Your title brought the 1980 movie 'Hero at Large' to me because in my memory the lyrics to Bonnie Tyler's 'Holding Out For A Hero' come to mind (the song wasn't actually in 'Hero at Large' memories are weird) - The movie stared John Ritter where he pretended to be a superhero then circumstances forced him into becoming a real hero. Another type of hero arc.

I haven't seen the movie since I was a kid, but in my memory it was a fantastic movie--I don't dare watch it again, as I'm sure it's not as good as I remember.

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