Rage Hero

(permanent link) added: 2013-12-23 15:45:17 sponsor: GravelordNito edited by: Arivne (last reply: 2013-12-24 10:11:55)

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A common sub-trope of the Anti-Hero, the Rage Hero is a character that is fueled and driven by the endlessly smoldering rage burning inside of them. This rage usually stems from a particularly traumatic event in their Dark and Troubled Past. Often overlaps with Hurting Hero and/or Byronic Hero and is just about always an Action Hero. Also expect a "World of Cardboard" Speech every so often.


Anime & Manga
  • Guts from Berserk is a textbook example.
  • Eren Jaegar from Attack on Titan has a serious grudge against the Titans. So much so that he transforms the Rogue Titan, who actively attacks and kills other titans.

Comic Books
  • The classic example is The Incredible Hulk, the titular Hulk being one of the pioneers of this trope's usage in modern entertainment. Whenever Bruce Banner gets stressed out he changes to his Hulk form, gains Super Strength and becomes Nigh Invulnerable. The angrier the Hulk gets, the greater his power.
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