Was Tony always a genius? Like I know he still built the Iron Man suit in dire conditions, etc, but was he always the level of genius they put him at today or was he a particularly smart, engineering-minded billionaire that the comics kept upping and re-upping his smarts to keep up with the universe constantly being built and rebuilt?
Bucky had been through quite a bit in his day. Broken nose? Sure, he’d gotten quite a few of those defending Steve’s sorry ass from neighborhood bullies. Influenza? Yup, one case of it spread like wildfire at his base camp during WWII. HYDRA brainwashing? Definite check. But for all the hell he’d dealt with over the years, he was fairly certain he would never find something as evil, as diabolical, as insane as what he was trying to survive now.