mcu meme – 4/10 scenes.
It’s the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation.
I see this scene reblogged a lot off the one Hiddleston blog I follow, but it almost always ends with Loki’s “There are no men like me” line, which is completely missing the fucking point of the scene. And I get that it’s about the Hiddleslove, which is great, but it’s completely missing the fucking point of the scene. And it is a very important point.
This is one of my favourite moments in the whole MCU because of its incredible power and strength. This is not Captain America with his super soldier serum juice standing up to a god. This isn’t even a young man who might think he’s somehow got a chance against the prick with the horns. This is an old, old man who knows, who knows, that he’s probably going to die because of what he’s doing, but he is not going to kneel to another man like Hitler.
Maybe he did, seventy years ago. Maybe that’s why he would rather die now than remain on his knees. Maybe he *didn’t*. Maybe he fought against his own countrymen, because he wouldn’t kneel to a man like this. Maybe he’s always been one to stand up. Maybe he lost everything once because of it. Everything except his integrity, and maybe he’s ready to die instead of risking losing that now, at the end of his life. Maybe his integrity cost him so fucking much seventy years ago that he hopes he’s going to die for it now because he almost wishes he’d have died for it then, but if he’s going to die for it, he’s goddamn well going to die with it.
Maybe he’s a Holocaust survivor. Maybe he’s Jewish. Maybe he’s gay. Maybe he’s Romani. We don’t know.
We don’t know anything about this man, except he’s the bravest goddamn person in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
And that’s why it bothers me every time I see this scene go by with his response cut from it. Because it’s missing. the. point.
“the bravest goddamn person in the Marvel Cinematic Universe“
Always. Always. Always. This is a scene that will always hit me.
I need this so bad, because this reminds me that not everyone has forgotten, not everyone has turned to violence, not everyone has turned their backs on history.
This may be a comic book film, but those comics were made by people, and many of those people made the heroes they wanted or needed when things were at their very worst.
The resistance of this man gets me every time I see this film ( saw it last night, it was on tv ).
‘There are always men like you’ so powerful!