Character: Brock Rumlow as an Asset of the Winter Soldier Program.
Premise: Civil War taught us there were more than one Winter Soldier.
I took that concept and made an AU were Hydra has two preferred ways of dealing with people that have outlived their usefulness; enact their weak-link protocols, or (if their talents are deemed valuable enough) re-purpose them into the Winter Soldier program.
Brock Rumlow has outlived his usefulness…
Unfortunately he’s been considered talented enough to be “spared” the weak link protocol and instead been made the newest recruit.