In Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) receives an experimental serum, with the aid of Peggy Carter, to transform his frail body into the peak of human ability in order to contribute to the US’s war effort. After a military mission, he’s made to don this colorful costume and tour the country to raise war bonds. Put into a deep sleep for 70 years, it’s not until he awakens to Nick Fury in present time that he puts away this vintage outfit for the Captain America costume we’re all familiar with.
The twin sister of Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) has the ability to harness magic and use hypnosis and telekinesis. Sweet and caring, but extremely powerful, she’s battled mental illness for a long time. Originally supporting Ultron against the Avengers, Scarlet Witch battles her inner demons to figure out which side she should really fight for.
Captain America’s former main squeeze, Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) works as one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s top agents. As one of the first female agents, she’s often put to the test to prove her grit. Her talents as a marksman, combined with her skills as a top agent, make her a force to be reckoned with.
Tony Stark is Iron Man, a billionaire playboy and ingenious engineer who, after being kidnapped, builds a powered suit of armor to escape captivity. As a free man, he continues to build new models of the suit, wearing them while playing the hero.
In the Marvel comics, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is the Norse god of thunder and a founding member of the Avengers. As if being a god wasn’t enough, he has an enchanted hammer called Mjolnir that allows him to fly and control the weather.
A frail Steve Rogers takes an experimental serum and becomes Captain America, a World War II hero and leader of the Avengers. As the name suggests, he’s pretty patriotic, garbing himself head to toe in the stars and stripes. Most recently, Cap has been played by actor Chris Evans.
Scarlett Johansson stars in The Avengers and Iron Man 2 as Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow. A highly-trained spy for S.H.I.E.L.D., she’s every bit as deadly as her code name suggests.