If Jane [Foster] was narratively destined to become a superhero, that right there [being “infected” by the Aether] would have been her origin story. Instead, it’s a curse that she has to be saved from, and she never gets to actually do a thing other than lie, hover or stand around being protected and fussed-over.

–eleanorjane talks about a recurring problem in the MCU (see also: Pepper and Extremis, contrast: Rhodey and the Iron Patriot suit, contrast: Marvel comics).