Questions tagged [captain-america]

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Why isn't Captain America worthy of Mjolnir?

I haven't see the movie yet, but in the trailer, we can see Cap trying to lift Mjolnir in the humorous scene where every Avenger gives it a try. Mjolnir even moves just a tiny bit and at this very ...
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How does Captain America's shield work?

Captain America is able to throw his circular shield and have it return it to him like a boomerang. Is this even possible according to physics (especially considering the ranges at which he uses the ...
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How was Thor able to dent Captain America's Shield?

I was reading about Adamantium on the marvel.wikia Proto-Adamantium This is the original Adamantium created by Dr. MacLain. Proto-Adamantium is the official name for the metal that makes up ...
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Does Bucky Barnes Have Superhuman Abilities?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it's clear that Captain America and the Winter Soldier are able to fight one another on a pretty even level, with Cap's shield frequently negating the ...
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How does Captain America channel this power?

In Avengers: Endgame, we see Captain America use Does this not contradict that Therefore, how can Captain America possibly control
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Who is Stephen Strange in the MCU?

In the discussion of Zola's Algorithm, Agent Sitwell specifically mentions Bruce Banner and Stephen Strange as persons of interest. Obviously Cap knows Bruce Banner, and (a good portion of) the ...
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Is Captain America super-human?

Thanks to the super-soldier serum, Steve Rogers has greatly increased physical abilities, often described as being at the peak of human potential. Going along with this is usually the statement that ...
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Why hasn't Captain America been promoted?

Considering that he's performed exceptionally for many years, has proven leadership capabilities and is highly intelligent, why haven't they given him a higher rank?
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Why was Captain America called “The First Avenger”?

Why was Captain America called The First Avenger, when Hulk and Iron Man were enlisted by Nick Fury before him? Or are the times between the Hulk & Iron Man movies meant to have taken place after ...
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Why doesn't Mjolnir give Captain America Thor-like armor?

Throughout Marvel's comic history, many characters have lifted Mjolnir, and most appear to gain some Thor-like armor when they do. Cases in point: Storm (yes, I know this image is technically ...
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Where does Captain America get his bulk from?

In both the movies and comics Cap gains his peak human strength via the supersoldier serum and a does of vita rays, resulting in the rapid development of his super buff body: While the most obvious ...
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How is it possible there is footage available of this incident?

In Captain America: Civil War, it is revealed that How is it possible that there was any footage available of this event?
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What is on Steve Rogers' list of things to watch?

In the opening scenes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we get a quick glimpse at a list of things Steve Rogers wants to catch up on since he was frozen. I read that these things were region ...
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Is the age of Tony Stark consistent with the appearance of his father in the Captain America movie?

Nick Fury told Captain America that he has been "asleep" for nearly 70 years. If Dominic Cooper was playing Howard Stark Senior (grandfather of Tony Stark) then it is fine, but if he was playing ...
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Is Captain America gay?

First, if you are thinking that this question is a joke or troll, I'd like to welcome you to the 21st century when the mankind is discussing legality of gay marriages. Now, if you look at the ...
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Does Captain America purposely avoid picking up Thor's Hammer in Avengers 2?

There've been several questions about the Excalibur-like scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron when no Avenger is able to lift the hammer except for Captain America who seems to be able to move it slightly....
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Why does Captain America's Shield make noise?

If the shield doesn't vibrate, how could it produce sound? This would necessitate something vibrating to move the air. The only thing that I can think of that is plausible, is that vibranium is able ...
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How was the Proto-Adamantium in Captain America's shield forged?

I would like to know what combination of ingredients resulted in the formation of Proto-Adamantium?
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When did Captain America learn what happened to Howard Stark?

Near the end of Captain America: Civil War we learn that and Captain America admits that he already knew. But how did he find out? I don't recall this being revealed in any of the previous movies, ...
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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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Why does Zemo want to know what happened in December 1991?

At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Zemo reveals that But around the middle of the film, he in order to learn what happened on 16 December 1991. It doesn't seem to be an essential part of ...
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How heavy is Captain America's shield?

I assume that it's fairly heavy to account for the amount of force behind it when thrown, although that could be attributed to Cap's super-strength. However, I seem to recall an occasion where a ...
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If the Winter Soldier is a Soviet Agent, how did HYDRA obtain him as an asset?

In the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a flashback explains how I can't recall whether it is explicitly stated that he fell into the custody of the Soviet Union, but I know this to be the ...
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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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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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What is happening in the second Ant Man post credits scene?

At the end of Ant Man, we are treated to two excellent post credits scenes that are setting up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of these scenes shows us that ; Obviously, this is set ...
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Why does Captain America need to exercise?

In the beginning of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we see Sam Wilson going for a morning jog and Rogers sprints right by him, "On your left." Then a few minutes later, we see Rogers sprint by ...
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Why wasn't Captain America eating in the end of The Avengers?

In the Shawarma scene, everyone is seen eating except Captain America. Why isn't he eating?
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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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What is the Winter Soldier's arm made out of?

The Winter Soldier has a metallic arm, and being a Marvel property it's unlikely to be something as simple and straight-forward as aluminium or steel. So what metal is it made out of?
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How many people have been called Captain America in the mainstream Marvel Universe?

In the canon Marvel Universe (Earth-616) Steve Rogers (Captain America) has lost his super-soldier serum and has passed the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson (the Falcon). There is great ...
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Do Captain America's actions at the end of Endgame contradict what we've heard before in the film? [duplicate]

A key plot device of avengers: Endgame is But then in the final scene, we discover that Captain America Doesn't this contradict the above mentioned dangers
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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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When and why did the shape of Captain America's shield change?

In his first appearances, Captain America's shield is an elongated triangle with three peaks at the top: Joe Simon's first sketch of Captain America Cover of Captain America issue #1, 1941 ...
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Are HYDRA's weapons related to Iron Man's repulsors?

Speaking from the recent Marvel movies... I just watched Captain America last night (only missing the Hulk's individual movie now). I noticed that the HYDRA weapons made the same little "whine" before ...
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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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What happens when you touch the Tesseract / Cosmic Cube?

It seems confusing what actually happens when you touch the Tesseract. Whenever it has been seen in a Marvel movie, it's either being handled with prongs, contained in some form of a box or carried in ...
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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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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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Why aren't there more supersoldiers?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, we see that the Super Soldier Serum that created Captain America was destroyed when the Nazi spy blew up the lab, and its formula lost with his dead creator, ...
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Does Captain America have a 'No-Kill' policy?

Captain America has been a soldier, so it is fair to say that he would have had his fair share of kills, but as a superhero does Captain America Kill? i.e. does he have a 'no kill' policy similar to ...
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What is Captain America's religion?

In the Avengers movie this conversation occurs between Captain America and Black Widow: Natasha Romanoff: [discussing attacking Loki] They're basically gods. Steve Rogers: Ma'am, there's only ...
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Can Captain America be Poisoned?

In the film, Captain America says he can't get drunk, because his body processes the toxins too quickly. Can he be poisoned (or get drunk) if the concentrations are high enough so that he couldn't ...
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Why did Captain America have a secret identity in the 1980s comics?

In a 1986 issue of Captain America, I discovered that not only was Captain America working as an artist for an ad agency, but he was doing so as Steve Rogers, with no one knowing that he was also ...
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Why/how did Captain America age?

We don't know the exact details, but at the end of Avengers: Endgame we see Captain America However, when he Why did that happen? Does he follow a regular process of aging as any other human being? ...
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If Odin lost the Tesseract, why couldn't Heimdall tell him where it was?

From the MCU we learn that Asgardians live a lot longer than humans. Loki mentions it to be something like 3000 years on average. So it's safe to say that all the Asgardians we see in the first Thor ...
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What does Tony Stark shout in the Captain America: Civil War trailer?

At the end of the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War (as of March 20th), just before someone jumps in and separates Cap from his shield, Tony shouts something to signal this person. Can ...
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How did Captain America change World War 2?

In the Marvel universe Steve Rogers was transformed via the super-soldier serum into Captain America. As the formula for the serum died with its creator, America decided to send Captain America in to ...
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Is the paint on Captain America's shield also invulnerable?

I always thought that the patriotic paint on Captain America's shield is normal human paint. But, when I see it unaffected after battles, I lose this faith. Is the paint of Captain America's shield ...
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Who is Major Victory, and why does he have Captain America's shield?

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. Could ...