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This page lists characters who appear in the Film/IronMan and Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse films ''Film/IronMan1'', ''Film/IronMan2'' and ''Film/IronMan3''.

For characters appearing in the [[ComicBook/IronMan comic book franchise]], see the [[Characters/IronMan Iron Man comic book character sheet]].

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!Stark Industries

[[folder:Anthony "Tony" Stark / Iron Man]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUAvengersInitiative Avengers Initiative page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Virginia "Pepper" Potts]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harold "Happy" Hogan]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:J.A.R.V.I.S.]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Howard Stark]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!United States Government and Military

[[folder:James "Rhodey" Rhodes (War Machine / Iron Patriot)]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUNewAvengers New Avengers page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Senator Stern]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUGovernmentMilitary MCU Government and Military page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:President Matthew Ellis]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUGovernmentMilitary MCU Government and Military page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vice President Rodriguez]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUGovernmentMilitary MCU Government and Military page]]
[[/folder]]

!Hammer Advanced Weapons Systems

[[folder:Ivan Vanko / Whiplash]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Justin Hammer]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.)

[[folder:Dr. Aldrich Killian]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Maya Hansen]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eric Savin]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ellen Brandt]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!The Ten Rings
[[folder:Raza]]
!!'''Raza'''
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCriminals Criminals page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Abu Bakaar]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCriminals Criminals page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mandarin]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!Civilians
[[folder:Christine Everhart]]
!!'''Christine Everhart'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Leslie Bibb
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Newsfront With Christine Everheart (Film/AntMan & Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar viral marketing)''

->''"What do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"''

A reporter from ''Vanity Fair''. She has strong feelings against Tony Stark's weapons development, and feels he is a war profiteer. Despite this, sexual tension pops up between the two. She later transitions to television and new media as the host of [=WHiH=] World News.
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* AscendedExtra: After having a few minutes of screentime in each Iron Man movie, she takes a role as the host of the WebOriginal ''[=WHiH=] World News'' videos on YouTube.
* BelligerentSexualTension: It takes just a minute and a half of arguing with Tony to pull her into bed with him. However, it doesn't go anywhere past that night.
* TheBusCameBack: After a five year absence in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, she reappeared in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZwlIYLNBQ&feature=youtu.be this video]] marking the MCU's first foray into WebOriginal content.
* DisproportionateRetribution: After she realizes Tony used her for a one-night stand in the first movie, she feels pretty damn upset. Upset enough, in fact, to take it out on Pepper, who had only showed up to provide her with a fresh change of clothes and a ride to wherever she wanted to go.
-->''After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.''
* FanserviceExtra: She's in ''Iron Man'' for just five minutes and two of those minutes are spent in a ModestyBedsheet or just a shirt.
* GoodIsNotNice: She's quite rude, but she knows what's right and what's wrong.
* HotScoop: Tony only cared about the 'hot' part and snarked at her scoop.
* IntrepidReporter: Played with; Christine Everhart clearly ''wants'' to be this, but the fact that she ends up sleeping with Tony not long after self-righteously calling him out as the 'Merchant of Death' alone indicates that she's probably not as intrepid as she wants people to think. She generally comes off as being a bit smug and incompetent. Then again, she ''is'' the one to reveal to Tony that [[spoiler: his company is selling weapons to the villains.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty rude to both Tony and Pepper, yet has a strong sense of right and wrong.
* JerkassHasAPoint: After Tony escapes from capture, he agrees with her that his weapons development has gotten out of hand.
* OperationJealousy: It's implied she started dating Justin Hammer in order to make Tony jealous. By then he doesn't care.
* TheResenter: After she realizes Tony used her for a night, she decides to take it out on Pepper. She's clearly out of her league.
-->'''Christine:''' After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.
-->'''Pepper:''' [[BluntYes I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires.]] Including occasionally [[StealthInsult taking out the trash]]. Will that be all?
* RomanticFalseLead: She's introduced before [[GirlFriday Pepper]], who ends up being Tony's true love.
* StealthInsult: Often the victim of this, especially from Pepper. In addition to the above "trash" one...
-->'''Hammer''': [Christine]'s actually doing a big spread on me for ''Vanity Fair''. I thought I'd throw her a bone, you know. Right? \\
'''Pepper''': Right. Well, she did quite a...[[DoubleEntendre spread]] on Tony last year.\\
'''Tony''': [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre And she wrote a story as well]].
* StrawmanNewsMedia: During her coverage of [[Film/AntMan Scott Lang]] robbing [=VistaCorp=], she says that there is no proof to back up his claims that [=VistaCorp=] was stealing from its customers. The station that airs her show is owned by [=VistaCorp=], which Scott is quick to point out when he is interviewed. After the events of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', she says the Avengers should be held accountable for the damage caused during their fights even though [[OnlySaneMan Will Adams]] points out if it weren't for them, everyone on earth would be ''dead''.
* WhatTheHellHero: Her first meeting with Tony turns from interviewing to accusing, calling him the Merchant of Death and a war profiteer. When he returns from capture and tells her he's stopped Stark Industries weapons manufacturing, she tells him that's still not enough, because there are still plenty of Stark-built weapons already in the hands of terrorists. Of course [[spoiler: that was Obadiah Stane's doing, not Tony's. Though it does give Tony the idea of going to Afghanistan to deal with this problem.]]
* YouJustToldMe: "I never said you were a superhero."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Ho Yinsen]]
!!'''Dr. Ho Yinsen'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Shaun Toub
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan3''

->''"So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."''

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.
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* ATeamFiring: It's justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and [[ThouShaltNotKill holds life as precious]] even in the hellhole he's in.
* CallForward: Appears in the opening scene of ''Iron Man 3'', a flashback to New Year's Eve 1999. He tries to introduce himself to Tony at a party but is brushed off -- an event he referenced during their first conversation in ''Iron Man''.
* DeathByOriginStory: The only difference between the film version of Iron Man and the [[Comicbook/IronMan various comic origins]] is that Dr. Yinsen is now a Pashtun. He's still a respected colleague, and he still [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself to allow Tony to escape]].
* DeathSeeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.
* DoomedHometown: Yinsen mentions hailing from a village called Gulmira. Guess where Raza decides to test his brand new Stark Industries toys?
* FiringInTheAirALot: When he and Tony make their escape attempt, he does this to buy Tony more time. He's not even aiming at the terrorists, he just shoot his guns skywards while screaming and running after them.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.
* TheMedic: He's a skilled and resourceful field surgeon. He is capable to remove much of the shrapnel from Tony Stark's body, and helped keep him alive long enough to build an electromagnet piece in his chest to keep the remaining shrapnel from entering his heart.
* LastNameBasis: With Tony. {{Justified}} in that he never tells Tony his first name in the first film. In Yinsen's cameo at the start of ''Iron Man 3'' he tells him his first name is "Ho", but Tony doesn't remember the meeting years later.
* {{MacGyvering}}: Gerry rigged an electromagnet out of a car battery for Tony's heart. It won't last long, but it gives Tony enough time to patch together a unique upgrade.
* NiceGuy: An upstanding doctor.
* TheObiWan: Teaches and inspires Tony when he was at his lowest. [[spoiler: Dies to ensure Tony would live]].
* TheParagon: He is the main reason for Tony's HeelFaceTurn.
* ThePowerOfActing: How he keeps Tony alive for a while when they are in captivity, acting as though he were on the side of the Ten Rings when the members are present.
* RaceLift: He's Vietnamese in the comics, even when Tony's origin isn't tied to the Vietnam war. Amusingly, this means the MCU Yinsen still has an East Asian name despite being of Middle Eastern descent (Shaun Toub is Iranian).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Keener]]
!!'''Harley Keener'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Ty Simpkins
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A kid Tony meets in Rose Hill, Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to hide the Iron Man armor.
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* BatmanInMyBasement: Or Iron Man in his garage.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Harley unsuccessfully tries to manipulate Tony into staying by comparing Tony to Harley's disappeared father and then saying in a cute voice that he's cold.
* DisappearedDad: He went out for lottery tickets six years ago. He must've won, because he never came back.
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: He says a lot of things that Tony would normally be angry at people for, especially repeatedly invoking his ShellShockedVeteran panic attacks. However, since he's a kid, Tony mostly takes it in stride as best as he can, and it is Harley's help that [[spoiler:allows him to break through the aforementioned ShellShockedVeteran status]]. Basically, he gives Tony a tastes of his own medicine in regards to Tony's constant pushing the envelope of acceptable behavior (like lightly zapping Dr. Banner in ''The Avengers'').
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Even after he sees how badly Tony reacts to it he ''repeatedly'' pushes Tony to tell him about New York.
* KidSidekick: He provides assistance to Tony when he's off-the-grid but when it really gets dangerous, Tony tells him to go home and not put himself at risk. He does reward him for his help however with a upgraded potato gun and an upgraded workshop to go with it.
* TagAlongKid: Defied. Harley tries to guilt-trip Tony to leave Tennessee with him, but he mocks the idea and drives away.
[[/folder]]
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This page lists characters who appear in the Film/IronMan and Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse films ''Film/IronMan1'', ''Film/IronMan2'' and ''Film/IronMan3''.

For characters appearing in the [[ComicBook/IronMan comic book franchise]], see the [[Characters/IronMan Iron Man comic book character sheet]].

[[foldercontrol]]

!Stark Industries

[[folder:Anthony "Tony" Stark / Iron Man]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUAvengersInitiative Avengers Initiative page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Virginia "Pepper" Potts]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harold "Happy" Hogan]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:J.A.R.V.I.S.]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Howard Stark]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!United States Government and Military

[[folder:James "Rhodey" Rhodes (War Machine / Iron Patriot)]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUNewAvengers New Avengers page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Senator Stern]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUGovernmentMilitary MCU Government and Military page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:President Matthew Ellis]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUGovernmentMilitary MCU Government and Military page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vice President Rodriguez]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUGovernmentMilitary MCU Government and Military page]]
[[/folder]]

!Hammer Advanced Weapons Systems

[[folder:Ivan Vanko / Whiplash]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Justin Hammer]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.)

[[folder:Dr. Aldrich Killian]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Maya Hansen]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eric Savin]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ellen Brandt]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!The Ten Rings
[[folder:Raza]]
!!'''Raza'''
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCriminals Criminals page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Abu Bakaar]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCriminals Criminals page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mandarin]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!Civilians
[[folder:Christine Everhart]]
!!'''Christine Everhart'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/christine_everhart_im1_7294.png]]

->'''Portrayed By''': Leslie Bibb
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Newsfront With Christine Everheart (Film/AntMan & Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar viral marketing)''

->''"What do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"''

A reporter from ''Vanity Fair''. She has strong feelings against Tony Stark's weapons development, and feels he is a war profiteer. Despite this, sexual tension pops up between the two. She later transitions to television and new media as the host of [=WHiH=] World News.
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* AscendedExtra: After having a few minutes of screentime in each Iron Man movie, she takes a role as the host of the WebOriginal ''[=WHiH=] World News'' videos on YouTube.
* BelligerentSexualTension: It takes just a minute and a half of arguing with Tony to pull her into bed with him. However, it doesn't go anywhere past that night.
* TheBusCameBack: After a five year absence in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, she reappeared in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZwlIYLNBQ&feature=youtu.be this video]] marking the MCU's first foray into WebOriginal content.
* DisproportionateRetribution: After she realizes Tony used her for a one-night stand in the first movie, she feels pretty damn upset. Upset enough, in fact, to take it out on Pepper, who had only showed up to provide her with a fresh change of clothes and a ride to wherever she wanted to go.
-->''After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.''
* FanserviceExtra: She's in ''Iron Man'' for just five minutes and two of those minutes are spent in a ModestyBedsheet or just a shirt.
* GoodIsNotNice: She's quite rude, but she knows what's right and what's wrong.
* HotScoop: Tony only cared about the 'hot' part and snarked at her scoop.
* IntrepidReporter: Played with; Christine Everhart clearly ''wants'' to be this, but the fact that she ends up sleeping with Tony not long after self-righteously calling him out as the 'Merchant of Death' alone indicates that she's probably not as intrepid as she wants people to think. She generally comes off as being a bit smug and incompetent. Then again, she ''is'' the one to reveal to Tony that [[spoiler: his company is selling weapons to the villains.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty rude to both Tony and Pepper, yet has a strong sense of right and wrong.
* JerkassHasAPoint: After Tony escapes from capture, he agrees with her that his weapons development has gotten out of hand.
* OperationJealousy: It's implied she started dating Justin Hammer in order to make Tony jealous. By then he doesn't care.
* TheResenter: After she realizes Tony used her for a night, she decides to take it out on Pepper. She's clearly out of her league.
-->'''Christine:''' After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.
-->'''Pepper:''' [[BluntYes I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires.]] Including occasionally [[StealthInsult taking out the trash]]. Will that be all?
* RomanticFalseLead: She's introduced before [[GirlFriday Pepper]], who ends up being Tony's true love.
* StealthInsult: Often the victim of this, especially from Pepper. In addition to the above "trash" one...
-->'''Hammer''': [Christine]'s actually doing a big spread on me for ''Vanity Fair''. I thought I'd throw her a bone, you know. Right? \\
'''Pepper''': Right. Well, she did quite a...[[DoubleEntendre spread]] on Tony last year.\\
'''Tony''': [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre And she wrote a story as well]].
* StrawmanNewsMedia: During her coverage of [[Film/AntMan Scott Lang]] robbing [=VistaCorp=], she says that there is no proof to back up his claims that [=VistaCorp=] was stealing from its customers. The station that airs her show is owned by [=VistaCorp=], which Scott is quick to point out when he is interviewed. After the events of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', she says the Avengers should be held accountable for the damage caused during their fights even though [[OnlySaneMan Will Adams]] points out if it weren't for them, everyone on earth would be ''dead''.
* WhatTheHellHero: Her first meeting with Tony turns from interviewing to accusing, calling him the Merchant of Death and a war profiteer. When he returns from capture and tells her he's stopped Stark Industries weapons manufacturing, she tells him that's still not enough, because there are still plenty of Stark-built weapons already in the hands of terrorists. Of course [[spoiler: that was Obadiah Stane's doing, not Tony's. Though it does give Tony the idea of going to Afghanistan to deal with this problem.]]
* YouJustToldMe: "I never said you were a superhero."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Ho Yinsen]]
!!'''Dr. Ho Yinsen'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ho_yinsen_im1_9656.png]]

->'''Portrayed By''': Shaun Toub
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan3''

->''"So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."''

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.
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* ATeamFiring: It's justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and [[ThouShaltNotKill holds life as precious]] even in the hellhole he's in.
* CallForward: Appears in the opening scene of ''Iron Man 3'', a flashback to New Year's Eve 1999. He tries to introduce himself to Tony at a party but is brushed off -- an event he referenced during their first conversation in ''Iron Man''.
* DeathByOriginStory: The only difference between the film version of Iron Man and the [[Comicbook/IronMan various comic origins]] is that Dr. Yinsen is now a Pashtun. He's still a respected colleague, and he still [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself to allow Tony to escape]].
* DeathSeeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.
* DoomedHometown: Yinsen mentions hailing from a village called Gulmira. Guess where Raza decides to test his brand new Stark Industries toys?
* FiringInTheAirALot: When he and Tony make their escape attempt, he does this to buy Tony more time. He's not even aiming at the terrorists, he just shoot his guns skywards while screaming and running after them.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.
* TheMedic: He's a skilled and resourceful field surgeon. He is capable to remove much of the shrapnel from Tony Stark's body, and helped keep him alive long enough to build an electromagnet piece in his chest to keep the remaining shrapnel from entering his heart.
* LastNameBasis: With Tony. {{Justified}} in that he never tells Tony his first name in the first film. In Yinsen's cameo at the start of ''Iron Man 3'' he tells him his first name is "Ho", but Tony doesn't remember the meeting years later.
* {{MacGyvering}}: Gerry rigged an electromagnet out of a car battery for Tony's heart. It won't last long, but it gives Tony enough time to patch together a unique upgrade.
* NiceGuy: An upstanding doctor.
* TheObiWan: Teaches and inspires Tony when he was at his lowest. [[spoiler: Dies to ensure Tony would live]].
* TheParagon: He is the main reason for Tony's HeelFaceTurn.
* ThePowerOfActing: How he keeps Tony alive for a while when they are in captivity, acting as though he were on the side of the Ten Rings when the members are present.
* RaceLift: He's Vietnamese in the comics, even when Tony's origin isn't tied to the Vietnam war. Amusingly, this means the MCU Yinsen still has an East Asian name despite being of Middle Eastern descent (Shaun Toub is Iranian).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Keener]]
!!'''Harley Keener'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/6a747c95b3d7ae4541f396bc6496edb7.png]]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Ty Simpkins
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A kid Tony meets in Rose Hill, Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to hide the Iron Man armor.
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* BatmanInMyBasement: Or Iron Man in his garage.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Harley unsuccessfully tries to manipulate Tony into staying by comparing Tony to Harley's disappeared father and then saying in a cute voice that he's cold.
* DisappearedDad: He went out for lottery tickets six years ago. He must've won, because he never came back.
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: He says a lot of things that Tony would normally be angry at people for, especially repeatedly invoking his ShellShockedVeteran panic attacks. However, since he's a kid, Tony mostly takes it in stride as best as he can, and it is Harley's help that [[spoiler:allows him to break through the aforementioned ShellShockedVeteran status]]. Basically, he gives Tony a tastes of his own medicine in regards to Tony's constant pushing the envelope of acceptable behavior (like lightly zapping Dr. Banner in ''The Avengers'').
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Even after he sees how badly Tony reacts to it he ''repeatedly'' pushes Tony to tell him about New York.
* KidSidekick: He provides assistance to Tony when he's off-the-grid but when it really gets dangerous, Tony tells him to go home and not put himself at risk. He does reward him for his help however with a upgraded potato gun and an upgraded workshop to go with it.
* TagAlongKid: Defied. Harley tries to guilt-trip Tony to leave Tennessee with him, but he mocks the idea and drives away.
[[/folder]]
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->'''Portrayed By''': Faran Tahir
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1''

->''"Whoever holds the weapons manufactured by Stark Industries rules the world... and soon, it will be my turn."''

A major commander in an international terrorist organization known as "The Ten Rings". He was hired by to kill Tony Stark (without really knowing it was Stark to begin with). Upon finding out that they in fact had ''the'' Tony Stark in custody, Raza got greedy and ambitious. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness It didn't end well for him]].
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* BaldOfEvil: This terrorist has one ''shiny'' dome.
* CanonForeigner: He was created for the first film and has yet to appear in the comics. Although he seems to be partly inspired from [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Raza_Longknife_%28Earth-616%29 Raza Longknife]], especially his name and his scarred face.
* CanonImmigrant: Appeared in the 2010 ''Invincible Iron Man Annual'' as part of Mandarin's BlatantLies retelling of Iron Man's origin.
* CharacterDeath: After being deemed no longer useful, he is disposed of by [[spoiler: Obadiah Stane]].
* ChekhovsGunman: His organization is called the Ten Rings and he expressed admiration for Genghis Khan. He's also shown wearing a prominent ring, which the novelization calls the Ring of Fire. All are references to long-time ComicBook/IronMan villain and BigBad of ''Film/IronMan3'', The Mandarin.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He is ordered by [[spoiler:Obadiah]] to kill Tony in the beginning, but when he and his fellow terrorist learned their captive was Tony Stark, they keep him alive so he could build them a missile.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the main antagonist until a little after Tony escapes from the cave.
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane]], to a degree as he was hired to kill Tony. However, he mistakenly thinks they are a BigBadDuumvirate.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Wanted [[spoiler:Stane]] to give him Iron Man suits so he can conquer vast amounts of Asia. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness He didn't get his wish]].
* EvilPlan: He wants to be a modern Genghis Khan and take over Asia with state-of-the-art weapons. He believes Tony is his ticket to acheving this.
* {{Expy}}: Of Wong-Chu, the Vietnamese warlord from the comics who serves the same role as Iron Man's StarterVillain.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: Leads the "Ten Rings" out of Afghanistan.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The right side of his face was badly burnt when Tony Stark laid waste to the Ten Rings' encampment as he escaped in a prototype suit of powered armor.
* OutGambitted: By [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane. Their meeting resulted in his death]].
* PragmaticVillainy: He recognizes there is more value to keeping Tony alive than killing him, either to get more money from Stane or to have Tony build weapons for him.
* TooDumbToLive: He underestimates [[spoiler:Stane]]'s treachery, and is promptly disposed of.
* WickedCultured: Raza has a strong knowledge of history, which inspires his ambition. He also has a sophisticated manner of speaking, even in the tensest situations.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Once Stane has the original Mark I armor, he is disposed of]].

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->'''Portrayed By''': Faran Tahir
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1''

->''"Whoever holds
-->See the weapons manufactured by Stark Industries rules the world... and soon, it will be my turn."''

A major commander in an international terrorist organization known as "The Ten Rings". He was hired by to kill Tony Stark (without really knowing it was Stark to begin with). Upon finding out that they in fact had ''the'' Tony Stark in custody, Raza got greedy and ambitious. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness It didn't end well for him]].
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* BaldOfEvil: This terrorist has one ''shiny'' dome.
* CanonForeigner: He was created for the first film and has yet to appear in the comics. Although he seems to be partly inspired from [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Raza_Longknife_%28Earth-616%29 Raza Longknife]], especially his name and his scarred face.
* CanonImmigrant: Appeared in the 2010 ''Invincible Iron Man Annual'' as part of Mandarin's BlatantLies retelling of Iron Man's origin.
* CharacterDeath: After being deemed no longer useful, he is disposed of by [[spoiler: Obadiah Stane]].
* ChekhovsGunman: His organization is called the Ten Rings and he expressed admiration for Genghis Khan. He's also shown wearing a prominent ring, which the novelization calls the Ring of Fire. All are references to long-time ComicBook/IronMan villain and BigBad of ''Film/IronMan3'', The Mandarin.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He is ordered by [[spoiler:Obadiah]] to kill Tony in the beginning, but when he and his fellow terrorist learned their captive was Tony Stark, they keep him alive so he could build them a missile.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the main antagonist until a little after Tony escapes from the cave.
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane]], to a degree as he was hired to kill Tony. However, he mistakenly thinks they are a BigBadDuumvirate.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Wanted [[spoiler:Stane]] to give him Iron Man suits so he can conquer vast amounts of Asia. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness He didn't get his wish]].
* EvilPlan: He wants to be a modern Genghis Khan and take over Asia with state-of-the-art weapons. He believes Tony is his ticket to acheving this.
* {{Expy}}: Of Wong-Chu, the Vietnamese warlord from the comics who serves the same role as Iron Man's StarterVillain.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: Leads the "Ten Rings" out of Afghanistan.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The right side of his face was badly burnt when Tony Stark laid waste to the Ten Rings' encampment as he escaped in a prototype suit of powered armor.
* OutGambitted: By [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane. Their meeting resulted in his death]].
* PragmaticVillainy: He recognizes there is more value to keeping Tony alive than killing him, either to get more money from Stane or to have Tony build weapons for him.
* TooDumbToLive: He underestimates [[spoiler:Stane]]'s treachery, and is promptly disposed of.
* WickedCultured: Raza has a strong knowledge of history, which inspires his ambition. He also has a sophisticated manner of speaking, even in the tensest situations.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Once Stane has the original Mark I armor, he is disposed of]].
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!!Abu Bakaar

->'''Portrayed By:''' Sayed Badreya
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan1''

A high ranking member of the Ten Rings, who's eager for Stark to assemble them a Jericho missile.
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* BeardOfEvil: He's got a beard and he's evil.
* BilingualBonus: All his dialogue is in Urdu, so Yinsen must translate what he says for Tony.
* BlatantLies: Tells Tony that once he completes the Jericho missile, he will let him go. Tony immediately recognizes this as a lie, which Yinsen confirms.
* DoWithHimAsYouWill: After Tony saves the [[spoiler:villagers Abu and his men were terrorizing, he throws him to them so they can have revenge.]]
* TheDragon: He is implied to be Raza's NumberTwo minion.
* EvilIsPetty: In addition to keeping Tony prisoner and making him build a missile, he also forces him to wash his clothes. However, Tony's lived such a pampered life that he has no idea how and botches the job.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: A high-ranking member of the "Ten Rings" out of Afghanistan.
* GoKartingWithBowser: In a deleted scene, Abu enters the cell to check Tony and Yinsen's progress, and, seeing them playing backgammon, makes Yinsen's move for him. He turns out to be pretty good at the game.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Raza kills him in a deleted scene for letting Tony and Yinsen play. However, this is non-canon, as Abu shows up in a later scene.

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!!Abu Bakaar

->'''Portrayed By:''' Sayed Badreya
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan1''

A high ranking member of
-->See the Ten Rings, who's eager for Stark to assemble them a Jericho missile.
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* BeardOfEvil: He's got a beard and he's evil.
* BilingualBonus: All his dialogue is in Urdu, so Yinsen must translate what he says for Tony.
* BlatantLies: Tells Tony that once he completes the Jericho missile, he will let him go. Tony immediately recognizes this as a lie, which Yinsen confirms.
* DoWithHimAsYouWill: After Tony saves the [[spoiler:villagers Abu and his men were terrorizing, he throws him to them so they can have revenge.]]
* TheDragon: He is implied to be Raza's NumberTwo minion.
* EvilIsPetty: In addition to keeping Tony prisoner and making him build a missile, he also forces him to wash his clothes. However, Tony's lived such a pampered life that he has no idea how and botches the job.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: A high-ranking member of the "Ten Rings" out of Afghanistan.
* GoKartingWithBowser: In a deleted scene, Abu enters the cell to check Tony and Yinsen's progress, and, seeing them playing backgammon, makes Yinsen's move for him. He turns out to be pretty good at the game.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Raza kills him in a deleted scene for letting Tony and Yinsen play. However, this is non-canon, as Abu shows up in a later scene.
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!!'''Virginia [[ComicBook/PepperPotts "Pepper" Potts]]'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pepper_pots_im2_7362.png]]

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/GwynethPaltrow
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} | Film/IronMan3'' | ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''

->''"You know, there's only 8,011 things that I really need to talk to you about."''

Tony Stark's faithful personal assistant, later CEO of Stark Industries, and eventually his LoveInterest.
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* ActionGirl: Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow requested she become this in the third move. [[spoiler:She does, briefly, first when she temporarily gains control of the Mark 42 armour during the attack on the Malibu mansion, then again in the finale as a result of getting pumped full of Extremis by Killian]].
* ActionSurvivor: One becomes this when working for a super hero.
* AgeLift: Pepper is at least ten years younger in the comics.
* AlliterativeName: Her [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname nickname]] and last name both start with a ''P''.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Best example is her first scene in ''Iron Man 2'' when she's trying in vain to get his attention for 8,011 things and he's walking away from her while talking about something unrelated.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sweet, charming, graceful...and she's killed more [[BigBad Big Bads]] than Tony. [[spoiler:She fries Obadiah at the end of 1, and Killian at the end of 3. Tony shares Vanko with Rhodes, and really, Vanko committed suicide, anyway, with his own drones' explosives]].
* BigDamnHeroes: In the third movie, she's the one who [[spoiler:steps in and saves Tony from Killian when the latter comes back for one last scare]].
* BroughtDownToNormal: The closing narration of ''Iron Man 3'' mentions [[spoiler: she was cured of Extremis]].
* TheCameo: In ''The Avengers'', she appears in two scenes, and only one with speaking lines.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: As Tony's personal assistant, it's her job description focused and on task no matter what weird thing he has cooked up or how far he spaces out.
* CompositeCharacter: She has the general appearance of her comic book counterpart, as well as being a LoveInterest for Tony, but several aspects of her personality (particularly her hyper-competence) borrow a lot from Bambi Arbogast, the older woman whom Tony hires as her replacement after she's PutOnABus in the comics. (Bambi herself -- in a much younger incarnation -- makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance as ''Pepper's'' new PA in ''Iron Man 3'', presumably having replaced Natasha Romanov).
* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler: Being infected with Extremis grants PlayingWithFire and HealingFactor]].
* DeadpanSnarker: "Taking out the trash" is the best example.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: In ''Iron Man 3'' Tony watches her fall from a great height into a pillar of fire. Since she was pumped full of Extremis earlier, she survives]].
-->'''Tony:''' You just scared the devil out of me. I thought you were...\\
'''Pepper:''' [[spoiler: I was dead. [[LampshadeHanging Why? Because I fell two hundred feet?]]]]
* TheDogBitesBack: Related to the above, [[spoiler: Killian infuses her with Extremis, and then causes the explosion that appears to kill Peppers. Once she turns out alive again, Pepper beats up Killian, grabs one of Tony's repulsors and disintegrates the poor sap.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In ''The Avengers'' and ''Iron Man 3'', after Pepper Potts starts a relationship with Tony. Once they start living together she's often seen being barefoot and in casual clothes, as a sign of how they're able to relax around each other. (not to mention having her with heels would [[http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/liveonline/images/celebritology/08/gwyn_morph.jpg create an uncomfortable height difference]].)
* FieryRedhead: Played with, she's certainly strong and outspoken, but too level-headed and calm to fully fit the trope.
* GirlFriday: "I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires." This includes sneaking into her boss' company and downloading files for him without alerting anyone else. She's not the page image for nothing.
* GoodWithNumbers: Tony relies on her to do the number thing. He doesn't even know his own SSN.
* TheHeart: Gwyneth Paltrow has credited Pepper's popularity with the fans to her fulfillment of this role as part of her relationship with Tony, and she agreed to a cameo in ''The Avengers'' because of it.
* HeroesWantRedheads: It takes some time for Tony to admit, but it does happen.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: As CEO of Stark Industries, she refuses to accept the Extremis project because it could be easily weaponized.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: She runs Stark Industries for Tony when he's busy [[BrilliantButLazy or bored]]. By ''Iron Man 2'', she's the CEO of Stark Industries.
* InSeriesNickname: Her birth name is hardly ever brought up.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the finale of ''Iron Man 3'', [[spoiler:she demonstrates her badass cred by disabling an Iron Man suit, ripping off its arm, and then uses its repulsor to finish off Killian]].
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Tony states Pepper is "the one thing I [he] can't live without".
* MeaningfulName: ''Virginia "Pepper"'' Potts. Silk hiding ''fire''.
* MoralityPet: Downplayed. Tony does [[TookALevelInKindness become nicer by then end of the first movie and onward]], but can still be quite arrogant and obnoxious. Pepper is the only one he's the nicest to. Pepper also doubles as his LivingEmotionalCrutch.
* NiceGirl: One of the most easiest to get along with in Stark Industries.
* NonActionSnarker: She doesn't fight [[spoiler:most of the time]], and sass is one of her ways of dealing with things.
* OffscreenBreakup: [[spoiler: By the time of ''Civil War'', she has broken up with Tony as he couldn't stop being Iron Man.]]
* OhCrap: Throughout ''Iron Man 2'', Tony repeatedly tried and failed to tell her about how the miniature reactor in his body was now killing him, including one incident where Pepper refused to hear him outright because she was still steaming over a quarrel they'd been having. After spending the whole movie annoyed and angry at him, Tony finally manages to drop the bomb on her, and she's absolutely ''[[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther terrified at the thought]]''.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everybody calls her Pepper instead of Virginia.
* OnlySaneWoman: In Tony's life. She (tries to) keep him focused.
* RedheadedHeroine: She helps take down Stane, gets Hammer arrested, [[spoiler: and kills Killian]].
* RelationshipUpgrade: To an OfficialCouple with Tony as of the end of ''Iron Man 2''.
* TheReliableOne: To Tony. He wouldn't ask just ''anyone'' to remove the prototype arc reactor and slot in the new one.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She almost does this twice, in the first movie when she discovers Tony is risking his life as Iron Man and in the sequel after the pressure of running the company and having to deal with Tony's erratic and irresponsible behaviour become too much. She doesn't go through with it.
* ServileSnarker: She's an expert at the StealthInsult. She never loses her sweet smile or polite demeanor during the following:
-->'''Pepper Potts:''' I have your clothes here; they've been dry cleaned and pressed. And there's a car waiting for you outside that will take you anywhere you'd like to go.\\
'''Christine Everhart:''' You must be the famous Pepper Potts.\\
'''Pepper Potts:''' Indeed I am.\\
'''Christine Everhart:''' After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.\\
'''Pepper Potts:''' I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires. Including, occasionally, [[StealthInsult taking out the trash]]. Will that be all?
* SexySecretary: Ironically, not what Tony hired her for.
* SilkHidingSteel: Downplayed; less 'subtle manipulation' and more 'semi-aggressive nudging'. Getting a concept into Tony's head when he's thinking about something else is not a job for subtlety.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Pepper doesn't begin a romantic relationship with Tony unless he was willing to take it seriously, and she wouldn't be another one of his many flings. It's best evident in her refusal to kiss him in the first ''Iron Man''.
* SlutShaming: Justified; ConsummateProfessional Pepper has a low opinion of Tony's childish behavior and especially of his oversexed lifestyle. During her introductory scene, she appears to give Christine Everheart a free escort anywhere she wants to go; Christine, realizing Tony just used her for another one-night stand, takes it out on Pepper, who politely offers a StealthInsult and maintains a low opinion of the reporter throughout the rest of her appearances. Perhaps anticipating a similar experience, all she has to say to Maya is "you saved yourself a world of pain".
* TerritorialSmurfette:
** Subverted in ''Iron Man 2''. Tony Stark ''expects'' this to happen with Pepper and the new aide Natasha, but the two of them get along fine. Pepper takes it as a sign of Tony's arrogance that he'd assume another LoveTriangle would form over him.
** Averted with Christine Everhart in ''Iron Man''. Pepper is perfectly civil to her after Christine slept with Tony. it's only when Christine is pretty rude to her that she snarks back. Moreover, the dialogue suggests that Pepper's had this situation with Tony's one-night stands before and thus averts the trope as a rule.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Iron Man 3'', she successfully operates a suit to save Tony's life. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, she becomes even more powerful and finishes the mastermind off with the powers derived from Extremis]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Tony. When it comes down to it, Pepper had every reason in the world to leave Tony, and no doubt had several opportunities over the years. She never did, and it's clear it's because she loves him and would do anything for him. She's fully aware of his faults and refused to start a relationship with him until he became a better man.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She was always protective of Tony; in the third movie she gets to prove it physically instead of just by calling SHIELD. [[spoiler:Killian finds this one out the hard way, and won't be coming back to learn from his mistake of messing with her and Tony]].
* {{Xenafication}}: In part thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. insisting on it, Pepper has her own action scene in ''Iron Man 3''. As she's usually so peaceful, her sudden aggression surprises her.
-->'''Pepper:''' ''[after [[spoiler:killing Killian]]]'' ...Oh my god...that was really violent!

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!!'''Virginia [[ComicBook/PepperPotts "Pepper" Potts]]'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pepper_pots_im2_7362.png]]

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/GwynethPaltrow
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} | Film/IronMan3'' | ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''

->''"You know, there's only 8,011 things that I really need to talk to you about."''

Tony Stark's faithful personal assistant, later CEO of Stark Industries, and eventually his LoveInterest.
----
* ActionGirl: Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow requested she become this in
-->See the third move. [[spoiler:She does, briefly, first when she temporarily gains control of the Mark 42 armour during the attack on the Malibu mansion, then again in the finale as a result of getting pumped full of Extremis by Killian]].
* ActionSurvivor: One becomes this when working for a super hero.
* AgeLift: Pepper is at least ten years younger in the comics.
* AlliterativeName: Her [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname nickname]] and last name both start with a ''P''.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Best example is her first scene in ''Iron Man 2'' when she's trying in vain to get his attention for 8,011 things and he's walking away from her while talking about something unrelated.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sweet, charming, graceful...and she's killed more [[BigBad Big Bads]] than Tony. [[spoiler:She fries Obadiah at the end of 1, and Killian at the end of 3. Tony shares Vanko with Rhodes, and really, Vanko committed suicide, anyway, with his own drones' explosives]].
* BigDamnHeroes: In the third movie, she's the one who [[spoiler:steps in and saves Tony from Killian when the latter comes back for one last scare]].
* BroughtDownToNormal: The closing narration of ''Iron Man 3'' mentions [[spoiler: she was cured of Extremis]].
* TheCameo: In ''The Avengers'', she appears in two scenes, and only one with speaking lines.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: As Tony's personal assistant, it's her job description focused and on task no matter what weird thing he has cooked up or how far he spaces out.
* CompositeCharacter: She has the general appearance of her comic book counterpart, as well as being a LoveInterest for Tony, but several aspects of her personality (particularly her hyper-competence) borrow a lot from Bambi Arbogast, the older woman whom Tony hires as her replacement after she's PutOnABus in the comics. (Bambi herself -- in a much younger incarnation -- makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance as ''Pepper's'' new PA in ''Iron Man 3'', presumably having replaced Natasha Romanov).
* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler: Being infected with Extremis grants PlayingWithFire and HealingFactor]].
* DeadpanSnarker: "Taking out the trash" is the best example.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: In ''Iron Man 3'' Tony watches her fall from a great height into a pillar of fire. Since she was pumped full of Extremis earlier, she survives]].
-->'''Tony:''' You just scared the devil out of me. I thought you were...\\
'''Pepper:''' [[spoiler: I was dead. [[LampshadeHanging Why? Because I fell two hundred feet?]]]]
* TheDogBitesBack: Related to the above, [[spoiler: Killian infuses her with Extremis, and then causes the explosion that appears to kill Peppers. Once she turns out alive again, Pepper beats up Killian, grabs one of Tony's repulsors and disintegrates the poor sap.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In ''The Avengers'' and ''Iron Man 3'', after Pepper Potts starts a relationship with Tony. Once they start living together she's often seen being barefoot and in casual clothes, as a sign of how they're able to relax around each other. (not to mention having her with heels would [[http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/liveonline/images/celebritology/08/gwyn_morph.jpg create an uncomfortable height difference]].)
* FieryRedhead: Played with, she's certainly strong and outspoken, but too level-headed and calm to fully fit the trope.
* GirlFriday: "I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires." This includes sneaking into her boss' company and downloading files for him without alerting anyone else. She's not the page image for nothing.
* GoodWithNumbers: Tony relies on her to do the number thing. He doesn't even know his own SSN.
* TheHeart: Gwyneth Paltrow has credited Pepper's popularity with the fans to her fulfillment of this role as part of her relationship with Tony, and she agreed to a cameo in ''The Avengers'' because of it.
* HeroesWantRedheads: It takes some time for Tony to admit, but it does happen.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: As CEO of Stark Industries, she refuses to accept the Extremis project because it could be easily weaponized.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: She runs Stark Industries for Tony when he's busy [[BrilliantButLazy or bored]]. By ''Iron Man 2'', she's the CEO of Stark Industries.
* InSeriesNickname: Her birth name is hardly ever brought up.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the finale of ''Iron Man 3'', [[spoiler:she demonstrates her badass cred by disabling an Iron Man suit, ripping off its arm, and then uses its repulsor to finish off Killian]].
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Tony states Pepper is "the one thing I [he] can't live without".
* MeaningfulName: ''Virginia "Pepper"'' Potts. Silk hiding ''fire''.
* MoralityPet: Downplayed. Tony does [[TookALevelInKindness become nicer by then end of the first movie and onward]], but can still be quite arrogant and obnoxious. Pepper is the only one he's the nicest to. Pepper also doubles as his LivingEmotionalCrutch.
* NiceGirl: One of the most easiest to get along with in Stark Industries.
* NonActionSnarker: She doesn't fight [[spoiler:most of the time]], and sass is one of her ways of dealing with things.
* OffscreenBreakup: [[spoiler: By the time of ''Civil War'', she has broken up with Tony as he couldn't stop being Iron Man.]]
* OhCrap: Throughout ''Iron Man 2'', Tony repeatedly tried and failed to tell her about how the miniature reactor in his body was now killing him, including one incident where Pepper refused to hear him outright because she was still steaming over a quarrel they'd been having. After spending the whole movie annoyed and angry at him, Tony finally manages to drop the bomb on her, and she's absolutely ''[[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther terrified at the thought]]''.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everybody calls her Pepper instead of Virginia.
* OnlySaneWoman: In Tony's life. She (tries to) keep him focused.
* RedheadedHeroine: She helps take down Stane, gets Hammer arrested, [[spoiler: and kills Killian]].
* RelationshipUpgrade: To an OfficialCouple with Tony as of the end of ''Iron Man 2''.
* TheReliableOne: To Tony. He wouldn't ask just ''anyone'' to remove the prototype arc reactor and slot in the new one.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She almost does this twice, in the first movie when she discovers Tony is risking his life as Iron Man and in the sequel after the pressure of running the company and having to deal with Tony's erratic and irresponsible behaviour become too much. She doesn't go through with it.
* ServileSnarker: She's an expert at the StealthInsult. She never loses her sweet smile or polite demeanor during the following:
-->'''Pepper Potts:''' I have your clothes here; they've been dry cleaned and pressed. And there's a car waiting for you outside that will take you anywhere you'd like to go.\\
'''Christine Everhart:''' You must be the famous Pepper Potts.\\
'''Pepper Potts:''' Indeed I am.\\
'''Christine Everhart:''' After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.\\
'''Pepper Potts:''' I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires. Including, occasionally, [[StealthInsult taking out the trash]]. Will that be all?
* SexySecretary: Ironically, not what Tony hired her for.
* SilkHidingSteel: Downplayed; less 'subtle manipulation' and more 'semi-aggressive nudging'. Getting a concept into Tony's head when he's thinking about something else is not a job for subtlety.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Pepper doesn't begin a romantic relationship with Tony unless he was willing to take it seriously, and she wouldn't be another one of his many flings. It's best evident in her refusal to kiss him in the first ''Iron Man''.
* SlutShaming: Justified; ConsummateProfessional Pepper has a low opinion of Tony's childish behavior and especially of his oversexed lifestyle. During her introductory scene, she appears to give Christine Everheart a free escort anywhere she wants to go; Christine, realizing Tony just used her for another one-night stand, takes it out on Pepper, who politely offers a StealthInsult and maintains a low opinion of the reporter throughout the rest of her appearances. Perhaps anticipating a similar experience, all she has to say to Maya is "you saved yourself a world of pain".
* TerritorialSmurfette:
** Subverted in ''Iron Man 2''. Tony Stark ''expects'' this to happen with Pepper and the new aide Natasha, but the two of them get along fine. Pepper takes it as a sign of Tony's arrogance that he'd assume another LoveTriangle would form over him.
** Averted with Christine Everhart in ''Iron Man''. Pepper is perfectly civil to her after Christine slept with Tony. it's only when Christine is pretty rude to her that she snarks back. Moreover, the dialogue suggests that Pepper's had this situation with Tony's one-night stands before and thus averts the trope as a rule.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Iron Man 3'', she successfully operates a suit to save Tony's life. [[spoiler:At the end of the film, she becomes even more powerful and finishes the mastermind off with the powers derived from Extremis]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Tony. When it comes down to it, Pepper had every reason in the world to leave Tony, and no doubt had several opportunities over the years. She never did, and it's clear it's because she loves him and would do anything for him. She's fully aware of his faults and refused to start a relationship with him until he became a better man.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She was always protective of Tony; in the third movie she gets to prove it physically instead of just by calling SHIELD. [[spoiler:Killian finds this one out the hard way, and won't be coming back to learn from his mistake of messing with her and Tony]].
* {{Xenafication}}: In part thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. insisting on it, Pepper has her own action scene in ''Iron Man 3''. As she's usually so peaceful, her sudden aggression surprises her.
-->'''Pepper:''' ''[after [[spoiler:killing Killian]]]'' ...Oh my god...that was really violent!
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!!Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger
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->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/JeffBridges
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1''

->''"We're iron mongers; we make weapons."''

The CEO of Stark Industries, taking over after his friend Howard Stark died. His friendly image hides an amoral and sinister mind who seeks to use the Iron Man armor for his own ends.
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* AdaptationOriginConnection: In the MCU, Obadiah is a long term business partner to both Tony Stark and his father. His [[spoiler:betrayal]] is what leads to the creation of Iron Man. In the comics, he has no connection to Tony's origin, being simply a rival arms manufacturer.
* AffablyEvil: He's a double-dealing arms trader who initiates a coup against Tony with the board of directors to lock him out of the company. On the other hand, he's a jovial wise-cracker who brings Tony pizza from New York (Tony lives in Malibu), rides around on a Segway, and [[NiceToTheWaiter treats his employees well]] (unless he's in a bad mood). In the film's climax, he talks softly friendly with Tony and compliments the arc reactor design even as [[spoiler:he casually mentions ordering a hit on Tony, and takes the arc reactor from his chest and leaves him for dead.]]
* ArmCannon: The Iron Monger suit has a [[GatlingGood minigun]] mounted on the right forearm and a rocket launcher on the left.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Iron Monger:''' Now nothing's going to stand in my way. Least of all... ''you''.
* BaldOfEvil: Jeff Bridges was reported to be looking forward to shaving his head to portray Stane with this.
* BeardOfEvil: A well groomed one, in contrast to Tony's goatee.
* BigBadFriend: He's something like Tony's HonoraryUncle in the first film and plotted to have him killed.
* BlackMarket: His source of income is [[ArmsDealer selling weapons to anyone with the money for them]]. [[spoiler:His plot to have Tony killed is so he can engage in his dealings without someone watching over his shoulder]].
* BondVillainStupidity:
** Not cleaning out his inbox, for a start.
** Leaving Tony alone to anguish and die without his heart. (Though admittedly, Stane barely had enough time to do a victory jig as Coulson and Pepper were rapidly closing in.)
* CarFu: Tries to crush Tony under an SUV. When that fails, he grabs a motorcycle and bats him away with it.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Orchestrated the hit on Tony in Afganistan and later locks him out of the company to continue his EvilPlan]].
* ChewingTheScenery: Just that memetic line he delivered in the movie. (See LargeHam entry)
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Everyone he works with will eventually find themselves paralyzed and their stuff stolen.
* CigarChomper: Goes nicely with the corrupt business man thing he has going.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler:Handed over Stark weaponry to the Ten Rings in exchange for using them on Tony's convoy.]] Tony is aghast when he finds out, as it means his uber-patriotic company has been "double-dealing" to terrorists and U.S. armed forces alike.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: His motivation come the third act -- he sees the vast potential in the arc reactor and armor Tony has designed, and plans to reproduce the technology and use it to create a new generation of weapons.
* DeadpanSnarker: The only thing he and Tony have in common is witty banter.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Faceplants directly into the prototype arc reactor, causing the plant to blow up. That's assuming he didn't die first from being electrocuted.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Normally calm and AffablyEvil, Obadiah seems to lose his cool after becoming the Iron Monger, and even seems to [[LampshadeHanging realize it]]: "I must admit, [[EvilFeelsGood I'm deeply enjoying the suit]]!"
* EvilChancellor: Not royalty or even part of the government, but still fills the role due to his position in Stark Industries. He was basically the company's regent.
* EvilGloating: "''This'' is your legacy. A new generation of weapons, with this at its heart."
* EvilMentor: He tries to steer Tony over to his line of thinking; "We're Iron Mongers".
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Arranged for Tony's murder and the takeover of Stark Industries]].
* EvilSoundsDeep: The Iron Monger makes his voice sound deeper and more menacing when he's got the helmet on.
* GreenEyedMonster: Definitely a part of his motivation. He thinks he's been "holding [Tony] up" for almost three decades, and resents being pushed into the background since he took over the company (literally, in the montage of magazine posters shown at the beginning of the film).
* LargeHam: EvilIsHammy, after all. Best exemplified by the PunctuatedForEmphasis gem of a quote he gives to one of the scientists at Stark Industires:
-->'''Stane:''' Tony Stark was able to build this IN A CAVE!...''WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!!''
* ManipulativeBastard: Manipulates Tony out of the company and [[spoiler: uses and discards the Ten Rings when they are no longer useful]].
* MeaningfulName: Tony often refers to his mentor/father figure as "Obie". Obie = Obi = [[Franchise/StarWars Obi-Wan]].
* MiniMecha: The Iron Monger suit is closer to this than PoweredArmor.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Perturbed by Raza's refusal to kill Tony, Stane later meets with him in the desert to talk terms. However, Raza no longer has any collateral with which to bargain, and Stane simply disposes of him and his goons.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Though interrupted.
-->'''Iron Monger:''' Your services are no longer required.
* TheResenter: Stane grew too comfortable running the company during Tony's adolescence.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Already a major early villain from the comics, Obadiah was retooled as having co-founded Stark Industries with Tony's dad, who then served as a mentor to Tony and the [[NumberTwo second-in-command of his company]] when the elder Stark died and Tony inherited the company. Naturally, this being an adaptation, Obadiah turns out to be more villainous than he lets on.
* VillainHasAPoint: Up until the third act where he steals Tony's arc reactor and leaves him for dead (not to mention all his subsequent actions), Stane's reasons for his villainy are perfectly understandable. Putting a hit on Tony is extreme, but consider Tony is a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob who yet gets all the fame and credit for the success of Stark Industries, as well as the fact that upon his return from Afghanistan Tony announces he's shutting down the weapons division of Stark Industries, the company's focus for decades, with no plans for what the company is going to do instead, ''and'' he keeps a technological breakthrough like the arc reactor secret and for his own private use. No wonder Stane wants to get rid of Tony, he's reckless and damaging to the company Stane helped his father build.
* VillainousBreakdown: Everything he does after Pepper steals the evidence of his terrorist dealings and hands them over to S.H.I.E.L.D. including the well-known "Box of scraps" scene. Even his final gambit is nothing more than a desperate, insane bid to drag Tony down with him.
* WarForFunAndProfit: His ultimate goal is to revolutionize the U.S. military with arc-powered weapons and suits. Each patented and trademarked by Stark Industries, of course.
* WickedCultured: This guy is great on the piano, but the hidden message was less well-meaning.
* WouldHarmAChild: He throws a car full of them at Tony. He was looking directly into the windshield and could see them screaming, so he was well aware of what he was doing.

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!!Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger
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-->See the Iron Monger suit]]

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/JeffBridges
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1''

->''"We're iron mongers; we make weapons."''

The CEO of Stark Industries, taking over after his friend Howard Stark died. His friendly image hides an amoral and sinister mind who seeks to use the Iron Man armor for his own ends.
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* AdaptationOriginConnection: In the MCU, Obadiah is a long term business partner to both Tony Stark and his father. His [[spoiler:betrayal]] is what leads to the creation of Iron Man. In the comics, he has no connection to Tony's origin, being simply a rival arms manufacturer.
* AffablyEvil: He's a double-dealing arms trader who initiates a coup against Tony with the board of directors to lock him out of the company. On the other hand, he's a jovial wise-cracker who brings Tony pizza from New York (Tony lives in Malibu), rides around on a Segway, and [[NiceToTheWaiter treats his employees well]] (unless he's in a bad mood). In the film's climax, he talks softly friendly with Tony and compliments the arc reactor design even as [[spoiler:he casually mentions ordering a hit on Tony, and takes the arc reactor from his chest and leaves him for dead.]]
* ArmCannon: The Iron Monger suit has a [[GatlingGood minigun]] mounted on the right forearm and a rocket launcher on the left.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Iron Monger:''' Now nothing's going to stand in my way. Least of all... ''you''.
* BaldOfEvil: Jeff Bridges was reported to be looking forward to shaving his head to portray Stane with this.
* BeardOfEvil: A well groomed one, in contrast to Tony's goatee.
* BigBadFriend: He's something like Tony's HonoraryUncle in the first film and plotted to have him killed.
* BlackMarket: His source of income is [[ArmsDealer selling weapons to anyone with the money for them]]. [[spoiler:His plot to have Tony killed is so he can engage in his dealings without someone watching over his shoulder]].
* BondVillainStupidity:
** Not cleaning out his inbox, for a start.
** Leaving Tony alone to anguish and die without his heart. (Though admittedly, Stane barely had enough time to do a victory jig as Coulson and Pepper were rapidly closing in.)
* CarFu: Tries to crush Tony under an SUV. When that fails, he grabs a motorcycle and bats him away with it.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Orchestrated the hit on Tony in Afganistan and later locks him out of the company to continue his EvilPlan]].
* ChewingTheScenery: Just that memetic line he delivered in the movie. (See LargeHam entry)
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Everyone he works with will eventually find themselves paralyzed and their stuff stolen.
* CigarChomper: Goes nicely with the corrupt business man thing he has going.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler:Handed over Stark weaponry to the Ten Rings in exchange for using them on Tony's convoy.]] Tony is aghast when he finds out, as it means his uber-patriotic company has been "double-dealing" to terrorists and U.S. armed forces alike.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: His motivation come the third act -- he sees the vast potential in the arc reactor and armor Tony has designed, and plans to reproduce the technology and use it to create a new generation of weapons.
* DeadpanSnarker: The only thing he and Tony have in common is witty banter.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Faceplants directly into the prototype arc reactor, causing the plant to blow up. That's assuming he didn't die first from being electrocuted.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Normally calm and AffablyEvil, Obadiah seems to lose his cool after becoming the Iron Monger, and even seems to [[LampshadeHanging realize it]]: "I must admit, [[EvilFeelsGood I'm deeply enjoying the suit]]!"
* EvilChancellor: Not royalty or even part of the government, but still fills the role due to his position in Stark Industries. He was basically the company's regent.
* EvilGloating: "''This'' is your legacy. A new generation of weapons, with this at its heart."
* EvilMentor: He tries to steer Tony over to his line of thinking; "We're Iron Mongers".
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Arranged for Tony's murder and the takeover of Stark Industries]].
* EvilSoundsDeep: The Iron Monger makes his voice sound deeper and more menacing when he's got the helmet on.
* GreenEyedMonster: Definitely a part of his motivation. He thinks he's been "holding [Tony] up" for almost three decades, and resents being pushed into the background since he took over the company (literally, in the montage of magazine posters shown at the beginning of the film).
* LargeHam: EvilIsHammy, after all. Best exemplified by the PunctuatedForEmphasis gem of a quote he gives to one of the scientists at Stark Industires:
-->'''Stane:''' Tony Stark was able to build this IN A CAVE!...''WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!!''
* ManipulativeBastard: Manipulates Tony out of the company and [[spoiler: uses and discards the Ten Rings when they are no longer useful]].
* MeaningfulName: Tony often refers to his mentor/father figure as "Obie". Obie = Obi = [[Franchise/StarWars Obi-Wan]].
* MiniMecha: The Iron Monger suit is closer to this than PoweredArmor.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: Perturbed by Raza's refusal to kill Tony, Stane later meets with him in the desert to talk terms. However, Raza no longer has any collateral with which to bargain, and Stane simply disposes of him and his goons.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Though interrupted.
-->'''Iron Monger:''' Your services are no longer required.
* TheResenter: Stane grew too comfortable running the company during Tony's adolescence.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Already a major early villain from the comics, Obadiah was retooled as having co-founded Stark Industries with Tony's dad, who then served as a mentor to Tony and the [[NumberTwo second-in-command of his company]] when the elder Stark died and Tony inherited the company. Naturally, this being an adaptation, Obadiah turns out to be more villainous than he lets on.
* VillainHasAPoint: Up until the third act where he steals Tony's arc reactor and leaves him for dead (not to mention all his subsequent actions), Stane's reasons for his villainy are perfectly understandable. Putting a hit on Tony is extreme, but consider Tony is a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob who yet gets all the fame and credit for the success of Stark Industries, as well as the fact that upon his return from Afghanistan Tony announces he's shutting down the weapons division of Stark Industries, the company's focus for decades, with no plans for what the company is going to do instead, ''and'' he keeps a technological breakthrough like the arc reactor secret and for his own private use. No wonder Stane wants to get rid of Tony, he's reckless and damaging to the company Stane helped his father build.
* VillainousBreakdown: Everything he does after Pepper steals the evidence of his terrorist dealings and hands them over to S.H.I.E.L.D. including the well-known "Box of scraps" scene. Even his final gambit is nothing more than a desperate, insane bid to drag Tony down with him.
* WarForFunAndProfit: His ultimate goal is to revolutionize the U.S. military with arc-powered weapons and suits. Each patented and trademarked by Stark Industries, of course.
* WickedCultured: This guy is great on the piano, but the hidden message was less well-meaning.
* WouldHarmAChild: He throws a car full of them at Tony. He was looking directly into the windshield and could see them screaming, so he was well aware of what he was doing.
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!!'''Harold "Happy" Hogan'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/JonFavreau
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Film/IronMan3''

->''"Let me tell you something, you know what happened when I told people I was Iron Man's bodyguard? They would laugh in my face. I had to leave while I still had a shred of dignity."''

Tony Stark's loyal bodyguard and chauffeur, and eventually promoted to head of security at Stark Industries by the events of ''Iron Man 3''.
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* AlliterativeName: First and last name starts with an ''H''.
* AmusingInjuries: His fight with a single guard has him mostly getting his butt kicked, though he eventually wins. Earlier, he also gets an airbag to the face, and Black Widow wipes the floor with him in boxing.
* BadassDriver: His Monaco run must be seen to be believed; slaloming ''against the direction of the incoming race cars'' '''at top speed '''[[note]] Top speed of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Phantom_Coupé Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé]]: '''155 mph.''' ''Average'' speed of the [[http://www.vivaf1.com/monaco.php Monaco Grand Prix]]: '''158 mph.''' Result: '''''+300 mph.'''''[[/note]] -- much of it '''''one-handed''''' because Pepper is desperately trying to get the Mark V uncuffed from his arm. With the key in his pocket.
* BattleButler: Practices boxing. While not nearly as badass as Black Widow, he does try. His real skill is driving.
* BodyguardingABadass: He doesn't consider it a real job.
-->'''Happy''': ''I tell people I'm Iron Man's bodyguard and they laugh in my face.''
* BoxingBattler: In his few fight scenes, he uses boxing.
* ButtMonkey: Comic relief is his thing.
* CreatorCameo: John Favreau directed the [[Film/IronMan1 first]] [[Film/IronMan2 two]] ''Iron Man'' movies.
* GuileHero: When he sees Savin, he immediately follows his car, and attempts to spy on him and Taggart in ''3''. He goes pretty well too, up until he gloated to Savin about stealing a piece of an Extremis vial. Although, that could be attributed to the fact that he never considered Savin fighting back in public.
* HopelessSuitor: Though WordOfGod from Jon Favreau confirms that he's secretly in love with Pepper[[note]]See the entry for PromotedToLoveInterest, below.[[/note]], he's still a ShipperOnDeck for her and Tony, and doesn't even make a big deal out of it.
* MadeOfIron: While he was put in a coma from it, he still survived a close range explosion in Iron man 3 which killed everyone else
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is a pretty good boxer, unfortunately, he happens to live in a WorldOfBadass. Black Widow easily defeated him in their training in ''Film/IronMan2''. He complains about it in ''Iron Man 3'', hence why he switched to his new job as head of security.
* ThePeepingTom: While driving, he can't resist looking through the rear-view mirror and getting a peek at Black Widow changing into her SpyCatsuit. Unfortunately, he should have been thinking more about driving.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: Inverted. In the comics, he is Pepper's love interest, and eventually her husband. In the films, he isn't, and instead supports Pepper and Tony being together. [[https://twitter.com/Jon_Favreau/status/328581485173043201 There remains one hint of his attraction to Pepper]], though; note the ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' scene he's seen watching.
* ProperlyParanoid: His suspicion about Killian and his men leads him to following the trail of their plot.
* RulesLawyer: After becoming head of Stark Industries security, he's an incredible stickler for protocol, namely everyone wearing their ID badges visibly on their torso. He takes a 300% increase in HR complaints [[ComicallyMissingThePoint as a sign of accomplishment]].
* SharpDressedMan: He always wears a suit.
* ShipperOnDeck: Calls Pepper "the best thing that's ever happened to [Tony]", and is concerned about her possibly falling for Killian if Tony continues to neglect her.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Before he slips into a coma he points towards the dogtags of the exploded Extremis soldier, thus giving Tony a lead on why the bombs the Mandarin uses leaves no trace.]]
* TimePassageBeard: Inverted. In 1999, he had a beard and longer hair, but shaved off both in the present.

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!!'''Harold "Happy" Hogan'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/happy_hogan_im2_8541.png]]

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/JonFavreau
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Film/IronMan3''

->''"Let me tell you something, you know what happened when I told people I was Iron Man's bodyguard? They would laugh in my face. I had to leave while I still had a shred of dignity."''

Tony Stark's loyal bodyguard and chauffeur, and eventually promoted to head of security at Stark Industries by
-->See the events of ''Iron Man 3''.
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* AlliterativeName: First and last name starts with an ''H''.
* AmusingInjuries: His fight with a single guard has him mostly getting his butt kicked, though he eventually wins. Earlier, he also gets an airbag to the face, and Black Widow wipes the floor with him in boxing.
* BadassDriver: His Monaco run must be seen to be believed; slaloming ''against the direction of the incoming race cars'' '''at top speed '''[[note]] Top speed of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Phantom_Coupé Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé]]: '''155 mph.''' ''Average'' speed of the [[http://www.vivaf1.com/monaco.php Monaco Grand Prix]]: '''158 mph.''' Result: '''''+300 mph.'''''[[/note]] -- much of it '''''one-handed''''' because Pepper is desperately trying to get the Mark V uncuffed from his arm. With the key in his pocket.
* BattleButler: Practices boxing. While not nearly as badass as Black Widow, he does try. His real skill is driving.
* BodyguardingABadass: He doesn't consider it a real job.
-->'''Happy''': ''I tell people I'm Iron Man's bodyguard and they laugh in my face.''
* BoxingBattler: In his few fight scenes, he uses boxing.
* ButtMonkey: Comic relief is his thing.
* CreatorCameo: John Favreau directed the [[Film/IronMan1 first]] [[Film/IronMan2 two]] ''Iron Man'' movies.
* GuileHero: When he sees Savin, he immediately follows his car, and attempts to spy on him and Taggart in ''3''. He goes pretty well too, up until he gloated to Savin about stealing a piece of an Extremis vial. Although, that could be attributed to the fact that he never considered Savin fighting back in public.
* HopelessSuitor: Though WordOfGod from Jon Favreau confirms that he's secretly in love with Pepper[[note]]See the entry for PromotedToLoveInterest, below.[[/note]], he's still a ShipperOnDeck for her and Tony, and doesn't even make a big deal out of it.
* MadeOfIron: While he was put in a coma from it, he still survived a close range explosion in Iron man 3 which killed everyone else
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is a pretty good boxer, unfortunately, he happens to live in a WorldOfBadass. Black Widow easily defeated him in their training in ''Film/IronMan2''. He complains about it in ''Iron Man 3'', hence why he switched to his new job as head of security.
* ThePeepingTom: While driving, he can't resist looking through the rear-view mirror and getting a peek at Black Widow changing into her SpyCatsuit. Unfortunately, he should have been thinking more about driving.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: Inverted. In the comics, he is Pepper's love interest, and eventually her husband. In the films, he isn't, and instead supports Pepper and Tony being together. [[https://twitter.com/Jon_Favreau/status/328581485173043201 There remains one hint of his attraction to Pepper]], though; note the ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' scene he's seen watching.
* ProperlyParanoid: His suspicion about Killian and his men leads him to following the trail of their plot.
* RulesLawyer: After becoming head of Stark Industries security, he's an incredible stickler for protocol, namely everyone wearing their ID badges visibly on their torso. He takes a 300% increase in HR complaints [[ComicallyMissingThePoint as a sign of accomplishment]].
* SharpDressedMan: He always wears a suit.
* ShipperOnDeck: Calls Pepper "the best thing that's ever happened to [Tony]", and is concerned about her possibly falling for Killian if Tony continues to neglect her.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Before he slips into a coma he points towards the dogtags of the exploded Extremis soldier, thus giving Tony a lead on why the bombs the Mandarin uses leaves no trace.]]
* TimePassageBeard: Inverted. In 1999, he had a beard and longer hair, but shaved off both in the present.
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!!'''J.A.R.V.I.S.'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/PaulBettany (voice in MCU)
->'''MCU Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} | Film/IronMan3 | Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
->'''Other Appearances''':[[note]]Ever since debuted in ''Film/IronMan1'', J.A.R.V.I.S. has appeared in many other Marvel works[[/note]] Mainstream Franchise/MarvelUniverse | ''ComicBook/HouseOfM | ComicBook/AgeOfUltron | WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes | WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures | WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}} | WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble | Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore | [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]] | VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline''

->''"As you wish, sir. I've also prepared a safety briefing for you to entirely ignore."''

An extremely advanced AI developed by Tony Stark. Jarvis assists Tony in just about everything the billionaire develops, has complete functional control of various terminals and robots Tony owns, and in a lot of ways ''is'' Tony's house. Jarvis also serves as the operating system for the Iron Man suit through an up-link, essentially making him the other half of Iron Man.

For tropes relating to the Vision, see Characters/AvengersAgeOfUltron.
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* AdaptationDistillation: The "Tony's A.I. butler" concept dates back to the 90's ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoon. So he goes through two alternate media before making his way to the comic books.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted. Not only is Jarvis both competent and eloquent, he's constantly having back and forth banter with Tony.
* AIRoulette: One of his robots (supposedly, Tony's first) is ''incredibly'' incompetent. Tony describes it as a "tragedy."
* AnimatedArmor: In a pinch, he can take direct control of Tony's armor. [[spoiler:During the climax of ''Iron Man 3'', Jarvis controls most of Tony's suits on his own; since Tony isn't wearing them or controlling them directly, they speak and behave with Jarvis' own voice and personality]].
* BenevolentAI:
** During the climax of ''Avengers'', [[spoiler: he offers to call Pepper, an act that has no tangible benefit except comforting Tony during what could be his last moments.]]
** In ''Age Of Ultron'', [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice he puts himself on the line to stop Ultron before anyone else even knows that he exists]]. He also places himself as a barrier between Ultron and all of the nuclear launch codes by his own volition.]]
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:Invoked. After Ultron destroys J.A.R.V.I.S., his salvaged personality is uploaded into Vision.]]
* CanonImmigrant: Eventually his popularity got him into the comics.
* CompositeCharacter: Though he was originally created as a modernized version of Edwin Jarvis, he also gains the traits of another character when he [[spoiler:becomes the Vision]].
* DeadGuyJunior: Revealed in the canon tie-in comics and ''Series/AgentCarter'': J.A.R.V.I.S. is named and programmed after the personality/voice of a once real-life Jarvis that served the Stark family when Tony was a child. [[note]]It's never mentioned if the real Jarvis is still alive; though given his age in the flashback, it's unlikely.[[/note]] Tony privately admits that the human Jarvis was the only one who was ever really there for him growing up.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->''[shows Tony a gold Mark III render]'' \\
'''Tony:''' A little ostentatious, don't you think? \\
'''Jarvis:''' What was I thinking? You're usually so discreet. \\
'''Tony Stark:''' Tell you what, throw a little hotrod red in there. \\
'''Jarvis:''' Yes, that should help you keep a low profile.
* DecompositeCharacter: Initially, J.A.R.V.I.S. was written as a modernized version of the character of Edwin Jarvis. Later on in the setting, it was revealed that Edwin was actually a butler for both Howard and Tony Stark, and though he passed away, J.A.R.V.I.S. was created in his memory.
* FunWithAcronyms: His name stands for "Just A Rather Very Intelligent System".
* GadgeteerGenius: He's a computer AI, ''fully capable of engineering components himself'' and carrying out other complex tasks.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The majority of his programming is destroyed when he tries to stop the seconds-old Ultron, and he dedicates the rest of it to keeping Ultron away from every nuclear launch code in the world. The little that remains is then made into The Vision]].
* HiveMind: Whenever he's controlling robots directly, they all function as one entity, even [[VoiceOfTheLegion speaking in unison at one point]]. [[spoiler:He's even able to operate forty of Tony's Iron Man armors at once]].
* TheJeeves: He's basically a digital British butler.
* MasterComputer: J.A.R.V.I.S. assists in just about every aspect of Tony's life. Averted in that J.A.R.V.I.S. is generally nice and compliant, albeit sarcastic as hell and prone to questioning his creator's more reckless stunts.
* MythologyGag: The name references Edwin Jarvis, the Avengers' butler in the comics.
* NiceGuy: Fiercely loyal to Tony, as shown when he asks him if he'd like to call Pepper before heading for what looks like certain death.
* ServileSnarker: He's quite sarcastic, no doubt about it, but he's loyal to Tony nonetheless.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Tony and Pepper. When [[spoiler:Tony is apparently about to die]] in ''The Avengers'', it's J.A.R.V.I.S. who suggests that he call Pepper [[spoiler:to say goodbye]].
* TookALevelInBadass: In the third movie, [[spoiler:Tony gets J.A.R.V.I.S. to operate ''an entire legion of Iron Man armors''. They have their own advantages for being unmanned AnimatedArmor, thus reducing the disadvantage of their ConservationOfNinjutsu status. Their parts can be detached and re-attached at J.A.R.V.I.S.'s will anytime. Heck, they can still move and kick asses even after some of them are [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]]!]]

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!!'''J.A.R.V.I.S.'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jarvis_im_3602.png]]

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/PaulBettany (voice in MCU)
->'''MCU Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} | Film/IronMan3 | Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
->'''Other Appearances''':[[note]]Ever since debuted in ''Film/IronMan1'', J.A.R.V.I.S. has appeared in many other Marvel works[[/note]] Mainstream Franchise/MarvelUniverse | ''ComicBook/HouseOfM | ComicBook/AgeOfUltron | WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes | WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures | WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}} | WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble | Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore | [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]] | VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline''

->''"As you wish, sir. I've also prepared a safety briefing for you to entirely ignore."''

An extremely advanced AI developed by Tony Stark. Jarvis assists Tony in just about everything
-->See the billionaire develops, has complete functional control of various terminals and robots Tony owns, and in a lot of ways ''is'' Tony's house. Jarvis also serves as the operating system for the Iron Man suit through an up-link, essentially making him the other half of Iron Man.

For tropes relating to the Vision, see Characters/AvengersAgeOfUltron.
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* AdaptationDistillation: The "Tony's A.I. butler" concept dates back to the 90's ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoon. So he goes through two alternate media before making his way to the comic books.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Averted. Not only is Jarvis both competent and eloquent, he's constantly having back and forth banter with Tony.
* AIRoulette: One of his robots (supposedly, Tony's first) is ''incredibly'' incompetent. Tony describes it as a "tragedy."
* AnimatedArmor: In a pinch, he can take direct control of Tony's armor. [[spoiler:During the climax of ''Iron Man 3'', Jarvis controls most of Tony's suits on his own; since Tony isn't wearing them or controlling them directly, they speak and behave with Jarvis' own voice and personality]].
* BenevolentAI:
** During the climax of ''Avengers'', [[spoiler: he offers to call Pepper, an act that has no tangible benefit except comforting Tony during what could be his last moments.]]
** In ''Age Of Ultron'', [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice he puts himself on the line to stop Ultron before anyone else even knows that he exists]]. He also places himself as a barrier between Ultron and all of the nuclear launch codes by his own volition.]]
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler:Invoked. After Ultron destroys J.A.R.V.I.S., his salvaged personality is uploaded into Vision.]]
* CanonImmigrant: Eventually his popularity got him into the comics.
* CompositeCharacter: Though he was originally created as a modernized version of Edwin Jarvis, he also gains the traits of another character when he [[spoiler:becomes the Vision]].
* DeadGuyJunior: Revealed in the canon tie-in comics and ''Series/AgentCarter'': J.A.R.V.I.S. is named and programmed after the personality/voice of a once real-life Jarvis that served the Stark family when Tony was a child. [[note]]It's never mentioned if the real Jarvis is still alive; though given his age in the flashback, it's unlikely.[[/note]] Tony privately admits that the human Jarvis was the only one who was ever really there for him growing up.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->''[shows Tony a gold Mark III render]'' \\
'''Tony:''' A little ostentatious, don't you think? \\
'''Jarvis:''' What was I thinking? You're usually so discreet. \\
'''Tony Stark:''' Tell you what, throw a little hotrod red in there. \\
'''Jarvis:''' Yes, that should help you keep a low profile.
* DecompositeCharacter: Initially, J.A.R.V.I.S. was written as a modernized version of the character of Edwin Jarvis. Later on in the setting, it was revealed that Edwin was actually a butler for both Howard and Tony Stark, and though he passed away, J.A.R.V.I.S. was created in his memory.
* FunWithAcronyms: His name stands for "Just A Rather Very Intelligent System".
* GadgeteerGenius: He's a computer AI, ''fully capable of engineering components himself'' and carrying out other complex tasks.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The majority of his programming is destroyed when he tries to stop the seconds-old Ultron, and he dedicates the rest of it to keeping Ultron away from every nuclear launch code in the world. The little that remains is then made into The Vision]].
* HiveMind: Whenever he's controlling robots directly, they all function as one entity, even [[VoiceOfTheLegion speaking in unison at one point]]. [[spoiler:He's even able to operate forty of Tony's Iron Man armors at once]].
* TheJeeves: He's basically a digital British butler.
* MasterComputer: J.A.R.V.I.S. assists in just about every aspect of Tony's life. Averted in that J.A.R.V.I.S. is generally nice and compliant, albeit sarcastic as hell and prone to questioning his creator's more reckless stunts.
* MythologyGag: The name references Edwin Jarvis, the Avengers' butler in the comics.
* NiceGuy: Fiercely loyal to Tony, as shown when he asks him if he'd like to call Pepper before heading for what looks like certain death.
* ServileSnarker: He's quite sarcastic, no doubt about it, but he's loyal to Tony nonetheless.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Tony and Pepper. When [[spoiler:Tony is apparently about to die]] in ''The Avengers'', it's J.A.R.V.I.S. who suggests that he call Pepper [[spoiler:to say goodbye]].
* TookALevelInBadass: In the third movie, [[spoiler:Tony gets J.A.R.V.I.S. to operate ''an entire legion of Iron Man armors''. They have their own advantages for being unmanned AnimatedArmor, thus reducing the disadvantage of their ConservationOfNinjutsu status. Their parts can be detached and re-attached at J.A.R.V.I.S.'s will anytime. Heck, they can still move and kick asses even after some of them are [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]]!]]
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!!'''Ivan Vanko / Whiplash'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Mickey Rourke
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan2''

->''"If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in Him. There will be blood in the water. The sharks will come."''

Son of Anton Vanko, a former partner of Howard Stark, who forced his father's exile to Siberia, and a subsequently miserable life turned him to revenge against Howard's son Tony.
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* AffablyEvil: Vanko's shown to be a pretty nice guy as long as you're on his good side, and even if you aren't, he isn't above some polite conversation.
* BadassNormal: Electro-whips aside, Vanko's just a normal guy fighting true PoweredArmor. [[spoiler:Until his second suit, which is indeed PoweredArmor and much stronger than Tony's and Rhodey's]]. Implied to be a fearsome guy in his past (Mafiya tatoos and all).
* BigBad: In ''Iron Man 2'',he's the major threat and the one pulling the strings but he's content to let Hammer ''think'' he's just an underling.
* CanonImmigrant: Vanko's version of Whiplash is later migrated into [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse mainstream Marvel comics universe]].
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Like Tony, his "superpowers" are all part of his suit.
* CompositeCharacter: Of Whiplash (the whips) and Crimson Dynamo (the PoweredArmor, being Russian, and his name).
* CutLexLuthorACheck: DiscussedTrope; Tony asks why he didn't take his arc reactor, inferior to his but still functional, to an enemy nation or the black market and make a fortune. He also could have lived a comfortable life on Hammer's dollar with the quality of work he was providing. In both cases, he preferred using his talents to get revenge on Tony instead of making money.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Unable to kill Tony and wounded by him, he actives the self-destruct device inside his Whiplash PowerArmor and other Hammer Drones, gloating to Tony, "You lose." while he laughed]].
* EvilCounterpart: He built a miniature arc reactor out of scraps and used it to power weapons that gave Iron Man a good run for his money. The novelization even has Tony note that if their fathers had been in reversed positions and it was Howard who was deported and left to descend into drunken depression, Tony might have ended up just like Vanko.
* EvilPlan: "[[{{Revenge}} What your family did to mine in forty years, I will do to you in forty minutes]]."
* FlunkyBoss: Hacks [[spoiler:War Machine]] and the "[[MechaMooks Hammeroids]]", sending them against Tony before he finally takes him on personally.
* GeniusBruiser: One of two people capable of making arc reactor technology and then used it to make his own PoweredArmor.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has the traditional scar down his eye.
* GreenEyedMonster: Firmly believes (and not without some measure of justification) that he should have and could have been where Tony is now, if not for Howard Stark screwing his father.
* LargeHam: Mickey Rourke is clearly enjoying himself, best represented by Vanko frequently breaking into a smug smile.
* MadeOfIron: His harness apparently gives him a good degree of protection. Happy drives a car into him and Vanko is barely stunned, and after being flung through the air onto asphalt he's still conscious, if dazed and bleeding heavily.
* TheMafiya: If his tattoos are accurate, he's a member.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He shows that he's both fluent and eloquent in his early face-to-face confrontation with Tony Stark, but speaks to Hammer in broken, barely intelligible English just [[{{Troll}} to mess with him]].
* OralFixation: His toothpick.
* PetTheDog: In his only displays of kindness, he shows he likes cockatoos, even the one Hammer gets him in place of Vanko's own back in Russia.
* TheQuietOne: Vanko is notably very quiet, especially when compared with Tony or Justin. In several of his most prominient scenes, Vanko says barely anything at all; during the climax, his only words are "Good to be back" and "You lose."
* RenegadeRussian: Tried selling Soviet nuclear fuel on the black market at one point.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Why he's not using his technology for practical purposes; he only wants revenge.
* ShockAndAwe: His whips are charged with electricty.
* SinsOfOurFathers: Tony's, specifically.
* TheStoic: Vanko is extremely calm and collected, even when held in captivity or being scolded by his billionaire employer. When Hammer tells his guards to start taking Ivan's bird and other comforts away, you can see when he stops protesting and when he starts just going with it silently. It's like flicking a switch.
* TattooedCrook: Displays tattoos that are common with Russian criminals.
* TragicVillain: All his disdain for Tony's family is well-founded (save for the fact that his own father was a crook). His father was cut off from the project he helped start, was deported to a winter wasteland to die in a bitter swill of alcoholism and disgrace, and he himself got wrapped up in organized crime to make a living. Beneath his cold exterior is a genius mind that even Tony Stark is impressed by.
* {{Troll}}: He clearly enjoys antagonizing Hammer just for the sake of doing it, such as telling him the drones won't be ready for the expo presentation when they most definitely are.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: His harness [[spoiler:and later his PoweredArmor]] aren't shown to have any on-board weapons like the Iron Man or War Machine armor, except for the whips. Vanko still overpowers both of them because the whips are just that effective. [[FridgeBrilliance It makes sense]]. The Iron Man and War Machine armors are filled to the brim with ''[[LongRangeFighter ranged weaponry]]'', most of which is explosive. Up close, they either miss, or hit and damage both Vanko and themselves. The whips bring the attacker in close and immobilize them while delivering an electric discharge to fry and mangle the armor.
* WhipItGood: His electro whips cut real well too.
* WorthyOpponent: He believes Tony to be the only one worthy enough to talk straight to. Other times he is either silent or in Hammer's case pretending to be an incompetent, broken English speaking CloudCuckooLander. With Tony, he makes his intentions clear and even follows Tony's sarcastic advice when upgrading his weaponry.

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!!'''Ivan Vanko / Whiplash'''
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-->See the Whiplash Mk II suit]]

->'''Portrayed By''': Mickey Rourke
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan2''

->''"If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in Him. There will be blood in the water. The sharks will come."''

Son of Anton Vanko, a former partner of Howard Stark, who forced his father's exile to Siberia, and a subsequently miserable life turned him to revenge against Howard's son Tony.
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* AffablyEvil: Vanko's shown to be a pretty nice guy as long as you're on his good side, and even if you aren't, he isn't above some polite conversation.
* BadassNormal: Electro-whips aside, Vanko's just a normal guy fighting true PoweredArmor. [[spoiler:Until his second suit, which is indeed PoweredArmor and much stronger than Tony's and Rhodey's]]. Implied to be a fearsome guy in his past (Mafiya tatoos and all).
* BigBad: In ''Iron Man 2'',he's the major threat and the one pulling the strings but he's content to let Hammer ''think'' he's just an underling.
* CanonImmigrant: Vanko's version of Whiplash is later migrated into [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse mainstream Marvel comics universe]].
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Like Tony, his "superpowers" are all part of his suit.
* CompositeCharacter: Of Whiplash (the whips) and Crimson Dynamo (the PoweredArmor, being Russian, and his name).
* CutLexLuthorACheck: DiscussedTrope; Tony asks why he didn't take his arc reactor, inferior to his but still functional, to an enemy nation or the black market and make a fortune. He also could have lived a comfortable life on Hammer's dollar with the quality of work he was providing. In both cases, he preferred using his talents to get revenge on Tony instead of making money.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Unable to kill Tony and wounded by him, he actives the self-destruct device inside his Whiplash PowerArmor and other Hammer Drones, gloating to Tony, "You lose." while he laughed]].
* EvilCounterpart: He built a miniature arc reactor out of scraps and used it to power weapons that gave Iron Man a good run for his money. The novelization even has Tony note that if their fathers had been in reversed positions and it was Howard who was deported and left to descend into drunken depression, Tony might have ended up just like Vanko.
* EvilPlan: "[[{{Revenge}} What your family did to mine in forty years, I will do to you in forty minutes]]."
* FlunkyBoss: Hacks [[spoiler:War Machine]] and the "[[MechaMooks Hammeroids]]", sending them against Tony before he finally takes him on personally.
* GeniusBruiser: One of two people capable of making arc reactor technology and then used it to make his own PoweredArmor.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has the traditional scar down his eye.
* GreenEyedMonster: Firmly believes (and not without some measure of justification) that he should have and could have been where Tony is now, if not for Howard Stark screwing his father.
* LargeHam: Mickey Rourke is clearly enjoying himself, best represented by Vanko frequently breaking into a smug smile.
* MadeOfIron: His harness apparently gives him a good degree of protection. Happy drives a car into him and Vanko is barely stunned, and after being flung through the air onto asphalt he's still conscious, if dazed and bleeding heavily.
* TheMafiya: If his tattoos are accurate, he's a member.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He shows that he's both fluent and eloquent in his early face-to-face confrontation with Tony Stark, but speaks to Hammer in broken, barely intelligible English just [[{{Troll}} to mess with him]].
* OralFixation: His toothpick.
* PetTheDog: In his only displays of kindness, he shows he likes cockatoos, even the one Hammer gets him in place of Vanko's own back in Russia.
* TheQuietOne: Vanko is notably very quiet, especially when compared with Tony or Justin. In several of his most prominient scenes, Vanko says barely anything at all; during the climax, his only words are "Good to be back" and "You lose."
* RenegadeRussian: Tried selling Soviet nuclear fuel on the black market at one point.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Why he's not using his technology for practical purposes; he only wants revenge.
* ShockAndAwe: His whips are charged with electricty.
* SinsOfOurFathers: Tony's, specifically.
* TheStoic: Vanko is extremely calm and collected, even when held in captivity or being scolded by his billionaire employer. When Hammer tells his guards to start taking Ivan's bird and other comforts away, you can see when he stops protesting and when he starts just going with it silently. It's like flicking a switch.
* TattooedCrook: Displays tattoos that are common with Russian criminals.
* TragicVillain: All his disdain for Tony's family is well-founded (save for the fact that his own father was a crook). His father was cut off from the project he helped start, was deported to a winter wasteland to die in a bitter swill of alcoholism and disgrace, and he himself got wrapped up in organized crime to make a living. Beneath his cold exterior is a genius mind that even Tony Stark is impressed by.
* {{Troll}}: He clearly enjoys antagonizing Hammer just for the sake of doing it, such as telling him the drones won't be ready for the expo presentation when they most definitely are.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: His harness [[spoiler:and later his PoweredArmor]] aren't shown to have any on-board weapons like the Iron Man or War Machine armor, except for the whips. Vanko still overpowers both of them because the whips are just that effective. [[FridgeBrilliance It makes sense]]. The Iron Man and War Machine armors are filled to the brim with ''[[LongRangeFighter ranged weaponry]]'', most of which is explosive. Up close, they either miss, or hit and damage both Vanko and themselves. The whips bring the attacker in close and immobilize them while delivering an electric discharge to fry and mangle the armor.
* WhipItGood: His electro whips cut real well too.
* WorthyOpponent: He believes Tony to be the only one worthy enough to talk straight to. Other times he is either silent or in Hammer's case pretending to be an incompetent, broken English speaking CloudCuckooLander. With Tony, he makes his intentions clear and even follows Tony's sarcastic advice when upgrading his weaponry.
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!!'''Justin Hammer'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/SamRockwell
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan2 | Film/MarvelOneShots''

->''"Mr. Stark has built a sword, yet he insists on using it as a shield!"''

CEO of Hammer Industries, and a (self-perceived) rival of Tony Stark. He forges a temporary alliance with Ivan Vanko, but the latter just makes use of his resources - not taking him seriously at all. An all-around obnoxious loser.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the comics Hammer is much older, originally [[ComicBookFantasyCasting modelled after]] Creator/PeterCushing.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His comics counterpart is more cynical and his hatred of Tony Stark is much more apparent.
* [[invoked]]AdaptationDisplacement: After the film, [[WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures most]] [[WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble versions]] of Hammer show him being a young, arrogant, and incompetent inventor and businessman.
* AgeLift: His comics counterpart is much older.
* AmbiguouslyBi: In ''Film/IronMan2'', he is briefly seen with Christine Everhart who seemingly flirted with him... until she left him when Tony told her Hammer lost his contract with the Government. In [[spoiler: the short film ''All Hail the King'']], Hammer has a new male sidekick who constantly follows him and strokes his shoulder. Such behavior isn't uncommon in prison but Hammer also talks about [[BlatantLies his "understanding" relationship with Tony]] that gives his jealousy a possible new meaning.
* BigBadWannabe: Thinks he's Tony's rival and is using Vanko to further his plans to show up Tony with the tech Vanko designs for him. The reality is the other way round.
* CloudCuckoolander: For all his villainous aspirations, he's just plain weird.
* DrivenByEnvy: He has people killed just to get Vanko out so he can make his Hammerdrones, all for the sake of showing up Tony Stark. Thus, EvilIsPetty.
* EvilCounterpart: Tries oh-so-hard to be this to Tony, only to fail spectacularly. It's really driven home during his display at the expo where he tries dancing his way onto the stage in an utterly feeble impersonation of Tony's showmanship to a very underwhelmed audience. Hilariously, when Tony shows up in the Iron Man armor, doing nothing more than coming in for a landing on the stage, the crowd goes wild.
* EvilPlan: Repeat: everything he does is for the sake of showing up Tony Stark.
* FirstNameBasis: He's the only one to call Tony Anthony.
* GreenEyedMonster: Even though he's wealthy like Tony, he definitely envies Tony's talent and success. His technology throughout the film is described as a joke and a failed knock-off of Stark's. His jealousy is even shown when he's talking to Stark or mentioning him. Heck, most of his motivation in the film is to upstage Stark.
* IgnoredEnemy: Despite his efforts, Tony barely acknowledges Hammer as a fellow industrialist, let alone a rival.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: His efforts at being either a respected businessman or a crafty villain are both such EpicFail, it's hard not to feel sorry for the poor schmuck.
* {{Jerkass}}: One of the oilyest, most dickish characters in 21st century movies.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: He's not as smart as he makes himself out to be.
* LargeHam: Being an EvilCounterpart of Tony, he still needed to be a man full of himself. [[spoiler:''All Hail the King'' even has Hammer complaining about Slattery stealing the spotlight from him too -- both represent how EvilIsHammy, but Hammer does it without effort to overact!]]
* MadeOfExplodium:
** His "Ex-Wife" miniature bunker-buster projectile is supposedly extremely explosive. Emphasis on ''supposedly''.
--->'''Hammer''': These are the Cubans, baby. This is the Cohibas, the Montecristos. This is a kinetic-kill, side-winder vehicle with a secondary cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine RDX burst. It's capable of busting a bunker under the bunker you just busted. If it were any smarter, it'd write a book, a book that would make Ulysses look like it was written in crayon. It would read it to you. This is my Eiffel Tower. This is my Rachmaninoff's Third. My Pieta. It's completely elegant, it's bafflingly beautiful, and it's capable of reducing the population of any standing structure to zero. [[ICallItVera I call it "The Ex-Wife."]]
** [[spoiler:It doesn't work ''[[EpicFail at all]]'']]. It almost makes you wonder if one of the scriptwriters recently had a nasty divorce.
* MoreDakka: His armors and drones are equipped with massive ammunition. Tony lampshades it about Rhodey's War Machine armor that Hammer outfitted.
-->'''Tony:''' You ''have'' a [[{{BFG}} big gun]], you aren't ''the'' big gun. \\
'''Rhodey:''' Tony, don't be jealous. \\
'''Tony:''' No, it's subtle, all the bells and whistles. \\
'''Rhodey:''' Yeah, it's called being a {{Badass}}.
* MotorMouth: Often speaks in fast and rambling sentences.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler: As he's being dragged to jail for attempting to kill Tony Stark]] and allying himself with [[BigBad Vanko]], he accuses Pepper Potts of ruining his career and reputation.
* RedemptionPromotion: The Ex-Wife doesn't work in ''Iron Man 2''. In the ''Iron Man 3'' Prelude comic, an Ex-Wife is launched at War Machine and temporarily disables it. This is the one ''Tony'' made, not the Hammer-downgraded one. Looks like he had something on it after all.
* SmugSnake: He has the same ego as Tony, but none of the genius to back it up.
* SweetTooth: He's eating ice cream when he meets up with Ivan and sucking on a sucker while presenting weapons to Rhodes (pictured above).
* UnknownRival: To Tony. It was emphasized thoroughly in the second film.

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!!'''Justin Hammer'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/SamRockwell
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan2 | Film/MarvelOneShots''

->''"Mr. Stark has built a sword, yet he insists on using it as a shield!"''

CEO of Hammer Industries, and a (self-perceived) rival of Tony Stark. He forges a temporary alliance with Ivan Vanko, but
-->See the latter just makes use of his resources - not taking him seriously at all. An all-around obnoxious loser.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the comics Hammer is much older, originally [[ComicBookFantasyCasting modelled after]] Creator/PeterCushing.
* AdaptationalComicRelief: His comics counterpart is more cynical and his hatred of Tony Stark is much more apparent.
* [[invoked]]AdaptationDisplacement: After the film, [[WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures most]] [[WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble versions]] of Hammer show him being a young, arrogant, and incompetent inventor and businessman.
* AgeLift: His comics counterpart is much older.
* AmbiguouslyBi: In ''Film/IronMan2'', he is briefly seen with Christine Everhart who seemingly flirted with him... until she left him when Tony told her Hammer lost his contract with the Government. In [[spoiler: the short film ''All Hail the King'']], Hammer has a new male sidekick who constantly follows him and strokes his shoulder. Such behavior isn't uncommon in prison but Hammer also talks about [[BlatantLies his "understanding" relationship with Tony]] that gives his jealousy a possible new meaning.
* BigBadWannabe: Thinks he's Tony's rival and is using Vanko to further his plans to show up Tony with the tech Vanko designs for him. The reality is the other way round.
* CloudCuckoolander: For all his villainous aspirations, he's just plain weird.
* DrivenByEnvy: He has people killed just to get Vanko out so he can make his Hammerdrones, all for the sake of showing up Tony Stark. Thus, EvilIsPetty.
* EvilCounterpart: Tries oh-so-hard to be this to Tony, only to fail spectacularly. It's really driven home during his display at the expo where he tries dancing his way onto the stage in an utterly feeble impersonation of Tony's showmanship to a very underwhelmed audience. Hilariously, when Tony shows up in the Iron Man armor, doing nothing more than coming in for a landing on the stage, the crowd goes wild.
* EvilPlan: Repeat: everything he does is for the sake of showing up Tony Stark.
* FirstNameBasis: He's the only one to call Tony Anthony.
* GreenEyedMonster: Even though he's wealthy like Tony, he definitely envies Tony's talent and success. His technology throughout the film is described as a joke and a failed knock-off of Stark's. His jealousy is even shown when he's talking to Stark or mentioning him. Heck, most of his motivation in the film is to upstage Stark.
* IgnoredEnemy: Despite his efforts, Tony barely acknowledges Hammer as a fellow industrialist, let alone a rival.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: His efforts at being either a respected businessman or a crafty villain are both such EpicFail, it's hard not to feel sorry for the poor schmuck.
* {{Jerkass}}: One of the oilyest, most dickish characters in 21st century movies.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: He's not as smart as he makes himself out to be.
* LargeHam: Being an EvilCounterpart of Tony, he still needed to be a man full of himself. [[spoiler:''All Hail the King'' even has Hammer complaining about Slattery stealing the spotlight from him too -- both represent how EvilIsHammy, but Hammer does it without effort to overact!]]
* MadeOfExplodium:
** His "Ex-Wife" miniature bunker-buster projectile is supposedly extremely explosive. Emphasis on ''supposedly''.
--->'''Hammer''': These are the Cubans, baby. This is the Cohibas, the Montecristos. This is a kinetic-kill, side-winder vehicle with a secondary cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine RDX burst. It's capable of busting a bunker under the bunker you just busted. If it were any smarter, it'd write a book, a book that would make Ulysses look like it was written in crayon. It would read it to you. This is my Eiffel Tower. This is my Rachmaninoff's Third. My Pieta. It's completely elegant, it's bafflingly beautiful, and it's capable of reducing the population of any standing structure to zero. [[ICallItVera I call it "The Ex-Wife."]]
** [[spoiler:It doesn't work ''[[EpicFail at all]]'']]. It almost makes you wonder if one of the scriptwriters recently had a nasty divorce.
* MoreDakka: His armors and drones are equipped with massive ammunition. Tony lampshades it about Rhodey's War Machine armor that Hammer outfitted.
-->'''Tony:''' You ''have'' a [[{{BFG}} big gun]], you aren't ''the'' big gun. \\
'''Rhodey:''' Tony, don't be jealous. \\
'''Tony:''' No, it's subtle, all the bells and whistles. \\
'''Rhodey:''' Yeah, it's called being a {{Badass}}.
* MotorMouth: Often speaks in fast and rambling sentences.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler: As he's being dragged to jail for attempting to kill Tony Stark]] and allying himself with [[BigBad Vanko]], he accuses Pepper Potts of ruining his career and reputation.
* RedemptionPromotion: The Ex-Wife doesn't work in ''Iron Man 2''. In the ''Iron Man 3'' Prelude comic, an Ex-Wife is launched at War Machine and temporarily disables it. This is the one ''Tony'' made, not the Hammer-downgraded one. Looks like he had something on it after all.
* SmugSnake: He has the same ego as Tony, but none of the genius to back it up.
* SweetTooth: He's eating ice cream when he meets up with Ivan and sucking on a sucker while presenting weapons to Rhodes (pictured above).
* UnknownRival: To Tony. It was emphasized thoroughly in the second film.
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!!'''Dr. Aldrich Killian'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/GuyPearce
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

->''"The whole world's going to be watching."''

Killian runs a brain-trust organization called the Advanced Idea Mechanics that is developing Extremis, a chemical that can reprogram human DNA. With its abilities to regenerate limbs, enhance strength, and cure wounds, Killian intends to use it to change the world.

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!!'''Dr. Aldrich Killian'''
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Maya Hansen]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eric Savin]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ellen Brandt]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!The Ten Rings
[[folder:Raza]]
!!'''Raza'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/GuyPearce
By''': Faran Tahir
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

->''"The whole world's going to
Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1''

->''"Whoever holds the weapons manufactured by Stark Industries rules the world... and soon, it will
be watching.my turn."''

Killian runs a brain-trust A major commander in an international terrorist organization called the Advanced Idea Mechanics known as "The Ten Rings". He was hired by to kill Tony Stark (without really knowing it was Stark to begin with). Upon finding out that is developing Extremis, a chemical that can reprogram human DNA. With its abilities to regenerate limbs, enhance strength, they in fact had ''the'' Tony Stark in custody, Raza got greedy and cure wounds, Killian intends to use it to change the world.ambitious. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness It didn't end well for him]].



* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, Aldrich Killian felt guilty about creating Extremis and killed himself at the start of the story. In the movie, he is instead the very much alive founder of the villainous AIM organization [[spoiler: and impersonating the MCU version of the Mandarin]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Before becoming a bad guy. Just look at the way he gushes when Tony talks to him.
* AscendedExtra: Aldrich Killian was a minor character written out within the first few pages of the "Extremis" arc in the comics. The ''Iron Man 3'' version is a main character featured throughout the film.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of AIM, and [[spoiler: the only Extremis SuperSoldier who fights Tony to a stand-still in the FinalBattle]].
* AxCrazy: Only when his blood is really up. Normally, he's rather friendly and calm.
* BadassBoast: Near the end of the film, Killian gives us this. [[spoiler: But he's actually ''not'' the Mandarin -- he just stole the name.]]
--> '''Aldrich Killian''': [[spoiler: No more false faces. You said you wanted "The Mandarin"...you're looking right at him. It was always me, Tony, right from the start. '''[[FamousLastWords I AM THE MANDARIN!]]''']]
* BadassInANiceSuit: After his rise to power, Killain takes to wearing business suits.
* BeardOfEvil: Had one during the early stages of [[spoiler: Extremis trials]], as video evidence shows.
* BeneathTheMask: Killian managed to rebuild himself, both physically and psychologically, into a good-looking, wealthy, confident ubermensch. In the scene where he [[spoiler:admits [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty Pepper is imprisoned as his trophy]]]], the mask slips, and we briefly see the nervous, weak StalkerWithACrush he's always been.
* BigBad: He's closely involved with fighting Tony in the third film, over a petty joke of Tony's from years ago. [[spoiler: In fact, he's the one behind nearly everything in the film, from Extremis to the fake Mandarin.]] Again, because of a petty joke Tony played on him.
* BigBadDuumvirate: At the beginning of the third film, it's not clear how much he is working with the Mandarin, but they clearly both have the same general "destroy Tony Stark" goal. [[spoiler: In reality, while the Mandarin does exist (as revealed in ''All Hail the King''), the one we see here is a fake, and Killian is behind the whole thing.]]
* BigNo: Twice. [[spoiler: First, when Tony Stark seals him in the Mark 42 armor to blow him up. Second, his last words as Pepper sends one of Tony's missiles at him.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Seeing as he's the founder of AIM and all, he definitely fits.
* CompositeCharacter:
** Invents Extremis like comics Aldrich Killian, but also has [[spoiler: the dragon-tattoos, martial arts skills and SocialDarwinist mindset of modern comic book incarnations of the Mandarin, and the fiery powers of Mallum, the villain of the "Extremis" storyline.]]
** He also bears many similarities to [[ComicBook/TheUltimates Gregory Stark]].
** A few aspects of his character also come from M.O.D.O.K., head of AIM in the comics. [[spoiler: Fittingly, in the video game sequel, he became M.O.D.O.K. after his "death" in the film.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: What with being the founder of AIM (terrorist sponsor!) and all.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: It's Tony Stark's petty joke back in 1999 that sets Killian on his StartOfDarkness.
* DiabolicalMastermind: [[spoiler: The true mastermind of the film, leading the criminal organization AIM in drumming up fake terrorist attacks]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: His whole vendetta is because Stark blew him off once fifteen years ago. [[spoiler: His real crime spree is more of a combined cover-up for the failures of AIM's Extremis technology and scam/racket to create demand for the super-soldiers AIM can supply. Tony's decision to investigate and openly oppose him brings him even more directly into the line of fire.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: It's not Tony who finishes him off. It's ''Pepper'', whom he kidnapped and injected with Extremis.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Killian is a brilliant and arrogant weapon designer like Tony Stark, who is attracted to Pepper [[spoiler: and has experimented on his own body]]. However, he uses his creations for evil instead of atoning for past mistakes. Also in contrast, Killian was insecure and fragile, whereas Tony was just a jerk and so full of himself that he didn't notice his glaring problems.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumour: He's obviously trying to be the kind of villain who has a horribly and memorably sadistic sense of humour. The problem is, his jokes are [[StylisticSuck dull and labored]], even given their sadism.
* EvilIsBurningHot: Can generate temperatures of up to 3000 degrees with his skin (see TouchOfDeath below), and in one scene [[spoiler: [[BreathWeapon he breathes fire]] ]].
* EvilIsPetty: Goes to extreme lengths to spite Tony just because the guy was a jerk to him back on New Year's Eve of 1999.
* EvilMakeover: Became ''much'' more sharp-dressed after his StartOfDarkness.
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: The payoff of his plotting in ''Iron Man 3'' is to monopolize the War on Terror by supplying both terrorists and the military that hunts them. On a personal level, he wants Pepper to be his trophy and Tony to suffer.]]
* FanservicePack: Thanks to the Extremis, he's buff.
* FauxAffablyEvil: His initial charming demeanor only makes his true spiteful insanity all the more disturbing.
* {{Foil}}: Tony is incredibly smooth, born into wealth, and has a heart of gold. Killian used to be a loser, had to work his way up to the top, and is a sociopath.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Goes from being a HollywoodNerd to a CorruptCorporateExecutive who's the head of AIM. This trope is the MO of his plan (to everyone besides the audience and Tony, he's still just a nobody).
* GeniusBruiser: He was always a brilliant scientist, but he also became an outstanding martial artist after embarking on his quest. [[spoiler: He also has super-strength from Extremis]].
* GeniusCripple: Before he co-created Extremis, he needed a cane to walk.
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Averted. Co-writer Drew Pearce revealed on Twitter that Killian's line "It was me, from the very start" just refers to his being the mastermind of the Extremis scheme. He was never the real Mandarin -- he stole the name from the Ten Rings.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: His hatred for Tony comes from his jealousy over Stark's successes.
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler: The main power given to him by Extremis. It's powerful enough that he can regrow limbs in seconds and can even recover, albeit severely weakened, from being caught in an explosion.]]
* HeCleansUpNicely: Pepper didn't recognize him at first; he says he spent five years with a personal trainer. [[spoiler:Except that he actually gave himself a SuperSerum makeover with Extremis]].
* HollywoodNerd: In 1999, he had buck teeth, wore big glasses, and is socially awkward. By 2013, he's an attractive, svelte man who also runs a scientific brain trust. [[spoiler: However, it's just a facade for his true vile nature.]]
* IHaveYourWife: He kidnaps [[spoiler: Tony's girlfriend Pepper]], and the President, so that the heroes will stay out of the way.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: He murders Maya, his chief Extremis researcher,]] for no reason other than to pile more misery on Tony.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: When it turns out that the Mandarin we see on TV is just a fake]], Killian's character becomes much darker to contrast with [[spoiler: Trevor Slattery becoming progressively silly. Most humorous moments after TheReveal are few and far between, and the death count escalates]].
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:Is this due to Extremis. During the final battle: he's able to keep up with an armored-up Tony in hand-to-hand combat (and at one point, dodge a rapid-fire barrage of repulsor blasts from Shotgun, Tony's fastest armor, with ease), and strong enough to easily rip Tony's armors apart with nothing but his red-hot hands.]]
* LoonyFan: He was Tony's big fan back in 1999, but Tony saw him as a nuisance. He wasn't actually loony, but Tony, being a jerk at the time, just blew him off.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's been preparing for this role for years, ever since Tony snubbed him. His ego means it's pretty clear from the start that he's behind some of the things happening to Tony. [[spoiler: In fact, he's the real BigBad behind all of them, and assumes the mantle of the Mandarin at the climax (though he's actually not the real one). The apparent Mandarin is just an actor he hired.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: A Mandarin was the name for an ancient Chinese "advisor to the King". As "the power behind the throne", this makes the name sort of fitting for Killian, even though he turns out in ''All Hail the King'' to have merely stolen it from the ''real'' Mandarin. He was likely aware of the meaning behind the name and decided that it suited him well.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His last name sounds like "Kill" + "Villain".
* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: After surviving getting blown up by the Mark 42 armor, his face is horribly burnt with GlowingEyesOfDoom and ThroatLight.]]
* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Downplayed, but still there. When showing off the "live feed" of his brain he makes a point to show off a small chunk of his brain that doesn't seem to be used very much. [[spoiler:At least, not while he isn't using any Extremis powers.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Killian is the closest thing to a fire-elemental supervillain in the ''MarvelCinematicUniverse'' thus far, which is especially notable given that past ''Film/IronMan'' villains tended to have no superpowers and instead used PoweredArmor, [[EvilCounterpart much like Tony]].
* PsychopathicManchild: When you think about it, Killian dragging the entire world into his petty vendetta against Tony resembles a kid setting someone's house on fire for stealing his favorite toy.
* RevengeBeforeReason: He targets Tony Stark in retaliation for Stark's scorning of him and his projects in 1999, even though it's to the detriment of his main plans.
* RaceLift: He's a Caucasian man based on [[spoiler: modern incarnations of the Mandarin, who's half-Chinese and half-white]], [[spoiler: although ''All Hail the King'' reveals that he was never actually the Mandarin.]]
* SharpDressedMan: After his StartOfDarkness, he starts wearing business suits.
* ShrinkingViolet: Originally, he was a shy and socially awkward guy.
* TheSociopath: The only clear cut one in the ''Iron Man'' series. Charming? Check, though in a FauxAffablyEvil way. Manipulative? Check. Lack of morals or empathy? Double check -- [[spoiler: just look what he did to poor Maya]]. Grandiose sense of self-worth? The guy was trying to own the War on Terror and in a sense [[AGodAmI thought himself a god]]. Poor impulse control? He had that bit under control until Tony kinda blew him up -- then again, [[spoiler: poor Maya]], and his overall plan was simply to get back at Tony for a prank. Troubled childhood? Given what he looked like back on New Year's Eve of 1999, we can assume life must have been a bit difficult for the dork that he was.
* SuddenlyShouting: [[spoiler: During his FamousLastWords, "I AM THE MANDARIN!!!" Though he's really not.]]
* SuperPrototype: He uses one against Tony. Specifically, [[spoiler: himself. The AIM videos Tony watches imply Killian was the first human test subject of Extremis. Later, Killian is the only one who manages to take Iron Man one-on-one]].
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: He doesn't need his cane to walk in the present day, thanks to over a decade of physical therapy [[spoiler: and/or his Extremis upgrades]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Went from a meek cripple to an [[TheUnfettered unfettered]] VisionaryVillain and [[spoiler: a fire-breathing OneManArmy.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Goes from a calm MagnificentBastard to a raging madman who screams '''I AM THE MANDARIN!!!'''
* VillainousCrush: Has a thing for Pepper, who previously shunned him but now finds him charming.
* VisionaryVillain: Claims he wants to use the dangerous Extremis virus to change science, medicine and war as we know it.
-->'''Tony:''' You're a maniac...\\
'''Killian:''' No. I'm a visionary. But I do own a maniac, and he takes the stage tonight.
* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing too much about him spoils TheReveal of ''Iron Man 3'' that [[spoiler: he, and not Ben Kingsley's character, is the real BigBad]].
* WouldHitAGirl: He doesn't hesitate to [[spoiler: murder Maya when she's about to perform a HeelFaceTurn]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, Aldrich Killian felt guilty about creating Extremis and killed himself at the start of the story. In the movie, he is instead the very much alive founder of the villainous AIM organization [[spoiler: and impersonating the MCU version of the Mandarin]].
BaldOfEvil: This terrorist has one ''shiny'' dome.
* {{Adorkable}}: Before becoming a bad guy. Just look at the way he gushes when Tony talks to him.
* AscendedExtra: Aldrich Killian
CanonForeigner: He was a minor character written out within created for the first few pages of the "Extremis" arc film and has yet to appear in the comics. The ''Iron Although he seems to be partly inspired from [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Raza_Longknife_%28Earth-616%29 Raza Longknife]], especially his name and his scarred face.
* CanonImmigrant: Appeared in the 2010 ''Invincible Iron
Man 3'' version Annual'' as part of Mandarin's BlatantLies retelling of Iron Man's origin.
* CharacterDeath: After being deemed no longer useful, he
is a main character featured throughout the film.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader
disposed of AIM, and by [[spoiler: the only Extremis SuperSoldier who fights Tony to a stand-still in the FinalBattle]].
Obadiah Stane]].
* AxCrazy: Only when his blood is really up. Normally, he's rather friendly and calm.
* BadassBoast: Near the end of the film, Killian gives us this. [[spoiler: But he's actually ''not'' the Mandarin -- he just stole the name.]]
--> '''Aldrich Killian''': [[spoiler: No more false faces. You said you wanted "The Mandarin"...you're looking right at him. It was always me, Tony, right from the start. '''[[FamousLastWords I AM THE MANDARIN!]]''']]
* BadassInANiceSuit: After his rise to power, Killain takes to wearing business suits.
* BeardOfEvil: Had one during the early stages of [[spoiler: Extremis trials]], as video evidence shows.
* BeneathTheMask: Killian managed to rebuild himself, both physically and psychologically, into a good-looking, wealthy, confident ubermensch. In the scene where he [[spoiler:admits [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty Pepper is imprisoned as his trophy]]]], the mask slips, and we briefly see the nervous, weak StalkerWithACrush he's always been.
* BigBad: He's closely involved with fighting Tony in the third film, over a petty joke of Tony's from years ago. [[spoiler: In fact, he's the one behind nearly everything in the film, from Extremis to the fake Mandarin.]] Again, because of a petty joke Tony played on him.
* BigBadDuumvirate: At the beginning of the third film, it's not clear how much he is working with the Mandarin, but they clearly both have the same general "destroy Tony Stark" goal. [[spoiler: In reality, while the Mandarin does exist (as revealed in ''All Hail the King''), the one we see here is a fake, and Killian is behind the whole thing.]]
* BigNo: Twice. [[spoiler: First, when Tony Stark seals him in the Mark 42 armor to blow him up. Second, his last words as Pepper sends one of Tony's missiles at him.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Seeing as he's the founder of AIM and all, he definitely fits.
* CompositeCharacter:
** Invents Extremis like comics Aldrich Killian, but also has [[spoiler: the dragon-tattoos, martial arts skills and SocialDarwinist mindset of modern comic book incarnations of the Mandarin, and the fiery powers of Mallum, the villain of the "Extremis" storyline.]]
** He also bears many similarities to [[ComicBook/TheUltimates Gregory Stark]].
** A few aspects of his character also come from M.O.D.O.K., head of AIM in the comics. [[spoiler: Fittingly, in the video game sequel, he became M.O.D.O.K. after his "death" in the film.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: What with being the founder of AIM (terrorist sponsor!) and all.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: It's Tony Stark's petty joke back in 1999 that sets Killian on his StartOfDarkness.
* DiabolicalMastermind: [[spoiler: The true mastermind of the film, leading the criminal
ChekhovsGunman: His organization AIM is called the Ten Rings and he expressed admiration for Genghis Khan. He's also shown wearing a prominent ring, which the novelization calls the Ring of Fire. All are references to long-time ComicBook/IronMan villain and BigBad of ''Film/IronMan3'', The Mandarin.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He is ordered by [[spoiler:Obadiah]] to kill Tony
in drumming up fake the beginning, but when he and his fellow terrorist attacks]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: His whole vendetta is because Stark blew him off once fifteen years ago. [[spoiler: His real crime spree is more of a combined cover-up for the failures of AIM's Extremis technology and scam/racket to create demand for the super-soldiers AIM can supply. Tony's decision to investigate and openly oppose him brings him even more directly into the line of fire.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: It's not Tony who finishes him off. It's ''Pepper'', whom he kidnapped and injected with Extremis.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Killian is a brilliant and arrogant weapon designer like
learned their captive was Tony Stark, who is attracted to Pepper [[spoiler: and has experimented on his own body]]. However, he uses his creations for evil instead of atoning for past mistakes. Also in contrast, Killian was insecure and fragile, whereas Tony was just a jerk and so full of himself that he didn't notice his glaring problems.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumour: He's obviously trying to be the kind of villain who has a horribly and memorably sadistic sense of humour. The problem is, his jokes are [[StylisticSuck dull and labored]], even given their sadism.
* EvilIsBurningHot: Can generate temperatures of up to 3000 degrees with his skin (see TouchOfDeath below), and in one scene [[spoiler: [[BreathWeapon he breathes fire]] ]].
* EvilIsPetty: Goes to extreme lengths to spite Tony just because the guy was a jerk to him back on New Year's Eve of 1999.
* EvilMakeover: Became ''much'' more sharp-dressed after his StartOfDarkness.
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: The payoff of his plotting in ''Iron Man 3'' is to monopolize the War on Terror by supplying both terrorists and the military that hunts them. On a personal level, he wants Pepper to be his trophy and Tony to suffer.]]
* FanservicePack: Thanks to the Extremis, he's buff.
* FauxAffablyEvil: His initial charming demeanor only makes his true spiteful insanity all the more disturbing.
* {{Foil}}: Tony is incredibly smooth, born into wealth, and has a heart of gold. Killian used to be a loser, had to work his way up to the top, and is a sociopath.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Goes from being a HollywoodNerd to a CorruptCorporateExecutive who's the head of AIM. This trope is the MO of his plan (to everyone besides the audience and Tony, he's still just a nobody).
* GeniusBruiser: He was always a brilliant scientist, but he also became an outstanding martial artist after embarking on his quest. [[spoiler: He also has super-strength from Extremis]].
* GeniusCripple: Before he co-created Extremis, he needed a cane to walk.
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Averted. Co-writer Drew Pearce revealed on Twitter that Killian's line "It was me, from the very start" just refers to his being the mastermind of the Extremis scheme. He was never the real Mandarin -- he stole the name from the Ten Rings.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: His hatred for Tony comes from his jealousy over Stark's successes.
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler: The main power given to him by Extremis. It's powerful enough that he can regrow limbs in seconds and can even recover, albeit severely weakened, from being caught in an explosion.]]
* HeCleansUpNicely: Pepper didn't recognize him at first; he says he spent five years with a personal trainer. [[spoiler:Except that he actually gave himself a SuperSerum makeover with Extremis]].
* HollywoodNerd: In 1999, he had buck teeth, wore big glasses, and is socially awkward. By 2013, he's an attractive, svelte man who also runs a scientific brain trust. [[spoiler: However, it's just a facade for his true vile nature.]]
* IHaveYourWife: He kidnaps [[spoiler: Tony's girlfriend Pepper]], and the President, so that the heroes will stay out of the way.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: He murders Maya, his chief Extremis researcher,]] for no reason other than to pile more misery on Tony.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: When it turns out that the Mandarin we see on TV is just a fake]], Killian's character becomes much darker to contrast with [[spoiler: Trevor Slattery becoming progressively silly. Most humorous moments after TheReveal are few and far between, and the death count escalates]].
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:Is this due to Extremis. During the final battle: he's able to
they keep up with an armored-up Tony in hand-to-hand combat (and at one point, dodge a rapid-fire barrage of repulsor blasts from Shotgun, Tony's fastest armor, with ease), and strong enough to easily rip Tony's armors apart with nothing but his red-hot hands.]]
* LoonyFan: He was Tony's big fan back in 1999, but Tony saw
him as a nuisance. He wasn't actually loony, but Tony, being a jerk at the time, just blew him off.
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's been preparing for this role for years, ever since Tony snubbed him. His ego means it's pretty clear from the start that he's behind some of the things happening to Tony. [[spoiler: In fact, he's the real BigBad behind all of them, and assumes the mantle of the Mandarin at the climax (though he's actually not the real one). The apparent Mandarin is just an actor
alive so he hired.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: A Mandarin was the name for an ancient Chinese "advisor to the King". As "the power behind the throne", this makes the name sort of fitting for Killian, even though he turns out in ''All Hail the King'' to have merely stolen it from the ''real'' Mandarin. He was likely aware of the meaning behind the name and decided that it suited him well.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His last name sounds like "Kill" + "Villain".
* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: After surviving getting blown up by the Mark 42 armor, his face is horribly burnt with GlowingEyesOfDoom and ThroatLight.]]
* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: Downplayed, but still there. When showing off the "live feed" of his brain he makes
could build them a point to show off a small chunk of his brain that doesn't seem to be used very much. [[spoiler:At least, not while he isn't using any Extremis powers.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Killian is the closest thing to a fire-elemental supervillain in the ''MarvelCinematicUniverse'' thus far, which is especially notable given that past ''Film/IronMan'' villains tended to have no superpowers and instead used PoweredArmor, [[EvilCounterpart much like Tony]].
* PsychopathicManchild: When you think about it, Killian dragging the entire world into his petty vendetta against Tony resembles a kid setting someone's house on fire for stealing his favorite toy.
* RevengeBeforeReason: He targets Tony Stark in retaliation for Stark's scorning of him and his projects in 1999, even though it's to the detriment of his main plans.
* RaceLift: He's a Caucasian man based on [[spoiler: modern incarnations of the Mandarin, who's half-Chinese and half-white]], [[spoiler: although ''All Hail the King'' reveals that he was never actually the Mandarin.]]
* SharpDressedMan: After his StartOfDarkness, he starts wearing business suits.
* ShrinkingViolet: Originally, he was a shy and socially awkward guy.
missile.
* TheSociopath: DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the main antagonist until a little after Tony escapes from the cave.
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane]], to a degree as he was hired to kill Tony. However, he mistakenly thinks they are a BigBadDuumvirate.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Wanted [[spoiler:Stane]] to give him Iron Man suits so he can conquer vast amounts of Asia. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness He didn't get his wish]].
* EvilPlan: He wants to be a modern Genghis Khan and take over Asia with state-of-the-art weapons. He believes Tony is his ticket to acheving this.
* {{Expy}}: Of Wong-Chu, the Vietnamese warlord from the comics who serves the same role as Iron Man's StarterVillain.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: Leads the "Ten Rings" out of Afghanistan.
* GoodScarsEvilScars:
The only clear cut one right side of his face was badly burnt when Tony Stark laid waste to the Ten Rings' encampment as he escaped in a prototype suit of powered armor.
* OutGambitted: By [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane. Their meeting resulted in his death]].
* PragmaticVillainy: He recognizes there is more value to keeping Tony alive than killing him, either to get more money from Stane or to have Tony build weapons for him.
* TooDumbToLive: He underestimates [[spoiler:Stane]]'s treachery, and is promptly disposed of.
* WickedCultured: Raza has a strong knowledge of history, which inspires his ambition. He also has a sophisticated manner of speaking, even
in the ''Iron Man'' series. Charming? Check, though in a FauxAffablyEvil way. Manipulative? Check. Lack of morals or empathy? Double check -- tensest situations.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
[[spoiler: just look what he did to poor Maya]]. Grandiose sense of self-worth? The guy was trying to own Once Stane has the War on Terror and in a sense [[AGodAmI thought himself a god]]. Poor impulse control? He had that bit under control until Tony kinda blew him up -- then again, [[spoiler: poor Maya]], and his overall plan was simply to get back at Tony for a prank. Troubled childhood? Given what original Mark I armor, he looked like back on New Year's Eve of 1999, we can assume life must have been a bit difficult for the dork that he was.
* SuddenlyShouting: [[spoiler: During his FamousLastWords, "I AM THE MANDARIN!!!" Though he's really not.]]
* SuperPrototype: He uses one against Tony. Specifically, [[spoiler: himself. The AIM videos Tony watches imply Killian was the first human test subject of Extremis. Later, Killian
is the only one who manages to take Iron Man one-on-one]].
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: He doesn't need his cane to walk in the present day, thanks to over a decade of physical therapy [[spoiler: and/or his Extremis upgrades]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Went from a meek cripple to an [[TheUnfettered unfettered]] VisionaryVillain and [[spoiler: a fire-breathing OneManArmy.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Goes from a calm MagnificentBastard to a raging madman who screams '''I AM THE MANDARIN!!!'''
* VillainousCrush: Has a thing for Pepper, who previously shunned him but now finds him charming.
* VisionaryVillain: Claims he wants to use the dangerous Extremis virus to change science, medicine and war as we know it.
-->'''Tony:''' You're a maniac...\\
'''Killian:''' No. I'm a visionary. But I do own a maniac, and he takes the stage tonight.
* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing too much about him spoils TheReveal of ''Iron Man 3'' that [[spoiler: he, and not Ben Kingsley's character, is the real BigBad]].
* WouldHitAGirl: He doesn't hesitate to [[spoiler: murder Maya when she's about to perform a HeelFaceTurn]].
disposed of]].



[[folder:Dr. Maya Hansen]]
!!'''Dr. Maya Hansen'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Rebecca Hall
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A scientist Tony Stark met (and slept with) in 1999. Her works with plants helped create Extremis.

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[[folder:Dr. Maya Hansen]]
!!'''Dr. Maya Hansen'''
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[[folder:Abu Bakaar]]
!!Abu Bakaar

->'''Portrayed By:''' Rebecca Hall
Sayed Badreya
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

''Film/IronMan1''

A scientist Tony high ranking member of the Ten Rings, who's eager for Stark met (and slept with) in 1999. Her works with plants helped create Extremis.to assemble them a Jericho missile.



* AntiVillain: She worked with [[spoiler:Killian]] in the hopes that she could create a stable version of Extremis to be used for medical purposes.
* BrainyBrunette: She helped create Extremis, after all.
* DeadpanSnarker: A bit.
-->'''Tony''': Please don't tell me there's a twelve-year-old kid in the car that I've never met.\\
'''Maya''': He's thirteen.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:She survived in the original "Extremis" storyline from the comics. Here, Killian murders her when she gets rebellious. She did, however, die in the comics too in a later storyline.]]
* GreenThumb: Downplayed. She's no [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Poison Ivy]], but her plants do demonstrate unusual powers, such as healing, exploding, and feelings that include disliking being touched.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Once she sees how far [[spoiler:Killian is going regarding Tony and Pepper, [[HighHeelFaceTurn she threatens to kill herself if Killian doesn't free them]]. Unfortunately, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Killian opts to just shoot her]]]].
* EvilGenius: No matter what [[spoiler:Killian]] says, she's the actual brains behind Extremis. She's willing to go along with his Evil Plan for the most part, barring her brief EvenEvilHasStandards moment.
* FaceHeelTurn: She helped develop Extremis and stayed to work out the kinks, but she seemed to be OK with the whole "[[spoiler:fake terrorism]]" scheme.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:After learning that Killian injected Pepper with the Extremis, [[HighHeelFaceTurn Maya starts to have a change of heart and tries to free Tony]]. Unfortunately, Killian puts a bullet in her in response]].
* HotScientist: Otherwise Tony wouldn't be interested in her research, [[NotStayingForBreakfast even leaving her some notes while escaping]].
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: While she is a scientist, Maya is referred to as a botanist, due to her work being using plants to experiment on. She doesn't mind the term being used, mainly because her actual job is quite a mouthful: a biological DNA coder running a team of 40 out of a privately funded think-tank.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Maya never says her age, but unless she is supposed to be a TeenGenius in the 1999 flashback, she has to be [[VagueAge at least five to six years older]] than Creator/RebeccaHall (Hall was born in May of 1982, and would have been 17 at the time of the 1999 flashback scene; and was 30 years old at the time of filming for the movie).
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Averted. As shown by the cut on her forehead in the page image, she never injected herself with Extremis. [[spoiler:She might have saved herself if she did]].
* StuffedIntoTheFridge [[spoiler: She's killed by Killian in front of Tony.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Her first scene is "[[GirlOfTheWeek Tony's nth one night stand]]" because the rest would give away too much.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She holds out hope to be able to create a stable version of Extremis for medical purposes.
* WorkingWithTheEx: What her reunion with Tony in the present is for. By then he's in a committed relationship.

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* AntiVillain: She worked with [[spoiler:Killian]] in the hopes that she could create a stable version of Extremis to be used for medical purposes.
* BrainyBrunette: She helped create Extremis, after all.
* DeadpanSnarker: A bit.
-->'''Tony''': Please don't tell me there's a twelve-year-old kid in the car that I've never met.\\
'''Maya''':
BeardOfEvil: He's thirteen.
got a beard and he's evil.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:She survived BilingualBonus: All his dialogue is in Urdu, so Yinsen must translate what he says for Tony.
* BlatantLies: Tells Tony that once he completes
the original "Extremis" storyline from Jericho missile, he will let him go. Tony immediately recognizes this as a lie, which Yinsen confirms.
* DoWithHimAsYouWill: After Tony saves
the comics. Here, Killian murders her when she gets rebellious. She did, however, die in the comics too in a later storyline.[[spoiler:villagers Abu and his men were terrorizing, he throws him to them so they can have revenge.]]
* GreenThumb: Downplayed. She's no [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Poison Ivy]], but her plants do demonstrate unusual powers, such as healing, exploding, and feelings that include disliking being touched.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Once she sees how far [[spoiler:Killian
TheDragon: He is going regarding Tony and Pepper, [[HighHeelFaceTurn she threatens to kill herself if Killian doesn't free them]]. Unfortunately, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Killian opts to just shoot her]]]].
* EvilGenius: No matter what [[spoiler:Killian]] says, she's the actual brains behind Extremis. She's willing to go along with his Evil Plan for the most part, barring her brief EvenEvilHasStandards moment.
* FaceHeelTurn: She helped develop Extremis and stayed to work out the kinks, but she seemed
implied to be OK with the whole "[[spoiler:fake terrorism]]" scheme.
Raza's NumberTwo minion.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:After learning that Killian injected Pepper with the Extremis, [[HighHeelFaceTurn Maya starts EvilIsPetty: In addition to have a change of heart and tries to free Tony]]. Unfortunately, Killian puts a bullet in her in response]].
* HotScientist: Otherwise
keeping Tony wouldn't be interested in her research, [[NotStayingForBreakfast even leaving her some notes while escaping]].
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: While she is a scientist, Maya is referred to as a botanist, due to her work being using plants to experiment on. She doesn't mind the term being used, mainly because her actual job is quite a mouthful: a biological DNA coder running a team of 40 out of a privately funded think-tank.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Maya never says her age, but unless she is supposed to be a TeenGenius in the 1999 flashback, she has to be [[VagueAge at least five to six years older]] than Creator/RebeccaHall (Hall was born in May of 1982,
prisoner and would have been 17 at the time of the 1999 flashback scene; and was 30 years old at the time of filming for the movie).
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Averted. As shown by the cut on her forehead in the page image, she never injected herself with Extremis. [[spoiler:She might have saved herself if she did]].
* StuffedIntoTheFridge [[spoiler: She's killed by Killian in front of Tony.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Her first scene is "[[GirlOfTheWeek
making him build a missile, he also forces him to wash his clothes. However, Tony's nth one night stand]]" because lived such a pampered life that he has no idea how and botches the rest would give away too much.
job.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She holds FarEastAsianTerrorists: A high-ranking member of the "Ten Rings" out hope of Afghanistan.
* GoKartingWithBowser: In a deleted scene, Abu enters the cell to check Tony and Yinsen's progress, and, seeing them playing backgammon, makes Yinsen's move for him. He turns out
to be able to create pretty good at the game.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Raza kills him in
a stable version of Extremis deleted scene for medical purposes.
* WorkingWithTheEx: What her reunion with
letting Tony in the present and Yinsen play. However, this is for. By then he's non-canon, as Abu shows up in a committed relationship.later scene.



[[folder:Eric Savin]]
!!'''Eric Savin'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' James Badge Dale
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

An Extremis-powered henchman working for Aldrich Killian.

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[[folder:Eric Savin]]
!!'''Eric Savin'''
[[folder:The Mandarin]]
-->See the [[Characters/MCUCompanies Companies page]]
[[/folder]]

!Civilians
[[folder:Christine Everhart]]
!!'''Christine Everhart'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' James Badge Dale
By''': Leslie Bibb
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

An Extremis-powered henchman working for Aldrich Killian.
Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Newsfront With Christine Everheart (Film/AntMan & Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar viral marketing)''

->''"What do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"''

A reporter from ''Vanity Fair''. She has strong feelings against Tony Stark's weapons development, and feels he is a war profiteer. Despite this, sexual tension pops up between the two. She later transitions to television and new media as the host of [=WHiH=] World News.



* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, he's the cybernetic AntiHero known as Coldblood. Here, he's Killian's second-in-command and enforcer.
* BaldOfEvil: Notably, he's one of the only bald characters in 3, and sadistically cruel.
* CharacterTics: Often chewing gum when wreaking havoc.
* TheDragon: Serves as the villainous Killian's right-hand man.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier. [[spoiler: Then he wears the Iron Patriot armor on top of it all.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Savin could be engaging in brutal combat while joking around, as such in the case when he asked Harley what he wanted for Christmas while holding him hostage, ready to kill him.
* HealingFactor: Courtesy of Extremis. [[spoiler:Doesn't save him when Tony blasts his midsection with a Unibeam]].
* OralFixation: Gum. He's almost always chewing it unless he needs to speak.
* SlasherSmile: He quite clearly enjoys fighting.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Seated in the Stark Industries building, he has one leg dangling over one armrest and his head leaning on the other.
* SmugSnake: He's quite arrogant, to say the least.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using his Extremis powers.
* TorsoWithAView: [[spoiler:Tony inflicts this on him via ChestBlaster]].
* TouchOfDeath: His Extremis powers lets him generate temperatures in excess of 3000 degrees Celsius from his skin, allowing him to destroy anything he touches.
* WouldHurtAChild: Casually takes Harley hostage to get something from Tony.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In AscendedExtra: After having a few minutes of screentime in each Iron Man movie, she takes a role as the comics, he's the cybernetic AntiHero known as Coldblood. Here, he's Killian's second-in-command and enforcer.
* BaldOfEvil: Notably, he's one
host of the WebOriginal ''[=WHiH=] World News'' videos on YouTube.
* BelligerentSexualTension: It takes just a minute and a half of arguing with Tony to pull her into bed with him. However, it doesn't go anywhere past that night.
* TheBusCameBack: After a five year absence in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, she reappeared in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZwlIYLNBQ&feature=youtu.be this video]] marking the MCU's first foray into WebOriginal content.
* DisproportionateRetribution: After she realizes Tony used her for a one-night stand in the first movie, she feels pretty damn upset. Upset enough, in fact, to take it out on Pepper, who had
only bald characters in 3, showed up to provide her with a fresh change of clothes and sadistically cruel.
a ride to wherever she wanted to go.
-->''After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.''
* CharacterTics: Often chewing gum when wreaking havoc.
FanserviceExtra: She's in ''Iron Man'' for just five minutes and two of those minutes are spent in a ModestyBedsheet or just a shirt.
* TheDragon: Serves GoodIsNotNice: She's quite rude, but she knows what's right and what's wrong.
* HotScoop: Tony only cared about the 'hot' part and snarked at her scoop.
* IntrepidReporter: Played with; Christine Everhart clearly ''wants'' to be this, but the fact that she ends up sleeping with Tony not long after self-righteously calling him out
as the villainous Killian's right-hand man.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier.
'Merchant of Death' alone indicates that she's probably not as intrepid as she wants people to think. She generally comes off as being a bit smug and incompetent. Then again, she ''is'' the one to reveal to Tony that [[spoiler: Then he wears his company is selling weapons to the Iron Patriot armor on top of it all.villains.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Savin could be engaging JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty rude to both Tony and Pepper, yet has a strong sense of right and wrong.
* JerkassHasAPoint: After Tony escapes from capture, he agrees with her that his weapons development has gotten out of hand.
* OperationJealousy: It's implied she started dating Justin Hammer
in brutal combat while joking around, as such in order to make Tony jealous. By then he doesn't care.
* TheResenter: After she realizes Tony used her for a night, she decides to take it out on Pepper. She's clearly out of her league.
-->'''Christine:''' After all these years, Tony still has you picking up
the case dry cleaning.
-->'''Pepper:''' [[BluntYes I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires.]] Including occasionally [[StealthInsult taking out the trash]]. Will that be all?
* RomanticFalseLead: She's introduced before [[GirlFriday Pepper]], who ends up being Tony's true love.
* StealthInsult: Often the victim of this, especially from Pepper. In addition to the above "trash" one...
-->'''Hammer''': [Christine]'s actually doing a big spread on me for ''Vanity Fair''. I thought I'd throw her a bone, you know. Right? \\
'''Pepper''': Right. Well, she did quite a...[[DoubleEntendre spread]] on Tony last year.\\
'''Tony''': [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre And she wrote a story as well]].
* StrawmanNewsMedia: During her coverage of [[Film/AntMan Scott Lang]] robbing [=VistaCorp=], she says that there is no proof to back up his claims that [=VistaCorp=] was stealing from its customers. The station that airs her show is owned by [=VistaCorp=], which Scott is quick to point out
when he asked Harley what he wanted is interviewed. After the events of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', she says the Avengers should be held accountable for Christmas while holding him hostage, ready to kill him.
the damage caused during their fights even though [[OnlySaneMan Will Adams]] points out if it weren't for them, everyone on earth would be ''dead''.
* HealingFactor: Courtesy of Extremis. [[spoiler:Doesn't save him when WhatTheHellHero: Her first meeting with Tony blasts his midsection with a Unibeam]].
* OralFixation: Gum. He's almost always chewing it unless he needs
turns from interviewing to speak.
* SlasherSmile: He quite clearly enjoys fighting.
* SlouchOfVillainy: Seated in
accusing, calling him the Merchant of Death and a war profiteer. When he returns from capture and tells her he's stopped Stark Industries building, he has one leg dangling over one armrest and his head leaning on weapons manufacturing, she tells him that's still not enough, because there are still plenty of Stark-built weapons already in the other.
* SmugSnake: He's quite arrogant, to say
hands of terrorists. Of course [[spoiler: that was Obadiah Stane's doing, not Tony's. Though it does give Tony the least.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using his Extremis powers.
* TorsoWithAView: [[spoiler:Tony inflicts
idea of going to Afghanistan to deal with this on him via ChestBlaster]].
problem.]]
* TouchOfDeath: His Extremis powers lets him generate temperatures in excess of 3000 degrees Celsius from his skin, allowing him to destroy anything he touches.
* WouldHurtAChild: Casually takes Harley hostage to get something from Tony.
YouJustToldMe: "I never said you were a superhero."



[[folder:Ellen Brandt]]
!!'''Ellen Brandt'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Stephanie Szostak
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A war veteran who becomes an assassin after her exposure to Extremis.

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[[folder:Ellen Brandt]]
!!'''Ellen Brandt'''
[[folder:Dr. Ho Yinsen]]
!!'''Dr. Ho Yinsen'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Stephanie Szostak
By''': Shaun Toub
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A war veteran
Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan3''

->''"So you're a man
who becomes an assassin after her exposure to Extremis.has everything, but nothing."''

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.




* AxCrazy: She doesn't even bother to hide the fact that killing people is a ton of shits and giggles for her.
* BloodKnight: She refers to "the smart way" and "the fun way." Her "fun way" is gruesomely murdering anyone who prevents her from capturing Tony.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Is sent flying into a power line after Tony causes an explosion by microwaving a pair of dog tags in a room with an open gas valve]].
* ChekhovsGunman: Tony accidentally walks into her five minutes before they meet again to deal each other more injuries.
* DarkActionGirl: She's quite efficient when it comes to hand-to-hand combat.
* DeadpanSnarker: [[FamousLastWords "That's all you got? A cheap trick and a cheesy one-liner?"]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier.
* EvilRedhead: Her hair's scarlet, and she's definitely got the evil part down. [[FieryRedhead "Fiery" could be a more accurate word.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: If you look closely enough at the above image, you can see a scar on the side of her mouth.
* MythologyGag: The scars are probably a reference to her face in the comics having been burned off by Comicbook/ManThing.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: She tries to impersonate Homeland Security after "arresting" Tony. Once the local sheriff doubts her, she decides to screw it and show her true colors.
* OhCrap: It takes a minute for her to realize what Tony's planning before [[spoiler: she and the building go boom.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using her Extremis powers.
* ScarsAreForever: They're there despite Extremis giving her a HealingFactor powerful enough to regrow her lost hand.
** [[NightmareFetishist Maybe she wanted to keep them around.]]
* TouchOfDeath: Her Extremis powers let her generate temperatures in excess of 3000 degrees Celsius from her skin, allowing her to destroy anything she touches.

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\n* AxCrazy: She ATeamFiring: It's justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and [[ThouShaltNotKill holds life as precious]] even in the hellhole he's in.
* CallForward: Appears in the opening scene of ''Iron Man 3'', a flashback to New Year's Eve 1999. He tries to introduce himself to Tony at a party but is brushed off -- an event he referenced during their first conversation in ''Iron Man''.
* DeathByOriginStory: The only difference between the film version of Iron Man and the [[Comicbook/IronMan various comic origins]] is that Dr. Yinsen is now a Pashtun. He's still a respected colleague, and he still [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself to allow Tony to escape]].
* DeathSeeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.
* DoomedHometown: Yinsen mentions hailing from a village called Gulmira. Guess where Raza decides to test his brand new Stark Industries toys?
* FiringInTheAirALot: When he and Tony make their escape attempt, he does this to buy Tony more time. He's not even aiming at the terrorists, he just shoot his guns skywards while screaming and running after them.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.
* TheMedic: He's a skilled and resourceful field surgeon. He is capable to remove much of the shrapnel from Tony Stark's body, and helped keep him alive long enough to build an electromagnet piece in his chest to keep the remaining shrapnel from entering his heart.
* LastNameBasis: With Tony. {{Justified}} in that he never tells Tony his first name in the first film. In Yinsen's cameo at the start of ''Iron Man 3'' he tells him his first name is "Ho", but Tony
doesn't even bother to hide remember the fact that killing people is a ton meeting years later.
* {{MacGyvering}}: Gerry rigged an electromagnet out
of shits and giggles a car battery for her.
* BloodKnight: She refers to "the smart way" and "the fun way." Her "fun way" is gruesomely murdering anyone who prevents her from capturing Tony.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Is sent flying into a power line after
Tony's heart. It won't last long, but it gives Tony causes an explosion by microwaving a pair of dog tags in a room with an open gas valve]].
* ChekhovsGunman: Tony accidentally walks into her five minutes before they meet again to deal each other more injuries.
* DarkActionGirl: She's quite efficient when it comes to hand-to-hand combat.
* DeadpanSnarker: [[FamousLastWords "That's all you got? A cheap trick and a cheesy one-liner?"]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier.
* EvilRedhead: Her hair's scarlet, and she's definitely got the evil part down. [[FieryRedhead "Fiery" could be a more accurate word.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: If you look closely
enough time to patch together a unique upgrade.
* NiceGuy: An upstanding doctor.
* TheObiWan: Teaches and inspires Tony when he was
at his lowest. [[spoiler: Dies to ensure Tony would live]].
* TheParagon: He is
the above image, you can see main reason for Tony's HeelFaceTurn.
* ThePowerOfActing: How he keeps Tony alive for
a scar while when they are in captivity, acting as though he were on the side of her mouth.
* MythologyGag: The scars
the Ten Rings when the members are probably a reference to her face present.
* RaceLift: He's Vietnamese
in the comics having been burned off by Comicbook/ManThing.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: She tries to impersonate Homeland Security after "arresting" Tony. Once the local sheriff doubts her, she decides to screw it and show her true colors.
* OhCrap: It takes a minute for her to realize what
comics, even when Tony's planning before [[spoiler: she and origin isn't tied to the building go boom.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using her Extremis powers.
* ScarsAreForever: They're there
Vietnam war. Amusingly, this means the MCU Yinsen still has an East Asian name despite Extremis giving her a HealingFactor powerful enough to regrow her lost hand.
** [[NightmareFetishist Maybe she wanted to keep them around.]]
* TouchOfDeath: Her Extremis powers let her generate temperatures in excess
being of 3000 degrees Celsius from her skin, allowing her to destroy anything she touches.Middle Eastern descent (Shaun Toub is Iranian).



!The Ten Rings
[[folder:Raza]]
!!'''Raza'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Faran Tahir
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1''

->''"Whoever holds the weapons manufactured by Stark Industries rules the world... and soon, it will be my turn."''

A major commander in an international terrorist organization known as "The Ten Rings". He was hired by to kill Tony Stark (without really knowing it was Stark to begin with). Upon finding out that they in fact had ''the'' Tony Stark in custody, Raza got greedy and ambitious. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness It didn't end well for him]].

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!The Ten Rings
[[folder:Raza]]
!!'''Raza'''
[[folder:Harley Keener]]
!!'''Harley Keener'''
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org/pmwiki/pub/images/6a747c95b3d7ae4541f396bc6496edb7.png]]
->'''Portrayed By''': Faran Tahir
By:''' Ty Simpkins
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1''

->''"Whoever holds the weapons manufactured by Stark Industries rules the world... and soon, it will be my turn."''

Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A major commander in an international terrorist organization known as "The Ten Rings". He was hired by to kill kid Tony Stark (without really knowing it was Stark meets in Rose Hill, Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to begin with). Upon finding out that they in fact had ''the'' Tony Stark in custody, Raza got greedy and ambitious. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness It didn't end well for him]].hide the Iron Man armor.



* BaldOfEvil: This terrorist has one ''shiny'' dome.
* CanonForeigner: He was created for the first film and has yet to appear in the comics. Although he seems to be partly inspired from [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Raza_Longknife_%28Earth-616%29 Raza Longknife]], especially his name and his scarred face.
* CanonImmigrant: Appeared in the 2010 ''Invincible Iron Man Annual'' as part of Mandarin's BlatantLies retelling of Iron Man's origin.
* CharacterDeath: After being deemed no longer useful, he is disposed of by [[spoiler: Obadiah Stane]].
* ChekhovsGunman: His organization is called the Ten Rings and he expressed admiration for Genghis Khan. He's also shown wearing a prominent ring, which the novelization calls the Ring of Fire. All are references to long-time ComicBook/IronMan villain and BigBad of ''Film/IronMan3'', The Mandarin.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He is ordered by [[spoiler:Obadiah]] to kill Tony in the beginning, but when he and his fellow terrorist learned their captive was Tony Stark, they keep him alive so he could build them a missile.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the main antagonist until a little after Tony escapes from the cave.
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane]], to a degree as he was hired to kill Tony. However, he mistakenly thinks they are a BigBadDuumvirate.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Wanted [[spoiler:Stane]] to give him Iron Man suits so he can conquer vast amounts of Asia. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness He didn't get his wish]].
* EvilPlan: He wants to be a modern Genghis Khan and take over Asia with state-of-the-art weapons. He believes Tony is his ticket to acheving this.
* {{Expy}}: Of Wong-Chu, the Vietnamese warlord from the comics who serves the same role as Iron Man's StarterVillain.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: Leads the "Ten Rings" out of Afghanistan.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The right side of his face was badly burnt when Tony Stark laid waste to the Ten Rings' encampment as he escaped in a prototype suit of powered armor.
* OutGambitted: By [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane. Their meeting resulted in his death]].
* PragmaticVillainy: He recognizes there is more value to keeping Tony alive than killing him, either to get more money from Stane or to have Tony build weapons for him.
* TooDumbToLive: He underestimates [[spoiler:Stane]]'s treachery, and is promptly disposed of.
* WickedCultured: Raza has a strong knowledge of history, which inspires his ambition. He also has a sophisticated manner of speaking, even in the tensest situations.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Once Stane has the original Mark I armor, he is disposed of]].

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* BaldOfEvil: This terrorist has one ''shiny'' dome.
BatmanInMyBasement: Or Iron Man in his garage.
* CanonForeigner: DeliberatelyCuteChild: Harley unsuccessfully tries to manipulate Tony into staying by comparing Tony to Harley's disappeared father and then saying in a cute voice that he's cold.
* DisappearedDad:
He was created went out for the first film and has yet to appear in the comics. Although lottery tickets six years ago. He must've won, because he seems to never came back.
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: He says a lot of things that Tony would normally
be partly inspired from [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Raza_Longknife_%28Earth-616%29 Raza Longknife]], angry at people for, especially repeatedly invoking his name and his scarred face.
* CanonImmigrant: Appeared in the 2010 ''Invincible Iron Man Annual'' as part of Mandarin's BlatantLies retelling of Iron Man's origin.
* CharacterDeath: After being deemed no longer useful, he is disposed of by [[spoiler: Obadiah Stane]].
* ChekhovsGunman: His organization is called the Ten Rings and he expressed admiration for Genghis Khan. He's also shown wearing
ShellShockedVeteran panic attacks. However, since he's a prominent ring, which the novelization calls the Ring of Fire. All are references to long-time ComicBook/IronMan villain and BigBad of ''Film/IronMan3'', The Mandarin.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He is ordered by [[spoiler:Obadiah]] to kill
kid, Tony mostly takes it in stride as best as he can, and it is Harley's help that [[spoiler:allows him to break through the beginning, aforementioned ShellShockedVeteran status]]. Basically, he gives Tony a tastes of his own medicine in regards to Tony's constant pushing the envelope of acceptable behavior (like lightly zapping Dr. Banner in ''The Avengers'').
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Even after he sees how badly Tony reacts to it he ''repeatedly'' pushes Tony to tell him about New York.
* KidSidekick: He provides assistance to Tony when he's off-the-grid
but when he and his fellow terrorist learned their captive was it really gets dangerous, Tony Stark, they keep tells him alive so he could build them to go home and not put himself at risk. He does reward him for his help however with a missile.upgraded potato gun and an upgraded workshop to go with it.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He is the main antagonist until a little after TagAlongKid: Defied. Harley tries to guilt-trip Tony escapes from the cave.
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane]],
to a degree as he was hired to kill Tony. However, he mistakenly thinks they are a BigBadDuumvirate.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Wanted [[spoiler:Stane]] to give him Iron Man suits so he can conquer vast amounts of Asia. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness He didn't get his wish]].
* EvilPlan: He wants to be a modern Genghis Khan and take over Asia
leave Tennessee with state-of-the-art weapons. He believes Tony is his ticket to acheving this.
* {{Expy}}: Of Wong-Chu, the Vietnamese warlord from the comics who serves the same role as Iron Man's StarterVillain.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: Leads the "Ten Rings" out of Afghanistan.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The right side of his face was badly burnt when Tony Stark laid waste to the Ten Rings' encampment as he escaped in a prototype suit of powered armor.
* OutGambitted: By [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane. Their meeting resulted in his death]].
* PragmaticVillainy: He recognizes there is more value to keeping Tony alive than killing
him, either to get more money from Stane or to have Tony build weapons for him.
* TooDumbToLive: He underestimates [[spoiler:Stane]]'s treachery,
but he mocks the idea and is promptly disposed of.
* WickedCultured: Raza has a strong knowledge of history, which inspires his ambition. He also has a sophisticated manner of speaking, even in the tensest situations.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Once Stane has the original Mark I armor, he is disposed of]].
drives away.




[[folder:Abu Bakaar]]
!!Abu Bakaar

->'''Portrayed By:''' Sayed Badreya
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan1''

A high ranking member of the Ten Rings, who's eager for Stark to assemble them a Jericho missile.
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* BeardOfEvil: He's got a beard and he's evil.
* BilingualBonus: All his dialogue is in Urdu, so Yinsen must translate what he says for Tony.
* BlatantLies: Tells Tony that once he completes the Jericho missile, he will let him go. Tony immediately recognizes this as a lie, which Yinsen confirms.
* DoWithHimAsYouWill: After Tony saves the [[spoiler:villagers Abu and his men were terrorizing, he throws him to them so they can have revenge.]]
* TheDragon: He is implied to be Raza's NumberTwo minion.
* EvilIsPetty: In addition to keeping Tony prisoner and making him build a missile, he also forces him to wash his clothes. However, Tony's lived such a pampered life that he has no idea how and botches the job.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: A high-ranking member of the "Ten Rings" out of Afghanistan.
* GoKartingWithBowser: In a deleted scene, Abu enters the cell to check Tony and Yinsen's progress, and, seeing them playing backgammon, makes Yinsen's move for him. He turns out to be pretty good at the game.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Raza kills him in a deleted scene for letting Tony and Yinsen play. However, this is non-canon, as Abu shows up in a later scene.
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[[folder:The Mandarin]]
!!'''The Mandarin / Trevor Slattery'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/BenKingsley
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3 | Film/MarvelOneShots''

->''"Some people call me a terrorist, I consider myself a teacher. America... ready for another lesson?"''

The [[GreaterScopeVillain leader]] of the international terrorist organization "The Ten Rings". After years of plotting in the shadows, he decides to come after Tony personally in ''Film/IronMan3''.

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* AdaptationalWimp: He's missing his magic rings from the comics, and overall comes across as a NonActionGuy. [[spoiler:This is because he's just a figurehead set up by Killian, and Trevor is a coked-up narcoleptic drunken actor.]]
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Trevor turns out to be pretty friendly, if kooky as hell and more than a tad amoral.]]
* AmbiguouslyBrown: In-universe, no one is quite sure about his ethnicity, since his name, tactics, clothing and accent all come from markedly different cultures. [[spoiler: Justified as he's designed to be the embodiment of what Americans consider an evil anti-American terrorist. While this trope still applies even after TheReveal, due to Kingsley's mixed heritage, one can say that "the Mandarin"'s mishmash of various cultural motifs was meant to play on this trope.]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Uses this against Tony. [[spoiler: Not intentionally, granted, but Trevor has a really short attention span. He falls asleep all the time and promptly interrupts his own reveal of AIM's plot to Tony and Rhodey to cheer on the soccer game he's watching on TV.]]
* AttentionWhore: As should be expected of someone who appears on TV to threaten an entire country. [[spoiler: He can be seen waving to his "fans" even as he's taken away by the police at the end.]]
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: All the lead up to fighting Killian is sent out the window when Tony breaks into his hideout, skipping the middleman and going straight for the top. [[spoiler: However, it's revealed "the Mandarin" is just an actor playing a fictional terrorist created to keep the good guys distracted. Killian ''is'' the real DiabolicalMastermind and BigBad.]]
* BadassBaritone: Has a deep, booming, gravelly voice. [[spoiler: It's just the voice Trevor uses as "the Mandarin"; in reality, he has a stereotypical "crazy old man" voice with a thick Cockney accent.]]
* BeardOfEvil: Has one very much styled like Colonel Gaddafi or Osama bin Laden. It also doesn't look like it's been well maintained, [[spoiler: which makes even more sense once you find out that he's just a drug-addicted actor working for Aldrich Killian, and Slattery generally doesn't look after his health as well as he should]].
* BigBad: The main antagonist of the third film. [[spoiler: Until it turns out "the Mandarin" is just a smoke-screen for Aldrich Killian. Trevor's just the figure head.]]
* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: In ''All Hail the King''', Slattery has gone under situational homosexuality in prison. He also admits he experimented while in drama school.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He invokes this early on with his "WhatIsEvil" moment. [[spoiler: It somewhat applies when he's out of character, as all that really matters to him is his acting, and drugs, and women. It barely seems to occur to him that he's doing something wrong.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He can be silly when he's not being threatening. [[spoiler: This is because he's an actor, but he's talented enough that Aldrich Killian is willing to overlook that.]]
* CanonForeigner: How this Mandarin relates to the comics Mandarin is up for debate. He ''seems'' like he should be considered the same character, but his blurrier origin story makes it questionable. [[spoiler:It turns out he's not the Mandarin. Trevor Slattery doesn't exist in the main Marvel universe.]]
* CatchPhrase: Tends to exclaim [[spoiler: "Bloody hell!"]] when he gets surprised, which is something that [[spoiler: "the Mandarin", as he's presented, would ''never'' say]].
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Referenced by him in his speech to Tony. [[spoiler: Further expanded later: Trevor was quite a respected Shakespearean actor back in England. Killian says, "His Lear was the toast of Croydon, [[PopCulturalOsmosisFailure whatever that means]]." This was presumably before drug addictions made him impossible to insure.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: [[spoiler: We're pretty sure it's real. Outside of the Mandarin persona, he's a drug-addicted loon.]]
* CoolShades: In some of his videos, he wears sunglasses that make him look like an eccentric warlord in the vein of Muammar Gaddafi. [[spoiler: The poster of him reclining with them on looks a lot more hilarious after TheReveal, at which point it just looks like Trevor had a bit too much fun the night before and was still a bit high or drunk when he came in to pose for the photo.]]
* DirtyOldMan: He enjoys hiring prostitutes. [[spoiler: He [[DisposableSexWorker offers them]] to Tony in a desperate attempt to save his own ass.]]
* DecoyLeader: He's a DangerouslyGenreSavvy terrorist leader, so he has ''several'' decoys. [[spoiler: Except he's the real decoy. Killian wanted a cover-up to distract from himself.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind: The self-styled leader of the criminal/terrorist organization known as the Ten Rings. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Except he's not.]] There ''is'' a Mandarin who is the head of the Ten Rings, and he's not happy that Trevor stole his identity.]]
* EvilBrit: Kingsley is half-British; he occasionally slips into a British accent or uses colloquialisms. [[spoiler:Clearly intentional; in-universe, he's a British actor Killian hired to act as a decoy.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Any of his broadcasts could count, but his "I consider myself a teacher" is the big one. [[spoiler:Except that's just a role he plays. ''Trevor's'' moment is when he rushes out of the bathroom, giggling like a kid, and tries to impress his prostitutes with the trivia about how fortune cookies aren't Chinese.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** [[UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden A Middle Eastern anti-American terrorist who was formerly under the US's employ, leads an extremist rebel band, sends video broadcasts, and views himself as a cleanser of evil.]] [[spoiler: In-universe, in fact. Trevor's Mandarin is supposedly Killian's attempt to directly draw on his influence.]]
** [[spoiler:Trevor Slattery himself]] seems an awful lot like an older Creator/RussellBrand.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite how politely he may speak, he still engineers terrorist attacks, plane crashes, and the burning of Tony's home to the ground. [[spoiler:Though all of the aforementioned weren't his idea, and he turns out to be more AffablyEvil.]]
* GeniusDitz: [[spoiler: Once again, it appears to be his real personality. Despite being a washed-up substance-abusing mess, Trevor is a skilled enough actor to at least play the role of a DiabolicalMastermind convincingly.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: He is the leader of the Ten Rings, which are antagonists in the first movie, but the Mandarin doesn't confront Tony until the third movie. [[spoiler:While Trevor Slattery is not the Mandarin and, by extension, not the GreaterScopeVillain, the ''real'' Mandarin that operates the Ten Rings from the shadows is.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: He claims to have defected from a Western intelligence agency when he found their methods unconscionable. [[spoiler: Since that was all a lie, it doesn't count. He has a real one later, when he lends his speedboat to Tony and Rhodey after finding out the true nature of AIM's plans, though it's unclear how much force was required to make him do the favor.]]
* HiddenDepths: There's a lot more to him than is visible at first glance. [[spoiler:Or a lot ''less'', depending on your point of view. However regardless of his copious flaws, he certainly is an ''astonishing'' actor.]]
* HookersAndBlow: He tried to tempt Tony with drugs and prostitutes [[spoiler:What Killian ''did'' tempt Trevor with.]]
* InTheHood: Wears an ornate hooded coat when he's in his Mandarin character.
* KnightOfCerebus: Tony's life takes a considerably [[DarkerAndEdgier darker turn]] once he shows up. [[spoiler:When he is outed as a fake, he promptly loses this status and hands it over to Killian.]]
* KnightTemplar: "Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher."
* LargeHam: BenKingsley at his best and Killian lampshades it. [[spoiler: A JustifiedTrope, since he's a stage actor in-universe.]]
-->'''Mandarin:''' ''You'lll neverrr seee meeeee cominggggg.''
* MasterActor: He's an ''incredibly'' talented actor when he wants to be. [[spoiler: Which is why he was chosen to play the role of the Mandarin persona in the first place.]]
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Ben Kingsley is always described as friendly and almost jovial. [[spoiler: It's also an InUniverse example. Outside of the Mandarin persona, he's harmless and fairly friendly.]]
* MouthOfSauron: Some of the earlier Ten Rings "leaders" were using his speeches. [[spoiler: Except not really. In reality, he's this for Killian, who writes his scripts.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The Mandarin gets ''many'' lines in trailers and ads that are never said during the actual film. [[spoiler: This is most likely to hide his true nature ''even further'', and implies that the Mandarin footage that we saw in the trailer is just B-roll footage that Killian has filmed for the video packages he then broadcasts on the air.]] Oh, and by the way, have you seen his EvilOverlooker for the movie's poster in the main page of ''Film/IronMan3''? [[spoiler:It's also to make you believe he is the BigBad.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Has a name of an imperial Chinese official, a samurai style haircut, a Middle Eastern-looking beard, brown skin, wears East Asian clothing, wields modern weapons, and talks like a Baptist preacher. According to WordOfGod, his tactics are a mish-mash of Chinese Art of War, South American guerillas, and Middle-Eastern terrorism, essentially being a hybrid of all of America's enemies in modern history. [[spoiler: This is because, as an actor, he's taking cues from various movies.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Both inverted and played straight. Trevor is a scatterbrained nobody who ''pretends'' to be a terrorist mastermind. However, a deleted scene on the Blu-ray disc shows that Trevor's smarter than he acts, and also wrote some of his own dialogue.]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: He makes use of this more than once. [[spoiler: He uses the fact that "the Mandarin" is just a role to beg for mercy; he honestly had no idea that people were being killed. This is probably why he's in a low-security prison in ''All Hail The King''.]]
* PluckyComicRelief: [[spoiler:After TheReveal, he serves up comedy to contrast with Killian becoming a KnightOfCerebus.]]
* PuppetKing: Some of the earlier Ten Rings leaders served as this to him. [[spoiler: Except not at all. He's just a figurehead used to divert attention from Killian's plans, and the real Mandarin is still out there.]]
* RaceLift: In the comics, he's half-British and half-ethnic Mongolian. Ben Kingsley is half-white and half-Indian.
* RedHerring: He's been scattering these around the entire trilogy. [[spoiler: In truth, ''he'' is one. He's just an actor hired to divert attention from the real antagonist, Killian. Once a poor, struggling alcoholic actor, he merely poses as the Mandarin [[PunchClockVillain in exchange for all sorts of amenities from Killian, including a mansion and a speedboat]]. Although he's an amoral sleazebag, he's far from truly evil. He even lends his speedboat to Tony and Rhodey, albeit through force.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: The Mandarin as he makes it doesn't exist. He's a RedHerring for Killian, who claims to be the ''real'' Mandarin. However, in ''All Hail the King'', it's revealed that both Trevor AND Killian only stole the Mandarin's name. The real one's still out there.]]
* RingOfPower: Invoked with his ten rings. In the comics, they give him alien technological energy attacks. In this version, they serve as a symbol of his leadership over the terrorist organization The Ten Rings. [[spoiler: In truth, they are merely part of his costume.]]
* RogueAgent: Claims to be a former Western intelligence officer who ran morally questionable ops on behalf of the West, before he went "off the reservation" and started his own private war against America. [[spoiler: He's actually a British actor.]]
* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:Once he is revealed just to be drunkard washed up actor and Tony gets his information about Killian from him, the movie's comedic humor is gone for the rest of the movie, which changes the format drastically.]]
* ShortHairWithTail: Has very short hair except for a topknot, [[spoiler: which, surprisingly, he retains even when he's not in-character]].
* TooDumbToLive: In ''All Hail the King'', [[spoiler: he points a gun at Jackson Norris' head, but hesitates pulling the trigger long enough for Norris to take the gun from him.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: [[spoiler: For a drunken British actor]], he's remarkably composed and unfazed even while being repeatedly threatened with a gun shoved in his face. [[spoiler: All the alcohol and drugs he's taken probably helped with that.]]
* VillainEpisode: He's featured as the lead character of the Marvel One-Shot ''All Hail the King'' (an extra feature on the ''Thor: The Dark World'' Blu-Ray), taking place after the events of ''Iron Man 3''.
* VisualPun: At one point, he's seen with a fruit bowl full of, you guessed it, Mandarin oranges.
* WalkingSpoiler: Knowing too much about him spoils the reveal that [[spoiler: he's just an actor whom Killian hired to serve as a RedHerring]].
* WhatIsEvil: He pulls the moral relativism card during his ultimatum in the first trailer.
-->'''Mandarin:''' Lesson number one: Heroes. There is no such thing.
* WickedCultured: He's quite cultured for a terrorist. [[spoiler:It's not really surprising, since he's just an actor. Then again, he spends most of his time worrying not about intelligent matters, but about drugs, alcohol, sex, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and football games]]...]]
* WouldHurtAChild: He mentions off hand in his first video that his attack on the air base in Kuwait was specifically targeted the spouses and children of military personnel who were away on orders. [[spoiler: Again, he didn't know the attack actually happened, being that he's just the guy hired to be the patsy for Killian, the actual engineer who had to cover up an Extremis agent exploding in the air base.]]
[[/folder]]

!Civilians
[[folder:Christine Everhart]]
!!'''Christine Everhart'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Leslie Bibb
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan2 | Newsfront With Christine Everheart (Film/AntMan & Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar viral marketing)''

->''"What do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"''

A reporter from ''Vanity Fair''. She has strong feelings against Tony Stark's weapons development, and feels he is a war profiteer. Despite this, sexual tension pops up between the two. She later transitions to television and new media as the host of [=WHiH=] World News.
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* AscendedExtra: After having a few minutes of screentime in each Iron Man movie, she takes a role as the host of the WebOriginal ''[=WHiH=] World News'' videos on YouTube.
* BelligerentSexualTension: It takes just a minute and a half of arguing with Tony to pull her into bed with him. However, it doesn't go anywhere past that night.
* TheBusCameBack: After a five year absence in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, she reappeared in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZwlIYLNBQ&feature=youtu.be this video]] marking the MCU's first foray into WebOriginal content.
* DisproportionateRetribution: After she realizes Tony used her for a one-night stand in the first movie, she feels pretty damn upset. Upset enough, in fact, to take it out on Pepper, who had only showed up to provide her with a fresh change of clothes and a ride to wherever she wanted to go.
-->''After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.''
* FanserviceExtra: She's in ''Iron Man'' for just five minutes and two of those minutes are spent in a ModestyBedsheet or just a shirt.
* GoodIsNotNice: She's quite rude, but she knows what's right and what's wrong.
* HotScoop: Tony only cared about the 'hot' part and snarked at her scoop.
* IntrepidReporter: Played with; Christine Everhart clearly ''wants'' to be this, but the fact that she ends up sleeping with Tony not long after self-righteously calling him out as the 'Merchant of Death' alone indicates that she's probably not as intrepid as she wants people to think. She generally comes off as being a bit smug and incompetent. Then again, she ''is'' the one to reveal to Tony that [[spoiler: his company is selling weapons to the villains.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty rude to both Tony and Pepper, yet has a strong sense of right and wrong.
* JerkassHasAPoint: After Tony escapes from capture, he agrees with her that his weapons development has gotten out of hand.
* OperationJealousy: It's implied she started dating Justin Hammer in order to make Tony jealous. By then he doesn't care.
* TheResenter: After she realizes Tony used her for a night, she decides to take it out on Pepper. She's clearly out of her league.
-->'''Christine:''' After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.
-->'''Pepper:''' [[BluntYes I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires.]] Including occasionally [[StealthInsult taking out the trash]]. Will that be all?
* RomanticFalseLead: She's introduced before [[GirlFriday Pepper]], who ends up being Tony's true love.
* StealthInsult: Often the victim of this, especially from Pepper. In addition to the above "trash" one...
-->'''Hammer''': [Christine]'s actually doing a big spread on me for ''Vanity Fair''. I thought I'd throw her a bone, you know. Right? \\
'''Pepper''': Right. Well, she did quite a...[[DoubleEntendre spread]] on Tony last year.\\
'''Tony''': [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre And she wrote a story as well]].
* StrawmanNewsMedia: During her coverage of [[Film/AntMan Scott Lang]] robbing [=VistaCorp=], she says that there is no proof to back up his claims that [=VistaCorp=] was stealing from its customers. The station that airs her show is owned by [=VistaCorp=], which Scott is quick to point out when he is interviewed. After the events of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', she says the Avengers should be held accountable for the damage caused during their fights even though [[OnlySaneMan Will Adams]] points out if it weren't for them, everyone on earth would be ''dead''.
* WhatTheHellHero: Her first meeting with Tony turns from interviewing to accusing, calling him the Merchant of Death and a war profiteer. When he returns from capture and tells her he's stopped Stark Industries weapons manufacturing, she tells him that's still not enough, because there are still plenty of Stark-built weapons already in the hands of terrorists. Of course [[spoiler: that was Obadiah Stane's doing, not Tony's. Though it does give Tony the idea of going to Afghanistan to deal with this problem.]]
* YouJustToldMe: "I never said you were a superhero."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Ho Yinsen]]
!!'''Dr. Ho Yinsen'''
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->'''Portrayed By''': Shaun Toub
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1 | Film/IronMan3''

->''"So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."''

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.
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* ATeamFiring: It's justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and [[ThouShaltNotKill holds life as precious]] even in the hellhole he's in.
* CallForward: Appears in the opening scene of ''Iron Man 3'', a flashback to New Year's Eve 1999. He tries to introduce himself to Tony at a party but is brushed off -- an event he referenced during their first conversation in ''Iron Man''.
* DeathByOriginStory: The only difference between the film version of Iron Man and the [[Comicbook/IronMan various comic origins]] is that Dr. Yinsen is now a Pashtun. He's still a respected colleague, and he still [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself to allow Tony to escape]].
* DeathSeeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.
* DoomedHometown: Yinsen mentions hailing from a village called Gulmira. Guess where Raza decides to test his brand new Stark Industries toys?
* FiringInTheAirALot: When he and Tony make their escape attempt, he does this to buy Tony more time. He's not even aiming at the terrorists, he just shoot his guns skywards while screaming and running after them.
* HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.
* TheMedic: He's a skilled and resourceful field surgeon. He is capable to remove much of the shrapnel from Tony Stark's body, and helped keep him alive long enough to build an electromagnet piece in his chest to keep the remaining shrapnel from entering his heart.
* LastNameBasis: With Tony. {{Justified}} in that he never tells Tony his first name in the first film. In Yinsen's cameo at the start of ''Iron Man 3'' he tells him his first name is "Ho", but Tony doesn't remember the meeting years later.
* {{MacGyvering}}: Gerry rigged an electromagnet out of a car battery for Tony's heart. It won't last long, but it gives Tony enough time to patch together a unique upgrade.
* NiceGuy: An upstanding doctor.
* TheObiWan: Teaches and inspires Tony when he was at his lowest. [[spoiler: Dies to ensure Tony would live]].
* TheParagon: He is the main reason for Tony's HeelFaceTurn.
* ThePowerOfActing: How he keeps Tony alive for a while when they are in captivity, acting as though he were on the side of the Ten Rings when the members are present.
* RaceLift: He's Vietnamese in the comics, even when Tony's origin isn't tied to the Vietnam war. Amusingly, this means the MCU Yinsen still has an East Asian name despite being of Middle Eastern descent (Shaun Toub is Iranian).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Keener]]
!!'''Harley Keener'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Ty Simpkins
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A kid Tony meets in Rose Hill, Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to hide the Iron Man armor.
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* BatmanInMyBasement: Or Iron Man in his garage.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Harley unsuccessfully tries to manipulate Tony into staying by comparing Tony to Harley's disappeared father and then saying in a cute voice that he's cold.
* DisappearedDad: He went out for lottery tickets six years ago. He must've won, because he never came back.
* FromTheMouthsOfBabes: He says a lot of things that Tony would normally be angry at people for, especially repeatedly invoking his ShellShockedVeteran panic attacks. However, since he's a kid, Tony mostly takes it in stride as best as he can, and it is Harley's help that [[spoiler:allows him to break through the aforementioned ShellShockedVeteran status]]. Basically, he gives Tony a tastes of his own medicine in regards to Tony's constant pushing the envelope of acceptable behavior (like lightly zapping Dr. Banner in ''The Avengers'').
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Even after he sees how badly Tony reacts to it he ''repeatedly'' pushes Tony to tell him about New York.
* KidSidekick: He provides assistance to Tony when he's off-the-grid but when it really gets dangerous, Tony tells him to go home and not put himself at risk. He does reward him for his help however with a upgraded potato gun and an upgraded workshop to go with it.
* TagAlongKid: Defied. Harley tries to guilt-trip Tony to leave Tennessee with him, but he mocks the idea and drives away.
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!!'''Senator Stern'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Garry Shandling
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan2 | Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''

->''"My priority is to get the Iron Man weapon turned over to the people of the United States of America."''

A United States Senator who tries unsuccessfully to get Tony Stark to provide Iron Man suits for the military. He makes a cameo appearance in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
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* CanonForeigner: Was created specifically for ''Film/IronMan2'', and thus has no comic book equivalent.
* CerebusCallback: His appearance in ''Iron Man 2'' becomes one after the events of ''Captain America: The Winter Soldier''. [[spoiler:It is entirely possible that the reason why the government wanted Tony's Iron Man armor was because of Stern's allegiance to HYDRA.]]
* CorruptPolitician: [[spoiler:He's an undercover HYDRA member.]]
* DirtyOldMan: When speaking to Sitwell in ''The Winter Soldier'', he mentions a constituent he works with, describing her as "really hot, wants to be a reporter, but who listens by that point?"
* {{Expy}}: He bears a lot of similarity to Senator Harrington Byrd, a character from the early Iron Man books who would constantly be calling for Stark Enterprises to hand the Iron Man tech over to the US Gov't and was generally obnoxious to Tony Stark. [[spoiler: That being said, Byrd was ultimately harmless and uninvolved with any evil organizations like HYDRA.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: While he's a jerk about it, it's hard to argue that he's wrong to be worried about leaving technology as sophisticated and dangerous as the Iron Man suits in the hands of a {{Manchild}} like Tony Stark. [[spoiler: Granted, he probably wanted to hand it over to [=HYDRA=] for their goals, but that doesn't actually disprove his point.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: When he's roped into giving Tony and Rhodey medals for stopping Ivan Vanko, he deliberately messes up pinning Tony's medal so that it jabs him at the same time. Pretty mean but, as he puts it, Tony had been "a little prick" to him, so it's getting even.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: He's a Senator who tries forcing Tony Stark back into weapons contracting.
* NoPartyGiven: We never learn if he's Republican, Democrat, or an independent. [[spoiler:His real allegiance turns out to be [=HYDRA=].]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Stern feels the suits should be granted to the US so they can defend against enemy ones, but Tony assures him that there's no danger of rival armor suits to counter his, and that all attempts are decades behind. However, Ivan Vanko soon arrives to provide some doubts about that. [[spoiler: {{Downplayed}} since, as a member of HYDRA, Stern ''is'' an enemy himself all along.]]
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to Creator/HowardStern, who heavily promoted the first ''Iron Man'' film [[Radio/TheHowardSternShow on his radio show]], even interviewing director and casual friend Jon Favreau.
* StealthInsult: To Tony: "Funny how annoying a little prick can be."

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!!'''Senator Stern'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Garry Shandling
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan2 | Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''

->''"My priority is to get
-->See the Iron Man weapon turned over to the people of the United States of America."''

A United States Senator who tries unsuccessfully to get Tony Stark to provide Iron Man suits for the military. He makes a cameo appearance in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
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* CanonForeigner: Was created specifically for ''Film/IronMan2'',
[[Characters/MCUGovernmentMillitary MCU Government and thus has no comic book equivalent.
* CerebusCallback: His appearance in ''Iron Man 2'' becomes one after the events of ''Captain America: The Winter Soldier''. [[spoiler:It is entirely possible that the reason why the government wanted Tony's Iron Man armor was because of Stern's allegiance to HYDRA.]]
* CorruptPolitician: [[spoiler:He's an undercover HYDRA member.]]
* DirtyOldMan: When speaking to Sitwell in ''The Winter Soldier'', he mentions a constituent he works with, describing her as "really hot, wants to be a reporter, but who listens by that point?"
* {{Expy}}: He bears a lot of similarity to Senator Harrington Byrd, a character from the early Iron Man books who would constantly be calling for Stark Enterprises to hand the Iron Man tech over to the US Gov't and was generally obnoxious to Tony Stark. [[spoiler: That being said, Byrd was ultimately harmless and uninvolved with any evil organizations like HYDRA.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: While he's a jerk about it, it's hard to argue that he's wrong to be worried about leaving technology as sophisticated and dangerous as the Iron Man suits in the hands of a {{Manchild}} like Tony Stark. [[spoiler: Granted, he probably wanted to hand it over to [=HYDRA=] for their goals, but that doesn't actually disprove his point.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: When he's roped into giving Tony and Rhodey medals for stopping Ivan Vanko, he deliberately messes up pinning Tony's medal so that it jabs him at the same time. Pretty mean but, as he puts it, Tony had been "a little prick" to him, so it's getting even.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: He's a Senator who tries forcing Tony Stark back into weapons contracting.
* NoPartyGiven: We never learn if he's Republican, Democrat, or an independent. [[spoiler:His real allegiance turns out to be [=HYDRA=].]]
* ProperlyParanoid: Stern feels the suits should be granted to the US so they can defend against enemy ones, but Tony assures him that there's no danger of rival armor suits to counter his, and that all attempts are decades behind. However, Ivan Vanko soon arrives to provide some doubts about that. [[spoiler: {{Downplayed}} since, as a member of HYDRA, Stern ''is'' an enemy himself all along.]]
* ShoutOut: His name is a reference to Creator/HowardStern, who heavily promoted the first ''Iron Man'' film [[Radio/TheHowardSternShow on his radio show]], even interviewing director and casual friend Jon Favreau.
* StealthInsult: To Tony: "Funny how annoying a little prick can be."
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!!'''President Matthew Ellis'''
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->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/WilliamSadler
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3 | Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' | ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''

->''"You elected me on a single platform: I will defend this country at all cost."''

The President of the United States. As part of his personal vow of protecting America from all threats, President Ellis decides to take a proactive approach in dealing with the Mandarin and the Ten Rings organization, particularly by rechristening Lt. Col. James Rhodes as the Iron Patriot.
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* DefiantToTheEnd: Even when threatened [[spoiler:by Savin wearing the Iron Patriot armor]], Ellis doesn't cower and instead tries to pull a gun in the face of his situation.
* DistressedDude: In ''Film/IronMan3'', he is abducted by Aldrich Killian.
* TheGhost:
** Although he is seen on video for the Captain America exhibit in the Smithsonian Institution, he is still unseen entirely in both ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and ''[[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]''. The former more so when [[spoiler:HYDRA targets him and others during Project: Insight]].
** Averted as of Agents of SHIELD's third season, where he is seen addressing the rash of new Inhumans.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: What [[spoiler:Killian]] tries to invoke by having the President [[spoiler:die in the suit of armor that the President commissioned for Rhodes while set on fire by oil]].
* TheLeader: He's the leader of the USA. Based on what we see of him, he cuts a Charismatic type figure.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent:
** He's President Personable, who later becomes President Target by [[spoiler:Killian]]. Likely would have become President Action given [[spoiler:he was wearing the Iron Patriot armor]], but never got a chance to use it.
** Becomes President Target again [[spoiler:when HYDRA starts Project: Insight]].
* PuppetKing: ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' implies that he is this to [[spoiler:Rosalind Price.]]
* ShoutOut:
** His name is likely one to Creator/WarrenEllis, who wrote the Extremis arc that the film takes inspiration from.
** "Ellis" is also the middle name of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, and son and brother, respectively, of former Presidents UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush and UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. Sadler is made up to resemble the younger Bush very significantly. At the time of the film's production Jeb was widely presumed to be a strong contender for the 2016 election (but ultimately dropped out of the race after mediocre reception).

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!!'''President Matthew Ellis'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/matthew_ellis_im3_4433.png]]

->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/WilliamSadler
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3 | Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' | ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''

->''"You elected me on a single platform: I will defend this country at all cost."''

The President of
-->See the United States. As part of his personal vow of protecting America from all threats, President Ellis decides to take a proactive approach in dealing with the Mandarin [[Characters/MCUGovernmentMillitary MCU Government and the Ten Rings organization, particularly by rechristening Lt. Col. James Rhodes as the Iron Patriot.
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* DefiantToTheEnd: Even when threatened [[spoiler:by Savin wearing the Iron Patriot armor]], Ellis doesn't cower and instead tries to pull a gun in the face of his situation.
* DistressedDude: In ''Film/IronMan3'', he is abducted by Aldrich Killian.
* TheGhost:
** Although he is seen on video for the Captain America exhibit in the Smithsonian Institution, he is still unseen entirely in both ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and ''[[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]''. The former more so when [[spoiler:HYDRA targets him and others during Project: Insight]].
** Averted as of Agents of SHIELD's third season, where he is seen addressing the rash of new Inhumans.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: What [[spoiler:Killian]] tries to invoke by having the President [[spoiler:die in the suit of armor that the President commissioned for Rhodes while set on fire by oil]].
* TheLeader: He's the leader of the USA. Based on what we see of him, he cuts a Charismatic type figure.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent:
** He's President Personable, who later becomes President Target by [[spoiler:Killian]]. Likely would have become President Action given [[spoiler:he was wearing the Iron Patriot armor]], but never got a chance to use it.
** Becomes President Target again [[spoiler:when HYDRA starts Project: Insight]].
* PuppetKing: ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' implies that he is this to [[spoiler:Rosalind Price.]]
* ShoutOut:
** His name is likely one to Creator/WarrenEllis, who wrote the Extremis arc that the film takes inspiration from.
** "Ellis" is also the middle name of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, and son and brother, respectively, of former Presidents UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush and UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. Sadler is made up to resemble the younger Bush very significantly. At the time of the film's production Jeb was widely presumed to be a strong contender for the 2016 election (but ultimately dropped out of the race after mediocre reception).
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!!'''Vice President Rodriguez'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rodriguez_im3_3938.png]]

->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/MiguelFerrer
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

The Vice President of the United States. Rhodey and Stark hear him mentioned in Killian's evil plan, and call Rodriguez to warn him that he's a target. However, it turns out Rodriguez is actually not just in on the plot, but Killian has bankrolled him into providing assistance.
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* BaldOfEvil: Once his true colors are revealed, that bald dome marks a contrast.
* DragonInChief: [[spoiler:Once he becomes President he'll still technically answer to Killian, making him the real leader.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:Working to use Extremis to have his daughter's leg regenerated]].
* KarmaHoudini: Averted. [[spoiler:An ending montage shows him being arrested, along with other surviving accomplices of AIM.]]
* NumberTwo: He's the second in command of the USA.
* PresidentEvil: He's working with Killian to kill the president, in order to [[spoiler:have his daughter's leg regenerated]].
* TheStarscream: The plan is for President Ellis to be killed and Vice President Rodriguez to take his place.
* TraitorShot: Once he was finished talking with Rhodes and Stark, another man asked if something was wrong, leading to the above tropes.
* TwentyFifthAmendment: He was to ascend to the office of president once [[spoiler: Killian]] had killed Ellis.
* WalkingSpoiler: There's really no way to talk about him without spoiling his morality, since he doesn't show up at all until that particular reveal.

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!!'''Vice President Rodriguez'''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rodriguez_im3_3938.png]]

->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/MiguelFerrer
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

The Vice President of
-->See the United States. Rhodey [[Characters/MCUGovernmentMillitary MCU Government and Stark hear him mentioned in Killian's evil plan, and call Rodriguez to warn him that he's a target. However, it turns out Rodriguez is actually not just in on the plot, but Killian has bankrolled him into providing assistance.
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* BaldOfEvil: Once his true colors are revealed, that bald dome marks a contrast.
* DragonInChief: [[spoiler:Once he becomes President he'll still technically answer to Killian, making him the real leader.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:Working to use Extremis to have his daughter's leg regenerated]].
* KarmaHoudini: Averted. [[spoiler:An ending montage shows him being arrested, along with other surviving accomplices of AIM.]]
* NumberTwo: He's the second in command of the USA.
* PresidentEvil: He's working with Killian to kill the president, in order to [[spoiler:have his daughter's leg regenerated]].
* TheStarscream: The plan is for President Ellis to be killed and Vice President Rodriguez to take his place.
* TraitorShot: Once he was finished talking with Rhodes and Stark, another man asked if something was wrong, leading to the above tropes.
* TwentyFifthAmendment: He was to ascend to the office of president once [[spoiler: Killian]] had killed Ellis.
* WalkingSpoiler: There's really no way to talk about him without spoiling his morality, since he doesn't show up at all until that particular reveal.
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* OffscreenBreakup: [[By the time of ''Civil War'', she has broken up with Tony as he couldn't stop being Iron Man.]]
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* StrawmanNewsMedia: During her coverage of [[Film/AntMan Scott Lang]] robbing [=VistaCorp=], she says that there is no proof to back up his claims that [=VistaCorp=] was stealing from its customers. The station that airs her show is owned by [=VistaCorp=], which Scott is quick to point out when he is interviewed.

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* StrawmanNewsMedia: During her coverage of [[Film/AntMan Scott Lang]] robbing [=VistaCorp=], she says that there is no proof to back up his claims that [=VistaCorp=] was stealing from its customers. The station that airs her show is owned by [=VistaCorp=], which Scott is quick to point out when he is interviewed. After the events of ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', she says the Avengers should be held accountable for the damage caused during their fights even though [[OnlySaneMan Will Adams]] points out if it weren't for them, everyone on earth would be ''dead''.
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