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 has rejoined S.H.I.E.L.D. since the Avengers split in two teams.
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 Artic 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.
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 and Equipment
Sam has no apparent superhuman abilities, although his suit enables him to perform a number of feats. Originally designated the War Machine Armor by Tony Stark, Falcon rejected it and instead laid eyes upon the Project Red-wing armor. The suit is embroidered with holographic wings of which can produce explosive flechettes and retractable talons. For transportation, the holographic wings permit him to fly at incredible speeds and with more precision than the most advanced aerial vehicles. He also utilizes the suits advanced x-ray scanners and heads-up display which are embedded in the face mask.
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.
Iron Man is Falcon's mentor and team leader.
Captain America is Falcon's teammate.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "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 "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.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "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.
- ↑ Falcon/Sam Wilson (MAA). MarvelKids. Marvel.com. Retrieved on May 31, 2013.