Is Captain America Really to Blame for The Snap? Why There is Only One Character To Truly Blame…
Nia DaCosta made headlines when she inferred that Steve Rogers is truly a villain for how he handled Thanos imposing threat in Avengers: Infinity War; so, is Captain America really to blame for the snap?
For the MCU’s first decade, the franchise built towards the impending doom that was Thanos; the now coined Infinity Saga, was the clear and focal cataclysmic event that stands at the very end of the ever-growing, connected, film universe.
Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the vast array of superpowered individuals that made up this universe all were connected to this genocidal entity gathering cosmic power in an effort to alter the landscape of this building universe in unimaginable ways.
This Mad Titan succeeded, and with the snap of a finger ended half of all life in the universe.
Fortunately for the MCU, the Avengers are not easily beaten, and after five long years of sulking in their defeat, they found a way to undo the monstrous act, and make the population whole again.
Although the Infinity Saga has come and gone, there is still a conversation happening in the somewhat undercurrent of MCU fandom, where Marvel fans have discussed just how Thanos’s quest unfolded, and why the Avengers were unable to defeat him the first time.
Nia DaCosta, the accomplished and fantastic director tasked with bringing Captain Marvel’s long-awaited sequel film to cinemas in Phase Four, has even spoken up on just who she thinks is to blame.
And her perspective through some fans for a loop.
Talking to Inverse, DaCosta stated, “Something I like to say a bit flippantly about Captain America is that the Snap is all his fault because he was trying to do his best, trying to do the right thing. There is a world in which he’s a villain because, at the end of the day, he should have just sacrificed Vision.”
DaCosta concluded, “He chose one robot’s life, albeit a sentient one, over literally the entire universe, There’s a sort of anti-hero in that if you want to look at it through that lens.”
Talk about divisive.
Although DaCosta makes a fair point, is her argument enough to sway you? Does she have a point? Is Captain America really to blame for The Snap?
The argument infers that Steve was in the wrong for valuing life, but Steve’s value of life is what separates the heroes from the villains; the value of every individual is what makes Captain America, Captain America.
Surely, there is more blame to go around than on the one guy who couldn’t stand for sacrifice; especially when that same guy had spent his entire life fighting for individuals to be free from the bonds of death and tyranny.
So, who is to blame? Thor certainly is a contender; after all, he was the one who had the clearest chance of killing Thanos only to fail in the final moment.
But even Thor clawed his way back after being beaten by Thanos amidst the ship of New Asgard.
There really is only one person to blame, and that person is Captain Marvel.
It is the fatal flaw of having a character that is so powerful simply wandering the universe. How did she miss Thanos’s destruction of Xandar? How did she not witness his pillaging of the Asgardian people?
How was Thanos able to begin his crusade against the very universe- with which even the Guardians of the Galaxy attempted to stop him- and Captain Marvel flew obliviously?
There are obvious reasons why Captain Marvel was not able to help; chief among them being that the galaxy is a very, very large place.
But the point remains if anyone is to blame for Thanos’s successful act of genocide it was the super-powered being who was able to stop him prior to his collecting of the stones necessary.
Is Captain America to blame for the snap? No, and in reality, no one is to blame. But, if we’re appointing responsibility to any specific character; that character is Captain Marvel.