As the leader of the Avengers, there are a lot of theories surrounding Captain America. Let’s take a look at the five most popular theories about this hero.
1. At the end of Infinity War, we see Captain America resist a blow from the Infinity Gauntlet. In this moment, Thanos seems a bit confused, considering her easily tossed aside the Hulk. Captain America is able to resist this because of his strong will. The gauntlet reacts to the will of the user and since Captain America is touching the gauntlet, his will is taken into consideration.
2. In the same scene from above, Captain America gets a massive blow to the head. To any other person, this would seriously injure, or even kill them. Although he is a Super Soldier, Captain America would still get injured. Interestingly though, he seems to quickly get up. Fans suggest that when Thanos used the Time Stone to bring Vision back to life, everything in the area was reverted as well. Doing this allowed Captain America to rejoin the battle like nothing had happened.
3. We all know that Captain America picked up Mjolnir because he was worthy, but why? You could argue that he is worthy because of his strength, but one theory suggests something else that makes him worthy. Captain America seems to understand battle more as the movies progress, and eventually realizes that not everything should be met with violence,
At the end of Endgame, he even hangs up the title of Captain America, becoming Steve. As Steve, he goes back home to Peggy and lives his life. In this moment, he becomes truly worthy because he is finally realizing what is important.
4. For a while, most people didn’t know who Spiderman really was. Many fans point out that in Civil War, Captain America already knew that Spiderman was Peter Parker. During the fight at the airport, Captain America drops a skybridge on Spiderman. The heroes weren’t trying to kill each other though. This may mean that Cap knew about Peter, and the extent of his abilities.
This isn’t too farfetched, considering that Captain America and Tony Stark were allies. Tony could have told him about Peter and what his abilities entailed.
5. After the events in Endgame, we see Captain America go back in time to return the Infinity Stones. Rather than coming back to the present, he stays with Peggy, becoming normal Steve Rogers. With this theory though, many believe that Steve used the name Braddock as an alias. When Steve goes back in time to get the Pym Particles, he encounters Peggy in her office. From behind a window, many think they hear Peggy say, “Braddock hasn’t checked in. I’m not a meteorologist and it’s not lightning”.
Interestingly, Braddock is the name of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent from the ‘70s. In the comics, Braddock is part of a superhero family, and this line from Peggy could be a hint at his future appearance.