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.

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Whose fist dent is there on the seclusion retreat cabin of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

In the S02E14 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson took Skye to a secret seclusion retreat facility of S.H.I.E.L.D. which was built by Bruce Banner. In the next episode, a fist dent on ...
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What Happened in the Triskelion after Captain America smashed it with the Helicarrier

I have been wondering for a long time,What happened to the Triskelion (S.H.I.E.L.D Headquarters) after the Helicarrier in Captain America:The Winter Soldier.I watched a separate TV installment (Agents ...
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What was the unknown catalyst which allowed Proto-Adamantium to exist?

We keep looking for an unknown agent but we must look at the fact: Dr. Myron MacLain used an experimental Steel alloy and Vibranium; He did numerous test using different setting and combination ...
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How did the Tesseract get to Earth? [duplicate]

We are watching the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe in preparation for the new Avengers movie coming up in May. While watching Captain America: The First Avenger, I realized that it's never explained ...
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Has Captain America ever been completely in the wrong?

While watching people pick loyalties in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, some (a tiny bit) of the tension gets lost because of an easy litmus test: if Captain America objects to it, it's wrong. ...
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Was Emil Blonksy a failure as a super-soldier? [duplicate]

In The Incredible Hulk, Emil Blonksy receives a serum based on that from Project: REBIRTH that is intended to make him a stronger, faster soldier. Based on the events at the University confrontation ...
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Was S.H.I.E.L.D. inspired by any real world organization?

The makers of Marvel Universe has such detailed characterization of the secret organization called SHIELD that I'm naturally curious (especially after watching Avengers and Capt. America movies) ...
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Is there evidence Captain America would support torture for information?

Would the Captain America of the Marvel Cinematic Universe support torture or "enhanced interrogation" techniques for the purpose of gaining information? Please support your case with quotes or ...
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Why did Captain America crash the Hydra bomber?

In "Captain America: The First Avenger", Cap treats having to suicidally crash the Hydra bomber into the Arctic as an urgent necessity to save New York. This HISHE video and common sense point out... ...
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Does Captain America have a dark side? [Mild Spoilers]

In the leaked Age of Ultron footage, we see Tony and Steve have a slight word-fight. In this, they talk about Scarlet Witch's visions, where the conversation goes: What is Steve referring to here? ...
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Where does Captain America get his bulk from?

In both the movies and comics Cap gains his peak human strength via the supersoldier serum and a does of vita rays, resulting in the rapid development of his super buff body: While the most ...
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How was the Proto-Adamantium in Captain America's shield forged? [duplicate]

I would like to know what combination of ingredients resulted in the formation of Proto-Adamantium?
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Captain America or Iron Man, who is stronger?

The comparison is with Iron Man (with suit) and not Tony Stark (without suit). Granted that without his suit, Stark would be pretty much powerless in front of Captain America, but in suit, we have ...
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Does Captain America have a 'No-Kill' policy?

Captain America has been a soldier, so it is fair to say that he would have had his fair share of kills, but as a superhero does Captain America Kill? i.e. does he have a 'no kill' policy similar to ...
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What is the Winter Soldier's arm made out of?

The Winter Soldier has a metallic arm, and being a Marvel property it's unlikely to be something as simple and straight-forward as aluminium or steel. So what metal is it made out of?
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Why does Steve Rogers wear a different uniform to everyone else in SHIELD?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Steve Rogers is shown to be a member of SHIELD (or at least very closely affiliated). Almost every other member of SHIELD wears what appears to be a standard uniform. ...
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How did Hydra get ahead-of-time technologies?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, the US military was shown to have normal weapons of the WW2 era. Even Stark's aeroplane (which dropped Captain America in enemy territory) was of that time. ...
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How many people have been called Captain America in the mainstream Marvel Universe?

In the canon Marvel Universe (Earth-616) Steve Rogers (Captain America) has lost his super-soldier serum and has passed the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson (the Falcon). There is great ...
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How does Captain America's Shield harness work?

I am referring specifically to the MCU version, but if it's ever shown in the comics continuity that will work too. During the films there are times when Cap will either sling his shield on his ...
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In Avengers, how was everyone able to look at the Tesseract with naked eyes?

In Captain America: The First Avenger movie, the Tesseract was highly luminous. Only Red Skull was able to look at it with naked eyes. Others needed to use googles. In Avengers movie, what made the ...
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Would it be possible for Captain America to catch Mjolnir instead of his shield?

Captain America uses his shield like a frisbee, and he always sticks his hand out to catch it. Would it be possible for him to accidentally catch Mjolnir instead? It would be logical that Steve ...
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Why wasn't the Captain America experiment performed in a secure military base?

The experiment which created Captain America was very very sensitive. So why wasn't it performed in a secure military base? While the experiment base was hidden well in the city, it still had only ...
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What's the connection between Community and Captain America?

While watching the latest Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I noticed a cameo by Danny Pudi, who plays Abed in the TV show Community. I didn't take this as a meaningful event, until I watched the ...
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Inconsistency of Cap's shield

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in the scene where Cap, Widow, and Falcon are ambushed on the highway by the Winter Soldier and his team of cronies at one point Captain America confronts one ...
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If the Winter Soldier is a Soviet Agent, how did HYDRA obtain him as an asset?

In the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a flashback explains how I can't recall whether it is explicitly stated that he fell into the custody of the Soviet Union, but I know this to be the ...
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How old is Captain America when he receives the 'Super-Soldier Serum'?

Steve Rogers is said to have been born in the 1920's. WWII started roughly in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Germany. Rogers attempts to enlist in the US Army in 1940, however due to his frail ...
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Is the paint on Captain America's shield also invulnerable?

I always thought that the patriotic paint on Captain America's shield is normal human paint. But, when I see it unaffected after battles, I lose this faith. Is the paint of Captain America's shield ...
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Why did Hydra choose the subject they transformed into the “Winter Soldier”, in Captain America?

Spoiler: The Winter Soldier is actually Warning: This individual is named in the answers below. For now, let us call him "the subject". Assuming that the subject is simply a normal, ...
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Who is Major Victory, and why does he have Captain America's shield?

I was reading the Guardians of the Galaxy volume one and suddenly a character known as Major Victory got unfrozen (same as Captain America) and he appears to have Captain America's shield. Could ...
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What is the relevance of Norway in the stories about The Avengers?

In Marvel's movies about the Avengers there are several references to Norway. Both the Tesseract (Captain America) and The Casket of Ancient Winters (Thor) are found there. Also in The Avengers movie ...
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Was tiny guy role in Captain America also played by Chris Evans?

In Captain America: The First Avenger movie, when Steve Rogers wasn't Captain America, he looked tiny (if you have better word, please replace) but the same. Was this role also played by Chris Evans ...
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Why did Howard Stark search for Captain America? Did he think he might be alive?

Movieverse I think. I know that Howard Stark is heading the search for Steve Rogers after he crashes in the plane. I think he keeps searching for a long time. But why? Does he know/think that Captain ...
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Material Question [duplicate]

I have a question about different types of materials shown in comic books. Which is material is stronger? Captain America's vibranium shield or Wolverine's adamantium bones? Specifically, could ...
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How were bullets able to dent Captain America's Shield?

Just after Captain America's shield was introduced in Captain America: The First Avenger movie, Peggy Carter shot few bullets at it which created few minor distortions on it. ...
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How can Captain America survive a skydive without a parachute?

At the start of the recent Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer, Cap jumps from a plane. Except he does this without a parachute. In Avengers, he does use a chute when jumping from a Quinjet ...
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What should happen when Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer strike each other?

In the movie Avengers, when Captain America's shield and Thor's hammer strike each other, they fall apart, actually what should happen?
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How heavy is Captain America's shield?

I assume that it's fairly heavy to account for the amount of force behind it when thrown, although that could be attributed to Cap's super-strength. However, I seem to recall an occasion where a ...
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If Captain America is frozen with his shield how come Iron man has it?

Iron man props pipe with shield Can be seen in Iron mans workshop
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What happens when you touch the Tesseract / Cosmic Cube?

It seems confusing what actually happens when you touch the Tesseract. Whenever it has been seen in a Marvel movie, it's either being handled with prongs, contained in some form of a box or carried in ...
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Is the Nazi-Asgardian connection in the Captain America movie new, or does it have a precedent somewhere?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Red Skull powers most of his tech with the Tesseract, which is all but stated to be a piece of Asgardian tech left behind in one of the Earth visits referred to ...
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Is the age of Tony Stark consistent with the appearance of his father in the Captain America movie?

Nick Fury told Captain America that he has been "asleep" for nearly 70 years. If Dominic Cooper was playing Howard Stark Senior (grandfather of Tony Stark) then it is fine, but if he was playing ...
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Can Captain America be Poisoned?

In the film, Captain America says he can't get drunk, because his body processes the toxins too quickly. Can he be poisoned (or get drunk) if the concentrations are high enough so that he couldn't ...
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How did Captain America change World War 2?

In the Marvel universe Steve Rogers was transformed via the super-soldier serum into Captain America. As the formula for the serum died with its creator, America decided to send Captain America in to ...
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What is Captain America's religion?

In the Avengers movie this conversation occurs between Captain America and Black Widow: Natasha Romanoff: [discussing attacking Loki] They're basically gods. Steve Rogers: Ma'am, there's only ...
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Why does Captain America's Shield make noise?

If the shield doesn't vibrate, how could it produce sound? This would necessitate something vibrating to move the air. The only thing that I can think of that is plausible, is that vibranium is able ...
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Are HYDRA's weapons related to Iron Man's repulsors?

Speaking from the recent Marvel movies... I just watched Captain America last night (only missing the Hulk's individual movie now). I noticed that the HYDRA weapons made the same little "whine" before ...
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Why did Captain America have a secret identity in the 1980s comics?

In a 1986 issue of Captain America, I discovered that not only was Captain America working as an artist for an ad agency, but he was doing so as Steve Rogers, with no one knowing that he was also ...
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How was Thor able to dent Captain America's Shield?

I was reading about Adamantium on the marvel.wikia Proto-Adamantium This is the original Adamantium created by Dr. MacLain. Proto-Adamantium is the official name for the metal that makes up ...
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How did Captain America survive freezing?

At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers crashes in the Arctic and is frozen there. He is rescued 70 years later and brought back to life. Since cryonics is not currently ...
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Didn't Dr. Erskine keep notes?

In the 2011 Captain America movie the super soldier serum is developed by Dr. Abraham Erskine, who is killed shortly after it is successfully tested on Steve Rogers. With Dr. Erskine dead the United ...