Captain America VIII

Winter Soldier

Nick Name
Civilian ID
James Michael Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes


Espionage Agent

Legal Status
Officially deceased citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Shelbyville, Indiana
Group Affiliation
Department X
Base of Operations
Soviet Union
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.

Note: Due to brain damage Barnes has appeared to have lost all memory of his previous life and to ensure his loyalty and viability as an espionage agent he is kept in suspended animation until needed and mentally conditioned every time he his revived.


Cybernetic Arm: Prosthetic appendage.

Civilian and military weaponry.

Common Enemies
Captain America I
Regularly Appearing

Captain America Vol. 5

Winter Soldier: Winter Kills

First Appearance
Captain America Vol. 5 #6 (June, 2005)
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.