|Peggy Carter is (determined) wrote,|
@ 2016-01-26 06:34:00
Source work and author: Marvel Cinematic ‘Verse version of Peggy Carter, originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Name: Agent Margaret “Peggy” Carter
Age: 27 in April
Character Played By: Hayley Atwell
Character History and Personality:
Margaret Carter was not raised to fit firmly into the space made for her in the world. Her parents were accomplished people, both of them, one an academic that fought her way through Oxford, and the other a man that overcame his class and family history to become an accomplished industrialist. Both were set firmly into upper-middle class of British society, persisting even through the Great War, and they had the resources to enter their children into excellent grammar schools in the south of London in the wake of the Treaty at Versailles.
Peggy accelerated through school quickly, which was a good thing as the economy took a series of nasty hits in the wake of the war. She had no reason to stay in school, and was in fact restless to be as much use to her country as her parents had been, each in their own way. Peggy was extremely young when she entered military service; she had no right to be there at all, in fact, but she was blessed with a certain early maturity (in the, ahem, physical sense) that allowed her to fudge on her age a year or two in either direction, depending on what clothes she wore.
Peggy was chafing at the restrictions of her sex in the British Military (as the ATS had barely been formed, and compared to combat, Peggy was not impressed with the glorified bandage rolling that was the primary task of female volunteers in those early years) when she was recruited into an early version of the SAS, a version that technically had no official name yet. No one in the government wanted to believe a second war was coming until it did, and by that time, Agent Peggy Carter was an accomplished agent with experience in the (quite literal, in her case) field. She was delivering classified German intelligence to her superiors in London via the pockets of a maid’s uniform before anyone had so much had come up with a name for the agency she worked for.
Peggy’s parents were killed in the Blitz in September of 1940, which did even more to dedicate her to the war effort.
It was the summer of 1943 when she met Steve Rogers, a man whose soul shone through his eyes. It was a fairly foolish, poetic description, but it was intensely true. In years of war and traversing through a world of arrogant military men who flew flags in their head, Steve believed in doing good. Losing him to the ice in 1945, such a short time later, left a permanent wound on Peggy’s heart, a wound that was still bleeding as the war ended and Peggy tried to find her place in a world truly made new by peace.
Having no reason to return to London as it rebuilt, the smoldering wreckage of her parents’ house no draw and her siblings already married and building families, Peggy remained with the SSR even as President Truman and the American government began to actively dismantle war agencies. Returning servicemen and men of various suits and uniforms tried to reassert their dominance over an economy that had been largely driven by working women, and whereas rank and purpose had given her and her accomplishments respect during the war, the SSR’s rank and file made it clear to Peggy every day that whatever she could do, they could do better.
They were, of course, very wrong.
Journal/Key: A brown notebook, blue-lined, bound with glue and thread. Peggy writes in it with pencil. Her key is iron and typical of the period.
A Friendly Ear: Someone with some manners and a similar perspective on life that helps Peggy settle into this century.
Purpose: Allies or enemies in this world’s intelligence entities.
Relatives: Descendants of the Carter family, of which there are three branches descended from Amanda and Harrison Carter.