i am flame, and i am fire. i am destruction, decay and desire. i’ll hurt you; i’ll heal you. i’m your wish, your dream come true. and i am your darkest nightmare too. i’ve shown you, i own you. x
"For the record I advised against trusting you here.
Prove me wrong.”
You know what video would have gone viral, if we still had it? When you were five and you got dressed up as Batman and you jumped off the shed ‘cause you thought you could fly. -After you jumped first. Hey, I was nine, and I was dressed up like Superman, okay? Everybody knows that Batman can’t fly. -Well, I didn’t know that. I broke my arm. I know you did. Man, I drove you to the E.R. on my handlebars. Hm, good times. -Yeah, they were.
All the boys who the dance floor didn’t love
And all the girls who’s lips couldn’t move fast enough
Until your lungs give out
this aih a sehn its ah gah dah arh rehs
All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?
i guess howard couldn’t have predicted how hard the 2008 economic crysis would hit hydra
"I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.”
Alexander Pierce + healthy villainous emotions
#I KNOW IF TUMBLR COULD IT WOULD GIVE ME NEGATIVE NOTES FOR THIS POST BECAUSE EVERYONE HATES THIS GUY SO MUCH #BUT IDK HE’S MARVELLOUS DEFINITELY THE BEST MARVEL VILLAIN YET #REALLY SHITSCARY #NO PATHOS OR BROKEN PSYCHE LIKE RONAN OR MALEKITH #NO DADDY ISSUES OR JEALOUSY OR A FACE THAT COMES OFF??? #A COLD MIND COMPLETELY IN THE GAME #LIKE IN THE THIRD GIF #THAT’S HOW YOU REACT TO AN UNEXPECTED MOVE ON THE CHESSBOARD #BUT IT’S OKAY #HE’S A MANAGER HE’S GONNA MANAGE IT HE’S GOT HIS MBA #HE KNOWS HOW THIS WORLD WORKS BECAUSE HE SHAPED IT AND YOU CAN’T OUTPLAY HIM #UNLESS YOU GIVE HIM LEAD POISONING #FROM YOUR GUN TO HIS CHEST #THAT WASN’T IT HIS MBA PROGRAM #HAHAH
And here I thought we could go without romanticizing one more white male villain smh
I would argue there is a difference between acknowledging that a character is a fantastic, multifaceted villain and romanticizing them.
Pierce is cold. He is calculating. He knows how to manipulate people into doing what he wants. He’s not afraid to use pawns and sacrifice them accordingly. God, he is an awful person. A terrible one. He’s an abuser and unapologetic and willing to take out millions of people for his vision, however fucked up that vision is, of the greater good.
Recognizing that he is one of the most terrifying villains that marvel has rolled out with does not equal romanticizing him. He’s the kind of evil that creeps up without you noticing and by the time you do it’s too late. He’s smiling as he stabs you in the back. Pierce is important because he’s the bad guy who can actually exist in the world today. There aren’t people building giant robots, there aren’t Norse gods or nazis peeling their faces off. What there are in this world are politicians in positions of power who abuse that power and nothing is more dangerous than that.
Those tags are great because if you go against Pierce in a battle of wits you WILL NOT WIN. Plain and simple. Literally the only way to stop him was pure force.
TLDR - pierce is a despicable human being but recognizing why and how he is an excellent villain for this day and age does not equal romanticizing him.