There is a old saying "Never meet your heroes. You might be disappointed". Everyone at some point had this person as role model that you used to admire and look up to and turns out they don't live up to the high pedestal they placed them on. What are these people that you used to idolize but turn out to be less than you expect?
I don't have 'one' person i look up to. I do admire people who overcome adversity and emerge stronger. I do admire honest people. I do admire people that raises a family to the best of their ability even in troubled times, etc. So in a way you could say i have millions of rolemodels because every person has something to look up to :) so broken pedestal?.. No, because i'd see other rolemodels help that person and restore my faith in people ^_^
Yeah, I don't think I've ever had a role model or even a person I admire falling from grace. For the most part, from a young age, I guess I quickly came to the realization that everyone's fallible. The closest I can think of is probably Marvel itself. Reading about the publisher's history with all the drama between Martin Goodman, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby is a little depressing - considering that the comics they were putting out at the time were so innovative and fun.