i have to disagree. The hero coming from a little village, dont mean anything. If thats the case, it ilogical too that someone like Hugo can comand a group like the Fire Bringer (Zexen, Harmonia, Camaro).
I remember Odessa saying to Tir something about the only fact that can made him a leader, is the fact he have a energy that attract others, and not because he's the son of Teo McDohl.
The Hero from Tierkreis must have the same energy that attract people around him and i think if Crodechild, Shams or anyone else was in charge, they not succeeded in join the people to fight the order.
Sorry for my bad english people....