Captain America


Captain America for Champions



Real name: Steven Grant Rogers
Other known aliases: Nomad, the Captain, Roger Stevens, Yoeman America. He has impersonated Crossbones.
Occupation: Hero and adventurer, former soldier and artist.
Current group affiliation: Avengers (honorary founder and co-leader).
Past group affiliations: Invaders, Secret Wars Heroes, Army of the Goddess, Queen's Vengeance, Redeemers and he was leader of his own band of loosely organized heroes which included Falcon, Demolition-Man, Diamondback, Free Spirit, Nomad III and others.
Major enemies: Red Skull, Ultron, Crossbones, Baron Zemo II, formerly the Axis forces.
First appearance: Captain America #1, Avengers #4 (first modern appearance).
Origin: Tales of Suspense #63
Description: Steve is a muscular man standing 6'2'' tall and weighing 220 lbs. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. He wears a distinctive blue armored costume with red and white highlights.

Characteristic

   20     STR     10
   20     DEX     30
   20     CON     20
   20     BODY    20
   18     INT      8
   20     EGO     20
15/20     PRE      5
   20     COM      5
    8     PD       4
    8     ED       4
    4     SPD     10
   10     REC      4
   40     END      0
   40     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 140

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 2     Life Support,immune to aging,Ages slowly.(-1/2)     
 3     Life Support,immune to disease     
 8     10" Running                                           2
 5     Acrobatics 14-     
 3     Breakfall 13-     
 3     Climbing 13-     
 3     Conversation 13-     
 3     Federal Police Powers     
 8     1 Levels,all combat     
 4     Martial Block     
 4     Martial Disarm     
 5     Off Strike     
 3     Oratory 13-     
 3     Paramedic 13-     
 2     PS: Artist 11-     
 3     Stealth 13-     
 1     TF,Other Air Vehicles     
 5     Tactics 14-     
10     5/5 Armor,"Protective costume.",OIF(-1/2)     
21     MP (48),OAF(-1),Gestures(-1/4)     
 2u    13 OCV Missile Deflection,deflect all attacks,deflect     
        adjacent     
 2u    15/15 Armor     
 2u    8D6 EB,"Shield strike.",vs physical defense           4
 3     +5 PRE,"Notable costume.",OIF(-1/2)     
 2     Radio XMIT/REC,"Avengers ID card.",OAF(-1)     
Powers Cost: 110

Disadvantages

Base Points: 100
 5     DNPC,"Support personell.",normal,useful skills,appear 8-
25     Hunted,"Various enemies.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
        harsh,appear 14-
20     Normal Stats
25     Psych Lim,"In love with the U.S.A.",very common,total
20     Psych Lim,"Honorable",common,total
20     Rep,"Sentinel of liberty.",occur 14-,extreme reputation
 5     Rivalry,"With the leader of the Avengers.",professional
15     Secret ID,"Steve Rogers"
15     Watched,"U.S. government.",more powerful,non-combat influence,
        harsh,appear 14-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: I decided to not grant Captain America ANY superhuman Characteristics, since he is supposed to be a "perfect" human, not superhuman. For those wishing to play a Golden Age campaign with Captain America, you should remove his Avengers ID card radio and change it to a Contact with Allied forces. You can also change his Rivalry to one with Namor.

History: Born during the Great Depression in New York City to Joseph and Sarah Rogers, Steven Grant Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the news reel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the U.S. Army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment... Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by vita-rays. Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America.

Invaders Giant Size #1 Captain America served as a member of the Invaders during World War II, along side his partner Bucky, the Human Torch, Toro and Namor the Submariner. Around the end of World War II Bucky was killed and Captain America was frozen in a block of ice.

This block of ice would later be discovered by the Captain's old Invaders partner, Namor and thrown into the sea. He was discovered by the Avengers and because of the Super-Soldier Serum survived being frozen. He then joined the Avengers (Avengers #4).

Incredible Hulk #279 Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including Captain America (Incredible Hulk #279).

Captain America #170 Captain America was among the number of heroes who were transported to the Battleworld of the Beyonder. While on this planet his shield was cracked, but the Captain discovered that this planet had a habit of making desires come true and he was able to repair the shield through force of will (Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12).

Captain America #323 In one public relations stunt, the Super-Patriot II called out to be allowed to become the next Captain America, even hiring Buckies (Bold Urban Commandoes) to portray Captain America supporters and loose a fight to him. Super-Patriot II briefly came into conflict with the real Captain America at times (Captain America #323 and #327).

Later, when Steve Rogers gave up his Captain America identity due to governmental pressure, the government, an agency known as the Commission, hired John Walker, formerly Super-Patriot II, to take his place, even training him, using the Taskmaster at one point (Captain America #333-335).

When the quitting and replacement of Captain America was revealed to be a plot by the Red Skull, Walker fought Captain America due to Red Skull's trickery. Eventually the two defeated the Skull, and Steve Rogers was brought back as the real Captain America, and Walker was presumably killed by Scourge (Captain America #351).

Captain America was among the heroes who were mentally compelled into joining the Goddess in her Infinity Crusade (Infinity Crusade #1).

Captain America was among the people invited to the wedding of Rick Jones and Marlo Chandler. He gave the bride away (Incredible Hulk #418).

Avengers III #1 Captain America was among the members of the Avengers who were captured by Morgan Le Fay and mind controlled into becoming her personal guard, the Queen's Vengeance. While briefly under her control he went by the name Yoeman America (Avengers III #2-3).

Captain America III #24 The Absorbing Man was then hired by Hydra to assist Crossbones and keep Captain America busy as Crossbones planted a bomb. During his fight the Absorbing Man became bricks, steel and electricity, but then Cap dumped a water tower on Creel in his electrical form. Absorbing Man was able to become water and survived unharmed. Absorbing Man then attempted to absorb Captain America's shield, but was tricked into touching the Captain himself, becoming human. Captain America was then able to defeat him with one good punch to the jaw. Cap then fought Crossbones, but the bomb was already set and Crossbones ran off. Absorbing Man recovered and turned to bricks again to confront Cap, but Cap convinced him that the bomb would kill thousands of people. Absorbing Man absorbed Cap's shield to make himself invulnerable and grabbed the bomb, containing the explosion. Absorbing Man then escaped by absorbing the smoke from the bomb and floating away, vowing to get even with Crossbones and Hydra (Captain America III #24).

Captain America was temporarily assigned as leader of the Redeemers, but then returned to the Avengers.

He was among the heroes incapacitated by Graviton when he attempted to take over the Earth once again (Thunderbolts #57).

Trivia: In the alternate future depicted in What If II #114 Steven married and had a daughter with the X-Man Rogue and named her Sarah Rogers. This daughter became the hero known as Crusader III, having inherited her mother's strength, invulnerability and flight as well as her father's shield and the hammer of Thor.

Powers: Captain America has the agility, strength, endurance, and reaction time superior to that of any Olympic athlete. The Super-Solider serum has enhanced all of his bodily functions to the peak of human efficiency. Captain America has also mastered the martial arts styles of American-style boxing and judo. Combined with his indestructible shield, Captain America is one of the finest human combatants Earth has ever known.

Captain America's shield was made by metallurgist Dr. Myron MacLain who was in the the employ of the United States Government in the early 1940s. He was assigned to create a super metal with which to build tanks. MacLain labored for months, experimenting with various iron alloys. One of his experiments utilized the rare meteoric ore now known as Wakandan vibranium. He tried to fuse the vibranium to the iron alloy numerous times without success. Then one night when he dozed off, some as yet unknown factor entered the process, and permitted the fusion to occur. Upon discovering his success, MacLain poured the molten metal into a disc-shaped mold. The disc, once solidified, has proven to be the most impervious object ever created on Earth. MacLain turned the disc over to the government and it was given to Captain America to use as his shield. MacLain continued his experiments for years trying to replicate mystery metal, but neither MacLain nor anyone else has ever been able to discover what was the x-factor that entered the process, or has been able to fuse vibranium with another metal. He did however as a result of his experiments invent adamantium. The mystery metal-vibranium alloy of which the shield is composed resembles true adamantium, although adamantium itself contains no vibranium and the shield's molecular density is greater than adamantium.

Captain America carries a Avengers identification card which also acts as a radio communicator, and wears a costume which acts as body armor.

At times in the past the Captain had carried other shields, including one made of adamantium, one made of vibranium and a photonic shield. For a brief time while he has in bad health because of a breakdown of his Super-Soldier Serium, Captain America wore an exoskeleton designed by Tony Stark, the Avenger known as Iron Man.

For a brief time Captain America was infected with lycanthropy and became a werewolf, but he was cured of that.

Links to other Captain America pages:
  • http://captain-america.us/
  • http://web.archive.org/web/20020302002418/http://www.sigma.net/ozbot/marvelhandbook/abcd/camerica.htm
  • http://comicscentral.tripod.com/captainamerica.htm
  • http://www.comicboards.com/camb/
  • http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Stargate/5981/capbio.html
  • http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/4775/capam.html
  • Captain America as a 609 point Champions conversion by Sam Bell - http://www.mactyre.net/scm/deejay/champs/characters/avengers/captain_america.html
  • http://www.marvel.com/bios/bios.htm?id=10&family=MARVEL+HEROES
  • http://www.marveldirectory.com/individuals/c/captainamerica.htm
  • http://www.marvelmagic.com/CardPages/captainamerica.html
  • http://www.samruby.com/Heroes/CaptainAmerica/captainamerica.htm




  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - July, 2004

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    Authored on Amiga.