History TearJerker / IronMan

24th May '18 3:04:04 PM BobSaget9
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* On the topic of him getting better, there's the "Stark Disassembled" arc; specifically, the end of issue 24. After managing to get Tony out of his coma, the heroes are holed up in Sooner Hotel, with it acting as a makeshift hospital... except Tony isn't in his bed. Captain America is discussing this with Dr. Lisk, and Lisk reveals in the brief moment they talked, [[spoiler:he might have unintentionally brought up how Cap recently died..]].
-->'''Lisk''': Has anyone... this hard drive that had his ''mind'' on it. The ''backup''. [[spoiler:[[WhamLine Does anyone know how]] ''[[WhamLine long ago]]'' [[WhamLine he made it?]] There's ''data missing''. [[LockedOutOfTheLoop There are things that Tony Stark quite simply]] ''[[LockedOutOfTheLoop doesn't know.]]'']]
-->'''Captain America''': [[OhCrap ... Where is he, Doctor Lisk?]]
-->(cut to [[spoiler:[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gi5NPGa_cSc/VoJD88whITI/AAAAAAAAUtE/wxjf8hCuKsc/s0-Ic42/RCO026.jpg Tony at a computer desk, along with some newspapers, as Maria and Pepper look on]]]])
-->'''Tony Stark''': [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone God. My god.]]
** In layman's terms, [[spoiler:Tony Stark backed up his brain ''prior'' to the events of ComicBook/CivilWar. Meaning not only has he discovered [[TookALevelInJerkass the crap he's been up to since then]], but also ''that one of his closest friends '''died because of it''''']].
6th Oct '17 11:59:13 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* The World's Most Wanted arc by Creator/MattFraction has Tony destroying all of his armories and deleting his memories from his brain, in order to keep his secrets and the Superhuman Registration Database out of Norman Osborn's hands. As he's flying across the world, he's losing his cognitive abilities, similar to an Alzheimer's patient. While he's deteriorating, he spends one last night with Pepper, and finally sleeps with her. Pepper tearfully thanks Tony for everything he's done for her, Rhodey, and her late husband Happy Hogan. Tony asks, "Who's Happy?". Even knowing he'd get better, this troper was literally in tears.
* ComicBook/IronMan is not exactly thick with these moments, but there is one that always gets me: In #22 of the first volume, Janice Cord, Tony Stark's love interest of several years, gets dragged into a three-way battle between Iron Man, Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man. As she dies her fading last words are ''"You called me 'darling'... strange... it sounded so much... like the way Tony says it to me..."''. She never even knew. And the superhero business was definitely not her world. She was practically the definition of an innocent bystander.


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* The World's Most Wanted arc by Creator/MattFraction has Tony destroying all of his armories and deleting his memories from his brain, in order to keep his secrets and the Superhuman Registration Database out of Norman Osborn's hands. As he's flying across the world, he's losing his cognitive abilities, similar to an Alzheimer's patient. While he's deteriorating, he spends one last night with Pepper, and finally sleeps with her. Pepper tearfully thanks Tony for everything he's done for her, Rhodey, and her late husband Happy Hogan. Tony asks, "Who's Happy?". Even knowing he'd get better, this troper was literally in it can drive a reader to literal tears.
* ComicBook/IronMan is not exactly thick with these moments, but there is one that always gets me: In #22 of the first volume, Janice Cord, Tony Stark's love interest of several years, gets dragged into a three-way battle between Iron Man, Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man. As she dies her fading last words are ''"You called me 'darling'... strange... it sounded so much... like the way Tony says it to me..."''. She never even knew. And the superhero business was definitely not her world. She was practically the definition of an innocent bystander.

20th Sep '16 8:04:36 AM Omnicron13
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* ComicBook/IronMan is not exactly thick with these moments, but there is one that always gets me: In #22 of the first volume, Janice Cord, Tony Stark's love interest of several years, gets dragged into a three-way battle between Iron Man, Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man. As she dies her fading last words are ''"You called me 'darling'... strange... it sounded so much... like the way Tony says it to me..."''. She never even knew. And the superhero business was definitely not her world. She was practically the definition of an innocent bystander.

20th May '16 12:50:59 AM DannWoolf
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** Iron Man 167. Tony's coming apart at the seams, still vulnerable from Bethany's departure, and facing attacks on all sides from Obadiah Stane's machinations. He's not sleeping and struggling to stay sober. At his lowest point, he goes to his new girlfriend Indries Moomji for comfort..[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech who tells him off in the most brutal fashion possible.]] Indries was really working for Stane, toying with Tony's heart in order to break it. It works, and Tony takes a long, hard swig from the bottle Obadiah mockingly sent him.

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** Iron Man 167. Tony's coming apart at the seams, still vulnerable from Bethany's departure, and facing attacks on all sides from Obadiah Stane's machinations. He's not sleeping and struggling to stay sober. At his lowest point, he goes to his new girlfriend Indries Moomji for comfort..comfort... [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech who tells him off in the most brutal fashion possible.]] Indries was really working for Stane, toying with Tony's heart in order to break it. It works, and Tony takes a long, hard swig from the bottle Obadiah mockingly sent him.
6th Jul '15 4:26:16 AM MechWarrior
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* The World's Most Wanted arc by Creator/MattFraction has Tony destroying all of his armories and deleting his memories from his brain, in order to keep his secrets and the Superhuman Registration Database out of Norman Osborn's hands. As he's flying across the world, he's losing his cognitive abilities, similar to an Alzheimer's patient. While he's deteriorating, he spends one last night with Pepper, and finally sleeps with her. Pepper tearfully thanks Tony for everything he's done for her, Rhodey, and her late husband Happy Hogan. Tony asks, "Who's Happy". Even knowing he'd get better, this troper was literally in tears.

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* The World's Most Wanted arc by Creator/MattFraction has Tony destroying all of his armories and deleting his memories from his brain, in order to keep his secrets and the Superhuman Registration Database out of Norman Osborn's hands. As he's flying across the world, he's losing his cognitive abilities, similar to an Alzheimer's patient. While he's deteriorating, he spends one last night with Pepper, and finally sleeps with her. Pepper tearfully thanks Tony for everything he's done for her, Rhodey, and her late husband Happy Hogan. Tony asks, "Who's Happy".Happy?". Even knowing he'd get better, this troper was literally in tears.
6th Jul '15 4:25:39 AM MechWarrior
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* There are many, many tear jerkers in Denny O'Neil and Luke McDonnel's early 80's run, when Tony Stark falls off the wagon hard. Rarely has a creative team had a superhero descend so deeply into despair.

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* There are many, many tear jerkers in Denny O'Neil and Luke McDonnel's [=McDonnel=]'s early 80's run, when Tony Stark falls off the wagon hard. Rarely has a creative team had a superhero descend so deeply into despair.
10th May '15 4:07:03 PM NitztheBloody
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** Iron Man 172 has Tony descending even deeper into alcoholism, having given the Iron Man armor to Rhodey so he can drink himself to death without (as much) guilt. Worse yet, Stark International is on the verge of a hostile takeover from Obadiah Stane, and the only thing the staff can do to stop it is get a signature from Tony by the end of the day-- who's disappeared to a cheap hotel the Bowery. Rhodey gets Captain America to find Tony and snap him out of his funk, with Steve even swatting the liquor out of Tony's hands. Instead, Tony crawls back to his bottle, saying that if they could feel what he's feeling, they'd know he has to drink. Cap leaves, telling Tony that his father was an alcoholic, and he knows that the only way someone can stop drinking is if they admit they need help....and Tony doesn't even care about his company, his fortune, his friends, or anything else besides drinking himself to death.
25th Feb '15 5:30:27 PM NitztheBloody
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* The World's Most Wanted arc by Creator/MattFraction has Tony destroying all of his armories and deleting his memories from his brain, in order to keep his secrets and the Superhuman Registration Database out of Norman Osborn's hands. As he's flying across the world, he's losing his cognitive abilities, similar to an Alzheimer's patient. While he's deteriorating, he spends one last night with Pepper, and finally sleeps with her. Pepper tearfully thanks Tony for everything he's done for her, Rhodey, and her late husband Happy Hogan. Tony asks, "Who's Happy". Even knowing he'd get better, this troper was literally in tears.
25th Feb '15 5:27:13 PM NitztheBloody
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* There are many, many tear jerkers in Denny O'Neil and Luke McDonnel's early 80's run, when Tony Stark falls off the wagon hard. Rarely has a creative team had a superhero descend so deeply into despair.
** Iron Man 167. Tony's coming apart at the seams, still vulnerable from Bethany's departure, and facing attacks on all sides from Obadiah Stane's machinations. He's not sleeping and struggling to stay sober. At his lowest point, he goes to his new girlfriend Indries Moomji for comfort..[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech who tells him off in the most brutal fashion possible.]] Indries was really working for Stane, toying with Tony's heart in order to break it. It works, and Tony takes a long, hard swig from the bottle Obadiah mockingly sent him.
29th Nov '14 11:26:14 PM Phoenixion
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