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* Also, Samuel L. Jackson's appearance as Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in TheStinger. Then he says: "I'd like to talk to you about the "Avenger Initiative." ''The'' ten words that ultimately gave birth to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse

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* Also, Samuel L. Jackson's appearance as Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in TheStinger. Then he says: "I'd like to talk to you about the "Avenger Initiative." ''The'' ten words that ultimately gave birth to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverseFranchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse!


* Also, Samuel L. Jackson's appearance as Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in TheStinger. Then he says: "I'd like to talk to you about the "Avenger Initiative"."

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* Also, Samuel L. Jackson's appearance as Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. in TheStinger. Then he says: "I'd like to talk to you about the "Avenger Initiative"."Initiative." ''The'' ten words that ultimately gave birth to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse



* Downey Jr. sums up the movie, his portrayal of Tony Stark, and what he'll be (to us) for the rest of his life, in one simple quote:
--->The truth is... [[Creator/RobertDowneyJr ''I am Iron Man.'']]

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* Robert Downey Jr. sums up the movie, his portrayal of Tony Stark, and what he'll be (to us) us, at least) for the rest of his life, in one simple quote:
--->The -->'''Tony:''' The truth is... [[Creator/RobertDowneyJr ''I am Iron Man.'']]



** Making it even ''more'' awesome is that this is taking place while Tony is having a deep, heart-to-heart conversation with a drunk Jimmy Rhodes, who in the [[GilliganCut previous scene]] was not only ''absolutely'' infuriated by something Tony did, but was completely refusing to drink anything.

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** Making it even ''more'' awesome is that this is taking place while Tony is having a deep, heart-to-heart conversation with a drunk Jimmy Rhodes, Rhodey, who in the [[GilliganCut previous scene]] was not only ''absolutely'' infuriated by something Tony did, but was completely refusing to drink anything.


** After Tony has been captured and is moping (understandably) that he'll probably be dead in a week no matter what, Yinsen has a very quiet CMoA: "Well, then this is a very important week for you." In one line, he helps Tony find his inner hero.

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** After Tony has been captured and is moping (understandably) that he'll probably be dead in a week no matter what, Yinsen has a very quiet CMoA: [=CMoA=]: "Well, then this is a very important week for you." In one line, he helps Tony find his inner hero.


* "Jarvis, sometimes you gotta run before you can walk." And then Tony Stark and his brand new Mark II suit don't walk or run.....he FLIES!

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* "Jarvis, sometimes you gotta run before you can walk." And then Tony Stark and his brand new Mark II suit don't walk or run.....run... he FLIES!''flies''!



** After Tony has been captured and is moping (understandably) that he'll probably be dead in a week no matter what, Yinsen has a very quiet CMOA: "Well, then this is a very important week for you." In one line, he helps Tony find his inner hero.
** And now, with ''Endgame'', we know that Yinsen's HeroicSacrifice ultimately saved all of existence.

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** After Tony has been captured and is moping (understandably) that he'll probably be dead in a week no matter what, Yinsen has a very quiet CMOA: CMoA: "Well, then this is a very important week for you." In one line, he helps Tony find his inner hero.
** And now, with ''Endgame'', ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', we know that Yinsen's HeroicSacrifice ultimately saved all of existence.


* It's a sweet moment, Tony takes off one repulsor only for Stane to not be down and out. Stane swings at Tony, Tony ducks [[OhCrap and tries to shoot the repulsor he just took off.]] So he uses his remaining one to jump up and slug Stane across the face plate.

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* Casting Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Pure and simple brilliance in and of itself.
* Plasma arc reactor technology is currently a theory, which details how to build the big one seen at Stark industries. See [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARC_fusion_reactor here]] for details.
* As noted on the YMMV page, the movie was taking many risks that could've led to disaster. Instead, it was successful enough to ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse kickstart an entire cinematic universe]]'', and arguably led to the fad of [[FollowTheLeader everyone in Hollywood trying to create their own.]] Warner Bros. is trying with the DCEU, and even Universal is trying to revive the iconic monster movie characters in one.
** Ten years later, being the highest earning movie franchise with '''two movies earning over $2 BILLION''' and 6 more movies which scored over a billion dollars each, with several successful forays into television and web series, with financial, critical and audience backup, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is basically doing WhosLaughingNow to everyone who expected it to fail. And so are its fans.
* The line where Tony decides to do away with the SecretIdentity and just straight out admit he is the Iron Man to the public (the opposite of his comic book self)? That was actually [[https://screenrant.com/iron-man-robert-downey-jr-improvised-line/ improvised by Robert Downey Jr]], and in many ways, helped future MCU movies in the process of adapting their source materials by keeping true to the spirit of the characters and stories without being "slavishly devoted" to accuracy.

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* It's a sweet moment, Tony takes off one repulsor only for Stane to not be down and out. Stane swings at Tony, Tony ducks [[OhCrap and tries to shoot the repulsor he just took off.]] off. So he uses his remaining one to jump up and slug Stane across the face plate.

!!Meta:
* Casting Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Pure and simple brilliance in and of itself.
* Plasma arc reactor technology is currently a theory, which details how to build the big one seen at Stark industries. See [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARC_fusion_reactor here]] for details.
* As noted on the YMMV page, the movie was taking many risks that could've led to disaster. Instead, it was successful enough to ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse kickstart an entire cinematic universe]]'', and arguably led to the fad of [[FollowTheLeader everyone in Hollywood trying to create their own.]] Warner Bros. is trying with the DCEU, and even Universal is trying to revive the iconic monster movie characters in one.
** Ten years later, being the highest earning movie franchise with '''two movies earning over $2 BILLION''' and 6 more movies which scored over a billion dollars each, with several successful forays into television and web series, with financial, critical and audience backup, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is basically doing WhosLaughingNow to everyone who expected it to fail. And so are its fans.
* The line where Tony decides to do away with the SecretIdentity and just straight out admit he is the Iron Man to the public (the opposite of his comic book self)? That was actually [[https://screenrant.com/iron-man-robert-downey-jr-improvised-line/ improvised by Robert Downey Jr]], and in many ways, helped future MCU movies in the process of adapting their source materials by keeping true to the spirit of the characters and stories without being "slavishly devoted" to accuracy.
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* Casting Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Pure and simple brilliance that was.

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* Casting Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Pure and simple brilliance that was.in and of itself.


** Making it more awesome, is that this is Tony's first BigDamnHeroes moment: While tinkering with a forearm from his armor, Stark is watching an international news report on a town ravaged by the black-market trade in his company's weapons. As the on-screen scenes get more and more disturbing, the [[PowerGlows palm repulsor brightens a bit]] while [[TranquilFury Tony's face darkens]]. Just after Stark [[LockAndLoadMontage suits up]] in the [[TechnologyPorn Mark III]] for the first time, he flies to the besieged town of Gulmira. Meanwhile, the Ten Rings terrorists are rounding up the village's men and generally [[KickTheDog being violently disruptive assholes]], when one innocent man refuses to go any farther with them. This dude is about to [[BoomHeadshot catch a bullet for his trouble]], ''right in front of his horrified, screaming wife and kids'', when the boy suddenly hears a roaring sound overhead. Cue Iron Man's DynamicEntry THUD.
** Iron Man [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom gut-punching some idiot]] stupid enough to fire a gun at [[ImmuneToBullets him]]. When he's reached a point wherein he has to risk killing a bunch of women-and-children hostages in order to get at the terrorists, he ''targets each one and collectively shoots them in the heads'' without touching a hair on the hostages' heads. The terrorist leader [[BarrierBustingBlow couldn't hide from him for long]]. After taking on the terrorist group, Tony throws Raza's right hand man to the refugees stating "he's all yours." No doubt they beat him to death afterwards.
** The best part? Yinsen had mentioned earlier that Gulmira is his hometown. Tony [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] the invaders could be seen as a RoaringRampageOfRevenge on his behalf.

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** Making it more awesome, is that this is Tony's first BigDamnHeroes moment: While tinkering with a forearm from his armor, Stark is watching an international news report on a town ravaged by the black-market trade in his company's weapons. As the on-screen scenes get more and more disturbing, the [[PowerGlows palm repulsor brightens a bit]] while [[TranquilFury Tony's face darkens]]. Just after Stark [[LockAndLoadMontage suits up]] in the [[TechnologyPorn Mark III]] for the first time, he flies to the besieged town of Gulmira. Meanwhile, the Ten Rings terrorists are rounding up the village's men and generally [[KickTheDog being violently disruptive assholes]], when one innocent man refuses to go any farther with them. This dude is about to [[BoomHeadshot catch a bullet for his trouble]], ''right in front of his horrified, screaming wife and kids'', when the boy suddenly hears a roaring sound overhead. Cue Iron Man's DynamicEntry THUD.
*THUD*.
** Iron Man [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom gut-punching some idiot]] stupid enough to fire a gun at [[ImmuneToBullets fire a gun at him]]. When he's reached a point wherein he has to risk killing a bunch of women-and-children hostages in order to get at the terrorists, he ''targets each one and collectively shoots them in the heads'' without touching a hair on the hostages' heads. The terrorist leader [[BarrierBustingBlow couldn't hide from him for long]]. After taking on the terrorist group, Tony throws Raza's right hand man to the refugees stating "he's "He's all yours." No doubt they beat the piss out of him to death afterwards.
** The best part? Yinsen had mentioned earlier that Gulmira is his hometown. Tony [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] curb-stomping]] the invaders could be seen as a RoaringRampageOfRevenge on his behalf.



* Also, Samuel L. Jackson's appearance as Nick Fury, Director of SHIELD in TheStinger. Then he says: "I'd like to talk to you about the "Avenger Initiative"."
** He also deactivates JARVIS, which trivial as it is, demonstrates something important about SHIELD; as brilliant and smug as Stark is, SHIELD still has his number.
* The final scene before the credits, where Tony is shoved onstage by SHIELD to deliver a cover story for who Iron Man is... and then just outright decides that instead of going along with SHIELD's lies, he'll tell the truth: he ''is'' Iron Man. The reporters all go ''insane''. Cue the Black Sabbath!

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* Also, Samuel L. Jackson's appearance as Nick Fury, Director of SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. in TheStinger. Then he says: "I'd like to talk to you about the "Avenger Initiative"."
** He also deactivates JARVIS, which trivial as it is, demonstrates something important about SHIELD; S.H.I.E.L.D.; as brilliant and smug as Stark is, SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. still has his number.
* The final scene before the credits, where Tony is shoved onstage by SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. to deliver a cover story for who Iron Man is... and then just outright decides that instead of going along with SHIELD's S.H.I.E.L.D.'s lies, he'll tell the truth: he ''is'' Iron Man. The reporters all go ''insane''. Cue the Black Sabbath!


* Tony Stark, where he hero-dodges a tank shot and returns fire with a miniature rocket launched from his forearm. It hits the tank and makes a tiny "clang" sound, seemingly doing nothing. Tony [[UnFlinchingWalk turns around and starts to walk away]]. Then the tank explodes. A whole new level of movie SuperHero awesomeness!

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* Tony Stark, where he hero-dodges a tank shot and returns fire with a miniature rocket launched from his forearm. It hits the tank and makes a tiny "clang" sound, seemingly doing nothing. Tony then [[UnFlinchingWalk turns around and starts to walk away]]. Then the tank explodes. A whole new level of movie SuperHero awesomeness!



** Made even more awesome by the fact that Robert Downey, Jr. [[ThrowItIn ad-libbed that entire sequence]].

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** Made even more awesome by the fact that Robert Downey, Jr. Creator/RobertDowneyJr [[ThrowItIn ad-libbed that entire sequence]].



* The fighter pilot who looks like he's about to not appear in ''Film/IronMan 2''..but then; Stark catches the falling pilot and unjams his parachute. Made. Of. Win.

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* The fighter pilot who looks like he's about to not appear in ''Film/IronMan 2''..''Film/IronMan2''... but then; Stark Tony flies down, catches the falling pilot and unjams his parachute.parachute by punching it. Made. Of. Win.



* Not that he didn't have a pair before, but this is the moment where you ''know''

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* Not that he didn't have a pair before, but this is the moment where you ''know'' ''know''.



* The Mark II test-flight scene, specifically the part where [[HowDoIShotWeb a gung-ho Stark takes the suit higher than it can go, and it ices over and shorts out]]. Tony plunges back to the ground, but after Stark manually opens the flaps and cuts the ice, suddenly the suit wakes up and promptly ignites its rockets and Tony soars again. And it's so close he scrapes the damn pavement.

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* The Mark II test-flight scene, specifically the part where [[HowDoIShotWeb a gung-ho Stark takes the suit higher than it can go, and it ices over and shorts out]]. Tony plunges back to the ground, but after Stark he manually opens the flaps and cuts the ice, suddenly the suit wakes up and promptly ignites its rockets and Tony soars again. And it's so close he nearly scrapes the damn pavement.



* When the Mk I suit comes to life. All the lights go out, and all you can hear is the suit powering up and taking its first step.

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* When the Mk Mark I suit comes to life. All the lights go out, and all you can hear is the suit powering up and taking its first step.



* Casting Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark. Pure and simple brilliance that was.

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* Casting Robert Downey, Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Pure and simple brilliance that was.



* As noted on the YMMV page, the movie was taking many risks that could've led to disaster. Instead, it was successful enough to ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse kickstart an entire cinematic universe]]'', and arguably led to the fad in Hollywood of everyone trying to [[FollowTheLeader create their own.]] Warner Bros. is trying with the DCEU, and even Universal is trying to revive the iconic monster movie characters in one.

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* As noted on the YMMV page, the movie was taking many risks that could've led to disaster. Instead, it was successful enough to ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse kickstart an entire cinematic universe]]'', and arguably led to the fad in Hollywood of everyone trying to [[FollowTheLeader everyone in Hollywood trying to create their own.]] Warner Bros. is trying with the DCEU, and even Universal is trying to revive the iconic monster movie characters in one.

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** And now, with ''Endgame'', we know that Yinsen's HeroicSacrifice ultimately saved all of existence.


* A minor one, but all of the rifles the Ten Rings wield (various expensive Heckler & Koch rifles and submachineguns, such as the G36 and UMP45) have Stark Industries logos on them. Stark Industries either bought out and owns H&K outright, or has entered into a very lucrative manufacturing/distribution deal with them. In addition, Stark Industries more than likely ''owns'' Lockheed Martin in the MCU, as a diorama of the YF-22 is displayed outside Stark Industries, and the Javelin anti-tank missiles that the Ten Rings possesses are branded with Stark Industries logos.

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* A minor one, but all of the rifles the Ten Rings wield (various expensive Heckler & Koch rifles and submachineguns, such as the G36 and UMP45) [=UMP45=]) have Stark Industries logos on them. Stark Industries either bought out and owns H&K outright, or has entered into a very lucrative manufacturing/distribution deal with them. In addition, Stark Industries more than likely ''owns'' Lockheed Martin in the MCU, as a diorama of the YF-22 is displayed outside Stark Industries, and the Javelin anti-tank missiles that the Ten Rings possesses are branded with Stark Industries logos.


** Ten years later, being the highest earning movie franchise with one movie earning over '''$2 BILLION''' and 5 more movies which scored over a billion dollars each, with several successful forays into television and web series, with financial, critical and audience backup, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is basically doing WhosLaughingNow to everyone who expected it to fail. And so are its fans.

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** Ten years later, being the highest earning movie franchise with one movie '''two movies earning over '''$2 $2 BILLION''' and 5 6 more movies which scored over a billion dollars each, with several successful forays into television and web series, with financial, critical and audience backup, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is basically doing WhosLaughingNow to everyone who expected it to fail. And so are its fans.


* "Yeah. I can fly."

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* "Yeah. Tony sums up his first successful flight test around the workshop with four simple, direct words: "Yeah, I can fly."

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** Why is the Jericho awesome? Its a precision guided cluster-missile, but the 16 guideable bomblets it disperses have the power of ''bunker busters''. It combines the power and capabilities of two, maybe three different bombs, into one package not much bigger than a Paveway bomb.

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* A minor one, but all of the rifles the Ten Rings wield (various expensive Heckler & Koch rifles and submachineguns, such as the G36 and UMP45) have Stark Industries logos on them. Stark Industries either bought out and owns H&K outright, or has entered into a very lucrative manufacturing/distribution deal with them. In addition, Stark Industries more than likely ''owns'' Lockheed Martin in the MCU, as a diorama of the YF-22 is displayed outside Stark Industries, and the Javelin anti-tank missiles that the Ten Rings possesses are branded with Stark Industries logos.


--->[[Creator/RobertDowneyJr ''I am Iron Man.'']]

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--->[[Creator/RobertDowneyJr --->The truth is... [[Creator/RobertDowneyJr ''I am Iron Man.'']]

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