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Clint Barton: CW #Dadfail no. 1: Or the One where The Brainwashee Adopts the Brainwasher

I have read a lot of posts recently on Clint Barton in Civil War - so I decided to make one of my own - because Clint is one of my many issues with Civil War. And look at that - I picked this post to make add photos. Isn’t he special?

Why did I do this? It’s because a part of the fandom appears to see the relationship between him and Wanda as adorable. My reaction to this: What? What are you ON?

It is apparent that at some point between the middle of Age of Ultron and the beginning of this one, he and Wanda have become very close. I have an issue with this. Because Wanda Maximoff brainwashed every single other Avenger – much like Loki did to him.

Remember this?

Yeah, me too. 

Now let’s make a comparison, shall we?

I picked Natasha for the illustration because she is Clint’s best friend, and she was right there by his side during the Avengers. And she’s the one who knocked him out of the brainwashing.

Since this post is about Clint - let’s have his part too, despite the fact that it failed:

Also throughout the course of Ultron, we go from the above post, to this:

I understood that at the time, up to a point. Clint is notorious for giving out second chances. It’s how he befriended Natasha to begin with, and it was a bad situation. Clint understands that some people come from a bad place and make bad choices. Presumably, Wanda had changed sides and was now trying to do the right thing. Like Natasha. So he’s mentoring her, fair enough. For now, let’s set aside the fact that she mind-fucked his best friend into her worst nightmares of the Red Room.

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CW’s Ant-Man: Or Where Dad-Fail no. 2 meets Attack on Titan

When I saw Ant-Man at the movie, I liked Scott Lang. After all, he’s a pretty likable guy. He makes mistakes, but he’s funny, and self-deprecating in the right way. He’s a thief, but he does try to do better. And he said what we’ve all been thinking for so long.

He has the cute little ants. Look at this. Adorable.

And he loves his daughter. 

Pretty fun superhero, huh? I believe Honest Trailers called it Iron Man, with ants. No wonder I liked it. I honestly don’t remember all the details of the movie, but I remember I enjoyed it.

Anyway, Scott’s character undergoes somewhat of a change in Civil War. If you’ll allow me the pun, a GIANT change.

I can understand why Scott was added to the roster of the movie. I can even understand why he was inclined to jump to help. Like in Clint’s case, I very much doubt he knew anything about the Accords mess. I expect Cap/Sam told Scott about the 5 Winter Soldiers, and said they needed his help. Which fair enough. Scott is a hero. He wants to help. And he was recruited by Captain America. Captain America! There’s a fair share of hero worship there.

But then there’s this bit.

Whoa, wait. Back up. You just got out of prison, guv. You have a daughter. Remember her?

Do you really want to abandon her again because of doing something illegal? Apparently, yes.  #Dadfail. Again.

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Finn : a complexe, well-rounded, loveable black character

Hux : a white guy we saw 3 minutes in the movie, who said 3 lines, so 
insignificant I didn’t even remember he was there after seeing the movie 

did you know… that you can like a villainous character… without trying to erase the fact that they’re a villain??? you can appreciate a dynamic and well-written villain while acknowledging the fact that they are evil and have done terrible things…. liking a villain doesn’t mean that you condone their actions…. AND you can definitely like a villain without wanting them to be “redeemed” by being forced into an unhealthy and out of character relationship with one of the heroes…… wow….. who knew…… 

RIP Carrie Fisher. You were an awesome woman who fought the stigma surrounding mental illness, a hero to so many of us at an early age. A real-life Rebel Alliance is needed now to combat capitalism and fascism, and I know I’m not alone in saying that Star Wars – particularly Carrie’s Leia – played a small part in inspiring me to revolutionary ideals. May the Force be with you, Carrie, and may a Rebel Alliance form in the years to come.

You know…

There’s a reason why the Star Wars fandom is suddenly shipping the female leads with the villains.

It’s because none of the men that are near them are white (with the exception of Luke in Rey’s case (and Han but he’s dead anyways)).

They insist on finding a white man to ship with them.

So they go to the villains.

Having a diverse cast means the overly racist fandom will be gross. This is not a coincidence. Star Wars never had a diverse cast before, so that issue never existed.

You can see this being a major thing in other fandoms too when the canon love interest is a poc, like with Jessigrave (even though the show REPEATEDLY calls that rape).