Steven Grant "Steve" Rogers is a World War II veteran, and is known as the world's first superhero. Born in Brooklyn, New York City, the young Rogers suffered from numerous health problems, and upon America's entry into World War II, was rejected from military service despite several attempts to enlist.
Real Name: Steven Grant Rogers
Date of Birth: July 4, 1918
Portrayed by: Chris Evans
1. Captain America: The First Avenger
Determined to serve, he ultimately volunteered for the top-secret Super Soldier program, and the frail Rogers was enhanced to the peak of human perfection. He soon joined the war effort as a mascot, given the moniker of Captain America, and later joined the war in a combat role after he single-handedly liberated captured Allied POWs.
From 1943 to 1945, Rogers had attacked multiple HYDRA bases alongside his own team, the Howling Commandos, in an attempt to capture the Red Skull, and recover the Tesseract. His famous World War II exploits had made him a living legend, and during this time he formed a relationship with agent Peggy Carter.
Despite seemingly losing his closest best friend and loyal teammate, Bucky Barnes, during a mission, Rogers carried on to help the Allies win the war, but crashed into the Arctic during his final mission. His close friend Howard Stark spent time looking for his body. Rogers then spent nearly 70 years encased in ice in suspended animation before he was found by S.H.I.E.L.D. in the early 21st century.
2. The Avengers
When he was awakened, Rogers found himself alone in a modern world that he hardly recognised with no idea what he was going to do with his life. Following an Asgardian named Loki having stolen the Tesseract from S.H.I.E.L.D. and declaring war on humanity, Director Nick Fury enlisted Rogers' help in retrieving what he had once known as HYDRA's weapon, and foiling Loki's plans.
Joining the team dubbed as the Avengers made up of Earth's mightiest heroes, which included Howard Stark's son Tony, Rogers played one of many pivotal roles in the Battle of New York, successfully preventing the Chitauri Invasion of Earth, apprehending Loki, and reacquiring the Tesseract while finding his place in this world.
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joining S.H.I.E.L.D. as a way to maintain peace and justice with the help of Black Widow, Captain America came into conflict with the Winter Soldier who seemingly assassinated Nick Fury. Being blamed for the incident by Alexander Pierce, Rogers eventually discovered that HYDRA, whom he thought had dissolved in 1945, had existed in secret as a parasite within S.H.I.E.L.D., and that they were planning to use Project Insight as a way to bring about a new world order, while also learning that the Winter Soldier was in fact his best friend Bucky Barnes, now operating as a brainwashed assassin.
Along Romanoff, Maria Hill and Sam Wilson, Rogers had ended the HYDRA Uprising. With the immediate threat of HYDRA quelled, Rogers embarked on a quest to locate Barnes.
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
In the midst of his search for Barnes, the Avengers were mobilized in order to eliminate the remnants of HYDRA, prompting Rogers to abandon his quest and rejoin all of his former teammates to help capture the Scepter and Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
Following securing their victory, Rogers was almost immediately thrown into another crisis when Ultron, the peacekeeping artificial intelligent program designed by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, began a plot to eliminate humanity. Following a prolonged and brutal conflict in which the Vision's creation gave them an advantage, Ultron was defeated during the Battle of Sokovia, however the cost of their battle meant many of the Avengers disbanded, while Rogers and Romanoff stayed to lead the second incarnation of the team.
5. Captain America: Civil War
While the new Avengers conducted worldwide missions, they soon began tracking down Crossbones, only for Scarlet Witch to make a mistake resulting in innocent deaths. Thaddeus Ross then used the disaster to write the Sokovia Accords which Rogers refused to sign due to moral disagreements.
Rogers' problems increased even more as Bucky Barnes resurfaced having seemingly caused a recent terrorist bombing, and Rogers chose to protect him, which then lead to Ross sending Iron Man out to apprehend them both. Upon learning Helmut Zemo was to blame, Rogers fought against his former allies to find Zemo, only for all Zemo's schemes to be completed as he revealed Barnes killed Stark's parents, resulting in Rogers going on the run and the Avengers falling apart.
6. Avengers: Infinity War
Having saved his friends from the Raft, Rogers sent Barnes to gain help from T'Challa in Wakanda while he and all his allies became vigilantes. However when Thanos and his Black Order attacked Earth seeking the final Infinity Stones, Rogers came out of hiding in order to protect Vision.
In order to keep the Vision safe, Rogers had brought him to Wakanda where he and Black Panther's armies held off the onslaught of Outriders sent down by Thanos. Despite their success in killing Thanos's forces, when Thanos himself arrived on the planet, he effortlessly overpowered Rogers and the other heroes and took the Mind Stone, killing Vision in the process.
Despite Rogers and Thor still trying to defeat him, Thanos completed his goal and wiped out half of the population of the universe, leaving Rogers as one of the only survivors.
7. Avengers: Endgame
Five years after the Snap, Captain America and his fellow Avengers found a method to traverse through time safely and traveled to various points in the past to amass all six Infinity Stones. After successfully aiding in the resurrection of the lives taken by the snap, Captain America participated in the Battle of Earth and was deemed worthy of Mjølnir, wielding it in combat against Thanos.
After Iron Man sacrificed his life to kill Thanos and his army, Rogers attended his friend's funeral before traveling back in time to restore Mjølnir and the Infinity Stones to their original time. However, after returning the items, Rogers chose to travel back to the 1940s and live out a life in the past, where he married Peggy Carter. Having grown old, Rogers paid a visit to Wilson in 2023, entrusting him with his shield and choosing him as his successor.