Who Will Win Civil War? Let’s Break Down the Teams

TEAM CAPTAIN AMERICA

Who Will Win Civil War Team Captain America

CAPTAIN AMERICA/STEVE ROGERS

Disillusioned of S.H.I.E.L.D. and of modern authority, Captain America leads the resistance against government oversight.

Disillusioned of S.H.I.E.L.D. and of modern authority, Captain America leads the resistance against government oversight.

Intelligence: 5. Super-soldier serum augmented intelligence…
Strength: 5. …and strength…
Speed: 5. …did anyone check him for steroids?
Durability: 5. He’s got an armored costume plus he regenerates quickly.
Energy Projection: 0. ‘Murica don’t use no lasers.
Fighting Skills: 7. You. Don’t. Fight. Captain. America.

Powers/Weapons: The super soldier serum grants super intelligence, strength, speed, and durability. Cap also uses his signature vibranium shield, which is as devastating a weapon as a defense, meriting an extra point.

Score: 28


 

WINTER SOLDIER/BUCKY BARNES

Hydra's Captain America-lite, Winter Soldier is capable a warrior, even if his sanity took a bit of hit.

Hydra’s Captain America-lite, Winter Soldier is capable a warrior, even if his sanity took a bit of hit.

Intelligence: 4. No doubt Hydra boosted his intelligence, but all those mind-wipes take their toll
Strength: 5. You bet they did this too.
Speed: 5. Copycat Hydra.
Durability: 5. Seriously, is there anything they did better?
Energy Projection: 4. Winter Soldier is an unparalleled sniper, so there’s that.
Fighting Skills: 6. While not a quite match for Cap, he can hold his own against most.

Powers/Weapons: The super soldier serum grants enhanced intelligence, strength, speed, and durability. He’s an expert marksman. Winter Soldier also has a vibranium arm, but its combat value has yet to be seen.

Score: 29


 

FALCON/SAM WILSON

Cap's closest ally, Flacon is a military vet who uses a harness granting him flight. He's a human F-18.

Cap’s closest ally, Flacon is a military vet who uses a harness granting him flight. He’s a human F-18.

Intelligence: 3. Falcon’s a soldier, but not much more than one.
Strength: 3. In shape, but not much to write home about.
Speed: 5. Did you see him in Winter Soldier? Guy could MOVE.
Durability: 4. The harness has an armored vest. Falcon could take a bullet, but little more.
Energy Projection: 3. Falcon doesn’t need more than twin pistols.
Fighting Skills: 4. A military-trained aerial combatant, he’s good in a fight… just not against Ant-Man.

Powers/Weapons: As mentioned, Falcon’s harness grants him flight. He also employs a highly-advanced military drone called The Redwing (featured in the promo art) that nearly acts like a separate entity. This merits 1 extra point for flight, and 12 for the Redwing (4 Speed, 4 Durability, 4 Energy projection). Plus 13.

Score: 35


 

HAWKEYE/CLINT BARTON

An unparalleled S.H.I.E.L.D. archer and a perennial Avenger. Prone to mind control and extended scenes with family.

An unparalleled S.H.I.E.L.D. archer and a perennial Avenger. Prone to mind control and extended scenes with family.

Intelligence: 3. A well-informed SHIELD soldier, but nowhere near Black Widow’s level.
Strength: 4. You’ve got to be buff as hell to draw a bowstring
Speed: 3. Again, a well-trained soldier
Durability: 4. Hawkeye’s combat vest could probably stop one of his arrows. Probably.
Energy Projection: 4. Hawkeye’s a master archer with a myriad of multipurpose arrows
Fighting Skills: 5. Highly trained, Hawkeye ‘s a deadly threat, but mostly at range

Powers/Weapons: a masterclass archer, Hawkeye’s got an arrow for seemingly every situation, meriting another point.

Score: 24


 

ANT-MAN/SCOTT LANG

Tiny thief with a big ego, Scott Lang's proved himself as a saboteur extraordinaire.

Tiny thief with a big ego, Scott Lang’s proved himself as a saboteur extraordinaire.

Intelligence: 4. A savant thief, engineer, and computer programmer. Surprise!
Strength: 4. “When you’re small, you have superhuman strength.”
Speed: 3. Without any special training, Scott runs about as fast as the next guy.
Durability: 3. The Ant-Man costume doesn’t provide much in the way of defense, but does it need to?
Energy Projection: 0. Nope. Nothing fancy.
Fighting Skills: 4. Trained by Hope Van Dyne, now Wasp, Scott can give as good as he takes.

Powers/Weapons: The Pym Particles allow Ant-Man to shrink past the size of subatomic particles and to become a giant (BIG SPOILERS!). His helmet also gives him telepathic control of ants, all of which together merits 3 more points.

Score: 21


 

SCARLET WITCH/WANDA MAXIMOFF

Victim to Tony Stark's technology twice now, Wanda uses her mental wizardry to help the helpless.

Victim to Tony Stark’s technology twice now, Wanda uses her mental wizardry to help the helpless.

Intelligence: 3. An ordinary girl from Sokovia with incredible gifts.
Strength: 2. Strength really isn’t her thing.
Speed: 2. Nor is speed, really.
Durability: 3. That dress doesn’t protect much.
Energy Projection: 7. Telepathy, Telekinesis, and other psionic abilities, she’s the Hulk of psychic powers.
Fighting Skills: 1. Trust me, she’ll never need to throw a punch.

Powers/Weapons: With unparalleled, spontaneously-manifesting psychic powers, she could do almost anything. That merits an extra point.

Score: 18


 

AGENT 13/SHARON CARTER

You don't remember the laundry lady in Winter Soldier? Agent 13 is a S.H.I.E.L.D. handler sent to spy on Captain America on his off hours. Oh yeah, she's in this.

You don’t remember the laundry lady in Winter Soldier? Agent 13 is a S.H.I.E.L.D. handler sent to spy on Captain America on his off hours.

Intelligence: 4. We’d expect nothing less from a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
Strength: 3. Does she lift? I suppose we’ll find out.
Speed: 3. She won’t be superhuman, though.
Durability: 3. Guaranteed.
Energy Projection: 3. Promo art does show her packing a firearm, though.
Fighting Skills: 4. But will she be as skilled as Agent May? Time will tell…

Powers/Weapons: S.H.I.E.L.D. infiltration and combat training

Score: 17


 

FINAL SCORE for TEAM CAPTAIN AMERICA: 169

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