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->''"This war is everybody's war...! I was needed... and I answered the call... just as you did, in your own way!"''
-->--'''Peggy Carter''' to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ''Tales of Suspense'' #77

Margaret "Peggy" Carter is a Creator/MarvelComics character that originally appeared as a supporting character in the comic books featuring ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. She was created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby and introduced in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse in ''Tales of Suspense'' #77 in 1966.

She first appeared, unnamed, as a wartime {{love interest}} of Steve Rogers in ''Tales of Suspense'' #75 (single panel) and #77 (May 1966). She appeared again as the older sister of [[ComicBook/{{Agent 13}} Sharon Carter]] in ''Captain America'' #161 (May 1973). She was later retconned as Sharon's aunt.

When Peggy was only a teenager, she joined the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Resistance French Resistance]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. She proved to be a valiant and highly capable agent with the Resistance and served on several Resistance operations alongside the hero Captain America. Carter and Captain America fell in love with each other.

When she heard the rumor that Captain America had apparently been killed just before the end of the war in Europe, Peggy withdrew from the world, refusing to speak, dressing in mourning garb, and requiring hospitalization. She began treatments from the criminal Doctor Faustus. After Captain America resurfaced many years after the war, he learned of Peggy's whereabouts when he freed her and others from Faustus' clutches. Peggy eventually regained her mental bearings, and initially kept her love for Captain America to herself. Eventually any romantic feelings between the two subsided, but she formed a new romance with Gabe Jones of the ComicBook/HowlingCommandos, one of the first interracial relationships in the comics. Peggy worked for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} and the Avengers Support Staff until she retired, passing away sometime in 2011.

After so many years only appearing as a SatelliteLoveInterest for the Sentinel of Liberty, Peggy finally became a central character in the new series ''Operation S.I.N.'' (a tie-in to ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'', apparently). In this series, she also co-stars with Howard Stark (father of [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]). It was first released in January 2015, mirroring the debut of the ''Series/AgentCarter'' television series, which also features Peggy and Howard as major characters in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The event in ''Operation S.I.N.'' is set during TheFifties.

Nearly a decade after her death, [[spoiler:Peggy made [[BackFromTheDead a surprise return]] in Creator/TaNehisiCoates' ''Captain America'', apparently with her youth restored (and a new [[RuleOfCool nose ring]]). Under the assumed alias [[NatureSpirits Dryad]], she lead Sharon and a team of fellow female superheroes, named the Daughters of Liberty, in an effort to rescue Steve from an unjust imprisonment]].

An alternate universe version of herself as Captain America also appeared in the 2018 run of ''[[ComicBook/Exiles2018 Exiles]]'', from a past where Steve Rogers was assassinated and Peggy took up the mantle as the good Captain, joined by {{Gender Flip}}ped sidekick [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Becky Barnes]].

[[AC:Notable Comic Book Appearances]]
* ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''
* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''
* ''Captain America and the First Thirteen''
* ''Captain America: Peggy Carter, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' -- a trade paperback collecting various Captain America stories featuring Peggy
* ''Operation S.I.N.'' (2015)
* ''Tales of Suspense''
* ''ComicBook/{{Exiles 2018}}''

[[AC:Live-Action]]
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: Portrayed by Creator/HayleyAtwell ([[Characters/MCUPeggyCarter page]]):
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' (2011)
** ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots Marvel One-Shot]]: Film/AgentCarter'' (2013)
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' (2014)
** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' (2014): Episodes: [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows "Shadows"]] and [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E8TheThingsWeBury "The Things We Bury"]].
** ''Series/AgentCarter'' (20152016)
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (2015)
** ''Film/AntMan1'' (2015)
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' (2019)

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/WhatIf2021 What if...?]]''
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!Tropes
* ActionGirl: Peggy was dedicated to end Nazi oppression and joined the French Resistance while she was still a teenager.
* ActionHeroine: Throwing punches and shooting guns are her preferred ways of beating her enemies.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde in the comics, brunette in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
* AdaptationalNationality: She was American in the comics, but is British in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. This is much likely because her actress, Creator/HayleyAtwell, is a British-American.
* AmnesiacLover: Peggy was captured by the Gestapo and was being held captive in Paris when it was liberated by the Allies. However, a shell exploded near her during the battle that freed the city, and the shock gave her amnesia. She was found and identified by Resistance colleagues and sent home to her parents in Virginia. When she began to recover from her amnesia, she was suffering from mental and emotional distress, and kept calling for Captain America.
* AscendedExtra: In the comics, Peggy is, at best, an important footnote to Steve and his primary love interest, Sharon Carter. In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, though, she's become one of the most prominent supporting characters, even after ''First Avenger'' seemingly concluded any more adventures in the 40s. The first issue of the 2011 ''Captain America'' series even uses her death from old age as a jumping-off point specifically because she'd now be familiar to audiences.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In Ta-Nehisi Coates' run of ''Captain America'']].
* BadassNormal: Unlike the captain, she's a normal human without superpowers.
* BattleCouple: [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/3/33913/1576973-11_capaft001_cov.jpg With Captain America]], [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/9241/767609-001.jpg during the war]].
* BreakoutCharacter: When Peggy Carter debuted in the comics, it was to be a TemporaryLoveInterest to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica during his time in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, but she debuted in UsefulNotes/TheSixties, [[{{Retcon}} long after]] Cap's regular WWII war stories were over. At first she appeared only in {{Flashback}}s (in her first story she wasn't even named!). Under these circumstances, she's rarely been anything more than a SatelliteLoveInterest in the comics. But when ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' came out, since 99% of the film takes place during the War, she naturally had a [[AscendedExtra much bigger role]]. She took center stage in the one-shot ''Film/AgentCarter'', which was such a huge hit that it [[SpinOff spun off]] into [[Series/AgentCarter her own regular TV series]]. It's worth noting that the filmmakers have tried to use Peggy in every single (Earth-bound) MCU vehicle after ''The First Avenger''. Creator/JossWhedon wrote a scene for her in ''The Avengers'', and she has cameos in ''The Winter Soldier'', ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', ''Age of Ultron'', and ''Ant-Man''.
* CharacterDeath: In the modern-day of [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse mainstream comics universe]], she has passed away. Her death is shown in ''Captain America'' vol. 6 #1, which is released in July 2011, around the same time of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'''s release.
** [[spoiler:... and then undone after the release of ''Film/AvengersEndgame''.]]
* ComicBookTime: An aversion since, like Captain America, her backstory is tied into the Second World War. This makes her one of few characters of note to die of old age in mainstream comics.
* CompositeCharacter: In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, particularly ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', she combines elements of Peggy Carter (ActionGirl-ness and the name and relationship to Sharon Carter) with Lt. Cynthia Glass from the ''Sentinel of Liberty'' Miniseries (who had the same look and was also Phillips' aide).
* CoolAunt: For Sharon. Peggy is the one who inspires Sharon to become an ActionGirl and secret agent in her own rights.
* {{Expy}}: In her original appearances, she was one for Golden Age Captain America's LoveInterest, Betsy Ross.
* FirstLove: To Steve Rogers in the [=MCU=]. In the mainstream comics, his first love was Lt. Cynthia Glass, the Project Rebirth aid.
* GenerationXerox: Peggy Carter was a heroine of World War II and in a romance with Captain America. Her niece Sharon grew up to become a hero in her own right and got involved in a romance with the same long-lived hero.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Steve prefers to use only [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe his shield]] when in combat while Peggy is quite the crack shot.
* HeartbrokenBadass: When she heard the rumor that Captain America had apparently been killed just before the end of the war in Europe, Peggy withdrew from the world, refusing to speak, dressing in mourning, and requiring hospitalization.
* JumpedAtTheCall: See the quote above. She dedicated to end [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi]] oppression and joined French Resistance.
* LaResistance: She was member of French Resistance during the war against Nazi.
* LadyOfWar: A competent ActionGirl who also manages to be composed, even in battle.
* LegacyCharacter: Peggy Carter was first known as Agent 13, before her niece, Sharon Carter.
* NiceHat: An army beret during the war. ''Series/AgentCarter'' had a red fedora as her emblem.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: When informally addressed, people refer to her as Peggy instead of Margaret.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Peggy Carter Is About to Shoot You]]: [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c3172fd4055ae3074f4971ab3ff522b5.jpg In the cover]] for first issue of ''Operation S.I.N.''.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation:
** ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' depicts her and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes as having gotten married after Steve fell into the ice as they're implied to be Rikki parental grandparents.
** [[spoiler:''Film/AvengersEndgame'' does show Steve went back in time after returning the Infinity Stones and the two got married.]]
* {{Retcon}}: She was once introduced as much older sister of Sharon, later retconned into becoming her aunt.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: As a young girl, she looks a lot like her modern-day niece, Sharon.
* YouAreNumberSix: "Agent 13" was previously her codename before it's used by her niece.
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[[caption-width-right:350:TheFifties ActionHeroine]]

->''"This war is everybody's war...! I was needed... and I answered the call... just as you did, in your own way!"''
-->--'''Peggy Carter''' to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ''Tales of Suspense'' #77

Margaret "Peggy" Carter is a Creator/MarvelComics character that originally appeared as a supporting character in the comic books featuring ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. She was created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby and introduced in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse in ''Tales of Suspense'' #77 in 1966.

She first appeared, unnamed, as a wartime {{love interest}} of Steve Rogers in ''Tales of Suspense'' #75 (single panel) and #77 (May 1966). She appeared again as the older sister of [[ComicBook/{{Agent 13}} Sharon Carter]] in ''Captain America'' #161 (May 1973). She was later retconned as Sharon's aunt.

When Peggy was only a teenager, she joined the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Resistance French Resistance]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. She proved to be a valiant and highly capable agent with the Resistance and served on several Resistance operations alongside the hero Captain America. Carter and Captain America fell in love with each other.

When she heard the rumor that Captain America had apparently been killed just before the end of the war in Europe, Peggy withdrew from the world, refusing to speak, dressing in mourning garb, and requiring hospitalization. She began treatments from the criminal Doctor Faustus. After Captain America resurfaced many years after the war, he learned of Peggy's whereabouts when he freed her and others from Faustus' clutches. Peggy eventually regained her mental bearings, and initially kept her love for Captain America to herself. Eventually any romantic feelings between the two subsided, but she formed a new romance with Gabe Jones of the ComicBook/HowlingCommandos, one of the first interracial relationships in the comics. Peggy worked for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} and the Avengers Support Staff until she retired, passing away sometime in 2011.

After so many years only appearing as a SatelliteLoveInterest for the Sentinel of Liberty, Peggy finally became a central character in the new series ''Operation S.I.N.'' (a tie-in to ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'', apparently). In this series, she also co-stars with Howard Stark (father of [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]). It was first released in January 2015, mirroring the debut of the ''Series/AgentCarter'' television series, which also features Peggy and Howard as major characters in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The event in ''Operation S.I.N.'' is set during TheFifties.

Nearly a decade after her death, [[spoiler:Peggy made [[BackFromTheDead a surprise return]] in Creator/TaNehisiCoates' ''Captain America'', apparently with her youth restored (and a new [[RuleOfCool nose ring]]). Under the assumed alias [[NatureSpirits Dryad]], she lead Sharon and a team of fellow female superheroes, named the Daughters of Liberty, in an effort to rescue Steve from an unjust imprisonment]].

An alternate universe version of herself as Captain America also appeared in the 2018 run of ''[[ComicBook/Exiles2018 Exiles]]'', from a past where Steve Rogers was assassinated and Peggy took up the mantle as the good Captain, joined by {{Gender Flip}}ped sidekick [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Becky Barnes]].

[[AC:Notable Comic Book Appearances]]
* ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''
* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''
* ''Captain America and the First Thirteen''
* ''Captain America: Peggy Carter, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' -- a trade paperback collecting various Captain America stories featuring Peggy
* ''Operation S.I.N.'' (2015)
* ''Tales of Suspense''
* ''ComicBook/{{Exiles 2018}}''

[[AC:Live-Action]]
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: Portrayed by Creator/HayleyAtwell ([[Characters/MCUPeggyCarter page]]):
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' (2011)
** ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots Marvel One-Shot]]: Film/AgentCarter'' (2013)
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' (2014)
** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' (2014): Episodes: [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows "Shadows"]] and [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E8TheThingsWeBury "The Things We Bury"]].
** ''Series/AgentCarter'' (20152016)
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (2015)
** ''Film/AntMan1'' (2015)
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' (2019)

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/WhatIf2021 What if...?]]''
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!Tropes
* ActionGirl: Peggy was dedicated to end Nazi oppression and joined the French Resistance while she was still a teenager.
* ActionHeroine: Throwing punches and shooting guns are her preferred ways of beating her enemies.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde in the comics, brunette in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
* AdaptationalNationality: She was American in the comics, but is British in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. This is much likely because her actress, Creator/HayleyAtwell, is a British-American.
* AmnesiacLover: Peggy was captured by the Gestapo and was being held captive in Paris when it was liberated by the Allies. However, a shell exploded near her during the battle that freed the city, and the shock gave her amnesia. She was found and identified by Resistance colleagues and sent home to her parents in Virginia. When she began to recover from her amnesia, she was suffering from mental and emotional distress, and kept calling for Captain America.
* AscendedExtra: In the comics, Peggy is, at best, an important footnote to Steve and his primary love interest, Sharon Carter. In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, though, she's become one of the most prominent supporting characters, even after ''First Avenger'' seemingly concluded any more adventures in the 40s. The first issue of the 2011 ''Captain America'' series even uses her death from old age as a jumping-off point specifically because she'd now be familiar to audiences.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In Ta-Nehisi Coates' run of ''Captain America'']].
* BadassNormal: Unlike the captain, she's a normal human without superpowers.
* BattleCouple: [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/3/33913/1576973-11_capaft001_cov.jpg With Captain America]], [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/9241/767609-001.jpg during the war]].
* BreakoutCharacter: When Peggy Carter debuted in the comics, it was to be a TemporaryLoveInterest to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica during his time in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, but she debuted in UsefulNotes/TheSixties, [[{{Retcon}} long after]] Cap's regular WWII war stories were over. At first she appeared only in {{Flashback}}s (in her first story she wasn't even named!). Under these circumstances, she's rarely been anything more than a SatelliteLoveInterest in the comics. But when ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' came out, since 99% of the film takes place during the War, she naturally had a [[AscendedExtra much bigger role]]. She took center stage in the one-shot ''Film/AgentCarter'', which was such a huge hit that it [[SpinOff spun off]] into [[Series/AgentCarter her own regular TV series]]. It's worth noting that the filmmakers have tried to use Peggy in every single (Earth-bound) MCU vehicle after ''The First Avenger''. Creator/JossWhedon wrote a scene for her in ''The Avengers'', and she has cameos in ''The Winter Soldier'', ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', ''Age of Ultron'', and ''Ant-Man''.
* CharacterDeath: In the modern-day of [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse mainstream comics universe]], she has passed away. Her death is shown in ''Captain America'' vol. 6 #1, which is released in July 2011, around the same time of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'''s release.
** [[spoiler:... and then undone after the release of ''Film/AvengersEndgame''.]]
* ComicBookTime: An aversion since, like Captain America, her backstory is tied into the Second World War. This makes her one of few characters of note to die of old age in mainstream comics.
* CompositeCharacter: In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, particularly ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', she combines elements of Peggy Carter (ActionGirl-ness and the name and relationship to Sharon Carter) with Lt. Cynthia Glass from the ''Sentinel of Liberty'' Miniseries (who had the same look and was also Phillips' aide).
* CoolAunt: For Sharon. Peggy is the one who inspires Sharon to become an ActionGirl and secret agent in her own rights.
* {{Expy}}: In her original appearances, she was one for Golden Age Captain America's LoveInterest, Betsy Ross.
* FirstLove: To Steve Rogers in the [=MCU=]. In the mainstream comics, his first love was Lt. Cynthia Glass, the Project Rebirth aid.
* GenerationXerox: Peggy Carter was a heroine of World War II and in a romance with Captain America. Her niece Sharon grew up to become a hero in her own right and got involved in a romance with the same long-lived hero.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Steve prefers to use only [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe his shield]] when in combat while Peggy is quite the crack shot.
* HeartbrokenBadass: When she heard the rumor that Captain America had apparently been killed just before the end of the war in Europe, Peggy withdrew from the world, refusing to speak, dressing in mourning, and requiring hospitalization.
* JumpedAtTheCall: See the quote above. She dedicated to end [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi]] oppression and joined French Resistance.
* LaResistance: She was member of French Resistance during the war against Nazi.
* LadyOfWar: A competent ActionGirl who also manages to be composed, even in battle.
* LegacyCharacter: Peggy Carter was first known as Agent 13, before her niece, Sharon Carter.
* NiceHat: An army beret during the war. ''Series/AgentCarter'' had a red fedora as her emblem.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: When informally addressed, people refer to her as Peggy instead of Margaret.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Peggy Carter Is About to Shoot You]]: [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c3172fd4055ae3074f4971ab3ff522b5.jpg In the cover]] for first issue of ''Operation S.I.N.''.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation:
** ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' depicts her and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes as having gotten married after Steve fell into the ice as they're implied to be Rikki parental grandparents.
** [[spoiler:''Film/AvengersEndgame'' does show Steve went back in time after returning the Infinity Stones and the two got married.]]
* {{Retcon}}: She was once introduced as much older sister of Sharon, later retconned into becoming her aunt.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: As a young girl, she looks a lot like her modern-day niece, Sharon.
* YouAreNumberSix: "Agent 13" was previously her codename before it's used by her niece.
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->''"This war is everybody's war...! I was needed... and I answered the call... just as you did, in your own way!"''
-->--'''Peggy Carter''' to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ''Tales of Suspense'' #77

Margaret "Peggy" Carter is a Creator/MarvelComics character that originally appeared as a supporting character in the comic books featuring ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. She was created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby and introduced in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse in ''Tales of Suspense'' #77 in 1966.

She first appeared, unnamed, as a wartime {{love interest}} of Steve Rogers in ''Tales of Suspense'' #75 (single panel) and #77 (May 1966). She appeared again as the older sister of [[ComicBook/{{Agent 13}} Sharon Carter]] in ''Captain America'' #161 (May 1973). She was later retconned as Sharon's aunt.

When Peggy was only a teenager, she joined the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Resistance French Resistance]] during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. She proved to be a valiant and highly capable agent with the Resistance and served on several Resistance operations alongside the hero Captain America. Carter and Captain America fell in love with each other.

When she heard the rumor that Captain America had apparently been killed just before the end of the war in Europe, Peggy withdrew from the world, refusing to speak, dressing in mourning garb, and requiring hospitalization. She began treatments from the criminal Doctor Faustus. After Captain America resurfaced many years after the war, he learned of Peggy's whereabouts when he freed her and others from Faustus' clutches. Peggy eventually regained her mental bearings, and initially kept her love for Captain America to herself. Eventually any romantic feelings between the two subsided, but she formed a new romance with Gabe Jones of the ComicBook/HowlingCommandos, one of the first interracial relationships in the comics. Peggy worked for ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} and the Avengers Support Staff until she retired, passing away sometime in 2011.

After so many years only appearing as a SatelliteLoveInterest for the Sentinel of Liberty, Peggy finally became a central character in the new series ''Operation S.I.N.'' (a tie-in to ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'', apparently). In this series, she also co-stars with Howard Stark (father of [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]). It was first released in January 2015, mirroring the debut of the ''Series/AgentCarter'' television series, which also features Peggy and Howard as major characters in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The event in ''Operation S.I.N.'' is set during TheFifties.

Nearly a decade after her death, [[spoiler:Peggy made [[BackFromTheDead a surprise return]] in Creator/TaNehisiCoates' ''Captain America'', apparently with her youth restored (and a new [[RuleOfCool nose ring]]). Under the assumed alias [[NatureSpirits Dryad]], she lead Sharon and a team of fellow female superheroes, named the Daughters of Liberty, in an effort to rescue Steve from an unjust imprisonment]].

An alternate universe version of herself as Captain America also appeared in the 2018 run of ''[[ComicBook/Exiles2018 Exiles]]'', from a past where Steve Rogers was assassinated and Peggy took up the mantle as the good Captain, joined by {{Gender Flip}}ped sidekick [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Becky Barnes]].

[[AC:Notable Comic Book Appearances]]
* ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''
* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''
* ''Captain America and the First Thirteen''
* ''Captain America: Peggy Carter, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' -- a trade paperback collecting various Captain America stories featuring Peggy
* ''Operation S.I.N.'' (2015)
* ''Tales of Suspense''
* ''ComicBook/{{Exiles 2018}}''

[[AC:Live-Action]]
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: Portrayed by Creator/HayleyAtwell.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' (2011)
** ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots Marvel One-Shot]]: Film/AgentCarter'' (2013)
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' (2014)
** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' (2014): Episodes: [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E1Shadows "Shadows"]] and [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E8TheThingsWeBury "The Things We Bury"]].
** ''Series/AgentCarter'' (20152016)
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (2015)
** ''Film/AntMan1'' (2015)
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' (2019)

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/WhatIf2021 What if...?]]''
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!Tropes
* ActionGirl: Peggy was dedicated to end Nazi oppression and joined the French Resistance while she was still a teenager.
* ActionHeroine: Throwing punches and shooting guns are her preferred ways of beating her enemies.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde in the comics, brunette in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
* AdaptationalNationality: She was American in the comics, but is British in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. This is much likely because her actress, Creator/HayleyAtwell, is a British-American.
* AmnesiacLover: Peggy was captured by the Gestapo and was being held captive in Paris when it was liberated by the Allies. However, a shell exploded near her during the battle that freed the city, and the shock gave her amnesia. She was found and identified by Resistance colleagues and sent home to her parents in Virginia. When she began to recover from her amnesia, she was suffering from mental and emotional distress, and kept calling for Captain America.
* AscendedExtra: In the comics, Peggy is, at best, an important footnote to Steve and his primary love interest, Sharon Carter. In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, though, she's become one of the most prominent supporting characters, even after ''First Avenger'' seemingly concluded any more adventures in the 40s. The first issue of the 2011 ''Captain America'' series even uses her death from old age as a jumping-off point specifically because she'd now be familiar to audiences.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In Ta-Nehisi Coates' run of ''Captain America'']].
* BadassNormal: Unlike the captain, she's a normal human without superpowers.
* BattleCouple: [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/3/33913/1576973-11_capaft001_cov.jpg With Captain America]], [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/0/9241/767609-001.jpg during the war]].
* BreakoutCharacter: When Peggy Carter debuted in the comics, it was to be a TemporaryLoveInterest to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica during his time in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, but she debuted in UsefulNotes/TheSixties, [[{{Retcon}} long after]] Cap's regular WWII war stories were over. At first she appeared only in {{Flashback}}s (in her first story she wasn't even named!). Under these circumstances, she's rarely been anything more than a SatelliteLoveInterest in the comics. But when ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' came out, since 99% of the film takes place during the War, she naturally had a [[AscendedExtra much bigger role]]. She took center stage in the one-shot ''Film/AgentCarter'', which was such a huge hit that it [[SpinOff spun off]] into [[Series/AgentCarter her own regular TV series]]. It's worth noting that the filmmakers have tried to use Peggy in every single (Earth-bound) MCU vehicle after ''The First Avenger''. Creator/JossWhedon wrote a scene for her in ''The Avengers'', and she has cameos in ''The Winter Soldier'', ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'', ''Age of Ultron'', and ''Ant-Man''.
* CharacterDeath: In the modern-day of [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse mainstream comics universe]], she has passed away. Her death is shown in ''Captain America'' vol. 6 #1, which is released in July 2011, around the same time of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'''s release.
** [[spoiler:... and then undone after the release of ''Film/AvengersEndgame''.]]
* ComicBookTime: An aversion since, like Captain America, her backstory is tied into the Second World War. This makes her one of few characters of note to die of old age in mainstream comics.
* CompositeCharacter: In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, particularly ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', she combines elements of Peggy Carter (ActionGirl-ness and the name and relationship to Sharon Carter) with Lt. Cynthia Glass from the ''Sentinel of Liberty'' Miniseries (who had the same look and was also Phillips' aide).
* CoolAunt: For Sharon. Peggy is the one who inspires Sharon to become an ActionGirl and secret agent in her own rights.
* {{Expy}}: In her original appearances, she was one for Golden Age Captain America's LoveInterest, Betsy Ross.
* FirstLove: To Steve Rogers in the [=MCU=]. In the mainstream comics, his first love was Lt. Cynthia Glass, the Project Rebirth aid.
* GenerationXerox: Peggy Carter was a heroine of World War II and in a romance with Captain America. Her niece Sharon grew up to become a hero in her own right and got involved in a romance with the same long-lived hero.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Steve prefers to use only [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe his shield]] when in combat while Peggy is quite the crack shot.
* HeartbrokenBadass: When she heard the rumor that Captain America had apparently been killed just before the end of the war in Europe, Peggy withdrew from the world, refusing to speak, dressing in mourning, and requiring hospitalization.
* JumpedAtTheCall: See the quote above. She dedicated to end [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi]] oppression and joined French Resistance.
* LaResistance: She was member of French Resistance during the war against Nazi.
* LadyOfWar: A competent ActionGirl who also manages to be composed, even in battle.
* LegacyCharacter: Peggy Carter was first known as Agent 13, before her niece, Sharon Carter.
* NiceHat: An army beret during the war. ''Series/AgentCarter'' had a red fedora as her emblem.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: When informally addressed, people refer to her as Peggy instead of Margaret.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Peggy Carter Is About to Shoot You]]: [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c3172fd4055ae3074f4971ab3ff522b5.jpg In the cover]] for first issue of ''Operation S.I.N.''.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation:
** ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' depicts her and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes as having gotten married after Steve fell into the ice as they're implied to be Rikki parental grandparents.
** [[spoiler:''Film/AvengersEndgame'' does show Steve went back in time after returning the Infinity Stones and the two got married.]]
* {{Retcon}}: She was once introduced as much older sister of Sharon, later retconned into becoming her aunt.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: As a young girl, she looks a lot like her modern-day niece, Sharon.
* YouAreNumberSix: "Agent 13" was previously her codename before it's used by her niece.
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