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Literature / Ultimate Hero

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Ultimate Hero, has Ultimate, the world's one and only superhero, taking the world by storm. He's famous, beloved, a hero!... But the government has to worry he won't stay that way. What will happen, if their worst fears become reality...?
An online short story, by E. G. Castle.

Ultimate Hero contains examples of:

  • Hand Cannon: 'Fate', a pistol that's larger than normal, due to having two barrels to help counter recoil. Played a bit more seriously than normal; firing it, despite the best efforts of the designers to lower the recoil, has a very high chance of spraining or breaking the hands that are firing it. And that’s when it’s fired with two hands; using one hand is said to result in shattered bones. Fires at supersonic speeds.
  • Flying Brick: Ultimate, the world's only superhero.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Ultimate pulls this when he decides to Take Over the World; although he thinks he’s still a hero.
  • Meaningful Name: Project Achilles: Whose main purpose is to find ways to kill Ultimate.
  • Named Weapons: 'Fate' and 'Mortality', both of which are guns designed to kill the un-killable (Or, more accurately, the really, really, hard to kill.)
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  • Shooting Superman: Lieutenant Wesson does a subversion of this, actually killing Ultimate with his gun. To be fair, it was a gun that fired at supersonic speeds.
  • Take Over the World: This is Ultimate’s eventual plan, but he sets his sights lower at first, aiming only for America. He assures everyone, though, that he fully intends to get around to their nations too.
  • Time-Compression Montage: Of Ultimate being a superhero; with the victims he rescues telling their stories to an off-screen reporter.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: What Ultimate pulls towards the end. Perhaps most apparent when he kills the president of the United States.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ultimate, who tries to Take Over the World in order to remake it into an utopia.


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