i wanted to write iron dad and ended up writing iron dead and if this is not the whole endgame script idk what it is
Watching Iron Man 2 (Ivan Vanko is valid)
And suddenly realize why the fandom likes to pretend Rhodey doesn’t exist… He dared to disappoint fandom’s white fave lmaooo. How dare he not personally babysit Tony and have his own agenda.
Anyway, glad to see how a black character doing his own thing (for better or worse) separates the real from the fake.
TFW you’re rewatching the court scene in Iron Man 2 and suddenly realize Rhodey’s only a Lieutenant Colonel. How have I gone this long not knowing that? Literally everything just calls him Col. Rhodes! Flip!
I will never not be confused by Howard Stark’s characterization in the mcu
I mean, if you’re taking the tie-in comic into account he’s straight up abusive, if you’re taking only the movies he’s at least neglectiful
And then there’s the cut scene in iron man 2 where he’s portraied as this loving parent who thinks his son is destined for greatness
When I first saw it, I thought “oh I get why they cut this, it kind of goes against every other Howard we had so far”
Which takes me to avengers endgame, where that Howard comes out of the sewer to give us another reason why the Russo brothers were full of bullshit with that movie
What I’m saying is: if the ultimate Howard was going to be the parent who loves his child but isn’t sure how to display it, WHY OH WHY would you not at least build up to it???? I mean, it wouldn’t fix the difference in the tie-in comic, but few people take that into account anyway
If they had just shown the cut scene and said “oh, Howard cut that out himself”, it would at least give us ground to believe he loved Tony, so why not just do it?
Neglectiful Howard (which is, by the way, his character at least up to far from home) and loving parent Howard might as well be two completely different people and there was absolutely nothing to connect the two, which is why almost no one took their endgame interaction seriously
So which one is it? Why would you cherrypick your own canon??? How is it that the fans thought about their relationship more deeply than the writers?????
hIS HAIRSTYLE IN THIS MOVIE IS EVERYTHING I CAN’T-
Are you kidding me??? Now I’m emotional 😭😭😭
Summary: When Morgan Stark accidentally discovers a working prototype of her father’s time travel equipment, she travels back in time to different points in his life. It’s dangerous, and she knows she can’t change too much or risk the fate of the universe, but Morgan can’t resist the chance to see her dad again. She offers advice and consolation during Tony’s darkest times, shares his excitement and joy during the best times.
Or, 5 times Morgan went back to be with Tony and 1 time he came to her.
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@mcurarepairsbingo square E2: Time Travel
Warnings: mention of alcohol, drunkness and Tony’s depression
The second time Morgan Stark time travelled, it was not an accident. That is not to say that the trip was without its difficulties, though.
It took Morgan two years to decode FRIDAY’s secure files and gain access to her father’s notes on spatial and temporal shift. He’d been very thorough in ensuring his theories would never been seen - or used - and it certainly didn’t help that Morgan had to do it all in secret. For every day she spent trying to crack Tony’s security measures, she spent another three days hiding her tracks from FRIDAY for fear that the AI would report the break in to her mother.
As it turned out, that was the easy part. Once Morgan had gotten into the files, she found them corrupted by the very process she used to crack them open in the first place. It took a further year of study and secret communications with experts far older but far less intelligent for the young girl to eventually reach a point where she was willing to face time travelling again.
This time, she took precautions. It had taken months for the sickness and other nasty side effects of travelling unprotected through the vortex (which included blacking out and losing time, unexplainable nosebleeds and hair growing shorter instead of longer) to subside. She’d learned from her mistakes though.
Now, Morgan had ‘borrowed’ her mother’s Rescue armour - certain that she wouldn’t notice as she never wore it anyway, just as her father had once joked. Protected by the blue shell, which shrunk to fit her perfectly thanks to the nano technology, Morgan stepped on to the weird platform in the corner of her lab.
She’d had it moved here last year to study it, to learn its secrets and understand the role it played. Its presence explained away as a new testing chamber for her other projects, Morgan managed to keep her mother out of the loop with relative ease. Getting extra Pym particles to make the exquipment work had been simpler than expected although Morgan feared that the thousands of dollars used to pay for them would be considerably harder to explain away than the sudden appearance of the platform itself.
Tapping in new coordinates, solidly fifty percent sure that it would take her when and where she wanted, Morgan stepped onto the metal stage. A quick glance confirmed her patched up programme was running. Her face plate materialised then she tapped the guidance system twice, bracing herself as the vortex surrounded her.
I hate Howard for how he treated Tony but 🥺 This is the dad he should have always been. My heart