A member of a class of divine beings in the Vedic period, which in Indian religion are benevolent and in Zoroastrianism are evil.
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An anti-conformist is a pseudo-individual who thinks being non-mainstream or part of a sub-culture is automatically an individual.
Examples include some (but not all) members of many social outcast subcultures such as [emo]s, [goth]s, [juggalo]s, [bronies], [btard]s, [geeks], [new atheist]s, [metalhead]s, [stoner]s, [hipster]s, [Ron Paul] fans, [SJW]s, even [Scientologist]s.
Ironically anti-conformists are more conformist than the majority of normal people, and are just as bigoted as the stereotypically cool or popular cliques such as [jocks], [preps], [cheerleaders], [sorority girls], etc.
Try arguing that the [Phantom Menace] is better than the original Star Wars at a Sci-Fi convention, and you may be treated like a heretic in medieval Europe. Try telling a metalhead that you enjoy a few [Lady Gaga] songs and youll get a similar result. Or ask a hipster to try watching any movie which isnt foreign, indie, arthouse, etc and hell tell you its crap without even watching it.
Some subcultures started out as something original, but nowadays are often a manufactured image people adopt for negative attention - like the [jock] who buys his clothes at Abercrombie and Fitch, a metalhead will buy his tattered jeans and black T-shirts at [Hot Topic] yet still claim to be non-conformist.
In short theyre essentially to normalcy what the Punisher (an anti-hero) is to Superman (a hero) - but an anti-hero is still a protagonist no matter how much it denies it.