Okay, I just cobbled this together from every source I have, but what the hell, it's a party. (Also, if you ever want to be totally creeped out, go to Youtube and look up the Extremis motion comic. EWW.)
Name: Iron Man
Real Name: Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark
Age: Early 30s
Appearance: Dear GOD finding a picture that isn't RDJ.◊
Alignment: Good, though leaning towards Anti-Hero on bad days.
Personality: Tony's not your classic Jerk with a Heart of Gold
. (More like a heart of vibranium, really.) He honestly means well, and wants to help people, to save the world, and make everything better. However, he's doing all this while also being a heavy-drinking, womanizing, know-it-all with a guilt complex, serious Daddy issues, and a hard lone wolf mentality. Tony lives larger than life in every aspect...works hard, plays hard, and loves hard (and has a disturbing habit of ending up naked while doing any of it)...occasionally all at the same time. Most people would end up thinking he's just a spoiled, sarcastic rich boy who built himself a suit of armor to play superhero if they knew about it...but if someone is able to get past the defensive front, Tony is just a guy trying to make the world a better place.
Powers and Abilities/Weapons and Equipment: I put these together since they're basically the same. Tony is a superintelligent genius, capable of inventing technology light-years ahead of the competition and single-handedly revolutionizing nearly any field he enters. He's a definite Determinator
who has to be practically dead before he drops and has survived more than he rightly should have. Tony wears what he refers to as an arc reactor in his chest, a source of clean-burning energy fueling an electromagnet protecting his heart, and uses it to power his Iron Man armor, a suit of combat armor which has repulsor rays (concussion blasts) mounted in the palms and chest, jets in the boots and back to allow flight, enhances his strength and speed, and offers him protection from bullets and heavy impact. The visor of his helmet carries a HUD which allows him to seek out targets, analyze his environment, and give warnings of incoming danger when it is located. Outside of his armor, Tony is a fairly weak hand-to-hand combatant, but since he is constantly tinkering and upgrading, he has spare armors stored in facilities around the world, which he can summon to himself when necessary, given enough time to allow them to come to him.
Origin: Tony was always an obvious genius and mechanical prodigy, taking after his father, Howard Stark. He was groomed from birth to take over the family business, Stark Industries, a weapons and technology development system, and after the loss of his parents as a teenager, did so without a thought when he was of age. A couple years later, while presenting his latest missile upgrades in Afghanistan, Tony's convoy was attacked and he was severely injured with shrapnel caused by his own weaponry. His life was saved in something of a last-ditch effort via installment of an electromagnet to keep metal shards from ripping apart his heart, and he was held prisoner with another inventor, Ho Yinsen, who helped Tony create the arc reactor to save his life, and the prototype Iron Man armor that was to help them escape, if Yinsen had not been killed by a stray bullet in the attempt. Upon returning home, eyes open to the horrors of war for the first time, Tony immediately shut down his weapons division and made it his life's mission to improve peaceful technology, while working himself to bring peace to the world via steadily new and improving Iron Man armor.
edited 15th Aug '12 12:44:53 PM by MystyGlyttyr