Woman Crush Wednesday: Danielle Cage
Welcome back to another WCW! I know I know, I’ve been inconsistent. Wildly inconsistent. Still working on getting that worked out. I don’t like leaving you guys without content but luckily @sineaterdanyi has been knocking things out the park. I hope you have been checking out her stuff! But be on the look out for more posts though! Anyway, let’s get into this week’s WCW.
There will be slight Avengers: Endgame Spoilers so please don’t read on further if you haven’t seen the movie yet. You have been warned.
Alright here we go! This week’s WCW is Danielle Cage, better known as Captain America on Earth-15061 in the future. Danielle is the daughter of super heroes Luke Cage and Jessica Jones who two very powerful beings. She has crossed paths a few times with heroes from Earth-616 thanks to Dr. Doom (one of my favorite villains). Here is a short biography of one my soon to be favorite characters:
“Born to former Avengers Luke Cage and Jewel this made her the very first child for both superheroes. In the year 20XX she rose to the rank of Captain America and battled the Golden Skull. While in the midst of her latest fight she is pulled through time by Dr. Doom alongside Vision, Wasp, Hulk, Thor/female, Jim Rhodes/Iron Man and Thor/Odinson [Avengers- Age of Ultron #1, 2015].
They were tasked in this new world to defeat Ultron who had risen to the rank of All father of Asgard [Avengers- Age of Ultron #1, 2015].” (Source) and another (Source)
She more than likely won’t be included in the MCU anytime soon if at all but she is an interesting character. Avengers: Endgame ending with Steve Rogers passing the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson (Falcon). A reason I enjoy this character is because it shows that the Captain America mantle seems to have a theme of black heroes holding the title( which makes Steve Rogers the anomaly). Captain America has always been a symbol of justice and fairness and all things great about America and the fact that the mantle started with an African American is an awesome fact at least in my opinion. Short Captain America history lesson: The first Captain America was an African American man named Isaiah Bradley (who has a grandson who is a hero too), but that’s another post for another month.
Moreso, this shows the Captain America mantle is just that…a mantle to be passed. The ideals that makes up that mantle however, goes to those who exemplify the beliefs and ideals instilled in the Captain America mantle and those characters (pre and post Steve Rogers) have been African American. So it should be obvious as to why I decided to highlight her this week.
That’s all I have this week! I promise to not make any more empty promises about writing :-). More posts are coming from me (hopefully) very soon. I appreciate the few of you that have been sticking with me! I will strive to do better! Until next time, Nerd Out!
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I didn’t even know there was a Black female Captain America? That’s really cool!