The End of Avengers: Infinity was brutal. With just a snap of his finger, Thanos triggered half the population of the universe. Characters whom we have loved and in whom we have invested emotionally for years have turned to ashes before our eyes. Peter Parker, gone! Bucky Barnes, gone! T & # 39; Challa, gone! But it was only some of the victims, millions and millions of lives were destroyed. The effects are still difficult to cope with today.
And yet it gets worse. Today, the trailer for the next installment in the story, Avengers: Endgame, was released, and it turns out that the extent of Thanos' terrible crime goes much further than we ever imagined. As the saying goes, "You never know what you have until it's gone," and today we've learned that we've lost something really special: Steve Roger's beard.
At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Captain America was considered a refugee because he defied superiors to help his childhood friend, Bucky Barnes. Life on the run was undoubtedly rough for Steve, but he fought. When he reappeared at Infinity War to save Vision and Scarlet Witch, he was Nomad, a slimmer, more secretive, stricter version of Steve and Cap. He has always had the power to win people over to his cause, but now he was different, there was a compelling kind of gravitas for him, a more driven atmosphere. He was no longer the purest patriot who exercised the government's commandment more, he chose his own way and fought for whom he wanted to fight .
. This beard … this perfectly even, carefully maintained, golden face helmet was impressive. When Steve appears in Scotland during the Infinite War, he emerges from the shadows, forcing Proxima Midnight to stop her attack. At this moment, it is clear in her eyes that she knows things will go south for her. In the same way, the camera zooms into Vision and Scarlet Witch, and if you look at their eyes, they look at Steve's beard. It demands attention and demands respect. That's his power.
But now it's gone. In the trailer to Endgame Steve Rogers face is smoother than an egg. The beard is gone and we can only assume that Thanos is a snapshot. In a short clip during the trailer, Steve is shown mourning, a single tear running down his cheek. As the voiceover talks about the loss of friends and family members, we all know what Steve is crying for: the beard that would have captured his tear.
So again, we're mourning. Rest in peace, Steve's beard, you're missing.