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Captain America Chavez and other thoughts on her

So Hawkeye 3 gave us the very first look inside America’s living space and gave us the first ever look at her future. It’s super exciting if it wasn’t so damn disappointing. This interpretation of the character is one I commonly see but feels like such a surface level reading of the character. We see an American flag in her room and we see her become Captain America Chavez. America Chavez’s name is America she isn’t American. She is another worldly princess who is hispanic. I don’t see this all american stuff, I don’t see her having an American flag in her room, hell I don’t even see Sam Wilson doing that and he’s freaking Captain America. That’s like the most option A character reading I’ve ever seen.

Also while Miss America existed as a comic many, many years ago she isn’t a legacy character because Miss America wasn’t even a canon Marvel hero really. Also America Chavez just took the name because her name is America. She isn’t trying to one day become Captain America and for a woman who has always been about embracing yourself she doesn’t seem to be about legacies. She is America Chavez she isn’t into the roles. Then let’s get into her being inside of shield, like I don’t see her settling down to an agent. America is in the Ultimates as a person who makes sure the Ultimates don’t screw up the multiverse.   America isn’t there to take orders and she was with the Young Avengers because the situation called for them to get together (and then they became friends). America works with teams but only for important reasons. She is royalty if she was going to take a legacy it should be her mother’s.  

Then Marvel has a real issue with America Chavez in the sense she only exists in one reality. Showing a future here is totally contradicting her powers. The reality of the future that totally won’t exist they show means that America shouldn’t be there, conflict, universe ends done. That is a storytelling issue because obviously America’s existence very much affects the whole universe so any future they show has to include America’s contribution because otherwise so much changes. It’s a struggle for sure but it means if you want her in your future you should really make it worth our time. A lot of people like it so I don’t want to take it from them but you know.

While i’m at it i’ll mention so far I don’t care for Lisa America’s new girlfriend in the Ultimates. I’m super glad they showed her having a girlfriend but she looked like such a generic comic book girlfriend. She really needs to date another super because civilians and supers dating doesn’t tend to work out. They become death bait and stuff. I am still on team Amerikate, it should happen, after what Marvel did they owe us AmeriKate. That said I will take just about any super hero. Give us Caroline Dean, if you aren’t going to use the runaways might as well give America a Space Princess girlfriend. Give her Xavin, give her someone who is like “Oh yah, this character is bi, deal with it.”  Let’s do it, let’s get gay.

These little things are exactly why I think America Chavez needs her own series. America really needs things laid out about her and really it should be by a writer from a similar background as America establishing it. She has so much amazing potential but I don’t want some random writers who aren’t even attempting to understand the character to establish stuff about her. I mean where does America see her place in the world, how are her relationships, how does she see herself in the multiverse, there is so much to dive into in her past. I don’t want her to just be the gay best friend who helps the heteros through man trouble. We’re seeing America stretched to her limits in the Ultimates and I love that but I want to see more of her in her own series. I want her perceptive and Marvel fans deserves to have a lesbian POV character, they never really have. America is so cosplayed, so popular, so amazing let’s not give her option A writing and let’s see her get expanded in great ways.

Madi and Silver Thoughts

First and foremost, way to start my OTP. I like this. It felt authentic and necessary to show that closeness they built up last season immediately payoff. Some can say Joadi was rushed but I think its a natural progression. Some people know each other for years and one day “see each other” and its epic and grand but that’s just ONE instance of a love story. Sometimes you meet someone who makes you feel everything missing in your life and believes in you and your worth above all else. This from a woman who is also kind, strong, and puts her people before all else. Someone who syncs with you. Thats Silver and Madi’s tale.

I don’t devalue Flint and Silver’s friendship at all…but I think Flint and Silver ultimately have the same goal for different reasons. I feel Silver and Madi are for their people whereas Flint has always wanted vegence for what was done to HIM and that can make him shortsighted when it comes to the risks and who he would need to sacrifice to achieve his aim.

Silver is expendable to him in that way. When it comes to his fight with England. Madi and Silver want Nassau to be free, for it to be a home.

Thats much more important now since Im going to throw this out there and predict he and Madi are already married. Hence her playing with a ring that looks hella mannish. Her men also referred to John as “ sir” which, as a free man, a sign of deference. It shows John’s place among the Maroon people.

Which is why on the beach ( man that scene was great. Madi’s face was just so tragic. It conveyed the depth of her and Silvers relationship) with Flint saying what he said didnt relate to Flint admitting to any romantic feeling because I just dont think he KNOWS. The way he says, “you formed a friendship, even,” indicates to me that he is out of the loop.

It’s further proof later when he sorta forgets Madi is in the room or that after Silver she’s the second most powerful force in their alliance.

John and Madi in every sense of the word are the King and Queen ( in her own right) of this new group of people. Did Flint really think he would get 200 slaves to join him without her? AND she knows the treasure location?

Sidenote: Was it not amazing how she LET Flint and Billy show their colors and hands swinging their dicks at each other and only when she saw the victor of the pissing contest that she decided to speak up?

Other sidenote: Madi looks at Flint like he’s that drug addict best friend of your husband. You know they tight and been through some shit so you respect it but you know deep down they trouble and will only hurt your boo. Love her protectiveness of John. And John.fucking. loves. it. No one has been in his corner and only his corner without a hidden agenda ever.

Ok, this is officially a ramble so other things I loved was Silver holding Madi’s hand. She has two bodyguards and he has a whole hella lot of men to be looking after but he chooses to get her off the boat himself. Awww.

The way he looked at her when the BE started to attack. Awww

His struggle…damn! I almost lost my shit. I know out of everyone he survives but this shit is certainly about to change him. And his Queen is holding down the fort.

Ive only watched it twice but I am so ready to watch it again and here everyone else’s thoughts.

Lastly, the minute he’s back on deck he rushes to Madi’s side. And that “hmmm” was def wife speak for “ whatever you say baby, Im listening but I got my eye out”