I’ve seen a lot of good posts reminding people that before Tony, Bruce had Betty, and now I’m picturing Betty meeting Tony and Tony’s first reaction being this huge hug and this thank you for her being awesome because Bruce wouldn’t even be there to talk to Tony and have these feelings if it weren’t for Betty.
Could Be I Think too Much — Bruce Banner/Bucky Barnes — Bucky and Bruce understand each other, it seems.
Um, yeah, so I wrote this at some point, and here it is. I rather like it, clearly.
Oh my god, right. I wrote Bucky/Bruce that one time. For the three of you who are into it, it’s going on AO3 in about six seconds.
Perfection. Especially because the way I saw it first, I swore it was Coulson texting Bruce, and even if it’s Bruce texting Coulson (as I am sure is the intent), STILL AMAZING.
Let’s take a moment and consider Jessica’s arc in regards to Hulk in this story. She starts out planning to control him with her pheromone power, and she ends up here: refusing to let Tony drop Hulk down for the fight unless Hulk gets the chance to vote about what’s happening to him. She’s gone from seeing him as an entity to brainwash as needed and sees him, instead, as a person who shouldn’t be forced to something he doesn’t want to do. I am really, really looking forward to watching their friendship build.
And Hulk chooses being an Avenger, which makes me feel like we’re on the edge of getting the Hulk stories I have been DYING to see for awhile.
Okay, who’s got the post-battle scene of Clint walking up to Bruce and being all, “Hey, so you’re the green guy. Beers?”
I love that Tony, Bruce, and Peter aren’t pissy that Janet took care of them by stepping on them, but that the solution was so EASY. Men of science, indeed.
Did anyone else notice all the green paint behind Bruce Banner in the India sequence?
Seriously. Look behind him in the hospital, then at all the green paint in the hut at the edge of town.
Coincidence? I think not….
I really think the green paint is only the beginning of what’s going on with set design here. Look at how small Bruce looks in these shots. All this green paint around him. All these half-destroyed rooms worn down by time and at least some human intervention. Look how his suit is the same shade of brown on the walls in the second gif. Bruce is hiding, but he’s hiding in this room that looks so big. So green. Bruce is hiding IN Hulk, almost. Tucked away and blending in, hoping not to be found, hoping that the low-simmering angry he carries with him now (“I’m always angry.”) will keep his broken self standing in the same way this broken house, with it’s green paint, is still managing to stay upright.
And his shirt, that dusty, orange-red shirt looking as battered as his suit and his house. Looking worn-down, but still wearable, still usable, just like Bruce and his heart and his mind.