okay so i had been spoilered all to hell already about captain america
i had assumed it was like other marvel stuff, where falcon is a shield agent, and that “on your left” came out of some kind of shield exercise thing
IT WAS LITERALLY JUST STEVE ROGERS FUCKING WITH A STRANGER
HE JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO FUCK WITH A DUDE HE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW
HOW OFTEN DOES HE DO THAT
is steve rogers just fucking with people constantly bill murray style
does he steal french fries from strangers and tell them no one will ever believe them
does he lift cars when only small children are looking
did steve realize that captain america had a bizarrely wholesome reputation and use it as a way to prank people blamelessly
Right at the beginning of Winter Soldier he was at the exhibit and only the little kid saw him and it blew that little kid’s mind! You know he does that all the time just to freak out little kids.
I bet he has little shield buttons or badges or something, he keeps a dozen in his pockets and just hands them out to little kids who recognize him and deputizes them as agents. He does it when he needs to escape somewhere without being recognized by the grownups, he’ll bring the kids in on a “mission” to distract the adults while he makes his escape.
“Thanks pal, great work, couldn’t have done this mission without you”
This kid’s like: *utterly serious* *salute*
In Civil War when Cap’s a “traitor” or “public enemy #1” or whatever that kid is still loyal as fuck and telling everyone they know that Cap is the best and they can eat some tiny fists 👊