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"I'm still that skinny kid from Brooklyn, now just in a big metal suit."
"You're more than the suit. The suit is nothing without the man inside. You're my hero, Steve. I mean, you're a hero."
―Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter[src]

Steven Grant "Steve" Rogers is one of the agents of the Allied powers recruited into the Strategic Scientific Reserve during World War II. Rogers was supposed to be injected with the Super Soldier Serum, but was shot by Heinz Kruger, making Captain Carter get injected with the serum. In order to join the war efforts, Howard Stark created a suit of armor for him, dubbed the HYDRA Stomper by Dum Dum Dugan. In a later mission to infiltrate a HYDRA train, Rogers was lost to an explosion and an avalanche and was taken to Castle de Krake. When Captain Carter and the Howling Commandos attacked the castle, he reunited with Carter but she sacrificed herself to stop the Champion of HYDRA by going through a wormhole.

Biography

World War II

Attack on SSR Brooklyn Facility

"All this to make one super soldier."
"Paris has fallen. London might be next. If this works, you could end the war. We mere mortals can only dream of doing such things."
―Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter[src]

Rogers joins Project Rebirth

Being unfit for the United States Army, Steve Rogers joined Project Rebirth to become the first super soldier during the World War II. Before the process begun Rogers asked Peggy Carter if it was all necessary, which Carter told him how more places would fall by the Third Reich without a super soldier. Rogers got in the Vita-Ray Chamber to be injected with the Super Soldier Serum when Heinz Kruger detonated an explosive causing chaos around with Kruger blowing up Abraham Erskine, shooting Chester Phillips dead, and attempting to steal the serum.

Rogers witnesses the explosion

Rogers tried to help but was shot by Kruger. However, Carter was able to kill Kruger and tried to help Rogers. When John Flynn ordered Rogers or Howard Stark to take the serum, Carter knew they had to hurry so she told Rogers she'll be back before taking the serum herself. When she emerged from the chamber, Rogers along with Stark was amazed by Carter's new physique, with Stark saying the project was a success.[1]

Comforting Carter

Rogers speaks with Peggy Carter

"I'm sorry. You were meant to be the one to end the war."
"Now you will. And don't worry about me. I never was much of a dancer anyway."
"Maybe you haven't found the right partner."
Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers[src]

John Flynn however saw the Project Rebirth as a failure and sidelined Peggy Carter along with the recovering Rogers. While Rogers was trying to recover on walking, he saw Carter was letting her anger out by tossing dumbbell disks at the wall saying as she wished to do that to Adolf Hitler. Rogers told Carter that at least she wasn't being forced into doing USO tours, selling war bonds, and being told to smile all the time. Rogers told Carter how he never could dance with someone, while Carter noted that he never had the right partner.

Rogers then noticed some troops marching out the window and lamented how his friend Bucky Barnes' troop had been missing for some time. Carter, Stark, and Flynn later found a group of HYDRA soldiers escorting Arnim Zola and the Tesseract from Tønsberg with Flynn denied retrieving, causing Carter and Stark to go behind his back and send the newly minted Captain Carter to successively retrieve both. Stark later used the Tesseract to power an armored suit designed by him, summoning and asking Rogers if he was ready to join the war effort.[1]

HYDRA Stomper in Action

"Air support. Send air support."
"Copy that. Rogers inbound."
Captain Carter and HYDRA Stomper[src]

Rogers, Captain Carter, and the Howling Commandos were sent on a mission to intercept the Schnellzug EB912, which the Red Skull was on. As needed on the mission, Rogers needed a confirmation that the HYDRA leader was indeed on the train, so he broke the hull of the train to gain a visual. This was when Rogers learned that the train was full of explosives. He attempted to signal the rest of the crew before the explosives detonated, presumably taking Rogers down with the train. Broken by the turn of events, this fueled Carter even more to put a stop to HYDRA.[1]

Captured by HYDRA

Rogers armors up to fight HYDRA

"Come on, pal, don't give up on me. Hey, I need a hand! Come on, help me get him out of here!"
"No. You gotta get me in the suit."
Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers[src]

Presumed dead by his allies and Peggy Carter, Rogers was captured by HYDRA along with his armor. Rogers was left on the floor, while his armor was presumably being inspected and experimented on. Later on, Captain Carter and the Howling Commandos attacked the castle Rogers was being kept. Rogers was found by Bucky Barnes and insisted that he needed to once again don the HYDRA Stomper armor so he can join the fight against HYDRA.[1]

Final Promise

"I have to. I can end this."
"You owe me a dance lesson."
"Yes, Saturday night."
Captain Carter and Steve Rogers[src]

Rogers and the Howling Commandos aid Carter

Flying through the floors of the Castle de Krake, Rogers bursted in front of Peggy Carter, surprising her as the Champion of HYDRA slammed him into a wall. Soon, Bucky Barnes and the rest of the Howling Commandos arrived to see the Champion of HYDRA, opening fire on the creature. However, it became enraged, yelling out and destroying the Castle. Carter ordered Rogers to save the others as he grabbed the Commandos and dropped them off outside the Castle. Rogers flew back to the castle, hoping to save Carter from the Champion of HYDRA. As he arrived, he tried to torch it as the armor ran out of fuel, causing him to crash to the floor.

As Rogers got out of the armor, he called to Carter and tried to stop her. Knowing that her sacrifice was necessary, Rogers jokingly reminded her to give him a dance lesson as Carter promised him. Fearful of what was about to happen, Rogers watched as Carter pushed the Champion of HYDRA back into the portal as it closed, sending a blast of energy that destroyed the castle. Regaining his senses, Rogers looked for Carter, though there was nothing to be found except for the Tesseract. Rogers walked towards it and kneeled next to it, tearing up because of Carter's sacrifice.[1]

Discovered by S.H.I.E.L.D.

"The HYDRA Stomper?"
"Yeah, and there's someone inside."
Captain Carter and Black Widow[src]

At one point, the HYDRA Stomper Armor was found by Georges Batroc's team and was put into his merchandise while Rogers was put into a cryogenic stasis. The armor alongside with Rogers were discovered by Black Widow and Captain Carter, much to the latter's joy.[2]

Personality

"I'm up for anything, but this is crazy."
"Yeah, so is Steve Rogers."
Dum Dum Dugan and Bucky Barnes[src]

Rogers is much like his main universe counterpart, having the courage, patriotism, and righteousness to do what is right and was selected to take the serum for these traits. His excitement for the fight after he gains the HYDRA Stomper Armor and his love for Peggy Carter fuels his confidence in battle and strength to fight.

Powers and Abilities

HYDRA Stomper Armor Capabilities

Support Powers

  • Superhuman Strength: The HYDRA Stomper was strong enough to flip over tanks, break through the walls of Castle de Krake, and slow down the Schnellzug EB912.
  • Flight: The HYDRA Stomper is able to fly at great speeds and is able to maintain flight for long amounts of time as shown when he assisted Captain Carter in liberating the Allied POWs.

Defensive Powers

  • Superhuman Durability: The HYDRA Stomper was durable enough to handle bullets from planes to tanks. Rogers was even able to survive a train explosion with no damage.

Offensive Powers

  • Repulsors: The HYDRA Stomper is able to shoot repulsor beams strong enough to take down HYDRA tanks. However, while the armor's repulsors were disabled when Rogers was captured by HYDRA, they were easily fixed after the Howling Commandos utilized the castle's electricity to power the armor's suit.

Abilities

  • Skilled Marksman: Rogers is a skilled marksman. Able to fire Repulsors with good accuracy from HYDRA Stomper Armor.

Equipment

Weapons

Other Equipment

Facilities

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

Behind the Scenes

References

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