Synopsis: Sam Wilson grew up in Harlem. At a very young age, Sam’s father was killed while he was trying to break up a fight, and his mother was later shot in the street. Both of these tragic losses affected Sam greatly and he eventually started committing crimes in order to cope with the grief. Years later, Sam crashed on a remote island where the Red Skull and Captain America were battling. The Red Skull endowed Sam with the ability to telepathically communicate with birds, and Sam made a special connection with a bird named Redwing. Captain America freed Sam from the Red Skull’s manipulation, and together they both defeated the Red Skull. After this clash Cap and Wilson would become life-long friends. Wilson would eventually join the Avengers as the Falcon.
Powers/Abilities: Originally possessed the ability to telepathically communicate with his pet falcon, Redwing, but now he can communicate with any birds within an unknown radius. Through his telepathic link he is also able to receive mental images of what the birds see. He is an excellent trainer of birds and has been highly trained in gymnastics as well as hand to hand combat by Steve Rogers.
Real Name: Samuel Thomas “Sam” Wilson
Alias: Blackwing, Blackbird, “Snap” Wilson
Weakness: Normal human vulnerability
Base of Operations: Avenger’s Tower
First Appearance: Captain America #117 (1969)
Sidekick: Falcon is notably Captain America’s sidekick
Affiliations: Avengers, Secret Avengers, Heroes for Hire, and many others
Love Interest: N/A