'''''!HERO''''' is a [[ChristianRock Christian]] RockOpera that modernizes the story of Jesus. It notably featured a number of major players in the Christian Rock world, such as former dcTalk member and current Newsboys frontrunner Michael Tait as the title character, along with John Cooper of Skillet, Audio Adrenaline's Mark Stuart, and Rebecca St. James.
!!This rock opera contains the following tropes:
* AlternateHistory / WhatIf: This is a "What If?" for Literature/TheBible: "What if Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania?" And moreover, what if Jesus wasn't born until the modern era?
* AngryMobSong: "Execute", leading to Hero's crucifixion.
* BackFromTheDead: The song "He's Not Here".
* BiblicalBadGuy: Jude, Kai, and Pilate.
* BigApplesauce: The story's Jerusalem.
* CallAndResponseSong: "A Few Good Men".
* CompositeCharacter: Maggie is Mary Magdalene combined with the Samaritan woman at the well. Biblically speaking, though, Mary Magdalene was never recorded as being a prostitute.
* CorruptChurch: The Brooklyn Synagogue, under the leadership of Chief Rabbi Kai.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: On the DVD musical performance, Hero's body draped over a street sign. In the graphic novel, an actual cross.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Its telling of the story of Jesus, by its modern-day AlternateHistory setting.
* DarkReprise: "Intentions/Hero/Lose My Life With You".
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: International Confederation Of Nations.
* DevilInDisguise: Officer Devlin.
* DirtyCop: Officer Devlin, working with Chief Rabbi Kai.
* DisneyDeath: Hero.
* DistractedByTheSexy: "Who's this beautiful girl?" at the end of "Man On A Mission", segueing into "Secrets Of The Heart".
* DivineParentage: Hero, natch.
* DivineRaceLift: Given who portrays the Messiah, this story's Jesus is black.
* DrivenToSuicide: Jude in "Intentions (Reprise)".
* EvilCripple: Governor Pilate, in the DVD performance of "Kill The Hero".
* FlippingTheTable: "Not In Our House", particularly the DVD performance.
* FunWithAcronyms: '''I'''nternational '''C'''onfederation '''O'''f '''N'''ations, or I.C.O.N.
* GodInHumanForm: Hero.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Maggie.
* HowWeGotHere: The story is told as a flashback from I.C.O.N. Agent Hunter, working undercover as one of Hero's disciples, who is in prison at the start of the first song.
* TheMessiah / MessianicArchetype: Hero.
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Played out in "Fire Of Love".
* OneWorldOrder: I.C.O.N., which has wiped out all religions except for Judaism.
* RepriseMedley: "Intentions/Hero/Lose My Life With You".
* SettingUpdate: The story of Jesus...[-IN MODERN-DAY AMERICA [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture TWENTY MINUTES INTO THE FUTURE]] IN AN [[AlternateHistory ALTERNATE HISTORY]]-]!
* SinisterMinister: Chief Rabbi Kai, in cahoots with a dirty cop named Devlin.