Choose #TeamCap For Captain America: Civil War!

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While many other countries around the world have already had their showings of the latest Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War, the US has had to (attempt to) wait patiently. But the premiere is finally happening this weekend!

Last week my colleague wrote a great piece on why you should be #TeamIronMan, but to be honest, she chose the wrong side!

Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., regards himself as “a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist,” but he’s not a natural leader like Captain America, played by Chris Evans, clearly is.

Chris Evans Captain America Civil War

Captain America faces an ally, Iron Man, in Captain in Captain America: Civil War. Source: Elen Nivrae via Flickr/Wikipedia – cropped

In Civil War, the two heroes are pitted against each other on whether or not the Avengers should be accountable for their actions. Cap takes a firm stance that he and the other heroes should be free to act on their own for the greater good.

As you can already tell from the title, I’m ALL for #TeamCap Captain America! Here’s why:

They Are the Good Guys

Time and time again, we see Captain America and the Avengers team up to save the world. We saw it in New York, Washington DC, Sokovia and we’ll see it again and again. It’s because they are the good guys!

Imagine what would have happened if Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest of the heroes weren’t there. Devastation. Destruction. Tragedy. The Sokovia Accords are pointless because the goal is to hold back the superheroes from saving the planet from complete annihilation.

In the trailer, Captain America says, “If I see a situation pointed south, I can’t ignore it. Sometimes I wish I could.” Then later, “I know we’re not perfect, but the safest hands are still our own.” And he’s right. Why should there be a system of accountability if they are the most capable of protecting us from looming dangers?

Willingness to Sacrifice

We saw this in the very first movie, Captain America: The First Avenger. Looking to be recruited by the military, Steve Rogers does what he can to protect the people around him. Remember the bomb scene during training? He was the first to jump on top of it to protect his comrades.

Chris Evans Captain America Civil War

Captain America is shown in his pre-serum body on the image below. Source: Trevor Hogg via CGSociety/Wikipedia

Captain America was born with a willingness to sacrifice; Iron Man is just now learning this. During Age of Ultron, the argument between the two circled around this. Captain America knows what it takes to be a superhero: sacrifice.

A Born Leader

The big difference between Iron Man and Captain America is the role of being a leader. Every group needs one, and who that person is ultimately determines the fate of others, including the team.

Along with his willingness to sacrifice, Captain America is a born leader who has lead the Avengers to successful missions in saving Earth. There is a reason Captain America leads the team and that everyone looks to follow him and his orders.

Captain America weighs the pros and the cons, strategically assesses his options and puts forth a plan to assure good prevails at the end of the day.

Which hero do you choose to side with during Captain America: Civil War?

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