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You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun, Kal. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
~ Jor-El telling his son, Superman, he is Earth's savior in the 2013 movie, Man of Steel.
The Messiah is a type of hero who is revered as a "savior" or icon by his or her supporters, often serving as an inspiration to others. They are similar to the Chosen One, but while they may overlap they differ in that Messiahs usually have their status given to them by their supporters rather than a prophecy.

Messiahs typically have a very strong sense of right and wrong, and always do the right thing, or at least try to do the right thing. Often times their role in the story echoes that of Christ and they endure a sizable sacrifice as the means of bringing that salvation about for others.

The villainous counterpart of this is a Dark Messiah. If a Messiah turns evil, he or she may become a Dark Messiah if their supporters follow them.

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