— Ed Brubaker (via summerhall)
Jeph Loeb (via jennieconvertible)
Well yeah because Bucky was brainwashed and waRD KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING THE WHOLE TIME WELL YOU KNOW WHAT? DAMN YOU WARD. GODDAMN YOU.
Loeb, take a little advice: SHUT YOUR GODDAMN TRAP.
Bucky Barnes was taken prisoner, mutilated, brainwashed, brain damaged, frozen and thawed in a vicious circle that did god only knows what damage, lied to, tortured, depersonalized and basically violated in all the ways a person can be violated.
Bucky Barnes is a victim.
Grant Ward did nothing he didn’t want to do. No one forced him to do anything.
Even Garrett did what? Pluck him out of jail, plop him in the woods, told him to survive and fucked off to occasionally reappear once every few months. Ward could have used that time to take his shit and do some fucking off of his own to do whatever he wished, but he didn’t.
He didn’t because for all his macho persona Grant Ward is actually weak and needed someone to tell him what to do and what to be.
Bucky was made into a tool by and for his torturers, Ward willingly made himself Garrett’s dog.
Bucky was made to do horrible things with no choice in the matter. Ward did horrible things because he was told to and he doesn’t care what those orders are, he does what he’s told.
Bucky only needed to see Steve for his mental conditioning to start breaking and to ultimately take his first steps into reclaiming himself, Ward went to pieces when there weren’t any orders to follow because he’s nothing without someone holding his leash and telling him what to do. He begged to be given a mission.
Bucky is a good man who was horribly victimized, Ward is an amoral psycho.
To even imagine comparing those two characters is an insult to anyone who watched CA: TWS and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and frankly anyone with a half-functioning brain.