I've got this concept I just started mulling over on the bus to work today: The Ultimate Hero.
I'm looking to create a character who is the ultimatel, essential, all-inclusive, well-rounded awesome hero. A character not based around any specific ability, weapon, spell, power, or feat, but instead focused on just being generally awesome. The peasant boy who rises to become a great leader. The good-hearted human boy raised by dwarves, born with the blood of kings. The Chosen One. The Force of Goodness that inspires awesomeness in all those around him, and leads his friends and companions to right all the wrongs of the world.
Kind of vague, I guess, but I am definitely open to suggestion. I'm not looking for any vulgar powers, any supreme martial abilities, any overt supernatural extroversions, or the like. The more I think about it, the more I'm picturing a somewhat strong, dashing, simple lad, oozing with almighty charisma and a force of generic awesomeness that good-natured people find completely irresistable. Probably more martial than anything else, but hardly a holy rolling paladin, either.
Basically, a semi-fighter-type that epitomizes all that is Neutral Good.
I'd like to hear your suggestions and ideas on this concept, including roleplaying notes and tips, feats and classes, character outlooks, and even advice on the pros and cons of such a "generic hero" archetype. Thanks in advance!