Gatchaman Crowds and the Social Media Utopia

Ideas Without End

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Traditionally in the superhero genre, the superheroes themselves – the extraordinarily powerful entities who are for whatever reason the only beings capable of challenging the threats around which the story revolves – form the acceptable face of unaccountable, consolidated power. The assumption is that sometimes power must be consolidated for the greater good into the hands of those who can actually do something about the “real problems.” Politically this seems a murky avenue and it is this tension (between the ethics of empowering the individual to be the saviour and representative of a by definition underclass, and the nature of the threats that would make this the only viable option) which frequently defines the stories of heroes like Superman.

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