My mission is noble, my heart is pure, I have nothing to fear.
~ Samurai Jack: in Episode 6 "Jack and the Warrior Woman".
Pure Good, also known as Pure of Heart, is the direct opposite of the Pure Evil (a villain who is the most evil and depraved, without being redeemed). It means that they want to make the world better, or at least keep it from getting any worse. Opposed to what you would think, being pure good doesn't mean being a perfect, flawless hero. Not for themselves, but for everyone that lives in it. A Pure Good's heroic deeds are as natural as living and breathing; he or she is also identifiable through these traits:
  • Pleasant: the character is basically nice and reasonable with any other character, and tries to get along with anyone who interacts with him or her, even if they are hostile to him or her.
  • Selfless: they think about others before themselves, and wouldn't hesitate to risk their lives to save others, sometimes even people they don't know.
  • Incorruptible: no matter how many times they are tempted, or how much pains they go through, a pure heart doesn't surrender to his or her inner demons, like anger.
  • Forgiving: they give their enemies chances and allows them to redeem themselves. Sometimes, they even save their enemies, after being their victims.
  • Reluctant to kill: some never kill any foe, no matter how cruel they are. Yet some do, though only in self defense (or in an equitable fight), in last resort, and with remorse. Heroes who have fun killing cannot be labelled pure goods, if they kill more than one person at least in a limited number.
  • Acts: a true hero shows his courage through actions, such as saving lives, or at least making life much easier for people in need. And most importantly, they expect no reward, and that goes for certain greedy heroes who can show their nice side.
  • Naïve: sometimes, the hero just can't grasp unto most concepts, such as technology, money, or intercourse. Mostly, this is why they aren't interested in power or greed. Heroes that have this trait often are children or grow up in a primitive society.

Older pure good characters started off as pure good, while in newer times, characters become pure good during character development.

For future reference the following categories are by and large NOT compatible with Pure Good, and should be remembered before listing a character as this:

Even if someone is considered "pure of heart" in their own respective universes (such as Son Goku and Monkey D. Luffy), if they meet any of the criteria above, they cannot be considered pure in real life.

Special cases that may apply:

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.

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. And while Pure Good can be former villains they can not fall back into said habits willingly as by nature once Pure Good a hero is incorruptible.

For more information on the Pure Good hero please read our criteria. To learn how to propose your Pure Good hero please read our tutorial. To see our Pure Good discussion dates, visit our page and reserve ourself a series. 

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