History YMMV / IronMan

21st Jul '16 6:29:48 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: After seeing his father shoot himself in front of him as a child, Obadiah Stane believed two things: the first was that life was a game you cannot lose by any means necessary. The second was his father was a worthless loser who had lost. During a childhood chess match, when paired against a boy who was his equal or better, Stane slit the boy's pet dog's throat to make sure his mind wasn't on the game. Stane became a CorruptCorporateExecutive who defeated Tony Stark in a corporate buyout, 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, showing willingness to brainwash one of Tony's lovers to be his woman to drive in the victory more. Stane 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: Tony would surrender or Stane would use his own suit to [[WouldHurtAChild crush a baby's skull.]] Once beaten, Stane opted to hurt Tony and deny him victory the only way he could: suicide.

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* CompleteMonster: After CompleteMonster:
**[[ManipulativeBastard Obadiah Stane]], AKA Iron Monger I, after
seeing his father shoot himself in front during a game of him as a child, Obadiah Stane believed RussianRoulette, reached two things: the first was conclusions: that life was a game you cannot lose by any means necessary. The second was had to win at, no matter the cost, and that his father was a worthless loser weakling who had lost. left too much to chance. During a childhood chess match, when paired against a boy who was his equal or better, Stane slit [[SlashedThroat slit]] the boy's [[KickTheDog pet dog's dog's]] throat to make sure his mind wasn't on the game. Becoming a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Stane became a CorruptCorporateExecutive who 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, showing willingness going so far as to try and brainwash one of Tony's lovers to be former girlfriends into becoming his woman lover, not out of interest, but to drive in the victory more. Stane 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: trump card: Tony would surrender or Stane would use his own suit to [[WouldHurtAChild crush a baby's skull.]] skull]]. [[SoreLoser Once beaten, beaten]], Stane opted to hurt Tony and deny him victory the only way he could: suicide. [[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.
13th Jul '16 8:33:03 AM Eagal
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* BaseBreaker:
** For Stark: "[[WellIntentionedExtremist The Civil War]]". For Rhodes: "[[BloodKnight Sometimes The World Needs A War Machine]]".

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* BaseBreaker:
** For Stark: "[[WellIntentionedExtremist The Civil War]]". For Rhodes: "[[BloodKnight Sometimes The World Needs A War Machine]]".
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28th Jun '16 2:36:06 PM strejda
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** The current run seemed to have made a RunningGag out of Tony [[http://whatjanesays.tumblr.com/post/132547184608/tony-no-dont-you-really-shouldnt-this-is repeatedly mentioning how handsome Victor von Doom's restored face looks like.]]
9th Mar '16 1:30:22 PM Gunstargreen
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Iron Man 258.1-258.4, also known as ''Iron Man: Armored Vengeance'' in trade paperback format, reunited David Michelinie and Bob Layton to tell a non-canon story based on Layton's original ''Armor Wars II'' plot that didn't see the light of day due to John Byrne taking over the comic and running his own oddly named ''Armor Wars II''. While a fan favorite in its own right, Byrne's version had nothing to do with the original ''Armor Wars''.
9th Mar '16 12:39:50 PM Gunstargreen
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*GrowingTheBeard: Iron Man was not as big a hit early on as some of his contemporaries and started to really develop into a fully realized character when David Michelinie and Bob Layton took over writing duties with the character defining ''Demon in a Bottle'' arc. They'd do it again during their second run with ''Armor Wars''.
5th Mar '16 10:48:55 AM nombretomado
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* HoYay: Piles, both with War Machine in the ''Iron Man'' books, and [[CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] in ''The Avengers''.

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* HoYay: Piles, both with War Machine in the ''Iron Man'' books, and [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] in ''The Avengers''.
28th Feb '16 7:38:08 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Despite only appearing in the episode "Distant Boundaries", Dark Aegis 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: Despite Dark Aegis, despite only appearing in the episode "Distant Boundaries", Dark Aegis 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.
28th Feb '16 5:56:59 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Despite appearing in only one episode ("Distant Boundaries"), Dark Aegis outstripped any other villain in sheer monstrosity. A foe of Tony Stark who'd been hurled out into space, Dark Aegis later wiped out an entire planet and showed no remorse for it whatsoever. Dark Aegis later attempts to use a superweapon to destroy a moon, and then attempts to destroy a sun as well. His attitude towards what this will do to an inhabited solar system amounts to: "So what?"

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* CompleteMonster: Despite only appearing in only one the episode ("Distant Boundaries"), "Distant Boundaries", Dark Aegis outstripped any other villain in sheer monstrosity. A foe of Tony Stark who'd been hurled out into space, Stark, Dark Aegis later wiped out an entire 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 showed no remorse slaughtered its inhabitants for it whatsoever. 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 attempts gave his life to use a superweapon to destroy a moon, and then attempts to destroy a sun stop him for good]], as well. His attitude towards what this will do to an inhabited solar system amounts to: "So what?"Titanium Man found that no weapon was worth the price of letting Dark Aegis live.
10th Jan '16 6:08:25 PM Pren
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: When Marvel did a sequel Civil War story to capitalize on the MCU film based on the original, Tony was made the leader of the pro-freedom side.
17th Dec '15 9:00:28 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* WTHCastingAgency: This is Creator/AdrianPasdar's first outing as Iron Man, but like every othrt time he's voiced Tony Stark, many fans found him to be a bad fit for Tony.

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* WTHCastingAgency: This is Creator/AdrianPasdar's first outing as Iron Man, but like every othrt other time he's voiced Tony Stark, many fans found him to be a bad fit for Tony.
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