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A-Z of the MCU Characters (with bonus x-men)
Inspired by this
whenever i get low on money i start thinking really irrationally like what if i hadn’t spent that $10 back in 2004
The man’s eyes contain worlds of emotion. WORLDS.
Ok here’s the thing, I don’t dispute the above, especially ref RDJ’s performance, but I have a point of order.
Steve has seen the kind of war Tony has only heard about. IDK about the US, but in the UK, every soldier KIA in Iraq, Afghanistan, their body gets flown home, they land at Wootton Bassett and they get a procession where they’re turned over to the families. Every individual death is mourned.
In the World Wars, in Steve’s war, that didn’t happen. It couldn’t because the casualties were so high, nothing else would have got done, they’d never have stopped. Bodies were often left where they fell because there was nothing else to be done.
Tony’s near tears because one man died. Steve would have personally seen hundreds, maybe thousands die (shot down, blown to bits, there’s nothing new about mortar fire). Who has a better understanding of warfare?
Modern soldiers have kevlar armour and idek what all else. WW2 soldiers mostly got a can to put on their head. Well, not counting the Russian soldiers, who often didn’t even get shoes.
Tony is a wealthy engineer. He’s a fighter, sure, but he doesn’t know jack about being a soldier, today or any other day. He’s seen modern warfare, sure, he’s played god with it too, as an arms manufacturer. He’s had a terrible experience, but that was a direct attack on him personally, not the indifferent mass destruction of the battlefields that Steve would have been part of. Steve is an experienced soldier, and it shows in this scene. A guy he knew a little died fighting, and that’s sad, but it’s also a day in ending in ‘y’ for him.
War is always terrible, and people suffer in it, but there isn’t a modern western conflict to compare with the sheer devastation of WW2.
Classified US military documents released by WikiLeaks in October 2010, record Iraqi and Coalition military deaths between January 2004 and December 2009. The documents record 109,032 deaths broken down into “Civilian” (66,081 deaths), “Host Nation” (15,196 deaths),”Enemy” (23,984 deaths), and “Friendly” (3,771 deaths).
Those numbers may be difficult to wrap your head around, so let’s take the year that Iron Man was released, and Afghanistan since that’s where it was set. In 2008 there were 295 deaths of coalition soldiers in Afghanistan; estimates for civilian casualties are more varied, from somewhere around 1000 to 4000 that year.
To compare to the Second World War; the deadliest night of the Blitz in London was that of May 10/11 1941. On that night around 1,480 people were killed.
One night. One city.
Have you got your head wrapped around that number?
Then let’s talk about the firebombing of Dresden. In a concerted series of raids from 13-15 February 1945, between 22,700 and 25,000 people were killed.
Still just one city.
Got your head wrapped around that number?
Then we can move on to the firebombing of Tokyo. On the night of 9/10 March 1945, the raids on Tokyo killed between 88,000 and 100,000 people.
One night. One city.
Steve Rogers wouldn’t have been in any of those cities at those times. But sheer destructiveness of the war would have been all around him.
Truuuuuuuuuuuuuth. One could also add that Steve would have grown up around veterans of the First World War (including his gassed father, who the CATWS flashback suggests died post-1918 since he’s buried at home), so he’s seen what happens to men’s bodies and sanity when they’re told walk slowly towards this blanket of machine gun fire while we dump a load of experimental chemicals on your heads.
The point of this scene is so far from oh woe is Tony to have seen the horrors of war it’s not even funny. Tony’s coming off two film’s worth of kicking and screaming against both SHIELD and the army trying to get him to play their war games whether he wants to or not. He’s deeply opposed to being defined as a soldier and so lashes out when Steve says it.
Steve on the other hand is coming at this from the (as above) VAST EXPERIENCE he has of this to help Tony cope with losing Coulson. He’s the veteran talking to the inexperienced recruit who’s just lost their buddy ffs. He feels responsible for Tony both as a leader and (imho) because Tony’s his friend’s son.
It reduces the power of this scene to say it’s just about Tony’s manpain. What’s great about this scene is that Steve and Tony react to Coulson’s death in a way that is in character for both, that sees both expressing understandable reactions that nevertheless clash, and that through that clash and their differing experiences they’re able to work out that Loki is headed for Stark Tower.
And it reduces the power of RDJ’s performance to suggest he’s just showboating here when he’s actually doing the much more awesome thing of working with his co-star. The way he and Chris bounce off each other here, visibly feeding off the energy of each other’s lines, is what’s so awesome.
Was going to text a friend when suddenly… kestrel!
(In her defense, this is the glove I wear to feed her. I put it on then got distracted. lol)
She looks so perplexed.
human hUMAN HUMAN IS THIS MY DINNER
HUMAN I DO NOT THINK MY FOOD SHOULD BE GLOWING
I AM NOT AMUSED WHERE IS MY NOT-GLOWING FOOD
Boromir cuddling Hobbits because why not.
My coffee props for my night vale intern cosplay!
oh god i was so concerned and confused until i read the comment!!
This was worth every Septim I spent on it.
ROOTY TOOTY AIM N SHOOTY
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Season 1 Episode 25.
#ahahahaahaha thIS SHOW WAS FOR CHILDREN #cap LITERALLY goes to the afterlife dimension #sees that Bucky ain’t there #and says FUCK NO to death #just NOPES back into his original dimension #and if coming back to the shitty world of the living just to find your not-dead friend ain’t love guys i’m sorry idk what to tell you (via stuffimgoingtohellfor)
a drawing about optimism
I don’t know why but that last line made me laugh really hard