You know that conscience I don't have? It got to me.
~ Daria Morgendorffer.
These heroes usually are dishonest, selfish, ever more violent, even delusional. However, they are somewhat aware of this, and still follow a moral code, or standards. While they do many wrongs (even kills), they have shown many times that they can be kind to people they care about, and that they have a good heart despite their major flaws.

A perfect example of this category would be Roronoa Zoro.

These heroes certainly don't count as Pure Good because these heroes are usually dishonest, selfish, violent, and even delusional. Pure Good heroes does not have those traits whatsoever and are completely incorruptible.

Sliding Scale of Heroes

This wiki currently recognizes four different overarching standards for a hero's morality.

  1. Pure Good: Those who are above petty selfish behaviors and act entirely for the sake of others and are incorruptible in their pursuits.
  2. Outright Heroes: The standard hero model, not incorruptible and possibly even less than heroic on occasion but over all virtuous and true.
  3. Good Hearted Bastards: Those who may appear brash, selfish or uncaring but are beneath the surface caring and well intentioned heroes.
  4. Heroic Sociopaths: Those with no conscience or moral center incapable of functioning on a moral level but whom still assist the forces of good either for practical reasons or as a circumstance of story.
  • We of course recognize several more types there in that may overlap but each of the above sum up overarching character and should not be entered lightly. Please note by its nature no one can recover from being a sociopath if they can, they were never sociopaths in the first place. And while Pure of heart can be former villains they can not fall back into said habits willingly as by nature once Pure of heart a hero is incorruptible.

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