Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Steve Rogers, leader of the Avengers, made his first appearance in Captain America Comics #1 (1941). Known as one of Marvel’s first superheroes, Rogers became Captain America after being chosen to take an experimental formula called the Super-Soldier serum, which enhanced his agility, strength, speed, and endurance.
Despite not being the most powerful Avenger, Rogers’ courage and determination make him one of the most respected superheroes in Marvel history. As such, it’s so hard to believe that Captain America would ever do anything unethical.
After combing through multiple storylines from comics and film, here are 15 times Steve Rogers acted in ways unbecoming of the Captain America name.
15. Goodnight, Mystique
Published in 2011, “Age of X” follows an alternate reality where anti-mutant sentiment is at an all-time high. A major reason for this – Professor X never formed the X-Men. I’m not saying the breakdown of human-mutant relations was his fault, but without his guidance, Jean lost control and the founding members of the X-Men were never assembled. So actually yes, I’m blaming you, Charles.
What does this have to do with Cap?
In this timeline, Captain America is the leader of a newly-formed Avengers team, responsible for tracking, capturing and, if need be, terminating any mutant they see fit. I’m not kidding. In Age of X Universe 2, Cap straight-up kills Mystique, who was only trying to protect young mutant survivors.