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dairydead wrote:I felt as though The Avengers wanted to bait the Phoenix 5. Smart move, and Tony had the utmost confidence in his new armors, so they probably figured getting roughed up would bring out the true nature of these villains. They were over their heads, sure, but it revealed that Cyclops is far more power hungry than he was letting on, and it sped up the reveal of his hidden agenda: kill anyone who disagrees with him
Aside from the total character assassinations of both teams, I will say that even though Scott is acting like power-hungry egomaniac, the Avengers were still wrong to have tried and take Hope without their permission and hers as well. This is almost the rationalization that Bush used when he illegally invaded Iraq for WMDs based on how dangerous Saddam was. Sure Saddam may be a dangerous threat but unless there was a direct provocation from Saddam, the US had no right to invade Iraq based on a hunch. Now if the Phoenix 5 had attacked them first, then they would be justified in attacking them. The fact that Beast and Black Panther were the only ones who grasped this, doesn't speak well for Cap.
Also, why the hell have the Avengers not gone to Reed Richards yet? Or better yet, if they wanted to get Hope, they could have asked Professor X to have acted as a mediator in all of this? Just saying Cap and co. had much better options than that stupid stunt he pulled. If the Scarlet Witch hadn't showed up, the Avengers would have gotten fucked up big time.