67 Facts About Iron Man


Iron Man is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Iron Man uses the suit and successive versions to protect the world as Iron Man.

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Subsequent re-imaginings of Iron Man have transitioned from Cold War motifs to contemporary matters of the time.

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Iron Man has been adapted for several animated television shows and films.

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Iron Man was ranked 12th on IGN's "Top 100 Comic Book Heroes" in 2011 and third in their list of "The Top 50 Avengers" in 2012.

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Iron Man wanted to create the "quintessential capitalist", a character that would go against the spirit of the times and Marvel's readership.

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Iron Man was a weapons manufacturer, he was providing weapons for the Army, he was rich, he was an industrialist.

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Iron Man set out to make the new character a wealthy, glamorous ladies' man, but one with a secret that would plague and torment him as well.

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Iron Man was an inventor, an adventurer, a multi-billionaire, a ladies' man and finally a nutcase.

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Stark's time with the Asian Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ho Yinsen is consistent through nearly all incarnations of the Iron Man origin, depicting Stark and Yinsen building the original armor together.

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Original Iron Man title explored Cold War themes, as did other Stan Lee projects in the early years of Marvel Comics.

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The cover story that Stark tells the news media and general public is that Iron Man is his robotic personal bodyguard, and corporate mascot.

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When he discovers that the United States military is again using his technology, and its defective nature nearly causes a disaster in Washington, D C which Iron Man barely manages to avert, Stark accepts a Presidential appointment as Secretary of Defense.

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Iron Man joins the Avengers in stopping the breakout in progress from the Raft and even saves Captain America from falling.

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Three days later, Iron Man offers Mary Jane a job to make up for the damage to her nightclub.

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In Tokyo, Iron Man is contacted by Spider-Man at War Machine's last known location as he is being observed by ninjas.

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Three weeks later, Iron Man is summoned to the Triskelion after War Machine is killed in battle against Thanos.

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When Iron Man learns that War Machine and the Ultimates used Ulysses's power to ambush Thanos, he vows to stop anyone from using that power again.

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Iron Man learns that his biological mother was actually Amanda Armstrong, who had given him up for adoption and that his biological father was a Hydra double agent named Jude.

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Enraged, Ultron is about to kill everyone, but Ant-Iron Man is able to calm him down by arguing that Hank remains his own inspiration.

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When Iron Man confronts Hydra Supreme, he and the other heroes are easily overpowered by him and watch the original Captain America defeat his Hydra self and into celebrating their victory.

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Iron Man possesses powered armor that gives him superhuman strength and durability, flight, and an array of weapons.

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Iron Man's enhanced technopathy extends to every piece of technology, limitless and effortlessly due to his ability to interface with communication satellites and wireless connections to increase his "range".

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Iron Man is regarded as one of the most intelligent characters in the Marvel Universe.

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Iron Man graduated with advanced degrees in physics and engineering at the age of 17 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and further developed his knowledge ranging from artificial intelligence to quantum mechanics as time progressed.

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Iron Man's expertise extends to his ingenuity in dealing with difficult situations, such as difficult foes and deathtraps, in which he is capable of using available tools, including his suit, in unorthodox but effective ways.

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Iron Man is well respected in the business world, able to command people's attention when he speaks on economic matters, having over the years built up several multimillion-dollar companies from virtually nothing.

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Iron Man is noted for the loyalty he commands from and returns to those who work for him, as well as for his business ethics.

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Iron Man strives to be environmentally responsible in his businesses.

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Iron Man is last seen using his armor to power the colony's printing press.

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Iron Man quickly destroys the last nano-virus arrow, saving Andros.

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Iron Man was infected by a disease, thought to be of mutant origin, that bonded him permanently to his armor.

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In Bullet Points, Iron Man is Steve Rogers, who, due to the assassination of Dr Abraham Erskine occurring earlier than in the mainstream Marvel universe, never receives the Super-Soldier formula.

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Iron Man's headquarters is revealed to be a giant armor, based on the old Godzilla fighting mecha, the Red Ronin, which he uses to delay the Celestial attack until the coming of Galactus, sacrificing his life in the process.

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Ant-Iron Man later led the resistance in rescuing Robbie Reyes from Black Skull while being assisted by a robotic ant named Shellhead.

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Ant-Man accompanies Ghost Rider on a trip to Earth-56377 where they pick up its Thor who wields the Iron Fist move and the Mjolnir that has followed him ever since Thor had been unworthy to lift it.

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Iron Man worked with his father from an early age, and surpassed his father's technical brilliance by the age of 16.

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Iron Man got poisoned by an arrow, slowing killing him and taken by the Elves to aid their other prisoner Eitri in order to build powerful weapons for the Elves.

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Luckily, Iron Man Hammer was able to defeat Malekith and Odin allowed his son to become a god again.

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Iron Man comes from an alternative reality where most of the Avengers were killed when they encountered the vicious alien Titannus in space.

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Iron Man is defeated thanks to Spider-Man and X-23's use of their own version of the fastball special to destroy his equipment, shortly after 'warning' the other heroes of the Titannus War .

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The alternative Iron Man later discovers from Spider-Man and Wolverine that the Avengers were never massacred in space in this reality because the group had been disassembled; as a result, other heroes only encountered Titannus after he had attacked Tokyo in a rage, leaving the heroes who did encounter him less inclined to believe his story and averting the so-called 'Titannus War'.

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In Iron Man Noir, Tony Stark is an industrialist in the 1930s.

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Iron Man is an adventurer, whose exploits are recorded in Marvels: A Magazine Of Men's Adventure.

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Iron Man is initially accompanied by his associate James Rhodes, his personal assistant Giulietta Nefaria and his biographer Vergil Munsey.

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Iron Man's heart having been damaged on an earlier adventure, Stark keeps it going with repulsor technology installed and recharged by Stark Industries engineer Edwin Jarvis.

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Iron Man is succeeded by Antoinette Stark, his twin sister, a former agent of SHIELD, who turns Iron Man into a massive operation - a veritable army of Iron Men in many forms, with herself as Iron Woman.

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Marvel Adventures Iron Man is very similar to the Earth-616 Iron Man, but with some changes.

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Iron Man's armor resembles his Extremis armor although Iron Man has other armors that fit over his regular armor, as in the case of his underwater armor.

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Iron Man appears in Marvel Zombies 2, one of the small group of super-powered zombies that have eaten their way across all known space.

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Iron Man appears to have forgotten he had some design in the machine which opened a link to the Ultimate Universe.

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Iron Man was shocked to see Forge, one of the surviving X-Men, wearing his Mark I armored suit.

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However Iron Man had recently revived next issue, but only as a cameo, on Marvel Zombies 3.

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Iron Man's nanites are then used by his successor, now a member of the New Avengers, years later to kill the remaining super-powered zombies and end the inter-dimensional zombie threat.

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Iron Man is portrayed as conceited and thinks himself the best of the team.

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Iron Man was later killed by X-Man Captain America along with the other Avengers.

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Iron Man suit is seized by Project Spitfire and reverse engineered by Doctor Joe Swann, eventually becoming the basis of the project's H E X suit, an exoskeleton designed for combat with superhumans.

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Iron Man is never seen outside his armor, but he, like the others, serves the "Many-angled ones" with total devotion.

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Iron Man became Secretary of Defense in the United States government and was one of the two leaders alongside Captain America in the Superhuman Civil War.

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Iron Man fails to gain the affection of Nick Fury and to get a kiss from the spider-powered superhuman, Nell Ruggles, known as Arachnophilia.

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Spider-Iron Man subsequently uses the Gauntlet to undo the damage Thanos had caused.

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In 1981, Iron Man guest appeared in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, but only as Tony Stark.

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Iron Man went on to feature again in his own series in the 1990s as part of the Marvel Action Hour with the Fantastic Four; Robert Hays provided his voice in these animated cartoons.

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Iron Man makes an appearance in the episode "Shell Games" of Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes.

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Apart from comic books, Iron Man appears in Capcom's "Vs " video games, including Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

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Iron Man is a playable character in Iron Man, the 1992 arcade game Captain America and the Avengers, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and its sequel, and Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, as well as being featured as an unlockable character in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse and Tony Hawk's Underground.

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Iron Man was met with positive reviews from film critics, grossing $318 million domestically and $585 million worldwide, and became the first in a series of over 20 films, later becoming known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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