#in which Bruce Banner finally finds somebody who isn’t afraid to kid around with him #because he has a sense of humour after all #’i’m sorry, that was mean’ anyone? #but everybody tiptoes around him because ‘oh shit, he’s a monster’ #but then he meets Tony #someone who’s not afraid to be around him #someone who might actually be a friend #and that means so much to him and permeates so deep that even when he’s the fucking Hulk he still wants to save Tony’s ass #because by not treating the Hulk like a monster, Tony stopped him from being one
#SCIENCE BRO FEELS
#because by not treating the Hulk like a monster, Tony stopped him from being one
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I’m…kinda torn on this. Because on one hand, yeah, all of that. And on the OTHER, there is this large dose of victim-blaming in the narrative of that - because Natasha is scared of Bruce, because when he pushes at her she pulls a gun on him, and then the Hulk goes after her and backhands her into a wall…
So the message next to ‘Stark is awesome’ is ‘Romanoff brought nearly being killed by a beserker on herself because if she just TREATED HIM NICELY….’
(this doesn’t mean I don’t love the science bros, I do.)
I see what you’re saying, but I think that’s misreading the situation. Because, to me, I don’t think the Hulk on the helicarrier vs. the Hulk in New York is the same situation.
On the helicarrier Bruce falls through the floor after a bomb explodes, and loses control of himself. When he transforms, the hulk goes berserk. I absolutely think that, in that moment, if Tony had fallen down with Bruce the Hulk would STILL have been super freaked out/angry and Tony would have been the one backhanded.
On the other hand, in New York we see the first time Bruce willingly transforms into the Hulk. He listens to Captain America, he throttles Loki and his army, he punches Thor but DOESN’T get violent with him (like he did in the helicarrier,) and yes, he catches Tony.
And I do think Tony’s treatment of Bruce and the Hulk has a lot to do with the Hulk later catching him, maybe even with Bruce coming back to help, but I don’t think that also implies that Natasha brought the Hulk’s attack on herself - because in that situation, he would have attacked anyone.
I think in New York the Hulk would even get along with Natasha, and I’d love to see her work on her own fear and for her to, like, ride on his back ‘cause that’d be amazing. So yeah.
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