Author's note: In the absence of further data, a straw poll is sufficient to build a prima fascie case for a hypothesis (I probably spelled that wrong). So after watching The Avengers again and seeing how there's quite the discussion after the battle in the "movie media" about so-called super heroes, I came to realize that there seems to be rather a lot of what may be referred to as "hero-blaming" in quite a lot of recent artistic works ranging from feature films to comic books, television shows, and literature. Take the Fate of the Jedi series as a particularly noteworthy example of the growing trend of this trope—if this is in fact something covered by tvtropes—and how it is starting to play an increasingly large role in establishing the plots of novels and even the entire series. From the very first chapters of Outcast, it was all about contriving an excuse for Jedi-shaming, to coin a phrase, to the point that the very plot of the entire series couldn't have existed without such stirred-up hate. It all seems so artificial to me. Even before FotJ, there was significant hero blame in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, although it could be argued that the writers for that particular game weren't exactly best buddies with established canon and thus can be dismissed more easily. Yes, both plotlines do take place in the wake of devastating wars that involved Jedi or ex-Jedi on both sides, yet they both assume that the galaxy at large has the collective attention span of a flitnat (both FotJ and KotOR II take place only a handful of years after said conflicts). This stuff has spilled over to (or perhaps leeched into Star Wars from) other franchises as well, possibly the most famous of which are Marvel comic series, X-Men and Spider-Man—again, two franchises that could not exist in their popular form without some form of artificial hero blame. Even the new incarnation of Batman, courtesy of Christopher Nolan, suffers from this, when to my knowledge it never existed before within that series. What's next, Superman-blame? Oh, wait, never mind... Which brings me to the question of this thread, the point of the poll. Do you, as author and audience both, see the idea of hero blame as plausible in reality? Which is to say, would you be so quick to blame the super hero for the damage done during a fight with an opponent who is clearly amoral and cares not for the harm he/she/it/they cause in pursuit of their goals? Or would it be far more likely that we as humans would recognize and appreciate what the hero(ine) went through to save the day? This is not so much a question of the nature of the heroes or villains of said story, or what their motivation is. Rather, it is a question of perception and whether this new trope of hero hate actually holds water for a real-world situation. Somehow, I don't see crowds of civilians blaming Seal Team Six for taking out bin Laden if that action were to result in some horrible attack on the U.S., carried out in the deceased al Qaeda leader's name.