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LOKI
What have I to fear?
TONY STARK
The Avengers. It's what we call ourselves, sort of like a team. "Earth's Mighiest Heroes" type thing.
LOKI
Yes, I've met them.
TONY STARK
Yeah, takes us a while to get any traction, I'll give you that one. But let's do a head count here: your brother the demi-god; a super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins, and YOU, big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of them.
LOKI
That was the plan.
TONY STARK
Not a great plan. When they come, and they WILL, they'll come for you.
LOKI
I have an army.
TONY STARK
We have a Hulk.
LOKI
I thought the beast had wandered off...
TONY STARK
You're missing the point! There's no throne, there is no version of this where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it's too much for us but it's all on you. Because if we can't protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we'll avenge it!
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MARIA HILL
When did you become an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics?
TONY STARK
Last night.
4
PEPPER POTTS
Levels are holding steady... I think.
TONY STARK
Of course they are, I was directly involved. Which brings me to my next question: how does it feel to be a genius?
PEPPER POTTS
Well, ha, I really wouldn't know now, would I?
TONY STARK
What do you mean? All this came from you.
PEPPER POTTS
No. All this came from that.
TONY STARK
Give yourself some credit, please. Stark Tower is your baby. Give yourself... twelve percent of the credit.
PEPPER POTTS
Twelve percent?
TONY STARK
An argument can be made for fifteen.
PEPPER POTTS
Twelve percent for my baby?
TONY STARK
Well, I did do all the heavy lifting. Literally, I lifted the heavy things. And sorry, but the security snafu? That was on you.
PEPPER POTTS
Oooooh.
TONY STARK
My private elevator...
PEPPER POTTS
You mean OUR elevator?
TONY STARK
...was teeming with sweaty workmen. I'm going to pay for that comment about percentages in some subtle way later, aren't I?
PEPPER POTTS
Not gonna be that subtle.
TONY STARK
I'll tell you what. Next building's gonna say 'Potts' on the tower.
PEPPER POTTS
On the lease.
TONY STARK
...Call your mom, can you bunk over?
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TONY STARK
JARVIS, have you heard the story of Jonah?
JARVIS
I wouldn't consider him a role model. [Iron Man flies through a Leviathan]
3
STEVE ROGERS
Is everything a joke to you?
TONY STARK
Funny things are.
3
TONY STARK
[Covering his eye, looks around] How does Fury do this?
MARIA HILL
He turns.
TONY STARK
Well, that sounds exhausting.
3
TONY STARK
You know, I've got a cluster of shrapnel, trying every second to crawl its way into my heart.
TONY STARK
This stops it. This little circle of light. It's part of me now, not just armor. It's a... terrible privilege.
BRUCE BANNER
But you can control it.
TONY STARK
Because I learned how.
BRUCE BANNER
It's different.
TONY STARK
Hey, I've read all about your accident. That much gamma exposure should have killed you.
BRUCE BANNER
So you're saying that the Hulk... the other guy... saved my life? That's nice. It's a nice sentiment. Save it for what?
TONY STARK
I guess we'll find out.
BRUCE BANNER
You might not like that.
TONY STARK
You just might.
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TONY STARK
He was an idiot.
STEVE ROGERS
He was doing his job!
TONY STARK
For taking Loki alone, he was out of his league.
STEVE ROGERS
Is this the first time you've lost a soldier?
TONY STARK
We are NOT soldiers! I am not marching to Fury's fife!
STEVE ROGERS
Neither am I! He's got the same blood on his hands as Loki. Right now we've got to put that aside and get this done.
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STEVE ROGERS
Stark, we need a plan of attack!
TONY STARK
I have a plan: attack!
1
STEVE ROGERS
Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?
TONY STARK
Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.
STEVE ROGERS
I know guys with none of that worth ten of you. I've seen the footage. The only thing you really fight for is yourself. You're not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you.
TONY STARK
I think I would just cut the wire.
STEVE ROGERS
Always a way out... You know, you may not be a threat, but you better stop pretending to be a hero.
TONY STARK
A hero? Like you?... You're a lab rat, Rogers. Everything that you are came out of a bottle!
STEVE ROGERS
Put on the suit. Let's have it out.