There are several complicated relationships in MCU, from Bruce and Natasha to Nebula and her father Thanos, but one bond that affected the MCU timeline was between Tony and Steve. They met in Avengers and worked as a team, they had complications as they were competitors even as a team. Eventually, they became friends, but as their story progressed some incidents caused some cracks in their friendship. On this list, we will mention 7 reasons why Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) were good friends and 3 reasons why they were not.
1) Weren’t: They Didn’t Listen To Each Other
The lack of understanding between them caused conflicts in their friendship. Instead of understanding each other’s point of view, they maintained an egotistical attitude. They should have listened to each other.
2) Were: Steve Missed Tony
Even after periodical arguments, Steve had a soft corner for Tony. At the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony and Steve peacefully say goodbye to each other. After Thor departs and it’s just the two of them, Steve walks with Tony to his car and confesses that he will miss him.
3) Weren’t: Steve Didn’t Tell Tony About His Parents
The truth about Tony’s parents was kept a secret from him, but Steve was aware of it. This caused heavy damage to their friendship. Although Steve kept it a secret to protect Bucky. By not sharing this information with Stark, Steve had already chosen sides.
4) Were: They Were There For Each Other Nonetheless
At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Stan Lee cameos as a postman who is delivering a package for Tony. It was from Steve asking Tony to keep in touch in case he needs help. It was a friendly gesture and it was brought up in the next movies when Tony was considering calling him in Avengers: Infinity War.
5) Were: Tony Acknowledged Their Friendship
After discovering the truth about his parents, Tony was shattered and acknowledged the friendship between them. Quoting the scene, “I’m sorry, Tony. You know I wouldn’t do this if I had any other choice, but he’s my friend.”, Tony responds with three simple words: “So was I.” He was shocked as he considered Steve his friend and he felt betrayed.
6) Weren’t: They Said Cruel Words To Each Other
On the helicarrier, everyone was worried about the threat that Loki brought upon them. Under stressful conditions, they said hurtful words to each other Steve pointed out that Tony wasn’t willing to sacrifice himself for others, and Tony called Steve a lab rat. They soon became friends again and proved each other wrong.
7) Were: They Joked Together
With a lot of things going on in their lives from aliens to gods, they had some wholesome, relaxing moments which reminded them of their friendship.
8) Were: Tony Gave Steve His Shield Back
Logically, with what happened between them in Captain America: Civil War, Tony did the right thing taking Steve’s shield as his father created it. But later he acknowledged it by giving the shield back to Steve in Avengers: Infinity War. It was a good gesture by Tony which helped them clear tension in their friendship.
9) Were: They Trusted Each Other
They were not on good terms in the past but in Avengers: Infinity War they trusted each other and went back in time together. It was a huge thing as it was their last shot on revering the snap. Tony asks Steve: “Do you trust me?”, to which Steve replies: “I do.” for this brief moment, they both kept their ego aside and worked together as friendly teammates.
10) Were: Steve (Almost) Kissed Tony
This scene never really made it into the final movie Avengers: Age Of Ultron, this was a blooper from it. If they were not true friends they would not get close to each other, this is a sign of true friendship.