Has Bucky ever been enhanced?

#1 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just curious.  I haven't read much about Bucky until he took the mantle of Captain America.    I'm wondering what exactly enables him to perform as well as Steve Rogers?
 
I know he has a bionic army, so he has one arm that has super strength, but what else about him enables him to do what he does?
I realize he's been trained by Captain America.  I know that he must have received more training while he was the Winter Soldier.
But has he ever had some sort of Super Soldier Serum injection, or other physical enhancements?
 
Is he simply what he is purely through training and will power or is there more to it?

#2 Posted by War Killer (20343 posts) - - Show Bio

No, Bucky is all human with no superhuman abilities whatsoever. The only thing that grants him anything close to superhuman level abilities is his bionic arm which enhances his reflexes, gives him not super-strength but makes him stronger than your average person, and the arm has also been known to emit an electric shock. But all of those abilities are in that ONE arm, nothing more.

#3 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@War Killer said:
No, Bucky is all human with no superhuman abilities whatsoever. The only thing that grants him anything close to superhuman level abilities is his bionic arm which enhances his reflexes, gives him not super-strength but makes him stronger than your average person, and the arm has also been known to emit an electric shock. But all of those abilities are in that ONE arm, nothing more.
Then, what he does as Captain America is actually MUCH MORE impressive than what Steve Rogers does.  Not to disparage Steve Rogers, but he has the Super Soldier Serum....
 
Bucky deserves to be treated better by Marvel.
#4 Posted by SlimJ87D (10347 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timandm: Agreed. But his arm is actually pretty strong. I would say as strong as a 10 tonner. This is because he can throw his shield into people, through metal guns and straight into super computers without a problem. 
#5 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@SlimJ87D said:
@Timandm: Agreed. But his arm is actually pretty strong. I would say as strong as a 10 tonner. This is because he can throw his shield into people, through metal guns and straight into super computers without a problem. 
Absolutely... Course, what the arm can do is still limited by what the rest of his body can handle.    For example, he shouldn't be able to life a ten ton weight with that arm because, even though the arm can handle it, the bones in his shoulders or back would crack under the strain...
But, with things like throwing or punching and especially gripping, the bionic arm should make a huge difference...
 
BTW, did you see what happened to him in Fear Itself?  Man it was sad...
#6 Posted by SlimJ87D (10347 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timandm: Yeah, I didn't mean it makes him a 10 tonner, it's just like he has a 10 tonners arm. 
 
Yes I did. But I know he is not dead for sure. There are too many hints that they will bring him back. 
#7 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@SlimJ87D said:
@Timandm: Yeah, I didn't mean it makes him a 10 tonner, it's just like he has a 10 tonners arm.  Yes I did. But I know he is not dead for sure. There are too many hints that they will bring him back. 
and even if he did die, he's coming back rather quickly...  It's Marvel, and in the Marvel universe Only Uncle Ben stays dead...  
And Bucky should not only come back, but he deserves more of the spotlight in my opinion.
#8 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio
@War Killer said:
No, Bucky is all human with no superhuman abilities whatsoever. The only thing that grants him anything close to superhuman level abilities is his bionic arm which enhances his reflexes, gives him not super-strength but makes him stronger than your average person, and the arm has also been known to emit an electric shock. But all of those abilities are in that ONE arm, nothing more.
Yeah, the arm is impressive mostly in that it doesn't slow him down any.
#9 Posted by SlimJ87D (10347 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timandm:  
1. Daken owes Bucky a big fight and story arc. 
2. Bucky has to stop 3 super weapons from destroying the US and who knows how many other Winter Soldier copies he has to stop. 
3. Bucky said "No one ever stays dead" in Captain America 619. I think that was Brubaker actually talking to us.  
 
Those are the 3 biggest things that give me hope Bucky will come back to life. It was be unwise to let him die. 
#10 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio
@SlimJ87D: Completely agree.  Too many things left for Bucky to do, plus the hints....
 
I think the Steve Rogers becoming Captain America again thing, is just to free Bucky up for his new series... Whatever that will be.

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