MCU Theory: Could Captain America be a HYDRIA Operative?

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During the time heist in the Avengers endgame Captain America (Chris Evans) was in an elevator filled with HYDRA agents including Jasper Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernández), and Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo).

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In an attempt to snatch the mind stone – contained in Loki’s sceptre – from them, Cap pulled a move right from Nick Spencer’s controversial Captain America comic. In an elevator filled to the brim with HYDRA operatives, Cap made sure they all heard him saying “Hail HYDRA.”

At that point, it seems to be a way to gain trust from his enemies. But what if it goes beyond that? What if our favourite Cap has broken bad and is now a real agent of HYDRA like in the Secret Empires? Relax and hear us out.

After the release of the second trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home a few hours ago, fans were surprised to see the introduction of a multi-universe concept into the Marvel cinematic universe.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in the trailer mentions that due to the snap in Avengers infinity war, there was a tear in space. And from what we’ve seen in Avengers: Endgame, we know that there is another way other realities can come into existence (if you haven’t seen endgame yet, you should).

In the discussion between the ancient one (Tilda Swinton) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), the sorceress supreme made it crystal clear that a new reality can split off from the present timeline if the infinity stones are taken from the past and are not returned at the exact moment they were taken in time.

Don’t forget that Cap was the one trusted to place the stones back in their rightful position in time.

Do you see where we are driving at?

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It’s entirely possible that somewhere along the line, Steve Rogers may have gone bad. After all, to successfully return all infinity stones, Cap has to make the journey to Vormir and face his archnemesis in the stonekeeper/Red skull (Ross Marquand).

Or its also possible that someone found out about his little mission through time and used the mind stone to corrupt him, just like the way Loki (Tom Hiddleston) used it in The Avengers.

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Either way, HYDRA having one stone in their possession and preventing its return to its original position in time would have created an all-new reality, according to the warnings of the Ancient One herself.

Do you think the snap is actually the cause of the rip in space or was it caused by something else? Let us know what you think in the comments below

Emmanuel Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuel Eguono is a mass communicator and fashion designer. When he is not behind a laptop screen or on a sewing machine, he spends his time netflixing and swimming.