Averted: The town's people pay no attention to the heros.
Enforced: "What's Darker and Edgier than heroes betrayed by the people they're trying to save?"
Lampshaded: "You townspeople suck! We're trying to help you!"
Invoked: Emperor Evulz learns that Hiro and his friends are in that area and sends his soldiers to interview the locals, offering vast rewards in exchange for any information leading to their capture.
Exploited: Emperor Evulz spreads rumors about untrustyworthy townpeople to make the heroes too paranoid to stay in towns, thereby denying them supplies and recruits.
Defied: The mayor of Redvale makes every concession possible to assure the heroes of their of safety and imprisons anyone who thinks of betraying them.
Without the heroes, Redvale is plundered and/or oppressed by Emperor Evulz and heroes leave it to burn.
Few years after the incident, Hiro - now a Fallen Hero - destroys Redvale in most gruesome manner as revenge.
Reconstructed: Though Redvale's betrayal shakes the team to their core, Hiro becomes even more determined to liberate the region so that they won't live in such fear and feel they have to hurt heroes anymore.
Played For Drama: Redvale is Dash's hometown, forcing her to choose between helping her True Companions or turning on the party and standing with the people she grew up with.