We tell the tale of heroes to remind ourselves that we also can be great.
John Wick, Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game
Seriously, holy shit, how do you grow up loving Superman and think bullying is OK?
How do you read X-Men your whole life and think hating your neighbors because they are different is just fine?
How do you see every Star Trek episode and be riddled with xenophobia?
How do you have those people as your heroes your whole life, and then spit on everything they try to teach us? ...
My one slim hope is that maybe someday, something Spider-Man or Optimus Prime or Luke Cage said will get through and find a spark. Maybe be a reminder that most of our great fictional heroes wouldn’t behave like this.
They save people, they help people. They fight for people.
How can you love Superman and still be an intolerant bully?