Originally Posted by BlueLightning
Maybe I need to watch the film again, but I didn't get the vibe that he wasn't playing his role as should be. It gets downplayed somehow because of the clashing personalities of the whole team. After all, only Nick Fury, and the S.H.I.E.L.D staff knows Steve better than anyone. Thorough the film, he is the one giving orders and making the tough decisions, he was fine in my book.
He tries to reel-in Stark a couple of times, when Thor first shows up, and then when he's trying to hack SHIELD. Stark rebuffs him both times.
And fair enough, he should be met with resistance. He should then proceed to prove why he should be in charge.
But no one aside from Stark seems to have any opinion one way or the other about the guy.
And how does he end up being in charge? He just does. And everyone is okay with that.
Stark goes from saying "Following orders isn't my style" and "everything special about you came out of a bottle" to "A living legend who kind of lives up to the legend" and is the one to ask him to call the battle.
What brought that change of heart?
Well, they fixed the Hellicarier together. During which Steve was doing as Tony said
. And almost got killed after getting in a fight with three henchmen and needed Tony to save him.
Nothing about that proves Steve lives up to any sort of legend. Certainly doesn't prove that Cap is a leader.