Playing With / The Paragon

Basic Trope: A hero who inspires others to be heroic.
  • Straight: Alice does her duty to help others just so they can learn how to help themselves.
  • Exaggerated: Alice saves the world from a race of evil aliens in order for them to learn how to take down bigger threats.
  • Downplayed: Alice does random acts of kindness hoping that everyone else will do the same for others.
  • Justified: Alice isn't going to be around forever, so she has to make sure other heroes can carry on her work.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Alice Is simply doing heroic actions and pretending to be the Paragon, purely for the attention it gets her.
  • Double Subverted: ... but she really does care for the wellbeing of other people, and encourages other heroes to be better than her.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: ???
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "I may be a hero, but all of you can be heroes, too."
  • Invoked: Alice's mentor coerces her in leading examples for the citizens to keep them on the straight and narrow.
  • Exploited: The Corrupter targets Alice and manipulates her into breaking the wills of people she seeks to inspire.
  • Defied: The Big Bad upholds their oppressive regime by killing anyone who attempts to serve as an example for the masses.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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