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You know what Captain America: Civil War was missing? A boyfriend, says Twitter

Trinaa Prasad | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

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.


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?


Edited by Abha Srivastava

First published: 25 May 2016, 1:37 IST