There are only very few discussable “proofs” and no 100% concrete authentic proofs that Jesus Christ had ever existed. Therefore he cannot surely be classified as a non-fictional hero or for that matter as a fictional hero, the question is how much of the Jesus we know from Christianity and modern culture that is historical and how much of it that is fictional. Or even more important; if this effects our relation to Jesus and his heroism.

Full name: Jesus Christ

Date of birth: 24th December year 0.

external image calvary.jpgParents: Produced by God, given birth to by Virgin Mary without sexual contact between those two. Raised by Virgin Mary in company with Joseph, Virgin Mary’s housebound.

Biography: Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem, Judea by Virgin Mary. The three wise men came to bless him, led by the Follower Star, because it was said that a new savior would be born underneath it.
There isn’t written that much about Jesus childhood in the Bible, but he grew up, and wanted to get christened by his cousin John the Baptist. In that way he admits that he is the Son of God. In the year 33 he was crucified by the order of Pontius Pilate, but he was reborn to show humanity his powers that exist not alone on earth but universal, this action is central in the Christian believe on Jesus as the son of God and the Messiah. Just before the crucifixion he makes his decibels promise to teach Christianity all over the world, even when the decibels sometimes doubt his powers. The believe on the Christian god (or The holy trinity) is not something you choose but something you are given. Which possibly aren’t understandable for the humanity in its pride.

Becoming a hero: Jesus is the Son of God, a kind of incarnation of the spiritual powers. Therefore he is having the ultimate heroic skills, but he is also having the possibility not to choose goodness, first when he denies Satan and chooses his role as a savior of human souls and accepts the responsibility of being the Son of God he becomes a true hero. His greatest action is of course when he sacrifices himself to free humanity for the burdens of their sins and give them the forgiveness of God to the end of time. If you look at his deeds as if there is no Christian god and no higher meaning in that context, Jesus was a true humanist, teaching people to compassion, unselfish goodness, quarter, and most important; forgiveness. In that context he is heroic because he chooses the right alternatives in any given situation, even towards people hurting him physically with pure sadistic anger. And he gave his own life in the battle for making the world a better place. His values are not only important in religious and historical contexts but also in the modern understanding of democratic praxis. And a lot of other heroes (fictional as well as non fictional) are influenced by him and his ideas.

Most famous quote: "This is my body, which is given for you, and this cup, which is poured out for you as the New Covenant in my blood". Quote from ‘The supper'.

Characteristics: Can walk on water, can heal people, wears sandals, is the object of forgiveness and unselfish goodness.

"Now, there was about this time, Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawfull to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works, - a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleisure. He drew over to him many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved him did not forsake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and then ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day."
This is a citat by Josef ben Mattias, a historian from Jesus's time. It clearly tells about the last time of Jesus on earth. But there are no proofs that this is an authentic text.