A good hero in fiction can possess a variety of qualities that make them compelling and relatable to readers. Here are some common qualities of a good hero in fiction:
A hero often faces challenges and obstacles, and must have the courage to overcome them.
A hero should have strong moral principles and be true to their values, even in difficult circumstances.
A hero should be able to understand and connect with others, and have compassion for those in need.
A hero should have the drive and determination to see their mission through, even in the face of adversity.
A hero should be willing to put the needs of others before their own, and be willing to make sacrifices for the greater good.
A hero can be more relatable if they have flaws and moments of weakness, as this makes them more human and complex.
- Sense of humor
A hero with a sense of humor can add levity to a story and make them more likable to readers.
These are just a few of the qualities that can make a hero in fiction compelling and memorable. Ultimately, the qualities that make a hero in fiction depend on the story and the themes the author is trying to convey.
I write paranormal romance, so my leading men share the above traits as well as being out of this world. Readers love my Scottish heroes the best—heroes like ensorcelled knight Hugh in Spellbound, released-from-a-Chinese box Connor in Jade and hologram hottie Hazard in Whisper of Midnight, my very first otherworldly hero.