Apparently yesterday was National Barbershop Quartet Day and we all missed it so let’s make up for it by talking about Sam, Steve, Bucky and Nat today.
one of my favorite things about them as a quartet is that there is always at least one of them that is the “are you fucking serious right now?” one. Of these various ranges, my personal favorite is:
Team It Was A Calculated Risk: Steve, Nat, Sam
Team But Boy Are You Bad At Math: Bucky
I cackle literally every time i think about them all talking about decisions they’ve made in the heat of a fight – eg steve’s on va voir, nat vs the chitauri hover motorcycle, sam drop kicking a helicopter – and Bucky’s increasingly appalled face, only to be then confronted by, yeah okay mr. grabbed a motorcycle and headed into oncoming traffic, sure, you get to talk about being bad at math.
eta; This is mostly hilarious to me because they all think they are the sensible one and not a single one of them actually is.
All of the are SO CONVINCED they’re the only one with a good head on their shoulders and all of them have so many reasons the other three are WRONG and it’s just a constantly shifting ganging-up on whoever thinks they’re above it all and I love them for it.
They’re all convinced that they own the sole brain cell that in reality they swap between them with dizzying speed.
Everyone’s a dumbass with no self-preservation instinct trying to play the inverse of hot potato with a single lick of common sense.
What makes this even more hilarious to me is that their standards for Who Is The Biggest Dumbass are SO SKEWED because of their general hypercompetence.
Like, yeah, literally anyone else in the world who doesn’t superhero professional looks at them and is like, “boy those kids sure do dangerous things all the time” and meanwhile the four of them are roasting each other over silly petty shit they did that doesn’t even rate as The Stupidest Thing They’ve Done This Week.
The stuff that’s actually literally the dumbest- like, say, going up against a supervillain- no one judges on, but not getting backup or wearing a parachute and they’ll remind you forever, Steven.