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a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)

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Joe, a and anti-hero, been to close and must the people responsible.
News around the new Marvel Comics anti-hero film has been ramping up.
Our role is to help the anti-hero to do the right thing, be better understood, but to also shine a light on the noble and elegant works that Welsh construction delivers for our country and people every day.
If Achilles is portrayed as the greatest hero in ancient Greek culture then his antithesis is Socrates, who is often depicted as the ultimate anti-hero embodying a distinctively alternate view of heroism.
Thanks largely to a superb performance from Johnny Vegas as lovable anti-hero Moz, this has become one of the best alternative comedies on the box.
Thanks to a superb performance from Johnny Vegas as lovable anti-hero Moz, and a collection of eclectic mates who orbit around him, this has become one of the best alternative comedies on the box.
According to trade paper Variety, the film will chronicle the history and mythology of the romantic vampire anti-hero, reports The Daily Star.
Karst Tates, 38, cut his hair and dressed like the cult movie's anti-hero Travis Bickle before launching his attack.
Summary: A Woody Allen film starring Curb Your Enthusiasm anti-hero Larry David will be among the films at the Tribeca Film Festival.
With the general collapse of these values, a twentieth-century novelist had to create an entirely new kind of protagonist, and Greene does this with the creation of the modern anti-hero (7)-specifically in The Power and the Glory, "the first effective portrayal in literature of the twentieth-century anti-hero" (15).
She makes this dreamlike soundtrack music but she has a dark edge, more like a witch than a fairy, she's an anti-hero.
Simon Pegg is a most dislikable anti-hero who grates from the very first smug grin.
FLAT cap northern anti-hero Andy Capp arrives in his Hartlepool hometown today.
A charismatic anti-hero, Duddly must learn the hard way that what he thought he wanted and the way he went about getting what he wanted aren't the best way to make his personal dreams come true.