Living Large said:Perhaps both (Namor and Blackbolt) are worried that the US superheros are going to attempt to enforce this new bill on thier nations and that the statements made by Iron Man could easily be viewed as threatening and/or as a direct threat.
But my point is, the entire 'surface' world could show up at Attilan and Atlantis and DEMAND that the two groups register all their superpowered citizens.
And the two countries could just hand them the public census they have of their nations.
THEY'VE ALREADY DONE THE REGISTRATION ACT.
This is why there can't be a threat. They've already registered their populace. Even if the information is supposed to be secret, in Atlantis, it's completely obsolete (since discovering Atlanteans can breathe underwater is like finding out human beings have hair) and in Attilan, their superpowers determine what part of the society they belong to. Atillan could possibly see the desire of other countries to learn what superpowered beings they have as a threat, but have handled themselves before, and considering they live on the moon which is not a place people can reach without a lot of help and preparation - and they could leave any time they want... well, they're untouchable.
I just can't conceive why Namor is feeling threatened. Namor should just be saying, "All my people are naturally superstrong, that's what makes us the true rulers of this planet. If your insignificant government wants a census of my nation, they can ask for it."
Black Bolt, if he could speak, should be saying, "It's about time you started registering your superpowers. How do you expect to be able to determine your role in society if you don't tell that society what you can do?" since he lives in a society in which the heirarchy and position of people is determined BY their own personal super powers.
It doesn't make any sense. It's... (new word) asinine.
Also, welcome Living Large! I hope you post more often.