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28th Sep '17 12:23:25 AM PaulA
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* Imagers (basically mages) in Creator/LEModesittJR's Imager Portfolio are required to join the Collegium. This organization is run by and filled with Imagers, and occupies a venerable but somewhat precarious place in the local power structure. It trains imagers, keeps them out of trouble, and acts as something of a special ops/intelligence/research agency for the governmental council.

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* Imagers (basically mages) in Creator/LEModesittJR's Imager Portfolio ''Literature/ImagerPortfolio'' are required to join the Collegium. This organization is run by and filled with Imagers, and occupies a venerable but somewhat precarious place in the local power structure. It trains imagers, keeps them out of trouble, and acts as something of a special ops/intelligence/research agency for the governmental council.
11th Sep '17 11:15:15 PM Lanes17B
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* Both adaptations of ''ComicBook/TheTick'' show the D-category version of this trope. In [[Series/TheTick the first adaptation,]] there are no background checks, just filling out a simple form is enough to get a superhero license. In [[TheTick2016 the second adaptation,]] the 28th amendment was ratified to prevent the authorities from publicly releasing a hero's SecretIdentity, and the organization behind it, [=AEGIS=], is apparently suffering from budget cuts and cops often don't bother contacting [=AEGIS=] because of [[VastBureaucracy the red tape involved.]]
10th Sep '17 3:50:38 PM CosmicFerret
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* This happened when reality got changed so that Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman never existed in the 2009 series ''Trinity''. The alternate [[TheFlash Flash]] delivers an epic WhatTheHellHero when he orders the solders trying to arrest him (in the middle of a battle against supervillains!) to do something useful and actually ''be'' heroes.

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* This happened when reality got changed so that Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman never existed in the 2009 series ''Trinity''. The alternate [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]] delivers an epic WhatTheHellHero when he orders the solders trying to arrest him (in the middle of a battle against supervillains!) to do something useful and actually ''be'' heroes.
10th Sep '17 3:46:51 PM CosmicFerret
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27th Aug '17 2:13:57 AM Hanz
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** It also explores the role of BadassNormal heroes since they wouldn't apply to the new rules. Knuckle Buster is a big strong dude remiscent of Marv from ''Sin City'', the Punisher and Batman. He's also a normal person who just fights with brass knuckles yet can go evenly with ''Eraserhead.'' In fact, once Eraserhead sees his Quirk-nullifying Quirk has no affect on Knuckle, he stops fighting him. Since Knucke Buster has no Quirk, he doesn't fall under the hero jurisdication of unregistered Quirk usage. Presumably, it would fall under older rules of vigilantism, but it shows that despite things changing, some stuff remains the same.

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** It also explores the role of BadassNormal heroes since they wouldn't apply to the new rules. Knuckle Buster Duster is a big strong dude remiscent reminiscent of Marv from ''Sin City'', the Punisher and Batman. He's also a normal person who just fights with brass knuckles yet can go evenly with ''Eraserhead.'' ''Eraserhead''. In fact, once Eraserhead sees his Quirk-nullifying Quirk has no affect on Knuckle, he stops fighting him. Since Knucke Buster Knuckle duster has no Quirk, he doesn't fall under the hero jurisdication jurisdiction of unregistered Quirk usage. Presumably, it would fall under older rules of vigilantism, but it shows that despite things changing, some stuff remains the same.
16th Aug '17 11:01:57 AM DVB
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** Furthermore, it's spin-off series, ''Illegals'', focuses on unregistered vigilantes. The main protagonist actually applied to the heroing school, but ended up unable to enter, ironically [[spoiler: because he was late for it because he was saving someone else's life.]] Furthermore, it also shows that the 20% of powerless human beings still play a part. Knuckle Buster is a big strong dude remiscent of Marv from ''Sin City'', the Punisher and Batman. He's also a normal person who just fights with brass knuckles yet can go evenly with ''Eraserhead.'' The latter even admits he's not sure what to do with Knuckle since the rules only apply to people with unregistered Quirks and not a BadassNormal like Knuckle.

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** Furthermore, it's spin-off series, ''Illegals'', series (taking place years before the main one), ''Manga/VigilanteMyHeroAcademiaIllegals'', focuses on unregistered vigilantes. The main protagonist protagonist, Kouichi Haimawari, actually applied to the heroing school, but ended up unable to enter, ironically [[spoiler: because he was late for it because he was saving someone else's life.]] Furthermore, it also shows that the 20% of powerless human beings While he still play does its best, it's clear that being unregistered has its downsides.
*** The big example is when he meets Tensei Iida, Tenya's older brother. The two hit off splendidly, with the latter helping the former better utilize his sliding Quirk and even offers him
a part.card for a potential job at his organization. However, things change when he realizes Kouichi is a Vigiliante when he helps stop a villin. While Tensei is more than happy for the help and doesn't report him, he ends up asking for the card back since he can't endorse what is essentially a lawbreaker, much to Kouichi's dismay.
** It also explores the role of BadassNormal heroes since they wouldn't apply to the new rules.
Knuckle Buster is a big strong dude remiscent of Marv from ''Sin City'', the Punisher and Batman. He's also a normal person who just fights with brass knuckles yet can go evenly with ''Eraserhead.'' The latter even admits he's not sure what to do with Knuckle since In fact, once Eraserhead sees his Quirk-nullifying Quirk has no affect on Knuckle, he stops fighting him. Since Knucke Buster has no Quirk, he doesn't fall under the rules only apply to people with hero jurisdication of unregistered Quirks and not a BadassNormal like Knuckle.Quirk usage. Presumably, it would fall under older rules of vigilantism, but it shows that despite things changing, some stuff remains the same.
16th Aug '17 10:50:51 AM DVB
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** Furthermore, it's spin-off series, ''Illegals'', focuses on unregistered vigilantes. The main protagonist actually applied to the heroing school, but ended up unable to enter, ironically [[spoiler: because he was late for it because he was saving someone else's life.]] Furthermore, it also shows that the 20% of powerless human beings still play a part. Knuckle Buster is a big strong dude remiscent of Marv from ''Sin City'', the Punisher and Batman. He's also a normal person who just fights with brass knuckles yet can go evenly with ''Eraserhead.'' The latter even admits he's not sure what to do with Knuckle since the rules only apply to people with unregistered Quirks and not a BadassNormal like Knuckle.
7th May '17 8:11:50 PM SgtFrog1
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** Of course, [[EveryoneIsASuper when approximately 80% of the entire human race]] has some sort of super-power, it's no wonder this program works so smoothly.
8th Apr '17 6:47:25 PM azul120
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* The SuperRegistrationAct has been implemented in the ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' universe for at least several decades and generally works without a hitch. The Justice Bureau approves all heroes and allows them to sign up with a sponsor company and serve as private law enforcement/celebrities (technically, it's possible to be a free agent without a sponsor, but it's almost unheard of). While only NEXT have been shown to be active as heroes, presumably anyone without a criminal record has the opportunity to become one. Any hero under investigation for criminal behavior is suspended until they're cleared of all charges. Damages are handled either by the sponsor company or, if a judge rules that property damage was necessary in order for a hero to do their job properly, by the state.

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* The SuperRegistrationAct Super Registration Act has been implemented in the ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' universe for at least several decades and generally works without a hitch. The Justice Bureau approves all heroes and allows them to sign up with a sponsor company and serve as private law enforcement/celebrities (technically, it's possible to be a free agent without a sponsor, but it's almost unheard of). While only NEXT have been shown to be active as heroes, presumably anyone without a criminal record has the opportunity to become one. Any hero under investigation for criminal behavior is suspended until they're cleared of all charges. Damages are handled either by the sponsor company or, if a judge rules that property damage was necessary in order for a hero to do their job properly, by the state.



* Back during the "Acts of Vengeance" CrisisCrossover, a SuperRegistrationAct was proposed, though it was defeated by the political power of the ComicBook/FantasticFour and ComicBook/TheAvengers; this was pointed out later as something that eventually led to...

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* Back during the "Acts of Vengeance" CrisisCrossover, a SuperRegistrationAct Super Registration Act was proposed, though it was defeated by the political power of the ComicBook/FantasticFour and ComicBook/TheAvengers; this was pointed out later as something that eventually led to...



* A ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic where several superheroes led by a [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Mr. Fantastic]] CaptainErsatz arrived in St. Canard City and tried to enforce a SuperRegistrationAct. Darkwing, of course, didn't like this. In the end, he turned out to be right, as Mr. Wonderful's boss turned out to be Steelbeak in disguise, making the whole thing a FOWL plan to keep track of all their enemies. This comic [[HilariousInHindsight became much funnier]] after ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' came out.

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* A ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic where several superheroes led by a [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Mr. Fantastic]] CaptainErsatz arrived in St. Canard City and tried to enforce a SuperRegistrationAct.Super Registration Act. Darkwing, of course, didn't like this. In the end, he turned out to be right, as Mr. Wonderful's boss turned out to be Steelbeak in disguise, making the whole thing a FOWL plan to keep track of all their enemies. This comic [[HilariousInHindsight became much funnier]] after ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' came out.



** The second book, ''Fortress Frontier'', goes more into the laws surrounding Latents, and it makes it quite clear that the laws suppressing and controlling Latents were put into place by a completely ''terrified'' administration who believe that stripping Latents of their rights and forcing them into military service is the only way to protect society from them. Counterarguments are raised that the SuperRegistrationAct's harsh policies are the cause of the entire problem with Latents; Selfers rebel ''because'' their only options are imprisonment or military service, and many people argue against a system that strips rights from people for something they have no control over, particularly in a society that prizes individual freedoms.

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** The second book, ''Fortress Frontier'', goes more into the laws surrounding Latents, and it makes it quite clear that the laws suppressing and controlling Latents were put into place by a completely ''terrified'' administration who believe that stripping Latents of their rights and forcing them into military service is the only way to protect society from them. Counterarguments are raised that the SuperRegistrationAct's Super Registration Act's harsh policies are the cause of the entire problem with Latents; Selfers rebel ''because'' their only options are imprisonment or military service, and many people argue against a system that strips rights from people for something they have no control over, particularly in a society that prizes individual freedoms.
16th Mar '17 9:44:59 AM nombretomado
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* The Moore Act in the "[[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Iron Age]]" setting of ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' made superheroes illegal in Freedom City. Named after Mayor Franklin Moore (who, in turn, was named after Creator/AlanMoore, creator of the Keene Act in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'').

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* The Moore Act in the "[[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Iron Age]]" setting of ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' made superheroes illegal in Freedom City. Named after Mayor Franklin Moore (who, in turn, was named after Creator/AlanMoore, creator of the Keene Act in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'').



* This is basically the status quo in the WhateleyUniverse, where mutants are required by law to have a Mutant ID card and present it at customs or when boarding commercial flights. Students at Whateley Academy can choose to either 'voluntarily' get one or be expelled. There are separate categories of cards for Heroes, Villains, Vigilantes, Students and Civilians. Offenders are issued a "Villain" card upon release from prison since villains can't be expected to voluntarily register, [[ThenLetMeBeEvil which effectively locks them into a villainous lifestyle]] even if they want to go straight.

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* This is basically the status quo in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, where mutants are required by law to have a Mutant ID card and present it at customs or when boarding commercial flights. Students at Whateley Academy can choose to either 'voluntarily' get one or be expelled. There are separate categories of cards for Heroes, Villains, Vigilantes, Students and Civilians. Offenders are issued a "Villain" card upon release from prison since villains can't be expected to voluntarily register, [[ThenLetMeBeEvil which effectively locks them into a villainous lifestyle]] even if they want to go straight.



** And Later in ''XMenEvolution'' when Former Principal Edward Kelly is running for Mayor and one of his plans is for a Mutant Registration Act, to essentially segregate Mutants from humans and treat them like an inferior race. The X-Men are unwilling to get involved due to the way it could backfire. The Brotherhood, not so much.

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** And Later in ''XMenEvolution'' ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' when Former Principal Edward Kelly is running for Mayor and one of his plans is for a Mutant Registration Act, to essentially segregate Mutants from humans and treat them like an inferior race. The X-Men are unwilling to get involved due to the way it could backfire. The Brotherhood, not so much.
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