I've been reading CL Moore's Judgement Night and thought I'd give some quotes, mainly because there's a not that nebulous relation to heroic fantasy.
Cyrille is the perfect illusion or "resolved space" where all the facts are illusory.
Somewhere, the originals of this living reproduction had once walked hand in hand.. They might be cowering at this moment in some underground shelter.. But they walked here in an eternal moment of laughter and murmuring. (Golancz Omnibus page 477)
Heroine Juille penetrates to a green, elemental undersea" scene where one of the customers is indulging in their private psychosis.
Juille's reason told her that she had stumbled into one of the darker levels of Cyrille.. This undulating reptilian horror must be one of the hopeless addicts, wealthy enough to indulge his madness even when civilization was crumbling outside the walls.. (page 484)
If psychoses are a type of imbalance, you could say facts only apply to resolved space, not the unconscious. Disregarding the unconscious invites psychotic imbalance.
If the physique has a type of sublime balance, that is also irresolvable. The romantic warrior is balanced between mind/body, a superpower of nature.
They have a reckless nature with a disregard for the "facts" of civilization and its products.
They wear feathers or tassels as a sign of effeminate style. They are not alpha-males. Their strength is that they are not products of civilization but born of unconscious spirit.
(I'm putting this in Pictorial 8 when artist Elena has done the image)
I found a Frazetta-like cover of CL Moore's Judgement Night. Emblematic, strong heroic proportions even if not that accurate to the story.
The story has parallel realities, maybe one of the first examples (1943). That distorted reality I think you can say is "factual", while fables are simplified, strengthened. That contrast is in Pictorial 9 bringing-in heroic fantasy and some related stuff (plus illo by Elena)
9 and 10 are up. 9 is my "fact vs fable" piece. Awhile ago I saw a quote to the effect Howard's historical tales "are not under the dominion of fact", but can't trace the quote. So am relating this to historical, medieval, oriental with more in #11.