Since his introduction in the Marvel Comics, Captain America has had a purpose as a soldier and as a hero, and Gravity Falls captures that perfectly.
There are few similarities between the sprawling landscape of the ever-expanding Marvel Universe and the two-season cult series Gravity Falls, but they do share one thing: the two have their own version of Captain America and Gravity Falls. I only fuck with his name.
Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, became the Patriot Super Soldier after engaging in an experimental procedure that promised to make him the secret weapon of the Allies during WWII. Captain America was created to fight the Nazis, and even after winning the war he continued to fight the Nazis after a faction of them assumed the moniker Hydra and followed the evil leadership of Red Skull. After Steve Rogers’ tenure as Captain America, when Sam Wilson took over, Sam became the best “Nazi boxer” in town and even said on at least one occasion that fighting the Nazis might be the way to go. – and looking at Steve’s story as well as that of all the people who have ever called themselves Captain America, it turns out that Sam was absolutely right.
Gravity Falls: Lost Legends – written by series creator Alex Hirsch with art by Joe Pitt, Ian Worrel, Asaf Hanuka, Dana Terrace, Jacob Chabot, Jim Campbell, Kyle Smeallie, Meredith Gran, Mike Holmes, Priscilla Tang, Serina Hernandez, Stephanie Ramirez, and Valerie Halla – is a collection of Gravity Falls stories set during the events of the series. In the story called “Comix Up”, Grunkle Stan is sucked into the world of comics by a mystical force after stating that he disrespects comics as a medium for entertainment. After being rescued by Dipper, Mabel, Wendy, Grunkle Ford and Soos, Grunkle Stan tells Soos that he secretly loves comics and names some of his favorites of hers from when he was a kid—and one of them was titled Captain Nazi-Puncher .
Captain America’s Gravity Falls version features the original
Captain America’s goal was to “hit” the Nazis, and Sam Wilson confirms this by stating that “hit the Nazis” is the most important part of the job, regardless of who the current Captain America is. Also on the cover of the very first issue of Captain America, is the iconic image of Cap punching Hitler in the face. So even if readers don’t see Grunkle Stan’s Captain Nazi-Puncher comic, his name alone says everything fans need to know about who he is as a character—and that’s Captain America’s exact function.
While Captain America is an Avenger and has been called upon to fight intergalactic threats or assassin AI or any number of other sci-fi villains, his main goal has always been to strike down the Nazis – and Gravity Falls fully understands that. with his version of the iconic Marvel Comics hero.