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

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In Detective, as in Antihero, I found the introduction too short as issues of terminology and classification needed some clarification and this was not forthcoming.
Gabriel, 44, who has been attending Comic-Con since 1987, smiled as he watched antiHERO Chapter IV on his Google Nexus 7 (8GB).
Although they are not physically strong, overtly patriotic, or particularly fond of rules, Holden Caulfield, Yossarian, and Randall Patrick McMurphy, antiheroes all, capture our sympathies from the outset.
Fields' huckster character also has ties to "the revolt from the village" movement, but it is hard not to be most drawn to his antihero figure because the poignant implications inherent to this small town (village) victim are more universal.
The aggressive Birmingham midfielder has become the biggest antihero since Vinnie Jones for the way he scuttles round, clattering into tackles and embarking on verbal spats.
Miss Black America, Antihero and Cultural Ice Age will be at The Cluny as part of the Love Music, Hate Racism tour.
Even in the most traditional and conservative societies there has always been a space for the accepted provocateur, the antihero, the neighborhood loony who performs the role of being the public consciousness of that place, making sure that madness gets protected.
If this trend continues, it's only a matter of time before a great country that birthed the trigger-happy apocalyptic antihero Mad Max becomes a place where no one is allowed to possess anything sharper than safety scissors.
The temptation was to follow the Batman-style trend in comic books toward a more cynical antihero. But instead of fighting Superman's innocence, Smallville embraces it.
Antihero from Stratford have gone from strength to strength, and have been making waves on the music scene since their first demo track, MTV, was played on Radio 1 by DJ Steve Lamacq in April.
When Howard Hawks brought Borden Chase's novel The Chisholm Trail to the silver screen, he cast John Wayne in one of the Duke's few antihero roles and offered a dark study of courage stripped of justice or decency.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, 1856) culls from various subjects and subject matter to create Nat Turner as an "antihero" whom she names Dred.
Turley's declared purpose "is twofold: to analyze how eighteenth-century writers perceived the pirate and to show how the pirate came to be portrayed as both the criminal and the romanticized antihero par excellence in the following centuries" (3).
Subsequent chapters treat the slide into modernism ("Jesus Pale and Shrunken"), postmodernism's antihero, the politicized Jesus of Africa, the archetypal Christ in Arabic poetry, the absent Jesus, and Jesus in the hands of the playful poet.
But to call Felicite an antihero just does not quite seem right.