History YMMV / CivilWar

14th Sep '17 4:03:24 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* TheScrappy: Miriam Sharpe, Sally Floyd. The latter became the most hated character in the ''MarvelUniverse''.

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* TheScrappy: Miriam Sharpe, Three major ones:
** '''Maria Hill''': The acting head of SHIELD and pro-reg supporter who decided arrest Cap for "not following the law"- despite the fact that ''said law hadn't been passed yet'' and Cap had only said that he didn't want to hunt down heroes who disobeyed the law, not that he was adverse to registering himself.
** '''Miriam Sharpe''': The mother of one of the Stamford victims who blames heroes for her son's death- despite the fact that most of the people she attacks had ''nothing whatsoever'' to do with the disaster.
** '''Sally Floyd''': A reporter who accused Captain America of being un-American [[LogicalFallacies because he doesn't use a particular social media webpage, enjoy car races, or watch a certain TV series]]. Because of this,
Sally Floyd. The latter became ended up being the most hated character in the ''MarvelUniverse''.''entire'' Marvel Universe.


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** In the same review, Linkara was also struck speechless by Tony saying that Clor acted like any police officer would- that is, he immediately shot to kill against a black man. Given that several race riots have erupted because police officers acted like that against minorities... yeah, [[HarsherInHindsight that defense didn't age well]].
5th Sep '17 3:01:33 AM Maxiboy136
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** Then there's the story itself. A compelling modern classic, or an awkward IdiotPlot? The [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] appears to be that it's SoOkayItsAverage.

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** Then there's the story itself. A compelling modern classic, or an awkward IdiotPlot? The A [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] appears to be that it's SoOkayItsAverage.just [[SoOkayItsAverage "eh"]].
28th Jul '17 4:06:39 PM Eagal
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* DesignatedHero: Marvel's official stance at the time was that [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony]] was the good guy. Though, the extent that this applied [[DependingOnTheWriter depended on the writers]], who all had their own ideas and evidently not intercommunication. Which character was presented as being "right" is subject to change depending on what particular comic you were reading.

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* DesignatedHero: Marvel's official stance at the time was that [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony]] was the good guy. Though, the extent that this applied [[DependingOnTheWriter depended on the writers]], who all had their own ideas and evidently not no intercommunication. Which character was presented as being "right" is subject to change depending on what particular comic you were reading.
21st Jul '17 4:36:26 PM EternityofSpirits
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Needless to say, much of the politics dealt with in the event have not aged well. The frequent allusions to the Pro-Reg side operating more like police officers is especially cringe-inducing, since later controversies in the mid-2010's have lead to the US police being heavily scrutinized and painted in a negative light by the public.
18th Jul '17 10:16:09 PM PrincessGwen
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Civil War is often cited in the media, and other Marvel comics, as why Steve died in Captain America #25. However, he was assassinated by the Red Skull's henchmen in a scheme unrelated to the conflict. The only connection was that Cap's arrest at the end of Civil War put him in the location of his death.



** When Spiderman confronts Iron Man about [[spoiler:the clone of Thor killing Goliath, a black superhero]], Iron Man defends it by saying the [[spoiler:the clone]] was acting how any police officer would in that situation. With the rise evidence of cases of police brutality and the civil rights group Black Lives Matter, harsh doesn't even begin to describe it.

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** When Spiderman Spider-Man confronts Iron Man about [[spoiler:the clone of Thor killing Goliath, a black superhero]], Iron Man defends it by saying the [[spoiler:the clone]] was acting how any police officer would in that situation. With the rise evidence of cases of police brutality and the civil rights group Black Lives Matter, harsh doesn't even begin to describe it.



* LogicalFallacies: One of the tie-ins involved Sally Floyd asking if ComicBook/CaptainAmerica followed NASCAR, had a MySpace page, or watched ''Series/AmericanIdol''. He responds by saying no. Floyd then accuses Captain America of being out of touch with modern America and he is stunned into silence. First of all, American culture do not consist solely of race cars (mostly popular in just the Southern states), an online community (mostly popular amongst teens), and a TV show (based on a ''British'' show). Secondly, no one would be asinine enough to tell a politician that he or she was out of touch with America for not having a MySpace page, so why would it matter to Captain America? Finally, considering Cap is a SuperHero, one would assume that he is [[CallToAdventure too busy saving the world]] to bother watching ''American Idol'' every night.

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* LogicalFallacies: One of the tie-ins involved Sally Floyd asking if ComicBook/CaptainAmerica followed NASCAR, had a MySpace page, or watched ''Series/AmericanIdol''. He responds by saying no. Floyd then accuses Captain America of being out of touch with modern America and he is stunned into silence. First of all, American culture do does not consist solely of race cars (mostly popular in just the Southern states), an online community (mostly popular amongst teens), and a TV show (based on a ''British'' show). Secondly, no one would be asinine enough to tell a politician that he or she was out of touch with America for not having a MySpace page, so why would it matter to Captain America? Finally, considering Cap is a SuperHero, one would assume that he is [[CallToAdventure too busy saving the world]] to bother watching ''American Idol'' every night.
26th Jun '17 5:23:40 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* SeriesContinuityError: One major problem with the arc was that [[DependingOnTheWriter due to miscommunication between writers]], exactly ''what'' the SHRA was varied from 'supernatural equivalent of a driver's license' to 'all superheroes are basically enslaved by the government'.
31st May '17 6:31:57 PM nombretomado
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** The one big player on the pro-Reg side who turned out to be a Skrull is [[spoiler:knocked out and impersonated by the half-Skrull, half-Kree [[YoungAvengers Hulkling]] during the climax.]]

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** The one big player on the pro-Reg side who turned out to be a Skrull is [[spoiler:knocked out and impersonated by the half-Skrull, half-Kree [[YoungAvengers [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Hulkling]] during the climax.]]
17th May '17 6:17:34 AM MagBas
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* LogicalFallacies: One of the tie-ins involved Sally Floyd asking if ComicBook/CaptainAmerica followed NASCAR, had a MySpace page, or watched ''Series/AmericanIdol''. He responds by saying no. Floyd then accuses Captain America of being out of touch with modern America and he is stunned into silence. First of all, this carries UnfortunateImplications that American culture consists solely of race cars (mostly popular in just the Southern states), an online community (mostly popular amongst teens), and a TV show (based on a ''British'' show). Secondly, no one would be asinine enough to tell a politician that he or she was out of touch with America for not having a MySpace page, so why would it matter to Captain America? Finally, considering Cap is a SuperHero, one would assume that he is [[CallToAdventure too busy saving the world]] to bother watching ''American Idol'' every night.

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* LogicalFallacies: One of the tie-ins involved Sally Floyd asking if ComicBook/CaptainAmerica followed NASCAR, had a MySpace page, or watched ''Series/AmericanIdol''. He responds by saying no. Floyd then accuses Captain America of being out of touch with modern America and he is stunned into silence. First of all, this carries UnfortunateImplications that American culture consists do not consist solely of race cars (mostly popular in just the Southern states), an online community (mostly popular amongst teens), and a TV show (based on a ''British'' show). Secondly, no one would be asinine enough to tell a politician that he or she was out of touch with America for not having a MySpace page, so why would it matter to Captain America? Finally, considering Cap is a SuperHero, one would assume that he is [[CallToAdventure too busy saving the world]] to bother watching ''American Idol'' every night.
17th May '17 6:14:59 AM MagBas
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Like [[ComicBook/WorldWarHulk two other]] [[ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen crisis crossovers]] that would later follow, this story focuses on superheroes fighting each others rather than supervillains. Some characters act seriously against their established characterizations. It's pointed out ''inside the story'' by Doctor Strange that nobody really is right or wrong in this, meaning it can be hard to decide who to root for. And finally, it ends on a rather dark note, with [[spoiler:''[[TheParagon Captain America]]'' being arrested and assassinated while anti-registration superheroes ''still'' are operating against the law, giving you the impression nothing really was accomplished]]. You could be excused to stop caring in these conditions.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Like [[ComicBook/WorldWarHulk two other]] [[ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen crisis crossovers]] that would later follow, this story focuses on superheroes fighting each others rather than supervillains. Some characters act seriously against their established characterizations. It's pointed out ''inside the story'' by Doctor Strange that nobody really is right or wrong in this, meaning it can be hard to decide who to root for. And finally, it ends on a rather dark note, with [[spoiler:''[[TheParagon Captain America]]'' being arrested and assassinated while anti-registration superheroes ''still'' are operating against the law, giving you the impression nothing really was accomplished]]. You could be excused to stop caring in these conditions.
15th May '17 1:07:00 PM Forenperser
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* VindicatedByHistory
** Despite of the controversies in the fanbase, Civil War is one of the very few crisis crossovers that got [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar a film adaptation]] and [[ComicBook/CivilWarII a sequel]].
** The speech of Sally Floyd to Captain America, accusing the superheroes of being out of touch from the goals, desires and perspectives of the common people, received a lot of backlash in its day. But a similar premise was delivered in "Civil War II: The Oath", by Captain America himself. [[JerkassHasAPoint Sally had a point]], after all.
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