the only way cap 3 may end
nat + smirking
okay so everyone’s making “steve rogers freaks out the media with his rampant progressivism” posts but
imagine bruce banner
bruce banner, who has lived in poverty, who has been an undocumented worker, who has seen what happens in sweatshops in india and greenhouses in colombia, fighting to dismantle capitalism and take down the exploitive conditions that come with it
bruce banner, who isn’t doing anything with the massive salary tony pays him for “R&D work” (actually just him and tony in the lab but, hey, tony likes giving people stuff even if they don’t particularly want or need it) so he spends it all on a fund for abused children and personally hires lawyers and therapists for them because maybe he can’t have kids of his own but he can make damn sure that no one goes through what he went through
bruce banner, who fights against climate change and fracking and tapping national parks for resources, and tony ends up making a whole campaign around it called “go green with hulk” which bruce gets very annoyed by but “it tested well with focus groups, jolly green” so it goes through anyway and becomes massively popular
bruce going a little green around the pupils if someone so much as breathes the word “autism” and “vaccine” in the same sentence (and more than a little green if they insinuate that having an autistic child is a bad thing)
bruce fighting for universal health care
bruce working to destigmatize mental illness
bruce hulking out on the set of fox & friends (which predictably becomes a meme)
bruce. fucking. banner.
STEVE HOLDING BUCK’S HAND IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME
guys remember when tony was the little spoon
#UGH GOD UR NOT GOOD AT THIS ACTING THING STOP #OKAY BECAUSE STOP ACTING WITH YOUR EYES #YOUR ENTIRE BODY LANGUAGE SHOWS ASSASSIN BUT YOUR EYES SHOW SCARED CHILD HE’S STILL BUCKY IN HIS EYES #SHOVE A KNIFE UP MY ASS #IT’LL HURT LESS (norocket)
It kills me that there are moments when the Winter Soldier is doing stuff that he has the eyes of someone who DESPERATELY wants off the ride. I’m not sure how aware of anything he is internally, but there are moments his eyes look horrified, like something in there is aware and has no clue how to stop what’s happening. They’re too wide. Too startled. Like someone being forced to do something at gun point. He does it several times in this scene, and he does it when he catches the shield after shooting Fury.
This really makes me think of the thing that SebStan said about WS: that he isn’t empty, his mind is all over the place.
It’s one thing I noticed on my rewatch, which was exactly how much he remembered in the chair scene, when he’s like “But I knew him.” He flashed back to the train, being pulled through the snow, the experimentation, the arm. He wasn’t robbed of his memories, he was robbed of their significance. And so, he has nothing to focus on except the mission.
#ha ha ha#shoot me in the face it would be kinder#that’s why they put the mask on him y/y#it makes him less human it makes him a monster#if you’re trying to create a weapon you don’t want it staring at your target in bewilderment/worry#bucky trying to sort through his memories to figure out what these flashes of faces and snow and ice and mud mean#the only familiarity they leave him the only thing he knows concretely are weapons and orders and targets#it’s the only thing that makes sense#but#who the hell is bucky#sob#god#what a fucking question#and HE IMMEDIATELY ASKS IT#there is no ignoring it no continuing the mission#HE KNOWS HE SHOULD KNOW THIS#HE KNOWS THIS IS IMPORTANT#like how fucking awful is that that everything stops for him for a second#who the hell is bucky#he doesn’t get to ask questions he just gets orders but he ASKS THAT QUESTION