Elijah "Eli" Bradley is the grandson of the super-soldier Isaiah Bradley.
In 2024, Eli Bradley was at his grandfather Isaiah Bradley's house in Baltimore, Maryland, when Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes arrived to meet his grandfather. Initially, Bradley didn't let them inside, however, he did after Barnes revealed he knew Isaiah. Bradley stood in the back of the room quietly during the conversation between his grandfather, Barnes, and Wilson. After his grandfather demanded the two leave, Bradley let them out.
One evening, Bradley was out playing basketball with a friend when he saw Sam Wilson walking down the street towards his grandfather’s house. He recognized him from meeting him a few days ago and asked him what he was doing there, before telling him that he'd be back home shortly.
A few days later, Bradley and his grandfather were eating dinner, but stopped upon seeing Sam Wilson, in his new Captain America suit, on the WHiH World News. They listened as Wilson gave a speech about having taken up the Captain America mantle and what that meant to him.
The next day, Bradley answered the door and saw Sam Wilson standing outside. Upon seeing Wilson, Bradley teasingly called him the "Black Falcon", to which Wilson told him he needed to have manners. Bradley then came outside later as Wilson and his grandfather talked on the front porch. When hearing that they were going somewhere, Bradley got excited and asked when and where they were going, to Wilson's surprise thinking that he wouldn't be interested.
Bradley then went with Wilson and his grandfather to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.. They walked through the Captain America Exhibit and to the other side of it, where Wilson showed them a statue of Isaiah and a plaque on his history. Bradley watched as Isaiah, who was emotional, hugged Wilson and thanked him for the memorial.
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- Bradley Residence: Eli lived with his grandfather Isaiah Bradley in his grandfather’s house in Baltimore, Maryland and took care of him after his grandmother died.
- Isaiah Bradley - Grandfather
- Grandmother †
- In the comics, Elijah Bradley became the superhero Patriot, a member of the Young Avengers. Although he claimed that he inherited his super-strength from his grandfather Isaiah, his powers actually came from his use of Mutant Growth Hormone. Eventually, he obtained permanent superpowers after receiving a blood transfusion from his grandfather.
Behind the Scenes
- Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole considered the idea of introducing Elijah Bradley in an early draft of Black Panther.