Whether it is Spiderman or Captain America, most of the superheroes usually start off as ordinary human beings. It just takes an accident, an inspiration or an experiment to transform their human lives into extraordinary sources of power. As time passes, it gets more interesting to look back at their humble beginnings. While we eagerly wait for the greatest coming together of these superheroes in Avengers: Infinity War, here is a look at their true identities that they keep hidden from the world.
Captain America: Steve Rogers
Known as the world’s first superhero, Captain Steven Grant “Steve” Rogers is a WWII veteran. Rogers was determined to serve the American military during the war but was rejected multiple times. Ultimately, he decided to volunteer for a top-secret “Super-Soldier” program. The program enhanced his strength and granted him superhuman abilities including a prolonged life-span. When he is not busy saving lives as Captain America, Rogers devotes his time training at a gym!
Scarlet Witch: Wanda Maximoff
Wanda Maximoff is a native of Sokovia, an Eastern European country. Her superpowers are a result of an experiment that she volunteered for along with her twin brother. After her brother’s death, a series of events made her join the Avengers. She was rescued by Captain America.
Iron Man: Tony Stark
Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark is a billionaire, owner of Stark Industries and a philanthropist. He made use of his wealth and genius to create his own armor that made him the Iron Man. Stark served as a consultant to the director of the intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. While with the agency, he also helped upgrade their technology. When not in his Iron Man suit, Stark also mentors younger superheroes.
Falcon: Sam Wilson
Samuel Thomas “Sam” Wilson is a former United States Air Force para-rescue airman who quit after the death of his wing-man and chose to live a simple life. Wilson dedicated himself to helping his fellow veterans overcome their post-traumatic stress disorder. He soon crossed paths with Captain America and became his ally. His special suit is made with the help of advanced technology and enables him to fly like a falcon!
The Hulk: Bruce Banner
Robert Bruce Banner is a highly qualified scientist, greatly respected in the fields of Biochemistry, Nuclear Physics, and Gamma Radiation. It was one of his own experiments that accidentally transformed him into the monstrous Hulk. He soon realized that extreme emotions like anger triggered his transformation and he could remain his human self when calm. From then on, Banner decided to live a discreet life, helping the poor. It was S.H.I.E.L.D. again that encouraged him to embrace his curse and utilize its potential by joining the Avengers.
War Machine: James Rhodes
Colonel James Rupert Rhodes is a U.S. military officer and jet pilot working for the U.S. Air Force. He is best friends with Tony Stark, he became an Avenger under the leadership of Captain America. His heavily-armed battle suit enhances his strength on the battlefield.
Spiderman: Peter Parker
Peter Benjamin Parker is a high school student. He gained his superhuman, spider-like abilities after being bitten by a radioactive spider. A smart and brave student, Parker decided to use his powers for protecting his city. He crafted his own suit that helped him utilize his full potential. Just like many of his peers, Parker always idolized Iron Man and was awestruck when the senior superhero paid him a visit and agreed to be his mentor.
Black Widow: Natasha Romanoff
Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanoff is a spy and assassin who originally worked for the KGB, the Russian agency for foreign intelligence. She has extensive mastery in martial arts and works for S.H.I.E.L.D. as one of their most talented undercover agents. She is one of the first members to form the second incarnation of the Avengers.
Black Panther: T’Challa
T’Challa is the monarch of the kingdom of Wakanda, a country located in Africa. He possesses a highly active mind and sharp combat skills. He put on his Panther Habit to avenge his father’s death. The Habit enhances the wearer’s strength and agility to a superhuman level.
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