okay but bucky himself called isaiah a hero. which means he never saw him the way everyone else did, as a threat to white male military and political power just for existing while black and enhanced. he saw isaiah for what he was and seems to have a lot of respect for him, you can tell in that one scene that he does. he beat him in a fight - not easy to do - and bucky genuinely seems to admire isaiah for that, as well as his bravery when he was subjected to the same type of brutality that bucky was, just in a slightly different way.
at least bucky was captured and tortured by the enemy. isaiah was held prisoner and experimented on like an animal by his own government.
The devastating parallel of Endgame! Steve going to the past to be with Peggy while Isaiah Bradley's and his wife never could even get letters to reach each other....is something I'll never truly recover from.
AU where the MCU and Resident Evil are in the same universe resulting in a timeline where Jill became Cap instead of Walker.
She’s really protective over the shield and doesn’t want to use it on humans.
Jill and Bucky Barnes at first didn’t get along since the BSAA and the government chose Jill since she took on otherworldly threats and is also a super soldier due to the P60 in her but as the weeks went by, it felt like having Steve again for him.
Unlike Walker, she’s more focused and laser-like and treats the role of Cap more than just some superhero title. She is flattered at the action figures made for her though.
She met Isaiah Bradley who was surprised that they made a woman Captain America and she explained why. The two bonded together cause they’re both super soldiers and were experimented on by the government and Wesker. Jill later requested to have an exhibit and a statue for Isaiah with Jill having one detailing the events of her career.
Jill doesn’t like wearing a helmet over her head at all, she’s been wondering if she should get a beret or a cap to complete the outfit.
When she found out what Chris did in RE8, she was so close to caving the shield into his chest for that but realized what really happened.
Bucky and Sam were worried since Jill has an SMG but the line of her work means she’s gotta need something that can kill zombies or mutants.
She definitely does the PSA’s and her acting can sometimes be stilted and fake too.
Watched TFaTWS with that friend that insisted on watching WandaVision all at once, not complaining, but noticed something else this time around.
Bucky and Isaiah. Both super soldiers, experimented on against their wills, both used and abused. Isaiah KNEW that Hydra was one of the groups experimenting on him. Don't know how he knew, maybe we'll find out later, but anyway, as far as we know, after Bucky became the Winter Soldier, he was never experimented on again by Hydra. He was put on ice and thawed out when needed. Hydra was working within Shield, they infiltrated the government, they knew about Isaiah and they could have surreptitiously done with same with him. Put him to sleep and wake him up when needed. They did not 'pass' the information of how to 'freeze and unfreeze' a super soldier along, so they deliberately let the white guy sleep, ran no experiments on him, while they kept the black guy awake and aware, all the while poking and prodding and and running painful tests on him. The only advantage Isaiah had over Bucky was he was not brainwashed, and as far as we know, didn't have to through those mind wipes (but we don't know, maybe he did ) but maybe that was part of the experiments. They probably wanted to keep him in his right mind so they could gauge his reactions.
Then after the blip, Bucky has an apartment and is getting therapy. They could have, they really could, have carted him off to the Raft or someplace and poked and prodded him trying to figure out why the serum worked on him. Remember, he was the only survivor of the original Hydra Winter Soldier experiments, but instead, they sent him home. Isaiah had to sneak away and hide, and because of that, it was impossible for him to get the help he needed. Hell, they even kept Bucky's plaque up in the museum even after it was known the was the Winter Soldier. Isaiah got nothing until Sam came along.
It was such a glaring obvious contrast....about racism and white privilege. Bucky was treated differently than Isaiah, even when brainwashed. And of course none of that was Bucky's fault, but that's what it is.
“The character of Isaiah Bradley for my taste is so well-formed that I don’t feel like I have to go through gyrations to have him make sense to me,” Lumbly said, describing his scenes as “very satisfying” to shoot. “He’s a man that I recognize in many ways and a man I was proud to portray.”
[Image description : A set of five panels from the comic Young Avengers #7. In the first, Eli stands in the doorway of his grandfather's living room, asking "Grandpa...?" Isaiah is sitting quietly in a chair, looking down at the newspaper in his lap.
In the second, Eli asks "You all right?" With a closer look at Isaiah we see that he is crying.
The third panel shows the newspaper with a cover story about the Young Avengers and a photograph of them stopping bank heist. Patriot is standing in full view wearing his red, white and blue suit. Eli gasps.
Then, Isaiah looks up, emotion filling his face, tears streaming down his cheeks. He looks at his grandson with recognition and pride.
In the final panel, Eli smiles slightly in shock, brow furrowed and eyes emotional. / End ID]
So I’m curious to get other people’s opinions on this. I posted about this on a reblog but I wanted to make my own post so more people would see it.
The Peggy and Isaiah question.
So Peggy Carter is one of my favorite Marvel characters but at the same time I also love Isaiah so naturally I’m a little conflicted. I did some research to try and find a concrete answer.
Not many people are talking about it but I did find a video discussing it. The part on Peggy was very brief but they said that she probably didn’t know because it would have been out of character for her to know and not do anything. While that makes sense but I still wasn’t sure.
Then I found this video:
Which is by one of my favorite marvel TikTokers, who I actually didn’t know had a YouTube channel until I started looking this up. Now she provides a really interesting perspective as well as some real knowledge on how government works. Other than this I couldn’t find much else talking about it other than angry Twitter stans.
Now obviously I’m a little biased because I do really love Peggy. But I want to get other people’s opinions on this so if anyone else has some knowledge or sources that support or dispute the claim of this video I would love to hear it.
The most successful (and cheapest) of the Super Soldier formula is also the most elusive. Many have tried to replicate it but often end up with results they do not like. Part of this is because of the nature of the formula. The serum is simply the first step. The "Vita-Rays" (a form of mystical radiation) that activate it enhances what that person is on the level of their soul. This leads to unintended mental side effects that sometimes take a while to manifest.
A Super Soldier receives a +4 to Strength, a +3 to Dexterity and Constitution. They also receive a +2 to Intelligence and Perception. They can raise all their attributes to superhuman levels. The recipient also gains a slew of qualities: Hard to Kill 5 (they can have up to 10), Photographic Memory, Natural Toughness, Fast Reaction Time, and Nerves of Steel. They are everything a human being can be and then some, but this doesn't come for free. Super Soldiers are a massive investment, and when one works, they become targets. They have Adversary 5 from Governments and would-be world conquerors after their genetic material. They also have a 2-point Obligation to whoever created them--and if they are not obligated to them, they become an adversary in addition to the ones they already have.
Finally, the soul is a big concern for a Super Soldier. Who a person is, their flaws and morals, are amplified by the serum. The recipient of this serum gains 7-Willpower mental drawbacks, often exacerbating ones that were already there. A person with Honorable (minimal) may end up with Honorable (serious). Cruelty, Anti-Social Impulses and even outright madness are common to the recipient as their minds real with the expanded consciousness and the core of who they are becoming much more than it was before. What was once in moderation can become overwhelming obsessions.
Super Soldier Serum (Diluted): 12 Point Quality
Sometimes the Formula is a little less than what was desired or is derived from a simple blood transfusion from a Super Soldier. These people gain some of the power, but little of the negatives. Recipients of this power gain +3 Strength, +2 Dexterity, and Constitution as well as +1 to Intelligence and Perception. They may raise their attributes to superhuman levels. Quality-wise, they gain 3 levels of Hard to Kill (Can have up to 10), Natural Toughness, Fast Reaction Time, and Nerves of Steel. They retain the Adversary/Obligation of their forebears, but only to level 4 total, but only gain a single point of Mental Drawbacks related to their enhanced nature. Without the Vita Rays, the essence of who a person is remains rather dormant.
This can also represent supersoldier serums achieved via blood transfusions, and less successful attempts to re-create the first serum.
Ok I literally have to read a fic about Steve learning about Isaiah in the past and gd dealing with it by confronting Peggy or I will not be able to Calm Down has anyone written it? Has anyone written it???!!?
Okay but imagine for the Marvels (CM2), Genis-Vell is introduced and played by Dylan O'Brien as he has the same powers as Carol revealing he had them since he was a kid due to the fact his mother Mar-Vell was trying to cure a disease he had using the tesseract resulting in him coming back to Earth every 4 years and becoming friends with Isaiah Bradley who is his neighbor until Genis'sand Phyla’s apparent death in an "IRA car bombing" when it was really a Black Widow who set off a bomb thinking Mar-Vell was trying to make another Captain America giving Genis his powers.
Cue Genis throughout the movie writing something on a paper then it's revealed it's a letter to Isaiah telling him the truth thanking him for being his hero with Monica giving the letter after he seemingly dies causing Isaiah to cry because he inspired a space alien to become a hero. Maybe when it’s revealed he’s alive, Genis goes to Isaiah introducing himself as “Walter Lawson” which was his human alias when he was a kid causing Isaiah to recognize him so they take a photo together.