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Quote1.png Everything changed when I picked up that shield. I had become more than myself. A symbol to those I was protecting. The legacy of those who fought before me. A promise of hope for the future. Quote2.png
Aaron Fischer[src]

History

Aaron Fischer was a young man when he ran away from home after his father physically abused him for being gay. He became a vagabond in Las Vegas, and investigated the disappearance of disadvantaged teens throughout the city. He discovered that Roxxon was behind the disappearances and was kidnapped while investigating. Using the symbolism of Captain America and a makeshift shield, he was able to fight back and escape. He began riding the rails around the country with his boyfriend Adrian, protecting the destitute and the runaways as the Captain America of the Railways.

Aaron crossed paths with his heroes Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson when a train he was on was attacked by Speed Demon, who was impersonating Captain America. Initially mistaking Aaron for the culprit, the two detained him before he was able to explain his history. He prepared to assist the two heroes before becoming the target of Sin's sniping. Aaron was saved by Captain America and revealed that there were more Captains all across the country as part of a Captains Network. After receiving medical treatment, Aaron fled the next morning.[1]

Aaron next meets up with Rogers and Wilson at a safehouse in Colorado, alongside The Campus Captain America. Here, he learns that Speed Demon, Sin, and Krieger plan to unleash the living psychic energy of Hate-Monger, who will masquerade as a divisive talk show host and publicly slander the name of Captain America, discouraging and demoralizing the American people.[2] He later helps the rest of the Captains Network in defeating the villains before their message can be telegraphed. Instead, Aaron used the opportunity to give a speech, promising that he and the rest of the Captains Network would continue to protect the people of America.[3]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

None. Aaron Fischer is an ordinary human being.

Weaknesses

Aaron appears fairly physically weak. Steve Rogers himself noted that he looked like a strong breeze could blow him over, but that he made up for it by being "a scrapper."[1]

Paraphernalia

Weapons

A homemade facsimile of Captain America's Shield

Transportation

Trains

Notes

  • As of his first appearance, Aaron was nineteen years old.[1]
  • According to co-creator Josh Trujillo, Fischer “is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life.” and “He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten."[4]

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