*Mainly due to the ability of HYDRA to so thoroughly infiltrate SHIELD and destroy its effectiveness as an organization.
A more intellectually honest person could still say "Wait, you're claiming to be responsible for superhuman threats to the security of Earth. You know the Hulk is a danger, because you've already had to fight him before. And you're... not even trying to find him? Really? Because seriously, if he hadn't been on your team we both know you'd be worrying about him."Lost Soal wrote:Thor & Banner are not property owed by the US Government & entrusted to the Avengers. Ross' analogy is stupid but shows his mentality, he always considered Hulk to be US property and likely hasn't changed his mind.
It's not that the Avengers are the Hulk's jailer, it's that you can make a pretty good case they're letting their personal relationships with him blind them to the threat he poses.
I think the category is inherently vague and poorly defined because, well, superheroes are vague and poorly defined. If someone like Black Widow can keep up with a team of heroes that have actual powers, well enough to be a member of that team, including her in the category of "people with physical abilities powerful enough to need oversight" is far from the least logical thing I can think of to do.Ross keeps talking about "enhanced" individuals, so what is classified as enhanced. It can't be powers surely because they seem to be including Widow in this category.