love this for so many reasons #thor probably just found out that bruce turns into the hulk #and he literally met bruce hours ago #and everyone else who has known bruce just sees him as the hulk #but thor sees him as bruce banner #not the monster #he knows bruce somewhere in there#that the hulk isn’t just a mindless beast #and to make this even more feelsy#this is just like how he treats loki #everyone else sees loki as a psychotic menace #and thor is the only one who tries to reason with him instead of just attacking #this is why i hate it when people say thor is just all muscle and looks #he is so much more #he’s the only one who’s given the ‘monsters’ a chance to redeem themselves #and to me #thats one of the most heroic things someone can ever do
Because they were always heroes, even before they officially became them.
#ok but no#no no no no#that is literally tony being a villain#like#absolutely 100% supervillain territory#that is a giant ass bomb that he built and then didn’t care who got it#he was NOT a hero first#that’s the whole point of him#that’s what he brings to the shitfest that is the avengers team#some of them ARE heroes who needed a little something extra to prove it to everyone else#steve right#i basically mean steve#but thor was a genocidal playboy#tony was a supervillain#and bruce had the most dangerous bad practices with science of a tropey mad scientist ever#no they were not good men#steve was always a great man#sam is always a great man#but these other guys are proof that owning your mistakes is the best way to be a better man#THAT’s the POINT
Disagree. Because the moment Tony saw that the bad guys had his weapons he was like “whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?” He wasn’t a supervillain, he was just naive. He was doing the same thing he does as Iron Man - trying to help people. It’s just that Tony realized through IM1 that he can’t really trust everyone else on the planet with all of his brilliant ideas for how to help people. (Did you hear his speech in that scene? The point of the Jericho is to use it, not to hurt people - though it will - but because it will SCARE THE BAD GUYS OFF. Thus stopping further bloodshed. Or that’s Tony’s thought process anyway.) He still believes in all the same things, it’s just that he no longer trusts anyone else with what he can do. He has to take it upon himself because he can’t guarantee that his weapons will be used well unless he has complete control of them.
#can we just stop for a second and appreciate the way Bruce looks in this scene #like the way the light shines in his eye as he lifts himself up with no trace of anger in his face #and that little half smile towards the end there #like seriously he would never hurt anyone or even a fly #he’s just somebody that’s misunderstood and wants to be loved
#bruce is not a person who wouldn’t hurt a fly #he’s a person who has decided not to hurt a fly like ever #violence is not even an option to him #all this talk about villains being misunderstood #all the sympathy given out for them #yet almost nobody bats an eyelash at bruce #the man who had it worse than anyone else #he has everything it takes to be a (super)villain #sad tragic background stories? check #intelligence? check #cunningness? check #power? absolutely #a nigh immortal being? that too #he’s also basically invincible #anything #you name it #and the only thing that keeps him from turning evil is his inherent goodness #robert bruce banner never gets all the love he actually deserves and it’s such a massively super huge shame #marvel fandom you couldve done so much better #bye
No, but can we talk about this. HE KNEW THIS MOTHERFUCKER WAS COMING. Either he’d sighted them before or (and this is my thinking, because HAWKEYE) he saw them coming in the windows of another building.
He makes split second calculations and looses an arrow WITHOUT LOOKING, and hits his target dead on.
This isn’t him showing off or anything. It’s tactical. It’s watching your own six while watching someone else’s.
This is years upon years of training, muscle memory, and straight up intelligence that puts most people to shame, all coming into play.
And let’s not forget, SHIELD’s physicists couldn’t figure out the tesseract opened from both sides. Yet Clint did.
When it comes down to it? This man is one of the biggest BAMFS in the Marvelverse, MCU or comics.
Clint’s human. He’s said it himself:
“You cowboy around with the Avengers some. Guys got, what, armor. Magic. Super-powers. Super-strength. Shrink-dust. Grow-rays. Magic. Healing factors. I’m an orphan raised by carnies fighting with a stick and a string from the Paleolithic era. So when I say this looks “bad”? I promise you it feels worse.”
And he does all this. And keeps up with people with superpowers.
I present to you: One of the baddest of asses ever to walk the planet. Clint. Mother. Fucking. Barton.
Fury did call him one of the two sharpest men he knew. And the other man he meant is a thermonuclear astrophysicist.
Countdown to Winter Soldier: 74 days to April 4th, 2014