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I can do this all day.
~ Captain America's famous quote, to a bully, Red Skull, and Iron Man.
~ Captain America during the final battle with Thanos and his army in Avengers: Endgame.

Steven Grant "Steve" Rogers, also known as Captain America, is one of the protagonists of the Infinity Saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, serving as the titular protagonist of the Captain America trilogy, one of the titular protagonists of the Avengers tetralogy, and a minor character in both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain Marvel.

He was portrayed by Chris Evans.

What Makes Him Pure Good?

In General

  • Unlike several other characters in the MCU, Steve lacks any corrupting qualities. It was for this reason that he was chosen to take the Super Soldier Serum, since it only amplified the goodness inside of him. Zemo, someone who fiercely rejects Super Soldiers, admits that Steve was never corrupted by the serum unlike many other people who took the serum.
  • He is one of the few individuals capable of lifting Mjølnir, which could only be lifted by those deemed worthy by Odin, the God of Wisdom and ruler of the Nine Realms.
  • He never takes lives unless absolutely necessary.

Captain America: The First Avenger

  • Even when growing up, Steve was always determined to help people, constantly attempting to break up fights and getting beaten up in the process.
  • He attempted to enlist into the military several times in order to fight in World War II despite his frail body and medical conditions.
  • When asked by Dr. Erskine if he wanted to join the war to kill Nazis, Steve replied that he didn't want to kill anyone, but that he didn't like bullies, no matter where they came from. This proves his pacifistic nature and lack of vengeful tendencies.
  • During a grenade test, Steve covers a fake grenade with his body to keep it from harming or killing other soldiers around him-even while thinking it was a real grenade and not a test, showing he was willing to die for his soldiers.
  • He travelled around the country in order to promote the war effort and increase donations, assisting in the efforts to stop the Nazis.
  • He freed several POWs who were being kept by HYDRA, including Bucky.
  • He formed a team to go across Europe and take down HYDRA bases, significantly delaying their plans.
  • Encased himself in ice to save New York from being destroyed by the Red Skull.

The Avengers

  • He saved a man who was about to be killed by Loki, then fought against Loki despite the god being much more powerful, holding him off long enough for Tony to arrive and apprehend him.
  • He stops the fight between Tony and Thor and attempts to settle things peacefully.
  • He scolds Tony for poking Banner with a prod and threatening the safety of all the passengers on the Helicarrier.
  • He helps Tony restart the damaged turbine, preventing the Helicarrier from crashing and killing its passengers.
  • Leads the Avengers against Loki and the Chitauri invasion of New York City, saving the lives of many innocents and directing the police in their operation to evacuate citizens.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • He saves Natasha from a missile strike by S.H.I.E.L.D., protecting her with his shield and getting her to safety.
  • He sincerely thanks Sam for offering him and Natasha refuge in his apartment and aiding in their efforts to stop HYDRA.
  • He tells Maria to have the Helicarriers attack each other even while he was still inside, preparing to sacrifice himself if necessary.
  • He helps Bucky by lifting the rubble he was trapped under despite knowing he'd immediately turn on him.
  • He manages to stop HYDRA from launching their Helicarriers, saving the lives of millions in the process and significantly crippling HYDRA in the process.
  • After the Helicarriers are destroyed, he allows Bucky to beat him senseless, promising that he'd be with Bucky until the end of the line.
  • Turns Bucky Barnes from his life of villainy rather than killing him, as they were inseparable in the past.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • He, along with the Avengers, manages to take down the last remnants of HYDRA, apprehending the scientist Baron Von Strucker and recovering the Mind Stone.
  • According to Kevin Feige, he chose not to lift Mjølnir out of respect for Thor and to not make him feel less special.
  • He appears saddened by the death of J.A.R.V.I.S. even though it was only a computer program.
  • Sympathizes with Wanda and Pietro’s backstory when they were villains, noting that their decision to be experimented upon for the sake of their country mirrored his own decision to become a Super Soldier to fight HYDRA.
  • He tries to convince the Maximoff twins to walk away and to settle things peacefully.
  • He forgives both Wanda and Pietro even after they were working for Ultron and cooperates with them to fight against Ultron.
  • He leads the assault against Ultron, putting strong emphasis on evacuating the citizens of Sokovia before taking down Ultron, successfully preventing him from wiping out the human race.
  • He is saddened by the death of Quicksilver, then respectfully carries his body onto one of the lifeboats.
  • He trains the new members of the Avengers and leads them on several missions.

Captain America: Civil War

  • Comforts Wanda after she felt remorse for accidentally killing innocent people in Lagos, placing blame on himself for hesitating when Crossbones mentioned Bucky.
  • While he refused to sign the Sokovia Accords, his reasons were understandable, given that he'd witnessed S.H.I.E.L.D. being taken over by HYDRA for many years and also wanting to be able to react to threats as soon as possible.
  • He saved Bucky when he was falsely accused of the bombing in Vienna and the death of King T'Chaka, protecting him from being captured by the authorities and Black Panther.
  • While fighting with Spider-Man, he held back and actually commended the young boy for his bravery and spirit.
  • He, along with Sam, is one of the only two Avengers not to be enraged at Tony for his betrayal during the Civil War.
  • Tried to convince Tony that Helmut Zemo is the true villain, not Bucky Barnes.
  • He protected Bucky from being killed by an anti-heroic Tony after he learned that Bucky was responsible for the deaths of his parents.
  • After his fight, out of failure of convincing Tony to understand that HYDRA had control of Bucky's mind into making him become the Winter Soldier and to honor Tony's father, he leaves his shield behind.
  • He sends a letter to Tony apologizing for having kept the truth about his parents hidden from him, admitting he was protecting himself and Bucky by doing this, and promising he'd be there to help Tony whenever he needed it.
  • He frees his comrades from the Raft.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • At Peter's school he tries to help kids who got detention though a video he made.

Avengers: Infinity War

  • He, Natasha and Sam save Vision and Wanda from Corvus and Proxima.
  • Upon learning of the oncoming threat, he refuses to sacrifice Vision's life in order to save the Mind Stone, saying that they wouldn't trade lives and wanting to find a different way to destroy the stone without killing Vision.
  • Tries to buy time for Shuri to remove the Mind Stone and leads the charge against the Outriders.
  • Saves Vision from Corvus Glaive.
  • Single-handedly fights against Thanos, holding the titan's arm back and displaying such resolve that even Thanos was impressed.

Avengers: Endgame

  • In the aftermath of the Snap, he served as a counselor for people who survived and were struggling to recover from their losses.
  • Helped the Avengers undo the Snap and restore everything, including reviving the other Avengers.
  • Stood up against Thanos' army, prepared to fight alone with just a broken shield.
  • Implied to have some sympathy for Thanos even after he tried to wipe and kill everyone.
  • Alongside all the other heroes, took a knee in respect to Tony after his passing, even crying for him, and attended his funeral to mourn him.


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Infinity Saga
Phase One: Jane Foster | Captain America
Phase Two: Jane Foster | Captain America | Falcon | Vision
Phase Three: Captain America | Falcon | Vision | Spider-Man | Black Panther
Multiverse Saga
Phase Four: Sersi | Spider-Man (Raimiverse) | Mighty Thor

TV Shows
Vision | Falcon | Mr. Knight | Star-Lord (T'Challa)

See Also
Marvel Pure Goods | Spider-Man Pure Goods