Antihero and Hero


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Antihero noun – A protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine).
Hero is an antonym for antihero in evil person topic.
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Hero noun – A person who is the object of extreme or uncritical devotion.
Antihero is an antonym for hero.
Nearby Words: heroic, heroine, heroism, heroically
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  • Perspective Flip In the Professor Moriarty series by Michael Kurland, Moriarty is portrayed as a long-suffering antihero/hero who patiently endures Holmes' delusions about the extent of his "criminal empire".
  • Artistic License – Gun Safety While no-one is in the store, Davis goes up to it and pretends he's auditioning for a movie role as a gravelly-voiced action hero or antihero, beginning by saying that he's posing with his TASER instead of a real gun, for safety, but still mocks the concern of others.
  • Hence, the classical antihero has to some extent replaced the traditional hero in the minds of readers as the idea of what a hero should be.
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