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"All we can do now is sit tight and just chill. Sometimes, there's nothing to do until there's something to do."
―Joaquín Torres to Sam Wilson[src]

First Lieutenant Joaquín Torres is a United States Air Force lieutenant and intelligence officer, and a friend of Sam Wilson.

Biography

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Snap

"They think that the world was better during the Blip. Trust me, it wasn't."
―Joaquín Torres to Sam Wilson[src]

In 2018, Torres survived the Snap.[1]

New Missions

Rescue of Captain Vassant

Torres does ground control during the rescue

Around six months after the Blip and the restoration of the world, Torres teamed up with Sam Wilson to rescue Vassant, who was kidnapped by the terrorist organization known as the LAF before they were able to get him over the Tunisian border where the U.S. could not be seen operating. While driving a Humvee, he helped assist Wilson from the ground and watched as the mission was successful.

Torres speaking to Sam Wilson

Afterwards, he and Wilson go to a café together in Tunisia, where Torres told Wilson about a new terrorist group called the Flag Smashers, who believed life was better during the Blip. Torres then mentioned to Wilson that people online came up with a conspiracy theory about Captain America living on the moon as the general public didn't know what happened to him.[1]

Robbery of Gasel Bank

"I don't know how jurisdiction works here, but I'mma have to place you under arrest."
―Joaquín Torres to Dovich[src]

Torres tries to infiltrate in Switzerland.

Torres went to Switzerland in order to track down the Flag Smashers and found a group of people sliding on masks. Confused, Torres put one on, but soon realized that he had wandered into the middle of a bank robbery led by the same terrorist organization he was searching for. A local policeman attempted to arrest the masked Torres, but he easily got away from him. He then filmed a Flag Smasher knocking away another policeman with superhuman force.

Torres is brutally attacked by Dovich

Torres tossed aside the mask and brought out his handgun confronting the terrorist. He tried to arrest him, however, the terrorist was no match for him and knocked him unconscious.

Torres giving Sam Wilson an update

After regaining his consciousness, Torres texted and then video-called Sam Wilson, updating him on what happened with the Flag Smashers.[1]

Heading to Munich

Torres and Sam Wilson talking in the terminal

At the USAF terminal, Torres walked alongside Sam Wilson as they were heading to the plane, and asked him what he thought of the new Captain America.

Torres and Sam Wilson flying into Germany

Torres took Wilson and Bucky Barnes to Germany on the military aircraft and watched Wilson jump out of the airplane. He is surprised when Barnes followed without any flight gear.[2]

Helping Sam Wilson

After being asked by Sam Wilson to look up a woman named Donya Madani, Torres calls Wilson telling him that she died.[3]

Torres in Latvia

Torres meets Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes at the former Flag Smasher camp in Riga, Latvia. After Barnes leaves, Torres informs Wilson that Karli Morgenthau has been hiding since the brutal murder of a member of one of her teammates at the hands of John Walker. Walking away with Captain America's shield, Wilson passes on his mantle to Torres leaving him with the EXO-7 Falcon suit.[4]

Personality

"Sometimes you gotta get your hands dirty, or a broken orbital."
―Joaquín Torres to Sam Wilson[src]

Torres is a genuine, friendly man. This is shown with his friendship with Sam Wilson, providing answers that help him on his missions and helping with transportation means. Torres is also very motivated and courageous, going to Switzerland on his own to investigate the Flag Smashers instead of waiting for backup.

Abilities

  • Combatant: Due to extensive military training, Torres became a capable combatant. He easily overpowered a policeman with a jiu-jitsu movement.
  • Marksman: Torres is skilled in wielding firearms, particularly pistols.
  • Bilingualism: Torres is fluent in his native English as well as German.

Equipment

Weapons

Other Equipment

Vehicles

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Trivia

  • In the comics, Joaquín Torres was genetically infused with the DNA of Redwing by the Serpent Society, changing him into a human-falcon hybrid. When Sam Wilson became Captain America, Torres became the new Falcon.
  • Lieutenant Torres is a member of the 547th Intelligence Squadron, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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