History ComicBook / TheFalcon

25th May '16 9:53:46 AM rafi
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* TheGadfly: His method of protesting being the token black member of the Avengers.



* NonHumanSidekick: Redwing.

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* NonHumanSidekick: Redwing.Redwing, his pet falcon.



* RazorWings



* RazorWings

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* RazorWingsTheReveal: He was initially introduced as an enthusiastic social worker. However, it was later [[{{Retcon}} revealed]] that [[spoiler: this was a Cosmic Cube-induced reality warp and he was really a professional criminal, gang member and racketeer before the warp. Decades later, this was revealed to be a ruse by the Red Skull.]]
19th May '16 7:36:52 PM alliterator
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* PettingZooPeople: In "''Sam Wilson, Captain America''", while investigating the whereabouts of kidnapped illegal immigrants that have been happening at the US/Mexican border, Sam ends up captured, too, and spliced with Wolf genes. And thus marks the return of Wolf-Cap, something Misty Knight doesn't allow Sam to forget for a single moment. Despite all of the hilarious inconvenience that ensues because of it, the effects are projected to wear off soon enough, though not outside the span of at least 3 issues.
** MadScientist Karl Mallus's other victims aren't always so lucky in the Petting Zoo department. Joaquin Torres, the soon to be new Falcon, actually seems to come out the better for than most, as far as can be told, and despite the bigger eyes, slightly taloned hands and feet, and flight-capable wings on his arms, he looks more human than even Wolf-Cap does. However, because he was spliced with genes from Sam's pet, Redwing, and because of Redwing's unique physiology as an avian vampirism carrier (i.e., many of the perks without most of the side-effects), unlike Sam and other potential splice victims, Joaquin's newly granted HealingFactor actually renders him unable to be cured of his "Falcon" state.
18th May '16 4:13:28 PM nombretomado
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Also in 2014, a new version of the character entered the MarvelCinematicUniverse in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', portrayed by Creator/AnthonyMackie. The Cinematic Universe Falcon has yet another completely different origin: as an Afghanistan War veteran turned PTSD counsellor, who flies using a one-man powered wingsuit that he used during his military service and subsequently "liberated".

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Also in 2014, a new version of the character entered the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', portrayed by Creator/AnthonyMackie. The Cinematic Universe Falcon has yet another completely different origin: as an Afghanistan War veteran turned PTSD counsellor, who flies using a one-man powered wingsuit that he used during his military service and subsequently "liberated".



* SuperheroPackingHeat: The [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] and [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] versions of Falcon use guns.

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* SuperheroPackingHeat: The [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] and [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] versions of Falcon use guns.
9th May '16 2:51:03 PM DragonRanger
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* AdaptationalSuperpowerChange: The MCU version of the character drops the "talks to birds" angle, instead making him a non-powered guy with a flight pack. A version of Redwing does appear in ''Civil War'', but it's now a robotic drone rather than a flesh-and-blood bird.
8th May '16 10:49:39 AM SSJMagus
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* HyperCompetentSidekick: In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', The Falcon manages to hold his own very competently in many situations that gave ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/BlackWidow trouble and is never once a burden to the situation, many of which he wasn't trained for, although it can go almost unnoticed because he's OverShadowedByAwesome.

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* HyperCompetentSidekick: In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', The Falcon manages to hold his own very competently in many situations that gave ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/BlackWidow trouble and is never once a burden to the situation, many of which he wasn't trained for, although it can go almost unnoticed because he's OverShadowedByAwesome.OvershadowedByAwesome.



* PettingZooPeople: In "''Sam Wilson, Captain America''", while investigating the whereabouts of kidnapped illegal immigrants that have been happening at the US/Mexican border, Sam ends up captured, too, and spliced with Wolf genes. And thus marks the return of Wolf-Cap, something Misty Knight doesn't allow Sam to forget for a single moment. Despite all of the hilarious inconvenience that ensues because of it, the effects are projected to where off soon enough, though not outside the span of at least 3 issues.

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* PettingZooPeople: In "''Sam Wilson, Captain America''", while investigating the whereabouts of kidnapped illegal immigrants that have been happening at the US/Mexican border, Sam ends up captured, too, and spliced with Wolf genes. And thus marks the return of Wolf-Cap, something Misty Knight doesn't allow Sam to forget for a single moment. Despite all of the hilarious inconvenience that ensues because of it, the effects are projected to where wear off soon enough, though not outside the span of at least 3 issues.
21st Apr '16 5:45:20 PM Digifiend
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* ''Sam Wilson, Captain America'' (2015)

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* ''Sam Wilson, Captain America'' ''Captain America: Sam Wilson'' (2015)
27th Feb '16 4:46:51 PM nombretomado
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* HyperCompetentSidekick: In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', The Falcon manages to hold his own very competently in many situations that gave CaptainAmerica and BlackWidow trouble and is never once a burden to the situation, many of which he wasn't trained for, although it can go almost unnoticed because he's OverShadowedByAwesome.

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* HyperCompetentSidekick: In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', The Falcon manages to hold his own very competently in many situations that gave CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and BlackWidow ComicBook/BlackWidow trouble and is never once a burden to the situation, many of which he wasn't trained for, although it can go almost unnoticed because he's OverShadowedByAwesome.
22nd Jan '16 1:57:21 PM StFan
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Falcon and Redwing would go to become members of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Agents, [[Comicbook/TheAvengers the Avengers]], [[Comicbook/TheDefenders the Defenders]], and the Heroes for Hire. Initially appearing alongside Captain America in ''Captain America and The Falcon'', Sam would star in his own limited series, ''The Falcon'', in 1983. He was invited to rejoin the Avengers during Comicbook/MarvelNOW.

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Falcon and Redwing would go to become members of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Agents, [[Comicbook/TheAvengers [[ComicBook/TheAvengers the Avengers]], [[Comicbook/TheDefenders the Defenders]], and the Heroes for Hire. Initially appearing alongside Captain America in ''Captain America and The Falcon'', Sam would star in his own limited series, ''The Falcon'', in 1983. He was invited to rejoin the Avengers during Comicbook/MarvelNOW.
ComicBook/MarvelNOW.



* ''TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''

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* ''TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''



* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''



* FeatherFlechettes: Has this ability in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow'', ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' but hasn't as of yet been able to do this in the comics.

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* FeatherFlechettes: Has this ability in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow'', ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' but hasn't as of yet been able to do this in the comics.



* TokenBlack: In-universe, he was added to the team because [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Gyrich]] insisted that the team should have more black members; he didn't actually want to join.
** He was the sole black member of the team in ''TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''. He's also the sole non-white Avenger (as well as the only one not present in the [[Film/TheAvengers live-action movie]]) in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''.

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In-universe, he was added to the team because [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Gyrich]] insisted that the team should have more black members; he didn't actually want to join.
** He was the sole black member of the team in ''TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''. ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand''. He's also the sole non-white Avenger (as well as the only one not present in the [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 live-action movie]]) in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''.
26th Dec '15 2:57:48 AM TheHolotome
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* IBelieveICanFly

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* IBelieveICanFlyIBelieveICanFly: Sam, both as Falcon and Captain America, via retractable, metallic wings. Joaquin Torres, too, as the new Falcon, though his DNA having been spliced with Redwing's grants him actual flight-capable wings.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Freshly gene-spliced, Joaquin Torres expectedly looks forward to being cured so that he can go home to his mom. He brightens up considerably upon the realization that he can fly, which is probably a good thing, since his condition has currently been diagnosed as incurable due the potent vampirism-related HealingFactor he's also acquired (what side-effects, if any, are still being explored).



** After becoming Cap, he takes on a young man named Joaquin Torres as the new Falcon.

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** After "''Sam Wilson, Captain America''" sees the gradual introduction of Joaquin Torres, a young Mexican American man who unwittingly fell victim to a DNA splicing with Redwing courtesy of a MadScientist, a process that soon turns out to be irreversible due to Redwing's rather [[OurVampiresAreDifferent unique physiology]], but that grants him a host of abilities, including the power of flight. Said gradual introduction culminates into Joaquin becoming Cap, he takes on a young man named Joaquin Torres as the new Falcon.Falcon and Sam's sidekick in issue 5.


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* PettingZooPeople: In "''Sam Wilson, Captain America''", while investigating the whereabouts of kidnapped illegal immigrants that have been happening at the US/Mexican border, Sam ends up captured, too, and spliced with Wolf genes. And thus marks the return of Wolf-Cap, something Misty Knight doesn't allow Sam to forget for a single moment. Despite all of the hilarious inconvenience that ensues because of it, the effects are projected to where off soon enough, though not outside the span of at least 3 issues.
** MadScientist Karl Mallus's other victims aren't always so lucky in the Petting Zoo department. Joaquin Torres, the soon to be new Falcon, actually seems to come out the better for than most, as far as can be told, and despite the bigger eyes, slightly taloned hands and feet, and flight-capable wings on his arms, he looks more human than even Wolf-Cap does. However, because he was spliced with genes from Sam's pet, Redwing, and because of Redwing's unique physiology as an avian vampirism carrier (i.e., many of the perks without most of the side-effects), unlike Sam and other potential splice victims, Joaquin's newly granted HealingFactor actually renders him unable to be cured of his "Falcon" state.
18th Dec '15 7:17:17 PM K
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Samuel Thomas "Sam" Wilson also known as The Falcon is a Creator/MarvelComics superhero introduced in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' #117 (September 1969). Born and raised in Harlem, UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}, Sam was originally written as a social worker who joined up with Captain America. Later, the story was that while he was initially a happy child and quite fond of birds, as a teen, his experiences with racism and [[ParentalAbandonment his parents' deaths]] made him bitter, jaded and angry. Leaving his past behind him, he becomes [[{{Retcon}} "Snap" Wilson, a professional criminal, gang member, and pimp]]. However, Sam himself doubted that story, and was eventually able to tell the Red Skull's daughter, Sin, the truth: he was a social worker who'd been stranded on the Isle of Exiles, who'd saved Steve's life and helped him escape. The ''true'' fake memories implanted by the Red Skull were those of him being a criminal, a plot he concocted to discredit Sam, counting on the fact that no one would question a black man from Harlem having a shady past. This was done by the Cosmic Cube, which the Red Skull had possession of.

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Samuel Thomas "Sam" Wilson also known as The Falcon is a Creator/MarvelComics superhero introduced in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' #117 (September 1969). Born and raised in Harlem, UsefulNotes/{{New York|City}}, Sam was originally written as a social worker who joined up with Captain America. Later, the story was that while he was initially a happy child and quite fond of birds, as a teen, his experiences with racism and [[ParentalAbandonment his parents' deaths]] made him bitter, jaded and angry. Leaving his past behind him, he becomes [[{{Retcon}} "Snap" Wilson, a professional criminal, gang member, and pimp]].pimp]], who was brainwashed by the Red Skull into believing the ''original'' origin detailed above, in order to get close to Captain America after they were stranded on the Isle of Exiles. However, Sam himself doubted that story, and was eventually able to tell the Red Skull's daughter, Sin, the truth: he was a social worker who'd been stranded on the Isle of Exiles, who'd saved Steve's life and helped him escape. The ''true'' fake memories implanted by the Red Skull were those of him being a criminal, a plot he concocted to discredit Sam, counting on the fact that no one would question a black man from Harlem having a shady past. This was done by the Cosmic Cube, which the Red Skull had possession of.
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