I commented briefly on this once before in my post on Captain America: Steve Rogers no. 2, but I want to officially go on the record with my opinion that this whole situation is an Acme Dynamite Kit waiting to blow up in the Red Skull’s face.
I mean, does anyone else think that the Red Skull has come up with an exceptionally bad plan here? Honestly, I can’t imagine any way this won’t backfire on him in the end. On the one hand, you have Kobik: living under Bucky’s guardianship and learning from him, developing a genuine affection for him, and observing the lengths to which he’s willing to go to protect her. On the other hand, you have Bucky: taking care of Kobik and identifying with her, developing a genuine affection for her, and putting himself on the line to ensure that she has a healthy and happy childhood. (Something he never really had.) And that’s the next stage in the Red Skull’s plan to take over the world and make it HYDRA?
I’m just sayin.
I hope the Red Skull has a bit more up his sleeve because I can’t help feeling this plan is Voldemort’s-plan-to-force-Harry-into-learning-magic-he-never-would-have-otherwise-learned-(from-one-of-Voldemort’s-most-skillful-lieutenants-I-might-add)-before-their-first-major-confrontation-in-The-Goblet-of-Fire-levels of ill-advised. Twenty bucks says the Skull’s going to be in for a rude shock when it comes time to try bending Bucky to his will—and an even ruder shock when Bucky finds out he’s been using Kobik as a weapon…