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Sharon Carter a.okay.a. Agent 13 first appeared in Marvel Comics in March 1966 and for greater than 5 many years she’s been a pressure for good who has labored intently with — and sometimes been a love curiosity of — Steve Rogers (Captain America).
So Carter’s flip to evil on the Disney Plus collection The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has left many Marvel followers scratching their head. No, it wasn’t precisely a surprising reveal. The show dropped hints for weeks about Carter having ulterior motives whereas supposedly serving to Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes. Ever since episode three of the collection — fittingly titled “Power Broker” — followers speculated that Carter was the key villain of the show hiding in plain sight.
In a mid-credits scene following the finale, Carter was pardoned for her actions in Captain America: Civil War and reinstated as a authorities agent. She promptly received on the cellphone with an unseen individual and advised them to line up consumers now that she’ll have entry to a bevy of weapons and categorized intelligence.
While Carter’s reveal because the Power Broker was seen coming from a mile away by followers, it is nonetheless exhausting to rationalize. The clarification given by the show is that the as soon as idealistic and morally sound agent was so disillusioned by the betrayal of the United States authorities that she redefined her life whereas in the seedy underbelly of Madripoor.
But followers have a totally different principle to clarify Carter’s sudden flip for the more serious:
Is Sharon Carter a Skrull in Disguise?
In December 2020, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige introduced that a collection titled Secret Invasion was in growth for Disney Plus with Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn reprising their roles as Nick Fury and Talos.
The collection borrows its identify from a storyline in the Marvel Comics in which a sect of alien shapeshifters known as Skrulls (launched to the MCU in Captain Marvel) slowly and methodically infiltrate Earth over a interval of a number of years. By the time an overt invasion happens, the Avengers battle to determine who to belief, as many heroes have been secretly changed.
With Secret Invasion set to premiere later in the MCU’s Phase 4 slate, it’d make sense if many recognizable characters are ultimately revealed to be nefarious Skrulls. And many followers consider that is precisely what occurred with Carter.
“Agent Carter”, No! That’s Impossible We noticed her Speech in Captain America Civil War, I do know she would have Hesitated towards Karli and as a Sheild Agent she would not maintain a grudge for that & Returned to her household.
— Tumlin AL Tiger BLACK LIVES MATTER! (@AndrewLTumlin) April 23, 2021
Has to be. Nothing else is smart. But then…the place is the true Sharon Carter?
— Daniela (@danielaroselle1) April 23, 2021
I actually want Marvel would clarify the Sharon Carter/Power Broker stuff, as a result of it was fairly dumb imo. I used to be anticipating her to a Skrull.
— Nick “Professor Hulk” Santos (@ProfHulk_THS) April 23, 2021
If an invasion is in the works, impersonating a high-ranking authorities agent like Sharon Carter can be a beneficial technique for the Skrulls. On the opposite hand, Carter advised her thriller cellphone name recipient to “line up consumers,” which suggests rather more egocentric motivations which can be unrelated to an alien invasion.
Next up for Marvel is a time-traveling show known as Loki, adopted by a prequel movie about Natasha Romanoff known as Black Widow that is set simply after Captain America: Civil War. If Carter does not seem in the latter, it may very well be a very long time earlier than she returns to the display. Appearances additionally appear unlikely for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings or Eternals.
Marvel followers will possible be ready a very long time to study extra about Carter’s mysterious motivations.
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