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What is the reference Captain America understood?

"Personal flying monkeys" is a reference to The Wicked Witch of the West's army in The Wizard of Oz. As a movie from 1939 (and a book published in 1900), it is a reference that Captain Rogers would ...
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Did Captain America know Iron Man needs his arc reactor to live?

Tony hasn't needed the reactor to live ever since the end of Iron Man 3, when he underwent surgery to remove it. He doesn't wear it any more; now, the reactor is only for the suit. [we see Tony ...
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Who repaints Captain America's shield?

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 ...
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Why wasn't Captain America eating in the end of The Avengers?

The post-credits scene wasn't filmed until production had already completed and so the various actors had already moved onto new roles. Chris Evans had a role in Snowpiercer in which he needed a beard....
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In the films, was the portrayal of Captain America supposed to come across as gay?

According the actor who portrayed Steve/Captain America, Chris Evans certainly didn't intend to give that impression in his performance. He (quite literally) played the character straight and seemed ...
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How does Captain America channel this power?

The wording of the enchantment placed on Mjölnir in the first Thor movie is: Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor. Which implies that Captain America ...
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What is the reference Captain America understood?

Flying monkeys is a reference to the Wicked Witch of the West's minions in The Wizard of Oz (1939). The joke is that the reference is so dated that Cap gets it, unlike cultural references to things he ...
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Why doesn't Captain America accept the need for checks & balances on superheroes?

The Cap lays out his reasoning himself in the boardroom scene: Steve Rogers: Tony, someone dies on your watch, you don't give up. Tony Stark: Who said we're giving up? Steve Rogers: We ...
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What is the reference Captain America understood?

Captain America was frozen in ice from around 1943 to around 2012. so he doesn't know thousands of cultural references like "Here's Johnny", Bueller, redpill, etc. An ongoing joke in the Avengers ...
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How is Captain America able to expertly wield a weapon he had never used before in Endgame?

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Part of the power of Thor is use of Thor’s hammer. It’s not that Captain America knows or even needs to know Norse war ...
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How is Captain America able to expertly wield a weapon he had never used before in Endgame?

In the Earth-616 (comics) canon, it's been indicated that Captain America can master new techniques and weapons in a matter of seconds or minutes. I don't think it's been confirmed that this ...
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Which MCU movies are essential background for Civil War?

The Bare Minimum Captain America: The First Avenger - introduces Steve Rogers and other important characters specifically relevant to his storyline. The Avengers - introduces the team dynamic, the ...
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Did Captain America make out with his niece?

That would very much depend on who you ask. The writers believe that Cap went back in the same timeline and so there would have been two Caps from their point of view. Fandango: So people are asking.....
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How fast were Bucky, T'Challa and Steve running in Civil War?

Somewhat over 62.5 mph but likely under 72.8 mph A bit of assumption going on but... When Captain America went for a relaxed run around Washington DC in Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sam ...
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Did Captain America actually illustrate his own comics at some point?

Yes, in Captain America #311, Steve Rogers quits working as an advertising exec (his secret identity) and goes to work for Marvel. They put him to work illustrating Captain America comics.
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Why did the Winter Soldier kill these characters?

Hydra had Howard and Maria Stark assassinated in order to get their hands on a new version of the Super Soldier Serum. As interesting a call-back as that would have been, the deaths of Howard and ...
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When did Captain America learn what happened to Howard Stark?

He learns in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. When Captain America and Black Widow find the hidden SHIELD bunker that contains Arnim Zola's AI, one of the things that Zola explains is how HYDRA ...
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Are the edges of Captain America’s shield blunted or sharp?

Per the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Vol 2 (Deluxe Edition) #2, Cap's shield has a blunt, rounded edge. Granted, that source is 30-something years old by now, but I'm not aware of ...
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How did Captain America use this in Avengers: Endgame?

He was always worthy Steve has always been worthy to lift Mjölnir as we saw in Avengers: Age of Ultron he was able to move it slightly. He stopped moving it because he didn't want to show Thor up in a ...
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Did Civil War ignore a previously seen ability?

First off, I'm not 100% sure that's a power she actually has. We've certainly seen telepathic abilities from Wanda, but they've been in reading minds, and inducing fear. Whether or not she can ...
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Why does Tony Stark always call Captain America by his last name?

Tony Stark often calls people by their last names (Banner, Rogers, etc.). This is not totally consistent - in Avengers, he does call Fury "Nick" sometimes. Tony may have gone to a private ...
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Why did Tony Stark and Pepper break up?

He's "hard to deal with". In the film, Tony is fairly candid with Steve Rogers as to the reasons for the strain in his relationship with Pepper. He explains to Steve that: The relationship had ...
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Why aren't there more supersoldiers?

They've tried, repeatedly. But it isn't that simple. First, and most importantly, it needs to be established that the Super Soldier serum has never been replicated properly. The closest anyone has ...
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Who, other than Thanos, has ever broken Captain America's shield?

I'll copy this from thegeektwins Molecule Man Molecule Man is a supervillain who can control molecules, which is pretty much everything, so he's basically one of the most powerful villains in the ...
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Does Captain America purposely avoid picking up Thor's Hammer in Avengers 2?

Last year during Sand Diego Comic Con Joss Whedon did a 45 minute Q and A. In regards to the "Excalibur" scene, a fan asked: “How is Steve Rogers not worthy?” To which Whedon replied with: “...
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Why/how did Captain America age?

Because the serum only slows down the ageing process Steve was born in 1918 as mentioned by Zola in the below quote, I believe his birthdate is 4th of July and I think that is mentioned in Captain ...
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Is there anything special about the words used to activate the Winter Soldier?

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 ...
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Do Captain America's actions at the end of Endgame contradict what we've heard before in the film?

Not necessarily. Two things to bear in mind: First, it was revealed that Peggy Carter had been married sometime after World War 2, but her husband was, notably, not named nor was he seen at her ...
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Why doesn't Bucky have two bionic arms?

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 ...
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