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#bookishcoven Day 22: Thank You For Being A Friend
This is it.
The last OG Avenger in the MCU.
The man who started it all.
Did I purposely spread out these photos the way I did so I could post Tony with today's prompt? Yes, I sure did. Why? Because I was four years old when I discovered my dad's box of used comics. I was four years old when I gazed over the pictures of my very first Marvel comic and learned how many different superheroes there are. And I was four years old when I chose my favorite. Tony Stark: genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Iron Man.
Let it be known that I SQUEALED when news first released that they were making an Iron Man movie. Squeeeaaallleeed. I was there, eleven years ago, just newly turned 15, on opening night of Iron Man, the first MCU film. The start of a phenomenon.
Listen, I am totally nerdy enough to have a favorite characters list. Now, most of it isn't really ranked in a specific order, save for the first spot on the list. I'll give you one guess as to who that spot belongs to. Yes, Tony Stark. That's right! Tony Stark is my very favorite out of every possible fictional character I've come across in any book/movie/TV show. And how could he not be?? Throughout the MCU I've seen him win, lose, suffer, want to change the world, want to save the world, battle his ego, keep his sense of humor, give up his hobby for his love, give up his love to protect the world, struggle with PTSD and anxiety, and almost sacrifice himself at the end of EVERY Avengers movie. Everyone of them. On top of all that, he's kept up with and even surpassed super soldiers, magic wielders, and gods, and he's HUMAN. Not to mention, it is fucking HOT when he fixes/creates things. So. Yeah. Tony Stark for life, man. "Sometimes you have to run before you can walk."
"Heroes are made by the paths they chose, not by the powers they're graces with."
"I shouldn't be alive, unless it was for a reason. I know what I have to do, and I know it is right."
"It's not enough to be against something. You have to be for something better."
"Part of the journey is the end."
"I love you 3000."
"I am Iron Man." - 28 minutes ago