ByKory Glover, writer at
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Kory Glover

Captain America: Civil War rocked the Marvel Cinematic Universe to its core by breaking up the Avengers, crippling War Machine and revealing Spider-Man to the world. However, what a lot of people missed could be a clue to the events of the future film Captain Marvel and the Kree/Skrull war. Many people assume that if the Skrulls have started their invasion of Earth, Tony Stark would most definitely be a prime suspect of being a Skrull due to his actions constantly having negative ramifications — but what about Captain America?

'Captain America: Civil War' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
'Captain America: Civil War' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

Near the end of in the final confrontation with Helmut Zemo, Zemo notices something off about the Star-Spangled man. He sees that the hero has "a bit of green in the blue of his eyes," remarking that it's nice to see a flaw. Green just happens to be the primary skin color of the Skrull race and is always the way to pick them from the crowd. Could Captain America already be a Skrull in disguise?

What Facts Are There That Captain America Is A Skrull?

While it was Stark that pushed for the Sokovia Accords, Steve Rogers seemed very much against it right off the bat. While it wasn't Stark's intention to tear the Avengers apart, it might be Rogers's plan to do just that. Skrulls have mastered the ability of mimicry due their shapeshifting abilities and keeping a close eye on their target. The Skrulls could have easily figured out Rogers's weakness in his long friendship with Bucky to exploit that in Captain America: Civil War.

'Captain America: The First Avenger' [Credit: Marvel Studios]
'Captain America: The First Avenger' [Credit: Marvel Studios]

Even though Captain America seemed to not agree with the Accords, most of what made him go rogue was his friendship with Bucky. His chase down the highway with Bucky and Black Panther lands him in custody where, after Bucky is activated to kill, Steve takes him away to a safe place. It's his friendship with Bucky that constantly lands him in trouble in Civil War, not his disagreement with the Accords.

One could make the argument that Captain America is not a Skrull due to him not killing Tony Stark when he had the chance at the end of Civil War. However, Bucky was right next to him, witnessing everything that Cap was doing, so it could be argued that the Skrulls would want to keep up the illusion in order for their invasion to work successfully.

When Could The Skrulls Have Replaced Captain America?

It's a safe bet to assume that if Captain America is a Skrull he was taken some time after Age of Ultron. During the afterparty scene, everyone is making a game of trying to lift Thor's hammer off a table to see if they are worthy. The only one is makes the hammer even slightly budge was Steve Rogers. So, it's pretty safe to assume that is a good indicator right there — the hammer wouldn't have even moved an inch if a Skrull tried to lift it.

It is possible, however, that he was taken during the events of Ant-Man. When Scott Lang attempts to infiltrate the Avengers' new base he is stopped by Falcon, who seems to be guarding the place while no one is home. However, we don't know where Captain America is at this point; the only thing we know is he's not around. It is possible that he could have been out on a mission with the rest of the team but we don't know for sure.

The events of Ant-Man arguably happen right before the events of Civil War due to the end-credits scene being a scene right out of the middle of the film. So, it could link up that was taken by the Skrulls and then the copy was dropped right into the events of Civil War with the mission to break up the only threat to their plans.

Unfortunately, There Is Also Evidence To Suggest That Captain America Is Not A Skrull

Captain Marvel will be taking place back in the '90s, almost two whole decades before Captain America would be found frozen in ice. While it's hard to determine how long the invasion would take to complete, it's even harder to believe that it would take close to 20 years. Also the scene in Civil War where Steve and Tony Stark are talking about Pepper Potts is a good clue too.

After getting arrested for the chase after Bucky and Black Panther, Steve and Stark share conversation that seemed a little too personal for a Skrull to have any knowledge of. First, Steve asks Stark if Pepper Potts is around, Tony's longtime girlfriend. It's very unlikely that a Skrull would know that much about Stark's personal life.

Second, Steve brings up Tony's Dad, Howard Stark, reminiscing that he only knew him as a young, single man. Since Steve only knew Howard back in World War II — it's highly unlikely that a Skrull would know that information.

Well, there's evidence that backs up the theory and there's evidence to debunk it. It's very possible that at least one of the could be a Skrull in disguise, waiting for the right opportunity to strike. It's impossible to guess whether or not someone is who they say they are without knowing the events surrounding Captain Marvel. We'll just have to wait until 2019 to see what unfolds.

Do you think Captain America could be a Skrull?


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