If it WERE one Universe.. I learned 2 things about US History this summer.
1. Bucky Barnes shot JFK
2. Magneto took the fall
It is my headcanon that there is a gun on the table in this scene because The Winter Soldier has been trained to arm any of his handlers who are not already armed while in his presence so that, if they so choose, they can put him down at any time.
Later, it takes Steve months to figure out why Bucky gives him a knife every time they’re in the same room.
i’m not a science expert. i’m not even a science novice. but that’s so interesting that these four would come up with interstellar travel when none of the 4 above are qualified as far as we know? reed richards in the mcu is just listed as a physicist, peter parker could only be linked with engineering + genetics, tony’s engineering, bruce banner is physicist in the 616 but i believe just radiology in the mcu.
know who IS an astrophysicist though?
know who has actually manipulated travel between realms?
STOP. ERASING. THE WOMEN.
She didn’t do shit it was already there.
OH MY GOSH THAT’S LIKE SAYING “ISAAC NEWTON DIDN’T DO SHIT GRAVITY WAS ALREADY THERE” “Albert Einstein didn’t do shit time was already relative” “Stephen Hawking didn’t do shit the universe was already there”
- Those sticks that Thor used to finally defeat Malekith were definitely already there they were products of the earth and Jane and Selvig had nothing to do with their invention.
- The ether was already THERE on earth I mean not like Jane was the one who found it using devices that she invented or anything and algorithms she made and physics she discovered.
- The “soul forge” was already there it wasn’t like Jane figured out it was a quantum computer thing whatever she called it I mean it’s not like there could ever be any possible use for figuring out “magic” and making it into “science” THAT has no practical application.
- The planets were already lining up I mean it’s not like it’s useful for her to have figured out the math and physics behind it and create a predictive engine so her and Selvig could figure out where and when the event would take place and track down the villain to that location.
If the “it’s already there” argument is valid than literally every astrophysicist, quantum physicist, mathematician, biologist, zoologist, &c &c &c are a bunch of loser idiots who definitely never accomplished anything because PFTTTT what good were THEY it was already THERE
It’s very alienating, particularly for me as a female science student, to be constantly seeing smart-to-genius men glamorized for their intelligence but not brilliant women.
While we’re on the subject of awesome female scientists in the MCU:
Scientific badassery of Agent Simmons (that we know of):
-Contributed to stabilizing a strain of Extremis.
-Diagnosed and cured a deadly alien disease within only a few hours
-Graduated 3 years early from SHIELD academy and has at least 2 PHDs.
You know what would happen if you put Peter Parker, Reed Richards, Bruce Banner, and Tony Stark in a room together for a day?
WHINING. COMPLAINING. AND SHIT BEING ON FIRE.
Because dude, God help us all but have you seen male scientists and engineers attempt to work together because 99% of the time, unless you have someone who is actually trained in getting people to focus and work together, they end up sitting in their own corners blowing shit up and throwing tantrums and chucking bits of shit at each other.
My male counterparts are smart, competent people, but fuck all if they all don’t have egos as delicate as eggshells and enough team working skills to fill a teaspoon. Especially if they are people who have been told from day one that they’re smart and exceptional and geniuses (even if they haven’t)
Give me Jane Foster, Pepper Potts, Agent Simmons, Gwen Stacy, and Darcy Lewis any day. (Pepper Potts is SO important here, because you need project management. Don’t even joke with me, having someone who can keep scientists and engineers focused is invaluable)
ALSO REED RICHARDS IS A FUCKING COCK
They wouldn’t say “Father of two meets world leaders today”
They’d say “President Obama meets world leaders today”.
They wouldn’t say “Father of three founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”
They’d say “Bill Gates founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”
Get your shit right and use women’s names, not the number of kids they have.