Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
|Pairing:||Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson|
|Alternative name(s):||Free Bird, American Airlines, Samsteve, Captain America/Falcon|
|Gender category:||Slash, M/M|
|Fandom:||The Avengers (Marvel), Captain America, Captain America Movieverse|
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Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson is the slash pairing of Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Sam Wilson (The Falcon) in the Marvel universe, especially the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with Captain America 2.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Steve was introduced to the MCU in Captain America: The First Avenger and then starred in The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Sam was not introduced until Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Both are set to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Sam/Steve became very popular immediately after the release of The Winter Soldier, with most of the activity happening on tumblr and AO3. However, the burst of popularity quickly slowed, getting outcompeted and swallowed up by Bucky/Steve. On tumblr, a controversy arose over racism in the fandom and its effect on perceptions of Sam and the Sam/Steve ship.
Tropes & Fanon
- Refrains: Two lines from the movie immediately went viral among Sam/Steve fans, being used as the basis for fic or fanart or gifsets - "On Your Left" and "I do what he does, only slower."
- Threesomes: Generally with Bucky (here and here) or Natasha (here and here); sometimes even the foursome).
- Sam is Everyone's Therapist: Generally Steve's therapist in pairing fic, sometimes also Bucky's, Natasha's or even other Avengers.
- Up All Night to Get Bucky: Post-The Winter Soldier, Sam & Steve go on a roadtrip to rescue Bucky and fall in love.
- And The Reasons We Were Singing, by impertinence: An Up All Night to Get Bucky + Sam is Everyone's Therapist fic. (25,200 words)
- Baby, we're already saved, by lanyon: An Up All Night to Get Bucky fic. (1,171 words)
- Closer to Flying, by Odsbodkins: First Time fic. (2,405 words)
- On Your Right, by thingwithwings: Missing scene from the end of the movie. (5,569 words)
- Practice, by astolat: An Up All Night to Get Bucky fic. (3,579 words)
- Alight, by false_alexis: A Marvel Big Bang 2014 fic (29,870 words)
- Banana Pancake Trail by FrostyEmma (2,404 words, post-Civil War0
- Morning Cap by LOTOLLE
- in our bedroom after the war by Shirozora
- samsteve doodle, Archived version by suitfer
Other Fan Works
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier review, Part 3 - Black Widow and Falcon, by Hello, Tailor: Meta arguing Sam was given the love interest role in The Winter Soldier
- There Is No Carol In HR, or Captain America Is a Big Ol’ Creep and I Can Prove It with Maps, by sashayed: Meta with maps arguing that Steve deliberately runs a weird route to "accidentally" meet Sam in the opening scene of The Winter Soldier
- On Your Left, by americachavez: A Sam/Steve fanmix
- I May Be Wrong (I Think You're Wonderful), by heycomicgirl: An oldies Sam/Steve fanmix
- Alight, by Holdt: A Sam/Steve Marvel Big Bang 2014 vid
Additional Art Gallery
Next Time, I'll check the Weather Channel, by shirozora
(they're transparent), by hasserole
Hug Therapy, by zeeewa
"You gonna touch me before I turn into a centenarian or what?, by apfelgranate
This is the point of no return, by pidgeyons
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Archives and Communities
- Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson at the AO3
- Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson at FFN
- Freebird Big Bang on LiveJournal community