Variations on a theme: heroic protectiveness

Tiffany Aching has heroic protectiveness:

All witches are selfish, the Queen had said. But Tiffany’s Third Thoughts said: Then turn selfishness into a weapon! Make all things yours! Make other lives and dreams and hopes yours! Protect them! Save them! Bring them into the sheepfold! Walk the gale for them! Keep away the wolf! My dreams! My brother! My family! My land! My world! How dare you try to take these things, because they are mine!

Sometimes, there is danger in the world – the welfare of things and people beyond oneself is threatened. Depending on how globalized your society is, it could be a threat to a family, tribe, institution (like a school or large workplace), city, country, planet, or universe.

A hero is someone who:

  1. observes this threat, where others fail to notice it or ignore it;
  2. does their best to eliminate this threat, where others accept it or hope that someone else will eliminate it.

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