In All-New, All-Different Avengers, Tony's flying car has the capability of becoming a fully-functional Iron Man Armor. What happens if there's a passenger inside when he switches modes?
Where does Zeke Stane fit into Marvel's count of the smartest people in the world?
Hasn't made any of the lists I've ever seen.
There's never been an official list just generally the big science guys (Doom, Reed, Tony, Pym, Bruce, McCoy) with no real known order and then for sure Amadeus was known as the 7th. However since Stane is technically suppose to be smarter Overall with Tony there is a shift that hasn't been accounted for.
Tony eventually realizes that Zeke isn't smarter or even as smart as himself, just much more ruthless about reverse-engineering Tony's inventions and selling very cheap knock-offs to terrorists.
In the two-part Series Finale, the Mandarin plans to kidnap the members of Force Works so that he can use their superhuman energies to power the Heart of Darkness. Despite specifying that he plans to feed the device superhuman energy, he still tries to use War Machine (a normal guy in a suit of Powered Armor) and Hawkeye (an expert marksman who has an arsenal of Trick Arrows, but no actual superpowers) as living batteries. Bafflingly, he later does the same thing by including Blizzard and Blacklash when he decides to use his own lackeys to power the Heart.