History Film / CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger

21st Mar '17 2:34:21 PM nighttrainfm
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Steve is next seen in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', released on May 4th, 2012. An official sequel to ''The First Avenger'' was released in theaters April 4th, 2014, titled ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. A spin-off TV show was also released on January 6th, 2015, titled ''Series/AgentCarter'', revolving around Peggy's adventures in the 1940's set after the events of this film. A second sequel, ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', was released on May 6th, 2016. Steve is also slated to appear in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' in 2018 and its currently[[note]]as at September 2016[[/note]] unnamed sequel in 2019.

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Steve is next seen in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', released on May 4th, 2012. An official sequel to ''The First Avenger'' was released in theaters April 4th, 2014, titled ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. A spin-off TV show was also released on January 6th, 2015, titled ''Series/AgentCarter'', revolving around Peggy's adventures in the 1940's set after the events of this film. A second sequel, ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', was released on May 6th, 2016. Steve is also slated to appear in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' in 2018 and its currently[[note]]as at September 2016[[/note]] of March 2017[[/note]] unnamed sequel in 2019.
10th Mar '17 5:30:21 PM NightShade96
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* MythologyGag:
** Col. Phillips refers to Steve in a telegram as Steven G. Rogers, a reference to a storyline where he had fake memory implants of him being a middle class guy from Maryland named Steven Grant Rogers.
** Montgomery Falsworth's appearance (at least in the scene depicted in the trailer) owes a lot to Howling Commandos Percy Pinkerton, while his name comes from the UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era hero Union Jack, who is basically the British Captain America (sans superhuman powers) and thus wears a Union Jack uniform. While the movie Falsworth isn't a superhero and doesn't wear a uniform, he wears a pair of crossed belts over his battle dress to carry grenades, which -- when combined with flaps of his battle dress' breast pocket -- [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/square_small/9/99801/1861193-48373211.png.jpg resembles the bars]] on the Union Jack.
** Cap's first costume (for the USO show) is basically his comic book costume.
** The original Human Torch appears as "The Synthetic Man" at the Modern Marvels of Tomorrow exhibition at the Future Expo that Steve and Bucky go to. [[Film/FantasticFour2005 Made better by Chris Evans's other big superhero role.]]
** The display also bears the name of Phineas Horton, the inventor who created both the Human Torch and ComicBook/TheVision in the comics. Additionally, Phineas is step-father of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_%28Frankie_Raye%29 Frankie Raye]], [[ReallyGetsAround one of]] [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny Storm]]'s ex-girlfriends, and she also appeared in ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'' as potential {{love interest}} for Johnny, who was portrayed by Creator/ChrisEvans, who portrays Captain America in this movie.
** Mr. Stark shows off his latest technology, ''a shiny red thing that flies'', at an expo while being surrounded by dancing girls. [[Film/IronMan Like son, like father.]] Specifically, he's showing off a FlyingCar. Nick Fury and other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents frequently used flying cars in the comic books and ''The Avengers'' has the Helicarrier, so this may also be a way to foreshadow that.
** Bucky mostly eschews his comic book tights for more sturdy fatigues, however his jacket follows the design of the top of his comic costume. There's also a point in the movie where he picks up Cap's shield, a reference to the fact that he was Captain America for a while in the comics.
** At one point, Steve puts his shield on the front of his motorcycle, much like he did in an earlier made for TV movie in the '70s (yes, even before the '90s movie), as well as the comics.
** During the scene where the soldiers of the 107th escape from the HYDRA base, Dugan can be heard screaming "WA-HOOOOOOOOOOO!" in reference to the battle cry that the comic versions of the Howling Commandos use when going into battle.
** The first we see of Arnim Zola is his face on a television screen. His comic counterpart has a robot body with his face displayed on a screen in his chest. Also, some of the cameras in his lab mimic the design of the "head" his robot body possessed. It's also featured a bit later on: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene, when Zola runs into his office in the Austrian factory, a few frames show him grabbing the blueprints for a strangely familiar android with a monitor on its chest.
** There is a scene where children are eagerly buying the original Captain America comic book that depicts Cap famously punching out Hitler. In-universe, the cover is inspired by Cap punching a Hitler impersonator as part of his USO show. This is later referenced when, while rescuing the American prisoners in Schmidt's HYDRA base, they ask if he know what's he's doing, and Cap responds, "I've knocked out Hitler over two hundred times."
** Stan Lee makes his regular cameo appearance, this time as an American general attending one of Cap's award ceremonies.
** Red Skull is the result of the same formula used to make Captain America, just like in the [[Film/CaptainAmerica1990 '90s movie]].
** The Skull also had the facial disfigurement, although in the comics it was because of an [[HoistByHisOwnPetard accident involving his "Death Dust"]] during his fight with Steve Rogers and John Walker. He was also in a body that had been cloned from Rogers, and thus also benefited from the serum.
** Steve is shown sketching in his downtime, and able to reproduce base locations on a map after a brief glance. In the comics, part of his civilian life was drawing for ''Captain America'' comics.
** The prop shield for the Captain America USO shows looks a lot like the one the character used in his earliest appearances.
** The famed "Psyche Hitler" from an earlier film seems to be referenced.
** Steve is given a single shot in the arm which he thinks is the serum but which is actually just penicillin. In the original comic, the serum was just a single shot to the arm as opposed to the dozen plus injections and Vita-Rays.
** There are a couple of references to the animated ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' film, specifically, a German officer (Skull in TFA, Kleiser in UA) denting Cap's steel shield with a punch and Cap realizing just how long he's been asleep once he's outside. (That was actually ''not'' shown in ''The Ultimates'', just Cap escaping from S.H.I.E.L.D.)
** Many of the HYDRA weapons make the same sound that Iron Man's hand repulsors do in his films.
** There's a brief shot of a rocket in the background when Cap fights Red Skull for the first time, referencing his ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' origin story, in which he got frozen while trying to stop a giant rocket that Red Skull had fired at the US.

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* MythologyGag:
** Col. Phillips refers to Steve in a telegram as Steven G. Rogers, a reference to a storyline where he had fake memory implants of him being a middle class guy from Maryland named Steven Grant Rogers.
** Montgomery Falsworth's appearance (at least in the scene depicted in the trailer) owes a lot to Howling Commandos Percy Pinkerton, while his name comes from the UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era hero Union Jack, who is basically the British Captain America (sans superhuman powers) and thus wears a Union Jack uniform. While the movie Falsworth isn't a superhero and doesn't wear a uniform, he wears a pair of crossed belts over his battle dress to carry grenades, which -- when combined with flaps of his battle dress' breast pocket -- [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/square_small/9/99801/1861193-48373211.png.jpg resembles the bars]] on the Union Jack.
** Cap's first costume (for the USO show) is basically his comic book costume.
** The original Human Torch appears as "The Synthetic Man" at the Modern Marvels of Tomorrow exhibition at the Future Expo that Steve and Bucky go to. [[Film/FantasticFour2005 Made better by Chris Evans's other big superhero role.]]
** The display also bears the name of Phineas Horton, the inventor who created both the Human Torch and ComicBook/TheVision in the comics. Additionally, Phineas is step-father of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_%28Frankie_Raye%29 Frankie Raye]], [[ReallyGetsAround one of]] [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny Storm]]'s ex-girlfriends, and she also appeared in ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'' as potential {{love interest}} for Johnny, who was portrayed by Creator/ChrisEvans, who portrays Captain America in this movie.
** Mr. Stark shows off his latest technology, ''a shiny red thing that flies'', at an expo while being surrounded by dancing girls. [[Film/IronMan Like son, like father.]] Specifically, he's showing off a FlyingCar. Nick Fury and other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents frequently used flying cars in the comic books and ''The Avengers'' has the Helicarrier, so this may also be a way to foreshadow that.
** Bucky mostly eschews his comic book tights for more sturdy fatigues, however his jacket follows the design of the top of his comic costume. There's also a point in the movie where he picks up Cap's shield, a reference to the fact that he was Captain America for a while in the comics.
** At one point, Steve puts his shield on the front of his motorcycle, much like he did in an earlier made for TV movie in the '70s (yes, even before the '90s movie), as well as the comics.
** During the scene where the soldiers of the 107th escape from the HYDRA base, Dugan can be heard screaming "WA-HOOOOOOOOOOO!" in reference to the battle cry that the comic versions of the Howling Commandos use when going into battle.
** The first we see of Arnim Zola is his face on a television screen. His comic counterpart has a robot body with his face displayed on a screen in his chest. Also, some of the cameras in his lab mimic the design of the "head" his robot body possessed. It's also featured a bit later on: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene, when Zola runs into his office in the Austrian factory, a few frames show him grabbing the blueprints for a strangely familiar android with a monitor on
MythologyGag: Has [[MythologyGag/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger its chest.
** There is a scene where children are eagerly buying the original Captain America comic book that depicts Cap famously punching out Hitler. In-universe, the cover is inspired by Cap punching a Hitler impersonator as part of his USO show. This is later referenced when, while rescuing the American prisoners in Schmidt's HYDRA base, they ask if he know what's he's doing, and Cap responds, "I've knocked out Hitler over two hundred times."
** Stan Lee makes his regular cameo appearance, this time as an American general attending one of Cap's award ceremonies.
** Red Skull is the result of the same formula used to make Captain America, just like in the [[Film/CaptainAmerica1990 '90s movie]].
** The Skull also had the facial disfigurement, although in the comics it was because of an [[HoistByHisOwnPetard accident involving his "Death Dust"]] during his fight with Steve Rogers and John Walker. He was also in a body that had been cloned from Rogers, and thus also benefited from the serum.
** Steve is shown sketching in his downtime, and able to reproduce base locations on a map after a brief glance. In the comics, part of his civilian life was drawing for ''Captain America'' comics.
** The prop shield for the Captain America USO shows looks a lot like the one the character used in his earliest appearances.
** The famed "Psyche Hitler" from an earlier film seems to be referenced.
** Steve is given a single shot in the arm which he thinks is the serum but which is actually just penicillin. In the original comic, the serum was just a single shot to the arm as opposed to the dozen plus injections and Vita-Rays.
** There are a couple of references to the animated ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' film, specifically, a German officer (Skull in TFA, Kleiser in UA) denting Cap's steel shield with a punch and Cap realizing just how long he's been asleep once he's outside. (That was actually ''not'' shown in ''The Ultimates'', just Cap escaping from S.H.I.E.L.D.)
** Many of the HYDRA weapons make the same sound that Iron Man's hand repulsors do in his films.
** There's a brief shot of a rocket in the background when Cap fights Red Skull for the first time, referencing his ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' origin story, in which he got frozen while trying to stop a giant rocket that Red Skull had fired at the US.
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8th Jan '17 10:38:24 PM jormis29
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''Captain America: The First Avenger'' is a 2011 action/adventure based on the Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, produced by Marvel Studios, and directed by Creator/JoeJohnston; it is the fifth film in (and in some ways, a prequel to) the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. This film is not to be confused with the 1990 film ''Film/{{Captain America|1990}}'', the two ''Captain America'' TV movies from the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], or the classic movie serials from the [[TheForties 1940s]], all of which have no relation to this film (aside from being based on the same comic book character).

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''Captain America: The First Avenger'' is a 2011 action/adventure based on the Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, produced by Marvel Studios, and directed by Creator/JoeJohnston; it is the fifth film in (and in some ways, a prequel {{prequel}} to) the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. This film is not to be confused with the 1990 film ''Film/{{Captain America|1990}}'', the two ''Captain America'' ''[[Film/CaptainAmerica1979 Captain]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaIIDeathTooSoon America]]'' TV movies from the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], or the classic movie serials from the [[TheForties 1940s]], all of which have no relation to this film (aside from being based on the same comic book character).
2nd Jan '17 6:54:49 PM DustSnitch
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* AdaptationalBadass: Bucky Barnes starts out as much more of a badass than he was in the comics [[spoiler:(pre-Winter Soldier, at least)]]. Instead of starting out as a KidSidekick like in Earth-616, he's a year ''older'' than Steve [[note]]in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Winter Soldier]]'', a FreezeFrameBonus in the Smithsonian exhibit says that Bucky was born in 1917, while later in the same film [[spoiler:the computerized Arnim Zola]] mentions that Steve was born in 1918[[/note]], he starts out as a BadassNormal soldier (who's a hit with the ladies, to boot) and gets himself enlisted in the Army before Steve ever does. And instead of being Steve's spokesman/medic like in the UltimateUniverse, he's the sniper, coming to Steve's aid when his guard is down.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Bucky Barnes starts out as much more of a badass than he was did in the comics [[spoiler:(pre-Winter Soldier, at least)]]. comics. Instead of starting out as a KidSidekick like in Earth-616, he's a year ''older'' than Steve [[note]]in ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Winter Soldier]]'', a FreezeFrameBonus in the Smithsonian exhibit says that Bucky was born in 1917, while later in the same film [[spoiler:the computerized Arnim Zola]] a talking computer mentions that Steve was born in 1918[[/note]], he starts out as a BadassNormal soldier (who's a hit with the ladies, to boot) and gets himself enlisted in the Army before Steve ever does. And instead of being Steve's spokesman/medic like in the UltimateUniverse, he's the sniper, coming to Steve's aid when his guard is down.



** A conversation that took place between [[spoiler:Dr. Arnim Zola and Col. Chester Phillips after the formers capture.]] [[SubvertedTrope Somewhat subverted]], because the person [[spoiler:Arnim is boasting about, is his boss, the Red Skull.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Dr. Arnim Zola:''' Schmidt believes he walks in the footsteps of the gods.\\

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** A conversation that took place between [[spoiler:Dr.Dr. Arnim Zola and Col. Chester Phillips after the formers capture.]] [[SubvertedTrope Somewhat subverted]], because the person [[spoiler:Arnim Arnim is boasting about, is his boss, the Red Skull.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Dr.
Skull.
--->'''Dr.
Arnim Zola:''' Schmidt believes he walks in the footsteps of the gods.\\



'''Dr. Arnim Zola:''' His target... is everywhere.]]

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'''Dr. Arnim Zola:''' His target... is everywhere.]]



** Averted in the train shootout. [[spoiler:Bucky's Thompson submachine gun runs out of ammo, he reloads, runs out, switches to his pistol, and that runs out too. Steve tosses him a loaded pistol so that he can take out the last HYDRA soldier in their car.]]

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** Averted in the train shootout. [[spoiler:Bucky's Bucky's Thompson submachine gun runs out of ammo, he reloads, runs out, switches to his pistol, and that runs out too. Steve tosses him a loaded pistol so that he can take out the last HYDRA soldier in their car.]]



** Tønsberg, Norway. Centuries before, [[Film/{{Thor}} they nearly got obliterated in another war between awesome powers]]... and all they apparently got from being a living battlefield was some [[spoiler:powerful ancient artifact they themselves couldn't use]]. Strangely, they hold onto it, and the results are equally traumatic when Johann Schmidt arrives looking for it.

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** Tønsberg, Norway. Centuries before, [[Film/{{Thor}} they nearly got obliterated in another war between awesome powers]]... and all they apparently got from being a living battlefield was some [[spoiler:powerful powerful ancient artifact they themselves couldn't use]].use. Strangely, they hold onto it, and the results are equally traumatic when Johann Schmidt arrives looking for it.



* ContinuityNod: The Norwegian town of Tønsberg, in the Red Skull's first scene is the same one seen early on in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', some centuries earlier -- which neatly explains [[spoiler:how the Tesseract got there]].

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* ContinuityNod: The Norwegian town of Tønsberg, in the Red Skull's first scene is the same one seen early on in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', some centuries earlier -- which neatly explains [[spoiler:how how the Tesseract got there]].there.



* CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe, S.H.I.E.L.D. [[spoiler:When they build Steve's hospital room in 2012, they try to play radio clips from 1945. The baseball radio clips are actually from 1941, which Steve is [[SpotTheThread quick to point out]].]] What makes this research failure even worse is that of all the games they could have picked, they chose the only one in history to feature a Brooklyn Dodger hitting an inside-the-park grand slam. Even if Steve, who lived in Brooklyn, had not been at that game, it is highly likely that he'd heard ''of'' it.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe, courtesy of S.H.I.E.L.D. [[spoiler:When they build Steve's hospital room in 2012, they try to play radio clips from 1945. The baseball radio clips are actually from 1941, which Steve is [[SpotTheThread quick to point out]].]] What makes this research failure even worse is that of all the games they could have picked, they chose the only one in history to feature a Brooklyn Dodger hitting an inside-the-park grand slam. Even if Steve, who lived in Brooklyn, had not been at that game, it is highly likely that he'd heard ''of'' it.



* DeadSidekick: Though the term "sidekick" isn't explicitly used, and it isn't made an official designation, the dynamic with Steve is the same. [[spoiler:Yes, ComicBook/BuckyBarnes "[[LegallyDead dies]]", but they NeverFoundTheBody]].

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* DeadSidekick: Though the term "sidekick" isn't explicitly used, and it isn't made an official designation, the dynamic with Steve is the same. [[spoiler:Yes, ComicBook/BuckyBarnes "[[LegallyDead dies]]", Bucky Barnes "dies", but they NeverFoundTheBody]].never found the body]].



** [[spoiler:Dr. Erskine.]]

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** [[spoiler:Dr. Erskine.Erskine is killed, ensuring that Captain America is the only super soldier.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:One may get the inkling that Dr. Zola becomes increasingly disturbed by Red Skull's megalomania as the movie goes on before his capture.]] It's relatively clear early on that [[spoiler:Zola serves Red Skull not out of a sense of loyalty, but out of fear. Especially after Erskine is killed. Colonel Phillips is able to use this to get him to turn on Red Skull after he's captured.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:One One may get the inkling that Dr. Zola becomes increasingly disturbed by Red Skull's megalomania as the movie goes on before his capture.]] on. It's relatively clear early on that [[spoiler:Zola Zola serves Red Skull not out of a sense of loyalty, but out of fear. Especially after Erskine is killed. Colonel Phillips is able to use this to get him to turn on Red Skull after he's captured.]]



* EvilerThanThou: Notably, the Skull takes this UpToEleven by [[spoiler:trying to do this to '''Hitler'''.]] And what's worse is that he comes chillingly close.

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* EvilerThanThou: Notably, the Skull takes this UpToEleven by [[spoiler:trying trying to do this to '''Hitler'''.]] '''Hitler'''. And what's worse is that he comes chillingly close.



** [[spoiler:When the Red Skull acquires the Cube, the old monk warns him that if he tries to use the Cube's power, "It will burn him." In the climax, when the Skull tries to use the Cube himself, he is seemingly disintegrated by it]].
** In the same scene, a group of Nazis are scrambling to get the lid off a tomb to no avail. Moments later, Schmidt walks over and effortlessly shoves the lid off all by himself. This clues in the audience that he has taken the Super-Soldier serum himself. [[spoiler:You can even see the seam of his [[LatexPerfection mask]] if you're looking for it.]]

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** [[spoiler:When When the Red Skull acquires the Cube, the old monk warns him that if he tries to use the Cube's power, "It will burn him." In [[spoiler:In the climax, when the Skull tries to use the Cube himself, he is seemingly disintegrated by it]].
** In the same scene, a group of Nazis are scrambling to get the lid off a tomb to no avail. Moments later, Schmidt walks over and effortlessly shoves the lid off all by himself. This clues in the audience that he has taken the Super-Soldier serum himself. [[spoiler:You can even see the seam of his [[LatexPerfection mask]] mask if you're looking for it.]]



** [[spoiler:When Doctor Zola is first introduced, we are treated to his face on some kind of screen. This foreshadows his eventual "uploading" prior to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. It is also pretty similar to his appearance in that film.]]
** A broken taxi cab door when fighting the HYDRA agent right after getting the serum injection.

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** [[spoiler:When When Doctor Zola is first introduced, we are treated to his face on some kind of screen. This foreshadows In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', [[spoiler:Zola appears, having uploaded his eventual "uploading" prior to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.mind into a computer. It is also pretty similar to his appearance in that film.]]
** A broken taxi cab door is used as a shield by Cap when he's fighting the HYDRA agent right after getting the serum injection.



** Bucky found [[spoiler:StrappedToAnOperatingTable, hinted at in the Director's Commentary to Bucky getting at least a partial Super-Soldier test done to him.]] Also, he at one point saves Steve by sniping a German [[spoiler:with his crosshairs lingering over Steve's head for an oddly long moment first, suggesting that whatever formula they tried on him might have messed with his head somewhat...]].

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** Bucky found [[spoiler:StrappedToAnOperatingTable, [[spoiler:strapped to an operating table, hinted at in the Director's Commentary to Bucky getting at least a partial Super-Soldier test done to him.]] Also, he at one point saves Steve by sniping a German [[spoiler:with his crosshairs lingering over Steve's head for an oddly long moment first, suggesting that whatever formula they tried on him might have messed with his head somewhat...]].



** ''Film/IronMan 2'' reveals that Howard Stark was a founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. during WWII, and Cap's shield's prototype/replica is seen in Tony's workshop (and is even used in one of his experiments to [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny prop up a component]]]]).

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** ''Film/IronMan 2'' reveals that Howard Stark was a founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. during WWII, and Cap's shield's prototype/replica is seen in Tony's workshop (and is even used in one of his experiments to [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny prop up a component]]]]).component).



** And Subverted in the climax. [[spoiler:Steve runs at HYDRA's front door and is captured. As it turns out, it's a diversion for the rest of Howling Commandos to get into position.]]

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** And Subverted in the climax. [[spoiler:Steve Steve runs at HYDRA's front door and is captured. As [[spoiler:As it turns out, it's a diversion for the rest of Howling Commandos to get into position.]]



* MacGuffin: The Tesseract/Cosmic Cube, introduced briefly in ''Thor'', and seen (as a sketch) in Howard Stark's notebook during ''Film/IronMan2''. Doesn't actually do much here except power everyone's laser guns and super vehicles and such. Has a more important role in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', where [[spoiler:[[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]]]] has it. It might also have done something a bit more ''exotic'' than "simple" disintegration to [[spoiler:Johann Schmidt]].

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* MacGuffin: The Tesseract/Cosmic Cube, introduced briefly in ''Thor'', and seen (as a sketch) in Howard Stark's notebook during ''Film/IronMan2''. Doesn't actually do much here except power everyone's laser guns and super vehicles and such. Has a more important role in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', where [[spoiler:[[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]]]] [[Film/{{Thor}} Loki]] has it. It might also have done something a bit more ''exotic'' than "simple" disintegration to [[spoiler:Johann Schmidt]].



** Mr. Stark shows off his latest technology, ''a shiny red thing that flies'', at an expo while being surrounded by dancing girls. [[Film/IronMan Like son, like father.]] Specifically, he's showing off a FlyingCar. Nick Fury and other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents frequently used flying cars in the comic books and ''The Avengers'' has [[spoiler:the Helicarrier]], so this may also be a way to foreshadow that.

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** Mr. Stark shows off his latest technology, ''a shiny red thing that flies'', at an expo while being surrounded by dancing girls. [[Film/IronMan Like son, like father.]] Specifically, he's showing off a FlyingCar. Nick Fury and other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents frequently used flying cars in the comic books and ''The Avengers'' has [[spoiler:the Helicarrier]], the Helicarrier, so this may also be a way to foreshadow that.



* NoBodyLeftBehind: Anyone caught in any [[MagiTek Tesseract/Cosmic Cube-powered weapon]]'s blast is instantly vaporized to the point that no body ''is'' left behind, all in a blue mist. Yet [[spoiler:this happens ''differently'' for Schmidt. See NeverFoundTheBody.]]

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* NoBodyLeftBehind: Anyone caught in any [[MagiTek Tesseract/Cosmic Cube-powered weapon]]'s blast is instantly vaporized to the point that no body ''is'' left behind, all in a blue mist. Yet [[spoiler:this happens ''differently'' for Schmidt. See NeverFoundTheBody.]]



* OneManArmy: We're talking about '''CAPTAIN AMERICA''' here! Subverted, however, in that in the two times he's explicitly working alone, he's first on a stealth mission (that ultimately goes loud when he starts a prisoner revolt), and the second time, he's [[spoiler:a distraction]]. In other words, he's ''really'' good on his own, but he still has limits, and works with the Howling Commandos as a result. In a bit of TemptingFate, Phillips initially rejects Steve's attempt to get in the fight because he doesn't believe one man can be an army.

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* OneManArmy: We're talking about '''CAPTAIN AMERICA''' here! Subverted, however, in that in the two times he's explicitly working alone, he's first on a stealth mission (that ultimately goes loud when he starts a prisoner revolt), and the second time, he's [[spoiler:a distraction]].a distraction. In other words, he's ''really'' good on his own, but he still has limits, and works with the Howling Commandos as a result. In a bit of TemptingFate, Phillips initially rejects Steve's attempt to get in the fight because he doesn't believe one man can be an army.



** Averted by Howard Stark, when put into perspective with the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: When he first appears he shows us the prototype of Film/IronMan's repulsor technology. Last we see it, he has just got his hands on the Tesseract that [[spoiler:he's implied to have tried to reverse-engineer, creating the first arc reactor in the process and failing only because he was limited by the technology of his time. (Tony would later succeed using his data, as the technology had advanced enough to allow him to do the impossible.)]] And Hydra uses power armors that look like unprotected versions of Tony's Iron Man [=MkI=] armor.

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** Averted by Howard Stark, when put into perspective with the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: When he first appears he shows us the prototype of Film/IronMan's repulsor technology. Last we see it, he has just got his hands on the Tesseract that [[spoiler:he's he's implied to have tried to reverse-engineer, creating the first arc reactor in the process and failing only because he was limited by the technology of his time. (Tony would later succeed using his data, as the technology had advanced enough to allow him to do the impossible.)]] ) And Hydra uses power armors that look like unprotected versions of Tony's Iron Man [=MkI=] armor.



** Played straight with Col. Phillips, once Steve is turned into a Super-Soldier. He thinks little of him and doesn't see much use for Steve outside of being a guinea pig. [[spoiler:Though he decidedly changes his tune once Steve rescues the 107th from HYDRA's clutches.]]

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** Played straight with Col. Phillips, once Steve is turned into a Super-Soldier. He thinks little of him and doesn't see much use for Steve outside of being a guinea pig. [[spoiler:Though Though he decidedly changes his tune once Steve rescues the 107th from HYDRA's clutches.]]



** The allied assault on HYDRA HQ.
** Cap himself pulls off a [[OneManArmy one-man attack]] on another HYDRA base [[spoiler:to rescue Bucky, as well as the other members of the 107th, who had been captured and used for slave labor.]]

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** The allied assault on HYDRA HQ.
HQ in the climax.
** Cap himself pulls off a [[OneManArmy one-man attack]] on another HYDRA base [[spoiler:to to rescue Bucky, as well as the other members of the 107th, who had been captured and used for slave labor.]]



** How Cap finds a semi-delirious Bucky in the HYDRA base. The room is apparently part of Zola's lab, so god knows what happened to him there. [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent Watchful viewers]] will notice that during the confrontation between Steve and the Red Skull on the way out of the base, Bucky is staring in anger/horror not at the Skull but at Zola. [[spoiler:It gets even worse once you watch ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and realize that Zola may not have singlehandedly masterminded the Winter Soldier project, but probably had [[BrainwashedAndCrazy something of the sort]] in mind.]]

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** How Cap finds a semi-delirious Bucky in the HYDRA base. The room is apparently part of Zola's lab, so god knows what happened to him there. [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent Watchful viewers]] will notice that during the confrontation between Steve and the Red Skull on the way out of the base, Bucky is staring in anger/horror not at the Skull but at Zola. [[spoiler:It gets even worse once you watch ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and realize that Zola may not have singlehandedly masterminded the Winter Soldier project, but probably had [[BrainwashedAndCrazy something of the sort]] in mind.]]
14th Dec '16 3:33:30 PM lorgskyegon
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* PinkMist: Trails behind the New York bomb after a HYDRA soldier falls into the propeller.
8th Dec '16 3:58:06 PM DustSnitch
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* TheScrappy: How the troops view Cap at the USO show.[[invoked]]

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* TheScrappy: How the The troops view Cap at like the USO show.show when the girls come and dance, but Captain America is hated for taking away from the main appeal of the show with his talk of war bonds.[[invoked]]
3rd Dec '16 3:40:44 AM StFan
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** Argubly subverted as Zola merely used Chester's offer to infiltrate the american government and secretly continue HYDRA, successfully converting numerous agents and even forcing SHIELD to shut down from being compromised, both literally and morally.



** Peggy gets her chance to save Cap's bacon when she shoots down a flamethrower-wielding enemy soldier who had a shield-less Cap on the ropes right after the above-mentioned scene.

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** Peggy gets her chance to save Cap's bacon when she shoots down a flamethrower-wielding enemy soldier who had has a shield-less Cap on the ropes right after the above-mentioned scene.
2nd Dec '16 5:32:48 PM MrDarkman
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** Argubly subverted as Zola merely used Chester's offer to infiltrate the american government and secretly continue HYDRA, successfully converting numerous agents and even forcing SHIELD to shut down from being compromised, both literally and morally.
25th Nov '16 7:28:12 PM The12thDoctor
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-->-- '''Abraham Erskine'''

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-->-- '''Abraham '''Dr. Abraham Erskine'''
16th Nov '16 1:20:52 PM Discar
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* ChasteHero: Steve Rogers, even after becoming Captain America (see AManIsNotAVirgin below).

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* ChasteHero: Steve Rogers, even after becoming Captain America (see AManIsNotAVirgin below).America.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted. Pre-transformation Steve Rogers is terribly intimidated by women (owing to his small stature), even afraid to ask girls to dance with him. His apprehension remains after receiving the Super-Soldier serum, even when women throw themselves at him. His brief macking with the secretary may very well be his first kiss.
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