THINGS I AM STILL COMING TO TERMS WITH:
Tony Stark, alone in this helicopter, flying thousands of miles through a roiling ocean storm to reach The Raft so he can find out where Steve is.
Tony Stark, alone in just his suit of armor, flying off through the storm and AT LEAST another 6,000 miles to get to Siberia in time to help Steve.
You know how you feel when you disembark an airliner from a lengthy plane flight? And it wasn’t even you flying it, and you had others around you sharing the experience, and you still feel disoriented and cramped and cranky and dehydrated.
Well, multiply that by flying alone halfway around the world or more – half of it in a tiny man-sized flying suit of armor against Nature’s vast elements – oh, and interrupted by a high-stakes, highly dangerous visit to The Raft, during which Tony was doing a high-wire acting performance, during which Ross could have clapped Tony in prison at any point and during which his former teammates derided him – and you’ll understand how Tony must have felt when he arrived at that missile silo in Siberia.
What must he have been thinking all those hours, alone in flight? Did he get any sleep at all? (Knowing Tony, probably not.)
Anyone wanting to figure out Tony’s actions when he confronted Steve and Bucky in the Siberian facility – his still-hopeful plea for reconciliation, his completely understandable outburst of retaliation against Bucky for the murder of his parents that he JUST THAT MOMENT SAW – has to take into consideration his mental and physical states of what must have been almost-complete exhaustion after that epic, desperate and HEROIC ultra-long-distance flight that he undertook to try to help his friend.
Think about that, anyway. I do.
can I just point something out I hadn’t realized before?
In the second gif you can see that his hands are TREMBLING. He is having full on tremors. This can be more foreshadowing for his heart attack, the fact that he is injured, or also a brutal lack of sleep.
In any case he is CLEARLY not okay and yet he still dons the suit and keeps going, because that’s what tony stark always does.