"The Fonz was everybody I wasn't. He was everybody I wanted to be." He commands tremendous respect throughout much of Milwaukee for his well-deserved reputation for fighting (in one episode, he out-duelled an expert fencer; in another, he literally mangled a gangster's prosthetic iron hand with one fist), his skills as a ladies' man and mechanic, his history of romantic involvement with virtually every attractive woman in Milwaukee, and his imperturbable "cool." Opponents far larger and more dangerous-seeming than himself back down from confrontations with him. Those who do confront him never come out on top, leaving "The Fonz" without a scrape.
Makes me think of my daughters raw model today "Hannah Montana", unfortunately I don't think she is that hip as the Fonz, on the other hands my kids think I am old, but still cool a bit like the Fonz :)