Tags: Bucky Barnes, Captain America winter sobbing, Catws, Death would be kinder, WHY, winter soldier
i was watching the first avenger and wondering how Bucky knew Steve was getting his ass kicked in the back of some random alley behind a movie theatre
like does he just check alleyways whenever he’s walking down a street to see if Steve’s started another fight he can’t finish
the answer is probably yes
headcanon that, even when brainwashed, Bucky still stops at alleyways and looks down them to find nothing
and he never knows what he’s looking for
Yeah, on the list of things that are OK, I’m gonna have to inform you that this post didn’t make it.
Tags: black widow, Bucky Barnes, Catws, natasha romanoff, winter soldier
Someone finally giffed it. But LOOK AT THIS FIGHT. Honestly the Winter Soldier was far more on his back heel fighting Natasha than he was Steve this scene. First off, if he hadn’t managed to throw his hand up quickly, she would have garrotted him. She’s literally half his size (he throws her like a rag doll when he finally is able to get a hold of her) and she has him more at a disadvantage than Steve does, who is bigger than him. Next she shorts out his cyber arm (and I assume he has to electrocute himself to pull the thing off). By that second to the last gif his facial expression isn’t even stone cold killer any more, it’s more “REALLY??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” It’s the most human his eyes look up until Steve starts setting off his programing.
We talk about Steve and Bucky going toe to toe, but the one who really has the Winter Soldier’s number for most of their fight is Natasha.
#MAN HE WAS /PISSED/ WHEN SHE SHOT HIS GOGGLES#BY ALL RIGHTS HE SHOULD HAVE GONE AFTER STEVE AND NO DOUBT STEVE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HIS MAIN PRIORITY ON THIS MISSION#BUT HE GOT HECKA PISSED WHEN SHE ACTUALLY MANAGED TO FUCKING LAND A SHOT BASICALLY#YO THIS SCENE MAN#THIS ENTIRE SEQUENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO
Tags: Bucky Barnes, Catws, Death would be kinder, WHY AM I STILL HAVING THESE FEELINGS, winter soldier
This trapped animal look was awful. That’s not the Winter Soldier. That’s the scared little kid he turns into when he’s confused and in pain. Because the Winter Soldier is a machine. But when the scrap of Bucky that’s still in there starts banging around, the machine goes fetal and he just reverts to this child like thing.
And he knows there’s no help coming. There’s no extraction or exfil plan for the Winter Soldier. He gets himself out or he goes down with the ship. And he’s failed at his mission, so he’s probably expecting Steve to kill him here. He can’t understand why Steve saves him. He’s scared and he’s confused and he’s angry and he doesn’t like feeling any of these things because he doesn’t understand them at all and he liked it better when he didn’t have to feel them.
Oh god this hurts me on a fundamental level because I am convinced that Bucky never really stops wishing for the old days. Like, he comes back to Steve and Natasha and he is a person again, but when it gets intense and the nightmares are too much and he’s already called Sam three or four times to talk about it (because Sam doesn’t understand everything, but Sam knows how to talk to soldiers with PTSD and Bucky Barnes has got a RAGING case of it) he just wishes for Pierce to show up and put him in the chair and tell him it will be fine and just take it all away. Because being a thing is easy but being a person is too, too hard.
Wow I am seriously breaking the fuck up with you.
Tags: Captain America, fuck you, i quit, I QUIT THE INTERNET, No, ugly sobbing, WHY, winter soldier
Did he hesitate?
#looking down and to the right is associated with emotional responses tied to memory and a person’s concentration on their internal dialogue #so this is probably the first time the winter soldier’s heard bucky barnes’ voice in his head in nearly seventy years #(⊙ ‿ ⊙ ✿) #i’ll never be happy again