Accidental Heroes: An Action-Packed Emotional Drama From The Billion Copy Bestseller
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As I thought about it, I realized that when he heard me speaking out, he immediately judged me as a “brash Aussie.” Because my style (again, not me personally, but the way I presented myself) was so against his own way of being, he instantly put up barriers. My resonance was so out of alignment with his, he had to push me away. To do anything else would have been incredibly uncomfortable for him. Spinning Silver: Gorek's act of simply burying his wife and stillborn children under a tree with latent magic ends up empowering it with their essence, giving it the power to grant some wishes to his surviving family members when they pray before it.
That is, until the day he came home. He shifted his hair to cover the bruise on his forehead and pulled down his trousers a bit to cover the burns on his knees. He put on a smile as he entered the house. As part of his cover to avoid being accosted on his travels, Mr. Smith pretends to be a doctor and helps a man with his dislocated shoulder. Come morning, and everyone is convinced he’s a miraculous doctor and have formed a huge crowd outside his door.F Troop: "The end of the Civil War was near; When quite accidentally; A hero who sneezed abruptly seized; Retreat and reversed it to victory." During the war in Lois McMaster Bujold's Shards of Honor, Cordelia gets all the credit for killing Admiral Vorrutyer. She protests, but not too strongly, because she's protecting Sergeant Bothari, who would get court-martialled if his side knew he had done it.
When someone purposely tries to look like the hero without deserving it, there may be overlap with Engineered Heroics. In the Warrior Cats graphic novel Rise of Scourge, we learn that Big Bad Scourge became the ruthless warlord he was in part by trying to live up to a reputation for toughness he got for beating up two dogs. One of these incidents was a complete fabrication and in the other the dog became afraid of Scourge's shadow and ran off while Scourge was yowling at him. Of course, Scourge apparently did kill a few dogs for real later.Some parts may a little slow, and perhaps Accidental Hero(or Hero) is a little too long, but other than that the film is very clever and very brave, and I think underrated as well. It does have a great story concerning a Mystery Samaritan(or "The Angel of Flight 104" as Andy Garcia claims himself to be), very well-constructed and written with a Capra-esquire element to it.
In Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, Chaplin thwarts a prison break by dodging bullets and pummeling the escaping prisoners, with the police rewarding him with a Luxury Prison Suite afterwards. But he only does so because earlier he'd unknowingly sprinkled cocaine all over his lunch that another prisoner had hidden in a salt shaker, and was completely high at that point. Kevin Kolton from Evil Plan wasn't trying to do anything heroic with the supervillian's telekinesis chip. He accidentally installed it by falling asleep in class. I should point out that this is no romance. It is a thriller. But there are elements that will still satisfy Romance readers and Steel's fanbase.
Downplayed in " Domes of Doom"; Plunder starts covering the world's forests with domes after conning his way into being appointed their protector. He plans to sell the fresh air to cities and make a fortune. Wheeler ventures into the air outtake hose to escape from the dome and find some way to stop Plunder, using a ball contraption put together by Ma-Ti's people to avoid being shaken to pieces in the process. The ball bounces out as Bleak is cornering the other Planeteers and hits him. These aspects are interwoven with a "hero" who says selfless things and who acts in kind ways. So, he's inspiring. But the morality is a mixed bag with the dishonesty of the situation. That's part of the story and part of the satire. It's also the part that can be confusing for young people. They may ask, "Do we applaud dishonesty or not?" Or, "Does the end justify the means?" In the Batman: The Animated Series episode " The Man Who Killed Batman", a very small-time thug, "Sid the Squid", working as a lookout somehow managed to accidentally "kill" Batman, which makes him a hero and a big-shot to Gotham City's underground. It also earns him the wrath of both Joker and Rupert Thorne, who thinks Sid has been "playing dumb" and wants to depose him. Batman is actually still alive, however, and saves Sid and collars Thorne. Sid gets sent to a big prison outside of Gotham City limits, where he is still treated as a hero for almost killing Batman — and making both Thorne and the Joker look like fools.