Warning: This article includes minor spoilers for the fifth episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
One mystery that’s been prevalent through “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is the identity of the Power Broker — the leader of the rebellious Flag Smashers group. And the latest episode may have revealed her identity.
Who is The Power Broker?
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” doesn’t have a lot of mysteries. But one of the main ones surrounds the identity of the Power Broker, who hires people to perform crimes and jobs throughout the world.
The Power Broker has appeared to be the leader of the Flag Smashers group, which has worked to restore the world to what it was during the Blip — the world created by Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
We’ve wondered for weeks who the Power Broker might be. And we may have received the answer during Episode 5.
‘The Power Broker’ revealed?
At one point during the episode, there’s a scene where Sharon Carter is looking at her art collection. She makes a phone call and speaks in French. Anyone with the subtitles on would see that she begins speaking about a deal and says, she “can pay double this time.”
The subtitles revealed she was speaking to Batroc the Leaper, who appeared in the first scene of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” After the call with Sharon, Batroc meets with Karli Morgenthau in a park soon after.
This basically suggests that Sharon Carter — the great-niece of Peggy Carter, who married Steve Rogers — may have been the Power Broker all along.
Power Broker theories, confirmed
According to The Inverse, there has been a massive fan theory that Sharon Carter is the Power Broker.
“Sharon was reintroduced to the MCU at the same time the Flag Smashers started talking about the Power Broker looking to collect on a debt. All that’s missing is full-on confirmation the two are one and the same,” according to The Inverse.
In fact, there’s so much evidence that she’s the Power Broker, too.
“While there’s no clear confirmation she’s this powerful villain, everything seems to be pointing to Sharon as a villain” The Inverse reports. “The massive art collection, straight out of a supervillain’s evil lair; the implication if not outright confirmation she was able to get Batroc out of prison; Batroc then falling in with Karli and the Flag Smashers ... that’s not even mentioning all of Sharon’s various connections formed in Madripoor.”
So we still don’t know officially whether or not the Power Broker is Sharon Carter. But eagle-eyed viewers of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” now have a solid case that she is in fact the show’s major villain.