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Winter Soldier


Real Name
James Buchanan Barnes
First Appearance
Captain America Comics (Vol. 1) #1 (March, 1941) [as Bucky], Captain America (Vol. 5) #1 (January, 2005) [as the Winter Soldier], Captain America (Vol. 5) #34 (March, 2008) [as Captain America]
Joe Simon, Jack Kirby
Team Affliations
The Invaders, The Captain America Corps, The New Avengers, The Kid Commandos, the Liberty Legion, The Young Allies, Crazy S.U.E.S., KGB, The Red Room, Department X
Bucky, Captain America, The Man on the Wall
Base of Operations
Superhuman Strength, Enhanced Reaction Time, Extended Reach (all given to him by his bionic arm)
Skills and Abilities
Master Martial Artist, Expert Marksman, Skilled Shield Fighter, Skilled Acrobat, Peak Human Conditioning, Advanced Scout, Multi-lingual, Expert Spy, Expert Assassin
Tools and Weapons
Various firearms, Bionic Arm, Shield (as Captain America)

The Winter Soldier (James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes) is a hero-turned-villain-turned-hero-again in the Marvel Universe, as well as the former sidekick to Captain America known as Bucky.


James Buchanan Barnes became Captain America's closest ally after discovering his true identity and began to help him as "Bucky". During one mission, Bucky seemingly died but was in fact taken by enemy forces and was brainwashed into becoming one of the world's deadliest assassins, The Winter Soldier. After breaking free of the programing with Captain America's help, Barnes decided to use his training to help people once again.


James Buchanan Barnes was born in Shelbyville, Indiana to George M. Barnes and Winfred C. Barnes in 1925.

TV Shows[]

Captain America and Captain America: the Winter Soldier the Avengers in some episodes, and the Falcon and Winter soldier.

Equipments and Powers[]

Winter Soldier's left arm is a cybernetic prosthetic with superhuman strength and enhanced reaction time. The arm can function when not in contact with Barnes and can discharge bolts of electrical energy from its palm. The arm can discharge an EMP causing electronics to either shutdown or become useless. The use of Barnes' EMP is shown when Barnes uses it to shutdown a Nick Fury LMD and when he attempts to use it on Iron Man. The arm has a holographic function to disguise it as a flesh and blood arm.