To paraphrase one classic line, with great power comes a great chance of annihilating a major city, inadvertently killing thousands of innocent people in the process.
As superhero films have grown increasingly darker, with body counts rising faster than flashbacks to slain parents, more and more our goodies are overstepping rules to take out their man. Normally taking the skirmish to the streets of a busy metropolis, if there’s a Geneva Convention Act for folk who can fly, they don’t read it.
Not that it's escaped the studios either. The main plot device for the warring stars of Zack Snyder’s forthcoming slug-fest Batman Vs Superman will stem from the finale of 2013’s Man Of Steel, whereby Henry Cavill’s Superman demolished entire skyscrapers in his mid-air ruckus with General Zod. One belonging to Wayne Enterprises.
So where do you stand? Are superheroes taking liberties or merely sacrificing the few to save the many?
This ace infographic from mortgage specialist Home Advisor ranks the destruction between good and evil in a few recent superhero movies, and might even make you think twice about who you're rooting for.