The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Whole World Is Watching - S1-E4

Stupidity: The Dora Milaje arrive to take Zemo. John calmly attempts to talk them down, but it leads to a huge fight when he puts his hand on Ayo's shoulder. There are multiple instances during this fight where they totally would have stabbed John and Lamar with their spears, and are only stopped because Sam and Bucky intervene. While it's understandable they would want to obtain Zemo, attempting to kill two people to do so is completely out-of-character and goes against all of their morals and principles.

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Suggested correction: I watched the scene and I never saw any of them try to straight up murder anyone. They were very skilled and precise in their attacks (for example, pinning John) and wouldn't have murdered anyone.


Here's a link to the scene ( I counted three times when they almost kill them. First, after Ayo knocks John to the ground after he puts his hand on her shoulder, she attempts to stab him with her spear, prompting John to pick up the shield to stop himself from getting stabbed. There is no way she could have known that he would have picked up the shield, and if he did not do that, she would have totally stabbed him.

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Second, there is another attempt where Ayo tries to stab John, which is only avoided because Bucky grabs onto the spear with his metal arm. Third, the two other Dora Milaje get into a fight with Lamar, and there is a point where one of them is about to throw her spear at him, but Sam grabs onto the back of the spear, so she cannot stab him. These are clear attempts to kill John and Lamar and were only avoided because Sam and Bucky intervened.

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Truth - S1-E5

Stupidity: Bucky makes a great show of being about to shoot Zemo...then pulls the trigger with just a click, and drops all the unloaded bullets on the ground before the Wakandans take Zemo into custody. Granted he might have wanted the satisfaction of scaring Zemo, but dropping the bullets a) serves no purpose, because the gun's already been demonstrated to be empty, and b) just makes a mess that he's got to clear up, unless he wants to leave a dozen bullets lying around in a public square.

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The Star-Spangled Man - S1-E2

Sam: You don't have to trust Redwing. But I'm going to go see if he right. 'Cause I have a feeling they might be part of the Big Three.
Bucky: What Big Three?
Sam: THE Big Three.
Bucky: What Big Three?
Sam: Androids, aliens, and wizards.
Bucky: That's not a thing.
Sam: That's definitely a thing.
Bucky: No, it's not.
Sam: Every tine we fight, we fight one of the three.
Bucky: So who are you fighting now? Gandalf?
Sam: How do you know about Gandalf?
Bucky: I read The 1937 when it first came out.


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Trivia: Bucky and Rhodey are the first characters to appear in all four phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though this is due to Black Widow's theatrical release being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chosen answer: The sleeve probably would have been ripped to shreds in battle anyway. He was just saving time by ripping it himself. Also, gunfighters would take off their coats in a duel or an arm wrestler rolling up his sleeve.

Answer: Aside from visual aesthetics and it being nice to see the metal arm. In world/practically I think (and I believe this is the reason why he tends to not have a left sleeve in most action we've seen him in prior films) it's also to assist with mobility during fights. The metal arm likely behaves a little differently than a human/bone and flesh arm does - and restricting that in a sleeve during a fight (especially in a thicker jacket sleeve) might mess with his reflexes. So removing the sleeve probably assists with the mobility of that arm.

Answer: That's the impression I got. Plus, he was expecting to go into battle, so perhaps he thought it would make him look more intimidating.

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