Good morning, Marvel fans and curious people who clicked on this post just for the heck of it! I've gathered you here today to talk about THIS tweet you may have seen making the rounds on Twitter, from TV actor/director Stephen Ford, who you might recognize from Teen Wolf.
The tweet concerns a short moment in the most recent episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, when Bucky is battling the Dora Milaje.
It also comes in an episode that started with a scene featuring the Wakandans (in particular, Ayo) helping break Bucky's Winter Soldier programming. In case you forgot, the Wakandans also gave Bucky his new arm before the big battle in Infinity War.
Alright, back to the tweet. Now, I love Bucky. But the boy is not perfect, and he certainly didn't spend "years trying to finally reclaim his autonomy" on his own. The Wakandans gave up time and resources to help him, literally harboring a fugitive and putting their own people in danger and asking for nothing in return.
They had no obligation to give Bucky some new superpowered vibranium arm. That was completely separate from breaking his mind control. In fact, they only did it because Thanos's army was coming.
So, yes, I think they had every right to momentarily deactivate (let's remember he put it right back on and it worked fine) the gift they gave him BECAUSE he was using it as a weapon against them. It's not like he was eating dinner and they just jumped in to rip off his prosthetic arm.
Yes, it probably was a bit of a reminder, like, "Hey, we gave you this, we can take it back." But...what's wrong with that? Let's not forget that after the Wakandans spent years saving Bucky, he went and helped the man who killed their king break out of prison.
Zemo had already given them his information and helped them find Karli. They didn't even have any other use for him other than battle. But they still kept him free instead of trying to turn him in or letting the Wakandans take him.
I think it's pretty clear that the Wakandans were in the right to deactivate Bucky's arm. But I'm not the only one who thinks so.
Some compared it to other examples of superheroes using fail-safes against other heroes.
And many compared it to something Tony would have done, as well as him taking away Peter's suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Others also brought up the Wakandans' rightful distrust of outsiders.
A couple people chimed in to voice their support for Stephen's sentiment, but those responses were few and far between.
Stephen has since responded to the reaction to his tweet, calling it a "bad take."
What do you guys think? Were the Dora Milaje in the wrong for deactivating Bucky's arm, or was this a bad take? Let me know in the comments!
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