How is Fury still being cast as a villain or all around immoral douchebag in fics post Cap 2? Can we fucking stop this already?
I’ll give ya one guess.
Sam Wilson might be the shiny new thing in fandom, but God forbid we get a black character who chooses not to worship at the altar of Morally Righteous White Hero. Naw, gotta nip that in the bud, make sure there’s another white guy to build a TV show around.
Fury gets NO RESPECT in fandom, jfc.
I have no patience for this. I dropped a series that I initially enjoyed in part because it turned Nick Fury into the villain. Fury is FANTASTIC. Can he be cast as an antagonist? Absolutely. Get in the way of his plans, I dare you. But don’t make him into a mustache-twirling villain, and don’t act like he manipulates and pushes people for the lulz. He does it because the man has things to get done and no time for coddling the
delicate and special snowflakes assets.
Also, can we remember that the Avengers would not exist without Fury? The Avengers Initiative was his plan.
Honestly, though, most of the stories that do this are so badly written as to be not worth bothering with. If your characters are sitting around crying on each other’s shoulders because Fury is a big meany and triggered their anxiety while he was saving the world, you’re doing it wrong, and I don’t want to read about them anyway.
YES. Nick Fury is a PROFESSIONAL. The man is BUSY keeping terrorists from infiltrating American institutions of power — he is not going to bow and scrape to a bunch of so-called superheroes. The Avengers Initiative was HIS baby (not Coulson’s, and I will fight anyone who claims that) and he created the Avengers TO BE SEPARATE FROM SHIELD. He wanted the Avengers to be the big, splashy, larger than life, “response team”, a bunch of hothead individuals outside SHIELD control, on the cover of magazines where everyone could see them, and where HYDRA couldn’t get its tentacles on them.