So, remember that jerk in Captain America:The Winter Soldier, the leader of the strike team, Rumlow? The one who tells Cap it’s “not personal” during the elevator fight and gets his ass kicked by Sam before getting fried by a helicarrier at the end? At first I thought he was just an original side character invented for the movie, even if his name did sound a bit familiar….but then when they made a point of showing him all burned (but alive) at the end, I thought “Well, if they’re going through the trouble of including this scene, he’s got to have some significance.”
I’d been meaning to look him up ever since, but I kept forgetting, partially because his name kept slipping my mind….then, tonight, I read a fic where someone tagged his full name, Brock Rumlow.
So I googled it.
And I found this:
Basically, Crossbones was invented in the comics for the sole purpose of killing Captain America in the fallout of Civil War.
Ultimately, it would be Sharon (Agent 13, aka “the nurse across the hall”) who fired the fatal shot while being mind-controlled by the Red Skull…but it was Crossbones who was the assassin.
He painted us this lovely picture:
So….if there was any doubt left in anyone’s mind that the MCU is heading towards Civil War….well, I think this speaks for itself.
(But if you really need a little more convincing of this foreshadowing, here’s something a history major friend of mine pointed out: Score-wise, Steve has a bit of a new theme in this movie. Well if you listen to this piece of music by Aaron Copland, you can hear Cap’s new theme, clear as day. The title of the piece? Lincolm Portrait. My friend, Beth, pointed out that this is very likely more foreshadowing to Civil War as, ultimately, Steve’s death is what reunites the Marvel universe, as Lincoln’s death reunited the country. FUN FACTS.)
He keeps going back to “But I knew him.” I talk about how Bucky is like a child in this scene, and the repetition just exemplifies that. When a child has a question and people won’t answer, what does he do? He repeats the question. Wiping his mind doesn’t just erases his memories, it erases his being. Bucky isn’t a person when he’s the Winter Soldier, he’s a weapon on legs. The scientist there said that he’d been out of cryo for too long, but what does that mean? He’s never been awake this long for a continuous time without being wiped. If he stays awake, he starts to think. He starts to remember how to be a person, but it’s like a child trying to learn how to talk. “But I knew him,” conveys so much more than what he actually says, but he can’t say those other thoughts because he doesn’t have the words.
I HAVE A LOT OF FEELS OVER THE IDEA OF BUCKY NOT KNOWING HOW TO BE A PERSON OKAY?
Over the fact that he doesn’t know how to talk after he’s been wiped.
Over the fact that he doesn’t know how to want anything.
Literally just being a blank slate, a child, and needing to relearn things as he goes.
When he’s been out of cryo too long, his brain starts to remember how to think autonomously, starts to reform connections, but there will be little things that will take years and lots of help to get back and then. djkfhgskjgsjkdfg
THE REASON WOMEN DIDNT PAY FOR THEIR MEALS WAS BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T ALLOWED TO HAVE BANK ACCOUNTS AND WHEN WOMEN EARN THE SAME AS MEN THIS FORM OF “CHIVALRY” WILL MOST LIKELY END AS MANY COUPLES ALREADY SPLIT THE BILL OKAY CAN PEOPLE STOP USING THIS IN A DISCUSSION OF EQUALITY AND IM SORRY FOR CAPS LOCKS I WANTED TO STOP BUT IT WAS TOO LATE
Why can’t there be a male hooter’s equivalent where male servers are shirtless and highly sexualized for their bodies and looks
Male Strip clubs. You’re thinking of male strip clubs.
No. Not a male strip club. A strip club is a strip club. I want a place called Cahones where waiters wear Speedos and are forced to stuff if they don’t fill out their uniform well enough. I want them to giggle for my tips. I want it to be so normalised and engrained in our culture that women bring their daughters there for lunch (because whaaaaaat the wings are good! Geeze sensitive much?) where they’ll give playful little nudges like, “Wouldn’t mind if you dad had those. Heh heh heh.” that their daughters don’t even understand but will absorb and start to assume is just the normal way grown up women talk about grown up men. I want to playfully ask my waiter if I can have extra nuts on my salad and for him to swat my arm with an Oh, you because he knows if he doesn’t his manager will yell at him. I want other men to pretend to like going there so I think they’re cool. I want to go to Cahones during my lunch break at work and when I come back and tell the other women in the office where I went they chuckle slightly and the men around us suddenly feel self conscious and they don’t know why.
Also my mom threw out the black unitard I was going to use for Black Widow eventually because she said it looks like a “dominatrix outfit” and that offends her.
Reasons I’m a disrespectful child who takes advantage of my parents.
These photos were texted to me as evidence of my offenses.
Leaving the house like this after being home for Easter weekend is apparently unacceptable.
They are not strict or obsessive parents.
Not at all.
I treat them horribly.