Secrets and Sins
Fighting: Amazing (50)
Agility: Incredible (40)
Strength: Remarkable (30)
Endurance: Remarkable (30)
Reason: Excellent (20)
Intuition: Incredible (40)
Psyche: Amazing (50)
Health: Shift X (150)
Karma: Unearthly (110)
Popularity: Unearthly (100; 110 when dealing with the Military)
Resources: Excellent (20)
Real Name: Steven “Steve” Rogers
Aliases/Nicks: Steve Rogers, Steven Grant Rogers, Grant Rogers, Cap, “Winghead”, “Shieldslinger”, The Sentinel of Liberty, Star-Spangled Avenger, Nomad, Buck Jones, Roger Stevens, Yeoman America, Expatriate, Brett Hendrick, Stevie, Nathan Hale, Anthony Schwarz, Weapon I, The Captain; also has impersonated Crossbones.
Class: Hero Identity: Publicly Known
Gender: Male Height: 6 ft. 2 in. Weight: 240 lbs.
Hair/Fur: Blonde Eyes: Blue
Physical Form: Abnormal Chemistry
Race: Caucasian (Human)
Marital Status: Single Citizenship: U.S.A
Place of Birth: New York, New York. Base of Operations: Avengers Tower, formerly Avengers Mansion, Hydrobase, Rokatanski & Co., Brooklyn Heights, 569 Leaman Place, Brooklyn Heights.
Education: High school graduate; one year of art school; military basic training; private tutoring in hand-to-hand combat, gymnastics, military strategy, piloting, demolition, and other disciplines
Occupation: Adventurer, formerly WPA artist, soldier, police officer, teacher, freelance illustrator, special S.H.I.E.L.D. operative.
Origin of Powers: As a serviceman, Steve volunteered to be the subject of and was the first success of an experimental Super-Soldier Serum developed by the US Army—Captain America.
Group Affiliation: Secret Avengers; formerly the Avengers, Invaders, Captain’s Unnamed Superhero Team, Redeemers; formerly partner of Bucky, Rick Jones, Falcon, Demolition Man and Nomad (Jack Monroe).
Father: Joseph Rogers (father, deceased) Mother: Sarah Rogers (mother, deceased)
Siblings: None Children: Unrevealed
Joseph Rogers, Sarah Rogers, (Parents, deceased), Unnamed grandfather (Presumed deceased), Steven Rogers (“Captain America” of late 1700’s, ancestor, deceased), (Unborn child, deceased).
1. Physical Perfection: As a result of his treatment with the Super-Soldier Formula and a stabilizing bath of exotic (Vita-Rays) radiation Steve Rogers was elevated from a sickly skinny young man to the peak of human physical and mental perfection:
2. Rapid Healing: Captain America metabolism allows him to heal & recover from injuries faster then normal humans. He is considered to have Typical (6) rank rapid healing.
3. Self Recovery: Unearthly
4. Resistance to Toxins and Disease: Due to the Super-Soldier Serum that continues to flow through his veins Steve Rogers is highly resistant to the build-up of fatigue poisons in his tissues as a result of physical activity as well as to conventional disease. As such Steve Rogers can be considered to have Amazing (50) Endurance for purposes of resisting the effects of fatigue and exhaustion, and Unearthly (100) Endurance when resisting Toxins & Disease.
5. Hyper-Running: Steve Rogers has Poor (4) rank Hyper-Running, allowing him to run at up to 30 miles per hour (2 areas per turn) without tiring.
6. Suspended Animation: Captain America may enter into a state of suspended animation when exposed to conditions of extreme cold with Unearthly ability, as the Super-Soldier Serum prevents the crystallization of water in his tissues as well as other forms of tissue damage resulting from extreme cold. This is not a voluntary power and Cap may not choose whether or not to use it as it automatically activates under the appropriate conditions.
7. Longevity: The Super-Soldier Serum grants Captain America extraordinary youth and lifespan.
Weapons Specialist-Shield; Leadership; Military; Marksman; Guns; Martial Arts A,B,C,D, & E; Wrestling; Boxing; Acrobatics; Tumbling; Weapons Master; Thrown Weapons; Thrown Objects; Sharp Weapons; Criminology; Interrogation; Negotiations; Detective/Espionage; Strategist/Tactician; Underwater Combat; Tracking; Climbing; Survival; Stealth; Camouflage; First Aid; Pilot; Motorcycle; Artist; Multi-lingual: Russian, German, Japanese, Greek.
As the living embodiment of the American Dream Steve Rogers is a devout believer in the cause of freedom and the ideals laid out in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and as such would never seek to lie, cheat, steal, or otherwise infringe on the rights of others. Totally colorblind he judges all people by their actions not by their race, religion, or nationality. Indeed he is often offended by the prejudices of others and will not tolerate it in his presence and will attempt to school the offender whenever possible in the wrongness of their actions. Believing that one man can make a difference he sets the best example he can at all times in hopes of inspiring his fellow man to rise up to his level instead of sinking into the depths and will give his life if that’s what it takes to save lives.
Unique Weapon-Shield: Constructed from a unique Vibranium iron alloy, that has never been duplicated. This 2.5 foot diameter circular shield is one of the most indestructible items ever known, possessing CL3000 material strength and impervious to virtually anything of less than cosmic status or rare powers capable of affecting the molecular bonds that render it so impervious to harm. While no amount of conventional damage can penetrate the shield it cannot block stuns or slams from affecting its wielder and may soak up as much as 100 points of damage at any given time. It can however allow someone to stand on it while falling and successfully absorb the damage and allow its wielder to escape injury even while falling at terminal velocity. Due to its disk-shaped design and unusual resiliency the shield may be thrown up to three areas and bounced off of multiple targets and return to its wielder’s hand on a successful Yellow feat. It can do up to Incredible (40) blunt damage when wielded by Captain America based on his current strength, and Remarkable (30) edged damage depending on how he chooses to strike with it.
Body Armor: Constructed of a micro-chainmail mesh with an underlying Kevlar layer and integrated cowl his costume provides Excellent protection from heat and cold, Good against edged attacks, and Typical against blunt and piercing attacks.
Utility Belt: Captain America has often worn a utility belt containing mission-specific equipment.
Motorcycle: Captain America rides a Harley-Davidson custom special motorcycle, custom built for him by young motorcycle mechanic Jonathan Coulson of Queens, New York. Coulson modified the bike for the Captain in repayment for the Avenger’s help in reconciling the youth with his father. Captain America then took it to SHIELD, where it was further modified. Captain America keeps his motorcycle in his van and takes it wherever he travels.
Control Speed Body Protection
Good Remarkable Typical None
Captain America’s Hotline: The Hotline is a nationwide telephone service enabling American citizens to directly contact Captain America with information pertaining to national security or crises beyond the scope of conventional authorities. The Hot line is headquartered in a nondescript building in Brooklyn Heights, New York, and is fully computer-automated so it requires no personnel. Incoming calls are recorded, transferred to printed text, and transmitted by computer to Captain America’s portable briefcase terminal. All messages are simultaneously sent to the Stars and Stripes, an independent nationwide network of computer enthusiasts who have volunteered to assist Captain America in his data processing. The volunteer’s scan all messages correlate them as to duplication, urgency, and location. This information extract is then forwarded by computer through telephone lines to Captain America roves the country; he has constant access to information regarding his mission to serve the nation.
Captain America can expect virtually any hero or American citizen (and even some villains and non-Americans) to come to his aid when he calls upon them. So great is his ability to lead and inspire only the most heinous of villains can successfully resist his call.
Captain America’s only weapon is his shield, a concave disk 2.5 feet in diameter, weighing 12 pounds. It is made of a unique Vibranium iron alloy that has never been duplicated. The shield was cast by American metallurgist Dr. Myron MacLain, who was contracted by the U.S. government to create an impenetrable substance to use for tanks during World War II. MacLain was never able to duplicate the process due to his inability to identify a still unknown factor that played a role in it. The shield was awarded to Captain America by the government several months after the beginning of his career.
The shield has great aerodynamic properties: it is able to slice through the air with minimal wind resistance and deflection of path. Its great overall resilience, combined with its natural concentric stiffness, enables it to rebound from objects with minimal loss of angular momentum. It is virtually indestructible: it is resistant to penetration, temperature extremes, and the entire electromagnetic spectrum of radiation. The only way it can be damaged in any way is by tampering with its molecular bonding.
Steve Rogers was born July 4, 1920, to poor Irish immigrant parents, Sarah and Joseph Rogers, and grew up a frail youth during the Great Depression. His father died when he was a child, and his mother died from pneumonia later when he was in his late teens.
Steve Rogers became a fine arts student specializing in industrialization in the 1940’s before America entered World War II. He attempted to enlist in the army only to be turned away due to his poor constitution. A U.S. officer offered Rogers an alternative way to serve his country by being a test subject in project, Operation: Rebirth, a top secret defense research project designed to create physically superior soldiers. Rogers accepted and after a rigorous physical and combat training and selection process was selected as the first test subject. He was given injections and oral ingestion of the formula dubbed the “Super Soldier Serum” developed by the scientist Dr. Abraham Erskine. Rogers was then exposed to a controlled burst of “Vita-Rays” that activated and stabilized the chemicals in his system. The process successfully altered his physiology from its frail state to the maximum of human efficiency, including greatly enhanced musculature and reflexes.
After the assassination of Dr. Erskine. Roger was re-imagined as a superhero who served both as a counter-intelligence agent and a propaganda symbol to counter Nazi Germany’s head of terrorist operations, the Red Skull. Rogers was given a costume modeled after the American flag, a bulletproof shield, a personal sidearm and the codename Captain America.
He was also given a cover identity as a clumsy infantry private at Camp LeHigh in Virginia. Barely out of his teens himself, Rogers made friends with the teenage camp mascot, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes. Barnes accidentally learned of Rogers’ dual identity and offered to keep the secret if he could become Captain America’s sidekick. Rogers agreed, and trained Barnes. Roger met President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who presented him with a new shield made from a chance mixture of iron, Vibranium and an unknown catalyst, making it virtually indestructible. Throughout World War II, Captain America and Bucky fought the Nazi menace both on their own and as members of the superhero team the Invaders, which after the war evolved into the All-Winners Squad.
In the closing days of World War II in 1945, Captain America and Bucky tried to stop the villainous Baron Zemo from destroying an experimental drone plane. Zemo launched the plane with an armed explosive device on it, with Rogers and Barnes in hot pursuit. They reached the plane just before it took off, but when Bucky tried to defuse the bomb, it exploded in mid-air. The young man was believed killed, and Rogers was hurled into the freezing waters of either the North Atlantic. Neither his body or Bucky’s were found, and both were presumed dead.
The Avengers discovered Rogers’ body in the North Atlantic, his costume under his soldier’s uniform and still carrying his shield. Rogers had been preserved in a block of ice since 1945, which melted after the block was thrown back into the ocean by an enraged Sub-Mariner. When Rogers revived, he related his last, failed mission in the closing days of the war. Rogers accepted membership in the Avengers, and although he soon adjusted to modern times well enough to eventually assume leadership of the team, he was plagued by guilt for not being able to prevent Bucky’s death. He also undertook missions for the national security agency S.H.I.E.L.D., which was commanded by his old war comrade Nick Fury. Rogers established a residence in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York and has discovered that Bucky had been held in suspended animation throughout the Cold War performing assassinations as the Winter Soldier.