Fun Fact of the Day #2
Today’s fun fact is about James Buchanan Barnes, better known as “Bucky”. In the original comics, instead of falling of a train he was blown up by a missile and was presumed died. In reality he was found without his left arm, by General Vasily Karpov and the crew of a Russian patrol submarine. He was revived in Moscow but suffered brain damage and amnesia as a result of the explosion. Scientist attached a bionic arm and continued to upgrade it as time went on.
Programmed to be a Soviet assassin for Department X, under the code name of Winter Soldier, he was sent on covert wetworks missions, i.e., missions involving assassination, becoming increasingly ruthless and efficient as he killed in the name of the state. While a Soviet agent, he also had a brief relationship with The Black Widow. While not on missions, he was kept in a cryogenic tube. Thus he had not aged much since World War II. Eventually Captain America found him and told him to remember who he was. Regaining his memories, Bucky became overwhelmed by guilt over his past actions and left. Eventually he joins S.H.I.E.L.D. After Captain America was killed in action, Bucky took over as the new Captain America. Afterwards, the original Captain America returned from the dead and Bucky was presumed dead. Actually Bucky had taken Nick Fury’s Infinity Formula and become the Winter Soldier once more.
Star Lord out.
Posted on July 23, 2013, in Fun Facts, Super hero biography and tagged Black Widow, Bucky, Captain America, Moscow, Nick Fury, Soviet Union, Winter Soldier, World War II. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.