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Did I ever mention that I absolutely ADORE Howard Stark? Maybe in first "Iron Man" he hadn't much to do (only being dead and mentioned by others), but in second one his line "Because my greatest creation is you, Tony..." was just wonderful. And then we had "Captain America: The First Avenger", where Howard Stark not only is alive but also kicks ass! Being billionaire, inventor and major hottie is one thing, but this guy flew through enemy's territory to help Cap with his mission, not to mention that his reaction on explotion of Tesseract's essence was just a bit confused: "Write it down."

Daddy Stark, for your awesomeness in all three movies, you will forever hold special place in my heart.

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Naehja Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2016
Yeah when I see Howard in Captain America 1 and "Agent Carter" Serie, I can't imagine him being violent or abusive.

He's the guy who, for save Peggy, has give himself to the police.
He's the guy who loved the most Steve after Peggy and Bucky, until the point where his greatest regret was the "death" of Steve and his greatest wish was to find Steve for Peggy. (Cf: last episode of first season of Agent Carter)

I mean he's a DORK. He cares about people, even if he's a asshole sometimes (not very worst that his sass son).

I can't see him cruel and abusive toward his son. Maybe cold. Maybe not the father of the year but not abusive.
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SkalliOtori Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yeah!
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hotnoodle101 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Aww, yeah. Alcoholism and abuse, what a great parent.
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RedHatMeg Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
First of all, here's about abuse: redhatmeg.tumblr.com/post/8355…

Second - I never said he's a good parent (although I get that you could think that when I mentioned "My greatest creation" speech). I full aknowledge that he wasn't the best father in the world. I also aknowledge the alcolohism. BUT this poster is about Howard Stark as character generally - a character who in his youth was pretty badass, a character who built arc reactor with Anton Vanko because he wanted to change the world for better, a character who even thought had problems with expressing his feelings and had very high expectations, really loved his son.
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hotnoodle101 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Except that's not the only issue or universe where it happens.
thefatherofstark.tumblr.com/po…
This whole article is excellent, however I would draw your attention to the first page the author posts. This is not a one-time occurrence. We are not seeing in that tie-in comic an exception to a rule. He isn't just particularly stressed out that day. /Howard Stark has a history of violence and abuse./ had Maria not stopped him, I have no doubt that he'd have at least smacked him around. We are talking about a man who gave his son a glass of bourbon when he was seven to nine years old judging from the panel because he wanted him to be a man. Howard was not a good father, or even a good guy with emotional problems. Howard was a physically and emotionally abusive /jerk/ who raised a child to believe that he was never good enough, and to still feel inadequate into his adulthood. All Tony ever wanted from the man was some expression of love or pride. If he ever got that that you know of, please enlighten me. All I have for now is evidence of what an awful parent the man was. A genius, a badass? Sure. But stillan awful father.
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RedHatMeg Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I also forgot to mention that in the third issue of the Iron Man 2 tie-in comic there is a scene where Howard and teenage Tony talk about Tony's situation in school. They both are calm and boy is actually a bit insolent towards his father. If 616!Howard and MCU!Howard were the same person than in that scene Tony would be scared... or somehow passive-agressive with his insolence. But he's more like Tony we know. Howard also reacts on his insolance with resignation, not anger.

Mind you, I still agree that he's a bad parent. I just don't think that he was actually abusing his son.
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RedHatMeg Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I've read the articule and I still think that MCU!Howard Stark is not entirely the same as the comicbook one. First of - comicbook universes are actually famous for having many alternatives and so is Howard Stark is no expection: mayonaka-no-sasayaki.tumblr.co…
Secondly - the autor of the articule said:
"No, that video was nothing more than the ramblings of a drunk man. We see him drinking glass after glass of bourbon or scotch or whatever the hell and we see his decent into drunkenness."
I watched this video once again. Howard sees Tony playing with the model and tell him to put it down. He's not yelling (as the author of articule says), he just orders him to put it down and call his wife to take thier son. Actually, it's a normal thing for parents to do.
Yes, Howard is shown drinking, but he's drinking ONE glass. And when we watch him on later footage he doesn't seem to be drunk. In fact he looks pretty sober. Maybe some people may think that the "I present you my ass" scene as indication of him being drunk but right after that it's the "my greatest creation speech", where Howard Stark doesn't act like someone "decent into drunkeness". He has no problems with keeping himself straight, he talks without any problems, he specifically says: "Tony, you're little for now, so I decided to record this for you." He thought out this speech and ordered someone to take footage in a specific way. As for the Tony's expression, whenever it's a heartbreak or not, it's actually a matter of one's interpratation. Because I hadn't seen the heartbreak. I see maybe a realization that maybe the map of Stark Expo '75 has some hidden solution for his problem with palladium.
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Always-The-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Agreed *nod*
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RedHatMeg Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Now, when I think about it, there should be group dedicated to this guy.
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Always-The-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
yeah, there probably should.
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RedHatMeg Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013

Would you like to check my Daddy Stark Appreciation Poster?

redhatmeg.deviantart.com/art/D…

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Always-The-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
When's the fanfic coming out?
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RedHatMeg Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013

The first one is here: www.fanfiction.net/s/8665042/1…

The second one here: www.fanfiction.net/s/9607784/1…

Sorry, it's in Polish.

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Always-The-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
... I can't read Polish...
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RedHatMeg Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
That's why I'm sorry. I sometimes translate my Polish works into English (and vice versa), but "Jaki ojciec, taki syn..." is so long, I would probably give up after first page. Maybe I will try translate "Jabłoń", but it won't be anytime soon.
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SoullessArtLover Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
It does run in the family.
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RedHatMeg Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
OF course it does! I bet Grandpa Stakr also was a badass.
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SoullessArtLover Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
According to the Ultimate Marvel universe, he was crazy as hell, so I'm guessing he was just as badass as his son and grandson.
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Wolveyaon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Sooooooo agreed!
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GoldenAltaira Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Howard! :dummy:
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