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Subj: Re: Perhaps they will do this:
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 at 09:36:39 am EDT (Viewed 778 times)
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Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 at 08:36:48 am EDT (Viewed 929 times)
I know this is unforgivable to say...but I think Steve brings it on himself. He could have had those things when he was de-iced. He chooses not to. He could even choose to settle down with a wife and children and still be a hero...but he doesn't. He puts being Cap over everything else in his life.
Does the world need Steve to be Cap or does Steve need to be Cap. I would say it's more the latter than the former.
So I don't want a happy ending for Steve where he settles down with a family. He's always ran from that.
I don't think CAp is ever given the credit he deserves for how complex and interesting of a character he is.
I find Steve Rogers the man much more interesting than Captain America the icon.
I have always figured that part of what Steve is comes from not only what he is, but what he was supposed to be.
He was supposed to be the first, not only Super Soldier.
Thing is, Steve is a really good decent guy. SO what does a good, decent guy do when suddenly he is all hats left? When he is THE chosen one instead of A chosen one?
He digs down deep, and becomes EVEN more decent. EVEN better. You are a symbol of what power SHOULD be, the ONLY symbol, you have to be the best you possible.
The best guy, with that much responsibility, he can't step aside. How could you?
You give until there is nothing inside to give.
Cap has had shades of melancholy since the 60s. Because that is the price of being the world's greatest hero. Doubt that you could have done better, and always wanting to make sure you are on the right side, in the grandest picture imaginable.
One of my favorite Cap scenes ever is when he questions himself in a 5 page monologue in Cap #122.
Does Steve need to be CAp? I don't think so. Does CAp need to think he is doing the most he can? Absolutely.
So as I said, I will never get that happy ending, because there is always more to do. And that is why he is a tragic character.