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A Study Conducted By Penn State Revealed Heroes Are More Violent Than Villains

It's time to make superheroes great again!

Esteban Lopez

Ever since superhero movies have become a staple of modern day cinema, our heroes have been in some pretty wild dilemmas. Whether it be Batman trying to save Gotham from the Joker, Superman with Metropolis and Lex Luther, or even recently with the Avengers with the literal universe and Thanos, these heroes are put against the odds to save the day time after time.

I couldn't help but laugh over the years of these movies due to the massive amounts of collateral damage that takes place. Have you ever stopped to think about who has to pay for a building the Hulk smashes into? No, you haven't because you're too busy watching him kick bad guy ass. Heroes are kinda punks who think they're above the law, and I was starting to think I was the only one who realized this.

Luckily for me, some smart cookies over at Penn State conducted a research study analyzing some of the top grossing superhero movies. If you break down the numbers, you being the smart folk at Penn, you would find that on average the so-called "heroes" are committing more violent acts per hour compared to villains. Violent acts such as destroying property, fighting, or using lethal weapons. It honestly makes me sick. I'm walking around on Halloween looking at all these kids dressed up as these "heroes" who are really just advertising everything that's wrong in the world. To think parents want their kids representing violence like that? Couldn't be me.

The crazy part of the study showed that our heroes have killed 168 people, where the villains have only killed 93. Like holy shit people, how are we supposed to idolize a bunch of murderers!

Honestly, I'm glad Penn State blew the lid off this controversial story. Heroes aren't actually heroes after all folks, they're just some overrated buff guys with anger issues. I know that some would say that I'm not being fair. That "the inner struggles the heroes go through in order to save the world are the story" but I say shut up and no longer.

Make heroes actual heroes again.

I'll always remember the good ol' days of Adam West running around with the oversized ACME bomb looking for a safe place to dispose of it. Those are my heroes. The heroes that saved the day without killing and destroying the world, all while wearing some goofy ass tights. Those are the heroes we deserve.

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