Captain America always had the best speeches in the MCU. He might not be the strongest Avenger. Neither he is a God but when he speaks, everyone listens. No matter whether they are king, Genius Billionaire, or a God, they wait for his orders.
That’s what makes Steve stand out among the rest of the powerful people. He is willing to sacrifice himself to protect others from danger. Risked everything for his Best friend, when no one else stood beside him.
And how can one forget the moment he stood up against a full army of Thanos with a broken shield and 3 inches deep cut on his hand. The above shot sums up pretty much everything about him.
Remember that Dialogue from ‘John Wick2‘?. “He is a man of focus, commitment, and sheer F***ing will“.
This quote applies perfectly to Steve. So without wasting time let’s go ahead and read the greatest Speeches Captain America gave in his MCU Journey.
1. The Avengers Speech
The first time we saw Captain lead the Avengers in the MCU. That moment was truly emotional and something different we have never seen.
Because at first, they didn’t agree to work together, as their ideologies were much different. That conversation between Tony and Steve perfectly sums its up.
But later everything turned out to be perfectly fine as Nick fury faked the death of Agent Colsen as a motivation to bring the group of remarkable people together.
Well this one is not exactly a speech but rather a strategy from our Cap but I think it’s worthy to be on the list:
“All right, listen up. Until we can close that portal, our priority is containment. Barton, I want you on that roof. Eyes on everything. Call out patterns and strays.
Stark, you got the perimeter. Anything gets more than three blocks out, you turn it back or you turn it to ash. Thor, you got to try and bottleneck that portal. Slow them down. You got the lightning. Light the bastards up.
You(Nat) and me, we stay here on the ground. We keep the fighting here. And Hulk…Smash.“
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2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Speech
Probably the best MCU movie (critics-wise). This movie was remarkably different even after the 23 movies later in the MCU it stands out.
It showed the ground reality and politics of the Marvel Universe, like how the enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D. were working right in front of their nose.
And I think this aspect of MCU should also be explored. That’s what they’re gonna do with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Not to mention that Cap’s speech at the end was lit. Probably my favorite, here have a look:
“Attention all S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, this is Steve Rogers. You’ve heard a lot about me over the last few days. Some of you were even ordered to hunt me down. But I think it’s time you know the truth.
S.H.I.E.L.D. is not what we thought it was. It’s been taken over by HYDRA. Alexander Pierce is their leader. The S.T.R.I.K.E. and Insight crew are HYDRA as well. I don’t know how many more, but I know they’re in the building. They could be standing right next to you. They almost have what they want. Absolute control. They shot Nick Fury. And it won’t end there. If you launch those helicarriers today, HYDRA will be able to kill anyone that stands in their way. Unless we stop them.
I know I’m asking a lot. But the price of freedom is high. It always has been. And it’s a price I’m willing to pay. And if I’m the only one, then so be it. But I’m willing to bet I’m not.“
Did he write that down first, or was it off the top of his head?
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron
No matter where you are fighting a corrupt HYDRA, or an entire army of aliens, or whether it’s an army of Robots.
Cap never took his enemies for granted this one yet another legendary speech just before the battle tells everything about him:
“Ultron knows we’re coming. Odds are we’ll be riding into heavy fire. And that’s what we signed up for. But the people of Sokovia, they didn’t. So our priority is getting them out.
All they want is to live their lives in peace. And that’s not gonna happen today. But we can do our best to protect them. And we can get the job done. We find out what Ultron’s been building, we find Romanoff, and we clear the field. Keep the fight between us.
Ultron thinks we’re monsters. That we’re what’s wrong with the world. This isn’t just about beating him. It’s about whether he’s right.“
4. Captain America: Civil War Speech/letter
Okay, this one’s not precisely a speech but rather a letter Steve sent to Tony after Avengers broke up. This letter is so emotional and powerful it shows the connection between both of them.
No one was right or wrong in the movie. It was all about circumstances and Steve explains all that in his letter and even Tony knew it deep down.
So, even though this one’s not exactly a speech it surely deserves to be included in this list. Here’s how it goes:
“Tony, I’m glad you’re back at the compound. I don’t like the idea of you rattling around a mansion by yourself. We all need family. The Avengers are yours, maybe more so than mine.
I’ve been on my own since I was 18. I never really fit in anywhere, even in the army. My faith’s in people, I guess. Individuals. And I’m happy to say that, for the most part, they haven’t let me down. Which is why I can’t let them down either. Locks can be replaced, but maybe they shouldn’t. I know I hurt you, Tony. I guess, I thought by not telling you about your parents I was sparing you, but I can see now that I was really sparing myself, and I’m sorry.
Hopefully one day you can understand. I wish we agreed on the Accords, I really do. I know you’re doing what you believe in, and that’s all any of us can do. That’s all any of us should… So, no matter what. I promise you, if you need us, if you need me, I’ll be there.“
Man the last line hits hard after watching Infinity War. Remember when Tony nearly just called Steve but didn’t. Anyways we got them back in the Endgame.
Even though their arc is finished, I think that was the perfect end for both the characters.
5. Avengers: Infinity War Speech
Unfortunately, as the Avengers broke up, Steve never even got a chance to lift his fellow mate’s spirit before the battle was already started.
But yes I would like to keep this on this list. Ross threatened him that the World is on fire and you think all is forgiven. But honestly, Steve couldn’t care less about him. First, have a look:
“I’m not looking for forgiveness. And I’m way past asking permission. Earth just lost her best defender. So we’re here to fight. And if you wanna stand in our way…We’ll fight you, too.“
This dialogue showed even after his beef and separation with Tony, he genuinely respected him. As referred to Tony as the ‘Earth’s best Defender‘. Everyone in the theatre was like ‘I understood that reference‘.
6. Avengers: Endgame Speech
Captain yet again nailing his speeches just before they’re up for a battle. Probably the most emotional one, as at this point they’ve lost.
And it’s almost 5 years since they have had any ray of hope. But Steve doesn’t even have the slightest of doubt that they will fail this and it’s shown in his words:
“All right. We have a plan.
Six stones, three teams, one shot.
Five years ago, we lost. All of us. We lost friends, We lost family, We lost a part of ourselves. Today, we have a chance to take it all back. You know your teams. You know your missions. Get the stones. Get them back. One round-trip each.No mistakes… no do-overs.
Most of us are going somewhere we know. That doesn’t mean we should know what to expect. Be careful. Look out for each other. This is the fight of our lives…and we’re gonna win. Whatever it takes. Good luck.“
He is pretty good at it, right?
So, guys, that’s a wrap for this article. I think these are what I would say to be the top legendary speeches of Captain America from his MCU journey. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comment section below.