okay so I HAVE A QUESTION. so i watched cacw and like, i'm not geekin right? vision is the one who shot rhodey out of the sky right? like yeah he was aimin at sam but sam DODGED (as one should when under enemy fire) and he hit rhodey instead (who was not anticipating friendly fire). so. can u tell me why. in EVERY SINGLE post cacw fic i've read. somehow. the blame for that. falls on sam? responsibility, i get but culpability? I FEEL LIKE I MUSTA WATCHED A DIFFERENT MOVIE THAN EVERYBODY ELSE.
YOU. ARE. READING. THE. WRONG. FICS.
There is literally no other option here because it is SO OBVIOUS that Vision is the one who shot Rhodey by accident. Tony and Vision even discuss it after!! I do know that a lot of fics (including my own) have included Sam’s guilt about Rhodey being hit instead of him, or watching someone he was at least teammates, if not friends, with fall from the sky again. So really the only thing I can think of is a Sam-pov fic might express this whole situation in that manner but NO??? NO. NO. no. No fucking way was Sam at fault one bit for what happened to Rhodey.
He is going to carry guilt around with him, however. I was lucky enough to be at the Wizard World Philadelphia panel last year and Anthony was asked a question about if watching Rhodey fall would effect Sam at all and he confirmed that it did. But truly, really, who the heck is writing these fics and when can I wave my finger at them? The only person who would realistically feel like Sam is at fault is Sam himself. Tony doesn’t even blame Sam and well
Anon, now I’m a salty pretzel but maaaannnn any blame being placed onto Sam by anyone besides himself is just dead wrong. To cheer my ass up I’m now gonna rewatch that hilarious panel and relive one of the best hours of my life. (Watch it here)