So I saw M22′s poster and I had two thoughts in mind regarding Ran:
1- I was so happy to see Ran in the poster because it gave me hope that I’d see her have a “role” in the movie because what I wasn’t satisfied with the most in M21, was the lack of Ran and apparently she will have a role in this one. But they also said so in M21 and nothing happened so im not counting on that tbh
2- Now to the “issue” I have with the poster… her tears. When I saw that I was saying to myself “Oh please let this not be crying over Shinichi…”. Ok, personally I love Ran even when she cries, she is so human to me and that’s what I love about her. I don’t mind seeing her cry in M22 but I know that she will be judged for it, labeled as damsel in distress and crying for Shinichi’s help.. etc. When that mostly happens in non-canon but hey who cares right? I’m just saying this now and taking responsibility for it. I will defend Ran if she gets hate for crying in the movie because 1- crying is not wrong 2- it isn’t even Gosho’s script
(But I still insist that it’s okay for her to cry and when she does in canon it’s usually valid tbh.. not that it happens much anymore/anyway)
(that being said, im not really the happiest with her turning solely into the love interest of the protagonist recently but I trust what’s Gosho planning for her and will keep loving her regardless)
I love you angel, you deserve all the love in the world <3
What do you think the other Avengers think of Peter's trans status? I imagine Thor would be pretty impressed that humans can transition like that haha
*rubs hands* Oh man I’m so glad you asked about this!
So first of all, Thor is Asgardian. It’s been mentioned in some of the newer comics (namely, Loki: Agent of Asgard and The Young Avengers) that Asgardian’s don’t have the same societal perception of sexuality or gender that most human cultures do. Male, female, gay, straight, etc. are all just meaningless labels to most of them. Because of this, I doubt Thor would care that Peter is trans. If anything, Thor would be surprised that Peter’s transition is so difficult. Thor knows Loki, who iscanonically genderfluidand can change his appearance from ‘male’ to ‘female’ at will. Upon finding out that Peter is trans, Thor would probably react like, “So, Man of Spiders, when will you perform the Trans Magic?”
Obviously, Tony “Daddy Warbucks” Stark would be supportive of Peter. I also headcanon Tony as trans so?? i might write about that in a separate post. Tony probably found out Peter was trans before he met the kid, while he was still researching ‘Spider-Man’. Tony knows, and he’s been on Peter’s side from day one. I’m a big fan of the theory that Tony designed a special binder in the Spider-Man suit, but also: Tony takes Peter shopping to buy him a ‘male’ wardrobe. As a philanthropist, he donates to charities that help trans kid, and as an adopt-a-dad, he does his best to finance Peter’s transition in any way he can.
Steve is also such a good ally about the whole deal. Sometimes, he’ll dress up in ‘civilian disguise’ and spend the day with Peter. Steve accompanies him into locker rooms, bathrooms, and all other “men only” spaces to make sure Peter feels safe (and honestly, who’s gonna fuck with you when there’s a 6′0″ beefcake at your side?). Steve also talks to Peter’s bullies like a total dad. When he found out Flash was calling Peter “Penis Parker” he showed up at the Thompson’s house and had a polite discussion with their son about the importance of respecting others.
Natasha has a different approach to bullies. She always tells Peter, “If you ever need a transphobe ‘taken care of’, just call me.” She says it with a smile, but Peter still can’t tell if she’s joking or not. She’s tried to teach him self-defense that doesn’t involve web shooters. They spar together after Peter finishes school on Tuesdays. Natasha taught him the ever-useful ‘leg scissor’ move, from one spider to another.
Bruce didn’t know much about the whole trans thing before Peter came along. Sure, he had heard stories on the news from time to time, but he had a very surface-level understanding of the matter. When Bruce found out Peter was trans, he took the opportunity to research as much about the subject as possible. He wants to respect Peter’s privacy, but he’s also very curious by nature. Tony eventually designates Bruce as Peter’s personal doctor (which excites the both of them). At some point, Bruce designs a form of testosterone that can keep up with Peter’s heightened immune system. Bruce also does most of Peter’s T injections, because Peter is squeamish about needles.
Clint is cool with it. He taught Peter how to skateboard.