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Old 09-11-2012, 12:59 PM   #414
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Default Re: Love Interest for Captain America II

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Again, I'm not saying you need only one, I'm saying you don't need two, and using one makes for a better story. For instance, Widow, a character on contract, who we're already invested in, can do every single thing that Sharon Carter can, from action to romance to whatever. So what is the point in bringing in a brand new character to do that? Not that we need to do it with one character, and that has advantages, but that we can, so why get two?
Because its more fun to bring in new people - characters and actors - who we can becomes even more invested in.

Because the story should dictate the characters, not the other way around.
If they include Natasha at this point, they have the Natasha from Iron Man 2 and the Avengers they need to adhere to when it comes to characterization. On the other hand, they have much more leeway with Sharon.

And because the flipside also applies. Why make Natasha Steve's love interest -a relationship that, no matter who tells you otherwise, never happened in print-, thereby preventing her from getting involved with Hawkeye or Bucky, both of whom DO have a history with her, relationships which have a large following among fans, when Steve already has en enduring love interest from the comics -which has been partially set up in the last movie- who doesn't have any romantic entanglements with anyone else?

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The world is ending, so we need all the help we can get... Sharon's busy though, with something... more important? Insert excuse here. Don't call her in. -shrug- It's hard to give her a reason not to be there that's not crap.

It made sense to remove Pepper and Jane. They were useless. It doesn't make sense to remove capable agents... so we make Sharon an incapable agent? There's nothing natural about removing her from SHIELD in a time of crisis.
Early on in the Avengers, Fury says that until the world is actually ending, he'll act as if it will keep spinning on. If Sharon is doing something important at the time, Fury will have her doing that until such a time that he can't spare her.

Or, maybe she's not an Agent of SHIELD in the movies. Maybe she works for MI-6 or the CIA.

In the end, Sharon won't be the first one to be dubiously absent, nor the most egregious.

Rhodey has the War Machine armor, he's reliable and respects authority, and he'd be able to rein in Tony if need be. Why don't SHIELD call him in?

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