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Although the Firepower armor was supposedly created as part of a Muggle Power project to give ordinary soldiers a chance against Iron Man, it was actually used as a weapon to use against civilians in case of extreme civil disorder. Alliterative nickname, Pepper Potts.

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Been fighting the good fight ever since. For the longest time, Stark's early Iron Man suits were basically glorified pacemakers to keep the shrapnel in his chest from reaching his heart. Even with his most stable girlfriend, Rumiko Fujikawa, she repeatedly jerked him around for her own amusement and outright cheated on him with Tiberius Stone before ultimately being killed by a supervillain.

One of the richest men on the planet. Even when he's not an active member of the Avengers, they're usually bankrolled by Stark Industries. Thanks to his armor, he can tank a lot of damage and punch back just as hard. His armour enables both flight and the ability to level buildings. The Friend Nobody Likes: Initially, his selfishness, arrogance and poor communication skills rubbed a lot of his teammates the wrong way, but they worked together long enough to earn each other's genuine trust and respect.

After Civil War, depending on the author and title, he's pretty consistently tolerated at best, even by most other pro-registration heroes. Every time he almost salvages his reputation, he does something else to ruin it with the team again.

Under some writers more than others. Just how close Stark is to diving head first into a bottle is a pretty major part of his modern characterisation in the comics. The MCU movies stay away from the alcoholism storyline completely, by design it's Disney and they're aimed at kids and young people Part of Tony's resurrection after The Crossing was Franklin Richards recreating the heroes closer to what he remembered and in Tony's case , resurrecting him and fusing him with Teen Tony.

Most modern depictions of Stark depict him as trolling for reactions a lot of the time. Stark is one of the premiere tech constructors in the Marvel Universe. Even with his modern Iron Man suits putting his power level among his more powerful peers, Tony still relies on his guile as his first and most useful weapon. The power source of the suit is the same as the magnet keeping the shrapnel out of his heart.

In the film version, and most animated versions that came after the first film, the "arc reactor" in Tony Stark's chest always generates a light that can be seen through his shirt.

Hero with Bad Publicity: After Civil War and Secret Invasion , in some comics versions he became known as the man whose leadership led to the death of Captain America and allowed the Skrull Empire to nearly conquer the Earth.

And during World War Hulk a lot of Hulk supporters hate him because of the whole "shot Hulk into space" thing. Hidden Heart of Gold: He may not always be willing to admit it, but he does care about his teammates and making the world a better place.

After becoming Iron Man, he turned his company around and became very concerned with morality and making the world a better place, even in his civilian life.

He's turned away numerous projects and dangerous employees on moral grounds, at great expense to both his wallet and his well being. He just loves to rub his intellect in people's faces. Just before Civil War , he and Namor have one of these exchanges. Namor angrily asks if Stark's going to say that if they'd just listened to him years ago, the whole situation the superheroes are facing wouldn't be happening. In a "traditional" Avengers team line-up, he plays this role to Captain America's leadership.

Like a Son to Me: This was his relationship with Peter Parker, when he brought him under his tutelage right before the Superhuman Civil War, and using this relationship was how he convinced Peter to unmask as Spider-Man.

When he betrayed Stark to join Captain America, it hurt Tony arguably just as deeply as fighting Steve did. His background in a nutshell, merged with Intelligence Equals Isolation. Loves My Alter Ego: During his early career, people on the outside regarded his Iron Man persona warmly as a selfless hero, but thought of him as little more than a bodyguard vigilante with above average intelligence.

Learning that they were one and the same caused Hank Pym to experience a Heroic B. In contrast, Tony was respected for his intellect, but was mistrusted and often vilified by the media and his enemies as they still believed him to be the Corrupt Corporate Executive he was before his superhero origin. While nothing was done with it, the aforementioned Fusion Dance did give Tony his teen counterpart's memories.

Alcoholism, arrogance, and womanizing tend to be his favorite vices. Not Good with People: He just doesn't relate to other people very easily, and it leads to huge communication problems that only widens the gap between himself and his teammates.

Stark is often just one step removed from the people he's fighting. Not That Kind of Doctor: He has several doctorates, but almost never is actually referred to as Doctor Stark. It's almost exclusively Mister Stark, unless he points it out. He's fallen off a few times, most infamously during the Iron Monger saga, when Obadiah Stane drove him into a mental breakdown. He fell off due to the stress of dealing with Incursions in secret from his Avenger teammates, and proudly embraced it when his personality was inverted and he became the Superior Iron Man after Axis.

Tony means well usually but he's really bad at explaining things to folk until it's far too late. But, despite the problems of a Flying Brick developing a Hair-Trigger Temper when she's drunk on duty, Tony refuses to speak up because it's "not his place", until Carol really screws up.

What he also learns is that the government's alternate plan is to just try and hunt down every superhuman everywhere He provides the page image and quote for a reason. The Iron Man suits are among the most famous, if not the prime example, in comic books. The repulsor rays in his hands are perhaps his most iconic weapons.

Wears yellow and red. Has slept with or tried to sleep with most major female characters in the Marvelverse excepting those that are taken by his friends. Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Tony used to play up his image as an extravagant playboy to deflect suspicions about being the man in the Iron Man suit.

As with most super heroes, his secret identity got leaked to the public eventually. Part of his armour. Tony complaining about or reacting negatively to magic. Less so than most other Science Hero Avengers; he's less of a scientist and more of builder, and is generally referred to, not as a scientist, but as an engineer specifically. In the early days, Tony claimed that Iron Man was his bodyguard. These days, the secret is out in the open, as Tony Stark revealed it in the July edition; in this case, it actually got him in trouble as the Iron Man armour was legally now the US Government's to replicate.

He eventually managed to make his identity secret again, then publicly revealed it during Civil War. Subverted with his alcoholism. Played straight in the Bronze Age; after being shot by Psycho Ex-Girlfriend Kathleen Dare in vol 1 , he was left paralyzed until he bought out a company with an experimental new "biochip" project and underwent risky experimental surgery to repair his damaged spinal cord in vol 1 I hate those krypto-fascists.

Some of my best friends are robots an— That sounds kind of robot racist, right? He was accepted into MIT when he was fourteen and graduated with double-majors in physics and engineering when he was seventeen.

Shortly thereafter, his father had him submitted into Cambridge University, where he earned three doctorates, presumably also in engineering and physics, by the time he was around nineteen. Even when he's not an active member, he's usually funding the Avengers.

True in the movies and the comics. Early on, he used military grade weapons to battle street level crime. This philosophy still plays a large role in how Tony goes into battle. He's nicer than the typical Marvel Mad Scientist and cares deeply for everyone, but he's very far removed from being The Cape as he's willing to do some morally questionable things to save the day that his more heroic allies could never bring themselves to do.

Took a Level in Jerkass: Civil War through Secret Invasion Tony takes several, becoming increasingly cold, controlling and authoritarian towards his teammates and long-time friends. His brain-wipe removes it. Is described as being transhuman following his Extremis and Bleeding Edge upgrades, which turn him into a cyborg. He lost the ability to use the former thanks to a Skrull computer virus and purged the latter from his body during one of his Ten Minute Retirements.

An oddly specific version from a usually cynical person. In flashbacks in the Illuminati one-shot, Tony expresses the thought that if all the heroes on Earth got together under one banner, they'd face less Fantastic Racism. Namor and Professor X reply that in all likelihood, the opposite would happen. Tony's secretary, assistant, and longtime friend. She eventually gains a suit of armour and a heart implant of her own as the heroine Rescue.

Despite her lack of training in hand-to-hand combat, she can definitely hold her own in battle as Rescue. She is called "Pepper" because of her freckles and red hair, and as a pun on her last name. Alliterative nickname, Pepper Potts. After her Rescue upgrades. For Tony Stark at times. When Pepper Potts first appeared, she had freckles and looked like a teenager. Several issues later, she "got a makeover" and became the more better-known version of the character in terms of looks.

On the Rescue armour, though how bad an example it was depended on the issue and artist. Her Rescue armor has been destroyed, but she still has the power from her Repulsor Tech implant in her chest anyway. She's as bad as Iron Man in this regard. For a while she was this to Iron Man under the name Rescue. While her armor was destroyed, she still has implanted repulsor-tech, giving her a few Iron Man-like powers. Played with, she's certainly strong and outspoken, but too level-headed and calm to fully fit the trope.

When Tony installed an electromagnet in her chest she gained the ability to fly, independently of the Rescue suit. She's not the page image for nothing. Has acted as the CEO of Stark's various corporations, and always tries to keep things aboveboard and transparent. Tony Stark may be able to build a miniature arc reactor in a cave, with a box of scraps , but it is no secret that for all his genius, he can't function without his ever faithful assistant, the beleaguered Pepper Potts.

Tony's primary love interest. With Tony and Happy Hogan. Her codename of "Rescue" signifies her unwillingness to be used as a weapon—she'll save people, but she won't hurt anyone. She had her Rescue armor until it's destroyed when its J. Not as much as Iron Man, but she goes through a lot of disposable boyfriends, in addition to Tony and Happy.

The Rescue armour uses this. Pepper can also manipulate magnetism outside of the Rescue armour, so long as she has the implant in her chest. She's quite an expert in Stealth Insult. There's a reason that Tony likes her. She is a polite, benevolent, elegantly dressed business woman cum art curator.

She's also the only person who can wrangle the self-proclaimed genius billionaire playboy philantropist superhero. The Rescue armour is tough, but lacks any offensive capabilities. If Pepper wants to hurt somebody, she'll have to use her magnetism. Or throw something at them. Regularly comes up vis-a-vis her and Tony.

Thou Shalt Not Kill: Took a Level in Badass: Took a massive level in badass since the sixties, which culminated in her gaining a suit of power armour during Matt Fraction's run.

With Tony since the sixties. Half the time they're together, the other half they're pretending they weren't. Cheated on Happy with an ex-boyfriend from college, blowing up their marriage. A retired boxer, hired by Tony to serve as his chauffeur and personal assistant. His full name is Harold "Happy" Hogan. Happy could take care of himself, and saved Stark's hind end on a number of occasions. Tony's, though he doesn't necessarily need to be this, given how Tony is Iron Man.

When he was mutated into the Freak. Face of a Thug: Especially in the sixties. He got better looking as the comics went on. Died taking a bullet for Stark. Killed Off for Real: After he and Spymaster had a clash during the Civil War period, Tony chose to grant him a Mercy Kill as he was comatose and unlikely to ever recover.

With Pepper and Tony. Did this several times. It eventually killed him. Iron Man Vol 1 Tony's closest friend in some continuities, and pilot of the War Machine armor. For more info, he has his own page on which tropes about him can go. One of Tony Stark's more prominent girlfriends, Bethany Cabe is a security consultant, specializing in corporate espionage and bodyguard work.

From her first appearance, when she was trying to draw out and capture the original Spymaster. Bethany's a capable fighter and a crack shot. Madame Masque views her this way, and the two have a longstanding enmity. Her first husband suffered from a drug addiction and died in a car crash after she left him. She feels that if she had tried to stage an intervention, she might have saved his life.

This is what prompts her to try and save Stark from his alcoholism. No powers, but can fight the likes of Spymaster and Whiplash. Obadiah Stane put her and Madame Masque through one. One of Stark's most prominent girlfriends, she, like Pepper, is red haired.

Alongside Rhodey, and a number of others friends and allies of Iron Man's, she donned a spare Iron Man suit to battle Ultimo. With Stark whenever they aren't together. Force Works Vol 1 6. She later became the leader of a new Force Works team of her own during The Initiative. The Bus Came Back: Clothes Make the Superman: Her armor was the source of most of her abilities.

She did eventually gain genuine superpowers during her time as the Seeker. Becomes one to the Silver Surfer after she parts ways with Stark. Future Me Scares Me: Had some unpleasant run-ins with her future self. Her attempt to prevent a bank heist resulted in the deaths of three civilians. She betrayed Tony during Civil War. You Can't Fight Fate. New Avengers Vol 1 4. She stayed with Stark during Norman Osborn's tenure, and has since returned to active duty. She has dark hair and is usually serious.

It finally culminated in them sleeping together during the "World's Most Wanted" story arc. Shortly after Maria was made director, Nick Fury broke into her quarters, and once he'd determined she wasn't a Skrull, gave her some advice. Namely, if she ever felt the situation wasn't right, she should make use of an Life Model Decoy. During Secret Invasion , this saves her life. Maria's a definite tomboy, and has the haircut to match. Lampshaded by Dum Dum Dugan. Automatically plays this role towards whoever is in charge of her.

There is no denying that even on her better days, Maria can be a Jerkass among jerks, but just how much of a jerk she can be shifts depending on who's writing her. Brian Bendis tends to write her as being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold - for example, knocking out Spider-Man so the psychic division can pick his brain for info the Avengers weren't giving because for some reason , they didn't trust her , then having her people use that information to help the Avengers, or refusing to nuke Genosha while the Avengers were on it, even after being given an order by the U.

And then there are folks like Nick Spencer, who writers Maria as needlessly kicking the dog or committing pointlessly petty acts as a seeming hobby. Her first appearance has her telling Captain freaking America that she won't let him form a new team of Avengers. Used one to escape a helicarrier explosion. Earned a lot of hatred from the superhero community for enforcing the Registration Act. She justifies herself by saying she's just following the instructions of Congress and the President.

With Friends Like These A female-presenting artificial intelligence introduced in 's Invincible Iron Man , devoted to keeping Tony on track. She's actually been programmed to not take any crap off of Tony, but helps him in a variety of ways, both small and large; she runs scans, sorts through information, and pays Stark Industries' electric bill. She's very professional when talking to Rhodey.

She is Tony's Girl Friday. Iron Man Vol 5 Tony's adoptive brother Tony was the adopted one , his existence, backstory and the reason for the secrecy about him was revealed in The Secret Origin of Tony Stark. What can be said is that he's been confined to an iron lung for most of his life and is as smart as Tony, if not considerably smarter. He and Tony get on very well and work together on the Troy project.

Intended to be the ultimate example of this trope by He appeared in several Marvel UK storylines in the '80s. The Iron Metropolitan storyline official brings him into Earth mainstream Marvel continuity. Hardened his iron lung against EMP's decades ago. Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery: Averts this, oddly enough. Despite spending his life in an iron lung and doubtless being very lonely, he's a total Nice Guy. He is a Stark, after all. This is very much not the case. Was intended to be this by and consequently spent decades afraid of being found by the character in question and used as such.

His armor has the same gear shoulders, and in one issue Arno makes a quip about hindsight It's "". Despite the capacity of his disability to make him bitter, he's honestly a very nice, friendly guy, being charming to Pepper and showing that he's been consistently trying to find Tony's biological parents.

Considering that he's spent decades trapped in an iron lung and is only now free to pursue his ideas, the fact that he's devoting time to the latter is really quite sweet. Is quite firm that he doesn't want Tony building one for him. Instead, he builds several of his own - one quite close fitting one that gives him day to day mobility, one large combat suit and kaiju sized one made out of a city.

Is Howard and Maria Stark's biological son, switched with Tony to outmanoeuvre It's quite hard to say much about him without spoiling considerable amounts of story. Again, he was engineered with this in mind, judging by 's references to Alexander the Great.

Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 7. A teenaged genius with a scholarship at MIT, Riri reversed engineered one of Tony's old suits into her own suit of armor. After taking it out for a spin, she ended up using it to stop some inmates from escaping a New Mexico prison.

This eventually leads to Tony visiting her and offering her a chance to work as his replacement as Iron Man. International Iron Man Vol 1 5.

A musician and the biological mother of Tony Stark. After discovering that Howard and Maria Stark were not his biological parents, Tony would later go on a "international" trip around the globe to figure out his origins. Eventually he found Amanda and expressed a desire to get to know her. Unfortunately for both of them, Tony was rendered into a coma due to events of Civil War II shortly after meeting. Unknown to her during their relationship but Jude was a Hydra agent. Once she found out, it didn't last for very long.

Nor did Jude's life for that matter. An ex-shield agent no less. You Are in Command Now: Although Amanda runs the company on paper, the actual day-to-day operations handled the A. Friday so essentially nothing changed. Gregor Shapanka, "Jack Frost" Debut: A Hungarian scientist obsessed with obtaining immortality, Gregor Shapanka tried to steal from Stark Industries in order to finance his research into cryonics.

He developed a suit with cold-generating powers, and became a member of Iron Man's rogues gallery under the name "Blizzard".

An Ice Person Immortality Immorality: Became a criminal in order to fund his research into immortality. In a battle with a future version of Iron Man. Donald "Donnie" Gill Debut: A life long criminal, Donnie Gill was contracted by Justin Hammer, who gave him a version of Gregor Shapanka's Blizzard armour, and had him join his team of costumed mercenaries. Gill has been a recurring pain in Iron Man's backside since, working for Hammer, The Mandarin, and whoever else will pay the bill.

He's actually a pretty nice guy once you get to know him. Via Powered Armor before Terrigenesis. Whenever he's a good guy. Played this role in Justin Hammer's organisation.

Spent time with the Thunderbolts before turning back to villainy. He has this kind of relationship with She-Hulk ; the two bonded with each other over a glass of beer after Jen was briefly disbarred. Is in it for the paycheck.

He'll sell his services to whatever crook hires him, but he's pretty amicable when not working and is very loyal to his friends. Only in It for the Money Powered Armor: How he uses his ice-based abilities.

His Inhuman ability is the ability to control electrical currents, which he mainly uses to overcharge electronics. To Hammer, right up until he discovered that Hammer was willing to sell him out. He's extremely loyal to his friends and allies, once even allowing himself to be captured by Shield so that the rest of the supervillain crew he was working with could escape. Tony's cousin, who grew up jealous and resentful of Tony, feeling that he was cheated out of being the heir to the family business.

Morgan subsequently developed a gambling problem , and entered the employ of Count Nefaria in an to attempt to pay off his debts.

After assisting Nefaria and his daughter, Madam Masque in several plots against Tony Stark, he was eventually assassinated after one failure too many. Presumed dead for some time, Morgan eventually resurfaced as a cyborg, equipped with a neural interface that gave him technopathic abilities. He used this newfound ability to steal a prototype armor set, and began a new campaign of revenge against Iron Man.

Back from the Dead: Been killed twice, but shares his cousin's refusal to stay dead. Badass in a Nice Suit Badass Mustache: Then again, he is a Stark. More or less dropped from the supporting cast circa , and was also absent during the 80s where Justin Hammer and Obadiah Stane served as Tony's primary corporate rivals.

Brought back in , and has sporadically caused trouble since then. Take a wild guess. Iron Man is the Golden Avenger, brass is noteworthy for it's visual similarity to gold. Tony took a stab at this by appointing Morgan manager of special projects for Stark-Fujikawa. And it worked for a long time, until parallel campaigns by Norman Osborn and the Mandarin dragged the Stark name through the mud.

Dude, Where's My Respect? Reduced to a cybernetic monstrosity with limited mobility during the Heroes Reborn era. He eventually gets better, regaining his human form and walking with a brass cane. Evil Is Not a Toy: Attempted to turn Ultimo into a new body for himself. Ended up getting assimilated instead. Frequently wore lighter colors than Tony, and generally working in colors that evoke brass, such as brown shirts with yellow ties.

He pilots his armor via remote instead of actually wearing it. Gambling, as opposed to Tony's alcoholism. Morgan actually grew up with the same advantages that Tony had. It is his lack of restraint and Brilliant, but Lazy tendencies that result in his comparitively miserable existence. The Resenter The Starscream: To Norman Osborn during War Machine: He's older than Tony and not in as good physical shape, but there was enough resemblance for him to impersonate Tony during War Machine: Dark Reign Rhodey wasn't fooled though.

This becomes particularly ironic when The Secret Origin of Tony Stark reveals that Tony isn't actually related to him. His time as a cyborg, and again as Ultimo's Mouth of Sauron. Overpowers Iron Man and is about to kill him, but feels he must unmask and humiliate him before dealing the killing blow.

This gives Tony a chance to recover and defeat him. A scientist whose unethical experiments with thought control cost him his job, Basil Sandhurst was left crippled by an explosion in his lab.

And I Must Scream: After one betrayal too many, the Hood attached one of Controller's own slave collars to him, leaving him self aware but unable to do anything without the Hood's orders. Cannot walk without with his exoskeleton. Hoist by His Own Petard: As mentioned above, the Hood ended up using one of his own slave collars on him. Genius Bruiser Mad Scientist: Fired for unethical experiments, which he continues to perform as the Controller.

Maria Hill once found him kidnapping most of a town's population for use in his laboratories. Manipulative Bastard Mind-Control Device: Invented one, and regularly outfits his exoskeleton with them.

A mechanical exoskeleton that enables him to walk. His slave discs steal energy; on normal humans this just gives him their collective strength but with superhumans he gains their superpowers. His exoskeleton grants him limited telepathy and telekinesis. At times he has worked for other villains like Red Skull or Thanos , but he cares more at inflicting pain on others then money. Believes he is the only one entitled to free will and sees other people as pawns. He was constantly trying to betray his boss, The Hood.

This ended up backfiring on him when he pushed Parker too far, which resulted in Controller getting one of his slave colors slapped onto him. Thanks to his exoskeleton. Also as per Power Parasite above, he absorbs strength from those wearing his slave discs.

This can make him a formidable opponent when he's had plenty of recruiting time before a hero gets to him. In the feet of his exoskeleton. Originally built and worn by scientist Anton Vanko, twelve men and one woman have donned the Crimson Dynamo armour over the course of Iron Man's publication history. After The Mandarin, the Crimson Dynamos as a whole have the best claim at this title, opposing Iron Man since the s and refusing to go away.

Various Dynamos have lived up to or besmirched this reputation. Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: All the Dynamos have piloted red armours. Following the defeat of Valentin Shalatov Dynamo VI , the more recent Dynamos have made only a few appearances each, and have received little characterization. The first and most famous of them. As power-armoured foes with communist leanings and ties to the USSR, the Dynamos have always served as strong counterpoints to the capitalistic Stark. A one-shot during World War Hulk shows that Crimson Dynamo armors are being semi-mass-produced and sold on the black market on the cheap.

One of these knockoffs was bought by a bank robber who was dumb enough to think it made him powerful enough to singlehandedly take on Daredevil and Punisher. Like the Iron Man armour, the Crimson Dynamo armours are capable of both flight and offense. Twelve men and one woman have worn the Crimson Dynamo armour.

This becomes a running gag in the first Red Hulk storyline, where Iron Man and She-Hulk encounter the Winter Guard and have no idea whether the Crimson Dynamo they are encountering is a new one or an old one. Good enough to keep up with the Iron Man armour. Power Palms Red Scare: Created when fear of the Soviet Union was at its height, and most of Iron Man's enemies were Communists. The Crimson Dynamo armour is the rival to the Iron Man armour.

Depending entirely on who is wearing the suit, but frequently yes. Rocket Boots Soviet Superscience: The reason their armour is as good as it is. Super Soldier Villain Team-Up: Often teams with other Russian villains. A Soviet scientist specializing in electricity, Anton Vanko built a red suit of armour that could produce and discharge vast quantities of electricity.

Vanko had no desire to hurt anybody, and only did what he did because the KGB forced him to. He's the one who designed and built the Dynamo armour in the first place. A noteworthy aversion, considering how frequent this trope is in comic books.

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