"I don’t see how Sam is replacing Rhodey"
TONY TOLD HIM TO GET INTO THE WAR MACHINE ARMOR ARE YOU KIDDING
how is that NOT replacing him.
i don’t get it
taking the War Machine armor and willingly just wanting to give it to another character… and saying that it’s an armor that can be just given away by Tony… that it’s not Rhodey’s… is like any hero having somebody else just give their name and uniform to somebody else.
A few people at Marvel are treating Rhodey/War Machine like he isn’t a hero in his own right and hasn’t been War Machine for decades now (our time). Fraction did it by having Tony take the armor away and Avengers Assemble has now done it by apparently having the War Machine armor up for grabs to whoever Tony seems to take a shine to. Removing Rhodey from the equation, even though it’s his armor. Continuing the idea that Rhodey is definitely a secondary hero… that he is only ever allowed the armor at the mercy of Tony. And that it can be taken away and given to anybody else at any time… giving Rhodey no credit. No real hero persona. Stripping the character of his strong relationship with Tony. Of his long standing history as War Machine and a hero.
at least this is how i’m seeing it. like really as a rhodey fan i’m really freaking upset. i’m sure i’m being biased and overly harsh. I don’t know. But wow I’m just really bored of seeing the character of Rhodey treated so poorly and ignored in things. and people acting like it all makes sense. it doesn’t.
Rhodey was treated like a second class hero in Fraction’s Iron Man run, not as his own separate hero that has long since divided from being under Tony’s direct control. Avengers Assemble went right over even that and separated Rhodey from War Machine completely