Since we all want a romantic hero, and they are in short supply, we have provided a handy “Build Your Own Hero” kit so that you can custom-design your own Romance Hero.
Appearance – It goes without saying that a Romantic Hero (let’s call him RH for short) should be handsome. RH can be recognized by his height – he’s always tall dark and handsome. He has a chiselled jaw, cheekbones that could be used to slice onions and a noble nose.
While RH’s eyes are always intense and penetrating, the BYOHK comes with a number of options when it comes to eye colour. You can choose fromSlate Pewter Granite Shale Cloud Steel Gunmetal Silver Obsidian Amber Midnight black
If your desired RH is a werewolf or shape-shifter, the BYOHK comes equipped with a ring of amber, silver or gold which fit around the pupils to provide the correct eerie appearance.
RH’s mouth is a clue to his general heroism. It is firmly set, but with an unexpectedly sensual twist. And most important – RH has great teeth and healthy gums. Occasionally, you may come across a bad guy with sharp cheekbones and tumbling locks, but the dental hygiene is always a giveaway. Baddies believe that flossing is for wimps. Vampire RH is extremely particular about mouthwash. Nothing kills a romantic moment like blood breath.
Several options are available. While there are some women who like a RH with flowing locks tied back with a leather thong, gleaming hair just brushing his collar is popular in the business tycoon/billionaire model, or hair cut ruthlessly short to disguise a disarming curl in the military/hero model. Whatever option you choose, you can be assured that your RH will never default to a Justin Beiber flop or ever suffer from bed-head, and he comes with a life-time guarantee against dandruff.
RH always has a great body. While Romantic Heroine is allowed to carry a few extra pounds and have lushly rounded hips, RH is always buff. The BYOHK comes with a choice of six-pack or eight-pack abs. There is also a choice of sleek lean muscles or broad-shouldered flexing muscles. Whichever you decide, you can rest assured that those muscles resulted from lucky genetics or life in the outdoors, rather than from hard work in a gym. RH disdains lifting weights as being for self-obsessed softies, and remarkably, is always stronger than power lifters who can squat three times their own bodyweight.
The standard RH is either hair-free or comes with a light dusting of body-hair on his chest. If you prefer a more hirsute model, this can be special ordered, but remember that it may make your RH look uncomfortably like your villain.
And last but definitely not least: RH’s manly attributes. While we don’t like to boast or be so vulgar as to give measurements, we can guarantee that your RH will be so well equipped that you will blink the first time you see him in his naked glory, and may even entertain a brief doubt about whether it will fit. Of course it will, but feel free to gasp in appreciation.
At one time, RH could only have a name that included a sexy predator or geographical feature, typically Hawk, Lyon, Wolf, Falcon, Lion or Cliff, Rock, Ridge or Crag. Sometimes two geographical features like Heath and cliff.
First names often had a foreign accent and sounded exotic: Rhett, Slade, Stryker, Devon, Rome. While these names are still popular for the historical RH, modern ones can be called Eric or Edward or Bill, even if they are vampires. In fact, especially if they are vampires. Beware of shortening your RH’s name. Christian is sexy. Christy is the hero’s gay best friend.
It goes without saying that RH is a strong minded bad-ass, with a troubled past, a personal demon to fight (in fact, RH frequently IS the troubled demon) and a streak of ruthlessness that enables him to make the tough decisions.
RH is always a loner, frequently a vampire hunter (or a hunter of vampire hunters), a mercenary, trouble shooter, renegade, a vampire with a soul, or a billionaire with a host of enemies waiting to bring him down.
If it happens that RH is a member of a team, for instance a SEAL or fire-fighter, you can be sure that he will manage to lose the rest of his team or have to take decisions that puts him in opposition to them. RH is not a team player.