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The Supervillain Reader$
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Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496826466

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.001.0001

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Excerpts from Japanese Demon Lore

Excerpts from Japanese Demon Lore

Oni from Ancient Times to the Present1

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(p.319) Chapter 31 Excerpts from Japanese Demon Lore
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The Supervillain Reader
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Noriko T. Reider

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0031

This paper examines the relationship between the superhero and the sidekick to problematize the hero’s complicity in violence, focusing on the relationship between Captain America and his sidekick-turned-antihero Bucky Barnes, AKA the Winter Soldier. The political allegory of Captain America as a heroic figure in wartime is problematized by Bucky as a child soldier in WWII, an assassin during the Cold War, and a villain seeking redemption during the War on Terror. The diegetic revisions of Bucky’s character make him a fascinating proxy for the necessary omissions in superhero storytelling and historical revisionism that separate heroism and villainy.

Keywords:   Captain America, war history, World War Two, Cold War, Bucky Barnes

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