Decisions, decisions…. A good guy hero, or bad boy who occasionally shows up to save the day?
We all love our firemen, police and law enforcement men who save us. They’re strong, courageous, giving, the heroes who will always capture our hearts and attention. They’re good. You can see the halo above their heads, right? What’s not to love about this kind of hero? I can’t think of anything.
But there is another kind.
Yes, I’m doing it again. I’m writing about the bad boy heroes. While I like the heavenly kind noted above, I also like the ones who are dark, wicked, and naughty. Behind the thick layer of bad, they have a tiny good quality hidden deep in their heart or soul. In the right situation, one can encourage that bad boy to shine. Maybe he’ll do it for selfish reasons, or in exchange for something else. Reasons don’t matter as long as he comes through as the hero. I don’t know about you, but I like to see someone bring light to the darkness, even if it’s only briefly and he returns to his wicked ways. Hey, nobody is perfect.
I suppose you could have a mixture of the two. As I was looking for a photo, I found one that showed a sexy fireman with a hint at a hidden dark secret. I continued searching for a photo showing a resemblance of hero with a hidden dark side and suddenly Batman came to mind. From firemen to Batman, yep, that’s how my mind works. The ideas are flowing now.
Which kind of hero do you prefer, and why?
Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter and answer the topic question.