Captain America is the team’s ultimate captain and one of the original Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has been a fan favourite character in the MCU due to his steadfastness, devotion, and ability to distinguish between right and wrong over the years.
1. Enlisting In The Army
At the start of Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers only had one goal: to join the US Army and contribute to the war effort in Europe. His diminutive stature and ill demeanour, however, prevented him from being accepted. Fortunately for young Rogers, he was able to realise his desire of serving overseas with his fellow countrymen thanks to the assistance of Dr. Abraham Erskine.
2. Getting The Serum
Steve Rogers was merely a tiny kid from Queens with a lot of fight squeezed into a little frame before becoming Captain America. However, after demonstrating the goodness of his heart, he was chosen to be the world’s first supersoldier.
While many people could have utilised their remarkable new abilities for selfish reasons, Steve proved to be the ideal candidate for the experiment, dedicating his life to saving others. He would use these abilities to become a superhero, an Avenger, and one of the world’s most powerful defenders of justice.
3. Found In The Ice
Though being encased in ice was one of Captain America’s worst experiences, being discovered was one of his best. Captain Steve Rogers was finally uncovered by S.H.I.E.L.D. after nearly 70 years in suspended animation, and the team maintained a close eye on him until he awoke.Much about this sequence of events seemed tragic to Steve at first; everyone he’d ever known and loved appeared so far away from him, the world was different than it had been when he left it, and his former life had faded away over the decades. However, waking up in the twenty-first century allowed Rogers to grow as a hero and a man, even if it took some time for him to understand it.
4. Joining The Avengers
After waking up from a decades-long hibernation, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury approached Steve Rogers with an offer to join an organisation of remarkable humans known as the Avengers. Though Steve was hesitant at first, he would come to value the friendships he formed as a result of his participation in the group.
From the start, Steve was a natural leader on the team, developing a structure that would keep the team together for a long time. While the Avengers began as a necessity, they evolved into a family, with Steve’s leadership establishing him as one of the best Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
5. Making Up With Tony
Tony and Cap have long had a friendly rivalry in the comics, but their banter devolved into violence during the Civil War, forcing the two best frenemies to split ways. The heroes didn’t reconnect until Endgame, ultimately putting their differences aside and reigniting the fierce bond they once enjoyed.
Despite their conflicts, Steve always had a strong affection for Tony. They didn’t always get along, yet their presence helped each other become a better hero. During their time apart, Thanos vanquished the Avengers and erased half of all life from existence, and both endured the darkest losses conceivable. Tony and Steve were only able to reunite because they were reunited.
6. Getting Bucky Back
Bucky Barnes, Steve’s best buddy, was his greatest supporter throughout his early years as Captain America. Bucky, on the other hand, was ostensibly murdered while on a mission, only to reappear as the Winter Soldier years later. It took a long time and a lot of effort, but Steve was ultimately able to reunite with his old friend thanks to the Wakandans.
It meant more to Steve than just reuniting with an old friend to have the real Bucky back. Bucky became Steve’s only link to his previous life, and he was the only person on the planet who had experienced the same disorienting experience of waking up in a different century. Bucky’s return to his former self was perhaps the most significant event in Steve Rogers’ life.
7. Kissing Sharon Carter
After his experience as a “Capsicle,” Steve generally kept out of the dating game, much to Natasha Romanoff’s disgust. After going rogue during the Civil War, Cap experienced a passionate kiss with Sharon Carter, a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
Though many fans may be surprised by this scene given Steve’s romantic history with Sharon’s aunt, the reality remains that it was the first time in nearly 70 years that the superhero allowed himself to be amorous. Being able to experience a moment like this with Sharon allowed him to integrate a little more fully into this weird new world than he had previously.
8. Proving His Worth
One of Cap’s most recognisable characteristics in the MCU is his leadership, as he demonstrated in the Combat of Earth, when he not only led the Avengers into battle against Thanos’ forces but also wielded Mjölnir, Thor’s powerful hammer, to prove his worthiness.While this scene is a high-octane display of iconic fan service, it also serves as a fitting conclusion to Cap’s arc, proving Tony Stark’s statements from the first Avengers film incorrect: he was more than a bottle of dynamite. Cap proves that his heart, not the super-soldier serum, is his true superpower at this point.
9. Reuniting With Peggy Carter
After more than a decade as a modern-day hero, Steve Rogers made a selfish decision to use the Quantum Realm to travel back in time to the 1940s so that he could spend the rest of his life with Peggy Carter. Little is known about their time together, except that it was “wonderful,” according to an old Steve.
10. Giving Sam The Shield
Steve Rogers returned from an other universe where he’d married Peggy Carter and grown old with her in Avengers: Endgame’s finale. When Steve reconnected with Sam Wilson, he handed over his legendary shield to his former sidekick, effectively christening him Captain America.
This was a pivotal event in Steve and Sam’s friendship, as it marked the formal moment when the elder hero threw down his weapons and surrendered to peace. After decades of service to the greater good, Steve was finally able to hand over the reins of the superhero game to someone else, thereby retiring from the game.