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"I wasn't in Vienna. I don't do that anymore."
"Well, the people who think you did are coming here now and they're not planning on taking you alive."
Winter Soldier and Captain America[src]

The Capture of Winter Soldier was a successful operation undertaken by the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre and GSG 9 to find the Winter Soldier, who was believed to be responsible for the Bombing of the Vienna International Centre and bring him into custody. 

Background

"A bomb hidden in a news van ripped through the UN building in Vienna. More than seventy people have been injured. At least twelve are dead, including Wakanda's King T'Chaka. Officials have released a video of a suspect who they have identified as James Buchanan Barnes, also known as the Winter Soldier."
―News Anchor[src]
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Bombing of the Vienna International Centre

During a conference, T'Challa watched as his father, T'Chaka, gave a speech about Wakanda and its unfortunate involvement in the creation of deadly weapons made with vibranium, using these as his own reasons for signing the accords. Hearing the commotion outside, T'Challa realized danger was incoming but was too late to stop his father being killed in a terrorist attack secretly orchestrated by Helmut Zemo under the disguise of the Winter Soldier.

Sam Wilson informed that to Steve Rogers and with Sharon Carter, they watched the news report that the authorities suspected Bucky Barnes had done it.

While the fire was being put out, T'Challa mournfully took his late father's ring and took over his rightful role as King of Wakanda. While considering his next actions, T'Challa was greeted by Romanoff who expressed her own grief at T'Chaka's death and informed him that the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre would be responsible with deciding who would apprehend the Winter Soldier. T'Challa, however, informed Romanoff that he intended to find and kill the Winter Soldier himself.

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Natasha Romanoff urges Steve Rogers not to go after Bucky Barnes

Rogers called Natasha Romanoff and asked her if she was alright. After she said she was fine, she urged him not to go after Barnes. He refused, saying that he was the most capable to confront him and he hung up. Rogers and Sam Wilson met in a nearby bar, and Wilson asked him if Romanoff had told him to not interfere. Rogers said that Barnes would have done the same thing. Sharon Carter then entered, giving Barnes' location in Romania and a warning to Rogers that the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre had given the order to GSG 9 to kill Barnes on sight.

Against the warnings of Romanoff, Rogers and Wilson went to Romania. Rogers entered Barnes' apartment and saw Barnes. While Wilson updated him about the task force's location, Rogers asked Barnes if he remembered him. Barnes said he did since he had read about him at a museum. Rogers warned him about the task force coming for him, as they thought Barnes had caused the Bombing of the Vienna International Centre, but Barnes assured him that he had not done it. Rogers asked Barnes why he had pulled him out of the river during the Battle at the Triskelion, but Barnes said he did not know why, although Rogers thought otherwise.[2]

Capture

Finding Barnes

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Captain America fends off GSG 9 agents

"This doesn't have to end in a fight, Buck."
"It always ends in a fight."
Captain America and Bucky Barnes[src]

GSG 9 agents charged into the building from the rooftop and the hallway. Working together, Bucky Barnes and Captain America deflected a grenade thrown inside by covering it with his Shield. Barnes took his backpack and threw it out of the window where it landed on the next building's roof, reassuring Rogers that he did not plan on killing anybody.

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Bucky Barnes blocks bullets with his metal arm

As more agents charged into the room, Barnes used his Prosthetic Arm to block the gunshots before using any weapons were nearby to subdue his attackers, including a concrete block. Moving into the stairway where a large unit of GSG 9 agents was moving to him, Barnes continued to fight back against his would-be killers, while Rogers followed behind, ensuring nobody was accidentally killed due to Barnes' less careful fighting style.

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Bucky Barnes is attacked by Black Panther

Leaving Rogers behind, Barnes jumped down several stories, using his prosthetic arm to catch himself before running to a balcony and leaping onto the next building's rooftop, regaining his backpack and continuing to run. However, just as he began running, he was attacked by Black Panther, who had lost his father in the bombing. Without a word being spoken, Barnes and Black Panther began fighting as he used his Panther Habit to try and kill Barnes.

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Falcon flies into an attacking helicopter

In Bucharest, Falcon observed the area for the GSG 9 soldiers and updated Captain America on the soldiers' positions. As Black Panther tried to use his claws to cut Barnes' throat, he became distracted as a GSG 9 helicopter began shooting at the pair, only for Black Panther's Vibranium armor to protect him from the bullets. Wilson was asked by Rogers to take care of the helicopter that was shooting at them, so Wilson, wearing the EXO-7 Falcon, kicks the helicopter's tail, disorienting its passengers temporarily.

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Black Panther chases down Winter Soldier

While the Winter Soldier attempted to escape by running on foot, Black Panther hunted and chased Barnes down, following him when Barnes jumped from the rooftop to the street below with Black Panther using his own claws to grind his way down the side of the building to keep close to his prey. The GSG 9 helicopter recovered itself and fired at Barnes again, forcing him to jump off of an opening on the street into the road tunnel below, followed by Black Panther and Rogers.[2]

Freeway Chase

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Bucky Barnes throws a grenade at the ceiling

"Congratulations, Cap. You're a criminal."
War Machine to Captain America[src]

The fight continues through the road tunnel, with GSG 9 chasing the three with their vehicles. Captain America commandeered a GSG 9 car to try and catch up to Bucky Barnes, while Barnes hijacks a civilian motorbike to escape. Black Panther jumped onto the back of Rogers' car to gain extra speed, prompting Rogers to call Falcon for help. Wilson flew to the tunnel to follow them.

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T'Challa intercepts Bucky Barnes

Despite his head start, Black Panther managed to catch up with Barnes and attempted to kill him; however, Barnes was just able to use his Prosthetic Arm to block Black Panther's attack, grabbing him by the throat and knocking him into the road, while also grinding his hand across the tarmac to keep from falling off his bike and continued to ride away from danger while the still determined GSG 9 agents followed behind in their cars. Coming to the end of the tunnel, Barnes used an explosive to destroy the roof, hoping to trap his attackers and getaway. However, Black Panther was able to gain extra speed by jumping on Falcon's back and knocked Barnes off his bike.

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Captain America and Bucky Barnes are arrested by agents

Rogers got out from the spinning car and threw Black Panther away from Barnes, only to be arrested by the GSG 9 operatives with the others when War Machine, who called Captain America a criminal, and an entire police squad arrived and surrounded them, to which Black Panther unmasked and revealed himself as T'Challa to the surprise of everybody.[2]

Aftermath

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Winter Soldier captured by Everett Ross' men

"What's gonna happen to him?"
"Same thing that ought to happen to you. Psychological evaluation and extradition."
Steve Rogers and Everett Ross[src]

The Winter Soldier, along with Captain America, Falcon, and Black Panther, were delivered to the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre in Berlin, Germany. Meanwhile, psychiatrist Theo Broussard was kidnapped and murdered by Helmut Zemo who took his place as the unfortunate psychiatrist. Zemo was looking for revenge after the Battle of Sokovia had destroyed his home and family and was the mastermind behind the bombing. Zemo had also sent an EMP bomb to the city's main power plant.[2]

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