|Captain America: A Sad Reflection of American Values?
||[Jun. 18th, 2010|12:57 pm]
This is just about a thought that occurred to me about Captain America's super powers. He went from super-scrawny, un-enlistable to |Aryan Wet Dream American Super Soldier thanks to the Super Soldier Serum. I'm pretty sure that his immune system got kicked into high gear with that, eliminating any allergies he had and, presumably, allowing him to deal with any sort of infection he might come across. If this is the case, I have a question:
Why are there any viral/bacterial diseases in the Marvel Universe?
We basically create vaccinations by injecting stuff into volunteers and then removing the blood later on. So why doesn't Captain America just volunteer himself to public health? He wants to serve his country so bad he submitted himself to experimental injections in the first place and then put on spandex, but he doesn't do this? He would do so much more for his country and the world than any of the civilian-endangering, property-destroying crap he does. Of course, that's much flashier, but that just suggests that Captain America is more of a glory hound than someone trying to serve his compatriots.
So the next time you listen to Angel dying in RENT, just remember that that would totally be Captain America's fault if RENT was part of the same universe as Captain America.