When the Fantastic Four and the Avengers sacrificed their lives to destroy Onslaught, Franklin Richards, the son of the Fantastic Four's Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman subconsciously created a pocket universe to save their lives. There they spent an entire year reliving living new lives "reborn" into a reality where they had recently gained their abilities that vaguely mirror how they gained their powers originally.
This new reality was entirely populated with recreations of these heroes old allies and foes, including an entire population of individuals unique to this reality all with their own uniquely manufactured histories. Among them was this worlds version of Richard Barnes. Not much is known about his past, however it has been implied that he operated as Captain America's sidekick Bucky during World War II. He would eventually marry Peggy Carter and the two would have at least one son. This son would have two children Rebecca and John. The ultimate fate of Richard's son remains unrevealed however it is presumable he is deceased as Richard and Peggy would raise the two children in their home located in Philadelphia. It is entirely possible that Richard never revealed his past to Rebecca as she seemed unaware that her grandfather was the original Bucky.
Rebecca (Aka "Rikki") would take up the mantle of Bucky and become Captain America's side kick helping him against a number of menaces. When Galactus threatened to consume the Earth, Richard's granddaughter would attempt to convince the Silver Surfer to help the worlds heroes against his master and would get blasted by the world eater in question. While she recovered in the hospital, Richard and Peggy would visit Captain America at the grave of Abraham Wilson to advise him of Rikki's status. While Cap vaguely remembered who they were, they could not tell him any more for national security reasons.
Much later, after the Avengers and Fantastic Four were returned to their own world and their world (dubbed Counter-Earth much later) was terrorized by The Dreaming Celestial sending the world into chaos. Bucky would form the Young Allies and Richard would allow the group to use the home as their base of operations.
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