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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
This list was started on 5th April 2014 by KungFuMasterLarry
There are 63 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 7th November 2016

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Falcon can leap from a moving car, roll a number of times on the hot, hard asphalt, and walk it off without so much a scratch or broken wrist.
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    Posted, 5th April 2014
    by KungFuMasterLarry
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    Fury doesn't carry a cell phone in case his hands free communications in the truck breaks.
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      Posted, 14th April 2014
      by catmunch1
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      If you're up against a super soldier, and you've got the drop on him, use a silly strangling wire instead of a gunshot to the head as your kill method.
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        Posted, 17th April 2014
        by bourbonphantom
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        Keep the most critical part of your drone's automated defense systems in an easy-to-reach, highly visible booth.
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          Posted, 17th April 2014
          by bourbonphantom
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          Satellites can only be communicated with when you reach 3000 feet.
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          • 6th May 2014 by kvn8907
            HughesNet is built upon lies.
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          Posted, 17th April 2014
          by bourbonphantom
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          Falcon can have his wings confiscated by rogue Shield agents in one scene, escape from the truck without them and then have them miraculously reappear on his back in the next scene with no explanation given as to how he reacquired them.
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          • 1st May 2016 by matt3dbb
            Technically he wasn't wearing them when they were captured, but I see your point they just disappeared and then he had them again
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          Posted, 17th April 2014
          by Ku7uk
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          Breaking into a military compound and stealing an experimental set of wings is so routine for these guys, that showing the audience all this action is irrelevant and not needed.
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          • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
            it's not experimental, Falcon was part of a unit used to fly these things for years, so it would make sense he knew how to get them. Also, black widow is an expert in these things.
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          Posted, 17th April 2014
          by Ku7uk
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          When entering a secret underground bunker, going down an elevator into an even further secret underground room, what must be a mile down at this point. One missile that is suppose to vaporise the air (so even Cap couldn't breathe) can send an entire building down on top of him, and afterwards Cap and Widow can stand up and amazingly be back on the surface.
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            Posted, 17th April 2014
            by Ku7uk
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            You can build giant underground helicarrier construction bunkers with massive doors under an ocean, located near a major city and no-one will notice this or think, wait a minute - why do the construction crews need to shift all this water to build beneath it. Shouldn't that be suspicious...
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            Posted, 17th April 2014
            by Ku7uk
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            When shooting at Captain America, always aim at the shield, and no other exposed body parts.
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              Posted, 5th April 2014
              by KungFuMasterLarry
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              Laughing, kissing, and walking arm-in-arm is kryptonite to any HYDRA agent pursuing you.
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                Posted, 5th April 2014
                by KungFuMasterLarry
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                Garry Shandling hails HYDRA.
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                  Posted, 5th April 2014
                  by KungFuMasterLarry
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                  Sometimes your neighbor is a secret agent assigned to keep an eye on you.
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                  • 6th May 2014 by kvn8907
                    Words for everyone to remember.
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                  Posted, 5th April 2014
                  by KungFuMasterLarry
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                  Every Marvel Studios movie must have a generic business guy as its villain (Obidiah Stane, Justin Hammer, Aldrich Killian, Alex Pierce)
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                    Posted, 11th April 2014
                    by BrandFlakez
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                    Real police will not get involved in a car chase with guns being fired in downtown streets.
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                    • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
                      that was 'real police', just Hydra infiltrated.
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                    Posted, 14th April 2014
                    by catmunch1
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                    If you hotwired a car in WWII-era Germany, then the same hotwiring techniques will work on a 2014 Chevy pickup.
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                      Posted, 17th April 2014
                      by bourbonphantom
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                      There are no news agencies in this movie, as Captain America is completely unaware of the massive gun battle that occurred between Nick Fury and the fake cops when he arrives home.
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                        Posted, 17th April 2014
                        by bourbonphantom
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                        What happened to the real councilwoman that Black Widow impersonated?
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                          Posted, 17th April 2014
                          by bourbonphantom
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                          A dozen guns, trucks and ramming equipment can destroy almost everything in Nick Fury's armoured car, but even at the end of its life, you can be happy in knowing the air conditioning will still work.
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                            Posted, 17th April 2014
                            by Ku7uk
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                            Top secret shield bases has glass elevators on the outside of the building. So any sniper, missile or plane could take out anybody with ease.
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                            Posted, 18th April 2014
                            by Ku7uk
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                            Captain America's shield is strong enough to stand a blow of Thor the God of Thunder without moving him, but a french terrorist with no super powers will make him stumble and throw him to the ground with a single kick.
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                            • 6th May 2014 by kvn8907
                              I really thought that it was going to be revealed that the French terrorist had superpowers of his own. From the progression, it seems he was just a skilled martial artist that was able to fight off Captain America for more than a few seconds.
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                            Posted, 21st April 2014
                            by actstunt
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                            Captain America will always be 'on your left' as everyone knows that the black man is always 'right'.
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                              Posted, 24th April 2014
                              by Ku7uk
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                              When trying to hide your identity from the world, don't bother with a mask, face paint or high-tech holographic gadget like Black Widow had. Instead, Winter Solider likes to tie a handkerchief around his chin. His budget is apparently very tight and its all he can afford.
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                              • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
                                that was a mask, and combined with the long hair who would recognize him from a 70 year old picture? Also, he didn't know his identity, so why hide it?
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                              Posted, 24th April 2014
                              by Ku7uk
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                              The five heads of Shield refuse to ever meet in person, instead they have group meeting via video screens in the Avengers and via Holo chairs in this movie. Presumably this is to prevent any action eliminating all of them at once. So it makes sense that the only time they ever come together in the real world, is when gun ships are being launched, Cap is on the loose, Nick is apparently dead, the Winter Soldier is killing people and Hydra are ready to take over. If there was ever a time when video conferencing sounded like a good idea, the end of the film was probably it.
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                              • 6th May 2014 by kvn8907
                                And what happens? They all end up dead, except for the lady, who is inexplicibly missing.
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                              Posted, 24th April 2014
                              by Ku7uk
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                              The best way to sneak onto a hostage seized boat filled with terrorist at night, is by wearing a blue and red jumpsuit with white stripes on it. Because the 'all black' look is not in this season.
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                                Posted, 24th April 2014
                                by Ku7uk
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                                I want one of those SHIELD-issued blowtorches.
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                                  Posted, 5th April 2014
                                  by KungFuMasterLarry
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                                  The badass assassin with a metal arm is your best buddy from 70 years back.
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                                    Posted, 5th April 2014
                                    by KungFuMasterLarry
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                                    Fury got shot on purpose, then took heart slowing potion, then fooled the doctors and hospital staff trying to save him, then woke up later at the hospital or morgue after being pronounced dead.
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                                    • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
                                      Fury did not not get shot on purpose
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                                    Posted, 14th April 2014
                                    by catmunch1
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                                    Doctors and staff will keep secret a patient coming back to life.
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                                      Posted, 14th April 2014
                                      by catmunch1
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                                      The winter soldier knew exactly which route Nick Fury would take to get out of the downtown area.
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                                        Posted, 17th April 2014
                                        by bourbonphantom
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                                        The three council people in charge of Shield decide to visit its headquarters seemingly having never been there ever before, you know - the place they apparently are in charge off, and put on the bio-monitor tags, which they knew nothing about and didn't question the fact that no-one else was wearing them, and they were practically all their bosses!
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                                          Posted, 17th April 2014
                                          by Ku7uk
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                                          Computers built in the 1960s to house a madman's brain, that still use black and white monitors thankfully are fully equipped with external USB slots.
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                                          • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
                                            it was obvious that it was modern tech recently planted there.
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                                          Posted, 17th April 2014
                                          by Ku7uk
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                                          In top secret Shield bases, its normal to keep photographs of all its founding members and agents on the wall for everyone to identify them later.
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                                            Posted, 17th April 2014
                                            by Ku7uk
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                                            Shield can bring people back from the dead, regrow hearts and give people mechanical arms. But still cannot give Nick Fury back his missing eye, or even a cheap contact lens to make him look less like a pirate.
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                                            • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
                                              Nick Fury wants to look badass, can't blame him
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                                            Posted, 18th April 2014
                                            by Ku7uk
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                                            The smithsonian museum employs 91 year old security guards to protect priceless artefacts, who fail at their job.
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                                              Posted, 18th April 2014
                                              by Ku7uk
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                                              Tossing a bomb in the drones central control center would have been alot easier and just as effective to destroy it, instead of changing out a control chip.
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                                                Posted, 22nd April 2014
                                                by catmunch1
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                                                When taking down three heavily armoured helicarriers floating in the sky ready to change the world and kill millions, don't bother asking Thor to show up, lightning striking all three of them and going home a second later job done, as that would be too easy.
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                                                • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
                                                  how would you contact him?
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                                                Posted, 24th April 2014
                                                by Ku7uk
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                                                When facing an enemy with a super strong metal shield, don't bother using magnets to secure it, don't even try firing a simple taser gun instead and let the electricity pass through it and take out Cap. In fact don't even try firing a fire hose at him and let the jet pressure force it out of his hands. Instead, continue doing what you have been doing for years and thats fire bullets at it, because what doesn't work the first thousand times, might just work the 1001s time.
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                                                  Posted, 24th April 2014
                                                  by Ku7uk
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                                                  Flash-bangs, Grenades, RPGs, Mines and other useful weapons can be used against the enemy, but when told to take out Captain America, the entire Shield Agency are unfortunately out of special ammo, and only have bullets left.
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                                                    Posted, 24th April 2014
                                                    by Ku7uk
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                                                    Loki's spear, powered with a Terreract at the end of the Avengers was in Shields hand. But when planning a sequel, there is no need to explain how Hydra acquired it and no-one at Shield knows or cares. We could just show that the enemy has it, as it speeds things along.
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                                                    • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
                                                      makes sense if Hydra is S.H.I.E.L.D.
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                                                    Posted, 24th April 2014
                                                    by Ku7uk
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                                                    Two super-powered mutants with speed and hex powers, whom in the comics are two the most powerful beings in the galaxy, cannot escape from a prison cell with a glass wall.
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                                                      Posted, 24th April 2014
                                                      by Ku7uk
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                                                      Winter Soldier may have basic human strength, but he can still lift a solid metal arm like it weighed nothing, and can still swim in a freezing cold lake, and drag Caps body in toe and not even feel any drag from its weight.
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                                                      • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
                                                        what makes you think Winter Soldier only has basic human strength?
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                                                      Posted, 24th April 2014
                                                      by Ku7uk
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                                                      When sleeping in a bed for your entire life, then being forced to sleep on the floor for a short while before sleeping in a bed again - its impossible to get use to sleeping in a bed again without the need of an entire support group who you are the leader off.
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                                                      • 6th May 2014 by kvn8907
                                                        He was just voicing a common complaint, not an insurmountable obsticle.
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                                                      Posted, 24th April 2014
                                                      by Ku7uk
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                                                      When not one, not two but half of Shields entire infantry and leaders appear to be working for Hydra, whoever runs background checks before hiring staff should be fired.
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                                                      • 29th April 2014 by Darkenfall
                                                        Unless that person is also Hydra
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                                                      Posted, 24th April 2014
                                                      by Ku7uk
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                                                      We can buy the idea that Cap can jump from a plane without a parachute into freezing cold sea waters, avoiding the sharks and waves and surviving the impact. But how he gets from the wet ocean onto the deck of a military boat without a ladder or rope is information we the audience needn't know. And how he finds the time to dry himself off, blow-dry and comb his hair and rinse out his costume before the rest of the team turn-up we will never know.
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                                                      • 6th May 2014 by kvn8907
                                                        It showed him climbing up the anchor.
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                                                      Posted, 24th April 2014
                                                      by Ku7uk
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                                                      All the conflict and tragedy in the world is not caused by incompetance or misunderstandings, but by a shadowy conspiracy that wants such things in the world. In movies, Hanlon's razor is never in effect.
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                                                        Posted, 6th May 2014
                                                        by kvn8907
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                                                        Hide your important information in a location that could be easily discovered by accident.
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                                                          Posted, 6th May 2014
                                                          by kvn8907
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                                                          Agent Peggy Carter was such an important character that she has to be still alive in 2014 looking less then 65 years old and has to be one of the founding members of S.H.I.E.L.D. and being totally unaware of the secret base in Steve Rogers former army training compound. (In fact, her character is even so important in the Marvel movie universe that she gains her own TV show soon)
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                                                            Posted, 17th May 2014
                                                            by Creamlord666
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                                                            Superheroes need a secret spy living next door to them for protection.
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                                                              Posted, 23rd August 2014
                                                              by vinbee
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                                                              Need to identify the number code to a secret door by fingerprint and the order they need to be pressed? There's an app for that.
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                                                                Posted, 23rd August 2014
                                                                by vinbee
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                                                                Black Widow, Nick Fury and Capt America all got shot but apparently that pain wears off in a few minutes and are back to normality in their next scenes.
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                                                                  Posted, 23rd August 2014
                                                                  by vinbee
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                                                                  Captain America employs the Clark Kent rule of disguise, just put on a cap and no one will recognise you.
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                                                                    Posted, 23rd August 2014
                                                                    by vinbee
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                                                                    Either the Falcon keeps a pair of hair straighteners in his apartment or Black Widow carries a very small set with her, how else do you explain the wavy look to dead straight.
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                                                                      Posted, 24th August 2014
                                                                      by vinbee
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                                                                      Captain America has the ability to drive a brand new truck while it's still in park (the lever is all the way up)
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                                                                        Posted, 22nd September 2014
                                                                        by kn8
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                                                                        Someone recommended Star Wars to Steve Rogers, which should be interesting for him when he sees Mace Windu.
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                                                                          Cap believes the internet is very helpful.
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                                                                            Posted, 2nd February 2015
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                                                                            If you're bringing back a character and you need them to be aged up, don't recast them with an older actor. Bring in the original actor and apply insane amounts of makeup to them.
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                                                                              Posted, 2nd February 2015
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                                                                              always hide important things in a snack vending machine, behind a popular item of course.
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                                                                                Posted, 24th June 2015
                                                                                by scannerhead
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                                                                                if you're a super solder/assassin, be sure to grow your hair real long so it hangs in your face at all times, obscuring your vision.
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                                                                                  Posted, 7th November 2016
                                                                                  by poolboy
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                                                                                  if you have the ability to remove someone's arm and replace it with a super strong indestructible arm, do NOT do the other arm, or the legs. just upgrading that one arm is probably good enough.
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                                                                                    Posted, 7th November 2016
                                                                                    by poolboy
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                                                                                    if you want to fake your own death and know you have to take a bullet, just walk in front of the window, because the sniper will only shoot you once, and won't shoot you anywhere that will kill you. OH, and be sure and get shot before you tell captain America all about your suspicions about what's going on at shield. screw him, let him figure that stuff out for himself.
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                                                                                      Posted, 7th November 2016
                                                                                      by poolboy
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                                                                                      if your old army buddy comes back as a super assassin, don't try to take him alive so you can try and fix him later, just lay down and let him beat you to death. because knocking him out and taking him somewhere safe is NOT as good as letting him kill you and letting hydra take over the world. better to just risk it all by letting him pummel you into unconsciousness.
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                                                                                        Posted, 7th November 2016
                                                                                        by poolboy
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                                                                                        somehow there's still a 23 year old female that will let bloated, puffy senator gary shandling climb on top of her.
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                                                                                          Posted, 7th November 2016
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