Have you seen Captain America: Winter Soldier? Would you agree that Captain America saved Bucky Barnes from sureshot death by drowning despite the latter being the most gigantic pain in the backside, because love?
Now, fast-forward to Captain America : Civil War. Wouldn't you also agree that Captain was wrong to shield Bucky from the consequences of his past actions as a Winter Soldier, because love?
For all your blind love for Captain America, you will have to concede that in the matter of Ironman vs Bucky the Ticking Time-Bomb, Ironman had the right of it. Scientific experiment gone wrong or not, Bucky killed Ironman's parents, just has he killed countless others. Just as he will likely kill countless more because his 'assassin' side can be activated by anybody saying the 'right words'.
Bucky should and would have died had it not been for Captain America and his doggedly persistent, unshakable, unconditional love and insistence on saving him from man, machine and superheroes.
So when after the very popular #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, Twitter insisted that Marvel #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend, the movie which had left many supremely confused about why so many were fighting with each other without purpose. But with this hashtag, suddenly Civil War started making sense.
BUT OF COURSE.
If we gave Cap a boyfriend - namely Bucky - it would explain the Bollywoodesque levels of devotion and foolhardiness against all logic in supporting the man. This would explain what was missing in the film - a fabulous love story. Also, high time Marvel got with the times and gave us a few LGBT characters anyway.
Yes, we know Steve Rodgers nurses a broken heart as far as Agent Carter (Peggy) goes. We also remember that he almost dated Peggy's niece Sharon in Winter Soldier and shared a kiss in Civil War. But can you truly say that the pair had chemistry? Not unless you're blind and a homophobe.
Just as Magneto and Professor X need to end the charade and just come out of the closet already, so do Bucky and Captain America.
Marvel, about time you grew up, no?
Steve Rogers fought 117 nations & gave up the shield for Bucky. If that's not love, I don't know what love is #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend— casey 🏳️🌈 (@gaybuckys) May 24, 2016
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend to everyone saying he's straight because he kissed peggy and sharon: pic.twitter.com/97XI1rCMRN— skylør (@obiwankesnobi) May 24, 2016
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend cuz a 3-movie arc of reuniting with someone after 70 years & fighting your trusted teammates for them is LOVE.— Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) May 24, 2016
Fully support #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend (although they've already given him a soulmate) https://t.co/W7CkpWioGe pic.twitter.com/tAk9RKQkuA— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) May 24, 2016
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend - hold on a minute, doesn’t he already have one? 👌🏼😂 #bucky pic.twitter.com/0sLjQBHtc7— Cineworld Cinemas (@cineworld) May 24, 2016
Steve Rogers fought ANYONE & EVERYONE to protect Bucky Barnes & will continue to do so #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend pic.twitter.com/x2LjEuctJo— lauren. (@wckdstiles24) May 24, 2016
#givecaptainamericaaboyfriend— winter captain (@stucky_shipper) May 24, 2016
HE WILL ALWAYS CHOOSE BUCKY pic.twitter.com/udFUpMyutD
I will say that Cap/Bucky have the best love story in any of the Marvel movies. #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend pic.twitter.com/3fej4FDPUU— Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) May 24, 2016
#MakeCaptainAmericaBi #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend because there isn't anything cuter than this pic.twitter.com/H6QIsR6pqc— ㅤ (@mcgregwars) May 24, 2016
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend— ㅤ (@wqtson) May 24, 2016
I see people thinking that this is a bad idea, but apparently him dating his dead girlfriend's niece is fine
We saw that #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend was trending on Twitter and thought... doesn’t he already have one?https://t.co/ZxxrGXl4Os— BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 24, 2016
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend pic.twitter.com/2uAHUSTmHX— ani (@ina_IK) May 25, 2016
Edited by Abha Srivastava