R.I.P. the actual meaning of the word “aesthetics”
the way this website uses “aesthetics” is 100% in line with the dictionary definition, what’s the weather like up there on your high horse
gene, whitney, and justin hammer should start a support group for teen villains with crushes on tony stark
((Okay but, I just want to know one thing.
Where the hell was Gene holding Howard Stark in the first season? We don’t see him, we don’t hear from him, we don’t get any indication that he’s in Gene’s basement with Zhang.
The Tong Clearly didn’t know Howard was there, ZHANG probably didn’t know Howard was there. But if Howard was in the dungeons, wouldn’t that mean Zhang DID know? What if they like, were in the cell next to each other or just down the hall from one another and like, talked about Gene behind his back.
Is THAT why Howard didn’t immediately go to press charges on the kid? Cause he was around long enough to find out what a complete freakin’ wreck the poor kid was? Anger Issues, Daddy Issues, Insecurities up the wazoo, plus an abused teen, Gene Khan was literally one wrong conversation from a mental breakdown the entire first season.
But this is all only speculations of a rabid fangirl at three in the morning as she’s about to pass out. Which I shall do now. G’night!))
Well, we know that since Gene was the one who kidnapped Howard in the flashback, but Zhang has the ring 6months later, Gene had to have stolen the ring from Zhang briefly, and then Zhang got it back.
So unless Gene snuck Howard into some part of the Secret Dungeon that Zhang never uses before Zhang got the ring back, AND then managed to hide from Zhang the fact that he was going in there all the time to bring Howard food, AND kept Zhang in a totally different part of the dungeon when he captured him, then Zhang pretty much had to know about Howard.
chatvert and I have headcanoned that Zhang jumped Gene and got the ring back as soon as Gene returned with Howard, but didn’t release Howard because that would have gotten Gene <i>super</i> arrested. And since it seems that Zhang keeps Gene around because he thinks he might need him to figure out how to make the rings work properly, he wouldn’t want that. Also, because Gene captured Howard in the Mandarin armor, it would be pretty easy for Howard to put two and two together and figure out that Zhang is the Mandarin, as in, the leader of the Tong.
Anyway, conclusion: Zhang knew about Howard. And if they were able to talk to each other at all when they were in the dungeon together, that’s probably why Howard seems to be willing to go a little easy on Gene. Because it would have taken him approximately 0.3 seconds to figure out that Zhang is an gigantic abusive shitlord and Gene is a horribly damaged child.
People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter
fan fic writers/fan fic readers.
keep your enemies closer. kiss your enemies. propose to your enemies. settle down with your enemy and adopt a cat.
chatvert this is relevant to our interests