Steve Rogers did, in fact, realize that something was off when he saw the outline of the woman’s odd bra (a push-up bra, he would later learn), but being an officer and a gentleman, he said that it was the game that gave the future away.
No, see, this scene is just amazing. The costume department deserves so many kudos for this, it’s unreal, especially given the fact that they pulled off Peggy pretty much flawlessly.
1) Her hair is completely wrong for the 40’s. No professional/working woman would have her hair loose like that. Since they’re trying to pass this off as a military hospital, Steve would know that she would at least have her hair carefully pulled back, if maybe not in the elaborate coiffures that would have been popular.
2) Her tie? Too wide, too long. That’s a man’s tie, not a woman’s. They did, however, get the knot correct as far as I can see – that looks like a Windsor.
3) That. Bra. There is so much clashing between that bra and what Steve would expect (remember, he worked with a bunch of women for a long time) that it has to be intentional. She’s wearing a foam cup, which would have been unheard of back then. It’s also an exceptionally old or ill-fitting bra – why else can you see the tops of the cups? No woman would have been caught dead with misbehaving lingerie like that back then, and the soft satin cups of 40’s lingerie made it nearly impossible anyway. Her breasts are also sitting at a much lower angle than would be acceptable in the 40’s.
Look at his eyes. He knows by the time he gets to her hair that something is very, very wrong.
so what you are saying is S.H.E.I.L.D. has a super shitty costume division….
Nope, Nick Fury totally did this on purpose.
There’s no knowing what kind of condition Steve’s in, or what kind of person he really is, after decades of nostalgia blur the reality and the long years in the ice (after a plane crash and a shitload of radiation) do their work. (Pre-crash Steve is in lots of files, I’m sure. Nick Fury does not trust files.) So Fury instructs his people to build a stage, and makes sure that the right people put up some of the wrong cues.
Maybe the real Steve’s a dick, or just an above-average jock; maybe he had a knack for hanging out with real talent. Maybe he hit his head too hard on the landing and he’s not gonna be Captain anymore. On the flipside, if he really is smart, then putting him in a standard, modern hospital room and telling him the truth is going to have him clamming up and refusing to believe a goddamn thing he hears for a really long time.
The real question here is, how long it does it take for the man, the myth, the legend to notice? What does he do about it? How long does he wait to get his bearings, confirm his suspicions, and gather information before attempting busting out?
Turns out the answer’s about forty-five seconds.
Sometimes clever posts die a quiet death in the abyss of the unreblogged. Some clever posts get attention, get comments, get better. Then there’s this one which I’ve watched evolve into a thing of brilliance.
Oh shit I hadn’t noticed that, god this just gets better and better.
I love everything about this.
Just…going to reblog this for eternity.
#when casting is perfect I begin to wonder about Marvel #do they secretly grow these people on farms #let them loose on the world for a while to establish lives #and then cast them as the role they were grown for
i do believe this is my fifth time reblogging this
apart form sebastian though he goes from this to this
seb’s the weird cousin
This is amazing oml
Seb’s the fanboy they grew to connect with the audience
@snowyseba This explains everything!
I’ve only seen this post in screenshots on pinterest. I love it.
I think you missed the other fanboy…
Everybody says Seb isn’t like Bucky… but he IS. He’s Bucky without a mask on. Bucky’s always wearing some sort of mask. Even around Steve. Seb is what Bucky would be like if he’d had the chance to just ~be~.
Um we’re forgetting someone…
This is the best thing
tony/pepper + taking a break + pepper’s psychological trauma
A lot of people in the fandom are convinced Pepper is either abusive or doesn’t love Tony. Both of these notions are false. There are hundreds of people in the fandom who are bitter about Pepper for taking a “break” from Tony during Civil War (the gifs above illustrate why). Pepper loves Tony unconditionally (ref1, ref2, and ref3), however that doesn’t imply she’s not allowed to love herself. We’re all accustomed to thinking that it’s Pepper’s job to support him through Tony’s poor decisions and reckless behavior, but how much support can a person give until it’s too much? Pepper had her body modified without her consent, she’s been tortured, kidnapped, and threatened. She undergoes as many anxiety attacks as him, but somehow, Pepper’s anxiety is never as relevant as Tony’s. As a fandom, we should all take a moment to consider the trauma that Pepper has been through BEFORE we blame her for temporarily splitting with Tony. A relationship takes time, effort, and energy – and both parties need to love, support, and compromise for each other. Pepperony took a long time to develop and grow and now they’re better than ever. Don’t ever underestimate their dedication for each other because they took time off to focus on themselves. That’s not being selfish, it’s growing and evolving as a person.
Sebastian Stan, honorary president of the Bucky Barnes Defense Squad.
↳ “I watched a lot of documentaries on post-traumatic stress and a lot of army documentaries about the training programs and some of the extreme sort of circumstances that some of those guys that are training to be Navy SEALs and some who are a part of it go through. I was trying to understand what it is, what it means for someone to be desensitised, to no longer question hurting something. I did as much research on all that stuff as I could in order to kind of know what that was like.”
Steve ‘did it hurt – a little’ Rogers
#/SCREAMS ABOUT HOW SKINNY!STEVE’S CHRONIC PAIN PROBABLY FUCKED UP HIS PERCEPTION OF PAIN FOR LIFE #STEVE ROGERS ‘OKAY YEAH THAT’S UNPLEASANT’ WOULD PARALYSE ANYONE ELSE #AND THAT’S NOT THE SERUM #THAT’S SKINNY STEVE THROUGH AND THROUGH (via beccabuchanans)
Don’t even start me on the fact he’s spent his whole life trying not to make a big deal of when he’s ill. He doesn’t want pity or sympathy. He doesn’t wanted to be treated like he’s weak. He doesn’t want to be looked down on because ‘he can’t take it’.
You only ever hear Steve Rogers scream once, and when he thinks people think he’s being weak, he stops and never screams again. Not unless you count the moment he sees Bucky fall to his death.
i’m in pre-grieving mode bc i think steve rogers is gonna die in infinity wars
What a sad, short, suspended, joyless life MCU Steve Rogers will have lead, if they kill him off in Infinity Wars.
Lab rat, war hero, icicle, lonely superhero, lonely fugitive, dead.
They couldn’t have given him a few years of happily tending garden in Brooklyn, living in a Brooklyn brownstone with a recovering Bucky? Never gets to settle into the morning with a cup of coffee, his easel out, painting the morning skyline? Never gets to retire from active duty with someone he loves?
They’re going to kill him on a distant planet, and that’s going to be that.
I will be so upset if they kill Steve, not just because I love the character, but because he has had the saddest character arc. Natasha has experienced more happiness than he has.
They’re totally going to kill him.
I’M NOT CRYING; YOU’RE CRYING
This is going to destroy me and invigorate fanfic.
I love how despite fanon!Steve, canon!Steve actually realized he’s screwed from the second he sees the guy is twice his size and ready to fight – meaning, he does have some self-preservation instincts somewhere, he just has to speak up against wrongdoing of any kind no matter the consequences
#ugh fuck #fuck fuck fuck #steve didnt even fucking use the shield he had in his hand #he just puched zola in the face #and it’s not a face #it’s a fucking screen #and it just keeps turning on#mocking him #natasha calls him ‘chipper’ later #for a guy who found out he died for nothing#dont be fooled #steve is anything but chipper #steve is angry and in pain and distraught #but this is steve rogers #and he’s been a variation of the three of them for years #and he knows by know he’s got to fight #he’s used to it #resigned to it #and he’ll do it with a smile #until bucky#that’s what breaks him #that’s the one thing that can completely undo him #and he doesn’t know yet #oh god he doesn’t know #steve rogers #walking wounded steve rogers #this movie fucked me up #tws (X)
#these movies get the spirit of what makes cap interesting#and ultimately really damn depressing#because steve’s better than the world around him#and while that’s inspiring and empowering for the people who work with him#and important to the people who look up to him as an icon#and who look to captain america when things are most hopeless#it’s taking pieces out of steve#he signed up to just be one soldier#not a savior#and he keeps dying for his country#and they keep bringing him back to do it again tags via (linzeestyle)
Reblogging this for the excellent comment. Steve Rogers signed up to be one soldier, not a savior. He shoulders the burden, dies and dies again for his country and for the world. And no one sees Steve Rogers. They only see the myth and legend.
^^^^ This. I tell people, if you want to see who Cap is, skip “The Avengers” (good film, not so great for Cap, but then, Joss Whedon never seemed to have a handle on his character) and go right to “The Winter Soldier.” It shows you everything you need to know: his anger, his sarcastic sense of humor, his determination to do the right thing no matter what it costs him, his sense of loss and disconnection…and his heartbreak, when he realizes who the Winter Soldier actually is.
Oh maaaaan. Argh. So many to choose from!
1. Jumping on the grenade. Steve diving on the grenade is the moment where you see that he doesn’t even need the serum to be Captain America – this guy is 100% hero, pint-sized or not. He doesn’t want to be a soldier for glory, or out of bloodthirst. He genuinely believes he has a duty to lay down his own life to save others, and reacts accordingly without any hesitation. This is honestly the moment I fell in love with this goober.
2. On va voir. Not only does this moment tell us Steve speaks French – and I love to headcanon that he picked up a whole smattering of European languages while fighting, but the spiky sex hair and the glower and everything just…. unf. (Look, I had to have at least one gratuitous sexy!Steve item in here.)
3. The Triskelion Speech. This is such a poignant and quintessentially Steve scene. He believes every word, and genuinely believes people will step up, but he is also fully aware of what he’s asking them for and the cost. He doesn’t do it lightly. And it’s Cap’s strength that in believing the best of people, he’s able to inspire people to bravery and courage, and bring it out in others – even when situations are at their most dire.
4. The elevator scene. The flipside of Steve believing in people so much, is that sometimes, they let him down. The moments leading up to this fight, when we see Steve assessing and realizing something isn’t right are great. We see how quick Steve is to detect the signs, put the pieces together, and realize what’s going on. His awareness and his ability to size up a situation are on display here – and then, it isn’t shock or rage on his face. It’s disappointment. But he grits his teeth and he deals with it and kicks ass – not because he enjoys it, but because that’s what he’s gotta do.
5. “I can do this all day.” The way it reiterates, over and over, kills me. Because if there’s one thing Steve does, it’s endure. Even when he’s getting his ass kicked, even when he’s down and out, even when his heart is breaking, Steve gets back up and keeps fighting. He always keeps fighting.
Honorary mention #1: Steve’s ridiculously extra fighting style, featuing, THROWING A FUCKING MOTORCYCLE, dropkicking the shield with a 6 foot high horizontal plank, pirouetting for days, JUMPING FROM GREAT HEIGHTS WITH NO PARACHUTE, STEVE, and generally doing shit that would give Evel Knievel a heart attack. Steve is so reserved and serious so often, that the sheer absurd extra-ness of his fighting style is absolutely hilarious to me.
Honorary mention #2: The friggin’ flagpole scene. STEVE IS A SMART LIL’ COOKIE. He thinks outside the box, problem solves, and isn’t dependent on his strength. Steve might have brawn, but he didn’t always, and he got by for most of his life on his wits alone.
And now, Comics!Steve:
1. You Always Stand Up. This might be a Sarah Rogers line, but it’s Steve’s ethos through and through, and such a heartbreaking moment that tells us everything we need to know about how Steve became the man he is.
2. “No, you move.” It’s iconic for a reason. This speech gives me chills and always will. Steve is accused of being stubborn, and he is, but not without reason. Steve isn’t stubborn for petulance or ego; Steve digs in his heels and squares off when it’s the important things – like the soul of a nation – on the line.
3. Those pages from Loose Nuke. Specifically, the exchange Steve has, where he talks about how his own parents were immigrants. They are particularly relevant in today’s climate. Steve isn’t here for discrimination, and he isn’t here for warmongering. “Isn’t that why we became soldiers? To fight for a peaceful world?”
4. That time Steve found an entire family squatting in his apartment and was totally chill about it and not only didn’t call the cops – he let them stay and helped them out. (Please read this whole post! It’s magical.)
5. That time Steve punched Nationalism right the fuck out. I hate when people assume, because of the name and the colors, that Cap is some hyper-patriotic jingoistic blowhard. Because nothing could be further from who he actually is. Steve will put America’s people and ideals ahead of her government and iconography every time.
Honorary mention: The newest issue of the Waid & Samnee run, because this is my Cap and he’s back:
I know this went way beyond one favorite, but… I just REALLY LOVE STEVE, YOU GUYS.