Appearing in "Devastation!"
- Mason Harding
- Agent "R" (Photo)
- Adolf Hitler (Only in flashback)
- General Phillips (Only in flashback)
- Walter Rogers (Only in flashback)
- Elizabeth Rogers (Only in flashback)
- Mike Rogers (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "Devastation!"
After surveying the Amtrak wreckage, Nick Fury brings Captain America to SHIELD HQ where he argues against Cap's request to have Mason Harding unlock his memories. Dum Dum Dugan shows Cap Veda's file, including a picture of her mother, Agent R. Cap recognizes her from Operation: Rebirth despite her age and scars in the photo. Cap frees Harding from prison when he agrees to help. Meanwhile, the Corporation has deemed Veda a liability, so Kligger kills her. In Connecticut, Harding uses his experimental mind-probe device to unlock Captain America's dormant memories under Nick Fury's supervision. The process is a success, but an unfortunate side-effect returns Captain America's body to its pre-Super Soldier status.
- The memories embedded in Steve Rogers mind which were revealed this issue are probably false ones. They were implanted as false memories during World War II and/or are those of another individual.
- The Corporation agent Veda claims to be the daughter of Agent "R". In this issue, a photograph of her "mother" Agent "R" is seen. The photograph of Agent "R" has her face grotesquely disfigured. This could lead one to several points of speculation:
- Veda could be the daughter of Betsy Ross and her husband Jeff Mace.
- After World War II, and her time as the costumed Golden Girl in the 1950's, "Betsy" Ross met with an unfortunate accident which disfigured her face.
- Steve Rogers did not recognize his World War II ally "Betsy" Ross as Agent "R" because of his confused mental state. (Explained later in Captain America Vol 1 247). Similary, he had not previously recognized his old friend and ally Namor in Avengers Vol 1 4.
- Veda's claims as well as the photograph of Agent "R" were all a unexplained ruse of Kligger and the Corporation.
Links and References
- The Grand Comics Database: Captain America Vol 1 225 
- The Grand Comics Database: Captain America Vol 1