Honestly, I think he still is. Or at least wants to be. I think at the end of Civil War when Steve asks Bucky if he's sure about going comatose, Bucky replies that he wants everyone to be safe from him until they can find a way to remove the mind control from his brain. He's still optimistic, just not as much as he once was.
Previous pinner said: "Dean’s soul personified: The Boy Soldier I have a headcanon that if Dean’s soul were to ever manifest into a physical form, it would take the shape of a small boy, because deep down, he’s still that lost little kid who was forced to grow up too fast.
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously. Director: Joe Dante Writers: Gavin Scott, Adam Rifkin, Stars: David Cross, Jay Mohr, Gregory Smith