- I was about to become HYDRA's mindless puppet but I should really thank them for making me the person I am. With my abilities, I will do what it takes to bring criminals down to their knees.
- -- Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
- -- Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes was born in Buffalo, New York in the early 20th century where he was put into an orphanage at the age of 4 years old after the death of his parents. He experienced the ups and downs while living in the orphanage until one day he ends up saving a frail young boy from a group of bullies. That young boy happens to be Steve Rogers who would eventually become Captain America. Bucky would protect Steve from any other bullies that tried to torment him and during Christmas, he gave Steve an iridescent marble, telling him to cherish it as a remembrance of their friendship.
Soon after, Steve was adopted by Jaeger Kaufman and Bucky spent the rest of his years in the orphanage, being homeschooled by the caregivers until he turned 18. At the time, he began to become interested in being part of the United States Army, and at the beginning of World War II, Bucky was enlisted in the army, not even knowing that Steve would try to enlist but was rejected as he was sent to Germany to fight the Nazis.
The Birth of the Winter Soldier
During his battle with the Nazis, Bucky was being watched by the HYDRA, their leader Red Skull believing that he was the right person to become part of their project. The soldiers of HYDRA drugs Bucky without any warning and drags him into their laboratory where he was met by Red Skull, telling him that he was the perfect candidate in becoming their next Super Soldier. HYDRA began to put Bucky through physical and mental trauma, torturing him into hellish training and would severely punish him if he didn't comply with them. They even amputated his left arm and replace it with an enhanced cybernetic arm to make him stronger.
However, as the Winter Soldier at its peak of success, Bucky managed to regain control of himself before becoming fully brainwashed and escapes the clutches of HYDRA before Steve Rogers, now known as Captain America showed up in Germany to finish off World War II and save the world before being frozen into ice. Bucky, now out of HYDRA's sight took a glimpse of himself, remembering the torture they had put him through. He hated it at first, but soon after, he began to accept it and turned to a path of vigilantism, protecting the innocent who doesn't have the ability to defend themselves until he returned to America.
Reuniting with Captain America
Meeting the Onyx Spider
Power & Abilities
Winter Soldier Project: The Winter Soldier project was created by Red Skull of HYDRA who had discovered Jaeger Kaufman and his team create their first Super Soldier: Captain America. They kidnapped Bucky while he was fighting the Nazis and put him through extreme procedures that it nearly scarred him physically and mentally. This also involved the Infinity Formula which was injected within him to help him retain his youth.
- Superhuman Strength:
- Stablization Sensors:
- Sensory Array:
- Extended Reach:
- Electrical Discharge:
- Master Martial Artist:
- Expert Marksman:
- Peak Human Conditioning:
- Master of Stealth:
- Skilled Acrobat:
- Advanced Scout:
- Master Spy:
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: His Harley Davidson motorcycle
Weapons: None known.
- Bucky was born in the 20th century like Captain America
- No trivia.
- Appearances of James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-7090)
- Character Gallery: James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-7090)
- Quotations by James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-7090)
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