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I’m afraid I don’t understand how there’s going to be a civil war in the Marvel universe, at least not on movie theaters…

HYDRA’s exposed and on the run.

Everyone on Earth already knows the secret identities of every Avenger (and SHIELD member) with the exception of Falcon, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Vision.

…so the “no more secrets, everyone reveals themselves” match is no longer there to set the Avengers aflame into a civil war.

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jedi120 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Civil' wars tend to be fought by two sides who were formerly allies. They also tend to be quite personal, as well.
This civil war won't be about their identities, or Hydra, or even involve ALL of the Avengers.
It's strictly an internal personal war between Captain America and Iron Man, based on matters of principles, loyalty, and ethics.
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mandalorianjedi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of the Civil War was the dumb idea to register all Heroes to the government, which Stark was very much against, not wanting to work for anyone. The ones who supported government authority fought against him, while those who supported independence joined Stark.
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
While there are no "secret identities", there can be a question of registration for government service. Cap might have both read and experienced the failure of WWII Japanese internment and the Jewish registration (part of the Holocaust). So he should have definite opinions perhaps even an unexpected one. Remember WWII soldiers were DRAFTED to service of their country. Others may not want to be at the govenments beck and call. Some might think it would be no big deal or might not realize what they volunteered for, (Hulk on rampage - you get to be part of the "team" to stop him. Or is that be smashed by him.)

It all comes down to how they set the key element "the registration act" up in the movie.
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
>for government service.
ah.  oh cool...I can see a few headaches rearing their heads, then - fodder for sequels and fanfics and more.
(ie, the Scarlet Witch is a Sokovian citizen, unless she's an American citizen because she was part of HYDRA which was in SHIELD, which appearantly is a US organization; and Vision...oh my)   :)

thank you for the excellent reply; plenty of food for thought!
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
And a better question, just what would the government DO with its own super powered "police/emergency" force? There is likely more than one HYDRA cell buried inside their ranks. And rumored villain Baron Zemo is a master at playing off groups against each other for his own gain.
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
what to do?  probably the easiest bit to pass through any legislating body, would be emergency services...imagine on 9-11, dozens of Iron Man's robot shells showed up and caught people jumping from the Towers, and dug others out from the rubble.  after that, send them to warzones that we're having trouble with.  (instead of several months to get Al-Qaeda out of power in a city, a week)

original post, before I added the above:
Heck, they don't even need HYDRAs or barons (etc) meddling in it...  This'll be the Iron Man thing all over again:  Iron Man showed up & took a side, prompting other nations to try building their own Iron Men (IM2) or other things that could go toe to toe with Iron Man (IM3)

Technicians and researchers from both HYDRA and SHIELD are going to be worth their weight in gold, assuming they're believed to know how to make new Iron Men/Hulks/Asgardian-power gods/supersoldiers.   {Project Paperclip all over again}
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Remember each state is basically it's own country when it comes to certain issues, hence the National Guard as the Armed Forces have no authority within the US. And remember Iron Man "robots" is essentially what lead to the 2nd Avengers movie. (As someone who LIVED next to the Pentagon on 9/11, I have a good memory of it.) The problem remains scale, what can 1 person, even superpowered do?

And just sticking to fiction for a moment, remember other countries have Crimson Dynamo, Titanium Man, Whiplash ... remember other countries do not necessarily share our interests, separation of public/private sectors or values. (Just imagine Soviet heroes getting involved in the Crimean.)

But that avoids the central issue of the "civil war", just how much control should the government have over a private citizen? What civic responsibility comes with great power? This isn't necessarily a question for politics, it is a question each hero must answer, and the consequences of that answer can lead you to become labeled a vigilante or worse a villain. 
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
I'm enjoying this; this is a fun conversation.

each state being its own country...that amplifies it  --  most of them are from New York or California  (rare are the ones from, say, Kansas)  :)

true on the Iron Man robots...(though I still wonder why Stark brought home a HYDRA/extraterrestrial AI-and-robot, particularly after that vision he had)

>And just sticking to fiction for a moment, remember other countries have Crimson Dynamo, Titanium Man, Whiplash ... remember other countries do not necessarily share our interests, separation of public/private sectors or values.
*nods*  superpowers (usa, ussr) have most of them...not many small nations have their own superpowered people - the few exceptions including Wakanda (Black Panther), Sokovia (Scarlet Witch, if she returns home), Latveria (Doom)

>just how much control should the government have over a private citizen?
some people would say "the same amount over everyone, superpowered or not"...and others would say "superpowered more than others"  (Bruce Banner may not be allowed to buy a house too close to a school, for instance, or a hospital; ditto for heroes/villains who emit lasers or radiation)

> it is a question each hero must answer, and the consequences of that answer can lead you to become labeled a vigilante or worse a villain. 
Now I have the image in my head of Spider-Man signing up, and Jameson having a conniption as a result.

but yeah...and since nobody can save everybody  (even Superman had to sleep), there may be people always unhappy that the heroes are not doing more.
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
One weakness (and standing complaint) of the comic industry is that they tend to be US centered (NYC or reasonable clones Metropolis/Gotham), LA, with a few near Chicago. Why super villains don't go on a crime spree in the US West, South, or even in the Rust Belt, I'll never know. Maybe they LIKE getting put in traction after trying to go hand to hand with the Thing, or beaten to pulp by Daredevil, or enjoy getting socked by Superman, or maybe they just have a taste for Gotham dogs. Argument gets even worse when mixing in other countries. They may not have as many, but odds are they have their share of super powered people. They just tend to be downplayed by US based writers, who don't know enough about the culture to create and write them well.

The Spiderman (Uncle Ben) issue is the key decision of Civil War. As for JJJ, he just wants to sell papers. This internet blog thing will never replace a true editor / skilled reporter.

Many a Governor would love to call up super powered help for assorted disaster relief (You control weather, you put out that big fire) at least until the bill arrives. And Hulk having a tiny temper tantrum after after new house has a problem, could be a fun story. Closest thing I recall seeing was Green Lantern (Jordan) needing to get cosigner for small loan as due to secret id, he never held a steady job for years.
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