History Film / CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier

22nd May '16 1:58:15 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* AmericaSavesTheDay: ''Captain'' America, that is.[[note]]S.H.I.E.L.D. is not America. It's an international organization, although it was founded by a group of Americans.[[/note]]

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* AmericaSavesTheDay: ''Captain'' America, that is.[[note]]S.H.I.E.L.D. is not America. It's an international organization, although it grew out of an American organization. Also, one of its founders was founded by a group of Americans.British. [[/note]]
22nd May '16 8:40:33 AM ShaSam
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* CulturalTranslation: Captain America's "catch up" list. The list for the US audience includes ''Series/ILoveLucy'', the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, Creator/SteveJobs and Disco. The UK cut of the film changes those items to ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', Music/TheBeatles, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_FIFA_World_Cup_Final World Cup final of 1966]] and Creator/SeanConnery, respectively. Other countries' versions can be seen [[http://luciawestwick.tumblr.com/post/82010300995/do-you-remember-the-scene-where-steve-shows-page here]].

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* CulturalTranslation: Captain America's "catch up" list. The list for the US audience includes ''Series/ILoveLucy'', the UsefulNotes/BerlinWall, Creator/SteveJobs and Disco. The UK cut of the film changes those items to ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', Music/TheBeatles, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_FIFA_World_Cup_Final World Cup final of 1966]] and Creator/SeanConnery, Franchise/StarWars (Trek?), respectively. Other countries' versions can be seen [[http://luciawestwick.tumblr.com/post/82010300995/do-you-remember-the-scene-where-steve-shows-page here]].
22nd May '16 8:36:19 AM ShaSam
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18th May '16 2:15:24 PM Ashenphoenix
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The Winter Soldier pulls [[spoiler:Sitwell]] out of a moving vehicle and then throws him into the path of a passing truck that obliterates him. He also punts a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent into the engines of a moving Quinjet, causing it to explode. He also shoots another agent in the neck, and the man gives a choking scream of pain.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The Winter Soldier pulls [[spoiler:Sitwell]] out of a moving vehicle and then throws him into the path of a passing truck that obliterates him. He also punts a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent into the engines of a moving Quinjet, causing it to explode. He also ''[[RuleOfThree also]]'' shoots another agent in the neck, and the man gives a choking scream of pain.
17th May '16 3:10:53 PM NeonFox
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* PlayingWithSyringes: While it's not shown in any great detail, the Winter Soldier's backstory-flashback has enough of this implied to count as NightmareFuel for anyone with a decent imagination.
16th May '16 9:00:08 PM Wuz
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--->'''Nick Fury:''' Director override, Fury, Nicholas J.
'''System:''' Override denied. All files sealed.
'''Nick Fury:''' On whose authority?

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--->'''Nick Fury:''' Director override, Fury, Nicholas J.
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'''System:''' Override denied. All files sealed.
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'''Nick Fury:''' On whose authority?authority?\\
16th May '16 9:46:46 AM Zeiss
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** Scarlet Witch's debut appearance in the MCU shows her levitating shaped blocks. The ''X-Men'' debut comic shows Jean Grey doing the same.
16th May '16 12:17:19 AM StFan
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*** The makers of HonestTrailers [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpk1TE2_Gcc ask]].[[note]]Start at 5:08[[/note]] [[WordOfGod the Russo Brothers]], “In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is it just a coincidence that Mace Windu looks like Nick Fury, or is it like in ''LastActionHero'' where Sylvester Stallone plays all the Arnold Schwarzenegger parts?”[[note]]Stallone appears on a ''Terminator2JudgmentDay'' poster in ''LastActionHero''[[/note]] Anthony Russo [[ShrugOfGod simply responds]], “I’m getting a headache.”

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*** ** The makers of HonestTrailers ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpk1TE2_Gcc ask]].[[note]]Start ask]][[note]]Start at 5:08[[/note]] [[WordOfGod the Russo Brothers]], “In "In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is it just a coincidence that Mace Windu looks like Nick Fury, or is it like in ''LastActionHero'' ''Film/LastActionHero'' where Sylvester Stallone plays all the Arnold Schwarzenegger parts?”[[note]]Stallone parts?"[[note]]Stallone appears on a ''Terminator2JudgmentDay'' ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' poster in ''LastActionHero''[[/note]] ''Last Action Hero''[[/note]] Anthony Russo [[ShrugOfGod simply responds]], “I’m "I'm getting a headache."



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: WordOfGod [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpk1TE2_Gcc says]][[note]]Start at 4:00[[/note]]that Captain America’s CurbStompBattle against everyone on Batroc’s boat, including Batroc, was designed to demonstrate that Cap TookALevelInBadass since ''CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and ''[[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]]''.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: WordOfGod [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpk1TE2_Gcc says]][[note]]Start at 4:00[[/note]]that Captain America’s America's CurbStompBattle against everyone on Batroc’s Batroc's boat, including Batroc, was designed to demonstrate that Cap TookALevelInBadass since ''CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and ''[[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]]''.''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
15th May '16 6:55:35 PM mkmckoy
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*** The makers of HonestTrailers [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpk1TE2_Gcc ask]].[[note]]Start at 5:08[[/note]] [[WordOfGod the Russo Brothers]], “In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is it just a coincidence that Mace Windu looks like Nick Fury, or is it like in ''LastActionHero'' where Sylvester Stallone plays all the Arnold Schwarzenegger parts?”[[note]]Stallone appears on a ''Terminator2JudgmentDay'' poster in ''LastActionHero''[[/note]] Anthony Russo [[ShrugOfGod simply responds]], “I’m getting a headache.”



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Captain America's CurbStompBattle against everyone on Batroc's boat, including [[DiscOneFinalBoss Batroc himself]]. Though Cap has already appeared in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger two]] [[Film/TheAvengers2012 other]] movies, these scenes demonstrate that he has TakenALevelInBadass.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: WordOfGod [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpk1TE2_Gcc says]][[note]]Start at 4:00[[/note]]that Captain America's America’s CurbStompBattle against everyone on Batroc's Batroc’s boat, including [[DiscOneFinalBoss Batroc himself]]. Though Cap has already appeared in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger two]] [[Film/TheAvengers2012 other]] movies, these scenes Batroc, was designed to demonstrate that he has TakenALevelInBadass.Cap TookALevelInBadass since ''CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and ''[[Film/TheAvengers The Avengers]]''.
15th May '16 12:39:03 PM StFan
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* ArcWelding: With the ''Film/IronMan'' films--[[spoiler:Howard and Maria Stark were killed by HYDRA, and Senator Stern (seen in ''Film/IronMan2'' trying to get Tony Stark to hand over the Iron Man armor to the U.S. military) is a member of HYDRA]].

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* ArcWelding: With the ''Film/IronMan'' films--[[spoiler:Howard films -- [[spoiler:Howard and Maria Stark were killed by HYDRA, and Senator Stern (seen in ''Film/IronMan2'' trying to get Tony Stark to hand over the Iron Man armor to the U.S. military) is a member of HYDRA]].



* ArrowCatch: Or Shield Catch--the Winter Soldier catches Captain America's shield when thrown at him ''from behind''.

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* ArrowCatch: Or Shield Catch--the Catch -- the Winter Soldier catches Captain America's shield when thrown at him ''from behind''.



* ArtisticLicensePharmacology: [[spoiler:Nick Fury fakes his death with "tetrodotoxin d", claiming it lowers the heart rate to 1 beat per minute. Real tetrodotoxin has the opposite effect--it's a stimulant and thus ''increases'' your heart rate (while also paralyzing your diaphragm, making you unable to breathe).]]

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* ArtisticLicensePharmacology: [[spoiler:Nick Fury fakes his death with "tetrodotoxin d", claiming it lowers the heart rate to 1 beat per minute. Real tetrodotoxin has the opposite effect--it's effect -- it's a stimulant and thus ''increases'' your heart rate (while also paralyzing your diaphragm, making you unable to breathe).]]



** Subverted when Cap uses the shield to block a grenade explosion. The impact still launches both Cap and his shield off of a bridge and into a bus--an impact that knocks Cap out for a minute or two. Though he's fine after that.

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** Subverted when Cap uses the shield to block a grenade explosion. The impact still launches both Cap and his shield off of a bridge and into a bus--an bus -- an impact that knocks Cap out for a minute or two. Though he's fine after that.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: It's somewhat difficult to put a finger on exactly how The Winter Soldier thinks with regards to morality, but "blue and orange" is the best way. He's not so much a person as he is a weapon with a human body and brain--almost all traces of humanity have been destroyed by HYDRA's brain wipes. He thinks only in the context of completing his assigned mission (like a machine programmed to do a task), so the idea that what he's doing is wrong might not ever cross his mind. [[spoiler:Alexander Pierce]] does tell him that his work has been "a gift to mankind," so if he ''does'' have anything resembling a moral conscience, [[ObliviouslyEvil it might be telling him that he's actually doing the right thing]].

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: It's somewhat difficult to put a finger on exactly how The Winter Soldier thinks with regards to morality, but "blue and orange" is the best way. He's not so much a person as he is a weapon with a human body and brain--almost brain -- almost all traces of humanity have been destroyed by HYDRA's brain wipes. He thinks only in the context of completing his assigned mission (like a machine programmed to do a task), so the idea that what he's doing is wrong might not ever cross his mind. [[spoiler:Alexander Pierce]] does tell him that his work has been "a gift to mankind," so if he ''does'' have anything resembling a moral conscience, [[ObliviouslyEvil it might be telling him that he's actually doing the right thing]].



** Cap jumps into the sea at the film's start as part of a rescue operation, a confident man with a plan. In the final fight, [[spoiler:he falls into the Potomac from a destroyed Helicarrier, battered and nearly dead. S.H.I.E.L.D. is destroyed, and everything he fought for is put into question. However, it is a familiar friend who saves him in this time of need--Bucky.]]

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** Cap jumps into the sea at the film's start as part of a rescue operation, a confident man with a plan. In the final fight, [[spoiler:he falls into the Potomac from a destroyed Helicarrier, battered and nearly dead. S.H.I.E.L.D. is destroyed, and everything he fought for is put into question. However, it is a familiar friend who saves him in this time of need--Bucky.need -- Bucky.]]



** Crossbones and Batroc the Leaper are referred to by their civilian names. The former instance is probably to a purpose--[[spoiler:Brock Rumlow]] is shown at the end of the movie as having (barely) survived the collision of the Helicarrier into the Triskelion, albeit with horrific burns all over his body, hinting at his return in a future installment. He may explicitly bear the codename "Crossbones" when he returns.

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** Crossbones and Batroc the Leaper are referred to by their civilian names. The former instance is probably to a purpose--[[spoiler:Brock purpose -- [[spoiler:Brock Rumlow]] is shown at the end of the movie as having (barely) survived the collision of the Helicarrier into the Triskelion, albeit with horrific burns all over his body, hinting at his return in a future installment. He may explicitly bear the codename "Crossbones" when he returns.



** Averted with the Falcon--Maria Hill outright refers to him by his codename in the climactic battle. Falcon is also the codename for the flight-harness operation he was involved in.

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** Averted with the Falcon--Maria Falcon -- Maria Hill outright refers to him by his codename in the climactic battle. Falcon is also the codename for the flight-harness operation he was involved in.



* ComputerEqualsMonitor: {{Subverted|Trope}} when Steve smashes the screen of the monitor that [[spoiler:Arnim Zola]] is using to address him--[[spoiler:Zola]] simply switches to another monitor with a snarky "As I was saying..."

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* ComputerEqualsMonitor: {{Subverted|Trope}} when Steve smashes the screen of the monitor that [[spoiler:Arnim Zola]] is using to address him--[[spoiler:Zola]] him -- [[spoiler:Zola]] simply switches to another monitor with a snarky "As I was saying..."



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Applied to nearly every fight that either Cap or the Winter Soldier are in. The battles against multiple opponents are easy, while the ones against a single opponent are much harder, especially when the two face off against each other. This is justified in that both Cap and the Winter Soldier are the only characters in the entire movie that are physically enhanced--the rest of the cast rely on weaponry and pure physical skill.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Applied to nearly every fight that either Cap or the Winter Soldier are in. The battles against multiple opponents are easy, while the ones against a single opponent are much harder, especially when the two face off against each other. This is justified in that both Cap and the Winter Soldier are the only characters in the entire movie that are physically enhanced--the enhanced -- the rest of the cast rely on weaponry and pure physical skill.



** It's mentioned that Tony Stark oversaw the creation of the repulsor engines on the new Helicarriers after getting a "close look" at the old version--referring to the incident where he got ''stuck'' in one of the turbines during Loki's attack on the Helicarrier during ''The Avengers''.

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** It's mentioned that Tony Stark oversaw the creation of the repulsor engines on the new Helicarriers after getting a "close look" at the old version--referring version -- referring to the incident where he got ''stuck'' in one of the turbines during Loki's attack on the Helicarrier during ''The Avengers''.



* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Audio-only example--Steve broadcasts over the Triskelion that [[spoiler:S.H.I.E.L.D. has been infiltrated by HYDRA]].

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* DoNotAdjustYourSet: Audio-only example--Steve example -- Steve broadcasts over the Triskelion that [[spoiler:S.H.I.E.L.D. has been infiltrated by HYDRA]].



* TheDreaded: The Winter Soldier's reputation is such that even the Black Widow is obviously afraid of him. His first appearance in the film plays on this nicely--while Fury is being chased and shot at by [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer phony cops]], a tall, shadowy figure suddenly emerges, standing directly in the line of Fury's SUV. [[spoiler:He takes Fury and his vehicle down without breaking a sweat or so much as taking two steps.]]
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Steve, Sam and Natasha have been captured and are in a van on the way to a private spot to be executed. One of the two guards with them--wearing exactly the type of face-concealing helmet the Evil Overlord List recommends against--turns out to be [[spoiler:Maria Hill]], who proceeds to bust them out.

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* TheDreaded: The Winter Soldier's reputation is such that even the Black Widow is obviously afraid of him. His first appearance in the film plays on this nicely--while nicely -- while Fury is being chased and shot at by [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer phony cops]], a tall, shadowy figure suddenly emerges, standing directly in the line of Fury's SUV. [[spoiler:He takes Fury and his vehicle down without breaking a sweat or so much as taking two steps.]]
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Steve, Sam and Natasha have been captured and are in a van on the way to a private spot to be executed. One of the two guards with them--wearing them -- wearing exactly the type of face-concealing helmet the Evil Overlord List recommends against--turns against -- turns out to be [[spoiler:Maria Hill]], who proceeds to bust them out.



* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Agent Sitwell, Senator Stern and Alexander Pierce are all HYDRA moles--and S.H.I.E.L.D. was infiltrated by HYDRA ''since its very creation.'']]

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* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Agent Sitwell, Senator Stern and Alexander Pierce are all HYDRA moles--and moles -- and S.H.I.E.L.D. was infiltrated by HYDRA ''since its very creation.'']]



* GodzillaThreshold: Given how completely [[spoiler:HYDRA has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., from the top brass to the grunts]], Steve demands that they [[spoiler:take S.H.I.E.L.D. down ''in its entirety''--total disclosure of its resources, from its databases of stored intelligence to the identities and locations of operatives throughout the world. Though it leaves a lot of chaos in its wake, it also robs HYDRA of the cover it had hidden itself under for decades. ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure]].
* GoThroughMe: Literally--Natasha describes how the [[TheDreaded Winter Soldier]] assassinated the person she was protecting by shooting the target ''through'' her body. She has the scar to prove it.

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* GodzillaThreshold: Given how completely [[spoiler:HYDRA has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., from the top brass to the grunts]], Steve demands that they [[spoiler:take S.H.I.E.L.D. down ''in its entirety''--total entirety'' -- total disclosure of its resources, from its databases of stored intelligence to the identities and locations of operatives throughout the world. Though it leaves a lot of chaos in its wake, it also robs HYDRA of the cover it had hidden itself under for decades. ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure]].
* GoThroughMe: Literally--Natasha Literally -- Natasha describes how the [[TheDreaded Winter Soldier]] assassinated the person she was protecting by shooting the target ''through'' her body. She has the scar to prove it.



* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Nick Fury is targeted for a ConspicuouslyPublicAssassination--agents impersonating the D.C. police first [[CarFu box him in from all four sides]]. Then a SWAT van pulls up discharging a team with assault rifles who open fire on him, then try to force their way into his bulletproof car with a hydraulic ram. The intent is two-fold--to get close to Fury (when he sees the police officers in the car on his shotgun side staring at him, he assumes it's because he's a black man driving a very expensive, very fortified SUV) and to delay anyone calling the real police given the time they need to get past Fury's defenses.

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* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Nick Fury is targeted for a ConspicuouslyPublicAssassination--agents ConspicuouslyPublicAssassination -- agents impersonating the D.C. police first [[CarFu box him in from all four sides]]. Then a SWAT van pulls up discharging a team with assault rifles who open fire on him, then try to force their way into his bulletproof car with a hydraulic ram. The intent is two-fold--to two-fold -- to get close to Fury (when he sees the police officers in the car on his shotgun side staring at him, he assumes it's because he's a black man driving a very expensive, very fortified SUV) and to delay anyone calling the real police given the time they need to get past Fury's defenses.



* {{Joisey}}: In this movie, we learn that Camp Lehigh--the US Army base where Steve trained in the first movie--is located in Wheaton, New Jersey. It's also [[spoiler:the home of the secret S.H.I.E.L.D. bunker that was built post-war, and houses Dr. Zola's consciousness]].

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* {{Joisey}}: In this movie, we learn that Camp Lehigh--the Lehigh -- the US Army base where Steve trained in the first movie--is movie -- is located in Wheaton, New Jersey. It's also [[spoiler:the home of the secret S.H.I.E.L.D. bunker that was built post-war, and houses Dr. Zola's consciousness]].



* LooksLikeCesare: The Winter Soldier/[[spoiler:Bucky]] fits this to a T. Interestingly enough, this trope is used here to serve the dual purpose of setting him up as TheDreaded ''and'' as [[spoiler:TheWoobie]]--usually it's used only for one or the other.

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* LooksLikeCesare: The Winter Soldier/[[spoiler:Bucky]] fits this to a T. Interestingly enough, this trope is used here to serve the dual purpose of setting him up as TheDreaded ''and'' as [[spoiler:TheWoobie]]--usually [[spoiler:TheWoobie]] -- usually it's used only for one or the other.



** While several characters hint at Natasha's murky past [[spoiler:and point out that releasing all of S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA's secrets onto the internet will make that past widely known]], what precisely she did is never revealed to the audience. In a deleted scene, [[spoiler:Alexander Pierce]] seems to reference a few of the same events that Loki did during ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''--the hospital fire may have involved a children's ward.

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** While several characters hint at Natasha's murky past [[spoiler:and point out that releasing all of S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA's secrets onto the internet will make that past widely known]], what precisely she did is never revealed to the audience. In a deleted scene, [[spoiler:Alexander Pierce]] seems to reference a few of the same events that Loki did during ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''--the Avengers|2012}}'' -- the hospital fire may have involved a children's ward.



** Captain America and his allies represent Chaos. Steve is declared a criminal early on in the film and spends much of it running from S.H.I.E.L.D. with the Black Widow, who mentions her variety of masks and aliases--a shapeshifter in the figurative sense. His allies [[spoiler:are all people fighting the government themselves--Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and the Falcon once he ends up on Cap's side--and they all use non-orderly methods--Nick Fury fakes his death and hides out in a tunnel, Maria Hill pretends to be a loyal HYDRA goon to sneak in and save Steve, and the Falcon is using a stolen military flightsuit.]] Steve makes a speech early on in the movie about freedom versus fear, and [[spoiler:ends up tearing down the surveillance apparatus that promotes HYDRA's goals, removing a lot of control from the system]].
** S.H.I.E.L.D., as a military and police arm of multiple governments, is Order. [[spoiler:HYDRA personnel, from Zola to Pierce, make a multitude of speeches in praise of order, and ''against'' freedom, with Zola stating the entire goal of all their manipulations over multiple ''decades'' is simply to get humanity to give up their freedom willingly--and the only reason the "willing" part is involved is because it's too hard to do it unwillingly. The Winter Soldier is another good example of the Order aspects of HYDRA: a totally emotionless, completely controlled superhuman, slavishly obedient to superiors whom he could tear apart with his fighting skill, to the point that they can slap him and he barely reacts.]] It should be noted that this symbolism is even present in their icons; S.H.I.E.L.D.'s icon of the eagle is reminiscent of Roman symbolism and, more worryingly, Nazi Germany; [[spoiler:HYDRA's icon is a skull with tentacles, choking the freedom out of the world]].
* OrbitalBombardment: Project Insight is a small-scale version of this: three self-sufficient S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarriers packing dozens of pinpoint-accurate guns that can eliminate any target below them at a moment's notice--thousands at once, potentially. [[spoiler:Under HYDRA's control, they could have potentially killed hundreds of thousands of people in just a few minutes, and millions inside of a day.]]

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** Captain America and his allies represent Chaos. Steve is declared a criminal early on in the film and spends much of it running from S.H.I.E.L.D. with the Black Widow, who mentions her variety of masks and aliases--a aliases -- a shapeshifter in the figurative sense. His allies [[spoiler:are all people fighting the government themselves--Nick themselves -- Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and the Falcon once he ends up on Cap's side--and side -- and they all use non-orderly methods--Nick methods -- Nick Fury fakes his death and hides out in a tunnel, Maria Hill pretends to be a loyal HYDRA goon to sneak in and save Steve, and the Falcon is using a stolen military flightsuit.]] Steve makes a speech early on in the movie about freedom versus fear, and [[spoiler:ends up tearing down the surveillance apparatus that promotes HYDRA's goals, removing a lot of control from the system]].
** S.H.I.E.L.D., as a military and police arm of multiple governments, is Order. [[spoiler:HYDRA personnel, from Zola to Pierce, make a multitude of speeches in praise of order, and ''against'' freedom, with Zola stating the entire goal of all their manipulations over multiple ''decades'' is simply to get humanity to give up their freedom willingly--and willingly -- and the only reason the "willing" part is involved is because it's too hard to do it unwillingly. The Winter Soldier is another good example of the Order aspects of HYDRA: a totally emotionless, completely controlled superhuman, slavishly obedient to superiors whom he could tear apart with his fighting skill, to the point that they can slap him and he barely reacts.]] It should be noted that this symbolism is even present in their icons; S.H.I.E.L.D.'s icon of the eagle is reminiscent of Roman symbolism and, more worryingly, Nazi Germany; [[spoiler:HYDRA's icon is a skull with tentacles, choking the freedom out of the world]].
* OrbitalBombardment: Project Insight is a small-scale version of this: three self-sufficient S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarriers packing dozens of pinpoint-accurate guns that can eliminate any target below them at a moment's notice--thousands notice -- thousands at once, potentially. [[spoiler:Under HYDRA's control, they could have potentially killed hundreds of thousands of people in just a few minutes, and millions inside of a day.]]



* ShootTheHostage: Done by Natasha [[spoiler:''on herself''--when at the bad guy's gunpoint, she shocks herself into unconsciousness]] to leave him empty-handed.

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* ShootTheHostage: Done by Natasha [[spoiler:''on herself''--when herself'' -- when at the bad guy's gunpoint, she shocks herself into unconsciousness]] to leave him empty-handed.



** Happens quite a lot throughout the movie, in a somewhat justified example as the person doing it is usually Cap, who also usually jumps shield first. He punches [[spoiler:Zola's computer screen]] with his bare hand to no ill effect, but only cracks it--and besides, it's ''Cap''.

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** Happens quite a lot throughout the movie, in a somewhat justified example as the person doing it is usually Cap, who also usually jumps shield first. He punches [[spoiler:Zola's computer screen]] with his bare hand to no ill effect, but only cracks it--and it -- and besides, it's ''Cap''.



** The most egregious example is Falcon jumping through a window on the 41st floor of the Triskelion. Windows in high rise buildings are usually purpose-built to keep people from doing just that--though, when he does so, the entire floor/walls/ceiling ''are'' a second-or-less away from complete collapse, [[spoiler:due to an entire Helicarrier crashing into them]].
* SoftWater: Invoked when Captain America leaps out of a Quinjet into the ocean for a stealthy insertion--nope, he doesn't have a parachute. The movie is pretty clear that the only reason Cap can do it is because he's a SuperSoldier.

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** The most egregious example is Falcon jumping through a window on the 41st floor of the Triskelion. Windows in high rise buildings are usually purpose-built to keep people from doing just that--though, that -- though, when he does so, the entire floor/walls/ceiling ''are'' a second-or-less away from complete collapse, [[spoiler:due to an entire Helicarrier crashing into them]].
* SoftWater: Invoked when Captain America leaps out of a Quinjet into the ocean for a stealthy insertion--nope, insertion -- nope, he doesn't have a parachute. The movie is pretty clear that the only reason Cap can do it is because he's a SuperSoldier.



* SpottingTheThread: When Steve and Natasha trace the clues to Camp Lehigh--the base where Steve underwent basic training--he quickly notices an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammunition_dump ammo dump]] that wasn't there seventy years ago. As he's such a RulesLawyer, he knows that Army regulations state that weapons are not allowed to be stored within 500 feet of a barracks (y'know, so it doesn't ''[[NoOSHACompliance kill any soldiers]]'' if it blows up). [[spoiler:It's a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. installation, where Arnim Zola's [[BrainUploading uploaded brain]] is stored.]]

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* SpottingTheThread: When Steve and Natasha trace the clues to Camp Lehigh--the Lehigh -- the base where Steve underwent basic training--he training -- he quickly notices an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammunition_dump ammo dump]] that wasn't there seventy years ago. As he's such a RulesLawyer, he knows that Army regulations state that weapons are not allowed to be stored within 500 feet of a barracks (y'know, so it doesn't ''[[NoOSHACompliance kill any soldiers]]'' if it blows up). [[spoiler:It's a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. installation, where Arnim Zola's [[BrainUploading uploaded brain]] is stored.]]



** Much like ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', there are two post-credits sequences--one setting up for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and one providing closure to the film's events.

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** Much like ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', there are two post-credits sequences--one sequences -- one setting up for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and one providing closure to the film's events.



** The Winter Soldier ''loses'' it after [[spoiler:Steve continues to call him Bucky and insists that they know each other. This can largely be blamed on HYDRA frying his brain to wipe his memories over and over. The Soldier is obviously conditioned ''only'' to think in terms of what will complete his mission and of himself as a weapon, with deviation resulting in pain, leaving him unable to conceptualise having a name or a friend. It only gets worse when Steve willingly drops his shield into the Potomac and refuses to fight him on the basis of a friendship that the Winter Soldier has no memory of--these are ''totally'' outside his parameters, eliciting something frighteningly close to a mental breakdown as his memories resurface and the inside of his head gets broken apart. Again.]]

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** The Winter Soldier ''loses'' it after [[spoiler:Steve continues to call him Bucky and insists that they know each other. This can largely be blamed on HYDRA frying his brain to wipe his memories over and over. The Soldier is obviously conditioned ''only'' to think in terms of what will complete his mission and of himself as a weapon, with deviation resulting in pain, leaving him unable to conceptualise having a name or a friend. It only gets worse when Steve willingly drops his shield into the Potomac and refuses to fight him on the basis of a friendship that the Winter Soldier has no memory of--these of -- these are ''totally'' outside his parameters, eliciting something frighteningly close to a mental breakdown as his memories resurface and the inside of his head gets broken apart. Again.]]



** Helicarriers are considered sort of the ultimate "Worf" in Captain America/S.H.I.E.L.D. mythology. From the moment that Helicarriers were revealed to exist in the movie, it was such a foregone conclusion that someone or something would show off by bringing them down that they didn't even try to pretend otherwise--they're shown crashing on the posters. [[spoiler:In a twist, the three carriers are turned on ''each other'' and take each other down.]]

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** Helicarriers are considered sort of the ultimate "Worf" in Captain America/S.H.I.E.L.D. mythology. From the moment that Helicarriers were revealed to exist in the movie, it was such a foregone conclusion that someone or something would show off by bringing them down that they didn't even try to pretend otherwise--they're otherwise -- they're shown crashing on the posters. [[spoiler:In a twist, the three carriers are turned on ''each other'' and take each other down.]]
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