Captain America is a superhero from the Marvel Comics universe. First appearing in 1941, he is the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young man who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort against Nazi Germany. He is ...

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Captain America's status with the US military [duplicate]

Is Captain America still a soldier of the US military? If he is, is he required to be a US soldier in order to retain his title of Captain America? Also, is he eligible for further rank promotions?
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Did Captain America know Iron Man needs his arc reactor to live?

Towards the end of Civil War, Captain America: Doesn't he need that to live?
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Why do the Guardians of the Galaxy have Captain America's shield?

In Issue 22 of Guardians of the Galaxy, we see that the Guardians have what appears to be Captain America's shield in their homeship. It probably isn't the real thing, given that Captain America ...
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Why do Schmidt and Zola speak English to one another?

Johann Schmidt and Arnim Zola are the main villains of Captain America: The First Avenger. They both speak German fluently, as do their Nazi colleagues... So why do they speak English to one ...
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Has Marvel ever referenced the song “Catch Me Now I'm Falling?”

"Catch Me Now I'm Falling," by the Kinks is written from the perspective of Captain America. I remember, when you were down And you needed a helping hand ...
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Is there anything special about the words used to activate the Winter Soldier?

In Captain America: Civil War, the Winter Soldier is 'activated' with the following phrase: Longing. Rusted. Seventeen. Daybreak. Furnace. Nine. Benign. Homecoming. One. Freight car. What does ...
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Are there any comics that I should read before watching Captain America: The First Avenger?

Let's assume I know almost nothing about Captain America or Avengers or MCU. I know he has a vibranium shield, and was a product of drinking super-serum during WWII that turned him from a geeky dweeb ...
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Does Captain America purposely avoid picking up Thor's Hammer in Avengers 2?

There've been several questions about the Excalibur like scene in Avengers Age of Ultron when no avenger is able to lift the hammer except for Captain America who seems to be able to move it slightly. ...
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Why aren't there more supersoldiers?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, we see that the Super Soldier Serum that created Captain America was destroyed when the Nazi spy blew up the lab, and its formula lost with his dead creator, ...
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In Captain America: Civil War, did Bucky's arm become less powerful?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we can see that Bucky's metal arm can exert a force when needed. We can see and hear that in Cap and Bucky's fight scene. And as far as I know, Bucky's metal ...
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What happened to the magnetic return for Captain America's shield?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America has some sort of magnetic thing to call the shield back to him (kind of like how Thor can summon his hammer). From the wiki: Tony Stark created for ...
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Can Captain America be killed?

This question comes from watching a number of the MCU movies starring Captain America and seeing all of the buildings, airplanes, high places, bombs, etc that he has been through threw, blown up by, ...
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What authority does Tony Stark have to claim back the shield of Capt. America?

At the end of the movie Captain America: Civil War, we see that Iron Man claiming the shield of Captain America. According to Iron Man, "It does not belong to you Steve, my father built it". Cap, ...
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How was the star design formed on Captain America's shield?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, we see that the shield (in unpainted vibranium) was manufactured with concentric rings that line up with the red and white stripes, but no sign of the central ...
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Is Captain America at peak human potential mentally?

Did the supersoldier serum modify his mental capabilities? Any canon universe is acceptable.
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Who repaints Captain America's shield?

It isn't too uncommon for Captain America's shield to have the paint chipped off or damaged. However, it's soon back to normal, every time. Who repaints it for him when this happens?
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How long had Marvel planned this plot point?

In Captain America: Civil War, it is revealed that The first reference we had to this event was in We later saw the event referenced again, when So my question is, for how long had the powers ...
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Why would SHIELD play a game from 1941 on the radio?

At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, Cap wakes up in a "Recovery Room" with an Agent Carter lookalike and all of the good ol' 1945 comforts, complete with a handheld radio playing a ...
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When did Captain America learn to fight?

So Captain America became faster, stronger, smarter, etc... after the Super Soldier Serum, but when did he learn to be so proficient in hand-to-hand combat? Even when he meets another "super" person ...
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Does Tony Stark have a self-flying helicopter?

In Captain America: Civil War, He then decides to go after He apparently This leaves no one flying the helicopter. Does this mean that it can fly itself? Does Tony Stark have a self-flying ...
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If Steve Rogers wasn't so weak, could Cap be even stronger?

I have seen a fair amount of discussion on whether or not Captain American needs to exercise or if he is a superhuman, which got me wondering. If Steve Rogers weren't so weak prior to the SSS (Super ...
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What can Captain America survive?

Although Captain America is often described as not being superhuman, he can clearly survive things that a regular human wouldn't, such as being frozen in ice for seventy years. I'd like to understand ...
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If vibranium is the strongest metal on earth, then why did Captain America's shield dent when Peggy Carter shot it? [duplicate]

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy is mad at Steve so she pulls the trigger on her gun three times and the shield dents. Why is that? Also, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve gets ...
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When did Captain America learn what happened to Howard Stark?

Near the end of Captain America: Civil War we learn that and Captain America admits that he already knew. But how did he find out? I don't recall this being revealed in any of the previous movies, ...
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Does Captain America have normal hair growth?

To begin with, Captain America was buried in ice for 70 years. So,along with all his metabolism, his hair growth seems to have been inhibited. But even after being rescued, he has never kept a beard ...
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In what Captain America comic did he kill a room full of villains?

I don't remember the issue number, but I remember it happened: Captain America killed a room full of villains with a machine gun, and I think he abandoned the hero business for a while after. Which ...
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Why is “Star Wars” crossed out on Steve Roger's list?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve has a list of things people have recommended he catch up on. On the American, and presumably most canon, version, "Star Wars" appears to be crossed out....
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What did Black Widow mean about the rock in the Potomac?

During the hearing at the very end of Winter Soldier: Hearing General: Why haven't we yet heard from Captain Rogers? Black Widow: I don't know what there is left for him to say. I think the ...
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Is there something in the marvel universe that could cut vibranium in half?

in Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Scarlet Witch tampers with Tony Stark's mind, he sees a nightmare of dead avengers. There, you see Captain America's Shield torn in half. it was like... something cut ...
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How worthy is Captain America? [duplicate]

In the movie, Thor allowed the rest of the Avengers to try and lift Mjolnir, confident that they aren't worthy. Most of them failed, ofc. The Cap, however, managed to budge the hammer ever so slightly,...
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Did Batman ever develop a Super Soldier Serum?

Has Batman ever developed a Super Soldier Serum (similar to the one that was successfully used on Steve Rogers/Captain America) and administered it on himself? In the DC Universe (main DC continuity) ...
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Has Ant-Man ever passed through Captain America’s shield?

Captain America's shield has been broken by godly powers. It’s also withstood impressive beatings by Hulk and Thor, etc. It has great abilities in helping deflect kinetic energy, but these tests don't ...
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Why did Captain America: White Issue #1 come out 7 years after Issue #0?

Recently, I discovered Captain America: White, a comic series retelling several key moments in Captain America and Bucky's career. To my surprise, every source I have found online indicates that Issue ...
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How can Captain America's shield ricochet? [duplicate]

Captain America's shield is stated to be made at least partially of Vibranium, a material that is "vibration proof." Logically, this would mean that it dissipates all kinetic energy. However, in ...
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Why can't Captain America afford a place in Brooklyn? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, we get this exchange between Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Falcon (Sam Wilson): Sam Wilson: Found a place in Brookyln yet? Steve Rogers: I don't think I can ...
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How many characters have taken on the mantle of Captain America?

We think of Steve Rogers as the only Captain America because of the modern Captain America and Avengers movies. But in the Captain America serial films of the 1940s his alter-ego was a district ...
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Is Captain America gay? [closed]

First, if you are thinking that this question is a joke or troll, I'd like to welcome you to the 21st century when the mankind is discussing legality of gay marriages. Now, if you look at the ...
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How does Zola end up like this in The Winter Soldier?

I'm watching all the Marvel films through for the first time, and I've also never read the comics. I'm currently watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier and I'm not really sure I understand the ...
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What's the nutella for?

In the image below, Captain America is hugging the Winter Soldier while telling Stark and Banner ... I have my own secret club now Cap's club is Army Bros so I'm assuming that implies Stark and ...
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Does “Many Heads, One Tale” retcon this MCU history?

In Agents of SHIELD S3E8, Many Heads, One Tale, we learn that HYDRA Does this overwrite the history we see in Captain America: The First Avenger, in which HYDRA or can the two histories be ...
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Why did Captain America believe what he saw?

When Captain America saw Bucky, he became emotional and weak to a point where anyone could knock him. But, why did he believe what he saw? It could have been a clone of Bucky (after all young Bucky ...
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How is Bucky so young?

Bucky was friend of Steve Rogers before Rogers became Captain America. The movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier shows events 70+ years after that transformation. Captain America is so young ...
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Why doesn't the government seize Captain America's shield?

Captain America's shield is made of one of the most exotic materials on the planet, which can absorb kinetic energy and is (nearly) indestructible. Why doesn't the government seize it from Captain ...
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Which real-life battles did Captain America fight in?

Over the years, due to various retcons, Captain America seems to fought in practically every single battle in World War II. Is there a list of the real-life World War II battles Steve Rogers of the ...
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Why was the Captain America exhibit in the Air and Space Museum?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve visits an exhibit about Captain America and the his Howling Commandos. This exhibit is in the Smithsonian Air and Space museum. However, Captain America ...
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When was the S.H.I.E.L.D. twist decided and who made the decision?

As you can see in this video, the twist that from The Winter Soldier was most likely a retcon that hadn't been decided on from the beginning. This raises the question of when the decision to have ...
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If America joined WW2 in 1941 why did Captain America enlist in 1940?

In the MCU it is shown lines of men enlisting in 1940, including Bucky. Why was this when the US didn't join the conflict until December 1941?
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Have Captain America and Wolverine ever fought?

Both have advanced healing powers, one has an Adamantium coated skeleton and claws and the other has a Vibranium shield. Wolverine has his special sense ability, but Captain America has brilliant ...
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Does Bucky Barnes Have Superhuman Abilities?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it's clear that Captain America and the Winter Soldier are able to fight one another on a pretty even level, with Cap's shield frequently negating the ...