If numbers are to be trusted, it seems that everyone loves Jericho Barrons. In fact, his one measly post has received more hits than all of my other posts put together. When I saw that in my summary tables, I was startled. The post wasn’t even that good. So, I did some digging and it turns out that the reason Barrons has received more hits is because he brings the most traffic to my site.
This is no coincidence, and I’m going to milk it for what it’s worth.
It’s easy for me to understand why so many people are fascinated with Jericho Barrons, because he is my all time favorite hero. Barrons is just so unapologetically male. He is who he is, and he won’t change that. In many ways, he is the perfect alpha hero. So, I’ve decided that every Monday I will analyze a quote about/by Barrons, and use it to point out qualities all alphas should have.
Being touched by Jericho Barrons with kindness makes you feel like you are walking up to the biggest, most savage lion in the jungle, lying down, placing your head it its mouth and, rather than taking your life, it licks you and purrs.
This quote sums up the most important aspects of the alpha male.
First and foremost, your alpha male should be the baddest of the bad. He wins, hands down, and no one ever doubted he would.
Secondly, the unpredictably of his nature. As Mac said, even she is surprised at his tenderness.
Thirdly, and the most important quality, is Barrons effect on everyone else. Its not just that he is a badass, it’s that everyone knows it. It’s not that he’s unpredictable, it’s that his unpredictability is appealing. But most importantly, people are drawn to him, despite it all. It’s the fact that Mac was willing to approach the lion, put herself at his mercy just for the chance to experience his greatness.
You want to write a truly great hero? Then these are qualities you have to aim for.