no ok i need to talk about this
this piece of shit
otherwise known as howard fucking stark
dude, your son is not an invention
you did not contribute shit
everything he is came from him and him alone
all his intelligence, all his ingenuity, all his badassery
not from you, asshole
the best that you can say you did is fuck him over so thoroughly that he spent the rest of his life trying to live up to your expectations
your son is a fucking genius and you didn’t give two shits
tony stark is not an invention and you did not create him
He DID though. Intelligence is at least 70% genetic, meaning that his intelligence is derived from being born of his father’s loins.
And every stray insult, neglectful instance, annoyed noise, etc… That all contributed to what Tony was, intentionally or not. I’m not saying Howard Stark is an A+ parent (unless we’re putting him in a category with Odin, and then yes, A+ parenting!!!11!!one!)
If Howard Stark hadn’t been the person that he was to Tony, Tony NEVER would have turned out the way he was, for worse AND for better. It sucks, but it’s the troof.