Vote! Best Reluctant Hero
Critics have commented that American literature and film is full of the "reluctant heroes," loners who often have shady pasts and don't want to be bothered by anyone, but who finally step up to help somebody or some group, thereby saving the community. After they have saved the community, usually through violence, they move on yet again, knowing they will never truly belong. Here are a few examples, some who completely fit the myth, a few who are variations on it.