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Subj: I think it's even stated that ALL super-humans have to register.......
Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 at 08:42:03 pm EDT (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Seems to me Stark has legally enslaved all U.S. super-humans.
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 at 10:35:05 am EDT (Viewed 2 times)
And, of course, registration means you work for the government and SHIELD.
I think you're right about Stark's "achievement" by comparison to Doom and the others.
Of course, this makes the MU more realistic and more like our world. I've often said that one difference between real-life and the world of comics is that in the MU, guys like Doom are trying to take over the world, but in real-life they already run the world. If Doom were as smart as advertised, you think he'd have taken over in a more subtle way long ago.
Of course, this is easily explained by Doom's long-characterized fatal flaw - pride.
He doesn't want to resort to trickery, he wants everyone to acknowledge him as ruler.
Not to mention the fact that the real-world recipe for domination involves cooperation and dividing power up between a relatively small group of people but NOT depositing it in the hands of one man. And Doom doesn't like to share.
> The SHRA doesnt just make it illegal to be a superhero who doesnt serve SHEILD and Director Stark, but its illegal to be a Super-HUMAN who doesnt serve SHEILD. I can give three exapmles. In Avengers: The Inititive #1 Could 9 is arrested not for being an unlicenced super-hero, but simply flying around. In Mighty Avengers #1 Ares is threaten with arrest unless he works for Stark, and he wasnt even exhibiting any powers, he was simply working at a construction site. A few issues ago in New Avengers at the start of the war Luke Cage is arrested for sitting in his home. He hadnt done any super hero activity after the passing of the SHRA at that point, for all Stark and SHEILD knew he was going to retire. You could argue the Cage and Cloud 9 were probably GOING to comit unlicenced acts of super-heroism, but since when do we arrest people because we think they might commit a crime later. It seems to me the SHRA makes it a crime to be super-human, unless of course your also willing to be Tony Starks bitch. Congratulations Tony, you've done what Doom, Magneto, Red Skull, and all the rest failed to do, you took over the world (or at least the U.S.).
> > Tony and co have:
> > -Violated bioethics by cloning Thor
> > -Nearly started a war by unleashing the Green Goblin
> > -Manipulated the populace in a negative way
> > -Thrown people in prison without a trial
> > -Profitted from a war they helped set-up
> > -Enslaved and unleashed murderous super-villains
> > -Arguable responsible for the death of Bill Foster either as negilgant homicide or manslaughter
> > -Destroyed Planet Skaara (I'm still not clear if this was an accident or if they actually left a bomb to try and kill the hulk if he ever tried to leave)
> > -Covered-up the death of a student and perhaps set the whole thing up to acquire some technology
> > -Allowed a mentally unstable power house into stressful situations and recruited a known sociopath on the same team
> > -Stole the Terrigan Mists from the Inhumans and refused to return it possible starting another war
> > -Plotting the overthrow of forgein governments that oppose the current U. S. Policy
> > Did I miss anything?
> > P. S. I know all of this isn't Tony Stark, only about half of it. That is why I said Tony and Co. however he is the primary leader and has his hand in just about everything some way or another.