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-->'''Steve:''' If I see a situation pointed south, I can't ignore it. Sometimes I wish I could.\\

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-->'''Steve:''' If I see a situation pointed south, I can't ignore it. [[BadLiar Sometimes I wish I could.\\]]\\


* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Peggy Carter in an alternate timeline, for many years after using the Pym particles in ''Endgame''. It's implied that he only returned to the Prime timeline after he became a widow in 2016.]]

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Peggy Carter in an alternate timeline, for many years after using the Pym particles in ''Endgame''. It's implied that he only returned to the Prime timeline after he became a widow widower in 2016.]]


* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Peggy Carter in an alternate timeline, for many years after using the Pym particles in ''Endgame''.]]

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Peggy Carter in an alternate timeline, for many years after using the Pym particles in ''Endgame''. It's implied that he only returned to the Prime timeline after he became a widow in 2016.]]



* HypocriticalHumor: More comically, the PSA videos he is forced to star in throughout ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' frequently play on this for laughs. One of them involves sternly telling a detention class that "the only way to be truly cool is to follow the rules." This, from a man who is repeatedly demonstrated to break whatever rules he feels are unjust or that unnecessarily constrain him, to the point where by the events of the film in question he's a wanted fugitive and exile from American law. Another which appears during the credits involves him extolling the virtues of patience, only to peevishly and impatiently ask the off-camera production team exactly how many more of these [=PSAs=] he has to do.

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* HypocriticalHumor: More comically, the PSA videos he is forced to star in throughout ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' frequently play on this for laughs. One of them involves sternly telling a detention class that "the only way to be truly cool is to follow the rules." This, from a man who is repeatedly demonstrated to break whatever rules he feels are unjust or that unnecessarily constrain him, to the point where by the events of the film in question he's a wanted fugitive and exile from American International law. Another which appears during the credits involves him extolling the virtues of patience, only to peevishly and impatiently ask the off-camera production team exactly how many more of these [=PSAs=] he has to do.



* TheProtagonist: Of his own trilogy, but one of two main contenders for this for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as a whole, the other being Iron Man. Steve is chronologically the first superhero in the MCU. In addition, he serves as TheLeader in both ''Avengers'' films.

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* TheProtagonist: Of his own trilogy, but one of two main contenders for this for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as a whole, the other being Iron Man. Steve is chronologically the first superhero in the MCU. In addition, he serves as TheLeader in both the four ''Avengers'' films.films that take place during the Infinity Stone saga.



* RousingSpeech: Coupled with his earnestness, charisma and (generally) well-meaning nature, he manages to deliver these kinds of statements and ''actually sell it''. It gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] more than once (particularly by [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Sam]], [[Film/AvengersEndgame Rocket and Scott]].

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* RousingSpeech: Coupled with his earnestness, charisma and (generally) well-meaning nature, he manages to deliver these kinds of statements inspiring words and ''actually sell it''. them''. It gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] more than once (particularly by [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Sam]], [[Film/AvengersEndgame Rocket and Scott]].Scott]].
-->'''Rocket:''' He's really good at this.
-->'''Scott:''' I know, right?!



* StrongAndSkilled: Steve's ability in combat is almost bar to none as he is the most formatable when fighting showing superior skill and strength he shown to be one of the best fighters in the MCU. [[spoiler:During ''Endgame'', he takes this UpToEleven when becomes worthy enough to wield Mjölnir and gain all of Thor's abilities combined with his.]]

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* StrongAndSkilled: Steve's ability in combat is almost bar to none as he is the most formatable when fighting showing Steve shows superior skill and strength he shown to be one of in combat against the best fighters in the MCU. [[spoiler:During ''Endgame'', he takes this UpToEleven when becomes worthy enough to wield Mjölnir and gain gains all of Thor's abilities combined with his.]]



** In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Tony informs Peter that he only did so well against Captain America at the end of ''Civil War'' because he was deliberately holding back in order to avoid hurting him.
* WorldsBestWarrior: Captain America is generally the best hand-to-hand physical combatant of all superhumans, the most experienced and versatile. He has held his own against Red Skull's HYDRA with their super-weapons, against the Chitauri, against the Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D.-HYDRA, Ultron Robots, and against Tony Stark's faction in the Civil War, including the even more powerful and versatile Spider-Man, and with Bucky's help was able to defeat Iron Man in combat. He's also no rookie as a strategist, either.

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** In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Tony informs Peter that he only did so well against Captain America at the end of ''Civil War'' because he Steve was deliberately holding back in order to avoid hurting him.
* WorldsBestWarrior: Captain America is generally the best hand-to-hand physical combatant of all superhumans, the most experienced and versatile. He has held his own against Red Skull's HYDRA with their super-weapons, against the Chitauri, against the Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D.-HYDRA, Ultron Robots, and against Tony Stark's faction in the Civil War, ''Civil War'', including the even more powerful and versatile Spider-Man, and with Bucky's help was able to defeat Iron Man in combat. He's also no rookie as a strategist, either.


* DecoyProtagonist: Ever since his introduction Cap has appeared to usurp Iron Manís role as the lead of the MCU, with his films having more long lasting consequences then Tonyís more stand alone adventures, culminating in ''Civil War'' where Tony is an outright HeroAntagonist in Steveís film. However in the GrandFinale that is ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' itís Tony [[spoiler: who not only figures out how to make Scottís time travel idea a viable means of undoing the Snap but is the one who ultimately puts an end to [[BigBad Thanos]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]] therefore revealing Cap to actually be the overall {{Deuteragonist}} of the MCU's "Infinity Saga".


* DecoyProtagonist: Ever since his introduction Cap has appeared to usurp Iron Manís role as the lead of the MCU, with his films having more long lasting consequences then Tonyís more stand alone adventures, culminating in ''Civil War'' where Tony is an outright HeroAntagonist in Steveís film. However in the GrandFinale that is ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' itís Tony [[spoiler: who not only figures out how to make Scottís time travel idea a viable means of undoing the Snap but is the one who ultimately puts an end to [[BigBad Thanos]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]] therefore revealing Cap to actually be the overall {{Deuteragonist}} of the MCU.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Ever since his introduction Cap has appeared to usurp Iron Manís role as the lead of the MCU, with his films having more long lasting consequences then Tonyís more stand alone adventures, culminating in ''Civil War'' where Tony is an outright HeroAntagonist in Steveís film. However in the GrandFinale that is ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' itís Tony [[spoiler: who not only figures out how to make Scottís time travel idea a viable means of undoing the Snap but is the one who ultimately puts an end to [[BigBad Thanos]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]] therefore revealing Cap to actually be the overall {{Deuteragonist}} of the MCU.MCU's "Infinity Saga".

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* DecoyProtagonist: Ever since his introduction Cap has appeared to usurp Iron Manís role as the lead of the MCU, with his films having more long lasting consequences then Tonyís more stand alone adventures, culminating in ''Civil War'' where Tony is an outright HeroAntagonist in Steveís film. However in the GrandFinale that is ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' itís Tony [[spoiler: who not only figures out how to make Scottís time travel idea a viable means of undoing the Snap but is the one who ultimately puts an end to [[BigBad Thanos]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]] therefore revealing Cap to actually be the overall {{Deuteragonist}} of the MCU.

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* LongLived: [[spoiler: At 110 subjective years old, he's looks like a healthy octogenarian.]]


* DecoyProtagonist: Ever since his introduction Cap has appeared to usurp Iron Manís role as the lead of the MCU, with his films having more long lasting consequences then Tonyís more stand alone adventures, culminating in ''Civil War'' where Tony is an outright HeroAntagonist in Steveís film. However in the GrandFinale that is ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' itís Tony [[spoiler: who not only figures out how to make Scottís time travel idea a viable means of undoing the Snap but is the one who ultimately puts an end to [[BigBad Thanos]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]] therefore revealing Cap to actually be the overall {{Deuteragonist}} of the MCU.


* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Endgame'', Steve decides to go back in time to live the life he didn't have with Peggy. His war is finally over.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:At [[spoiler:Boy did he. After winning WW2 against Hydra, being [[HumanPopsicle frozen for 70 years]], spending the end next decade fighting, fighting off Thanos' invasion, losing, seeing half of ''Endgame'', Steve decides all life in the universe perish, fighting some more, facing Thanos ''again'' and winning this time, he finally takes his one and only chance to go back in time to live the his life he didn't have with Peggy. His war is finally over.Peggy - i.e. what he intended to do back then, at the end of ''The First Avenger''.]]

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* DecoyProtagonist: Ever since his introduction Cap has appeared to usurp Iron Manís role as the lead of the MCU, with his films having more long lasting consequences then Tonyís more stand alone adventures, culminating in ''Civil War'' where Tony is an outright HeroAntagonist in Steveís film. However in the GrandFinale that is ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' itís Tony [[spoiler: who not only figures out how to make Scottís time travel idea a viable means of undoing the Snap but is the one who ultimately puts an end to [[BigBad Thanos]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]] therefore revealing Cap to actually be the overall {{Deuteragonist}} of the MCU.


* IdealHero: He had the core from the start; it's why he was chosen to be Captain America because the super serum would only enhance his overwhelmingly positive qualities. This becomes an IndecisiveDeconstruction in later films, where Steve's idealism clashes with the pragmatism of the 21st century. Steve thinks in terms of black-and-white; even the slightest gray to him is immediately treated as black at the earliest opportunity. Whether this attitude is right or wrong is up for interpretation (in ''Civil War'' in particular), but Steve is trying as hard as he can to do good.

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* IdealHero: He had the core from the start; it's why he was chosen to be Captain America because the super serum would only enhance his overwhelmingly positive qualities. This becomes an IndecisiveDeconstruction in In later films, where Steve's idealism clashes with the pragmatism of the 21st century. Steve thinks in terms of black-and-white; even the slightest gray to him is immediately treated as black at the earliest opportunity. Whether this attitude is right or wrong is up for interpretation (in ''Civil War'' in particular), but Steve is trying as hard as he can to do good.


* DecoyProtagonist: Ever since his introduction Cap has appeared to usurp Iron Manís role as the lead of the MCU, with his films having more long lasting consequences then Tonyís more stand alone adventures, culminating in ''Civil War'' where Tony is an outright HeroAntagonist in Steveís film. However in the GrandFinale that is ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' itís Tony [[spoiler: who not only figures out how to make Scottís time travel idea a viable means of undoing the Snap but is the one who ultimately puts an end to [[BigBad Thanos]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]] therefore revealing Cap to actually be the overall {{Deuteragonist}} of the MCU.


* DecoyProtagonist: Ever since his introduction Cap has appeared to usurp Iron Manís role as the lead of the MCU, with his films having more long lasting consequences then Tonyís more stand alone adventures, culminating in ''Civil War'' where Tony is an outright HeroAntagonist in Steveís film. However in the GrandFinale that is ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' itís Tony [[spoiler: who not only figures out how to make Scottís time travel idea a viable means of undoing the Snap but is the one who ultimately puts an end to [[BigBad Thanos]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]] therefore revealing Cap to actually be the overall{{Deuteragonist}} of the MCU.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Ever since his introduction Cap has appeared to usurp Iron Manís role as the lead of the MCU, with his films having more long lasting consequences then Tonyís more stand alone adventures, culminating in ''Civil War'' where Tony is an outright HeroAntagonist in Steveís film. However in the GrandFinale that is ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' itís Tony [[spoiler: who not only figures out how to make Scottís time travel idea a viable means of undoing the Snap but is the one who ultimately puts an end to [[BigBad Thanos]] [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of his own life]]]] therefore revealing Cap to actually be the overall{{Deuteragonist}} overall {{Deuteragonist}} of the MCU.


* LovingAShadow: His infatuation with Sharon Carter is due to her being Peggy's niece and when she becomes a victim of the Snap, Steve finds himself reflecting back on Peggy in his darkest hour. [[spoiler:Tellingly, after he puts the Infinity Stones back into their respective timelines, he decides to retire into the past and be with Peggy rather than return to the present to be with Sharon.]]

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* LovingAShadow: His infatuation with attraction to Sharon Carter is partially due to her being Peggy's niece and when she becomes a victim of the Snap, Steve finds himself reflecting back on Peggy in his darkest hour. [[spoiler:Tellingly, after he puts the Infinity Stones back into their respective timelines, he decides to retire into the past and be with Peggy rather than return to the present to be with Sharon.]]


* YouAreNotAlone: According to screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Cap originally joined Project Rebirth expecting to be just one in an army of super soldiers. When he turned out to be the only one during World War II, having the weight of the world on his shoulders made him very uncomfortable ([[HiddenDepths not that you can tell from his actions]]). By the time of the present day, he's actually happy to have allies as strange and extraordinary as he is.
* YoureNothingWithoutYourPhlebotinum: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] but he's noticeably less effective without his shield. When separated from it in Siberia, he's only able to hold Tony down for about five seconds before Iron Man turns the tides and begins beating the snot out of him.

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* YouAreNotAlone: According to screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, [=McFeely=], Cap originally joined Project Rebirth expecting to be just one in an army of super soldiers. When he turned out to be the only one during World War II, having the weight of the world on his shoulders made him very uncomfortable ([[HiddenDepths not that you can tell from his actions]]). By the time of the present day, he's actually happy to have allies as strange and extraordinary as he is.
* YoureNothingWithoutYourPhlebotinum: YoureNothingWithoutYourPhlebotinum:
** 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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[[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] but he's noticeably less effective without his shield. When separated from it in Siberia, he's only able to hold Tony down for about five seconds before Iron Man turns the tides and begins beating the snot out of him.

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