That makes for a good story. It makes for such a great story that we tell it all the time in real life. Nelson Mandela singlehandedly brought down apartheid, Gandhi singlehandedly led India to independence, and the Soviet Union collapsed under the sheer might of Ronald Reagan's freedom erection.
In reality, entire courses can be taught on what really makes regimes collapse, and two teachers could disagree on everything. Gandhi certainly earned the ultimate honor of being portrayed by Ben Kingsley, but Indian independence was a centuries-long struggle fought by countless people. Apartheid was resisted from the moment it began. The Soviet Union collapsed when enough people living under it thought to themselves "Wait a minute, this s**t sucks!" and did something about it, whether that was stage protests, write and distribute pamphlets, or simply complain to their neighbor without caring what anyone would think of them for it. And that's not even getting into complicated outside factors that I'm too dumb to explain, like economics and international pressure.
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That can make dictatorships look like terrifying and mysterious institutions that rise and fall beyond the control of a single human being. And, well, that's because they are. But that also means every act of protest, no matter how small, builds momentum until the stage is set for someone charismatic and media-friendly enough to Katniss up the place. No one's going to build a memorial of you because you chastised your homophobic friend for using a slur, but you still made your little addition to the growing volume of evidence that the world was changing.
By writing a story that has one person do all the hero-ing, you're telling people that they don't have to do anything to improve the world. Why bother? Everything will be hopeless until a sexy savior comes along. All you'll have to do is follow their lead, and everything will be better forever. And that attitude, of course, is what created history's worst dictatorships.
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