Bad Heroes – Or are they?
What exactly is a “bad hero”? A bad hero can be described as a person or character who does regular heroic deeds but is disliked by his peers, generally unfriendly or maybe even an unsavory character when he/she is being heroic, but the public forgives his/her bad behavior and/or criminal acts. Robin Hood is one example of a “bad hero”; he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. The Incredible Hulk is another example; he helps save the world but is constantly hated for being a monster. Hancock saves peoples life’s but every time he stops crime, something gets horribly wrecked. Just because they are classified as “bad heroes” doesn’t mean they are bad people.
Robin Hood, the first outlaw hero, is known to steal from the rich and give to the poor. He is not some revolutionary seeking to overthrow the upper classes, Robin's main targets were figures of medieval corruption, like bishops, abbots and the sheriffs. He gives the money/riches he steals to the poor to help settle their debt. Robin Hood is a figure for social order and the status quo, upholding society by disposing of its corrupt elements.
The Incredible Hulk, a once normal human scientist, gained his ability to change into a giant green “monster” with massive strength (when angered) by saving a teenage boy’s life. In doing this he absorbed massive amounts of radiation. When angered The Hulk loses all control and destroys everything in his path and injury’s people. Most people may see him as a giant monster that causes more harm than good he still manages to save the human race.
Hancock is an average looking man but he has superpowers and no care for property damage. Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and clumsiness. He has also become the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved many lives, he also destroys a lot of property. While he still opts to fight the bad guys, there is absolutely no public support for him.
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