Warning: if you haven't seen the latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, this article contains major spoilers so read at your own risk. Since his official Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Episode 2 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, fans have already had a hunch that the "new" Captain America was up to no good and while John Walker's journey as the star-spangled man looked promising, the fame, glory, and I guess the pressure of living up to Steve Rogers' legacy may have gotten the best of him and it was evident that he and Rogers are polar opposites.
Initially being presented as a more grounded and relatable individual, Walker (played by Wyatt Russell) slowly became a little too full of himself and it almost felt like he has become more and more unreachable since donning the Captain America mantle. This, of course, led to a lot of fans developing an ill-feeling towards the character and I can even go as far as saying that he's the most hated man in all of the MCU.
The latest entry to the hit Marvel spin-off series may have finally marked the official turn of John Walker as a bonafide bad guy after his horrific act in the final moments of Episode 4. Following the death of his trusty ally Lemar Hoskins at the hands of Karli Morgenthau, Walker shows a different kind of rage that we haven't seen from him before, and due to his grief after the loss of a good friend and possibly the super-soldier serum slowly corrupting his brain, he actually killed one of the Flag Smashers for all the world to see using no less than the Captain America shield.
The jaw-dropping final sequence pretty much left the entire fandom gasping for air and the hate for John Walker grew exponentially following his shocking deed. Check out some of the reactions here:
Now, if it wasn't obvious enough, Marvel Studios has officially made John Walker the villain but I'm guessing the U.S. government is pleased with his actions considering the Flag Smashers were deemed a threat to the safety and security of the world. And with Walker injecting himself with the dangerous serum, who knows what he's about to do next. One thing's for sure though, he's going to abuse his newfound abilities.
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