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* CrazyPrepared: When SHIELD come to ask for Stark's help arresting the apparently rogue Iron Man, Stark is able to provide them with a complete dossier on "Randall Pierce", a fake identity he created when he started his current campaign, including false birth and tax records.


* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Iron Man #228: “Part Four: Who Guards the Guardsmen?” is a reference to the Satires from the Roman poet Juvenal, which also happens to be Alan Moore’s inspiration for the name of {{Watchmen}}. Watchmen came out in 1986, and Iron Man #228 came out in 1988.;

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Iron Man #228: “Part Four: Who Guards the Guardsmen?” is a reference to the Satires from the Roman poet Juvenal, which also happens to be Alan Moore’s inspiration for the name of {{Watchmen}}.''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Watchmen came out in 1986, and Iron Man #228 came out in 1988.;


A live-action Creator/DisneyPlus series based on this storyline was announced for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in December 2020, with Creator/DonCheadle set to reprise his role as ComicBook/WarMachine.

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A live-action Creator/DisneyPlus series based on this storyline was announced for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in December 2020, with Creator/DonCheadle set to reprise his role as ComicBook/WarMachine.
ComicBook/WarMachine, taking Tony's place as the main character.


[[caption-width-right:350: Tony Stark is ''angry''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Tony Stark is ''angry''.Original armor, do not steal.]]


* HarsherInHindsight: There was a throwaway line after Tony Stark "fires' Iron Man that "maybe we should get somebody more friendly for our company spokesperson. Maybe Bill Cosby." This becomes a lot less funny now that Cosby's sexual assault cases have landed him in prison.


* HarserInHindsight: There was a throwaway line after Tony Stark "fires' Iron Man that "maybe we should get somebody more friendly for our company spokesperson. Maybe Bill Cosby." This becomes a lot less funny now that Cosby's sexual assault cases have landed him in prison.

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* HarserInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight: There was a throwaway line after Tony Stark "fires' Iron Man that "maybe we should get somebody more friendly for our company spokesperson. Maybe Bill Cosby." This becomes a lot less funny now that Cosby's sexual assault cases have landed him in prison.

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* HarserInHindsight: There was a throwaway line after Tony Stark "fires' Iron Man that "maybe we should get somebody more friendly for our company spokesperson. Maybe Bill Cosby." This becomes a lot less funny now that Cosby's sexual assault cases have landed him in prison.


Armor Wars was a seven-issue ComicBook/IronMan storyline running in Iron Man #225 to #232 (December 1987 to July 1988), detailing the exploits of the Golden Avenger in trying to rescue his technology.

Tony Stark, analyzing Force's own armor, realises that it is based off his own Iron Man technology, which had been kept secret. Compiling a list of possible suspects, he draws up a list comprising of Beetle, Shockwave, ComicBook/{{Doctor Doom}}, Stilt-Man, the Crimson Dynamo, Controller, Mauler, Professor Power, Titanium Man, the Raiders, and many more. Now all he has to do is to find out just how many villains have been using Stark technology, and get it back by force if necessary.

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Armor Wars ''Armor Wars'' (Originally referred to as "Stark Wars") was a seven-issue ComicBook/IronMan storyline running in Iron Man #225 to #232 (December 1987 to July 1988), detailing the exploits of the Golden Avenger in trying to rescue his technology.

Tony Stark, analyzing Force's own armor, realises realizes that it is based off his own Iron Man technology, which had been kept secret. Compiling a list of possible suspects, he draws up a list comprising of Beetle, Shockwave, ComicBook/{{Doctor Doom}}, Stilt-Man, the Crimson Dynamo, Controller, Mauler, Professor Power, Titanium Man, the Raiders, and many more. Now all he has to do is to find out just how many villains have been using Stark technology, and get it back by force if necessary.


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* KnowWhenToFoldThem: One of the first villains Iron Man goes after is the Mauler. When Tony demands the armor, he gives it up without a fight, saying that he only gets paid to fight and muses later he can just go steal another.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Tony starts to realize that his little rampage is going off the rails when he realizes the hero Stingray ''[=doesn't=]'' have Stark tech.

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* TitleConfusion: This story is actually called "Stark Wars" inside the comics. (It was intended as a ''Franchise/StarWars'' pun.) However, Marvel promoted it as the "Armor War" (singular) in their splash ad for the first issue of the arc, and the trade paperback was released as "Armor Wars", even though the individual chapters retained the original "Stark Wars" name in their titles. In any case, by the time "Armor Wars II" appeared in the comic, the "Armor Wars" name had stuck.

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* WhatTheHellHero: S.H.I.E.L.D., the West Coast Avengers, and the Captain all take issue with how Tony behaves in this story with S.H.I.E.L.D. hiring Tony to hunt his alter ego, the West Coast Avengers giving Tony the boot, and his relationship with Steve is ruined (Steve even returns a shield Tony gave him, coming to believe it'd been a bribe).


Armor Wars was a seven-issue ComicBook/IronMan storyline running in Iron Man #225 to #231, detailing the exploits of the Golden Avenger in trying to rescue his technology.

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Armor Wars was a seven-issue ComicBook/IronMan storyline running in Iron Man #225 to #231, #232 (December 1987 to July 1988), detailing the exploits of the Golden Avenger in trying to rescue his technology.


* CrossThrough: A minor example: Iron Man #229 segues into Captain America #341, and Iron Man #228 into Captain American #340.

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* CrossThrough: A minor example: Iron Man #229 segues into Captain America #341, and Iron Man #228 into Captain American America #340.



* GoodVersusGood: Iron Man and Captain America. Iron Man wants to destroy the S.H.I.E.L.D Mandroids using Stark technology, not trusting anyone, including the government with his super-technology. While Cap does sympathise with this view, he finds Tony’s methods reckless, this sours their relationship.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Iron Man’s fighting against S.H.I.E.L.D, he’s kicked out of the West Coast Avengers, he nearly causes an international incident in the U.S.S.R and gets into a fight with Captain America.

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* GoodVersusGood: Iron Man and Captain America.the Captain. Iron Man wants to destroy the S.H.I.E.L.D Mandroids using Stark technology, not trusting anyone, including the government with his super-technology. While Cap does sympathise with this view, he finds Tony’s methods reckless, this sours their relationship.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Iron Man’s fighting against S.H.I.E.L.D, he’s kicked out of the West Coast Avengers, he nearly causes an international incident in the U.S.S.R and gets into a fight with Captain America.the Captain.




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A live-action Creator/DisneyPlus series based on this storyline was announced for the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse in December 2020, with Creator/DonCheadle set to reprise his role as ComicBook/WarMachine.


* HeroWithBadPublicity_ Iron Man’s fighting against S.H.I.E.L.D, he’s kicked out of the West Coast Avengers, he nearly causes an international incident in the U.S.S.R and gets into a fight with Captain America.

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* HeroWithBadPublicity_ HeroWithBadPublicity: Iron Man’s fighting against S.H.I.E.L.D, he’s kicked out of the West Coast Avengers, he nearly causes an international incident in the U.S.S.R and gets into a fight with Captain America.

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