If the command was given, Zero-Four would slay anything. She pierced demons with her lance, cut down soldiers with her sword, and killed the young and defenseless. She saw herself as simply performing the tasks assinged to her, no different than a baker, a blacksmith, or a servant. But no matter how ordinary she believed herself to be, others only viewed her as a fearsome, cold-hearted fiend.
A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) (Ancient Greek hḗrōs) refers to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice — that is, heroism — for some greater good of all humanity. Stories of heroism may serve as moral examples.
Stories of the anti-hero also play a major role in Greek mythology and much of literature. The anti-hero is a protagonist whose qualities are the last expected from a person in certain situations; an anti-hero often lacks the typical characteristics of heroism, such as honor, nobility, bravery, compassion, and fortitude.