|First appearance||Tales of Suspense #77 (May 1966)|
|Created by||Stan Lee (writer)|
Jack Kirby (artist)
|Full name||Margaret "Peggy" Carter|
|Supporting character of||Captain America|
|Abilities||Skilled martial artist, marksman, and tactician|
Margaret "Peggy" Carter is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is usually depicted as a supporting character in books featuring Captain America. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, she first appeared in Tales of Suspense #77 as a World War II love interest of Steve Rogers in flashback sequences. She would later be better known as a relative of Captain America's modern-day significant other Sharon Carter.
Hayley Atwell portrayed the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and continuing in the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), the television series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Ant-Man (2015), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
The character first appeared, unnamed, as a wartime love interest of Captain America in Tales of Suspense #75 (single panel) and #77 (May 1966), by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. She appeared again as the older sister of Sharon Carter in Captain America #161 (May 1973). She was later retconned as Sharon's aunt due to the unaging nature of comic book characters (see Captain America Vol. 5 #25 (April 2007)). The character has appeared frequently in Captain America stories set during World War II.
An unnamed blonde British agent known as Agent Zero was rescued from Berlin by the Young Allies after her capture by the Red Skull and then joins up with Captain America in Young Allies #1 (Summer 1941).
Fictional character biography
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Peggy Carter joins the French Resistance as a teenager and becomes a skilled fighter, who serves on several operations alongside Captain America. The two fall in love, but an exploding shell gives her amnesia, and she is sent to live with her parents in Virginia.
Peggy Carter is shown to be a superb hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist. She excels in using firearms and is an experienced tactician and commander.
- In the alternate reality created by Scarlet Witch in the 2005 "House of M" storyline, Captain America is never frozen in the Arctic, and instead marries Peggy shortly after World War II ends.
- On Earth-65, Peggy Carter is the long-lived director of S.H.I.E.L.D., much like Nick Fury in the primary universe. She also sports an eye patch similar to the one worn by Fury.
- In Super-Soldier: Man of War #1 from Amalgam Comics, Mademoiselle Peggy is a cross between Peggy Carter and DC Comics' World War II version of Mademoiselle Marie.
In other media
- Peggy Carter appears in the Captain America segment of The Marvel Super Heroes, voiced by Peg Dixon.
- Peggy Carter is featured in Avengers Assemble. She is alluded in Avengers: Ultron Revolution. Hayley Atwell will voice the character in the Avengers: Secret Wars episode "New Year's Resolution." After arresting Doctor Faustus back in 1949 on New Year's Eve, Peggy Carter and Howard Stark are attacked by Kang the Conqueror's robots disguised as Hydra agents and brought to the present as part of Kang the Conqueror's plot to eliminate Howard Stark so that his enemy Iron Man 2020 does not exist. Captain America and Iron Man help to defeat Kang the Conqueror and return Peggy and Howard back to 1949.
- Hayley Atwell portrayed Peggy Carter for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She appears in the second-season premiere episode "Shadows" where she and the SSR raid a Hydra facility and arrest Daniel Whitehall and Hydra Agents. Carter later appeared in the episode "The Things We Bury" where a flashback shows her interrogating Whitehall. In the season three episode "Emancipation", which occurs during the events of Captain America: Civil War, a newspaper headline is shown that says Agent Carter has died at the age of 95.
- Hayley Atwell starred as Peggy Carter in the series Agent Carter. Set in the immediate post-war years following the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, the series depicts Carter's advancement from routine office work to a position as a celebrated and well-respected agent of the Strategic Scientific Reserve. In addition, she works with Howard Stark's butler Edwin Jarvis to uncover his framing at the hands of Leviathan. The series aired from January 6, 2015, until March 1, 2016.
- Peggy Carter will appear in the first episode of What If? in which she receives the Super-Soldier Serum and becomes Captain America rather than Steve Rogers who instead is Iron Man.
- The character first appears in the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger. Christy Lemire of the Associated Press said, "Atwell’s gorgeous looks make her a great fit for the part, but her character is better developed than you might imagine; she’s no damsel in distress, waiting for Captain America to save her, but rather a trained fighter who is very much his equal." Roger Ebert felt that she resembled "a classic military pin-up of the period" with her depicted "full red lips" of the film.
- She then appears in the Marvel One-Shot short film Agent Carter, which was packaged with the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray disc. The film takes place one year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, and features Carter as a member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve, searching for the mysterious Zodiac, and dealing with the sexism.
- She appears in the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Set in the present day, CGI was used to make the character appear in her 90s. Steve Rogers visits her in the retirement home where she is living.
- She appears in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron in Steve Rogers's 1940s hallucination caused by the Scarlet Witch's powers.
- She makes a cameo appearance in the 2015 film Ant-Man. She is featured in a 1989 opening teaser, aged in her late 60s, when Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering that Mitchell Carson was trying to replicate Pym's shrinking formula without consent.
- In the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War, she dies in her sleep off-screen. Rogers serves as one of the pallbearers at her funeral, where he learns that Sharon Carter happens to be her great-niece.
- She appears in multiple time periods in Avengers: Endgame. Using Pym Particles, Steve Rogers first time travels to 1970, where he sees her working in her office. At the end of the film, he travels back to sometime in the 1940s to be with her, and they reunite, marry, and subsequently grow old together.
- Peggy Carter appears in Captain America: Super Soldier, voiced by Hayley Atwell.
- Peggy Carter appears in Lego Marvel's Avengers, with Hayley Atwell reprising the role.
- Peggy Carter appears in Marvel Puzzle Quest.
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