Very few female comic book characters are as iconic as Peggy Carter. She joins women like Diana Prince, Natasha Romanov, Mari McCabe, Ororo Monroe, Lady Sif, Carol Danvers, and a handful of other women in comics who don’t sit around waiting to be saved from their male love interests. What makes Peggy different from the above-mentioned ladies on the list is that unlike the others, Peggy doesn’t have superpowers, which makes her damn impressive.
Comic features are all the rage these days, especially movies and TV shows based on comics. This explains the resurgence of popularity of Peggy Carter, who is best known for her involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The MCU has become an industry titan in recent years, and as such, the inclusion of Peggy Carter in its franchise guaranteed that the character will be introduced to new fans and loved by millions. Here you will find everything you need to know about the enigmatic Peggy Carter.
Who Is Peggy Carter?
In comic books, Peggy Carter is the love object of Captain America. First published in 1966 in Tales of Suspense #75, she was created by iconic duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and now serves alongside Captain America on various missions.
As a teenager, she joined the French Resistance where she became a skilled fighter, which later proved to be a necessary skill for her. Peggy is one of Captain America’s most prominent love interests, and she stands out because of her independence. After Captain America is thought to be dead (but in reality sunk in suspended animation), she lives a quiet life for many years.
Peggy Carter is now one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the movies and also one of the most important agents of the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) during and after World War II. In 1943, Peggy assisted Steve Rogers in becoming the world’s first superhero – Captain America, after his super-serum transformation.
Who Is Peggy Carter’s Husband?
In the comic books, Peggy Carter is never officially married. However, in the plot of House of M, which features an alternate reality created by Scarlett Witch, Captain America is never frozen in the Arctic, so he married Peggy shortly after the end of World War II.
In the film, Peggy marries a nameless man and has two children with him after Steve is frozen in the semi-trailer and is thought to be dead. No information was given about her husband, except that Captain America saved his life during the war.
Here Are Five Other Facts You Need To Know About Peggy Carter
1. Sharon Carter is another iconic love encounter of Captain America. When she first appeared in the comics, she was introduced to Peggy’s sister. Later, however, this was again connected with Sharon becoming Peggy’s niece. In the MCU, Peggy Carter is Sharon’s great-aunt.
2. Peggy Carter is played by Hayley Atwell in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hayley Atwell is a gorgeous and talented British actress, best known for her roles in The Duchess, Captain America: The First Avenger, Cinderella, Christopher Robin, and The Sentencing.
3. Peggy Carter is also the star of her own television show, Marvel’s Agent Carter, which revisits the title role of Hayley Atwell. The series received positive, critical acclaim throughout its run. She also had an impressive cast that included Chad Michael Murray, James D’Arcy, Shea Whigham, and Enver Gokaj – who had previously appeared in Marvel Cinematic Universe as a police officer in 2012’s The Avengers.
The series explored Peggy’s background and history and established Peggy as a strong-willed heroine and expert in diplomacy and espionage.
4. Apart from being one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D., Peggy is also a master spy and can easily switch between accents to maintain her cover. She is also an experienced martial artist and markswoman, which she learned during her time with the French Resistance and during the Second World War. She is also a master investigator and able to spot clues that many others miss.
5. In Captain America: Civil War Peggy Carter dies peacefully in her sleep and Captain America serves as one of the pallbearers at her funeral.