tv: earths mightiest heroes

Things that always bother me in fiction

No one ever seems to consider the logistics of certain changes in how people’s bodies would respond to certain changes that should really be addressed.

For example, certain characters tend to have something permanently grafted to their bodies or certain anatomical features are removed in favor of allowing a monstrous character to be able to burst of their clothes and have nothing show.

But these leads to all sorts of problems, So Baron Zemo, who had his mask permanently grafted to his face and, in some versions such as Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest heroes it seems like his entire outfit is grafted to him. So how does he eat?

And follow up question, how does he produce waste if it is the versions with the fullbody version?

I bring this up because I’m watching The Batman (Okay cartoon series, mostly fun action show, does not have as much villain pathos as B:TAS but does alright when it does it.) And there’s this character, Black Mask, a crime boss, big organizer. My experience with him in the Batman Arkham games is that the mask is exactly what it says on the tin, a mask he puts on and off, seeming to only be there as a sort of mark of authority or fear tactic, we see Roman Sionis without the mask plenty.

But in The Batman the mask may not be permanently grafted, but it’s so well on there no one seems to be able to take it off except for him who probably knows the secret to it.

Black Mask has been in jail. He wasn’t just allowed to sit and starve. And it seems as though he’s never taken off the mask, so how on earth are they feeding him?

I don’t have specific examples I can think of for characters who have now lost the ability to dispense with waste matter due to transformation or sudden onset of grafted body parts, but it’s gotta be something people think about, right? I mean it’s sort of why I go out of my way to avoid it, because it just doesn’t make sense and I gotta think of characters as living breathing people that gotta get along in the world that eat, sleep, love, and poop like everyone else regardless of whether they’re good or bad.

I mean, does anyone else think about this and how messed up it is?

A/N: So here is part 2 of the thrilling saga where you get pregnant with Pietro’s baby. 

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Part 1

It was a lot harder to code everything since I’m on mobile but somehow I managed to get all the formatting right. Send me a message with any thoughts, critiques, or whatever may be on your mind and enjoy:)


“Could you perform an abortion?” The words came tumbling out of your mouth before you could stop them while you sat on one of Tony’s work tables. That was one of the side effects of finally being free from Hydra’s regime, you could finally speak your mind. Needless to say, you took Tony by surprise with your bluntness.

“Well considering I’m not a gynecologist, I’m gonna say no, but I could probably figure it out, why?” Of course Tony was never one to shy away from a challenge even if it meant terminating a pregnancy.

“I just like being prepared.” And you zipped out of his lab before he could interrogate you further. You had only been at the Avenger’s Tower for a few weeks when Tony assumed responsibility of you and the both of you became inseparable ever since. If he caught on to what was happening, which he probably did, he didn’t let on for which you were very grateful.

Two weeks had passed since you found out you were pregnant and you still used any excuse you could to spend as little time as possible with Pietro. It was no easy feat considering he could be anywhere at any moment, but you managed it somehow. Of course it didn’t go unnoticed that you were avoiding him and he grew suspicious. One day he cornered you in the training room where you had spent most of your time since finding out you were pregnant.

“Why won’t you talk to me?” He demanded with a slightly aggressive tone you weren’t used to hearing.

You weren’t sure whether it was the hormones or the stress or just plain anxiety that made you lose your shit, but regardless you burst into tears right then and there.

Pietro was pulling you into his arms within seconds. He hadn’t seen you cry since he woke up after Clint brought him back from Sokovia, riddled with bullet holes. His heart had stopped three times and five different doctors told you he wouldn’t make it. Regardless, you and Wanda never left his side. After that you knew you could never be without him.

“I’m sorry,” he spluttered, “I didn’t mean to yell I just feel like you’ve been avoiding me.”

All of a sudden another rush of emotion swept through you as regret filled every part of your body.

“I'msorryIjustdontknowhowtotellyouthatimpregnantandalsoiwantanabortion.” Your words spilled out at a million miles a second.

“Slow down,” the irony was killing you, “I don’t know what you’re saying.”

“Ok well remember all those times I said ‘don’t worry we don’t need a condom because I can’t have babies’?”

“Yes?”

“And remember when I also said ‘I’m not going to take birth control because what’s the point since I can’t have babies?’”

“Yes?”

“Well,” by this point you were sweating bullets and your heart was pounding harder than ever, “apparently there was a loophole when I graduated because I’m like six weeks pregnant.”

The smile that inched it’s way onto his face could have killed you right then and there.

“Y/N this is amazing!” He shouted as he lifted you into the air, “Why were you so afraid to tell me?”

You were still crying when you choked out a response.

“Because I’m getting an abortion.”

“What do you mean, Y/N, we can finally start our family now?”

“Pietro,” you gently cupped his face in your hands, “you are the only family I need. Besides, if I don’t abort the fetus I could die. I already asked Tony and he said he could probably figure out the whole abortion process.”

“Fetus? It’s a baby, it’s our baby and how come you’re the one that gets to decide to get rid of it?”

“They took out my uterus, Pietro. This shouldn’t even be possible, but now that I am it’s going to be a high risk pregnancy because I won’t be able to give it a place to grow. My life is in danger.” You were starting to get a little agitated that Pietro wouldn’t understand the risk you would be taking by not getting the abortion.

“But Bruce can help can’t he? Someone can do something to make sure you’ll be ok, can’t they?” The desperation in his voice broke your heart and you almost didn’t have the strength to tell him why you never wanted to have kids. Almost.

“I’m not going to bring a child into a world where both of their parents can be gone in a matter of seconds. I thought I lost you once and I couldn’t imagine losing you with a kid to take care of on top of that.”

“You are being ridiculous, Y/N, we can still make this work.”

“There is no we in this,” you were getting angry now, “I’m the one who could die here. Then you would be alone with a kid to look after if by some miracle it survived not having a place to grow inside me since I don’t have the body parts to nourish it.” You were practically shouting now and it was getting harder to explain the same thing over and over again.

He fell silent for a minute as he took in your words. Secretly, he knew you were right, but he loved you so much that the thought of raising a child that was half you was more than he could ever ask for.

“I know this isn’t fair,” you whispered and took his hands in yours, “but this is what I want.”

“What about what I want?” He took his hands from yours and walked away. There was nothing else you could do. You knew what the risks were and what could happen if you didn’t take care of this as soon as possible. So there you sat, knees to your chest and heaving sobs that you had been holding in for days now. You were torn between the family you made for yourself and the family you know you could never be apart of.

“I thought I’d find you here.” Wanda’s soft voice carried through the empty room like a much needed breath of fresh air. She sat with you as you tried to dry your tears and stop your sobbing.

“I’m fine,” you lied as you went to stand up, “I’ve just been-”

“I know what’s happening you don’t need to lie to me. Sometimes Pietro’s thoughts are too loud to ignore.”

“He’s really mad at me isn’t he?”

“No I think he’s just sad.”

The Maximoff twins faced losses you could never imagine. At least your parents were already dead when they put you in the Red Room.

“Our mother was going to have a baby when we were attacked so when you told him I think he was just ready to be able to have a real family again.”

Once again you were overcome with guilt. It all made sense. That was why he was so adamant about you having the baby, at all costs. You felt like he was disregarding your life, like all he wanted was that baby even if it mean losing you. He made you feel inadequate, as if you were only worth it if you popped out a baby in the next nine months.

“It’s not wrong to want this, is it unfortunate that what he’s wanted for so long will always be just out of his reach? Yes, but in any life I know he’d choose having you forever over risking your life for a child. Give him time to understand and he will stop being sad and be happy that he still has you.”

Wanda had that impeccable ability to make you see sense, to show you it wasn’t all lost. She claims it’s due to the genetic modifications they to made, but you knew with or without her telekinesis she would always be the one you could turn to.

And of course she was right.

It took exactly two days of Pietro sulking for him to come to that realization. No one knew where he got off to during those two days, but you were just glad he was willing to see you again. He was waiting outside your room twisting his hands and looking nervous. You plucked up all the courage you had left and slowly made your way towards him, preparing for the worst.

“Y/N!”, he practically shouted your name, “Can I talk to you, I know there is nothing I can say to take back what I said, but I need you to listen, please.”

You were slightly taken aback at his earnestness. The eager look in his eyes said he wasn’t angry with you, they said he was scared, but what was he afraid of? Losing his family? Losing you? The thought was logical, of course, but after everything the two of you had been through you knew there wasn’t much left in the world that could tear you away from him.

“Pietro,” your voice was barely above a whisper, “say whatever you want, just say I’m enough.”

“You’ve always been more than I ever deserved and I’ll spend the rest of my life making sure you never forget it, if you’ll let me.”


Tony was able to figure out a way terminate the pregnancy before it became much of a problem. It was a matter of numbing your lower abdomen while he prepared to inject you with another shot of medication.

“I developed this stuff to find any traces of a fetus and terminate it before it develops any further.” Tony stated as he walked you and Pietro through the process.

Pietro felt it was his duty to be with you every step of the way which provided some much needed comfort to you, it made you feel less alone. His exact words were “где любовь существует, нет горя” which roughly translated to “Where there is love, there is no grief”. He planned on loving you every day for the rest of his life so you could never feel sadness again. You already decided you would not grieve your unborn child because you weren’t losing someone, you were gaining the family you always wanted through Pietro and Wanda.

“Will it hurt her?” He asked, always concerned for your well being.

“No, the anesthetics will numb any pain until after the procedure. Then there will be mild cramps, but nothing she can’t handle. So are you ready?”

Iron Man just asked you if you were ready to abort Quicksilver’s baby after you thought Hydra had sterilized you forever. You weren’t sure if it was the anesthetics, but you were at the point where all you could say was “Well, this might as well happen.” Anything after that was blurred by the medication and the uncertainty that awaited you and Pietro.


A/N: I really wanted to finish this and post it before I leave for Portland tomorrow but I didn’t want to force it. Pretty sure it actually turned out really well and I’m quite pleased with it. As always I’ll be taking requests throughout the weekend so I can post them by next weekend.

in The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes (animated) Bucky and Steve are on the jet together as it crashes and Bucky says “The world needs Captain America more” and sacrifices his life for Steve’s while Steve screams. You can’t tell me that Steve didn’t do the same (dying for others - dying because of Bucky) in The First Avenger.

Also (before that) when they’re working together Bucky says “You’re late”. They gave that line to Peggy (romantic interest - hmm) in TFA.  And another scene where he holds a framed picture of himself and Bucky (ends up being a framed picture of Peggy instead in TFA).

This show came out a year before TFA.