anytime i see a post with nursey being v romantic and dex being a memer i 100% agree but i am also picturing dex internally screaming the entire time like this boy is deeply in love but when nursey asks him out his brain just goes blue screen of death and he says something like, “yeah sure” and shrugs even though he wants to scream out a sick guitar solo right there
also dex definitely has issues communicating w people? like it isnt uncommon for people to misread his emotions or what he’s trying to say and its v frustrating/confusing bc he isnt really clear on where the misunderstandings are coming from??
he legitimately does not have words for his feelings for this boy and he definitely shows his affection very very differently from how nursey shows him but make no mistake anytime nursey does something sweet dex is burning with the rage of a thousand suns/living a constant litany of “be cool Will BE COOL”/lying face down on the floor in death’s sweet embrace
one of the best themes in catws is the gradual stripping of the winter soldier (figuratively and literally). in the nick fury car chase scene where we see the winter soldier for the first time, he’s covered head to toe with no distinguishing features, and over the course of the film he’s incrementally stripped down. he loses his jacket, revealing the arm; then the goggles, revealing his eyes; then the mask, revealing bucky. the winter soldier identity is literally stripped away until the hydra basement scene where he’s shirtless, completely exposed, and regaining his bucky identity.
and hydra wipes him but the next time we see him he’s still maskless. because at that point he’s not fully bucky, but he’s not fully winter soldier either.