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Old 01-24-2019, 05:00 AM
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The Super Soldier Serum makes him Peak Human strong, but that doesn't necessarily mean he can't get stronger by working out a lot.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:00 AM
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One of my coworkers complains constantly that Captain America “isn’t that strong” and it drives me nuts. Like, I get having preferences with a character, but for him it’s like a fatal flaw with the movies.
This is basically the only time I've cared about captain America but it's mostly not the movies themselves and actually just finding being patriotic but also deeply disappointed in your government relatable.
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:43 AM
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Didn't regular Cap at one point (mid 90s?) specifically lose the super soldier serum and then keep kicking ass because it's USA that makes him a hero and not some chemical?
I don't know, but more recently losing the serum has either made him a weakling (Steve Rogers: Super Soldier) or into an old ass man (Remender's run).
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:49 AM
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I'm not bothered by Movie!Cap being super-strong, but it'd definitely weird me out if the comics version were, since his whole deal is similar to Batman--a very fit, but otherwise "possible" human who doesn't just get to hang out with gods and robots and aliens, but often hands them their asses because of his wit and skill.

Bats and Cap may not be realistically attainable, but they're still better ideals than a bonafide super-human character.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:26 AM
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Cap is notably stronger in the Ultimate universe than he is in the main universe, and the movies take a lot from the Ultimate books. Traditionally he's at "peak human" strength, but Ultimate and movie cap is clearly super strong (throwing motorcycles, keeping helicopters from taking off). I don't think their intention was to show him increasing in strength, they've just become more willing to push it.
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I've never been in touch with the comics, but I figure "super soldier" serum gives you some leeway about how powerful you can make him.

I find it jarring sometimes though, because I keep forgetting that he's super-powerful until he, like, bicep curls a helicopter. My image of him is still a batman-style "regular human" and I have to keep being reminded that he's actually super-strong.
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Captain America's strength waxes and wanes in accordance to how much patriotism is in the heart of Americans at any given time. He can also get a power boost by bathing his body in the rays of the dawn's early light.
That all makes sense. And I'm really not a stickler for superhero strength consistency, I was just curious if there was anything in the comics to back up my friend's theory. It looks like it was basically unintentional, but I'm going to stick with the headcannon that Captain America continues to get stronger throughout his life due to his scientifically increased patriotism.
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:50 PM
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Didn't regular Cap at one point (mid 90s?) specifically lose the super soldier serum and then keep kicking ass because it's USA that makes him a hero and not some chemical?
He did turn into a werewolf for a brief period in the '90s.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:44 PM
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:31 PM
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Who wants another morsel of Endgame?

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Old 02-03-2019, 06:40 PM
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Some people watch the Superbowl for the football. But not us.

Not us.
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:07 PM
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Honestly the ads have been so lackluster, we didn't need to watch this year's not-so-super Bowl, either.


The empty stadium is evocative, though, and that shot of the SoL is interesting. Why are people docked/camping out there? Evidently some time has passed, but I guess the rumors about skipping to ten years in the future to kickstart the plot aren't as accurate as originally reported.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:08 PM
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The empty stadium is evocative, though, and that shot of the SoL
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:24 AM
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Don't forget about Captain Marvel

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Old 02-06-2019, 04:09 PM
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:42 PM
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It's a magical place. Coulson Chewie is a nice detail.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:18 PM
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I'm not bothered by Movie!Cap being super-strong, but it'd definitely weird me out if the comics version were, since his whole deal is similar to Batman--a very fit, but otherwise "possible" human who doesn't just get to hang out with gods and robots and aliens, but often hands them their asses because of his wit and skill.

Bats and Cap may not be realistically attainable, but they're still better ideals than a bonafide super-human character.
I haven't been able to stand Batman in many years- his power of effortless deux ex machina is really irritating. Being buff and smart is one thing (well, two things), but the level of technology Bruce Wayne has seemingly invented is too much for me. If Steve Rogers had been on Bruce Wayne's level, his freezing himself and eventual thawing would have been a perfectly realized and executed plan to bungle some evil scheme.

Thankfully, Cap's villain-foiling is still mostly relegated to condescending speeches, frisbees, and sick backflips.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:27 PM
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It's a magical marvel-ous place.
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PEOPLE, LOOK UPON THIS WONDER

The Official Website.
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The Official Website.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:50 PM
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No true 90s website would have that many tracking and analytics scripts, but that's not bad.
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