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Quotes by James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)

Quote1.png This man was a friend of mine... a decorated American hero... Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png There are things from the Winter Soldier days that I'm just remembering. Weapons left in the field... Dangers I can still prevent. I think maybe that's the path... A way to the redemption I've been looking for. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
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--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Without your gun, you couldn't lick a stamp! Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png From now on the Red Skull and all his Nazi nasties had better watch out for the Liberty Legion! Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The main thing is America's got two Super hero groups to fight for her now! Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Lord, What a Mess! Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Good Gravy, Gwenny Lou! Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I believe in you, Steve. I believe in Captain America. All that hooey about symbol of liberty, Fighting American, -- even someone like me could fall for it... I guess 'cause we need a Captain America. I need a Captain America. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Yes sir, Cap! I won't let you down. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Mission accomplished, general... the cube is yours. The Red Skull? No, no trouble at all, sir... Got him in the cross hairs and took the shot... yes sir, absolutely. He's dead. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Sometimes I think if you didn't have me, there wouldn't be a single person in the world who really understood you... Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png If you knew who I really was... what I've done... I'm a monster. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png All right, kids. Now vanish... before S.H.I.E.L.D. and Miss Marvel show up to remind you what a bunch of pansies Hydra really is. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I could NEVER wear Steve's uniform. I'm not him and I won't pretend I am. ... Just cause I'm not him doesn't mean I can't honor his memory. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Okay, the punching and kicking...the shield...not bad. The rest of what this is...well, that's gonna take a lot more work. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Where I'm from, the good guys fought on the same side...they didn't just start throwing punches at each other. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Whoa. Maybe it really is 2008. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You do...? Then...train me. Make me your partner. I promise I'll listen to you. Just...don't leave me here when everybody else goes over... Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I don't want to be here. I want to be with Sam and Natalia on the hunt... I want to be bashing the Red Skull's teeth in... and saving Steve's girl. But damn it, Natalia was right... this is where I have to be. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Oh...tell me that is NOT Batroc the Leaper. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The world needs the Avengers. Now, maybe, more than ever. I know Cap put this team together. He would have been over the moon proud of what happened yesterday. You won a war. You won. You're Captain America's Avengers. So this is your home as much as it is mine. This is Avengers Headquarters. There're plenty of rooms, there's a gym... You can live here, or come and go. But this is your home now. If you want it. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Haven't been hit that hard in a long time. Felt like Wolverine decked me. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I realize I wasn't totally truthful with Natasha...I didn't just go back to face my past...I needed, more than anything in the world, to save something from the past...for a change. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png That's the thing -- the thing that makes Captain America great...is Steve Rogers! Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Rest well, my Young Allies. It was a privilege to serve with you. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Really? Nick Fury...with a secret agenda? You don't say. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hey, I just spent a week with these idiots... I'm not showing off, I'm working out my frustration... Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You're up against Captain America... and Captain America! Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Someone's messing with me, Steve... And I don't like it. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Probably think she's already won. But she underestimates me...just as she always did. This is just starting, Lotus. I'll bring you to justice -- if I have to follow you to the ends of the earth. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png C'mon...it's time for me to face the past...no matter what. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I never asked -- never wanted -- to be Captain America. But that mask, those stars and stripes, that shield...they change you. I can see now the burden that Steve's always carried. And it feels strange to admit I want that burden back... But underneath it all, what I really know is...I want to deserve it...somehow. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png My dreams are the worst I've ever had. Images of the Winter Soldier fold in on each other... I see things I forgot happened... Like a door unlocking in my mind... Torture... Slaughter... And training others in their use... So much horror... I wake up vomiting. And don't feel much better afterwards. My bad dreams linger...but I wouldn't expect anything else... Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Suh. Serpent. The Serpent is here. Tuh -- tell Thor. Cap. Everybody. The Serpent. You--you gotta-- Save 'em, Nat. Gotta save... Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I was just thinking over and over about what Steve had said... About killing a man and what the hardest part was... And I was hopin' like hell he'd been lyin'. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png So, yeah...World War II. There, Steve and I were...sentinels of liberty, defenders of freedom... We were the first 'costumes' leading the war effort. But ti wasn't just us anymore... Water-breathing sea kings. Men made of fire. I was just a kid in a domino mask...guess which of these things was not like the others? Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png This was old Bucky behavior. No plan. Just taking action. I'd grown up a lot since those days, but...that night, all I felt was rage. Rage and horror. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png There are things from the Winter Soldier days that I'm just remembering. Weapons left in the field...dangers I can still prevent. I think maybe that's the path...a way to the redemption I've been looking for. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Yeah, well... Luck hasn't exactly been on my side lately... Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png This man was a friend of mine... a decorated American hero... Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png The next day is one of the longest days of my life. While Sitwell tries to track the helicopter Leo used to abduct Natasha... I work the underworld. Because Leo's henchmen had to come from somewhere. But like I said, it's a long day. A day of broken bones... And dead ends... and shame. I know these aren't innocent men. Mercenaries. Outlaws. Killers for hire. But I keep hurting them after I know they're not going to tell me anything. Because they deserve it. And because I'm angry. And helpless. And for that, I feel shame... Which is exactly what Leo Novokov wants. To drive me to this. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Nat, I know you're in there.. because I was, too. when they did it to me. It's me James... remember? Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png If Leo wants me to be the old Winter Soldier again.. then I'll do it. I just hope you can stop me... before it goes to far. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I try to imagine my life without her, and all I see is pain ...and heartbreak. But a least I'll be the only one feeling it. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png You shot at Natasha. That was your last act on Earth, pal. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Are you implying that the underwater drug smugglers are more likely to surrender to you when you speak German? How long have you been single again? Are you having issues? Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png I keep trying to escape it, but I can't. Bucky the lone wolf... Bucky the killer... the Winter Soldier. No. Stop it. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, you stupid selfish fool... this isn't about you. You're doing this for Steve. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png We make a good team. You must remember that much. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hawkeye has gone through all of this hoping Natasha was alive. Wishing for it. He's seeing things that aren't there. Whoever this woman is, it can't be Natasha. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Or we're dealing with some earlier incarnation of the Red Room here. Maybe some rogue faction brought back to life? Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Well, whoever you are, your handler's going to be disappointed. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png ... People tell me... I've redeemed myself. And some days... I think that's true. Other days... I don't. Helping people... helps me. To feel... worthwhile again. And maybe, hopefully... it'll help make those days where I really do feel like I've turned a corner... not be so rare. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png It's Aleksander Lukin, Steve. They brought him back. And you know full well who is coming back with him. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Hey, Sam. Been a while. Quote2.png
--James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)

Conversations with James Buchanan Barnes (Earth-616)

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Captain America
Remember who you are!
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Winter Soldier
You don't know who I am!
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Captain America
Bucky... ?
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Winter Soldier
Who the hell is Bucky?
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Bucky
Hey, you really have'ta stop callin' me James...
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Steve Rogers
So, what do I call you, then?
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Bucky
How about you just call me Bucky?
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Captain America and Bucky #620
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Black Widow
Rodchenko was one of the Red Room's main programmers in the mid-1970s... He implanted cover identities into operatives pre-mission. I think he was the one who made me believe I was a ballerina for several years.
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Winter Soldier
To be fair, you do have the moves.
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Black Widow
To be fair.
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Winter Soldier #7
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Captain America
I'm sorry about Natasha... and Jasper.
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Winter Soldier
Yeah, is this how you felt? When I was... lost...?
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Captain America
Yea... Helpless. I'd rather take a gut punch from the Hulk.
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Winter Soldier #10
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Hawkeye
Y'know those airships ain't cheap, Barnes.
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Winter Soldier
You're just mad 'cause I took out more guys than you with one shot.
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Hawkeye
No, I'm mad 'cause we don't have a ride home anymore...
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Winter Soldier #11
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Bucky Barnes
Oh... Oh God... ...Please tell me I didn't kill anyone...
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Steve Rogers
Not for lack of trying. What the hell were you thinking, Buck?
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Bucky Barnes
I don't know... I was just.. ...Desperate. He's taken everything, Steve... I don't know what to do... I don't know how to save her.
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Winter Soldier #13
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Nick Fury
An eye full of secrets. But last I checked, the Watcher had two, so... Who's got the other one? What the Hell...? Bucky? Where did you-- Gaaghh... Bucky... why...
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Winter Soldier
No more hiding, Nick. No more running from our sins. No more turning a blind eye.
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Nick Fury
Bucky... I never liked you, you sonuva...
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Winter Soldier
No more, Nick. No more secrets.
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Original Sin #3
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Namor the Sub-Mariner
The surface world has an infinite supply of conflict and strife.
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Bucky Barnes
Sure, but... Atlantis has you.
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Namor the Sub-Mariner
Yes, my friend... it does.
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Secret Empire: Brave New World #5
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Falcon
Any guesses as to what Baron Zemo's protégé might look like?
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Winter Soldier
If Zemo's taught him all he knows, then he'll be a big purple idiot in a stupid mask.
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