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Leonard

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Super Rubbery Bung

Subj: Re: Exiles, ironman, and Civil War
Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 at 07:06:35 am EDT (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Exiles, ironman, and Civil War
Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 at 08:34:50 pm EDT

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> I don´t think so.
>
> Iron Man is trying to AVOID an arms race. Civil War was about CONTAINMENT, not escalation. In fact, the man has been about disarmement for years now. He is all-too-aware of the power of the armor he himself wears, and of the destruction just one person with too much power could cause. That is also what the Initiative is for: checks and balances. One person with the power of a god would mean the end of the world. TWO people with such power, however... might not.
> Tony might create a police state, but he would not start a war. He went one-on-one with King Thor to stop a war, for pete´s sakes.
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He might want to contain and regulate superheroes, but the SHRA virtually puts every registered and trained hero at the beck and call of the government and its various known and secret agencies- black ops, wetwork and deniable actions included.

Every registered hero is now essentially a Thunderbolt without a criminal record.

> On a different note: as massive as the Hulkbuster-like armor of Weapon-X-Iron Man was, that Tony Stark was a scrawny little guy. Our Tony is fairly buff.


> He might want to contain and regulate superheroes, but the SHRA virtually puts every registered and trained hero at the beck and call of the government and its various known and secret agencies- black ops, wetwork and deniable actions included.
>
> Every registered hero is now essentially a Thunderbolt without a criminal record.

Like I said... checks and balances. Maybe it´s less fun, but it´s safer.
Also: the superheroes may be at the beck and call of the government... but how much power does that government really have over an army of superheroes? Once the heroes get organized... get consensus... get unionized... gain positions in that government... they can work the system from within.
It is a necessary and inevitable development. There are no superbeings in government... yet. How long before the first superpowered president?

On Genosha, they tried to turn superpowered people into slaves. That worked... for a while.

I´m not worried. I trust Tony Stark´s vision (although he himself might not be strong enough to see it through...)


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