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->''"I know I'm asking a lot. But the price of freedom is high. It always has been. And it's a price I'm willing to pay. And if I'm the only one, then so be it. But I'm willing to bet I'm not."''

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->''"I know ->'''Red Skull:''' So what made you so special?\\
'''Captain America:''' Nothing.
I'm asking just a lot. But the price of freedom is high. It always has been. And it's a price I'm willing to pay. And if I'm the only one, then so be it. But I'm willing to bet I'm not."''
kid from Brooklyn.


* AdaptationalBadass: While Cap is no wimp in the comics, over there his powerset is more or less defined as " absolute peak of non-superhuman potential, but in every regard at once". Whereas this version starts off like that, he later on becomes more of a genuine Superhuman - he may have a personality based on the 616 version, but his strength level is definitely closer to Ultimate Cap, who could occasionally tear apart a heavily-armed platoon. [[spoiler: And that's not getting into his barehandedly catching Thanos' fist and making the Titan struggle for several seconds, even if this did take all of his strength and both hands to do it... definitely not something he could do in the comics.]]

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* AdaptationalBadass: While Cap is no wimp in the comics, over there his powerset is more or less defined as " absolute "absolute peak of non-superhuman potential, but in every regard at once". Whereas this version starts off like that, he later on becomes more of a genuine Superhuman - he may have a personality based on the 616 version, but his strength level is definitely closer to Ultimate Cap, who could occasionally tear apart a heavily-armed platoon. [[spoiler: And that's not getting into his barehandedly catching Thanos' fist and making the Titan struggle for several seconds, even if this did take all of his strength and both hands to do it... definitely not something he could do in the comics.]]



** As of ''The Winter Soldier'', he apparently speaks French. Maybe he wanted to know what "fondue" means? He can also hotwire a car (useful skill behind the lines in Nazi Germany).
* HopelessWithTech: Downplayed, but Steve is this compared to his more technologically savvy companions, especially Tony. A running joke is that Steve has a somewhat outdated approach to technology, for instance smashing a screen only for the digitized Zola to call him out on the uselessness of the move, and Tony being appalled that Steve has found a way to send him a flip phone as a gift.

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** As of ''The Winter Soldier'', he apparently speaks French. Maybe he wanted to know what "fondue" means? He can also hotwire a car (useful skill (both useful skills behind the lines in Nazi Germany).
Germany and occupied Europe).
* HopelessWithTech: Downplayed, Downplayed and justified, but Steve is this compared to his more technologically savvy companions, especially Tony. A running joke is that Steve has a somewhat outdated approach to technology, for instance smashing a screen only for the digitized Zola to call him out on the uselessness of the move, and Tony being appalled that Steve has found a way to send him a flip phone as a gift.



* ReligiousBruiser: Ultron mockingly calls him "God's righteous man, pretending that he can live without a war."



** Tony tells Steve that he's "a laboratory experiment" and that "everything special about you [[SuperSerum came out of a bottle]]."

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** Tony tells Steve that he's "a laboratory experiment" Defied in his first movie, where his courage, compassion, and that "everything special about you [[SuperSerum came out of a bottle]]."quick mind were what caused Erskine to choose him for the experiment in the first place.



** He finally [[spoiler:proves Tony (and everyone else) wrong in ''Endgame'' when, in an all-or-nothing moment of sheer desperation, lifts Thorís hammer to fight 2014!Thanos.]]

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** He finally [[spoiler:proves [[spoiler: proves Tony (and everyone else) wrong in ''Endgame'' when, in an all-or-nothing moment of sheer desperation, lifts Thorís hammer to fight 2014!Thanos.]]

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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:''Endgame'' ends with him having hooked up with Peggy.]]


* NormalFishInATinyPond: {{Inverted|Trope}}. As a SuperSoldier, Steve represents the physical peak of humanity and can easily beat up trained and armed men with his bare hands even when outnumbered. Unfortunately for him, humanity sits at the very bottom of the cosmic food chain, so whenever Steve fights a non-{{Mook}} alien, he gets his ass handed to him:
** It's best seen in ''The Avengers'' when he fights Loki, a dwarf of a Frost Giant. Even when Loki is trying to lose and get captured, he still manhandles and throws Steve all over the place (though, Tony tells him he did do pretty well considering he's been out of action for so long).
** This is downplayed in ''Infinity War'', where he stands his ground against [[EliteMook Corvus Glaive]] (even disarming him at one point) and briefly stalls Thanos. He still ultimately loses both fights.

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*** In the same movie, his repeated "on your left" to Sam at the beginning shows that while he's not Tony, he's definitely capable of playing TheGadfly on occasion.


** This was essentially what his entire film was about -- going from a scrawny Brooklyn boy to the ultimate soldier and ''still'' a NiceGuy by the end of it, which was why he was chosen. He takes another one before his second film, as he discovers the full extent of his powers and uses them more efficiently.
** This also extends to his fighting style as well. In his first film and Avengers, Cap is more of a boxer/brawler than anything, and relies heavily on his combatives training and his own ingenuity. By ''Winter Soldier'', he's trained in a variety of modern styles and techniques.

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** This was essentially what his entire film was about -- going from a scrawny Brooklyn boy to the ultimate soldier and ''still'' a NiceGuy by the end of it, which was why he was chosen. He takes another one before his second film, as he discovers the full extent of his powers and uses them more efficiently.
** This also extends to his fighting style as well. In his first film and Avengers, Cap is more of a boxer/brawler than anything, and relies heavily on his combatives training and his own ingenuity. By ''Winter Soldier'', he's trained in a variety of modern styles and techniques.

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* AdaptationalBadass: While Cap is no wimp in the comics, over there his powerset is more or less defined as " absolute peak of non-superhuman potential, but in every regard at once". Whereas this version starts off like that, he later on becomes more of a genuine Superhuman - he may have a personality based on the 616 version, but his strength level is definitely closer to Ultimate Cap, who could occasionally tear apart a heavily-armed platoon. [[spoiler: And that's not getting into his barehandedly catching Thanos' fist and making the Titan struggle for several seconds, even if this did take all of his strength and both hands to do it... definitely not something he could do in the comics.]]

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: While it isn't actually bladed, Cap's strength and the shield's toughness allows him to cut through things like steel elevator cables with ease.


-->'''Spider-Man:''' This thing does not obey the laws of physics at all!

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-->'''Spider-Man:''' [[LampshadeHanging This thing does not obey the laws of physics at all!all!]]

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* OnceDoneNeverForgotten: His disapproval of profanity. In the opening of ''Age of Ultron'' he chastises Tony for shouting "Shit!" in a battle, and Tony holds it over him. After Tony tells the other Avengers about the moment, they all get in on making fun of him too. Even Fury of all people can't resist teasing him.


* BadassBiker: He lacks the "bad boy" image, but Steve's ride of choice is a motorcycle -- whether he's just cruising or dodging machine-gun fire.

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* BadassBiker: He lacks the "bad boy" image, but Steve's ride of choice is owned and used a Harley-Davidson WLA "Liberator" during his service in World War II. The motorcycle -- whether he's just cruising or dodging machine-gun fire.had several weapons and gadgets added to it for use in combat situations by Howard Stark and the SSR. After being frozen and revived in the modern age, Rogers continued using modern model of a Harley-Davidson for both personal use and during active missions as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and as a member of the Avengers.



* CunningLinguist: He speaks his native English, as well as fluent French, which he used to communicate with Georges Batroc.



* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Most evident in ''The Avengers'', where he's only just out of the ice and [[PopCulturalOsmosisFailure still catching up with the intervening pop culture]]. By ''Winter Soldier'', Steve catches up with pop culture, but that doesn't change the fact that everyone he knew is either dead or, in Peggy's case, now decades older than him.

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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Most evident Since being defrosted by S.H.I.E.L.D., he was lost in ''The Avengers'', where he's only just a world he no longer knew. America had changed; though technology had greatly advanced, humane morals were constantly being compromised in favor of political expediency. To make matters worse, most of the people he loved from his past were gone, or greatly aged. Even while working with S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers, he still had no real life outside of being a soldier. He didn't know how to belong and strives to uphold his code of honor in this new complicated world. Although he eventually reunited with both Peggy and Bucky, he was still a "man out of time". However, after the ice and [[PopCulturalOsmosisFailure still catching up with the intervening pop culture]]. By ''Winter Soldier'', Steve catches up with pop culture, but battle against Ultron, he finally realized that doesn't change he was no longer the fact that everyone man he knew is either dead or, in Peggy's case, now decades older than him.was before he was frozen. Hence, he decided to focus his life on just helping people, taking a permanent role as the leader of the second incarnation of the Avengers.



* HealingFactor: Not to the level of [[{{Franchise/wolverine}} Wolverine]] (whose healing ability is so ridiculously strong that it borders on FromASingleCell) but is explicitly stated that Cap's body has an upgraded system of healing and regeneration that makes him [[IdealIllnessImmunity immune to disease]], [[TheAgeless drastically slows his aging]], allows him to recover from injuries in a matter of hours or days at the most, and much to his chagrin [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking means it's really hard for him to get drunk.]]

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* HealingFactor: Not to the level of [[{{Franchise/wolverine}} Wolverine]] (whose healing ability is so ridiculously strong that it borders on FromASingleCell) but is explicitly stated that Cap's body has The Super-Soldier Serum granted his physiology an upgraded system accelerated rate of healing and regeneration that makes him [[IdealIllnessImmunity regeneration. Rogers is immune to disease]], [[TheAgeless drastically slows earthly infections, diseases, and disorders; he also cannot become intoxicated by alcohol, drugs, toxins, or impurities, thus he can't get drunk like his aging]], allows him friends. His metabolic rate is able to recover withstand the consumption of Asgardian ale which was aged for a millennium in the barrels built from injuries the wreck of Grunhel's fleet and deemed by Thor to not be intended for mortal men to drink. He's capable of healing large cuts and bruises within hours and fatal gunshot wounds and fractures within several days. He was able to regenerate from being shot in the stomach by a Chitauri Gun directly in the abdomen in a matter of hours or days at the most, and much minutes. His injuries can heal rapidly without leaving a trace of injury. He'ss able to his chagrin [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking means it's really hard for him to get drunk.]]regain consciousness in a short amount of time after nearly dying.



* TheStrategist: Able to instantaneously formulate ironclad attack patterns, formations and strategies based on split-second assessment of the situation compared to the abilities of the warriors under his command. Had he not been present, the Chitauri would have ripped every innocent civilian in Manhattan to pieces, the Avengers too scattered and disorganized to protect them.

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* TheStrategist: Able He's able to instantaneously formulate ironclad attack patterns, formations and battle strategies based on split-second assessment and his brilliant tactical sense allows him to alter near any strategy to fit the changing needs of the situation compared to the abilities of the warriors under his command. Had he situation. While not been present, as intelligent as Tony Stark or Bruce Banner nor possessing Clint Barton's keen awareness, he frequently proved himself a quick study in battlefield situations being able to quickly ascertain details from minor actions. As seen during World War II and the Chitauri would have ripped every innocent Invasion, he's demonstrated impressive charisma and leadership skills. Rogers was able to command respect from his fellow Avengers and the undying loyalty of his Howling Commandos.
** He formulated the plan to go in first by himself in "the front door" of the Red Skull's hidden base. After taking out the Red Skull's defenses and feigning a surrender, the assault team and then the full force of the Strategic Scientific Reserve came in and raided the base following Rogers' initial assault.
** His tactical brilliance also came into play during the Chitauri assault on New York, first in organizing first responders to protect the
civilian in Manhattan to pieces, population, and then re-deploying other members of the Avengers too scattered to best defend the city with their limited resources.
** His bravery
and disorganized determination further supplement this as he is willing to protect them.take even the riskiest of choices to stand a chance to win, a trait best exemplified when he was quickly able to deduce the HYDRA personnel in an elevator were about to attack him and provoked them into attacking him. He again demonstrated this skill when Thanos arrived in Wakanda, quickly realizing that the Infinity Gauntlet had to be clenched for access to its powers and bravely charging the warlord to hold his hand open.
** His extraordinary ability to not only inspire the nobility in others but also assess combat situations and come up with effective strategies made his fellow Avengers recognize him as the leader of their team. During the Chitauri attack on New York, he focused on directing civilian authorities in order to keep the citizens safe and off the streets while the rest of the Avengers focused their efforts on taking out the Chitauri's military assets.
** Even when outnumbered by the forces of HYDRA within S.H.I.E.L.D., he was able to get Wilson, Hill, Romanoff, and even Fury, along with the loyal agents within S.H.I.E.L.D. to fight back against HYDRA and stop Project Insight from being achieved. As a result, he dealt HYDRA their first devastating blow in decades, since he fought against them in World War II.



* SuperReflexes: At least as important to his fighting as the strength, especially since they let him do his signature feats with his shield.

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* SuperReflexes: At least as important to His agility is greater than that of an Olympic-gold medalist. He can coordinate his fighting as body with perfect balance, equilibrium, flexibility, and dexterity. While escaping the strength, especially since they let destruction of the HYDRA base that Bucky Barnes and the Howling Commandos were held captive in, Rogers was able to leap from one end of the complex to the other in order to escape. During his chase of the Winter Soldier, he was able to leap from the inside of his apartment into the building across the street. Rogers can leap over cars with simple running moves. He can use his enhanced agility to perform amazing parkour and gymnastic moves that would be truly difficult for a normal human to accomplish.
* SuperSenses: His natural senses have been enhanced to the peak of human potential. He can see, hear, smell, feel, and taste things imperceptible to the normal humans. This allows
him do his signature feats to see further, hear with amazing clarity, detect specific persons, objects, substances with his shield.smell, etc. He was able to notice little things such as sweat drop trickling down a man's face to tip him off to danger. He has also spotted a HYDRA soldier high up in a tree completely hidden when platoons of soldiers had no idea. Despite Barnes having stealthily sneaked behind him in his apartment making no sound whatsoever, he was somehow immediately aware to the former's presence.



* SuperSpeed: While it falls short of speedsters like Quicksilver, he's still well beyond human limits. Movies featuring him usually showcase his sheer running speed, for instead featuring him being fast enough to effortlessly overtake ordinary people or keep up with cars. During their first meeting, Sam Wilson lampshaded that he was running at 26 miles per hours in his morning jog, which slightly falls short of the top real life sprinting speed.

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* SuperSpeed: While it falls short of speedsters like Quicksilver, he's still well He can run and move at speeds beyond the peak of human limits. Movies featuring him usually showcase his sheer running speed, for instead featuring him being fast enough potential. He can catch up to effortlessly overtake ordinary people or keep up with cars. During their first meeting, outrun speeding vehicles and cover a small area such as city blocks in seconds as well. Sam Wilson lampshaded stated that Rogers ran 13 miles in 30 minutes after their warm-up jogging. Even while completely unmatched, he was running at 26 miles per hours in quick enough to surprise Quicksilver before he gets back up and briefly stun him with his morning jog, which slightly falls short shield. Similarly, while overwhelmed by Thanos, Rogers was able to surprise him enough to land three hits on him. Although his speed rivals with Winter Soldier and Black Panther, they were are capable of outrunning him in a chase due to their head start, forcing him to resort to hijacking a car to catch up. Nevertheless, at peak capacity, he proves to be as fast as them, as shown during the top real life sprinting speed.Battle of Wakanda, when he ran at almost equal speeds with T'Challa when rushing towards the Outriders.


** On the other hand, his status as TheCaptain could be seen as an ''aversion'' of this trope, as it is by no means obvious that Steve kicks the most ass of all the Avengers. Of the original lineup, one could make convincing arguments for Thor, Hulk, or Iron Man having the edge on Cap in terms of pure power. Natasha even cautions him against tangling with Thor and Loki, who are "basically gods," next to whom Cap's practically BadassNormal. Yet the first Avengers movie establishes firmly that Steve is indeed TheLeader, and no matter how many mind-bogglingly powerful beings later join the roster, his authority as such remains uncontested.

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** On the other hand, his status as TheCaptain TheLeader could be seen as an ''aversion'' of this trope, as it is by no means obvious that Steve kicks the most ass of all the Avengers. Of the original lineup, one could make convincing arguments for Thor, Hulk, or Iron Man having the edge on Cap in terms of pure power. Natasha even cautions him against tangling with Thor and Loki, who are "basically gods," next to whom Cap's practically BadassNormal. Yet the first Avengers movie establishes firmly that Steve is indeed TheLeader, TheCaptain, and no matter how many mind-bogglingly powerful beings later join the roster, his authority as such remains uncontested.


** On the other hand, his status as TheCaptain could be seen as an ''aversion'' of this trope, as it is by no means obvious that Steve kicks the most ass of all the Avengers. Of the original lineup, one could make convincing arguments for Thor, Hulk, or Iron Man having the edge on Cap in terms of pure power. Natasha even cautions him against tangling with Thor and Loki, who are "basically gods," next to whom Cap's practically BadassNormal. Yet the first Avengers movie establishes firmly that Steve is indeed TheLeader, and no matter how many mind-bogglingly powerful beings later join the roster, his authority as such remains uncontested.



* BadassBaritone: Played with. In battle, Steve shouts commands in a deep, booming,and confident tone. Off-duty however, he speaks with a warm and gentle, almost musically soft voice.

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* BadassBaritone: Played with. In battle, Steve shouts commands in a deep, booming,and booming, and confident tone. Off-duty however, he speaks with a warm and gentle, almost musically soft voice.


** [[spoiler:It comes to a head in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', as Zemo revealing Howard's true death causes Tony to attack Steve, dividing the two of them, and the Avengers as a result.]]



** [[spoiler:It comes to a head in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', as Zemo revealing Howard's true death causes Tony to attack Steve, dividing the two of them, and the Avengers as a result.]]

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* CanonCharacterAllAlong: [[spoiler: [[AmbiguousSituation Maybe.]] If the writers' interpretation of his final scene with Peggy is correct, then he was the mystery husband referenced by Peggy in ''Film/CaptainAmericaWinterSoldier.'' If the directors' interpretation is correct, then he isn't.]]

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