Brock Rumlow

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Name: Brock Rumlow
Occupation: Comics: Mercenary (Formerly) assassin, instructor at Taskmaster's school for criminals
MCU: Agent of Hydra, ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent (was part of the STRIKE team)
Title/Rank: Crossbones
Location: Comics: unknown
MCU: Washington, D.C. (last known location)
Status: alive
Relationships: Red Skull (boss), Alexander Pierce (boss), Jack Rollins (colleague), Steve Rogers (enemy), Bucky Barnes (enemy as Bucky/ally as Winter Soldier)
Fandom: Captain America Movieverse (MCU), Captain America (Marvel Comics)
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Brock Rumlow is a Captain America character known as the supervillian Crossbones in the comics. He also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an enemy of Captain America.


Brock Rumlow/Crossbones first appeared in Captain America #359 (October 1989). Crossbones usually appears as a henchman of the Red Skull.

Rumlow is portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Frank Grillo in the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and is slated to reprise his role in the sequel Captain America: Civil War (2016).


After the release of The Winter Soldier, a spike of interest in Brock Rumlow appeared in the fandom.


Brock is usually paired with Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers or his colleague, Agent Jack Rollins, however the pairings Bucky/Brock, Steve/Brock and Brock/Jack are quite rare overall in the Captain America Movieverse/MCU fandom[1]. Brock has also been shipped with the other male Avengers characters/MCU characters including Sam Wilson (Brock/Sam), Tony Stark (Brock/Tony), Clint Barton (Brock/Clint), and Grant Ward (Brock/Grant)[2] - they are all rare pairings though.

Brock has also been shipped with several of the MCU Ladies, including Darcy Lewis (Brock/Darcy), Maria Hill (Brock/Maria), Jemma Simmons (Brock/Jemma), and Skye (Brock/Skye); although the all the pairings are rare overall[3]. Although Sinthea Schmidt (known as "Sin" or "Mother Superior" in the comics) has yet to appear in the MCU, Brock has been paired with her[4] - this is probably influenced by the canon relationship in the comics.

Brock has also appeared in two threesomes: Brock/Bucky/Steve and Brock/Darcy/Jack[5].



Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.



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  1. As of March 22, 2015: Bucky/Brock has 198 works, Brock/Jack has 31 works, and Steve/Brock has 82 works on AO3.
  2. As of March 22, 2015: Brock/Sam Wilson has 3 works, Brock/Tony has 2 works, Ward/Brock has 5 works, and Brock/Clint has 5 works on AO3.
  3. As of March 22, 2015: Brock/Darcy has 9 works, Brock/Maria has 4 works, Brock/Jemma has 3 works, Brock/Skye has 3 works, and Brock/Natasha has 1 work.
  4. As of March 22, 2015, Brock/Sinthea has 8 works on AO3.
  5. As of March 22, 2015: Bucky/Steve/Brock has 19 works, Darcy/Jack/Brock has 2 works on AO3.