What I do mind is when people who haven’t read the comic books, specifically the Civil War arc, use panels from the Civil War to convey how otp!11!1!!! they are, because let’s be honest, you have no idea what the context is. And I can’t even begin to cover how fucking ridiculous it is for It wasn’t worth it to be used as a shippy quote because it fucking isn’t. No. It’s not. The Civil War wasn’t a love story. There is nothing romantic about beating someone to a pulp, or leaving them to rot in a jail cell believing they will be tried for treason and hung on that basis. I don’t understand, and I can’t understand, why leading to someone’s ostensible death is somehow effaceable as long as you say It wasn’t worth it, and I especially don’t understand how you can construe that as romantic. It’s not.
-Steve/Tony shippers are impossible, they will fight till tooth and nail and will not accept how warped their view of ‘comic canon’ is. Such as turning Civil War into a lover’s spat, seriously? People’s lives were in danger, and the superheroes lost their freedom to have their personal and superhero lives separate.
Civil War was not about Steve and Tony’s relationship; it was about Steve fighting for the superheroes who didn’t want to go public and put their loved one’s at risk. Meanwhile, Tony made a law where it was required for everyone to register with their REAL names becoming public. So the superheroes that were registered had to answer to the government and could no longer ‘freelance’, and they would be responsible for their actions while in uniform and out of uniform.
Though from the looks of it none of that matters to the Steve/Tony shippers, because Tony is always right and shows Steve the way, and because light shines out of Tony’s rich ass. I’ll tell you what isn’t worth it, this god damn pairing isn’t worth it. (via comrade-cunt)
~All aboard the Renne’s Civil War Feelings Train, it’s coming through:~
Actually, I just want to correct something here: the names of those who registered were not made public.
Anyone who was classed as “superhuman” was required to register their real name with the government, wherein it was put into a private database with limited access. Anyone who went public did so by choice or, like Peter Parker, were grossly coerced into it by Tony Stark.
The risk, of course, and a major part of the reason why a lot of the superhumans didn’t want to register was because fuck, S.H.I.E.L.D. wasn’t secure. The government sure as hell wasn’t secure. It’s not like there weren’t any supervillains out there (who were, by the way, maybe even working for the government securing unregistered combatants!) with the ability to hack into the system and get their hands on a list of all superhumans in the USA, putting every single registered one of them and their families at risk.
This was a realistic fear.
What the act did was criminalise anyone who didn’t register their identity (regardless of age or active use of their powers), forced those who did register to work for the government exclusively (including hunting down their own friends and colleagues) and resulted in those captured who didn’t register being imprisoned in the Negative Zone for the rest of their natural lives with no trial or recourse unless they registered.
People’s lives weren’t just “in danger”. Superhumans were killed because they wouldn’t register (like Goliath, for example).
And it was Tony, who supposedly trusted Peter, who built Peter’s new suit with an override in the event he switched sides and that recorded all his biometrics so Tony could stymie Peter’s spider sense. It was Tony who threatened Peter to his face with stuffing him in the Negative Zone without trial even before he defected. It was Tony who sent two supervillains—as registered superhumans working for the government!—after Peter when he defected. Peter, who looked up to Tony like a father and was very nearly killed because of Tony’s precious wounded ego.
Tony Stark acted like an egotistical, self-obsessed dickbag who took any opposition to the SRA as a personal attack, and didn’t care and wasn’t remotely interested in listening to anyone who went “Hey, I am uncomfortable with the SRA and [this] is why.”
Steve Rogers basically said, “Yeah, so everyone knows who I am and I work for the government anyway, but hey, I am not going to hunt down my friends and I believe in this whole protection of civil liberties thing because I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA THIS IS WHAT I DO,” and was murdered for it.
And Tony only, only saw how much of a rancid pus-dripping bag of severed dicks he was being once Steve was dead. That was what it took.
Cool timing, bro.
So in light of the above, anyone who thinks that Civil War constitutes the tragic break up of Steve and Tony because they ~disagreed~ about the Superhuman Registration Act need to fucking check themselves.