I will kindly ask you to avert your misconceptions of my view on Nick Fury towards the exit sign above. His skin color has nothing to do with the fact that I like Coulson more. I did say that Nick is a badass. His character is compelling, and totally “I don’t take shit from nobody”. Who doesn’t admire someone for standing up for what they believe in?
However, sometimes, the method in which he conducts himself for the greater good, I find downright deplorable. Have you seen the show, Agents of Shield? That was one of the most fucked up things I’ve ever had the displeasure of seeing anyone do to someone that they were supposed to be friends with. While I understand his motives, I cannot relate on a personal level. Fury’s character does not resonate with me like Coulson’s does.
Coulson, the big nerd, is completely likable. He’s a true do-gooder. He’s like Cap, but without all the super strength and decades of history behind him to back up how amazing he is as a person. I not only like this character, but I feel sad when he’s sad. My heart aches when I see him in pain. I’m happy when he is. Hell, I even I laugh at those cheesy one liners, because he probably practiced in front of the mirror a hundred times before laying the smack down on someone who could go toe to toe with a GOD. (IE, the supernanny comment he made to Stark so long ago, or “Oh, that’s how that works” line to Loki.)
Coulson not only inspires people to kick butt and take names. He inspires you to be a good person.
So if you seriously just cannot deal with how I like Coulson better than Fury, click the unfollow button. Have a nice day.