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Unformatted text preview: the fanboys). A heros purpose is just as integral to his character as his abilities. A hero needs a goal: Jason has the Golden Fleece, Inigo Montoya has his revenge, and James Bond has evil masterminds to stop and women to seduce. A heros heroic qualities usually are exhibited in striving for this goal, because without a clear objective, there would be no need for a hero who is more capable than the average man. As Agent Smith so aptly paraphrases, without purpose, we would not exist. Every story has a hero, and though there are as many stories out there as one could count, heroes have common distinguishing marks. Unlike the mundane person, every hero is extraordinary in some way, and every hero has something to strive for....
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- Fall '07