Endowed with the Super Solider Serum in the darkest days of WWII, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is a living embodiment of freedom and courage. Captain America's exploits in part helped inspire a young Nick Fury to enlist and in time the pair came to work together during the war when Fury lead the Howling Commandos. Both soldiers joined forces on various occasions throughout the war to combat the likes of the Red Skull and others Nazi menaces.
After Rogers was recovered by the Avengers, Fury was quick to help Rogers ease into the new modern era, including helping to convince Rogers against retiring as Captain America at one point. With a steadfast commitment to the same ideals and a firm friendship, both have fought side by side against the forces of AIM, the Hate Monger, Hydra, the Red Skull, the Yellow Claw and other subversive and terrorist organizations through the 1960's and 70's.
was thought dead, shot by the Punisher, upon Captain America's return
from a year-long exile on an alternate Earth and the revelation that
Sharon Carter, Captain America's former flame and an agent for SHIELD,
was sent on a deep-cover mission which Fury covered up by pronouncing
her dead proved further strain on their relationship.
Like Black Widow, Captain America is often found on Fury's short list for a call when SHIELD needs some super-powered help. Such was the case for Fury's 'Secret War', for which Fury found himself paying a high price. Captain America has found himself again working with Fury on the fringes of corruption within SHIELD and the new world order. In the wake of Fury's going underground after the fallout of his 'Secret War', the subsequent 'Civil War' among the heroes Steve Rogers sought out Fury's help in establishing safe haves for the 'secret' Avengers.
In the wake of Steve Roger's death, Fury together with Black Widow aided Roger's former partner Bucky Barnes to establish himself as the new Captain America.
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