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Excellent Supercut Shows the Road to Civil War Is Paved With Tony Stark's Good Intentions

And punching. The road to Civil War also involves a great deal of punching.

If you’ve shared some of our concerns that sometimes it feels like Marvel is escalating to its ginormous comic book storyline (and sort of hot mess) that is Civil War in its Marvel Cinematic Universe a bit too quickly, then this seven-minute long supercut from fansite MCUExchange should go a long way in assuaging some of those concerns.

Drawing from tons of different Marvel films, and even TV shows like Agents of SHIELD and Jessica Jones, this collection of clips highlights the ideological conflict around the two main heroes of the movie-verse: Tony Stark, a man plagued by his past sins and a need to protect the world (even from himself), and Steve Rogers, who just wants to be a hero... and save his BFF Bucky Barnes in the process.

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It’s lengthy, but well worth a watch, especially for a moment of clever editing that blends a certain line used in both The First Avenger and Civil War into one.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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DISCUSSION

I’m struggling a little with the fact that, on a fundamental level, Tony is definitely in the right here. Not only are people with super powers and weapons dangerous, but they also would benefit hugely from a formalized support structure of some sort.

I can see having serious issues with various aspects of implementation (with countries squabbling over what should in the end be an independent, international body... birth nation lotteries are a stupid model for civilization anyway)... but if somebody’s going to be ‘beating up criminals’ (i.e. civilians) and taking justice into their own hands then they need to be somehow held accountable for their actions.

I mean, our way-too-frequent issues with police abusing their power here in the U.S. (and everyone else’s problems as well) are blatant, obvious proof of that.

What’s Cap’s angle that offsets all of that? Other than going back to specific implementation issues?