The enormous success of Avengers: Endgame has many Marvel fans looking back on the now-classic movies that kickstarted the superhero domination of Hollywood over a decade ago.
Twitter user @malihaness had an especially touching take on Iron Man's origin story, centering around Ho Yinsen, the man who saved Tony Stark's life.
"..And whoever saves one, it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.."(Quran 5:32) And without realizing the MCU ma… https://t.co/9kJlj5IrcO— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557324925.0
By saving Tony Stark (though he had reasons not to), Yinsen saved the whole world.
Yinsen led by example of Islam in terms of seeing the best in people. He knew Starks military involvement in foreig… https://t.co/T8FcMiBEnc— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557324926.0
He spoke to the side of Tony that wanted good for humanity. He patiently educated him on the what/where his weapons… https://t.co/tZx1cLHOgt— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557324926.0
Yinsen knew to always stand up for the victim in front of him, even if they had darkness in their past.
What mattered to Yinsen is at that moment Tony was being wronged and he needed help. 'What is right' is to stand fo… https://t.co/ggWJ4QJbHX— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557324926.0
Finally 'turning away from the ignorant'. He learns that Tony wasn't directly involved in the decision making. So h… https://t.co/MFxXCP131q— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557324926.0
Even while helping Tony escape, Yinsen placed the lives of others above his own.
And finally, watching the scene where Yinsen is shooting into the cave. His goal is to stall the bad guys so he sta… https://t.co/CNsXJ13JKS— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557324926.0
Instead Yinsen shoots towards the walls of the cave making grunts and noises to shoo away people like wow dude even… https://t.co/CAasEuPR9s— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557324927.0
Believing in someone to do the right thing can make all the difference.
My fav part, Yinsen might not have gotten to know the Tony we know BUT he believed in him, and it resonated with To… https://t.co/TNZSpe2axq— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557324927.0
So not only is this an amazing portrayal of a Muslim that isn't simply wearing a tasbeeh or reading the Quran but r… https://t.co/r7F5OPsHM2— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557324927.0
Without Yinsen, there would be no MCU.
So there you have it folks, no IronMan without a Muslim. So be cognizant of your actions this Ramadan and after. Yo… https://t.co/HH7Qqbd7zc— Maliha| some spoilers (@Maliha| some spoilers) 1557325175.0
Fans were grateful for the reminder of where the entire story started.
@malihaness Wow. Great post! To be honest, I actually forgot about that scene until I saw this.— John Guzman of House Stark 🐺 (@John Guzman of House Stark 🐺) 1557347712.0
@malihaness @MusclesMurphy Don't forget Iron Man was also the one who delivered the nuke through the wormhole in 20… https://t.co/mkg7caAD7u— Devour-our-our the Rich (@Devour-our-our the Rich) 1557348087.0
@malihaness @RPG_EmeraldS Proof that your actions have trickle-down consequences, even huge ones.— Beast Boy (@Beast Boy) 1557329799.0
Tony learned more from Yinsen than he ever let on.
@malihaness And don't forget The Avenger is one amongst The Asmau'l Husna, Al Muntaqim. https://t.co/ofXfdecWpK— Fajar Wahyu (@Fajar Wahyu) 1557401190.0
@malihaness This is an amazing thread! Seeing Yinsen in Iron Man 3 flashback before Tony became Iron Man is so hear… https://t.co/lqVpZXd9PU— Ant🍯 (@Ant🍯) 1557411656.0
Several fans were hoping for a Yinsen cameo in Endgame, but it was not to be.
@malihaness I would have loved to see a callback to Yinsen in Endgame— Kraas (@Kraas) 1557410317.0
@malihaness I was hoping for a flashback in Endgame.— Brian Cook (@Brian Cook) 1557359097.0
May we never forget Yinsen and everything he did for a man in need!
@malihaness Yinsen has been one of my all time fav MCU characters since the first time I saw him (& Iron Man wasn’t… https://t.co/kzdaGiSFuE— tumbling tumbleweed (@tumbling tumbleweed) 1557371962.0
In many ways, Yinsen was the MCU's first hero. Saving one life is all it takes.
Yinsen is one of the most important people in the MCU and people should talk about that more. https://t.co/g5wlWlL4Ne— Ben (@Ben) 1557346479.0