Marvel makes Captain America a villain, internet freaks out

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Marvel Talks Making Captain America a Hydra Plant in New Comic

One of the most trusted heroes in the comic book world is "Captain America," but it turns out Steve Rogers is a secret Hydra operative — and the Internet can't handle it.

On Wednesday morning, "Captain America: Steve Rogers #1" went on sale, in which the Marvel writers reveal that Captain America actually supports the Nazi organization as opposed to being against it.

According to Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort, the idea was pitched by writer Nick Spencer as part of "restoring Steve to his youth and vigor."

"Issue 2 kind of winds the clock back a little bit and lays out exactly how and why things are the way they are," he told Time. "And it lays out a roadmap for where things are headed in the future. At this point, I don't want to say too much definitively because I want people to read the comic books. But people will be able to connect the dots and follow the trail of breadcrumbs."

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Actors Chris Evans, left, and Robert Downey Jr. pose for photographers upon arrival at the European Premiere of the film 'Captain America Civil War' in London, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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Actors Jeremy Renner, left, and Elizabeth Olsen pose for photographers upon arrival at the European Premiere of the film 'Captain America Civil War' in London, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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Actors Jeremy Renner, from left, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Emily VanCamp and Daniel Bruhl pose for photographers upon arrival at the European Premiere of the film 'Captain America Civil War' in London, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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Brevoort added that this idea has been around for over a year.

"It means on the most fundamental level that the most trusted hero in the Marvel universe is now secretly a deep-cover Hydra operative, a fact that's really only known to the readers and to him," he said." That makes every interaction he has with anyone take on a second layer, a second meaning."

Fans on social media were so quick to respond to the reveal that the hashtag, #SayNoToHYDRACap was born on Wednesday morning, with which fans expressed their disgust and shock.

"75 years of character development flushed down the toilet for shock value," tweeted one user.

"#SayNoToHYDRACap because it's absolutely disgusting and horrific not to mention crushing for devoted comic book fans," tweeted another.

One fan also threatened to "not buy anything from Marvel until they take this back."

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I am beyond upset, over something as simple as a comic book character. It's disgusting and cheap #SayNoToHYDRACap https://t.co/cd5LENgfPt
#SayNotoHYDRACap listen @Marvel maybe this years the moral of friendship isn't the best but you can't destroy bucky and steve's like that
#SayNoToHydraCap That is the most single dumbest thing. Cap a Nazi? What's the next stupid thing you're going to come up with?
75 years of an amazing character with one of the best marvel back stories and it all means nothing now #SayNoToHYDRACap
#SayNoToHYDRACap don't buy this issue. don't support it. honestly, don't buy anything from @Marvel until they take this back.
Next week on Marvel: Black Panther is suddenly a racist. #SayNoToHydraCap
Steve is a symbol, an icon, he gives everyone hope. Turning him into a villain destroys that hope. #SayNoToHYDRACap
#SayNoToHydraCap this is incredibly unacceptable HOW DARE MARVEL DO SUCH A THING
#SayNoToHYDRACap steve risked his life countless times to try to destroy hydra, his best friend was brainwashed by hydra, makes zero sense
#SayNoToHYDRACap you're trying to tell me steve supports an organization that tortured and took away the idenity of his best friend
#SayNoToHYDRACap because it's absolutely disgusting and horrific not to mention crushing for devoted comic book fans.
#SayNoToHYDRACap 75 years of character development flushed down the toilet for shock value
#SayNoToHYDRACap @marvel please burn down your entire business
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