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What is a hero to you?

  1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    For me it is a person that protects those that need it. Someone that stands up to bullies and allows those that wouldn't get it otherwise, a chance to grow and prosper. Someone who uses their skills and talents for the betterment of all, not just a chosen few.

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      StormRyderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My Mom & Dad...You know why Mikel big_smile
      They are ~My Angels~

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes I do.   big_smile

    2. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A hero to me is some one who is born and then raised by a loving single parent who dedicated his life to insuring that that kid would be properly equipped in life to live it and enjoy it.No the parent is not the hero. In this case it is the kid who grew up to become the pride of his parents life.
      The kid who kept his cool, learned and became a successful businessman and father. The kid who resisted all the temptations to fail. The kid who had no "peers." Whom others followed and look up to and who gave me 2 wonderful grandkids and is now a single parent himself.
      I know, you guessed who my hero is: MY SON!

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

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      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My Mum! smile

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      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And two people who once saved my life! smile

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'd like to hear that story...did you hub it?

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          sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, but I didn't really mention them as much as I should have. They did their best, what they could smile big_smile

          1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
            Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Nice Hub, bad situation...

    5. Black Lilly profile image61
      Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hero = the most dangerous profession on Earth wink

    6. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with your description of a hero, and I would add that a hero never believes himself/herself to be one.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        very true.

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    pinkyleeposted 7 years ago

    for me it's as simple as this: my mama big_smile

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wink

  3. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    When I think of the word "Hero"  I think of Superman (like your pic, btw smile)
    but if I were to seriously think about it, to me a hero is someone I would admire for their determination in overcoming obstacles.  So...I would have to say I think the world is full of heroes nobody knows about.

  4. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://www.afajournal.org/images/0208_3firemen.gif

    1. blondepoet profile image76
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hero yes

  5. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://www.jewsonfirst.org/images/obama8.jpg

  6. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Heroes depend on circumstances.
    Everybody can be a heroe, as everybody can be a coward.
    Soemtimes war heroes are terrible human beings; and  cowards,on the contrary, very good ones.
    In everyday life, you can be a heroe, I can be a heroe. I don't give importance to that word. It's totaly subjective.

  7. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://theblacksentinel.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/police.jpg

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      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Some are, but some are as bent as a 9 bob note!! smile
      (I don't mean bent as in their sexuality, I mean you know, dodgy, corrupt)!

  8. waynet profile image46
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    A hero is someone who has superpowers and saves the day...like once when I ran out of Marmite, I had to fly to the corner shop and get some more, it's a tough job being a hero but I get by with my superpowers!

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      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hahaha! smile

    2. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  9. Betty Reid profile image60
    Betty Reidposted 7 years ago

    I would normally define a hero as a role model.  Some one who exhibits strong values and good judgment.  I would agree that someone who protects others can be a hero too.

  10. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    How about "Mighty Mouse?" When he views bad things here on earth, he flies to earth, lands, spreads his muscular arms and sings: I'm Mighty Mouse! I'm here to save the day!"
    Now that's a hero!   :-)

  11. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/explorers_history/Winston_Churchill_British_bulldog_portrait.jpg

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Mikel"
      Do you remember the story about Churchill sitting with folks and having dinner? The lady next to him leaned over and quietly said: Mr Churchill, you are drunk!
      Churchill took another sip of his wine, turned and looked at her and said: Madame you are ugly!
      Looked away, took another sip of his drink, looked back at her and said tomorrow morning I'll be sober.........and, Madame, you'll still be ugly! ...and returned to his drink...:-)
      That was alledgedly a true story.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        nope, I never heard that before... What happened?

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Mikel:
          hahaha...that's it.  :-)

      2. calpol25 profile image73
        calpol25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Qwark it was true, he is quoted in the british history books for saying that amongst others lol  and your right he was a hero of his time, without him britain would never had stood a chance in the face of hitler.

  12. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://callitaweasel.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/knight-in-shining-armour.jpg

    1. Rafini profile image89
      Rafiniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      sorry, but this one isn't real

      i can agree with the concept, maybe  smile

  13. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ni/pope_benedict-1.jpg

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      china manposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      see the career prospects that being in the Hitler Youth Brigade brings.

  14. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://jimvining.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/angry-preacher.jpg

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    china manposted 7 years ago

    I had to seriously decide my hero for something I was writing.  After a lot of thought I decided it was an African woman I saw on TV during the famines maybe 20 years ago. She walked into a red cross feeding station as a skeleton with two skeleton babies. Later it transpired that one baby was hers and the other she had found abandoned by the side of the road. I think she had carried both her own and the found baby for a week.  When I run down the list of comic superheros I can't find one that matches, and when I look at the real heroes of the last decades none of them seem to have half of what she had, I have been in the forces and war heroes doing what they do is somehow less, it is admirable and heroic but not as heroic as her.

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well said.

  16. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://www.chewingpixels.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/tank-man.jpg

  17. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://www.mikepaulblog.com/blog/media/Jackie%20Robinson.jpg

    1. defenestratethis profile image57
      defenestratethisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep.

  18. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://inspiration101.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/bill_gates.jpg

  19. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    My heroes are children living in slums....who manage to smile despite their bones showing and no roof over their heads.... yes, I've learnt all that life was meant for in their shining hopeful eyes. smile

    1. Rafini profile image89
      Rafiniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      me too

    2. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      beautifully said, and oh so sad...your heroes deserve a hero.

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        smile

  20. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    you got the idea, mikel  smile

  21. jimmythejock profile image82
    jimmythejockposted 7 years ago

    What is a hero? great question
    To me a hero is a person who gets on with their daily life coping with problems as they come up without complaint, a hero helps others without expecting anything in return. A hero even helps people out sometimes without that person knowing a thing about it.
    A Hero stays in the background unnoticed and unseen until the moment of crisis when they shine.
    there is a hero in every one of us but most of us dont know it and never will.....jimmy

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      nicely stated.

  22. blondepoet profile image76
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/1004764_f496.jpg

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/1004763_f496.jpg

    Well Cindyvine thought AE and I made good heroes ROFL

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/rolling.gif

      {I had no idea that AEvans squirted}

  23. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    For me, a hero is anyone that has the fortitude to face adversity head on with an unwavering regard to his/her own circumstance.  He/she does what has to be done because there is no one else there to do it. I don’t think heroes are born or created. I think they are awakened at a time when they are most needed. I think we all have the ability to be heroes and it’s our moral character that will guide us in our decisions. True heroes are selfless and never seek the attention that is garnered by their actions.

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If not me... Who? If not now... When?

      I agree.

  24. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://www.writespirit.net/inspirational_talks/political/martin_luther_king_talks/martin-luther-king2.jpg

    1. defenestratethis profile image57
      defenestratethisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Definitly a hero.

  25. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://artfiles.art.com/5/p/LRG/19/1919/SGU9D00Z/famous-scientists.jpg

    1. defenestratethis profile image57
      defenestratethisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely

  26. Rayalternately profile image60
    Rayalternatelyposted 7 years ago

    It's chocolate with bubbles in it... oops, my mistake, thought you asked what an Aero was! big_smile

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile lol big_smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    anyone who can trim my toenails for me.

    1. blondepoet profile image76
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Then I am a hero smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Hello Deb. Would you do that for lil ol me? bless you xox

    1. blondepoet profile image76
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would do it for you any-day of the week. xox

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I have answered this one a few times on other places...so here is my answer smile

    My heros are the miiltary men and women who sacrafice their life for my own. Military families for their sacrifices that they have to deal with to being married to the military men and women. Authors because they are the ones who have inspired me to write my own stories and strive to become an author myself. Teachers who have taught me the schooling that I needed to strive to get the best edutaion for myself as well as to show me that I am a teacher myself. And my parents because they have made me who I am today with their teachings and everything else. And a new hero my husband who loves me for me and pushes me to strive for my dreams and succeed.

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      nice

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Come see me in a week. I just had a heck of a time doing them the other day. My eyes are bad, my joints are too stiff and I find it hard since my arms got shorter. LOL

  31. Ralph Deeds profile image70
    Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago
    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      His Mom was born on my birthday... 100 years earlier...

  32. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Mine are mostly female, so heroine is a better word for me. My children's teachers, and those who are quietly heroic daily without the fan fare.
    I don't see dangerous workers such as fire fighters as heroes, I was one for a while, and you run on adrenaline when in the face of a big fire, so no heroism is required.

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      out of all the replies to this thread, yours is the only one that lists what you don't consider to be a hero...  hmm


      ...I wonder what that means...

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly what it says. I also listed who I do think are heroes. smile

  33. Stevennix2001 profile image83
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    anyone that works in law enforcement, military, fireman, medical services, and teachers are heroes.

  34. Ann Nonymous profile image60
    Ann Nonymousposted 7 years ago

    My mom. She is brave, courageous, raised my siblings and I, which took much wisdom and grace, and she survived! 
    She is full of honor, and love and respect and always strives  to do what is right.
    She is willing to give a helping hand, offer comfort, do whatever for anyone even when she is sick.
    She is loyal, joyful, funny, smart, wise, God-fearing, and she loves me. She is my best friend, she is my hero!

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wow, she sounds like a great lady.  it's no wonder why she's your hero.  if only all mothers in our world were like her, then maybe we'd be living in a much better place.

      1. Ann Nonymous profile image60
        Ann Nonymousposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My mom is an amazing woman, I agree -but she is the first one to admit her mistakes...and I love her all the more because even during a brief interlude of my young life when i thought I hated her and made her know it, she still loved me.
        I agree, unfortunately, that there are mothers out there that sometimes fail to get it right. Often it's because they haven't had anyone to show them how to be a mother, or to listen to those natural mothering instincts. But still I think every mother is deserving of some form of respect and love just because they gave life to their child...on the other hand that is easy to say because I have been tremendously blessed with a God loving mother! And any white hairs she has....All thanks to me! LOL

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol.  well im sure your mom loves you just as much as you love her. anyway, as far as what you said about other mothers out there, i think your right about that.  plus, it seems there's a lot of young teen mothers now a days, that aren't ready to be a parent.  that's another problem with society today. 

          anyway, i don't mean to bore with all that though.  lol.  however it's good to see you again. smile

          1. Ann Nonymous profile image60
            Ann Nonymousposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You never bore me Steven...I had a quiet day so it's nice to chat a bit...
            Yes it is extremely shocking to see so many children give birth to children, themselves. Sad, actually....
            Yeah, I know my mom loves me! LOL
            I feel so bad for others who haven't experienced the all consuming love of a mother, or father much less. I can not imagine what it feels like.
            Yeah my family isn't perfect but we all love each other....which means lots of fighting, and bickering...!!!!!! LOL
            But hey, it's like my dad always says when he picks on us, "You only tease those you love. You only fight with those you love. I don't go up to random strangers and yell at them...." And he is right. That healthy dose of conflict in families keeps us real!
            Now I must apologize for boring you, Steven!!!!!!!

            1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
              Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              lol.  nah, you never bore me either ann.  to be honest, i always enjoy talking to you as you always seem  to  have a very cheerful and uplifting personality.  which is one of the reasons why your one of my  favorite writers on here.  smile

              1. Ann Nonymous profile image60
                Ann Nonymousposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Awww, come on Steven...I have really BAD days where not even a ghost of a smile crosses my face! LOL
                But thanks for your kindness! I think I can remain to have an upbeat personality here on HP because from the moment I log on I am surrounded by cheer and really uplifing remarks, such as yours!

                Soooooo, I am guessing you watched the Oscars?!?! I admit I didn't as I was "otherwise detained" meaning I crashed. I was sooo tired! LOL
                I'll have to check up on your predictions which were probably all correct!

                1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
                  Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  well if you want, i just published a new hub about the results of the oscars.  plus, i even left a note to all my fans and readers like yourself.  sadly, i wasn't right about all of them.  but i was happy to be correct on most of them.  lol.   however,i'll let you be the judge.

                  1. Ann Nonymous profile image60
                    Ann Nonymousposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Ooops, How did I miss that? I'm going to check it out right now and then I'll be back, 'kay!

                    Oh and just the fact you were brave enough to make predictions so publicly warrants praise even if you didn't get them all right. Hollywood is all about drama so they love to shake things up and keep us guessing...although on the other hand they are predictably predictable!!!!! LOL
                    Alright, I'm heading over to your latest and greatest right.....NOW!

  35. blondepoet profile image76
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Fred Hollows devoted himself to restoring eye-sight of thousands of people in developing countries.
    It has been estimated through the initiatives of Fred, over one million people have had their sight restored around the world.

    http://img2.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0802/9aac34da1e04c894c12d.jpeg

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A definite hero. RIP Fred!

      1. Pearldiver profile image89
        Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And a Kiwi big_smile
        With great foresight that he shared, taught and passed on to the world, through those who most needed it.  Amazing man! smile

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          He really was amazing! And irreverent! I loved they way he spoke. Straight from that big heart of his, never minced words, everyone knew where they stood with Fred. ... About 6 foot behind his patients! lol

    2. defenestratethis profile image57
      defenestratethisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep definitley a hero, and then theres those Docs who volunteer to fix the cleft palates of kids in underdeveloped countries..and theres this one Doc in Seattle who roams the streets at night helping homeless people with medical issues...also there was this one guy in Chicago who made it his mission to feed the parking meters of  anyone working in the city and parked on the street, so they wouldnt get a ticket..and he kept ON doing it even when the city threatened to sue him ...

  36. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    HubPages REALLY needs to have a chat room programmed in...

    I've asked and asked, maybe we could start a petition?

    1. blondepoet profile image76
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wouldn't that be awesome Mikel to have a chat program where you could actually talk a little like MSN. Can you imagine all the different accents and belly laughs. I have talked to a few people on HP looove the accents.
      I'm all in favor or it as there are some incredible people here really worthy to be life-time friends.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        you mean like a skype chat/cam thingy? I was just talking a text room strickly for conversations, something that allows people to talk and frees up the forums...

        1. blondepoet profile image76
          blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes definitely I will vote for it for sure smile

  37. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    ???

    http://www.gandhiserve.org/streams/images/einstein.jpg

    1. blondepoet profile image76
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Genius..hero...however you define him he was one of a kind smile

      1. Ann Nonymous profile image60
        Ann Nonymousposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well said, Blonde! Well said indeed!

    2. Ann Nonymous profile image60
      Ann Nonymousposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Mikel! I love this pic....In fact I used to use Albert as my facebook profile pic....the one where his tongue sticks out and his hair looks electricuted! LOL

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

    3. defenestratethis profile image57
      defenestratethisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He's my hero, but I bet he wouldnt want to be called one..

  38. Pearldiver profile image89
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    A kiwi soldier fighting with the British army in Afganistan today, threw a live grenade back at the Taliban after it hit his Commander and fell at his feet.  A split second decision which saved his life and those of his unit.

    I would say that is a pretty heroic act. hmm

  39. pooja0908 profile image58
    pooja0908posted 7 years ago

    one who is born to lead

  40. JON EWALL profile image44
    JON EWALLposted 7 years ago

    HUBBERS
    A REAL HERO WILL APPEAR ON THE GLEN BECK SHOW

    Tues on fox news  at 5:00 pm ET time

    Try not to miss it, the truth of what's going on in our government

  41. defenestratethis profile image57
    defenestratethisposted 7 years ago

    Anyone who chooses to do the right thing, rather than the easy thing.
    Anyone who is able to continue in the face of great fear.
    All Dogs.
    My big brother Mike when he hung that bully from his ankles over the white bridge after I told him he spit in my face.
    That man who dove repeatedly into the freezing water to retrieve his fellow passengers from an airplane crash, and ended up losing his own life.
    People who are exceedingly kind and/or generous with no expectations of it being reciprocated.
    Selma Parks
    Malcolm X
    Anne Frank
    Nelson Mandella
    Joan De Arc
    My brother Craig, the most honest man I know.
    Schindler
    That handsome fireman who scooped me up in his arms when I was in Kindergarten (when the local Fire Dept came to our class and demonstrated a drill) and carried me out the door *sigh*
    Father Damien

  42. britneydavidson profile image58
    britneydavidsonposted 7 years ago

    Me myself is hero for me as i always do good to all.

  43. defenestratethis profile image57
    defenestratethisposted 7 years ago

    And oh yeah...people who do the honest noble thing, even when no one is watching, despite the fact that they could benefit greatly if they gave into temptation....you know, like finding a wallet and /or money clip with loads of $$$$ but no I.D. whatsoever..

  44. feelikes profile image52
    feelikesposted 7 years ago

    ....I feel like a hero and you are my heroine
        I won't try to philosophize
        Do you know that your love is the sweetest sin?.....

    Hmmm good question. I have lots. There's Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, Matt Dillahunty, Richard Dawkins, Nicolaus Copernicus, Greg Graffin, Ghandi, Edwin Hubble, Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraiser Cain (astronomy cast ftw), Johannes Kepler, Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton. I guess that's all that come to mind right now.

    I choose them because they have revolutionary ideas or because they are good communicators and I enjoy what they have to say. As you can tell I'm a fan of science.

  45. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    Someone who stands up for what they believe in against any and all odds and by their actions inspire many others!

 
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