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-> ''"You see that you and I are of a different stripe, don't you? We don't have to dream that we're important. We '''are.'''"''
-->-- '''Mr. House''', '''''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'''''

[[TheHero The good guy]], seeks to defeat the villain, save the [[LoveInterests princess]], find the treasure, etc. Generally the central figure in ActionSeries and AdventureSeries. [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin Always wins in the end]].

This list is about different kinds of [[TheHero hero]] ''characters.'' We also have a specific list of HeroTropes, which are ways that heroes are made heroic in storytelling.

If you are looking for something about the show of the same name, try ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' (and if a link from another page sent you here instead of there, feel free to correct it -- [[WhatYouAreInTheDark no-one may ever know you did]], but virtue is its own reward!).

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!!Tropes

!!!Heroic characters
* AccidentalHero
* TheAce
* ActionGirl
** ActionMom
** FauxActionGirl
** LadyOfWar
* ActionHero
** HollywoodActionHero
** NerdActionHero
* ActionPet
* ActionSurvivor
* AdventurerArchaeologist
* ActionDad
* TheAllAmericanBoy
* AllLovingHero
* AlwaysLawfulGood
* AntiAntiChrist
* AntiHero
** AntiHeroSubstitute
** ByronicHero
** ClassicalAntihero
** HeroicComedicSociopath
** KnightInSourArmor
** NominalHero
** PragmaticHero
** SociopathicHero
** UnscrupulousHero
* APoliteIndex
* TheAtoner
* BadassBiker
* BadassBookworm
* BadassUnintentional
* BarbarianHero
* BenevolentMageRuler
* TheBigGuy
* BrokenHero
* BrotherSisterTeam
* TheCape
* TheCaptain
* CelibateHero
* Character Alignment:
** LawfulGood
** NeutralGood
** ChaoticGood
* ChasteHero
* TheChick
* TheChosenOne
** TheChosenZero
* ComedicHero
* ComesGreatResponsibility
* CommandingCoolness
* CoolUncle
* TheCowl
* CreepyGood
* CrusadingLawyer
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DesignatedHero
* {{Determinator}}
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* DoomedMoralVictor
* DorkKnight
* TheDrifter
* EternalHero
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl
* FaceOfAThug
* FailureKnight
* FallenPrincess
* FarmBoy
* TheFettered
* FirstPersonSmartass
* FiveManBand
* FolkHero
* TheFool
* GeniusBruiser
* GodOfGood
* GoodIsNotNice
* GoodIsNotSoft
* GreatWhiteHunter
* GuileHero
* TheGunslinger
* HeelFaceTurn
* HenshinHero
* TheHero
* HeroAcademy
* HeroAntagonist
* HeroProtagonist
* HeroesLoveDogs
* HeroicAlbino
* HeroicDog
* HeroicDolphin
* HeroismWontPayTheBills
* HeroSecretService
* TheHeroSucksSong
* AHeroToHisHometown
* HeroWithAnFInGood
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* HollywoodNerd (HollywoodGeek)
* HomelessHero
* HopeBringer
* HorrifyingHero
* HurtingHero
* IdealHero
* IdiotHero
* IndexWithAHeartOfGold
* IntrepidReporter
* IronLady
* IronWoobie
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KidDetective
* KidHero
* KingInTheMountain
* KnightInShiningArmor
* LadyOfAdventure
* TheLancer
* TheLastDJ
* LittleOldLadyInvestigates
* LordErrorProne
* LovableAlphaBitch
* MagicianDetective
* MagneticHero
* MartialPacifist
** RecklessPacifist
* MessianicArchetype
* MightyWhitey
* MonsterAdventurers
* MrViceGuy
* MyGirlBackHome
* MysteryWriterDetective
* NaiveEverygirl
* NatureHero
* NaziHunter
* NobleSavage
* NobleSpaceSavage
* TheParagon
* PartTimeHero
* PluckyGirl
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero
* ProdigalHero
* PunchClockHero
* RebelliousRebel
* RedheadedHero
* RedIsHeroic
* RetiredBadass
* RightManInTheWrongPlace
* RighteousRabbit
* ScienceHero
* ScrapHeapHero
* TheSixthRanger
* SmallStepsHero
* TheSmartGuy
* SmithOfTheYard
* SnoopingLittleKid
* SociallyAwkwardHero
* SummonEverymanHero
* SuperHero
* SuperZeroes
* SupportingLeader
* TechnicalPacifist
* TeenSuperspy
* TerrorHero
* TokenGoodTeammate
* TokenHeroicOrc
* TragicHero
* TrenchcoatBrigade
* TheWisePrince
* UnfazedEveryman
* UnlikelyHero
* TheWonka
* WorkingClassHero

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