by maya hansen


MCU Meme • Nine quotes (3/9):

They say everyone’s born a hero. But if you let it, life will push you over the line until you’re the villain. Problem is, you don’t always know that you’ve crossed that line.


Queens of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia “Pepper” Potts), Leslie Bibb (Christine Everhart), Liv Tyler (Elizabeth “Betty” Ross)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanoff/Black Widow), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis)
  • Rene Russo (Frigga), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Hayley Atwell (Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Carter)
  • Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Rebecca Hall (Maya Hansen), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda Qiaolian May/The Cavalry)
  • Chloe Bennet (Daisy Johnson/Skye/Quake), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Ruth Negga (Raina)
  • Saffron Burrows (Victoria Hand), Christine Adams (Anne Weaver), Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter/Agent 13)
  • Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Glenn Close (Nova Prime Irani Rael)
  • Ophelia Lovibond (Carina), Adrianne Palicki (Barbara “Bobbi” Morse/Mockingbird), Maya Stojan (Kara Palamas/Agent 33)
  • Dichen Lachman (Jiaying), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Claudia Kim (Helen Cho)
  • Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton), Lyndsy Fonseca (Angela “Angie” Martinelli), Bridget Regan (Dorothy “Dottie” Underwood)
  • Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Marianna), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple)
  • Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne), Judy Greer (Margaret “Maggie” Lang), Constance Zimmer (Rosalind Price)
  • Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Elena Rodriguez/Yo-Yo), Wynn Everett (Whitney Frost), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones)
  • Rachael Taylor (Patricia “Trish” Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Élodie Young (Elektra Natchios)
  • Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard/Black Mariah)
  • Sônia Braga (Soledad Temple), Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer), Tilda Swinton (the Ancient One)
  • Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Elizabeth Debicki (Ayesha), Zendaya (Mary Jane Watson)
  • Laura Harrier (Elizabeth “Liz” Allan), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), Jessica Stroup (Joy Meachum)
  • Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Elena Satine (Lorelei), Cate Blanchett (Hela)
  • Danai Gurira (Okoye), Tessa Thompson (Brunnhilde/Valkyrie), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia)
QuickTypes: Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2/Part 2


Maya Hansen - INFJ

Maya is a woman of vision, a scientist looking to accomplish great things and change the world. She is fond of making comparisons, very definite in what she believes is going to happen, and consciously trying to manipulate future events, whether immediate or right down the line, to go the way she wants them to. She sees how things are connected and aspires to use those connections. She has a good sense of other peoples’ emotions, and has a playful side that enjoys manipulating them and seeing their reactions (like when she pretends to have a kid waiting in the car), and is capable of assuming different emotional aspects in order to convince people of which version of herself she needs them to see right now. She’s a logical scientist constantly chasing answers and figuring out how everything fits into a bigger picture (Ni/Ti); she hopes to benefit the maximum number of people possible with her discoveries and make the world a better place for all mankind, but not out of any internal sense of ethics; Tony calls her out for her lack of internal ethics, and she appears to derive her sense of right or wrong entirely from the outside (Fe).

Aldrich Killian - ENTJ

Killian is driven towards achieving his long-term goals by whatever means necessary. He’s objective, logical and sums up everything around him dispassionately in order to discover the most immediate means of getting things to go his way (Te, though a negative version of it.) He has a grand vision for how things will work; he recounts the night on the rooftop when Tony ditched him as a moment of inspiration, and instead of clinging onto that past experience as a subjective painful one, he sees how it ties into the greater scheme of his life and tells Tony thank you for that pain (Ni). He wants to achieve grand things and rule from the sidelines, since he realized that night that his anonymity gave him great power. He tries to keep his emotions out of what he does; he’s attracted to Pepper and harbors a grudge against Tony, yet he still offers Tony a job in EXTREMIS since Tony’s the only one to ever figure it out (inferior Fi).

Happy Hogan - ISFJ

Happy’s a stitchler for rules and etiquette. He believes in wearing your badge, playing by the established order, and working within the system. He wishes things could go back to the way they used to be, regretting Tony’s involvement with the Avengers; he has a nostalgia for the old-fashioned, as Tony recounts Downton Abbey is his favorite show (Si-dom). He’s quick to sense peoples’ emotions and act on what he perceives. He calls people out for breaking the rules and acts as a kind of tattle-tale. He mostly reacts to the moment, to what he sees, but occasionally displays an inner intuition and follows his gut (inferior Ne.)

Mandarin/Trevor Slattery - ESTP

Slattery is a man of momentary pleasures and little thought for consequences; he’s a lifetime drug addict who will do anything for a fix, a luxurious apartment, beer and girls; he cheers for his favorite sports team on TV even when he’s got a gun to his head. He’s an actor and one who lives in the physical embodiment of a role, who enjoys the attention and flattery of a captive audience - even if that audience is literally captive, or if he’s being led to prison while they stare in awe. He does what’s practical to get what he wants (Se/Ti) and seems to have no internal sense of ethics. His Fe comes out mostly in how he enjoys attention and adulation. He gets into his acting rules, throwing his Se and Fe into the creation of the grand idea, which may also appeal to his inferior Ni.


Malekith - ISTJ

Malekith is still trying, after millennia, to recreate the world of darkness he was born in, to turn e everything back to the way it was. He shows allegiance only to the past, only to trying to mold the world into the one he remembers and needs (negatively influenced Si dominant). He’s objective and coldly determined to do whatever it takes to reach his goals, which includes sacrificing the lives of his own people in order to escape and win against Odin, something that causes Thor to compare him and Odin (ESTJ), since they both display this negative Te trait (my goal is more important). He doesn’t have much of a plan at play, though; it’s basically just follow the laid-out steps, get the same weapon I had before, and do the same thing I did the first time. No revising the plan, just following out the order.  

Ian - INFP

Ian’s main trait is constantly insisting that Darcy call him by his actual name, instead of just ‘the intern’. He has a strong sense of identity and is likely motivated internally, by the people he cares about. He’s fairly sweet, affectionate and friendly in general, and seems to be interning with Jane and Darcy for the sake of working with those he respects rather than much interest in science (Fi dominant). He’s quick to calculate possibilities and notice connections between things, which proves useful in locating Selvig (Ne aux). He’s calculating enough to utilize the zero-gravity effects in the battle to save Darcy’s life (using his Te-inferior logic there.)


Sam Wilson ESFP

Sharon Carter ENFP

Sharon is not a woman who accepts things blindly. She asks questions, she digs deeper, she searches for connections. She won’t just blindly march to what Pierce is telling her and the agents to do; she needs to know why. She keeps a lot of secrets and a lot of the things that matter the most to her closely guarded; she never told anyone she was related to Peggy Carter, because of how much that reputation would be to live up to. She fights for what she believes in, regardless of what others expect; she does what’s right, or what she sees as right, in her heart. (Fi). She’s authoritative and quick to issue commands; put in a definitive position as a SHIELD agent and assigned to be in charge of many tasks. (Te tert). She does look to her past and her childhood for inspiration, particularly to Aunt Peggy and the words she grew up with.

Alexander Pierce INFP

Pierce is mostly motivated by his own internal feelings about right and wrong, as warped as that moral compass may be. It’s very important to him that things and people have their own separate identities - he’s introduced correcting the council about the enemy’s political identity. He wants to take care of people and make the world a better place; he believes in this personally because he saw what Nick Fury was willing to do for that protection. He tries to appeal to the Winter Soldier’s internal sense of righteousness, talking about HYDRA’s grand goals. Fi dominant villain. He sees quick connections between things, is very speedy to spot how various things could go wrong and in what way they could connect. He has some symbolic ideas about his plan, but not in an Ni-dominant sense; he doesn’t talk so much about his grand vision, more about how the past influences him in the here and now (Ne/Si). His Te is cold an ruthless, but doesn’t show up that much in his personality; it’s mostly an afterthought, utilized to  control things when they need to be controlled.

Brock Rumlow ISFJ

Rumlow generally follows orders and relays information. He’s obedient to the system and works diligently within it, day by day, to achieve the  goals his bosses have set out. He relays things in great detail and is very specific in all incidents. He acts based on how things have been before. He’s good at emotional manipulating, appealing to Steve’s feelings about Bucky or claiming his attack isn’t personal in order to manipulate Cap into a position of vulnerability. He’s aware enough of consequences to take Steve and the others someplace private in order to avoid killing them in public.


Peter Quill ENTP

Gamora ISTP

Drax the Destroyer ESTP

Rocket Raccoon ENTJ

Groot ISFP

Ronan the Accuser ISTJ

Nebula ISTJ

Yondu Udanta ISFP

Yondu is primarily concerned with two things: his reputation among the Ravagers, and his caring for Peter Quill. He does care about Peter, but doesn’t want to admit it because that will make him look weak. He sees his own act of compassion on Quill from years ago - that is, not allowing the Ravagers to eat him - as some kind of great nobility and is enraged that Quill isn’t grateful. He’s very vulnerable to his feelings for Peter and easily manipulated by them (Fi dominant). He reacts to the moment a lot and enjoys adventure, taking chances, and utilizing whatever’s around him right now for the better (Se aux).


Wanda Maximoff ISFP

Pietro Maximoff ENFP

Vision INTJ

Ultron ISFP


Scott Lang ISTP

Hope Van Dyne INTJ

Hank Pym  ESFP

Pym is generally a man of action, someone who reacts to the situation at hand and seeks the most direct way out of it. (Se, with tertiary Te thrown in.) He’s motivated a great deal by his inner emotions and fears, and perceptive into those of others. He appeals to Scott’s desire to see his daughter again, to other peoples’ sense of morality, rather than simply trying to logically persuade them - although he’s willing to do that to if emotions don’t work. He puts his love for his daughter above the good of the mission - Hope would be the better person to carry out the heist, but Hank cannot lose her and therefore uses Scott. (Fi aux, Te text). He’s quick to manipulate circumstances in his favor, and has a sense of how things will fall out in the future. However, he doesn’t use Ni all that much; it’s most likely his inferior function, since he isn’t interested in any grand schemes for the future and mostly intent on solving the problem at hand; he rarely speaks in metaphors or discusses how symbolism works into his plans. He just executes them.

Darren Cross ESFJ

Cross is very eager to please others and wants to be applauded and adulated for his accomplishments. He discusses his feelings a lot, out loud, and doesn’t do much to hide who he truly is. He’s mostly an affable villain who enjoys making small talk with/getting to know his opponents. He wants to make people happy and bring in others into his joy, and to support what each member brings to his team (Fe dominant.) He bases most of what he does on the past and the legends he heard when he was younger; he follows what Hank did to create much the same design. (Si auxiliary) He enjoys ideas and new possibilities, and although he’s quite nostalgic and receptive to what he experienced before, he’s also eager to get going on new plans for the future.  (Ne tertiary).

Phase 3 in Progress! Would love to see submissions for QuickTypes (or full on types) of Civil War, Dr Strange, Guardians Vol 2, and Spider-Man Homecoming - and will probably compile any submissions into Part 3/Phase 3. Keep em coming -mysterylover123

Movie AU Masterlist

Here it is: the long-awaited masterlist for Stark Tower’s Movie Challenge! Here’s the thing–the easiest way for me to do this was to list all the movies and all the blogs who are writing for them, and then just link the fics as we go. So right now, you may see plenty of names, but not a lot of fics linked yet! Sorry! 

Please click here to see the FAQ & Rules/Reminders post, if you’re in need of that! You may see fics listed on there that have not yet been reblogged by us… If we get tagged in a few within one day, it’s easier for me to add them all at once to them masterlist, even if we are only reblogging one of them at a time. Under the cut so that it’s not a mile long when its reblogged :)

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anonymous asked:

What would you say is the main difference between MCU Tony and Bucky and 616 Tony and Bucky? I mean, they're the same characters, so there's obviously gonna be key components that stay the same, but I wonder (since I'm not as familiar with the comics versions) what you think the main changes are? If they were put in an AU, would it be possible to distinguish between the different versions?

First of all, I am no expert on comics and have by far not read all there is.

As you said, they are AU versions of the same character, so there are a lot of similarities. MCU was based on comics, but with the MCU’s popularity, they also influence each other. So there is no clear line to say “this is only true for one of them”, especially since it might be added into the other canon later.

Both canons also have the fact that they are written by multiple people. In comic canon, the writers change, and the history of the character gets changed often enough. It can happen because a writer wants to take it into a different direction than the one before, or because someone at marvel thinks something needs to be changed.

In MCU, the movies are written by diferent people, and I guess some things are dropped to make the plot work in the runtime, or push it into a direction for following MCU stuff.

So there is enough discourse about which part of canon people accept as true. There are comic runs or behaviour fans just ignore as too ooc to follow, or things said in movies for a quick joke that seem fine in the context of it being just a movie, but seem ooc for the character.

Both Tonys also play the role of “standard rich guy”, and while with inner monologue in comics it is often made clear that it is a role he plays that is not necessarily how he really is, movies have less insight into his head, so it is left a little more vague how much of his behaviour is playing a role and how much is not.

So, even the interpretation of the character in one universe may vary.

That said, here are some differences in character that seem consistent to me:

616 Tony really really doesn’t like killing people. He may do it if left with no different option, but he usually tries to save everyone, even the bad guys.

(from Iron Man v4 issue 6)

MCU Tony shows some of this, as the Avengers movies always also show them trying to protect and save civillians. In a deleted scene of IM1 he also tries to save Stane. But he also kills the people terrorizing Gulmira, the guards when breaking into the Mandarin’s base, and the extremis people and shows no remorse.

616 Bucky on the other hand really doesn’t mind killing people. After remembering who he is, he still flees from Steve, but also actively attacks hydra bases, and pretty much kills a lot of them. This attitude also continues later when he is doing spy stuff with natasha again, and only changes in Thunderbolts vol 3, where he actively tries to stop his teammates from killing people (possibly after his brief space adventure where he had a sudden romance and the relization that killing is wrong, even if they’re bad guys, but it is one of those story arcs some people ignore because it was weird and at least a little ooc).

(From Winter Soldier - Winter Kills and Thunderbolts v3 issue 1)

While the time after CA TWS isn’t shown much for MCU Bucky, in the tie in comic, he killed some hydra people and then decided to stop the killing, a short time after CA TWS. In CA CW, he also seems to try not to kill people, even though that only works with movie logic (yes bucky, a huge brick to the chest still kills people in real life).

(From Civil War prelude infinite comic, MCU tie-in)

MCU Tony generally is a lot more funny and snarky than 616 Tony, although 616Tony changed to be more snarky in newer comics, probably because of MCU. 616 Tony also usually was more of a high society business man, as well as doing more charity work, or at least MCU doesn’t focus on the charities much. While both are impulsive in their business descisions when they think they can stop something bad (like shutting down weapons production in MCU, or firing and hiring people in 616), comics show Tony actually being CEO, attending board meetings, doing paperwork. 616 Tony often seems like a more serious and sadder version of Tony Stark. (I’ve also heared comic fans say that MCU Tony in CA CW was finally closer to 616 Tony)

In the MCU, Tony being a team player is only shown in the background. He builds stuff for them all, gives them a base and obviously had kept an eye open for new heroes like spider man (and seems to try and take care of him post cw), but the other characters still react to him like he doesn’t work well in a team and has a huge ego (which he has, but it mostly manifests with him thinking everything bad is his fault and he could have stopped it). 616 Tony has founded and led multiple avengers teams, knows or is friends with a lot of people in the superhero community, works with them or helps them. (from All-New All Different Avengers, Patsy Walker - Hellcat, Black Widow - Name of the Rose, Avengers v2) He isn’t always well liked by everyone, but I’d say a lot of people (the heroes, not always the civillians) do appreciate what he does. Before his identity was out, people also praised or thanked him in his role as Tony Stark, not just as Iron man (although that might be partly meant as a joke on his secret identity).

There is some difference in age and background for Bucky:
616 Bucky’s father was in the army, and when he died when Bucky was 12, Bucky stayed at the army base and became kind of the base’s mascot. Depending on version of the comics, he then either recieved special training to become Captain America’s sidekick, or became Cap’s sidekick when he accidentally saw Steve’s secret identity. Bucky was 16 when he met Steve, who already was Cap, and went to war from about age 16-19. So 616 Bucky was a lot younger, knew Steve for a shorter time, and also had a lot more military background than MCU Bucky.

MCU Bucky breaks out of his brainwashing more or less by himself (with the help of Steve talking to him and stuff) and generally seems to need some time to remember. 616 Bucky doesn’t remember anything before Steve uses a cosmic cube to make him remember, and then he pretty much remembers all instantly. In comics, Bucky had already lost his memories when they found him, so they just used that and added some brainwashing later.

In fandom, MCU Winter Soldier is often described as more of an object than person, and while I don’t really think that is quite canon (he orders his men around in TWS, seems comfortable with speaking, Pierce tries to reason wih him before deciding to wipe him), the comics show the winter soldier talking, making plans, and generally behaving “normal”, if rather cruel. There are scenes describing that they laughed at Bucky though, who, with the memory loss and brainwashing, was helping the people he used to fight.

Bucky did not kill Tony’s parents in 616.
The two of them actually work together quite well after fighting for a bit, for about 3 years of comics.

While the movies manage to pack a lot of stuff into 2 hours of movie, especially if you pay attention to details, comics had decades to establish more character depth and had more time for small scenes that were just for character and not plot.

So we get minor details like:

Bucky likes to playpoker. (links by comic-bucky)

Tony gathers info on bad guys and their operations.

(Avengers Assemble issue 24)

Fun and cracky: Tony has a kitty mug, and a tropical spa place hidden in the avengers tower toilets.

Bucky likes chocolate and reads comics, but dislikes that the cap comics always drew him as a child.
(Links provided by comic-bucky)

With the decades of comics, a lot of the relationships between the characters are more detailed. Tony and Natasha started off rough, but Tony trusted her for decades now. Natasha already knows bucky from her time as a Black Widow and they were together for a while. Tony dated Jan, Madame Masque, Maya Hansen (after she was in jail for the whole extremis thing), and a whole bunch of others, partly because canon is LOOONG.

Working with superheroes (and living together) for 10 or more years, more almost-world-ending events, all these things will make them a little different from MCU versions, where there are a lot less super-powered people, and a lot of stuff between the movies is not shown and never mentioned, making it seem like not much happened.

As for recognizing them in an AU, that is sometimes possible, but often easier when looking at other details of the world. MCU is influenced by comics a lot, and fans also take stuff from the comics they like, so it’s not always clear.

Other characters give a hint: Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym are there? Obadiah is not? Tony is friends with Reed Richards, who has children? Bucky met Steve in the army? Bucky hung out with the Invaders?
All hints for 616.

Sometimes you can see that a specific storyline is mirrored in the AU, for example the Iron Man 1 plot, which makes it pretty obviously MCU (That exact plot didn’t happen in the comics, and while Obadiah did things, his role was smaller and he had nothing to do with Tony being kidnapped and becoming Iron Man).

Thank you for this question, Anon, it gave me an opportunity to ramble about comics XD!

If anyone sees mistakes, feel free to let me know, I don’t know nearly enough about comics (and I probably forgot some stuff).

And a big thank you to @comic-bucky​, who knows ALL (and who sent me a lot of comic panels) <3


Drown The Sun

Chapter 10 Published


“Allie this man has had more one night stands that you’ve had therapy appointments,” Gabie points out and I gape. What a cold thing to say!

“I wasn’t even alive most of the time he was having those flings so they don’t count!” I argue pointlessly and Gabie gives me an incredulous stare. “Yeah that was a dumb remark.”

“Well, you know…you have saved yourself a world of pain Maya Hansen. I mean look at this mess,” Gabie rants and redirects to her.

(Posted on my Wattpad alliekatt314/

Speaking of Iron Man 3 and Maya Hansen and time they spent together– How much hang over science has Tony found scribbled legit anywhere and been like ??? I MEAN I personally hope there’s a drawer full of that shit he’s just hoping something/some one remind him of. And he probably forgets most of what’s in there but occasionally is working on something/talking about something and BAM OH YEAH THAT THING OBVIOUSLY THATS WHAT THAT SCRIBBLE WAS. MAN IM A FUCKING GENIUS.