In my opinion, Zevran and Isabela are each other’s respective heroes.
Zevran does something heroic for Izzy in a more literal sense. I don’t remember all the details but he killed her gross abusive husband and very literally freed her. And this is just speculation but she definitely seemed to take some inspiration from him in terms of attitude once she became a pirate.
But I was thinking about how Zevran clearly knew about her whereabouts once that business was done, and how he maybe admired her too. Because she had a ship and freedom while he was still simply a Crow with a death wish. How he wished he could make that leap of freedom and reclaim his life for his own.
Perhaps as you went along you did learn something. I did not care what it was all about. All I wanted to know was how to live in it. Maybe if you found out how to live in it you learned from that what it was all about.