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Old 05-15-2007, 09:16 PM   #9
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Default Re: [Supers] GURPS Unofficial Handbook to the Marvel Universe, Reboot Edition

CAPTAIN AMERICA

Real Name: Steven Rogers.
Occupation: History professor, adventurer; former soldier.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Identity: Secret.
Other Aliases: Roger Stevens; the Captain.
Place of Birth: New York City.
Marital Status: Widower.
Known Relatives: Joseph (father, deceased), Sarah (mother, deceased), Margaret "Peggy" Carter (wife, deceased), James (son, missing in action), Sharon Carter (great-niece by marriage).
Group Affiliation: Avengers, mentor to Bucky II; former member of the Invaders, former partner to Bucky I and Golden Girl.
Base of Operations: New York City.
History: Steven Rogers was a sickly boy who grew up during the Great Depression. A staunch patriot, he believed the U.S. government could do no wrong. When World War II broke out in Europe, Steve, at 18, attempted to enlist, but was denied by the recruiter due to his health.

Taking pity on the lad, and impressed with the boy's enthusiasm for doing "the right thing", the recruiter put Steve's name in for a "special project" the military was putting into place. Out of all of the subjects, Steve was the first one selected to undergo the "super-soldier" treatment, which consisted of a serum taken orally and catalyzed with a unique mixture of what was believed to be non-harmful radiation. Upon the experiment's success, Steve emerged at the peak of human physical perfection.

Sadly, the project's lead scientist. Dr. Erneskine, was killed almost immediately by Nazi agents. Because he'd kept the full formula for the super-soldier serum in his head, the project died with Erneskine.

Steve Rogers was then given the uniform and identity of Captain America, the fighting symbol of America. During World War II, Captain America operated alongside the Invaders, a team which included the Sub-Mariner, Union Jack, the android Human Torch, the speedster Spitfire, and his Soviet counterpart Red Guardian, as well as working for a time with a sidekick, James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes (see Namor). While operating in occupied France, he met the woman who would one day become his wife, Peggy Carter, who at the time was working for the OSS (Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor to the modern CIA) in organizing and supporting the French Resistance.

After World War II was over, Captain America maintained contact with the other Invaders, including Red Guardian, who had retired to become a circus acrobat. It was during this time that he married Peggy Carter. He then served during the Korean War, working with a new partner, Golden Girl, for a brief time while Bucky was recuperating from injuries incurred by the criminal Lavender. While Bucky was recuperating, Peggy gave birth to Steve's son, who was named James in honor of Bucky. (It is not known whether the effects of the super-soldier serum were passed onto James Rogers.) In 1953, however, Rogers was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee to explain his frequent contact with the retired Red Guardian. A shocked nation was soon informed that the Committee had stripped Captain America of his position.

Disillusioned for the first time in his life with the United States government, Steve Rogers dropped out of sight, as a series of new Captain Americas came and went. In the 1960s, Peggy Carter was later killed in a communist terrorist attack in West Germany while she, Steve, and James were visiting several of the monuments to the war there.

Steve's son, James, who had declined his father's role, attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and became a Navy A-6 Intruder pilot during the Vietnam War, but was shot down and reported missing in action; whether James is still alive or not is unknown. Following his son's disappearance, Steve temporarily returned to action as Captain America (without authorization) in an ill-fated attempt to find and rescue his son, only to admit defeat several months later. The identity was retired by the government altogether following the Vietnam War.

It was at this time, in the 1970s, that Steve realized that he effectively wasn't aging; tests at military hospitals showed that his decreased rate of aging was due to lingering effects of the super-soldier serum.

Steve Rogers has moved from place to place over the last several decades. At first he studied the martial arts of various nations abroad. During the '90s he taught history at various high schools across the nation. Recently settling into a teaching position in the borough of Queens, Steve was forced to don a black and white outfit similar to his Captain America uniform when Baron Harbin Zemo, grandson of the Nazi general Steve faced repeatedly during WWII, took the school he was teaching at hostage (see Baron Zemo). Baron Zemo had discovered Steve's identity by intercepting various correspondences between Steve and the now deceased Red Guardian, and the fact that Steve was still in his prime fed the need for revenge that had been drilled into the baron as a youth.

Steve, using the alias "The Captain", managed to fend off Zemo and rescue the school. One of the students, Rikki Buchanan, aided him without his asking for help (see Bucky). Realizing that the need for a symbol was greater than ever, yet still not trusting the government, Steve petitioned Congress to restore him as Captain America, but only under the condition that he would be able to operate autonomously. They have grudgingly done so, giving him the adamantium-vibranium alloy shield the Vietnam-era Captain America used.
Height: 6' 2".
Weight: 240 lbs.
Eyes: Blue.
Hair: Blond.
Strength Level: Captain America represents the pinnacle of human physical perfection. While not superhuman, he is as strong as a human being without powers can be. He can lift (press) a maximum of 800 pounds with supreme effort.
Known Superhuman Powers: The "super-soldier serum" that enhanced Captain America to human perfection has extended his lifespan significantly. Captain America ages at an extremely slow rate; while it has been over 60 years since his treatment, he has only aged about ten, and appears to be in his mid-30s.
Abilities: Captain America is highly trained in a number of combat styles, having received special forces training during World War II and further training in Oriental and Western martial arts, including, but not limited to, karate, jujitsu, several styles of kung fu, boxing, wrestling, savate, and aikijutsu. He has combined these styles into a unique style all his own.

Captain America is an expert at throwing his shield, bouncing it off a number of targets, and having it return to him.
Weapons: Captain America's only weapon is a round shield made from adamantium. The shield is 2 feet in diameter, weighing 12 pounds, and is aerodynamically shaped to provide lift as it flies through the air; due to years of practice with similar shields, Captain America can throw it over a hundred feet and have it return to him. The shield is practically impervious to all harm; only something that can rearrange matter on the molecular level would be able to damage the shield.

Red Skull: What makes you special? What makes you deserving of this power?
Captain America: Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.
Captain America: The First Avenger


Edit: Current sheet listed in new post, without the Shield being paid for
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