How Marvel’s Civil War Breaks Down
The Marvel Comics event, Civil War, involves the introduction of a Superhuman Registration Act in the United States. The act requires any person in the United States with superhuman abilities to register with the federal government as a "human weapon of mass destruction," reveal their true identity to the authorities. Characters within the superhuman community split into two groups: one advocating the registration as a responsible obligation, and the other opposing the law on the grounds that it violates civil liberties. Below is a breakdown of the heroes and villains involved.