Out of the novels, tv series and movies that contain heroes. It has been pointed out to me that there are only three different types, and they are:
The Classic Hero
In the most sense, these protagonists are people that comprise all the best natures of our society. Some may have superpowers like Spiderman, Wonder woman, Superman and Batman. Everyone trusts them to be victorious over the evil antagonist. The writer must then put considerable obstacles in front of the protagonist to make the work more difficult for them to succeed.
The Every Man Hero
This hero is every one of us, but just in the wrong place at the wrong time. We find that there are some things that we all regularly do and connect with them on that particular level. The work to become our spokesperson within the land of courageous action. Some of these heroes include: John McClane from Die Hard, Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men or Harrison Ford in Six Days Seven Nights.
This character comprises all the rotten things in our society. They are the nasty villain but are also on the right guy’s side. They are likely to be the favourite character because the story arc is the most hottest. An Anti-Hero I appreciate is Riddick from Pitch Black. Also, I think humour plays a part as I also like Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers.