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In the end of Avengers: Endgame,

Captain America went back in time and stayed there. He married Peggy Carter and grew old with her.

It was surely an emotional moment, but why did he do it especially when he already had a girlfriend named Sharon Carter (ref: Captain America: Civil War).

Why exactly did Captain America cheat on Sharon Carter?

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    Are you sure they were still dating? There's no reference to her in any of the later movies. – CBredlow May 7 at 16:55
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    Plus it's quite possible Sharon was snapped. – Paulie_D May 7 at 17:06
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    @Paulie_D - She was (according to Twitter) but she was brought back – Valorum May 7 at 17:08
  • Then she's been gone for 5 years.. I think he can move on (or back..heh) in that time. In fact, he says "Gotta move on"....as I recall. – Paulie_D May 7 at 17:10
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    She's for all intents and purposes dead. But...on the bottom line, and that seems to be a common theme throughout your studies in Captain America's personal life, not everyone behaves the same or is necessarily comparable to you or any other MCU character with regards to their handling of private relationships. – TARS May 7 at 17:49
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It's not really clear what the (canon) status of his relationship with Sharon Carter is after the events of Civil War. They kissed one time and he then immediately went into hiding for more than a year. She then gets herself snapped out of existence for five years.

By the time he makes the decision to go back to the past, he may well have not seen her for the best part of seven years and there's no good indication that they were even dating (or even Skype-ing) while he was on the run.


In earlier versions of the script for Infinity War, Steve was actually living with her, but that was removed entirely, with the implication being that their relationship (such as it was) is long since over.

"In previous drafts, a couple of times," Markus told Collider. "Sharon Carter was a victim of what we came to realize as we were writing it which is that if you're writing scenes that set up people before the story has gotten to them such as Steve and Sharon trying to make it work in an apartment, they're gonna go because the movie does not have time to catch up 'previously on the life of Steve Rogers.'"

'Avengers: Infinity War' Writers Reveal What Happened to Sharon Carter

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    And, how much time had he spent with Peggy Carter? Again, one kiss and then he got iced. At least, Sharon was a recent memory. – I Love You 3000 May 7 at 17:35
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    @ILoveYou3000 - They spent a lot of time together though. – Valorum May 7 at 17:37
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    After that one kiss, didn't they even have some dialogue that seemed to imply the relationship wasn't going to happen? "That was..." "...late", or something? – MartianInvader May 7 at 22:03
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    @MartianInvader - Indeed. And in my personal experience, when you kiss someone and they immediately leave the country and assume a fake identity, that relationship probably isn't off to the best start. – Valorum May 9 at 16:14
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    @Valorum In your experience? That sounds like you have some interesting life going on :D – Luaan May 10 at 6:36

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