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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Of course the protagonists are characters with whom readers can generally identify.

    But, that isn't the same thing as having 'good morals.'

    For instance, I think most readers identified w/ Spider-man because he was a geeky vagrant, not because of his morality.

    Also, heros don't have to be role models. Off the top of my head, I don't think Punisher has many redeeming characteristics. Ya, the people he fucks up might deserve their respective ass kickings, but he's no boyscout.

    Furthermore, not being a boyscout embellished his commercial viability as a character instead of defeating it.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thing is though seems peoples moral compass is changing and thus charecters that were popular in the fifties are now not nearly as popular, charecters with a more complex moral compass and personality are becoming mroe popular.

    Look how much more appealing Ultimate captian america is in comparision to the mainstream one?

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    Very true. Post-Watchmen superheroes are more layered and conflicted than their earlier counterparts. In the old days, superheroes were more symbolic too especially in marvel.

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