Also “bucky was almost 21 when he died”
I see that ageing up happening, brubaker I see it.
Things like this is why I have two head canons and never a consistent fic-verse XD
One part of my likes the aging up that Brubaker more or less solidified in canon, and there are numerous…
Haha yeah, same :’D. I find it difficult to stay consistently in one verse for Bucky fic because yeah, I like the realism of the 16 year old at war but the old old cap stories are just fuckin hilarious so they have their charm too. :’) fic is fantastic all around!
I they are exploding with charm and can make for just fantastically fun fics sometimes. Or very angsty if trying to deal with the realities of a child at war
But it is hard to think why the US military would let Bucky run around with Steve under 16, so the age up IMHO makes sense. I find it easier to justify Toro being very young because I don’t think the military would care what age he was so long as he could det things one fire. Ethics be damned.
One headcanon I have is that the actor who portrays Bucky in the fake movies and all is actually much younger than the real Bucky- to appeal to kids, and the actor portraying Toro in the fake movies is older than Toro is, so the military doesn’t have a scandal.
It also tots depends what I’m writing a fic for. if it’s Bucky/Toro than they need to be near the same-ish age, if it’s Jim + Toro I tend to go with a younger age for Toro, Bucky and Steve, I can go anyway, if it’s Bucky/Steve than I go with movie canon and age Bucky to 18+ (that bonus file saying he is 16 can bite me. It also said Peggy had an American SSN and several commandos had the same SSN and you can’t sell Sebastian Stan to me as a 16 year old, I just barely accept him as 18), if everything is Gen, then all ages are up for whatever serves me fic.
Is there a bonus file saying he’s 16?? I remembered that in MCU canon Bucky was born in 1922 and he joined the army in 1943, making him 21 when he enlisted.