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WWII Captain America

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.

Winter Soldier

Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is Captain America’s brother-in-arms until his plane explodes in Soviet airspace. The Russians rescue him, using the opportunity to program him to work for them as an assassin code-named the Winter Soldier. They also patch him up with a bionic arm, all the better for assassinating targets.

Scarlet Witch

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.

Quicksilver in Avengers

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is Pietro Maximoff, the fleet-footed twin brother of Scarlet Witch who can move at superhuman speeds. He’s not to be confused with the Evan Peters Quicksilver, who’s, like, totally different.

Agent Carter

Agent Peggy Carter

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.

Iron Man

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.

Nick Fury

In the Avengers, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s the one responsible for recruiting Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and The Hulk to join forces to take on Loki. No biggie.

Hawkeye

In the Avengers, Clint Barton is Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), a master archer and an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unlike teammates Captain America and The Hulk, he has absolutely no superpowers. But on the bright side, he’s been in a relationship with Black Widow.

Thor

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.

Captain America

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.