Once Ernesto Che Guevara had said, “Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms”. Little he must have realized during his lifetime, that he would become an iconic symbol of counterculture all over the globe, which has made him the most glamorous and influential revolutionaries of 20th century. Though he had zero tolerance for people who stood in his way; sending execution squads to hunt down the unfaithful, he has been hero to many who look up to him. The iconic image of Che, with his disheveled hair falling in the style of rock-star and flowing from a starred black beret has adorned hundreds of products from T-shirts, posters, hats, key chains, flags, berets, backpacks, wall clocks, bikinis, personal tattoos, and many more. Unfortunately, not many youth know the reason why they idolize Che Guevara or consider him an iconic hero. Here is the list of 5 genuine traits that made Che Guevara an icon and a worldwide emblem for a wide range of causes.