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cyborgcap:

This is such a wonderful Ult Steve moment that I have to gush a bit. 

For some context: by the time the scene pictured here rolls around, this is the second time Nuke (Frank Simpson) has ridiculed Steve for his faith. He’s also spent days (at least) torturing Steve. You can see here Steve is about at his breaking point and he’s really hitting the end of his rope. When…things pull through for him. He takes it as a sign, and thanks to this turn of events he’s able to overpower Nuke and win the day, and finds his faith restored in the process.

(If you’re curious, Steve looks over and sees a venomous snake in his cell. He kills it and sucks the venom from the snake, holding it in his mouth and grinning at Nuke when he opens the cell, before spitting it in his face. Cap is one gnarly dude, ok.)

Now I know people might read this last bit as vindictive. And there’s an element of that, for sure. During Nuke’s torture he attempted to indoctrinate Steve in the “truth” of US war-making, so this is clearly a bit of a jab at that. 

However, this little epilogue moment with Nuke really stood out for me. Ult Steve tends to be portrayed more aggressively than other Steve’s, and this guy tortured him. But he doesn’t lay a hand on him or even threaten it. What he does is an act of love and faith thinly veiled as a bit of petty fun. 

Steve might be struggling with his faith, but it is clear it’s vitally important to him. At this point, I think it’s safe to say his faith is one of the few things keeping him moving. The loss of that, after everything else, probably would have broken him.

So he goes, faith restored, and takes this precious, intimate, life-giving belief, that is one of the only things keeping him putting one foot in front of the other, and shares it with this person that made his faith into a joke and tried to break him. But who also started out…so very much like Steve. (It is, perhaps, not the most gentle way to share his beliefs, but Steve is not a light touch in this universe.)

This is the kind of Christian Steve Rogers is. He’s not taking vengeance into his own hands. He’s forgiving. Compassionate. He’s sharing something he sees as life-saving and empowering. He’s genuine and caring, for all he’s tough as nails and abrasive as hell sometimes. He could have simply walked away and never seen the guy again. But instead, he’s reaching out. 

 

For people who ever wonder why I feel the need to sometimes write fic focusing on Steve’s religion…

ult steve is so damn cool.

just look at bucky’s face, he looks like he’s trying so hard to remember someone who might as well not exist to him.

his mind is routinely being wiped, but he’s still fighting. he knows what he saw and he knows deep down somewhere out there it’s supposed to mean something to him but he just can’t

it’s like when you know what you’re trying to say but you can’t find that one word that you can perfectly articulate yourself with, it’s on the tip of your tongue, but it always escapes you right as you think you’re closer to remembering what it is. and that’s the thing about bucky in this scene, and really his general conflict henceforth. he can’t remember what’s right there on the tip of his tongue.

(Source: kirknspock)

all-thoseavengers:

do you think they planned this

i can totally see tony bringing it up to steve later like hEY REMEMBER DURING THAT WHOLE NEW YORK THING WHEN I SHOT A FUCKING REPULSOR BLAST OFF YOUR SHIELD AND KILLED THOSE ALIENS

or what if tony had actually meant to hit steve cause he was pissed or something and he was like hey that was cool how we i meant to hit u with that shit really worked together on that one

really wish they would’ve explored that in the movie

so I’m coming back to this to let all of the zero people who care know that I declare this to be the greatest moment in any movie ever

do you think they planned this

i can totally see tony bringing it up to each other later like hEY REMEMBER DURING THAT WHOLE NEW YORK THING WHEN I SHOT A FUCKING REPULSOR BLAST OFF YOUR SHIELD AND KILLED THOSE ALIENS 

or what if tony had actually meant to hit steve cause he was pissed or something and he was like hey that was cool how we i meant to hit u with that shit really worked together on that one

really wish they would’ve explored that in the movie

I like Aaron Johnson’s outfit in terms of sleekness and functionality.. It works as like an underarmour because in a nutshell that looks like what it is. That’s a good thing, but the colors also scream “my kid bought this at target to play superhero dress up”. But it’s not necessarily negative, the pictures released thusfar could be isolated, like, it could just be something he’s wearing right there for the battle.

Even Peters is the polar opposite of Aaron’s. It looks to me like zero functionality, but 100% character representation with a lot of personality. The way it’s put together gives me the idea that this quicksilver is an outcast, sort of a misunderstood guy. Makes sense, being a mutant and all. Plus, what he’s wearing really describes him. The pink floyd shirt, silver hair, goggles, it looks like it was all meticulously designed to fit the portrayal of the character. But, it doesn’t look like it’s something he could get into a lot of action with, like Aaron’s take.

Ultimately, I really like the both of them for what they are. AoU seems to be heading in the direction of warrior/superhero, while DoFP seems to be heading in the average kid who just happens to be a mutant direction. I can’t wait to see how their roles play out. I love character development in little subtleties in appearances like these.

while I’m stuck at ulta with my girlfriend, here’s some badass medieval takes on the avengers (cap, hawkeye, widow, hulk, loki) these are so great, I’m going to try to find the rest. Follow for more awesome avengers things and such’s

update

i found nick fury, iron man, and thor

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