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TJ Burns

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Subj: Re: How many Indian Reservations are there are in the USA?
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    I agree that their is a problem with Fraction's current storyline, he simply needs to explain what that information is that Tony is trying to destroy. And why Osborn isn't able to rediscover that information."

    It seems fairly obvious to me: Tony has deleted ALL records the federal government has on the SHRA database. The ONLY copy of it still in existence is in Stark's own memory. While Norman could rediscover that information by reassembling the database, it's a safe bet that many of the heroes on it would refuse to participate. Norman's apparently not legally allowed to know any of the information on a hero's secret ID without a warrant... his attempt to hack the database was what released Tony's purging virus, which destroyed all the government's records on the SHRA. Basically, it's got Norman starting over again from scratch.

But the problem with here is that there aren't many (if any) members of the Initiative (or heroes who are registered) with a secret ID. What is preventing Osborn from going to the various teams, and asking each member that does have a secret ID, what their real name is? Obviously they don't have much of a problem with Osborn so that they are still members of the Initiative.

Take someone like Gravity. He is still registered and still part of the Initiative. And his identity is publicly known.

So is this really a problem for Osborn? I don't see how. I don't see how anyone that is part of the Initiative is going to refuse to re-give that information to Osborn. He would just put them in jail.

Who is going to refuse? Characters that previously registered, with a secret ID, and aren't part of the Initiative? Who are they? How many of them exist? Osborn obviously has the resources to hunt them down, so why doesn't he just do that?

There is NOTHING stopping Norman from going team to team and asking the members to re-supply the information. But then, that'd be on the members' heads instead of Tony's. It's the ones that DO oppose Osborn that Tony wanted to protect.

As for why Osborn doesn't just hunt down everyone that hasn't registered, or has gone rogue? Two reasons: one is that it's more trouble to do that than to try and capture Stark and take the information from him, since Norman's hunting him down to steal the Iron Man secrets and get revenge anyway. The other is that it's not all that easy to do, apparently... look at the paucity of SHIELD records on heroes before registration, and assume that the heroes weren't trying half as hard to keep from being discovered before the war.


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