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Tᴏɴʏ "sᴜᴘᴇʀɪᴏʀ ɪʀᴏɴ ᴍᴀɴ" Sᴛᴀʀᴋ ([personal profile] liverletdie) wrote in [community profile] maskormenace2016-06-27 09:41 pm


Recent events have me thinking.

[ Stark says, taking a sip from his cup, before he focuses back on a camera. It's a lot more HD than your usual import camera -- then again, nothing but the best for Tony Stark. ]

In recent months, we've had people showing up, different times, completely different people, and now there's word of people sticking around. That's different, it's never happened before. [ A pause, a sip. ] But who knows, it could be a fluke, right? Or maybe I don't have complete data. Anyone else heard of anything like that happening?

I mean, that's as an aside. I've... I've seen a lot of people hold themselves responsible -- myself included -- for things that someone who isn't them did. Either a person they become, a person they were and aren't anymore -- or a completely different person.

Would you hold them responsible? After my...unfortunate incident I found people were holding me responsible for things that this -- different version of me had done. Is that a constant? Should people be held accountable for things that they weren't necessarily guilty of? If I'm ported out tomorrow, would the Tony Stark that replaces me be held accountable for anything I did over my time here?

[ Another pause then. His finger drums against the glass. ] Anyone have any thoughts?
superposition: ((you're not the boss of me))


[personal profile] superposition 2016-06-28 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[dryly] Well, I'm sure you're already aware of my feelings on the subject.

A different "you" is still you, one way or another. Where are you meant to draw the line? What's the threshold at which you become no longer yourself? It's absurd.
Edited 2016-06-28 15:17 (UTC)
superposition: ((what are we talking about?))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-07-04 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[Sigh. Yeah, Tony, and I thought I wasn't a murderer. It goes both ways.]

... I think it's on him to at least try and make it right. If the best way he can do that is by going to jail, fine. But surely there's something he can do that's more productive than that.
superposition: ((you won't like me when i'm angry))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-07-04 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Is this about Barnes, or is this about you?

[It's not that much of a stretch to assume it's Barnes he's referring to, since "thought he was brainwashed into being an assassin" narrows the field considerably. And that is somewhat personal, considering two of the people he attacked were Qubit's housemates and friends. But it irritates him more than a bit to hear "I know it wasn't me," after what he'd said back in April. Tony accepted responsibility for his actions then, he can't just take it back now.]

Because if that man wasn't you, I'd very much like to know who he was.