Let's get one thing straight, if you haven't seen it yet, I'm about to spoil a large plot point from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. You've been warned.
But now that's out of the way, think back to 2012's The Avengers. I'm focusing on a specific speech of Loki's, the Red Ledger speech, here's the scene for the forgetful:
Or for the lazy, here's the transcribed version, with the most important part in bold:
Can you? Can you wipe out that much red? Drakov's daughter, Sao Paulo, the hospital fire?... Barton told me everything. Your ledger is dripping, it's GUSHING red, and you think saving a man no more virtuous than yourself will change anything? This is the basest sentimentality. This is a child at prayer... PATHETIC! You lie and kill in the service of liars and killers. You pretend to be separate, to have your own code, something that makes up for the horrors. But they are a part of you, and they will never go away!... I won't touch Barton. Not until I make him kill you! Slowly, intimately, in every way he knows you fear! And then he'll wake just long enough to see his good work, and when he screams, I'll split his skull! This is MY bargain, you mewling quim!
Remember the scene now? The last thing to add is what's hapenning during the speech, HERE's the time stamp on the video, here's the image:
Cap uncovers SHIELD's secret stash of Hydra-tech on the Helicarrier before confronting Nick Fury on the topic. At the time I viewed it as nothing more than some nice directing/cinematography from King Whedon, but now that we've seen the future, things look a bit different...
When the Sentinel of Libery uncovers SHIELD's dirty little secrets Loki says the following, "You lie and kill in the service of liars and killers. You pretend to be separate, to have your own code, something that makes up for the horrors. But they are a part of you, and they will never go away!"
The Avengers lie and kill for liers and killers, thinking that they are good, that they are something different... but they aren't, they are part of SHIELD, Hydra is part of SHIELD.
What do you think? Did the antagonistic Asgard know all along, or was Joss Whedon throwing us a bone, one that would lie dormant for two years? Take what you will from this editorial, it's just a fan fanticising. But sign off your thoughts below, am I on target or have my targeting blades been switched? Say what you need to in the usual place!
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