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Old 15 July 2018, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ASL View Post
For all T. Stark behaves like a jerk, at least hes a jerk with some appreciation for government and the rule of law.
I don't think that's quite right. I think Stark's looking to transfer/displace the guilt he feels and figures that if he signs with the government, then anything he does is their fault, not his. Notice that the first time he expressed any interest in following a government is after his (more or less) private army was responsible for the killing of dozens of innocent citizens. If he did believe so much in the rule of law, he wouldn't deploy a private, heavily armed army whenever he sees a problem. (Both the Avengers and the Jarvis-controlled suits and mechs.)

And don't forget, in Civil War, Captain America saw the government deploying three large warships whose first duty was to murder anyone that might challenge or even speak up against their order. Yes, it was Hydra doing that, but Hydra was deeply embedded in the government and whose to say that they caught everyone this time? Not to mention what Fury had been up to.

(Note that the above is based on the movies, I've not been keeping up on the TV shows or comics.)
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