Let’s talk about the sheer, simply brilliance in the way Tony Stark pierced Bruce Banner’s shield.
Bruce is, or once was, a truly depressed and damaged man. He sees himself as a monster, perhaps a failure at life and science for becoming one, and had gone as low as attempting suicide and even failed at that. He had sunk into obscurity, seeking peace in solitude and had long accepted that humanity in general will fear him, loath him, tiptoe around him, and forever see him as a monster.
He was not prepared for Tony Stark, who in his own simple, arrogant, self-absorbed way, ignored literally everyone’s perception of Bruce and formed his own opinion of the man before even meeting him. He walked in and commented on the hulk in the room as casually as if he was complimenting Bruce’s shirt. One could almost see his mental process upon seeing Bruce - “my age - cool; seems nice - cool; almost as smart as me - double cool; big green months thing - bitchin’”.
Tony Stark had likely decided before even meeting Bruce Banner in person that they were going to be friends. No matter how anyone else tiptoed around Bruce, Tony treated him like he did anyone else, by being a friendly, charming, outgoing, and generally irritating prick. His casual manner around Bruce allowed Bruce to relax around him. Just by being himself, he told Bruce wordlessly that it’s OK, there’s much more to him than the monster inside, and someone sees that.
It wasn’t so much that Tony wanted to show Bruce he didn’t care about the monster - he truly, genuinely did not care. He’s Tony “genius billionaire playboy philanthropist” Stark. He couldn’t be bothered with some little medical problem his new BFF has on the side. It just wasn’t a big deal. Not when there’s so much science to be done and so many toys they could play with together.
And all Bruce ever needed was for his big problem not to be someone else’s big deal.
jen’s science bros fic recs
bruce and tony are science bros. these fics are for my sister, who, like me, adores this bromance because it has science. fic recs for friendship!
- A.I.s and Lullabies by Echo
- Deus Ex by icarus_chained
- Tony And Bruce series by icarus_chained
- R&R by goseaward
- A Hair From Breaking by icarus_chained
- Numbered Silently by icarus_chained
- Aftershocks by icarus_chained
- The Spaces between Staying and Walking Away by ghostdude101
- The Long Line of Locks by icarus_chained
- Stress Testing by icarus_chained
- Balm for the Soul by icarus_chained
- Creation-Connection by icarus_chained
- Some Small Illusion by icarus_chained
- Dexter/Sinister by icarus_chained
- logistical variables in caretaking of immature felines: a case study by lazulisong
You’re not alone anymore. (x)
After a full moon night, Bruce finds out about the Hogwartvengers’ plan to keep him company.
Doodling science bros at 5 AM.
Doodling science bros at 5 AM.
Muscle & Fitness, May 2012
Actual Dr. Bruce Banner on Colbert Report talking about environmental protection and fracking.
Can I marry you?
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW, WITH YOUR EVERYTHING AND YOUR FACE
I TAKE BACK ALL THE TIME IN MY LIFE WHEN I WAS NOT ENAMORED OF YOU, FLUFFALO. ALL OF IT. I RESCIND IT AND RETROACTIVELY HAVE LOVED YOU FOREVER.
Anonymous asked you: Avenger pool party- Diving competition
first one to hit the water wins
Commission for stuffimgoingtohellfor.tumblr.com, who asked for Tony and the Hulk hanging out!
Hulk finds watching Tony work calming.
Tony… not so much.
i noticed tony sounded very nervous to meet bruce, but not scared nervous more like finally being able to meet you kind of nervous, like he was about to mixup his words or something iDUNNOITHINKITSJUSTMEFLIESINTOSUN
Steve tries so hard.