Re: Tdk vs Avengers
I credit Nolan with bringing that potential into the film medium, since you bring up the comics as a separate medium. Much as a deride IM3 for its lackluster characterization of Killian, I can give it credit for trying to set itself apart from the rest of the MCU.
"I never asked for this crown. Gold is cold and heavy on the head, but so long as I am the king, I have a duty … If I must sacrifice one child to the flames to save a million from the dark … Sacrifice … is never easy, Davos. Or it is no true sacrifice." - Stannis Baratheon