Yes but it was a fundamentally dumb goal. Take a step back. It was a government initiative for superheroes. Even if he "succeeded": 1. The government could just get different superheroes to be the Avengers. Even the MCU itself doesn't hold to the philosophy that some jerk in a robot suit and someone with extremely mild superhero powers would be irreplaceable. 2. They all understand duty. Several are literally soldiers. If actually needed, they might well fight alongside one another even begrudgingly. 3. People have the capacity for change and forgiveness. Which again, you know, actually happened. In about 3 films. So what was even the point? It was better than most Marvel villain plots, but not very clever.