Prepare For Civil War: 25 Greatest Captain America Moments In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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#8 – Bullies Come in All Forms

From: The Avengers (2012)

Starting out as a small guy, Steve Rogers has seen and experienced bullying in all forms. When he was being selected for the Super-Soldier program, Dr. Abraham Erskine asked him why he wanted to join, and if he wanted to “kill Nazis.” Steve responded with, “I don’t want to kill anyone. I don’t like bullies. I don’t care where they’re from.” It was that statement that prompted Erskine to select Steve as a candidate.

Steve saying, “I don’t care where they’re from,” can almost be a foreshadowing of what he was going to be up against 70 years later. In 2012, after waking up from his icy slumber, Captain America became part of the Avengers. On their first mission, they encountered one of these “bullies” in the form of Loki. As the God of Lies and Mischief forced a whole block of people to kneel before him, an old man stood up and refused to be oppressed. Loki, first amused, became angered by the man’s defiance, and fired a deadly blast at him with his scepter.

Captain America, just in the nick of time, jumps down with his shield and deflects the blast, hitting Loki and saving the old man. Cap then tells Loki that the last time he was in Germany and saw a man standing above everbody else, they ended up disagreeing. We’re not sure if Cap was referring to the Red Skull or Adolf Hitler. But what’s definitely known is that Captain America is a protector of the liberties of the innocent.

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