Iron Man is a Marvel superhero who relies on technology rather than inherent powers. Starting off as a comic book, the character has also been featured in an animated series and live-action movies, and has also appeared in various 'team' comics, such as the Avengers.

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Where was Tony Stark born?

I have just learned that Tony Stark was born on Long Island, but I haven't been able to find any information about where on Long Island he was born. Long Island is, as the name suggests, fairly ...
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when was Tony Stark born? [duplicate]

We know Howard Stark was an adult in world war two, and that Howard died in 1991. I also seem to remember a scene in an early iron man movie in which Tony Stark sees a video that Howard Stark made for ...
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How can Iron Man control the Hulk Buster? [duplicate]

So, from The Age of Ultron we can see that Tony Stark is inside the Hulk Buster as he controls it. However, the suit seems to wide as to allow Stark's arms to be inside the suits armor, in order to ...
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What is the green beverage that Stark makes for Avengers?

In the Age of Ultron, the Avengers return to Stark tower after Clint is wounded. Dr. Cho works on healing Clint, and Tony Stark walks in with a tray of five transparent cups containing a green ...
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Why does Stark have to be in the Iron Man suit at all? [duplicate]

We've seen on multiple occasions that the Iron Man suit can be completely autonomous or remote (voice) controlled. Why does Tony ever need to risk his life by actually riding in the suit at all? To ...
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Why can’t Iron Man’s repulsors be Arc reactors?

Iron Man's Arc reactor powers his suit, but also fires beams of energy. So why can't the repulsors on the gauntlets be Arc reactors, too?
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Why didn't Gwyneth Palthrow (Pepper Potts) appear in Age of Ultron, even as a cameo?

Why didn't Gwyneth Paltrow appear in the movie? The off-hand explanation (She's off running the company) seemed pretty weak. Even just a five second video conversation on-screen would have been ...
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Does Tony Stark come from a dynasty of armorers?

I thought that the Stark name went back to Middle Ages, but then in Agent Carter, Tony's father says that his father was poor and a nobody. What's the truth?
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Is Tony Stark an atheist?

I've seen an image multiple times on the Internet lately claiming that Captain America met two gods and still is a Christian (no doubt about this) while Tony Stark met two gods and is still an ...
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Where is J.A.R.V.I.S physically located?

To me J.A.R.V.I.S seems to be a self aware AI but even then he would need hardware to run on. After seeing Iron Man 3 I am confused as to where he is actually stored. Tony's mansion is destroyed but ...
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Why does Stark not use the same material for his suit as Captain America's shield is made of? [duplicate]

Caps Shield can withstand most projectiles and absorb quite a bit of force (Hulks fist, Thors Hammer to name two of the tougher ones). Wouldn't it make sense for Stark to use the same material for his ...
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In Iron Man 2, why doesn't Whiplash's whip cut into the racetrack asphalt as well?

In Iron Man 2, when Whiplash strikes the cars on the racetrack with his plasma weapon, why doesn't it cut into the racetrack asphalt, given it cuts through the cars so easily?
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Having read Iron Man's original origin and seeing it mutate over the years, is it still considered canon?

After he was kidnapped by Red Chinese and aided by a Red Chinese prisoner professor, an injured Tony Stark was able to construct his first Iron Man armor. But before he could get it charged up, the ...
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Why did Tony Stark use an electromagnet?

We all know that after an unfortunate experience with a bomb that literally had his name on it, Tony Stark needed a way to keep the unfortunately acquired shrapnel from getting to his heart, so he ...
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Why is there Iron in Iron Man's name when there's nothing iron about it?

Iron Man's armor isn't made of iron. Then, why is his name Iron Man? I am looking for in-universe answer. Was the armor of Iron Man made of iron in initial comics?
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What material is Iron Man's armor made of? [duplicate]

As I recall, a tank knocked Iron Man in the first MCU movie, but he survived (with some black spots on the armor). AFAIK, Vibranium is in limited supply in the MCU (Captain America's shield). Tony ...
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Do You Think “Agent” Carter Will Retcon Howard Stark? [closed]

If we really really streeeeeetch our suspension of disbelief, then at best Howard is a cradle-robbing so and so in order to BOTH be around for Captain America's origin AND be Tony Stark's father. Do ...
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What happened to Tony at the end of Iron Man 3? [duplicate]

In the end when they take Anthony Stark for an operation, do they inject extremis in him?
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Captain America or Iron Man, who is stronger? [closed]

The comparison is with Iron Man (with suit) and not Tony Stark (without suit). Granted that without his suit, Stark would be pretty much powerless in front of Captain America, but in suit, we have ...
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Is there going to be an Iron Man 4 after all prototypes are finally destroyed for good? [closed]

I'm new to the Marvel universe, having recently watched the Iron Man series, Captain America and the Avengers. I like the IM series so much that I want to know is there a 4th part going to come? If ...
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Is anyone in the Hulkbuster armor in Age of Ultron trailer?

In the trailer, it shows the Hulk battling what appear to be Iron man in his Hulkbuster armor. Is he actually in the armor (his own armor inside of the Hulkbuster) or is Ultron controlling the armor ...
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Which one of these statements is wrong?

In Iron Man 3, there is an antagonist by the name of Aldrich Killian who is on Extremis medication. When Aldrich meets Pepper Potts in her office, he shows a live, 3D view of his own brain, complete ...
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In Iron Man 3, which suit shows up outside the cafe where Tony and Rhodes are?

In Iron Man 3, after having his first anxiety attack in the cafe scene with Rhodes, Tony goes out of the cafe and gets into a suit. I like how it stays intact and stands upright and opens up when ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark die immediately after having the ARC Reactor removed?

In Iron Man, Tony Stark uses a minified version of the ARC Reactor in his chest to keep shrapnel out of his heart and other organs. When the ARC Reactor is removed (for changing palladium, stolen by ...
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How does Tony Stark move his head inside the helmet?

In all the Iron Man movies, there are shots of Tony talking to J.A.R.V.I.S. while wearing the armour, and he moves his head to look at different things that pop up. The suit is roughly the size of a ...
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Where was War Machine?

In Iron Man 2 we see that War Machine was able to fight very well. He provides support for Iron Man but when Manhattan was in danger (in Avengers) where was he? Then in Iron Man 3 he comes back from ...
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Iron Man comic identification

I read this comic a long time ago. In it, Iron Man traveled back to an old time(a time where people used sword and armor). He gets imprisoned and beaten up. His girlfriend in the present is an ...
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Has there ever been a fight between Iron Man and the Hulk where one of them won?

I've been thinking about, and I've read spin-off stories that talk about who would win in a fight: Iron Man or the Hulk. Iron Man has technology and speed on his side, but the Hulk has brute strength ...
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Why didn't Phil introduce himself as being with S.H.I.E.L.D from the beginning?

When Phil Coulson first introduces himself to Pepper Potts, he says the following: Agent Phil Coulson: I'm Agent Phil Coulson with the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics ...
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How Did Tony Stark Recover the Mark I Armor?

In Iron Man (1), Tony is shown escaping the terrorist camp in the Mark I armor. He crash lands in the desert, and leaves the scraps of armor there. In fact, the terrorists are shown recovering it ...
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Why did Loki surrender in Avengers? If he did this willingly, what were his intentions? [duplicate]

In the opening scenes of Avengers, we see that Loki is apparently bullet-proof. Furthermore, we see that Asgardians are overall immune to small explosions and similar attacks. So why did Loki ...
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Iron Man 2: The purpose of Tony's chest reactor?

In Iron Man, it is obvious that Tony Stark's chest-mounted ARC reactor serves two purposes: Keep the shrapnel out of his heart, and Power the Iron Man suit. However, in Iron Man 2, we see that the ...
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When the Armed forces analysed Stark's Mark II armour why didn't they build an army of them?

In Iron Man 2, when the armed forces analyzed Tony Stark's Mark II armor, why didn't they build an army of them? Before anyone says they knew how to operate it, but not how it worked, remember that ...
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Why didn't Stark sue the government for stealing his armour in Iron Man 2

When the James Rhodes took Tony Stark's armour in Iron Man 2 wasn't that stealing a patented product and if so why didn't Stark take legal action against the US government? Pepper Potts was heard ...
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Why didn't Stark just shut down the Mk2 armor?

In Iron Man 2, Tony spends a lot of time fighting Rhodey in the Stark mansion right after he had a party. Since the Mk2 is still run by J.A.R.V.I.S, couldn't he simply ask J.A.R.V.I.S to shut it down? ...
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Is Iron Man’s suit really heavy enough to break through his roof?

In Iron Man (the 2008 film), right after Tony has his first test run in the Iron Man Mark-2 suit, he comes back to his Malibu beach house, says "kill power" and as a result he breaks through 2-3 ...
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Is the Arc Reactor made from the same material as the Tesseract?

Are they made of the same material? (I haven't found any concrete theories about this)
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What comics cover the Iron Man origin story?

Starting to get into some comics and I would really like to read the Iron Man origin story. While I am aware that "Tales of Suspense #39 (1959)" is the original Origin story, has it been re-written ...
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Will Marvel's next film include Iron Man and the X-Men together?

At the end of the movie The Wolverine, when Logan was about to enter a security metal detector, there was an ad on the TV screen which shows “TRASK” industries. That’s an anagram of “STARK” ...
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When did SHIELD start to keep an eye on Tony Stark?

The day Tony Stark returns from Afghanistan, he holds a press conference. You can see Agent Coulson in the crowd. I think no one knows that Tony will become "Iron Man" at that time. My question is ...
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How did Tony Stark synthesise a new element in Iron Man 2?

How did Stark manage to create a new element after Jarvis said it was impossible to synthesise the atom? Or did I miss something?
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Why didn't Iron Man make a Vibranium armor?

In Iron Man 2 movie, Tony Stark figured out how to synthesize Vibranium. Why didn't he use it to make a new Iron Man armor?
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Did Stark already have a design of an arc reactor in mind?

Tony Stark designed and developed an arc reactor in a cave. Did he already have a design of an arc reactor in mind? If yes then why didn't he invent it before he was kidnapped? If no then how come ...
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In Iron Man, when Obadiah removes the arc reactor, why does Tony start to bleed from around the socket?

When Obadiah removes Tony's arc reactor, Tony starts to bleed from around the socket and I can't understand why. It's only a slow and small amount of bleeding but I still can't help but question ...
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Iron Man 3: Mandarin's Captain America Tattoo

In Iron Man 3 at one point you get a glimpse of the back of the Mandarin's neck. If you look closely there is a tattoo that appears to be of Captain America’s shield. Is there any plot significance ...
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How was JARVIS created?

I was wondering how J.A.R.V.I.S. was created. The Marvel wiki said that J.A.R.V.I.S. was created by H.A.M.M.E.R. Was Tony Stark involved in its development process?
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Rhodes able to use armor without arc-reactor? [duplicate]

Correct me if I'm wrong before Tony created a new element or maybe before Iron man 3 from what I understand that the Iron man suits are powered via the arc reactor in his chest. How was Rhodes able to ...
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In Iron Man 1, what did the computer in the cave do?

In the first Iron Man film, as Tony is about to escape in the first Iron Man suit, he has Yensil run commands on a computer in the cave. What was the point of this? What was the computer doing? It ...
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How did Tony Stark made it possible to copy data from computer and see it in the air? [closed]

In Iron Man 3 movie Tony Stark copies all the information about mandarin and bomb explosion and throws it in air. How did he do that?
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Stark to Killian - Serious? Or messing with him?

In Iron Man 3, Aldrich Killian introduces himself to Tony Stark and the two of them (along with numerous partygoers) end up in an elevator together. As everyone is leaving the elevator, Tony quietly ...