In Avengers: Age of Ultron, in Sokovia, Ultron plans to use the city as a meteor to destroy mankind. All of the Avengers were there in their suits fighting back. Captain America had his whole outfit and shield except the helmet he wears.

So why didn't he wear his helmet during the battle? The helmet was gone once Cap came back from Korea to Avengers Tower so he can tell Tony to shut Vison down and it was gone from that point to the end. Where was it?

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    More face time?
    – RedCaio
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 19:33
  • I don't think a leather mask is really going to help much when the entire city comes crashing down and destroys all life on the planet.
    – phantom42
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 19:39
  • Are you asking: Does Captain America change clothes? Could he leave home without his helmet? This question seems so broad as to not have a definitive answer... Commented May 16, 2016 at 19:57
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    @phantom42 I bet that in addition to leather, it contains other materials -- possibly Kevlar or something even more advanced. Military helmets don't stop bullets for the most part, but they're still considered extremely important, protecting against shrapnel, debris, blows the head, etc. It is foolish for a character to not wear one into battle when he/she has one. But I understand that this is common in movies. Commented May 16, 2016 at 20:42
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    Sadly, I don't think you're going to get a legitimate in-universe answer here. This is a case of it's actually a movie and the powers that be wanted to show more of the actors faces they were spending millions of dollars on.
    – user66193
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 0:49

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During the final battle against Ultron in Sokovia, Captain America was not wearing his helmet in order to make the Sokovian citizens to see him as a person, rather than a symbol of war. In a deleted scene from AoU, Cap sees a mural on a wall depicting the Avengers as warmongers, and this is what influences his decision to take off his helmet.

Like he said, evacuating the Sokovian citizens was first priority, fighting Ultron and his army was secondary.

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    Out-universe wise, Chris Evans wanted to show his pretty face ^_^
    – user71772
    Commented Oct 8, 2016 at 14:46

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