->''"[[AllAmazonsWantHercules I need a hero!]]\\
I'm holding out for a hero [[NotStayingForBreakfast till the end of the night]]\\
[[HeroicBuild He's gotta be strong]]\\
[[SuperSpeed And he's gotta be fast]]\\
[[KnightErrant And he's gotta be fresh from the fight.]]"''
-->-- '''Bonnie Tyler''', "Holding Out For A Hero"

TheHero: The good guy, seeks to defeat the [[{{Villains}} villain]], save the [[LoveInterests princess]], find the treasure, etc. Generally the central figure in ActionSeries and AdventureSeries.

This list is about the devices used to ''make'' heroes heroic in storytelling. We also have a list of [[{{Heroes}} different kinds of hero]] ''characters.'' If you are looking for something about the show by that name, try ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.

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See also:
+ CallToAdventure
+ TheHerosJourney
+ SuperheroTropes
]
!!Tropes:

[[index]]
* AccidentalHero
* AdaptationalHeroism
* AllUpToYou
* AlwaysGetsHisMan
* DeclarationOfProtection
* EmbodimentOfVirtue
* TheExtremistWasRight
* ForGreatJustice
* ForHappiness
* GlorySeeker
* GotTheCallOnSpeedDial
* HeroAntagonist
* HeroProtagonist
* HeroSecretService
* HeroWithAnFInGood
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* HeroesPreferMotorcycles
* HeroicAlbino
* HeroicLineage
* HeroicRematch
* HeroicResolve
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* HeroicSpirit
* HeroicWillpower
* HeroicVow
* HeroismEqualsJobQualification
* HeroismWontPayTheBills
* HeroOnHiatus
* HisOwnWorstEnemy
* HospitalityForHeroes
* IgnorantOfTheCall
* IntrinsicVow
* InvincibleIncompetent
* ImNotAHeroIm
* IShouldHaveBeenBetter
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne
* JapaneseSpirit
* JumpedAtTheCall
* KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand
* LittleHeroBigWar
* LittleOldLadyInvestigates
* TheMeddlingKidsAreUseless
* NoBadassToHisValet
* NoHeroToHisValet
* NominalHero
* OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce
* PlanarChampion
* ProhibitedHeroSavesTheDay
* SecularHero
* SheWillComeForMe
* SkilledButNaive
* ThinkNothingOfIt
* TrenchcoatBrigade
* UpbringingMakesTheHero
* WartsAndAll
* WeHelpTheHelpless
* WhiteStallion
* TheWisePrince
* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled
[[/index]]
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