History ComicBook / IronMan

7th Feb '18 7:29:05 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** During ''Magneto: Not A Hero'', the titular character is suspected of slaughtering a bunch of anti-mutant extremists (it's actually [[spoiler: his clone, Joseph]]), and is called in to a meeting with Captain America and Tony, the latter of whom has made preparations for Magneto's abilities. Cue Magneto snarking that, "The Invincible Rubber Man" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
18th Jan '18 4:47:48 AM jormis29
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** Emphatically inverted when he confronted the Goddess (the villain from ''Infinity Crusade'' - a religious nutjob with the power of a goddess), who wanted him to forgo the cold truths of science for the (admittedly bogus) spirituality she offered. In response, Tony virtually read her a catechism of science, ending with a jab at her own evil and greed.

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** Emphatically inverted when he confronted the Goddess (the villain from ''Infinity Crusade'' ''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade'' - a religious nutjob with the power of a goddess), who wanted him to forgo the cold truths of science for the (admittedly bogus) spirituality she offered. In response, Tony virtually read her a catechism of science, ending with a jab at her own evil and greed.
16th Jan '18 7:45:09 AM Scorntex
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* LampshadeHanging: One issue in Matt Fraction's run has an increasingly amnesiac Tony recounting his original origin story. After it ends, he takes a moment to mock some of the more silly aspects of the issue, like his covering the Iron Man armor with a trenchcoat and fedora, along with the implausibility of where he ''found'' a trench-coat and fedora in the middle of a Vietmanese jungle, or Wong-Chu's "trial by champion" thing.



** After ''Avengers Vs. X-Men'', Tony has developed armor capable of being remotely operated across ''intergalactic'' distances, with no apparent problems with response lags.
* {{Retcon}}: Way back when, Tony was depicted as one of the founding members of S.H.I.E.L.D., being present when Nick Fury was inducted as Director. Due to the nature of ComicBookTime (where SHIELD was always founded in the sixties), this was gradually phased out. In more recent decades, a new retcon has come in where instead it was ''Howard'' Stark who helped found SHIELD.



* RichesToRags: Post-''ComicBook/SecretWars'', Tony's unintentional negligence of his company between going off to space and super heroics causes Stark Industries to fall into hard times to the point where Tony can't fund the Avengers anymore and has to sell the Avengers Tower.

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* RichesToRags: Happens to Tony more than once.
** After ''Secret Invasion'', Tony is blamed for the Skull invasion, and loses his company. After ''Siege'', he manages to get it back, but is apparently much poorer. "Apparently", because during a story in ''Avengers vol 4'', he's shown to still have a ''lot'' of expensive things still around, justifying it to Cap with "my poor is not ''your'' poor".
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Post-''ComicBook/SecretWars'', Tony's unintentional negligence of his company between going off to space and super heroics causes Stark Industries to fall into hard times to the point where Tony can't fund the Avengers anymore and has to sell the Avengers Tower.
7th Dec '17 11:37:16 PM WanderingBrowser
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7th Dec '17 11:34:48 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Averted in ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' v2 #113, where Tony becomes the Sorcerer Supreme instead of Doctor Strange... and [[MagicKnight combines the Sorcerer Supreme magic with his Iron Man technology.]]

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** Averted in ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' v2 #113, where Tony becomes the Sorcerer Supreme instead of Doctor Strange... and [[MagicKnight [[{{Magitek}} combines the Sorcerer Supreme magic with his Iron Man technology.]]
28th Oct '17 8:07:56 PM NESBoy
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* ThreePointLanding: The cover of Issue 76 for the 1998-2004 volume of ''The Invincible Iron Man'' features [[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/File:Iron_Man_Vol_3_76_Textless.jpg Tony punching the ground doing the pose]]. [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/526/ The rest is history in iconography.]]
22nd Oct '17 8:48:01 PM JM1982
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* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: This is a recurring problem for Iron Man's RoguesGallery. Tony is continually upgrading his technology, so that villains who were a challenge to his older suits of armor may be completely outclassed by Tony's later gear. In some cases, these villains become {{Rogues Gallery Transplant}}s, while in others they are replaced by more powerful {{Legacy Character}}s.
23rd Sep '17 3:23:12 PM luciagarcia8818
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** Madame Masque, one of his villains, is a .

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** Madame Masque, one of his villains, is a .one.
5th Aug '17 9:52:37 AM tonky
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* BrilliantButLazy: Somewhat. He can create multiple, formidable armors and a life support system ahead of the current time, which he made with extremely limited resources. While he does things with this, he can't be asked to sit through a ceremony made for a friend and ally without falling asleep during the history recap.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Somewhat. He can create multiple, formidable armors sure built that arc reactor pretty quickly once he needed it and a life support system ahead was said by Obadiah Stane to be more of an "idea man". He's more hard-working but quite hedonistic. Parodied in a scene in the current time, which he made with extremely limited resources. While he does things with this, he can't be asked to sit through a ceremony made for a friend and ally without falling asleep during Avengers, where Tony finds the history recap.idea of turning to look around a room exhausting.



* Foil: To Steve Rogers, playing the selfish cynic to Steve's old-fashioned idealist.



* GoodIsNotNice: He's a playboy, a glory hound and an irresponsible narcissist who would rather shift the blame onto someone else.



* ParentalAbandonment: Tony took over Stark Enterprises at 21 when his parents were killed in a car crash.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Tony took over Stark Enterprises at 21 when complains that his parents were killed in a car crash.father was cold, never around for him, and he seriously doubted that his father even loved him at all. This was eventually shown not to be the case.
24th Jun '17 7:16:39 AM NightShade96
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Tony returned back to Earth just in time to have his morality inverted during ''ComicBook/{{AXIS}}'', setting up the nine-issue maxi series ''Superior Iron Man'' which took him to San Francisco in a silver Symbiote suit, [[TookALevelInJerkAss acting all kinds of jerk-ish]]. He also served as a prominent figure in ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers'', serving simultaneously as a member of the Avengers and Illuminati to save the world from colliding into [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel another universe]] --- and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt failed]]. This brings us to ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]'', which sees the "Armor Wars" story revisited --set in the Technopolis domain-- depicting a reality in which wearing an armored suit became mandatory for all citizens.

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Tony returned back to Earth just in time to have his morality inverted during ''ComicBook/{{AXIS}}'', setting up the nine-issue maxi series ''Superior Iron Man'' which took him to San Francisco in a silver Symbiote suit, [[TookALevelInJerkAss acting all kinds of jerk-ish]]. He also served as a prominent figure in ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers'', serving simultaneously as a member of the Avengers and Illuminati to save the world from colliding into [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel another universe]] --- -- and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt failed]]. This brings us to ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]'', which sees the "Armor Wars" story revisited --set -- set in the Technopolis domain-- domain -- depicting a reality in which wearing an armored suit became mandatory for all citizens.



* RichesToRags: Post SecretWars, Tony's unintentional negligence of his company between going off to space and super heroics causes Stark Industries to fall into hard times to the point where Tony can't fund the Avengers anymore and has to sell Avengers Tower.

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* RichesToRags: Post SecretWars, Post-''ComicBook/SecretWars'', Tony's unintentional negligence of his company between going off to space and super heroics causes Stark Industries to fall into hard times to the point where Tony can't fund the Avengers anymore and has to sell the Avengers Tower.
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