History ComicBook / WarMachine

27th May '17 12:40:49 PM nombretomado
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James Rhodes is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by David Michelinie and Bob Layton first appearing in ''IronMan'' #118 (March, 1979). Stationed in Vietnam during [[TheVietnamWar the Vietnam War]], then [[SemperFi Marine]] [[AcePilot combat pilot]] Lt. Col. James Rupert Rhodes first met Iron Man after his helicopter was shot down by Viet Cong rocket fire during one of his tours of duty. Iron Man himself, fresh off escaping his captors with a suit of armor made ''[[MemeticMutation in a cave, with a box of scraps]]'', encounters Rhodes. Together, they defeat the Viet Cong and fly to safety in a stolen helicopter.

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James Rhodes is a Creator/MarvelComics character created by David Michelinie and Bob Layton first appearing in ''IronMan'' #118 (March, 1979). Stationed in Vietnam during [[TheVietnamWar the Vietnam War]], UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, then [[SemperFi Marine]] [[AcePilot combat pilot]] Lt. Col. James Rupert Rhodes first met Iron Man after his helicopter was shot down by Viet Cong rocket fire during one of his tours of duty. Iron Man himself, fresh off escaping his captors with a suit of armor made ''[[MemeticMutation in a cave, with a box of scraps]]'', encounters Rhodes. Together, they defeat the Viet Cong and fly to safety in a stolen helicopter.
26th May '17 9:06:48 PM JM1982
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* BadassNormal: Like Tony Stark, Rhodey can handle almost any threat until he can suit up. If anything, Rhodey is arguably ''better'' than this than Tony, in that he's ex-military and was a trained combatant long before he met Tony. He's repeatedly fought alongside Iron Man even without a suit of his own, using real-life weapons like guns and staffs.

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* BadassNormal: Like Tony Stark, Rhodey can handle almost any threat until he can suit up. If anything, Rhodey is arguably ''better'' than at this than Tony, in that he's ex-military and was a trained combatant long before he met Tony. He's repeatedly fought alongside Iron Man even without a suit of his own, using real-life weapons like guns and staffs.
26th May '17 9:05:26 PM JM1982
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* BadassNormal: Like Tony Stark, Rhodey can handle almost any threat until he can suit up.

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* BadassNormal: Like Tony Stark, Rhodey can handle almost any threat until he can suit up. If anything, Rhodey is arguably ''better'' than this than Tony, in that he's ex-military and was a trained combatant long before he met Tony. He's repeatedly fought alongside Iron Man even without a suit of his own, using real-life weapons like guns and staffs.
13th Apr '17 5:07:25 AM AmericanHawkman
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* AntiHeroSubstitute: Inverted as Tony wore the prototype of the Variable Threat Response Battle Suit first and that Rhodey wasn't any more DarkerAndEdgier when he wore the Iron Man suit. Also inverted as Iron Patriot because he's definitely saner and more straight-up hero than his predecessor, ComicBook/NormanOsborn.

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* AntiHeroSubstitute: Inverted as Tony wore the prototype of the Variable Threat Response Battle Suit first and that Rhodey wasn't any more DarkerAndEdgier when he wore the Iron Man suit. In fact, the suit was intentionally designed to MINIMIZE casualties and offer less-lethal options, since hitting a non-superhuman opponent with repulsor rays would splatter them worse than standard ordinance, according to the Iron Manual. Also inverted as Iron Patriot because he's definitely saner and more straight-up hero than his predecessor, ComicBook/NormanOsborn.



* DrillSergeantNasty: Rhodey acts as one to the Iron Patriot drones.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Rhodey acts as one to the Iron Patriot drones. Was one of the Initiative's commanders too.



* IdentityImpersonator: When he replaced Tony Stark as Iron Man.

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* IdentityImpersonator: When he replaced Tony Stark as Iron Man. During the Armor Wars, he impersonated Electro briefly as well.



* ScaryBlackMan: Sure, you can't see the actual pilot of the suit, but you do NOT want to piss Rhodes off. Ever.

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* ScaryBlackMan: Sure, you can't see the actual pilot of the suit, but you do NOT want to piss Rhodes off. Ever. This is a guy that's taken out Hulk villains with a standard firearm on more than one occasion.



* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: In his case, it's "When all you have is an electric minigun, a missile box, and a crapload of other guns".

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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: In his case, it's "When all you have is an electric minigun, a missile box, and a crapload of other guns". Slightly inverted, in that the suit is designed to have MORE options for combat than the standard Iron Man armor.
5th Mar '17 7:59:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'' (Unlockable costume)

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* ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'' ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' (Unlockable costume)
8th Jan '17 3:35:55 PM nombretomado
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* MiniMecha: His armor in the UltimateMarvel line is a huge behemoth that can transform into a sports car. His suit in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' is similarly big.

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* MiniMecha: His armor in the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel line is a huge behemoth that can transform into a sports car. His suit in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' is similarly big.



* MuggleBestFriend: To Tony (who is a {{Mutant}} somewhat) in the UltimateMarvel universe.

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* MuggleBestFriend: To Tony (who is a {{Mutant}} somewhat) in the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe.
8th Jan '17 9:52:02 AM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the future ''[[IronKingdoms War Machine]]'' VideoGame.

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Not to be confused with the future ''[[IronKingdoms ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms War Machine]]'' VideoGame.
5th Nov '16 10:07:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* ''IronManArmoredAdventures''

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* ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* ''IronManArmoredAdventures''''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''



* MiniMecha: His armor in the UltimateMarvel line is a huge behemoth that can transform into a sports car. His suit in ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' is similarly big.

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* MiniMecha: His armor in the UltimateMarvel line is a huge behemoth that can transform into a sports car. His suit in ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' is similarly big.
30th Sep '16 7:45:32 AM rafi
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%%* FlyingFirepower

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%%* FlyingFirepower* FlyingFirepower: Flight and "repulsor beams" (name varies), one of the few instances where the same capability allows for both flight and energy blasts. War Machine, like Iron Man, has all this, plus a good old fashioned minigun on the shoulder.



%%** AffirmativeActionLegacy

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%%** AffirmativeActionLegacy** AffirmativeActionLegacy: During the ComicBook/SecretWars, Reed Richards got to see the man under the armour while repairing it. Jim asked him if he was surprised that the man under the armour was black; Reed just said that he knew that 'there was a man in there', reacting more along the lines of 'what's race got to do with anything?', being as unconcerned about the race of who was in the armor as he's always been about everyone else.



%%* MoreDakka

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%%* MoreDakka* MoreDakka: War Machine has been adding more and more guns to his armor. For an illustration of the result, check out the picture for the ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill trope. For a while, Rhodey's armor had the capability to magnetically lock any piece of machinery to itself, meaning he could repurpose any weapon he found from downed enemies or destroyed vehicles. Even at his current, normal weapon loadout, he's more heavily armed than pretty much any Marvel hero.
30th Sep '16 7:37:11 AM rafi
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* BadassBeard: Depending on the artist, he's drawn with one or clean-shaven.



%%** BadassBeard
** RetiredBadass: Though it didn't last.



%%* GenreSavvy


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* RetiredBadass: Though it didn't last.
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