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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 retcons, Captain America seems to fought in practically every single battle in World Wars II. Is there a list of the real-life World War II battles Steve Rogers of the 616 comic ...
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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 other Howling Commandos. This exhibit is in the Smithsonian Air and Space museum. However, Captain ...
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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 ...
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Has the Super Soldier serum been successfully reproduced after Rogers?

After Rogers is turned into Cap, we've heard of several attempts at reproducing the serum, the most recent I think (at least according the MCU) results on the creation of the Hulk. Is there any case ...
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If Odin lost the Tesseract, why couldn't Heimdall tell him where it was?

From the MCU we learn that Asgardians live a lot longer than humans. Loki mentions it to be something like 3000 years on average. So it's safe to say that all the Asgardians we see in the first Thor ...
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How does the super soldier serum affect the rate at which Steve Rogers ages?

I have my own theories about this, but I'd like to know for sure. It was stated in The First Avenger that Steve's metabolism burn 4 times faster than the average person's,but does that same ratio ...
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When and why did the shape of Captain America's shield change?

In his first appearances, Captain America's shield is an elongated triangle with three peaks at the top: Joe Simon's first sketch of Captain America Cover of Captain America issue #1, 1941 ...
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Did Thor really intend to murder Captain America? [duplicate]

During Avengers, Captain America interrupts Thor and Iron Man in the middle of their fight after Loki escapes, Thor's immediate response is to attack Captain America. Captain America survives thanks ...
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Who would win in a fight between Spider-Man and Captain America?

Do we know who would win in a fight between Captain America and Spider-Man? Have they ever fought in the comics?
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Where does Captain America live?

In the Age of Ultron, someone asks Captain America if he has found a place in Brooklyn yet. And Captain America replies that he does not think he can afford a place in Brooklyn. So where does ...
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What is Captain America's true allegiance?

In the MCU, Captain America is the leader of the Avengers, who were operating for SHIELD (at least until its destruction), which itself was under the command of a mysterious "World Council". But, at ...
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What else is Captain America's shield made from?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, we see that; However, earlier in the movie she attacks Captain America, who successfully blocks her attacks with his shield. Is this an error in the film, or is Captain ...
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Could the Earth-2149 Squirrel Girl destroy Colonel America's shield?

On Earth-2149 - the Zombie universe - Colonel America's shield is made of a Vibranium-Steel alloy instead of pure Vibranium. Also, in that universe, Squirrel Girl's squirrels are as undead as ...
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If vibranium absorbs kinetic energy, how can Captain America hurt people with his shield?

So two questions previously asked about vibranium, links below, they both came down to vibranium absorbs kinetic energy, IE absorbing the force. And it seems that way for most vibranium based ...
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How does Baron Zemo relate to the Civil War comic arc?

Comicbook.com revealed a while back that Daniel Bruhl will play Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War. I wondered why I hadn't noticed him in the Civil War Trade Paperback (currently at my ...
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Does Captain America have an heroic adjective like so many other Marvel characters?

You all know the heroic adjectives of Marvel. The Incredible Hulk. The Invincible Iron Man. The Mighty Thor. The Spectacular Spider-Man. The Uncanny X-Men. But from what I can tell, the big-name ...
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How does Captain America's vibranium shield bleed off excess energy absorption?

Cap's shield is made of vibranium which absorbs energy. Surely, it can't store an infinite amount of energy so it must then convert this in some other form (possibly heat?). How does it achieve ...
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Does Captain America have more than one shield?

I've always understood Captain America to only have one shield, as it's made of the incredibly rare vibranium alloy. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, during the battle aboard the Lemurian ...
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Why Didn't The Winter Soldier Keep Captain America's Shield?

It's hard to believe this question hasn't been asked, but in "The Winter Soldier", Captain America is running down the Winter Soldier after he During this chase, he throws his shield at the Winter ...
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What is Captain America's worst fear?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, But I didn't understand the Captain America's "worst fear". How is this his worst fear? What am I missing here?
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Is Captain America super-human?

Thanks to the super-soldier serum, Steve Rogers has greatly increased physical abilities, often described as being at the peak of human potential. Going along with this is usually the statement that ...
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Why isn't Captain America worthy of Mjolnir?

Soft spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron. I haven't see the movie yet, but in the trailer, we can see Cap trying to lift Mjolnir in the humorous scene where every Avenger gives it a try. Mjolnir ...
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Are there ANY negative effects from the Super-Soldier Serum?

Is there a downside to the serum? It seems pretty much perfect.
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Why does Stark not use the same material for his suit as Captain America's shield is made of? [duplicate]

Caps Shield can withstand most projectiles and absorb quite a bit of force (Hulks fist, Thors Hammer to name two of the tougher ones). Wouldn't it make sense for Stark to use the same material for his ...