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They are often the [[InvincibleHero Invincible Hero]], who are the only Hero Type capable to solve the certain problems due they being a role model and superior abilities.

See also: [[GreaterScopeParagon The Greater Scope Paragon]], which they are depited in some stories.


Usually being a Archtype of following types of Heroes : IdealHero, TheCape, CaptainPatriotic, FixerSue, InspirationalMartyr, AProtagonistShallLeadThem, ThePaladin, TheRealHeroes, TheAce, FollowingInTheirRescuersFootsteps.

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Usually being a Archtype Archetype of following types of Heroes or simply they are : IdealHero, TheCape, CaptainPatriotic, FixerSue, InspirationalMartyr, AProtagonistShallLeadThem, ThePaladin, TheRealHeroes, TheAce, FollowingInTheirRescuersFootsteps.


Usually a Paragon is a : IdealHero, TheCape, CaptainPatriotic, FixerSue, InspirationalMartyr, AProtagonistShallLeadThem, ThePaladin, TheRealHeroes, TheAce, FollowingInTheirRescuersFootsteps.

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Usually being a Paragon is a Archtype of following types of Heroes : IdealHero, TheCape, CaptainPatriotic, FixerSue, InspirationalMartyr, AProtagonistShallLeadThem, ThePaladin, TheRealHeroes, TheAce, FollowingInTheirRescuersFootsteps.


Compare IdealHero, TheCape, CaptainPatriotic, FixerSue, InspirationalMartyr, AProtagonistShallLeadThem, ThePaladin, TheRealHeroes, TheAce, FollowingInTheirRescuersFootsteps.

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Compare Usually a Paragon is a : IdealHero, TheCape, CaptainPatriotic, FixerSue, InspirationalMartyr, AProtagonistShallLeadThem, ThePaladin, TheRealHeroes, TheAce, FollowingInTheirRescuersFootsteps.


* Franchise/{{Superman}}, because, come on. '''Superman'''. He is often called the Man of Tomorrow because [[EvolutionaryLevels it was once assumed]] that some day humans would evolve into superpowered beings like him, but also because he is an inspirational figure who humanity [[WorldHalfFull can become like]]. Among others, he inspired ComicBook/{{Steel}} to take up his legacy when [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman he was dead]].

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}, because, come on. '''Superman'''. He is often called the Man of Tomorrow because [[EvolutionaryLevels it was once assumed]] that some day humans would evolve into superpowered beings like him, but also because he is an inspirational figure who humanity [[WorldHalfFull can become like]].like]], something ComicBook/JimmyOlsen muses on in one 80s comic while acting as a HeroicBystander. Among others, he inspired ComicBook/{{Steel}} to take up his legacy when [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman he was dead]].


** Luke Skywalker is also this. Even after decades of fighting evil and losing loved one, he's an AllLovingHero and TheIdealist, willing to accept the HeelFaceTurn of a girl who grew up in a Sith culture the moment she proves sincere. Every one of the Jedi (even [[LeeroyJenkins Kyp Durron]], who after a rough start, comes to be Luke's SarcasticDevote) admires and respects Luke. It's noted in ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' that even when there's anti-Jedi sentiment on the rise, it's seldom aimed at Luke, because of all he's done. ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' has him as a HopeBringer even to Geptun and Nick Rostu, who are both otherwise quite cynical.

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** Luke Skywalker is also this. Even after decades of fighting evil and losing loved one, he's an AllLovingHero and TheIdealist, willing to accept the HeelFaceTurn of a girl who grew up in a Sith culture the moment she proves sincere. Every one of the Jedi (even [[LeeroyJenkins Kyp Durron]], who after a rough start, comes to be Luke's SarcasticDevote) SarcasticDevotee) admires and respects Luke. It's noted in ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' that even when there's anti-Jedi sentiment on the rise, it's seldom aimed at Luke, because of all he's done. ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' has him as a HopeBringer even to Geptun and Nick Rostu, who are both otherwise quite cynical.


** Michael Carpenter, modern-day KnightInShiningArmor has elements of this. He lives his life humbly, but always strives to do the right and good thing. He takes his mission so save, not vanquish but rather save and redeem, the mortal hosts of thirty fallen angels seriously. If one surrenders to him and gives up the coin, even if it smells like a lie to not be killed, Michael will stop his assault and accept the surrender. Titular hero Harry Dresden even notes that if Michael had knocked out his EvilCounterpart Nicodemus, the human leader of the possessed humans, Michael would not harm the man further. Michael knows he and Harry are not without sin and both have their own demons to face but believes that every person is capable of redemption. Even Nicodemus.

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** Michael Carpenter, modern-day KnightInShiningArmor has elements of this. He lives his life humbly, but always strives to do the right and good thing. He takes his mission so to save, not vanquish but rather save and redeem, the mortal hosts of thirty fallen angels seriously. If one surrenders to him and gives up the coin, even if it smells like a lie to not be killed, an ISurrenderSuckers ploy, Michael will stop his assault and accept the surrender. Titular hero Harry Dresden even notes that if In the fifteenth book, Michael had knocked out his EvilCounterpart Nicodemus, the human leader even offers Nicodemus Archleone a sincere chance to repent. For reference, Nicodemus is a self-admitted sociopath and unrepentant villain, responsible for countless amounts of the possessed humans, pain, death, and destruction for 2,000 years. And Michael would not harm the man further. sincerely offers him a second chance and calls him "brother." Whenever Harry needs moral support or advice, Michael is always the first one he turns to. Whether it's a gentle WhatTheHellHero or an inspiring PatrickStewartSpeech, Michael always knows he and what to say to help Harry are not without sin and both have their own demons to face but believes out of a funk.
** However, this trope is deconstructed in that, because he's such a great guy, characters will keep secrets from him because they can't bear his disappointment. Never mind
that every person is capable of redemption. Even Nicodemus.he would always forgive them.



** Luke Skywalker is also this. Even after decades of fighting evil and losing loved one, he's an AllLovingHero and TheIdealist, willing to accept the HeelFaceTurn of a girl who grew up in a Sith culture the moment she proves sincere. Every one of the Jedi (even [[LeeroyJenkins Kyp Durron]], who after a rough start, comes to be Luke's SarcasticDevote) admires and respects Luke. It's noted in ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' that even when there's anti-Jedi sentiment on the rise, it's seldom aimed at Luke, because of all he's done. ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' has him as a HopeBringer even to Geptun and Nick Rostu, who are both otherwise quite cynical.



* In ''Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019'', the Monitor has our heroes seek out seven specific heroes needed to fix the Multiverse once the Anti-Monitor is defeated. With the exception of one, all of them exist on either Earth-1 or Earth-38 (that one, the Kal-El of Earth-96, is later replaced with the Lex Luthor of Earth-38)

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* In %% Explain how these fit the trope first. Lex sure as heck isn't a paragon, and some of the others are debatable. *In ''Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019'', the Monitor has our heroes seek out seven specific heroes heroes, called "paragons," needed to fix the Multiverse once the Anti-Monitor is defeated. With the exception of one, all of them exist on either Earth-1 or Earth-38 (that one, the Kal-El of Earth-96, is later replaced with the Lex Luthor of Earth-38)Earth-38)
* The Doctor of ''Series/DoctorWho'' is this. Beings from across time and space look up to and admire the Doctor as a hero, and countless people have become heroes because of his influence, whether being a SmallStepsHero or stepping up to defend their world. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong one story,]] River Song broadcasts a message saying that the Doctor needs help, and a ''million, million'' responses come back offering their support.


** All Might fits and explores this trope: He decided that the only way to make society better, was to make them see something that they could believe in and hold on to, so by becoming a Symbol Of Peace, he will inspire people to become better. Unfortunately, this also means that not only has he inspired fanatics such as [[HeroKiller Stain]], but [[spoiler:after he's forced to retire due to finally expending his powers]], it leads to a new era for supervillains and criminals to come crawling out of the woodworks and uniting.
** The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor, and Midoriya even chose the hero name "Deku" because it sounds like "you can do it" in Japanese. Some of his most prominent examples include inspiring All Might to act even when exhausted, Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:put aside his revenge and focus on saving people]], Kota to [[spoiler:believe in heroes]], Todoroki and Yoarashi to [[spoiler:put aside their personal grudges to do what's right]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates.

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** All Might fits and explores this trope: He decided that the only way to make society better, better was to make them see something that they could believe in and hold on to, so by becoming a to. By the time of the story, he is revered far and wide as the Symbol Of of Peace, he will able to inspire people to become better. better with nothing but a smile. Unfortunately, this also means that not only has he inspired fanatics such as [[HeroKiller Stain]], but [[spoiler:after he's forced to retire due to finally expending his powers]], it leads to a new era for supervillains and criminals to come crawling out of the woodworks and uniting.
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** The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor, and successor. Midoriya even chose the hero name "Deku" because it sounds like "you can do it" in Japanese. Some of his most prominent examples include inspiring All Might to act even when exhausted, Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:put aside his revenge and focus on saving people]], Kota to [[spoiler:believe in heroes]], Todoroki and Yoarashi to [[spoiler:put aside their personal grudges to do what's right]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates.



* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Rider]] gives a speech about this to [[Myth/KingArthur Saber]] and [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Archer]] as they debate which of them was the greatest king. Saber defines true kingship as nobly sacrificing everything to protect one's subjects and accuses Rider of being merely a tyrant. Rider, though he doesn't fight the accusation and even admits she may be right, counters that Saber was never really a leader and ultimately a failure as a king, [[spoiler:though Berserker would disagree with that assessment in his dying breathes]]. He explains to them that he pursued glory not just for its own sake but in order to inspire greatness in all those who followed him. He then dramatically ends the debate by revealing that his ultimate power is to summon the spirit of everyone to ever be inspired by him, an army of thousands of Heroic Spirits. By the end of the war, though he's ultimately killed by Archer, who proves to be mightier than even that army, Rider's friend Waver Velvet changes from a cowardly wimp to a true man thanks to his influence. In later works, it is revealed that Waver grew up to be a magic teacher who has a gift for bringing out his students' full magical potential, meaning he's become a paragon himself, though a grumpy one.

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* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', ''LightNovel/FateZero'': [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Rider]] gives a speech about this to [[Myth/KingArthur Saber]] and [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Archer]] as they debate which of them was the greatest king. Saber defines true kingship as nobly sacrificing everything to protect one's subjects and accuses Rider of being merely a tyrant. Rider, though he doesn't fight the accusation and even admits she may be right, counters that Saber was never really a leader and ultimately a failure as a king, [[spoiler:though Berserker would disagree with that assessment in his dying breathes]].breaths]]. He explains to them that he pursued glory not just for its own sake but in order to inspire greatness in all those who followed him. He then dramatically ends the debate by revealing that his ultimate power is to summon the spirit of everyone to ever be inspired by him, an army of thousands of Heroic Spirits. By the end of the war, though he's ultimately killed by Archer, who proves to be mightier than even that army, Rider's friend Waver Velvet changes from a cowardly wimp to a true man thanks to his influence. In later works, it is revealed that Waver grew up to be a magic teacher who has a gift for bringing out his students' full magical potential, meaning he's become a paragon himself, though a grumpy one.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Rose Quartz, who led the rebellion against the Homeworld to save the Earth. In regards to her followers, she helped Pearl, a member of a ServantRace, to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming become more than just what she was meant to be]]. "The Answer" reveals that she was also this to Garnet: she gave Ruby and Sapphire a place to be themselves as a fusion and also accepted their fusion, stating that how they felt was more important than how she felt about it. This though borders deconstruction later, when it's revealed that she was [[spoiler: this just for her fellow Gems. Up until she met Greg, she thought of humans the way we think of puppies]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Rose Quartz, who led the rebellion against the Homeworld to save the Earth. In regards to her followers, she helped Pearl, a member of a ServantRace, to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming become more than just what she was meant to be]]. "The Answer" reveals that she was also this to Garnet: she gave Ruby and Sapphire a place to be themselves as a fusion and also accepted their fusion, stating that how they felt was more important than how she felt about it. This though borders deconstruction later, when it's revealed that she was [[spoiler: this just for her fellow Gems. Up until she met Greg, she thought of humans the way we think of puppies]].puppies.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Rose Quartz, who led the rebellion against the Homeworld to save the Earth. In regards to her followers, she helped Pearl[[spoiler:, a member of a ServantRace,]] to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming become more than just what she was meant to be]]. "The Answer" reveals that she was also this to Garnet: [[spoiler: she gave Ruby and Sapphire a place to be themselves as a fusion and also accepted their fusion, stating that how they felt was more important than how she felt about it]]. This though borders deconstruction later, when it's revealed that she was [[spoiler: this just for her fellow Gems. Up until she met Greg, she thought of humans the way we think of puppies]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Rose Quartz, who led the rebellion against the Homeworld to save the Earth. In regards to her followers, she helped Pearl[[spoiler:, Pearl, a member of a ServantRace,]] ServantRace, to [[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming become more than just what she was meant to be]]. "The Answer" reveals that she was also this to Garnet: [[spoiler: she gave Ruby and Sapphire a place to be themselves as a fusion and also accepted their fusion, stating that how they felt was more important than how she felt about it]].it. This though borders deconstruction later, when it's revealed that she was [[spoiler: this just for her fellow Gems. Up until she met Greg, she thought of humans the way we think of puppies]].

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* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful:'' While all of the titular Hopeful can fit this trope, it specifically describes the Graces. Their Calling is to serve as leaders and exemplars, and they replenish their Wisps by convincing others to act on virtuous impulses.


** The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor, and Midoriya even chose the hero name "Deku" because it sounds like "you can do it" in Japanese. Some of his most prominent examples include inspiring All Might to act even when exhausted, Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:put aside his revenge and focus on saving people]], Kota to [[spoiler:believe in heroes]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates.

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** The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor, and Midoriya even chose the hero name "Deku" because it sounds like "you can do it" in Japanese. Some of his most prominent examples include inspiring All Might to act even when exhausted, Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:put aside his revenge and focus on saving people]], Kota to [[spoiler:believe in heroes]], Todoroki and Yoarashi to [[spoiler:put aside their personal grudges to do what's right]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates.


** The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor, and Midoriya even chose the hero name "Deku" because it sounds like "you can do it" in Japanese. Some of his most prominent examples include inspiring All Might to act even when exhausted, Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:put aside his revenge and focus on saving people]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates.

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** The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor, and Midoriya even chose the hero name "Deku" because it sounds like "you can do it" in Japanese. Some of his most prominent examples include inspiring All Might to act even when exhausted, Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:put aside his revenge and focus on saving people]], Kota to [[spoiler:believe in heroes]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates.


** The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor, and Midoriya even chose the hero name "Deku" because it sounds like "you can do it" in Japanese. Some of his most prominent examples include inspiring All Might to act even when exhausted, Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:become a better hero by putting aside his revenge and focusing on saving people]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates.

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** The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor, and Midoriya even chose the hero name "Deku" because it sounds like "you can do it" in Japanese. Some of his most prominent examples include inspiring All Might to act even when exhausted, Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:become a better hero by putting [[spoiler:put aside his revenge and focusing focus on saving people]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates.


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** His successor, Midoriya, has shown several signs of being this. Some of the most prominent examples include inspiring Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:become a better hero by putting aside his revenge and focusing on saving people]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates. The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor.

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** His The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor, Midoriya, has shown several signs of being this. and Midoriya even chose the hero name "Deku" because it sounds like "you can do it" in Japanese. Some of the his most prominent examples include inspiring All Might to act even when exhausted, Todoroki to [[spoiler:deal with his father issues and visit his mother again]], Iida to [[spoiler:become a better hero by putting aside his revenge and focusing on saving people]], and Eri to [[spoiler:see herself as a blessing and not a curse]]. While still a downplayed example because he's a rookie, he's already gotten plenty of his classmates to follow him, and Aizawa himself notes Midoriya is a large influence on his classmates. The fact that All Might saw this potential in Midoriya is precisely why he was chosen as his successor.

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