A great origin story builds a foundation for a character. The origins motivate everything a character does, but also explain who this person is. And often, a hero or villain can only stand out if he or she has a unique origin. But who has the absolute best origin story of them all?

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Please include a picture or clip (or book cover, or comics panel) for your chosen character. And please mention the character's name, and why this origin story, in particular, is so great. Thanks!

Top image: Captain America. Because he volunteered. And that informs everything about the character, forever.

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