History ComicBook / TheFalcon

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.
18th Nov '15 4:59:49 PM comicwriter
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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: [[https://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/marvel-comes-to--the-colbert-report--to-announce-a-new-captain-america-sam-wilson-071950016.html Sam will be]] [[StatusQuoIsGod temporarily]] replacing Steve Rogers as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.

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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: [[https://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/marvel-comes-to--the-colbert-report--to-announce-a-new-captain-america-sam-wilson-071950016.html Sam will be]] [[StatusQuoIsGod temporarily]] replacing Sam]] replaced Steve Rogers as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.ComicBook/CaptainAmerica after Steve lost his powers.



* LegacyCharacter: Falcon briefly became Captain America when he thought Cap was dead. He'll be [[AffirmativeActionLegacy doing it again]] courtesy of Comicbook/MarvelNOW.

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Falcon briefly became Captain America when he thought Cap was dead. He'll be He [[AffirmativeActionLegacy doing did it again]] courtesy of Comicbook/MarvelNOW.Comicbook/MarvelNOW.
** After becoming Cap, he takes on a young man named Joaquin Torres as the new Falcon.



** 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 ''Avengers Assemble''.

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** 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 ''Avengers Assemble''.''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''.
10th Sep '15 7:13:35 PM nombretomado
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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: One would think being able to talk to birds would be a useless power, until you remember that basically means he has a massive spy network ''everywhere''. It's been said that his birds make for a better information source than NickFury's spies. After all, who pays attention to whether there's a ''bird'' nearby?

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: One would think being able to talk to birds would be a useless power, until you remember that basically means he has a massive spy network ''everywhere''. It's been said that his birds make for a better information source than NickFury's ComicBook/NickFury's spies. After all, who pays attention to whether there's a ''bird'' nearby?
31st Jul '15 5:57:57 AM BackLash
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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.

The cube also gives him an empathic link with Redwing, his pet falcon and crimefighting partner, giving him an ability to communicate with him telepathically and see though his pet's eyes. This ability will eventually be trained to work with any bird that is near him.

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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. \n\n This was done by the Cosmic Cube, which the Red Skull had possession of.

The cube also gives him an empathic link with Redwing, his pet falcon falcon, and crimefighting partner, giving him an ability to communicate with him telepathically and see though through his pet's eyes. This ability will eventually be trained to work with any bird that is near him.



* BuildingSwing: This was originally how The Falcon got around with a glove with a built in grappling hook launcher. This was discontinued when he got his flying wing harness.

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* BuildingSwing: This was originally how The Falcon got around with a glove with a built in built-in grappling hook launcher. This was discontinued when he got his flying wing harness.
17th Jul '15 10:59:58 PM JoeSparkle
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