During World War II, Steve Rogers volunteered to receive the experimental Super-Soldier Serum. Enhanced to the pinnacle of human physical potential and armed with an unbreakable shield, he became Captain America. After a failed mission left him encased in ice for decades, he was found and revived by the Avengers. Later joining their ranks and eventually becoming the team's leader.
A long-time enemy of Captain America, Johann Schmidt is a proud Nazi general and the embodiment of evil, fear, and horror. He is known as the ruthless Red Skull.
Nicholas Joseph Fury served in World War II as the leader of the Howling Commandos. He later became an agent, and eventually director, of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury is one of the greatest strategic minds in the world, a born leader and a master of espionage. He currently serves as a replacement Watcher.
A ruthless mercenary who has operated as the right-hand man of the Red Skull as well as a member of the Skeleton Crew, Serpent Squad and, surprisingly, Thunderbolts.
Dr. Heinrich Zemo was the 12th Baron Zemo and a Nazi war criminal.
A former sidekick to Captain America, Jack Monroe abandoned his mentor when he became disillusioned with the hero's lack of finite action against the super-villains they fought. He later became the notorious serial killer known as Scourge.
Inspired by the tales of Captain America and her aunt Margaret, Sharon Carter decided to become an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Believed dead near the end of World War II only to have been found and brainwashed by the Soviets for the next 50 years, Captain America's former sidekick now continues to defend his country from the shadows against those who would threaten it as legendary spy and assassin, the Winter Soldier. He became the new Captain America to honor his friend Steve and he joined the Avengers. When Steve returned as Captain America, Bucky took on the identity of the Winter Soldier once again.
An ex-Soviet general turned businessman who orchestrated the death of Red Skull.
A social worker turned hero, Sam Wilson's bleak outlook on life was wiped away the day he met Captain America. Using a winged costume and his remarkable combat prowess and avian telepathy, he became the Falcon - defender of Harlem.
Tony Stark was the arrogant son of wealthy, weapon manufacturer Howard Stark. Tony cared only about himself, but he would have a change of heart after he was kidnapped by terrorists and gravely injured. Pressured to create a weapon of mass destruction, Stark instead created a suit of armor powerful enough for him to escape. Tony uses his vast resources and intellect to make the world a better place as the invincible Iron Man. Stark's super hero identity led him to become a founding member of the Avengers.
Namor the Sub-Mariner is the ruler of undersea Atlantis. The offspring of a sea captain and an Atlantean princess, he has been both a hero and a villain to the surface world. Namor is one of Marvel's oldest published characters with his origins in the Golden Age of comics.
The son of a dockworker, Joseph Chapman became the costumed adventurer known as Union Jack. As a superhero, Union Jack is one of Britain's greatest defenders and a champion of the common man.
The kid sidekick of the Human Torch. Eventually, he stepped out from his mentor's shadow and became a hero in his own right, working with the Kid Commandos.
A nurse who assisted Thor (disguised as Dr. Donald Blake) and eventually fell in love with him. Despite being diagnosed with breast cancer, she took up the mantle of Thor when he was no longer deemed worthy, and eventually became the new Valkyrie.
The original Human Torch, who fought in the second World War and was a member of the Invaders, is an artificial human created by Professor Phineas T. Horton. He is also (publishing-wise) the first ever Marvel super-hero!
Steven Rogers [formely William Burnside] was the fourth Captain America and was active in the 1950s. He has resurfaced since often fronting extremist causes and appearing as an antagonist to the real Captain America.
Master Man was a frail Nazi powered by the Super Soldier Serum who fought Captain America in World War II.
The former nanny of the Red Skull's daughter, Sin.
The daughter of the Red Skull who was aged at an accelerated rate by means of advanced technology so she could be of use to her father.
The Red Guardian of the 1940s, and also the first Red Guardian, fought alongside Captain America and the Invaders during World War II.
A wartime superhero who was the first man to replace Steve Rogers as Captain America.
The Golden Age Patriot and third Captain America.
Julia Winters was a baby girl adopted by Nomad. Her mother was a drug addict who could not take care of her. Nomad named her Bucky and attempted to raise her.
The fifth in the long line of Red Guardians. Little about his personal life is known.
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