Samuel Thomas Wilson
Darlene Wilson (mother)
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S.H.I.E.L.D. Trainee (formally)
Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Falcon, (real name Samuel "Sam" Wilson), is a member of the Avengers, and was formerly a trainee agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.. A promising genius with both technology and science, he secretly worked with Tony Stark on technological advances and special armors. When Iron Man, presuming Captain America had been killed by the Red Skull, activated the Avengers Protocol to reassemble the Avengers, Agent Sam Wilson responded to the call in the Project Red-wing armor. Taking the identity "The Falcon", Sam Wilson joined the Avengers and was subsequently fired from S.H.I.E.L.D. by Nick Fury. He rejoined S.H.I.E.L.D. since the Avengers split in two teams, but resigned after Ultron was defeated.
Sam Wilson served as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and often trained. However, during one of his training sessions where he was scolded so viciously by Nick Fury, he received the Avengers Protocol from Iron Man. After being asked by Nick Fury where he was going, Sam told him that he was heading into the big leagues. However, Fury questioned what could be more bigger than S.H.I.E.L.D. as he left. Upon entering Stark Tower, Sam was greeted by J.A.R.V.I.S., whom he expressed his interest in becoming a member of the Avengers to. Though JARVIS told him that Iron Man had suggested that he wear the War Machine armor, Sam insisted on wearing the Red-Wing suit. In the meantime, the other responders of the Avengers Protocol went with Iron Man to fight Red Skull at the Arctic Base. Sam learned of their location and made his way to it, being that of the arctic.
He met up with the other Avengers after taking down agents of HYDRA and soon found himself on the receiving end of suspicion from Hawkeye. After having his name cleared by Black Widow, he joined the Avengers in aiding Iron Man and Captain America, the latter having had his mind placed in Red Skull's body and fighting his enemy in his own. After successfully taking down Red Skull and having the latter placed in the machine he used to switch bodies with Captain America, Falcon was given the permission of Captain America to switch their bodies back and soon thanked by him. After M.O.D.O.K. woke up from his unconsciousness and attacked Iron Man, Falcon participated in trying to get through the force field with the other Avengers as M.O.D.O.K. removed Iron Man's armor and arc-reactor, placing it on Red Skull and causing the latter to dub himself the Iron Skull.
After moving into Avengers Tower, Falcon tried flying there with the cookies that his mother had made for the team, only to be encountered by Iron Man who tried messing with him.
On his day off from working for the Avengers, Falcon went with Hawkeye to a carnival where he became annoyed by his constant winning of stuffed bears as prices for having succeeded in the games there, leaving him be before Hawkeye was confronted by Black Widow who informed him of Molecule Man returning. Falcon overheard Hawkeye, who as being told by Black Widow not to inform Iron Man, swear that he would be angry, leading Falcon to question the pair on what he meant. When they failed to convince him that they were discussing a "surprise poker party", Falcon left the two alone.
Hawkeye and Black Widow went after Molecule Kid and despite their efforts, were not only unable to retrieve his wand from him without the interference of the other Avengers as they intended thanks to Captain America coming to save the pair after they were stopped in their tracks by Molecule Kid who trapped them in "honey" but also had to deal with the M.O.D.O.K.-controlled Super-Adaptoid intervening as well. Falcon came to their assistance, flying over Hawkeye and Black Widow as they argued and called for one of the pair to free Captain America, who had been caught in a bent pole made to bend by Molecule Kid's wand. Falcon gave his all against the Super-Adaptoid but found it difficult to significantly harm it, prompting the other Avengers to assist him until Iron Man arrived and broke the wand when trying to get it out of the hands of Molecule Kid.
The wand's shattering sent the group into an alternate dimension, which Falcon was caught into. There, he assist in attempting to stop Super-Adaptoid from harming Molecule Kid and the others by holding him down as Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow convinced him to assist them in using the wand to return things to normal. Once this was done, the group returned to their normal dimension.
Personality and traits
Being the newest member of the Avengers, Falcon's personality is an extension of his inexperience. When he first joined the Avengers, Falcon was a jittery, extremely self-conscious, and oblivious, although an adept, young superhero, who longed to fit in with the member of the team and eager to please. Set on making a good impression, Falcon would go out of his way to make sure the Avengers were comfortable; bringing homemade cookies made by his mother as concession to a team meeting.
He can occasionally lose focus when impressed by something, but can regain his concentration when corrected. An avid fan of all his teammates, especially his mentor Tony Stark, Falcon oftentimes came off as a glorified admirer rather than an actual asset to the Avengers. He would also sometimes expression grandiose delusions when commended by his older teammates, adding more to his anxious personality. Mending Iron Man after the loss of his Arc reactor, both he and Captain America expressed their gratitude towards Falcon. Readily starstruck, he asked them both to reiterate their words of praise back into his cellphone, wishing to make it his ringtone. Falcon also showed a apparent fear of the Hulk, as many do.
For all his inexperience, Falcon is enthusiastic and determined to make up for his ignorance. Being gifted in the intellectual arts, he is inspired when solving acts of heroism using his head more then his powers. His skillset was apparently infamous within the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D. training class; when Iron Man set out the call, activating the Avengers Protocol, re-gathering the team so that they can avenge Captain America, Falcon was in the middle of training with Nick Fury when the call came and abandons his training session, though not before Nick Fury put his reputation into question due to his shift in behavior.
Abilities & Equipment
- Genius-Level Intelligence: Like his mentor Iron Man, Falcon shows a remarkable proclivity toward science. He is gifted in at least physical sciences, being able to determine the specifics needed to siphon a vortex of energy into space with minimal communication of the idea. Additionally, Falcon had absorbed an extensive knowledge about the inner-workings of the Arc reactor and the Iron Man armors. An example of this can be seen when he restarted a dying Tony Stark's heart, using only the equipment available to him within the Stark's laboratory. Falcon is also a genius when comes to tactics and preparations. When he was S.H.I.E.L.D., he studied the Avengers and devised countermeasures and contingency plans in taking them out if they ever turn evil or succumb to mind control.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: As a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, he is an exponent of martial arts.
- Above-Average Human Conditioning: Through special dieting plans, rigorous training, meditation techniques & exercise regimes, he had developed the physical abilities that are at the limits of olympic athletes. He even managed to recover from physical trauma caused by the Hulk landing on him within a day or two.
- Red-Wing Armor: His suit enables him to have a set of powers to make up for his lack of super powers.
- Holographic Programs: The suit is embroidered with holographic wings of which can produce explosive flechettes and retractable talons.
- Flight: For transportation, the holographic wings permit him to fly at incredible speeds and with more precision than the most advanced aerial vehicles.
- Sensory Systems: The suit also has advanced x-ray scanners and heads-up display which are embedded in the face mask.
- Enhanced Strength: With the Redwing armor, he was strong enough to lift the Hulk & throw him onto the river in order to wake him up, after the Serpent "knocked" him out.
- Enhanced Durability: With the Redwing armor, the armor's plating allow him high resilience to physical trauma. This was seen when energy shots just bounce off him. His greatest feat of durability was when he received only moderate injuries from the Hulk landing on him at high speeds.
Iron Man is Falcon's mentor and team leader.
Captain America is Falcon's teammate. He calls Captain America his hero in The Avengers Protocol, Part 1.
Hulk is Falcon's teammate.
Hawkeye is Falcon's teammate.
Black Widow is Falcon's teammate.
Thor is Falcon's teammate.
Nick is Falcon's former S.H.I.E.L.D. commander.
Darlene is Falcon's mother.
In the comics, the Falcon was the second black superhero created (the first was the Black Panther), and made his debut in Captain America #117. His backstory was largely different from that in the show, as he was later revealed to be a sleeper agent pawn of the Red Skull, and had a past as a criminal. Also, the Falcon had a telepathic link with his pet falcon, Redwing, which he would later hone to other birds, and has never been fully explored.
The show's iteration of Falcon takes hints of the Ultimate Universe's Sam Wilson who first appears during Ultimate Nightmare #1. In Ultimateverse Sam's a certified Genius in the fields of Engineering, Mathmatics and Nanorobotics who both doubles as an agent of shield over being a member of the Ultimates or any Reserve teams and an adventuring scientist with a Microbot made wing harness of his own design.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Avengers Protocol, Part 1". Man of Action (writer) & Eric Radomsky (director). Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Disney XD. May 26, 2013. No. 1, season one.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Ghost of a Chance". Man of Action & Paul Giacoppo (writers) & Jeff Allen (director). Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Disney XD. July 7, 2013. No. 3, season one.
- ↑ "Molecule Kid". Man of Action & Danielle Wolff (writers) & Tim Eldred (director]]Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Disney XD. August 11, 2013. No. 8, season one.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "The Avengers Protocol, Part 2". Man of Action (writer) & Eric Radomsky (director). Marvel's Avengers Assemble. Disney XD. May 26, 2013. No. 2, season one.