Peggy Carter, also known as Margaret Carter, is the older aunt of Sharon Carter (retconned after her initial appearances where she was Sharon's older sister) and was a girlfriend of Captain America during World War II. Peggy Carter was an American agent serving with the French Resistance during World War II. Eventually she was ordered to protect a secret laboratory, posing as an old store, but actually housing the Super-Soldier Project. She was disguised as an old shop-keeper and was near the site where Steve Rogers became Captain America after he was injected with the Super-Soldier Serum. She was named Agent 13 during this mission. Her talents as a soldier and a spy could however not prevent a Nazi-spy from entering the secret laboratory. The spy had joined a few high-ranking American army officers to the Super-Soldier Project as his American alter ego Fredrick Clemson. There he killed the Professor responsible for the Serum.
Peggy Carter was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared unnamed in Tales of Suspense issue 75 (1966) where she was only half seen in one panel. Her first full (but unnamed) appearance was 2 issues later in Tales of Suspense issue 77 (1966). She was later identified as Peggy Carter in Captain America 161 and 162.
Major Story Arcs
After the shock that brought about the death of the man whom had made the Super-Soldier Serum, Peggy became even more competent a spy and detective and more determent to stop the Nazi's from world wide domination. During the war, Peggy and Captain America started working together and even became romantically involved. The two fought on various different missions during the War and their relationship became stronger and stronger. This however did not last for long, since Captain America seemingly died at the end of the war. Peggy moved on with her life, but could never forget her time with Captain America and it would affect her life for many years to come.
Years later Peggy, now older, would tell her niece Sharon Carter about the war and her adventures with Captain America and the allies. These stories inspired Sharon to follow in her aunt's footsteps and become an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..
It was at this time that Peggy learned of the fact that Steve Rogers, her former flame better known as Captain America, was still alive and revived in these modern times. Peggy had however grown into an older woman by that time. Steve and Peggy met on many occasions where she helped out Steve numerous times. Age however began to take it's toll on Peggy and she was hospitalized. More recently she passed away from old age. Captain America and Peggy's niece Sharon mourned for the loss of a great woman.
MC 2 Universe
Peggy took in Sharon Carter (American Dream) after her mother was killed in a bad car accident. Peggy would tell Shannon stories about her time with the Avengers when she was younger, Peggy also got Shannon a job at the Avengers Museum with her connections to the Avengers and she also called in a favor to the Chief-of-Staff of the museum.
In Earth-76, Peggy Carter was the superhero known as Captain Carter. She was believed to be lost at sea following the events of World War II, but was discovered to be alive and was unfrozen in the 21st century. She was sent to London to serve the Prime Minister Harry Williams and to fight against HYDRA and other supernatural threats. She is currently an agent of S.T.R.I.K.E. and is wanted for high reason. Peggy is 104 years old and has the super-soldier serum. She is skilled in combat, martial arts, using a shield, defense, and has survival training. She is a friend of Earth-76's Lizzie Braddock and was briefly mind-controlled by Morgan Le Fey before being saved by Earth-616's Betsy Braddock.
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 140 lbs
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: White (formerly blond)
- Citizenship: American
- Place of Birth: Ohio
- Marital Status: Single
- Occupation: Former communications specialist, spy, resistance fighter
- Known Relatives: Harrison Carter (brother, deceased), Amanda Carter (sister-in-law, deceased), Sharon Carter (niece)
Peggy is played by Hayley Atwell. Peggy is a British officer in the American Army and a member of Strategic Scientific Reserve. During the training of the soldiers, she came across Steve Rogers a frail, weak young man with a passionate heart and a great will to serve his country, which Peggy took an interest in. When Steve was picked for the Super Soldier Project, it had been her responsibility to escort Steve safely to Dr.Abraham Erskine. She had helped in raiding the HYDRA Base, during the final battle. When Johann Schmidt was defeated, Steve had to force the plane to land in the North Atlantic Ocean, to prevent the destruction of America, Peggy knowing that this would be the last time to hear his voice, did not give up hope, of there being another option than the one Steve took. Even after his 'death' she did not forget him and was still part of the SSR.
Though she doesn't appear in the actual film, there is a deleted scene on The Avengers Blu-Ray that states that Peggy is still alive in present day. Steve Rogers is reading over the files of his previous squad mates, all of whom are deceased except Peggy. He contemplates calling her, as her home phone number is listed in her file, but decides against it.
One year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Carter, still a member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve, is stuck compiling data instead of working field cases. One night while alone in the office, the case line rings, informing Carter of the location of the mysterious Zodiac. She goes to the location, and is able to retrieve the serum single-handedly. The next day, her boss, Agent Flynn, reprimands her for not going through the proper procedures to complete the mission. Carter explains that the mission was time-sensitive, but Flynn is unmoved, dismissing the indignant Carter as an "old flame" of Captain America's who was given her current job out of pity for her bereavement. As Flynn heads to his office, the case line rings, this time with Howard Stark on the other end. He tells Flynn to inform Carter that she will co-head the newly created S.H.I.E.L.D. and that Flynn must personally assist Carter with her things.
Peggy has since been married and had children. She suffers from dementia and is hospitalized. Steve Rodgers visits her in the hospital and although she initially appears to recognize Steve, she slips back into a state where she believes to be seeing him again for the first time since he was lost, shocked to see him alive. He merely says, "I couldn't leave my best girl. Not when she owes me a dance."
Hayley Atwell reprises her role as Peggy Carter for a brief cameo. After being subjected to the Scarlet Witch's mental abilities, Steve briefly experiences an illusion where he and Peggy attend a party to celebrate the end of World War II.
Hayley Atwell appears in Ant-Man, during a flashback scene of Hank Pym quitting from S.H.I.E.L.D. in 1989.
In the third Captain America film, Peggy Carter is revealed to have died of old age. Steve Rogers (Captain America) attends her funeral and is one the casket bearers. Her photo is seen on the funeral. On her funeral, Steve Rogers gets inspired by her legacy to choose not to register.
Hayley Atwell reprises her role once again for the fourth Avengers movie. When Captain America and Iron Man travel back in time to the 1970s in order to steal a sample of Pym Particles from Hank Pym's laboratory, Steve briefly spots Peggy in the military base where the lab is set up. At the end of the film, Steve chooses to travel back to the 1940s to reunite with Peggy and live out his life with her.
Hayley Atwell again reprises her role in the film, this time as an alternate universe version of Peggy Carter from Earth-838. This version of Peggy is a patriotic super soldier known as Captain Carter, with Baron Mordo referring to her as the first Avenger. She is part of her world's version of the Illuminati, and appears when Doctor Strange and America Chavez are captured after winding up on Earth-838. When the Scarlet Witch arrives at the Illuminati's HQ in search of Chavez, Captain Carter and her teammates confront her. Carter is subsequently killed after being cut in half with her own shield.
Peggy appears voiced by Peg Dixon.
Hayley Atwell returns as Peggy Carter in the series Agent Carter. Set in the post-war years, the series sees Peggy continuing with the S.S.R. as well as dealing with the aftermath of Steve's supposed death. Throughout the first season she clashes with Dottie Underwood, an operative of Russia's Black Widow program, as well as the vengeful Doctor Faustus. The second (and final) series moved the setting to L.A., with Peggy facing off against Whitney Frost.
Hayley Atwell reprises her role as Peggy Carter in several episodes of the show. Her death is mentioned during the Civil War crossover in season 3.
Peggy appears in several episodes, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role.
Peggy Carter appears as a major character in the animated series, with Hayley Atwell once again reprising her role. One of the alternate timelines explored in the series features a version of Peggy who received the Super Soldier Serum during World War 2, transformed her into a patriotic superhero dubbed Captain Carter.
Captain America: Super Soldier
Peggy Carter appears in the game, voiced by Hayley Atwell.
Marvel: War of Heroes
Dust appears in several cards in the mobile card game Marvel: War of Heroes. Her cards are:
- [Super Spy] Peggy Carter
- [La Resistance] Peggy Carter
Marvel Puzzle Quest
Peggy, as Captain America, is a playable character in the game.
Her bio in the game says: In a world where Steve Rogers was assassinated before he could become Captain America, his friend Peggy Carter joined the Super Soldier Program in his place.
A former field agent, Peggy combines the power of Super Soldier serum with her top-notch combat training, defending the ideals of freedom and equality as her world's Captain America!
Lego Marvel's Avengers
Peggy Carter appears as a playable character, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role. She appears in her "TV serie" attiere and her retired version.
Marvel Avengers Academy
Peggy Carter is a playable character. She is a premium character and was released during de "Daredevil" event. She is voiced Sarah Miller-Crews.
- The comic version of Peggy Carter was featured in the HeroClix figure game.
- Diamond Select released a Peggy Carter Mini-Mate as part of a two-pack with a HYDRA soldier.
- Funko released an Agent Carter Pop! bobblehead.
- A Peggy Carter figurine was featured in the Marvel Movie Collection from Eaglemoss Publications.
- Peggy Carter was featured in Hasbro's Marvel Legends line as part of a two-pack with Captain America. The figure was released to coincide with Marvel's 80th anniversary.
- Peggy Carter appears in Hasbro's Marvel Legends line as part of the Watcher Build-a-Figure wave.