Fantasy Hero Cliche-o-Meter

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A note: When I say "hero" on this test, I mean "protagonist", or "main character". They could be male or female. I put "he" on the questions because it looked a lot less confusing than putting "he or she". So, don't slam me for being sexist or anything. Because that is not what I intended.

EDIT: I no longer stand behind most of what I put on this test. In fact, I would delete it if the site would LET me. The same goes for the villain test (okay, maybe slightly less.)

Created by: Sherlock
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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. The hero is raised by people who aren't really his parents.
Yes
Yes, his uncle
Yes, and the hero doesn't know they're not his parents
No
4. If he doesn't know they're not his parents, does he find out when he comes home to find the house ransacked by agents of evil and his "parents" dying?
Yes
Yes, and before they die they manage to tell him that he's not really their kid
No
(Pick this one if you chose a different option for the last question)
5. The hero was raised on a farm.
Yes
No
6. The hero is heir to the throne.
Yes
Yes, but he doesn't know it
No
7. The hero has a wizard for a mentor.
Yes
Yes, and the mentor dies
Yes, and the mentor dies heroically saving the hero from the evil guys
Yes, and the mentor turns out to be secretly evil
No
8. The hero is of lowly birth and falls in love with a princess/lady high above his class.
Yes
No
He turns out to be royalty, and then they marry
9. The hero falls in love with an elf or other immortal being.
Yes
No
10. The hero goes from knowing nothing about swords to becoming a great swordmaster in about two weeks.
Yes
Less than two weeks, actually
No
11. The hero is the Chosen One from an ancient prophecy.
Yes
No
Sort of...there's a twist
12. The hero is born with powers that will enable him to become the greatest wizard ever.
Yes
No
13. The hero goes to a school/camp/academy where he (along with fellow magically talented children) learns to use his magic powers.
Yes
No
Yes, and he makes two best friends there
Yes, and one of the best friends is a boy and the other a girl
14. The hero is a wizard/magic-user in a story set in the everyday world (Earth), where nobody believes in magic.
Yes
No
15. The hero's magical powers are connected to elements, like "water" or "fire".
Yes
No
He has no magical powers
16. An UN-cliche connected to the above: Is the hero an ordinary human being who can't or doesn't use magic of any sort?
Yes
No
17. Another UN-cliche: Are both the hero's parents alive?
Yes
Yes, and he lives with them
No
18. Is the supporting cast more interesting than your rather bland hero?
Yes
No
I don't think so, though I can see how people might find it so
19. The hero is trained by a sage who has strange speech patterns and utters mystical-sounding nonsense like "you must fill your mind with nothingness to concentrate deeply on the aspects of the balance of spirits"?
Yes
No
Sort of
20. Every few pages the hero will say something like, "Why me?"
Yes
No
21. The hero is on a quest for a magical artifact.
Yes, to keep the bad guys from getting it
Yes, to use it himself
No
22. The hero is your wish fulfillment.
Yes
No
Maybe a little
23. Another UN-cliche: Is your hero middle-aged or older?
Yes
No
24. UN-cliche again: Is the hero married?
Yes
Yes, married with kids
No
25. The hero has an evil sibling.
Yes
Yes, a twin
No
26. The hero is a dragon rider.
Yes
No
27. The heroine is a princess or high-born lady escaping an arranged marriage.
Yes
No
28. The hero is cocky and arrogant.
Yes, because he's such a good fighter
Yes, and he has no reason to be
No
29. The heroine is so beautiful that all the men in the story fall in love with her.
Yes
No
30. The hero is so handsome that all the women in the story fall in love with him.
Yes
No
31. The hero has a dark past connected to the villain in some way.
Yes
No
32. The hero recovers from an otherwise fatal injury because he has "the will to live".
Yes
No
33. The heroes are children from our world, who find the doorway to other worlds.
Yes
No
34. The hero wields a magic sword.
Yes
No
35. The hero gets away with some cruelty, because his being the hero justifies it.
Yes
No
Maybe once
36. The heroine is a rebellious princess.
Yes
No
37. The hero is the center of your story's universe.
Yes
A bit
No
38. The hero rebels against the society's traditions.
Yes
No
39. Small, slim girls or boys use longbows.
Yes
Yes, and show immediate skill with them right away
No
40. The hero spends a lot of time sulking, and the supporting cast doesn't find it annoying for some reason.
Yes
No
He sulks but it annoys people
41. An UN-cliche: Instead of being called to adventure (or forced into it), is the hero the catalyst of his own adventures?
Yes
No
42. Does the hero or heroine have unusual eyes? (Like huge, glittery, and violet-colored)
Yes
No
43. UN-cliche: Does the hero ever make a mistake that actually has consequences and _isn't_ explained away?
Yes
No
44. Is the heroine always complaining that she isn't beautiful enough?
Yes
No
45. Is the heroine embittered by some past event that makes her determined to hate all men and never fall in love?
Yes
Yes...until a handsome hero comes along and teaches her to love again
No
46. Does the hero win every fight he or she is in except when the opponant has cheated?
Yes
No

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