"hey jerk, I got a new bird-themed buddy. and this one doesn’t need iron man to make him fly!"
"hey, dork, last time I heard, YOU sure needed iron man to fly."
"what’d you hear"
"and by ‘fly’ I mean ‘bone’"
"it was Natasha wasn’t it?
"and by ‘bone’ I mean ‘Tony Stark is sticking his dick in you’"
"i’m kicking you off the avengers"
"I’ll just form my new avengers on the west coast! except with blackjack! and hookers! in fact, forget the avengers!"
Besides, in 616 canon Steve’s best friend growing up was gay, and when they reconnected forty years later Steve not only didn’t have any problems with it, he DEFENDED his buddy’s relationship with his boyfriend as every bit as valid as his relationship with his girlfriend. And this was during the height of the AIDS crisis of the 1980’s.
Steve Rogers is one of those remarkable people whose view of right and wrong comes from filtering everything through “is it kind?” “is it fair?” “is it respectful of people for who they are?” and the hell with any arbitrary moral judgments that condemn something out of hand or dismiss people as less-than in a fit of circular reasoning or a bias of convenience. He doesn’t look to the morals of the time, whatever time it is, to inform him of what’s good and what’s bad and who’s worth what. The magnetic field of his moral compass is compassion, and he possesses enough moral courage to follow wherever it leads.
That is why Captain America is such a great superhero. The serum only made him super. He was already a hero.
I’m not in this fandom, but… that’s how he strikes me too from what little I know. I could believe that he might have weird random moments of “waaait, you guys find what acceptable now?” But he doesn’t seem to me like the sort of guy who would stay in the Zbuh Zone for very long. I think even if he was startled by something, he’d sit down and think about what fairness demands. Especially if his friends were all like “Hey, it’s not fair to treat those people like that. Everybody knows that!” I think that would immediately induce him to take the issue seriously and consider it and he wouldn’t remain on the wrong side for long.
1. Steve Rogers is not just some dumb soldier who follows orders, he thinks outside the box and asks questions and considers consequences.
2. Peggy Carter had plans to eat that boy alive before he became a delicious roast beefcake in Howard Stark’s hottie machine.
3. I don’t understand people who didn’t enjoy this movie.
a delicious roast beefcake in Howard Stark’s hottie machine.
"Augustus is soooo pretentious!!!"
Ohmygod, no way?? It’s almost as if that’s exactly what John Green intended.
"Augustus Waters talked so much that he’d interrupt you at his own funeral. And he was pretentious: Sweet Jesus Christ, that kid never took a piss without pondering the abundant metaphorical resonances of human waste production."