History YMMV / IronMan

26th Jan '18 8:05:57 AM MagiMecha
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* TooCoolToLive: A ''lot'' of Tony's armors, especially in the '90s to present day, rarely gets fair shakes, some of them lasting no more than a year or two before they're unceremoniously cast aside for the newest-designed armor. For instance, the famous "Modular Armor", while well known for being in the 1994 cartoon and being used throughout the early ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' era, actually only lasted a year and a half in the comics.
18th Jan '18 4:45:30 AM jormis29
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** In ''Iron Man'' (vol. 1) #293-294, as part of the ''Infinity Crusade'' story arc, Tony's confronted with the Goddess, a female cosmic being who wants to "purify" the universe of evil; she wields several Cosmic Containment Units, basically omnipotent plot devices which make her all-powerful. She's trying to bring over superheroes to her cause and one of them is Iron Man. Twice, both times completely at her mercy with his naked spiritual form like a shrimp in her fist, he tells her she is a presumptuous hypocrite and no thanks, he won't join her.

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** In ''Iron Man'' (vol. 1) #293-294, as part of the ''Infinity Crusade'' ''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade'' story arc, Tony's confronted with the Goddess, a female cosmic being who wants to "purify" the universe of evil; she wields several Cosmic Containment Units, basically omnipotent plot devices which make her all-powerful. She's trying to bring over superheroes to her cause and one of them is Iron Man. Twice, both times completely at her mercy with his naked spiritual form like a shrimp in her fist, he tells her she is a presumptuous hypocrite and no thanks, he won't join her.
12th Dec '17 8:06:29 AM ACW
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** [[ManipulativeBastard Obadiah Stane]], AKA Iron Monger I, after seeing his father shoot himself during a game of RussianRoulette, reached two conclusions: that life was a game you had to win at, no matter the cost, and that his father was a weakling who left too much to chance. During a childhood chess match, when paired against a boy who was his equal or better, Stane [[SlashedThroat slit]] the boy's [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals pet dog's]] throat to make sure his mind wasn't on the game. Becoming a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Stane defeated Tony Stark in a corporate buyout, and engineered his psychological breakdown, reducing Tony to living on the streets as a homeless, alcoholic vagrant. When Tony returned as Iron Man, Stane wasted no time in kidnapping his friends and loved ones, going so far as to try and brainwash one of Tony's former girlfriends into becoming his lover, not out of interest, but to drive in the fact that he had won; he then set off a bomb at the Circuit Dome to kill Tony with no compunction about collateral damage. When Tony arrived to confront him, Stane revealed he'd set up a chamber with Tony's loved ones subject to receiving electric shocks should he take a step to free them, intending to force Tony to starve to death in the room. When Tony beat Stane's game, Stane played his last trump card: Tony would surrender or Stane would use his own suit to [[WouldHurtAChild crush a baby's skull]]. [[SoreLoser Once beaten]], Stane opted to hurt Tony and deny him victory the only way he could: [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].
** Wong Chu started off as Iron Man's [[StarterVillain first major villain]] but later [[FromNobodyToNightmare became something worse]]. In the original version of Iron Man's origin, Wong Chu was an Asian warlord who ran a POWCamp. After Tony Stark was injured while visiting a war zone, Wong Chu captured him and brought him to his camp, so that Stark could make weapons for him. Stark instead made the Iron Man armor, not before Wong Chu's men killed Yinsen, the kindly scientist who helped Stark create the armor. Wong Chu was about to order his men to kill all the prisoners in the camp, but he was seemingly killed during a battle with Iron Man. Wong Chu managed to survive and reappeared in in 2000's "The Sons of Yinsen" storyline. Deciding to become a drug lord, he opened a more brutal camp in a remote Asian jungle and kidnapped villagers to work as [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slaves]] and produce narcotics for him. The Sons of Yinsen, a group that revered the original Yinsen, informed Stark of Wong Chu's camp. Iron Man and his allies attack the camp, discovering that Wong Chu also uses [[WouldHurtAChild children]] as slaves. When Iron Man and his allies confront Wong Chu, Wong Chu is sitting on a {{throne made of|X}} [[NothingButSkulls human skulls]]. Wong Chu threatens to murder two dozen slaves if Iron Man and his allies don't surrender. When they do surrender, [[ILied Wong Chu executes them anyway]], then [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] Stark and his allies, before planning to execute them, taking them to a pit filled with thousands of corpses of murdered slaves.

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** [[ManipulativeBastard Obadiah Stane]], AKA Iron Monger I, after seeing his father shoot himself during a game of RussianRoulette, reached two conclusions: that life was a game you had to win at, no matter the cost, and that his father was a weakling who left too much to chance. During a childhood chess match, when paired against a boy who was his equal or better, Stane [[SlashedThroat slit]] the boy's [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals slit the boy's pet dog's]] throat dog's throat]] to make sure his mind wasn't on the game. Becoming a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Stane defeated Tony Stark in a corporate buyout, and engineered his psychological breakdown, reducing Tony to living on the streets as a homeless, alcoholic vagrant. When Tony returned as Iron Man, Stane wasted no time in kidnapping his friends and loved ones, going so far as to try and brainwash one of Tony's former girlfriends into becoming his lover, not out of interest, but to drive in the fact that he had won; he then set off a bomb at the Circuit Dome to kill Tony with no compunction about collateral damage. When Tony arrived to confront him, Stane revealed he'd set up a chamber with Tony's loved ones subject to receiving electric shocks should he take a step to free them, intending to force Tony to starve to death in the room. When Tony beat Stane's game, Stane played his last trump card: Tony would surrender or Stane would use his own suit to [[WouldHurtAChild crush a baby's skull]]. [[SoreLoser Once beaten]], Stane opted to hurt Tony and deny him victory the only way he could: [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].
** Wong Chu started off as Iron Man's [[StarterVillain first major villain]] but later [[FromNobodyToNightmare became something worse]]. In the original version of Iron Man's origin, Wong Chu was an Asian warlord who ran a POWCamp. After Tony Stark was injured while visiting a war zone, Wong Chu captured him and brought him to his camp, so that Stark could make weapons for him. Stark instead made the Iron Man armor, not before Wong Chu's men killed Yinsen, the kindly scientist who helped Stark create the armor. Wong Chu was about to order his men to kill all the prisoners in the camp, but he was seemingly killed during a battle with Iron Man. Wong Chu managed to survive and reappeared in in 2000's "The Sons of Yinsen" storyline. Deciding to become a drug lord, he opened a more brutal camp in a remote Asian jungle and kidnapped villagers to work as [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slaves]] and produce narcotics for him. The Sons of Yinsen, a group that revered the original Yinsen, informed Stark of Wong Chu's camp. Iron Man and his allies attack the camp, discovering that Wong Chu also uses [[WouldHurtAChild children]] children as slaves. When Iron Man and his allies confront Wong Chu, Wong Chu is sitting on a {{throne made of|X}} [[NothingButSkulls throne made of human skulls]]. Wong Chu threatens to murder two dozen slaves if Iron Man and his allies don't surrender. When they do surrender, [[ILied Wong Chu executes them anyway]], then [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] Stark and his allies, before planning to execute them, taking them to a pit filled with thousands of corpses of murdered slaves.
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28th Nov '17 1:03:19 AM cesario
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* EarWorm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y63i2NR9-LE The Second Season Intro, "I Am Iron Man."]]
10th Jul '17 5:21:17 PM JulianLapostat
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* MyRealDaddy: David Michelinie and Bob Layton in the early 1980s transformed the character with such innovations such as his specialized armors and his drinking problem.

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David Michelinie and Bob Layton in the early 1980s transformed the character with such innovations such as his specialized armors and his drinking problem.problem.
** Of course, in TheNewTens, many consider the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse by Creator/JonFavreau and Creator/RobertDowneyJr to be his latest parents. Downey's humorous EccentricMillionaire big kid approach to the character brought a great deal of levity to a character who had usually been on the serious side, and likewise elevated Tony to a central part of the Marvel Universe and in the wider culture, with Tony Stark's later comic versions being based on Downey's appearance.
17th Feb '17 2:26:58 PM ACW
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** [[ManipulativeBastard Obadiah Stane]], AKA Iron Monger I, after seeing his father shoot himself during a game of RussianRoulette, reached two conclusions: that life was a game you had to win at, no matter the cost, and that his father was a weakling who left too much to chance. During a childhood chess match, when paired against a boy who was his equal or better, Stane [[SlashedThroat slit]] the boy's [[KickTheDog pet dog's]] throat to make sure his mind wasn't on the game. Becoming a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Stane defeated Tony Stark in a corporate buyout, and engineered his psychological breakdown, reducing Tony to living on the streets as a homeless, alcoholic vagrant. When Tony returned as Iron Man, Stane wasted no time in kidnapping his friends and loved ones, going so far as to try and brainwash one of Tony's former girlfriends into becoming his lover, not out of interest, but to drive in the fact that he had won; he then set off a bomb at the Circuit Dome to kill Tony with no compunction about collateral damage. When Tony arrived to confront him, Stane revealed he'd set up a chamber with Tony's loved ones subject to receiving electric shocks should he take a step to free them, intending to force Tony to starve to death in the room. When Tony beat Stane's game, Stane played his last trump card: Tony would surrender or Stane would use his own suit to [[WouldHurtAChild crush a baby's skull]]. [[SoreLoser Once beaten]], Stane opted to hurt Tony and deny him victory the only way he could: [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].

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** [[ManipulativeBastard Obadiah Stane]], AKA Iron Monger I, after seeing his father shoot himself during a game of RussianRoulette, reached two conclusions: that life was a game you had to win at, no matter the cost, and that his father was a weakling who left too much to chance. During a childhood chess match, when paired against a boy who was his equal or better, Stane [[SlashedThroat slit]] the boy's [[KickTheDog [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals pet dog's]] throat to make sure his mind wasn't on the game. Becoming a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Stane defeated Tony Stark in a corporate buyout, and engineered his psychological breakdown, reducing Tony to living on the streets as a homeless, alcoholic vagrant. When Tony returned as Iron Man, Stane wasted no time in kidnapping his friends and loved ones, going so far as to try and brainwash one of Tony's former girlfriends into becoming his lover, not out of interest, but to drive in the fact that he had won; he then set off a bomb at the Circuit Dome to kill Tony with no compunction about collateral damage. When Tony arrived to confront him, Stane revealed he'd set up a chamber with Tony's loved ones subject to receiving electric shocks should he take a step to free them, intending to force Tony to starve to death in the room. When Tony beat Stane's game, Stane played his last trump card: Tony would surrender or Stane would use his own suit to [[WouldHurtAChild crush a baby's skull]]. [[SoreLoser Once beaten]], Stane opted to hurt Tony and deny him victory the only way he could: [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].
11th Jan '17 10:35:04 PM Anicomicgeek
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* MisaimedMarketing: The DVD release for the series, mentions "Whiplash" on the back, probably to cash-in on ''Film/IronMan2''. Granted, [[IHaveManyNames Blacklash/Whiplash]] did appear on the show, but anyone expecting the MagnificentBastard that is Ivan Vanko will be disappointed because not only is [[ComicBook/IronMan Mark Scarlotti]] not the BigBad, but he's one of the Mandarin's many lackeys.

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* MisaimedMarketing: The DVD release for the series, series mentions "Whiplash" on the back, probably to cash-in on ''Film/IronMan2''. Granted, [[IHaveManyNames Blacklash/Whiplash]] did appear on the show, but anyone expecting the MagnificentBastard that is Ivan Vanko will be disappointed because not only is [[ComicBook/IronMan Mark Scarlotti]] not the BigBad, but he's one of the Mandarin's many lackeys.
11th Jan '17 10:34:38 PM Anicomicgeek
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* MisaimedMarketing: The DVD release for the series, mentions "Whiplash" on the back, probably to cash-in on ''Film/IronMan 2''. Granted, [[IHaveManyNames Blacklash/Whiplash]] did appear on the show, but anyone expecting the MagnificentBastard that is Ivan Vanko will be disappointed because not only is [[ComicBook/IronMan Mark Scarlotti]] not the BigBad, but he's one of the Mandarin's many lackeys.

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* MisaimedMarketing: The DVD release for the series, mentions "Whiplash" on the back, probably to cash-in on ''Film/IronMan 2''.''Film/IronMan2''. Granted, [[IHaveManyNames Blacklash/Whiplash]] did appear on the show, but anyone expecting the MagnificentBastard that is Ivan Vanko will be disappointed because not only is [[ComicBook/IronMan Mark Scarlotti]] not the BigBad, but he's one of the Mandarin's many lackeys.
6th Jan '17 6:57:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: The Water Strider found in the episode "Enemy Within, Enemy Without" destroys enemy ships by "ramming" into them.
23rd Dec '16 7:44:05 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Dark Aegis, despite only appearing in the episode "Distant Boundaries", outstripped any other villain in sheer monstrosity. A foe of Tony Stark, Dark Aegis hijacked one of his satellites designed to destroy asteroids and intended to [[EarthShatteringKaboom turn its firepower upon the Earth]]. Tony managed to stop him and launched Dark Aegis into the depths of space, with him eventually landing on the planet Elysian. Drunk with his immense power and [[AGodAmI declaring himself a god]], Dark Aegis nuked the planet and slaughtered its inhabitants for being "grotesquely less than human". Promising Titanium Man upgraded weapons in exchange for luring Iron Man to the planet, Dark Aegis [[WeCanRuleTogether tried to convince Tony to join him]], promising him godhood in the process. Dark Aegis demonstrated his power by destroying two of Elysian's moons and requested Tony's help in destroying the planet's dual-suns. Titanium Man [[HeelFaceTurn ended up helping Stark and Rhodes fight Dark Aegis]] and [[HeroicSacrifice later gave his life to stop him for good]], as Titanium Man found that no weapon was worth the price of letting Dark Aegis live.

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* CompleteMonster: Dark Aegis, despite only appearing in the episode "Distant Boundaries", outstripped any other villain in sheer monstrosity. A foe of Tony Stark, Dark Aegis hijacked one of his Tony's satellites designed to destroy asteroids and intended to [[EarthShatteringKaboom turn its firepower upon the Earth]]. Tony managed to stop him and launched Dark Aegis into the depths of space, with him eventually landing on the planet Elysian. Drunk with his immense power and [[AGodAmI declaring himself a god]], Dark Aegis nuked the planet and slaughtered its inhabitants for being "grotesquely less than human". Promising Titanium Man upgraded weapons in exchange for luring Iron Man to the planet, Dark Aegis [[WeCanRuleTogether tried to convince Tony to join him]], promising him godhood in the process. Dark Aegis demonstrated his power by destroying two of Elysian's moons and requested Tony's help in destroying the planet's dual-suns. Titanium Man [[HeelFaceTurn ended up helping Stark and Rhodes fight Dark Aegis]] and [[HeroicSacrifice later gave his life to stop him for good]], as Titanium Man found that no weapon was worth the price of letting Dark Aegis live.
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