- “The price of freedom is high. It always has been. And it's a price I'm willing to pay. And if I'm the only one, then so be it. But I'm willing to bet I'm not.”
- —Steve, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Steve Rogers is a character in the Avengers fandom. He is a genetically enhanced super-soldier who fought in the Second World War, brought to the present day after his resurrection from being encompassed in ice.
Steve Rogers's father died when he was a child, and his mother lost her life to pneumonia during his late teens.
Steve Rogers was born a sickly and frail child, and would often be subject to attacks from bullies. His father died during combat in the First World War, and his mother succumbed to tuberculosis, forcing Steve into an orphanage. Despite his weak form, his resiliency to the bullies that fought him impressed Bucky Barnes, and the latter came to his aid to fight them off. The two quickly became friends.After realizing his aptitude for art, Steve and Bucky enrolled in an art class. Years later, it was there that they found out the U.S. had joined the Second World War, and Bucky began training Steve in boxing, with Steve's desire to be recruited in mind. Despite his best efforts, Steve was rejected due to his many ailments and significantly small frame. Having overheard Steve and Bucky's conversation, scientist Abraham Erskine admired his spirit and signed him up as a candidate for Project: Rebirth.
Steve was submitted to military training, and after having thrown himself over a dud grenade (which he believed was live), he was selected due to having shown bravery and camaraderie towards enemies. Steve was successfully injected with the Super-Soldier Serum (SSS), and thus had most every function of his body enhanced to the absolute peak of human capability.
Erskine, however, was killed by a HYDRA spy soon after Steve's transformation, and Steve was refused entry into the army. Instead, he began performing for the USO, touring the country as the costumed Captain America.
After singlehandedly rescuing hundreds of prisoners of war from a HYDRA weapons facility, Steve was given command of a specialized unit called the Howling Commandos and sent to destroy HYDRA facilities all over Europe. On his final mission, Steve crashed a HYDRA plane full of bombs into the Arctic, sacrificing his own life to prevent HYDRA from devastating the world.
Due to the serum, Steve did not die, and instead went into a state of cryostasis. He remained there for seventy years, until scientists exploring the Arctic discovered the plane and his body within. He was thawed from the ice and sent into the world. He joined the Avengers and fought alongside his teammates for several years.
The Avengers split apart over the Sokovia Accords, and after a battle with Tony Stark, Steve gave up being Captain America and was forced to go on the run from the United Nations.
- Agent America - the ship between Steve and Sharon Carter
- Captain Hill - the ship between Steve and Maria Hill
- Romanogers - the ship between Steve and Natasha Romanoff
- Scarlet America - the ship between Steve and Wanda Maximoff
- Shieldshock - the ship between Steve and Darcy Lewis
- Steggy - the ship between Steve and Peggy Carter
- American Pi - the ship between Steve and Bruce Banner
- Capsicoul - the ship between Steve and Phil Coulson
- Captain Hawk - the ship between Steve and Clint Barton
- Captain Panther - the ship between Steve and T'Challa
- Freebird - the ship between Steve and Sam Wilson
- Stony - the ship between Steve and Tony Stark
- Stoward - the ship between Steve and Howard Stark
- Stucky - the ship between Steve and Bucky Barnes
- ThunderShield - the ship between Steve and Thor Odinson
- Pepperstony - the ship between Steve, Tony Stark, and Pepper Potts
- Stark Spangled Banner - the ship between Steve, Tony Stark, and Bruce Banner
- Stuckony - the ship between Steve, Bucky Barnes, and Tony Stark
- Wintershieldshock - the ship between Steve, Bucky Barnes, and Darcy Lewis
- World War Threesome - the ship between Steve, Bucky Barnes, and Peggy Carter
- Samstevebucky - the ship between Steve, Sam Wilson, and Bucky Barnes
- Domestic Avengers - the ship between all the Avengers
- Superfamily - the ship between Steve and Tony Stark, with Peter Parker as their son
- Main article: Steggy
Peggy Carter is the only woman who is seen developing strong feelings for Steve before he was enhanced with the Super Serum. She and Steve bonded over Steve's good heart, bravery and morals, as Steve was unassuming, kind and a gentleman unlike any Peggy had previously encountered, who did not shy away from her shining light as a strong woman.
- Main article: Agent America
- “Who's ready to help me sock ol' Adolf on the jaw?”
- —Steve Rogers, Captain America: The First Avenger
- “You get hurt, hurt 'em back. You get killed...walk it off.”
- —Steve Rogers, Avengers: Age of Ultron
- “I'm not looking for forgiveness, and I'm way past asking permission. Earth just lost your best defender. So we're here to fight. If you want to stand in our way, we'll fight you too.”
- —Steve to Secretary Ross, Avengers: Infinity War
- “I'm loyal to nothing, General -- except the Dream”
- —Steve Rogers