Can we talk about this hero for a second now? Because he’s just a tech monkey. He knows data and computers and making things go, not guns and deep cover. He works at SHIELD because that’s where all the cool toys are, and I’d bet they offered a bitching benefits package.
And here he is, putting his faith in Captain America even though that means rejecting everything he’s been working for. He’s telling a very scary dude no. He’s refusing to preempt the launch sequence and send up those carriers even though there’s a gun being held to his head by a guy who seems a little to keen on causing people pain.
He’s terrified, but he’s unwilling to give in. He’s doing his part to save millions of lives, even if it means losing his own.