Yeoman wrote:EnigmaticOne wrote:kenseido wrote:Heroes taking the law into their own hands is a very bad thing, especially to the point of executing criminals.
Plus, all the anti-robot groups out there would definitely be stirring the pot.
It's WHAT Star did that bothers people, not who she did it to.
Times like these make me wonder why they haven't re-instituted the death penalty in a universe with super-villains galore. It seems to be the only possible explanation for why the only default legal system punishment for convicted super-villains are to be locked up in cardboard prisons despite so much of their collective destruction and body count.
But why people haven't railed for its return baffles me.
Even if they did, there's a huge difference between the death penalty and having a criminal killed in their cell by an artificial intelligence acting on what she claims is revenge and the divine word of her robot god.
While in character, Star needs to see consequences for her action, both legally and her own emotional state. Now, if Cryo wants to be cool with it because of what the Skull did to him and your personal beliefs, that's absolutely fine, but I suspect at least a few of the other Sentinels would be put off by it.
Yes, fair points. It's not really even my personal beliefs so much as what Cryo went through. Being made out to be a madman, traitor, hunted, the loss of Afterthought in such a horrid manner, all good riddance to him.
And admittedly, though a reformed Pantheon/Gene Nation member, it still colors some of the views he has of justice vs. law deal.