Who is Tony Stark? The Animated Version
In a bid to add my contribution to the Tony-positivity today, I made a thing. Since I loved the Lion King/Spidey Homecoming cross-over thing that’s been floating around but it had some implications I didn’t want to think about, I decided to make something to exploit my overall good mood. So an idea started to bubble in my head and this is the result.
To begin with… The question this post will address is Who is Tony Stark?
For Tony-haters, Tony is this guy:
Dick Dastardly. For those who don’t know who he is, he is a character in a series of Hanna Barbera cartoons, one of which is called Wacky Races. Each episode is about this group of wacky racers trying to get to the finish line and Dastardly using all sorts of evil methods to prevent the others from winning.
Bonus: There’s even a fair maiden and a knight in shining armor. Penelope Pitstop and Peter Perfect. I won’t go into detail on what they actually do half the time. Suffice to say that, whenever the she-racer gets into trouble, Peter Perfect stops to help her.
Sound familiar? I think it might.
But the point of this post is not to descend into CW bitterness. We’ll set that aside. No hate here. God only knows I’ve written enough about it to almost, but not quite exhaust the topic.
Moving on… Most of us of the TSDS see him as this guy.
Admit it! You know it’s true. How many times have you wanted to cuddle him or hold him or wrap him in fluffy blankets? And yes, I did pick that photo specifically for the paws up position.
Poor baby. Look at him. Aw. Come on. Let’s all stop reading and give the kitten a hug.
There you go. Don’t we all feel better?
But I did promise to make this about an animated version of Tony, I figured to find a character that fit Tony best. I thought about it. Who could best illustrate our bae? And then it hit me. He’s this guy.
What? You’re going to say. You’re kidding. You can’t be serious.
Tony is a super-rich genius who lives in a mansion decked up with all the comforts. Shrek is an ogre who lives in a swamp. If nothing else, Tony definitely has better grooming habits.
True. However, I’d like to point out that both the mansion and the property in Malibu are isolated. In their own way, they prefer solitude.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
Exhibit 1. The spit-fire red-headed girlfriend
Obvious fact is obvious. In Tony’s case, we have Pepper, and in Shrek’s, the sometimes-lovely Fiona. But Fiona and Pepper are not just attachments to their man. They kick ass in their own right. And in Pepper’s case… She does occasionally spit fire, quite literally.
Their relationship isn’t always smooth and it has a lots of ups and downs, but they do love each other.
Granted, Tony’s ending isn’t as happy as Shrek’s… But we can still hold out hope, and that’s what fanfic is for, if Pepperony is your cup of tea. And this is a happy post. I won’t clutter it with everything that went wrong. No negativity.