my favorite thing is when steve hides full body behind the shield
HOW DOES A BIG FELLA LIKE HIM EVEN DO THAT
I think, if/when Bucky takes the shield, this is one of those things that will separate his style from Steve’s. Because he’s not gonna curl up full-body behind it.
Steve’s default is defensive. Bucky’s is offensive. More likely, we’ll see him using the shield as a weapon, or using it to partially shield his right side while throwing his metal fist into someone’s face.
He’ll incorporate some of Steve’s defense tactics, sure enough, but he’s probably going to focus most of his energy on taking down his enemies before they even get the opportunity to attack him.
Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how their styles differ when using the shield.
It’s not just your specific post that I’m saying that because of, though yours happened to be the one that prompted it. It’s this weird pervasive idea within the fandom, particularly people who came in with MCU and are either just starting to read the comics or only watch the movies (both of which are completely legit, because fuck yeah new fans!), that Steve is this precious little darling who is only ever defensive and has no flaws. Bucky is more aggressive, but Cap’s pretty damn aggressive too.
I understand that. I’ve seen some of that too, and I think it’s the trying to balance someone who is basically a really nice person with the fact that he’s also a fighter. And Steve has flaws. He can be cranky and is reckless and in TFA got more caught up in winning the war single handed than possibly winning the war less CRAZILY when it came to the Howling Commandos. He’s a good guy though. Nice, moral, polite, I can see where fans have a hard time reconciling that with the fact that he’s also a trained fighter (he nut shots a guy with the shield when he’s already down…he takes down a plane single handed…he’s a bad ass).
I think the point were were trying to make and apparently didn’t get across well is that Steve has regard for his own well being in a fight. It’s the smart way to fight. Bucky…doesn’t as the Winter Soldier (at least the brain washed version) and in the comics he even tends to rile Natasha over how incredibly self destructive a lot of his plans are. Their styles are different. Even the martial arts they’ve used against each other are different. Steve flows around the shield because he’s comfortable with it. It very much compliments his fighting style. Frankly the assumption is in the movies that he built his fight style around it. Unless they vastly change how Bucky fights, the shield is something that’s going to have to be worked in to his fighting style.
Apparently we didn’t word that well.