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Is there any canon information about the conductivity of Captain America's shield?

As most of you know, Captain America uses his shield to protect himself from a lot of stuffs, be it physical attacks, projectiles, explosions, electrical shock, fire, cold, ... Thanks to the ...
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Are the edges of Captain America’s shield blunted or sharp?

When Captain America throws his mighty shield, does it hit things with a razor-sharp edge that can cut or a blunt edge that can bludgeon/bruise? Or is it some sort of modified edge that could do one ...
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Where/How did the Red Skull find Captain America's old shield?

In the comic series Wolverine: Old Man Logan Issue#7, we are introduced to President Red Skull. The issue starts off fifty years in the past (relative to the Old Man Logan's time) where the Red Skull ...
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Is Captain America immune to electric shocks?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, during the elevator scene when a team of Hydra soldiers try to take down Steve, he is tased multiple times and he doesn't seem to be anywhere near being ...
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Has Captain America ever been an ape/monkey?

Hear me out. I'm asking this because I am looking for some strange comic book stories, but also because in the Captain America films, the captain himself draws/has a drawing of a dancing monkey. Yes, ...
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Could Antarctic Vibranium destroy Captain America’s shield?

So we know that CA’s shield is made from a Wakandan Vibranium-steel alloy that can only be destroyed by the strongest of forces (Doctor Doom used the power of the Beyonder to fire a Beam From Out of ...
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Is there any reference where Captain America's shield is made from stolen Wakanda vibranium?

In any version, is Captain America’s shield made with vibranium stolen from Wakanda? I saw this idea on Facebook and was curious about its veracity.
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Was Iron Man's grandfather the creator of the Captain America?

As per the title. Did Iron Man's grandfather have a role in the creation of Captain America?
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In the films, was the portrayal of Captain America supposed to come across as gay?

Having just rewatched the Captain America films and being an occasional visitor to oddball websites I can't help shake the feeling that Chris Evan's portrayal of Steve Rogers comes across a bit gay (...
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How does Disney market Captain America outside of America?

The Marvel movies have been successfully marketed in America and outside of it. A staple of these movies has been Captain America, who is clearly a United States centric character. How has Disney (the ...
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Was Captain America Comics (1941) really trying to boost the morale of American people during World War II?

I found several of these in Captain America Comics (1941): Is this a normal marketing stuff, or was it for a noble purpose?
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Did Captain America ever come face-to-face with Hitler?

Hitler has appeared several times on the cover of Captain America Comics (1941). For example, on the cover of the first issue, you can see Captain America punching Hitler. But, Hitler wasn't there in ...
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What is the reference Captain America understood?

The following conversation happens in the movie: Nick Fury: I don't know about that, but it is powered by the cube. And I'd like to know how Loki used it to turn two of the sharpest men I know into ...
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Has Captain America entered the Olympics or competed in a world level competition?

After watching this scene: Being that I was a professional athlete once and won my fair share of World level competition medals (only a couple really) etc., that ...
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How fast were Bucky, T'Challa and Steve running in Civil War?

In the 2016 film "Captain America: Civil War", Cap's attempt to find Bucky in Bucharest is interrupted by Black Panther, who wants to kill Bucky for his apparent involvement with As Bucky runs from ...
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Which was the comic where Steve Rogers was able to hold Thor's hammer? [duplicate]

Which was the comic book where Captain America became worthy to hold Mjolnir ?
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Did Captain America die in the Infinity War comic series?

I heard that Chris Evans won’t be playing Captain America after the Infinity War movie, so I’m assuming they’re gonna kill Steve Rogers in the movie. But did he die in the Infinity War comic series? ...
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Why does Captain America's costume change in all the movies?

As you see in this image, his outfit is different in every film he's been featured in so far. Why? Please help me to answer this mind-boggling question.
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What Did Steve Rogers Notice at the End of Captain America #6

As everyone knows, Captain America has been given a new past as a member of Hydra by the machinations of the Red Skull. However, his innate character is still unchanged, and he's planning to kill the ...
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When did Captain America and Peggy Carter dance in the comics?

Sometime this year, I read a comic book or graphic novel in which Steve Rogers (Captain America) returned from the ice, and gets to dance at last with an old Peggy Carter. Does anyone know which ...
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Does Marvel/Disney have film rights to the Human Torch android?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, we see in the Stark Expo a reference to 'Phineas T. Horton's Synthetic Man'. In Marvel comics, this was the original Human Torch. Does Marvel actually have the ...
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Why did the Winter Soldier kill these characters?

At the end of Captain America: Civil War, we learn that the Winter Soldier killed Why he was ordered to kill them? Was Obadiah Stane a HYDRA member? Was he just connected to HYDRA? Was it simply a ...
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How would Doctor Strange be affected by the Accords?

How would Doctor Strange and the sorcerers be affected by the Sovokia Accords? In the comics, Dr. Strange was neutral in the Civil War, except for a brief time when he gave sanctuary to heroes on CA'...
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In Marvel's 1990 Captain America film what did Steve Rogers' metal star represent?

In Marvel's Captain America film what did Steve Rogers' metal star represent? It is pictured in his hand above. I didn't get to see the entire movie but it didn't look like a rank or something from ...
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How does Zemo deal with loopholes in his plan?

Was looking for this, saw a similar question, but no good. Question is there is whole shipping container full of loopholes in Zemo’s plan: Suppose Steve Rogers did not go to talk with Bucky one-on-...
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Is Tony Stark an “enhanced individual”?

I can't give you an verbatim quote because I don't own the film, but when I watched Captain America: Civil War I am fairly sure I heard Tony Stark being referred to as an "enhanced individual", at ...
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How durable is the MCU Captain America's bodysuit?

In the comics it seems to be little more than cloth, but in the movies it doesn't look like it's cloth. It looks tactical and practical, almost like modern day military gear. Is there any evidence of ...
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Why wasn't the red book needed to control the Winter Soldier in the first movie that featured him?

The CinemaSins episode for Captain America: Civil War asks this question about the red book that is important to the movie: This book that supposedly controls the Winter Soldier is introduced here, ...
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Why is Ant-Man so strong when he's huge?

In Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man somehow becomes huge and is strong enough to break a plane's wing. Yet, according to this accepted answer, his strength doesn't change when he changes size, as ...
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Did Zemo's plan work perfectly or was he just well prepared?

In Captain America: Civil War, Zemo's overall plan is to There are a lot of conflicts and a lot of seemingly random events that easily could have derailed it along the way. I am trying to figure out ...
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In “Captain America: Civil War”, why did the airport become vacant?

Before the Avengers fight against each other in the airport, why was the airport evacuated? Did Tony Stark (he sided with the government) order the evacuation, due to his rival arriving? Or did the ...
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Why did Steve Rogers stop using guns?

In Captain America: The First Avenger Steve Rogers is shown not only using firearms but also having an apparent familiarity and skill with them. However, in later installments of the MCU he doesn't ...
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Does Bucky Barnes have Dissociative Identity Disorder?

After a recent rewatch of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I noticed that The Winter Soldier does things (namely, hurting and attempting to kill Steve) that not only would Bucky Barnes never do, ...
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Did Joss Whedon contribute to the script for Captain America: Civil War?

I’m aware that Joss Whedon didn’t have the greatest time making Age of Ultron, but I believe he has made some uncredited script contributions to earlier MCU movies. While re-watching Captain America: ...
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Why does Ant-man go slow when he is huge?

So, Ant-man is noticeably slow when he is really big, when we see him fight. Has a reason been given for this?
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What motivated this sudden surrender during Marvel’s Civil War series?

I've recently read the "Civil War" comic series, and feel quite disappointed by its ending. Now, the finale seems too abrupt for me. There is no logical explanation for such a sudden change in the ...
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Confusion on how the Tessaract got to Earth [duplicate]

How did the Red Skull on Earth get the Tessaract if Odin took it and locked it away in the weapons vault on Asgard after taking it from the frost giants in the first war? [avengers]
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Can Superman break Captain America's vibranium shield? [closed]

Everyone knows that vibranium is the unbreakable material in the Marvel Universe, but Superman is one of the most powerful comic characters. Given that the Marvel and DC universes have crossed over ...
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Did Captain America actually illustrate his own comics at some point?

Part of my long-running series of calling out TV Tropes. The TV Tropes page Recursive Canon says this: At various times, Captain America has been the artist for the in-universe Captain America ...
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Who, other than Thanos, has ever broken Captain America's shield?

While equipped with the Infinity Gauntlet (I think), Thanos made light work of Captain America's shield. Has anyone else ever successfully broken it? I'm happy to accept non-canon answers, alternate ...
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Has Steve Rogers ever explicitly endorsed or supported a political party, politician or candidate?

In order to keep them relatable, the political views of superheroes are rarely revealed. However, Captain America is often promoted as an ideal American citizen, and ideal American citizens are ...
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Did Tony Stark ever know that Captain Rogers saved him during Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)?

At the moment that the three Heli-carriers are in the air during the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), targets are acquired all over the place, including the Stark/Avengers Tower ...
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Captain America's status with the US military [duplicate]

Is Captain America still a soldier of the US military? If he is, is he required to be a US soldier in order to retain his title of Captain America? Also, is he eligible for further rank promotions?
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What's the difference between the serums used on Steve & Bucky?

With reference to Why aren't there more supersoldiers? After the formula to the serum used on Steve was lost, many tried to replicate it over the decades without success. In the accepted answer ...
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How does Zemo know something happened in 1991? [duplicate]

Col Zemo is after Bucky's mission report from 1991, but how does he even know it exists? After all, it's Captain America he's been studying.
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Did Captain America know Iron Man needs his arc reactor to live?

Towards the end of Civil War, Captain America: Doesn't he need that to live?
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Why do the Guardians of the Galaxy have Captain America's shield?

In Issue #22 of Guardians of the Galaxy, we see that the Guardians have what appears to be Captain America's shield in their homeship. It probably isn't the real thing, given that Captain America was ...
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What were Nick Fury and Maria Hill up to during Civil War?

In Captain America: Civil War, there's no sign of either Nick Fury or Maria Hill, both of whom were prominent allies to the Avengers even after the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier. We know ...
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Why was Howard Stark transporting the blue substance in Civil war?

In the third Captain America film, we see that the winter soldier is sent to assassinate Howard Stark and retrieve something that Hydra eventually uses to create the next group of winter soldiers. ...
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Why do Schmidt and Zola speak English to one another?

Johann Schmidt and Arnim Zola are the main villains of Captain America: The First Avenger. They both speak German fluently, as do their Nazi colleagues... So why do they speak English to one another,...