Hold up a second... I have seen you, repeat YOU, complain long and loudly on numerous occasions in the past about DC (and I think Marel as well)'s shoddy work at portraying their iconic, long-operating, well-trained and experienced superheroes as competent. If you really want me to, I'll track down one of your numerous posts about how the Joker should be taking a dirt nap to refresh your memory.
Yet now you're complaining that Marvel has been portraying its premier team, it's "Earth's Mightiest Heroes", as TOO competent forthe last 35+ years, and therefore not realistic? Can we really have that argument both ways in this context?
I do advocate those things, and it's why I am so adamant about a few things about this series.
Just look at Ultron over the years, in this series. Just put this series aside, and look at what he has done over the years.
He's a self-aware robot who is brilliant, doesn't just have cognitive function but actually the ability to think, plot, plan and build.
This sentient robot who can't be killed, in an indestructible body, who wants to kill the Avengers and all humanity, built the Vision and Jocasta. On ANYBODY'S list of most powerful Avengers, the Vision is easily, what, Top 5 or 6? Depending on who you ask, maybe even Top 2 or 3?
OK. Not only have we established that Ultron HIMSELF can't be killed, he's capable of creating things that are more powerful than 99 percent of the Avengers who serve! While yes, the Vision and Jocasta betrayed him -- and I'm not saying that those particular beings could be replicated, because they were unique -- but why not just build more robots without compassion, without compunction, without mercy?
Oh, wait. That's what he did, WHEN HE KILLED THE WORLD.
That's my point in this series: You never had to see Ultron. Because he's a robot who has, numerous times in the past, tried to kill the Avengers AND HASN'T EVEN BEEN THERE.
There's a difference between hero competence and Ridiculously Overpowered Villain in the First Place Being Dumbed Down So Hawkeye Doesn't Die Immediately When Facing the Indestructible Robot Who Has No Mercy, Who Has the Demonstrated Ability to Build More Robots Without Mercy Who Are More Powerful Than All of You!