cause apparently I don’t hate him anymore. I will eventually discuss changing your mind but that’s for another day. ALSO Endgame spoilers btw
If you know me, (only one of you do: I see you!) you would know I severely disliked Captain America for most of my life. The actor wasn’t the problem (I love Chris Evans) but it was the character himself.
I said he was annoying, (tho he still is) and I just couldn’t stand him. At all.
I watched Avengers: Endgame. After that, everything changed. I watched the OG Avengers and Civil War, and I didn’t feel the usual loathing that came from Cap’s appearance on-screen.
But let’s start from the beginning. Before going into Endgame, I had watched Captain America: The First Avenger. It was fresh in my mind when I came to see Endgame.
I watched Endgame, and something peculiar happened. Was Cap my favorite character in Endgame?
That couldn’t be true!
It was, as a matter of fact, true.
I’ve only watched Endgame once, *cries*but I’ve watched other Marvel movies with Cap in it.
Yes, he’s still annoying, but it’s not as bad as it used to be.
Here’s my theory on why I changed my mind:
In the first couple of movies, Steve Rogers, (Captain America) was reckless, loyal to the grave, and stood up for what he thought was right. Also a bit arrogant. He was PURE Gryffindor. (I have nothing against gryffs. I love Gryffindors. But a couple *cough cough* HARRY *cough cough* annoy me to no end. I’M SORRY HARRY I STILL LOVE YOU BUT OH MY GOODNESS CALM DOWN) Good and bad traits.
Me, being part Slytherin, did not relate with Cap at all. I related to Iron Man more.
I mean, I’m loyal. I will stick up for what’s right. I’m firm in my beliefs. But so is Iron Man.
But Cap just did things without thinking. He didn’t care what happened to him as long as he did the right thing. He seemed a bit… perfect. Now, the movies don’t really portray him that way, but it felt that way to me.ALSO SO RECKLESS WHICH RUINED MY SENSIBLE RAVENCLAW MIND. HE DIDN’T PLAN ANYTHING! ANYTHING! It also felt like his faults weren’t being addressed but worshiped and there wasn’t much character development. Also that Sharon/Cap thing was SO HILARIOUSLY CRINGY ahahahahaha omg.
Being loyal to his friends was more important than keeping to the law, which ANNOYED ME! AHHHH! THE LAW IS MORE IMPORTANT SO YOU DON’T GET STUCK IN PRISON. Also you can help Bucky in a better way than becoming a criminal too. (I was, and still am, 3000% team Iron Man. BTW.)
Anyway, no regard for the rules, too loyal, SO reckless, so hardheaded in his beliefs. (Don’t get me wrong. Staying firm in your beliefs is a GOOD THING. I’m that way. It only becomes a problem when you won’t listen to what others have to say… or if you’re blindingly wrong.)
Anyway, seeing The First Avenger then Endgame showed me his complete character arc, and I liked what I saw. I liked how he was less arrogant, less reckless (though he is still amazingly reckless) He still kept his better traits (firm beliefs, incredibly loyal) He also kept his beliefs but relaxed them a bit for the greater good (oh look my inner grindlewald) BUT SERIOUSLY! A couple movies ago he wouldn’t say ‘hail hydra’ even if it would get him the staff BUT HE DID IN ENDGAME WHICH WAS PERFECT.
And when he fought himself really showed his character arc so perfectly. A side-by-side comparison.
Also I was SO HAPPY when he went back with Peggy ahhhh.
Seeing his character arc so clearly (and him being WORTHY after all this time!!) really really just changed my mind.
I do not hate Captain America.
[The exact moment where I realized Cap was okay was that elevator scene when he said “Hail Hydra.” THAT MOMENT was the absolute win. And then when I watched Captain America: The First Avenger and he threw himself on the bomb…… ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that was just so juhcbuiln hygvfcbghjgbnhyjgcvfgygbvfvygbuhj I promise I know words.]
Anyway this was a bit of a mess but I hope it made sense to someone.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? ALSO CAN PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR MINDS AND WHY DON’T PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHEN WE DO?
And here’s Cap being a complete show off