History ComicBook / BuckyBarnes

26th Mar '16 5:51:27 PM JamesAustin
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* BadassBoast: When Clint Barton tried to [[ComicBook/DarkReign justify killing Norman Osborn]] by pulling out the "[[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct If you could go back in time & kill Hitler]]" argument, Bucky simply chimes in that he ''[[SubvertedTrope did]]'' [[BeenThereShapedHistory kill Hitler]].
* BashBrothers: Captain America and Bucky. The original and the best.

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* BadassBoast: When Clint Barton tried to [[ComicBook/DarkReign justify killing Norman Osborn]] by pulling out the "[[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct If you could go back in time & and kill Hitler]]" argument, Bucky simply chimes in that he ''[[SubvertedTrope did]]'' [[BeenThereShapedHistory kill Hitler]].
* BashBrothers: BashBrothers:
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Captain America and Bucky. The original and the best.Bucky.



* BattleCouple: Bucky and Comicbook/BlackWidow. And by god, it is glorious.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Of the three versions of the Winter Soldier storyline (the Ed Brubaker comics run, ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''), [=EMH=] couldn't use the iconic "Who the hell is Bucky?" line as-written.

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* BattleCouple: Bucky and Comicbook/BlackWidow. And by god, it is glorious.
Comicbook/BlackWidow.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Of the three versions of the Winter Soldier storyline (the Ed Brubaker comics run, ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''), [=EMH=] ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'' couldn't use the iconic "Who the hell is Bucky?" line as-written.



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Namor, ComicBook/TheSubmariner. Namor is proud and Bucky constantly snarks him, but they fought side by side in WorldWarII and the kind of friendship forged there means they have a much higher tolerance for each others' crap-- Steve is openly passive-aggressive and disgusted with Namor's actions with the Illuminati, but Bucky is silent on the matter and they work together with the usual banter in the first issue of his current ongoing.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Namor, ComicBook/TheSubmariner.the ComicBook/SubMariner. Namor is proud and Bucky constantly snarks him, but they fought side by side in WorldWarII and the kind of friendship forged there means they have a much higher tolerance for each others' crap-- Steve is openly passive-aggressive and disgusted with Namor's actions with the Illuminati, but Bucky is silent on the matter and they work together with the usual banter in the first issue of his current ongoing.
28th Feb '16 7:11:39 PM nombretomado
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Bucky eventually [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regained his memories]], and has since spent his days trying to [[TheAtoner atone for his sins]] as the Winter Soldier; working for ComicBook/NickFury, and following [[DeathIsCheap Steve's death]], serving as CaptainAmerica himself and as a member of Comicbook/TheAvengers.

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Bucky eventually [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regained his memories]], and has since spent his days trying to [[TheAtoner atone for his sins]] as the Winter Soldier; working for ComicBook/NickFury, and following [[DeathIsCheap Steve's death]], serving as CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica himself and as a member of Comicbook/TheAvengers.



* ''CaptainAmerica''

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* ''CaptainAmerica'' ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''



* AntiHeroSubstitute: Bucky as CaptainAmerica subverts this, sort of. He's a ClassicAntiHero, so he doesn't carry the same connotations this trope usually does.

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* AntiHeroSubstitute: Bucky as CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica subverts this, sort of. He's a ClassicAntiHero, so he doesn't carry the same connotations this trope usually does.



* BreakoutCharacter: In a complete reversal of the typical ReplacementScrappy / LegacyHero reactions, fans absolutely '''loved''' Bucky as CaptainAmerica, to the point where some were even hoping that it'd stay that way even after Steve Roger's inevitable [[DeathIsCheap resurrection]]. And were overjoyed when for a while that's exactly what happened, with the revived Steve instead taking the role of Director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.

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* BreakoutCharacter: In a complete reversal of the typical ReplacementScrappy / LegacyHero reactions, fans absolutely '''loved''' Bucky as CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, to the point where some were even hoping that it'd stay that way even after Steve Roger's inevitable [[DeathIsCheap resurrection]]. And were overjoyed when for a while that's exactly what happened, with the revived Steve instead taking the role of Director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.



* MultiRangedMaster: As CaptainAmerica, but only because [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks the shield]] is a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang. He often uses it in conjunction with his pistol, which [[DependingOnTheArtist may or may not be]] a heavily modified P08 Luger.

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* MultiRangedMaster: As CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, but only because [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks the shield]] is a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang. He often uses it in conjunction with his pistol, which [[DependingOnTheArtist may or may not be]] a heavily modified P08 Luger.



* NotWearingTights: Averted when he started out as Cap's sidekick, and during his stint as CaptainAmerica, but played straight (sort of, he wore a DominoMask with his jumpsuit) during his time as the Winter Soldier. As the page picture shows, he's back to playing the trope straight again.

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* NotWearingTights: Averted when he started out as Cap's sidekick, and during his stint as CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, but played straight (sort of, he wore a DominoMask with his jumpsuit) during his time as the Winter Soldier. As the page picture shows, he's back to playing the trope straight again.



* SpyFiction: Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing has shaped up to be this. Creator/EdBrubaker has played with EspionageTropes before, especially during Bucky's stint as CaptainAmerica, but he goes all out here. One could say the book is SpyFiction masquerading as a [[NotWearingTights Superhero story]]. It's primarily [[TuxedoAndMartini Martini-flavored]]; aside from Bucky's usual [[ActionHero hands-on approach]], he dons [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] as disguises and uses some snazzy [[CloakAndDagger SHIELD]]-issue gadgets. There is a bit of [[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer]] in there as well, considering the main conflict is a plot to depose a political leader (granted, said leader is Doctor Doom, but still). And then this plot is to be executed with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs liberal use of]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot machinegun-wielding fascist gorillas]].

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* SpyFiction: Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing has shaped up to be this. Creator/EdBrubaker has played with EspionageTropes before, especially during Bucky's stint as CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, but he goes all out here. One could say the book is SpyFiction masquerading as a [[NotWearingTights Superhero story]]. It's primarily [[TuxedoAndMartini Martini-flavored]]; aside from Bucky's usual [[ActionHero hands-on approach]], he dons [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] as disguises and uses some snazzy [[CloakAndDagger SHIELD]]-issue gadgets. There is a bit of [[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer]] in there as well, considering the main conflict is a plot to depose a political leader (granted, said leader is Doctor Doom, but still). And then this plot is to be executed with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs liberal use of]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot machinegun-wielding fascist gorillas]].



** [[spoiler: Pretty much the reason why he has faked his death and gone back to the Winter Soldier codename. It's all for Steve to return to his original role as CaptainAmerica to coincide with the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger 2011 movie]].]]

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** [[spoiler: Pretty much the reason why he has faked his death and gone back to the Winter Soldier codename. It's all for Steve to return to his original role as CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica to coincide with the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger 2011 movie]].]]



* TheTeamNormal: He was this during his time in The Invaders; on a team with [[SuperSerum Captain]] [[CaptainAmerica America]], [[FlyingBrick Namor the]] ComicBook/SubMariner, and [[PlayingWithFire The Human Torch and Toro]], he only had his black-ops training to his credit.

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* TheTeamNormal: He was this during his time in The Invaders; on a team with [[SuperSerum Captain]] [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica America]], [[FlyingBrick Namor the]] ComicBook/SubMariner, and [[PlayingWithFire The Human Torch and Toro]], he only had his black-ops training to his credit.
27th Feb '16 11:39:36 AM nombretomado
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He began life as Marvel's version of ComicBook/{{Robin}} -- specifically of [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] as the KidSidekick, but he was a DeadSidekick by 1964, while [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]] didn't follow suit until 1988. Since then, this has become a ZigZaggedTrope, with Bucky having parallel story beats to both Jason (comes back to life, fights mentor, becomes brooding bad boy rogue) and Dick (takes over mentor's mantle after his death, keeps mantle with his blessing when he comes back from the dead due to overwhelming fan support, returns it later anyway) at different points. Whether or not one is copying the other is a matter of debate, but ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s'' cancellation in favor of ''Grayson,'' a series where Dick becomes a spy and is teamed up with a beautiful woman who has a spider web tattoo has been seen as [=DC=]'s attempt to replicate the Bucky and BlackWidow dynamic.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He began life as Marvel's version of ComicBook/{{Robin}} -- specifically of [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] as the KidSidekick, but he was a DeadSidekick by 1964, while [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]] didn't follow suit until 1988. Since then, this has become a ZigZaggedTrope, with Bucky having parallel story beats to both Jason (comes back to life, fights mentor, becomes brooding bad boy rogue) and Dick (takes over mentor's mantle after his death, keeps mantle with his blessing when he comes back from the dead due to overwhelming fan support, returns it later anyway) at different points. Whether or not one is copying the other is a matter of debate, but ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s'' cancellation in favor of ''Grayson,'' a series where Dick becomes a spy and is teamed up with a beautiful woman who has a spider web tattoo has been seen as [=DC=]'s attempt to replicate the Bucky and BlackWidow ComicBook/BlackWidow dynamic.
28th Dec '15 10:49:24 AM Anddrix
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* SpyFiction: Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing has shaped up to be this. Creator/EdBrubaker has played with EspionageTropes before, especially during Bucky's stint as CaptainAmerica, but he goes all out here. One could say the book is SpyFiction masquerading as a [[NotWearingTights Superhero story]]. It's primarily [[TuxedoAndMartini Martini-flavored]]; aside from Bucky's usual [[ActionHero hands-on approach]], he dons [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] as disguises and uses some snazzy [[CloakAndDagger SHIELD]]-issue gadgets. There is a bit of [[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer]] in there as well, considering the main conflict is a plot to depose a political leader (granted, said leader is DrDoom, but still). And then this plot is to be executed with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs liberal use of]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot machinegun-wielding fascist gorillas]].

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* SpyFiction: Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing has shaped up to be this. Creator/EdBrubaker has played with EspionageTropes before, especially during Bucky's stint as CaptainAmerica, but he goes all out here. One could say the book is SpyFiction masquerading as a [[NotWearingTights Superhero story]]. It's primarily [[TuxedoAndMartini Martini-flavored]]; aside from Bucky's usual [[ActionHero hands-on approach]], he dons [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] as disguises and uses some snazzy [[CloakAndDagger SHIELD]]-issue gadgets. There is a bit of [[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer]] in there as well, considering the main conflict is a plot to depose a political leader (granted, said leader is DrDoom, Doctor Doom, but still). And then this plot is to be executed with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs liberal use of]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot machinegun-wielding fascist gorillas]].
13th Dec '15 8:20:20 PM nombretomado
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* TheTeamNormal: He was this during his time in The Invaders; on a team with [[SuperSerum Captain]] [[CaptainAmerica America]], [[FlyingBrick Namor the]] SubMariner, and [[PlayingWithFire The Human Torch and Toro]], he only had his black-ops training to his credit.

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* TheTeamNormal: He was this during his time in The Invaders; on a team with [[SuperSerum Captain]] [[CaptainAmerica America]], [[FlyingBrick Namor the]] SubMariner, ComicBook/SubMariner, and [[PlayingWithFire The Human Torch and Toro]], he only had his black-ops training to his credit.
10th Dec '15 9:14:15 PM NEOIVAN100
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* ArtificialLimbs: The Soviets replaced the arm he lost in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 with a cybernetic one. After he loses his Soviet one stopping the Red Skull's Sleeper, he gets a new from Nick Fury which has a lot of handy abilities, such as an {{EMP}}. It also allows him to handle and throw Captain America's shield properly, making him the only non-super soldier serum-embued person to be able to.

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* ArtificialLimbs: The Soviets replaced the arm he lost in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 with a cybernetic one. After he loses his Soviet one stopping the Red Skull's Sleeper, he gets a new from Nick Fury which has a lot of handy abilities, such as an {{EMP}}. It also allows him to handle and throw Captain America's shield properly, making him (alongside ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}) one of the only two non-super soldier serum-embued person to be able to.to use it.
12th Nov '15 5:44:31 PM nombretomado
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He began life as Marvel's version of {{Robin}} -- specifically of [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] as the KidSidekick, but he was a DeadSidekick by 1964, while [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]] didn't follow suit until 1988. Since then, this has become a ZigZaggedTrope, with Bucky having parallel story beats to both Jason (comes back to life, fights mentor, becomes brooding bad boy rogue) and Dick (takes over mentor's mantle after his death, keeps mantle with his blessing when he comes back from the dead due to overwhelming fan support, returns it later anyway) at different points. Whether or not one is copying the other is a matter of debate, but ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s'' cancellation in favor of ''Grayson,'' a series where Dick becomes a spy and is teamed up with a beautiful woman who has a spider web tattoo has been seen as [=DC=]'s attempt to replicate the Bucky and BlackWidow dynamic.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He began life as Marvel's version of {{Robin}} ComicBook/{{Robin}} -- specifically of [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] as the KidSidekick, but he was a DeadSidekick by 1964, while [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]] didn't follow suit until 1988. Since then, this has become a ZigZaggedTrope, with Bucky having parallel story beats to both Jason (comes back to life, fights mentor, becomes brooding bad boy rogue) and Dick (takes over mentor's mantle after his death, keeps mantle with his blessing when he comes back from the dead due to overwhelming fan support, returns it later anyway) at different points. Whether or not one is copying the other is a matter of debate, but ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s'' cancellation in favor of ''Grayson,'' a series where Dick becomes a spy and is teamed up with a beautiful woman who has a spider web tattoo has been seen as [=DC=]'s attempt to replicate the Bucky and BlackWidow dynamic.
4th Nov '15 5:15:30 PM nombretomado
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** Bucky also becomes this with TheFalcon, Sam Wilson.

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** Bucky also becomes this with TheFalcon, ComicBook/TheFalcon, Sam Wilson.
30th Oct '15 9:13:16 AM AsForMyHandle
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James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes is a Creator/MarvelComics character. He first appeared in ''Captain America Comics'' #1 (March, 1941), created by Joe Simon and Creator/JackKirby. Bucky was originally the camp mascot at the base where Steve Rogers, the first CaptainAmerica was stationed, and when he stumbled upon Steve changing out of the costume, Steve was forced to take him on as a sidekick. Bucky's wartime adventures would come to an end when he and Captain America tried to sabotage a drone bomb bound for the US. While Captain America survived and plunged into the icy waters of the Arctic to [[HumanPopsicle be discovered decades later]] by ComicBook/TheAvengers, Bucky was thought dead when the drone bomb exploded with him on board. His death continued to haunt Captain America after the latter's revival in the present.

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James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes is a Creator/MarvelComics character. He first appeared in ''Captain America Comics'' #1 (March, 1941), created by Joe Simon and Creator/JackKirby. Bucky was originally the camp mascot at the base where Steve Rogers, the first CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was stationed, and when he stumbled upon Steve changing out of the costume, Steve was forced to take him on as a sidekick. Bucky's wartime adventures would come to an end when he and Captain America tried to sabotage a drone bomb bound for the US. While Captain America survived and plunged into the icy waters of the Arctic to [[HumanPopsicle be discovered decades later]] by ComicBook/TheAvengers, Bucky was thought dead when the drone bomb exploded with him on board. His death continued to haunt Captain America after the latter's revival in the present.
14th Oct '15 1:54:18 PM StFan
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!!Warning: This page contain unmarked spoilers for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Read at your own risk.[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WinterSoldier1_final__low__6571.jpg]]
->'''The Winter Soldier''': ''Who the hell is Bucky?''

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!!Warning: This page contain unmarked spoilers for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Read at your own risk.[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WinterSoldier1_final__low__6571.jpg]]
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!!Warning: This page contain unmarked spoilers for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Read at your own risk.

->'''The Winter Soldier''': Soldier:''' ''Who the hell is Bucky?''



* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He began life as Marvel's version of {{Robin}} -- specifically of [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] as the KidSidekick, but he was a DeadSidekick by 1964, while [[RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]] didn't follow suit until 1988. Since then, this has become a ZigZaggedTrope, with Bucky having parallel story beats to both Jason (comes back to life, fights mentor, becomes brooding bad boy rogue) and Dick (takes over mentor's mantle after his death, keeps mantle with his blessing when he comes back from the dead due to overwhelming fan support, returns it later anyway) at different points. Whether or not one is copying the other is a matter of debate, but ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s'' cancellation in favor of ''Grayson,'' a series where Dick becomes a spy and is teamed up with a beautiful woman who has a spider web tattoo has been seen as [=DC=]'s attempt to replicate the Bucky and BlackWidow dynamic.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He began life as Marvel's version of {{Robin}} -- specifically of [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] as the KidSidekick, but he was a DeadSidekick by 1964, while [[RedHoodAndTheOutlaws [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]] didn't follow suit until 1988. Since then, this has become a ZigZaggedTrope, with Bucky having parallel story beats to both Jason (comes back to life, fights mentor, becomes brooding bad boy rogue) and Dick (takes over mentor's mantle after his death, keeps mantle with his blessing when he comes back from the dead due to overwhelming fan support, returns it later anyway) at different points. Whether or not one is copying the other is a matter of debate, but ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s'' cancellation in favor of ''Grayson,'' a series where Dick becomes a spy and is teamed up with a beautiful woman who has a spider web tattoo has been seen as [=DC=]'s attempt to replicate the Bucky and BlackWidow dynamic.
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