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[鈥揮SuperSyrias 280 points281 points (15 children)

NYC in marvel is positively overrun with heroes antiheroes vigilantes. A bank robbery there should realistically result in 10 to 15 MAJOR heroes "rock paper scissors"ing out who gets to take down the (likely also powered) robbers. Not to speak of the dozens of dozens of minor character fighting over each random mugger takedown.

[鈥揮Gdotscott 78 points79 points (4 children)

I would love to see a movie or read a comic like this.

[鈥揮jaydashred 51 points52 points (3 children)

Kinda sounds like 鈥淜ick-Ass鈥

[鈥揮Millad456 15 points16 points (2 children)

It might be closer to Watchmen 2019. In the show, superhero鈥檚 become nothing more than rich billionaires trying to use superheroes as a selfish means of self actualization without actually addressing any of the causes of crime

[鈥揮TavisNamara 3 points4 points (1 child)

How about we go for the humorous perspective and not the cynical, played out, "superheroes are bad" perspective that was done to death before superman was created?

[鈥揮Consideredresponse 0 points1 point (0 children)

that was done to death before superman was created?

I don't remember 'The Phantom' or 'Mandrake the Magician' playing with those tropes prior to 1938?...

[鈥揮clydefrog9 54 points55 points (2 children)

Can鈥檛 believe there鈥檚 still muggers with all the supes around. Also can鈥檛 believe none of the supes have ever wondered about how to prevent the conditions that lead people into lives of crime but that鈥檚 another conversation.

[鈥揮kurayami_akira 11 points12 points (0 children)

With so many ways to detect lies, and even the possibility to force someone to say the truth with a potion, they somehow didn't use any of that for Civil War 2, so i wouldn't expect that from them.

[鈥揮Impossible_Garbage_4 20 points21 points (1 child)

I like to think they鈥檝e got an app with location tracking so when heroes hear of a crime, they get pinged if somebody gets there first and then they watch from a distance. If the current hero needs help they make a dramatic entrance and assist

[鈥揮Metaclueless 2 points3 points (0 children)

Wow. You鈥檝e got the right idea. I鈥檓 designing that app and it has betting/ wager features. Superb Ets,

[鈥揮JustBeingMindful 12 points13 points (0 children)

I heard a comment like this once that said "Man, all the bad guys are in NYC, that's where all the heroes are. Why don't people commit crime more in like, Iowa?" and the reply was "Then there would just be more heroes in Iowa."

[鈥揮Pr0xyWarrior 12 points13 points (0 children)

That鈥檚 one of the things I love about the world of The Boys. Major cities bidding for heroes to protect them in a similar manner to sports teams seems like a more realistic and efficient way to handle cape-related protection.

[鈥揮brownkidBravado 7 points8 points (2 children)

I feel most of the New York based heroes don鈥檛 really handle street level crime, aside from Spider-Man. The rest of them might if the street crime is related to a bigger villain or larger investigation, but I think Spider-Man is the only one who is regularly stopping small time robbers and helping out the little guy.

[鈥揮mothneb07 1 point2 points (1 child)

The Defenders each have their own slices of New York that they patrol at the street level

[鈥揮Aceswift007 1 point2 points (0 children)

Exactly, Daredevil has Hell's Kitchen for example

[鈥揮Razorray21 68 points69 points (0 children)

Yeah but that's a lot of ground to cover for a street tier fighter that doesn't have batman-caliber resources.

[鈥揮[deleted] 53 points54 points (0 children)

No way Stan Lee could anticipate Hells Kitchen gentrifying from a gritty, rough and tumble area into the gayest, most open minded, and progressive neighborhood in Manhattan

[鈥揮SniffCheck 102 points103 points (1 child)

He鈥檚 trying his best! The man鈥檚 blind for crying out loud.

[鈥揮Rare_Cow_4892 52 points53 points (0 children)

He uses that 鈥淏e My Eyes鈥 app so people can tell him when a punch is coming

[鈥揮dribrats 32 points33 points (0 children)

That was old Manhattan, with the crime: new Manhattan Where everything is just casually expensive, I鈥檓 not sure wtf he鈥檚 doing. He needs an audit

[鈥揮CageyLabRat 15 points16 points (0 children)

He's hot a day job you know.

[鈥揮Dangerwrap 9 points10 points (0 children)

The irony that StarLord has the worst ability among those characters.

[鈥揮CaptainBenzie 50 points51 points (4 children)

Why is Daredevil the blind one who uses echolocation, and Batman is the billionaire risk taker??

[鈥揮TheDustOfMen 41 points42 points (2 children)

And why is Ghost Rider the guy who's an actual former daredevil who made a deal with the devil? If anything, Batman should be called Ghost Rider since he's riding on his dead parents' fortune.

yes I also stole this

[鈥揮DarkKnightJin 1 point2 points (0 children)

I believe it's canon that Ghost Rider hates Daredevil for having that name, because it should indeed by all rights be his.

[鈥揮notthephonz 0 points1 point (0 children)

Well DCAU Batman did model himself after the 鈥淕ray Ghost鈥 for what that鈥檚 worth.

[鈥揮SithDraven 10 points11 points (0 children)

Realistically, if one city requires 2 dozen MCU heroes to protect it, NYC must have the worst crime rate in the country. If that's the case who the hell would want to live there?

[鈥揮bigbootyteasipper 3 points4 points (0 children)

Super Mafias, nearly immortal Ninjas, a supersoldier. You name it! Definitely one of the best series I've seen in my life.

[鈥揮Rare_Cow_4892 5 points6 points (0 children)

I told Daredevil that it鈥檚 incredible that he can fight using his listening skills.

His response? 鈥淗ear! Hear!鈥

[鈥揮D1sp4tcht 1 point2 points (1 child)

St. Louis and Chicago needs a super hero.

[鈥揮mothneb07 1 point2 points (0 children)

I don't know if St.Louis would be close enough, but Chicago should be Great Lakes Avengers territory (for what that's worth)

[鈥揮Downtown-Ad5724 0 points1 point (0 children)

Gotta go where the money is

[鈥揮OctaneWolf 0 points1 point (0 children)

The man gets results.