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- November 11th, 2012
As I am playing around with various ideas vis-a-vis the Avengers movie and think about the upcoming SHIELD series, there have been two consequences
1. Assuming even the most basic competence on the part of SHIELD it is very hard to create a plausible theoretical framework for essentially a world-wide, very dense vigilante network in the Marvel universe. Whether X-Men or the freaking Gun Nuns - these various groups are filling in the vacuum left by the state-organized security agencies which are inadequate to the task either due to the lack of capabilities, or because they simply are not aware of/refuse to believe in the threat's existence.
The way SHIELD is set up in either the canon, or the movie verse it is pretty capable and... broad minded. And given the usual human reactions would be pretty intolerant of vigilantes trespassing on its jurisdictional turf.
2.Random plot thought popped into my head:
En Sabah Nur has declared himself to be the 12th Imam and revealed himself to Khomeini sometime in the 1970s. Iran's nuclear program is actually an elaborate hoax, to hide a comprehensive effort open the inter-dimensional gateway and let in his armies. Ahmadinejad gets to be one of the dark riders and nuke Jerusalem.
The whole New Canaanites thing from the Cable's future totally makes sense now...