And...we know Steve had his dog tags with him in the future...
[ID: first image: two pictures, one of Bucky with a chain from dog tags around his neck, and one of stylized line art of dog tags from the end credits. They have stars and stripes on them. Second image: screenshot of Steve Rogers in the street upon waking up in the future, the dog chain on his neck is highlighted by a red circle. End ID.]
so why do people keep saying that Bucky's dog tags cannot be Steve's ones? HOW THE HELL BUCKY WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO KEEP HIS OWN WHEN HYDRA KIDNAPPED HIM AND TORTURED HIM TO TURN HIM INTO A KILLING MACHINE?!
Do you genuinely believe that they would have let him keep his own dog tags when their primary goal was to erase his memories, make him forget who he was to turn him into a puppet? I mean really?!
They have to be STEVE'S DOG TAGS, there's no other explanation, it would make no sense for him to have his own, it wouldn't fit in the entire story and if so then why he didn't have them back during civil war? It's not like he could have just run back into an hydra base to take them back
in my opinion those belonged to Steve, his own were probably destroyed by hydra or lost when he fell off the train
[ID: the 'do it for her' meme from The Simpsons, in which the words 'don't forget you're stuck here' are covered with pictures to form a new sentence. In this case, the sentence is edited to read "Do it for him" and all the pictures are images of Sam Wilson from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. End ID]
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#angst with a happy ending ?! #slow burn ?! #mutual pining ?! +100k ?! status: completed ?!
yo for the record if you put something in my inbox and i never respond it’s not that i didn’t like it or read it it’s that i very very often see messages and go ‘oh i should respond to that’ and then i fucking forget until it’s like. been enough time to be weird
I wish I could find more gifs of Sam in this scene because his reactions hit me in the core.
First of all, it is so disturbing seeing Zemo treat Bucky like a thing, (and the way he touches him fills me with rage) and Mackie's acting here is so good.
He is us, basically, watching what is happening, and knowing that this must be what happened to Bucky all the time before.
Sam knows he can't react without blowing their cover, but you can tell he doesn't like what he is seeing. I know he must have had some idea of how Hydra treated Bucky, but seeing it is a whole other thing.
It must have been so hard not reacting. I can't even imagine.
Tell us what you know about the super-soldier-serum and I give you him. Along with the codewords to control him of course. He will do anything you want.
Wait help. I have a lot of feelings about Sharon's comment to Bucky about him being all for 'stars and stripes' and being 'Cap's friend'.
[ID: gif from the falcon and the winter soldier, in which Sharon Carter is speaking to Zemo, Sam, and Bucky in her upscale house. It is captioned "Please. You buy into all that stars and stripes bullshit." End ID.]
[ID: gif from the falcon and the winter soldier, in which Sharon Carter is sitting next to Bucky on the couch, a teasing, taunting look on her face. It is captioned "You were Mr. America! Cap's best friend." End ID.]
This not a critic on Sharon in any way. I just think her words bring up interesting points, and probably dictate how a lot of people see Steve and Bucky's history—especially in relation to Zemo's earlier points about putting super soldiers on pedestals and idolizing them.
From those two scenes it is clear that pretty much nobody on the planet, besides Bucky and Sam, will every really understand who Steve was, besides being Captain America.
Sharon is (justifiably) angry right now. (I think there is more than meets the eye for her, but I'm taking her words at face value right now.) And she is disillusioned with the pomp and flair around Captain America. (And also I think she is teasing just a little bit, she was talking about Walker after all, who does buy into the stars and stripes.)
But she is wrong to think that Bucky (or Sam and Steve for that matter) ever bought into any of that. And I think it is really interesting that she says 'Cap's friend', because we know that is never what Bucky was.
Bucky was this:
ID: three screenshots of Bucky and Steve from Captain America: The First Avenger. They are sitting in a bar and talking. Steve says: "You ready to follow Captain America into the jaws of death?" And Bucky responds: "Hell no. The little guy from Brooklyn who was too dumb to run away from a fight. I'm following him." End ID.]
This is important. No matter what the propaganda around Steve became, and how the government and military tried to use Captain America, Bucky was following Steve.
And it just makes me a little bit sad to think that Sam and Bucky are probably the only people who actually know Steve.
Walker sure doesn't, and the shield and Captain America makes it hard for anyone else to see anything else.
(Actually, Walker is pretty much exactly the kind of person both Sharon and Zemo allude to, and Sharon has got to know that Steve and Walker are very different, but I think she is misguided in her assumptions around Bucky's relationship with Steve and Captain America.)
Okay, idk of anyone has talked about this yet cuz I've had tfatws filtered till I could watch the 3rd ep, but...
What would you do if you're Sarah, and you call your brother cuz you're worried about your finances, and your last plan didn't go so well, and you really need to come up with something soon, and you know he has a lot on his plate right now, but you call him anyways.
And it takes him a sec to pick up, and you're worried you might hit voicemail, but he finally picks up on the last ring, and for some reason he can't even figure out why your calling??
And then he starts talking aggressively about banks and money laundering for some reason? And he threatens to kill the banker, and then maybe buy the bank?
Yeah, pretty much. It's cuz I know how to do it properly!!!
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i love getting a message that someone has updated their fic after a long time away like hello there. what the fuck were we on about? let me reread this. ah right. thank fuck. i remember feeling like i was gonna die if i didn’t get the end of the story. obviously take your time and it’s your life not mine but like. good to have you back buddy