- “I don't know. Family, stability — the guy who wanted all that went in the ice 75 years ago. I think someone else came out”
- —Steve to Tony
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.
- Agent America — the ship between Steve and Sharon Carter
- Romanogers — the ship between Steve and Natasha Romanoff
- Scarlet America — the ship between Wanda Maximoff and Steve
- Steggy — the ship between Peggy Carter and Steve
- 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
- Pepperstony — the ship between Steve, Tony Stark and Pepper Potts
- Stark Spangled Banner — the ship between Steve Tony Stark and Bruce Banner
- Domestic Avengers — the ship between all the Avengers
- Superfamily — the ship between Steve Rogers, Tony Stark and Peter Parker
- 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.
- “Who's ready to help me sock old Adolf on the jaw?”
- —USO Captain America
- “I'm loyal to nothing, General -- except the Dream”
- —Steve Rogers