Speaking of villains, Marvel movies are always all the rage. After all, every Thanos has a Malekith. (Who is it.) But no matter whether a particular super villain is funny or boring, the Marvel Cinematic Universe always makes the same mistake in describing a certain type of villain. Unfortunately, Falcon and winter soldier No different
In short: When a villain tends to be fascist, Marvel makes sure we like them. But when the bad guys are revolutionary anarchists, the studio will do its best to make them look completely evil. when. . .when Falcon and winter soldier Start, there is hope Flag-Smashers will destroy the terrible mode of the MCU. On the contrary, it is more of the same. (Light spoilers for episode 3 earlier.)
The problem with Flag-Smashers
Led by Karli Morgenthau, Flag-Smashers are a group of super fighters who react to the end of Blip. Basically, when half of the population lives again, it displaces many others. To make matters worse, the newly formed Global Repatriation Committee seems more willing to help deblind people, which will push others into refugee camps.
Easily use Flag-Smashers until Falcon and winter soldier Episode 3. After Karli and her friends had reason to steal supplies from the excessive GRC warehouse, she blew up the entire building and killed some innocent people in the process.
“There are still people there,” another Flag-Smasher said in shock.
“This is the only language these people can understand,” Carley replied.
The logic here cannot be established, and may not just be lazy writing. As Twitter user Oliver Darkshire pointed out in a recent viral tweet, this is a pattern for Marvel and general superhero stories.
This is almost exactly what happened Falcon and winter soldier Episode 3. After spending three weeks using Flag-Smashers as a metaphor for immigration and housing crises, for Marvel, turning Karli into another dimension of super villain was nothing but an explosion.
Of course, this is not the first time we have seen this in an MCU.
Marvel’s terrifying super villain precedent
Perhaps the best example of the habit of a miracle villain is Killmonger.in Panther, We met the villain because he explained that the African art in the British Museum was stolen by the colonists. Later, he appeared in Wakanda, arguing that this secret country should use its technology and power to help oppressed black people around the world.
Everything sounds great until we discover that Killmonger is actually a cruel black-eyed warrior whose sole goal is to create violent chaos around the world. Within a few minutes, he changed from a heroic revolutionary to an evil anarchist, just wanting to watch the world burn.
In contrast, MCU pranks like Loki in 2012 the Avengers. Loki doesn’t want to make the world a better place, he just wants to have power. However, instead of portraying him as an evil egoist, we got an interesting and nuanced character enough to make Disney+ derive.
There are three episodes left, it’s possible Falcon and winter soldier It can still turn things around for Karli and Flag-Smashers. However, after the explosive explosion in episode 3, it is clear that Marvel is following the same old terrible road, embarking on the path of irreversible evil, embarking on the latest revolutionary villain.
👉 Read more on our website Falcon and winter soldier center.