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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: Extreme right-wing conservatives, especially those who espouse racist or xenophobic opinions, and Wall Street. This isn't exactly new for a Captain America book, but Spencer's run has the themes be a lot less subtle, with the speeches of the supervillains sounding more and more like ''actual'' speeches from politicians. With that said, far-left wing progressives not necessarily exempt from scrutiny either as seen in ''Captain America: Sam Wilson'' #17. [[TropesAreTools Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on the reader's perception]].

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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: Extreme right-wing conservatives, especially those who espouse racist or xenophobic opinions, and Wall Street. This isn't exactly new for a Captain America book, but Spencer's run has the themes be a lot less subtle, with the speeches of the supervillains sounding more and more like ''actual'' speeches from politicians. With that said, far-left wing progressives not necessarily exempt from scrutiny either as seen in ''Captain America: Sam Wilson'' #17. [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on the reader's perception]].

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** IronWoobie: Rage. The young man goes through ''so much'' trying to stand up for what's right. He even becomes a symbol for many, especially those in Marvel Universe's African American community -- including Rayshaun Lucas, the soon-to-be new Patriot. Even in spite of his trademark [[AngryBlackMan Rage]], Elvin actually remains consistently stoic and tempered in his anger, even facing his eventual arrest and trial (for a crime he was not guilty of) with a level of resolute maturity that is both belies his age and past actions and is entirely humbling, even to Sam who's desperately trying to provide the evidence of his innocence. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he ends up getting convicted and thrown in prison, before getting mauled by a prison mob and ending the series in a coma...]]

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* TheWoobie: Sam Wilson in this run, and then some. He alternates between StoicWoobie, IronWoobie, and in some of his worse moments, JerkassWoobie, but throughout it all, the sympathy for the character's relentless struggles remains paramount to the story.


** The Bombshells are "[[SoapboxSadie social justice warriors]]" that fight for campus safe spaces and speak in Website/{{Tumblr}}-inspired [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically-correct lingo]], while attempting to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution kill a conservative for making a speech in their university]]''. Of course, this ended up as BrokenAesop due to the comic being criticized for [[NotSoDifferent having the same tone as the Bombshells]], especially towards right-wing figures.

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** The Bombshells are "[[SoapboxSadie social justice warriors]]" that fight for campus safe spaces and speak in Website/{{Tumblr}}-inspired [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically-correct lingo]], while attempting to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution kill a conservative for making a speech in their university]]''. Of course, this ended up as BrokenAesop to some due to the comic being criticized for [[NotSoDifferent having the same tone as the Bombshells]], especially towards right-wing figures.



** The book becoming more political. Some think it's always a thing with Cap books and is expected, others feel it's done too unsubtly, and poorly, and distracts from the actual plot of the series.
* HarsherInHindsight: The Bombshells became this not long after the release the issue they appeared in, when the Berkeley protests happened.

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** The book becoming more political. Some think it's always a thing with Cap books and is expected, others feel it's done too unsubtly, and poorly, and distracts from the actual plot of the series.
series, although in the latter case it's justified, as the highly political nature is part of the plot, a very large part of it to boot, including the responses of the characters and Sam's inner turmoil.
* HarsherInHindsight: The Bombshells became this not long after the release of the issue they appeared in, when the Berkeley protests happened.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Considering the political climate both during and after this book's tenure, many of the more unsubtle themes and {{Anvilicious}} portions [[ValuesResonance aren't so Anvilicious when taken in that context]].



* UncannyValley: Joaquin's bulging eyes.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Despite being an arc focused on the Serpent Society, Diamondback was quite the surprise character. We later got Rage, of all people, back from ComicBookLimbo with [[RecurringCharacter recurring appearances]], and that doesn't seem be the last of the surprises, either, as [=USAgent=] is back now, too.

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* UncannyValley: Post-transformation, Joaquin's bulging eyes.
** UglyCute: Again, post-transformation, Joaquin's bulging eyes, DependingOnTheArtist and also the individual scene/Joaquin's current overall mood and facial expressions.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Despite being an arc focused on the Serpent Society, Diamondback was quite the surprise character. We later got Rage, of all people, back from ComicBookLimbo with [[RecurringCharacter recurring appearances]], appearances]] (he pretty becomes the team's SixthRanger after a point), and that doesn't seem be the last of the surprises, either, as [=USAgent=] is back now, too.


** The Bombshells are "[[SoapboxSadie social justice warriors]]" that fight for campus safe spaces and speak in Website/{{Tumblr}}-inspired [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically-correct lingo]], while attempting to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution kill a conservative for making a speech in their university]]''.

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** The Bombshells are "[[SoapboxSadie social justice warriors]]" that fight for campus safe spaces and speak in Website/{{Tumblr}}-inspired [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically-correct lingo]], while attempting to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution kill a conservative for making a speech in their university]]''. Of course, this ended up as BrokenAesop due to the comic being criticized for [[NotSoDifferent having the same tone as the Bombshells]], especially towards right-wing figures.


* Narm: Some people have found Steve painting a Hydra symbol on his chest when talking to the Red Skull stupid rather than dramatic.

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* Narm: {{Narm}}: Some people have found Steve painting a Hydra symbol on his chest when talking to the Red Skull stupid rather than dramatic.

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* Narm: Some people have found Steve painting a Hydra symbol on his chest when talking to the Red Skull stupid rather than dramatic.


** The Sons of the Serpent are white supremacist supervillains who patrol the Mexican border looking for immigrants to kidnap and/or kill. A simple anvil of racism is bad, right? [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/people-are-very-mad-that-the-new-captain-america-is-act-1737313033 Not according to Fox News.]] This is why SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.

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** The Sons of the Serpent are white supremacist supervillains who patrol the Mexican border looking for immigrants illegal aliens to kidnap and/or kill. A simple anvil of racism is bad, right? [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/people-are-very-mad-that-the-new-captain-america-is-act-1737313033 Not according to Fox News.]] This is why SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.



* HarsherInHindsight: The Bombshells became this not long after the release the issue they appeared in, when several high-profile cases of "SJW" style protesters being shot and killed on college campuses by right-wing extremists.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The Bombshells became this not long after the release the issue they appeared in, when several high-profile cases of "SJW" style protesters being shot and killed on college campuses by right-wing extremists. the Berkeley protests happened.


* TakeThatCritics: The Bombshells' over-the-top "social justice warrior" actions could certainly be construed as a jab at those who considered the "Captain Hydra" plot twist to be in poor taste.

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* TakeThatCritics: The Bombshells' over-the-top "social justice warrior" actions could certainly ''could'' be construed as a jab at those who considered the "Captain Hydra" plot twist to be in poor taste.taste. On the other hand, it's more likely the issue is simply an attempt at political balance.


** The Bombshells are [[SoapboxSadie social justice warriors]] that fight for campus safe spaces and speak in Website/{{Tumblr}}-inspired [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically-correct lingo]], while attempting to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution kill a conservative for making a speech in their university]]''.

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** The Bombshells are [[SoapboxSadie "[[SoapboxSadie social justice warriors]] warriors]]" that fight for campus safe spaces and speak in Website/{{Tumblr}}-inspired [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically-correct lingo]], while attempting to ''[[DisproportionateRetribution kill a conservative for making a speech in their university]]''.

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Despite being an arc focused on the Serpent Society, Diamondback was quite the surprise character. We later got Rage, of all people, back from ComicBookLimbo with [[RecurringCharacter recurring appearances]], and that doesn't seem be the last of the surprises, either, as [=USAgent=] is back now, too.


* SignatureScene: As you can probably guess, [[spoiler: Cap saying "Hail Hydra" after throwing someone out of an airplane ([[BrokenBase for lack of a more neutral listing]]), outing himself to the audience as an agent of HYDRA]].

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* SignatureScene: As you can probably guess, [[spoiler: Cap saying "Hail Hydra" after throwing someone out of an airplane ([[BrokenBase for lack of a more neutral listing]]), outing himself to the audience as an agent of HYDRA]].


* HarsherInHinsight: The Bombshells became this not long after the release of said issue were several high-profile cases of "SJW" style protesters being shot and killed on college campuses by right-wing extremists.

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* HarsherInHinsight: HarsherInHindsight: The Bombshells became this not long after the release of said the issue were they appeared in, when several high-profile cases of "SJW" style protesters being shot and killed on college campuses by right-wing extremists.


* HarsherInHinsight: The Bombshells became this not long after the release of said issue were several high-profile cases of "SJW" style protesters being shot and killed on college campuses by right-wing extremists.



** Which may become a DudeNotFunny moment as not long after the release of said issue were several high-profile cases of "SJW" style protesters being shot and killed on college campuses by right-wing extremists.

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