Guys (and gals, sometimes) who defy their commanding officer; who refuse to go by the book.
The kind of macho dude who's not afraid to jump between buildings in a flaming Trans Am while blasting an Uzi backwards out the window.
Men (and women, sometimes) who can't wait to get blown to safety by the wake of an ever-expanding corridor of fire.
People who don't hesitate to outrun ancient ruins, moments away from disaster, as it collapses around them. They don't take any crap; they live life their own way. These are the people who influence our life; these are our heroes.
In other words--- fictional people.