Okay I actually think this little scene is hella important. We all know HYDRA did all kinds of experiments on him before Steve found him. Who’s to say they didn’t experiment with wiping memories as well ? They probably already started all kinds of experiments related to the Winter Soldier on him.
See how Bucky’s rambling at the beginning ? It’s like he’s trying really hard to remember who he is. He keeps repeating numbers and his name like it’s something he remembers but he doesn’t know what it means, he doesn’t know it’s him.
Then when Steve shows up he doesn’t recognise him at first. It actually takes him a good couple of seconds before he remembers who Steve is. And with remembering Steve, he also remembers himself because Steve is part of him. I’m going to curl up under the blankets and cry myself to sleep now.
You guys are actually on the right track with this. The Winter Soldier project ends up failing because of Steve, for the most part. They try to brainwash Bucky so many times that he ends up building a tolerance to it (which is why in the movie after they “wipe” him and he sees Steve again, he flips the fuck out). Mind you, he remains rather unstable even after the project is destroyed, simply because of the decades of mind scrambling.
Here is a good, although quick overview of his backstory from the comics.
Give My Body to the Birds: The Practice of Sky Burial
Sky burial isn’t a burial at all, of anything. It’s the act of leaving a corpse exposed to the elements, often in an elevated location, and only a few different cultures do it, for different reasons and in different ways.
The concept’s been on my radar for a few years thanks to happening upon the Vajrāyana Buddhist bya gtor practice primarily found in Tibet —and less so in China and Mongolia. It can be shocking to see — ex-human beings being dispassionately dragged up a mountain, chopped up, and thrown to a venue of waiting vultures.
I’ve always privately cast Bruce Willis, but this is EVEN BETTER fjffjslkdfjSLDKFJASKDF
I JUST DAMN
WHILE THIS WOULD BE AWESOME, alas it wouldn’t really work. Sam Vimes is not supposed to be the most attractive flower. I mean-
Someone older would work much better. Not saying he has to be white, but he’s gotta be older, gruff, gritty. For goodness sack the guy wore shoes with soles so thin they were practically paper so he could feel out where he was in the city.