Sharon Carter is kind of the Worst.
It's been 2 weeks since The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's first season wrapped on Disney+, and I am still heated about the Sharon Carter twist. Rather than keep my emotions bottled up like a Super Soldier Serum, I decided to use my therapeutic blogging method to release some tension on the brain.
Sharon Carter is kind of the worst.
In the final episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, it is revealed to fans that Sharon Carter is in fact The Power Broker.
Now, if you're a fan of the MCU you know that morally that doesn't seem like a mantle Sharon Carter would be up to taking. Historically in the comics, The Power Broker is basically a gambling mob boss, portrayed by a man. He's not a good dude. Up to this point, Sharon Carter (Agent 13) has always been on the good side. Let's not forget she kinda helped Cap defeat Hydra in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and even stole some equipment for Team Cap in Captain America: Civil War.
Probably the most important thing to remember about her character, is that she's the niece of Peggy Carter, the founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. Peggy was just like Steve. They both fought for good, and never stood for anything other than that. They fought for their truth and for the freedom of others. They honestly would be so disappointed in Sharon.
After thinking it over for the past two weeks, there isn't quit anything that adds up to Sharon's dramatic turn to the dark side. Granted, she didn't "blip" so she's been on the run from the government since Civil War longer than any member of the Avengers. However, both Clint and Scott bargained a house arrest deal before the events of Infinity War, so why didn't Sharon do the same? Why did she feel the need to escape to Madripoor to hideaway? Wouldn't you think that after the "blip", the government would've pardoned her warrant and allowed her to have her old job back then? There has to be a reason why she didn't want to try. I guess maybe she always kind of had a bad bone in her. Or maybe....
Sharon Carter is actually a Skrull.
Okay. I know, I know. This is an absolute stretch. Because in all honesty, if this were true, then where in the world is the real Sharon Carter? This theory is just kind of a coping mechanism, because even though I never really liked Sharon Carter in the MCU, there's part of me that still doesn't believe she could be operating on the bad guy side of things.
Although, crazy as it seems, my theory could check out. Especially with a Nick Fury lead Secret Invasion Disney+ series on the way. If you don't know, Secret Invasion is a very famous Marvel Comics event (which so happens to be my favorite) where the Avengers discover Skrulls among them and battle it out to defeat the evil race. You can't trust anyone in that series.
We were first introduced to the Skrulls in Captain Marvel, then they reappeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home in a post credit scene where it was revealed Talos and his wife were disguised as Nick Fury and Maria Hill the entire film. Their most recent appearance was in a mid-credit scene for WandaVision, where a female Skull revealed herself to Monica.
The MCU has been sprinkling in Skrull appearances any chance they have gotten, leaving us mere crumbs for the upcoming Secret Invasion series. This is what leads me to believe that Sharon could potentially be a Skrull. Now, again it is a stretch, but don't be surprised if I say, "I told you so"! Regardless of Sharon's true identity, I think we can all agree that she is kind of the worst.