Captain America is Steve Rogers, a formerly normal (if somewhat frail) human of exceptional character who was subjected to Dr. Erskine's experimental Super-Soldier process. As a result, he now functions at the absolute peak of human ability, both physically and mentally.
Resistance to Disease (s): a physically perfect human, Steve is blessed with intensity 16 (+4) resistance to most conventional diseases. He can still succumb to the most deadly bugs on earth, but his metabolism resists them very strongly.
Hindrances / Augmentations:
Shield (s): a patriotic emblem that Steve was given to use as Captain America, this amazing device is made from a Vibranium-iron alloy that was developed (but never reproduced) by Dr. Myron MacLain - and has proven to be virtually indestructible.
Possessing a material strength of 28, the shield can be used to absorb like (or +7) damage every exchange, doing so to any attack striking the front or back. However, the edge of the shield does not absorb damage, and can be used to inflict +3 damage in melee or when thrown.
Chain Mail Shirt (s): this heavy coat of arms provides Steve intensity 4 (+1) resistance to physical attack forms, such as punches, bullets, etc., but no resistance to energy or other forms of attack, as long as such attacks are centered upon his head or torso.
Acrobatics (a): supplementing his staggering martial arts training, this skill describes how light on his toes Steve can be. He may lower the difficulty of actions intended to either dodge attacks or reduce falling damage by one difficulty level.
Artist (w): a true artist at heart, Steve has been seen on numerous occasions waxing artistic; furthermore, he actually produces good work with his artistic itch. He can easily produce works of art that are pleasing to the eye, and even sell them if so desired.
Boxing (s): trained by the best combatants the U.S. government had to offer, Steve is himself a master of unarmed combat. As such, he can divide his total action score by two to make two unarmed attacks per exchange, the last of which occurs as a contingent action.
Driving / Motorcycle 2 (a): Steve can drive just about anything, but he can drive a motorcycle really, really well. An expert motorcyclist, Steve may resolve handling actions when operating such a vehicle using either his Strength or Agility.
Languages / English, German and Russian (i): Steve has demonstrated that he is fluent in more than just his native tongue. He can easily read, write and speak in English, German and Russian - and possibly more languages that have yet to be revealed.
Leadership (w): Steve has shown time and time again just how competent a leader of men he can be. Any team led by Steve gains a +1 on actions attempted while following his leadership - though this changes to a -1 if his leadership disappears for some reason.
Marksmanship (a): though he rarely uses this skill, Steve has been taught how to effectively wield firearms by the military. Whether he's handling standard, semi-automatic, or fully automatic rifles or pistols, Steve may do so at a reduced difficulty level.
Martial Arts (a): this skill allows Steve to resolve unarmed melee attacks at a reduced difficulty. Furthermore, if he neglects to attack in an exchange, Steve can attempt to catch an object thrown at him if he could normally lift it, negating any applicable damage.
Military / United States (w): as a 'creation' of the U.S. Army, Steve naturally has this skill as a general matter of course. It is the source of his combat training (if not all his other talents), and denotes an inherent understanding of the Army Way (the SOP).
Piloting (a): Steve is a competent pilot of most aircraft, whether they're fighter jets or simple civilian vehicles. Whenever he's operating either type of airplane, whether offensively or defensively, Steve may do so at one difficulty level lower than is normally necessary.
Psychology (i): Steve knows people. He's quite competent at judging their imminent actions, usually in regards to some action or event. With this skill, if Steve decides not to attack in an exchange, he can nonetheless make an undeclared contingent attack at the exchange's end.
Ricochet (a): Steve can use his shield to strike more than one opponent in one throw, dividing his total action score by the number of people he's trying to hit; all additional hits occur as contingent actions. Usually he'll bounce his shield back to his hand at the end of each exchange.
Shields (s): Steve is an unparalleled master of shield use when in combat, whether offensive or defensive in nature. He may attempt any actions with a shield at a reduced difficulty, whether protecting himself or others, or wielding it in melee or ranged combat.
Survival (w): tough and hardy to the extreme, Steve is well-versed in dealing with the harsh conditions that Mother Nature can throw his way, and as such, reduces the difficulty level of actions centered around getting by in all kinds of natural settings.
Weapon Specialist / Shield (s): on top of his ability to easily use most anything as a shield, Steve has worked with his unique, Vibranium-iron alloy disc shield for decades. He may attempt actions with it, either offensive or defensive, with an additional reduction of difficulty.
Wrestling (s): to complement his boxing skills, Steve has also learned the fine technique of wrestling. If Steve damages an opponent in unarmed melee, he can make a contingent action to hold on, which is an average difficulty Strength (strength) action.
Once he's latched onto his opponent, Steve can continue to inflict the original amount of damage his unarmed attack caused to his target, until he fails that contingent action at the end of each exchange to hold on (or his opponent does something to otherwise dislodge him).
Captain America is known by almost everyone on earth. He has reliable contacts in the form of the US government and military, as well as the team of super heroes he leads into battle, the Invaders. Anyone else fighting for freedom would likely lend him aid should he but ask.
Idealist: the preeminent patriotic hero in his day and age, Steve Rogers truly loves America and what it stands for, and would give his all to defend America and the ideals behind it. And, unlike some other, so-called patriots, Steve doesn't devolve into jingoism.
Steve's Captain America costume consists of a blue chain mail shirt with white lower sleeves, white and red stripes on the lower torso, and a big white star on the chest, blue stretch fabric pants, red buccaneer boots, red flared gloves, and his blue, winged mask with an 'A' on the forehead.
Steve is a determined and patriotic soul, wanting to do right by his country no matter what the cost to himself. Though blessed with impressive abilities, it's these traits that make Steve who he is, and why generals, kings and even gods yield to his advice and leadership.
Real Name: Steve Rogers
Occupation: adventurer / soldier
Legal Status: American citizen with no criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: the Invaders, the Crazy Sues
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 240 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none
An artistic and idealistic young man, Steve was appalled by the reports of atrocities committed by Nazi Germany, and attempted to enlist in the Army to do something about them. However, despite his enthusiasm and zeal, military recruiters rejected him due to his being too 'frail'.
Steve was given a chance to serve in a different capacity, however - as a test subject for Operation: Rebirth's so-called Super-Soldier Serum. Assuming he'd survive, Steve would've been the first of an army of super soldiers ready to fight the Nazis.
Steve's body readily changed, thanks to both the Super-Soldier Serum in his veins and the Vita-Rays that helped them stabilize his growth. However, a Nazi spy killed the creator of the Serum, Dr. Erskine, who committed the formula to memory to prevent the enemy from acquiring it.
Though Dr. Erskine's killer was dealt with (and swiftly), the damage was done; Steve would wind up being the only super soldier the U.S. Army would have. Deciding to use him as something of a morale booster, they decided to dress him in the flag, and wave him at the enemy.
Under the name Captain America, Steve would wear a highly patriotic uniform, and publicly do battle with Nazis. To this end, he was trained in all manner of combat skills, both armed and unarmed, and given a unique, nigh-indestructible shield that he trained with unceasingly.
Of course, when less savory actions were needed in the field, it wouldn't do to have the government's new mouth-piece seen with blood on his hands. As such, Steve was given a side kick of sorts, a youth who would fight alongside him - and do the things he couldn't.
This youth, one Bucky Barnes, was also trained in various fighting skills and intelligence areas, and was the 'wet works' portion of the duo. Steve and Bucky quickly grew into close friends, and engaged in ceaseless missions fighting Nazis and various other villains of the time.
Becoming more famous daily, the duo eventually became mixed up with the doings of other heroes, and eventually founded the Invaders, a group of the world's single greatest heroes. The Invaders would repeatedly deal with super-powered Nazi threats, both home and abroad.
While most of the goons they fought would turn out to be two-bit hoods and simple murderers, the one threat that kept appearing again and again in Steve's life was the Red Skull. This fiend, the prodigy of Hitler himself, easily served as a foil for Steve, both politically and in battle.
In scheme after scheme, the Red Skull would torment Steve with yet another plot to destroy America, and time and time again Steve would defeat the hateful Skull. He would quickly grow to loathe Steve to an insane degree, and dogged his every step throughout World War II.
Of course Steve would take this in stride, just seeing it as another aspect of his job. The Red Skull wasn't the only villain he would have to defeat, after all, and whether alone, with Bucky at his side, or among his fellow Invaders, he was more than ready to fight all comers!
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