I was going to say “it’s like Tony giving Steve’s uniform to someone else” but then I remembered that he did do that with Clint….But still NO, Sam is not Rhodey godammit and he’s Steve’s friend and not an Avengers groupie.
but wasn’t that done when Steve was absent/dead?
Like, if this cartoon had set up that Rhodey was gone… doesn’t exist (for some horrifying reason) or had a big falling out with Tony then it’d make some sense why Tony would be willing to turn the War Machine over to somebody else. But if Rhodey exists that is his armor.
Tony isn’t taking Cap’s shield and name and handing it down to people as soon as Cap leaves the room. Basically it’s not Tony’s to give away. Same for War Machine, despite Tony having built it. I mean, in comic and MCU canon now it’s firmly established as Rhodey’s. Built for him specifically with no real direct oversight by Tony. This cartoon diverts so drastically from that in just a few seconds it’s kind of impressive in an infuriating way