Cap is technically the First since he was from WW2
Iron Man was The First Film in the Series.
No even in the comics Captain America wasn't an Avenger until later on and in the MCU it was Iron Man
Movie order doesn't matter. Captain America existed from WW2 propaganda. That's how his character got started. Plus the movie title was literally Captain America the First Avenger
He's by default considered the First Avenger because in the MCU he was the first superhero
@Historylover18 By that logic technically Thor would be the first Avenger since he's the oldest.
Rephrase: the first superhero the world knew about. Agent Coulson even called him the world's first superhero in the Avengers 2012 movie
@Historylover18 But being a superhero doesn't make him an Avenger because Doctor Strange was a superhero before they knew about him and he wasn't an Avenger then and still isn't.
When did Dr Strange become a superhero
@Historylover18 Once he gained his power and started using it for good. You can look it up whether or not he's a superhero.
No as in what year
Yes Thor is technically the oldest Avenger but he never bothered with humanity until the first Thor movie which by that point Captain America had already existed so as far as the MCU is concerned Thor being older doesn't count. Captain America was the first Avenger since he was the first one to go around actively saving people on Earth. If you want to talk about general abilities alone or mere age then yes Thor would be the first, but since he was never known as anything other than myth to the people of Earth, and never did any actual activity on Earth until Present Day he is not considered the First Avenger. In the comics it's more of the fact he was given the title Founding Member despite the Avengers having been formed before getting out of the ice because they viewed his deeds as the embodiment of their ideology which would make him the inspiration for the group. Superhero relativity is complicated and odd.
There's also the fact that he's the First Avenger in our real world because he was the first of the Avengers to be created having been created originally to be US Allied war propaganda in World War II
@Historylover18 He's the first superhero before them when it comes to helping Earth but I don't believe he's the first Avenger as the team or term really wasn't used, so is it someone being a superhero that makes them an Avenger or is it someone that's recognized by everyone as one? Like people call that person an Avenger. I think if it's just being a superhero then I wonder why Spiderman wasn't recognized as an Avenger immeditately.
He's the First Avenger because the people who control that specific intellectual property have designated him as such, and they have more power than you to determine such things.
Well I guess in the MCU he's the first Avenger but I personally wouldn't since I feel like it wasn't even a thing then as an Avenger is someone who's apart of the team rather than an individual himself.
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