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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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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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What does Thor have that Captain America doesn't? [duplicate]

As I understand it, Captain America has, from time to time, been shown to be worthy of wielding Mjolnir, Thor's hammer. However, for the most part, he doesn't seem to be capable of lifting and using ...
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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 ...
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Can Captain America's Shield Produce 0K Temperatures?

If Captain America's shield can absorb/deaden any vibrations, does this mean that it can create 0 Kelvin temperatures? Since heat is movement/vibration of atoms, then his shield would be covered in ...
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How does Captain America's shield work?

Captain America is able to throw his circular shield and have it return it to him like a boomerang. Is this even possible according to physics (especially considering the ranges at which he uses the ...
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Does Red Skull die at the end of Captain America?

At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger (directed by Joe Johnston with Chris Evans in the titular role) you see Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) holding the Cosmic Cube after being hit by Captain ...
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Is the Super-Soldier serum in Incredible Hulk the same as the one in Captain America: The First Avenger?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Dr. Erskine creates the formula and uses it successfully on two people. In The Incredible Hulk, General Ross dusts off the old Super Soldier serum, except the ...
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How does Steve Rogers treat Tony Stark post Civil War?

I have a question about the aftermath of the Civil War crossover story-lines in Marvel Comics. I have been out of the loop for a long time and my Google Fu has failed me! Please Sci-Fi, you are my ...