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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: what to remember about Zemo in the MCU

Daniel Brühl is back as Baron Zemo in the new Disney and Marvel series, and you need to remember a few things.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier does not have easy things, he must continue with the story of Captain America after the events of Avengers: Endgame and now it is up to Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson to carry the weight of the shield and follow in the footsteps of WandaVision to show us a little more of what awaits Marvel in phase 4 (at the cinema) and in the future.

The series brings back Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as Falcon and the Winter Soldier , but they are not the only characters from the MCU that are back, The series promises to show new villains, but does not forget an important one that we already saw before , Baron Helmut Zemo from actor Daniel Brühl , who joined the Avengers world during Captain America: Civil War.

For now, not much has been revealed about the character and his role in the series, but everything indicates that we are going to see him become the version of the comics and some official images were even revealed in which we can see him the purple mask that he wears in his original story.

Who exactly is Zemo and what is there to remember about him?

It’s been a few years since we last saw the character, so before seeing The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , there are a few things to keep in mind about him and his relationship with Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson (who was Steve’s chosen one). Rogers to be the new Captain America ).

Zemo’s story begins in Sokovia in 1978, where he spent his entire life and eventually became an intelligence agent and became part of the military unit known as EKO Scorpion , which in the comics was one of the most important in Europe. .

Zemo manages to lead a normal life with a family, but his peace and happiness were destroyed when Ultron attacked Sokovia in 2015. Zemo and EKO Scorpion were chosen to defend the country, so he had to leave his family and found out that they died two days later. during an attack. In the midst of tragedy, Zemo blamed the Avengers for his death and became their new enemy.

As part of his plan to destroy the Avengers, Zemo sought information about HYDRA and the secret program that involved Winter Soldier , as well as the death of Tony Stark’s parents in 1991. The soldier discovered that Bucky Barnes had murdered the Starks and later took his identity to blame him for the attack on the United Nations headquarters where the king of Wakanda, T´Chaka, died.

And things did not end there, Zemo later posed as a psychiatrist to gain access to the Winter Soldier after being captured and took that opportunity to use the information he had about the HYDRA program to activate it again and escape in the middle of the chaos.

Afterwards, the character traveled to Moscow, the headquarters of the Winter Soldier program , to kill the rest of the soldiers who were part of all that and who were created by HYDRA . Soon after, Captain America and Iron Man arrived at the scene and discovered a video in which Bucky could be seen murdering the Starks, so Zemo managed to escape and tried to commit suicide, but Black Panther arrived in time to stop him.

Zemo was eventually captured and left in charge of Everett Ross and the Joint Counter-Terrorism Center. The series shows us that Zemo will have to work with Bucky and Sam for a while, but that alliance is likely just part of his plan to escape and to continue the mission that began in Civil War.

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