Steve Rogers played the smoothest superhero in the MCU, as if the studios wanted us to believe he never got his hands dirty to save his nation.
If Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) retired from the MCU, his legacy is fully explored within the series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As soon as a new episode comes out, we realize that the perfect image of Captain America, the superhero and patriot of America is moving further and further away. Fans were notably shocked by the scene in which John Walker shot down an enemy who had just surrendered. While it is understandable that this sequence may shock some, it is especially surprising because Marvel Studios have wanted us to believe for too long that its superheroes were smooth. Yet, apart from maybe Spider-Man, everyone had to get their hands dirty to save their nation, Steve Rogers included.
Captain America has always been portrayed as a model superhero, master of his emotions. However, we must not forget that Steve Rogers is above all a soldier, that he has thus already killed enemies on numerous occasions and that he would do it again without flinching if the mission required it. If that breaks his perfect image as an American savior, Steve Rogers wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty when needed ! Of course, now that the comparison lends itself, Steve Rogers used force differently than his predecessors. The studios Marvel still protected Captain America for many years, showing us more of his victories than he had to do to get them. Beyond killing people, Steve Rogers also didn’t do his best to help Sharon Carter!
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