That which is the case in America is almost the inverse in South America. The government supports villains and heroes are working against the system and the general leaning of society to get a foothold. They're frequently romanticized and played up, and image/public appeal is a weapon/propaganda tool/means of survival, when one might need frequent hiding places or assistance in getting shit done. You know how Skitter dealt with the Mayor and Triumph? That was business as usual in South America, if things weren't worse. Then the local powers bent their heads and dropped to their knees and agreed to play ball. There's a big divide between public and powers. - Reddit 2
↑Cauldron. I was looking at the people behind Cauldron. I felt a chill, despite myself.
“Ms. Alcott declined to join us,” the woman in the lab coat said. “As did Adalid, who wanted to be ready to defend his home in case the new Endbringer arrived there. The three blasphemies and Jack Slash were unreachable, but we would have far fewer problems if individuals like them could be reached so easily.” - Excerpt from Scarab 25.5
↑ 1. Leet Quest - Post Brockton Bay, Pre-Death, South America - Reddit