Captain America vs. Iron Man

Are you Team Cap or Team Stark?


Marvel’s third installment about Captain America comes out today. In this movie, we find Steve Roger at odds with one of his friends, Tony Stark on whether or not it is a superhero’s duty to tell the country their secret identities and to register where they live with the government. Captain to this point has always made the correct decisions: Hydra allowing Hydra to rule the earth, bad idea, stopping crazy aliens from destroying the humans, check, but in this film there is no clear cut right or wrong. Captain must rely on his own personal values to make his decisions as does Tony Stark and each of the superheroes who eventually side with them.

Let’s compare Steve Rogers and Tony Stark.  Tony is a genius. He can create and make anything because he is also a billionaire and can fund anything his heart desires along with the robot work force to make it.  However, despite the growth we have seen in Tony from a playboy to the now philanthropist/devoted boyfriend, etc. he will always and forever be arrogant.  Steve Rogers was a weakling but had a heart of a warrior. His character is why he was chosen for the super serum. He thrives on honesty, integrity, and making the right choices.  He has confidence, but he is not arrogant.

In the first Avengers movie, Tony Stark refers to Captain America as the “Boy Scout.”  Well, I want to say if we had more boy scouts in this world, it would be a better place. According to the scout law, scouts try to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. These character qualities are very lacking in our society these days (look who the Republicans choose as their candidate for President).If Captain is a boy scout, then he has my vote all the way.


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