“Look, I’m not the crying kind, Steve. I didn’t cry at my own father’s funeral. But right then and there I realized that in this crazy business we’re in, there’s no one I’d miss more than you.”
—Tony in Captain America v1 #401
“Slowly, Iron Man reaches into his backpack, removing a final negator device. But as he reaches across Steve Rogers, their eyes meet…and hold. No words are spoken, none are needed for both men know that a bond has been broken today. A bond as old as their friendship. As deep as their innermost thoughts. A deep and precious link that may never be whole again.”
“Phase 2 is SHIELD used the cube to make weapons. *turns to Tony* Sorry, the computer was moving a little slow for me.”
—Steve explaining Fury's plot.
— Steve and Tony in Stuttgart.
I don't like it.
What? Rock of Ages giving up so easily?
I don't remember it being that easy. This guy packs a wallop.
Still, you were pretty spry, for an older fellow. What's your thing? Pilates?
It's like calisthenics. You might have missed a couple things, you know, doing time as a Capsicle.
Fury didn't tell me he was calling you in.
Yeah, there's a lot of things Fury doesn't tell you.
— Steve and Tony on board the quinjet.
Is everything a joke to you?
Funny things are.
You're tiptoeing, big man. You need to strut.
And you need to focus on the problem, Mr. Stark.
The Stark Tower? That big ugly...building in New York?
*gives Steve a look*
Jarvis has been running it since I hit the bridge. In a few hours we'll know every dirty secret SHIELD has ever tried to hide. *Points the bag of blueberries in his hand towards Steve* Blueberry?
Yet you're confused about why they didn't want you around?
Following is not really my style.
And you're all about style, aren't you?
Of the people in this room, which one is; a) wearing a spangly outfit, and b) not of use?
*walks out of the lab angrily*
That's the guy my dad never shut up about? Wondering if they shouldn't have kept him on ice.
Remind me again how you made your fortune, Stark?
I'm sure if he still made weapons, Stark would be neck deep...
Wait! Wait! Hold on! How is this now about me?
I'm sorry, isn't everything?
Why shouldn't they guy let off a little steam?
You know damn well why! Back off!
Oh, I'm starting to want you to make me.
Yeah, big man in a suit of armor. Take that off, what are you?
Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.
I know guys with none of that worth ten of you. I've seen the footage. The only thing you really fight for is yourself. You're not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you.
I think I would just cut the wire.
Always a way out. You know, you may not be a threat, but you better stop pretending to be a hero.
A hero, like you? You're a laboratory experiment, Rogers. Everything special about you came out of a bottle.
*shoots an explosive arrow at the ship blowing up one of the engines, everyone is thrown in every direction*
Put on the suit!
What's it look like in there?
It seems to run on some form of electricity.
Well, you're not wrong.
The relays are intact. What's our next move?
Even if I clear the rotors, this thing won't re-engage without a jump. I'm gonna have to get in there and push.
Well if that thing gets up to speed, you'll get shredded!
Then stay in the control unit and reverse polarity long enough to disengage mag...
See that red lever? It'll slow the rotors down long enough for me to get out. Stand by it, wait for my word.
Cap, need a lever.
I need a minute here!
Was he married?
No. He was a uh...cellist, I think.
I'm sorry. He seemed like a good man.
He was an idiot.
Why? For believing?
For taking on Loki alone.
He was doing his job.
He was out of his league. He should have waited. He should have...
Sometimes there isn't a way out, Tony.
Right. How did that work for him?
Is this the first time you've lost a soldier?
We are not soldiers! I'm not marching to Fury's fife.
Neither am I. He's got the same blood on his hands that Loki does, but right now we gotta put that behind us and get this done. Now Loki needs a power source, if we can put together a list...
He made it personal.
That's not the point.
That is the point. That's Loki's point. He hit us all right where we live. Why?
To tear us apart.
He had to conquer his greed, but he knows he has to take us out to win, right? That's what he wants. He wants to beat us, he wants to be seen doing it. He wants an audience.
Right. I caught his act in Stuttgart.
Yeah. That's just previews, this is...this is opening night. And Loki, he's a full-tail diva. He wants flowers, he wants parades, he wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered! *realizes that Loki wants to use Stark Tower* Son of a bitch.
Stark, are you seeing this?
I'm seeing, still working on believing. Where's Banner? Has he shown up yet?
Just keep me posted.
Stark, we got him, Banner, just like you said.
Tell him to suit up. I'm bringing the party to you.
I can close it! Can anybody hear me? I can shut the portal down!
Stark, these things are still coming!
I got a nuke coming in, it's gonna blow in less than a minute. And I know just where to put it.
What the hell? What just happened? Please tell me nobody kissed me?
Alright. Hey. Alright. Good job, guys. Let's just not come in tomorrow. Let's just take a day. Have you ever tried shawarma? There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is, but I wanna try it.