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Captain America Fan Theories That Are Actually Plausible

Updated February 5, 2021 5.5k votes 1.0k voters 118.4k views16 items

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The MCU is one of the largest franchises ever. With over twenty films, countless interesting characters, and so much source material to pull from, it's no question as to why. One of fandoms' favorite things to do is come up with fan theories, and when it comes to the MCU there are a lot of them. Especially about our First Avenger - Captain America. We managed to round up some of the most interesting fan theories surrounding Steve Rogers. 

Which Captain American fan theory do you think is most believable? Vote up your favorites below!

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    Steve Rogers Was Able To Resist Thanos Because Of His Strong Will

    Photo: Avengers: Infinity War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/XanPerkyCheck:

    Thanos moves his glove hand towards Rogers, and Rogers stops it with both hands. Thanos strains a bit more, but is unable to move his hand forward or close his grip, so he just knocks Rogers out with his non-glove hand instead.

    If you look at his facial expression, he looks shocked upon the initial block, then onwards he looks really perplexed with his eyes squinting and all, like he's thinking "how is this guy able to do this"? But what is 'this' that Rogers is doing?

    I don't believe it's physically blocking Thanos' hand. Thanos beat up Hulk, and Rogers is definitely not stronger than Hulk, not to mention Thanos knocks out Rogers seconds later, while Rogers' uppercut punch did nothing to Thanos.

    The glove works by responding to the will of the user, and in that moment, both of them were in physical contact with the glove. So Rogers was kind of "out-willing" Thanos, and while none of the infinity stones were actively being used, they were implicitly responding to both Thanos' and Rogers' wills respectively, with Rogers' influence being greater. And that's how he was able to resist Thanos.

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  • 2

    Captain America Was Killed In The Battle Of Wakanda But Was Brought Back With The Time Stone

    Photo: Avengers: Infinity War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/commander_wong:

    Thanos ended his short battle with Cap with a punch to the back of the head. Many wondered how Cap recovered in mere seconds from a punch that even took out the Hulk and the most logical explanation is that he didn’t. As Thanos used the time stone to bring Vision back, the surroundings also reverted: Natasha was no longer trapped under pillars of stone, Bruce was no longer fused to a rock, and Cap showed no signs of injuries from a blow that should’ve easily killed him.

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    The Reason Captain America Is Able To Wield Mjolnir Now Is Because He Is Worthy

    Photo: Avengers: Endgame / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/MDuncan1182:

    The reason Captain America is able to wield Mjolnir now is because he is worthy. This seems like a duh but it's not so simple.

    In Age of Ultron we see that he is able to move the hammer because for a moment the hammer senses all the good that Cap is but then it notices his one fault...

    Later in the movie Scarlett Witch gives all of the Avengers nightmares and they see their worst fears realised. Cap's worst fear is that there will be no more fight. No more war.

    THIS is the exact reason Odin took Mjolnir from Thor and placed the spell on it. "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." Remember that Thor had a strong desire for combat regardless of the consequences. He was unable to see how to resolve conflicts without violence. This seemingly makes someone unworthy.

    Now back to Cap in Endgame. He has never felt such defeat like this ever before in his life. But rather than punching away and breaking 30 punching bags a day(Avengers 2012) he is counseling people through their loss. Then in the elevator he easily could have taken all those guys down(we have seen it before Winter Solider 2014) but this time he realizes he doesn't need to fight when he can trick them and no one gets hurt. He obviously had no choice but to fight thanos when he was right there in front of them but he did not want to "punch his way out of this one"-Black Widow(Civil War 2016)... he just wanted to bring back everyone they lost.

    Now to the end... just like Tony. Cap is ready to rest. He is ready to live a normal life and just be happy. He isn't Captain America anymore. He hasn't been since the Snap. He has just been Steve Rogers. Trying to do what's right and go back home. This makes him worthy.

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  • 4

    Captain America Knew Who Spiderman Was

    Photo: Captain America: Civil War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/j_u_s_t_i_n:

    In the segment of the airport scene where Pete and Steve have their 1:1 fight, Steve drops a skybridge on Pete, who is able to catch it.

    How was Cap confident that this wouldn't kill Spidey? Surely their fight didn't reveal how strong Spidey was, since they were all pulling their punches.

    A better explanation is that Cap already knew about Spiderman. After all, it's clear that Tony had been watching him for an unknown amount of time, and even had a suit to give him, and this was while Tony and Steve were still allies. Tony and Steve were both evaluating Spidey for recruitment, and took catalog of his powers as he stopped crimes in Queens.

    Interesting fan theory?