elfdart, No, we don't go to see 'average' people. But, I'll bet if they ever make a movie of Flight 93, we'll all go see it, even if the ugliest actors/actresses in Hollywood are cast as the true-life heroes. Who were the people carrying their co-workers out of the Trade Center? Just average, ordinary people, everyday heroes. EDIT: I notice you said 'cool' 'interesting' and 'grotesque.' You did not say "half-god", "semi-divine," "royal," or even "noble." So, your definition fits ordinary people, 'cause ordinary people are cool, interesting and grotesque. And a decent author can make a good story out of that. Lady S.