But let’s do a head count here: your brother the demi-god; a super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues; and couple of master assassins.
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Wow! This is amazing~
I didn’t realize I’d drawn this many.
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
Can I have him please?
So here is a thing I’ve been wanting to talk about since I saw The Avengers and haven’t been able to because I was too busy writing we were emergencies: Natasha Romanov? Is terrified of the Hulk. Let me stop right here and address the comment I least want to receive in response to…
Stop tempting me with comic book meta! It is a weakness of mine. Honestly, Natasha wasn’t my favorite. I much preferred Silver Sable and didn’t much go into the Avengers comics.
However, I’ve been going back through some Avengers comics and doing a bit of research on her since the movie was released. She intrigues me, and the only thing I would add to this is that YES, she is scared of the Hulk, and YES it is understandably so for the reasons stated above. However, I would also allow that her reactions and placement with the Hulk is, in fact, another nod to the comics and perhaps even the Ultimate Avengers animated films. In which Black Widow and Bruce Banner/ Hulk actually have quite a bit of back story and not all of it is “playing nice” with one another.
I know the original author hand-waived that history (perhaps due to a sore spot with Bucky Barnes? Which is.. totally understandable) Still, I think it’s important to remember that when Fury assigned Black Widow to recruit for the Avengers Initiative she thought she would be assigned ANY OTHER member — Captain, Stark? But no, Fury gives her “the beast,” and you know why? Because he knows that if anyone can put down “the beast” it’s Natasha, and more than that, she’s had to do it before.
I’m not sure what the argument actually is here though. That it’s not okay for Natasha to be afraid of the Hulk? Even Cap is afraid of the Hulk, and Fury, and pretty much everyone who has ever seen Bruce Banner lose control is afraid of him. Only Stark (in the movie at least) isn’t terribly afraid of him, but that’s Stark. Banner is an enigma, a puzzle, a mystery of science and technology that draws Stark because that’s who he is. Stark isn’t afraid to die, and he’s just narcissistic and genius enough to know when to push and when to pull back.
So basically my .02 because I read this and went.. people see this as a flaw in Natasha’s character? Why? Natasha was the one chosen to go interact with the Hulk because she is the best one for the job. Her being visibly shaken by him losing control doesn’t do anything except prove that she is, in fact, human.