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Quote1 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
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 but was himself kidnapped while investigating them. Using the symbolism of Captain America and a makeshift shield, he was able to fight back and free the prisoners. 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.[4]

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.[4]

Aaron next met up with Rogers and Wilson at a safehouse in Colorado, alongside the Campus Captain America. There, he learned that Speed Demon, Sin, and Krieger planned to unleash the living psychic energy of Hate-Monger, who would then masquerade as a divisive talk show host and publicly slander the name of Captain America, discouraging and demoralizing the American people.[5] He later helped the rest of the Captains Network defeat the villains before their message could be televised. 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.[6]

During a visit to the Bronx Zoo with Arielle Agbayani, Aaron helped free Alligator Loki.[7] With other teen super heroes, they then tried to teach Alligator Loki some new tricks.[8]

Attributes

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Powers

Artificially Enhanced Physiology: After being involuntarily exposed to Alchemax's experimental new and improved super-soldier serum,[2] Aaron gained a several superhuman powers including:

  • Kinetic Energy Field: Aaron is now surrounded by a field of kinetic energy that can deflect physical attacks and protect him from harm essentially making him a living shield.[9]
  • Kinetic Energy Absorption: Aaron can absorb kinetic energy to increase the power of his kinetic field. Steve Rogers even suggested that Aaron may be able to redirect kinetic energy with some training.[3]

Abilities

  • Skilled Fighter: Despite his physical frailty Aaron is an extremely skilled and resourceful fighter, easily able to take down multiple opponents.[4]

Weaknesses

  • Weak Constitution: 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."[4]

Paraphernalia

Equipment

A homemade facsimile of Captain America's Uniform[4]

Weapons

A homemade facsimile of Captain America's Shield[4]

Transportation

Trains

Notes

  • As of his first appearance, Aaron was nineteen years old.[4]
  • 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."[10]

Trivia

  • Aaron is Jewish.[11]

See Also

Links and References

References

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