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'Ello there, I am Tucker's Creator. My {{Website/Twitter}} page [[https://twitter.com/Tuckerscreator is here]]. You'll often find me musing on the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' and ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' pages, being the canon-swallower I am. The page that introduced me to to this site was JumpingTheShark.

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'Ello there, I am Tucker's Creator. My {{Website/Twitter}} page [[https://twitter.com/Tuckerscreator is here]]. I am an administrator on [[http://www.halopedia.org/Main_Page Halopedia]]. You'll often find me musing on the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' and ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' pages, being the canon-swallower I am. The page that introduced me to to this site was JumpingTheShark.
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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:Tony Stark (Iron Man)]]
!!''Anthony "Tony" Stark (ComicBook/IronMan)''
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->''"You want my property? [[InsufferableGenius You can't have it]]. But I did you a big favor: [[NGOSuperpower I have successfully privatized world peace]]."''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/RobertDowneyJr
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/TheAvengers'' / ''Film/MarvelOneShots'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

A brilliant engineer and CEO of Stark Industries with his own self-designed PoweredArmor. After being held hostage by terrorists, and escaping, his world view and philosophy changes, leading to him shutting down the weapons manufacturing division of his company, and becoming the hero Iron Man.
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* TheAlcoholic: Definitely has the tendencies, especially in ''Iron Man 2''.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** In the second film, it seems Tony thinks his father was his AlwaysSomeoneBetter. Quite aside from Howard Stark's apparent lack of parenting skills, he's been "dead for almost twenty years... still takin' [Tony] to school".
** It's not given a lot of screentime, but Tony seems to think of Steve this way. Not hard to imagine why, since he grew up hearing stories about how great Captain America is from his father. Tony sees Steve as someone who was simply born a good person while Tony still struggles with his Jerkass tendencies.
* AntiHero: Regularly lampshaded by Tony and everyone around him.
** At the end of ''Film/IronMan1'':
--->'''Tony:''' I'm just not the hero type. Clearly. With this laundry list of character defects, all the mistakes I've made... largely public...
** Early in ''Film/TheAvengers'':
--->'''Pepper:''' Is this about the Avengers? Which I know nothing about.\\
'''Tony:''' The Avengers initiative was scrapped, I thought. And I didn't even qualify.\\
'''Pepper:''' I didn't know that either.\\
'''Tony:''' Apparently I'm volatile, self-obsessed, and don't play well with others.\\
'''Pepper:''' That I did know.
** And made hilariously, [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecatingly]] blatant in ''Film/IronMan3'':
-->'''Pepper:''' Well now I see why you work with the suits so much... god, what am I going to complain about now?\\
'''Tony:''' It's me, there's always something to complain about.
** And:
-->'''Pepper:''' I am gonna be okay?\\
'''Tony''': You're in a relationship with me, everything will never be okay.
* TheAtoner: Initially, he really didn't give much of a crap about who was blowing up what with his toys, but after being held hostage by terrorists armed almost exclusively with weapons made by his company and subsequently having his life saved by Yinsen (who's treated many fatal injuries caused by Stark's shrapnel-laden weapons), he became this.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Tony's eccentric nature and constantly active brain makes him prone to zoning out of what he's ''supposed'' to be doing.
--> '''Stern:''' Mr. Stark? Mr. ''Stark''!\\
'''Tony:''' ''[turns around]'' Hmm, yes dear?
* AutobotsRockOut: Tony loves him some AC/DC and Black Sabbath. He loves to blast AC/DC's "Shoot To Thrill" whenever he's making a big entrance and was seen throughout much of ''The Avengers'' wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: More distinctive than his comic book counterpart's.
** BadassMustache: He's notably one of the few mainstream heroes in comics or movies that regularly sports a mustache.
** BadassNormal: Tony does well against [[spoiler:Stane]] during the end of ''Iron Man'' while suffering with a malfunctioning and offline armor, and is able to do well against Vanko without his armor during the raceway attack in ''2''. [[spoiler:When without a suit in part of ''3'', he shows he's been practicing martial arts. He's like JamesBond, but making his own gadgets.]]
* BadDreams: By ''Iron Man 3'', his experiences during ''The Avengers'' have shaken him up and given him these, resulting in a hard time sleeping in general.
* BashBrothers:
** With War Machine.
** [[spoiler: With Captain America after earning each other's respect through fighting side by side. Steve represents the idealism and nobility that Tony has since lost, but deep down still respects and wishes to have again.]]
* BerserkButton:
** Don't kill anyone he thinks is a better person than him. After the deaths of [[spoiler: Yinsen in ''Iron Man'' and Agent Coulson in ''The Avengers'']], he stops screwing around and immediately starts kicking ass.
** Don't use his technology or weapons to hurt the innocent. He will [[KillEmAll destroy]] you.
** He also reacts very poorly to his loved ones being hurt (and that ''includes'' loyal-bodyguards and best-friends). This one is a bit more dangerous then the others, since it causes Tony to stop thinking rationally, making him prone to mistakes. Particularly Pepper. You hurt her, he won't hold back.
* BiggerStick: Claims to be America's Big Stick in ''Iron Man 2'' and stopping others from abusing his sticks is a recuring problem for him.
* BrilliantButLazy: Implied to be this pre-CharacterDevelopment in the first film. He sure built that arc reactor pretty quickly once he needed it and was said by Obadiah Stane to be more of an "idea man". Still has shades, as he's more hard working but quite hedonistic.
* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToBadass]]: Partway through the third movie, [[spoiler:he loses a lot of his technology. Then he proves he doesn't need it. ''He'' is Iron Man.]]
* BullyHunter: There is a '''reason''' why Afghanistan is no longer a warzone in the ''Marvel Cinematic Universe'': Tony became [[TranquilFury ROYALLY fed-up with watching decent people like Yinsen suffering by the thousands]] every day, flew there and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown did something about it]]. He'll hate to admit it, but in this respect he is NotSoDifferent from Steve Rogers.
* ByronicHero: He has great personal suffering to deal with during his heroics.
* TheCameo: Has one at the end of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''.
* TheCasanova: In ''Iron Man 1'' and ''2''. By the time of ''Film/TheAvengers'' however, he's in a monogamous relationship with Pepper.
-->'''Soldier''': Is it true that you went twelve-for-twelve with last year's Maxim cover models?\\
'''Tony Stark''': That is an excellent question. [[OffOnATechnicality Yes and no]]. March and I had a scheduling conflict but fortunately the Christmas cover was [[TwinThreesomeFantasy twins]].
* ChildProdigy: A former one. It's mentioned he built his first AI at the age of ''seven''.
* CloudCuckoolander: He certainly has some rather... ''eccentric'' behaviors.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: After his switch to TheAtoner, Tony is perfectly willing to wield the power of his money, fame, and genius for the greater good.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: A few times, he does this. [[{{Troll}} Mostly on purpose.]] For instance, his thoughts on being called the Da Vinci of our time...
--->''Absolutely ridiculous, I don't paint.''
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Tony admits to doing this in the opening narration of ''Iron Man 3''. Specifically, it's his cruel joke back in 1999 that sets Killian [[spoiler:(The real Mandarin)]] on his StartOfDarkness.
* CursedWithAwesome:
** By ''Film/TheAvengers'', this is how Tony Stark has come to view the electromagnet and the miniature arc reactor that are plugged into his chest 24/7 and are the only things keeping him alive. He spends a good deal of the film trying to convince Bruce Banner that the Hulk is a similarly awesome curse.
-->'''Tony''': It's a terrible... privilege.
** This is proven true later in the ''The Avengers'' when it's shown that the reactor basically makes Tony [[spoiler: the only person unable to be controlled by Loki's scepter because it cuts direct access to his heart.]]
* CuttingTheKnot: When challenged by Steve Rogers in ''The Avengers'' over his worldview and his unwillingness to make the sacrifice play when the chips are down, he defends himself thusly. [[spoiler:The climax of the film sees him outgrowing this and understanding the lengths at which a real hero must go.]]
* {{Cyborg}}: First, we have his Arc Reactor pacemaker. Following [[Film/TheAvengers New York]], Tony's post-traumatic stress disorder leads him to build 35 additional PoweredArmor suits, with subdermal implants in his arm allowing him to control the 42nd overall armor remotely piece-by-piece to pull them to him or put them on another user. [[spoiler:Given that he has surgery to remove the "walking death" shrapnel from his chest, throws his reactor into the ocean and blows up the entire Iron Legion of his remaining armors (which could be controlled by J.A.R.V.I.S.), it's quite likely he gets rid of the implants as well at the end of ''Film/IronMan3''.]]
* TheCynic:
** Which is why he finds Steve Rogers' "[[GoodIsOldFashioned outdated and irrelevant]]" idealism to be annoying.
** He also defaults to this whenever he's emotionally affected by something and wants to pretend he doesn't care, such as his reaction to Natasha's assessment of him regarding the Avengers Initiative, or [[HowDareYouDieOnMe feebly trying to dismiss]] [[spoiler: Coulson]] as an idiot for [[spoiler: taking on a god and getting killed for his efforts.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: About ninety-eight percent of his dialogue is sarcasm.
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Comes '''reaallly''' close to it in Iron Man 3, after Pepper apparently dies. He can't even ''emote'' properly. [[SubvertedTrope Thankfully, she lives.]]]]
* DisabilitySuperpower: The arc reactor that powers Tony's PoweredArmor is installed in Tony's chest in the first place as (roughly) a very fancy pacemaker. Remove the arc reactor and Tony's heart will very quickly give out. [[spoiler: He finally gets the shrapnel removed in ''Film/IronMan3''.]]
* FictionFiveHundred:
** Oh, ''yes.'' Forget the private jet that turns into a nightclub with flight attendants who double as exotic dancers. He has the personal resources and completely automated production facility to build a fully functional Iron Man suit in five hours ''in his garage.''
** As of ''Iron Man 2'', said garage now contains a miniature, personal Hadron Collider.
** ''The Avengers'' has him kicking it up a notch, having bought the [=MetLife=] building and given it some drastic upgrades: he completely cut it off from the city's electrical grid, equipped it with 10 stories of R&D, gave it the capability to both manufacture the Iron Man armor and remove it from Tony while he enters his apartment, and chopped the top off to rebuild it as what can only be described as a fantastic display of ego.
** In 2012, [[http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/fictional-15-12/tony-stark.html Mr. Tony Stark ranks #5 on Forbes' Fictional 15, with a net worth of $9.3 billion]].
* {{Foil}}: To Steve Rogers, playing the selfish cynic to Steve's old-fashioned idealist. For example, while both are shown to be dolls of the public (featured at big show events complete with dancing girls), Steve is made visibly uncomfortable with the spotlight and would rather be on the front lines whereas Tony eats up the attention.
* TheGadfly:
** Tony has an unfortunate habit of using sarcastic humor as an ice-breaker in interpersonal relationships, most tellingly in his tendency to give ''everybody'' goofy nicknames and being ''absolutely'' fine about humorously discussing personal traumas, such as with Captain America's 70 year freeze and how he's a fan of the way Bruce Banner "turns into [[BuffySpeak an enormous green rage-monster.]]"
** Him poking Bruce with a cattle prod stands out as a fine example of how he teases everyone.
* GadgeteerGenius: To the point that, when pushed, he can revolutionise Arc Reactor technology [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!]], as well as build his own personal Hadron Collider by seemingly nothing more than ''rewiring his own home''.
* GenerationXerox: Of his father, Howard Stark.
* GoodIsNotNice: Yes, Tony Stark works hard to keep the world safe, and his heart is in the right place but he's also still a playboy, a glory hound, and an irresponsible jerk a lot of the time. That said, he is still trying to be better.
* HeroesWantRedheads: His relationship with Pepper.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rhodey; he's one of two people that he trusts.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: At least after he gets back from Afghanistan and refused to allow his product to fall into evil hands.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Oh, he cares about people and wants to make the world a better place, no doubt. Just don't expect him to ever admit it.
* InsufferableGenius: Snubs an award ceremony for technological brillance and then gives away the award like it's junk.
* InsultBackfire: Subverted. Initially he likes the title "Merchant of Death" but quickly comes to despise it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He gets called out on this quite often and with good cause.
--> '''Tony''': (''Referring to the newly lit Stark Tower'') [It's] like Christmas, but with a little more... ''me''.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** He starts out as one, but after realizing what his company has been dealing under the table while he wasn't paying attention, [[CharacterDevelopment he decides to atone and become a hero by hunting down and destroying the stockpiles of weapons owned by terrorists]].
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While Tony can be jerkish and a bit of a showoff, his heart's in the right place and he works hard to make the world better. By ''Film/TheAvengers'', he's also indulging in shockingly open displays of compassion and thoughtfulness in between smug, self-aggrandizing quips.
* JerkassFacade: Implied at times to be his only way of dealing with his guilt and feelings of self-hatred and doubt.
* JetPack: On his Mark VII armor in ''The Avengers'', to allow him to use both of his [[PowerPalms repulsors]] without having to [[WeaponizedExhaust use one to stay aloft in flight]]. [[spoiler:It falls off into two engines into space when he loses power at the climax of ''Film/TheAvengers'', but he can probably just replace it.]]
* JumpedAtTheCall: Tony may be living proof that becoming a hero can still be a lot of fun.
* KnightInSourArmor: Tony marinates daily in cynicism and sarcasm before setting forth to bring world peace, protect the innocent, and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers mock the stupid.]]
* TheLancer: Plays this role in ''The Avengers'' to Captain America, similar to the comics; the goof-off cynist to the serious optimist.
* LargeHam: As a man who believes the spotlight is always trained on him, it's a required trait. Check out his arrival at the Stark Expo.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Lampshades this in his narration of ''Iron Man 3'', as his act of spurning Killian in 1999 bites him back in the ass.
-->'''Tony:''' We create our own demons.
* TheLastDance: In ''Iron Man 2'' until [[spoiler: he finds a replacement element for the palladium core of his arc reactor that was [[TaintedVeins poisoning him]].]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Many people, both foes and allies, have assumed that Tony's CloudCuckoolander irreverence and ObfuscatingStupidity mean he's an UpperClassTwit who can't take anything seriously, let alone pose a threat. These people were ''very'' wrong.
* LockingMacgyverInTheStoreCupboard: How he built the Mark I Iron Man armor. Invoked in fact. The Ten Rings asked him what he needed to build a Jericho Missile and Tony told them ''exactly'' what he needed.
* LonelyRichKid: He had no friends growing up in his swank boarding school. Later grew up to be a...
** MillionairePlayboy: Enjoying swank parties and seducing reporters.
* ManChild: At times Stark looks more like a child building with legos than an adult saving the world. Considering that he built his first AI at just ''[[ChildProdigy seven]]'', he really ''hasn't'' grown out of revolutionising technology by playing with toys!
* MetaCasting: Given Downey Jr.'s history with partying and drugs - plus snarky characters - he was fit for the role...
** AbilityOverAppearance: ... except for his height. The comics Tony Stark is 6 inches taller than him, and Downey is shorter than everyone in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] aside from Creator/ScarlettJohansson (hence [[ScullyBox tricks to make him look taller]]).
*** [[http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3siwbd/ It memed]].
* MotorMouth: The man never. Shuts. Up. Particularly in ''The Avengers''. Pepper has the singular ability to hold a conversation with him by talking right over him without pause and listening at the same time, otherwise she'd never get a word in edgewise.
* {{Narcissist}}: "Textbook...''narcissism?''" ''(sees [[DeathGlare Fury's expression]])'' "Agreed."
* TheNicknamer: One of the indicators of his generally flippant attitude is his tendency to toss off casual and frequently pop-culture-laden nicknames for people and objects - "Old Man" and "Capsicle" for Captain America, "Film/PointBreak" for Thor, "[[Film/LordOfTheRings Legolas]]" for Hawkeye, "Reindeer Games" (due to the horns on his helmet) and "Theatre/RockOfAges" for Loki and "Glowstick of Destiny" for Loki's scepter, plus many more for people whose names he either doesn't know or doesn't care about (such as calling a random henchman "Ponytail Express" in ''Iron Man 3''.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He is, in his own words, a "genius billionaire playboy philanthropist". With a suit of PoweredArmor.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: He favors this for his combat tactics. Also the case with the arc reactor in his chest. 3 Gigajoules per second is a power output roughly on par with a nuclear power plant, and he essentially made it to power a pacemaker. Keep in mind that's the ''prototype,'' and he has upgraded it at least twice.
* NotSoDifferent: To Loki in ''TheAvengers'', much to his chagrin.
--> '''Tony:''' ... And Loki, he's a full-tilt diva! He wants flowers, he wants parades, he wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered--\\
''[realises he's describing Stark Tower and in turn, himself]''\\
'''Tony:''' ''[[ExplainExplainOhcrap Sonofabitch]]''.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He often acts absent-minded, easily-distracted, and excessively self-obsessed and arrogant, but is shown to be incredibly on the ball, delivering sarcastic putdowns to people who irritate him and builds incredible machines out of whatever he has on hand. After one night of study, he becomes enough of an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics to discuss the specifics of the Tesseract with Bruce Banner.
* OddFriendship: With Bruce Banner in ''The Avengers'', due to them being the resident science geeks.
--> '''Tony:''' Finally, ''somebody'' who speaks English!
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist:
** He seems to be an expert at high-energy physics, materials science, and aerospace engineering all at the same time. Granted, he does have an AI to help him. His in-universe nickname was "The Da Vinci" of our time" but Tony doesn't think so because he doesn't paint.
** He's a quick study. After spending a night reading S.H.I.E.L.D.'s briefing packet, he can converse fluently with Nick Fury, Bruce Banner and the rest of the Avengers about the technical details of the Tesseract.
* OnceAnEpisode: Tony's introductory scenes are accompanied by an AC/DC song: "Back in Black" in the first film, "Shoot to Thrill" in ''Film/IronMan2'' as well as ''The Avengers'', and "Let There Be Rock" in the ''Fury's Big Week'' comic.
* OneManArmy: As the baby-killing garbage of the Ten Rings found out the hard-and-painful way.
* ParentalAbandonment: Tony complains that his dad was cold, never around for him, and he seriously doubted that his father even loved him at all. [[spoiler: This is eventually shown not to be the case.]]
* PlayfulHacker: Among other things, he enjoys hacking other people's sound systems to play appropriate music for his dramatic entrances. And, in ''2'' he gleefully ''hacks a live senate broadcast and several military satellites'' just to prove a point.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Tony's not very good at talking to other people about his problems, which leaves everyone around him confused and irritated by his strange behavior while he does things like build a suit of PoweredArmor in his basement or slowly die of palladium poisoning.
* ThePornomancer: He's the page image for a ''reason''.
* PoweredArmor: Has made 42 of them by the beginning of ''Iron Man 3''.
* PowerPalms: Repulsors, his main weapons, are fired from the palms of his armor's gauntlets.
* [[spoiler: RetiredBadass: By the end of ''Iron Man 3'', Tony decides that being with Pepper is more important then being Iron Man, going so far as to blow up his entire arsenal of armors.]]
* SadClown: At the end of ''Avengers'', he laughs off his near death experience and starts babbling about the KissOfLife and shawarma. By ''3'', the adrenaline's worn off and he's showing the PTSD you'd expect.
* ScienceHero crossed with ActionHero: He makes powered armor and then he kicks ass wearing it.
* ShellShockedVeteran: His near-death experience at the end of ''Film/TheAvengers'' has caused him nightmares and anxiety attacks in ''Iron Man 3''.
* RelationshipUpgrade: To OfficialCouple with Pepper as of the end of ''Iron Man 2''.
* TechnologicalPacifist:
** Tony gradually becomes one through the first movie and is firmly seated in this trope by the end of it. He ''really'' does not want the government or military to get a hold of his technology by ''Iron Man 2'', specifically because he believes far more lives will be saved if his suits are never mass-manufactured or used in wars.
** This continues in ''Avengers'', where he is livid that SHIELD wants to create [[spoiler:weapons based on the Tesseract]], and in ''Iron Man 3'', where Pepper's reasoning for turning down Killian is that Tony would not approve of how easily the technology could be weaponized.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Tony doesn't like Steve. At all. [[spoiler: But there's nothing like a battle to forge a friendship between the two]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Between ''The Avengers'' and ''Iron Man 3'' Tony seems to have taken Captain America's question about what he is without his armor seriously, since he can now handle himself in a fight without the armor and pulls off a successful infiltration of [[spoiler:The Mandarin's mansion]] through [=McGyver'ed=] gadgets made out of things he found at a home supply store.
* TookALevelInKindness: After his experience in Afghanistan, he realizes how important he is to the rest of the world. It should be noted that as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he's still arrogant.
* TricksterMentor: To Bruce Banner in ''The Avengers''. He pokes him with a cattle-prod to test how he'd react, then comments that Bruce is wrong to deny the part of him that is the Hulk, noting that the amount of gamma radiation exposure he endured would have ''killed'' anyone else. Much like Yinsen stopping the shrapnel from reaching his own heart, he believes that Bruce was kept alive for a reason.
* UnclePennybags: We're looking at the guy who gave $100 to a guy for a small box of strawberries in ''2'', and said to the aforementioned strawberry salesman to keep the change.
* WeaponizedExhaust: His primary weapon, the repulsor, wasn't designed to be a weapon, but rather a flight stabilizer. When he realized it worked as a weapon at full power, he incorporated it.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tony's relationship with his father was strained, at best. This extends to his relationship with ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, who Howard Stark talked about ''a lot'', making Cap into the big brother Tony could never hope to live up to.
* TheWonka: CEO of Stark Industries that has rather strange behaviors, such as building AIs that ''snark back at him''. It's easy to see how Pepper and Rhodes get exasperated with him.
* {{Workaholic}}: If it wasn't for Pepper, Jarvis, and Rhodey, Tony would've starved or overdosed on caffeine down in his workshop years ago.
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[[folder:Pepper Potts]]
!!''Virginia "Pepper" Potts''
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->''[[TheReliableOne "You know, there's only 8,011 things]] [[HypercompetentSidekick that I really need to talk to you about."]]''

->'''Portrayed By''': Gwyneth Paltrow
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/TheAvengers'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

Tony Stark's faithful personal assistant, and eventually love interest.
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* [[spoiler: ActionGirl: Briefly in the third movie, as a result of getting pumped full of Extremis by Killian]].
* ActionSurvivor: One becomes this when working for a super hero.
* 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]]).
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: She's the one who steps in and saves Tony from Killian when the latter comes back for one last scare.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler: Being infected with Extremis.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: "Taking out the trash" is the best example.
* 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.
* [[spoiler: EmpoweredBadassNormal: In the third movie due to Extremis.]]
* 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.
* GoodWithNumbers: What Tony relies on her to do.
* [[spoiler:HealingFactor: Thanks, Extremis! You saved Tony from a DespairEventHorizon and made Pepper a superhero!]]
* 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.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: In Tony's life.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the finale of ''Iron Man 3'', [[spoiler:she demonstrates her Action Girl cred by disabling an Iron Man suit, ripping off its arm, and then uses its repulsor to finish off Killian.]]
* RedHeadedHero: Becomes this in the third film.
* RelationshipUpgrade: To an OfficialCouple with Tony as of the end of ''Iron Man 2''.
* TheReliableOne: To Tony.
* 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, [[SlutShaming 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'.
* SlutShaming: This is her superpower. Take, for example, the quote under ServileSnarker. She gets the same reporter again in ''Iron Man 2'' with a jab about "doing a spread" on Tony. PlayedForLaughs, usually.
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Thanks to [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]]. 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.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Xenafication}}: In part thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. insisting on it, Pepper has her own action scene in ''Iron Man 3''.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Obadiah Stane (Iron Monger)]]
!!''Obadiah Stane (Iron Monger)''
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->''"We're [[MythologyGag iron mongers]]; we make weapons."''

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

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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* AffablyEvil: He's a ruthless arms dealer...who cracks wise, rolls around on a Segway like a big kid, and brings Tony pizza from New York (Tony lives in Malibu) right after initiating a coup against him with the board of directors.
** In a deleted scene he tells the scientists working on the Iron Monger suit that [[NiceToTheWaiter he's appreciative of their efforts but they need to work harder]]. He then delivers a speech declaring that technology the level of what Tony has created only comes once a generation, and it is their duty to discover its secrets and make sure the right people have access to them for the good of civilization, which if the scene had been included would have made him into a WellIntentionedExtremist AntiVillain.
* ArchEnemy: To Tony.
* BaldOfEvil: Jeff Bridges was reported to even be looking forward to shaving his head to portray Stane with this.
* BeardOfEvil: A well groomed one, in contrast to Tony's goatee.
* BigBad: Of the first film.
* BlackMarket: His source of income. [[ArmsDealer Sells weapons to, well, anyone.]] [[spoiler:His plot to have Tony killed is so he can engage in his dealings without someone watching over his shoulder.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Orchestrated the hit on Tony in Afganistan and later locks him out of the company to continue his EvilPlan.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Everyone he works with will eventually find themselves paralyzed and their stuff stolen.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Sells weapons on the black market.
* DeadpanSnarker: The only thing he and Tony have in common.
* 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]]!"
* EvilMentor: He tries to steer Tony over to his line of thinking "We're Iron Mongers".
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Arrange for Tony's murder and take over Stark Industries.]]
* 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[=/=]PunctuatedForEmphasis: The very 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=[[StarWars Obi-Wan]].
* 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.
* VillainousBreakdown: The well-known "Box of scraps" scene and so on. Even his final gambit is nothing more than a desperate, insane bid to drag Tony down with him.
* WickedCultured: This guy is great on the piano but the hidden message was less well meaning.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Happy Hogan]]
!!''Harold "Happy" Hogan''
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->''"Anything else, boss?"''

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

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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* 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'', which come at him at over '''seventy miles per hour''' - 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.
* 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.''
* ButtMonkey: Comic relief is his thing.
* CreatorCameo: He directed the first two ''Iron Man'' movies.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is a pretty good boxer, unfortunately, he happens to live in a WorldOfBadass. 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 rearview 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.
* 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]].
** ProperlyParanoid: His suspicion about Killian and his men does lead him to start following the trail of their plot.
* SharpDressedMan: Always wears a suit.
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:J.A.R.V.I.S.]]
!!''J.A.R.V.I.S.''
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->''[[DeadpanSnarker "What was I thinking? You're usually so discreet."]]''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/PaulBettany (voice)
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/TheAvengers'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

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 [[spoiler: and all of Iron Man, if Tony isn't around]].
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* 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."
* BritishStuffiness[=/=]TheJeeves: He's basically a digital British butler.
* CanonImmigrant: Eventually his popularity got him into the comics.
* DeadGuyJunior: Revealed in the canon tie-in comics: 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. [[hottip:*:It's never mentioned if the real Jarvis is still alive; though given his age in the flashback, it's unlikely.]] 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass: In the third movie, Tony gets J.A.R.V.I.S. to operate ''an entire legion of Iron Man armors''. Being unmanned drones, [[ConservationOfNinjitsu they fall pretty easily]], but still.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Howard Stark]]
->See "Heroes" under Characters.CaptainAmericaFilms
[[/folder]]

!United States Government and Military

[[folder:James Rhodes (War Machine)]]
!!''Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes (ComicBook/WarMachine / Iron Patriot)''
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->''"The future of air combat... Is it manned, or unmanned? [[{{Foreshadowing}} I'll tell you in my experience, no unmanned aerial vehicle will ever trump a pilot's instinct.]]"''

->'''Portrayed By''': Terrence Howard, Don Cheadle (pictured left)
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' (Portrayed by Terrence Howard) / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

Tony Stark's best friend, and military liaison to Stark Industries. Uses a modified version of Iron Man's PoweredArmor as War Machine.
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* AmericanRobot / CaptainPatriotic: His new "Iron Patriot" paintjob in 3. Despite being based on a villain's look in the comics, here it just plays up his MilitarySuperhero status.
* AppropriatedAppellation: After Tony insults his armor by calling it a "war machine" in ''Film/IronMan2'', Rhodey takes to calling his armor that himself. Tony notes in the tie in comic to ''Film/IronMan3'' that he meant it as an insult.
* {{Badass}}: [[LampshadeHanging Self-identified.]]
** BadassNormal: Like Tony.
** ColonelBadass: Lieutenant-Colonel, to be precise.
* BaldOfAwesome: Though only the Don Cheadle version.
* BashBrothers: With Iron Man.
* BlackBestFriend: To Tony.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Sucks at avoiding temptation and gets drunk ''much'' faster than Tony.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: "That's why I have to be your babysiter. You need your diaper changed, I'll get you a bottle." As much as he complains he truly cares about Tony.
* DeadpanSnarker: The only way to interact with Tony. "How was the Fun-Vee?"
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Tony. Aside from Pepper, Rhodey is one of the very few people Tony truly trusts and he's always trying his hardest to keep Tony from hurting himself.
* HumansAreWarriors: He likes talking about the soldier community: "They've got my back....and I've got their's".
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In ''3'' he nails several difficult shots with a pistol, including a distant light and some cables.
* MeaningfulRename: His superhero moniker is changed from "War Machine" to "[[PatrioticFervor Iron Patriot]]" in the face of the Mandarin terror threat.
** FailOSuckyname: Tony isn't impressed by the new name, and Rhodey ultimately admits he liked War Machine better.
* MilitarySuperhero: Lieutenant Colonel of the US Air Force and War Machine.
* MomentKiller: [[spoiler:To Tony and Pepper at the end of ''Iron Man 2''. To be fair, [[ImStandingRightHere he was sitting right there]] and they didn't bother to check.]]
-->'''Rhodey''': [[GetARoom Get a roof!]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: He tries ''very'' hard to be the responsible adult around Tony. Not as easy as one might think.
* OnlySaneMan in Tony's Life: The other one is Pepper.
* TheOtherDarrin: Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle for the second film. His first scene in the second film is framed in such a way that his face isn't visible until after Tony greets him, so that the audience is clear on who he is.
-->'''Tony:''' I didn't expect to see you here.\\
'''Rhodes:''' [[LampshadeHanging It's me, I'm here, deal with it, let's move on. Drop it.]]
* PoweredArmor: His piece was originally the Mark 2, the first flight-capable suit Tony made after returning from captivity. Rhodes confiscates it from Tony and [[SuperheroPackingHeat gets it upgraded by Justin Hammer]] in ''Iron Man 2''.
* SuperheroPackingHeat: He likes his armor less "bleeding-edge" and more "big, big guns".
** {{BFG}}: Tony seems to think he's compensating for something. Rhodey's reply is "It's called being a badass."
** GatlingGood: Shoulder-mounted and auto-targeting.
** MoreDakka: War Machine has five different kinds of guns.
** ShoulderCannon: It's a big gun but not ''the'' big gun.
* TheStoic: When he's with his co-workers, he's calm and focused.
** NotSoStoic: However, when he's with Tony, he's a bit more livid, like if Tony has gotten him a bit drunk, gets angry with Tony, or dons the War Machine armor, especially during the final battles and the finale of ''Iron Man 2''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:President Ellis]]
!!''President Ellis''

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

->'''Portrayed By:''' William Sadler
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

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.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: What [[spoiler:Killian]] tries to invoke by having President Ellis [[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 due to being the president.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: He is President Presentable, 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.
* ShoutOut: His name is likely one to 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, possible 2016 presidential candidate, and son and brother, respectively, of former Presidents GeorgeHWBush and GeorgeWBush. The actor is made up to resemble to Bush 41.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vice President Rodriguez]]
!!''Vice President Rodriguez''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Miguel Ferrer
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

The Vice President of the United States.
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* [[spoiler:BaldOfEvil: Once his true colors are revealed]].
* [[spoiler:EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Working to have his daughter's leg regenerated.]]
* NumberTwo: He's the second in command of the USA.
* [[spoiler:PresidentEvil: He's working with Killian to kill the president, in order to have his daughter's leg regenerated]].
* [[spoiler:TraitorShot: Once he was finished talking with Rhodes and Stark, another man asked if something was wrong, leading to the above tropes.]]
[[/folder]]

!Hammer Advanced Weapons Systems

[[folder:Ivan Vanko (Whiplash)]]
!!''Ivan Vanko (Whiplash)''
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->''"If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in Him. There will be blood in the water. The sharks will come."''

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

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 is 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.
* {{Badass}}:
** 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.]]
* BigBad: In ''Iron Man 2,'' though he's content to let Hammer ''think'' he's just an underling.
* CompositeCharacter: Of Whiplash (the whips) and Crimson Dynamo (the PoweredArmor, being Russian, and his name).
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Discussed, 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.
* 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.]]"
* FakeRussian: Mickey Rourke is American, but from many reports, spoke Russian very well.
* 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.
* 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]].
* OralFixationFixation: 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; most notably, during the climax, his only words are a simple "You lose," to Tony.
* RenegadeRussian: Tried selling Soviet nuclear fuel on the black market at one point.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Why he's not using his technology for practical purposes.
* ShockAndAwe: His whips.
* 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. 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.
* WhipItGood: And it cuts 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. But with Tony, he makes his intentions clear and even follows Tony's sarcastic advice when upgrading his weaponry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Justin Hammer]]
!!''Justin Hammer''
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->''"Mr. Stark has built a sword, yet he insists on using it as a shield!"''

->'''Portrayed By''': SamRockwell
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan2''

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]] PeterCushing.
* 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[=/=]EvilIsPetty: He has people killed just to get Vanko out so he can make his Hammerdrones, all for the sake of showing up Tony Stark.
* 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 actually 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.
* 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.
* 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 recent memory.
* LaughablyEvil: He ''tries'' to be taken seriously, but he's too much of loser to accomplish that.
* MadeOfExplodium:
** His buster-bunker "Ex-Wife" miniature rocket is supposedly extremely explosive.
-->'''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. 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 are not ''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: 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.
* SmugSnake: He has the same ego as Tony, but none of the genius to back it up.
[[/folder]]

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

[[folder:Aldrich Killian]]
!!''Aldrich Killian [[spoiler:(The Mandarin)]]''
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->''"The whole world's going to be watching."''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Guy Pearce
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

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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* 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:It's hinted that he's behind the Ten Rings as well]].
* 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.
* [[spoiler:AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of AIM, and the only Extremis SuperSoldier who manages to fight Tony to a stand-still in the FinalBattle.]]
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: Remember how everyone thought that the Mandarin would be a "behind-the-scenes" villain in this movie, as opposed to Tony's powerful arch-enemy in the comics? Well, ''this'' Mandarin lives up to it.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: After his rise to power, Killain takes to wearing business suits.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: He's the real antagonist behind the Extremis terrorist attacks in the third film.]]
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: It's left ambiguous whether Killian was the leader of the Ten Rings or was just using their name.]]
** [[spoiler:Although he does claim "It was always me, right from the start", implying that the former is correct.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Seeing as he's the founder of AIM and all, he definitely fits.
* [[spoiler:BreathWeapon: His Extremis upgrades allow him to breathe fire, although he only uses the power once.]]
* 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. In fact, WordOfGod states that he, and not Trevor, is the MCU's incarnation of the Mandarin.]]
** He also bears many similarities to [[TheUltimates Gregory Stark]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: What with being the founder of AIM (terrorist sponsor!) and all.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: It's Tony Stark's cruel joke back in 1999 that sets Killian on his StartOfDarkness.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Became a mass murdering terrorist because a man snubbed him one night at a New Year's Eve party.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack[=/=]HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]KarmicDeath[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: It's not Tony who finishes him off. It's ''Pepper'', whom he kidnapped and injected Extremis into.]]
* 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. In contrast as well, Killian was insecure and fragile, whereas Tony was just a jerk and so confident with 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. Problem is, his jokes are [[StylisticSuck dull and laboured]] given that.
* EvilIsPetty: Goes to extreme lengths to spite Tony just because the guy was a {{jerkass}} to him back in 1999.
* EvilMakeover: Became ''much'' more sharp-dressed after his StartOfDarkness.
** [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Pepper didn't recognize him at first; he says he spent five years with a personal trainer.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* GeniusCripple: Before Extremis, he needed a cane to walk.
* GreenEyedMonster: His hatred for Tony comes from his jealousy over Stark's successes.
* 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:IHaveYourWife: Kidnaps Tony's girlfriend Pepper, and the President, so Tony will stay out of his way.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Murders Maya, his chief Extremis researcher,]] for no reason other than to pile more misery on Tony.
* [[spoiler:KnightOfCerebus: When it turns out that the Mandarin we see on TV is just a fake, Killian's character becomes much darker to contrast with Fake!Mandarin's becoming progressively more silly. Most humorous moments after TheReveal are few and far between, and the death count escalates.]]
* LoonyFan: He was Tony's big fan back in 1999, but Tony saw him just as a nuisance. He wasn't actually loony, but Tony, being a jerk at the time, just blew him off.
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: He's the real BigBad of ''Iron Man 3'', and the true Mandarin. 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 oddly appropriate for Killian.]]
** [[spoiler: PunnyName: See NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast below]]
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes glow red when using his Extremis superpowers.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler: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.]]
* SharpDressedMan: After his StartOfDarkness he dresses better.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: [[spoiler:Done to make TheReveal that he's the main villain more surprising.]]
* [[spoiler:SuperPrototype: The AIM videos Tony watches imply Killian was the first human test subject of Extremis. Later, Killian is the only on who manages to take Iron Man one-on-one in the final battle.]]
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:TouchOfDeath: His Extremis powers let him generate temperatures in excess of 3000 degrees Celsius from his skin, allowing him to destroy anything he touches.]]
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass: Went from a meek cripple to a fire-breathing OneManArmy.]]
* 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.
* 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 and the true Mandarin.]]
[[/folder]]

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

A botanist whose work helped create Extremis.
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* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: She worked with 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.
* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation: Courtesy of Killian. Though this is only a partial example, as while the character survived in the Extremis story arc, she ''was'' actually killed off prior to the release of ''3''.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilGenius: No matter what 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.]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: She helped develop Extremis and stayed to work out the kinks, but she seemed to be OK with the whole "fake terrorism" scheme.]]
** [[spoiler: HighHeelFaceTurn / EvenEvilHasStandards: Once she sees how far Killian is going regarding Tony and Pepper, she threatens to kill herself if Killian doesn't free them. Unfortunately, Killian opts to just shoot her.]]
* HotScientist: Otherwise Tony wouldn't be interested in her research, [[NotStayingForBreakfast even leaving her some notes while escaping]].
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: While she's a botanist, Maya is referred as a scientist. She doesn't mind the term being used.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler: WellIntentionedExtremist: She seems to still hold out hope to be able to create a stable version of Extremis for medical purposes.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Her first scene is 'Tony's nth one night stand' because the rest would give away too much.
[[/folder]]

[[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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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, he's the cybernetic AntiHero known as Coldblood. Here, he's Killian's second-in-command and enforcer.
* {{Badass}}: He's an ex-soldier who makes kicking the crap out of people look easy.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier.
* BaldOfEvil: Notably, he's one of the only bald characters in 3, and sadistically cruel.
* TheDragon: Serves as the villainous Killian's right-hand man.
* 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 hosting him hostage, ready to kill him.
* HealingFactor: Again, courtesy of Extremis. [[spoiler:Doesn't save him when Tony blasts his midsection with a Unibeam.]]
* SmugSmiler[=/=]SlasherSmile: He quite clearly enjoys fighting.
* SmugSnake: He's quite arrogant, to say the least.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using his Extremis powers.
* [[spoiler:TorsoWithAView: 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.
[[/folder]]

[[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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* 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.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Is sent flying into a power line after Tony causes an explosion by microwaving a pair of dog tags.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier.
* EvilRedhead: Her hair's scarlet, and she's definitely got the evil part down.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: If you look closely enough at the above image, you can see a scar on the side of her mouth.
** ScarsAreForever: They're there despite Extremis giving her a HealingFactor powerful enough to regrow her lost hand.
* [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer Impersonating Homeland Security]]: What she tries to do after "arresting" Tony. Once the local sheriff doubts her, she decides to screw it and show her true colors.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using her Extremis powers.
* TouchOfDeath: Her Extremis powers let her generate temperatures in excess of 3000 degrees Celsius from her skin, allowing her to destroy anything she touches.
[[/folder]]

!The Ten Rings
[[folder:Raza]]
!!''Raza''
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->''"Whoever holds the weapons manufactured by Stark Industries rules the world... [[TakeOverTheWorld and soon, it will be my turn."]]''

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

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.
** CanonImmigrant: Appeared in the 2010 ''Invincible Iron Man Annual'' as part of Mandarin's BlatantLies retelling of Iron Man's origin.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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]].
* 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 painfully underestimates [[spoiler:Stane]]'s treachery, and is promptly disposed off.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Once Stane has the original MKI armor, he is disposed of.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mandarin]]
!!''The Mandarin [[spoiler:(Trevor Slattery)]]''
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->''"Some people call me a terrorist, I consider myself a teacher. America... ready for another lesson?"''

->'''Portrayed By:''' BenKingsley
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

The [[BiggerBad 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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* AmbiguouslyBrown: In universe, no one is quite sure what his ethnicity actually is, 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.]]
* [[spoiler:AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Trevor has a really short attention span. He falls asleep all the time and promptly interrupts his reveal of AIM's plot to Tony and Rhodey to cheer on the soccer game he's watching on TV.]]
* [[spoiler:AttentionWhore: He can be seen waving to his "fans" even as he's taken away by the police at the end.]]
* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitchBoss: When Tony breaks into his hideout, it's revealed "The Mandarin" is just an actor playing a fictional terrorist created to keep the good guys distracted. Killian's the real DiabolicalMastermind.]]
* BeardOfEvil: It doesn't quite look like it's been well maintained, [[spoiler:which makes even more sense when the actor that plays him is revealed to be a drug-addicted man who generally doesn't look after his health as well as he should.]]
* BassoProfondo: Has a deep, booming, gravelly voice. [[spoiler: It's just the voice he uses as "the Mandarin"; in reality, he just has a stereotypical "crazy old man" voice with a thick Cockney accent.]]
* BigBad: The main antagonist of the third film. [[spoiler:Until it turns out "the Mandarin" is just a smoke-screen for the real BigBad, Killian.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe: "The Mandarin" isn't a terrorist mastermind, just an actor hired by Killian as a decoy.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: See WhatIsEvil.
* [[spoiler:CanonForeigner]]
* [[spoiler:CloudCuckoolander: Outside of the "Mandarin" persona, he's actually a drug-addicted loon.]]
* CoolShades: Has sunglasses that make him look like an eccentric warlord in the vein of Muammar Gaddafi.
* [[spoiler:DirtyOldMan: He enjoys hiring prostitutes. He [[DisposableSexWorker offers them]] to Tony in a desperate attempt to save his own ass.]]
* [[spoiler:DecoyLeader: As Killian wanted a cover-up.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind: The self-styled leader of the criminal/terrorist organization The Ten Rings. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Except really not.]]]]
* [[spoiler:EvilBrit: 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 then tries to impress his prostitutes with the trivia about how fortune cookies aren't actually Chinese.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: [[spoiler:When in-character.]]
* 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 really his idea.]]
* [[spoiler:GeniusDitz]]: [[spoiler:Despite being a washed-up substance-abusing mess, Trevor is a skilled enough actor to at least play the role of a DiabolicalMastermind convincingly.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: 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.]]
* InTheHood: Wears an ornate hooded coat.
* 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, the true Mandarin.]]
* KnightTemplar: "Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher."
* LargeHam: BenKingsley at his best. Killian lampshades it. [[spoiler:A JustifiedTrope, since he's a stage actor in-universe.]]
-->'''Mandarin:''' ''You'lll neverrr seee meeeee cominggggg.''
* [[spoiler:TheLoad: Turns out to be one of the least competent and villainous members of AIM.]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheCurtain: The Mandarin is a sleazy actor playing a role in exchange for a cushy life, not a dangerous terrorist.]]
* MasterActor: He is 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.]]
* [[spoiler:MeanCharacterNiceActor: An InUniverse example. Outside of the "Mandarin" persona, he's a harmless guy]].
* [[spoiler: MouthOfSauron: For Killian, who writes his scripts]].
* 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 terorism, essentially being a hybrid of all of America's enemies in modern history. [[spoiler:This is because, as an actor, he's taking from various movies.]]
* [[spoiler:ObliviouslyEvil: He thinks that the Mandarin is just a role and has no idea that people are actually being killed.]]
* [[spoiler: PluckyComicRelief: After TheReveal, he serves up comedy to contrast with Killian becoming a KnightOfCerebus.]]
* [[spoiler:PuppetKing: He's just a figurehead used to divert attention from Killian's plans.]]
* RaceLift: In the comics, he's half-white and half-Chinese. Ben Kingsley is half-white and half-Indian. This was done partly to avoid the YellowPeril aspect of the character, and the UnfortunateImplications that trope carries.
* [[spoiler:RedHerring: He's just an actor hired to divert attention from the real antagonist, Killian.]]
** [[spoiler: PunchClockVillain / [[GoodAllAlong Neutral All Along]]: Once a poor, struggling alcoholic actor, he merely poses as the Mandarin 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.]]
* RingOfPower: Invoked with his 10 rings. In the comics, they give him mystical powers. In this version, they serve as a symbol of his leadership over the terrorist organization The Ten Rings.
* 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.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: [[spoiler: For a drunken British actor]], he's remarkably composed and unphased 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.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity]]: After the climax of the movie, [[spoiler:a number of people who are watching his arrest are cheering for him]]. This is likely because [[spoiler:the information about the Mandarin being smoke and mirrors was leaked, and they are applauding his convincing performance]].
* VisualPun: At one point, he is 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 who Killian hired to serve as a RedHerring]].
* WhatIsEvil: Mandarin 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:Considering he's actually a stage actor, it's not really surprising.]]
[[/folder]]

!Civilians
[[folder:Christine Everhart]]
!!''Christine Everhart''
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->''"What do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"''

->'''Portrayed By''': Leslie Bibb
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2''

A reporter from ''Vanity Fair Magazine''. 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.
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* 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.
* FanserviceExtra: She's in ''Iron Man'' for just five minutes, two of those minutes spent in a ModestyBedsheet or just a shirt.
* HotScoop: Tony only cared about the 'hot' part and snarked at her scoop.
* 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, however, he doesn't care.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Leslie Bibb is dating Sam Rockwell, who plays Hammer.
* RomanticFalseLead: Gets 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''': [[LampshadeHanging And she wrote a story as well]].
* YouJustToldMe: "I never said you were a superhero."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ho Yinsen]]
!!''Dr. Ho Yinsen''
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->''[[TheObiWan "So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."]]''

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

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.
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* ATeamFiring: Yinsen seems to be a fan of this. Justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and [[ThouShaltNotKill takes not killing very seriously]] even in the hellhole he's in. This just makes him a BadassPacifist.
* CallForward / TheCameo: 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''.
* [[spoiler: DeathByOriginStory: Dies in the same scene that Iron Man is born.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.]]
* 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.
* NiceGuy: An upstanding doctor.
* TheObiWan: Teaches and inspires Tony when he was at his lowest. [[spoiler: Dies to ensure Tony would live.]]
* 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: Is Vietnamese in the comics, even when Tony's origin isn't tied to the Vietnam war.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Keener]]
!!''Harley Keener''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Ty Simpkins
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A kid Tony meets in Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to hide the Iron Man armor.
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* BatmanInMyBasement: Or Tony Stark 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. 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]].
* GenreSavvy: Attempts to manipulate Tony with a DeliberatelyCuteChild ploy.
** WrongGenreSavvy: The equally GenreSavvy Tony drives away instead.
* KidSidekick: Though when it really gets dangerous, Tony tells him to go home and not put himself at risk.
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!Stark Industries
[[folder:Tony Stark (Iron Man)]]
!!''Anthony "Tony" Stark (ComicBook/IronMan)''
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->''"You want my property? [[InsufferableGenius You can't have it]]. But I did you a big favor: [[NGOSuperpower I have successfully privatized world peace]]."''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/RobertDowneyJr
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/TheAvengers'' / ''Film/MarvelOneShots'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

A brilliant engineer and CEO of Stark Industries with his own self-designed PoweredArmor. After
''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' pages, being held hostage by terrorists, and escaping, his world view and philosophy changes, leading to him shutting down the weapons manufacturing division of his company, and becoming the hero Iron Man.
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* TheAlcoholic: Definitely has the tendencies, especially in ''Iron Man 2''.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** In the second film, it seems Tony thinks his father was his AlwaysSomeoneBetter. Quite aside from Howard Stark's apparent lack of parenting skills, he's been "dead for almost twenty years... still takin' [Tony]
canon-swallower I am. The page that introduced me to school".
** It's not given a lot of screentime, but Tony seems
to think of Steve this way. Not hard to imagine why, since he grew up hearing stories about how great Captain America is from his father. Tony sees Steve as someone who site was simply born a good person while Tony still struggles with his Jerkass tendencies.
* AntiHero: Regularly lampshaded by Tony
JumpingTheShark.

[[AC: Works, Tropes,
and everyone around him.
** At the end of ''Film/IronMan1'':
--->'''Tony:''' I'm just not the hero type. Clearly. With this laundry list of character defects, all the mistakes
People pages I've made... largely public...
** Early in ''Film/TheAvengers'':
--->'''Pepper:''' Is this about the Avengers? Which I know nothing about.\\
'''Tony:''' The Avengers initiative was scrapped, I thought. And I didn't even qualify.\\
'''Pepper:''' I didn't know that either.\\
'''Tony:''' Apparently I'm volatile, self-obsessed, and don't play well with others.\\
'''Pepper:''' That I did know.
** And made hilariously, [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecatingly]] blatant in ''Film/IronMan3'':
-->'''Pepper:''' Well now I see why you work with the suits so much... god, what am I going to complain about now?\\
'''Tony:''' It's me, there's always something to complain about.
** And:
-->'''Pepper:''' I am gonna be okay?\\
'''Tony''': You're in a relationship with me, everything will never be okay.
* TheAtoner: Initially, he really didn't give much of a crap about who was blowing up what with his toys, but after being held hostage by terrorists armed almost exclusively with weapons made by his company and subsequently having his life saved by Yinsen (who's treated many fatal injuries caused by Stark's shrapnel-laden weapons), he became this.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Tony's eccentric nature and constantly active brain makes him prone to zoning out of what he's ''supposed'' to be doing.
--> '''Stern:''' Mr. Stark? Mr. ''Stark''!\\
'''Tony:''' ''[turns around]'' Hmm, yes dear?
* AutobotsRockOut: Tony loves him some AC/DC and Black Sabbath. He loves to blast AC/DC's "Shoot To Thrill" whenever he's making a big entrance and was seen throughout much of ''The Avengers'' wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: More distinctive than his comic book counterpart's.
** BadassMustache: He's notably one of the few mainstream heroes in comics or movies that regularly sports a mustache.
** BadassNormal: Tony does well against [[spoiler:Stane]] during the end of ''Iron Man'' while suffering with a malfunctioning and offline armor, and
made:]][[hottip:*:This section is able to do well against Vanko without his armor during the raceway attack in ''2''. [[spoiler:When without a suit in part of ''3'', he shows he's been practicing martial arts. He's like JamesBond, but making his own gadgets.getting increasingly more gun-shaped. Awkward...]]
* ''{{Webcomic/Company0051}}''____________________* TheCretaceousIsAlwaysDoomed_____* Creator/FreddieWong
* BadDreams: By ''Iron Man 3'', his experiences during ''The Avengers'' have shaken him up and given him these, resulting in a hard time sleeping in general.
''Webcomic/HaloAFistfulOfArrows''_____________* HireTheCritic_____________________* Creator/OliviaDeHavilland
* BashBrothers:
** With War Machine.
** [[spoiler: With Captain America after earning each other's respect through fighting side by side. Steve represents the idealism and nobility that Tony has since lost, but deep down still respects and wishes to have again.]]
''Webcomic/ASangheilisWarIsNeverOver''______* AwardCategoryFraud_______________* Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb
* BerserkButton:
** Don't kill anyone he thinks is a better person than him. After the deaths of [[spoiler: Yinsen in ''Iron Man'' and Agent Coulson in ''The Avengers'']], he stops screwing around and immediately starts kicking ass.
** Don't use his technology or weapons to hurt the innocent. He will [[KillEmAll destroy]] you.
** He also reacts very poorly to his loved ones being hurt (and that ''includes'' loyal-bodyguards and best-friends). This one is a bit more dangerous then the others, since it causes Tony to stop thinking rationally, making him prone to mistakes. Particularly Pepper. You hurt her, he won't hold back.
''WebAnimation/BadDays''________________________* PreviewsPulse_____________________* {{Creator/Laina}}
* BiggerStick: Claims to be America's Big Stick in ''Iron Man 2'' and stopping others from abusing his sticks is a recuring problem for him.
''Literature/AllTheWrongQuestions''____________* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* BrilliantButLazy: Implied to be this pre-CharacterDevelopment in the first film. He sure built that arc reactor pretty quickly once he needed it and was said by Obadiah Stane to be more of an "idea man". Still has shades, as he's more hard working but quite hedonistic.
''Film/EndersGame''_____________________* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight
* [[spoiler:BroughtDownToBadass]]: Partway through the third movie, [[spoiler:he loses a lot of his technology. Then he proves he doesn't need it. ''He'' is Iron Man.]]
''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''
* BullyHunter: There is a '''reason''' why Afghanistan is no longer a warzone in the ''Marvel Cinematic Universe'': Tony became [[TranquilFury ROYALLY fed-up with watching decent people like Yinsen suffering by the thousands]] every day, flew there and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown did something about it]]. He'll hate to admit it, but in this respect he is NotSoDifferent from Steve Rogers.
''{{VideoGame/Destiny}}''
* ByronicHero: He has great personal suffering to deal with during his heroics.
''Literature/BookOfEsther''
* TheCameo: Has one at the end of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''.
* TheCasanova: In ''Iron Man 1'' and ''2''. By the time of ''Film/TheAvengers'' however, he's in a monogamous relationship with Pepper.
-->'''Soldier''': Is it true that you went twelve-for-twelve with last year's Maxim cover models?\\
'''Tony Stark''': That is an excellent question. [[OffOnATechnicality Yes and no]]. March and I had a scheduling conflict but fortunately the Christmas cover was [[TwinThreesomeFantasy twins]].
* ChildProdigy: A former one. It's mentioned he built his first AI at the age of ''seven''.
* CloudCuckoolander: He certainly has some rather... ''eccentric'' behaviors.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: After his switch to TheAtoner, Tony is perfectly willing to wield the power of his money, fame, and genius for the greater good.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: A few times, he does this. [[{{Troll}} Mostly on purpose.]] For instance, his thoughts on being called the Da Vinci of our time...
--->''Absolutely ridiculous, I don't paint.''
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Tony admits to doing this in the opening narration of ''Iron Man 3''. Specifically, it's his cruel joke back in 1999 that sets Killian [[spoiler:(The real Mandarin)]] on his StartOfDarkness.
* CursedWithAwesome:
** By ''Film/TheAvengers'', this is how Tony Stark has come to view the electromagnet and the miniature arc reactor that are plugged into his chest 24/7 and are the only things keeping him alive. He spends a good deal of the film trying to convince Bruce Banner that the Hulk is a similarly awesome curse.
-->'''Tony''': It's a terrible... privilege.
** This is proven true later in the ''The Avengers'' when it's shown that the reactor basically makes Tony [[spoiler: the only person unable to be controlled by Loki's scepter because it cuts direct access to his heart.]]
* CuttingTheKnot: When challenged by Steve Rogers in ''The Avengers'' over his worldview and his unwillingness to make the sacrifice play when the chips are down, he defends himself thusly. [[spoiler:The climax of the film sees him outgrowing this and understanding the lengths at which a real hero must go.]]
* {{Cyborg}}: First, we have his Arc Reactor pacemaker. Following [[Film/TheAvengers New York]], Tony's post-traumatic stress disorder leads him to build 35 additional PoweredArmor suits, with subdermal implants in his arm allowing him to control the 42nd overall armor remotely piece-by-piece to pull them to him or put them on another user. [[spoiler:Given that he has surgery to remove the "walking death" shrapnel from his chest, throws his reactor into the ocean and blows up the entire Iron Legion of his remaining armors (which could be controlled by J.A.R.V.I.S.), it's quite likely he gets rid of the implants as well at the end of ''Film/IronMan3''.]]
* TheCynic:
** Which is why he finds Steve Rogers' "[[GoodIsOldFashioned outdated and irrelevant]]" idealism to be annoying.
** He also defaults to this whenever he's emotionally affected by something and wants to pretend he doesn't care, such as his reaction to Natasha's assessment of him regarding the Avengers Initiative, or [[HowDareYouDieOnMe feebly trying to dismiss]] [[spoiler: Coulson]] as an idiot for [[spoiler: taking on a god and getting killed for his efforts.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: About ninety-eight percent of his dialogue is sarcasm.
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Comes '''reaallly''' close to it in Iron Man 3, after Pepper apparently dies. He can't even ''emote'' properly. [[SubvertedTrope Thankfully, she lives.]]]]
* DisabilitySuperpower: The arc reactor that powers Tony's PoweredArmor is installed in Tony's chest in the first place as (roughly) a very fancy pacemaker. Remove the arc reactor and Tony's heart will very quickly give out. [[spoiler: He finally gets the shrapnel removed in ''Film/IronMan3''.]]
* FictionFiveHundred:
** Oh, ''yes.'' Forget the private jet that turns into a nightclub with flight attendants who double as exotic dancers. He has the personal resources and completely automated production facility to build a fully functional Iron Man suit in five hours ''in his garage.''
** As of ''Iron Man 2'', said garage now contains a miniature, personal Hadron Collider.
** ''The Avengers'' has him kicking it up a notch, having bought the [=MetLife=] building and given it some drastic upgrades: he completely cut it off from the city's electrical grid, equipped it with 10 stories of R&D, gave it the capability to both manufacture the Iron Man armor and remove it from Tony while he enters his apartment, and chopped the top off to rebuild it as what can only be described as a fantastic display of ego.
** In 2012, [[http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/fictional-15-12/tony-stark.html Mr. Tony Stark ranks #5 on Forbes' Fictional 15, with a net worth of $9.3 billion]].
* {{Foil}}: To Steve Rogers, playing the selfish cynic to Steve's old-fashioned idealist. For example, while both are shown to be dolls of the public (featured at big show events complete with dancing girls), Steve is made visibly uncomfortable with the spotlight and would rather be on the front lines whereas Tony eats up the attention.
* TheGadfly:
** Tony has an unfortunate habit of using sarcastic humor as an ice-breaker in interpersonal relationships, most tellingly in his tendency to give ''everybody'' goofy nicknames and being ''absolutely'' fine about humorously discussing personal traumas, such as with Captain America's 70 year freeze and how he's a fan of the way Bruce Banner "turns into [[BuffySpeak an enormous green rage-monster.]]"
** Him poking Bruce with a cattle prod stands out as a fine example of how he teases everyone.
* GadgeteerGenius: To the point that, when pushed, he can revolutionise Arc Reactor technology [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!]], as well as build his own personal Hadron Collider by seemingly nothing more than ''rewiring his own home''.
* GenerationXerox: Of his father, Howard Stark.
* GoodIsNotNice: Yes, Tony Stark works hard to keep the world safe, and his heart is in the right place but he's also still a playboy, a glory hound, and an irresponsible jerk a lot of the time. That said, he is still trying to be better.
* HeroesWantRedheads: His relationship with Pepper.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rhodey; he's one of two people that he trusts.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: At least after he gets back from Afghanistan and refused to allow his product to fall into evil hands.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Oh, he cares about people and wants to make the world a better place, no doubt. Just don't expect him to ever admit it.
* InsufferableGenius: Snubs an award ceremony for technological brillance and then gives away the award like it's junk.
* InsultBackfire: Subverted. Initially he likes the title "Merchant of Death" but quickly comes to despise it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He gets called out on this quite often and with good cause.
--> '''Tony''': (''Referring to the newly lit Stark Tower'') [It's] like Christmas, but with a little more... ''me''.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** He starts out as one, but after realizing what his company has been dealing under the table while he wasn't paying attention, [[CharacterDevelopment he decides to atone and become a hero by hunting down and destroying the stockpiles of weapons owned by terrorists]].
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While Tony can be jerkish and a bit of a showoff, his heart's in the right place and he works hard to make the world better. By ''Film/TheAvengers'', he's also indulging in shockingly open displays of compassion and thoughtfulness in between smug, self-aggrandizing quips.
* JerkassFacade: Implied at times to be his only way of dealing with his guilt and feelings of self-hatred and doubt.
* JetPack: On his Mark VII armor in ''The Avengers'', to allow him to use both of his [[PowerPalms repulsors]] without having to [[WeaponizedExhaust use one to stay aloft in flight]]. [[spoiler:It falls off into two engines into space when he loses power at the climax of ''Film/TheAvengers'', but he can probably just replace it.]]
* JumpedAtTheCall: Tony may be living proof that becoming a hero can still be a lot of fun.
* KnightInSourArmor: Tony marinates daily in cynicism and sarcasm before setting forth to bring world peace, protect the innocent, and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers mock the stupid.]]
* TheLancer: Plays this role in ''The Avengers'' to Captain America, similar to the comics; the goof-off cynist to the serious optimist.
* LargeHam: As a man who believes the spotlight is always trained on him, it's a required trait. Check out his arrival at the Stark Expo.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Lampshades this in his narration of ''Iron Man 3'', as his act of spurning Killian in 1999 bites him back in the ass.
-->'''Tony:''' We create our own demons.
* TheLastDance: In ''Iron Man 2'' until [[spoiler: he finds a replacement element for the palladium core of his arc reactor that was [[TaintedVeins poisoning him]].]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Many people, both foes and allies, have assumed that Tony's CloudCuckoolander irreverence and ObfuscatingStupidity mean he's an UpperClassTwit who can't take anything seriously, let alone pose a threat. These people were ''very'' wrong.
* LockingMacgyverInTheStoreCupboard: How he built the Mark I Iron Man armor. Invoked in fact. The Ten Rings asked him what he needed to build a Jericho Missile and Tony told them ''exactly'' what he needed.
* LonelyRichKid: He had no friends growing up in his swank boarding school. Later grew up to be a...
** MillionairePlayboy: Enjoying swank parties and seducing reporters.
* ManChild: At times Stark looks more like a child building with legos than an adult saving the world. Considering that he built his first AI at just ''[[ChildProdigy seven]]'', he really ''hasn't'' grown out of revolutionising technology by playing with toys!
* MetaCasting: Given Downey Jr.'s history with partying and drugs - plus snarky characters - he was fit for the role...
** AbilityOverAppearance: ... except for his height. The comics Tony Stark is 6 inches taller than him, and Downey is shorter than everyone in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] aside from Creator/ScarlettJohansson (hence [[ScullyBox tricks to make him look taller]]).
*** [[http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3siwbd/ It memed]].
* MotorMouth: The man never. Shuts. Up. Particularly in ''The Avengers''. Pepper has the singular ability to hold a conversation with him by talking right over him without pause and listening at the same time, otherwise she'd never get a word in edgewise.
* {{Narcissist}}: "Textbook...''narcissism?''" ''(sees [[DeathGlare Fury's expression]])'' "Agreed."
* TheNicknamer: One of the indicators of his generally flippant attitude is his tendency to toss off casual and frequently pop-culture-laden nicknames for people and objects - "Old Man" and "Capsicle" for Captain America, "Film/PointBreak" for Thor, "[[Film/LordOfTheRings Legolas]]" for Hawkeye, "Reindeer Games" (due to the horns on his helmet) and "Theatre/RockOfAges" for Loki and "Glowstick of Destiny" for Loki's scepter, plus many more for people whose names he either doesn't know or doesn't care about (such as calling a random henchman "Ponytail Express" in ''Iron Man 3''.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He is, in his own words, a "genius billionaire playboy philanthropist". With a suit of PoweredArmor.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: He favors this for his combat tactics. Also the case with the arc reactor in his chest. 3 Gigajoules per second is a power output roughly on par with a nuclear power plant, and he essentially made it to power a pacemaker. Keep in mind that's the ''prototype,'' and he has upgraded it at least twice.
* NotSoDifferent: To Loki in ''TheAvengers'', much to his chagrin.
--> '''Tony:''' ... And Loki, he's a full-tilt diva! He wants flowers, he wants parades, he wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered--\\
''[realises he's describing Stark Tower and in turn, himself]''\\
'''Tony:''' ''[[ExplainExplainOhcrap Sonofabitch]]''.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He often acts absent-minded, easily-distracted, and excessively self-obsessed and arrogant, but is shown to be incredibly on the ball, delivering sarcastic putdowns to people who irritate him and builds incredible machines out of whatever he has on hand. After one night of study, he becomes enough of an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics to discuss the specifics of the Tesseract with Bruce Banner.
* OddFriendship: With Bruce Banner in ''The Avengers'', due to them being the resident science geeks.
--> '''Tony:''' Finally, ''somebody'' who speaks English!
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist:
** He seems to be an expert at high-energy physics, materials science, and aerospace engineering all at the same time. Granted, he does have an AI to help him. His in-universe nickname was "The Da Vinci" of our time" but Tony doesn't think so because he doesn't paint.
** He's a quick study. After spending a night reading S.H.I.E.L.D.'s briefing packet, he can converse fluently with Nick Fury, Bruce Banner and the rest of the Avengers about the technical details of the Tesseract.
* OnceAnEpisode: Tony's introductory scenes are accompanied by an AC/DC song: "Back in Black" in the first film, "Shoot to Thrill" in ''Film/IronMan2'' as well as ''The Avengers'', and "Let There Be Rock" in the ''Fury's Big Week'' comic.
* OneManArmy: As the baby-killing garbage of the Ten Rings found out the hard-and-painful way.
* ParentalAbandonment: Tony complains that his dad was cold, never around for him, and he seriously doubted that his father even loved him at all. [[spoiler: This is eventually shown not to be the case.]]
* PlayfulHacker: Among other things, he enjoys hacking other people's sound systems to play appropriate music for his dramatic entrances. And, in ''2'' he gleefully ''hacks a live senate broadcast and several military satellites'' just to prove a point.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Tony's not very good at talking to other people about his problems, which leaves everyone around him confused and irritated by his strange behavior while he does things like build a suit of PoweredArmor in his basement or slowly die of palladium poisoning.
* ThePornomancer: He's the page image for a ''reason''.
* PoweredArmor: Has made 42 of them by the beginning of ''Iron Man 3''.
* PowerPalms: Repulsors, his main weapons, are fired from the palms of his armor's gauntlets.
* [[spoiler: RetiredBadass: By the end of ''Iron Man 3'', Tony decides that being with Pepper is more important then being Iron Man, going so far as to blow up his entire arsenal of armors.]]
* SadClown: At the end of ''Avengers'', he laughs off his near death experience and starts babbling about the KissOfLife and shawarma. By ''3'', the adrenaline's worn off and he's showing the PTSD you'd expect.
* ScienceHero crossed with ActionHero: He makes powered armor and then he kicks ass wearing it.
* ShellShockedVeteran: His near-death experience at the end of ''Film/TheAvengers'' has caused him nightmares and anxiety attacks in ''Iron Man 3''.
* RelationshipUpgrade: To OfficialCouple with Pepper as of the end of ''Iron Man 2''.
* TechnologicalPacifist:
** Tony gradually becomes one through the first movie and is firmly seated in this trope by the end of it. He ''really'' does not want the government or military to get a hold of his technology by ''Iron Man 2'', specifically because he believes far more lives will be saved if his suits are never mass-manufactured or used in wars.
** This continues in ''Avengers'', where he is livid that SHIELD wants to create [[spoiler:weapons based on the Tesseract]], and in ''Iron Man 3'', where Pepper's reasoning for turning down Killian is that Tony would not approve of how easily the technology could be weaponized.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Tony doesn't like Steve. At all. [[spoiler: But there's nothing like a battle to forge a friendship between the two]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Between ''The Avengers'' and ''Iron Man 3'' Tony seems to have taken Captain America's question about what he is without his armor seriously, since he can now handle himself in a fight without the armor and pulls off a successful infiltration of [[spoiler:The Mandarin's mansion]] through [=McGyver'ed=] gadgets made out of things he found at a home supply store.
* TookALevelInKindness: After his experience in Afghanistan, he realizes how important he is to the rest of the world. It should be noted that as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he's still arrogant.
* TricksterMentor: To Bruce Banner in ''The Avengers''. He pokes him with a cattle-prod to test how he'd react, then comments that Bruce is wrong to deny the part of him that is the Hulk, noting that the amount of gamma radiation exposure he endured would have ''killed'' anyone else. Much like Yinsen stopping the shrapnel from reaching his own heart, he believes that Bruce was kept alive for a reason.
* UnclePennybags: We're looking at the guy who gave $100 to a guy for a small box of strawberries in ''2'', and said to the aforementioned strawberry salesman to keep the change.
* WeaponizedExhaust: His primary weapon, the repulsor, wasn't designed to be a weapon, but rather a flight stabilizer. When he realized it worked as a weapon at full power, he incorporated it.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tony's relationship with his father was strained, at best. This extends to his relationship with ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, who Howard Stark talked about ''a lot'', making Cap into the big brother Tony could never hope to live up to.
* TheWonka: CEO of Stark Industries that has rather strange behaviors, such as building AIs that ''snark back at him''. It's easy to see how Pepper and Rhodes get exasperated with him.
* {{Workaholic}}: If it wasn't for Pepper, Jarvis, and Rhodey, Tony would've starved or overdosed on caffeine down in his workshop years ago.
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[[folder:Pepper Potts]]
!!''Virginia "Pepper" Potts''
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->''[[TheReliableOne "You know, there's only 8,011 things]] [[HypercompetentSidekick that I really need to talk to you about."]]''

->'''Portrayed By''': Gwyneth Paltrow
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/TheAvengers'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

Tony Stark's faithful personal assistant, and eventually love interest.
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* [[spoiler: ActionGirl: Briefly in the third movie, as a result of getting pumped full of Extremis by Killian]].
* ActionSurvivor: One becomes this when working for a super hero.
* 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]]).
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: She's the one who steps in and saves Tony from Killian when the latter comes back for one last scare.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler: Being infected with Extremis.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: "Taking out the trash" is the best example.
* 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.
* [[spoiler: EmpoweredBadassNormal: In the third movie due to Extremis.]]
* 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.
* GoodWithNumbers: What Tony relies on her to do.
* [[spoiler:HealingFactor: Thanks, Extremis! You saved Tony from a DespairEventHorizon and made Pepper a superhero!]]
* 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.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: In Tony's life.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the finale of ''Iron Man 3'', [[spoiler:she demonstrates her Action Girl cred by disabling an Iron Man suit, ripping off its arm, and then uses its repulsor to finish off Killian.]]
* RedHeadedHero: Becomes this in the third film.
* RelationshipUpgrade: To an OfficialCouple with Tony as of the end of ''Iron Man 2''.
* TheReliableOne: To Tony.
* 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, [[SlutShaming 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'.
* SlutShaming: This is her superpower. Take, for example, the quote under ServileSnarker. She gets the same reporter again in ''Iron Man 2'' with a jab about "doing a spread" on Tony. PlayedForLaughs, usually.
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Thanks to [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]]. 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.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Xenafication}}: In part thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. insisting on it, Pepper has her own action scene in ''Iron Man 3''.]]
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[[folder:Obadiah Stane (Iron Monger)]]
!!''Obadiah Stane (Iron Monger)''
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->''"We're [[MythologyGag iron mongers]]; we make weapons."''

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

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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* AffablyEvil: He's a ruthless arms dealer...who cracks wise, rolls around on a Segway like a big kid, and brings Tony pizza from New York (Tony lives in Malibu) right after initiating a coup against him with the board of directors.
** In a deleted scene he tells the scientists working on the Iron Monger suit that [[NiceToTheWaiter he's appreciative of their efforts but they need to work harder]]. He then delivers a speech declaring that technology the level of what Tony has created only comes once a generation, and it is their duty to discover its secrets and make sure the right people have access to them for the good of civilization, which if the scene had been included would have made him into a WellIntentionedExtremist AntiVillain.
* ArchEnemy: To Tony.
* BaldOfEvil: Jeff Bridges was reported to even be looking forward to shaving his head to portray Stane with this.
* BeardOfEvil: A well groomed one, in contrast to Tony's goatee.
* BigBad: Of the first film.
* BlackMarket: His source of income. [[ArmsDealer Sells weapons to, well, anyone.]] [[spoiler:His plot to have Tony killed is so he can engage in his dealings without someone watching over his shoulder.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Orchestrated the hit on Tony in Afganistan and later locks him out of the company to continue his EvilPlan.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Everyone he works with will eventually find themselves paralyzed and their stuff stolen.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Sells weapons on the black market.
* DeadpanSnarker: The only thing he and Tony have in common.
* 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]]!"
* EvilMentor: He tries to steer Tony over to his line of thinking "We're Iron Mongers".
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Arrange for Tony's murder and take over Stark Industries.]]
* 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[=/=]PunctuatedForEmphasis: The very 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=[[StarWars Obi-Wan]].
* 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.
* VillainousBreakdown: The well-known "Box of scraps" scene and so on. Even his final gambit is nothing more than a desperate, insane bid to drag Tony down with him.
* WickedCultured: This guy is great on the piano but the hidden message was less well meaning.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Happy Hogan]]
!!''Harold "Happy" Hogan''
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->''"Anything else, boss?"''

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

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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* 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'', which come at him at over '''seventy miles per hour''' - 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.
* 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.''
* ButtMonkey: Comic relief is his thing.
* CreatorCameo: He directed the first two ''Iron Man'' movies.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is a pretty good boxer, unfortunately, he happens to live in a WorldOfBadass. 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 rearview 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.
* 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]].
** ProperlyParanoid: His suspicion about Killian and his men does lead him to start following the trail of their plot.
* SharpDressedMan: Always wears a suit.
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:J.A.R.V.I.S.]]
!!''J.A.R.V.I.S.''
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->''[[DeadpanSnarker "What was I thinking? You're usually so discreet."]]''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/PaulBettany (voice)
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/TheAvengers'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

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 [[spoiler: and all of Iron Man, if Tony isn't around]].
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* 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."
* BritishStuffiness[=/=]TheJeeves: He's basically a digital British butler.
* CanonImmigrant: Eventually his popularity got him into the comics.
* DeadGuyJunior: Revealed in the canon tie-in comics: 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. [[hottip:*:It's never mentioned if the real Jarvis is still alive; though given his age in the flashback, it's unlikely.]] 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass: In the third movie, Tony gets J.A.R.V.I.S. to operate ''an entire legion of Iron Man armors''. Being unmanned drones, [[ConservationOfNinjitsu they fall pretty easily]], but still.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Howard Stark]]
->See "Heroes" under Characters.CaptainAmericaFilms
[[/folder]]

!United States Government and Military

[[folder:James Rhodes (War Machine)]]
!!''Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes (ComicBook/WarMachine / Iron Patriot)''
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->''"The future of air combat... Is it manned, or unmanned? [[{{Foreshadowing}} I'll tell you in my experience, no unmanned aerial vehicle will ever trump a pilot's instinct.]]"''

->'''Portrayed By''': Terrence Howard, Don Cheadle (pictured left)
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' (Portrayed by Terrence Howard) / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

Tony Stark's best friend, and military liaison to Stark Industries. Uses a modified version of Iron Man's PoweredArmor as War Machine.
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* AmericanRobot / CaptainPatriotic: His new "Iron Patriot" paintjob in 3. Despite being based on a villain's look in the comics, here it just plays up his MilitarySuperhero status.
* AppropriatedAppellation: After Tony insults his armor by calling it a "war machine" in ''Film/IronMan2'', Rhodey takes to calling his armor that himself. Tony notes in the tie in comic to ''Film/IronMan3'' that he meant it as an insult.
* {{Badass}}: [[LampshadeHanging Self-identified.]]
** BadassNormal: Like Tony.
** ColonelBadass: Lieutenant-Colonel, to be precise.
* BaldOfAwesome: Though only the Don Cheadle version.
* BashBrothers: With Iron Man.
* BlackBestFriend: To Tony.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Sucks at avoiding temptation and gets drunk ''much'' faster than Tony.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: "That's why I have to be your babysiter. You need your diaper changed, I'll get you a bottle." As much as he complains he truly cares about Tony.
* DeadpanSnarker: The only way to interact with Tony. "How was the Fun-Vee?"
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Tony. Aside from Pepper, Rhodey is one of the very few people Tony truly trusts and he's always trying his hardest to keep Tony from hurting himself.
* HumansAreWarriors: He likes talking about the soldier community: "They've got my back....and
''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''

I've got their's".
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In ''3'' he nails several difficult shots with a pistol, including a distant light and some cables.
* MeaningfulRename: His superhero moniker is changed from "War Machine" to "[[PatrioticFervor Iron Patriot]]" in the face of the Mandarin terror threat.
** FailOSuckyname: Tony isn't impressed by the new name, and Rhodey ultimately admits he liked War Machine better.
* MilitarySuperhero: Lieutenant Colonel of the US Air Force and War Machine.
* MomentKiller: [[spoiler:To Tony and Pepper at the end of ''Iron Man 2''. To be fair, [[ImStandingRightHere he was sitting right there]] and they didn't bother to check.]]
-->'''Rhodey''': [[GetARoom Get a roof!]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: He tries ''very'' hard to be the responsible adult around Tony. Not as easy as one might think.
* OnlySaneMan in Tony's Life: The other one is Pepper.
* TheOtherDarrin: Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle
also written reviews for the second film. His first scene in the second film is framed in such a way that his face isn't visible until after Tony greets him, so that the audience is clear on who he is.
-->'''Tony:''' I didn't expect to see you here.\\
'''Rhodes:''' [[LampshadeHanging It's me, I'm here, deal with it, let's move on. Drop it.]]
following:

* PoweredArmor: His piece was originally the Mark 2, the first flight-capable suit Tony made after returning from captivity. Rhodes confiscates it from Tony ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=7567 The Amazing Spider-Man]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4629 Avatar]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4237 Captain America: The First Avenger]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=5140 Contact]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=10039 Glory]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6443 How It Should Have Ended]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6350 How To Train Your Dragon]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6381 The Incredibles]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=7935 Jurassic Park (the book)]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=8918 The King's Speech]]''
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4940 Leonardo DiCaprio]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6975 Marry Me]]''
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6994 Orson Scott Card]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=9650 Phineas
and [[SuperheroPackingHeat gets it upgraded by Justin Hammer]] in ''Iron Man 2''.
Ferb]]''
* SuperheroPackingHeat: He likes his armor less "bleeding-edge" and more "big, big guns".
** {{BFG}}: Tony seems to think he's compensating for something. Rhodey's reply is "It's called being a badass."
** GatlingGood: Shoulder-mounted and auto-targeting.
** MoreDakka: War Machine has five different kinds of guns.
** ShoulderCannon: It's a big gun but not ''the'' big gun.
''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=10038 Pooh's Grand Adventure]]''
* TheStoic: When he's with his co-workers, he's calm and focused.
** NotSoStoic: However, when he's with Tony, he's a bit more livid, like if Tony has gotten him a bit drunk, gets angry with Tony, or dons the War Machine armor, especially during the final battles and the finale of ''Iron Man 2''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:President Ellis]]
!!''President Ellis''

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

->'''Portrayed By:''' William Sadler
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

The President
''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4938 Red vs. Blue]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4631 Rise
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.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: What [[spoiler:Killian]] tries to invoke by having President Ellis [[spoiler:die in the suit of armor that the President commissioned for Rhodes while set on fire by oil.]]
* TheLeader: He's the leader
Planet of the USA due to being the president.
Apes]]''
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: He is President Presentable, 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.
''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4959 Tangled]]''
* ShoutOut: His name is likely one to 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, possible 2016 presidential candidate, and son and brother, respectively, of former Presidents GeorgeHWBush and GeorgeWBush.
''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=5563 The actor is made up to resemble to Bush 41.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vice President Rodriguez]]
!!''Vice President Rodriguez''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Miguel Ferrer
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

Adventures of Tintin]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=5244
The Vice President of the United States.
----
Meek]]''
* [[spoiler:BaldOfEvil: Once his true colors are revealed]].
''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=5123 Up]]''
* [[spoiler:EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Working to have his daughter's leg regenerated.]]
* NumberTwo: He's the second in command of the USA.
* [[spoiler:PresidentEvil: He's working with Killian to kill the president, in order to have his daughter's leg regenerated]].
* [[spoiler:TraitorShot: Once he was finished talking with Rhodes and Stark, another man asked if something was wrong, leading to the above tropes.]]
[[/folder]]

!Hammer Advanced Weapons Systems

[[folder:Ivan Vanko (Whiplash)]]
!!''Ivan Vanko (Whiplash)''
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->''"If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in Him. There will be blood in the water. The sharks will come."''

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

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 is 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.
* {{Badass}}:
** 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.]]
* BigBad: In ''Iron Man 2,'' though he's content to let Hammer ''think'' he's just an underling.
* CompositeCharacter: Of Whiplash (the whips) and Crimson Dynamo (the PoweredArmor, being Russian, and his name).
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Discussed, 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.
* 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.]]"
* FakeRussian: Mickey Rourke is American, but from many reports, spoke Russian very well.
* 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.
* 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]].
* OralFixationFixation: 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; most notably, during the climax, his only words are a simple "You lose," to Tony.
* RenegadeRussian: Tried selling Soviet nuclear fuel on the black market at one point.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Why he's not using his technology for practical purposes.
* ShockAndAwe: His whips.
* 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. 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.
* WhipItGood: And it cuts 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. But with Tony, he makes his intentions clear and even follows Tony's sarcastic advice when upgrading his weaponry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Justin Hammer]]
!!''Justin Hammer''
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->''"Mr. Stark has built a sword, yet he insists on using it as a shield!"''

->'''Portrayed By''': SamRockwell
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan2''

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]] PeterCushing.
* 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[=/=]EvilIsPetty: He has people killed just to get Vanko out so he can make his Hammerdrones, all for the sake of showing up Tony Stark.
* 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 actually 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.
* 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.
* 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 recent memory.
* LaughablyEvil: He ''tries'' to be taken seriously, but he's too much of loser to accomplish that.
* MadeOfExplodium:
** His buster-bunker "Ex-Wife" miniature rocket is supposedly extremely explosive.
-->'''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. 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 are not ''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: 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.
* SmugSnake: He has the same ego as Tony, but none of the genius to back it up.
[[/folder]]

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

[[folder:Aldrich Killian]]
!!''Aldrich Killian [[spoiler:(The Mandarin)]]''
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->''"The whole world's going to be watching."''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Guy Pearce
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

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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* 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:It's hinted that he's behind the Ten Rings as well]].
* 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.
* [[spoiler:AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of AIM, and the only Extremis SuperSoldier who manages to fight Tony to a stand-still in the FinalBattle.]]
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: Remember how everyone thought that the Mandarin would be a "behind-the-scenes" villain in this movie, as opposed to Tony's powerful arch-enemy in the comics? Well, ''this'' Mandarin lives up to it.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: After his rise to power, Killain takes to wearing business suits.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: He's the real antagonist behind the Extremis terrorist attacks in the third film.]]
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: It's left ambiguous whether Killian was the leader of the Ten Rings or was just using their name.]]
** [[spoiler:Although he does claim "It was always me, right from the start", implying that the former is correct.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Seeing as he's the founder of AIM and all, he definitely fits.
* [[spoiler:BreathWeapon: His Extremis upgrades allow him to breathe fire, although he only uses the power once.]]
* 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. In fact, WordOfGod states that he, and not Trevor, is the MCU's incarnation of the Mandarin.]]
** He also bears many similarities to [[TheUltimates Gregory Stark]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: What with being the founder of AIM (terrorist sponsor!) and all.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: It's Tony Stark's cruel joke back in 1999 that sets Killian on his StartOfDarkness.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Became a mass murdering terrorist because a man snubbed him one night at a New Year's Eve party.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack[=/=]HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]KarmicDeath[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: It's not Tony who finishes him off. It's ''Pepper'', whom he kidnapped and injected Extremis into.]]
* 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. In contrast as well, Killian was insecure and fragile, whereas Tony was just a jerk and so confident with 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. Problem is, his jokes are [[StylisticSuck dull and laboured]] given that.
* EvilIsPetty: Goes to extreme lengths to spite Tony just because the guy was a {{jerkass}} to him back in 1999.
* EvilMakeover: Became ''much'' more sharp-dressed after his StartOfDarkness.
** [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Pepper didn't recognize him at first; he says he spent five years with a personal trainer.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* GeniusCripple: Before Extremis, he needed a cane to walk.
* GreenEyedMonster: His hatred for Tony comes from his jealousy over Stark's successes.
* 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:IHaveYourWife: Kidnaps Tony's girlfriend Pepper, and the President, so Tony will stay out of his way.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Murders Maya, his chief Extremis researcher,]] for no reason other than to pile more misery on Tony.
* [[spoiler:KnightOfCerebus: When it turns out that the Mandarin we see on TV is just a fake, Killian's character becomes much darker to contrast with Fake!Mandarin's becoming progressively more silly. Most humorous moments after TheReveal are few and far between, and the death count escalates.]]
* LoonyFan: He was Tony's big fan back in 1999, but Tony saw him just as a nuisance. He wasn't actually loony, but Tony, being a jerk at the time, just blew him off.
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: He's the real BigBad of ''Iron Man 3'', and the true Mandarin. 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 oddly appropriate for Killian.]]
** [[spoiler: PunnyName: See NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast below]]
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes glow red when using his Extremis superpowers.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler: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.]]
* SharpDressedMan: After his StartOfDarkness he dresses better.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: [[spoiler:Done to make TheReveal that he's the main villain more surprising.]]
* [[spoiler:SuperPrototype: The AIM videos Tony watches imply Killian was the first human test subject of Extremis. Later, Killian is the only on who manages to take Iron Man one-on-one in the final battle.]]
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:TouchOfDeath: His Extremis powers let him generate temperatures in excess of 3000 degrees Celsius from his skin, allowing him to destroy anything he touches.]]
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass: Went from a meek cripple to a fire-breathing OneManArmy.]]
* 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.
* 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 and the true Mandarin.]]
[[/folder]]

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

A botanist whose work helped create Extremis.
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* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: She worked with 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.
* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation: Courtesy of Killian. Though this is only a partial example, as while the character survived in the Extremis story arc, she ''was'' actually killed off prior to the release of ''3''.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilGenius: No matter what 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.]]
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: She helped develop Extremis and stayed to work out the kinks, but she seemed to be OK with the whole "fake terrorism" scheme.]]
** [[spoiler: HighHeelFaceTurn / EvenEvilHasStandards: Once she sees how far Killian is going regarding Tony and Pepper, she threatens to kill herself if Killian doesn't free them. Unfortunately, Killian opts to just shoot her.]]
* HotScientist: Otherwise Tony wouldn't be interested in her research, [[NotStayingForBreakfast even leaving her some notes while escaping]].
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: While she's a botanist, Maya is referred as a scientist. She doesn't mind the term being used.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler: WellIntentionedExtremist: She seems to still hold out hope to be able to create a stable version of Extremis for medical purposes.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Her first scene is 'Tony's nth one night stand' because the rest would give away too much.
[[/folder]]

[[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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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, he's the cybernetic AntiHero known as Coldblood. Here, he's Killian's second-in-command and enforcer.
* {{Badass}}: He's an ex-soldier who makes kicking the crap out of people look easy.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier.
* BaldOfEvil: Notably, he's one of the only bald characters in 3, and sadistically cruel.
* TheDragon: Serves as the villainous Killian's right-hand man.
* 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 hosting him hostage, ready to kill him.
* HealingFactor: Again, courtesy of Extremis. [[spoiler:Doesn't save him when Tony blasts his midsection with a Unibeam.]]
* SmugSmiler[=/=]SlasherSmile: He quite clearly enjoys fighting.
* SmugSnake: He's quite arrogant, to say the least.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using his Extremis powers.
* [[spoiler:TorsoWithAView: 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.
[[/folder]]

[[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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* 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.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Is sent flying into a power line after Tony causes an explosion by microwaving a pair of dog tags.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier.
* EvilRedhead: Her hair's scarlet, and she's definitely got the evil part down.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: If you look closely enough at the above image, you can see a scar on the side of her mouth.
** ScarsAreForever: They're there despite Extremis giving her a HealingFactor powerful enough to regrow her lost hand.
* [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer Impersonating Homeland Security]]: What she tries to do after "arresting" Tony. Once the local sheriff doubts her, she decides to screw it and show her true colors.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using her Extremis powers.
* TouchOfDeath: Her Extremis powers let her generate temperatures in excess of 3000 degrees Celsius from her skin, allowing her to destroy anything she touches.
[[/folder]]

!The Ten Rings
[[folder:Raza]]
!!''Raza''
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->''"Whoever holds the weapons manufactured by Stark Industries rules the world... [[TakeOverTheWorld and soon, it will be my turn."]]''

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

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.
** CanonImmigrant: Appeared in the 2010 ''Invincible Iron Man Annual'' as part of Mandarin's BlatantLies retelling of Iron Man's origin.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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]].
* 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 painfully underestimates [[spoiler:Stane]]'s treachery, and is promptly disposed off.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Once Stane has the original MKI armor, he is disposed of.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mandarin]]
!!''The Mandarin [[spoiler:(Trevor Slattery)]]''
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->''"Some people call me a terrorist, I consider myself a teacher. America... ready for another lesson?"''

->'''Portrayed By:''' BenKingsley
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

The [[BiggerBad 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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* AmbiguouslyBrown: In universe, no one is quite sure what his ethnicity actually is, 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.]]
* [[spoiler:AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Trevor has a really short attention span. He falls asleep all the time and promptly interrupts his reveal of AIM's plot to Tony and Rhodey to cheer on the soccer game he's watching on TV.]]
* [[spoiler:AttentionWhore: He can be seen waving to his "fans" even as he's taken away by the police at the end.]]
* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitchBoss: When Tony breaks into his hideout, it's revealed "The Mandarin" is just an actor playing a fictional terrorist created to keep the good guys distracted. Killian's the real DiabolicalMastermind.]]
* BeardOfEvil: It doesn't quite look like it's been well maintained, [[spoiler:which makes even more sense when the actor that plays him is revealed to be a drug-addicted man who generally doesn't look after his health as well as he should.]]
* BassoProfondo: Has a deep, booming, gravelly voice. [[spoiler: It's just the voice he uses as "the Mandarin"; in reality, he just has a stereotypical "crazy old man" voice with a thick Cockney accent.]]
* BigBad: The main antagonist of the third film. [[spoiler:Until it turns out "the Mandarin" is just a smoke-screen for the real BigBad, Killian.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe: "The Mandarin" isn't a terrorist mastermind, just an actor hired by Killian as a decoy.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: See WhatIsEvil.
* [[spoiler:CanonForeigner]]
* [[spoiler:CloudCuckoolander: Outside of the "Mandarin" persona, he's actually a drug-addicted loon.]]
* CoolShades: Has sunglasses that make him look like an eccentric warlord in the vein of Muammar Gaddafi.
* [[spoiler:DirtyOldMan: He enjoys hiring prostitutes. He [[DisposableSexWorker offers them]] to Tony in a desperate attempt to save his own ass.]]
* [[spoiler:DecoyLeader: As Killian wanted a cover-up.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind: The self-styled leader of the criminal/terrorist organization The Ten Rings. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Except really not.]]]]
* [[spoiler:EvilBrit: 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 then tries to impress his prostitutes with the trivia about how fortune cookies aren't actually Chinese.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: [[spoiler:When in-character.]]
* 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 really his idea.]]
* [[spoiler:GeniusDitz]]: [[spoiler:Despite being a washed-up substance-abusing mess, Trevor is a skilled enough actor to at least play the role of a DiabolicalMastermind convincingly.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: 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.]]
* InTheHood: Wears an ornate hooded coat.
* 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, the true Mandarin.]]
* KnightTemplar: "Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher."
* LargeHam: BenKingsley at his best. Killian lampshades it. [[spoiler:A JustifiedTrope, since he's a stage actor in-universe.]]
-->'''Mandarin:''' ''You'lll neverrr seee meeeee cominggggg.''
* [[spoiler:TheLoad: Turns out to be one of the least competent and villainous members of AIM.]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheCurtain: The Mandarin is a sleazy actor playing a role in exchange for a cushy life, not a dangerous terrorist.]]
* MasterActor: He is 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.]]
* [[spoiler:MeanCharacterNiceActor: An InUniverse example. Outside of the "Mandarin" persona, he's a harmless guy]].
* [[spoiler: MouthOfSauron: For Killian, who writes his scripts]].
* 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 terorism, essentially being a hybrid of all of America's enemies in modern history. [[spoiler:This is because, as an actor, he's taking from various movies.]]
* [[spoiler:ObliviouslyEvil: He thinks that the Mandarin is just a role and has no idea that people are actually being killed.]]
* [[spoiler: PluckyComicRelief: After TheReveal, he serves up comedy to contrast with Killian becoming a KnightOfCerebus.]]
* [[spoiler:PuppetKing: He's just a figurehead used to divert attention from Killian's plans.]]
* RaceLift: In the comics, he's half-white and half-Chinese. Ben Kingsley is half-white and half-Indian. This was done partly to avoid the YellowPeril aspect of the character, and the UnfortunateImplications that trope carries.
* [[spoiler:RedHerring: He's just an actor hired to divert attention from the real antagonist, Killian.]]
** [[spoiler: PunchClockVillain / [[GoodAllAlong Neutral All Along]]: Once a poor, struggling alcoholic actor, he merely poses as the Mandarin 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.]]
* RingOfPower: Invoked with his 10 rings. In the comics, they give him mystical powers. In this version, they serve as a symbol of his leadership over the terrorist organization The Ten Rings.
* 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.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: [[spoiler: For a drunken British actor]], he's remarkably composed and unphased 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.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity]]: After the climax of the movie, [[spoiler:a number of people who are watching his arrest are cheering for him]]. This is likely because [[spoiler:the information about the Mandarin being smoke and mirrors was leaked, and they are applauding his convincing performance]].
* VisualPun: At one point, he is 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 who Killian hired to serve as a RedHerring]].
* WhatIsEvil: Mandarin 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:Considering he's actually a stage actor, it's not really surprising.]]
[[/folder]]

!Civilians
[[folder:Christine Everhart]]
!!''Christine Everhart''
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->''"What do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"''

->'''Portrayed By''': Leslie Bibb
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2''

A reporter from ''Vanity Fair Magazine''. 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.
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* 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.
* FanserviceExtra: She's in ''Iron Man'' for just five minutes, two of those minutes spent in a ModestyBedsheet or just a shirt.
* HotScoop: Tony only cared about the 'hot' part and snarked at her scoop.
* 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, however, he doesn't care.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Leslie Bibb is dating Sam Rockwell, who plays Hammer.
* RomanticFalseLead: Gets 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''': [[LampshadeHanging And she wrote a story as well]].
* YouJustToldMe: "I never said you were a superhero."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ho Yinsen]]
!!''Dr. Ho Yinsen''
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->''[[TheObiWan "So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."]]''

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

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.
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* ATeamFiring: Yinsen seems to be a fan of this. Justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and [[ThouShaltNotKill takes not killing very seriously]] even in the hellhole he's in. This just makes him a BadassPacifist.
* CallForward / TheCameo: 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''.
* [[spoiler: DeathByOriginStory: Dies in the same scene that Iron Man is born.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.]]
* 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.
* NiceGuy: An upstanding doctor.
* TheObiWan: Teaches and inspires Tony when he was at his lowest. [[spoiler: Dies to ensure Tony would live.]]
* 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: Is Vietnamese in the comics, even when Tony's origin isn't tied to the Vietnam war.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Keener]]
!!''Harley Keener''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Ty Simpkins
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A kid Tony meets in Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to hide the Iron Man armor.
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* BatmanInMyBasement: Or Tony Stark 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. 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]].
* GenreSavvy: Attempts to manipulate Tony with a DeliberatelyCuteChild ploy.
** WrongGenreSavvy: The equally GenreSavvy Tony drives away instead.
* KidSidekick: Though when it really gets dangerous, Tony tells him to go home and not put himself at risk.
[[/folder]]
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!Civilians
[[folder:Christine Everhart]]
!!''Christine Everhart''
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->''"What do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"''

->'''Portrayed By''': Leslie Bibb
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2''

A reporter from ''Vanity Fair Magazine''. 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.
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* 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.
* FanserviceExtra: She's in ''Iron Man'' for just five minutes, two of those minutes spent in a ModestyBedsheet or just a shirt.
* HotScoop: Tony only cared about the 'hot' part and snarked at her scoop.
* 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, however, he doesn't care.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Leslie Bibb is dating Sam Rockwell, who plays Hammer.
* RomanticFalseLead: Gets 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''': [[LampshadeHanging And she wrote a story as well]].
* YouJustToldMe: "I never said you were a superhero."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ho Yinsen]]
!!''Dr. Ho Yinsen''
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->''[[TheObiWan "So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."]]''

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

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.
----
* ATeamFiring: Yinsen seems to be a fan of this. Justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and [[ThouShaltNotKill takes not killing very seriously]] even in the hellhole he's in. This just makes him a BadassPacifist.
* CallForward / TheCameo: 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''.
* [[spoiler: DeathByOriginStory: Dies in the same scene that Iron Man is born.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.]]
* 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.
* NiceGuy: An upstanding doctor.
* TheObiWan: Teaches and inspires Tony when he was at his lowest. [[spoiler: Dies to ensure Tony would live.]]
* 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: Is Vietnamese in the comics, even when Tony's origin isn't tied to the Vietnam war.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Keener]]
!!''Harley Keener''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Ty Simpkins
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A kid Tony meets in Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to hide the Iron Man armor.
----
* BatmanInMyBasement: Or Tony Stark 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. 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]].
* GenreSavvy: Attempts to manipulate Tony with a DeliberatelyCuteChild ploy.
** WrongGenreSavvy: The equally GenreSavvy Tony drives away instead.
* KidSidekick: Though when it really gets dangerous, Tony tells him to go home and not put himself at risk.
[[/folder]]


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!Civilians
[[folder:Christine Everhart]]
!!''Christine Everhart''
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->''"What do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"''

->'''Portrayed By''': Leslie Bibb
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2''

A reporter from ''Vanity Fair Magazine''. 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.
----
* 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.
* FanserviceExtra: She's in ''Iron Man'' for just five minutes, two of those minutes spent in a ModestyBedsheet or just a shirt.
* HotScoop: Tony only cared about the 'hot' part and snarked at her scoop.
* 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, however, he doesn't care.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Leslie Bibb is dating Sam Rockwell, who plays Hammer.
* RomanticFalseLead: Gets 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''': [[LampshadeHanging And she wrote a story as well]].
* YouJustToldMe: "I never said you were a superhero."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ho Yinsen]]
!!''Dr. Ho Yinsen''
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->''[[TheObiWan "So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."]]''

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

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.
----
* ATeamFiring: Yinsen seems to be a fan of this. Justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and [[ThouShaltNotKill takes not killing very seriously]] even in the hellhole he's in. This just makes him a BadassPacifist.
* CallForward / TheCameo: 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''.
* [[spoiler: DeathByOriginStory: Dies in the same scene that Iron Man is born.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.]]
* 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.
* NiceGuy: An upstanding doctor.
* TheObiWan: Teaches and inspires Tony when he was at his lowest. [[spoiler: Dies to ensure Tony would live.]]
* 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: Is Vietnamese in the comics, even when Tony's origin isn't tied to the Vietnam war.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Keener]]
!!''Harley Keener''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Ty Simpkins
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A kid Tony meets in Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to hide the Iron Man armor.
----
* BatmanInMyBasement: Or Tony Stark 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. 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]].
* GenreSavvy: Attempts to manipulate Tony with a DeliberatelyCuteChild ploy.
** WrongGenreSavvy: The equally GenreSavvy Tony drives away instead.
* KidSidekick: Though when it really gets dangerous, Tony tells him to go home and not put himself at risk.
[[/folder]]
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[[folder:Tony Stark (Iron Man)]]
!!''Anthony "Tony" Stark (ComicBook/IronMan)''
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->''"You want my property? [[InsufferableGenius You can't have it]]. But I did you a big favor: [[NGOSuperpower I have successfully privatized world peace]]."''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/RobertDowneyJr
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/TheAvengers'' / ''Film/MarvelOneShots'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

A brilliant engineer and CEO of Stark Industries with his own self-designed PoweredArmor. After
being held hostage by terrorists, and escaping, his world view and philosophy changes, leading to him shutting down the canon-swallower I am. The page that introduced me weapons manufacturing division of his company, and becoming the hero Iron Man.
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* TheAlcoholic: Definitely has the tendencies, especially in ''Iron Man 2''.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter:
** In the second film, it seems Tony thinks his father was his AlwaysSomeoneBetter. Quite aside from Howard Stark's apparent lack of parenting skills, he's been "dead for almost twenty years... still takin' [Tony]
to school".
** It's not given a lot of screentime, but Tony seems
to think of Steve this site way. Not hard to imagine why, since he grew up hearing stories about how great Captain America is from his father. Tony sees Steve as someone who was JumpingTheShark.

[[AC: Works, Tropes,
simply born a good person while Tony still struggles with his Jerkass tendencies.
* AntiHero: Regularly lampshaded by Tony
and People pages everyone around him.
** At the end of ''Film/IronMan1'':
--->'''Tony:''' I'm just not the hero type. Clearly. With this laundry list of character defects, all the mistakes
I've made:]][[hottip:*:This section made... largely public...
** Early in ''Film/TheAvengers'':
--->'''Pepper:''' Is this about the Avengers? Which I know nothing about.\\
'''Tony:''' The Avengers initiative was scrapped, I thought. And I didn't even qualify.\\
'''Pepper:''' I didn't know that either.\\
'''Tony:''' Apparently I'm volatile, self-obsessed, and don't play well with others.\\
'''Pepper:''' That I did know.
** And made hilariously, [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecatingly]] blatant in ''Film/IronMan3'':
-->'''Pepper:''' Well now I see why you work with the suits so much... god, what am I going to complain about now?\\
'''Tony:''' It's me, there's always something to complain about.
** And:
-->'''Pepper:''' I am gonna be okay?\\
'''Tony''': You're in a relationship with me, everything will never be okay.
* TheAtoner: Initially, he really didn't give much of a crap about who was blowing up what with his toys, but after being held hostage by terrorists armed almost exclusively with weapons made by his company and subsequently having his life saved by Yinsen (who's treated many fatal injuries caused by Stark's shrapnel-laden weapons), he became this.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Tony's eccentric nature and constantly active brain makes him prone to zoning out of what he's ''supposed'' to be doing.
--> '''Stern:''' Mr. Stark? Mr. ''Stark''!\\
'''Tony:''' ''[turns around]'' Hmm, yes dear?
* AutobotsRockOut: Tony loves him some AC/DC and Black Sabbath. He loves to blast AC/DC's "Shoot To Thrill" whenever he's making a big entrance and was seen throughout much of ''The Avengers'' wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: More distinctive than his comic book counterpart's.
** BadassMustache: He's notably one of the few mainstream heroes in comics or movies that regularly sports a mustache.
** BadassNormal: Tony does well against [[spoiler:Stane]] during the end of ''Iron Man'' while suffering with a malfunctioning and offline armor, and
is getting increasingly more gun-shaped. Awkward...able to do well against Vanko without his armor during the raceway attack in ''2''. [[spoiler:When without a suit in part of ''3'', he shows he's been practicing martial arts. He's like JamesBond, but making his own gadgets.]]
* ''{{Webcomic/Company0051}}''____________________* TheCretaceousIsAlwaysDoomed_____* Creator/FreddieWong
* ''Webcomic/HaloAFistfulOfArrows''_____________* HireTheCritic_____________________* Creator/OliviaDeHavilland
BadDreams: By ''Iron Man 3'', his experiences during ''The Avengers'' have shaken him up and given him these, resulting in a hard time sleeping in general.
* ''Webcomic/ASangheilisWarIsNeverOver''______* AwardCategoryFraud_______________* Creator/AnnaSophiaRobb
BashBrothers:
** With War Machine.
** [[spoiler: With Captain America after earning each other's respect through fighting side by side. Steve represents the idealism and nobility that Tony has since lost, but deep down still respects and wishes to have again.]]
* ''WebAnimation/BadDays''________________________* PreviewsPulse_____________________* {{Creator/Laina}}
BerserkButton:
** Don't kill anyone he thinks is a better person than him. After the deaths of [[spoiler: Yinsen in ''Iron Man'' and Agent Coulson in ''The Avengers'']], he stops screwing around and immediately starts kicking ass.
** Don't use his technology or weapons to hurt the innocent. He will [[KillEmAll destroy]] you.
** He also reacts very poorly to his loved ones being hurt (and that ''includes'' loyal-bodyguards and best-friends). This one is a bit more dangerous then the others, since it causes Tony to stop thinking rationally, making him prone to mistakes. Particularly Pepper. You hurt her, he won't hold back.
* ''Literature/AllTheWrongQuestions''____________* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
BiggerStick: Claims to be America's Big Stick in ''Iron Man 2'' and stopping others from abusing his sticks is a recuring problem for him.
* ''Film/EndersGame''_____________________* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight
BrilliantButLazy: Implied to be this pre-CharacterDevelopment in the first film. He sure built that arc reactor pretty quickly once he needed it and was said by Obadiah Stane to be more of an "idea man". Still has shades, as he's more hard working but quite hedonistic.
* ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''
[[spoiler:BroughtDownToBadass]]: Partway through the third movie, [[spoiler:he loses a lot of his technology. Then he proves he doesn't need it. ''He'' is Iron Man.]]
* ''{{VideoGame/Destiny}}''
BullyHunter: There is a '''reason''' why Afghanistan is no longer a warzone in the ''Marvel Cinematic Universe'': Tony became [[TranquilFury ROYALLY fed-up with watching decent people like Yinsen suffering by the thousands]] every day, flew there and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown did something about it]]. He'll hate to admit it, but in this respect he is NotSoDifferent from Steve Rogers.
* ''Literature/BookOfEsther''
ByronicHero: He has great personal suffering to deal with during his heroics.
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''

TheCameo: Has one at the end of ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''.
* TheCasanova: In ''Iron Man 1'' and ''2''. By the time of ''Film/TheAvengers'' however, he's in a monogamous relationship with Pepper.
-->'''Soldier''': Is it true that you went twelve-for-twelve with last year's Maxim cover models?\\
'''Tony Stark''': That is an excellent question. [[OffOnATechnicality Yes and no]]. March and I had a scheduling conflict but fortunately the Christmas cover was [[TwinThreesomeFantasy twins]].
* ChildProdigy: A former one. It's mentioned he built his first AI at the age of ''seven''.
* CloudCuckoolander: He certainly has some rather... ''eccentric'' behaviors.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: After his switch to TheAtoner, Tony is perfectly willing to wield the power of his money, fame, and genius for the greater good.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: A few times, he does this. [[{{Troll}} Mostly on purpose.]] For instance, his thoughts on being called the Da Vinci of our time...
--->''Absolutely ridiculous, I don't paint.''
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Tony admits to doing this in the opening narration of ''Iron Man 3''. Specifically, it's his cruel joke back in 1999 that sets Killian [[spoiler:(The real Mandarin)]] on his StartOfDarkness.
* CursedWithAwesome:
** By ''Film/TheAvengers'', this is how Tony Stark has come to view the electromagnet and the miniature arc reactor that are plugged into his chest 24/7 and are the only things keeping him alive. He spends a good deal of the film trying to convince Bruce Banner that the Hulk is a similarly awesome curse.
-->'''Tony''': It's a terrible... privilege.
** This is proven true later in the ''The Avengers'' when it's shown that the reactor basically makes Tony [[spoiler: the only person unable to be controlled by Loki's scepter because it cuts direct access to his heart.]]
* CuttingTheKnot: When challenged by Steve Rogers in ''The Avengers'' over his worldview and his unwillingness to make the sacrifice play when the chips are down, he defends himself thusly. [[spoiler:The climax of the film sees him outgrowing this and understanding the lengths at which a real hero must go.]]
* {{Cyborg}}: First, we have his Arc Reactor pacemaker. Following [[Film/TheAvengers New York]], Tony's post-traumatic stress disorder leads him to build 35 additional PoweredArmor suits, with subdermal implants in his arm allowing him to control the 42nd overall armor remotely piece-by-piece to pull them to him or put them on another user. [[spoiler:Given that he has surgery to remove the "walking death" shrapnel from his chest, throws his reactor into the ocean and blows up the entire Iron Legion of his remaining armors (which could be controlled by J.A.R.V.I.S.), it's quite likely he gets rid of the implants as well at the end of ''Film/IronMan3''.]]
* TheCynic:
** Which is why he finds Steve Rogers' "[[GoodIsOldFashioned outdated and irrelevant]]" idealism to be annoying.
** He also defaults to this whenever he's emotionally affected by something and wants to pretend he doesn't care, such as his reaction to Natasha's assessment of him regarding the Avengers Initiative, or [[HowDareYouDieOnMe feebly trying to dismiss]] [[spoiler: Coulson]] as an idiot for [[spoiler: taking on a god and getting killed for his efforts.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: About ninety-eight percent of his dialogue is sarcasm.
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Comes '''reaallly''' close to it in Iron Man 3, after Pepper apparently dies. He can't even ''emote'' properly. [[SubvertedTrope Thankfully, she lives.]]]]
* DisabilitySuperpower: The arc reactor that powers Tony's PoweredArmor is installed in Tony's chest in the first place as (roughly) a very fancy pacemaker. Remove the arc reactor and Tony's heart will very quickly give out. [[spoiler: He finally gets the shrapnel removed in ''Film/IronMan3''.]]
* FictionFiveHundred:
** Oh, ''yes.'' Forget the private jet that turns into a nightclub with flight attendants who double as exotic dancers. He has the personal resources and completely automated production facility to build a fully functional Iron Man suit in five hours ''in his garage.''
** As of ''Iron Man 2'', said garage now contains a miniature, personal Hadron Collider.
** ''The Avengers'' has him kicking it up a notch, having bought the [=MetLife=] building and given it some drastic upgrades: he completely cut it off from the city's electrical grid, equipped it with 10 stories of R&D, gave it the capability to both manufacture the Iron Man armor and remove it from Tony while he enters his apartment, and chopped the top off to rebuild it as what can only be described as a fantastic display of ego.
** In 2012, [[http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/fictional-15-12/tony-stark.html Mr. Tony Stark ranks #5 on Forbes' Fictional 15, with a net worth of $9.3 billion]].
* {{Foil}}: To Steve Rogers, playing the selfish cynic to Steve's old-fashioned idealist. For example, while both are shown to be dolls of the public (featured at big show events complete with dancing girls), Steve is made visibly uncomfortable with the spotlight and would rather be on the front lines whereas Tony eats up the attention.
* TheGadfly:
** Tony has an unfortunate habit of using sarcastic humor as an ice-breaker in interpersonal relationships, most tellingly in his tendency to give ''everybody'' goofy nicknames and being ''absolutely'' fine about humorously discussing personal traumas, such as with Captain America's 70 year freeze and how he's a fan of the way Bruce Banner "turns into [[BuffySpeak an enormous green rage-monster.]]"
** Him poking Bruce with a cattle prod stands out as a fine example of how he teases everyone.
* GadgeteerGenius: To the point that, when pushed, he can revolutionise Arc Reactor technology [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!]], as well as build his own personal Hadron Collider by seemingly nothing more than ''rewiring his own home''.
* GenerationXerox: Of his father, Howard Stark.
* GoodIsNotNice: Yes, Tony Stark works hard to keep the world safe, and his heart is in the right place but he's also still a playboy, a glory hound, and an irresponsible jerk a lot of the time. That said, he is still trying to be better.
* HeroesWantRedheads: His relationship with Pepper.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Rhodey; he's one of two people that he trusts.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: At least after he gets back from Afghanistan and refused to allow his product to fall into evil hands.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Oh, he cares about people and wants to make the world a better place, no doubt. Just don't expect him to ever admit it.
* InsufferableGenius: Snubs an award ceremony for technological brillance and then gives away the award like it's junk.
* InsultBackfire: Subverted. Initially he likes the title "Merchant of Death" but quickly comes to despise it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: He gets called out on this quite often and with good cause.
--> '''Tony''': (''Referring to the newly lit Stark Tower'') [It's] like Christmas, but with a little more... ''me''.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** He starts out as one, but after realizing what his company has been dealing under the table while he wasn't paying attention, [[CharacterDevelopment he decides to atone and become a hero by hunting down and destroying the stockpiles of weapons owned by terrorists]].
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While Tony can be jerkish and a bit of a showoff, his heart's in the right place and he works hard to make the world better. By ''Film/TheAvengers'', he's also indulging in shockingly open displays of compassion and thoughtfulness in between smug, self-aggrandizing quips.
* JerkassFacade: Implied at times to be his only way of dealing with his guilt and feelings of self-hatred and doubt.
* JetPack: On his Mark VII armor in ''The Avengers'', to allow him to use both of his [[PowerPalms repulsors]] without having to [[WeaponizedExhaust use one to stay aloft in flight]]. [[spoiler:It falls off into two engines into space when he loses power at the climax of ''Film/TheAvengers'', but he can probably just replace it.]]
* JumpedAtTheCall: Tony may be living proof that becoming a hero can still be a lot of fun.
* KnightInSourArmor: Tony marinates daily in cynicism and sarcasm before setting forth to bring world peace, protect the innocent, and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers mock the stupid.]]
* TheLancer: Plays this role in ''The Avengers'' to Captain America, similar to the comics; the goof-off cynist to the serious optimist.
* LargeHam: As a man who believes the spotlight is always trained on him, it's a required trait. Check out his arrival at the Stark Expo.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Lampshades this in his narration of ''Iron Man 3'', as his act of spurning Killian in 1999 bites him back in the ass.
-->'''Tony:''' We create our own demons.
* TheLastDance: In ''Iron Man 2'' until [[spoiler: he finds a replacement element for the palladium core of his arc reactor that was [[TaintedVeins poisoning him]].]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Many people, both foes and allies, have assumed that Tony's CloudCuckoolander irreverence and ObfuscatingStupidity mean he's an UpperClassTwit who can't take anything seriously, let alone pose a threat. These people were ''very'' wrong.
* LockingMacgyverInTheStoreCupboard: How he built the Mark I Iron Man armor. Invoked in fact. The Ten Rings asked him what he needed to build a Jericho Missile and Tony told them ''exactly'' what he needed.
* LonelyRichKid: He had no friends growing up in his swank boarding school. Later grew up to be a...
** MillionairePlayboy: Enjoying swank parties and seducing reporters.
* ManChild: At times Stark looks more like a child building with legos than an adult saving the world. Considering that he built his first AI at just ''[[ChildProdigy seven]]'', he really ''hasn't'' grown out of revolutionising technology by playing with toys!
* MetaCasting: Given Downey Jr.'s history with partying and drugs - plus snarky characters - he was fit for the role...
** AbilityOverAppearance: ... except for his height. The comics Tony Stark is 6 inches taller than him, and Downey is shorter than everyone in the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] aside from Creator/ScarlettJohansson (hence [[ScullyBox tricks to make him look taller]]).
*** [[http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3siwbd/ It memed]].
* MotorMouth: The man never. Shuts. Up. Particularly in ''The Avengers''. Pepper has the singular ability to hold a conversation with him by talking right over him without pause and listening at the same time, otherwise she'd never get a word in edgewise.
* {{Narcissist}}: "Textbook...''narcissism?''" ''(sees [[DeathGlare Fury's expression]])'' "Agreed."
* TheNicknamer: One of the indicators of his generally flippant attitude is his tendency to toss off casual and frequently pop-culture-laden nicknames for people and objects - "Old Man" and "Capsicle" for Captain America, "Film/PointBreak" for Thor, "[[Film/LordOfTheRings Legolas]]" for Hawkeye, "Reindeer Games" (due to the horns on his helmet) and "Theatre/RockOfAges" for Loki and "Glowstick of Destiny" for Loki's scepter, plus many more for people whose names he either doesn't know or doesn't care about (such as calling a random henchman "Ponytail Express" in ''Iron Man 3''.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He is, in his own words, a "genius billionaire playboy philanthropist". With a suit of PoweredArmor.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: He favors this for his combat tactics. Also the case with the arc reactor in his chest. 3 Gigajoules per second is a power output roughly on par with a nuclear power plant, and he essentially made it to power a pacemaker. Keep in mind that's the ''prototype,'' and he has upgraded it at least twice.
* NotSoDifferent: To Loki in ''TheAvengers'', much to his chagrin.
--> '''Tony:''' ... And Loki, he's a full-tilt diva! He wants flowers, he wants parades, he wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered--\\
''[realises he's describing Stark Tower and in turn, himself]''\\
'''Tony:''' ''[[ExplainExplainOhcrap Sonofabitch]]''.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He often acts absent-minded, easily-distracted, and excessively self-obsessed and arrogant, but is shown to be incredibly on the ball, delivering sarcastic putdowns to people who irritate him and builds incredible machines out of whatever he has on hand. After one night of study, he becomes enough of an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics to discuss the specifics of the Tesseract with Bruce Banner.
* OddFriendship: With Bruce Banner in ''The Avengers'', due to them being the resident science geeks.
--> '''Tony:''' Finally, ''somebody'' who speaks English!
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist:
** He seems to be an expert at high-energy physics, materials science, and aerospace engineering all at the same time. Granted, he does have an AI to help him. His in-universe nickname was "The Da Vinci" of our time" but Tony doesn't think so because he doesn't paint.
** He's a quick study. After spending a night reading S.H.I.E.L.D.'s briefing packet, he can converse fluently with Nick Fury, Bruce Banner and the rest of the Avengers about the technical details of the Tesseract.
* OnceAnEpisode: Tony's introductory scenes are accompanied by an AC/DC song: "Back in Black" in the first film, "Shoot to Thrill" in ''Film/IronMan2'' as well as ''The Avengers'', and "Let There Be Rock" in the ''Fury's Big Week'' comic.
* OneManArmy: As the baby-killing garbage of the Ten Rings found out the hard-and-painful way.
* ParentalAbandonment: Tony complains that his dad was cold, never around for him, and he seriously doubted that his father even loved him at all. [[spoiler: This is eventually shown not to be the case.]]
* PlayfulHacker: Among other things, he enjoys hacking other people's sound systems to play appropriate music for his dramatic entrances. And, in ''2'' he gleefully ''hacks a live senate broadcast and several military satellites'' just to prove a point.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Tony's not very good at talking to other people about his problems, which leaves everyone around him confused and irritated by his strange behavior while he does things like build a suit of PoweredArmor in his basement or slowly die of palladium poisoning.
* ThePornomancer: He's the page image for a ''reason''.
* PoweredArmor: Has made 42 of them by the beginning of ''Iron Man 3''.
* PowerPalms: Repulsors, his main weapons, are fired from the palms of his armor's gauntlets.
* [[spoiler: RetiredBadass: By the end of ''Iron Man 3'', Tony decides that being with Pepper is more important then being Iron Man, going so far as to blow up his entire arsenal of armors.]]
* SadClown: At the end of ''Avengers'', he laughs off his near death experience and starts babbling about the KissOfLife and shawarma. By ''3'', the adrenaline's worn off and he's showing the PTSD you'd expect.
* ScienceHero crossed with ActionHero: He makes powered armor and then he kicks ass wearing it.
* ShellShockedVeteran: His near-death experience at the end of ''Film/TheAvengers'' has caused him nightmares and anxiety attacks in ''Iron Man 3''.
* RelationshipUpgrade: To OfficialCouple with Pepper as of the end of ''Iron Man 2''.
* TechnologicalPacifist:
** Tony gradually becomes one through the first movie and is firmly seated in this trope by the end of it. He ''really'' does not want the government or military to get a hold of his technology by ''Iron Man 2'', specifically because he believes far more lives will be saved if his suits are never mass-manufactured or used in wars.
** This continues in ''Avengers'', where he is livid that SHIELD wants to create [[spoiler:weapons based on the Tesseract]], and in ''Iron Man 3'', where Pepper's reasoning for turning down Killian is that Tony would not approve of how easily the technology could be weaponized.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Tony doesn't like Steve. At all. [[spoiler: But there's nothing like a battle to forge a friendship between the two]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Between ''The Avengers'' and ''Iron Man 3'' Tony seems to have taken Captain America's question about what he is without his armor seriously, since he can now handle himself in a fight without the armor and pulls off a successful infiltration of [[spoiler:The Mandarin's mansion]] through [=McGyver'ed=] gadgets made out of things he found at a home supply store.
* TookALevelInKindness: After his experience in Afghanistan, he realizes how important he is to the rest of the world. It should be noted that as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, he's still arrogant.
* TricksterMentor: To Bruce Banner in ''The Avengers''. He pokes him with a cattle-prod to test how he'd react, then comments that Bruce is wrong to deny the part of him that is the Hulk, noting that the amount of gamma radiation exposure he endured would have ''killed'' anyone else. Much like Yinsen stopping the shrapnel from reaching his own heart, he believes that Bruce was kept alive for a reason.
* UnclePennybags: We're looking at the guy who gave $100 to a guy for a small box of strawberries in ''2'', and said to the aforementioned strawberry salesman to keep the change.
* WeaponizedExhaust: His primary weapon, the repulsor, wasn't designed to be a weapon, but rather a flight stabilizer. When he realized it worked as a weapon at full power, he incorporated it.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Tony's relationship with his father was strained, at best. This extends to his relationship with ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, who Howard Stark talked about ''a lot'', making Cap into the big brother Tony could never hope to live up to.
* TheWonka: CEO of Stark Industries that has rather strange behaviors, such as building AIs that ''snark back at him''. It's easy to see how Pepper and Rhodes get exasperated with him.
* {{Workaholic}}: If it wasn't for Pepper, Jarvis, and Rhodey, Tony would've starved or overdosed on caffeine down in his workshop years ago.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pepper Potts]]
!!''Virginia "Pepper" Potts''
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->''[[TheReliableOne "You know, there's only 8,011 things]] [[HypercompetentSidekick that I really need to talk to you about."]]''

->'''Portrayed By''': Gwyneth Paltrow
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/TheAvengers'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

Tony Stark's faithful personal assistant, and eventually love interest.
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* [[spoiler: ActionGirl: Briefly in the third movie, as a result of getting pumped full of Extremis by Killian]].
* ActionSurvivor: One becomes this when working for a super hero.
* 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]]).
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: She's the one who steps in and saves Tony from Killian when the latter comes back for one last scare.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler: Being infected with Extremis.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: "Taking out the trash" is the best example.
* 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.
* [[spoiler: EmpoweredBadassNormal: In the third movie due to Extremis.]]
* 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.
* GoodWithNumbers: What Tony relies on her to do.
* [[spoiler:HealingFactor: Thanks, Extremis! You saved Tony from a DespairEventHorizon and made Pepper a superhero!]]
* 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.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: In Tony's life.
* LetsGetDangerous: In the finale of ''Iron Man 3'', [[spoiler:she demonstrates her Action Girl cred by disabling an Iron Man suit, ripping off its arm, and then uses its repulsor to finish off Killian.]]
* RedHeadedHero: Becomes this in the third film.
* RelationshipUpgrade: To an OfficialCouple with Tony as of the end of ''Iron Man 2''.
* TheReliableOne: To Tony.
* 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, [[SlutShaming 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'.
* SlutShaming: This is her superpower. Take, for example, the quote under ServileSnarker. She gets the same reporter again in ''Iron Man 2'' with a jab about "doing a spread" on Tony. PlayedForLaughs, usually.
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Thanks to [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]]. 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.]]
* [[spoiler: {{Xenafication}}: In part thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. insisting on it, Pepper has her own action scene in ''Iron Man 3''.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Obadiah Stane (Iron Monger)]]
!!''Obadiah Stane (Iron Monger)''
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->''"We're [[MythologyGag iron mongers]]; we make weapons."''

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

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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* AffablyEvil: He's a ruthless arms dealer...who cracks wise, rolls around on a Segway like a big kid, and brings Tony pizza from New York (Tony lives in Malibu) right after initiating a coup against him with the board of directors.
** In a deleted scene he tells the scientists working on the Iron Monger suit that [[NiceToTheWaiter he's appreciative of their efforts but they need to work harder]]. He then delivers a speech declaring that technology the level of what Tony has created only comes once a generation, and it is their duty to discover its secrets and make sure the right people have access to them for the good of civilization, which if the scene had been included would have made him into a WellIntentionedExtremist AntiVillain.
* ArchEnemy: To Tony.
* BaldOfEvil: Jeff Bridges was reported to even be looking forward to shaving his head to portray Stane with this.
* BeardOfEvil: A well groomed one, in contrast to Tony's goatee.
* BigBad: Of the first film.
* BlackMarket: His source of income. [[ArmsDealer Sells weapons to, well, anyone.]] [[spoiler:His plot to have Tony killed is so he can engage in his dealings without someone watching over his shoulder.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Orchestrated the hit on Tony in Afganistan and later locks him out of the company to continue his EvilPlan.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Everyone he works with will eventually find themselves paralyzed and their stuff stolen.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Sells weapons on the black market.
* DeadpanSnarker: The only thing he and Tony have in common.
* 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]]!"
* EvilMentor: He tries to steer Tony over to his line of thinking "We're Iron Mongers".
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Arrange for Tony's murder and take over Stark Industries.]]
* 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[=/=]PunctuatedForEmphasis: The very 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=[[StarWars Obi-Wan]].
* 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.
* VillainousBreakdown: The well-known "Box of scraps" scene and so on. Even his final gambit is nothing more than a desperate, insane bid to drag Tony down with him.
* WickedCultured: This guy is great on the piano but the hidden message was less well meaning.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Happy Hogan]]
!!''Harold "Happy" Hogan''
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->''"Anything else, boss?"''

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

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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* 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'', which come at him at over '''seventy miles per hour''' - 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.
* 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.''
* ButtMonkey: Comic relief is his thing.
* CreatorCameo: He directed the first two ''Iron Man'' movies.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He is a pretty good boxer, unfortunately, he happens to live in a WorldOfBadass. 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 rearview 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.
* 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]].
** ProperlyParanoid: His suspicion about Killian and his men does lead him to start following the trail of their plot.
* SharpDressedMan: Always wears a suit.
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:J.A.R.V.I.S.]]
!!''J.A.R.V.I.S.''
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->''[[DeadpanSnarker "What was I thinking? You're usually so discreet."]]''

->'''Portrayed By''': Creator/PaulBettany (voice)
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/TheAvengers'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

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 [[spoiler: and all of Iron Man, if Tony isn't around]].
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* 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."
* BritishStuffiness[=/=]TheJeeves: He's basically a digital British butler.
* CanonImmigrant: Eventually his popularity got him into the comics.
* DeadGuyJunior: Revealed in the canon tie-in comics: 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. [[hottip:*:It's never mentioned if the real Jarvis is still alive; though given his age in the flashback, it's unlikely.]] 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass: In the third movie, Tony gets J.A.R.V.I.S. to operate ''an entire legion of Iron Man armors''. Being unmanned drones, [[ConservationOfNinjitsu they fall pretty easily]], but still.]]
[[/folder]]

!Civilians
[[folder:Christine Everhart]]
!!''Christine Everhart''
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->''"What do you say to your other nickname, the Merchant of Death?"''

->'''Portrayed By''': Leslie Bibb
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' / ''Film/IronMan2''

A reporter from ''Vanity Fair Magazine''. 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.
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* 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.
* FanserviceExtra: She's in ''Iron Man'' for just five minutes, two of those minutes spent in a ModestyBedsheet or just a shirt.
* HotScoop: Tony only cared about the 'hot' part and snarked at her scoop.
* 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, however, he doesn't care.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Leslie Bibb is dating Sam Rockwell, who plays Hammer.
* RomanticFalseLead: Gets 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''': [[LampshadeHanging And she wrote a story as well]].
* YouJustToldMe: "I never said you were a superhero."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ho Yinsen]]
!!''Dr. Ho Yinsen''
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->''[[TheObiWan "So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."]]''

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

An Afghan physicist who saves Tony Stark's life, and brings out his true potential.
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* ATeamFiring: Yinsen seems to be a fan of this. Justified because he's a doctor and likely has no combat experience. The novelisation explains because he's a doctor and [[ThouShaltNotKill takes not killing very seriously]] even in the hellhole he's in. This just makes him a BadassPacifist.
* CallForward / TheCameo: 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''.
* [[spoiler: DeathByOriginStory: Dies in the same scene that Iron Man is born.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: Wanted to die so he can be reunited with his family, but not before helping Stark escape and become a better man.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Sacrifices himself to buy Tony time to activate his first Iron Man suit.]]
* 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.
* NiceGuy: An upstanding doctor.
* TheObiWan: Teaches and inspires Tony when he was at his lowest. [[spoiler: Dies to ensure Tony would live.]]
* 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: Is Vietnamese in the comics, even when Tony's origin isn't tied to the Vietnam war.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Keener]]
!!''Harley Keener''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Ty Simpkins
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

A kid Tony meets in Tennessee, who lets him use his garage/workshop to hide the Iron Man armor.
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* BatmanInMyBasement: Or Tony Stark 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. 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]].
* GenreSavvy: Attempts to manipulate Tony with a DeliberatelyCuteChild ploy.
** WrongGenreSavvy: The equally GenreSavvy Tony drives away instead.
* KidSidekick: Though when it really gets dangerous, Tony tells him to go home and not put himself at risk.
[[/folder]]

!United States Military

[[folder:James Rhodes (War Machine)]]
!!''Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes (ComicBook/WarMachine / Iron Patriot)''
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->''"The future of air combat... Is it manned, or unmanned? [[{{Foreshadowing}} I'll tell you in my experience, no unmanned aerial vehicle will ever trump a pilot's instinct.]]"''

->'''Portrayed By''': Terrence Howard, Don Cheadle (pictured left)
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan1'' (Portrayed by Terrence Howard) / ''Film/IronMan2'' / ''Film/IronMan3''

Tony Stark's best friend, and military liaison to Stark Industries. Uses a modified version of Iron Man's PoweredArmor as War Machine.
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* AmericanRobot / CaptainPatriotic: His new "Iron Patriot" paintjob in 3. Despite being based on a villain's look in the comics, here it just plays up his MilitarySuperhero status.
* AppropriatedAppellation: After Tony insults his armor by calling it a "war machine" in ''Film/IronMan2'', Rhodey takes to calling his armor that himself. Tony notes in the tie in comic to ''Film/IronMan3'' that he meant it as an insult.
* {{Badass}}: [[LampshadeHanging Self-identified.]]
** BadassNormal: Like Tony.
** ColonelBadass: Lieutenant-Colonel, to be precise.
* BaldOfAwesome: Though only the Don Cheadle version.
* BashBrothers: With Iron Man.
* BlackBestFriend: To Tony.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Sucks at avoiding temptation and gets drunk ''much'' faster than Tony.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: "That's why I have to be your babysiter. You need your diaper changed, I'll get you a bottle." As much as he complains he truly cares about Tony.
* DeadpanSnarker: The only way to interact with Tony. "How was the Fun-Vee?"
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Tony. Aside from Pepper, Rhodey is one of the very few people Tony truly trusts and he's always trying his hardest to keep Tony from hurting himself.
* HumansAreWarriors: He likes talking about the soldier community: "They've got my back....and
I've got their's".
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In ''3'' he nails several difficult shots with a pistol, including a distant light and some cables.
* MeaningfulRename: His superhero moniker is changed from "War Machine" to "[[PatrioticFervor Iron Patriot]]" in the face of the Mandarin terror threat.
** FailOSuckyname: Tony isn't impressed by the new name, and Rhodey ultimately admits he liked War Machine better.
* MilitarySuperhero: Lieutenant Colonel of the US Air Force and War Machine.
* MomentKiller: [[spoiler:To Tony and Pepper at the end of ''Iron Man 2''. To be fair, [[ImStandingRightHere he was sitting right there]] and they didn't bother to check.]]
-->'''Rhodey''': [[GetARoom Get a roof!]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: He tries ''very'' hard to be the responsible adult around Tony. Not as easy as one might think.
* OnlySaneMan in Tony's Life: The other one is Pepper.
* TheOtherDarrin: Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle for the second film. His first scene in the second film is framed in such a way that his face isn't visible until after Tony greets him, so that the audience is clear on who he is.
-->'''Tony:''' I didn't expect to see you here.\\
'''Rhodes:''' [[LampshadeHanging It's me, I'm here, deal with it, let's move on. Drop it.]]
* PoweredArmor: His piece was originally the Mark 2, the first flight-capable suit Tony made after returning from captivity. Rhodes confiscates it from Tony and [[SuperheroPackingHeat gets it upgraded by Justin Hammer]] in ''Iron Man 2''.
* SuperheroPackingHeat: He likes his armor less "bleeding-edge" and more "big, big guns".
** {{BFG}}: Tony seems to think he's compensating for something. Rhodey's reply is "It's called being a badass."
** GatlingGood: Shoulder-mounted and auto-targeting.
** MoreDakka: War Machine has five different kinds of guns.
** ShoulderCannon: It's a big gun but not ''the'' big gun.
* TheStoic: When he's with his co-workers, he's calm and focused.
** NotSoStoic: However, when he's with Tony, he's a bit more livid, like if Tony has gotten him a bit drunk, gets angry with Tony, or dons the War Machine armor, especially during the final battles and the finale of ''Iron Man 2''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:President Ellis]]
!!''President Ellis''

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

->'''Portrayed By:''' William Sadler
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

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.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: What [[spoiler:Killian]] tries to invoke by having President Ellis [[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 due to being the president.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: He is President Presentable, 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.
* ShoutOut: His name is likely one to 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, possible 2016 presidential candidate, and son and brother, respectively, of former Presidents GeorgeHWBush and GeorgeWBush. The actor is made up to resemble to Bush 41.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vice President Rodriguez]]
!!''Vice President Rodriguez''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Miguel Ferrer
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

The Vice President of the United States.
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* [[spoiler:BaldOfEvil: Once his true colors are revealed]].
* [[spoiler:EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Working to have his daughter's leg regenerated.]]
* NumberTwo: He's the second in command of the USA.
* [[spoiler:PresidentEvil: He's working with Killian to kill the president, in order to have his daughter's leg regenerated]].
* [[spoiler:TraitorShot: Once he was finished talking with Rhodes and Stark, another man asked if something was wrong, leading to the above tropes.]]
[[/folder]]

!Hammer Advanced Weapons Systems

[[folder:Ivan Vanko (Whiplash)]]
!!''Ivan Vanko (Whiplash)''
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->''"If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in Him. There will be blood in the water. The sharks will come."''

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

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 is 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.
* {{Badass}}:
** 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.]]
* BigBad: In ''Iron Man 2,'' though he's content to let Hammer ''think'' he's just an underling.
* CompositeCharacter: Of Whiplash (the whips) and Crimson Dynamo (the PoweredArmor, being Russian, and his name).
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Discussed, 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.
* 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.]]"
* FakeRussian: Mickey Rourke is American, but from many reports, spoke Russian very well.
* 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.
* 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]].
* OralFixationFixation: 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; most notably, during the climax, his only words are a simple "You lose," to Tony.
* RenegadeRussian: Tried selling Soviet nuclear fuel on the black market at one point.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Why he's not using his technology for practical purposes.
* ShockAndAwe: His whips.
* 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. 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.
* WhipItGood: And it cuts 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. But with Tony, he makes his intentions clear and even follows Tony's sarcastic advice when upgrading his weaponry.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Justin Hammer]]
!!''Justin Hammer''
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->''"Mr. Stark has built a sword, yet he insists on using it as a shield!"''

->'''Portrayed By''': SamRockwell
->'''Film Appearances''': ''Film/IronMan2''

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]] PeterCushing.
* 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[=/=]EvilIsPetty: He has people killed just to get Vanko out so he can make his Hammerdrones, all for the sake of showing up Tony Stark.
* 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 actually 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.
* 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.
* 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 recent memory.
* LaughablyEvil: He ''tries'' to be taken seriously, but he's too much of loser to accomplish that.
* MadeOfExplodium:
** His buster-bunker "Ex-Wife" miniature rocket is supposedly extremely explosive.
-->'''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 reviews 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. 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 are not ''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: 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.
* SmugSnake: He has the same ego as Tony, but none of the genius to back it up.
[[/folder]]

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

[[folder:Aldrich Killian]]
!!''Aldrich Killian [[spoiler:(The Mandarin)]]''
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->''"The whole world's going to be watching."''

->'''Portrayed By:''' Guy Pearce
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

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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* 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:It's hinted that he's behind the Ten Rings as well]].
* 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.
* [[spoiler:AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of AIM, and the only Extremis SuperSoldier who manages to fight Tony to a stand-still in the FinalBattle.]]
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: Remember how everyone thought that the Mandarin would be a "behind-the-scenes" villain in this movie, as opposed to Tony's powerful arch-enemy in the comics? Well, ''this'' Mandarin lives up to it.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: After his rise to power, Killain takes to wearing business suits.
* [[spoiler:BigBad: He's the real antagonist behind the Extremis terrorist attacks in the third film.]]
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: It's left ambiguous whether Killian was the leader of the Ten Rings or was just using their name.]]
** [[spoiler:Although he does claim "It was always me, right from the start", implying that the former is correct.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Seeing as he's the founder of AIM and all, he definitely fits.
* [[spoiler:BreathWeapon: His Extremis upgrades allow him to breathe fire, although he only uses the power once.]]
* 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. In fact, WordOfGod states that he, and not Trevor, is the MCU's incarnation of the Mandarin.]]
** He also bears many similarities to [[TheUltimates Gregory Stark]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: What with being the founder of AIM (terrorist sponsor!) and all.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: It's Tony Stark's cruel joke back in 1999 that sets Killian on his StartOfDarkness.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Became a mass murdering terrorist because a man snubbed him one night at a New Year's Eve party.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack[=/=]HoistByHisOwnPetard[=/=]KarmicDeath[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: It's not Tony who finishes him off. It's ''Pepper'', whom he kidnapped and injected Extremis into.]]
* 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. In contrast as well, Killian was insecure and fragile, whereas Tony was just a jerk and so confident with 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. Problem is, his jokes are [[StylisticSuck dull and laboured]] given that.
* EvilIsPetty: Goes to extreme lengths to spite Tony just because the guy was a {{jerkass}} to him back in 1999.
* EvilMakeover: Became ''much'' more sharp-dressed after his StartOfDarkness.
** [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: Pepper didn't recognize him at first; he says he spent five years with a personal trainer.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* GeniusCripple: Before Extremis, he needed a cane to walk.
* GreenEyedMonster: His hatred for Tony comes from his jealousy over Stark's successes.
* 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:IHaveYourWife: Kidnaps Tony's girlfriend Pepper, and the President, so Tony will stay out of his way.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Murders Maya, his chief Extremis researcher,]] for no reason other than to pile more misery on Tony.
* [[spoiler:KnightOfCerebus: When it turns out that the Mandarin we see on TV is just a fake, Killian's character becomes much darker to contrast with Fake!Mandarin's becoming progressively more silly. Most humorous moments after TheReveal are few and far between, and the death count escalates.]]
* LoonyFan: He was Tony's big fan back in 1999, but Tony saw him just as a nuisance. He wasn't actually loony, but Tony, being a jerk at the time, just blew him off.
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: He's the real BigBad of ''Iron Man 3'', and the true Mandarin. 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 oddly appropriate for Killian.]]
** [[spoiler: PunnyName: See NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast below]]
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes glow red when using his Extremis superpowers.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler: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.]]
* SharpDressedMan: After his StartOfDarkness he dresses better.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: [[spoiler:Done to make TheReveal that he's the main villain more surprising.]]
* [[spoiler:SuperPrototype: The AIM videos Tony watches imply Killian was the first human test subject of Extremis. Later, Killian is the only on who manages to take Iron Man one-on-one in the final battle.]]
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler:TouchOfDeath: His Extremis powers let him generate temperatures in excess of 3000 degrees Celsius from his skin, allowing him to destroy anything he touches.]]
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass: Went from a meek cripple to a fire-breathing OneManArmy.]]
* 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.
* 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 and the true Mandarin.]]
[[/folder]]

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

A botanist whose work helped create Extremis.
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* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: She worked with 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.
* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation: Courtesy of Killian. Though this is only a partial example, as while the character survived in the Extremis story arc, she ''was'' actually killed off prior to the release of ''3''.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilGenius: No matter what Killian says, she's the actual brains behind Extremis. She's willing to go along with his Evil Plan
for the following:

most part, barring her brief EvenEvilHasStandards moment.]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=7567 The Amazing Spider-Man]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4629 Avatar]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4237 Captain America: The First Avenger]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=5140 Contact]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=10039 Glory]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6443 How It Should Have Ended]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6350 How To Train Your Dragon]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6381 The Incredibles]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=7935 Jurassic Park (the book)]]''
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=8918 The King's Speech]]''
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4940 Leonardo DiCaprio]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6975 Marry Me]]''
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=6994 Orson Scott Card]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=9650 Phineas
[[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: She helped develop Extremis and Ferb]]''
stayed to work out the kinks, but she seemed to be OK with the whole "fake terrorism" scheme.]]
** [[spoiler: HighHeelFaceTurn / EvenEvilHasStandards: Once she sees how far Killian is going regarding Tony and Pepper, she threatens to kill herself if Killian doesn't free them. Unfortunately, Killian opts to just shoot her.]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=10038 Pooh's Grand Adventure]]''
HotScientist: Otherwise Tony wouldn't be interested in her research, [[NotStayingForBreakfast even leaving her some notes while escaping]].
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4938 Red vs. Blue]]''
NotThatKindOfDoctor: While she's a botanist, Maya is referred as a scientist. She doesn't mind the term being used.
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4631 Rise [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler: WellIntentionedExtremist: She seems to still hold out hope to be able to create a stable version of Extremis for medical purposes.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Her first scene is 'Tony's nth one night stand' because the rest would give away too much.
[[/folder]]

[[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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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, he's the cybernetic AntiHero known as Coldblood. Here, he's Killian's second-in-command and enforcer.
* {{Badass}}: He's an ex-soldier who makes kicking the crap out of people look easy.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier.
* BaldOfEvil: Notably, he's one
of the Planet only bald characters in 3, and sadistically cruel.
* TheDragon: Serves as the villainous Killian's right-hand man.
* 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 hosting him hostage, ready to kill him.
* HealingFactor: Again, courtesy of Extremis. [[spoiler:Doesn't save him when Tony blasts his midsection with a Unibeam.]]
* SmugSmiler[=/=]SlasherSmile: He quite clearly enjoys fighting.
* SmugSnake: He's quite arrogant, to say the least.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using his Extremis powers.
* [[spoiler:TorsoWithAView: 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.
[[/folder]]

[[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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* 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.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Is sent flying into a power line after Tony causes an explosion by microwaving a pair of dog tags.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: An ex-soldier turned Extremis supersoldier.
* EvilRedhead: Her hair's scarlet, and she's definitely got the evil part down.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: If you look closely enough at the above image, you can see a scar on the side of her mouth.
** ScarsAreForever: They're there despite Extremis giving her a HealingFactor powerful enough to regrow her lost hand.
* [[ImpersonatingAnOfficer Impersonating Homeland Security]]: What she tries to do after "arresting" Tony. Once the local sheriff doubts her, she decides to screw it and show her true colors.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: When using her Extremis powers.
* 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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!The Ten Rings
[[folder:Raza]]
!!''Raza''
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->''"Whoever holds the weapons manufactured by Stark Industries rules the world... [[TakeOverTheWorld and soon, it will be my turn."]]''

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

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.
** CanonImmigrant: Appeared in the 2010 ''Invincible Iron Man Annual'' as part of Mandarin's BlatantLies retelling of Iron Man's origin.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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]].
* 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 painfully underestimates [[spoiler:Stane]]'s treachery, and is promptly disposed off.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Once Stane has the original MKI armor, he is disposed of.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mandarin]]
!!''The Mandarin [[spoiler:(Trevor Slattery)]]''
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->''"Some people call me a terrorist, I consider myself a teacher. America... ready for another lesson?"''

->'''Portrayed By:''' BenKingsley
->'''Film Appearances:''' ''Film/IronMan3''

The [[BiggerBad leader]]
of the Apes]]''
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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* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=4959 Tangled]]''
AmbiguouslyBrown: In universe, no one is quite sure what his ethnicity actually is, 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.]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=5563 [[spoiler:AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Trevor has a really short attention span. He falls asleep all the time and promptly interrupts his reveal of AIM's plot to Tony and Rhodey to cheer on the soccer game he's watching on TV.]]
* [[spoiler:AttentionWhore: He can be seen waving to his "fans" even as he's taken away by the police at the end.]]
* [[spoiler:BaitAndSwitchBoss: When Tony breaks into his hideout, it's revealed "The Mandarin" is just an actor playing a fictional terrorist created to keep the good guys distracted. Killian's the real DiabolicalMastermind.]]
* BeardOfEvil: It doesn't quite look like it's been well maintained, [[spoiler:which makes even more sense when the actor that plays him is revealed to be a drug-addicted man who generally doesn't look after his health as well as he should.]]
* BassoProfondo: Has a deep, booming, gravelly voice. [[spoiler: It's just the voice he uses as "the Mandarin"; in reality, he just has a stereotypical "crazy old man" voice with a thick Cockney accent.]]
* BigBad:
The Adventures main antagonist of Tintin]]''
the third film. [[spoiler:Until it turns out "the Mandarin" is just a smoke-screen for the real BigBad, Killian.]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=5244 [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe: "The Mandarin" isn't a terrorist mastermind, just an actor hired by Killian as a decoy.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: See WhatIsEvil.
* [[spoiler:CanonForeigner]]
* [[spoiler:CloudCuckoolander: Outside of the "Mandarin" persona, he's actually a drug-addicted loon.]]
* CoolShades: Has sunglasses that make him look like an eccentric warlord in the vein of Muammar Gaddafi.
* [[spoiler:DirtyOldMan: He enjoys hiring prostitutes. He [[DisposableSexWorker offers them]] to Tony in a desperate attempt to save his own ass.]]
* [[spoiler:DecoyLeader: As Killian wanted a cover-up.]]
* DiabolicalMastermind:
The Meek]]''
self-styled leader of the criminal/terrorist organization The Ten Rings. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Except really not.]]]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=5123 Up]]''
[[spoiler:EvilBrit: He's a British actor Killian hired to act as a decoy.]]
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_comments.php?id=5023 Wall-E]]''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 then tries to impress his prostitutes with the trivia about how fortune cookies aren't actually Chinese.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: [[spoiler:When in-character.]]
* 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 really his idea.]]
* [[spoiler:GeniusDitz]]: [[spoiler:Despite being a washed-up substance-abusing mess, Trevor is a skilled enough actor to at least play the role of a DiabolicalMastermind convincingly.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: 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.]]
* InTheHood: Wears an ornate hooded coat.
* 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, the true Mandarin.]]
* KnightTemplar: "Some people call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher."
* LargeHam: BenKingsley at his best. Killian lampshades it. [[spoiler:A JustifiedTrope, since he's a stage actor in-universe.]]
-->'''Mandarin:''' ''You'lll neverrr seee meeeee cominggggg.''
* [[spoiler:TheLoad: Turns out to be one of the least competent and villainous members of AIM.]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheCurtain: The Mandarin is a sleazy actor playing a role in exchange for a cushy life, not a dangerous terrorist.]]
* MasterActor: He is 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.]]
* [[spoiler:MeanCharacterNiceActor: An InUniverse example. Outside of the "Mandarin" persona, he's a harmless guy]].
* [[spoiler: MouthOfSauron: For Killian, who writes his scripts]].
* 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 terorism, essentially being a hybrid of all of America's enemies in modern history. [[spoiler:This is because, as an actor, he's taking from various movies.]]
* [[spoiler:ObliviouslyEvil: He thinks that the Mandarin is just a role and has no idea that people are actually being killed.]]
* [[spoiler: PluckyComicRelief: After TheReveal, he serves up comedy to contrast with Killian becoming a KnightOfCerebus.]]
* [[spoiler:PuppetKing: He's just a figurehead used to divert attention from Killian's plans.]]
* RaceLift: In the comics, he's half-white and half-Chinese. Ben Kingsley is half-white and half-Indian. This was done partly to avoid the YellowPeril aspect of the character, and the UnfortunateImplications that trope carries.
* [[spoiler:RedHerring: He's just an actor hired to divert attention from the real antagonist, Killian.]]
** [[spoiler: PunchClockVillain / [[GoodAllAlong Neutral All Along]]: Once a poor, struggling alcoholic actor, he merely poses as the Mandarin 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.]]
* RingOfPower: Invoked with his 10 rings. In the comics, they give him mystical powers. In this version, they serve as a symbol of his leadership over the terrorist organization The Ten Rings.
* 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.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: [[spoiler: For a drunken British actor]], he's remarkably composed and unphased 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.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity]]: After the climax of the movie, [[spoiler:a number of people who are watching his arrest are cheering for him]]. This is likely because [[spoiler:the information about the Mandarin being smoke and mirrors was leaked, and they are applauding his convincing performance]].
* VisualPun: At one point, he is 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 who Killian hired to serve as a RedHerring]].
* WhatIsEvil: Mandarin 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:Considering he's actually a stage actor, it's not really surprising.]]
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