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Subj: Re: Villains subjected to LEGAL execution in the Marvel Universe, New Universe, and What If? worlds
Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 at 02:41:06 pm CDT (Viewed 94 times)
Reply Subj: Villains subjected to LEGAL execution in the Marvel Universe, New Universe, and What If? worlds
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 11:06:02 am CDT (Viewed 323 times)
ive always imagined hat the MU worked on a different legal system than our universe. for example, heroes are rarely if ever called to the witness stand against villains even if the heroes might be the most prominent witness to the villains crimes. Also, there seems to be some slight right to privacy in not unmasking captured heroes, even if it is unofficial, something wed never even consider in the real world.
id always assumed that the death penalty is not used in the united states of the MU. or at least so rarely used that its basically forbidden (like in the real world EU).
I always thoght there were some good stories lurking in dealing with the death penalty. but i think for several reasons writers avoid it like the plague. first off, its a controversial subject. writers get nervous for their jobs anytime they get too close to something that could cause the wrong kind of controversy. which is why we get countries like Madripoor, Halwan, Costa Verde and Madeupistan. then, well, villains always come back from the dead anyway, so why bother.
It would be interesting to judge the villain most likely to be executed if captured in the real world. (Id vote for the red skull. He seems most likely to be tried for war crimes)