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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.

Major Victory with Captain America's shield

Could anyone shed some light on this?

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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… - Answer is here. – Valorum Mar 23 '14 at 13:15
  • My guess is that someday we are going to find out that Vance Astro aka Major Victory is in fact Steve Rogers. I don't know when or how he got frozen again, but that's what happened. maybe he doesn't remember who he is but that's bound to be the case. – user64171 Apr 3 '16 at 16:49
  • Welcome to Stack Exchange! Do you have anything to back up this guess? Answers which are just unsupported speculation tend to get downvoted and deleted here. – Rand al'Thor Apr 3 '16 at 17:25
  • @user64171 I doubt it. We've met Vance Astro in the "present day". He was the Thing's sidekick for a bit between the first and second Secret Wars. – Jon B May 17 '16 at 3:45
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The story you're reading is set substantially into the future. Since Captain America's shield is indestructible, it makes sense that it's still extant.

Per the Marvel Wikia page on Captain America's Shield;

In several alternate timelines, the shield survives and comes to be possessed by other significant individuals. In late 37th-early 39th century, Nathan Dayspring and Tetherbood lead a squad of the Clan Rebellion to obtain the shield, which Nathan used to inspire liberty and justice in his followers and bore into many battles, until it was ripped from his arm.

On Earth-691, Major Victory acted on rumor and legend to find the shield, which he used as a symbol to rally the warring people of Earth after they were freed from the conquering Badoon in the 31st century.

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  • You down voted but still answered the question, interesting... – Secko Mar 23 '14 at 13:24
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    @secko - I downvoted because I felt that it was a lazy question. You'll note that it's basically a copy/paste answer. – Valorum Mar 23 '14 at 13:31
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    @Secko - I classify a question as lazy when you could google the actual question title and be instantly presented with the answer. google.co.uk/… - The mouse-over when you downvote specifically states "does not show any research effort" – Valorum Mar 23 '14 at 13:42
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    @Secko - Boredom, and a touch of OCD. – Valorum Mar 23 '14 at 14:16
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    "Was I lazy to search, yes. I wanted to know the answer quick so I could continue reading" I'll never understand this. If you're after a fast answer, why wouldn't you search first before asking? If you searched and couldn't find the answer, that's one thing - but asking a question (here or anywhere else) is often likely going to require waiting for an answer when you could have already found it in a quick search of your own. – phantom42 Mar 23 '14 at 18:56

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