|“||A cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about.||„|
|~ The Master, Doctor Who.|
Big Goods are essential to the plot and if they die, or are driven out it can have catastrophic consequences for the other heroes. The Hero isn't always this since the Big Good serves as their mentor and guidance.There is also the Bigger Good who are a greater paragon than the Big Good themselves.
When two or more characters working together share the role, it is called a Big Good Duumvirate. If they are several who oppose each other, it is called a Big Good Ensemble.
- As long as the central protagonist of a story work for/helps someone who is directly involved in the plot, then this someone is the Big Good.
- When the story is divided in distincts story arcs, it several "Arc Heroes" one after another but when a hero appears in several story arcs and/or influences a story arc after his enemy's demise, then this hero is the one and only "Big Good".
- When there are many recurring heroes working on their own, the Big Good has to be the most recurring and the most important hero in the entire franchise.
- All Might from My Hero Academia.
- Goku of Dragon Ball.
- Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman of DC Comics.
- Doctor Strange and Captain America from Marvel Comics.
- Shanks of One Piece.
- Raiden in Mortal Kombat.
- Trevor Bruttenholm in Hellboy.
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