Is there a trope for the definition that everyone THINKS messiah means (IE: protagonist who rises to save everyone)
I wandered into "Idiot Hero" and was horrified by all the incorrect potholing to this trope, but have no idea what to redirect the potholes to. The suggested-on-The Messiah
Messianic Archetype seems to imply both a symbolic but extremely meaningful leadership position (which fits the potholes...) and mandatory suffering on the part of the character for the sake of others (which doesn't match all the potholes), and while all hero's suffer from conflict and sometimes loss of loved ones its not the "Nailed to a cross"/Heroic Sacrifice
suffering the description in Messianic Archetype
seemed to claim had to be present for the trope to apply (even if the character matched the first half).
A Protagonist Shall Lead Them
seems to be when he gains a formal position of power as the leader, not when he simply leads the forces of good in spirit.
If no such trope exists for Protagonist-who-leads-the-goodguys-with-the-inspiration-he provides-them-character then I'm going to throw out the (admittedly insane) suggestion that we morph the current The Messiah
trope into that very definition so all these incorrect potholes (and they dwarf
the correct usage of the trope) are suddenly true, then give the actual trope regarding unconditional-love-for-everyone-character its own page as "love hero" or whatever name gets voted on in the poll.
(I'm somewhat new to TRS so I don't know if that plan is too crazy or not)