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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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 2 purposes: 1) Keep the shrapnel out of his heart, and 2) Power the Iron Man suit. In Iron Man 2, however, we see that ...
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What's the position of Stark Industries in business world? [closed]

@BrianS just commented me here that Stark Industries is Forbes 25 company. Is it true? In real world, I don't see any weapon selling company in Forbes 50 list. In Pinball FX2 game (Ironman table), ...
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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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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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Why did Howard Stark search for Captain America? Did he think he might be alive?

Movieverse I think. I know that Howard Stark is heading the search for Steve Rogers after he crashes in the plane. I think he keeps searching for a long time. But why? Does he know/think that Captain ...
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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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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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What are the other problems that Tony Stark faced for his Iron Man suit other than icing problem? [closed]

When Tony Stark was testing his Iron man suit, he found the icing problem and he solved it. So my question is what are the other such problems did he faced?
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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, Tony quietly says to ...
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Why does Tony Stark ask to recalibrate the ISDN on the mobile van?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark needs bandwidth and asks the news van operator to recalibrate the ISDN on the van. We all know that ISDN services are only good over traditional PSTN. It has nothing to do ...
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Why did the Iron Man suits behave this way during the House Party Protocol?

At the end of the movie, Tony Stark launches the House Party Protocol and the suits are launched and controlled by JARVIS. The question is: Why did the Suits attack in hand-to-hand combat with the ...
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Why is the vice president arrested in Iron Man 3?

I have just watched Iron Man 3, and saw the vice president being arrested at the end. But he hasn't done anything wrong - or at least, not that I noticed. Why is he arrested?
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How much time has passed between The Avengers and Iron Man 3?

In The Avengers, Tony Stark debuts his latest and greatest armor: the Mark VII. While it is not entirely conclusive, people in New York are wearing light dress during the Avengers, so we can ...
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Why have Tony Stark killed?

In the first Iron Man movie, what was Obadiah Stane's motivation for having Tony Stark killed? He already had control of the board. Plus, it seems like Tony didn't really have a good grasp on all ...
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What is the deal with Deadpool and Iron Man?

So I was just curious I am new to Deadpool. In looking to start a collection I have seen a LOT of Deadpool/Iron man variant covers. Is it just cool for the artists to draw that kind of thing, or do ...
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How durable is the Arc Reactor?

In all three Iron Man movies as well as The Avengers, the Iron Man suit utilized by Tony Stark was rather heavily damaged in the various fights. This is especially true in the first Iron Man movie ...
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Marvel's Iron Man's Comic Connection with the Film

I wonder how much Marvel tries to keep story-lines similar between the movies and the comic books. Lots of things are very different. How come Iron Man's story is different from the comics, like ...
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How does Iron Man's Arc Reactor work?

In the film we can see him making a miniature simplified Arc Reactor with palladium and so on. I know it is like a mini nuclear reactor, but what exactly are its inner workings or principles?
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Tony Stark's PhD Field Subject

In the film Iron Man 1, is it said at the beginning of the film that Tony Stark has a PhD in Physics. Is it ever mentionned more precisely in what field he had this PhD ? Is it related with JARVIS or ...
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How essential is JARVIS to the Iron Man/War Machine armors?

We have already discussed How Rhodey fit INTO the War Machine armor, but there's another major issue with other people using the armor(s): use/control of it. In the movies, Tony seems to be almost ...
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What is the armor in the RDJ Iron Man's outfit made of?

What kind of material is the Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man's armor supposed to be made from? I know he crafted the prototype from the things he had on hand, but once he was able to build the next one(s) ...
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In Iron Man 3, why couldn't Tony Stark use the arc reactor in his chest to charge his armour?

In Iron Man 3, it shows Tony Stark having trouble charging his MK42 armour. At one point he even had a car battery connected to it. Why couldn't he use the arc reactor in his chest to charge his ...
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Should I watch The Avengers before going to see Iron Man 3?

I want to catch up on the older movies before going to see Iron Man 3. Do I need to watch The Avengers (and therefore Thor, too)*? Or will Iron Man and Iron Man 2 be enough? * I realize this ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark removed the pieces of shrapnel in his chest? [duplicate]

In the movie canon Tony needs the ARC reactor in order to prevent the shrapnel to kill him...
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What was the motive of the villain in Iron Man 3?

Aldrich Killian's machinations in Iron Man 3 seemed somewhat bizarre. Why involve the Mandarin at all? Was the formation of Advanced Idea Mechanics a criminal version of Stark Industries? Once ...
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Is Iron Man 3's ending based on any canonical source?

At the end of Iron Man 3: Does this happen in any other canonical source? And if so, how does the story continue?
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If Captain America is frozen with his shield how come Iron man has it?

Iron man props pipe with shield Can be seen in Iron mans workshop
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Is Nick Fury now depicted as being Black & Bald outside the movie franchise? [duplicate]

In Iron Man: Rise of the Technovores, an anime released recently, Nick Fury appears to look and talk like Samuel L. Jackson. I'm curious to know if comics, cartoons, etc. have all made a similar ...
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What are some good Iron Man comics for a beginner?

I'm a 15 year old girl who would like to get into comics such as Iron Man (I'm a brand new reader of comics). I already saw Iron Man 1 but I want to understand his story in the comics because they ...
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Which Iron Man comic follows Invincible Iron Man?

I've been casually following the Invincible Iron Man comic by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. I've been picking up the hard cover collected editions via Amazon every 6 months as they're released. ...
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How could Rhodey fit into the Mark II armor?

I realize this is probably going to come off as a bit silly, but in Iron Man II how could James Rhodes easily don the Mark II armor that was designed to fit Tony Stark? As you can see in this image ...
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Why did the Iron Man suit and ARC Reactor stop working in Avengers?

At the climax of the Avengers, Tony Stark flies a nuclear missile through the wormhole created by the Tesseract. Shortly after he crosses the threshold of the wormhole and releases the missile, his ...
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Who are all the other 'Iron Men' in the Iron Man 3 trailer

It looks like there are about 50 Iron Men in the new Iron Man Movie: Iron Man 3. Who are all these Iron Men? Is Pepper Potts one of them? Or is it all The Avengers, but wearing Iron Man costumes? ...
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Is Cyclop's mutant power just an organic version of Ironman's repulsor tech?

They occupy the same universe so we have to assume the same physics apply. Ironman's repulsor tech is described as an inertia-less one way kinetic blast. At higher energy levels, it can can even ...
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Couldn't Tony Stark cure his palladium poisoning by taking the ARC reactor out of his chest?

In Iron Man II Tony Stark is being slowly poisoned by the palladium in the ARC reactor in his chest. But the only thing that needs to be in his chest is the electromagnet that stops the shrapnel from ...
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Can Iron Man recharge his suit from lightning?

I watched The Avengers (again) and I got a kinda silly question. Near the beginning where Iron Man and Thor fight, at one point Thor hits Iron Man with lightning, and then comes the hilarious quote, ...
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What is Iron Man's flight range and max air speed?

In the Iron Man movie Tony flies the Iron Man armour from Miami to Afghanistan, roughly 7800 miles. What is the maximum range of the Iron Man armour? What sort of speed does the armour cruise at? ...
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What happened to Vanko's legs in Iron Man 2?

In the fight at Monaco, after Iron Man beats Vanko, and removes the Arc reactor from Vanko's suit, the cops drag him away, and he appears to have lost his legs. They look amputated. But later this ...
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What programming language could Iron Man's Jarvis be programmed in? [closed]

My question is simple - assuming today's technologies and possibilities, what could be the best setup to build such intelligent system? Could today's intelligent systems such as Siri, or Google's ...