Action Hero

Action Hero

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

So are you the hero in a dream? Or did you dream of a hero? An action hero in a dream is rather interesting.

The word “hero” is associated with someone that defends others. It comes from Greek legend and focused on the story of Heracles. So what does it mean in a dream? To see an action hero (which is male) is associated with the strength of character in the dream state. To dream of an action heroine (female) indicates that you will be able to impress others.

At the end of the day, the action hero featured in your dream is connected to making good impressions with others.

My name is Flo and I am here to help you decode this dream, after spending the last two decades researching what dreams mean I will come up with the best solution. Let’s go back in history in order to identify this dream meaning.

What is the general meaning of dreaming of an action hero?

The hero is associated with being positive, you want to progress in life. In classic literature the super hero is generally a “good person” or a “bad person” therefore, in the dream state to dream of the good person is a positive omen. If in your dream you dream of modern heroes featured in films such as: Superman, Batman or Spiderman - then this is just a reflection of having a brave outlook on life. To be rescued in a dream denotes good luck you will have great fortune. To rescue others (be the action hero) then other people will turn to you for advice.

The first thing to carry out when looking at the detailed dream interpretation of an action hero is to find out how this dream effected you. Have you done all you can in your career? Either way, this is a dream about being brave in life. If you are female and dream of a male action hero it can suggest that you will find out - what you wish for in life. In order to define this dream meaning, we should turn to the story of Hercules.

He was strong in life and focused on defeating the god of death and he risked his own life to protect another. Is there someone in your life that will do this for you? Action heroes can appear in many different ways during the dream state. Any action figure dream agrees can warrant the feeling of being accepted by society.

What do superhero dreams mean in dreams?

In order to answer this question, I am going to turn to dream psychology. If we look at the analytical dream psychologist Carl Jung, he believes that most of our dreams are developed from our childhood. Therefore, in childhood action heroes take a significant presence in our lives. Dreams often arise spontaneously and Carl Jung stated that childhood dreams include different mythical characters and themes, thus this dream is a reflection of your childhood. Dreaming of a superhero can also signify that you want to be rescued in life. 

Why do you always see a hero in your dreams?

If your dream a hero repetitively or you are a significant "hero type" character then according to dream psychology this means you are wanting to be saved by other people. On an emotional level, we spend much time rationalizing what our dream means,  everything that we do in our life is perceived by your own inner imagination before it becomes a reality. Therefore, to dream that you always see a superhero in your dreams can mean have pent-up feelings that you are struggling to release in daily life. To kill the action hero in a dream suggests you will face enormous challenges. Try to conquer fears and dangers in life. Dreaming of being in an action hero’s outfit means that family members and friends will provide advice. To see the “bad character” in a dream suggests you will try to move away from conflict. Can you hide and run forever is the question.

What does it mean to dream that you are superman?

We all know that Superman is fictional but sometimes he can occur in our dreams. If you dream you are superman or Clark Kent then this indicates that you would like to adopt a different approach to life. To see wonder women or Lois Lane in your dream is an archetypical dream. This means you want to be saved in life. In life, superman’s appearance is quite distinctive, in a red cape and blue outfit.

The character has been seen in many media outlets and the dream could also signify - that you are just dreaming of something you have seen on the television. This is a Freudian view. Superman comes from the comics in 1938 and this from a dream perspective may indicate you are not ready to “move on” in life. Fantasy arises in all ways of life and understanding the hidden emotions in your dream can normally indicate the true meaning. You may come to a revelation after having such a dream. This dream may imbue your feelings about life - that you wish to be a hero like a superman.

What does it mean to dream of Batman?

The tantalizing plot in your dream of Batman is of importance when trying to decode this dream. Batman, much like Superman indicates that you are in the tenable position of understanding that you wish to display characteristics of Batman. The superhero is a loner and this may imply you wish to spend time on your own for a while. Even though the films are extinct - Batman will always be in our minds from childhood. So if you see Bruce Wayne in a dream then something exclusive will happen which may make you finally search for your inner voice in life. As Bruce Wayne in the film is a wealthy philanthropist this dream can also be connected to your own wealth in life. Maybe you are considering how to increase your wealth?

What is it mean to dream of saving someone from drowning?

This dream enforces us to think about our own emotions, as water is connected to how we communicate in life. Above all, it is also related to how we feel in dreams. This dream can highlight that you are having problems emotionally with someone in waking life. This dream can be rather perplexing but the images are there to let you know that you need to be caring towards someone and effectively “save them” emotionally.

What does it mean to dream of playing with an action hero?

To see or dream that you're playing with an action hero figure indicates that you're being manipulated or controlled by others. Are you following other people’s rules? Do you just do what other people expect of you? Think about the importance of the action hero in your dream. Did he or she save you? For many people their particular career field is important. We always want the best - from footballer to powerful businessperson.

We all try to progress as much as we can. The action hero sets out on his own quest or journey understanding that he or she will encounter trials and tribulations which will help one grow from childhood to a man. In the dream world, facets of this process are often seen -- like the dreams battle with trying to achieve. People always try to knock you down but the message from this dream is to keep on going. Keep on fighting. Make things better.

What does it mean to dream of an action hero if you are female?

In a woman's dream state an action hero will mostly appear as a guardian in the dream. As you move towards gaining more in life you may experience such a dream. To be saved by an action hero suggests indicates that bravery will be yours. Think about the will and desire needed by the action hero in the dream. Each day we face many challenges and life can be tough at times.

What does it mean to dream of an action hero if you are a man?

For a male to dream of an action hero suggests strength and skills for your own profit and enjoyment. Consider what happens to the action hero in your dream. Don't allow the fear of previous setbacks/problems and experiences that could prevent achieving your goals. A hero in the dream state is a sign of inner desire, power, and strength. It's necessary to meditate on your own inner child. As I have already mentioned this dream is positive and can be associated to some degree the control over your own life. It can be associated with the fact you don't feel in charge of your own life, but in life, there are others that can help you be who you want to be and win!

What does it mean to dream of more than one action hero?

To see more than one action hero in a dream suggests a person with anger management difficulties. Throughout your own experience, you tend to focus on force and strength to accomplish goals and objectives. As our power and control increases as we get older, our duty and awareness of humility must also rise. While we might be distinguished by people who benefit from our many successes, such as your own children always try to reflect on what drives you.


To conclude, let’s, for now, turn to Hercules and how this is important to such a dream as an action figure. Hercules is supremely competent and he fights for everything. The message from the dream is that one does not have to be the biggest or the most powerful in life. We only need to enjoy what we do. Do you enjoy life? Are you happy in life?  If not then plan and move your life in a different direction.

Try to set goals that are deliberate and with admiration. Taking control of our diet might be important after having such a dream if you could see the action hero on the television. The action hero signifies the thriver and survivor. If the dreamer loses the struggle, he or she cannot overpower any obstacle or enemy. However, in the shadow of the proficiency, like any action hero such as Hercules we need to approach life with empathy and take on a challenge.

Every dream about action heros will differ and it is up to you to decide the true meaning of what this dream can mean. 

  • If you are the action hero indicates that you need to set goals in life.
  • If you see an action hero in the dream this fortells that you will encounter a struggle.
  • To See a group of action heros suggests control over others.
  • To see batman or superman as I have already defined indicates overcoming fear.
  • Dreamed of modern heroes means you will clear up some problems in life.
  • Rescue someone, or be rescued in many dream books indicate that you need to overcome a struggle.  

Feelings associated with the dream of an action hero 

Power. Courage. Control. Trying to succeed. Rescuing someone in the dream. Being the hero in the dream. Happiness.

By Florance Saul
Aug 8, 2017