In retrospect, I don’t know why I didn’t think I’d like Captain America all that much or the movie at all. Well… okay, I honestly didn’t know anything about Captain America except that he may or may not have been Wolverine’s boyfriend during WWII (X-Men Evolution gave me this idea. No, seriously, this was my introduction to Captain America. I didn’t even know he was a thing before this).
Anyway, the point is, for the most part, I’ve always been a villain girl, but a specific type of villain. I like bad guys who think they’re fighting for the right side but know they themselves aren’t good (like the Operative from Serenity and others), bad guys who start out trying to do good and then fuck up (I think Loki falls into this category because, even though he caused deaths, ultimately he was trying to protect Asgard from Thor… at first), bad guys who are obsessed with the good guy (Lex Luthor), and bad guys who are forced to work with the good guys (like Gargamel in the Smurf’s Christmas show) and so on, but… BUT
My favorite thing has always been good guys who do good because it’s the right thing to do and won’t let anyone sway them from it by, like, logic and self-preservation and stuff. And if that isn’t Steve Rogers, I don’t know what is.
And that’s why Steve Rogers is my favorite superhero.