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23 October 2014 @ 11:27 pm
Random Captain America Question  
Erskine's serum enhances a person's body and healing abilities but it doesn't prevent aging, right? Like, if Steve hadn't been frozen all those years, he would have aged. Or is it that Steve would age at a really slow rate? Like reverse dog years or something.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2014 03:43 am (UTC)
My impression is that the ice is supposed to be like a cryochamber and that's what kept him from aging while he was there, not the serum. He was essentially put in suspended animation. That said, in the comics at least, the serum is designed to make the body's processes work at peak human condition. So, he's not actually incapable of getting tired or sick or hurt, it's just that his body is so efficient at whatever processes are required that it takes the maximum possible amount of time for it to happen and by then, he's probably already slowed down enough to repair himself.

Therefore, in my opinion, if you define aging as cells replacing themselves with increasingly weaker copies, Steve would age at the minimum rate possible for someone to do so who was perfectly healthy and had no medical conditions or environmental factors effecting them. Does that make sense?

Basically, I think he would age really, really slowly, but he would age.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
Okay, yes, that makes sense. I had thought that Steve would age but at a super slow rate rather than be virtually immortal. Thanks!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2014 03:58 am (UTC)
No worries. I don't think he'd age Asgardian slow, but the oldest person who has ever lived was 122 years old, so he'd live well past that I'd say. Discarding the years he was frozen and counting his age now as 25 or 26, rather than the number of years since his birth.



formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2014 04:02 am (UTC)
I'm glad to think that Steve isn't immortal. Mainly because it would be a huge curse for a guy who has already lost a lot. And as resilient as he is, I'd like to think he can make a life with the people he loves and then eventually be able to follow them on to the next one.

In short: angst for everyone but Steve Rogers. No angst for Steve Rogers.
The Writer They Call Tay: Marvel: Capawanderingbard on October 24th, 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
Only hugs and teddy bears for Steve Rogers!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2014 04:11 am (UTC)
I think these posts sum up what should be given to Steve Rogers.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
Gsssh! That puppy one is totally what happens when Steve starts going to shelters to snuggle puppies after Vee moves into Stark Tower and realizes he's not allergic to pet dander anymore.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
I really like the idea of Steve accidentally but also not really accidentally adopting a bunch of dogs because he can't leave a sad dog at a shelter. Especially if the sad dog has been rejected for being sick or missing a limb.

He's totally someone who would adopt a bunch after getting an alert that a shelter is closing down and all its occupants would be euthanized.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2014 04:27 am (UTC)
Especially if the sad dog has been rejected for being sick or missing a limb.

Oh, God, I'm just picturing this little herd of ragged dogs that follow him lovingly from room to room.

He's totally someone who would adopt a bunch after getting an alert that a shelter is closing down and all its occupants would be euthanized.

And now there's a floor of Stark Tower that's all dogs waiting to go to good homes after serious background checks are done by J.A.R.V.I.S.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2014 04:30 am (UTC)
Oh, God, I'm just picturing this little herd of ragged dogs that follow him lovingly from room to room.

It's hard to decide if that image makes me want to "aw!" or just cry.

And now there's a floor of Stark Tower that's all dogs waiting to go to good homes after serious background checks are done by J.A.R.V.I.S.

After a second floor is required, Tony could just create the Captain America Animal Shelter and fund it to be open forever where all animals housed there are treated lovingly. It can be his birthday present to Steve.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2014 04:43 am (UTC)
After a second floor is required, Tony could just create the Captain America Animal Shelter and fund it to be open forever where all animals housed there are treated lovingly. It can be his birthday present to Steve.

Awww! I feel like this is legitimately something Tony would do. I mean, all animal kidnapping jokes aside, this is totally how Tony would do birthdays. 'You know that thing you care about? I solved it with money!'
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
'You know that thing you care about? I solved it with money!'

I'm sure despite the arrogant extravagance, Steve appreciates the gesture. After some prodding.

Steve: Thanks, Tony but it's really too much-
Natasha: Seriously, just accept it, Rogers.
Steve: No, no! I really appreciate it but-
Natasha: THINK OF THE DOGS, STEVE.
Steve: ....Okay.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2014 04:58 am (UTC)
Natasha: THINK OF THE DOGS, STEVE.
Steve: ....Okay.


Hahahaha!

I'm picturing the shelter having a very cheesy American flag logo. Like a dog with an American flag print on it.

Steve: Isn't that a bit obnoxious?
JARVIS: It tested very well in the market research, Captain.
Steve: Can you at least take the Uncle Sam top hat off?
Tony: No.




formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2014 05:00 am (UTC)
Steve: Can you at least take the Uncle Sam top hat off?
Tony: No.


HAHA!

In the daemon-verse, they'd probably want Issie to pose for the logo.

Issie: I'm not even a real dog!!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2014 05:16 am (UTC)
In the daemon-verse, they'd probably want Issie to pose for the logo.

Issie: I'm not even a real dog!!


Aww! I love when Issie gets indignant.

I was totally thinking the same thing, actually. She'd be on the logo and the shelter would probably be named in her honour, rather than Steve's.

Mim: Isn't it awesome? We used Ishild to make it all formal and official and grown-up and stuff.
Issie: I'm not wearing the bowtie.
Mim: Okay, we can work on branding later, that's cool.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2014 05:19 am (UTC)
Issie: I'm not wearing the bowtie.
Mim: Okay, we can work on branding later, that's cool.


I always smile at how flexible and accommodating Mim tries to be after the initial full on wave of "WE'RE DOING THIS ISN'T IT AWESOME!?!" approach. She just wants everyone to have fun and be friends with her.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2014 05:30 am (UTC)
She just wants everyone to have fun and be friends with her.

It's funny, because my initial idea of Mim was that she would be a lot more calm and mature than Tony and being the one who stopped and said 'maybe we should rethink this', but she sort of gets way too excited about everything for a few moments, and then settles down to the part where she's reasonable and open to suggestions. She's like a very excited five-year-old who then remembers her manners, but inside is still totally excited. I picture her being this little bird who hops from task to task so she just sort of rides the wave of the room and dances to her own drum if no one wants to dance with her. But the invitation to dance is always open and you can come and go as you please, it's all good.

I'm off to bed now, but excellent chatter as usual!