May 13, 2012

30 Days of Marvel, Day 13: Least Favorite Character

Bucky Barnes. Yes, even after his transformation into the Winter Soldier and then into Captain America. I just think he doesn't have depth of character, even in the present. He is a one note motivation.

When he was Captain America's side kick: "Make Captain America proud".

When he was aware he was once the Winter Soldier: "Make up for my past. What would Captain America do to do that?"

When he was Captain America: "I can't be Captain America, but if I have to be, I need to make the memory of Captain America proud."

He is pretty much a hero who is nothing but a Captain America fan boy and has very little depth to his character. Everything comes back to "What would Captain America do?" and that is how he judges his success and strength. I was absolutely ecstatic when Sin/Red Skull ripped off his arm and beat him to death with it in Fear Itself, and was exceedingly pissed when it turned out he only stayed dead for the oh-so-short-period of 4 months.