John Walker is just a man with a thousand insecurities, very low selfsteem I think (that's why he thinks he isn't enough as Cap) and a very VERY VERY weak mind (meaning he can't handle the bad emotions and maybe he doesn't manifest it in a bad way at first but that shit always grows).
The thing is that people doesn't understand this kind of person and doesn't know (or doesn't want to but then they go on Twitter talking about mental health and all that) how to interact correctly with them and that they need to not be bad treated because they only repeat the bad things to themselves.
I mean I sometimes can easily imagine John at his home in a quiet night thinking about the shit that happened yesterday ooover and ooover again.
"Wait wait but Bucky needed also teraphy you see? And he wasn't like John he didn't kill anyone in purpose".
Yes yes yes yesyesyesyesYES. There a difference here. I don't think Bucky is insecure as the word itself. I don't think Bucky has low selfsteem, he just thinks that killing those people was his fault. That is called feeling guilty and I think it doesn't have anything to do with the low selfsteem (but not sure bc I'm not psychologist). And finally he isn't mentally weak. No. He isn't, at least not as much as John. He just needs help but he doesn't go in the shit that a weak mind does.
So I don't know. This is it. John isn't a bad man, he just have a lot of issues that people don't usually like when they see them face to face (even if they can understand very well on Twitter by saying: go to teraphy if you need to ❤) .
I'm just...so tired...of seeing dumbass John Walker takes on tumblr.
I started TFATWS because I was a straight up Bucky STAN, a Winter's Child, a Stackie supporter, but even I can't ignore the downgrade both Sam and Bucky got all for the sake of shitting on the new Captain America.
You don't HAVE to like the character, you don't HAVE to support him taking up the mantle but objectively, he is NOT a villain and he is NOT Steve Rogers, and that is where the problem lies with most of you. John sincerely states he's not trying to replace Steve Rogers, but that's exactly what a lot of you want to believe he's doing. You're not judging him as his own character, you're measuring him against Steve, and that is why a lot of you don't often have many good, intelligent things to say.
(Like I said, you don't have to like him, but if y'all weren't still simping for Steve, you'd probably like him, js)
You're allowing your emotions to guide your reasoning which leads to people nitpicking dumb shit like getting mad at John for using a gun, but SURPRISE SURPRISE:
And willing to allow this petty shit
The show used Sam and Bucky to manipulate y'all into hating John...just so you know.
The whole reason I watched ANY Avengers movie was because of Bucky, but this series put an end to that completely, but I still give thanks to TFATWS for introducing me to the underdog that is Wyatt Russell.
And now, because of this discourse, all I see is bad takes, too many "HATE THE CHARACTER, NOT THE ACTOR" and "Toxic fans are making us look bad" posts, and not enough cute gifs of Wyatt Russell. This is not how I wanted to spend my special interest energy.
Have a John Walker positivity tik tok (it's VERY hard to find these).
credit to @captainpikeachu for some of the pictures.