Captain America IX

Falcon II

Nick Name
Civilian ID

Samuel Thomas "Sam" Wilson





Congressional Candidate

Former Criminal

Neighborhood Planner

Social Worker

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Harlem, New York
Group Affiliation


Base of Operations
New York, New York
6' 2"
240 lbs.
Eye Color


Yellow when using telepathic vision through birds.

Hair Color
Known Powers

Normal human being in peak physical condition with excellent hand-to-hand combat skills mystically altered by the Cosmic Cube granting a psychic link with birds allowing him to see through their eyes.


Falcon Wing Harness: Cybernetic computerized jet-powered harness enabling the wearer to fly in a manner similar to a bird with wings that service as a bullet-proof shield.

Note:Upgrades in the wing harness and uniform create greater shielding through a bulletproof Vibranium micro-weave and solid-light hologram wings for greater mobility on land and air.

Redwing: Hunting falcon which shares a psychic rapport with Sam Wilson.

Common Enemies

Exiles I

Hate Monger I

Hate Monger III

Red Skull

Serpent Society

Serpent Squad

Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1 & 3

Avengers World

Captain America Vol. 1 & 2

Captain America and the Falcon Vol. 1

First Appearance
Captain America Vol. 1 #117 (Sept. 1969)
Stan Lee & Gene Colan

The son of a Harlem minister, Sam Wilson allowed anger to consume him after the death of his parents.

His personality changed and he became a criminal. On assignment in Rio de Janeiro for the Harlem mob, Wilson's plane crashed on a remote Caribbean island inhabited by a group of Nazi sympathizers known as the Exiles.

The Red Skull used the power of the Cosmic Cube to revert Wilson's personality and create a psychic rapport with his pet hunting falcon, Redwing. The Skull's plan was to use Wilson as a pawn against Captain America after he became the Avenger's partner.

After defeating the Exiles, Wilson and Captain America became long-term partners. With the assistance of fellow Avenger the Black Panther, Wilson obtained an advanced flying harness allowing him to fly like a Falcon.

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