Why haven't any villains taken advantage of Civil War?

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Why haven't any villains taken advantage of Civil War? You have the hero community splilt up and fighting eachother and I haven't seen any villains make any major moves? Why is that?
 
Reed & Tony are now villians. They are taking advantage.
 
What would Dr. Doom do? He's the ruler of his own nation. The only reason he's ever seen as a super villain is because of his homicidal obsession with Reed Richards. And there's no real way he'd be able to take advantage of Civil War to go after Richards. Especially since, now that Reed's a deputized government operative, atacking him would not only put Doom's diplomatic immunity in jepordy but very likely spark a war between the United States and Latveria, which Latveria would almost assuredly lose, or at least be much worse for the wear than the U.S.
 
All the villains have either been recruited to fight for the pro-reg or have no interest in the united states and no reason to "take advantage" of the war.
 
The Question said:
What would Dr. Doom do? He's the ruler of his own nation. The only reason he's ever seen as a super villain is because of his homicidal obsession with Reed Richards. And there's no real way he'd be able to take advantage of Civil War to go after Richards. Especially since, now that Reed's a deputized government operative, atacking him would not only put Doom's diplomatic immunity in jepordy but very likely spark a war between the United States and Latveria, which Latveria would almost assuredly lose, or at least be much worse for the wear than the U.S.

Your telling a super genius like Doom can't find a way to turn this stituation to his advantage and really put the screws to Richards. Come on, this is Doom we're talking about? The FF has broken up, that should give Doom plenty room to make trouble for Reed. he could hire super villains and use them and anti reg side to distract the pro reg side long enough to get some one on one time with Reed. But no, the writers are lazy so we don't see that.

What about other villains, B-listers like the Mad Thinker or Count Nefaria, why arten't they doing anything? These guys could use a step up and taking advanatage of the fact the hero community is divided would make sense. What again, we don't see them do anything, because the writers are lazy.
 
Vanguard07 said:
All the villains have either been recruited to fight for the pro-reg or have no interest in the united states and no reason to "take advantage" of the war.

Red Skull, Count Nefaria and the Mad Thinker have no "interest" in the US? News to me.
 
The Overlord said:
Red Skull, Count Nefaria and the Mad Thinker have no "interest" in the US? News to me.

Please they're all no doubt working for Stark Industries by now. They're too busy being lesser evils to do anything worth noting.
 
Maybe it's the hordes of shield agents with superhuman backup?
 
The Overlord said:
Your telling a super genius like Doom can't find a way to turn this stituation to his advantage and really put the screws to Richards. Come on, this is Doom we're talking about? The FF has broken up, that should give Doom plenty room to make trouble for Reed. he could hire super villains and use them and anti reg side to distract the pro reg side long enough to get some one on one time with Reed. But no, the writers are lazy so we don't see that.

The pre reg side is the entire federal government, plus some U.N. peacekeeping forces. Not easy to distract. Seriously, any foreign head of state, especially Doom, taking advantage of Civil War for anything but a full on military assault, which most nations would have no hopes of surviving anyway, would be a tactical nightmare.

The Overlord said:
What about other villains, B-listers like the Mad Thinker or Count Nefaria, why arten't they doing anything? These guys could use a step up and taking advanatage of the fact the hero community is divided would make sense. What again, we don't see them do anything, because the writers are lazy.

Well, Count Nefaria usually plays things like an old school Mafia don. He certainly could build up an impressive criminal empire while the feds are concentraiting almost entirely on vigiulante activity. And not only has the Mad Thinker taken advantage of the situation, some readers theorise that he masterminded Civil War in the first place.
 
Well the majority of villains are with the Thunderbolts army now. The rest are basically in jail now. Green Goblin and Kingpin are one of the few taking any real advantage now.
 
Puppet Master and Mad Thinker did take advantage in the FF tie-ins; they tried to kill a bunch of heroes (and they weren't apprehended, in fact, although they only succeeded in killing a bystander).

Red Skull is busy marshalling his forces against Captain America, while laughing at his enemies' distraction.

Kingpin and various other underworld types are up to their usual tricks.

Anyway, crime in the US is way down because of the Superhuman Task Force and SHIELD.
 
The main villian taking advantage of Civil War is named Quesada.

Budump-bump
 
Could be they are actually afraid of getting stormed on by Tony's SHRA.
 
Mistress Gluon said:
Could be they are actually afraid of getting stormed on by Tony's SHRA.

That's probably it. I'm certainly still absolutely ****ing confused over the nature of the act. I'm sure the villains are aswell. And we always fear what we canot understand.
 
Well, Tony sends literally squadrons and heros after other heros, I'm sure the villans are probably wondering just how he'll treat them.
 
Mistress Gluon said:
Well, Tony sends literally squadrons and heros after other heros, I'm sure the villans are probably wondering just how he'll treat them.

That too.
 
So, in effect, he accomplished exactly what he wanted with the SHRA, almost total prevention of mass supervillan activity as far as we know.
 
In a war between Latveria and the U.S. Latveria would win. They used to label Latveria " the most dreaded nuclear nation on Earth ". That was before Doom started creating his own superhumans and experimenting with empowering people with the Power Cosmic. The war presumes that it is the governments fighting and not superhumans assisting. All the rest of the villains are probably sitting at home watching television and laughing hysterically.
 
I know where Jack-O-Latern and whoever the other guy is. They are pushing up daisies! But I agree, why sin't doom siding with the anti-regs to get back at Reed?
 
Silicon Surfer said:
In a war between Latveria and the U.S. Latveria would win. They used to label Latveria " the most dreaded nuclear nation on Earth ". That was before Doom started creating his own superhumans and experimenting with empowering people with the Power Cosmic. The war presumes that it is the governments fighting and not superhumans assisting. All the rest of the villains are probably sitting at home watching television and laughing hysterically.

I really think that's untrue for several reasons. One, the U.S. has Latveria severely outnumbered and outfinanced. Plus, if Latveria atacked the U.S., then the U.S.' allies would come to her aid aswell. And while Latveria has a rather important place in the world community, it would get it's ass whupped by the collective might of the Western world. Really, atacking the U.S. like that would be tactical suicide.
 
Considering the UN is scared of Doom, (How many sanctions can they put on a guy with his own time machine anyway?) and the fact that Doom is running his own country and could care less about anyone else (Besides Reed of course), how hard would it be for Doom to take out everyone and take over (again)? Everyone else is probably at the bar taking bets on how many people go after Spider-man and how many Thor clones are going to be popping up.
 
Doom has nukes plus vast numbers of robotic soldiers that were designed for the purpose of fighting sentinels. Doom long ago used his time machine to explore his future and found out about the U.S. sponsored sentinels and built his robots for the purpose of fighting them and presumably the U.S. The U.S. has indicated in the past that it is greatly afraid of Dooms robot army. He also has force field technology that could quite possibly shield all of Latveria from all harm.
 
KevanG said:
Considering the UN is scared of Doom, (How many sanctions can they put on a guy with his own time machine anyway?) and the fact that Doom is running his own country and could care less about anyone else (Besides Reed of course), how hard would it be for Doom to take out everyone and take over (again)? Everyone else is probably at the bar taking bets on how many people go after Spider-man and how many Thor clones are going to be popping up.

I don't think they're as much scared of him as they're scared of allienating him. I may be wrong, but I'm fairly certain that Latveria contributes alot of technological resources to the global community. Doom is important to the U.N., and they don't want to anger him because they need what he has. However, you are right about the time machine. A time machine could, in theory, be the ultimate WMD. Swat a butterfly in China in 1904 and destroy New York in 2006. But time travel is so unpredictable that I'd think even Doom is afraid to use it as a weapon. Even the slightest miscalculation could wipe out all life on Earth. Also, it's not just the super heroes he has to worry about. It's the combined military forces of the western world. He atacks a U.S. federal agent, you can bet that the U.S. is going to declare war, and all of the U.S.' allies will be dragged in.

But really, all of this begs a much more important question: Even if Doom could win, the war would ravage most of the world and end with the deaths of countless millions. Do you really think Doom would be willing to start WWII and risk the lives of his subjects over his obsession with Reed?
 

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