|“||Don't be ridiculous! There aren't any monsters around here, okay?! The only thing that is here is a kind-hearted girl who brought me back to life!||„|
|~ Ayumu Aikawa assuring Eucliwood Hellscythe that he does not hate her.|
Alternatively, an insecure hero is a good guy who acts in a dangerous way due to severe pain suffered by some tragic reason. Sometimes, they are victims of bullying or severe abuse by someone who is cruel or evil.
Usually, these heroes just need a friend or loved one, other times they need acceptance - yet it is also common for an insecure hero to simply be too far gone and absorbed in his or her own troubles to accept (or want) help, as was the case with Sayori, Natsuki, Yuri, Shrek, Queen Elsa, and (briefly) Elize Lutus. Unlike their villainous counterparts, however, for heroes, insecurity nearly always serves as a trait to overcome through character development.
Ironically, many insecure heroes also qualify as Arrogant or an Egomaniac. These heroes suffer from what is called a "Superiority complex", where they feign arrogance, egomania and narcissism to hide their flaws from others and, more often than not, themselves. A perfect example of this is Inuyasha.