sashayed: PITCH FOR NEW MARVEL MINISERIES SPECIAL: Luke Cage and Steve Rogers both put their hand…

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PITCH FOR NEW MARVEL MINISERIES SPECIAL: Luke Cage and Steve Rogers both put their hand simultaneously on the last heather-gray extra-stretchy size smedium baby tee on the display table at The Limited Too. “Go ahead,” Luke says politely. “No, no, you were here first,” Steve says. “All yours, man,” Luke says. “Please, I insist,” Steve says. This goes on for half an hour

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sashayed: PITCH FOR NEW MARVEL MINISERIES SPECIAL: Luke Cage and Steve Rogers both put their hand…

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PITCH FOR NEW MARVEL MINISERIES SPECIAL: Luke Cage and Steve Rogers both put their hand simultaneously on the last heather-gray extra-stretchy size smedium baby tee on the display table at The Limited Too. “Go ahead,” Luke says politely. “No, no, you were here first,” Steve says. “All yours, man,” Luke says. “Please, I insist,” Steve says. This goes on for half an hour

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jayleeg: lachryphage: Why don’t we ever see Steve struggling to come to terms with his new body? (I…

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lachryphage:

Why don’t we ever see Steve struggling to come to terms with his new body? (I know why but just listen ok I need this)

As someone who also had a list of problems with my body I know that physical pain and discomfort easily trigger dissociation, so I think it’s likely that Steve would already be familiar with dissociation when his body changes.

And yeah, his new body is great – no aches and pains, no labored breaths – but it is RADICALLY different than the body he’s had his entire life. I mean he’s like 4 times as massive literally. How can ANYONE go through that without feeling a massive disconnect from their body, let alone someone who already has a history of dissociation.

To top it all off, instead of having time to recover and come to terms with his new form, he goes right into the action of getting turned into an icon rather than a person, then goes to war.

All I’m saying is that Steve Rogers must still be experiencing a deep disconnect from his body, he likely still acts like a small, sickly kid, constantly forgetting that he’ll never be again what was once so familiar.

Right, so this may be more of a bummer response than you were looking for but… I’ve always wondered if one of the reasons Steve tests the limits of his body so much is that he doesn’t view it as his. That he’s sort of self-objectified himself (and waking up 70 years in the future to a world that had come to idolize Captain America as a legend certainly wouldn’t help in that regard). Because you’re right, a change like that would be massive, psychologically.

There are subtle plays to Chris’ acting that sort of hint towards this. In Winter Soldier when the Apple employee called Steve a specimen Steve got this look on his face that was sort of sad and resigned ‘like yeah, I guess I really am’. And when Zemo talked about ‘finding an imperfection’ Steve went blank, stoic, which means he was internalizing the heck out of what was going on, most likely retreating to the place inside where little, fierce Steve Rogers still resides while simultaneously fearing that someone has finally noticed that Captain America, body and all, is no more than a shiny veneer that hides a brave but completely lost soul inside.

There’s actually a short run, in the comics, that Brubaker did called Steve Rogers: Super Soldier that explores this dichotomy a bit. And in it Steve comes to a pretty great epiphany…

“…those beatings and that scared, skinny, sickly little Steve Rogers… that was where the man I became was really born. Not in the fires of war. Not in a secret government lab. But inside a sense of justice.”

(The sepia panels are flashbacks of him as a child, but in the fully colored panels he’s fighting in present time despite being robbed of the serum, just by using the fighting skills he’s learned over the years)

You can pinpoint that as a moment he sort of came into himself, at last. But unfortunately MCU!Steve still has a bit to go in his journey before he can reach a similar place. 

Anyway, great meta. Hope you don’t mind that I pulled this out of Steve’s tag, it’s just you’ve hit on something I’ve given a lot of thought.

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