"Even if I'm not the center of attention. Even if I'm not the hero of the story...as long as I have a normal, everyday life, that's good enough for me."
No, Makoto. You are a hero, THE hero, because you recognize this. You are like Akagi, preferring to live a normal life though you have extraordinary skills, even if every now and then you can't but help succumb to the urge to find that thrill you can't be without. Akagi was blessed or cursed with total apathy towards all forms of fear; you were blessed or cursed with total apathy towards all forms of commitment. But both of you shun attention, both of you shun praise. And thus, you both rise to a level of humanity unachievable by other men.