Arya and Gendry are used to being lone rangers, but their friendly rivalry has been slowly growing into a sort of partnership. Arya keeps finding his hideouts and making fun of his lack of discretion. Gendry hates when she goes easy on him in their fights. It shouldn’t be that hard for a metalbender his size to beat a small wolf, should it?
(Canon tells you everything you need to know, so I’ll start there but I do go off on a bit of a tangent with Hallucifer. S7!Sam is one of my favorites though, so I couldn’t help myself, and you’ll see why.)
At the end of 6.22, Sam accepts his memories of hell and then in 7.02, we see Sam struggling with the belief that he’s still in the Cage. He remembers everything now: we catch flashes of chains, meathooks, and we know Sam has memories of burning and that the Sam-who-remembered-Hell from 6.22 had severely burned skin as well. There are also clear sexual implications to what Lucifer did to Sam. It’s one of the first things Lucifer says to Sam when he starts hallucinating, one of the first ways he reminds Sam he’s still in the Cage. In 7.02 Hallucifer says, “You’re still in my cell. You’re my bunkmate, buddy. You’re my little bitch, in every sense of the term.“ Also, in 7.15, "That’s what I’m talking about, Sam – real interaction again. I miss that. The rapier wit, the wittier rape." And in 6.11, Balthazar alludes to Sam being raped by Lucifer and Michael:
BALTHAZAR Well. The plot thickens. Where’s your soul, Sam? Good God, no. It’s not still…It is.
SAM My brother found a way to put it back in me. I don’t want it.
BALTHAZAR No, you don’t. No, no, ‘cause Michael and Lucy are hate-banging it as we speak.
An exercise in time dilation mathematics. Assuming Sam’s estimate of time is accurate:
3 minutes = 1 week.
One day (1440 minutes) = 480 weeks (~1.3 years)
18 months his soul spent in the Cage = ~5035 years Cage time
In most fics, I’ve seen people use Dean’s hell time estimates to calculate how long Sam had been in the Cage, and end up with ~180 years (1 month = 1 year) and that’s bad enough. But this, this is unimaginable. Five thousand years, with Lucifer and Michael. It’s a miracle Sam even remembered how to speak English, and not Enochian.
I’m immortal? Mmm-hmm. Really? Yes! As long as the light exists. And I can use the light to build cool things like how you made this whole planet? It might take you a few million years of practice before you get really good at it. But, yes! What!
There are people who would immediately jump to “I’m almighty!” or “I’m immortal!” or making plans for revenge, world dominance, making themselves the new gods or whatever could drive them…
And then there is Peter Jason Quill, who goes straight to “I want to build a giant Pac-Man statue.”
Bless this genuine dork.
this is so freaking funny like. objectively. imagine an 8 year old in rural missouri insisting to the lady from next door who is babysitting that he can use the force and then actually like. accidentally moving a tv remote across the room at top speed whilst it glows blue.
shed call the police. i’d call the police,
The deleted scenes from Captain Marvel are giving us new insight into the Kree Empire and I’m loving how fundamentally messed up it is, to the point of the Kree themselves being victims of it.
First we got the Supreme Intelligence. Apparently it always gives the people it imitates white/grey hair and green eyes.
It’s interesting how differently it approaches Carol and Yon-Rogg.
It treats Carol like a friend and acts like a kind mentor because it knows she has always rebelled against people who tries to oppress her, while it’s incredibly abusive to Yon-Rogg
I don’t think it actually takes the form of those whom people admire the most either (though I’m sure that’s what it tells people), but rather those it can use most effectively to manipulate people with. Sure, often times that will be a respected person but if you pay attention both Carol and Yon-Rogg are uncomfortable with who they see.
By taking the form of Mar-Vell, someone Carol only sees in half forgotten dreams, it’s constantly reminding her “See how broken and confused you are. You need guidance”.
It takes the form of Yon-Rogg when talking to him, then mocks him for it “You are so full of yourself. Think you’re real important, huh?” which makes Yon-Rogg think he deserves to be humiliated and abused so he can become more humble.
I can definitely see why they left the Yon-Rogg scene out of the final film (though it’s apparently still canon). First off it’s incredibly unsettling. The SI very much acts like a mix between an abusive parent AND an abusive boyfriend. The way it touches Yon-Rogg gives off some strong sexual predator vibes that leaves you with a slimy feeling that it has used every trick in the book to humiliate him and destroy his self esteem.
And Yon-Rogg actually leans into the touch, maybe because he’s terrified and wants to please the SI, or maybe because he crave it’s acceptance and cherish every little act of kindness. Probably a mix of both.
The scene also puts his and Carol’s last encounter in a different light. Instead of it being a purely triumphant moment for Carol it makes us realize how cruel it is of her to send him back. She of course doesn’t know how the SI treats him and I have no doubt that she’d rather keep him captive somewhere else if she knew, but we’d know and it would sour the moment a bit.
Then there is of course the whole “control your emotions” thing. The SI tells Yon-Rogg that he’s too emotional and he then tells Carol the same thing. A lot of people saw it as him being sexist but it’s pretty clear that all Kree are expected to be as emotionless as possible, probably because the SI see emotions as a liability. Unfortunately they aren’t naturally less emotional. Kree are just as emotional as humans, maybe even more so.
Just look at Ronan. He starts out as an upper-class, well respected member of society who has seemingly mastered his emotions. He doesn’t let Yon-Rogg rile him up when they argue over the “phone” and he hardly even flinches when Carol destroys his ships. But it’s all facade. The people behind the movies have hinted that Ronan has a form of PTSD and that’s why he is the way he is in Guardians of The Galaxy. Kree warriors aren’t supposed to be affected by the horrors they commit, so when the war was over there was no system in place to help people like Ronan who had killed millions of people. Instead he turns to the old religion that existed before the SI where he can freely express his emotions.
Also, Yon-Rogg teaches a primary school class of some sort (the children aren’t called “students” but “recruits” which tells you everything you need to know about the Kree Empire) where he teach them to fight (they’re wearing the same style of clothes that he and Carol wore during their sparring scene) and Kree propaganda (“Skrulls are terrorists and it’s our duty to defend not just Kree but all other races who can’t fight for themselves”) and it’s implied that he and Ronan used to sit through the same classes as children. This tells us that the Kree aren’t naturally cruel. The SI has to tell them the lie that Skrulls are terrorist and speak to Kree compassion by telling them that Kree warriors have to protect others from the merciless Skrulls.
The Kree are a race of scarred and abused people who then inflict that abuse on everyone else because they think they’re doing good. It’s fantastically messed up.
Loki:*invades one realm, fails, kills a few hundred people in the process*
Odin: Do you truly not feel the gravity of your crimes? *almost executes own son*
Also Odin: *conqueres eight realms, kills thousands, enslaves hundreds*
Thor: There has never been a wiser king, nor a better father
Source Quotes: Marvel
Peter : I’m just gonna enjoy a calm vacation for once (one time) (1) (just the one)
Nick fury : *nerfs Ned in the neck*
Mysterio : *uses the Thames as play doh*
Any kind of responsible adult superhero : *nowhere to be seen*
I’m going to respond only on this ask because I’m guessing you’re the same anon because the other asks say the same thing.
First of all, I want to say this: I feel you. I really do. I’m mad too. However, I’ve watched this movie too many times and I managed to pick up on some things about Tony’s grief throughout Endgame. While I agree they should’ve put more of Tony’s grief on Endgame, I think RDJ made a great job at showing Tony’s emotions regarding Peter. This man is so talented with his eyes and expressions, it’s incredible.
Let’s look at Tony’s fears first. This is the man that constantly feared for Peter’s life on a daily basis since meeting him. He lived with this fear of losing him for two years of his life.
And his fears became a reality in IW. He lost. This is Tony Stark, he doesn’t give up. He tries and tries and he never rests until he gets things done. Until everything is alright. In this movie, he actually gives up. After losing Peter, he finally gave up. This is where the “Peter’s death is going to change him forever” comes to play. He changed.
Throughout IW, Tony went fear after fear, impact after impact on each scene. He was living a never-ending nightmare. One that he already had an idea on how it was going to end.
Remember this scene? Strange told Tony that If it comes to saving him or the kid or the Time Stone, he wasn’t going to hesitate to let either of them die. And this is Tony’s reaction:
(YES, I actually made gifs for this)
He knows what’s at stake. He doesn’t really care about his life, he’s thinking about Peter here. He’s aware that Peter might die and right after this, he makes the kid an avenger because what else can he do? And the rest of the movie is just like that. Him fearing for Peter’s life over and over again.
Until Peter actually dies at the end and his worst nightmare comes true. Keep in mind that this is the first time we see Tony Stark cry. This is the first time this man cries after all the things he’s been through.
Now, the first thing he says after he comes back is “I lost the kid”. Tony, again, didn’t care about his well-being, he was thinking about Peter. Thinking and repeating in his head the horrific nightmare over and over again. This is exactly what was on his mind the whole time he was on that ship. He desperately looks at Steve, trying to make him understand his loss.
Notice here how he avoids looking at Peter’s picture. This right here is what triggers him to lash out on Steve, to call Steve a liar, telling him he needed him and that he doesn’t have any options for him anymore because they lost. Because he lost. Because he feels like there’s nothing left to do.
He then marries Pepper and ta-da! Morgan. He cuts ties with the Avengers for 5 years and tries to live his life as peaceful as he can. Then Scott and the others come to his house and ask him for help with time travel stuff and Tony is in perpetual denial the whole time. This is his reaction when Natasha says there’s a possibility to bring everyone back.
What is interesting for me in this scene is that Tony is the one that told Steve that he lost Peter and in this part, he’s telling him that he’s got his second chance right here (Morgan), who do you think it was his first chance? Peter. He’s looking at Steve like he’s trying to make him understand. He told Steve he lost someone with as much importance as Morgan already and is very clear that he’s scared. Natasha said it herself.
Then this happens:
He starts getting hope. Since this part, he starts letting that same fear he felt those two years between hoco and iw come back. This is his reaction at the prospect of actually getting an opportunity once again.
Then he tells Pepper about it and she tells him they were really lucky and that not many people got that opportunity and he says this: “I can’t help everyone” which can easily translate to this = “I couldn’t help him, I failed him”.
He then tells Pepper that he can stop it right there and I just want to say, this is Pepper, the same woman who tried to make him give up the suits and the superhero life a bunch of times. This is coming from her: “But would you be able to rest?” I bet he hasn’t really slept much in those 5 years. And the answer is on his face:
No, he won’t be able to rest. He can’t.
And then throughout the whole process of time travel, you can see he’s starting to get his hopes up. This is him when Clint confirmed that time travel worked:
And this: This breaks my heart. This hopeful smile.
This is him when he managed to get the stones on his gauntlet. The relief on his face is heartbreaking. He is getting his boy back. Finally. They’re so close.
This part is very important and you might not see it well in here but maybe when the HD version is available you might be able to catch on his expression. When Thanos says he’s going to create a new world, one teeming with life that knows not what it has lost but only what it has been given. A grateful universe. The contempt, the rage, the grief, and the fear are back at full force. This is the alien that killed his kid, the last time Tony saw him Thanos wiped out his kid out of existence.
Then after EVERYTHING, he finally gets his kid back and he can’t even believe it. And no, it was not necessary to kill him but this is the face of a man that knows he can finally rest. He got Peter back and that was the most important thing to him.
Sorry, this was long but this is my interpretation of Tony’s grief. We didn’t get much but he loves Peter and that never is going to change.
For Petyr Baelish Week
-Being sick from eating too many mud pies #stayclassy
-Sticking his tongue in Cat and Lysa’s mouths during kissing games.
-That time he got a weirdass scalp massage from a hermit on his dad’s lands #relatable
-Building a castle out of bricks with Edmure
a hidden snow castle parallel??
-The continuous roasting of Ned that goes on in all their scenes in AGoT. Just all of it.
-Schmoozing with Chataya, smooth af
-Who hasn’t hidden their crush in a brothel??
-”always loved his silver” Did you mean: always this stylish? Can’t handle.
-”Yah Tanda’s trying to hook me up with Lollys but tbh I’m only dating Lollys for the food. I’d rather marry the food.”
-”Life is not a song, sweetling.” Iconique.
-”You wear your honour like a suit of armour, Stark. You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is slow you down and make you hard to move.” #savage
-”marry all your kids to Cersei’s kids. Leave no kids unmarried.”
-”Joffrey’s chasing hares with a crossbow. The hares are winning.”
-How he basically gtfo of King’s Landing JUST BEFORE shit hit the fan at Blackwater. A* for timing.
-Persuaded Olenna- OLENNA- and Mace to send Loras into the Kingsguard and to have Joffrey murdered before Loras would go AWOL, just through relative soundtrack choice (and gossipy servants).
I need him to DJ my life
-That time Cersei gave him the kind of smile only Jaime gets.
-”Yes, Lord Tywin, I will woo and marry Lysa. I will shag my way to peace.”
-”I know you wanted to marry Willas Sansa but he’s a boring good-two-shoes
marry me instead I’m neither”
-Smallfolk banter. “Anyone run off with my sheep pellets? Gooooood”
-”Don’t worry, my home is even drearier than it looks”
-Was Sansa’s tour guide on the Fingers
-SNOOOOOOOOW CAAAAAAASTLE “ “We will need to imagine the glass, to be sure” “There you are, then. Gargoyles are hard, white blobs should be easy” “Pack the snow around a stick, Sansa”
-”I used to dream about Winterfell and it was always dark and cold” …ouch
-*murders wife* @ Sansa “u ok hun? Sweet now let’s frame this asshole for murder” #Family Bonding Time
-Showverse: “Take Charge of Your Life” monologue, in which LF basically invented the modern self-help book.
-That time Robin threw his porridge at him and he ducked and it hit Maester Colemon
-”Yeah Nestor Lysa called you her rock
and technically I’m not even lying”
-A sensible interesting marriage plan for Sansa wow look D&D it is feasible
-Friendlier than Tywin, subtler than Pycelle, calmer than Tyrion, savvier than Cersei #Winning the Game