Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is still pretty beloved by Marvel Animation fans. They all decided to assemble on Twitter to celebrate Captain America’s best moment from the series. After a mission with Spider-Man, the Avenger gives a speech that boils down his personal philosophies to their essence. It’s stirring, inspirational, and a perfect snapshot of what makes him the perfect person to hold that shield. Understandably, Spidey is a stand-in for the audience as he stares at Cap off to fight evil somewhere else.
If you’re a comic book fan, Captain America’s speech in that exchange with Spider-Man might seem a bit familiar. That’s because both Avengers shared a version of the same talk during the Civil War crossover. There’s no mistaking Cap’s tone there. (Catch the attached the tweet referencing the image down below!)
He begins, “Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences.”
I have no words— Quezt #XGang (@Zedit55) March 30, 2020
No words to explain why I love Captain America
So this will show u pic.twitter.com/3KcGerXT7l
“When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world— ‘No, you move,’” Cap concluded.
There have been other moments where the Avenger stood his ground. The original Infinity Gauntlet saga standoff with Thanos comes to mind as well. (All the big memorable Captain Americaspeeches make for excellent drama.) Whatever is wrong, he seems to make his own decision to stand in the face of it, even if it kills him. (Let’s not mention the Hydra thing because I’d rather forget.) Check out some of the best responses to the clip down below.
If you’re curious about all the movement with the MCU films: Marvel’s updated release schedule sees Black Widow arriving in theaters on November 6. It is followed Eternals on February 12, 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on May 5, 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on November 5, 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on February 18, 2022, Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022, and Captain Marvel 2 on July 8, 2022. Disney+ also has The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If...? Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight on the way.
Frankly turning it into Cap's thoughts and way of thinking, relating it to how he understands Peter and what he goes through, makes the whole idea stronger to me.
I can almost see Cap going full cheeseball and saying he's inspired by Spider-Man. I don't say that as a negative.— Solid Hebime (@SolidHebime) March 31, 2020
"Can I be your sidekick?" pic.twitter.com/RN2xAjZ2Ba— Taxen (@Taxen14) March 31, 2020
I aspire to be like Cap because holy crap, he's inspiring.— Dove Phillips (The Scorpion Queen) (@MistressDove) March 31, 2020
Some people want it back
Can you believe they cancelled THIS show for the other show thats an underanimated mess?— ToonGrin (@ToonGrin) March 31, 2020
Wish list item for sure
I would love to hear this speech in Spider-Man 3. It'll be perfect.— Powers (@ZeroReax) March 31, 2020
Good company to be in
Cap is up there with highly underrated characters when it comes to when the general public thinks the character is about vs what it’s truly about
He’s up there with Superman & Deadpool— Max Winston (@MaxWinston44) April 1, 2020
Why is someone cutting onions
Let's not forget when Spider-Man took a bullet for Cap, and this is what he said about that. pic.twitter.com/R2xYXbdjuA— Daywalker27 (@Daywalker271) April 1, 2020
WHY DID THIS SHOW HAVE TO BE CANCELLED SO SOOON??!?!! pic.twitter.com/DAz6dgxOho— RealDeal_55 (@55_deal) April 1, 2020
I hope there’s a what if episode of Spider-Man fighting for cap’s side in civil war.— gentleman maniac (@caasstotts) March 31, 2020
Love for Spidey too
This is also one of the reasons I love Spider-Man so much. Because no matter what slander he's given, he just goes off and saves people. Even people who don't like him, or people he doesn't like.— Absolute_Boredom (@AbsoluteBoredo2) March 31, 2020
Captain America is and always will be my favourite character in Marvel— biggest of Big boys (@ArchieECHoward) March 31, 2020
He's just so cool
Truly a shame
Earth Mightiest Heroes was the best Marvel Cartoon we could of ask for and a damn shame it cancelled.— Kazzyburgers (@kazzyburgers) April 1, 2020
The world wants to know
WHY WAS THIS SHOW CANCELLED? 😭😭😭— Cartoon Lover (@Asaylum117) April 1, 2020
Cap is like "my speech was too good" and ran away— Michael Erazo (@InformedOtaku) April 2, 2020
God this scene.
"they don't define who you are, you do. Not by your words, but by your actions."
Just...amazing.— Xion (@Xion136) April 1, 2020
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