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King T'chaka
John Kani
Vision
Paul Bettany
Natasha (Black Widow)
Scarlett Johansson
People Died and It's On Me Full Transcript
Reporter
11 Wakandans were among those killed during a confrontation between the Avengers and a group of mercenaries in Lagos, Nigeria, last month. The traditionally reclusive Wakandans were on an outreach mission in Lagos when the attack occurred.
King T'chaka
Our people's blood is spilled on foreign soil. Not only because of the actions are criminals, but by the indifference of those pledge to stop them. Victory at the expense of the innocent, is no victory at all.
Reporter
The Wakanda king went on to...
Reporter 2
What legal authority does an enhanced individual like Wanda Maximoff have to operate in Nigeria?
Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)
It's my fault.
Steve Rogers (Captain America)
That's no true.
Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)
Then turn the TV back on, you're being very specific.
Steve Rogers (Captain America)
I should've grabbed that bomb as I'm the leader to deal with it. Rumlow said 'Bucky' and... All of a sudden, I was a 16 year old kid again in Brooklyn. People died. It's on me.
Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)
It's on both of us.
Steve Rogers (Captain America)
This job... We try to save as many people as we can. Sometimes that doesn't mean everybody, but, if we can't find a way to live with that, Next time... maybe nobody can be saved.
Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch)
Vis, we talked about this.
Vision
Yes. But the door was opened so I assumed... Captain Rogers wished to know when Mr. Stark was arriving.
Steve Rogers (Captain America)
Thank you. I'll be right down.
Vision
I'll... use the door. Oh, and apparently, he's brought a guest. You know who it is? The secretary of State.
Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Oh. 5 years ago, I had a heart attack. I dropped right in the middle of my batting swing. Turned out, it was the best round of my life because after 13 hours of surgery and a triple bypass. I found something 40 years in the army never taught me: Perspective. The world owes the Avengers an unpayable debt. You've... fought for us. Protected us. Risked your lives. While a great many people see you as heroes. There are some... would prefer the word "vigilantes."
Natasha (Black Widow)
And what word would you use, Mr. Secretary.
Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
How about "Dangerous?" What would you call a group of US-based, enhanced individuals, who routinely ignores sovereign borders and inflict their will wherever they choose and who, frankly, seem unconcerned about what they leave behind them. New York. Washington DC. Sokovia. Lagos.
Steve Rogers (Captain America)
Okay. That's enough.
Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
For the past 4 years, you operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That's an arrangement the governments of the world can no longer tolerate. But I think we have a solution. The Sokovia accords. Approved by 117 countries. It states, that the Avengers shall no longer be a private organization. Instead, they'll operate under the supervision of a United Nations Panel, only when and if that Panel deems it necessary.
Steve Rogers (Captain America)
The Avengers were formed to make the world a safer place. I feel we've done that.
Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Tell me captain, do you know where Thor and Banner are right now? If I misplaced a couple of 30 mega ton nukes, you can bet there'd be consequences Compromise. Reassurance. That's how the world works. Believe me, this is the middle ground.
James Rhodes (War Machine)
So, there are contingencies.
Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
3 days from now, the UN meets in Vienna to ratify the Accords. So, talk it over.
Natasha (Black Widow)
And if we come to a decision you don't like?
Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Then you retire.