> Was to show how the Illuminati's influence was heavily involved in big Marvel events in history. Hence the references to the Kree/Skrull War, the Infinity Gauntlet, and Secret Wars.
that for some of the biggest brains in the MU they approached these problems in some of the DUMBEST ways possible.
(Threaten the Skrull Emperor at the heart of the empire and not even tell anyone where they were going, trying to get rid of the Beyonder by yelling at him and if that didn't work what were they going to do? What if they made him mad and he decided to cause the sun to go nova? Mentally take over Noh-Marvell and rewrite his memory? Stark and Reed did not see a problem with that?)
I believe that they chose only to show the group's screw ups because it was more dramatic storytelling and was part of a Bendis-Reed tapestry to be touched on down the line. The dozens or hundreds of Illuminati success stories just have yet to be told.