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I think that the character development of Bruce specific in Avengers isn´t mentioned enough.
Bruce is a gentle person who suddenly was burdened with this monster. This creatur was suddenly a part of him, uncontrolled and leaving destruction in its way.
He couldn´t accept that such a thing was a part of him cause it´s obviously not. Every time he was provoced the Hulk appeared and did things he never would have done. Hulk could never help people or do the right thing. So he couldn´t control it.
But the part where he was talking to Tony got him thinking. Where he said the maybe Hulk was a part of him, who saved him. Still he doubted himself and Hulk. There was no way that there was anything good in this situation. So he changed into Hulk again.
Then he woke up in this abandoned warehouse and there was this old man who wasn´t afraid of him, even though saw him as Hulk. An ordinary man who isn´t used to fighting the evil or sees it every day. And this man also tells him something important. That he is able to do good things as Hulk. He was awake when he was falling and he tried to land somewhere he could not hurt anyone.
So this got him thinking. Maybe the Hulk isn´t as bad as he though. And this sentence. That he´s always angry. First it tells us, that he could control the change to a certain extent. But it also says that he finally accept that the Hulk is a part of him. An angry part of him but none the less a part of him, which is also able to help people and to save them and not only to destroy.
So now he could not only control the change but also his behaviour as Hulk. He does not let himself go as Hulk but lets himself be the Hulk.
And this is the reason I love this scene.
Mark Ruffalo is best Banner.
Two Classics authors — Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla — are among those featured in this set of impressive colorized photos by Max Miller. Strange not to see Twain in white, but presumably we can all agree that our authors get top marks for their mustaches.