Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon) is a superhero in Marvel comics and films. He is played by Anthony Mackie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to his role as The Falcon, Wilson also takes over the role of Captain America in some of the comics. In this role, he is commonly referred to as "FalconCap" by fans.
In the comics, he has a long-term heterosexual love interest named Leila Taylor. In the films, he does not have a love interest to date, but appeared to flirt with Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, some critics have observed that his role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier contained many tropes and characteristics more commonly associated with the role of love interest than sidekick.
Perhaps as a result of this, Wilson is a popular subject of slash fanworks, with the most popular pairing being Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, which is tagged in more than 1200 works on popular fanfiction archive An Archive of Our Own. There were also reports from the set of Captain America: Civil War that the characters of Sam and Bucky Barnes were referred to as "Cap's two girlfriends" on set.
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