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Super Rubbery Bung

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Brand Echh

Subj: Re: On the other hand...
Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 at 09:09:38 pm EDT
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Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 at 06:17:18 pm EDT

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> > Would he be proud he was considered to be one of the first and finest of a generation of heroes? Would he be honored a training camp for heroes was named for him? Or would he be angered his name was used in association with folks who opposed his old friends Cap and Namor (especially considering what happened to Cap as a result of that opposition)?

> I think if he found out how the trainees were being treated and how the law was being enforced, he would think that they were becoming no better then the villains, as well as nazis, because this would be an enforcing of an idea, then a solution to a problem, where his name is being used to make something seem noble when it's corrupted from the inside. That superhumans are now considered weapons then people with rights and innocent until proven guilty.

As much as he hates Nazis, I don't think Hammond would see the Initiative as a Nazi-like organization (although he'd likely not trust Tony). He's a former cop, a former soldier and a proponent of order and accountability. I see him as pro-reg.


> > > Would he be proud he was considered to be one of the first and finest of a generation of heroes? Would he be honored a training camp for heroes was named for him? Or would he be angered his name was used in association with folks who opposed his old friends Cap and Namor (especially considering what happened to Cap as a result of that opposition)?
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> > I think if he found out how the trainees were being treated and how the law was being enforced, he would think that they were becoming no better then the villains, as well as nazis, because this would be an enforcing of an idea, then a solution to a problem, where his name is being used to make something seem noble when it's corrupted from the inside. That superhumans are now considered weapons then people with rights and innocent until proven guilty.
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> As much as he hates Nazis, I don't think Hammond would see the Initiative as a Nazi-like organization (although he'd likely not trust Tony). He's a former cop, a former soldier and a proponent of order and accountability. I see him as pro-reg.
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Hammond would be honored that his contributions as an Invader are being recognized in such a way- the training side of the Initiative and the SHRA deserves such endorsement from an old school hero, and is certainly worth investing in.

He would not agree with things like the Thunderbolts or Cape Killers as they are now, but Camp Hammond is a way to avoid those things. With people like Steel Spider, Moon Knight and the Punisher still on the loose, he might concede that the Bolts and CKs are necessary.


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