Re: Let The Hero Lose.
Batman essentially loses at the end of The Dark Knight. Him taking the fall for the Two-Face murders was a stalemate maneuver that ensured that the Joker didn't win and that Gotham was saved (for a time), but it still ends with the hero being chased by police dogs and vilified. As far as I know it is the only superhero film to do this.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.