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NOTE: This is the last installment of Liberty And Justice For All. We hope you enjoyed it.
With the passing of the MRA, a full-scale Civil War is averted. Heroes will still have to decide whether or not they will register, and a few may still choose to skirt the law, but they will not be hunted down as super-villains as a result. Rather, they will be treated as normal people do when they break minor laws; they’ll receive fines, get jail time of limited duration, or heavy penalties if they commit more egregious crimes. This will make it much less likely that any kind of organized resistance will form.
THE MRA AND THE THUNDERBOLTS
Although the implementation of the Thunderbolts as a team specifically tailored for quelling superhuman rebellion is undermined by the MRA, you can still use the Thunderbolts in this Event. If the MRA passes, then in Act Three the Thunderbolts are rolled out as the official super-agency for the Department of Homeland Security. Supported by a staff of agents and handlers, the Thunderbolts have as their mission the protection of the homeland from superhuman terrorists both foreign and domestic. It touts a rehabilitation program for super-villains using the D10 Nanotech Implants to “encourage moral behavior until it becomes natural to them.” A team of Thunderbolts always includes one free-willed hero for every two nanotech-infused “heroes.”
The following scenes from the Civil War Event Book will either need modification or not take place at all (such scenes are struck through):
ALTERNATIVES FOR BUSHWACKER
If you prefer not to use Bushwacker for the villain in this scene, you have a few alternatives.
Hulk Robot: Since S.H.I.E.L.D. desperately wants the SHRA to pass, Maria Hill might send the Hulk Robot to prove her point that metahumans are too dangerous to go unchecked.
The Green Goblin: For the same reasons as above, Maria Hill might send Norman Osborn to attack the heroes.
*In this variation, Iron Man does not use the Goblin to his own ends. Instead, either Hydra or A.I.M. has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. and taken control over the Goblin in order to spark a war between the United States and Atlantis. They want the United States and S.H.I.E.L.D. so engulfed by this war that they can rebuild their networks and recruit new allies and soldiers with which to conquer the world. If they succeed, then they are far more powerful in the FINAL BATTLE WITH A.I.M. OR HYDRA ACTION SCENE. They may even be able to take over all of the Thunderbolts who possess the Nanotech Implants, giving them a huge edge. The heroes might recruit the remaining Thunderbolts in combatting these controlled villains.