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A hero is a literary figure who is a person of virtue, and usually the protagonist of a story. They usually believe in honour and have strong morals. A well-known example of a hero would be Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars films.

It also means:

  • A person noted for special achievement in a particular field.
  • A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. [1]

See also

A darker protagonist, the anti-hero

References

  1. ↑ Hero TheFreeDictionary.