History YMMV / IronMan

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.
16th Oct '16 11:19:13 AM WarriorsGate
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** ''Tales of Suspense'' #45. The first handful of issues were stock [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks silver age]], starring a[[{{ComicBook/Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] {{Expy}} who nips away to change into his superhero costume and battle such goofy threats as a Neanderthal robot caveman (sent by aliens, naturally) or one-off villains like Doctor Strange (no, not [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange that one]], he debuted two months later), or casually use magic to venture back in time and romance Cleopatra. But #45 turned the focus towards Stark Industries as a weapons and technology manufacturer, upper the drama surrounding Tony Stark's debilitating chest wound, and introduced Iron Man's main supporting characters Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts, followed over the next few months by Marvel mainstays the Mandarin, Black Widow, and Hawkeye.

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** ''Tales of Suspense'' #45. The first handful of issues were stock pure [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks silver age]], starring a[[{{ComicBook/Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] {{Expy}} who nips away to change into his superhero costume and battle battles such goofy threats as a Neanderthal robot caveman (sent by aliens, naturally) or one-off villains like Doctor Strange (no, not [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange that one]], he debuted two months later), or casually use uses magic to venture back in time and romance Cleopatra. But #45 turned the focus squarely towards Tony Stark Industries as both a weapons and technology manufacturer, upper the drama surrounding Tony Stark's wounded man with a debilitating chest wound, injury and a genius inventor during the Cold War who struggles to stop the misappropriation of his technology, as well as introduced Iron Man's main major supporting characters Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts, followed over the next few months by Potts to give him more of a plotline when out of costume. The run of issues that follow would also introduce Marvel mainstays the Mandarin, Crimson Dynamo, Black Widow, and Hawkeye.Hawkeye, as well as Iron Man's now-standard red-and-gold armor.
16th Oct '16 10:59:24 AM WarriorsGate
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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''.

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* GrowingTheBeard: GrowingTheBeard:
** ''Tales of Suspense'' #45. The first handful of issues were stock [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks silver age]], starring a[[{{ComicBook/Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] {{Expy}} who nips away to change into his superhero costume and battle such goofy threats as a Neanderthal robot caveman (sent by aliens, naturally) or one-off villains like Doctor Strange (no, not [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange that one]], he debuted two months later), or casually use magic to venture back in time and romance Cleopatra. But #45 turned the focus towards Stark Industries as a weapons and technology manufacturer, upper the drama surrounding Tony Stark's debilitating chest wound, and introduced Iron Man's main supporting characters Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts, followed over the next few months by Marvel mainstays the Mandarin, Black Widow, and Hawkeye.
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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''.
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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