Quote:No I think that would have been something the Red Skull always rubbed his face in and it would always look stupid for Cap to let the Red Skull live. With Heinrich dead Bucky's death could actually be avengged.
That's why I think the plan all along was to create Dr. Zemo, pin Bucky's death on him, kill Zemo off and then let Cap move past Bucky's death.
Quote:I don't think so. Zemo was killed off a year or so after being introduced. I think it's plausible that the plan was to kill him off all along.
You may be totally right. It would make sense since Stan Lee planned Rick Jones to become the new Bucky.
I've always thought Zemo was more of Red Baron type Prussian aristocrat type. He's a throwback to the World War I Germans rather than a Nazi. He's supremely snooty rather than hateful and racist.