1. A person who is admired and looked up to for great courage, noble character, outstanding qualities, good deeds or achievements. 2. A person who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in any field. 3. Someone who fights for a cause. 4. A sacrificial hero is one who sacrifices themselves in order to help, assist, or save others. 5. The principal character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation. 6. In mythology and legend, an individual, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for bold exploits and favored by the gods.