Captain America’s ultimate line in Avengers: Endgame was already good for him, however She-Hulk: Attorney at Law simply made it even higher in hindsight.
Warning: Contains spoilers for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law episode 1.The MCU lastly addressed the burning query of whether or not Captain America was virgin, due to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and the payoff made outdated man Steve’s ultimate line in Avengers: Endgame even higher. By itself, the unique line already labored to encapsulate the story arc that Steve went by way of following Captain America: The First Avenger. Thanks to She-Hulk, nonetheless, that line turns into even higher than it already was in hindsight.
In She-Hulk: Attorney at Law episode 1, there’s a joke the place Jen places the timeline of Captain America’s life collectively to conclude that Steve by no means had time for intercourse and died a virgin. The joke is introduced again through the She-Hulk post-credits scene the place a drunken Jen is crying about it, and to cheer her up, Bruce reveals that Steve misplaced his virginity in 1943 to a lady on the USO tour. Not solely does the joke work to flesh out Steve’s character slightly, but it surely additionally serves as a meta-reference to how folks have debated Steve’s virginity in actual life, as properly.
The better part in regards to the joke, nonetheless, is how a lot it provides to outdated man Steve’s ultimate line in Avengers: Endgame. When outdated man Steve informed Sam that he wouldn’t inform him about his marriage to Peggy, it made it look like he thought romance did not should be talked about, but he informed Bruce about his tryst in 1943. That easy truth makes the road even higher as a result of it reveals that dropping his virginity wasn’t particular to him, however the real love that Steve and Peggy had was, which makes his refusal to speak about it even higher in hindsight.
Why Captain America Told Hulk About Losing His Virginity
The whole state of affairs additionally begs the query of why Captain America informed Hulk about it within the first place, however that is simple sufficient to elucidate. Of the founding members of the Avengers, Bruce was in all probability one of many extra severe members, so Steve in all probability informed him as a result of he could be much less prone to joke about it. Granted, Black Widow was additionally a severe particular person, however it could make sense for somebody like Steve to not really feel comfy speaking about intercourse with a girl. Not solely that, however once more, there’s how Steve seemingly did not assume dropping his virginity was notably particular, so it might simply be that he did not have a particular motive for telling Bruce and simply needed to inform a buddy, generally.
As humorous as She-Hulk: Attorney at Law‘s joke about Captain America’s virginity was, what actually made it work was the way it linked again to Avengers: Endgame. Steve telling Bruce about dropping his virginity establishes the type of relationships he does and would not have an issue speaking about, and that makes his refusal to speak about Peggy even higher for highlighting how that is real love for him. That type of conclusion won’t have been intentional on the present’s half, but it surely’s nice to have the ability to come to it, both method.
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