Hand Size 6 (40)
Boxing, Shields, Wrestling
Acrobatics, Driving, Martial Arts, Ricochet
History (American), Sociology
Art, Leadership, Military, Survival
Resistance to Disease +10
Chain Mail Upper Body Armor +2
Adamantium-Vibranium Shield +15 – Unbreakable – Unique Bonus: +5 on attack +15 on defense
Born in the early 20th Century in New York City to poor Irish parents, Steve Rogers grew up sickly. Despite his heartfelt desire to aid his country in its struggle against the Axis powers, his frailties disqualified him from active military service. However, his unyielding determination and moral character resulted in his being chosen for the top-secret Operation: Rebirth project. Dr. Abraham Erskine’s Super-Soldier process transformed Rogers into a peerless physical specimen—a success that would never be reproduced thereafter, due to Erskine’s subsequent murder at the hands of a Nazi spy. Trained and equipped as a spy-busting propaganda asset to counterbalance Germany’s Red Skull, Rogers became Captain America. Accompanied by his partner Bucky Barnes, Captain America fought alongside the Sub-Mariner and the original Human Torch as a member of the Invaders.
While trying to stop a rocket weapon of Baron Zemo’s, Barnes apparently died and Rogers was lost to the icy waters of the North Atlantic. The Super-Soldier formula put Rogers into a state of suspended animation, while the world thought him dead for decades. Eventually discovered and revived by the Avengers in more recent times, Captain America has had to adapt to a world half a century different than the one that shaped him.
Captain America is the moral measure against whom most other heroes compare themselves. He is the hero’s hero—fearless, selfless, noble, and unyielding. Rogers lives the ideals he represents— they aren’t simply a code he espouses and works to uphold. Equality and fairness, justice and liberty for all—these are fundamental to Cap’s basic character, not just words, and his every action demonstrates this.
Abilities & Resources
Operation: Rebirth transformed Rogers into the pinnacle of physical perfection. Captain America’s body operates at the maximum of human physical potential, giving him levels of strength, endurance, and agility that would shame world-class athletes. His body also makes him effectively immune to poison, disease, and fatigue. In addition, he is highly trained in all aspects of military and tactical skill, and his close-quarter combat skills combine with his physical abilities to make him one of the single best hand-to-hand fighters alive. Rogers possesses extensive battlefield experience and years working in the intelligence community, and he is a natural leader with virtually unmatched powers of inspiration.
Captain America wears a scale-mail uniform of sophisticated anti-ballistic materials and carries a circular shield. This shield is one-of-kind—the accidental alloying of steel and Vibranium—practically indestructible and known to dampen kinetic energy impact entirely. In addition to using it defensively, Rogers has mastered its use as a throwing weapon.
Steve Rogers is a “champion level” S.H.I.E.L.D. agent with effectively unlimited security clearance and access to S.H.I.E.L.D. facilities, equipment, and personnel surpassed only by Director Nick Fury. He uses customized vehicles such as a high-tech van and a heavily modified motorcycle, both gifts from the Black Panther’s people. Rogers is particularly close to fellow hero the Falcon and to S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter. Cap’s reputation, particularly among the superhuman community, is unmatched—no other figure commands the degree of respect and loyalty among heroes that he does.