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Come talk to me about demisexual Bucky Barnes.

Because when he’s the Winter Soldier he might as well be completely asexual because he’s never had a deep emotional attachment, or any emotional attachment, to anyone ever that he can remember.

And so when he meets Steve on the causeway the enormous rush of emotions, the love and desire and warmth that’s he’s never ever felt before, is so completely overwhelming that all it takes is his name on Steve’s lips to put a deep crack in the layers of brainwashing and electric shock.


Don’t want to rain on your parade and I am 100% for demisexual/asexual Bucky Barnes, but…

This is not what asexuality is.

Stop woobifying Bucky



Bucky is not some lost little lamb who got turned around. James Buchanan Barnes was a soldier, a sergeant who rose from the drafted ranks, a sniper, a survivor, and before that, a man who finished fights his best friend was too stupid not to start and too weak to win. He had a far more gray moral code than Steve Rogers, right from the start, and he was a killer by the time he was captured by Hydra.

Hydra didn’t make the weapon, they honed it.

I’m not saying he’s a villain, because he’s not. I’m not saying he deserves the guilt for his work as the Winter Soldier. I’m saying that Bucky Barnes was never an innocent, and that’s why this is so hard for him. The thing that was taken away from his was his choice. Sergeant James Barnes chose to work with Captain America as part of the Howling Commandos. He chose to kill people as part of that work. And he did it because he believed it was right.

The Winter Soldier never chose to carry out the assassinations he was responsible for.

That’s the tragedy of Bucky Barnes.

Agreed. I’ve always thought that the most interesting (and tragic) part of Bucky’s story is that the Soviets/HYDRA took something that was an inherent part of him and twisted it for their own ends, not that they turned him into something he’s not.

A brief musing on the significance and uniqueness of Bucky Barnes in the MCU


When it comes to the “big 3” solo superheroes of the MCU, each hero has an anchor, a single constant in their messed-up lives, across all their films, that means everything to them.

For Tony Stark, it’s Pepper Potts.



For Thor, it’s Jane Foster.



But who is it for Steve Rogers? It can’t be the love interest as with the other heroes, since Peggy Carter only appears in the first movie. It’s not anyone from our era, not Sharon, not even Natasha.



Whether you want to read their relationship in a shippy manner or simply as the very best of friends, it doesn’t change the fact that Bucky Barnes is Steve’s “person”, his constant. That makes Bucky the anomaly among the usual MCU storylines, and in my opinion only makes him more interesting and more important. Tony and Thor were lucky in that they were able to save their constants- Steve wasn’t, and now it’s his turn to find a way to do it. 


The man had been sitting by the bus stop for nearly an hour, and it was starting to make her feel uneasy.

Buses came and went, as did the Muggles who rode them, but he ignored them all, and they, for their part, ignored him back. She supposed that he did not look too much like a wizard though. His robes were tattered and dirty, as was his hair and face, and even from her distance, she could guess that he probably smelled. The wizarding homeless did not look so different from the Muggle homeless, in the end.

It was speculation on her part, of course, but with all the recent controversy at the Ministry, she didn’t think it was a baseless guess. Everyone still seemed fuzzy on the details, but it was a fact that a lot of people had lost their jobs.

At the top of the hour, Mrs. Figg finally mustered up the courage to approach the strange wizard. He did not look up at her as she neared, but she was a little surprised to see that he was younger than she’d thought.

"Do you need some money for the bus, dear?"

He did not look up.

"I have both Muggle and wizard change if you need it," she said. "Do you have your wand? Unfortunately I don’t have a way to call the Knight Bus for you…"

There was no one else at the bus stop, and the tattered wizard seemed to realize now that she was speaking to him. He had very brown eyes, but she could not read them.

"Here, dear," she said kindly, pressing a mess of coins into his right hand. "Get where you need to go, and." She pulled out a few Chocolate Frogs from her pocket. "Have some chocolate. Whatever happened is over and things will get better soon, okay?"

He stared at her and said nothing, but he accepted the things she put into his hands.

Feeling that her good deed was done, Mrs. Figg scuttled away awkwardly from the bus stop and returned to spy safely from her kitchen window.

The young wizard did not flag for the Knight Bus, and he did not get on the next Muggle bus that came. She watched him unwrap the chocolate. He did not eat it, but he spent some time looking intently at the cards that came with the chocolate.

She thought about going out again to try and get some answers out of him, but she realized that there was a chance that he was waiting for someone. She pondered this when she broke away from the window to make supper. The sun began to set while she set the table, and when she looked back to the bus stop, the wizard was gone.

More HPvengers.

(The events of Winter Soldier in HPvengers-verse are basically the same as they are in MCU except all the characters are teenagers because only teenagers can save the world in HP-verse???)

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