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As opposed to the previous categories, this category is less a hero acting in support of some aspect the state fails to cover and acts in opposition to the state itself. There is an ethical case to be made for opposing the state itself, but it must be done in such a way that retains the heroes ethical superiority without falling into mere extreme partisanship. To put it bluntly, it doesn’t make sense for members of the Tea Party to become vigilantes.
In Alan Moore’s noteworthy comic V for Vendetta, Moore places his readers in a totalitarian England; a merciless dictatorship in which the secret police exercise brute power and the government controls all media as well as the means of production. Continue reading