#to all those who claim that only tony treated bruce as a human being and not as a monster
I keep seeing this and it irks me every time. Yes, Steve isn’t treating him like a monster, but he’s going about it all wrong. He’s ignoring the monster, which is NOT (NOT NOT NOT NOT) how you deal with them. Steve is outright saying “I don’t care about your big green problem.” Tony said “I like you AND your big green problem.” See the difference? You can’t just ignore an entire aspect of a person because it suits you. Certainly having everyone worried about the Hulk side of things gets a little irritating, but having someone ignore it’s existence entirely? That’s not the way to do it.
And I could go into all of the real-life mental-illness implications of this, but I won’t, because I doubt any of you want to read that anyway.
And if you noticed, Bruce was only ever comfortable around Tony, because Tony accepted him in his entirety, science genius and green monster and all. He didn’t like being around the others - including Steve - because of they way they sectioned him, worried about the Hulk or dismissing it entirely.