Captain America VIII

Winter Soldier

Nick Name
Civilian ID

James Michael Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes


Barney Jamieson

Legal Status
Officially deceased Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Shelbyville, Indiana
Group Affiliation
Base of Operations
New York, New York
5' 9"
260 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Cybernetically enhanced human with skills as an espionage agent.

Excellent hand-to-hand combatant with special forces training.


Captain America Uniform: Kevlar and Adamantium lined uniform designed to repel small-arms and rifle fire.

Cybernetic Arm: Prosthetic appendage of Soviet design and manufacture.

Dirk: Short double-bladed dagger.

Military Pistol: Semi-automatic handgun varying between a German 9mm Luger P08 to an American .45 Browning M1911.

Shield: Near indestructible circular shield composed of a vibranium alloy coating a steel core. Used both offensively and defensively.

Common Enemies

Batroc the Leaper

Dr. Faustus

Lady Lotus


Red Skull

Regularly Appearing
Captain America Vol. 5
First Appearance
Captain America Vol. 5
Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting

Near the conclusion of World War II, Captain America's partner Bucky apparently died while attempting to stop the Nazi commander Baron Zemo from using a stolen experimental drone plane.

Moments before the drone exploded Bucky fell into the ocean were his near frozen body was retrieved by a Russian Submarine. Severely wounded, and his left arm severed, Bucky was kept frozen by the Russians to preserve his body in a hopes of extracting the secrets of the American Super-Solider Serum.

His body slowly reheated by an experimental Nazi process, Bucky was miraculously revived. To the Soviets' dismay the American solider had no trace of any chemical enhancements - but although he appeared to have permanently lost all memory of his former life he retained his combat and social memory.

During the ensuing Cold War, Bucky was converted into the perfect espionage agent and assassin capable of infiltrating the enemies of the Soviet Union as the Winter Soldier.

With the aid of his former partner, Captain America; Winter Soldier was deprogrammed and redeemed. The two re-teamed for awhile, but Captain America was murdered by his enemies. As a last wish he bequeathed to Barnes his shield and the honor of becoming Captain America.

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