Civil War II has Marvel’s superheroes fighting each other again; this time, it’s over whether it’s better to try and stop evil when you have foreknowledge in advance. Captain Marvel is leading the charge on predictive justice and it’s a stance that’s making the heroine almost totally unlikeable.
The philosophical debate tearing apart the Marvel Universe started when a young man named Ulysses Cain suddenly gained the ability to experience visions of the future. Information from his visions led to the repulsion of two cosmic-level threats, the latter of which took the life of James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine. The loss of Rhodey enrages Iron Man, and the late hero’s best friend decides he can’t stand for any super-interventions based on Ulysses’ visions. On the opposite end of the spectrum, after the death of her lover, Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel embraces a pro-interventionist philosophy that prompts her to mobilize many other heroes to use those visions to stop bad things before they’re supposed to happen.