|“||People are gonna tell you who you are your whole life. You just gotta punch back and say 'no, this is who I am.' Want people look at you differently, make them. You wanna change things? You have to go out there and change them yourself. Because there are no fairy godmothers in this world.||„|
|~ Emma Swan to Ashley "Cinderella" Boyd|
A Paragon is a type of hero that is considered the "ultimate" champion of concepts such as truth, justice and/or honor. A Paragon is any hero who proudly epitomizes their archetype, often to the point of being cliche' but proud of it;
This was very popular in the Golden Age of comics and consisted of heroes powerful enough to move worlds and combat threats of great power: Sadly as tastes changed the Paragon archetype grew into disuse in favor of more flawed anti-heroes and vigilantes...though Paragons are still popular in some settings, especially DC Comics.
A classic example of a Paragon hero is Superman. Other examples for this include Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto from Bleach, Sora from the Kingdom Hearts franchise and Statesman from City of Heroes/Villains.