The Antihero Voice Podcast
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TOP DEFINITIONS via URBAN DICTIONARY OF AN ANTIHERO
A protagonist that lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero. Quite simply, antiheroes rock. Most of them are social outcasts, who have no desire for foolish things such as 'friendship' or 'trust'. An antihero can be a jerk, or even have every characteristic of a villain, but because success wouldn't be possible without their help, they are still considered good guys. Due to the fact that antiheroes are not stupid, they probably won't do anything helpful unless they are paid, or unless there is some fine any connection with the plot. Antiheroes are 97% better off than most people in the world, in the way that, they are good guys, but they're not stupid, and they actually give a damn about money.
An anti-hero is a flawed hero, and therefore, much more intresting then the more traditional heroes. They can be working on the side of good, but with a tragic flaw, or a horrible past, or for reasons that are selfish and not entirely "pure". They can also be working for the side of evil, but with hidden noble intentions, or other underlying complexities. These darker heroes can be jerks, pathetic, hard, jaded, or mean. However, all anti-heroes must have enough heroic qualities, intentions, or strength (physical including attractiveness or mental) to somehow gain the sympathy of the audience. Mostly they are intriguing and can, therefore, can be very, very, SEXY especially if you love bad boys (girls). Well known anti-heroes include Batman (yay Batman Begins), Angle, Draco Malfoy, and well...Napoleon Dynamite (sorry not a hot example).
- Urban Dictionary
An Antihero is someone who has beat tremendous odds and is an unconventional hero. The antihero is not perfect and they are smart enough to know no one is. They are bold and know that their past taught them more than most so it makes them naturally inclined to be a leader, a hero, but one that is flawed knowing their flaws are their superpower. Flaws are subjective too, because it means that an Antihero has been judged. Maybe they were judged for being too giving, too nice, too fiery, too strong, too this too that. It lets them know that this is a status quo world with status quo judgments and they are above them.
If it hadn't been for the hard life endured they may be the traditional "hero" told in storybooks, but in the REAL WORLD are in fact a true hero. Antiheroes are the voice of reason when someone doesn't understand big picture thinking. They are realists. There is one storybook character that is a prime example; Batman is an antihero. Bruce Wayne losing his parents when seeing them murdered right in front of him as a kid changed his course of destiny. If it hadn't been for that he wouldn't know that he was destined to save Gotham from the types of heinous acts he saw occur to his own parents. He wouldn't know what the pain felt like to be able to understand who the enemy was.
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