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In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer.
~ Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Hero is the character who strives to be the most prominent good guy of a story and franchise. In many settings of any media, this character is a hero, pure and simple. They're almost always right, are a friend to all their teammates, and morally superior. They also have a well-rounded skill set. They're not as strong as The Big Guy, or as smart as The Smart Guy, or as sensitive and socially adept as The Chick, but they're close. They can personally accomplish a variety of goals, but their real superpower is getting the whole diverse set of personalities to focus and pull together. They'll always know who to ask for help, and when — and usually how. The villainous version of this trope is called The Heavy where the villain not always the Big Bad but is the most active villain of the story. They are not always the Big Good but serve under them much like the Heavy is to the Big Bad.

Other powers and skills common to The Hero include:

  • In many games or settings, they'll be Jack of All Stats; a well-balanced fighter with decent power and speed, and sometimes some ability at magic.
  • Most of the time, they'll use a sword or sword-like weapon as their weapon of choice, even in science-fiction settings where this makes less sense than a gun.
  • In a fight, they will ALWAYS win (say 99.99% chance). Even if they lose, sometimes they will win the Heroic Rematch.
  • They will wear either red or blue (sometimes both), and if they've got a theme or powers expect them to be fire based. Lightning and light/holy power are also common Elemental Powers for the hero.

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