Very neat idea.
Very neat idea.
cool idea! I thought about this a little after reading "Kingdom Come"
The old members of the Justice Society: Jay Garrick, Ted Grant, etc. removed themselves from the public eye when they were asked to reveal their identities in a court room. If they don't start with Anti-registration, I bet they would switch eventually...
I think some of the Green Lanterns would fall to the other side. They answer to a much higher jurisdiction than local Earth governments, and revealing their identities could reduce their effectiveness as a Peacekeeper on Earth. This particularly holds true for Kyle Rayner, whose girlfriend was savagely murdered by a member on the same team (Major Force). I'm not sure because it's been a while, but I think Major Force was actually working for the government when he did it :-/
Wow, great concept and idea! A bit like my what if? Lists. :D
I would of thought Doctor Fate would of wanted to stay out of the fight since he kinda predicts everyone's fate and all
Hal Jordan v. Bruce Wayne (ala Iron Man v. Captain America).
Love the idea. Thank goodness for the JLA sanctioning thing so this won't happen!
I agree with the notion that former military personel like Jordan, Atom, Force and so on, would join the Pro Reg side, makes more sense that they would.
However i disagee that Kyle and Gardner would be pro reggers, for one Gardner doesnt give a damn about most rules, Kyle just doesnt strike me as the sort (or perhaps he takes the role of Spiderman and flips side halfway though).
Also, the old gaurd JSA would not join the Pro Reg side as they originally chose to disband after refusing to cooporate with the 'Red Scare' hearings and reveal who they were. (Think Scott is more like Cap in this regard than Bruce, who is more like Nick Fury.)
Nice list otherwise.
I like the list. Hal v. Bruce would be the perfect conflict due their past histories with each other, not to mention that it would have serious ramifications to the whole Batman Inc. story line. Possibly Wayne Enterprise is seized by the Government because Bruce refuses to tell them where and "who" Batman is. I believe that Bart would eventually switch over to the Anti-Reg as well as Kyle. I couldn't see Bart going against his best friends for that long. Unless he was on the Anti- Reg from the beginning. Maybe it could also serve as Jason Todd's redemption in his "family's eyes". Seems like it would be an interesting storyline.
John Stewart all day
great idea. ftw!
I love the idea! But I think Superman would've taken Captain America's role as the Anti-Reg leader. They are very similar in character, if not the same. For instance, something like this already happening in Smallville S10 and he's kinda anti-reg leader.
But it'd never happen in the DCU, as there seems to be a precedence in effect, giving the heroes a complete right to privacy, despite being vigilantes. The DCU's government, and population as a whole is a lot more trusting in heroes, a civil war forced by the government would be unlikely. I'm unable to see any issue that would divide there hero community otherwise.
id say itd be more interesting if batman joined the pro reg side as a reluctant leader.
A very nice list and the paralells make sense
I disagree about Freedom Fighters being pro-reg. In Uncle Sam and Freedom Fighters he went against the government because of the assasinations and illegal acts conducted by S.H.A.D.E.
It is a pretty accurate list. But it is kind of one sided: Anti-Registration has a lot of street level heroes and they seem less experienced then the Pro-Registration
@tenebyss: Ah that's a good point. I was focusing on political alleigences and not power levels and experience. Thanks for pointing that out. Although Superman, Martian Manhunter and a couple of other powerhouses are not on either side. Those guys would turn the balance in this war.
@Lvenger: Despite that, I do love this list.
I have to call bullcrap that all the GL's and Flashes would go together. Wally is Dicks best friend, and would most likely side with him. Bart would go with the Teen Titans. Guy would probably go anti reg to piss off Hal. And if the gaurdians are neutral, couldnt they just shut off the Lanterns rings? And id hope Kyle would go anti reg, to show he isnt just in Hals Shadow