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Had a conversation yesterday about how Sam Wilson and Maria Hill should be BFFs, because they are the only people in their lunatic spies-and-superheros social circle who know how to function like normal 21st century adults. They have mortgages! The houses those mortgages pay for contain things like high school graduation photos and a card from Grandma on the mantel that had $5 in it when it came in the mail! Sometimes their parents are in town and they go to brunch together!

I feel like it would be SUCH A RELIEF for both of them to have at least one friend who a) knows about the crazy and b) is capable of sustaining a conversation that is not in any way ABOUT the crazy. I don't even actually ship them, I just want them to have a standing brunch date, because they are the only people in this movie franchise who could get through brunch without talking about garrotting techniques or super-science or World War II.

Additionally, I have decided that I am cool with Natasha's movie canon birth year. Someone on Tumblr made an excellent post about how Natasha makes sense to her as someone who grew up in late-Soviet chaos, and I can totally buy that. My internal chronology for her is that the Red Room got her as a very young child (perhaps as young as 4 and no older than 6) and she escaped them in her mid-late teens (like 15-17) but not before killing a bunch of people for them. And at that point she started working as a mercenary, until she joined SHIELD sometime after her Winter Soldier run-in in 2005. So she's got still the childhood indoctrination and brainwashing, plus a bunch of murder-for-hire to atone for.

I feel like an older Natasha wouldn't have as much of the "I don't have an authentic self, it's masks all the way down" issue-- keeping her young makes that more believable for me.

Date: 2014-04-13 11:23 pm (UTC)
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This is a good post. I like this post.

Date: 2014-04-14 03:51 am (UTC)
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Thank you for the two new headcanons!



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