History Comicbook / IronMan

18th Jun '16 9:35:32 AM AndyLA
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* EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture: The Superior Iron Man armor.



** Played classically straight during 'Avengers/ X-Men: Axis' when his alignment was inverted by a spell cast by Doctor Doom and the Scarlet Witch. However, he was the only formerly heroic villain who designed the means to ''stay'' a villain in case the spell was reversed - which was exactly what happened. This is how he became the Superior Iron Man.

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** Played classically straight during 'Avengers/ X-Men: Axis' ''Comicbook/{{AXIS}}'' when his alignment was inverted by a spell cast by Doctor Doom and the Scarlet Witch. However, he was the only formerly heroic villain who designed the means to ''stay'' a villain in case the spell was reversed - which was exactly what happened. This is how he became the Superior Iron Man. This has since been undone following the post-''Comicbook/SecretWars2015'' multiversal reboot.
15th May '16 10:34:12 PM nombretomado
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In non-comic media, a movie based on the character, ''Film/IronMan'', was released in May 2008 with Creator/RobertDowneyJr in the title role. It did well at the box office, and as of June 2008 had a 94% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes, making it the best-received movie of the year, tying with ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. This movie was followed by two sequels and other appearances in the MarvelCinematicUniverse. Prior to the movies, Iron Man had animated TV series in 1966 and 1994; for information on those, see [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes here]] and [[WesternAnimation/IronMan here]]. In the wake of the movies, ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' is a cartoon that takes another approach to the mythos by having Tony and his friends be teenagers. Additionally, there is a 2011 [[Anime/IronMan anime]] by Creator/{{Madhouse}}, well-received by fans in concept partly on the basis that 1) the Japanese know Mecha, and Iron Man has a [[PoweredArmor Mecha Suit]], and 2) it wouldn't be that far off the mark for the character to have adventures in Japan, since he's a businessman with corporate branches and rivals all over the world.[[note]]In fact, his arch enemy is called The Mandarin and is a descendant of Genghis Khan. Not Japanese, but at least geographically close.[[/note]] The series led to ''Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore'', an Anime film made to promote the release of ''Film/IronMan3''. The character has also appeared in both ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' films as well as the prequel, ''WesternAnimation/TheInvincibleIronMan''. Iron Man featured in yet another animated feature in 2013, this time a team-up with Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk called ''WesternAnimation/IronManAndHulkHeroesUnited''.

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In non-comic media, a movie based on the character, ''Film/IronMan'', was released in May 2008 with Creator/RobertDowneyJr in the title role. It did well at the box office, and as of June 2008 had a 94% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes, making it the best-received movie of the year, tying with ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. This movie was followed by two sequels and other appearances in the MarvelCinematicUniverse.Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Prior to the movies, Iron Man had animated TV series in 1966 and 1994; for information on those, see [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes here]] and [[WesternAnimation/IronMan here]]. In the wake of the movies, ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' is a cartoon that takes another approach to the mythos by having Tony and his friends be teenagers. Additionally, there is a 2011 [[Anime/IronMan anime]] by Creator/{{Madhouse}}, well-received by fans in concept partly on the basis that 1) the Japanese know Mecha, and Iron Man has a [[PoweredArmor Mecha Suit]], and 2) it wouldn't be that far off the mark for the character to have adventures in Japan, since he's a businessman with corporate branches and rivals all over the world.[[note]]In fact, his arch enemy is called The Mandarin and is a descendant of Genghis Khan. Not Japanese, but at least geographically close.[[/note]] The series led to ''Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore'', an Anime film made to promote the release of ''Film/IronMan3''. The character has also appeared in both ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' films as well as the prequel, ''WesternAnimation/TheInvincibleIronMan''. Iron Man featured in yet another animated feature in 2013, this time a team-up with Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk called ''WesternAnimation/IronManAndHulkHeroesUnited''.
23rd Apr '16 7:36:42 AM Tropetastic1995
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23rd Apr '16 7:36:41 AM Tropetastic1995
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* BreakoutCharacter: He was originally considered a B-list hero compared to the likes of SpiderMan and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but after the success of his [[Film/IronMan1 first film]] and [[Film/IronMan subsequent sequels]], he has now eclipsed both of them in popularity and became Marvel's new mascot.

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* BreakoutCharacter: He was originally considered a B-list hero compared to the likes of SpiderMan and ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, but after the success of his [[Film/IronMan1 first film]] and [[Film/IronMan subsequent sequels]], he has now eclipsed come to equal both of them in popularity and became Marvel's new mascot.
15th Apr '16 5:13:06 AM allfictions
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** In the first arc of ''Mighty Avengers'' (vol.1), his Extremis-altered biology is used as an entrance point by an artificial intelligence... specifically, Ultron. Not satisfied with that, Ultron immediately used Tony's [[Transhuman posthuman]] abilities to transform his body... into an identical copy of Janet Pym (aka the Wasp, whom Ultron has had a serious hangup with for decades...).

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** In the first arc of ''Mighty Avengers'' (vol.1), his Extremis-altered biology is used as an entrance point by an artificial intelligence... specifically, Ultron. Not satisfied with that, Ultron immediately used Tony's [[Transhuman [[TransHuman posthuman]] abilities to transform his body... into an identical copy of Janet Pym (aka the Wasp, whom Ultron has had a serious hangup with for decades...).
14th Apr '16 12:11:36 PM allfictions
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** In the first arc of ''Mighty Avengers'' (vol.1), his Extremis-altered biology is used as an entrance point by an artificial intelligence... specifically, Ultron. Not satisfied with that, Ultron immediately used Tony's posthuman abilities to transform his body... into an identical copy of Janet Pym (aka the Wasp, whom Ultron has had a serious hangup with for decades...).

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** In the first arc of ''Mighty Avengers'' (vol.1), his Extremis-altered biology is used as an entrance point by an artificial intelligence... specifically, Ultron. Not satisfied with that, Ultron immediately used Tony's posthuman [[Transhuman posthuman]] abilities to transform his body... into an identical copy of Janet Pym (aka the Wasp, whom Ultron has had a serious hangup with for decades...).


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* {{Transhuman}}: His Extremis and Bleeding Edge upgrades made him essentially into this; one consisted of a body-altering technology letting him store most of his armor in the hollow parts of his bone where the marrow is normally found. The other was {{Nanomachines}} kept inside his body until mentally commanded to become his armor or turn into any type of structure upon Stark's skin like clothes, and also augmented his intelligence. [[StatusQuoIsGod Both upgrades were removed]].
5th Apr '16 3:13:10 AM Kirayoshi
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** He also recently hired a new personal assistant who, like Pepper Potts before her, is a red-haired firebrand who has dealt with superheroes before; [[Franchise/SpiderMan Mary Jane Watson!]]
9th Mar '16 12:48:39 PM Gunstargreen
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** The origin of Iron Man's incredible power used to be miniaturized transistors.

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** The origin of Iron Man's incredible power used to be miniaturized transistors.transistors and electromagnets.
9th Mar '16 12:47:59 PM Gunstargreen
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** The origin of Iron Man's incredible power used to be miniaturized transistors.
9th Mar '16 12:20:59 PM Gunstargreen
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** A large chunk of the early stories in ''Tales of Suspense'' focus on RedScare plots and villains. That includes the Black Widow as a villain and later Hawkeye who she has wrapped around her finger.
** Along those lines when Tony Stark is introduced he's firmly a part of the military industrial complex as a way of attempting to make a sympathetic character that young people at the time wouldn't relate to. After the Vietnam war writers would steer him away from the direction of weapons manufacturer and make it a period of his life that he regrets.
** The period when the Iron Man face plate had a nose that came about because [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2010/05/27/comic-book-legends-revealed-262/ Stan Lee made a joke]] about Iron Man not having a nose that was taken literally.
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