OK, normally I don’t put anything here because less people reblog and such, and feel free to delete this, but every time I watch this part I think the same thing so allow to expound upon it, please.
Look at this guy. Tony “Mr. just-not-the-hero-type” Stark. NOPE. Tony, you lying son of a bitch. This freak with the arc reactor powered whips, he just used them to fucking cut through cars. Cars. Tony Stark is not a car. He doesn’t even have his armor at this point in time. He’s just a man, and a dying man at that. He is not healthy, and so not up to par. And yet. He doesn’t run, he doesn’t hide. He doesn’t even try to go get the armor. That guy is hurting people and so Tony tries to stop him. With a car door. And he is unsuccessful. But he tries.
And sorry Captain Rogers, but every time I watch The Avengers, the part where Steve tells Tony to stop pretending to be a hero? Back the fuck up. He’s not pretending. He is a hero. You clearly haven’t seen all the footage, Steve-o, because this right here? Yeah. You know there are cameras. Even without everything that happened, it’s still a grand prix, and Tony Fucking Stark is driving in it. There are cameras. People see this. It’s on tape, Tony taking on this psychopath who just cut through cars and blew them up without his armor. Because you know what? The Iron Man armor doesn’t make Tony a hero. Iron Man is just a bunch of metal. The real hero is guy inside the armor, putting his life on the line to save other people. And even at his absolute most vulnerable, dying, without his suit, he’s still willing to step up and be a hero. Iron Man isn’t the superhero, Tony Stark is.
This and this. Tony Stark is a fucking hero, and has been since the moment he decided that he was not going to let a bunch of assholes in a cave in Afghanistan turn him into their weapon.
He does this in the 3rd movie, too, it’s worth noting — when he’s in Rose Hill, Tennessee, and that Extremis-enhanced bitch shows up, Tony grabs her attention and fucking holds on to it, goes out of his way to keep her attention on him and away from everyone else. And in that scene, there isn’t any Iron Man armor available to him. At all. His suit is broken, it’s not coming.
I totally understand why some MCU fans don’t like Tony very much. He’s abrasive and a bit self-absorbed and a lot self-destructive and sometimes he makes the stupidest decisions ever. I happen to like that about him, that his heroism is precariously balanced against a pile of character flaws, because it reminds me that heroism isn’t about being perfect or getting things right all the time, it’s about caring about other people more than yourself, and it’s about getting up and trying even if you think it’s hopeless, and it’s about continuing to try even after you’ve failed. Tony is my favorite MCU character, hands-down, but I do actually get it, if you don’t like him very much. I understand that.
But if you ever try to suggest to me that he’s not actually a hero, then I will cut you.
(…from my follows.)
Also, about Cap’s ‘I’ve seen the footage’ line- there was probably a very good reason for SHIELD (especially a HYDRA controlled SHIELD) to not want Iron Man Yes, Tony Stark Not Advised on the team. They probably DIDN’T show Steve anything that was truly flattering to Tony, probably capitalized on his IM2 intentional (you will never convince me it wasn’t) trainwreck, and made a point to bring up every Assclown comment with a heavy dose of Merchant of Death, and starlet expose they could get their hands on.
Fury using Coulson’s “death” that way was probably SO far out from what Hydra had planned it wasn’t even on the same plane of existence, and having Captain America excise Iron Man from the Avengers would’ve put the oldest, “truest” superhero at direct odds with the most visible and relatable “modern” hero. It would’ve removed a historically “loose cannon” from play, making taking out another Stark (remember CA:TWS, people) much easier should he happen across anything his father might have left behind.
So I've been thinking. Now that the secrets are out and everyone is finding out what they were missing, what about Tony? I mean "Mr. Futurist should know everything", right? So what is the secret that Tony's going to find out? Are they going to tie Arno in? Or is it possible that Tony is going to remember everything when he deleted him brain? Thoughts
#plot speculation: comics
if Tony regained his memories of civil war… and he remember the image of Steve towering over him with his hield ready to chop him off, to truly kill him…
OH GOD OH GOD TONY WILL BREAK MAN. BECAUSE HE’D DARE STEVE TO KILL HIM IN RECENT NEW AVENGERS BUT IF HE DOES REMEMBER WONT TONY BE ABSOLUTELY MORTIFIED? (more than in one way, i suppose)
i vaguely know comics so i don’t know how tying Arno in will fix the trouble happening right now. if Arno replaces Tony in Avengers, i will… well, i will eat my own foot :/
but seriously i hope they will tell us who Tony’s real parents is before our beloved engineer got blown up/killed. when you think you know your fav character enough, absurd plot twist slip into the chance and that’s what i’m feeling right now with 616 Tony!