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Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Appearing in "The Iron Nail: Part 1"

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Synopsis for "The Iron Nail: Part 1"

Dr. Mindbubble implants a twisted dream on the dead Nuke's mind to ease his passing. The dream sees Nuke getting congratulated by his services to the U.S. by Captain America before getting killed by his own father. Then, a huge robot dragon arrives in front of Dr. Mindbubble and displays a hologram of the Iron Nail, who says it is time for them to engage in a little civil disobedience, something Dr. Mindbubble cheerfully agrees to.

Miles below the Hub, Fury has barely survived the explosion. After vomiting, he attempts to find Falcon but he has vanished. Dr. Mindbubble catches up to Fury, who attempts to defend himself with gunshots. Mr. Mindbubbles easily blocks the shots with his bubbles and seizes control of Fury's mind.

Meanwhile, Steve and Jet take a stroll across Brooklyn's snowy streets. Steve confides his regrets about what happened with Nuke, but Jet only replies that traitors like Nuke deserve to be punished. Suddenly, they see a businessman engaging in unethical business. Disgusted, Steve and Jet attempt to leave but they see him being threatened by a group of villains called the Shaolin Scientist Squad. After a short fight, Steve and Jet subdue their foes, who teleport away. Then, Steve gets a call from Maria, who tells him to go to the Hub.

Captain America and Jet find the Hub destroyed and Maria shows Nuke's corpse to them. Captain America feels guilty for what happened, but Jet tells him not to indulge in weakness. Maria also informs them Weapon Minus is free, explaining Weapon Minus is a countermeasure to Weapon Plus creations, such as Captain America himself, Nuke and Wolverine. Jet reveals Falcon is two miles away from the Hub, injured but alive. If they make haste, he can be saved.

With Fury under his control, Mr. Mindbubble storms a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility in Phoenix and makes Fury incapacitate all the agents stationed there. Then, he tricks him into activating the Gungnir helicarrier, a S.H.I.E.L.D. superweapon.

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• The Weapon Minus program reopened! Now that it is, can Captain America put Dr. Mindbubble back inside?

• The Iron Nail begins assassinating the heads of the five largest corporations.

• With Captain America unhinged, Falcon and Jet Black are forced to make a terrible choice!

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