In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Stark is about to bring The Vision to life over Captain America's objection, Captain America says that "the Avengers were supposed to be different than SHIELD.".

Then later when Sokovia is flying and the SHIELD helicarrier appears, Pietro says " this is SHIELD?" And Captain America replies "this is what SHIELD is supposed to be.".

Why is Captain America disappointed with SHIELD?

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    I'm guessing you haven't seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
    – Ajedi32
    Jun 11, 2015 at 15:12

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Because SHIELD turned out to be a militarized police force

which neo-nazi Hydra corrupted from the inside (Captain America: The Winter Soldier),

using SHIELD to create weapons of mass destruction (The Avengers/Avengers Assemble: Steve Rogers finds weapons based on Tesseract) and planned on

killing people for potentially being dangerous to the new world order (Captain America: The Winter Soldier).

At the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Fury's SHIELD acted as peace keepers and rescuers, saving people, not policing them.

  • 37
    Avengers, Captain America- Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron.
    – user16696
    Jun 11, 2015 at 5:19
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    don't forget the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    – Petersaber
    Jun 11, 2015 at 6:08
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    This is basically the core point of the whole Insight plotline in Winter Soldier, and a key part of the "you create your own demons" plotline in Age Of Ultron. Jun 11, 2015 at 8:59
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    It's basically Cap's entire bloody story arc in the whole MCU. Jun 11, 2015 at 18:00
  • @Petersaber im not sure Capt has any ties to Agents, he's movies only at this time.
    – user16696
    Jun 11, 2015 at 21:31

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