hero role better]] but he's her sidekick.
%%* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' America ''thinks'' he's this trope. "I'M THE HERO!"
* Monkey D. Luffy of ''Manga/OnePiece'' fits this perfectly. He's an IdiotHero, TheCaptain and TheLeader of the Strawhat Pirates, and is always the one to take on the BigBad in the end of every big story arc. His normal outfit, before and after the Timeskip, is even Red and Blue. In his own opinion, [[note]] chapter 634 in the manga [[/note]] Luffy has explicitly stated that he isn't, and doesn't want to be, a hero. In fact, he only agrees to save Fishman Island by being bribed with food. Then again, Luffy has never been [[AntiHero a 'traditional' hero...]]
* Naruto from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. His heroic qualities are weighted down by his inexperience and naivety. It takes CharacterDevelopment and soul searching for him to truly become a heroic character. His [[BadassCreed personal ninja way]] is basically that he never abandons a friend and never goes back on his word. [[spoiler: In Part two his HeroicSpirit breaks the CycleOfRevenge Pain is trapped in and he [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriends Kurama, the nine tailed fox.]]]]
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' Kamina styles himself as the bold and charsimatc hero that will save the world from Beastmen. In a private moment with Youko, he says his dream is to create a world where children can look up at the stars without fear. [[spoiler: Then he dies and [[TakeUpMySword Simon takes up the hero role]] after a HeroicBSOD. He slays the PhysicalGod with a giant energy drill to save his princess.]]
%%*Kuro from ''Kurokami''
%%* Nike from ''MahoujinGuruGuru''.
%%* Interesting variation in ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'': Rosette Christopher is front-and-center in TheTeam and the one that holds most of the group together.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Tenma spends the show hunting down a monster of a child to prevent him from hurting others.
* Natsu from ''Manga/FairyTail''. An interesting variation - [[TheBigGuy Erza]] actually leads the team, and Lucy can be argued to be TheProtagonist but Natsu is the traditional heroic figure.
* Kenshiro from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar. His nickname is "The End-of-Century Savior".
%%* Shinku from ''Manga/RozenMaiden''.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Touma Kamijou always has [[KirkSummation a reasonable and admirable response]] to any villain's [[EvilSpeechOfEvil twisted logic]] and will save someone (often a girl) despite [[TheDulcineaEffect having known them for less than a day.]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Usagi Tsukino is the first active senshi (sort of) [[note]] Sailor Venus was fighting before her but she wasn't introduced until later [[/note]] and gives a speech about the despicable nature of the latest EvilPlan during her episodic InTheNameOfTheMoon speech. [[LateArrivalSpoiler Once her identity as Princess Serenity is discovered]] she becomes TheParagon of heroism for the other senshi and undergoes CharacterDevelopment to become more heroic.
%%* Aono Tsukune from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''



* Tenchi Masaki [[spoiler: Jurai]] is generally the central heroic figure and the one to confront (defeat or befriend) the BigBad. Such stories are ''Muyo'', ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'', and ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'. [[AvertedTrope The exception is the]] ''Anime/PrettySammy'' spinoffs, where Tenchi becomes a supporting character or is phased out , and Sasami becomes a MagicalGirl.
* Ash Ketchum[=/=]Satoshi in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. His intelligence and experience might vary between regions, but his heroic nature always remains the same. [[PalsWithJesus He even befriends beings worthy of divinity.]]
* While there are LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' and several people for every other position in TheTeam, there is only one [[TheHero hero]] - Negi Springfield, who also doubles as their [[KidHero ten year-old]] teacher.
%%* Nobita Nobi in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}''
* The eponymous character of ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' OVA is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' an example of this {{trope}}. In fact, it's strongly implied that were she to follow this {{trope}} to the letters (always win, resolving everything with force) she will ''[[ShootTheDog not]]'' [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl get the]] [[{{Yuri}} girl]].
%%* NiceGirl & TheMedic Yoshika Miyafuji from ''Anime/StrikeWitches''.
%%* HumanAlien / ArtificialHuman Vash the Stampede from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.
%%* While TheProtagonist is debatable, there's not much doubt that the hero of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' is none other than Medaka Kurokami herself.

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* Tenchi Masaki [[spoiler: Jurai]] In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Issei Hyoudou is generally the central heroic figure hero of the group and the one to confront (defeat or befriend) guy that holds everybody together despite the BigBad. Such stories are ''Muyo'', ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'', and ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'. [[AvertedTrope The exception is the]] ''Anime/PrettySammy'' spinoffs, where Tenchi becomes a supporting character or is phased out , and Sasami becomes a MagicalGirl.
* Ash Ketchum[=/=]Satoshi in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. His intelligence and experience might vary between regions, but his heroic nature always remains the same. [[PalsWithJesus He even befriends beings worthy of divinity.]]
* While there are LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' and several people for every other position in TheTeam, there
fact that he's an IdiotHero who is only one [[TheHero hero]] - Negi Springfield, who also doubles as their [[KidHero ten year-old]] teacher.
%%* Nobita Nobi in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}''
* The eponymous character
capable of ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' OVA is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' an example of this {{trope}}. In fact, it's strongly implied that were she to follow this {{trope}} to thinking perverted things.
* Tatsuya Shiba from ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool''. He's
the letters (always win, resolving everything leader of his group of friends, more powerful than his peers, protects his sister with force) she will ''[[ShootTheDog not]]'' [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl get the]] [[{{Yuri}} girl]].
%%* NiceGirl & TheMedic Yoshika Miyafuji from ''Anime/StrikeWitches''.
%%* HumanAlien / ArtificialHuman Vash
intense devotion and defeats the Stampede from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.
%%* While TheProtagonist is debatable, there's not much doubt that the hero of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' is none other than Medaka Kurokami herself.
bad guys with little difficulty.



%%* Madoka Kaname and Homura Akemi from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
* Sakura Kinomoto/Avalon of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', albeit with Syaoran Li as a heavy {{Deuteragonist}}. Despite ExecutiveMeddling's best attempts to make them co-Heroes, she is still obviously this in the ''Cardcaptors'' dub as well.
%%* Madoka Kyouno from RinneNoLagrange
%%* In ''SaintBeast'',
* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Issei Hyoudou is the hero of the group and the one guy that holds everybody together despite the fact that he's an IdiotHero who is only capable of thinking perverted things.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' presents an interesting case of PlayingWithATrope. While Light Yagami is clearly TheProtagonist and believes himself to be the hero that will cleanse the world of crime, the opinons of others in the show are varied. Some agree and other think he's a serial killer no better than the people he kills. L, the detective hunting him down, is then the HeroAntagonist to Light's VillainProtagonist.
%%* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series:
%%** Taichi Kamiya in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
%%** Daisuke/Davis Motomiya in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''.
%%** Takato Matsuda/Matsuki in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
%%** Takuya Kanbara in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''.
%%** Masaru Daimon/Marcus Damon in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''.
%%** Taiki Kudou in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars''.
* ''Anime/VividredOperation'': Akane Isshiki is the series' main protagonist, being a cheerful, hardworking and athletic girl.

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%%* Madoka Kaname Yamatoagari and Homura Akemi his robot sidekick good embodiment and title character from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
* Sakura Kinomoto/Avalon of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', albeit with Syaoran Li as a heavy {{Deuteragonist}}. Despite ExecutiveMeddling's best attempts to make them co-Heroes, she is still obviously this in the ''Cardcaptors'' dub as well.
%%* Madoka Kyouno
from RinneNoLagrange
''Karakuridouji Ultimo''
%%* In ''SaintBeast'',
Hiroshi Shiba from ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''
%%* Honoka Kousaka from ''Franchise/LoveLive''.
* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Issei Hyoudou The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series feature LoveTriangle{{s}}, usually involving two girls and one guy. That particular guy is usually the primary hero of the group and the one guy that holds everybody together despite the fact that he's an IdiotHero who is only capable of thinking perverted things.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' presents an interesting case of PlayingWithATrope. While Light Yagami is clearly TheProtagonist and believes himself to be
story. Unusually for a mecha anime, the hero that will cleanse is not necesarily the world of crime, the opinons of others in the show resident AcePilot.
%%** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': Alto Saotome.
%%** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'': Hayate Immelmann.
* While there
are varied. Some agree LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' and other think he's a serial killer no better than the several people for every other position in TheTeam, there is only one [[TheHero hero]] - Negi Springfield, who also doubles as their [[KidHero ten year-old]] teacher.
* Nike from ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'', whether
he kills. L, the detective hunting likes it or not as his parents trained him down, is then the HeroAntagonist to Light's VillainProtagonist.
%%* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series:
%%** Taichi Kamiya in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
%%** Daisuke/Davis Motomiya in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''.
%%** Takato Matsuda/Matsuki in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
%%** Takuya Kanbara in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''.
%%** Masaru Daimon/Marcus Damon in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''.
%%** Taiki Kudou in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars''.
* ''Anime/VividredOperation'': Akane Isshiki
for it since birth. "Hero" is the series' main protagonist, being a cheerful, hardworking and athletic girl.only thing Kukuri calls him.



%%* In the ''Mazinger'' franchise:
%%** Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was the prototype for {{Hotblooded}} IdiotHero.
%%** Tetsuya Tsurugi from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
%%** Duke Fleed from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.
%%** Sayaka in ''Manga/MazingerAngels''.
%%* While TheProtagonist is debatable, there's not much doubt that the hero of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' is none other than Medaka Kurokami herself.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Tenma spends the show hunting down a monster of a child to prevent him from hurting others.
* Naruto from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. His heroic qualities are weighted down by his inexperience and naivety. It takes CharacterDevelopment and soul searching for him to truly become a heroic character. His [[BadassCreed personal ninja way]] is basically that he never abandons a friend and never goes back on his word. [[spoiler: In Part two his HeroicSpirit breaks the CycleOfRevenge Pain is trapped in and he [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriends Kurama, the nine tailed fox.]]]]
* Monkey D. Luffy of ''Manga/OnePiece'' fits this perfectly. He's an IdiotHero, TheCaptain and TheLeader of the Strawhat Pirates, and is always the one to take on the BigBad in the end of every big story arc. His normal outfit, before and after the Timeskip, is even Red and Blue. In his own opinion, [[note]] chapter 634 in the manga [[/note]] Luffy has explicitly stated that he isn't, and doesn't want to be, a hero. In fact, he only agrees to save Fishman Island by being bribed with food. Then again, Luffy has never been [[AntiHero a 'traditional' hero...]]
* Saitama from ''Manga/OnePunchMan''. He became a hero after his childhood dream to be able to beat bad guys with one punch. It turns out limitless power is "kinda boring actually". The intro theme for the anime is even titled 'The Hero!'
* Ash Ketchum[=/=]Satoshi in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. His intelligence and experience might vary between regions, but his heroic nature always remains the same. [[PalsWithJesus He even befriends beings worthy of divinity.]]



* Honoka Kousaka from ''Franchise/LoveLive''.
* Saitama from ''Manga/OnePunchMan''. He became a hero after his childhood dream to be able to beat bad guys with one punch. It turns out limitless power is "kinda boring actually". The intro theme for the anime is even titled 'The Hero!'
* Shido Itsuka from ''LightNovel/DateALive''. Despite his desire for a normal life, Shido will risk life and limb to save the [[MagicalGirlWarrior Spirits]] and allow them to experience happiness.
* Lux Arcadia from ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' is defined by his righteousness and benevolence, to the point he destroyed the very kingdom he was supposed to inherit, simply because his father was an evil bastard.
* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series feature LoveTriangle{{s}}, usually involving two girls and one guy. That particular guy is usually the primary hero of the story. Unusually for a mecha anime, the hero is not necesarily the resident AcePilot.
%%** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': Alto Saotome.
%%** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'': Hayate Immelmann.
* Aoba Watase from ''Anime/BuddyComplex''. Certainly more heroic than his buddy Dio. His story involves him saving a princess (Hina) from an evil king (Bizon).
* Ayato Amagiri from ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar''. His relationship with Julis is that of a KnightInShiningArmor protecting a princess.
* Tatsuya Shiba from ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool''. He's the leader of his group of friends, more powerful than his peers, protects his sister with intense devotion and defeats the bad guys with little difficulty.
* ''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'': Ayame Kajou uses her 'Blue Snow' persona to rebel against the oppressive censorship laws enforced by [[MoralGuardians the Public Morals Committee.]] She initially acts on her own, by spreading ecchi leaflets and publicly shouting obscenities. However, she soon realizes it isn't enough. So she co-founds the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters ero terrorist group]], [[AffectionateParody SOX]], to spread awareness about lewd material and sex education in general - to the masses [[ApatheticCitizens who no longer understand]] what [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove any of it means.]]
* ''Anime/VariableGeo '' centers on Yuka Takeuchi, a part-time waitress/full-time martial artist. She goes on a search once she learns that her childhood friend, [[{{Deuteragonist}} Satomi Yajima]], has gone missing and eventually learns she's being manipulated by [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group.]]

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* Honoka Kousaka %%* Madoka Kaname and Homura Akemi from ''Franchise/LoveLive''.
* Saitama
''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
%%* Akira Hibiki
from ''Manga/OnePunchMan''. He became a hero after his childhood dream to be able to beat bad guys with one punch. It turns out limitless power is "kinda boring actually". The intro theme for the anime is even titled 'The Hero!'
* Shido Itsuka from ''LightNovel/DateALive''. Despite his desire for a normal life, Shido will risk life and limb to save the [[MagicalGirlWarrior Spirits]] and allow them to experience happiness.
* Lux Arcadia from ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' is defined by his righteousness and benevolence, to the point he destroyed the very kingdom he was supposed to inherit, simply because his father was an evil bastard.
* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series feature LoveTriangle{{s}}, usually involving two girls and one guy. That particular guy is usually the primary hero of the story. Unusually for a mecha anime, the hero is not necesarily the resident AcePilot.
%%** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': Alto Saotome.
%%** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'': Hayate Immelmann.
* Aoba Watase from ''Anime/BuddyComplex''. Certainly more heroic than his buddy Dio. His story involves him saving a princess (Hina) from an evil king (Bizon).
* Ayato Amagiri from ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar''. His relationship with Julis is that of a KnightInShiningArmor protecting a princess.
* Tatsuya Shiba from ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool''. He's the leader of his group of friends, more powerful than his peers, protects his sister with intense devotion and defeats the bad guys with little difficulty.
* ''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'': Ayame Kajou uses her 'Blue Snow' persona to rebel against the oppressive censorship laws enforced by [[MoralGuardians the Public Morals Committee.]] She initially acts on her own, by spreading ecchi leaflets and publicly shouting obscenities. However, she soon realizes it isn't enough. So she co-founds the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters ero terrorist group]], [[AffectionateParody SOX]], to spread awareness about lewd material and sex education in general - to the masses [[ApatheticCitizens who no longer understand]] what [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove any of it means.]]
* ''Anime/VariableGeo '' centers on Yuka Takeuchi, a part-time waitress/full-time martial artist. She goes on a search once she learns that her childhood friend, [[{{Deuteragonist}} Satomi Yajima]], has gone missing and eventually learns she's being manipulated by [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group.]]
''Anime/{{Raideen}}''


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%%* Madoka Kyouno from ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange''
%%* In the ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'':
%%** Hyouma Aoi from ''Anime/CombattlerV''.
%%** Kenichi Gou from ''Anime/VoltesV''.
%%** Kazuya Ryuuzaki from ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''.
%%* Aono Tsukune from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''
%%* Shinku from ''Manga/RozenMaiden''.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Usagi Tsukino is the first active senshi (sort of) [[note]] Sailor Venus was fighting before her but she wasn't introduced until later [[/note]] and gives a speech about the despicable nature of the latest EvilPlan during her episodic InTheNameOfTheMoon speech. [[LateArrivalSpoiler Once her identity as Princess Serenity is discovered]] she becomes TheParagon of heroism for the other senshi and undergoes CharacterDevelopment to become more heroic.
%%* Seiya "Pegasus" [[spoiler:Kido]] from ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.
* ''Manga/ShamanKing'': Yoh Asakura is the main good guy shaman. At one point, Anna compares him to a traditional knight hero going to defeat the evil king and save the princess. [[spoiler: Except the princess is his evil BigBad brother Hao and the evil king is called 'Hao's hatred]].
** Yoh actually takes this trope so far that he's practically a messianic character. He's so good-hearted, selfless and kind that his example is able to change even the most evil people over to the good side. [[spoiler: As a matter of fact, he does actually change almost every single villain in the series over to the side of good, except Zeke/Hao, because Zeke/Hao is just that evil.]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'': Ayame Kajou uses her 'Blue Snow' persona to rebel against the oppressive censorship laws enforced by [[MoralGuardians the Public Morals Committee.]] She initially acts on her own, by spreading ecchi leaflets and publicly shouting obscenities. However, she soon realizes it isn't enough. So she co-founds the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters ero terrorist group]], [[AffectionateParody SOX]], to spread awareness about lewd material and sex education in general - to the masses [[ApatheticCitizens who no longer understand]] what [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove any of it means.]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Lina is an {{antihero}}. She will save your village from bandits/monsters/dragons, etc but you have to pay her first. [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold Gourry fits the true hero role better]] but he's her sidekick.
* Maka Albarn from ''Manga/SoulEater'' fits this role well, and largely above all the other characters in the anime/manga. She is the only character of the main cast to have very noble and heroic personality traits, in addition to having the strong desire to help others and defeat evil.(See also TheLeader.)
%%* NiceGirl & TheMedic Yoshika Miyafuji from ''Anime/StrikeWitches''.
* Tenchi Masaki [[spoiler: Jurai]] is generally the central heroic figure and the one to confront (defeat or befriend) the BigBad. Such stories are ''Muyo'', ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'', and ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'. [[AvertedTrope The exception is the]] ''Anime/PrettySammy'' spinoffs, where Tenchi becomes a supporting character or is phased out , and Sasami becomes a MagicalGirl.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' Kamina styles himself as the bold and charsimatc hero that will save the world from Beastmen. In a private moment with Youko, he says his dream is to create a world where children can look up at the stars without fear. [[spoiler: Then he dies and [[TakeUpMySword Simon takes up the hero role]] after a HeroicBSOD. He slays the PhysicalGod with a giant energy drill to save his princess.]]
%%* Vash the Stampede from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.
* Lux Arcadia from ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' is defined by his righteousness and benevolence, to the point he destroyed the very kingdom he was supposed to inherit, simply because his father was an evil bastard.


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* ''Anime/VariableGeo '' centers on Yuka Takeuchi, a part-time waitress/full-time martial artist. She goes on a search once she learns that her childhood friend, [[{{Deuteragonist}} Satomi Yajima]], has gone missing and eventually learns she's being manipulated by [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group.]]
* ''Anime/VividredOperation'': Akane Isshiki is the series' main protagonist, being a cheerful, hardworking and athletic girl.
* Yusei Fudo from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' and Yugi Moto from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fit this role well. The main protagonists of the other two series', Yuma Tsukumo and Jaden Yuki didn't quite have the heroic or noble traits to fit the role, though. They were more closer related to the IdiotHero. Though Jaden showed a bit stronger of this role during the 4th season.
12th Sep '17 11:32:40 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Ayato Amagiri from ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar''. His relationship with [[BadassPrincess Julis]] is that of a KnightInShiningArmor protecting a princess.

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* Ayato Amagiri from ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar''. His relationship with [[BadassPrincess Julis]] Julis is that of a KnightInShiningArmor protecting a princess.
8th Sep '17 1:10:15 AM mannyindagame
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* Yusei Fudo from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' and Yugi Moto from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fit this role well. The main protagonists of the other two series', Yuma Tsukumo and Jaden Yuki, didn't quite have the heroic or noble traits to fit the role, though. They were more closer related to the IdiotHero.

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* Yusei Fudo from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' and Yugi Moto from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fit this role well. The main protagonists of the other two series', Yuma Tsukumo and Jaden Yuki, Yuki didn't quite have the heroic or noble traits to fit the role, though. They were more closer related to the IdiotHero. Though Jaden showed a bit stronger of this role during the 4th season.
10th Jul '17 12:31:25 AM TheNerevarine
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* D in ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' may appear like a dark and cold figure that slays monsters for money, but for most of the time he saves people and does the right thing without expecting a reward in return.
23rd May '17 8:07:33 PM MasterHero
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* ''Anime/ReCreators'' presents a variation. The story happens from [[SupportingProtagonist Sota]]'s point of view, but Celejia is the show's primary heroic character. As the show features fictional characters coming to life in real life, Celejia's story of origin is a straightforward heroic fantasy.
7th Apr '17 9:29:15 AM Willbyr
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* ''ShamanKing'': Yoh Asakura is the main good guy shaman. At one point, Anna compares him to a traditional knight hero going to defeat the evil king and save the princess. [[spoiler: Except the princess is his evil BigBad brother Hao and the evil king is called 'Hao's hatred]].

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* ''ShamanKing'': ''Manga/ShamanKing'': Yoh Asakura is the main good guy shaman. At one point, Anna compares him to a traditional knight hero going to defeat the evil king and save the princess. [[spoiler: Except the princess is his evil BigBad brother Hao and the evil king is called 'Hao's hatred]].
22nd Feb '17 5:41:51 PM MasterHero
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]'': Asem Asuno is the central heroic figure of the series, despite ''AGE'' being an intergenerational story. His father, Flit, [[GeneralRipper plans to commit genocide]] against the Vagan; while son, Kio, is a [[IdiotHero moron]] who puts too much faith in the Vagan.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans]]'': Mikazuki Augus.

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]'': Asem Asuno is the central heroic figure of the series, despite ''AGE'' being an intergenerational story. His father, Flit, [[GeneralRipper plans to commit genocide]] against the Vagan; while son, Kio, is a [[IdiotHero moron]] [[StupidGood who puts too much faith in the Vagan.
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Vagan]].
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''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans]]'': Mikazuki Augus.



%%* Yugi and Yami from ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
%%* Lelouch Lamperouge/vi Britainnia from ''Anime/CodeGeass''.



* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series feature LoveTriangle{{s}}, usually involving two girls and one guy. That particular guy is usually the primary hero of the story.

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* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series feature LoveTriangle{{s}}, usually involving two girls and one guy. That particular guy is usually the primary hero of the story. Unusually for a mecha anime, the hero is not necesarily the resident AcePilot.
22nd Feb '17 10:44:33 AM MiinU
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* ''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'': Ayame Kajou uses her 'Blue Snow' persona to rebel against the oppressive censorship laws enforced by [[MoralGuardians the Public Morals Committee.]] She initially acts on her own, by spreading ecchi leaflets and publicly shouting obscenities. However, she soon realizes it isn't enough. So she co-founds the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters ero terrorist group]], [[AffectionateParody SOX]], to further spread public awareness about lewd material and sex education in general - to the masses [[ApatheticCitizens who have practically forgotten]] [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove how to recognize their own feelings of sexual attraction.]]

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* ''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'': Ayame Kajou uses her 'Blue Snow' persona to rebel against the oppressive censorship laws enforced by [[MoralGuardians the Public Morals Committee.]] She initially acts on her own, by spreading ecchi leaflets and publicly shouting obscenities. However, she soon realizes it isn't enough. So she co-founds the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters ero terrorist group]], [[AffectionateParody SOX]], to further spread public awareness about lewd material and sex education in general - to the masses [[ApatheticCitizens who have practically forgotten]] no longer understand]] what [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove how to recognize their own feelings any of sexual attraction.it means.]]
22nd Feb '17 10:04:27 AM MiinU
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* Ken "G1 Eagle" Washio (or [[DubNameChange Mark]]) from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' is a TropeCodifier for {{anime}} / {{manga}} heroes.

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* %%* Ken "G1 Eagle" Washio (or [[DubNameChange Mark]]) from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' is a TropeCodifier for {{anime}} / {{manga}} heroes.



* In the ''Mazinger'' franchise:
** Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was the prototype for {{Hotblooded}} IdiotHero.
** Tetsuya Tsurugi from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
** Duke Fleed from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.
** Sayaka in ''Manga/MazingerAngels''.
* Seiya "Pegasus" [[spoiler:Kido]] from ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.

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* %%* In the ''Mazinger'' franchise:
** %%** Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' was the prototype for {{Hotblooded}} IdiotHero.
** %%** Tetsuya Tsurugi from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''.
** %%** Duke Fleed from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''.
** %%** Sayaka in ''Manga/MazingerAngels''.
* %%* Seiya "Pegasus" [[spoiler:Kido]] from ''Manga/SaintSeiya''.



* Allen Walker from ''Manga/DGrayman'' can stiil be qualified in this {{trope}}.
* Hiroshi Shiba from ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''
* Akira Hibiki from ''Anime/{{Raideen}}''
* In the ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'':
** Hyouma Aoi from ''Anime/CombattlerV''.
** Kenichi Gou from ''Anime/VoltesV''.
** Kazuya Ryuuzaki from ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''.
* Banjo Haran from ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}''.
* Akira Kogane from ''Anime/GoLion''. As is Keith in its counterpart ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.
* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter''.

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* %%* Allen Walker from ''Manga/DGrayman'' can stiil be qualified in this {{trope}}.
* %%* Hiroshi Shiba from ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''
* %%* Akira Hibiki from ''Anime/{{Raideen}}''
* %%* In the ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'':
** %%** Hyouma Aoi from ''Anime/CombattlerV''.
** %%** Kenichi Gou from ''Anime/VoltesV''.
** %%** Kazuya Ryuuzaki from ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''.
* %%* Banjo Haran from ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}''.
* %%* Akira Kogane from ''Anime/GoLion''. As is Keith in its counterpart ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.
* %%* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter''.



* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' America ''thinks'' he's this trope. "I'M THE HERO!"

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* %%* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' America ''thinks'' he's this trope. "I'M THE HERO!"



* Aono Tsukune from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''

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* %%* Aono Tsukune from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''



** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': Amuro Ray.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'': Kamille Bidan.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]''': Judau Ashita.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam The 08th MS Team]]'': Shiro Amada
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'': Christina Mackenzie.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'': Kou Uraki.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]'': Amuro Ray.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]]'': Seabook Arno.
** ''[[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam Crossbone Gundam]]'': Tobia Arronax.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'': Usso Evin.
** ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'': Domon Kasshu. (THE KING OF HEARTS!)
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'': Heero Yuy (No pun intended).
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'': Garrod Ran.
** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'': Loran Cehak.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'': Kira Yamato.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'': [[DecoyProtagonist Shinn Asuka]], [[SupportingProtagonist Athrun %%Zala]] and [[RogueProtagonist Kira Yamato]] all share this role, with them being TheHero at one point of the story.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'': Setsuna F. Seiei.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'': Banagher Links

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** %%** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': Amuro Ray.
** %%** ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'': Kamille Bidan.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]''': Judau Ashita.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam The 08th MS Team]]'': Shiro Amada
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'': Christina Mackenzie.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'': Kou Uraki.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]'': Amuro Ray.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]]'': Seabook Arno.
** %%** ''[[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam Crossbone Gundam]]'': Tobia Arronax.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'': Usso Evin.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'': Domon Kasshu. (THE KING OF HEARTS!)
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'': Heero Yuy (No pun intended).
** %%** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'': Garrod Ran.
** %%** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'': Loran Cehak.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'': Kira Yamato.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'': [[DecoyProtagonist Shinn Asuka]], [[SupportingProtagonist Athrun %%Zala]] and [[RogueProtagonist Kira Yamato]] all share this role, with them being TheHero at one point of the story.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'': Setsuna F. Seiei.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'': Banagher Links



** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': Alto Saotome.
** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'': Hayate Immelmann.

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** %%** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': Alto Saotome.
** %%** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'': Hayate Immelmann.


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*''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'': Ayame Kajou uses her 'Blue Snow' persona to rebel against the oppressive censorship laws enforced by [[MoralGuardians the Public Morals Committee.]] She initially acts on her own, by spreading ecchi leaflets and publicly shouting obscenities. However, she soon realizes it isn't enough. So she co-founds the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters ero terrorist group]], [[AffectionateParody SOX]], to further spread public awareness about lewd material and sex education in general - to the masses [[ApatheticCitizens who have practically forgotten]] [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove how to recognize their own feelings of sexual attraction.]]
*''Anime/VariableGeo '' centers on Yuka Takeuchi, a part-time waitress/full-time martial artist. She goes on a search once she learns that her childhood friend, [[{{Deuteragonist}} Satomi Yajima]], has gone missing and eventually learns she's being manipulated by [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group.]]
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* Ayato Amagiri from ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar''. His relationship with [[BadassPrincess Julis]] is that of a KnightInShiningArmor protecting a princess.
* Tatsuya Shiba from ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool''. He's the leader of his group of friends, more powerful than his peers, protects his sister with intense devotion and defeats the bad guys with little difficulty.
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