1. He’s smart.
While he may not show it off as his friend Tony does, he’s crazy intelligent. He’s a scientist and he has pioneered much work in the field of gamma radiation. In the words of Phil Coulson, “he’s like a Stephen Hawking.”
2. He’s kind.
Bruce is a far cry from the Hulk and this shows in the fact that he’s just plain nice and kind. At the start of The Avengers, he’s seen acting as a medical doctor in India. This is by no means a glamorous job and it’s obvious that he loves helping people.
3. He’s got his scars, just like the rest of us.
Bruce was abused as a child. He was treated like a monster for a good chunk of his adult life. He's grown withdrawn and bitter because of this, but that doesn't take away from the fact this happens to all of us. He's a complex character and he's nowhere near perfect. But that's why I like him.
4. He’s best friends with Tony Stark.
This dynamic duo has an epic bromance that has accurately been dubbed the Science Bros. Bruce puts up with Tony’s crazy awesome nonsense (and enjoys it!) and Tony brings Bruce out of his shell a little. Mutually beneficial, not to mention that they both really needed a friend.
5. He’s a peacemaker.
Bruce has no love of arguments and fighting. He will rarely jump into tension-filled conversations, unless he has a reason to do it or if he feels it’s absolutely necessary. But even though he is a peacemaker, if he feels what the group wants is wrong, he won’t just comply. He’ll speak up and make sure it doesn’t go wrong.
6. He's witty.
What about you? Is he your favorite Avenger too? What do you like about Bruce? What do you not like?