What is the opposite of hero?

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Noun
Opposite of the chief character in a book, play, or film, typically identified with sympathetic and good qualities
“Why does the villain always lose?”
Noun
Opposite of a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities
“He was labeled a coward after pushing and shoving others out of the way to save himself during a fire drill.”
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Opposite of a person who is celebrated for their skill, actions or celebrity
“He became a villain following his missed shot to seal the game and the opportunity to play off in the finals.”
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Opposite of a person who has surpassed all rivals in a contest or battle
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Opposite of the primary part in a play or film
“The actor was unhappy at only playing a bit part in the film where his only line consisted of groaning in pain.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing regarded as the finest or most important in their sphere or group
“Grant used to be someone of importance, but he has shelved his notoriety to become a nobody.”
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Opposite of a role model or someone who has the characteristics of a mentor
“His status as a protege of the great artist had many benefits, but was ultimately a burden.”
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Opposite of a person who is highly regarded by the greater society
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Opposite of the main figure or one of the most prominent figures in a situation
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Opposite of star of the show
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Opposite of someone who has achieved their goals despite hardship and difficulty
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Opposite of an imagined superior type of human being representing a new stage of human development
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Opposite of an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship
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Opposite of a (brave) person who is actively engaged in battle, conflict or warfare
“To the pacifist who holds such a position, non-violence is imperative even if it does not work.”
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Opposite of one who is the object of great respect, admiration, or devotion
“The company is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to car services.”
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Opposite of an actor's part in a play, film, etc
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