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Ho Yay: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Iron Man:

  • In the first movie, when Rhodey finds Tony wandering the desert after escaping the terrorists.
    Rhodey: Next time, you ride with me, okay?
    • Cue a hug that is more Tony collapsing into Rhodey's arms and a heartbreaking look of relief on Rhodey's face.
    • Then cut to Rhodey holding Tony's hand as he helps him off the plane.
  • Then there's the scene with Obadiah at Tony's house just before the climax. There was a definite bad touch vibe there.
  • Tony needs Gary, and Gary needs Tony.
  • Tony spends most of the third movie dodging questions about his PTSD, but The Stinger reveals he's opening up and telling the entire story to Bruce Banner.

Thor

Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Steve Rogers and Howard Stark seem a little... too close to each other, moreso Stark towards Rogers. Just look at how Stark looks at Rogers before the injection! More than a few fans have wonder who he was jealous of with Howard and Peggy "fondueing".
  • There's tons of devotion between Steve and Bucky.
    • When trapped in an exploding HYDRA base, Steve is stuck on the wrong end of a collapsed bridge. He yells for Bucky to go, but he refuses.
    Bucky: No! Not without you!
    • There is no way the writers intended for the scene between Steve and Bucky in the bar to come across the way it did.
    Bucky: (leans over) But, you're keeping the [Cap] outfit, right?
    Steve: You know, it's kind of growing on me.
  • When Steve asks the Howling Commandos to go back to the front with him, two of them, Jones and Dernier, converse in French and they're sitting awfully close to each other. Makes you wonder what else they use that for...

The Avengers

  • A lot of the lines between Stark and Banner sound kinda flirty, and a thousand fanfics were launched in the single moment when Stark randomly pokes Banner in the stomach and Banner just puts up a mild, vaguely amused, "Oh, you" type of protest note . Couple that with the scene where the Hulk saves Iron Man twice in rapid succession, and the fact that these two are the only two members of the Avengers to hit it off the instant they meet...
    Stark: Finally! Someone who speaks English.
    • They are seen driving off into the sunset together at the end of the movie.
    • It's toned down in the movie proper, but the featurette included on the DVD shows that Tony is a little... excited about the Hulk.
  • Perhaps it's less suspect in Asgard, but the way Thor cupped Loki's cheek and neck while asking him to come home seemed a bit affectionate (in a not so brotherly manner) to mortal audiences.
    • Their lips were mere inches away from each other when Thor pulled Loki out of his seat on the jet.
  • Cap and Thor; that searching look Thor gives Cap when Cap goes on fighting after he's hit...it's like a light went on inside his head. Fan fiction appeared for these two months before the movie was released, but that moment helped make it less of a niche pairing.
  • As in the comics, Cap gets this with Stark. During their arguments, one can't help but think, "Just KISS already!" One reviewer noted that Cap and Tony's "simmering, crypto-erotic tension" outshone Black Widow and Hawkeye's attempt at chemistry.
  • Agent Coulson's fanboy tendencies toward Cap is played for laughs, but the way he tells him "I watched you when you slept" can be interpreted in some ways...
  • Stark sort of flirts with everyone. It's reflex to him.
    Stark: (To Hawkeye) Better clench up, Legolas!
  • This little line spoken by Stark after Loki attempts to brainwash him, and fails.
    Performance issues. It's not uncommon... one out of five.

Thor: The Dark World

  • Malekith and Algrim seem to look a bit too close to each other. This is helped by the latter's Undying Loyalty to the former and the scene where Malekith puts the Kursed stone in Algrim.
  • Cap/Thor earns a new lease on life here when Loki shapeshifts into Captain America, and then some.
  • At one point, Loki tells Thor he looks "ravishing." He'd used an illusion to make the thunder god look like Sif but he still said "brother".

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Let the meta-shipping begin.
  • In the show itself, Fitz pats Ward in uncomfortable ways a few times, including what looks like a broslap on the backside.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier:

  • At the end of the movie, Sam watches Steve sleep while Marvin Gaye plays.
  • As per usual for a Captain America film, there's Bucky and Steve's friendship. Bucky becoming the Winter Soldier does not diminish the vibes; if anything, it increases them.

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