but imagine if Loki became thors queen like that’s beautiful and fulfilling to them both but think about how many funeral boats Asgard would burn thru a month bc the queen keeps like dying and we just dont know if hes gonna come back every time or not, and like every time he magically pops up again the guys who shoot the funeral arrows are eyerolling like “r u for srs right now im sick of setting things on fire cmon bro”
While the brainwashed aspect is similar, like the OP said; there are plenty of differences.
Keep in mind that while Bucky is amnesiac, Clint retained his memories; and on some level, a sense of self. He just lost his free will. He knew Fury well enough to know he was stalling, he knew SHIELD had enemies that could help aid with Loki’s plan.
Bucky’s a blank slate, nothing but just sense memory and programming. It’s not something that can be fixed with just a bonk on the head.
imagine if it could tho
imagine how much simpler the plot would be
Bucky’s hit in the head with the shield 5 minutes into the movie. The rest of the movie is Natasha, Steve, and Sam rubbing him down with cocoa butter.