OTHER WORDS FROM antiheroan·ti·her·o·ism [an-tee-her-oh-iz-uhm, an-tahy-], /ˌæn tiˈhɛr oʊˌɪz əm, ˌæn taɪ-/, noun
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One of Succession’s smartest moves is the way it flips a common characteristic of the antihero drama — the main character is always six steps ahead — to reveal how “mastermind” status can mask toxic and abusive tendencies.Succession turns a box of doughnuts into a stealthy statement about abuse|Emily VanDerWerff|October 25, 2021|Vox
The core of Philipps’s book is Special Operations Chief Eddie Gallagher, a senior enlisted SEAL and antihero who is portrayed as possessing almost superhuman powers.Are the Navy SEALs actually awful at their jobs?|Greg Jaffe|August 24, 2021|Washington Post
Comedy has seen its share of influential male antiheroes as well, from “social assassin” Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm to New Girl’s prickly, problem-drinker love interest Nick Miller.
In the late ’90s, The Sopranos ushered in the age of the antihero.
The era of the female villain-turned-protagonist—or at least antihero—is in full swing, with Margot Robbie and Sarah Paulson recently taking on the roles of Harley Quinn and Nurse Ratched, respectively.The Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2021|Peter Allen Clark|May 12, 2021|Time
What could have been yet another instance of cheap cable carnality—the irresistible male antihero!‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and AMC’s Push to Reset Dramas|Andrew Romano|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everyone has a theory on how Mad Men will end, and one of the most popular is that our suave, slick antihero will die.All the Signs That Don Draper Will Die on ‘Mad Men’|Kevin Fallon|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I also want to say that there's a degree to which we never really thought of this as an antihero show.‘The Americans’ Showrunners Dissect the Secrets of Season 2|Andrew Romano|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So when he graduated from antihero to pop stalwart in the mid-aughts, the rap world largely lost interest.‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ Review: Eminem’s a Great Rapper With Nothing to Say|Rawiya Kameir|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At Last is the fifth novel about Patrick Melrose, St Aubyn's unhappy and self-absorbed antihero.The Best of Brit Lit|Peter Stothard|May 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST