The new MCU series began yesterday in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , in which both Avengers members Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes face new threats. One of them is a group called Flag smashers , which we’d like to take a closer look at with you below.

By the way, we’re not going to do this every minor SPOILER in the final chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe move on, which is why you shouldn’t read this article until you’ve seen the first episode.

Before the Falcon and the Winter Soldier: The Flag Crusher Terrorist in the Comics

After Sam and his military friend Joaquín Torres played their mission at the start of the first episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, they rest shortly after in a town. Here Sam discovers a group that yourself Flag smashers is called. The members of this association are convinced the world is according to Thanos’ blip at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” been a better place . Now they want to create a land without borders of any nation.

In the comics This group does not exist . Rather, he is based on the character Karl Morgenthau who called his alter ego Flag smasher and made his first appearance in “Captain America # 312” in 1985. He is one with him terrorists from Switzerland who ca Concept of nationalism blamed for the death of his father. He died during an uprising in an embassy in Switzerland.

Karl Morgenthau, the original flag breaker / © Marvel Studios

Flag-Smasher later founded the Organization ULTIMATUM (Underground Liberated Totally Integrated Mobile Army To Unite Mankind), whose goal is to bring the concept of nationality as well as that of Destroying the Government . In this he sees the root of all the evil that befell him and his father.

Mark Gruenwald, one of the character’s creators, has previously described Flag-Smasher as a counterpart to Captain America’s villain Red Skull . Karl Morgenthau is a different kind of violent extremist with views that contradict those of Steve Rogers. However, these would certainly be the reasons the character considers it noble , since it is about equality and Liberation of humanity would go.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Defenders of the Flag in the MCU

Marvel Studios officials have decided to add the character from their new MCU series Not Directly to take over from the model. Instead, there’s a character in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” called Karli Morgenthau , in a sense a female version of the comic book original. She is the only Leader of the Flag Smashers .

MCU Flag Smasher Karli Morgenthau in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” / © Marvel Studios

The members of the group, who as Anarchists are nominated, all wear black masks with a handprint. It would be possible that the MCU Flag was Antifa-inspired Smashers were, an anti-fascist current that developed after WWII.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” sounds like that to tackle and pursue the political issues we already know from “Return of the First Avenger” and “The First Avenger: Civil War”. It should be once again the nature of individual and state power disappearing , tied to the search for a new Captain America , the embodiment of a nation’s protector and its values.

For enough explosive, therefore, in the next five episodes the MCU series so be taken care of. How Sam and Bucky can defend themselves against the Flag Smashers is something we always find out on Fridays at 9 a.m. exclusively at Disney +.

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