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Fan theory claims Thanos spared Captain because of his hero complex

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One specific moment that was quite shocking and surprising to the fans in the Infinity War trailer was the moment where Captain America is seen stopping Thanos’ hand. This scene ultimately inspired bizarre speculation to grow that Steve possessed the Soul Stone at that moment. This scene also inspired some memes.

Many fans feared for the fate of Captain America because they thought this might be the last stand of his life. We all knew Thanos was just too strong for him. And then this extreme moment came in the theatre and our hearts skipped a beat when Thanos knocked Steve with a punch. But clearly, that wasn’t enough to kill God’s righteous man.

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A fan theory argues that Thanos spared Steve and didn’t want to kill him. This theory points out that Thanos doesn’t kill unless absolutely necessary. Also pointed out is Thanos’ quality to analize and observe other’s admirable actions. “He said he liked Starlord. He knew of and respected Tony.”

This theory then takes us to the Cap vs Thanos moment. This theory posits that “Thanos only looked at Captain for a minute like that because he found something interesting in Captain America; and maybe he was a bit surprised by how strong or determined Steve was. Rather like how an adult person can get surprised while playing with a kitten.”


[Infinity War] Captain America vs. Thanos from r/FanTheories

This makes me remember a theory that suggested Captain America was dead right after Thanos delivered that heavy punch to his face. He was revived when Thanos used the Time Stone to revive Vision. Here's the link to that.

Anyways, Captain America even survived the Decimation and as the Avengers Endgame trailer pointed out, he has a plan. About this plan of his, one fan predicts that Steve is going to recruit a new superhero. Here’s the link to that theory.

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