A New Opinion From Marvel Suggests That Captain America Was The Villain of Infinity War

The Marvel Cinematic Universe did an amazing job with Infinity War. For the first time in comic book movie history, a villain won against an army of heroes. Never before a crossover of such a magnitude had been attempted and never before had the team-up of heroes failed so extravagantly as this movie. It was quite peculiar and harrowing for the fans. But it was also apt to a certain degree. Infinity War was Thanos’ movie. He was the hero, and now a new opinion from a Marvel director suggests that Captain America was the villain of Infinity War.

The Marvels director Nia DaCosta had this to say about Captain America’s role in Infinity War in an interview with Inverse:

“Something I like to say a bit flippantly about Captain America is that the Snap is all his fault because he was trying to do his best, trying to do the right thing. There is a world in which he’s a villain because, at the end of the day, he should have just sacrificed Vision. He chose one robot’s life, albeit a sentient one, over literally the entire universe. There’s a sort of anti-hero in that if you want to look at it through that lens.” 


But he quickly re-iterated his position and substantiated kt with several story tropes somas to not offend fans of the series by clarifying:

“People would say I’m crazy for thinking that way, but there’s something connected to the journey of the anti-hero and the hero. The hero’s pain is something that spurs them to martyr themselves, and an anti-hero’s pain is a thing that kind of starts their journey as opposed to ending it.”

This presents an interesting premise, one that must be explored further…


Captain America Was The Villain of Infinity War?

The idea presented here is that Captain America Was The Villain of Infinity War because he chose Vision over the universe. The director believes that sacrificing the robot by destroying the Mind Gem would have saved the universe from the wrath of Thanos. But there are some hearing flaws in this theory that we must point out. There are two major plot holes in this opinion of Nia DaCosta. The first one is that the Avengers did end up destroying the mind gem before Thanos reached it.


Captain America Was The Villain of Infinity War

It was Scarlet Witch who used her powers (that stem from the mind gem itself) to destroy the mind stone and kill Vision. But all the effort and sacrifice was for nought because Thanos used the Time Stone to bring Vision back to life. He did not do this out of charity but in an attempt to recover the mind stone. Scarlet Witch had to watch Vision die twice in a span of minutes. Something that would drive anyone insane. The second flaw with the theory is that killing the Vision would not have ensured the survival of the universe.


If the Avengers were to kill Vision from the outset then they would have already admitted defeat before the battle started. This is not what heroes do. It is not even what anti-heroes do. Neither Captain America nor his compatriots are the kinds of people who lose hope before a battle. They welcome a challenge and they try to defend the weak until their last breath. Sadly, they did not win but if they’d killed the Vision without fighting Thanos then Marvel would have lost their audience along with half their universe.


The Analysis

Captain America Was The Villain of Infinity War
Captain America Was The Villain of Infinity War

In my opinion, Nia DaCosta has the entire thing backward. The hero’s story has a moment in act two when the plan fails and the protagonist loses everything with regards to his motivation and the food fight. This is the darkest moment in the night. But usually, the darkest moment always comes right before dawn. Infinity War is not the dawn. It is the darkest moment. In that sense that entire collection of Avengers is the protagonists, Cap included.


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This is our analysis of the situation and the comments of Nia DaCosta. We do not think any of the maneuvers applied by the Avengers were un-hero-like. What do you think of our analysis of the situation? Let us know in the comment below and keep watching this space for everything Marvel, DC and Hollywood. Excelsior!!!

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