OKAY FIRST OF FUCKING ALL
- let me explain to you a thing about body autonomy.
you, anon, are a person who is clearly in control of their own thoughts and body. you decided to come into my house and yell at me, not for any particularly good reason, but because you wanted to. you thought, “hey, this seems like a great idea. i guess i’ll probs go do it”
and you did.
this makes you MORE OF A VILLAIN THAN JAMES BUCHANAN BARNES
you made a choice to come here and do a mean thing
if somebody planted a chip in your brain that wiped all your memories and recollection of who you were and forced the new blank slate (through torture and abuse) to come to my blog and send me this message, you know what? i might not like it, but I would understand.
which brings me to my second point.
SECOND OF FUCKING ALL
- BUCKY BARNES WAS NOT FUCKING SET UP TO BE THE VILLAIN OF THE MOVIE YOU FUCK
Alexander Pierce and Hydra are clearly the villains of CATWS. In fact, the movie literally JUMPS THROUGH HOOPS to show how much NONE OF WHAT BUCKY DOES IS HIS FAULT
how he has been brainwashed and abused until he is no longer even a person, just an empty hollow shell who carries out orders like a trained animal
only when he meets steve does he have something even resembling a reawakening, but GUESS WHAT FUCKING HAPPENS THE NEXT MOMENT? ALEXANDER PIERCE COMES STORMING THE FUCK IN TO BLEACH HIS BRAIN AGAIN UNTIL HE’S BACK TO A CLEAN SLATE. and we are shown this, in excruciating detail. you could compare the winter soldier to a lost love character archetype more than you could compare him to the villain
we are also shown steve’s complete and total refusal to kill bucky. i don’t honestly believe Captain America would have spared the life of a bad guy who’s done as many awful things as bucky, even if that villain was his oldest and dearest friend. it would tear him apart, but he would take them down. but not bucky. why?
BECAUSE BUCKY’S NOT A VILLAIN YOU WET CARDBOARD BOX HE HAS NO BODILY OR MENTAL AUTONOMY IT’S NOT EVEN THAT HE DOESN’T HAVE A CHOICE IT’S THAT HE’S BEEN TURNED INTO LESS THAN HUMAN, AND THINGS THAT ARE LESS THAN HUMAN DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE.
which brings me to my third point
- yes the winter soldier is a killer, but not a human one; a machine. you don’t call machines villains, they aren’t capable of sentient thought.
- if a machine killed your entire family you wouldn’t blame the machine, you would blame the people who created it,
so, in essence, begone with your “THE WINTER SOLDIER IS A VILLAIN BECAUSE HE KIIILLLLED PEOPLE” bullshit
you’re not convincing me, and you’re not convincing Steve Rogers