How Cliche Is Your Hero?

This is a quiz to test how cliché and/ or Gary- Sue your male character (hero) is. Though it still be used on female characters, but I'm going to create a female cliché test soon. Remember this is just for fun.

So, are you ready to see if your character is cliché? If he is so perfect or boring that your reader's will hate him? NOTE: If you are unsure if it's a no or yes on some questions or don't see an answer that fits your hero, choose the closest option. ALSO: I just realized that a question repeats twice, please ignore that, I can't fix it...

Created by: Ascilia

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  1. Is he a farm boy?
  2. Is he raised by people who are not his parents and aren't related to him?
  3. The hero is the... But doesn't know about it.
  4. Does the hero have a mentor?
  5. The mentor...
  6. Does the hero gain any magical powers?
  7. Is the hero a Chosen One of some prophecy?
  8. Is the hero...
  9. Is the hero...
  10. Is the hero...
  11. Does he go to a academy/ school to learn how to use his powers?
  12. Is the hero a human from Earth that goes into another world?
  13. Is the hero a human on Earth that has magical powers?
  14. Is the hero's love- interest of higher rank/ title than him (I. E princess)?
  15. Does he fall in love with his love interest...
  16. Does the hero have an evil twin?
  17. Does the hero marry his love interest?
  18. Is the here related to the villain?
  19. Does the hero manage to live in situations that would have killed any one else?
  20. The hero is...
  21. Does the hero have some "family secret" that he doesn't know about?
  22. Has the character ever said:
  23. The hero has a magical weapon...
  24. The magical weapon is a...
  25. Does the hero have an angsty past?
  26. Does the hero learn how to use a sword in a matter of weeks?
  27. Is he one of the best for anything?
  28. Is the hero talented...
  29. Is he a dragon rider or something of the equivalent? The last of something powerful?
  30. Does the villain know of the hero?
  31. Is the hero part of any rebellion?
  32. Does the hero win almost every fight?
  33. How much time passes between the beginning and end of the book/ series when the hero is active and is the main character?
  34. Is he a complete fail in the beginning of the story, poor and only has one thing he is good, and then he becomes a master at something and suddenly everyone knows about him?
  35. On the contrary, is he famous and well known at the beginning and then everybody hates him or he becomes a fail or something similar?
  36. Is he running away from anything?
  37. Has he ever worked willingly for the villain?
  38. Is the hero selfishly manipulative or sadistic (threatens self-harm, lies, blackmails, etc. In order to get his way)?
  39. Does he care for other people?
  40. How old is your character?
  41. Do you think your character is cliche?
  42. Does he put other's interest before his?
  43. Does he have more faults than strengths or more strengths than faults?
  44. Is he a Byronic hero (The Byronic hero is an idealised but flawed character exemplified in the life and writings of Lord Byron, characterised by his ex-lover Lady Caroline Lamb as being "mad, bad, and dangerous to know")?
  45. Does he end up doing something bad on accident?
  46. Does he end up doing something bad on accident?
  47. Is there anything physically unusual about him? Like eyes?
  48. Is he a total fail, nothing about him changes throughout the whole story, and he has no powers?

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