"In the book I Am Legend, the main character uses his days to kill these vampire-like zombies while they sleep, then goes back home at night to stay safe in his fortress. Eventually they break in, capture him, and jail him.
He's seen these vampire-zombies as monsters for years. They tell him he's going to be executed. When they bring him out for his execution, the crowd is truly terrified of him. They see him as the monster. This guy who's been killing their people when they sleep. He was the awful monster. He was the legend." —[deleted]