CAPTAIN AMERICA News: MARVEL REVEALS A NEW VERSION OF CAPTAIN AMERICA, ARI AGBAYANI, PART OF A NEW SERIES … AND WITH A SOMETHING PROBLEMATIC NAME
Alternate versions of Captain America have always existed. When Steve Rogers leaves his shield, there is no shortage of someone who takes it up and becomes his successor. As it happened to Falcon in the MCU.
Nor should we leave out the versions of the multiverse. Marvel has reinvented this superhero in many ways, and now, another is revealed. It is about Ari Agbayani, a university student of Filipino-American origin who will take the place of this character.
ARI AGBAYANI WILL BE CAPTAIN AMERICA IN A UNIVERSITY
She is the fourth to take on the name of Rogers’ alter ego in her community, and she will focus on the campus of the college she attends.
She decides to act like this when she finds out that one of her friends is abused by a wealthy student, who cannot be prosecuted by the local authorities. According to writer Alyssa Wong, “Like the other captains, Ari has a strong sense of justice and admires the ideals that Captain America embodies.”
Wong went on to say ‘but the Captain America she’s inspired by isn’t Steve Rogers, it’s Bucky Barnes. Someone who hates bullies as much as Steve, but who is willing to use more cunning and shady tactics to deal with them. ‘
She finished off with ‘Ari is a vigilante and she knows that she can’t always win if she follows the rules. Bucky’s influence is reflected in his costume, designed by the incredible Jodi Nishijima. ‘ It is something very evident.
THE NAME OF THIS SUPERHEROIN IS NOT THE MOST SUITABLE
Ari Agbayani is part of a line of ‘local’ versions of Captain America that will debut in a five-issue series called United States of Captain America.
Also included are Aaron Fischer, an LGBTQ + teenager; Nichelle Wright, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Joe Gomez, a member of the Kickapoo tribe. In Ari’s case, she will debut at number four of this line, which will go on sale on September 22.
So far everything normal, but it seems that Marvel did not investigate enough to name Ari Agbayani. People with knowledge of Tagalog – the official language of the Philippines – revealed that ‘ari’ is a term for the male sexual organ.
In the Anglo-Saxon world, she could be considered an abbreviation of a name, but being a superhero of Filipino origin, the publisher made an unfortunate mistake when naming her.