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Since there is an Edit War going on, moving the contested example here:
I personally believe that this is not an example, because MCU as a whole is a franchise so it doesn\'t have a protagonist by definition. As for individual movies, he is a protagonist in his own movies, and \"the Avengers\" movies have Loads And Loads Of Characters and no clearly defined protagonist.
I wouldn\'t say Tony making a Heroic Sacrifice at the end makes him the \"true\" protagonist of the series. Steve is given just as much prominence as Tony in Endgame and the film notably ends with the conclusion to his storyline. Plus as you mentioned the Avengers movies don\'t really focus on one individual character as the protagonist and are more about the team as a whole.
I\'ll have to contest the Adaptational Badass example on the page. Adaptational Badass is not about power increases in media adaptations, it\'s about how relevant a character is in a fight. Cap has always been a frontline fighter for the Avengers and his strength has always fluctuated in the comics, thus offering no baseline to compare him to the movie version.
Captain Obvious or Comically Missing The Point?
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I believe that this is an example of Captain Obvious aka \"stating what is blatantly obvious\" and not an example of the second trope because Steve understood what Tony asked him to do. I also think that Captain Obvious is a Justified Trope in this case because Steve is a Fish Out Of Temporal Water. Troper Snowy66 believes that the second trope fits better. Any opinions?
Agreed, Steve does say it in a bit frustrated and sarcastic tone, to me it also sounds as if he knows he cannot answer the question and makes a quip about it. As far as I know Comically Missing the Point only applies when the character really is unwillingly missing the point.
OK I rewatched the clip. He does sound a bit sarcastic. In that case it\'d also fall under Deadpan Snarker through being Captain Obvious?
This very line is listed as an example of the Deadpan Snarker on his page already )
Ok, you win I concede.
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