Steve Rogers and Howard Stark seem a little... too close to each other, moreso Stark towards Rogers. Just look at how Stark looks at Rogers before the injection! More than a few fans have wonder who he was jealous of with Howard and Peggy "fondueing".
When Steve asks the Howling Commandos to go back to the front with him, two of them, Jones and Dernier, converse in French and they're sitting awfully close to each other. Makes you wonder what else they use that for...
A lot of the lines between Stark and Banner sound kinda flirty, and a thousand fanfics were launched in the single moment when Stark randomly pokes Banner in the stomach and Banner just puts up a mild, vaguely amused, "Oh, you" type of protest note On the gag reel, RDJ pinched Mark Ruffalo's butt instead; hilariously, it didn't require them to play the scene all that differently. Couple that with the scene where the Hulk saves Iron Man twice in rapid succession, and the fact that these two are the only two members of the Avengers to hit it off the instant they meet...
Stark: Finally! Someone who speaks English.
They are seen driving off into the sunset together at the end of the movie.
It's toned down in the movie proper, but the featurette included on the DVD shows that Tony is a little... excited about the Hulk.
Perhaps it's less suspect in Asgard, but the way Thor cupped Loki's cheek and neck while asking him to come home seemed a bit affectionate(in a not so brotherly manner) to mortal audiences.
Their lips were mere inches away◊ from each other when Thor pulled Loki out of his seat on the jet.
Cap and Thor; that searching look Thor gives Cap when Cap goes on fighting after he's hit...it's like a light went on inside his head. Fan fiction appeared for these two months before the movie was released, but that moment helped make it less of a niche pairing.
At the end of the movie, Sam watches Steve sleep while Marvin Gaye plays.
Several reviewers have noted that Sam plays a role normally filled by the Love Interest in a superhero film (emotionally balanced, nurturing person who gets the hero to open up emotionally in a supportive way). They even have a Meet Cute, for goodness sake.
As per usual for a Captain America film, there's Bucky and Steve's friendship. Bucky becoming the Winter Soldier does not diminish the vibes; if anything, it increases them. The amount of Steve/Bucky Fan Fictionskyrocketed when this movie came out, no thanks to this:
When Natasha is trying to set Steve up with someone, he complains that "it's kind of hard to find someone with similar life experiences." Yeah, Steve, who could you find that grew up in 1920s/30s Brooklyn, fought HYDRA in World War II, was made into a Super Soldier, and was frozen and thawed in the 21st century? Who could possibly fit that description?
"I knew him." Yes, Bucky, yes you did. The Helicarrier battle between them just makes it worse, with Steve literally begging Bucky not to make him do this. Then when Steve no longer has to fight with the lives of over twenty million people on the line, he drops his shield into the water and refuses to continue their fight, getting the crap beaten out of him in the process, and falls into the Potomac below towards near certain death. Who saves him? Bucky.