Trope-a-Day: Cool People Rebel Against Authority

Cool People Rebel Against Authority: Played straight and inverted.  The former because, yes, being who they are and therefore ideologically predisposed that way, tyrants and slavers and democracies and other forms of unjustified authority make great villains in Imperial adventure series.

The latter because, being such a freewheeling culture with limited and mostly opt-in authorities, the local rebels against what authority there is mostly end up portrayed as a bunch of petulant whiny jerks with the Idiot Ball firmly glued into their hands.