Gravity Falls’ Captain America perfectly sums up his true purpose
Since his introduction in Marvel Comics, Captain America has served a purpose as a soldier and as a hero, and Gravity Falls captured that perfectly.
There are few similarities between the vast landscape of the ever-expanding Marvel Universe and the two-season cult classic series. Gravity fallsbut they do share at least one thing: they both have their own captain america-i Gravity fallsThe version perfectly sums up its true purpose with its name alone.
Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, became the patriotic super-soldier after enrolling in an experimental procedure that promised to make him the Allies’ secret weapon in World War II. Captain America was created to fight the Nazis, and even after winning the war, he continued to fight the Nazis after a faction of them took the moniker Hydra and followed Red Skull’s evil lead. After Steve Rogers’ tenure as Captain America when Sam Wilson took over, Sam became the main “Nazi puncher” in town, even saying on at least one occasion that fighting Nazis was perhaps the most important part of being Captain America… and when you look at Steve’s story along with everyone else who has called themselves Captain America, you’ll find that Sam was absolutely right.
Gravity Falls: Lost Legends–written by series creator Alex Hirsch with art by Joe Pitt, Ian Worrel, Asaf Hanuka, Dana Terrace, Jacob Chabot, Jim Campbell, Kyle Smeallie, Meredith Gran, Mike Holmes, Priscilla Tang, Serina Hernandez, Stephanie Ramirez and Valerie Halla – is a collection of Gravity falls stories that take place during the events of the series. In the story titled “Comix Up”, Grunkle Stan is absorbed into the world of comics by a mystical force after claiming that he does not respect comics as a form of entertainment. After being rescued by Dipper, Mabel, Wendy, Grunkle Ford, and Soos, Grunkle Stan tells Soos that he secretly loves comic books and names some of his favorites from when he was a kid, one of which was titled Captain Nazi. – Puncher
The Gravity Falls version of Captain America understands the original
Captain America’s purpose was to “stab” Nazis, and Sam Wilson confirms this by stating that “stabbing Nazis” is the most important part of the job, regardless of who the current Captain America is. Even on the cover of the first issue of Captain America, there is the iconic image of Cap punching Hitler in the face. So even though readers don’t get to see Grunkle Stan’s Captain Nazi-Puncher in the comics, his name alone says everything fans need to know about who he is as a character, and that’s Captain America’s exact role.
while captain america is an Avenger and has been called upon to fight intergalactic threats or killer AI or any number of other sci-fi villains, his main purpose has always been to beat up the Nazis, and Gravity falls he totally gets it with his own take on the iconic Marvel Comics hero.
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