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Maybe I just can't turn my back on people when they're down!
~ Bolin asserting his protective nature to Mako.
Reliving the Glory Days is better than pretending they never happened!
~ Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible.

Outright Heroes (also known as Declared Heroes) will be so apparently good that there is almost never any ambiguity about their status as heroes without serious character development. These are heroes who take pride in their heroic ways and never for a moment betray fear to the antagonist. They are always willing to remind those who surround them how passionate their belief in justice is. Normally found among superheroes who make their rivalry with the antagonist public to everyone. A perfect instance would be Wonder Woman.

Pure Goods never count as this due to the fact outright heroes occasionally can have moments of being petty or selfish while taking pride in their heroic ways, whereas Pure Good heroes are always and completely just, incorruptible, friendly, loyal, selfless, civil, noble, and humble about their achievements and heroic deeds.

Sliding Scale of Heroes

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

  1. Pure Good: Heroes who are always 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 completely incorruptible and possibly even less than heroic on occasion, but still virtuous and true over all.
  3. Anti-Heroes: Heroes who are driven mostly on personal desires such as greed or revenge and/or often use questionable methods, but are still good enough to be considered heroes.
  4. Heroes by Proxy: Heroes who never chose to be heroes in the first place, often being forced into being heroes or become heroes through sheer coincidence.

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