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Sharon Carter

Appearing in "The Death of the Dream: Part One"

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Synopsis for "The Death of the Dream: Part One"

A reporter recaps the most recent event in the Superhero Civil War, the surrender of Steve "Captain America" Rogers before throwing to location reporter, Julie Traylor, outside of the New York Federal Courthouse where Cap is to be arraigned. She reports that Rogers' hearing is to be broadcast live on all major networks from New York in lieu of a Military Tribunal to allow for "full transparency." Outside the courthouse a large, split, crowd has gathered, with members of S.H.I.E.L.D. mixed in setting themselves to act out a plan of Nick Fury's.

In the crowd is Sharon Carter, telling Fury she refuses to see Cap imprisoned, reminisces about watching him on newsreel footage as a child with her Aunt Peggy—who worked with and loved him—and about working with and falling in love with him herself years later. Across the street, Fury tells the Winter Soldier to keep an eye on Carter, in case he's needed as her ground support. When the transport arrives carrying an unmasked, but otherwise in costume, Captain America, Barnes rages about people forgetting all the things he's done for them and reflects back on how great a man Cap's been the entire time he's known him.

Captain America is walked through the crowd and towards the steps, and after being hit with a tomato notices a sniper in a window. Watching on television Dr. Faustus attempts to have Red Skull call the sniper off when he notices, but is shouted down by General Lukin since he still won't be able to save himself.

The shot is fired as planned and hits Captain America in the back of the neck, exiting the throat. The crowd scatters when one of the guards yells "Sniper" and Winter Soldier, after questioning Fury, takes off in the direction of the shot. Three more shots are fired, point blank, into Cap's stomach. Sharon cradles the downed hero's head yelling for help, but Rogers uses his energy to tell her to get the crowd to safety to prevent any more innocents from getting hurt.

Falcon begins swooping down on the scene through the myriad news helicopters while Winter Soldier makes his way from one building to the next, looking for the sniper. He reports back to Fury that the target is already gone, asking him to track him with a satellite when Falcon flies in through the building skylight, mistaking Winter Soldier for the shooter until he convinces him otherwise. After getting information from Fury, Winter Soldier asks if Falcon can fly and carry him at the same time while he straps on his mask.

Outside paramedics load a bleeding and semi-conscious Captain America into an ambulance while Fury offers Carter solace.

Falcon flies the Winter Soldier towards the WNYK news helicopter, which Fury informed him has picked up their shooter. Inside, Crossbones first attempts to have the pilot outfly them, but when Winter Soldier sends them out of control by shooting their tail he leaps out, tackling him from Falcon's arms. They tumble through a billboard to the top of a building and begin fighting, with Sin watching from the roof of the nearby Mercy hospital. She calls her father to report the fight and offer Crossbones assistance but is told to leave him be, get back into the hospital and be ready. Winter Soldier pounds Crossbones demanding Red Skull's location, but is only told "Go die" and mocked so he knocks Crossbones out. Falcon lands on the roof and warns Winter Soldier to get lost because S.H.I.E.L.D. is about to flood the area with agents and cape killers. He does, but asks Falcon to go be by Cap's side since someone needs to watch his back but he can't.

The ambulance transporting Captain America and Sharon Carter is still en route to the hospital. Rogers tells Sharon that she's so pretty she "takes [his] breath away" and the paramedic yells to the driver that they're "losing him."

News Ten reports that Captain America was announced Dead on Arrival.

In the hospital waiting room, Falcon laments his friend's death while remembering the things they've done and still considering them brothers despite their drifting apart.

In a bathroom, a disguised Sin approaches Sharon Carter and tells her a Doctor wanted her to tell her something, then says Dr. Faustus says "Remember." The word causes a Sharon to blackout and flash back to Captain America lying on the steps and recall that it was she who delivered the three shots to his stomach. The recollection causes her to collapse in the bathroom crying and saying "...What did I do? ...What did I do?"

Solicit Synopsis

Leaping from the final pages of Civil War, this is the *only place* readers can find out what happens next in the life of Captain America! Trust us, folks, this oversized 25th issue will stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe for the next year!


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Characters in this story also appear in other stories between this issue. The affected characters are:
Agent 13 / Sharon Carter

Captain America / Steve Rogers

Crossbones / Brock Rumlow

A flashback in this story affects the chronology of the following characters:
Captain America / Steve Rogers

Bucky / James Barnes

Agent 13 / Sharon Carter

Peggy Carter

Falcon / Sam Wilson


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