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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Is the Iron Man suit considered wearable technology?

Today we are pretty sure that smart watches or glasses with a display are described as wearable technology, but what about enhancing suits? You know, Tony is literally wearing it...
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What's the nutella for?

In the image below, Captain America is hugging the Winter Soldier while telling Stark and Banner ... I have my own secret club now Cap's club is Army Bros so I'm assuming that implies Stark and ...
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When did other superheroes and the public find out Tony Stark was Iron Man?

While reading some Silver Age Avengers comics, I realised that back then the public and indeed the other Avengers did not know Tony Stark was Iron man, instead believing he was Iron Man's ...
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What's the cost of Iron Man's armor?

Has the exact cost of any of Iron Man's armor ever been mentioned in any continuity?
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Who's the Irish female J.A.R.V.I.S in Age of Ultron?

I thought I knew a decent amount about Iron Man and The Avengers in general, but I've no idea who that Irish woman was in Iron Man's suit in Age of Ultron. It really sticks in my mind because she had ...
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What is Tony Stark's obsession with the number 5?

In the movie Iron Man, Pepper Potts asks Tony about his social security number to which he replies just 5 and wittily skips the question. In another scene, his array of cars has been shown one of ...
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Was the recurring theme of Stark creating his own villains intentional?

Looking across the Iron Man and Avengers films, the theme of Tony creating his own villains comes up quite often. He also arguably creates his own figurative villains in the form of hedonism and ...
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Did Tony solve the magnet problem?

Over the course of the Iron Man films, Tony steadily improves his armor, very clearly learning from past weaknesses. In Iron Man, he solves the icing problem with the Mark 3. In Iron Man 2, he fixes ...
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Did Iron Man take any blame for the events of Avengers vs X-Men?

After the events of Avengers vs X-Men and Wolverine is pretty clear on who to blame - Cyclops. But without the actions of Iron Man in Avengers vs X-Men #5: The Phoenix Force would have gone ...
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To build the Iron Man suit, what fields did Tony Stark need to be an expert in?

I have been thinking about superheroes lately and Iron Man seems to be the safest one. His suit allows him to practically be bulletproof. In what fields did Tony Stark have to be an expert in to ...
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How did the Starks get back into the weapons business after Agent Carter?

In Agent Carter, However, in Ant-Man, and not five minutes into the first Iron Man, Basically, my question is, why didn't Howard remember the lesson from Agent Carter? Or, if he did, how did ...
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Why doesn't Tony Stark try to make a Vibranium Iron Man suit during Avengers: Age of Ultron?

I've read this question, but my question refers to the MCU after Iron Man 2, specifically during and post Avengers: Age of Ultron. After seeing all of the Vibranium kept by Ulysses Klaw in Avengers: ...
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Why could Squirrel Girl access the Iron Man suit?

In The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2, the titular Squirrel Girl tries on the helmet of an Iron Man suit and tries to take control of it. However, she finds the helmet is voice locked to Tony Stark. ...
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Iron Man inconsistencies

In the Iron Man animated series, why does teenage Tony Stark have an arc reactor, but then in Iron Man he doesn't get one until a little bit in?
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Could Iron Man survive at the bottom of the Mariana Trench?

Retirement-aged cellist who hasn't read a comic in decades (but who enjoys the super hero movie explosion). The question came to me, and my boys are no help... Intense pressure v a tough suit. Thanks. ...
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How did Iron Man subdue The Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron? [duplicate]

The fight in the film was really awesome but I just assumed it would end with Black Widow showing up to calm Hulk down since Hulk is supposed to have limitless strength and become more powerful as he ...
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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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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 ...