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Can we all take a moment to notice the difference in their styles.

Here’s Steve with this great majestic kick into a standing position and then there’s Bucky.

Bucky is like he just got told to get out of his bed by his mum.

“Ugh why do I have to get up? What did I do to deserve this? Sure u flick up Steve like a dumb prancing pony whilst I crawl around in the dirt like a mealworm.”

You know, it is entirely possible that in this scene, Steve feels the hammer shift…and stops straining. Maybe he knows that yes, he is worthy of Mjolnir, but doesn’t pick it up…

Why?

Because he doesn’t want or need the power the hammer can give him. He doesn’t want to rule Asgard. Being Captain America is enough.

Or because he knows that if he picks the hammer up, his friends will never see him the same way again. Steve has always been Captain America, the protector of the weak, the voice for those who can’t speak and the leader who sees his soldiers as friends. If he could wield Mjolnir he would be known as more than that. So much more. He would be able to bring down all the wrath of Asgard if he picked it up. But more importantly, his friends would look on him in awe, rather than as besties. They could never make conversation with him in the same way. Thor has always had the hammer, always been godly and noble, but if Steve, and only Steve, could pick up the hammer then they might resent him, might think that he’s better than them, Thor most of all. It would have started the Civil War earlier.

At heart Steve has always wanted peace, which was why he enlisted in the war. He wants to be with people who trust him and support him, and at the end of the day all he really needs is some time to kick back and have a chat with his friends and relax after a long day of being Captain America.

Things he’ll never have if everyone knew he could hold Thor’s hammer.

ARE YOU FUCKKIINGGG KIDDING ME HE LITERALLY JUST STEPS IN FRONT OF THE CAR THAT IS ON FIRE AND COULD CRUSH HIS BODY AND NONCHALANTLY MOVES ASIDE LIKE ITS NOTHING I MEAN WHATS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND BUCKY LIKE OH IM GONNA WAIT TILL THE LAST SECOND TO MOVE BC I FEEL LIKE BEING THEATRICAL

Marvel, you didn’t give it to me, so I give it to the fandom

and I regret nothing!!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚ ♥

Can we talk about this for a second? Bucky literally runs and shields Sam. Even after all the hate from him. HE SHIELDS HIM WITH HIS OWN BODY. Because he knows how much Sam means to Steve and how bummed he’d be if he was hurt. Don’t try and tell me Bucky Barnes is anything less than a precious cinnamon roll because I will fight you.
Someone get this man a blanket and a damn hug.