“A Hero” is made of reclaimed copper, steel, brass, glass, LEDs, and fiber-optics. This Hero stands 13 inches wide, 17 inches deep, and 28 inches tall.
Notes on the creatures called BEINGS:
+This “Hero” is from a society of living metal Beings
+Older Beings create new Beings. The creator Being is called a “fitter”
+”Fitters” use one of their own parts to start a new Being
+New/shiny parts mixed into the worn/aged/corroded parts indicate a being who has built others. OR a being who flirts with danger.
+A Beings “first fitting” (IE It’s first part) is their most prized possession.
+Young Beings have less corrosion/wear/patina. IE shinny Beings are babies
Heroes = Vanity
noun: vanity; plural noun: vanities
1. excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance or achievements.
“it flattered his vanity to think I was in love with him”
synonyms:conceit, narcissism, self-love, self-admiration, self-absorption, self-regard, egotism; pride, arrogance, boastfulness, cockiness, swagger, rodomontade; informal big-headedness; literary vainglory
“she had none of the vanity often associated with beautiful women”
2.the quality of being worthless or futile.
“the vanity of human wishes”
synonyms:futility, uselessness, pointlessness, worthlessness, fruitlessness
“the vanity of all desires of the will”
From English Oxford Living Dictionaries <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com>
Vanity, conceit, narcissism, pride, arrogance—whatever the word you use—the Hero has learned to harness it for its own end. Feared by some, glorified by others, the Hero is rarely ignored. What draws the Hero’s attention? Is the Hero a force of nature or a tool of the almighty? The answers lie in which tales you choose to believe. Some tales sing of a Hero’s deeds: righter of wrongs and protector of virtue. Others fearfully whisper of the dangers this avenger represents.
Journeying through creation, with a shield of Humility and a weapon of Vanity, a Hero is seemingly invincible. The grandest empire or strongest leader can be powerless before a Hero. Heroes are often cheered on by narcissists’ victims. Some tales carry a warning: those who cheered loudest needs be careful of falling themselves to the trap of Pride–for Heroes notice the small as well as the mighty.
Epics are recorded of Fallen Heroes, vainglorious oppressors at the heights of their power. But in the tales, their armor weakens and weapons shatter. Powerless, they are torn down by their own hubris. Their vanity now wielded by a new Hero, and sparking new deeds, new songs, new tales to be written.