I think the conversation for the last few pages is why it's best to just look at the Genre as Speculative Fiction, rather than trying to pigeon hole it into Fantasy, SciFi, Superhero, Action/Adventure, Horror, Space Opera....
Even Pigeon Holing a story/Franchise into one of those categories, you still end up bleeding into others.
Pretty much, all of these sub-categories of Speculative Fiction have the aim to examine The Human Condition within the boundaries of the created world.
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am
Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?