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Ranking the AOS Big Bads

1) AIDA / Madame HYDRA: Probably the closest the show has gotten to writing a villain that’s on Netflix Marvel’s level. I have to say, I’m honestly impressed with how good AIDA is as a Big Bad. One of the big things I love about her arc is that it’s not a sudden switch. We SEE all the moments that lead to her turn and it’s a natural, believable heel turn. From falling for Fitz, to discovering that she’s not unique, to meeting the Superior, AIDA’s journey to becoming the Big Bad feels earned. 

Also, speaking of Netflix Marvel, you know who she reminds me of the most? Kilgrave. Mind control issues aside, Kilgrave and AIDA are similar in that their goals aren’t that complex. In fact, they’re both coming from an innocent place. They both want to feel genuine love but they don’t understand that what they’re doing is horrible. There’s a certain immaturity when it comes to both villains and although it doesn’t excuse their actions at all, you can’t help but feel bad for them. 

Especially when it comes to AIDA. While Kilgrave’s a grown man who should know better, AIDA is technically two or three years old. Plus, she’s a program. She doesn’t fully understand what love is. But she wants to feel it and it makes sense that she chooses Fitz, the only one who treated her with respect. So when you think about it, this brainwashed version of Fitz isn’t her punishing him or Jemma. It’s all for her because she craves love, she wants to feel unique. She thinks she’s changing him for the better but doesn’t realize that what she’s doing is incredibly messed up.  

Honestly, I hate AIDA but I do feel a bit bad for her. None of what she’s doing is coming from a malicious place. But at the same time, what she’s doing IS wrong and needs to be stopped. 

Hmm…a villain that well’s developed and I can feel sympathy for but will still root against because they’re clearly in the wrong and the antagonist of the story. Gee, that sounds awfully familiar 

*coughcoughWilsonFiskcoughcoughKilgravecoughcoughCottonmouth*

2) John Garrett: So despite season one being an average season, I still think Garrett’s switch from SHIELD to HYDRA agent was fantastic. The whole HYDRA civil war arc was great in general but if I had to single out moments from the arc, I’d pick Garrett and Ward’s heel turns.

Honestly, that’s all I got to say about him. He was a great antagonist, Bill Paxton (R.I.P.) was amazing in the role, and he tied season one together. I wish I could go more in-depth with Garrett but really, that’s the general gist of it.  

3) Jiaying: Jiaying was originally going to be number two on this list but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to put her here. I think it’s mainly because of the season she was in.

I don’t think I’ve said this before but I am NOT a fan of season two. To me, it was the most cluttered, disorganized season among the four. Say what you will about season one, at least there was a clear focus (Clairvoyant, HYDRA). Say what you will about season three, it may have been overly ambitious but there was a clear villain and end goal. 

But season two really felt like the writers were tossing in a bunch of storylines and hoping that they stuck. Oh, Ward’s still here and he’s doing his own side mission. Oh, there’s another SHIELD faction that opposes Coulson. Oh, Skye is actually Daisy Johnson (that’s not a criticism, that was actually awesome). Oh, here’s Daisy’s mom, she runs a community of Inhumans. Oh, here’s HYDRA…they’re here too. There were all these storylines and at times, you couldn’t tell what the point of the season was.

Jiaying was a great villain. She had a personal tie to one of the protagonists, you can understand where she’s coming from and can sympathize with her, and she had plenty of memorable villain moments (like killing Raina and Robert Gonzales). But as the Big Bad of the season as a whole, it’s hard to justify that because there were so many different story arcs that it wouldn’t make sense to place Jiaying as the center of them all. I mean, in the season finale, the whole group wasn’t focused on her. Part of the story was focused on Bobbi, Ward and Kara. 

Plus, her villain switch was a bit sudden. Like, the season was coming to an end and then all of a sudden, BAM, she’s killing SHIELD agents. It’s justified in the story but it felt a bit rushed. 

So really, Jiaying being number three isn’t me deeming her a shitty villain. She was a great villain in a not-so great season. 

4) The Hive: Hive was the most interesting concept among the Big Bads but, in my opinion, he was the most poorly executed. I don’t blame Brett for this, there was just a lot riding against him. One, you already knew he was gonna fail. The reason why Garrett, Jiaying, and AIDA are so effective as villains is that they’re all confined to the AOS side of the MCU. If Hive succeeded, that would actually affect the Avengers, the Defenders, and…well, basically, the whole MCU. No way in hell was Marvel Studios gonna let that fly. 

Two, he was overshadowed by Grant Ward’s legacy. Yeah, I know, I know, he’s an Inhuman overlord who founded HYDRA, yadda, yadda, yadda. But the audience has followed Brett as Grant Ward for three years. Suddenly turning him into a different character doesn’t automatically erase our memory. So instead of fully embracing this new villain, Hive was still riding on the ghost of Ward (did you see what I did there?).

And third, Hive was ruined as a threat. The Fallen Agent, ticking time bomb arc made the audience care more about which agent was gonna die instead of whether or not the Hive would succeed. Also, the fact that Will Daniels, a random dude with a single bullet, managed to survive for years alongside the Hive looked bad on the latter’s part. 

All around, Hive was a great concept but it was a shitty delivery. Maybe if they had more time or they took a different approach to the story, he would’ve been higher on the list.

Hi my name is Madame Hydra A.I.D.A. Ophelia Viper Sarkissian and I have long onyx tresses with emerald green streaks that reaches my mid back and metallic silver eyes like cold computer hardware and a lot of people tell me I look like Mallory Jansen (AN: if u don’t know who they are get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Red Skull but I wish I was because they’re a major fucking hottie. I have pale white skin. I’m also a robot, and I lead hydra in the Framework where i’m the leader of hydra (I’m 4 months old). I’m totally a human being (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly black and green. I love my endless sequences of code and I create all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a high collared dark green jacket with black leather accents and a thin, high waisted belt, black leather pants, and black six inch ankle boots. I was wearing a dark black smoky eye (like my nonexistent soul), bold and defined brows (like my artificial personality), heavy and feathered mascara so every bat of my lashes will blow away my enemies, contour to show that my cheekbones are sharp enough to kill a man, and just a nude lip and some light blush. I was walking outside outside the Triskelion. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of inhumans stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them.
“Hey Madame Hydra A.I.D.A. Ophelia Viper Sarkissian!” shouted a voice. I looked up. It was… Leopold Fitz!

Women in Marvel Birthdays Mega-Post!

A lot of fan-blogs here on tumblr celebrate character birthdays. I decided to try and compile an “official” list of character birthdays for fun and education! Actual precise birthday dates are rarely shared in comics, partially because attaching a date ages characters. So the dates found here are attributed to these characters’ first named appearances in comics. I tried to keep the list as diverse as possible, though it is by no means a comprehensive list of all the female characters in Marvel.

Do you share a birthday with one of these fabulous heroines?

  • January 1, 1975 - Ororo Munroe aka “Storm” and Illyana Rasputina aka “Magik”
  • January 1, 1992 - Doreen Green aka “Squirrel Girl”
  • January 02, 2013 - Yabbat Ummon Turru aka “Black Swan”
  • January 07, 1981 - Rachel Grey and Elektra Natchios
  • January 09, 1980 - Katherine “Kitty” Pryde and Emma Frost
  • January 11, 2012 - Maria Aracely Penalba aka “Hummingbird”
  • January 14, 2004 - Phylla-Vell
  • January 20, 2010 - Wanda Wilson aka “Lady Deadpool”
  • January 22, 2014 - Shiklah
  • January 27, 2010 - Tong
  • February 05, 2014 - Kamala Khan aka “Ms. Marvel”
  • February 06, 2002 - Valeria Richards
  • February 06, 2013 - Dr. Annabelle Riggs
  • February 08, 1984 - Sinthea Shmidt aka “Red Skull”
  • February 09, 1977 - Jessica Drew aka “Spider-Woman”
  • February 09, 2005 - Kate Bishop aka “Hawkeye”
  • February 11, 1976 - Majestrix Lilandra
  • February 11, 1998 - May “Mayday” Parker aka “Spider-girl”
  • February 12, 1969 - Ophelia Sarkissian aka “Madame Hydra”
  • February 12, 1975 - Gaea
  • February 13, 1980 - Jennifer Walters aka “She-Hulk” and Alison Blaire aka “Dazzler”
  • February 13, 1991 - Vanessa Carlysle aka “Copycat”
  • February 19, 2014 - Faira Sar Namora aka “Water Snake”
  • March 04, 2004 - Lin Li aka “Nature Girl”
  • March 08, 1972 - Misty Knight
  • March 09, 1966 - Sharon Carter aka “Agent 13”
  • March 10, 1965 - Zelda DuBois aka “Princess Python” and Medusalith Amaquelin aka “Medusa”
  • March 10, 1982 - Tandy Bowen aka “Dagger”
  • March 11, 1964 - Wanda Maximoff aka “Scarlet Witch” and Hela
  • March 11, 1991 - Neena Thurman aka “Domino”
  • March 12, 1969 - Vanessa Fisk
  • March 13, 1968 - Carol Danvers aka “Captain Marvel”
  • March, 23, 2005 - Maria Hill
  • March 30, 2005 - Danger
  • April 05, 2000 - Tarene aka “Designate”
  • April 07, 1999 - Hope Pym aka “Red Queen”
  • April 08, 1964 - Natalia Romanova aka “Black Widow” and Karen Page and Amora the Enchantress
  • April 11, 1979 - Cassandra Lang aka “Stature”
  • April 12, 1978 - Raven Darkholme aka “Mystique”
  • April 13, 1966 - Hippolyta aka “Warrior Woman”
  • April 13, 1983 - Madelyne Pryor aka “Red Queen”
  • April 28, 2004 - Daisy “Quake” Johnson
  • April 30, 2014 - Cindy Moon aka “Silk”
  • May 07, 1986 - Joanna Cargill aka “Frenzy”
  • May 08, 1963 - Frigga
  • May 08, 1985 - Angelica Jones aka “Firestar”
  • May 09, 1962 - Betty Ross aka “Red She-Hulk”
  • May 09, 1973 - Death
  • May 10, 1989 - Jubilation Lee aka “Jubilee”
  • May 26, 2004 - Dr. Kavita Rao
  • June 01, 2004 - Hope Abbott aka “Trance”
  • June 04, 1997 - Dr. Cecilia Reyes
  • June 08, 2005 - Roxanne Washington aka “Bling!”
  • June 09, 1971 - Barbara Morse aka “Mockingbird”
  • June 09, 2004 - Adriana Soria aka “Spider Queen”
  • June 11, 1975 - Gamora
  • June 12, 1963 - Janet Van Dyne aka “Wasp”
  • June 13, 1973 - Agent Margaret “Peggy” Carter aka “Agent 13” and Mantis
  • June 19, 2013 - Aldrif Odinsdottir aka “Angela”
  • June 30, 2004 - Anya Corazon aka “Spider-girl”
  • June 30, 2010 - Janice Lincoln aka “Beetle”
  • July 02, 2014 - Captain Victoria
  • July 05, 2007 - Klara Prast
  • July 06, 2011 - America Chavez aka “Miss America”
  • July 07, 1982 - Brunnhilde aka “Valkyrie”
  • July 09, 2003 - Gertrude Yorkes, Karolina Dean, Molly Hayes, Nico Minoru
  • July 09, 2014 - Eleanor Camacho
  • July 10, 1985 - Nebula
  • July 11, 1979 - Felicia Hardy aka “Black Cat”
  • July 11, 1984 - Mary MacPherran aka “Titania”
  • July 28, 2004 - Abigail Brand
  • July 28, 2010 - Laurie Tromette aka “Transonic”
  • July 30, 2008 - Ashley Barton aka “Spider-girl”
  • August 04, 1981 - Anna Marie aka “Rogue”
  • August 08, 1961 - Sue Storm aka “Invisible Woman”
  • August 08, 1962 - Aunt May
  • August 08, 1979 - Melissa Gold aka “Songbird”
  • August 08, 1990 - Silhouette Chord
  • August 10, 1977 - Jocasta
  • August 10, 1983 - Yuriko Oyama aka “Lady Deathstrike”
  • August 11, 1982 - Monica Rambeau aka “Spectrum”
  • September 02, 2009 - Lana Baumgartner aka “Bombshell”
  • September 07, 1982 - Danielle Moonstar and Rahne Sinclair aka “Wolfsbane”
  • September 07, 1994 - Marrow
  • September 08, 1976 - Betsy Braddock aka “Psylocke” (UK)
  • September 09, 1998 - Leiko Tanaka aka “Go-Go Tomago” and Aiko Miyazaki aka “Honey Lemon”
  • September 11, 1963 - Virginia “Pepper” Potts aka “Rescue” and Jean Grey aka “Phoenix”
  • September 11, 1996 - Rebecca “Rikki” Barnes aka “Bucky”
  • September 17, 2014 - Thor
  • September 22, 2010 - Idie Okonkwo aka Oya
  • September 24, 2013 - Agents of SHIELD premiere. Agents May, Skye, Simmons.
  • October 03 2012 - Jia Jing aka “Sprite”
  • October 09, 1968 - Lorna Dane aka “Polaris”
  • October 09, 1985 - Rachel Leighton aka “Diamondback”
  • October 09, 2013 - Ren Kimura
  • October 10, 1973 - Zartra
  • October 10, 1984 - Julia Carpenter aka “Madame Web”
  • October 26, 2011 - Ava Ayala aka “White Tiger” and Ava'dara Naganandini aka “Warbird”
  • November 01, 1944 - Patricia “Patsy” Walker aka “Hellcat”
  • November 01, 2001 - Jessica Jones
  • November 07, 2001 - Celeste Cuckoo, Mindee Cuckoo, Phoebe Cuckoo, aka “The Stepford Cuckoos” and Martha Johansson aka “No-Girl”
  • November 08, 1972 - Greer Grant aka “Tigra”
  • November 09, 1966 - Mary Jane Watson
  • November 09, 1983 - Selene Gallio
  • November 09, 1994 - Monet St. Croix aka “M”
  • November 11, 1964 - Clea
  • November 12, 1975 - Frankie Raye aka “Nova”
  • November 13, 1974 - Colleen Wing
  • November 14, 2012 - Eva Bell aka “Tempus” and Iara dos Santos aka “Shark Girl”
  • November 17, 2004 - Linda Carter aka Night Nurse
  • November 29, 2007 - Hope Summers
  • December 01, 2001 - Elsa Bloodstone
  • December 01, 2002 - Sooraya Qadir aka “Dust”
  • December 05, 2012 - Tamara Devoux aka “Captain Universe” and Isabel Kane aka “Smasher”
  • December 08, 1965 - Crystalia Amaquelin aka “Crystal” and Gwen Stacy
  • December 10, 1980 - Xi'an Coy Manh aka “Karma”
  • December 10, 2003 - Laura Kinney aka “X-23”
  • December 13, 1972 - Thundra
  • December 22, 2004 - Ruth Aldine aka “Blindfold”

Is your favorite hero/villain/civilian missing? Let me know and I’ll add her!

References: marvel.com, comicvine.com, marvel.wikia.com

Avengers Academy Starters || Part 4 || J-M

Jessica Jones

  1. “First person to call me ‘Jewel’ gets their teeth kicked in.”
  2. “How’d you like a facial reconstruction?!”
  3. “I don’t flirt, I just say what I want.”
  4. “I like myself more when I’m doing something good.”
  5. “I like the club, but I’m not so sure about the guy serving drinks.”
  6. “I’m just telling it like it is.”
  7. “I’m not sure you’re worth saving.”
  8. “I’m on the case.”
  9. “If they’ve got dirt on 'em, I’ll find it.”
  10. “My attitude is fine, it’s the rest of the world that’s weird.”
  11. “My greatest weakness? Every once in awhile… I care.”
  12. “Need me to find something for you?”
  13. “There’s nothing I can’t handle.”
  14. “They say everyone’s born a hero. I’m not so sure about that.”

Lizard - Curt Connors

  1. “Direct me to the nearessst man hole.”
  2. “Hsssssss!”
  3. “I have a faccce only an alligator would love.”
  4. “I’m Curtisss Connersss!”
  5. “I’m not a monssster!”
  6. “Thisss is a minor evolutionary sssetback.”
  7. “Who wantssss to take a lizard to prom? Anyone?”
  8. “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover.”

Loki

  1. “Don’t defy me.”
  2. “I don’t take orders from you.”
  3. “Interesting.”
  4. “Kneel before me!”
  5. “Let’s make mischief…”
  6. “My plan is working perfectly.”
  7. “Someday I’ll be king…”
  8. “What could a Midgardian teach me?”
  9. “You love my brother more than me…!”
  10. “You’re nothing but a player in my game.”

Luke Cage

  1. “Friends to the end.”
  2. “Heads up!”
  3. “I’d run through a brick wall for you. Literally!”
  4. “I’m always nice.”
  5. “It’s about to get ugly.”
  6. “Just because I have unbreakable skin doesn’t mean you get to keep poking me.”
  7. “Need a hero? I’m your man.”
  8. “No charge.”
  9. “Power Man…I could get used to that.”
  10. “Still here?”
  11. “Sweet Christmas!”
  12. “This one’s on the house.”
  13. “We’re Heroes for Hire!”
  14. “What’s up?”
  15. “Where’s Iron Fist? He’s gotta see this!”

Madame Hydra -Ophelia Sarkissian

  1. “Chaos is victory.”
  2. “Hail Hydra.”
  3. “You chose wrong.”
  4. “You lack discipline.”
  5. “You’ve already lost.”

Maria Hill

  1. “Don’t waste my time.”
  2. “Failure isn’t an option.”
  3. “I don’t have time for fun.”
  4. “I report directly to Director Fury.”
  5. “No problem.”
  6. “Powers are a crutch.”
  7. “Reporting for duty.”
  8. “S.H.I.E.L.D is my life.”
  9. “Try and stop me.”
  10. “You are either with me or against me.”

Ms. Marvel - Kamala Khan

  1. “Affirmative!”
  2. “Can I have your autograph?”
  3. “Do not talk smack about New Jersey.”
  4. “For real!?”
  5. “Good is not a thing you are, it’s a thing you do.”
  6. “I cannot believe it!”
  7. “I’m here to take out the trash.”
  8. “I’m not really supposed to do that.”
  9. “Is that who I think it is!?”
  10. “Never fear, Ms. Marvel is here!”
  11. “Ooooh yeah!”
  12. “Power Attack!”
  13. “Soooo cooool!”
  14. “Take on someone your own size.”

Mysterio - Quentin Beck

  1. “Abra Kadabra!”
  2. “Hold your applause.”
  3. “It’s… an illuuuusion!”
  4. “Now you see me. Now you don’t!”
  5. “Now you see Spider-Man. Soon you won’t.”
  6. “Poof! And gone!”
  7. “Prepare yourself… for the magic of, Mysterio!”
  8. “Time for my grand entrance!”
  9. “To be, or not to be. That’s….a dumb question.”
  10. “Where do you keep… the window cleaner!?”

@askjosephmundy:

No you are not because d.va is a heterosexual woman. Designed by heterosexual men who don’t give a flying fuck about your fee fees. Ya dumb cunt. It’s only sexist when a man ogles a woman but when a woman oggles at an sexualized man you turn a blind eye.

Plus you stupid fuck I know of a few lesbian gamers who like women to be sexualized in fucking video games or you just going ignore them too are you going to tell them to fuck off? These women actually would be really upset if you did something like you’re describing.

Also male gamers aren’t the only ones that use the term waifu. You stupid fuck.

Oh but why do I know I’m just a man who knows lesbian women who’d like looking at other sexy women. Oh but I guess I’m fucking Sexist.

Because unlike you I actually go out and get other peoples opinion first before I just assume everybody thinks the way I do. You don’t stand for women and usage don’t sure as hell don’t stand for the women I know. Because they hate misandrist pieces of trash like you. My lesbian friends love me because I’m a funny dude and I am a genuine kind soul.

But my kindness when I enter the uncanny valley and run into people people who think like you and my lesbian friends can understand that. By the way the very few female gamers there are hate absolutely despise people like you they despise Anita Sarkissian as well. So do me my lesbian gamer friends a favor and get the fuck off Tumblr and stop giving us a bad reputation.

PLEASE make this the new copypasta meme