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PEGGY CARTER (MCU)

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Full Name: Peggy Carter
Nationality: British
Organization: S.H.I.E.L.D.
Occupation Agent

Creator: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Time Span: 2010 - 2019

ABOUT THE SERIES

Margaret 'Peggy' Carter, aka Agent Carter, is an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

She can also be said to be an agent of the OSS, the French Resistance, and the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR).

[Note to start this off: In the Marvel Multiverse, there are a very large number of different Earths, each a tad different from the others. Each of these Earths have been assigned a number. The one known most commonly as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is Earth-199999. The one most often seen in the comic books is Earth-616, also called the Marvel Prime Universe (MPU).

Each of the two mentioned Earths have an incarnation of Peggy Carter and both are similar in some ways and wildly different in others. There are also other Earths with their own unique version of Carter.

It is not the purpose of this entry to be the complete biographer of Agent Carter, a huge task considering the numerous Carters that there are. Marvel has an extensive database available showing extended biographies of each of these versions thus far discovered.

This page is devoted to the Peggy Carter of the MCU. The information shown below is largely from the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki.]

"Doctor Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Carter, Ph.D., was one of the most prominent agents of the Strategic Scientific Reserve during and after World War II and one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Originally a code-breaker working at Bletchley Park, she joined the Special Operations Executive following her brother's death. Carter later joined the SSR, formed to fight HYDRA. On the mission in Germany, she saved Abraham Erskine from Johann Schmidt. The success of her mission enabled the SSR to start Project Rebirth and develop their Super Soldier Serum to make the army of Super Soldiers. During the project, she had befriended Steve Rogers, one of the project's candidates.

"In 1943, after the abrupt end of Project Rebirth and Rogers' transformation into the only Super Soldier, Carter assisted him in becoming the world's first superhero, eventually falling in love with him. After Rogers' disappearance in 1945, she continued the SSR's fight against HYDRA, capturing the last high-ranking HYDRA officer Werner Reinhardt, and continuing her service in the SSR once the War ended.

"As an agent of the SSR, Carter helped former colleague Howard Stark clear his name when he was accused of being a traitor, and later traveled to Los Angeles where she clashed with Whitney Frost over the extra-dimensional Zero Matter. She helped Stark found the new peacekeeping organization, the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, better known by its acronym S.H.I.E.L.D.. Carter eventually married an Allied soldier and became a mother of two children, though she would continue her service in S.H.I.E.L.D. during the turbulent years of the Cold War, becoming the agency's director by 1970.

"By the beginning of the 21st century, Carter retired and saw her great-niece, Sharon Carter, follow in her footsteps. During her retirement, a young Rogers was pulled from the ice and found to be alive, but by this time she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and struggled to recognize him. She died peacefully in her sleep in 2016."

MOVIES

Number of Movies:1
First Appearance:2011
Last Appearance:2019

1 Captain America: The First Avenger Captain America: The First Avenger
Director: Joe Johnston
Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Actors: Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Tommy Lee Jones as Colonel Phillips, Sebastian Stan as 'Bucky" Carnes, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark
Released: 2011

"Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization."

2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Actors: Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/The Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Emily VanCamp as Kate/Agent 13
Released: 2014

"As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier."

3 Avengers: Age of Ultron Avengers: Age of Ultron
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon
Actors: Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/The Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
Released: 2015

"When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan."

4 Ant-Man Ant-Man
Director: Peyton Reed
Writers: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd
Actors: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Michael Pena as Louis, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
Released: 2015

"Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, pull off a plan that will save the world."

5 Avengers: Endgame Avengers: Endgame
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Marus, Stephen McFeely
Actors: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
Released: 2019

"After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe."

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:20
First Appearance:2014
Last Appearance:2016
Network:ABC

REGULAR CAST
Hayley AtwellPeggy Carter [ 1-2 ]
James D-ArcyEdwin Jarvis [ 1-2 ]
Enver GjokajDaniel Sousa [ 1-2 ]
Dominic CooperHoward Stark [ 1-2 ]
1 Shadows
Episode AOS 2-1, first aired 09/23/2014
Director: Vincent Misiano
Writer: Maurissa Tancharoen

 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 2, Episode 1 
In a flashback to 1945, "Agents Peggy Carter, Dum Dum Dugan, and Jim Morita of the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR), the precursor to S.H.I.E.L.D., attack the last known Hydra base following the defeat of the Red Skull, and arrest the Hydra agents, including their leader, Werner Reinhardt. They confiscate all Hydra weaponry and technology they find, including a blue body and the mysterious Obelisk."

2 The Things We Burry
Episode AOS 2-8, first aired 11/18/2014
Director: Milan Cheylov
Writer: Daniel J. Doyle

 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 2, Episode 8 
In a flashback to Austria 1945, "Nazi scientist Werner Reinhardt is experimenting on the mysterious Obelisk, forcing test subjects to touch it and noting how it turns them into stone. However, one young Chinese woman does not turn into stone upon touching it, instead causing glowing symbols to appear on the device. Before further experimenting can be done on her, news of the defeat of Red Skull comes, soon followed by the arrival of the Allied forces. Agent Peggy Carter of the SSR "had taken the Obelisk and Reinhardt into custody, and he had told Carter a story about 'blue angels' who came to Earth long ago to conquer it. After seeing the results of Reinhardt's experiments, Carter refused to let him work for the U.S., and instead imprisoned him for life."

3 Now is Not the End
Episode S1-1, first aired 01/06/2015
Director: Louis D'Esposito
Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

In 1946, Peggy Carter is now a secretary for the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Howard Stark asks her for help when the country believes that he is selling deadly weapons to their enemies.

4 Bridge and Tunnel
Episode S1-2, first aired 01/06/2015
Director: Joseph V. Russo
Writer: Eric Pearson

Howard Stark's deadliest weapon has fallen into enemy hands, and only Agent Carter can recover it. But can she do so before her undercover mission is discovered by SSR Chief Dooley and Agent Thompson?

5 Time and Tide
Episode S1-3, first aired 01/13/2015
Director: Scott Winant
Writer: Andi Bushell

As Agent Carter closes in on Howard Stark's stolen technology, Peggy's secret mission could unravel when the SSR arrests Jarvis and a secret is revealed.

6 The Blitzkrieg Button
Episode S1-4, first aired 01/27/2015
Director: Stephen Cragg
Writer: Brant Englestein

Peggy may be in more trouble than usual when fugitive Howard Stark suddenly returns for mysterious reasons. And Chief Dooley chases a new clue all the way to Europe that threatens to destroy Peggy's future at the SSR.

7 The Iron Ceiling
Episode S1-5, first aired 02/03/2015
Director: Peter Leto
Writer: Jose Molina

Carter finally gets a chance to prove herself as she is sent on a mission in Russia with Agent Thompson and the Howling Commandos. Meanwhile, Agent Sousa makes an important discovery.

8 A Sin to Err
Episode S1-6, first aired 02/10/2015
Director: Stephen Williams
Writer: Lindsey Allen

Carter believes that the spy that stole Stark's technology is a woman. The SSR now knows that Carter is helping Stark. There's a new spy in the agency.

9 Snafu
Episode S1-7, first aired 02/17/2015
Director: Vincent Misiano
Writer: Chris Dingess

Peggy is cornered and more vulnerable than ever as Leviathan makes their move against her. As the SSR zeroes in on Howard Stark, they may pay the ultimate price as they find their true enemy is closer than they realized.

10 Valediction
Episode S1-8, first aired 02/24/2015
Director: Christopher Misiano
Writers: Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters

Peggy faces the full fury of Leviathan, as Howard Stark makes his return.

11 The Lady in the Lake
Episode S2-1, first aired 01/19/2016
Director: Lawrence Trilling
Writer: Brant Englestein

Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Agent Carter journeys from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous and bizarre assignment yet.

12 A View in the Dark
Episode S2-2, first aired 01/19/2016
Director: Lawrence Trilling
Writers: Eric Pearson, Lindsey Allen

Peggy discovers her murder investigation has huge ramifications that can destroy her career, as well as everyone near and dear to her.

13 Better Angels
Episode S2-3, first aired 01/26/2016
Director: David Platt
Writer: Jose Molina

Peggy's pursuit of the truth about Zero Matter places her on a collision course with her superiors.

14 Smoke & Mirrors
Episode S2-4, first aired 02/02/2016
Director: David Platt
Writer: Sue Chung

Peggy and the SSR discover that beautiful Hollywood star Whitney Frost harbors a dangerous secret, and that she's more than just a pretty face.

15 The Atomic Job
Episode S2-5, first aired 02/09/2016
Director: Craig Zisk
Writer: Lindsey Allen

As Jarvis' precision and quick-thinking skills are put to the ultimate test, Peggy must find a way to stop an atomic explosion that threatens to destroy all of California.

16 Life of the Party
Episode S2-6, first aired 02/16/2016
Director: Craig Zisk
Writer: Eric Pearson

When Peggy realizes she cannot save Wilkes on her own, she turns to her most unexpected adversary for help while Whitney makes a move to control the deadly Zero Matter.

17 Monsters
Episode S2-7, first aired 02/16/2016
Director: Metin Huseyin
Writer: Brandon Easton

As Peggy plots a rescue mission, Whitney hunts for even more dark power; and Jarvis learns he should not make promises he cannot keep.

18 The Edge of Mystery
Episode S2-8, first aired 02/23/2016
Director: Metin Huseyin
Writer: Brant Englestein

Peggy and Sousa propose a trade with Whitney Frost, while the SSR gets help from Howard Stark that may be the key to eliminating Zero Matter.

19 A Little Song and Dance
Episode S2-9, first aired 02/23/2016
Director: Jennifer Getzinger
Writers: Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Chris Dingess

Peggy desperately tries to save Dr. Wilkes with a dangerous plan to stop Whitney Frost. But Thompson makes a surprising move that could destroy them all.

20 Hollywood Ending
Episode S2-10, first aired 03/01/2016
Director: Jennifer Getzinger
Writers: Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Chris Dingess

Peggy needs Howard Stark to eliminate Zero Matter as they are faced with a mission none of them could come back.

COMIC BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND MANGA

Number of Stories:1
First Appearance:2015
Last Appearance:2015

1 Operation S.I.N. Operation S.I.N.
Published by Marvel Comics
Contributors: Kathryn Immonen (writer), Rich Ellis (pencils and inks), Jordan Boyd (colors), Joe Sabino (letters), Virtual Calligraphy (letters)
Copyright: 2015

Trade paperback of the 5-issue mini-series of the same name, Mar.-Jul. 2015.
"Howard Stark manipulates Peggy Carter into joining him on a mission to the Soviet Union, where they encounter an alien spaceship in the skies over Moscow."

DIGESTS AND MAGAZINES

Number of Digests:2
First Appearance:2016
Last Appearance:2017

1 Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Marvel's Agent Carter Season One Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Marvel's Agent Carter Season One
Written by Assorted
Copyright: 2016

Collecting information from Marvel's Agent Carter, Season 1.
Contains dossier information of Peggy Carter, the Howling Commandoes, Howard Stark, Edwin Jarvis, and several others.

2 Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Marvel's Agent Carter Season Two Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Marvel's Agent Carter Season Two
Written by Assorted
Copyright: 2017

Collecting information from Marvel's Agent Carter, Season 2.
Contains dossier information of Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, and several others.

GAMES

Number of Games:2
First Appearance:2010
Last Appearance:2010

1 Captain America: Super Soldier Captain America: Super Soldier
Video Game
Sega
Copyright: 2010

Developed by Next Level Games for the Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3.
"Players will become Captain America as he faces the Red Skull and his army in an epic third- person action adventure set in the darkest days of World War II.
Wielding Captain America's legendary shield, gamers will engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra's mysterious castle and battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies serving the Red Skull. As the First Avenger himself, players must defeat the evil scientist Arnim Zola and his wartime experiments, combining powerful melee combos and shield attacks to devastating effect."

2 Lego Marvel's Avengers Lego Marvel's Avengers
Video Game
Warner Bros.
Copyright: 2016

Developed by Traveller's Tales for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Macintosh, and Microsoft Windows.
The gameplay is similar to Lego's long-running series of franchise video games, with a focus on puzzle-solving interspersed with action. Players have to solve puzzles spread across the game environment to progress through levels. The game features New York City as the main large open-world hub, but also, for the first time, includes seven other movie significant areas players can travel to, including Asgard, Malibu, South Africa, The Helicarrier, the Bartons' farm, Washington D.C., and Sokovia.

MY COMMENTS

The adventures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Peggy Carter is so drastically different from the MPU's version. I really enjoyed the MCU version. That is one very scrappy and headstrong and determined and capable woman.

Unfortunately for her, most of the men she deals with are pretty accurate representations of the chauvinistic Neanderthals that they really were back then (and still are today).

She refuses to be kept down, though, and has a bunch of really exciting adventures and hopefully there will be more to come!

GRADE

My Grade: B+

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