STEVE ROGERS ll CAPTAIN AMERICA ll THE FIRST AVENGER ll 6’ 2” ll 220 LBS ll NEW YORK, NEW YORK ll BLOND HAIR ll BLUE EYES
Once a scrawny and somewhat depressing art student, Steve was eager to enlist in the US military after learning of Nazi Germany’s atrocities. However, with little physical ability and a few health issues to go off of, he was rejected. Instead, Steve was contacted by a more secretive group known as ‘Operation: Rebirth.’ Steve eagerly accepted, and upon induction was given the first dose of Super Soldier Serum. This, complete with some Vita-Rays ended up speeding his growth and muscle mass, making him extremely strong and agile in comparison to the average human.
Given a uniform, a bullet proof shield, and the name ‘Captain America,’ Steve was sent off as a counter-intelligence agent and used as counter propaganda against the Germans. He became a symbol of freedom for the rest of the world, somewhat like a mascot, when he wasn’t off doing his job.
The Tesseract, inevitably what assisted in Steve’s powers, quickly became the bane of his existence. In an attempt to keep the energy source out of detrimental hands, Steve was forced to fly his plane into the Arctic ocean to keep it from detonating dangerous weapons. Stark is able to recover the Tesseract later, but it is Steve who is stuck in a 1940s style hospital room for 70 plus years until he awakens suddenly to a radio broadcast and runs straight into modern Times Square.
Let the culture shock begin.
When Nick Fury contacted him once again about the Tesseract, Steve was less than eager to get involved. But as an obligation to the world and to his people, he reluctantly fell back into the Avengers Initiative and quickly stood up to take the place of unofficial leader. He’s thankful that he did, if nothing else then for the friendships.
Old fashioned and a leader at heart, most see Steve as trustworthy and loyal, and for all that he is. He is frequently haunted by nightmares of his past, has trouble sleeping, and spends a good majority of his time among The Avengers arguing with Tony Stark or attempting to understand modern jokes. He is sensitive in inexplicable ways and furiously passionate towards his causes. A tough shell to break indeed, but a protective one at that.