I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT EARTH 3490
ON THIS EARTH CIVIL WAR NEVER EVEN HAPPENED CAUSE ON THIS EARTH TONY’S A GIRL AND HIM AND CAP ARE TOGETHER
THEY GET MARRIED
THEY’RE TOGETHER AND HAPPY AND ALIVE AND I’M CRYING
They’re the same exact people they are on Earth 616! The only thing that’s difference is Tony’s gender: Everything that makes them love each other on Earth 3490 is the same on Earth 616 - but on Earth 616 they’ve never considered being together because they’re guys!
“ … Do you think 3490 Steve Rogers woke up one morning and thought, wow, I love Natasha Stark based entirly upon the fact that she has a vagina and looks good in a dress? Because if those were the only qualities Steve Rogers was looking for, I’m pretty sure a fairly large portion of the population would cut it.
So unless you think Steve Rogers is a shallow person, I think it’s safe to assume that he fell in love with Natasha for who she is, for being Iron Woman, for her personality, for everything she is, all things she shares in common with 616 Tony.
Which means that if those qualities were enough for him to marry her in 3490, then those same conditions already exist on 616, and Steve is already in love with Tony Stark. The only reason he can’t recognize it as such, is because of the social norms of the society he was raised in. Because Tony Stark was born with a Y chromosome.
I love the message that had Steve Rogers been born into a society that didn’t tell him from day one: what you have between your legs defines who you can love, his love for Tony Stark may have been enough to save the entire fucking planet.”
They’re in love and they don’t even know it! And this isn’t just me trying to sell Stony propaganda or anything - I love Stony but I have to say I’ve always been more a passenger of the Steve/Bucky train, but even I can acknowledge that Stony is real dude! And I just… I… things could have been so different on Earth 616 and I’m falling apart but I just… I gotta step back and say that I admire this so much. Marvel wants us to know that if the society Steve and Tony grew up in had been different and had not always defined love by gender - Steve and Tony would be together. They want us to know that in changing society and in challenging the social norms that existed in the past, we are changing the future and are making a world where love will never have to be squandered, or denied, or feared, or ignored - and that might just save “the entire fucking planet” and … I just… I…