The revelation that America was born on Earth 616 creates some interesting complications for its upcoming debut in the MCU.
WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for America Chavez: Made In The USA #1-5 on sale now from Marvel.
Since its beginnings in revenge #1 (by Joe Casey, Nick Dragotta, Brad Simpson, and Rus Wooten), America Chavez has established herself as one of the most promising young heroes in the Marvel Universe. Armed with an impressive array of superhuman abilities and indomitable will, America has been a prominent member of the Young Avengers, Ultimates, and West Coast Avengers, proving himself to be one of the powerful members of each team on several occasions. . America’s spectacular power set and huge popularity among comic book fans makes it only natural for her to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the next Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
In many ways, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness seems like the perfect opportunity to introduce America to the MCU, as its initial backstory established that it had traveled to Earth from an idyllic alternate dimension known as the “utopian parallel.” However, the recent America Chavez: made in the USA (by Kalinda Vazquez, Carlos Gomez, Jesus Aburtov and Travis Lanham of VC), revealed that America’s multiversal origin was a lie fabricated by America itself, and revealing its true origins could give a preview of how America’s future appearances in the MCU will play out.
When first introduced, America believed she was born in the Utopian Parallel, a magical dimension that existed outside the multiverse under the protection of a powerful being known as the Demiurge, who blessed America and the other inhabitants of the dimension with incredible powers. When a series of black holes threatened to tear the utopian parallel apart, American superhero mothers Amalia and Elena sacrificed themselves to save their dimension. America finally left the utopian parallel behind and became a hero herself determined to live up to her legacy.
All that changed with the events of America Chavez: made in the USA, where America discovered that its powers were beginning to falter. After a mysterious woman with similar powers sets the American adoptive family’s bodega on fire, the young hero chases her to an abandoned research facility on a remote island. There, the woman revealed that she was America’s long-lost sister, Catalina. After defeating and holding America back, Catalina explained that everything her sister “remembers” from her childhood is wrong; Amelia and Elena were doctors trying to cure a genetic condition known as “edge syndrome”. America and Caitlyn’s powers were the result of an experimental treatment that exposed them and other children with Edge Syndrome to interdimensional radiation. When the man funding the experiments began using the children’s abilities for evil, Amelia and Elena sacrificed themselves to give America and Catalina a chance to escape, only for the sisters to be separated. Unable to cope with the trauma of losing her entire family, America repressed her memories of the event and unconsciously created her origin story as a coping mechanism.
The revelation that America was born on Earth-616 creates some interesting complications for its upcoming MCU debut. it’s not speculation to say that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will deal with the consequences of Strange’s manipulation of reality during Spider-Man: No Coming Home. America’s ability to create multiversal portals by “striking” reality still makes her an ideal ally for Strange, but the drastic changes to her backstory could change how her future in the MCU is. likely to unfold. Based on the timing of the film’s release, America’s initial appearance is likely going to paint her as the multiversal hero that her original backstory painted her, but the reveal that she was never the Utopian parallel could make the upcoming events within the MCU a bit awkward. for her.
While a possible Young Avengers series has yet to be officially announced, many of the team members have already been introduced to the MCU, and the US debut further increases the likelihood of a future series. However, some of the team’s early adventures in Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s iconic run on Young Avengers were directly related to Loki’s attempts to claim the untapped power of the utopian parallel for himself. The recent revelation that the Dimension never really existed could mean the team is already set to go down a much different path than its comic counterpart. It’s also possible that a potential series will faithfully adapt Young Avengers, which means the MCU will likely adapt. America Chavez: made in the USA somehow.
The events of America Chavez: made in the USA create problems for America’s upcoming debut, but they also open up some exciting new opportunities for the MCU to explore with his character. Revelations of his past have already affected America’s relationship with his friends and loved ones in the comics, and the emotionally charged storyline could serve as inspiration for a possible “America Chavez” series in Phase 4 or beyond.
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