Collateral Damage: The Danger of Having the Avengers in Real Life

Superheroes, whether you like it or not, are a part of everyone’s lives. When we were younger, we all wished to become one. Whether you are an avid fan who catches all collectible figures or just merely likes to bandwagon just to post on Instagram that you watched the latest Avengers movie. One cannot easily deny that once in their life they wished to become a real superhero or to meet one, right?

They become part of our childhood and in some cases in our adult life as well. One cannot easily forget his or her awesome memories. The more you know about how scientifically correct the movie gets, the more you will use your might to defend your hero. No matter how serious the situation they are dealing with, they still find a way to escape from it which we find them more awesome.

Deep in our hearts, we secretly believe that these superheroes are real that is why we like to share the world with them hoping one day we will meet one soon. Take for example Thor, an arrogant yet powerful god from Asgard. He came to Earth from a black hole to save our planet from destruction. He also saved us from the threat of his evil brother Loki. We were amazed how lightning follows him and how he is the only one who can lift that special hammer, right? We enjoyed every action scene.

But have you ever wondered how much these destructions would cost in real life? And how many lives will be put at risk? It would be very difficult to imagine our planet being attacked by aliens coming from some universe we never thought to exist. Or living with a powerful god and an ambitious billionaire who happens to own the company with the most advanced technology, a soldier from the past who has enormous strength and much more. How about the kind of headlines we get to watch on television when another attack in town is being broadcast?

Take for example the Chitauri army led by Loki in Manhattan, New York. The director made the craziest battle that could ever happen in the world. Imagine how many lives were lost, the infrastructures in the city that got destroyed that time and the economic costs to clean up the whole mess. A billionaire in a flying suit can surely afford that. But how about facing charges against him, or them as a team?

Maybe you are thinking that I’m going nuts over this. But let us make this conversation more realistic and pressing. Taking the Chitauri invasion back in the picture, a company named Kinetec Analysis Corporation used computer models to predict the damage caused by nuclear weapons.

After the assessment, the company has estimated the initial damage of $90 billion and a total damage of $160 billion including casualties. Now, you have a better imagery on how many lives and establishments will be put at risk.

If these scenarios are real and continue to happen, the government will not stop hiring people to rebuild the that they continuously destroy. In that case, The Avengers will not only be facing charges but also having troubles with different agencies which was somehow portrayed in the next sequel where Iron Man handed himself and the headquarters to the government. Captain America misunderstood his action and singled out it as an act of betrayal. We saw that even with superpowers, they tend to break down and get in touch with their conscience too.

Takeaway
Sure, superheroes and fighting scenes are awesome. However, when we think of it, reality will bite us and would definitely tell us that nothing is cool about this. Having people with superpowers living in the same place as we do are in fact scary and life threatening.

Vincent G. Spivey
Author’s Bio
Vincent G. Spivey is a young attorney in the early years of his law practice in Livingston Loeffler. He likes to write about the current events in the legal to apprise his fellow lawyers on the happenings in the world.


 

 

 

 

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