Abraham Erskine

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Abraham Erskine was a German scientist and the creator of the Super Soldier Serum.

History[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Abraham Erskine was born on September 14, 1869, in Germany. Erskine was raised in Augsburg.

Developing the Super Soldier Serum[edit | edit source]

Erskine began developing the Super Soldier Serum in the early 1930s. Erksine's work coincided with Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, and the seizure of Germany by the Nazi party in 1933. Hitler became aware of Erksine's work in 1935 and attempted to recruit Erskine.[1] Erskine fled to Switzerland with his family after refusing to cooperate with Hitler, causing him to send Johann Schmidt, the leader of the Schutzstaffel research division Hydra, after Erskine.

Working for Hydra[edit | edit source]

Schmidt successfully recruited Erskine into Hydra, and took Erskine's formula. The Super Soldier Serum made Schmidt into a stronger being, yet left him permanently disfigured and eternally devoted to Nazism.

Erskine was saved from Hydra's clutches by Peggy Carter, who recruited Erskine into the Strategic Scientific Reserve.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Abraham Erskine, "Captain America: The First Avenger", Marvel Cinematic Universe. "Then Hitler comes along with the marching, and the big show, and the flags. And he hears of me, and my work, of what I can do, and he says 'You', he says 'You will make us strong.'"