‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Mid-Credits Scene Explained: Is Sharon Carter a Villain?

‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Mid-Credits Scene Explained: Is Sharon Carter a Villain?

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier simply wrapped up its blockbuster run on Disney+ and, as with all of the Marvel issues, you wager there’s extra to the story after the credit begin to roll. That’s what Marvel’s identified for. It’s that and actors named Chris. That’s the MCU for you! So what’s up with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? What story does it tease with it’s mid-credits teaser? And is there a post-credits scene? Right here’s every part you want to learn about this—let’s simply say fascinating for now—mid-credits scene.

So, is there a mid-credits scene within the Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale?

Sure, there’s!

Is there a post-credits scene within the Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale?

No, there’s not!

What’s the mid-credits scene for the Falcon and Winter Soldier finale?

We open on a listening to amongst senators and massive wigs at numerous intelligence companies, all representing the intelligence group. The listening to is for Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), former S.H.I.E.L.D. and C.I.A. agent and present exile on the run from the federal government and holed up on the crime island of Madripoor. However, after serving to the brand new Captain America (Anthony Mackie) take down the Flag Smashers and save the lifetime of the very senator seated in entrance of her, she will get that full pardon that Sam promised she’d get again in Episode 3. And if she desires it, she will be able to even have her previous job again on the C.I.A. Hooray! The Carter household identify, which incorporates the legendary Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), is restored!

Falcon and Winter Soldier episode 6 - Sharon Carter
Picture: Disney+

Besides it’s not, as a result of we came upon earlier within the episode that Sharon Carter is basically the Energy Dealer. She’s the ruler of Madripoor, the one who commissioned the creation of extra Tremendous Soldier serum, the person who the Flag Smashers are on the run from, the one who broke Batroc out of jail and then put that mercenary on a direct collision course together with her pal, Sam “Captain America” Wilson. As she leaves the listening to, she pulls out a cellphone and talks to a mysterious different occasion, saying that they may quickly have entry to tech and weapons and intel that they’ll promote to who the hell ever.

What’s going on with Sharon Carter? Is Sharon Carter a villain? How is that this a factor?

You bought me! In her two movie appearances, 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 2016’s Captain America: Civil Struggle, she appeared just like the all-American, girl-next-door model of Black Widow. Her character was just about outlined by being morally proper, whether or not that meant standing up in opposition to S.H.I.E.L.D. when the HYDRA infestation was uncovered, or stealing Captain America’s defend for Steve so he may go combat Iron Man. She did what was proper—and doing the correct factor (getting Cap his defend again, which the federal government apparently does not personal, BTW!) obtained her charged with, like, treason. Therefore her fleeing to Madripoor, a nation that could be very strongly in opposition to extradition.

However no, actually, how the hell is the Sharon Carter we knew the Sharon Carter we see proper now?

Ppffffttt — uh, properly, hope your mind’s prepared for a exercise! As The Falcon and the Winter Soldier presents it, Sharon fell on extraordinarily arduous occasions after Civil Struggle. She was not solely minimize off from her job and nation, she was additionally minimize off from her household. And likewise, uh, not one of the Avengers got here to examine on her! Captain America’s group of insurgent Avengers broke out of the Raft on the finish of Civil Struggle and then stored a low profile for 2 years—two years the place Sharon was really on her personal, exiled to the one place the place she may really cover and not concern extradition: Madripoor.

And that is the place stuff will get dumb in case you’re a strict adherent to MCU canon. The dumb factor? In line with the carousel of faces seen in Avengers: Endgame, Sharon Carter was among the many half of the inhabitants who was snapped out of existence for 5 years.

Avengers Endgame screen of snap victim's faces
Picture: Disney+

See her? That’s her. Gone. But when Sharon Carter was dusted for 5 years, her sudden character flip—to not point out her legal empire!—is completely bananas. She went from being a former American spy to a kingpin of crime on an island full of different kingpins of crime in simply two years, and then it was all simply ready for her when she obtained again? And if her empire crumbled in these 5 years, how the hell did she construct all of it again up within the six months because the blip???

That’s why to ensure that Sharon Carter’s total story arc to work, she has to have remained alive throughout the blip. Fortunately there’s a simple no-prize reply for this: The remaining Avengers obtained it fallacious on this break up second second of Endgame. Keep in mind, Scott Lang was listed among the many snapped as a result of he was trapped in one other dimension. If Sharon went underground, and if she did her job properly sufficient, she would have really disappeared. Even in TFATWS she says that not even her father is aware of the place she is. Even her standing because the Energy Dealer is a massive ol’ secret. Batroc didn’t even know, and she employed him—twice! So Sharon’s listed among the many victims as a result of she did a good job hiding. Oh, and she fully acts your entire time as if she simply lived by a nightmarish five-year hell.

So, with that settled, Sharon Carter now has a whole of 8 years—from June 2016 when she stole the defend to Spring 2024 when TFATWS is set—to go from a noble optimist to a, properly, legal sociopath. Eight years of laying low, being deserted by your allies in S.H.I.E.L.D., the C.I.A., and the Avengers, and then having half the world disappear? That looks as if sufficient to push a woman over the sting.

Falcon and Winter Soldier 6 - mid-credits scene
Picture: Disney+

Anyway—it’s a deeply upsetting flip for a character that I was rooting for, and a lot of this confusion and harm comes from her relation to Peggy Carter. I simply can’t fathom how deeply damaged Peggy could be to seek out out that her beloved grand-niece is about to begin stealing state secrets and techniques and promoting them to villains. It’s nauseating, TBH!

However contemplating how the mid-credits scene performs out, it appears probably that that is just the start for Sharon Carter: Energy Dealer. How far will she fall? Or, I dunno, possibly this Sharon Carter is a shape-shifting Skrull imposter and that is resulting in Secret Invasion? Fingers crossed!

Stream The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+

Share this article