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MCU: The Best Ships In The Captain America Trilogy

MCU: The Best Ships In The Captain America Trilogy
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The trilogies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are mostly straightforward stories, showing the movement of a hero from the start to where he becomes one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. However, the Captain America trilogy does not possess a straight line and is three uniquely different movies with different relationship dynamics involved from friendship, found family, and romantic.

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The first is a World War II wartime epic, the second is a modern-day espionage movie that shakes up the entire MCU, and the third is almost more of an Avengers movie than a Captain America movie, with heroes fighting heroes. The one constant is that, through them all, the relationships built between the characters remained strong. Whether romantic, familial, or platonic, these relationships in the franchise remain deeply important to the MCU.

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Captain America and Iron Man

Captain America and Iron Man face off in Civil War.

The two biggest names in the MCU for many years were Captain America and Iron Man. They had a strained relationship, but they were the two biggest heroes in the world, and the two men that most of the public looked up to.

That relationship was destroyed in Captain America: Civil War when Iron Man wanted the government to regulate and train all heroes and Captain America just saw the government infiltrated by Hydra and knew it was a bad idea. Their dying relationship in the Captain America trilogy made it the most tragic.

Nick Fury And Maria Hill

Nick Fury and Maria Hill on the helicopter.

Nick Fury didn’t trust many people. He kept secrets from everyone, and that was proven to be smart after the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier. However, there was one person who Fury seemed to trust above all others.


Nick Fury had his number one in Maria Hill and the two were not only tight, but she was the only person he completely trusted in SHIELD The Captain America trilogy showed how close they were when it seemed Nick fell in battle with the Winter Soldier, which set things up for future appearances between the pair.

Steve Rogers And Sharon Carter

Steve Rogers talking to Sharon Carter.

Steve Rogers had one actual romantic relationship when he arrived in modern times. However, that relationship seemed a little strange in the movies since it was a romance with Sharon Carter, the niece of the only woman Steve had ever loved, Peggy Carter.

This relationship was cute at the start when Steve learned that Sharon was a SHIELD agent, but even with the two getting romantic, fans still seemed to want to ship Steve Rogers with anyone but Sharon. With Sharon turning bad after Steve was gone, it ruined what they built, making things even more heartbreaking.


Tony Stark And Peter Parker

Peter Parker hugging Tony Stark in Endgame.

The relationship between Tony Stark and Peter Parker was one of the closest in the MCU. When Peter died after the snap, it devastated Tony. When Iron Man died fighting Thanos, he drove the resurrected Peter Parker into a deep depression.

What many people might forget is that this relationship started in Captain America: Civil War. This was where Iron Man pulled Spider-Man into the big time when he had him help fight Captain America and his allies. It kickstarts one of the sweetest father-son dynamics in the MCU as a result.

Captain America And Falcon

Captain America gives Falcon his shield.

The relationship between Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson was always strong. These two men put in Captain America: The Winter Soldierand Sam agreed to work with and help Captain America, even when they put him at odds with his government.


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The two remained close through the final Avengers movies, with Falcon one of Captain America’s most loyal allies. When Steve gave Sam his shield and announced him the new Captain America, it cemented their relationship as one of the best in the MCU.

Clint Barton And Natasha Romanoff

Hawkeye talking to Black Widow on the helicopter.

One of the closest relationships in the MCU was the one between Hawkeye and the Black Widow. What was interesting was that this relationship meant so much even with their past remaining a secret. It wasn’t until after her death that the MCU showed how they met.

Seeing how her death devastated Hawkeye in his Disney+ series showed how important their relationship was. They were not lovers, but there was no one closer on the battlefield, and it was Clint who helped lead Natasha to leave Iron Man’s side in Civil War.


Wanda Maximoff And Vision

Vision and Wanda making food together.

The most destructive relationship in MCU history was the one between Vision and Wanda Maximoff. The two met in Avengers: Age of Ultron and soon they developed a strange romantic relationship, Wanda a human and Vision an android.

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In Captain America: Civil War, their relationship was pushed to the limit when Wanda chose to take Captain America’s side and Vision sided with Iron Man. However, their relationship wouldn’t break and they went into the war with Thanos together.

Steve Rogers And Natasha Romanoff

Captain America and Black Widow standing in the streets.

The one romantic relationship that many fans wanted, but never happened, was Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff. The two ended up fighting side by side when Nick Fury appeared to die and Hydra officially took over SHIELD and tried to take control of the US Government.

The two had a flirty relationship throughout the battle with Hydra, and it looked like Steve and Natasha could have developed a romantic relationship, but it was never meant to be.

Steve Rogers And Bucky Barnes

Captain America and Bucky Barnes in World War II.

The best bromance in the entire Captain America trilogy was the one between Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. They were best friends in Captain America: The First Avengerwith Bucky coming to Steve’s aid when he needed help and later Steve fighting alongside his buddy, who seemingly died in battle.

When Bucky came back in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve proved how strong his relationship with Bucky was when he tried to save Bucky rather than fight him. Cap even turned on Iron Man to stand by Bucky in Civil Warthe two men connected to the end.

Steve Rogers And Peggy Carter

Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter dancing.

Steve Rogers had one woman in his life that he was meant to be with. In World War II, Steve fell in love with Agent Peggy Carter, and the two planned a date together after the battle with Red Skull. Sadly, Captain American seemingly died in that battle.

When Steve returned, Peggy was an older woman and was dealing with memory loss. He stayed by her side until she died, but that was not the end of their relationship. While it didn’t happen in the Captain America trilogy, Steve went back in time and spent his life with Peggy, finally getting that promised dance.

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