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Godwin's law is an Internet adage which asserts that as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1.

NAME. James Buchanan Barnes
CANON. Marvel 616
DOB/AGE. March 25, 1925. 20.
HAIR/EYE. Brown / brown 1
HEIGHT/WEIGHT. 5′9″, 160lbs
CANONPOINT. c. April, 1945

APPEARANCE. Wavy brown hair, a John Q. Public smile, clothes that might be hip if they weren't so square. Bucky is in superhero shape but isn't particularly tall or thick and could pass for a few years younger than he is. Somehow exudes "America" in his general bearing, this is #canon but idek.

LANGUAGE. Speaks American. Also German, French, and Russian, but American first. A fast talker with an expressive face, he will use words like “cripes” unironically. He drops his g's a lot in comics which I don't always write out because it looks dumb. Assume his diction ain't great.

GESTURES. Bucky typically carries himself with military posture and can probably be recognized as a trained fighter if you're character has that kind of eye. Otherwise, he speaks with his hands and has an expressive face.

reductio ad hitlerum )
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And to you, and to all Americans who dedicate themselves with us to the making of an abiding peace, I say: The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, prepared for April 13, 1945
Let us move forward with strong and active faith. )
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Pace: I will try to clear my tags every day, sometimes quicker than that, sometimes slower.
Backtagging: Yes, always, onwards forever.
Fourthwalling: Bucky knows he is in comic books: the original 1940s Captain America comics exist in the Marvel Universe as propaganda for the war effort. His secret identity is also his actual name, so.
Brackets/Prose: No preference, I will match yours if you have one.
Offensive subjects: Bucky's canon involves brainwashing, violence, and a more than usual amount of Nazis. Older comics also include period-typical racism & sexism. Please let me know if there's something you don't want to be tagged with. I have no specific triggers.
Alternate Universes: I play from 6161 continuity but I really like cross-universe CR and exploring the differences between timelines. I don't always have my characters ICly recognize AU canonmates right-off, but feeling ~a connection~ nonetheless. I'm also more than happy to just go with the flow of a thread, if you want to do it another way!
(in character)
Physical Affection: I'm OOCly comfortable with this, ICly it will depend on the source.
Violence: Character is from a superhero comic, fighting is what he does, feel free to throw the first punch. Major injury and death is something I prefer to discuss beforehand, but feel free to PM me.
Psychic stuff: Bucky has no major mental blocks— he is a normal human being, albeit one that's real good at compartmentalizing. If your character is a telepath let me know and I will try to work surface thoughts into my tags more.
Relationships: I'm open to most things, including friendship, familial relationships, and even romance, given chemistry and development.
Smut: Nope.
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Bucky is from 1945, an era that was more sexist, racist, and generally #problematic. Marvel has never been willing to portray this realistically, which is fine, because I don't want to play a complete racist loon for the sake of imagined historical accuracy. That said, while Bucky won't use what he recognizes as offensive slurs, he does canonically mistake Ms. for Miss, and might use words like "nips" or "pansy", which weren't necessarily seen as derogatory in his time. Of course, characters are welcome and encouraged to correct him on his usage. But, if you don't want to deal with this, I completely understand, please let me know! All comments screened.

1. I do what I want, Tom Brevoort.

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We have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.