Even after it’s over, I still find the whole concept of Civil War wildly fascinating. A country full of super-powered beings demanding that said beings be registered with the government and on a payroll is just super cool. The fact that Iron Man’s pro-registration side won is even more fascinating.
This is an activity that will accomplish nothing, other than encourage some pointless thought and mindless fun. How would non-Marvel characters, had they been a part of the Marvel Universe for a long time, have reacted to the events of Civil War? What side would they have picked? Would they have stayed on that side or switched? Assuming the presence of those characters did not affect the final outcomes (the deaths, the big showdown in New York, Captain America’s surrender, Iron Man’s victory) of Civil War, what would they have done post-war?
Any non-Marvel character, including someone who wouldn’t fall under the registration’s umbrella (ie normal humans sans powers who don’t perform heroics, like Mary Jane Watson Parker) you care to mention is fair game. Superman. Jack Bauer. Sailor Moon. Jonny Quest. The Tick. Marcus Fenix. Crono. Name them, and what you think they would’ve done. Name groups too, if you want.
- Superman -
I’ve no doubt in my mind that Clark would be vocally against the registration of heroes for the same reasons many resistance members in the Marvel Universe mentioned, including the inability to effectively counter threats from the government. Interestingly, Season 1 of Justice League Unlimited had a similar pre-Civil War situation going on, so we have some insight as to what that Superman did: oppose the idea of the government needing a check.
I think Supes would’ve played the Captain America role: the guy you totally think would be pro-registration would be one of the most active members of a resistance. After Captain America’s resignation, Supes would probably follow suit, or dissappear into exile ala Kingdom Come. The death of that guy who robo-Thor killed (forgot the name) would probably haunt him forever.
- Batman -
The Iron Man to Clark’s Captain America. JLU again gives us some insight on what he believes. The government is right to fear beings with great power, no matter how good their intentions are. Justice Lords Bruce and Kingdom Come Bruce both have a role in governing Gotham City, and have created safe havens for their cities’ people.
Batman, the guy you think would be against registration, would probably be all for it, and act against his good pal Supes. When Iron Man won, Batman would regret what had to be done, but still support the new superhero registration plan fully. Batman might reveal himself as Bruce Wayne to the world, depending on how things go after. I doubt he’d do it during Civil War the way Spider-Man did.
- The Sailor Scouts -
Yeah, I’d find it very interesting to see what various anime characters would do and how they would react. Pretend for a moment that Serena and pals lived in Marvel America for this one. It’d be pretty cool to see the five of them arguing over this.
(Big geek alert: I watched three seasons of the dubbed Sailor Moon, and don’t laugh, because according to Million’s cartoon thread, a bunch of you secretly watched JEM.)
Ultimately, I think the team would be split. On the pro-registration side would be Venus and, unexpectedly, Mars (she seems pretty conservative). Jupiter is too headstrong to see registration as any sort of real solution and would likely team with Cap’s secret Avengers. Amy, methinks, would do the same, feeling as if the most logical course of action is to keep operating in secret.
Serena herself would be distraught and would probably sit on the sidelines, taking the route the X-Men did: declaring neutrality (as Sailor Moon; I think all five would agree not to reveal themselves just yet). Similar to Cable and Maddie Pryor, though, I think the five would set up some safe, neutral meeting place to discuss matters during the war. I do think, ultimately, all five will end up on the same side, and that same side is probably Cap’s.
- Crono -
He would say nothing but he’d join Cap’s side. :bgrin:
Discuss. Or not. Whatever. It’s all good.