Avengers: Red Taped
The Sokovia Accords are a set of internationally ratified legal documents that provide regulation and frame-working for the military/law enforcement deployment of enhanced individuals, particularly the Avengers. The document was established by the United Nations and ratified by the governments of 117 states, notably Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sokovia, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Wakanda.
After the events in New York City, Washington D.C., Johannesburg, Seoul, Sokovia and Lagos, the international community demanded greater accountability and oversight for the Avengers due to the collateral damage resulting in civilian deaths and heavy financial costs during their operations. Thaddeus Ross, now serving as U.S. Secretary of State, presented The Avengers with the Sokovia Accords, explaining that there is a disagreement between whether the Avengers should be considered heroes or vigilantes.
Thaddeus Ross describes the Accords as a “middle point” between the Avengers’ desire to secure world peace and the world governments’ concerns over the destructive repercussions of their interference, wherein they would accept governmental oversight or have to retire if they didn’t comply
- The Avengers will no longer be a private organization, and will now be operating under the supervision of the United Nations.
- The Avengers and any other enhanced individual will no longer have authorization to cross international boundaries at any time they wish.
- Superheroes must be given clearance by a government before taking action.
- If any enhanced individual takes action unauthorized or not sign the accords, they will be arrested.