Captain America

Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary

Avengers: Covert / Instict/ Strength / Tech

Captain America is a comic book character from the Marvel universe created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon during World War II to encourage patriotism among Americans. He has appeared in many Marvel series (Avengers, Captain America, and as a guest star in many other comics). He is one of Marvel’s most recognizable characters (along with Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, and others).

He has vibranium and adamantium alloy shields (originally it was only vibranium but has been upgraded).

Rogers is born on July 4, 1918. His mother, Sarah dies of tuberculosis and his father Joseph suffocates from mustard gas. Steve is sent to an orphanage where he is regularly beaten. But it is there that he meets his best friend, Bucky.

During World War II, Steve repeatedly tries to enlist in the United States Army. On June 14, 1943, Rogers is rejected for the fifth time due to his numerous health and physical problems. While watching an exhibition of future technology with his friend James “Bucky” Barnes, Rogers tries again to enlist in the military. Hearing Rogers’ conversation with Barnes about wanting to help in the war, Dr. Abraham Erskine allows Rogers to enlist. Rogers is recruited into the project: “Rebirth” to obtain a “Super Soldier” serum. The experiment is conducted by Dr. Erskine, Colonel Chester Phillips, and Agent Peggy Carter. Colonel Phillips is convinced that Rogers is not the right person for the procedure, but relents after he sees that Rogers is willing to sacrifice his life for the war. The night before the procedure, Erskine tells Rogers that his first test subject was Nazi officer Johann Schmidt, who underwent an imperfect version of the experiment, becoming superhuman but suffering from side effects.

Schmidt, having discovered Erskine’s location, sends an assassin to kill him. Back in America, Erskine administers the Super Soldier serum to Rogers via Vita-Rays. Rogers emerges from the experiment taller, more resilient, and muscular. Unfortunately, after the experiment, one of the lab participants takes out a gun and kills Erskine, revealing that he is Schmidt’s killer, Heinz Kruger. Rogers catches the fleeing Kruger, but the murderer commits suicide.