History Comicbook / CaptainAmerica

13th Jan '17 2:27:55 PM Scorpion451
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* ReforgedIntoAMinion: As has been widely noted, Bucky's return as the Winter Soldier played this for a GutPunch.
8th Jan '17 10:10:20 PM jormis29
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** ''Captain America'' (1979)

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** ''Captain America'' (1979)''Film/CaptainAmerica1979''



* He has had only two video games on his own: ''Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann'' (1987) on the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 and ''[[VideoGame/CaptainAmericaSuperSoldier Captain America: Super Soldier]]'' on next-gen consoles, but has featured alongside other heroes quite often, such as the arcade BeatEmUp ''VideoGame/CaptainAmericaAndTheAvengers'', the FightingGame ''Avengers in Galactic Storm'' (with a different set of Avengers), and of course most of [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever Capcom's Marvel Fighting Games]], the ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' games, and ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance''.

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* He has had only two video games on his own: ''Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann'' (1987) on the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 and ''[[VideoGame/CaptainAmericaSuperSoldier Captain America: Super Soldier]]'' ''VideoGame/CaptainAmericaSuperSoldier'' on next-gen consoles, but has featured alongside other heroes quite often, such as the arcade BeatEmUp ''VideoGame/CaptainAmericaAndTheAvengers'', the FightingGame ''Avengers in Galactic Storm'' (with a different set of Avengers), and of course most of [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever Capcom's Marvel Fighting Games]], the ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' games, and ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance''.
8th Jan '17 1:48:40 PM nombretomado
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** Minor Marvel villain Nuke is an even clearer example. He's an American SuperSoldier, like Cap, he shares a similar "chemical based enhancements" power source/back story, and in fact the project that created him is officially descended from the project that created Captain America. However, whilst Captain America was a volunteer, Nuke was abducted and forced into the role, being mentally "broken in" with a regime of brainwashing and physical torture. Cap believes in the basic principles of the American dream and is not afraid to call the country itself out when he feels it is allowing nationalistic pride to obscure those principles. Nuke is a fanatical believer in MyCountryRightOrWrong. Captain America is calm, rational and willing to talk before resorting to violence, whilst Nuke is a drugged-up berserker who's always a hair trigger away from gunning down everyone in sight as a "Commie". It even gets played up in their origin stories; Captain America was created for UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, when America had a clear and unambivalent position as "the good guys" against the genocidal butchery of the Nazis, whilst Nuke was created for UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, where America's moral standing was far murkier and heavily questioned even at the time. The UltimateMarvel version of Nuke really plays it up by changing Nuke's origin slightly; he was an actual attempt to create a new Captain America, this time one to fight in the Vietnam War. And whilst Ultimate Captain America still considers his country worth defending and trying to redeem when it goes off the rails, Ultimate Nuke broke down and turned against America when he realised all of the morally awful things it was doing in that period.

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** Minor Marvel villain Nuke is an even clearer example. He's an American SuperSoldier, like Cap, he shares a similar "chemical based enhancements" power source/back story, and in fact the project that created him is officially descended from the project that created Captain America. However, whilst Captain America was a volunteer, Nuke was abducted and forced into the role, being mentally "broken in" with a regime of brainwashing and physical torture. Cap believes in the basic principles of the American dream and is not afraid to call the country itself out when he feels it is allowing nationalistic pride to obscure those principles. Nuke is a fanatical believer in MyCountryRightOrWrong. Captain America is calm, rational and willing to talk before resorting to violence, whilst Nuke is a drugged-up berserker who's always a hair trigger away from gunning down everyone in sight as a "Commie". It even gets played up in their origin stories; Captain America was created for UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, when America had a clear and unambivalent position as "the good guys" against the genocidal butchery of the Nazis, whilst Nuke was created for UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, where America's moral standing was far murkier and heavily questioned even at the time. The UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of Nuke really plays it up by changing Nuke's origin slightly; he was an actual attempt to create a new Captain America, this time one to fight in the Vietnam War. And whilst Ultimate Captain America still considers his country worth defending and trying to redeem when it goes off the rails, Ultimate Nuke broke down and turned against America when he realised all of the morally awful things it was doing in that period.



** Also averted in the UltimateMarvel Universe, where Captain America and the Ultimates break off from the USA after it sends them on shady missions.

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** Also averted in the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Universe, where Captain America and the Ultimates break off from the USA after it sends them on shady missions.
8th Jan '17 1:18:24 PM nombretomado
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In the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, Captain America is still skinny Steve Rogers-turned buff superhero-turned poster boy for the war effort, but DarkerAndEdgier. He gets pulled out of the ocean in 2002 instead of 1963, thinks it's a Nazi trick, and breaks out of SHIELD's secure holding facility despite Bruce Banner's insistence that he shouldn't be able to move. Joining TheUltimates, Captain America proceeds to show everyone how to be a true badass: dropping a tank on the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, beating a 60-foot-tall Giant Man barehanded, and kicking seven shades of piss out of a regenerating alien before convincing the Hulk to take over. And while he does cleave to certain [[DeliberateValuesDissonance less-than-admirable 1940s values]], he still stands for [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream the Dream]]. In volume 2, he and the Ultimates even split off from working for the U.S. government after some [[AuthorTract questionable assignments]] in the Middle East almost led to America's downfall.

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In the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, Captain America is still skinny Steve Rogers-turned buff superhero-turned poster boy for the war effort, but DarkerAndEdgier. He gets pulled out of the ocean in 2002 instead of 1963, thinks it's a Nazi trick, and breaks out of SHIELD's secure holding facility despite Bruce Banner's insistence that he shouldn't be able to move. Joining TheUltimates, ComicBook/TheUltimates, Captain America proceeds to show everyone how to be a true badass: dropping a tank on the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, beating a 60-foot-tall Giant Man barehanded, and kicking seven shades of piss out of a regenerating alien before convincing the Hulk to take over. And while he does cleave to certain [[DeliberateValuesDissonance less-than-admirable 1940s values]], he still stands for [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream the Dream]]. In volume 2, he and the Ultimates even split off from working for the U.S. government after some [[AuthorTract questionable assignments]] in the Middle East almost led to America's downfall.
8th Jan '17 11:23:11 AM nombretomado
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* HistoryRepeats: In Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}}, [[spoiler: it was revealed that Steve once again found himself in a block of ice at the end of the Heroic Age and finds himself thawed in ''2099: Manifest Destiny''. That said, a clone of him created by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive John Herod]] as a puppet had this as his cover story.]]

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* HistoryRepeats: In Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}}, ''ComicBook/Marvel2099'', [[spoiler: it was revealed that Steve once again found himself in a block of ice at the end of the Heroic Age and finds himself thawed in ''2099: Manifest Destiny''. That said, a clone of him created by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive John Herod]] as a puppet had this as his cover story.]]
27th Dec '16 10:02:01 PM lorgskyegon
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** Probably the [[UpToEleven biggest good]] in all comics. Howso? During the JLA/Avegers crossover, ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' himself deferred to Cap.
24th Dec '16 7:49:00 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* FourStarBadass: While the highest rank he ever attained during his active service in the Army was Captain, post revival he was officially retired from the US Army with the final rank of Brigadier General.



* TheGoodCaptain: Was actually a Captain in the US Army before getting frozen and being listed as MIA.

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* TheGoodCaptain: Was actually a Captain in the US Army before getting frozen and being listed as MIA. One 2002 story by Christopher Priest revealed that, post-revival, he was given the permanent retirement rank of Brigadier General, making him a FourStarBadass.
1st Dec '16 2:05:35 AM rafi
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* BattleCry: AvengersAssemble! Technically it's for anyone on the Avengers, but usually it's Cap saying it.

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* BattleCry: BattleCry:
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AvengersAssemble! Technically it's for anyone on the Avengers, but usually it's Cap saying it.



* DatingCatwoman: Diamondback

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* DatingCatwoman: DiamondbackCapitan America and Diamondback, who reformed in part because of his influence.



* DisguisedAsAWoman: CaptainAmerica and Paladin engage in one of the least convincing examples ever recorded when they have to pass unnoticed through Superia's base filled with female supervillains. They simply take the costumes (which, incidentally, are skintight) of two defeated villains and put them on, with no further attempt at disguise, trusting that the presence of a number of BrawnHilda types among Superia's followers will be enough to deflect suspicion. [[CrazyEnoughToWork It works!]].

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* DisguisedAsAWoman: CaptainAmerica Captain America and Paladin engage in one of the least convincing examples ever recorded when they have to pass unnoticed through Superia's base filled with female supervillains. They simply take the costumes (which, incidentally, are skintight) of two defeated villains and put them on, with no further attempt at disguise, trusting that the presence of a number of BrawnHilda types among Superia's followers will be enough to deflect suspicion. [[CrazyEnoughToWork It works!]].
1st Dec '16 2:04:05 AM rafi
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* DisguisedAsAWoman: CaptainAmerica and Paladin engage in one of the least convincing examples ever recorded when they have to pass unnoticed through Superia's base filled with female supervillains. They simply take the costumes (which, incidentally, are skintight) of two defeated villains and put them on, with no further attempt at disguise, trusting that the presence of a number of BrawnHilda types among Superia's followers will be enough to deflect suspicion. [[CrazyEnoughToWork It works!]].
12th Nov '16 4:42:05 PM nombretomado
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* AwesomeMccoolname: A bit understated, but '''Steve Rogers'''. Does that sound like a character JohnWayne would play, or does that sound like a character JohnWayne would play?

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* AwesomeMccoolname: A bit understated, but '''Steve Rogers'''. Does that sound like a character JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne would play, or does that sound like a character JohnWayne John Wayne would play?
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