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.
In Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) starts off with his newfound superpowers not by fighting crime and saving lives, but fighting in a wrestling cage match to win some money. With his homemade costume, he fights as The Human Spider, facing off against Bonesaw McGray (portrayed by Randy Savage). He looks just a bit amateur compared to when he wears the Spider-Man costume made for him by Tony Stark.
In the X-Men, Psylocke (Olivia Munn), real name Betsy Braddock, is a mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers that she can charge into deadly weapons. Not only is she a stealthy martial artist, but a former fashion model.
Blade (Wesley Snipes), born half-man half-vampire Eric Brooks, becomes a vampire hunter in order to seek vengeance on the monsters that killed his mother. He’s known as the day walker, because unlike full vampires, sunlight doesn’t affect him.
After a car accident ends Doctor Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) career as a neurosurgeon, he embarks on a journey of healing in the Far East. There he encounters the Ancient One, who teaches him the mystical arts, with some help from the Cloak of Levitation and Eye of Agamotto.
Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is a superhuman who fights street crime in Harlem, New York City like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Once a convict named Carl Lucas, he gained superhuman strength and unbreakable skin in a sabotaged experiment conducted in prison inmates. Add bullet holes for the complete look.
In Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther is the superhero identity of T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, a fictional African nation. After eating a mysterious plant poisonous to many non-Wakandans, he gained the peak of human strength and agility on the same level as Captain America. Black Panther is Marvel’s answer to Batman.