This chart is so mind-bogglingly nitpicky that I just have to go through it, at least for the ones I know. For the ones I don’t, feel free to make your own contributions.
Guardians of the Galaxy [spoilers for the 2nd one]:
Who is more competent - Okay it’s true that Gamora is a trained assassin, and is frighteningly good at it. That does not REMOTELY make Peter Quill “semi-competent”, and he in fact has several other skills which he wishes to deploy despite interference from the other Guardians, like say, diplomacy. And while Gamora’s sheer battle prowess is formidable, Peter’s ability to improvise on the fly has saved himself and the Guardians AND the Galaxy.
Who gets captured - Well in the 1st movie nobody, but in the 2nd movie it was Peter, wasn’t it?
Who saves the day and gets the credit - uh, it was all of them. I distinctly remember that official pardon which all of them received (followed hilariously by Drax and Rocket respectively asking if murdering and stealing stuff was still okay).
The Lego Movie - this one misses the point so hard it’s actually worrying.
Who is more competent - Lucy, surely. But her hypercompetence was a blessing and a curse - she knew how to make the most incredible things Emmett had ever seen, but it got her and the entire resistance movement absolutely nowhere in the fight against Lord Business. Emmett isn’t semi-competent, he is completely useless… because he is being told constantly that he has to be special in exactly the same way that Lucy, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman,Vitruvius etc. are special. But he doesn’t, and that’s the most important lesson that Lucy and everyone else learn from him. He is special because he knows how to work as part of a team, which is something no other Master Builder knows how to do, until he teaches them.
Who gets captured - everyone.
Who gets the credit - Depending on your interpretation of Emmett and Finn’s final speech, the answer is either “Lord Business” or “everyone”. Almost like no one specific style of creation is necessarily superior to any other.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Who is more competent - I find it odd that Vox chose this specific movie/book, because it’s the one where Harry swordfights a Basilisk all by himself. Either way, Hermione is more competent academically, but Harry is more competent in Defence Against the Dark Arts, and in several other ways besides. Hermione’s own speech at the end of the previous book should have put this comparison to rest, but Vox insists on using it anyway.
Who gets captured/defeated - You got me there. This was the one time Hermione was rendered entirely incapacitated.
Who gets the credit - Harry and Ron. You know. For discovering the entrance to the chamber of secrets by themselves, saving Ginny by themselves, fighting a basilisk, defeating Voldemort for the second year in a row… fun fact: Hermione and Voldemort were never ever in the same room together between the time when he was hidden under Quirrel’s turban, and about five minutes before Harry kills him for good. I’m not sure what credit Hermione deserves aside from that which Harry and Ron already gave her - for giving them basically all the information they needed to solve the mystery.
Unless you think Hermione could have or would have taken Voldemort down by herself, but that’s another discussion.
I’m gonna skip the Matrix cause I’ve only seen it about once. But as far as Inspector Gadget is concerned, if I recall correctly the entire joke is that Penny is the competent one and the inspector himself solves the mystery by accidentally bumbling his way into it.
Star Wars: A New Hope:
Who is more competent - Unpopular opinion: It’s Luke. I’m not gonna tell you that Leia is incompetent, cause she’s not by a long shot. She has a decent strategic mind, and she’s a good shot when she needs to be (though she was heavily outnumbered). But Luke was a better pilot, which kind of came in handy for the legwork part of the operation. The actually-blowing-up-the-Death-Star bit. Different skills sets = different value at different times.
Who gets captured - For this movie and this movie alone, it’s Leia. Luke and Han are captured in subsequent movies.
Who gets the credit - Luke, for blowing up the Death Star. Han and Chewbacca, for being directly involved in ensuring Luke’s ability to blow up the Death Star. Leia got the credit during an earlier scene for delivering the plans to the Rebel Alliance. You know. The part that she was actually involved in.
What exactly is the problem here?