Have you noticed how every second hero or heroine knows karate or some other form or hand to hand combat? They're all bad asses from the army or navy or mercenaries or vampire hunters... and just so dangerous that the average joe or jane should break out in a sweat. Most of them are so busy being a bad ass that they don't lead a normal life. They all eat Chinese take-out and swill warm beer... Really.
Of course the logic that says that it's nearly impossible to stay in seriously dangerous shape if you actually eat and drink like that sort gets lost in the translation. I would never make fun of our military men and women. I have deep respect for them. So when I see some of the things that are written in their name, well I want to kick ass on their behalf.
If we truly had as many of these guys--and gals--populating our neighborhoods and towns as are presented in books, there would be no room for the run of the mill population. So what I'm longing for is some geeky, fumbling guy that defeats the bad guys with his brain. You know some guy that trips the bad guy with a broom handle or some ditzy woman who knocks the bad guy out with a frying pan. Real life scenarios.
Here's a challenge... give me a description of a hero/heroine you want to see. Write a blurb for me setting up the scenario. I'll choose one at random and write a short story. Get cracking!