Originally Posted by Kahran Ramsus
I should clarify. It didn't have any impact on me (not the other characters) because he wasn't really given any time to become an established character. By comparison, I felt that Erskine's death was a far bigger deal because we got to know and care about him before he got killed. Bucky was just a background character. There was nothing to differentiate him from any of the other Howling Commandos, none of whom were really handled that well. Their equivalents in Thor (Sif & The Warriors Three) had much more personality.
Bucky was well established at the beginning, and shown to be Steve's inspirtation/hero. The man he wished he was at the time. I thought it worked.