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Quote1.png You think I'm fighting for me? To save my own life? That's why you'll never win. I'm not fighting for me, I'm fighting for them. And that's something you'll never understand, machine! Quote2.png
Captain America (Steve Rogers)[src]


World War II

Captain America worked with Bucky and the Howling Commandos in WWII. He was recruited to join the Super Soldier Program, due to unbreakable fighting spirit and strong will.

Through the Super Soldier Serum created by Dr. Abraham Erskine, soldier Steve Rogers was transformed into Captain America.[1] During a mission in which Captain America and Bucky attempted to take down the Red Skull, they discovered that he had opened a portal to Asgard and planned to unleash an army of mythological monsters upon the world.

After foiling the Red Skull's attempt at world domination, they tried to stop him from escaping in his rocket. When the Red Skull ejected himself from the rocket and began the rocket's self-destruct sequence, Bucky pushed Captain America into the ocean, sacrificing himself to save Steve. Steve was then frozen in ice, only to be found decades later by the Avengers.[2]

Out of Time

During this time, it was thought amongst the public that both Captain America and Bucky had sacrificed their lives for the war effort, and a statue was erected in front of the Statue of Liberty in memory of the two war heroes. Upon hearing from Tony Stark of the of many changes that had happened in the world, Steve Rogers felt disheartened knowing that everyone he ever knew from his time were gone forever, including Bucky. Despite his sad feelings over being awakened in the modern world which was far different from his days, Captain America swiftly regained a sense of being needed to protect mankind after helping the Avengers defeat a dough monster created by Arnim Zola.

Steve Rogers gladly joined the Avengers roster, filling in the empty space left by the Hulk, who had recently left the team. Before he joined the Avengers, however, he fought and defeated his old archenemy Baron Zemo (who mysteriously disappeared after their fight) at Avengers Mansion.[3] The following day, Captain America was approached by S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury. Fury told him that anything he needed, S.H.I.E.L.D. would provide.[4]

When trying to tell the rest of the team about the man who saved him from Zemo, the Avengers are alerted of an intruder in the front yard. The mysterious man takes them down one by one until he stops and reveals himself to be Prince T'Challa of Wakanda. T'Challa required their help in retaking his rightful place on the throne as the king of Wakanda against The Man-Ape. The Avengers agree and travel to his homeland where Steve returns the favor and saves T'Challa from imminent danger. After taking back his homeland, T'Challa agrees to join the team as the Black Panther.[5]

Gamma World

While chasing down Hawkeye in New York, The Avengers were called upon by Agent Quartermain to help with a situation at the Cube. The Leader had created an expanding gamma dome centered in the Cube and it was up to the Avengers to infiltrate the facility to take down the generator. After T'Challa had destroyed the generator, Sterns had unleashed an even larger dome around Las Vegas and reactivated the dome around the cube. The Avengers had fallen victim to the gamma exposure, including Captain Rogers. The Captain, along with the rest of the Avengers had become mindless gamma slave monsters to the Leader until Hawkeye and the Hulk had returned to take down Sterns and save the Avengers. [6] [7]

Masters of Evil

While Steve was training in the Avengers Mansion, he was attacked by Skurge and Zemo. He had been taken hostage along with Stark and Janet by the Masters of Evil. After Hawkeye, Black Panther, and Ant-Man had freed them, they were able to defeat the team.[8]

Steve and T'Challa later helped Clint and Mockingbird infiltrate Hydra Island against the wishes of Fury and Stark. After Strucker forced the countdown to destroy the island, Steve and the others escaped.[9]

Apparent Harbinger

When the time-traveller Kang arrived to kill Captain America, who he believed to be the future cause for the destruction of Earth, Iron Man managed to get to the villain's special throne to defeat him.[10] When Kang escaped, Tony pushed himself to the limit to find Kang's space-ship.[11] When the Avengers arrived at it, he managed to hack it and threatened Kang to sent it back to the future. Wasp alerted Tony this would cause the death of Princess Ravonna, Kang's wife. Kang was finally imprisoned in the special Prison 42, in the Negative Zone, where the villain claimed the presence of Captain America in this time would cause a war.[12]

At some point in the summer, Steve had helped the rest of the Avengers against giant ice creatures that had attacked New York when Malekith the Accursed had unleashed a giant blizzard across the Earth when he opened the Casket of Ancient Winters. Steve was assisted by Human Torch and The Thing who saved him against some of the ice creatures.[13]

Bringing back Bucky

When Rogers and the team were watching Hawkeye make a practice shot that was supposedly impossible, an EMP had gone off that disrupted the training. When Hawkeye went to go check who was the cause of this, it was revealed that the Black Widow had been responsible for the EMP. She had informed them that Hydra and A.I.M were going to war over control of the Cosmic Cube. The team was skeptical but reluctantly agreed to help and track down Baron von Strucker. As the rest of the team went to go find Strucker, Steve and the Hulk stayed behind defending the streets from Hydra's bots and goons. Cap stopped the fight at one point to let Hulk know that we was a hero for fighting for the same people who hated and feared him. Once they found Strucker, Cap was able to hold him off until they both reached out and grabbed the Cube. It failed for Strucker, but Cap had inadvertently used it to bring back his fallen friend Bucky Barnes.[14]


The Avengers and the rest of the team had found the Serpent Society in a subway where they found them holding civilians hostage. The confrontation was interrupted by Hank attempting to appeal to the Society's human side. He failed in his attempt, and a battle ensued between the two teams. Cap was able to use his shield to slice off the cybernetic arms of Bushmaster. The battle escalated until Hank used his ants on King Cobra and the rest of the Society fled. When they returned to the mansion, Steve tried to convince Hawkeye to get his injury checked by Jane Foster but was interrupted by Ultron who had taken control of the mansion and attempted to destroy the Avengers. Steve joined the team against the machine and were luckily saved by Hulk tearing apart Ultron-5.[15]

Battle of Asgard

Captain America fought Crimson Dynamo when the Masters of Evil tried to use the Norn Stones to bring an invasion from Asgard to Earth.[16] When the Stones were destroyed, Steve was sent to the realm Niffleheim, where he was confronted by the souls of his WWII comrades and the realm's ruler Hela[17] and by promising her his soul if he would die in battle, he was sent to Asgard to fight Loki, who had taken Odin's power and Thor prisoner. When the rest of the Avengers were defeated, Cap's shield was destroyed by Loki, and Iron Man appeared in a new armor to battle the villain until his teammates recovered and fought back. When Giant-Man damaged the magic tree Yggdrasill, Loki's power returned to Odin, who woke up from his sleep and confronted Loki, sending him to a new punishment.

When they returned Earth, in the Avengers Mansion, Cap was ambushed by a Skrull and captured, while his attacker took his shape[18].

The Skrull Invasion

Captain America spent two months in captivity on the Skrull ship located near the rings of Saturn, during which he endured horrendous and severe torture no human should be able to have endure. After defeating some Skrull imposters who looked like the Avengers, Captain America escaped his cell, taking a Skrull scientist hostage to learn that the Skrull's have infiltrated Earth in an attempt claim it as their own. He then frees all the other prisoners who were replaced by Skrull imposters including Madame Viper, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Clay Quartermain, A.I.M. Scientist Supreme, Mockingbird, King Cobra, S.W.O.R.D. Director Henry Gyrich and the Invisible Woman. After battling the Super-Skrull, the human managed to escape using a Skrull ship and return to Earth.[19]

Upon arriving near the Moon Captain America asked Quartermain what was the fastest way they could get them down to Earth. Quartermain told him they had a option, which was to dock unto S.W.O.R.D. Damocles Base which had probably already been infiltrated by a Skrull. Nevertheless, Captain America returned to Earth and reunited with the Avengers in Washington, D.C. to aid them against Skrull Queen Veranke and her armada of Super-Skrull lead by her Captain America. Captain America battles against his Skrull doppelganger impersonator. The battle between the two was quite intense and ferocious with the Skrull cap having the advantage over Rogers until Rogers informs his doppelganger that their is more to humanity than just their bodies and minds that make them strong, it's their willing spirit to never give up or surrender and with that Captain America defeats him. Rogers reclaims his place in the Avengers and realized the hard time he was going to have reinstating his reputation which is ruined by his Skrull doppelganger.[20]

Meeting Spider-Man

After the Daily Bugle started to cover Captain America, calling him a traitor, Tony went up to the Daily Bugle and talked to J. Jonah Jameson and told him to stop publishing the stories due to the amount of evidence and people that had already stated Captain America wasn't a Skrull. Tony told J. Jonah Jameson he could get him an interview with the real Captain America, after he requested to speak to the Skrull, who posed as him. Betty Brant, who was busy at the time with something else, was called in to interview him. The interview was short before they were attacked by the Serpent Society, who were trying to free Viper.

Captain America fought his hardest, but was having a hard time defeating them due to being outnumbered. Captain America was saved by a masked hero named Spider-Man, who was really Peter Parker coming to his rescue. The two fell below into the sewers with several citizens. The two related under the sewers due to being mistrusted by people, Captain America told Spider-Man that he talked to the people that he had helped and reassured him that he was a hero.

The two were cornered by the Serpent Society, demanding the release of Viper. He and Spider-Man fought through the entire team by themselves. He and Spider-Man were found by Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers. He and Spider-Man spoke about J. Jonah Jameson continuing to claim he was a menace. Captain America told Spider-Man he was okay with him webbing Jameson's mouth shut. He then watched Spider-Man web-swinging away from building to building.[21]



Seemingly those of Steven Rogers of Earth-616.


Seemingly those of Steven Rogers of Earth-616.



Captain America's Shield (Old Classic, Vibranium, Energy Shields)


Captain America's Motorcycle


  • In the episode 'The Man Who Took Tomorrow' Kang explained that Captain America was the cause of his future timeline being wiped out. It was later shown in 'Operation: Galactic Storm' that Captain America had two choices, one abandon Black Panther and destroy the wormhole threatening the sun or save Black Panther and let the sun die. Kang hails from a timeline where Captain America made the latter choice.
  • From 'A Day Unlike Any Other' to 'Secret Invasion' the Avengers were unaware that Captain America was replaced. Nick Fury suspected him after seeing him attack Ronan and not standing up when Ross sadistically took in Banner.
  • As of Deadliest Man Alive he has appeared in 29 of 43 episodes.
  • Captain America's serial number is 54985870.

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