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I forecefully reject the notion that you can be heroic only if you have superpowers. All the non-mythological heroes in history were ordinary people taking inordinary risks, when much was at stake. You character is heroic not because he's much more powerful but because he's willing to sacrifice himself for a goal deemed worthy.

The villain, by contrast, is willing to sacrifice others in pursuit of mundane, egoistical goals.

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7 minutes ago, Ssnake said:

I forecefully reject the notion that you can be heroic only if you have superpowers. All the non-mythological heroes in history were ordinary people taking inordinary risks, when much was at stake. You character is heroic not because he's much more powerful but because he's willing to sacrifice himself for a goal deemed worthy.

The villain, by contrast, is willing to sacrifice others in pursuit of mundane, egoistical goals.

Have to use this as a quote occasionally. :)

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Superheroes are almost by definition not actually heroic. In most instances, they are protected by plot armour and so aren't actually in peril )although, to be fair, on Deadpool seems to actually know this). True heroism is exhibited by those who do what they must do in spite of the personal risks.

I think that there are many stories where the premise is based on the novice becoming the hero. The TV TropeĀ seems to call this "Rookie Red Ranger".

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RookieRedRanger

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