Every so often I’m reminded of how much I liked the relationship between Nebula and Rhodey in Endgame. It was completely unexpected but it makes so much sense. Both are pretty stoic, not prone to suffering fools, and of course both have cybernetic parts.
They spent five years, more or less, as friends. Nebula cared about/liked/respected him enough to use the nickname “Rhodey” even. What happened once everything was over? Did she give him a wary hug, like she’d once done with her sister, and run away?
If we assume Nebula ages in human years there’s a pretty significant age difference between them. When Nebula was at her lowest – sister gone, Thanos gone, old life gone, world gone – did she start seeing him as the closest thing she’d ever had to a proper father?