[[folder: The webcomic ''Webcomic/HERO'' ]]

* [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments of Heartwarming]]
** The Duck is a constant source of these.
-->'''The Duck (to Valentine)''': I will always go and do dumb things for you (like going to look for you, even if you are a big stupid head and go off without me!)--and it means to say I love you.
** Right before Valentine and Lost escape through the Serpent/Venice's door:
-->'''Valentine''': Will you just let me apologize! I have never done anything for you and you have always done ''everything'' for me, even stupid dumb stunts you ''know'' you can't do--
-->'''Serpent''': You're my brother. I'll always do dumb things for you. And whatever I choose to do, you owe me nothing.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Holy ''crap'' are there a lot of pretty dudes in this comic.


[[folder: The film ''Film/Hero'' ]]

* {{Anvilicious}}: Broken Sword spells out {{Aesop}} in a speech to Nameless, who then tells it to the Emperor once he believes it.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Every. Single. Fight scene.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: the entire [[TearJerker Blue]] flashback. It's interesting that the ''King'' is the one telling this flashback, describing his two mortal enemies as tender, selfless lovers.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Many [[ValuesDissonance Western critics]] saw the fundamental message of the movie as, "[[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37325-2004Aug26.html Despotism and brutal military conquest of your neighbors is acceptable if it's done in the name of unity and peace.]]" However, in China this message isn't particularly unusual: China's long history of civil wars is partly responsible.
* JustHereForGodzilla: it's not as prominent to Western viewers, but the promise of a JetLi / DonnieYen rematch was a ''huge'' deal to {{wuxia}} aficionados.
* TearJerker: Each of the three tales explaining how Nameless got to the throne room is a tear-jerker, and the film ends on a fourth.
-->"[[spoiler: He was executed as a traitor. And buried as a hero]]"
* ValuesDissonance: Many Western viewers see the film as an open endorsement of despotic rule, while Eastern viewers are more likely to see it as a question of whether the end justifies the means, or whether your goals and/or their potential aftereffects are more important.


[[folder: The Rock Opera ''Music/Hero'' ]]

* WhatTheHellCastingAgency- Rebecca St. James (Poster girl for Christian Abstinence!) as Maggie the prostitute, full stop.