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Age of MCU: Top 6 Side Characters From Captain America: The First Avenger

3. Dum Dum Dugan


If I ever went to war, this is the guy I’d want to fight with. Arguably the face of the Howling Commandos, Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader Dugan (I hope you people appreciate the research I do for these lists!) also has had one of the highest number of appearances of the group in the MCU.

Aside from the film, he’s also features in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, “Shadows”, the Agent Carter episode The Iron Ceiling, and the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter. Boy, he really liked those bikini’s, didn’t he?


2. Howard Stark


Who doesn’t love this guy. C’mon! He’s so charming! With the ‘stache and the inventions and the whole Howard Hughes thing, minus the whole OCD, bottling urine, growing creepy long fingernails stuff. He’s a complete playboy, but also a genius, coming up with Cap’s first suit, his shield, and a flying car (Which imagine to be Lola’s grandmother).

But that’s not all there is to him. He deeply regrets not being able to find Steve in the Artic, and would go on to help found S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, I heard he had a kid somewhere down the line. It’s probably not important.


1. Col. Chester Phillips


Perfect casting. You wouldn’t think present day Tommy Lee Jones would be up for a superhero movie. Early 2000’s Tommy Lee Jones, maybe. Late 90’s Tommy Lee Jones, sure (We’re all horribly aware of what he did back then. *Shudder*). But Jones just falls into the character perfectly.

A lot of film have a Colonel Phillips. The stern, gruff, no nonsense guy who yells orders and what not. But this guy is unique. He’s smart. He can be funny if he wants to be. And he’s not above showing a little emotion now and then. Plus, he gets all the best lines!

“General Patton has said that wars are fought with weapons, but they are won by men. We are going to win this war because we have the best men. And because they are going to get better. Much better. The Strategic Scientific Reserve is an Allied effort made up of the best minds in the free world. Our goal is to create the best army in history. But every army starts with one man. At the end of this week, we will choose that man. He will be the first in a new breed of super-soldier. And they will personally escort Adolf Hitler to the gates of Hell.”

Hell yeah.


But what do YOU think of this list? Is it a magnificent menagerie of minor marvels? Or a sad selection of side saps? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter! Meantime, I’m going to see if I can cook up my own super soldier serum, so I can be just as much of a badass as Captain America. What could go wrong? *BOOOM!* Oh crap, something went wrong!

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