- Apr 12, 2011
Too far the other wayMagog1 said:I agree with you.. but this is the thing.. superman is suppose to be a good guy.Heronblade said:No kidding. One could forgive the first few such mistakes, but beyond a certain point, the hero in question must be aware that he/she is choosing to allow hundreds or even thousands of innocent people to die in order avoid killing someone themselves.
I would in fact argue that in many of these cases, the hero in question is MORE culpable for their deaths than the villain themselves. More often than not, the hero in question is quite capable of reasonably assessing the true consequences of their actions, the villains... not so much.
And here's an ugly fact I wanna tell you with 0 troll intent. Maybe.. we're evil dicks. I mean seriously. Maybe the reason we agree with Frank castle is cause we're bad people.
i mean just a thought.
and seriously if you swapped out bruce wayne for Frank castle he'd have gotham clean in a week.
BUt you wouldn't have a comic.
Castle is a homicidal maniac, who falls into the antihero (and not just another villain) category only because of who he picks for his victims. I do not suggest that death be a first resort for these heroes, even if the people in question deserve that fate. All I am saying is that it should be considered an option when other options fail.