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Marvel's 'Agent Carter': Why Women Should Be Watching

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A new television series featuring yet another superhero whose life is portrayed in a fantasy world? Not quite.

In a new ABC television series, Marvel’s Agent Carter, a fierce leading character, Agent Peggy Carter, uses her brains and intense training skills to overcome obstacles of the show

Equipped with not a single superpower, Agent Carter is a realistic role model for younger audiences. The series is a prequel to the Captain America movies and the network’s other installments including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Hayley Atwell portrays the independent and capable hero in Marvel’s Agent Carter, which premiered Tuesday night. The UK native also appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Solider.

Atwell told E! News, "I’m excited for everyone to see her vulnerability and her humor more than anything else. She really is a three-dimensional character with real flaws that people can relate to. She’s going to be humanized."

Captain America fans who will be watching the new show know that Peggy’s former beau, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), is presumed dead. However, he’s simply locked in an icy coma until S.H.I.E.L.D. finds his frozen body to thaw him out.

Even with the absent male presence for now, Atwell assures that her character will persevere through a difficult mourning period.

"His absence is very strong and prevalent in her life. He was a dominating force in her life. There are things that happen that are immediately and completely linked to him and she’ll be constantly reminded of him."

After a year of dominating female roles on television and in film, we’re looking forward to adding Agent Peggy Carter to the list of strong women portrayed in the media. Her character is an important investment in the superhero world – especially considering her lack of actual superpowers. She, instead, will use her tools of intelligence, wit, guts and confidence.

Will Peggy Carter prove once and for all that women really can do it all? We’re thinking yes.

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