Very few female comic book characters are as iconic as Peggy Carter. She joins the likes of Diana Prince, Natasha Romanov, Mari McCabe, Ororo Monroe, Lady Sif, Carol Danvers and a handful of other women in comic books who don’t sit around waiting to be saved by their male love interests. What sets Peggy apart from the aforementioned ladies on the list is that, unlike the others, Peggy has no superpowers, which makes her pretty darn impressive.
Comic book properties are all the rage these days, especially movies and television shows based on comic books, this explains the resurgence in 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 become loved by millions more. Here’s everything you need to know about the enigmatic Peggy Carter.
Who Is Peggy Carter?
In the comic books, Peggy Carter is the love interest of Captain America. She first appeared in the Tales of Suspense #75 in 1966. She was created by the iconic duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and goes on to serve alongside Captain America on several missions.
As a teenager, she joined the French resistance where she becomes a skilled fighter, which will later prove a necessary skill for her to have. Peggy is one of Captain America’s most prominent love interests and she particularly stands out – thanks to her self-sufficiency. After Captain America is presumed dead (but actually in suspended animation), she lives a quiet life for many years.
Meanwhile, in the movies, Peggy Carter is one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D and also one of the foremost agents of the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) during and after World War II. In 1943, Peggy assisted Steve Rogers to become 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 House of M storyline, which featured an alternate reality created by Scarlett Witch, Captain America never gets frozen in the artic and as a result, he married Peggy shortly after the end of the second world war.
In the movie, after Steve gets frozen in the artic and is presumed dead, Peggy marries an unnamed man and has two children with him. No information was given about her husband except the fact 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 interest of Captain America. When she first appeared in the comics, she was introduced as Peggy’s sister. However, this was later retconned 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 Conviction.
3. Peggy Carter is also the star of her own television show, Marvel’s Agent Carter, where the titular role is reprised by Hayley Atwell. The series received positive critical applause during its run. It also had an impressive cast which included Chad Michael Murray, James D’Arcy, Shea Whigham and Enver Gokaj – who previously appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a police officer in 2012’s The Avengers.
The series further explored Peggy’s background and history while establishing her as a strong-willed hero and an 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 effortlessly switch between accents in order to maintain her cover. She is also an expert martial artist and expert marksman which she learned during her time with the French Resistance and during World War II. Beyond all these, she is also a master investigator and is capable of seeing clues 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.