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The following screenshot shows Iron Man's HUD from the movies. The circled section shows his current rocket inventory.

If you reverse the image and zoom in, you can see some additional text following the word 'Rockets'. What does this text say? Is it the type of missile that's currently equipped? Some other diagnostic? I can make out a few letters, but I wouldn't know how close I was with my guessing without more knowledge of the universe.

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    Could be: NEON POWERS, or MOON COWERS, or MEOW MIXERS, or WEXW FLOWERS – Jack B Nimble Mar 15 '18 at 20:01
  • For a discrete item like rockets, when you're looking at the HUD, you'd rarely want to know that it's "97% full". What you'd want to know is that you have 29 rockets remaining in each magazine. Now, if it was counting something where it's rare to be counting single units (e.g. where you have a quite large capacity), then you're, probably, more interested in % remaining (e.g. 97% instead of 3,880 out of 4,000). – Makyen Mar 16 '18 at 1:15
  • @Makyen - Perhaps the suit is capable of making more rockets over time. – T.E.D. Mar 16 '18 at 20:42
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"WIDOW-MAKERS".

I found a higher definition (raw) image of the graphic used as an illustration in an interview with the VFX creator for the HUD in the Avengers film. The text is more readable.

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Jayse Hansen on creating UI for The Avengers, touch control, holograms, Galaga and Project Glass

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    I read it as WINDOW CLEANERS, obviously the rockets are specially designed for removing scum from windows. – Jack B Nimble Mar 15 '18 at 20:03
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    @JackBNimble - One in the chamber ready to fire – Valorum Mar 15 '18 at 20:09
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    After you told me what it says, I can see it. But I can also still see Meow Powers. – DCOPTimDowd Mar 15 '18 at 20:40
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    @JackBNimble A better question would be why he needs a percentage for that small a number, especially as it already shows the number of missiles anyway. – JAB Mar 15 '18 at 21:02
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    I am enjoying the discussion about the percentage here and would like to suggest that Tony is simply a bad UX guy. – sudhanva Mar 16 '18 at 2:45

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