A hero (fem. heroine) is a concept that may be found in classical literature. It is the main or revered character in heroic epic poetry celebrated through ancient legends of a people, often striving for military conquest and living by a continually flawed personal honor code. The definition of a hero has changed throughout time. Merriam Webster dictionary defines a hero as "a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities." Examples of heroes range from mythological figures, such as Gilgamesh, Achilles and Iphigenia, to historical figures, such as Joan of Arc, Giuseppe Garibaldi or Sophie Scholl, modern heroes like Alvin York, Audie Murphy and Chuck Yeager, and fictional superheroes, including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
A hero is a real person or a main fictional character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, courage, or strength; the original hero type of classical epics did such things for the sake of glory and honor. On the other hand, are post-classical and modern heroes, who perform great deeds or selfless acts for the common good instead of the classical goal of wealth, pride, and fame. The antonym of a hero is a villain. Other terms associated with the concept of a hero, may include "good guy" or "white hat".

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  1. shoengine

    The gun violence training hero we needed!

    Thanks Pooh Bear! https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-parents-fret-over-winnie-the-pooh-being-used-to-teach-kids-about-school-shootings/ar-AA1bK50u
  2. K

    Hero or Murderer? Another Reason to not get Involved

    https://nypost.com/2023/05/12/jordan-neely-chokehold-death-witness-praying-for-daniel-penny/ Another reason not to get involved when your life is not in danger. This ex-Marine's life is ruined forever for getting involved in restraining a crazy guy with a chokehold. And ended up killing him...
  3. ma96782

    Other State  Hero or villain?

    Over reaction? Or saved lives? I wonder? Hummmm? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/hpd-sergeant-tackles-man-with-rifle-and-120-rounds-of-ammunition-next-to-kids-at-the-galleria/ar-AAZCXDp?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=b518ef0e38ff4e128a17f072157ac633 From the article. I'm not familiar with the...
  4. Lennie

    Colorado police officer hailed a hero after she was shot during deadly ‘rampage’ and reportedly took down the suspect while wounded

    I hope this officer recovers and returns to serve https://www.kktv.com/2021/12/30/colorado-police-officer-hailed-hero-after-she-was-shot-during-deadly-rampage-reportedly-took-down-suspect-while-wounded/
  5. Lennie

    No charges for Colorado officer who killed 'hero' who stopped mass shooting

  6. DLS

    Help an American hero get his due ... almost 70 years late ... before it's too late.

    This 11.5 minute video details how a single pilot may have saved a carrier during the Korean Conflict ... and how recognition of his actions has been squelched. Please watch the video let the Secretary of the Navy know your feelings. Thanks and Semper Fi!
  7. ATCclears

    HandgunHero - website to compare 2 handguns

  8. RicInOR

    Bridger Walker = Hero

    @6 years old - Hero ! Meet the newest member of the superhero universe, six-year-old Bridger Walker from Wyoming. This little guy stepped in front of a charging dog to protect his little sister...
  9. gryghin

    I'm not a hero, I'm glad that I served and got to know some...

    I was privileged to cut the Submarine Force Birthday Cake last year with this gentleman. This year, due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to virtually observe the Submarine Force Birthday.
  10. fredball

    Navel Air Station Hero

  11. awshoot

    Good Guy W/ Gun

  12. Dungannon

    New Navy ship honors living Iwo Jima hero

    https://www.westernjournal.com/navy-commissions-warship-honor-living-wwii-legend/ Read the entire article, the ending left me with a lump in the throat.
  13. fredball

    Here is a real super hero

  14. USAF Medic

    Hero dogs

    GRRRRL POWER! The badass dog who ran down Islamic State leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi in the dark tunnel on Sunday is a girl. She totally rocked one of the most vital operations involving a military working dog. She was slightly injured when Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest but she's already...
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