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24th Sep '16 9:39:04 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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->''"[[KittyPryde Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls.]] Now, what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault? Or the White House? Or ''into their houses?'' And there are even rumors, [[JeanGrey Miss Grey]], of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!"''

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->''"[[KittyPryde ->''"[[Comicbook/KittyPryde Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls.]] Now, what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault? Or the White House? Or ''into their houses?'' And there are even rumors, [[JeanGrey Miss Grey]], of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!"''
24th Sep '16 9:36:35 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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->''"Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls. Now, what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault? Or the White House? Or ''into their houses?'' And there are even rumors, Miss Grey, of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!"''

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->''"Here's ->''"[[KittyPryde Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls. walls.]] Now, what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault? Or the White House? Or ''into their houses?'' And there are even rumors, [[JeanGrey Miss Grey, Grey]], of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!"''
18th Sep '16 6:53:06 PM ChrysKelly
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* In ''Literature/Sanctioned'' all fifteen year olds in Scotland have their DNA tested. Those with the genetic markers that indicate they might become superpowered must undergo a Test Year to unlock and learn to control their powers, or leave the country forever. Anything else is treason, punishable by death.

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* In ''Literature/Sanctioned'' ''Literature/{{Sanctioned}}'' all fifteen year olds in Scotland have their DNA tested. Those with the genetic markers that indicate they might become superpowered must undergo a Test Year to unlock and learn to control their powers, or leave the country forever. Anything else is treason, punishable by death.
18th Sep '16 6:50:59 PM ChrysKelly
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* In ''Literature/Sanctioned'' all fifteen year olds in Scotland have their DNA tested. Those with the genetic markers that indicate they might become superpowered must undergo a Test Year to unlock and learn to control their powers, or leave the country forever. Anything else is treason, punishable by death.
** Shortly after superpowers first appeared, Glasgow was completely destroyed, with no survivors. More than 80 years later, what actually happened is still a mystery. Most people are happy to accept almost any measure to ensure there is not another Glasgow incident.
18th Sep '16 5:09:59 AM Dingbot
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** Perhaps [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] how overblown the concept was in ''Civil War'', the spin-off series ''Omega Flight'' noted that the Franchise/MarvelUniverse's Canada had had a SuperRegistrationAct for years, but it was never a problem because it didn't involve forced outings, secret prisons, conscripting teenagers, or supervillain mercenaries.

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** Perhaps [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] how overblown the concept was in ''Civil War'', the spin-off series ''Omega Flight'' noted that the Franchise/MarvelUniverse's Canada had had a SuperRegistrationAct Superhuman Registration Act for years, but it was never a problem because it didn't involve forced outings, secret prisons, conscripting teenagers, or supervillain mercenaries.
4th Sep '16 3:23:39 AM Laevatein
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* Inverted in ''Anime/CrossAnge'': [[EveryoneIsASuper Most of the population can use magic]], but there are those called "norma" who can't, and in fact, disrupt magic on contact. Normas have no basic human rights, and generally the entire population is conditioned to hate and fear them and treat them as sub-humans. To add insult to injury, Normas are forced into service as [[TransformingMecha Para-mail]] pilots to fight and die against dragons for their magic oppressors.
2nd Sep '16 1:21:06 PM SinDustries
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* As expected, ''[[Film/XMen1 X-Men]]'' features a sub-plot in which a senator tries to get a mutant registration act. It fails but the threat of such an act hangs over the characters' heads for the rest of the series. A debate is shown where both sides make compelling points and they never firmly establish either side as completely right. Of course, the audience tends to side with the cool superheros who save the day over the politician.

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* As expected, ''[[Film/XMen1 X-Men]]'' features a sub-plot in which a senator tries to get Congress to pass a mutant registration act. It fails but act, and though the attempt fails, the threat of such an act hangs over the characters' heads for the rest of the series. A One of the opening scenes is a debate is shown in an official place (ostensibly the Capitol Building) where both sides make compelling points and points, though they never firmly establish either side as completely right. Of course, the audience tends to side with the cool superheros who save the day over the politician.
2nd Sep '16 1:13:37 PM SinDustries
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* ''Fanfic/CoreLine'': On the setting's backstory, the attempt by various Alternates of Tony Stark (yeah, you read that right, ''plural'') to launch the Super-Human Registration Act on The Line was a partial success... after some toil and a few random battles and everybody hating on how bad ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' got (the setting is keen on BreakingTheFourthWall, with information troves like the actual comics, Wikis and ''this very page'' available to everybody). "Partial" in that what they wanted (which was at best the S.H.R.A. as was ''exactly'' written on the Marvel Universe (with all the jack-booted {{Jerkass}}ery ''that'' would have legally allowed) and at worst a legal way to make all of the super humans on the United States conscripted into the armed forces) was not approved. The Line's version of the S.H.R.A. is not legally pressing for people who don't want to be superheroes (if you have powers and saved somebody's life but you just pulled the HeroicBystander[=/=]BadassBystander act, you won't get CapeBusters after you) and those who do get benefits from registering such as a U.N.-approved I.F.F. code for international operations and optional training plus a higher chance of being head-hunted by groups like the Justice League Unlimited and Avengers Infinity (or deputy status on law enforcement agencies/being allowed to become a member of said agencies and still use your costume as long as you identify yourself as a member) and you can use your hero identity in court.

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* ''Fanfic/CoreLine'': On the setting's backstory, the attempt by various Alternates of Tony Stark (yeah, you read that right, ''plural'') to launch the Super-Human Registration Act on The Line was a partial success... after some toil and a few random battles and everybody hating on how bad ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' got (the setting is keen on BreakingTheFourthWall, with information troves like the actual comics, Wikis and ''this very page'' available to everybody). "Partial" in that what they wanted (which wanted, which was at best the S.H.R.A. as was ''exactly'' written on the Marvel Universe (with all the jack-booted {{Jerkass}}ery ''that'' would have legally allowed) and at worst a legal way to make conscript all of the super humans on super-humans in the United States conscripted into the armed forces) forces, was not approved. The Line's version of the S.H.R.A. is not legally pressing for people who don't want to be superheroes (if you have powers and saved somebody's life but you just pulled the HeroicBystander[=/=]BadassBystander act, you won't get CapeBusters after you) you), and those who do get benefits from registering registering, such as a U.N.-approved I.F.F. code for international operations and optional training plus a higher chance of being head-hunted by groups like the Justice League Unlimited and Avengers Infinity (or deputy status on in law enforcement agencies/being allowed to become a member of said agencies and still use your costume as long as you identify yourself as a member) and you can use your hero identity in court.
2nd Sep '16 11:03:33 AM SinDustries
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** Another big problem with ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', that again varied between writers, was the pro-reg side being led by people who actually had means to make normal law enforcement and military agencies less than near-helpless against metahuman criminals and de-facto private armies (never mind the diverse array of alien, extradimensional and time-travelling conquerors threatening the Earth), means not requiring dangerous experiments on people or production of notoriously difficult to control robots, [[ReedRichardsIsUseless but pointedly refused to do so]].
*** The least strict interpretation was that you didn't have to register at all if you didn't plan on fighting crime or using your powers, otherwise you had to register and possibly submit to some basic safety training (like gun safety training but for superpowers), but as mentioned many other comics showed SHIELD agents bursting into people's homes at midnight and conscripting them by force.) It also didn't help that writers couldn't even agree on the scope of the act's jurisdiction, as some issues showed SHIELD troops arresting Silverclaw, who as she pointed out in the scene was a Brazilian citizen, and also Black Panther who's not only not an American but a head of state. He, at least, was able to invoke DiplomaticImpunity.
** Another issues was what constituted a superhuman. By strict definition, Captain America isn't superhuman. He's just as physically fit as a human being is capable of becoming. Hawkeye doesn't even have that, yet each were subject to registration. Is wearing a costume to fight crime a condition of registration?

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** Another big problem with ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', that again varied between writers, was the pro-reg side being led by people who actually had means to make normal law enforcement and military agencies less than near-helpless against metahuman criminals and de-facto private armies (never mind the diverse array of alien, extradimensional and time-travelling conquerors threatening the Earth), means which meant not requiring dangerous experiments on people or production of notoriously difficult to control robots, [[ReedRichardsIsUseless but pointedly refused refusing to do so]].
*** The least strict interpretation was that you didn't have to register at all if you didn't plan on fighting crime or using your powers, otherwise powers; otherwise, you had to register and possibly submit to some basic safety training (like gun safety training but for superpowers), but as mentioned mentioned, many other comics showed SHIELD agents bursting into people's homes at midnight and conscripting them by force.) force. It also didn't help that writers couldn't even agree on the scope of the act's jurisdiction, as some issues showed SHIELD troops arresting Silverclaw, who who, as she pointed out in the scene scene, was a Brazilian citizen, and also Black Panther Panther, who's not only not an American but a head of state. He, at least, was able to invoke DiplomaticImpunity.
** Another issues issue was what constituted a superhuman. By strict definition, Captain America isn't superhuman. He's just as physically fit as a human being is capable of becoming. Hawkeye doesn't even have that, yet each were subject to registration. Is wearing a costume to fight crime a condition of registration?
18th Aug '16 11:03:40 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Fanfic/CoreLine'': On the setting's backstory, the attempt by various Alternates of Tony Stark (yeah, you read that right, ''plural'') to launch the Super-Human Registration Act on The Line was a partial success... after some toil and a few random battles and everybody hating on how bad ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' got (the setting is keen on BreakingTheFourthWall, with information troves like the actual comics, Wikis and ''this very page'' available to everybody). "Partial" in that what they wanted (which was at best the S.H.R.A. as was ''exactly'' written on the Marvel Universe (with all the jack-booted {{Jerkass}}ery ''that'' would have legally allowed) and at worst a legal way to make all of the super humans on the United States conscripted into the armed forces) was not approved. The Line's version of the S.H.R.A. is not legally pressing for people who don't want to be superheroes (if you have powers and saved somebody's life but you just pulled the HeroicBystander/BadassBystander act, you won't get CapeBusters after you) and those who do get benefits from registering such as a U.N.-approved I.F.F. code for international operations and optional training plus a higher chance of being head-hunted by groups like the Justice League Unlimited and Avengers Infinity (or deputy status on law enforcement agencies/being allowed to become a member of said agencies and still use your costume as long as you identify yourself as a member) and you can use your hero identity in court.

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* ''Fanfic/CoreLine'': On the setting's backstory, the attempt by various Alternates of Tony Stark (yeah, you read that right, ''plural'') to launch the Super-Human Registration Act on The Line was a partial success... after some toil and a few random battles and everybody hating on how bad ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' got (the setting is keen on BreakingTheFourthWall, with information troves like the actual comics, Wikis and ''this very page'' available to everybody). "Partial" in that what they wanted (which was at best the S.H.R.A. as was ''exactly'' written on the Marvel Universe (with all the jack-booted {{Jerkass}}ery ''that'' would have legally allowed) and at worst a legal way to make all of the super humans on the United States conscripted into the armed forces) was not approved. The Line's version of the S.H.R.A. is not legally pressing for people who don't want to be superheroes (if you have powers and saved somebody's life but you just pulled the HeroicBystander/BadassBystander HeroicBystander[=/=]BadassBystander act, you won't get CapeBusters after you) and those who do get benefits from registering such as a U.N.-approved I.F.F. code for international operations and optional training plus a higher chance of being head-hunted by groups like the Justice League Unlimited and Avengers Infinity (or deputy status on law enforcement agencies/being allowed to become a member of said agencies and still use your costume as long as you identify yourself as a member) and you can use your hero identity in court.
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