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"I need a hero!
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight."
[Parody lyrics: But he can't be especially bright]
Bonnie Tyler, "Holding Out For A Hero"

The Hero: The good guy, seeks to defeat the villain, save the princess, find the treasure, etc. Generally the central figure in Action Series and Adventure Series.


This list is about the devices used to make heroes heroic in storytelling. We also have a list of different kinds of hero characters. If you are looking for something about the show by that name, try Heroes.



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