While Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes might not have a romantic bond in the MCU, they are still a fan-favorite duo that many people wish had been an LGBTQ+ canon relationship. However, whether audiences view them as close friends or more romantically, their relationship was key to the plot in the Captain America
trilogy, and Bucky acted as a driving force in Steve’s life.
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Their bond impacted a lot of the decisions that Steve made, and this had a ripple effect that caused some major conflicts within the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War
. Overall, this relationship defined a lot of Steve’s journey.