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A gaming term that derived from any multiplayer "shooter" video game where "elimination" is involved. A "hero" is the last standing player who successfully completes the round through major extremities or when the odds are stacked heavily against them.
Call of Duty; Search & Destroy: "He was the only one on our team alive and he took down 5 (or all 6) guys by himself and won the round. He's a 'Hero'.

Gears of War; Horde mode:

"'Hero'! He completed the wave (there has to be a significant amount of locust alive, of course) on his own after we all died."

*The key thing to remember is that this person (or hero) has to be ALONE when the odds are stacked SIGNIFICANTLY against him (for Search & Destroy, at least 5 guys); yet he still eliminates the opposition AND wins the round.
by Nnamz February 05, 2009
 
1.
Perhaps one of the greatest shows on NBC, it is an American drama television series that features ordinary people who developed superpowers.

It's not your average superhero movie--the characters aren't a small group of people that "nobody understands" and try to save the world in fancy costumes. Watch it, and you'll see why everybody's crazy about it.
I just watched Heroes last Monday night... it rocked! I never knew I could say that about a superhero show, but this is different from the rest!
by Ocolate November 21, 2006
 
2.
Defined in the movie Serenity:

A hero is someone who gets a lot of OTHER people killed.
Billy, don't be a hero.
by Alfie The Horndog December 27, 2005
 
3.
Someone who helps without anything expected in return. Their gesture may be big or small, profound or not, it doesn't make im' any less of a hero.
Dr. King
Ghandi
Mom
by . August 25, 2004
 
4.
one who lays down his own life so that others can live
the blood that has forever stained the beaches of Normandy, is the blood of heroes
by grundle October 17, 2003
 
5.
Live action, comic-book influenced TV-Series on NBC revolving around ordinary people with a genetic mutations that give them superhuman powers and abilities such as telepathy, flight, rapid healing, superhuman intuition, enhanced strength, etc. It's the same premise as X-Men, but without costumes, teams, dichotomous ideologies, and the confusing continuity. Also, it's very well written and engaging.
Heroes is one of my favorite TV shows, dude!
by ralys38 October 30, 2007
 
6.
A man or women willing to sacrifice themself to help others without the consideration of there own safety.
"Those who face fire without fear or armor.Those who step into the darkness without assurances of ever walking out again, because they know there are others waiting in the dark, Awaiting salvation."
Firefighters, Police Officers, Soldiers...
by Sebastian February 20, 2004
 
7.
A Submarine Sandwich. The long sandwich featuring layers of meat and cheese on a crusty Italian roll goes by a variety of names. Submarine, sub, and hero are widespread. Localized terms are bomber (upstate New York), wedge (downstate New York), hoagie (Delaware Valley, including Philadelphia and southern New Jersey), grinder (New England), Cuban sandwich (Miami), Italian sandwich (Maine), Italian (southern Midwest), and poor boy (New Orleans, before Katrina) now goes by soggy boy.
Yeah, I'll have a Pepperoni, Italin Sausage, Ham and Salami Hero with everything on it.
by B1070X1C January 30, 2006