Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
[Imagine Bucky seeing you in a dress for the first time!]- @sweetfemitaly Made by: PJ Type: Short Imagine
You: *twirls around in dress* How do I look? Bucky: *speechless* You: *smiles* Do you like it? Bucky: *stutters* You’re- You’re gorgeous! You: *blushes* Thank you, and you look handsome Bucky: *turns away smiling*
wanda maximoff’s character arc in avengers: age of ultron IS LOVE and here’s why:
Ohh, I can just hear those unfollow buttons clicking away :D Before you do though, just give me a few minutes to explain what I mean ‘k? ‘K.
The one thing that’s been bugging me the most (ok, one of the things - I have a lot of unpopular opinions about this movie) since AOU came out is how much credit Tony is given with creating Ultron and how few are given to Bruce and Wanda. Like in-movie-verse it makes sense for Tony to take all the blame on himself because that’s just what he does, but out of it? Not only does it belittle Bruce Banner and turns him into, basically, a child that apparently can’t make decisions for himself, but it takes a huge important chunk of character development for Wanda in this movie.
Because Tony Stark’s imperfections are not actually the driving force of the plot in Age of Ultron. Tony Stark in this movie is used as a tool. Wanda’s the real force and her decisons are the ones that drive the plot throughout.
And that is FUCKING FANTASTIC.
Because women rarely get the redemtion arcs Wanda got. Women rarely get to be as destructive and angry and vengeful and turn out heroes in the end. Women usually have two options with being vengeful: either their vengence and anger is directed towards someone innocent and pure - and in that case they are THE EVIL QUEEN and story will end with their defeat, or their vengence is only directed at someone bad and malicious, someone irredeemable and no innocent is hurt by them in the end.
Wanda isn’t like that. You see that smile up there? That is not the smile someone has on their face when they let the man they hold responsible for the death of their parents walk away. Wanda only lets Tony go because she has planted seeds of destruction in his mind and she can’t wait to see them come to fruition.
And she continues like that for the first half of the movie.
She doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process of her getting what she wants or how much destruction it will cause. She unleashes the Hulk and sets it upon a foreign city full of innocent people. She mind-rapes people (which is why that post going around saying BRUCE BANNER WOULD NEVER, you know the one, makes me want to puke). She gets herself entangled with Ultron and has little care for whom they’re going to hurt in the process of destroying Avengers as long as they are destroyed. She’s the reason lots and lots of innocent people get hurt (or even die).
And while the movie doesn’t shy away from admitting that Wanda’s done horrible things trying to get her revenge (she even says herself “it’s our fault” while breaking down during the Battle in Sokovia, she started the snowball rolling and it turned into an avalanche) but it also shows that she is not consumed by it to the point that she doesn’t care about anything else: it’s clear that she loves her country and is ready to go to great means to protect it (the movie doesn’t compare the twins to Captain America - the paragon of patriotism - for nothing, you know), that she dearly loves her brother, that she really, truly cares about the world and in the end is ready to sacrifice her life for it (it’s clear at the core when she tells Pietro to go that she doesn’t truly believe she will survive this battle).
And that’s why Wanda’s arc in AOU is so wonderful. Because this may be a team-up movie where she isn’t even allowed that much screentime - but she still comes of as deliciously complex: She lost her way because of her pain - but she was never truly evil or unsalvagable, she hurt innocent people - but then she turned around and was ready to sacrifice her life for the world, she lost the person most important to her - but got herself together and joined the Avengers to continue doing good deeds.
But people usually don’t even aknowledge Wanda as a villain or the role she played for the plot development most of the time. Hell, they don’t even aknowledge Bruce as co-creator of Ultron. Main credit always goes to Tony. And that sucks.
Because Wanda as the one who is vicious, scary, filled with hatred and rage, who hurts innocent people and still gets to become an Avenger in the end is much, much more brilliant.
(Also, interesting moment that needs to be pointed out: Hawkeye and Dr. Selvig are never blamed for things they did while under Loki’s control, Bucky is almost never blamed for things he did as the Winter Soldier - and when he is, thousands upon thousand of people viciously defend him, Hulk isn’t blamed for going on rampage and niether is Helen Cho for helping Ultron after Wanda mindfucked them. But Tony is somehow solely responsible. Interesting double standards, no?)