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Like any trained athlete, Captain America will tell you he is only as good as the effort he pushes his body to perform. The Super-Soldier serum did make his body physically fit, but being at the peak of human capacity and being battle-tested are entirely different things. While we are never told if Captain America needs to exercise to maintain his beef-cake ...


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Comics: In at least one case, Captain repaints his own shield. Here we see the good Captain himself, replacing a broken leather strap and touching up the paint on his shield (note the can of red paint - it actually looks like regular house paint - on the work bench). Captain America - Vol. I; #302: "...And Other Strangers!", February 1985 ...


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TL;DR Across the multiple versions of the lists, the last five items of each list match between each region. Thai Food Star Wars/Trek Nirvana (Band) Rocky (Rocky II?) Troubleman (Soundtrack) Screenshots come from the “Steve Rogers’ Notebook” featurette on the DVD special features. So what are the differences? According to Entertainment Weekly, there are ...


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Nick Fury is a far-sighted fellow, and presumably prepared for this contingency by creating an entirely separate and secret superuser account using his blind eye, which wasn't deleted because no one in Hydra knew it existed.


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TL;DR : Yes, Fury hired them. Fury wanted the data without anyone KNOWING he had the data. Prior to the beginning of the film, Nick Fury had reason to believe that elements within SHIELD - possibly even the World Council itself - had been compromised. While he had no idea the corruption was as widespread as it was, he still had reason to doubt whether or ...


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In-universe Although Captain America had a sizeable comicbook following prior to his real adventures, his two major (real world) escapades were both airborne; The infiltration of the Hydra Weapons Facility and his heroic suicide in the Hydra bomber, Valkyrie Bearing in mind his close association with air power, it makes good sense for Steve (and the ...


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Some seem to have meaning. Some don't. "One," "Nine" and "Seventeen" combine to form 1917, the year Bucky was born. Bucky "died" by falling off a freight car. Homecoming is the name of the upcoming Spider-Man movie, but that's probably a coincidence. These are trigger words and they are meant to be near-impossible for a non-ally to guess or say ...


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@Valten1992 has kinda nailed this, but just to clarify: why would Captain America's enemies, Hydra, waste time converting him into the "Winter Soldier", especially as he is/was severely injured In Captain America: The First Avenger, when Cap rescues and the other POWs from the camp behind enemy lines, he’s already being experimented on by Arnim Zola, ...


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Because there are also downsides to his bionic arm. And we see this in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. At one point, Black Widow throws a small device at The Winter Soldier's bionic arm, which seems to stick to it and completely disable it. He can't re-enable his bionic arm until he manages to take the device off with his human hand; he'd have been ...


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Some are probably meaningless According to the writers: They’re rhythmic and enigmatic. I can’t remember if we listened to them in Russian to hear if they sounded suitably intimidating, we must have. Because they were really melodic; I’m not sure we would have gone with them [if they weren’t]. But we wanted ones when you read them on the screen you’d ...


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There are several related issues here. The first is that the Insight algorithm can't read minds. It can only analyze data and do statistical prediction of which people match the qualities and characteristics of people who oppose Hydra. Hydra wants to kill them regardless of whether they will actually try to oppose Hydra, merely as a precaution. This sort of ...


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Apparently his shield, made from a rare metal called 'Vibranium' which absorbs and dissipates energy if directly impacted. This being the case, a bullet (typically comprised of a lead core inside a copper jacket, commonly called 'ball ammo') fired directly (90 degrees) at the shield surface would expend all it's energy into the shield surface, deforming the ...


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There is no canon source information regarding the alloys used to create the Winter Soldier's bionic arm. Given its displayed characteristics, titanium-based alloys would be the most likely material used in the exo-armor coating of the cybernetic prosthetic. SPECULATION Given the Marvel Universe's propensity for creating imaginary metals, we can deduce ...


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Bucky Barnes does not have superhuman abilities. But neither does Steve Rogers. Instead, Steve is simply at peak physical fitness for a human being (to the point where he may appear to be superhuman). It would seem that after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bucky also shares these traits. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers (Captain ...


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The film doesn't state who she married, other than that it was a man that Rogers freed from Hydra on his last mission. In the comics she seems to have never married, so there isn't even any canon from there to draw upon.


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This scene is an homage to an obscure comic Tales of Suspense #75, in which Captain America is falling from a plane without a parachute. Captain America plummeting to his death after blowing up the Skullship. Where is his parachute? (Stan Lee later admits they forgot to draw it, but this was a famous event in that it increased interest in Marvel's No-Prize, ...


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No, there is nothing "special" about Batroc the Leaper. He is an exceptional savate fighter (savateur) and former member of the French Foreign Legion who became a mercenary. This makes him a total badarse, but he is just a man, albeit an exceptional one. From Wikipedia: Batroc the Leaper has no superhuman abilities, but is in peak physical condition in ...


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As implied by the scene, at the time of TWS, he really is just a person with the potential to become a threat to Hydra later on. Kevin Feige recently confirmed this: "He is very well-known as a surgeon," Feige said during a recent visit to the set of Doctor Strange. "He has got various awards and plaques you're going to see over there; he attends ...


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Three reasons I can think of: At this point in the movie, Fury already: He is calling Hill securely to meet in secret and this sets up her appearance later. He is traveling under the radar to meet Hill and hence, no entourage. Fury knows that Finally: He doesn't need one. He is a maverick agent who has survived countless encounters and is armed to the ...


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Because HYDRA is everywhere This is a bit of speculation, but since the movie has already changed Bucky's backstory it is hard to pull from main Marvel 616 universe for info and the Cinematic Universe mostly just offers us what we see in the film. However, from the film we know that post World War II that HYDRA didn't perish but infiltrated SHIELD. ...


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Yes The character in question is: However:


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There is at least one solution I can think of while sticking to the cinematic universe canon. Based on Agents of SHIELD, SHIELD and therefore HYDRA has access to space travel and rockets. Even assuming he can not be killed, if HYDRA is able to launch him into space, probably via trickery or some kind of temporary restraint, he would be sufficiently ...


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If I was to think of reasons we can probably chalk this up to a number of reasons: The subject was in the Howling Commando's, he probably has a lot of experience then compared to the average Hydra grunt. Why waste perfectly good man power on experimenting when you can just use it on POWs? Having a war hero be turned into a champion of Hydra would be a huge ...


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It's been widely reported that Ant-Man will be Marvel's last "origin story," with all future franchises starting with their heroes fully-developed. In fact, this was reported with specific mention of the Doctor Strange movie: "Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories. So Doctor Strange's movie no longer has an origin. It begins in media res. It's got ...


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xkcd: Password Strength This explains why it's in Russian, instead of it being alpha-numeric ST: TNG mumbo jumbo that no one could ever possibly remember, but would be easy for a computer to hack due to its short length. This is why a string of words would be, "near-impossible for a non-ally to guess," and why it's a good "passphrase", and why they are ...


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Check out this link. It shows the whole route and matches it to the movie scene by scene. (on archive.org) The route is 4.615 miles long. According to Sam Wilson (Falcon) in The Winter Soldier, it takes about 30 minutes for the typical military-grade runner to complete. If you are not superhero material like Sam Wilson is, I estimate it will take you ...


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TL;DR: Given what little we know, the most likely candidate is SSR agent Daniel Sousa. The "Agent Carter" series was cancelled after two seasons. During its run, however, Peggy had often found herself attracted to fellow SSR agent Daniel Sousa, one of the few men to treat her as an equal and not a secretary. In the final moments of the last episode, S02E10 "...


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Some people run just for the joy of running. My understanding is that it often has to do with endorphins, something that Steve probably doesn't have to deal with in the shape that his body is in, but he might simply enjoy the feeling of the well-oiled machine of his body functioning (especially given he used to lack the sort of musculature or endurance ...


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It was probably Kevin Feige, sometime before they finished shooting Avengers. In an interview with /Film, Kevin Feige (president of Marvel Studios) was asked this question pretty directly. Since Feige sits near the top of the Marvel production food chain, it’s likely he made the decision to run with this idea. It sounds like this is an idea floating around ...


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