In this chapter I argue that while critical theory has played an important role in re-thinking power it is now necessary to explicate the connections between power and responsibility. I use the film Spider-Man as a jumping board to explore whether for example, the fight against terror can be fought responsibly. In the chapter I focus particularly on the Australian example and the power and responsibility of judges in determining native title claims. In discussing these examples it becomes evident that we need to discuss what does it mean to be responsible as thinkers and more specifically as legal thinkers? The role of discourse in conceptualizing power and responsibility together points to the agency of the thinkers.