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Following the event ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony put away his suit in order for a new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American girl who built her own suit of armor in her dorm room at MIT. Another title, ''Infamous Iron Man'', sees Doctor Doom also putting on the Iron Man armor.

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Following the event ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony put away his suit in order for a new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American girl who built her own suit of armor in her dorm room at MIT. Another title, ''Infamous Iron Man'', sees Doctor Doom also putting on the Iron Man armor.
armor. Tony would later return to being Iron Man and reestablishing another company, ''again''.


The Iron Knight. The Armored Avenger. The Man In a Can.

Go ahead, hum that Music/BlackSabbath song. [[EarWorm You know you want to]].

Tony Stark was a genius playboy billionaire industrialist until a battlefield explosion left him with a damaged heart that threatened to kill him. Captured by the enemy forces, he is forced into manufacturing weaponry to aid them. Instead he secretly designed and built a suit of armor ''[[MemeticMutation in a cave, with a box of scraps]]'' to keep his heart beating and to escape from his captors, and in the process became the superhero known as Iron Man. The character first appeared in ''Tales of Suspense'' #39 (March, 1963), created by writers Creator/StanLee, and Larry Lieber, along with artists Don Heck and Creator/JackKirby. He has served as the protagonist of several series since that time. Notable classic storylines include "Demon in a Bottle", which deals with his alcoholism, and "Armor Wars", where he goes on a vendetta after his technology is stolen and reproduced.

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The Iron Knight. The Armored Avenger. The Man In a Can. \n\n [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist...]] Go ahead, hum that Music/BlackSabbath song. [[EarWorm You know you want to]].

Tony Stark was a genius playboy billionaire MillionairePlayboy and industrialist until a battlefield explosion left him with a damaged heart that threatened to kill him. Captured by the enemy forces, he is forced into manufacturing weaponry to aid them. Instead he secretly designed and built a suit of armor ''[[MemeticMutation in a cave, with a box of scraps]]'' to keep his heart beating and to escape from his captors, and in the process became the superhero known as Iron Man. The character first appeared in ''Tales of Suspense'' #39 (March, 1963), created by writers Creator/StanLee, and Larry Lieber, along with artists Don Heck and Creator/JackKirby. He has served as the protagonist of several series since that time. Notable classic storylines include "Demon in a Bottle", which deals with his alcoholism, and "Armor Wars", where he goes on a vendetta after his technology is stolen and reproduced.


* AGodAmI: Post-Inversion Tony, in ''Superior Iron Man'': when Daredevil accuses him of playing God, Tony goes on a rant about how he's the most intelligent, capable person on the planet, and that he's not playing God: "all this time... [he's] been playing human."



* AGodAmI: Post-Inversion Tony, in ''Superior Iron Man'': when Daredevil accuses him of playing God, Tony goes on a rant about how he's the most intelligent, capable person on the planet, and that he's not playing God: "all this time... [he's] been playing human."
* GoldColoredSuperiority: Iron Man is often called "The Golden Avenger" even though he's mostly red nowadays (although he once had a fully golden armor).



* GoldColoredSuperiority: Iron Man is often called "The Golden Avenger" even though he's mostly red nowadays (although he once had a fully golden armor).

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* PetTheDog: When Tony Stark is proven innocent and the FBI still charges him with resisting arrest, FBI agent Neil Stretch argues about it again with Nick Fury. Neil Stretch is transferred to the Alaska field office as a result. Neil also tells Tony not to be mad at Pepper Potts because she did not break easily: she was in distress and he played her like he was trained to do. "You want to be pissed at anyone, be pissed at me".


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* ReassignedToAntarctica: When the FBI still wants to charge Tony Stark with resisting arrest, FBI agent Neil Stretch and Nick Fury argue about it again. Neil Stretch is transferred to the Alaska field office as a result.


* PoweredArmor: The Iron Man armor is the likely TropeCodifier, and current example image on said page.

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* PoweredArmor: The Iron Man armor is the likely TropeCodifier, TropeCodifier for comic books, and current example image on said page.



* TechnicalPacifist: Averted on occasion in the comics... just ask Mallen. Oh, right, you can't. He has no head, but considering Mallen had sworn to kill the President, nothing less than death would stop him and ''his body was trying to get up after his head had been blasted off'', you might argue Tony was spit out of options.



* ThouShaltNotKill: Averted on occasion in the comics... just ask Mallen. Oh, right, you can't. He has no head, but considering Mallen had sworn to kill the President, nothing less than death would stop him and ''his body was trying to get up after his head had been blasted off'', you might argue Tony was spit out of options.



* UltimateJobSecurity: Tony won't fire anyone without good cause, but he ''will'' let the axe fall if he feels a major employee's performance isn't up to snuff. After the Armor Wars storyline, he fired the head of his legal department for repeatedly screwing up Tony's legal attempts to protect his technology. Another time, he immediately drop kicks an executive for making a very profitable technology sale to Doctor Doom, a big time international crime no-no.


%%* {{Archenemy}}: The Mandarin.
%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy:
%%** The Mandarin.
%%** Also the Masters of Silence.

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%%* * {{Archenemy}}: In his earlier years, this role was held by either The Mandarin.
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Mandarin, Justin Hammer, or Obadiah Stane, depending on who you asked.
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ArrogantKungFuGuy:
%%** ** The Mandarin.
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Mandarin is a proud and arrogant man whose martial arts skills let him tear through Tony's Iron Man suits with his bare hands.
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Also the Masters of Silence.



** By the events of the ''Tony Stark: Iron Man'', Tony has come back from the dead through BrainUploading a digitized copy of his consciousness into a bio-engineered clone-body. He's actually shown to be insecure about it, confessing to Rhodes that he's worried he might have CameBackWrong, and holding a long discussion with FemBot Jocasta about whether he still has a soul.



%%* BarrierBustingBlow

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%%* BarrierBustingBlow* BarrierBustingBlow: Dramatically smashing through barriers in a single blow is practically a character trademark.



%%* BeleagueredBureaucrat: Tony Stark during his Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. period had some serious aspects of this. Especially during Knauf's run.

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%%* * BeleagueredBureaucrat: Tony Stark during his Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. period had some serious aspects of this. this, being portrayed as constantly struggling to keep up with the bureaucratic demands of running America's most powerful secret governmental agency singlehandedly. Especially during Knauf's run.run.
* BenevolentBoss: During the ''Tony Star: Iron Man'' run, Tony's personal think-tank is established as a crazy place full of weird science, whose workers absolutely love it there because Tony listens to them, engages them in honest debate, and is more than happy to fund even crazy-sounding ideas just to see if they can work. The very first issue has Tony recruiting a robotics developer he humiliated at a robotics design expo some 25 years ago, and by the episode's end, the man declares he couldn't be happier to be working with Tony.



** [[spoiler:''Tony Stark: Iron Man'' seems to be setting his brother Arno up for this role; whilst as brilliant as Tony is, he's also a moral absolutist, who will give out his science-based assistance when asked, but in ways that are often BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor. In his first feature in [=TS:IM=] #5, Arno allows the workers on a ranch of bio-engineered "ethical cattle" to be stampeded to death when he figures out they've created a HiveMind that can feel the pain when its individual members are killed, coldly refuses to help a band of Saharan farmers who ignored his instruction to not plant more of the desert-growing grain he gave them, and mocks the man he transplanted a replacement arm onto after it turns out that something of the arm's original owner's consciousness still survives in the arm.]]



** There's also the [[WesternAnimation/IronMan animated series]] that has [[COmicBook/SpiderWoman Julia Carpenter]] as a love interest and yes, she's a redhead.

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** There's also the [[WesternAnimation/IronMan animated series]] that has [[COmicBook/SpiderWoman [[ComicBook/SpiderWoman Julia Carpenter]] as a love interest and yes, she's a redhead.



%%* MillionairePlayboy

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%%* MillionairePlayboy* MillionairePlayboy: He's extremely wealthy, and luxuriates in the pleasures that his wealth enables him to access. Unlike [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} a certain other iconic comic millionaire playboy]], he's not faking the fun-loving hedonist aspect of his personality, it just doesn't prevent him from also wanting to do the heroic thing.



%%* MoreHeroThanThou

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%%* MoreHeroThanThou* MoreHeroThanThou: One of Tony's subtler, yet oldest flaws is his near-overwhelming guilt/responsibility complex, which means he is always the first to try and leap into putting his own life on the line, even when it would be smarter to let some other hero take on the responsibility.



* OpiumDen: Where The Mandarin is born according to the Invincible Iron Man annual.

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* OpiumDen: Where The Mandarin is born was born, according to the Invincible Iron Man annual.



%% * PhlebotinumDependence: The electromagnet.

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%% * PhlebotinumDependence: The electromagnet.electromagnet keeping his heart beating was this for a good portion of his history.



%%** The Mandarin decides on this in the ''Hands of The Mandarin'' arc.

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%%** ** The Mandarin decides on this in the ''Hands of The Mandarin'' arc.arc, creating an enormous mystical ritual to shut down technology world-wide as part of his plan to conquer and "restore" the world.



%%* ShootTheDog: Tony as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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%%* * ShootTheDog: Tony as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.D was extremely prone to taking morally ugly but pragmatic decisions.



%%* VirtualGhost: Occurs several times. the ''Hypervelocity'' miniseries. Also used in the 'Iron Man: Rapture' mini.

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%%* * VirtualGhost: Occurs Given Tony's expertise in the artificial intelligence field, the transferral of his consciousness to the digital realm occurs several times. Most notably in the ''Hypervelocity'' miniseries. Also used miniseries and in the 'Iron Man: Rapture' mini.


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: By ''Tony Stark: Iron Man'', Tony has decided his morals command him to be on the "AI are people too" side of the debate. He hires the Ultron-designed FemBot Jocasta specifically to be the Stark Unlimited AI interface, to avoid exploiting or denigrating artificial intelligences. At her instruction, he removed his former suit-controlling AI Friday and transplanted her into a gynoid body. Likewise, in issue #6, she calls him out on planning to simply blow away the robot data-thieves that are attacking his company just because it's expedient and they're legally okay to kill. Ironically, Jocasta is revealed to have herself a case of PinocchioSyndrome, secretly using Tony's new ultra-immersive virtual reality "[=eScape=]" to fantasize about being human, after earlier abortive attempts at using an image inducer to pretend to be a human amongst the other employees.


* MadScientist: The Mandarin, the Controller, and the Ghost. Tony has also clashed periodically with Advanced Idea Mechanics, a whole organization of Mad Scientists.

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* MadScientist: The Mandarin, the Controller, and the Ghost. Tony has also clashed periodically with Advanced Idea Mechanics, a whole organization of Mad Scientists. Also Doctor Strange, one of his first major villains.


* TechnologyMarchesOn: A frequent victim. One early story has him use a counting device built into his armor. That was quickly made obsolete by the real life invention of the pocket calculator. Nowadays he uses an AI for such things. Another major example of early mentions of technology that would now be out of date, is that his suit was powered by transistors.


** Averted: The woman who came closest to him, ever, to the point of almost getting married to him, was Rumiko Fujikawa - who was, needless to say, Japanese.

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** Averted: The woman who came closest to him, ever, to the point of almost getting married to him, was Rumiko Fujikawa - who Fujikawa--who was, needless to say, Japanese.as her name indicates, Japanese, and so raven-haired.


** Pepper Potts, Black Widow, Bethany Cabe. If it's a significant Iron Man love interest, chances are it's a redhead.

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** Pepper Potts, Black Widow, Bethany Cabe. If it's a significant Iron Man love interest, chances are it's a redhead. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Though Pepper was a brunette originally.]]


** His assistant Maria Hill fits too, and Pepper is on her way, having just found an armor made for her.

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** His former assistant Maria Hill fits too, and Pepper is on her way, having just found an armor made was one for her.a time when she wore the Rescue armor.
*** Riri Williams, as Iron Man / Ironheart is the actionest of action girls.



* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Following ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Tony put away his suit in order for a new hero to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American girl who builds her own suit in her dorm room at MIT.

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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Following ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', with Tony put away his suit in order for a regenerative come, a new hero had to take over--15-year old Riri Williams, an African-American girl who builds her own suit in her dorm room at MIT.



*** Jennifer Walters, in her own comic, encountered a completely amoral lawyer, the head of Tony's legal department who chose to be known simply as 'Legal' and displayed absolutely not a shred of morality either way.



* AntiHeroSubstitute: [[spoiler: Doctor Doom, apparently]]. Stark was one for himself during ''Superior Iron Man''.

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* AntiHeroSubstitute: [[spoiler: Doctor Doom, apparently]].Doom stepped up for a time when Tony was in a coma and he himself was in his heroic phase, under the unofficial moniker of the 'Infamous Iron Man'. Stark was one for himself during ''Superior Iron Man''.



* BadassFamily: Thanks to the revelation of [[spoiler:his brother, Arno Stark. He tells Tony he doesn't want an armor... then he makes his own, the Mark MMXX (or 2020) armor]].

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* BadassFamily: Thanks to the revelation of [[spoiler:his brother, Arno Stark. He tells Tony he doesn't want him to build him an armor... then he makes his own, the Mark MMXX (or 2020) armor]].



* TheBlacksmith: Tony Stark's more iconic moments in visual media show him doing some literal blacksmithing; pounding out molten iron with hammers and pouring it into molds. [[{{Fanservice}} Shirtless.]]

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* TheBlacksmith: Tony Stark's more iconic moments in visual media show him doing some literal blacksmithing; pounding out molten iron with hammers and pouring it into molds. [[{{Fanservice}} Shirtless.]]]] He was this literally during 'Fear Itself' as he worked with the dwarves of Niffleheim.



* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: On various occasions, Stark has had to don his older armor despite the fact that all of Tony's old armors were destroyed ''several times''. (Apparently Tony likes to rebuild them.)

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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: On various -various- endless occasions, Stark has had to don his older armor despite the fact that all of Tony's old armors were destroyed ''several times''. (Apparently Tony likes to rebuild them.)



* ChestBlaster: The Uni-Beam is fired directly from the reactor at his chest.

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* ChestBlaster: The Uni-Beam is fired directly from the reactor at his chest. (Although it originally was not a reactor).



** Originally the entire suit was Tony's life support, meaning he was forced to be Iron Man 24/7.

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** Originally For a time the entire suit was Tony's life support, meaning he was forced to be Iron Man 24/7.



** Tony and Reed Richards cloned Thor during Civil War, and the clone then went on to murder Bill Foster/Black Goliath. Thor was pissed off for a while but forgave him quickly after Siege. He also hunted his friends like animals during Civil War, particularly Steve, who forgave him as soon as Steve himself came back from the not-really-dead. He's also been part of the Illuminati, which contributed to the Skrulls being able to infiltrate so easily, who shot the Hulk into space, while Tony himself later injected She-Hulk with a serum which stopped her from being able to turn into She-Hulk because he was worried that she would (rightfully) tear him apart for what he'd done to her cousin. Let's see if he's forgiven so easily when it's discovered that [[spoiler: the Illuminati wiped Steve's memory when he didn't agree with them.]] [[note]] In that last case, ''the fate of the entire multiverse'' was at stake and so holding a grudge would have been petty. [[/note]]

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** Tony and Reed Richards cloned Thor during Civil War, and the clone then went on to murder Bill Foster/Black Goliath. Thor was pissed off for a while but forgave him quickly after Siege. He also hunted his friends like animals during Civil War, particularly Steve, who forgave him as soon as Steve himself came back from the not-really-dead. He's also been part of the Illuminati, which contributed to the Skrulls being able to infiltrate so easily, who shot the Hulk into space, while Tony himself later injected She-Hulk with a serum which stopped her from being able to turn into She-Hulk because he was worried that she would (rightfully) tear him apart for what he'd done to her cousin. Let's see if he's forgiven so easily when it's discovered that [[spoiler: The strife between him and Captain America as a result of their opposing viewpoints during the Illuminati wiped Steve's memory when he didn't agree time the Incursions were threatening to destroy Earth ended with them.]] [[note]] In that last case, ''the fate of the entire multiverse'' fighting literally to the death as the planet was at stake and so holding a grudge would have been petty. [[/note]]being destroyed by the Final Incursion; there was no forgiveness as the event was cut out of history post-Secret Wars.



* EverythingSensor: Tony's various armors have various sensor functions installed.

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* EverythingSensor: Tony's various armors have various sensor functions installed.installed, second to none in the Marvel universe, to the point it's almost a bit of a joke. When the Avengers enter an area or land somewhere, one of the first things that happens is invariably Iron Man making a remark like "My sensors are picking up/ not picking up any X".



** Titanium Man was a very on-the-nose one; Crimson Dynamo a not-so-evil counterpart.



* FakingTheDead: While he was clinically dead for a bit, Stark was immediately [[HumanPopsicle put into a cryogenic state]] so that Dr. Sondheim and Abe Zimmer could get to work literally rebuilding his nervous system. In an attempt to protect everyone else, and to keep his opponents from coming for him while he was in this state, Tony let everyone believed he was dead. [[WeWouldHaveToldYouBut Trying to explain it to his best friend, though]], [[RageQuit doesn't go so well.]]

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* FakingTheDead: While he was clinically dead for a bit, Stark was immediately [[HumanPopsicle put into a cryogenic state]] so that Dr. Sondheim and Abe Zimmer could get to work literally rebuilding his nervous system. In an attempt to protect everyone else, and to keep his opponents from coming for him while he was in this state, Tony let everyone believed he was dead. Which he technically was, of course.[[WeWouldHaveToldYouBut Trying to explain it to his best friend, though]], [[RageQuit doesn't go so well.]]



* FlyingBrick: The Iron Man armor grants Tony both flight and greater strength.

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* FlyingBrick: The Iron Man armor grants Tony both hypersonic flight and greater strength.extreme superstrength.



* GadgeteerGenius: Tony Stark, obviously, but also Ivan Vanko and especially in the case of the latter, as he's working from a dingy little workshop in St. Petersburg, with resources nowhere the quality or quantity of Stark's. And he still manages to make a weapon that beats the crap out of Iron Man.

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* GadgeteerGenius: Tony Stark, obviously, but also Ivan Vanko and especially in the case of the latter, as he's working from a dingy little workshop in St. Petersburg, with resources nowhere the quality or quantity of Stark's. And he still manages to make a weapon that beats the crap out of can give Iron Man.Man a fight.



** Although ''some people'' might argue this is a more recent "development" for the character.



* HeartTrauma: Part of his origin story is getting scrannel stuck near his heart.

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* HeartTrauma: Part of his origin story is getting scrannel shrapnel stuck near his heart.



* HollywoodCyborg: He's become more and more this over the decades. Early on, he relied in his chestpiece for survival. Then came the Extremis which was bound with his nervous system. Then the entire suit became part of his body. But then the writers reverted him to only relying on a chestpiece for survival.

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* HollywoodCyborg: He's become more and more this over the decades. Early on, he relied in his chestpiece for survival. Then came the Extremis which was bound with his nervous system. Then the entire suit became part of his body. But then the writers reverted him to only relying on a chestpiece for survival. And now, his entire body has been rebooted so there is no technology in there at all anymore.



** Tony created a modular giant armor, twenty stories tall, which assembles itself out of two submersibles, two gunships, a large and a small aircraft, and which he likes to call the Fin Fang Foom-buster.



** Tony once was offered the possibly most powerful and massive mecha in the Marvel universe - the 25,000 feet tall Godkiller. ''Humongous'' might actually be underselling it.

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** Tony once was offered the possibly most powerful and massive mecha in the Marvel universe - the 25,000 feet tall Godkiller. Godkiller, which destroyed armies of Celestials. ''Humongous'' might actually be underselling it.it.
** And then he built a supercolossal armor himself to use to fight threats like the Celestials; a 2000-foot tall armor, powered by at least seven generators, called 'GK II'; however, it distinctly underperformed compared to its namesake.



** Then Extremis let him store most of the undersheath in the hollow parts of his bone where the marrow is normally found. Calling on the rest of the suit when in need.
*** [[spoiler: AND NOW STORES THE WHOLE THING IN HIS BODY! THE WHOLE #@#* $* $* SUIT! Justified by now having a new power source that makes even Extremis look obsolete, in fact, the newness is heavily modified from dormant Extremis tech that survived the Disassembly purge.]]

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** Then Extremis let him store most of the undersheath in the hollow parts of his bone where the marrow is normally found. Calling found, calling on the rest of the suit when in need.
*** [[spoiler: AND NOW STORES THE WHOLE THING IN HIS BODY! THE WHOLE #@#* $* $* SUIT! Justified
need. The next step was an armor based on fibrous 'liquid' armor, inspired by now having a new power source that makes even Extremis look obsolete, in fact, the newness is heavily modified from dormant Extremis tech that survived armor of the Disassembly purge.]]time travelling Iron Lad, which stored inside Tony's body entirely but could deploy incredibly rapidly, almost organically growing in the blink of an eye.



* LampshadeHanging: One issue in Matt Fraction's run has an increasingly amnesiac Tony recounting his original origin story. After it ends, he takes a moment to mock some of the more silly aspects of the issue, like his covering the Iron Man armor with a trenchcoat and fedora, along with the implausibility of where he ''found'' a trench-coat and fedora in the middle of a Vietmanese jungle, or Wong-Chu's "trial by champion" thing.

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* LampshadeHanging: One issue in Matt Fraction's run has an increasingly amnesiac Tony recounting his original origin story. After it ends, he takes a moment to mock some of the more silly aspects of the issue, like his covering the Iron Man armor with a trenchcoat and fedora, along with the implausibility of where he ''found'' a trench-coat and fedora in the middle of a Vietmanese Vietnamese jungle, or Wong-Chu's "trial by champion" thing.



* LovesOnlyGold: Supervillain Mordecai Midas is obsessed with gold.

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* LovesOnlyGold: Supervillain Mordecai Midas is obsessed with gold. This is somewhat understandable in his later stories, since he now literally has to consume it to live.



* MadeOfIron: Literal as of the dawn of the Heroic Age. [[spoiler: Stark now contains the ENTIRE SUIT INSIDE HIS BODY. No not just the undersheath, not just some systems and such EVERYTHING!]] [[spoiler:the whole issue reveals that this whole new armor makes Extremis Armor look like Nintendo 64 compared to Playstation 3]]. It becomes less literal after he has it removed from him.

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* MadeOfIron: Literal as of the dawn of the Heroic Age. [[spoiler: Stark now contains the ENTIRE SUIT INSIDE HIS BODY. No not just the undersheath, not just some systems and such EVERYTHING!]] [[spoiler:the whole issue reveals that this whole new armor makes Extremis Armor look like Nintendo 64 compared to Playstation 3]]. It becomes less literal after he has it removed from him.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Tony was based on Howard Hughes.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Tony was based on Howard Hughes. And Errol Flynn. Who also drank like a fish.



*** And then it stopped when Tony completely rebooted his biology.



** After ''Secret Invasion'', Tony is blamed for the Skull invasion, and loses his company. After ''Siege'', he manages to get it back, but is apparently much poorer. "Apparently", because during a story in ''Avengers vol 4'', he's shown to still have a ''lot'' of expensive things still around, justifying it to Cap with "my poor is not ''your'' poor".

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** After ''Secret Invasion'', Tony is blamed for the Skull Skrull invasion, and loses his company. After ''Siege'', he manages to get it back, but is apparently much poorer. "Apparently", because during a story in ''Avengers vol 4'', he's shown to still have a ''lot'' of expensive things still around, justifying it to Cap with "my poor is not ''your'' poor".



** Also inverted in the ''Invincible Iron Man'' series. Stark agrees to an interview with a journalist based on IntrepidReporter John Pilger, who wants to understand why Tony does what he does (and actually intends to peg him as a heartless profiteer of war). After being constantly railroaded by the interview, Stark cuts off the documentarian and admits yes, he creates weapons of war for use by the United States government, but goes on to explain that every microchip he manufactured for use in American smart-bombs has since being widely developed for civilian purposes; the technology itself isn't inherently 'good' or 'bad'. In short, he regards the development of weapons as an unfortunate, but necessary evil that finances his humanitarian projects.

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** Also inverted in the ''Invincible Iron Man'' series. Stark agrees to an interview with a journalist based on real-life IntrepidReporter John Pilger, who wants to understand why Tony does what he does (and actually intends to peg him as a heartless profiteer of war). After being constantly railroaded by the interview, Stark cuts off the documentarian and admits yes, he creates weapons of war for use by the United States government, but goes on to explain that every microchip he manufactured for use in American smart-bombs has since being widely developed for civilian purposes; the technology itself isn't inherently 'good' or 'bad'. In short, he regards the development of weapons as an unfortunate, but necessary evil that finances his humanitarian projects.



* ShoulderCannon: War Machine, as well as the remote controlled armor, and the massive combat armor deployed against the Brides of Darkness.

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* ShoulderCannon: War Machine, as well as the remote controlled armor, the Modular armor when Vor/Tex used it and the massive combat armor deployed against the Brides of Darkness.



* SpandexLatexOrLeather: None. His powered armor is a gold-titanium alloy!

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* SpandexLatexOrLeather: None. His powered armor is a gold-titanium space-age metal alloy!



* SuperIntelligence: He is ranked among the smartest persons on earth in the MarvelUniverse with Super-Genius class inteligence.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In the first issue of the 2015 volume of ''Invincible Iron Man'' Tony dates an East Asian scientist who has invented a cure for the X-Gene. No, Tony is ''not'' putting the moves on [[Comicbook/AstonishingXMen Kavita Rao]]. Meet Amara Perera, everyone!

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* SuperIntelligence: He is ranked among the smartest persons on earth in the MarvelUniverse with Super-Genius class inteligence.
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In the first issue of the 2015 volume of ''Invincible Iron Man'' Tony dates an East Asian scientist who has invented a cure for the X-Gene. No, Tony is ''not'' putting the moves on [[Comicbook/AstonishingXMen Kavita Rao]]. Meet Amara Perera, everyone!Pereira, everyone!
** Riri Williams is also not very different from Lila Rhodes, Jim's engineering niece, who herself is not very different from Natasha Irons over at the Distinguished Competition.



* {{Technopath}}: Tony can interface with machines using his mind after his Extremis and Bleeding Edge upgrades.
* TemporarilyAVillain: During the late nineties, Iron Man went insane and became a villain, only to be replaced briefly by a younger version of himself from a different time.

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* {{Technopath}}: Tony can could interface with machines using his mind after his Extremis and Bleeding Edge upgrades.
* TemporarilyAVillain: During the late nineties, Crossing, Iron Man went insane and became a villain, only to be replaced briefly by a younger version of himself from a different time.



** There was also one occasion where one of his suits spontaneously developed sentience and acted like an obbessive lover.

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** There was also one occasion where one of his suits spontaneously developed sentience and acted like an obbessive obsessive lover.

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** Originally the entire suit was Tony's life support, meaning he was forced to be Iron Man 24/7.


* YellowPeril: His archnemesis is the Mandarin, who by his name you can tell he is an Asian themed villain. There's also his original enemy Wong Chu (who is colored yellow in Tales of Suspense #39), as well as several frankly embarrassing Asian opponents - especially Samurai Steel.

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* YellowPeril: His archnemesis is the Mandarin, who by his name you can tell he is an Asian themed villain. There's also his original enemy Wong Chu (who is colored yellow in Tales of Suspense #39), as well as several frankly embarrassing Asian opponents - especially Samurai Steel. The Mandarin, at least, is a reasonably respectfully portrayed one, who gets a fleshed-out, moderately sympathetic backstory and believable motives for his villainy.


* HonestCorporateExecutive: In stories that focus or involve his running of Stark Industries, he's shown to have honorable practices like the "no selling weapons to terrorists" thing. Naturally this depends on the writer and ''Civil War'' in particular didn't show him as this.

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* HonestCorporateExecutive: An integral part of his original character. In stories that focus on or involve his running of Stark Industries, he's shown to have honorable practices like the "no selling weapons to terrorists" thing. Naturally (In some, he will not even sell weapons to the US military for fear that they will be misused, though this was ''[[ArmsDealer not]]'' part of his original characterization.) Naturally, this will also depends on the writer writer, and ''Civil War'' in particular didn't show him as this.


* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Some villains have gone back and forth between being a foe of IM or being a foe of someone else; Scarecrow, a former circus acrobat originally appeared as a foe of IM back in the 60s, but later tussled a bit with Captain America and the Falcon, and later became a major enemy of ComicBook/GhostRider. The Mandarin branched out a bit in the 60s, attempting to control the Hulk, fighting Captain America, the Inhumans, and was the villain of the first ''Avengers'' annual (with various other ''Avengers''-related villains- ComicBook/TheEnchantress and Skurge, the original Power Man, the Swordsman, and Living Laser- working for him). Speaking of Living Laser, he eventually became a regular villain for IM, despite his original appearances in ''The Avengers'' as having been a StalkerWithACrush on The Wasp. Grey Garogyle had two notable encounters with Shellhead- once in the late 60s, and again in the mid 80s- despite being primarily a Thor villain.

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* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Some villains have gone back and forth between being a foe of IM or being a foe of someone else; Scarecrow, a former circus acrobat originally appeared as a foe of IM back in the 60s, but later tussled a bit with Captain America and the Falcon, and later became a major enemy of ComicBook/GhostRider. The Mandarin branched out a bit in the 60s, attempting to control the Hulk, fighting Captain America, the Inhumans, and was the villain of the first ''Avengers'' annual (with various other ''Avengers''-related villains- ComicBook/TheEnchantress and Skurge, the original Power Man, the Swordsman, and Living Laser- working for him). Speaking of Living Laser, he eventually became a regular villain for IM, despite his original appearances in ''The Avengers'' as having been a StalkerWithACrush on The Wasp. Grey Garogyle Gargoyle had two notable encounters with Shellhead- once in the late 60s, and again in the mid 80s- despite being primarily a Thor villain.

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