Speed Racer, not exactly a (super) hero, came around the time of Iron Man and the message was that corporations are the enemy of the individual. Oh the iron-y.
Like Drumphf? He's hated because he's politically incorrect, not because what he does is necessarily bad.I'll argue Thomas, while an asshole, is the scapegoat for the lower class mob in the film. He did say something stupid with the clowns quote, and treat Aurther like an asshole, he wanted to change the system for the better.
He didn't corrupted him as much as he killed his girlfriend and destroyed his life and body. Batman still managed to cover it all up to save the people from finding out. The target were always the people, not Batman. I wouldn't say Batman won either, but he rather neutralized the Joker's attempts to make them lose hope (I don't know what happens in the next movie because I haven't watched it).But the Joker won at the end of Dark Knight. He corrupted Harvey Dent.