Here’s what you need to know:
- the Justifiable Anti-hero: their past offers an explanation of their actions, why they are the way they are (Mad Max, Wolverine, Rambo, Batman, Thelma and Louise)
- the Near-Hero Anti-hero: they have the characteristics of a hero, but aren’t motivated by a general sense of justice or righteousness, often fueled by selfish causes (Han Solo, Madmartigan)
- the Sociopathic Anti-hero: typically criminals with a clear lack of morals and ethics, they operate under a skewed perspective fitting to their own criminal world (Tony Soprano, Hannibal Lecter, Tony Montana)
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